*Director Tommy Haines & Executive Producer Tom Haines Attending*
From the Minnesota-based filmmaking team that brought us the 2008 Festival hit Pond Hockey. 500 years have passed since the conquistadors sailed, but the fever for gold persists. Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of the global economy to formerly remote San Miguel Ixtahuacán where a new mine has turned the town on its head. Caught in the crosshairs of a worldwide frenzy for gold, three people defend their ancestral lands in the face of long odds, and grave consequences.
Earth Day screening
*Director Nina Davenport Attending*
Filmmaker Nina Davenport redefines both ‘family’ and ‘documentarian’ in this self-portrait of a single 40-year- old who decides to have a baby. Davenport turns the camera on herself, inviting the audience into all aspects of this process: from the earliest deliberations between friends and family to well-past the birth of her baby. First Comes Love is a touching and moving documentary, and a credit to Davenport who is both an affecting director and a compelling character.
*Directors Matt Anderson & Producer Taylor Feltner Attending*
Underneath the gorgeous photography of a diverse, interconnected planet, Fall and Winter creates a dark portrait of an entire civilization unaware of its impending demise. This documentary examines the technological, ecological, and social structures our entire society is built upon, only to find the entire world is on the verge of total collapse. While its message appears dire, Fall and Winter’s mission is to educate and call to action a society only beginning to see the warning signs.