HSDFF Day 4 Schedule Highlights
Highlights for HSDFF Day 4 include 3 feature films with Arkansas connections, our short film program kicks into high gear, a few new screenings as well as a repeat of a few popular films. So come on out! The great docs continue for another 7 days!
Short film programming blocks happen throughout the day. Here are the times for today's blocks. Click on each block for more information about individual films.
Feature Film Highlights
Monday, October 12 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
The Creeping Garden
D: Jasper Sharp, Tim Grabham | USA | 82 min | Regional Premiere
A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined.The Creeping Garden is a multi award winning feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction. But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat. Co-directed by artist film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, the film follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham's previous feature 'KanZeOn' and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology. With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth, Werner Herzog's 'Grizzly Man') this is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed.
Winner Best Documentary Outlier Film Festival, Winner Bronze Skull Special Mention Morbido Fest, Winner Best Directors Documentary for Fantastic Fest
Monday, October 12 • 3:15pm - 4:50pm
Outlaw: Life, Death and Texas Football (Arkansas)
D: Matt Skinner | USA | 76 min | World Premiere
The story of Arkansas native and high school football coaching legend John Outlaw. From humble beginnings, Outlaw rose to become synonymous with high school football in America. But John Outlaw was much more than a coach; his passion for football was matched only by the consideration he showed his players, his support for his coaches, and by his message about the game of football: that the game is about far more than winning. Follow this compelling journey as filmmaker Matt Skinner explores the life and influence of Coach John Outlaw.
Monday, October 12 • 5:30pm - 7:10pm
Driving with Selvi
D: Elisa Paloschi | CANADA | 72 min | U.S. Premiere
Selvi, like so many girls living in India, was forced to marry at 14, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair she escapes, flees to a highway with the intent of throwing herself under a bus. But rather than jump, she boards the bus, choosing to live… going on to become South India’s first female taxi driver.
Through Selvi’s eyes, we share an intimate journey of healing, overcoming hardships, and fulfilling dreams. And throughout, Selvi’s unwavering spirit shines through. With unbounding charm, remarkable strength and tremendous courage, Selvi speaks to us by the end of the film as almost a sage or our wisest teacher, sharing important, hard-won secrets about happiness and life.
World Premiere Raindance FF
Attending: director Elisa Paloschi
Monday, October 12 • 6:45pm - 8:35pm
Woke Up One Mornin’ in the Arkansas Delta (Missouri)
D: Ben Meade | USA | 82 min
Over the course of three years, filmmaker Benjamin Meade and singer songwriter Paul Sammons toured the Arkansas Delta. Together they experienced the happiness, hardship, music and food within the Delta culture. Many prominent Arkansans appear in the film, speaking out about the existing challenges of life the Delta, and how positive change might be possible in the lives of people in this powerful region.
Monday, October 12 • 8:45pm - 10:05pm
Eureka! The Art of Being (Arkansas)
D: L Kai Robert | USA | 57 min
Explore the artistry in all of us through the camaraderie and creativity of the community of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, town of 2,000 people that over 300 artists, musicians and writers call home. Passion, wonder and creativity abound in this small quirky town tucked away in the Ozark Mountains. Eureka -- where inspiration flows in the water and is carried in the wind.
Official Selection for Ozark Foothills Film Fest
Monday, October 12 • 9:00pm - 12:00am
Head over to Maxine’s Live, former place of business for 1930’s Hot Springs Madam, Maxine Temple Jones, known as the “Brothel Queen” and once touted as the richest madam in Arkansas. Enjoy the striking talents of performing musicians Adia Victoria, Dana Falconberry and Amyjo Savannah. Cash Bar.
All sponsors, donors, VIP passholders, filmmakers and special festival guests welcome.
HSDFF runs October 9-18, 2015 at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa. For more information on the festival visit www.hsdfi.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information.
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