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Thursday, August 15
 

7:30pm

Opening Night Film: Burning Kentucky (Presented by Lu and Sam Maslak. Q&A with director & leading actor)
BURNING KENTUCKY (Presented by Lu and Sam Maslak)
Director: Bethany Brooke Anderson (USA, 2018, 97 minutes)
In the foggy mountains of eastern Kentucky, a young woman searches for the missing pieces of a mysterious event that killed her family. When the truth is revealed, she must choose between the love of a man… or avenging her family.
Starring: Emilie Dhir, John Pyper Ferguson, Charlie Bewley, Andy Umberger, Augie Duke, Nathan Sutton, Nick McCallum.
In attendance: Bethany Brooke Anderson, Emilie Dhir

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FREE TOWN OF VAIL BUS TO VAIL MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (AWARDS CEREMONY & CLOSING FILM)
EAST VAIL bus (Blue Line)
From Vail: Leaves at 7pm, from top level of Vail Transportation Center to Vail Mountain School (8-minute ride)
From Vail Mountain School: Leaves at 9:27pm,  from Vail Mountain School to top level of Vail Transportation Center (8-minute ride)


Thursday August 15, 2019 7:30pm - 9:20pm
Vail Mountain School 3000 Booth Falls Rd, Vail, CO 81657, USA
 
Friday, August 16
 

11:15am

The Promise of the Butterfly (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Meredith Kirkman  (USA, 2019, 103 minutes)
Set in Chicago, we meet Doran, part-time flower delivery boy and avid journal keeper who spends the day pondering life by bike. Caught between pressures from his mother and his undecided future, he encounters a mute dancer that takes him on an unexpected journey into himself.
Starring: Hunter Day, Jordan Omeish.
Premiere: World


Friday August 16, 2019 11:15am - 1:15pm
CinéBistro 3 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

3:30pm

Paris la Blanche
Director: Lidia Terke    (France, 2017, 84 minutes)
Tassadit Mandi gives an affecting performance as Rekia, an Algerian grandmother whose husband was one of the many people who immigrated to France in the 1970s. Against the will of her children, Rekia undertakes a grueling solo trip to Paris. Paris la Blanche is a lesson about love, commitment, sacrifices, perseverance and the human spirit.
Starring: Tassidit Mandi, Zahir Bouzerar, Karole Rocher, Marie Denarnaud, Dan Herzberg, Sebastien Houbani.
Premiere: Colorado
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Friday August 16, 2019 3:30pm - 5:15pm
CinéBistro 3 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

3:30pm

Bring Me an Avocado (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Maria Mealla           (USA, 2019, 99 minutes)
When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family struggles to maintain a life while managing their grief.
Starring: Molly Ratermann, Bernardo Pena, Sarah Burkhalter, Candace Roberts, Michaela Robles, California Poppy Sanchez.
Premiere: Colorado
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Friday August 16, 2019 3:30pm - 5:25pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

4:30pm

Adolescence
Director: Ashley Avis     (USA, 2018, 99 minutes)
A teenager from an abusive household falls in love with a free-spirited runaway that leads him into the fast-lane lifestyle of drugs and addiction which threatens to destroy him. 
Starring: India Eisley, Mickey River, Elisabeth Rohm, Tommy Flanagan, Jere Burns, Romeo Miller, Michael Milford, Ever Carradine. 
Premiere: Colorado
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Friday August 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:10pm
CinéBistro 2 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

5:45pm

Burning Kentucky (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Bethany Brooke Anderson    (USA, 2018, 97 minutes)
In the foggy mountains of eastern Kentucky, a young woman searches for the missing pieces of a mysterious event that killed her family. When the truth is revealed, she must choose between the love of a man… or avenging her family.
Starring: John Pyper Ferguson, Emilie Dhir, Charlie Bewley, Andy Umberger, Augie Duke, Nathan Sutton, Nick McCallum.
In attendance: Bethany Brooke Anderson, Emilie Dhir

Watch trailer


Friday August 16, 2019 5:45pm - 7:45pm
CinéBistro 3 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

6:00pm

Being Frank (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Miranda Bailey       (USA, 2018, 110 minutes)
While celebrating spring break, 17-year-old Phil is shocked to see his father with another woman across state lines. His life gets turned upside down even more when he learns that good old dad actually has an entirely different family living in town.
Starring: Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Danielle Campbell, Samantha Mathis, Anna Gunn
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Friday August 16, 2019 6:00pm - 8:05pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

6:40pm

Guest Artist
Director: Timothy Busfield      (USA, 2019, 74 minutes)
The story of a young man coming face to face with his hero (Jeff Daniels) and exploring the tangled relationship between the dreams of youth and the wisdom of age.
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Thomas Macias.
Watch trailer


Friday August 16, 2019 6:40pm - 7:55pm
CinéBistro 2 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

8:15pm

Romance Analyst (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Rachel Wortell   (USA, 2018, 92 minutes)
A comedy about a platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.
Starring: Peter Vack, Lily Meyer, Jeff Kahn, Eleanore Pienta.


Friday August 16, 2019 8:15pm - 10:00pm
CinéBistro 3 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

8:30pm

Once Upon a River (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Haroula Rose         (USA, 2019, 90 minutes)It’s 1978 and Margo Crane, a 15 year old Native teen, must take to the Stark River on an odyssey. Akin to Huck Finn, this is a heroine like no other. Based on the best-selling novel “Once Upon a River” by Bonnie Jo Campbell. 
Starring: Kenadi Delacerna, Tatanka Means, Josephine Decker, Coburn Goss, Sam Straley, Ajuawak. Kapashesit, John Ashton, Kenn E Head, Lindsay Pulsipher.


Friday August 16, 2019 8:30pm - 10:15pm
CinéBistro 2 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

8:45pm

Standing Up, Falling Down (Filmmaker Q&A)
(USA, 2018, 91 minutes)
Director: Matt Ratner
A struggling stand-up comedian at a crossroads in his life returns to his hometown and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in his pot-smoking dermatologist. 
Starring: Billy Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Caitlin McGee, David Castaneda, Debra Monk, Jill Hennessy, John Behlmann, Kevin Dunn, Leonard Ouzts, Nate Corddry.
Premiere: Colorado


Friday August 16, 2019 8:45pm - 10:30pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA
 
Saturday, August 17
 

1:00pm

Snaeland (World Premiere and Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Lise Raven       (USA, 2019, 75 minutes)
When disgraced German journalist Fred Haas goes to a small Icelandic fishing village, he stumbles upon the tabloid story that could redeem his career. A slow burn neo-noir.
Starring: Emily Behr, Frank Bruckner, Vikingur Kristjansson, Vignir Rafn Valborsson.
Premiere: World


Saturday August 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

2:15pm

Bring Me an Avocado (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Maria Mealla           (USA, 2019, 99 minutes)
When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family struggles to maintain a life while managing their grief.
Starring: Molly Ratermann, Bernardo Pena, Sarah Burkhalter, Candace Roberts, Michaela Robles, California Poppy Sanchez.
Premiere: Colorado
Watch trailer


Saturday August 17, 2019 2:15pm - 4:10pm
CinéBistro 2 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

3:00pm

Once Upon a River (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Haroula Rose         (USA, 2019, 90 minutes)It’s 1978 and Margo Crane, a 15 year old Native teen, must take to the Stark River on an odyssey. Akin to Huck Finn, this is a heroine like no other. Based on the best-selling novel “Once Upon a River” by Bonnie Jo Campbell. 
Starring: Kenadi Delacerna, Tatanka Means, Josephine Decker, Coburn Goss, Sam Straley, Ajuawak. Kapashesit, John Ashton, Kenn E Head, Lindsay Pulsipher.


Saturday August 17, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

4:00pm

Standing Up, Falling Down (Filmmaker Q&A)
(USA, 2018, 91 minutes)
Director: Matt Ratner
A struggling stand-up comedian at a crossroads in his life returns to his hometown and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in his pot-smoking dermatologist. 
Starring: Billy Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Caitlin McGee, David Castaneda, Debra Monk, Jill Hennessy, John Behlmann, Kevin Dunn, Leonard Ouzts, Nate Corddry.
Premiere: Colorado


Saturday August 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:45pm
CinéBistro 3 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

5:15pm

Clementine (Filmmaker Q&A)
Director: Lara Jean Gallagher     (USA, 2019, 93 minutes)
Clementine follows KAREN, 29, an unhinged and heartbroken woman unable to let go of her failing relationship with an older and more successful woman. In a desperate plea for attention, she steals away to her estranged lover’s lake house in a remote and beautiful forest in the Pacific Northwest. Here she meets LANA, a provocative young girl hell-bent on moving to California.
Starring: Atmara Marerro, Sydney Sweeney


Saturday August 17, 2019 5:15pm - 7:05pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

6:15pm

Paris la Blanche
Director: Lidia Terke    (France, 2017, 84 minutes)
Tassadit Mandi gives an affecting performance as Rekia, an Algerian grandmother whose husband was one of the many people who immigrated to France in the 1970s. Against the will of her children, Rekia undertakes a grueling solo trip to Paris. Paris la Blanche is a lesson about love, commitment, sacrifices, perseverance and the human spirit.
Starring: Tassidit Mandi, Zahir Bouzerar, Karole Rocher, Marie Denarnaud, Dan Herzberg, Sebastien Houbani.
Premiere: Colorado
Watch trailer


Saturday August 17, 2019 6:15pm - 7:55pm
CinéBistro 3 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

7:45pm

Closing Night Film: Banana Split (Presented by Kaye Ferry. Filmmaker Q&A)
BANANA SPLIT (Presented by Kaye Ferry)
(Closing Night Film. Q&A with filmmakers Hannah Marks & Ben Kasulke)
Director: Benjamin Kasulke (USA, 2018, 85 minutes)
Over the course of a summer, two teenage girls develop the perfect kindred spirit friendship, with one big problem: one of them is dating the other’s ex.
Starring: Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato, Dylan Sprouse, Luke Spencer Roberts, Jacob Batalon, Addison Reicke, Jessica Hecht.
Premiere: Colorado
In attendance: Hannah Marks, Ben Kasulke


Saturday August 17, 2019 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Vail Mountain School 3000 Booth Falls Rd, Vail, CO 81657, USA

7:50pm

Adolescence
Director: Ashley Avis     (USA, 2018, 99 minutes)
A teenager from an abusive household falls in love with a free-spirited runaway that leads him into the fast-lane lifestyle of drugs and addiction which threatens to destroy him. 
Starring: India Eisley, Mickey River, Elisabeth Rohm, Tommy Flanagan, Jere Burns, Romeo Miller, Michael Milford, Ever Carradine. 
Premiere: Colorado
Watch trailer


Saturday August 17, 2019 7:50pm - 9:30pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

8:25pm

Satanic Panic
Director: Chelsea Stardust       (USA, 2019, 85 minutes)
A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life - and her tips - when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.
Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell, Jordan Ladd, Ruby Modine.


Saturday August 17, 2019 8:25pm - 9:50pm
CinéBistro 3 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA
 
Sunday, August 18
 

11:00am

Clementine
Director: Lara Jean Gallagher     (USA, 2019, 93 minutes)
Clementine follows KAREN, 29, an unhinged and heartbroken woman unable to let go of her failing relationship with an older and more successful woman. In a desperate plea for attention, she steals away to her estranged lover’s lake house in a remote and beautiful forest in the Pacific Northwest. Here she meets LANA, a provocative young girl hell-bent on moving to California.
Starring: Atmara Marerro, Sydney Sweeney


Sunday August 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:40pm
CinéBistro 3 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

12:00pm

Romance Analyst
Director: Rachel Wortell   (USA, 2018, 92 minutes)
A comedy about a platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.
Starring: Peter Vack, Lily Meyer, Jeff Kahn, Eleanore Pienta.


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

2:15pm

Standing Up, Falling Down and Variables (Best Student Film)
VARIABLES  (USA, 2019, 23 minutes)
Director: Sabina Vajraca
In the middle of the Bosnian War, a teenage math-wiz is given a way out of the bloodshed when his math club gets an invitation to compete at the 1995 International Math Olympiad in Canada.

STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN
(USA, 2018, 91 minutes)
Director: Matt Ratner
A struggling stand-up comedian at a crossroads in his life returns to his hometown and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in his pot-smoking dermatologist.
Starring: Billy Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Caitlin McGee, David Castaneda, Debra Monk, Jill Hennessy, John Behlmann, Kevin Dunn, Leonard Ouzts, Nate Corddry.
Premiere: Colorado

Sunday August 18, 2019 2:15pm - 4:15pm
CinéBistro 1 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

4:30pm

Snaeland (World Premiere)
Director: Lise Raven       (USA, 2019, 75 minutes)
When disgraced German journalist Fred Haas goes to a small Icelandic fishing village, he stumbles upon the tabloid story that could redeem his career. A slow burn neo-noir.
Starring: Emily Behr, Frank Bruckner, Vikingur Kristjansson, Vignir Rafn Valborsson.
Premiere: World


Sunday August 18, 2019 4:30pm - 6:15pm
CinéBistro 2 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

6:45pm

Guest Artist
Director: Timothy Busfield      (USA, 2019, 74 minutes)
The story of a young man coming face to face with his hero (Jeff Daniels) and exploring the tangled relationship between the dreams of youth and the wisdom of age.
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Thomas Macias.
Watch trailer


Sunday August 18, 2019 6:45pm - 8:00pm
CinéBistro 2 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA

8:30pm

The Promise of a Butterfly
Director: Meredith Kirkman (USA, 2019, 103 minutes)
Set in Chicago, we meet Doran, part-time flower delivery boy and avid journal keeper who spends the day pondering life by bike. Caught between pressures from his mother and his undecided future, he encounters a mute dancer that takes him on an unexpected journey into himself.
Starring: Hunter Day, Jordan Omeish.
Premiere: World


Sunday August 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
CinéBistro 2 at Solaris 141 E Meadow Dr #104, Vail, CO 81657, USA