Dead Dad @ Tower Theatre 09.21

Dead Dad @ Tower Theatre 09.21
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For such a heavy topic, this film really impressed me, not only by the great acting, but also by a smart script that keeps the story sincere and heartfelt, but also mixes in clever bits of humor throughout to take the edge off.  … read more

Cartoon College @ Tower 09.21

Cartoon College @ Tower 09.21
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Following a group of aspiring artists who make their way through the intense MFA program at The Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, filmmakers Josh Melrod and Tera Wray spent three years shooting the failure and success of these students in an interesting and emotional documentary.  … read more

Off Label @ Tower Theatre 09.21

Off Label @ Tower Theatre 09.21
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What made this film so unique were the characters whose stories were presented. From a homeless, volunteer test lab “guinea pig” to a young Iraq War veteran struggling with PTSD, each person has a very different relationship with prescription medication, able to articulate why they condemn or rely on the meds. … read more

Children of the Stars @ Tower Theatre 09.22

Children of the Stars @ Tower Theatre 09.22
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I don’t think this documentary was intended to be a comedy, but the members of the California cult, Unarius, are so fucking crazy, you can’t help but laugh at times. … read more

Intro @ Tower Theatre 09.22

Intro @ Tower Theatre 09.22
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 It only seems right that for a man of few words, such as David Williams, a documentary of the local musician would feature the same. … read more

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard @ Brewvies 09.22

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard @ Brewvies 09.22
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 This film is a great documentary of Reatard’s life, showing his transformation from a wild 19-year-old punk, to a 29-year-old man coping with a relentless lifestyle of touring and recording. … read more

Duck Beach To Eternity @ Tower 09.22

Duck Beach To Eternity @ Tower 09.22
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Hitting close to home, the screening of Duck Beach To Eternity was definitely the most interesting of the films I saw at the festival over the weekend. The documentary follows four Mormon singles who travel to Duck Beach, North Carolina for the annual “Mormon Spring Break” … read more