Ashland Independent Film Festival: Features Lineupby IMDb-Editors | created - 31 Mar 2017 | updated - 01 Apr 2017 | Public
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1. 500 Years (2017)
105 min | Documentary
From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a President, 500 YEARS tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala's recent history through the actions and ... See full summary »
Director: Pamela Yates
2. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.
Votes: 2,459 | Gross: $0.10M
3. Buzz One Four (2017)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Crashed planes, lost nuclear bombs, and an Air Force cover-up: a filmmaker unpacks the secret history of how his grandfather nearly blew-up the eastern seaboard.
Director: Matt McCormick
4. City of Joy (2016)
74 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to ... See full summary »
5. Cocksucker Blues (1972)
93 min | Documentary, Music
This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form ... See full summary »
6. Dolores (I) (2017)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.
Votes: 253 | Gross: $0.56M
7. Acts and Intermissions (2017)
56 min | Documentary
A new experimental documentary feature utilizing the life of Emma Goldman to explore the resurgence of protest in the 21st century. The work is hybrid and prismatic, including contemporary ... See full summary »
8. Earth Seasoned...#GapYear (2017)
75 min | Documentary
Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia, and short-term memory problems, Tori finds her greatest teacher in nature, spending a "gap year" living semi-primitively with four other young women in the Oregon Cascade Mountains.
9. The Freedom to Marry (2016)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Over the last four decades, the concept of same-sex couples marrying went from a 'preposterous notion' to the national law. The Freedom to Marry movement is now known as one of the most ... See full summary »
Votes: 93 | Gross: $0.01M
10. The Groove Is Not Trivial (2016)
60 min | Documentary
Master Scottish musician Alasdair Fraser follows his fiddle into unexpected territory and finds himself helping people around the world engage with their own musical traditions, cultures and, ultimately, themselves.
75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music | Completed
East Meets West in this live stand-up comedy, sketch, and rock n' roll/spoken word concert film focused on Asian American themes - immigration, bowl cuts, personal identity, math nerds, ... See full summary »
12. Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015)
94 min | Documentary, Biography
Harold and Lillian eloped to Hollywood in 1947, where they became the film industry's secret weapons. Nobody talked about them, but everybody wanted them. Theirs is the greatest story never told-until now.
13. I Am Another You (2017)
80 min | Documentary
Eating garbage, dodging police, and hitching rides with strangers, award-winning Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang shares the streets with a young drifter named Dylan who left a comfortable home... See full summary »
14. Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017)
TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary
The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, and raised important questions about how big money can silence media. This film is an ... See full summary »
15. Quest (II) (2017)
104 min | Documentary, Family, Music
A husband and wife live in an impoverished neighborhood in north Philadelphia while they raise their daughter and run a recording studio in their basement.
Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.05M
16. The Royal Road (2015)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History
A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on ... See full summary »
17. Sacred (2016)
87 min | Documentary
Møre than 40 filmmakers travelled the globe to witness religious celebrations and interview people from all sorts of background.
Director: Thomas Lennon
18. Seasons (2015)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to the lush green forests, when the ice retreated, and the cycle of seasons was established. SEASONS is the awe-inspiring tale of the long shared history that binds humankind and nature.
Votes: 1,338 | Gross: $0.12M
19. Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music
A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.
Votes: 3,395 | Gross: $0.10M
20. Spettacolo (2017)
TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary
Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. "Spettacolo" is a portrait of this 50-... See full summary »
Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.03M
21. This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017)
91 min | Documentary
Are there limits to your love for your family? One family's acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces they're transitioning from male to female and ... See full summary »
22. Unrest (I) (2017)
98 min | Documentary, Drama, History
When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
Votes: 2,220 | Gross: $0.04M
23. The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017)
90 min | Documentary
THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.
24. What Lies Upstream (2017)
TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Mystery
In this scandalous political thriller, an investigation into a chemical spill spirals into an indictment of the entire system meant to protect drinking water, revealing cover-ups at the highest levels of government.
25. When the Mountains Tremble (1983)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with firsthand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.
26. Whose Streets? (2017)
R | 90 min | Documentary
Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the police killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.
Votes: 956 | Gross: $0.18M
27. Cortez (2017)
99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in a small town in New Mexico. When an arrogant attempt at inserting himself into her family fails, he must confront the mistakes of his past on his own.
28. For Now (2019)
80 min | Comedy, Drama
Four twenty-somethings take a road trip through California to not find themselves.
29. Hermia & Helena (2016)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
Hermia & Helena is a film of dead ends and new beginnings, navigating different hemispheres and languages with amorous detours, where the written words of Shakespeare clash with the entanglements of modern, digital life.
Votes: 327 | Gross: $0.04M
30. The Hero (I) (2017)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Western
An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.
Votes: 7,089 | Gross: $4.08M
31. Howards End (1992)
PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.
Votes: 26,427 | Gross: $25.97M
32. In the Radiant City (2016)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
A man who testified against his brother returns to his rural Kentucky hometown twenty years later to face his fractured family.
33. My First Kiss and the People Involved (2016)
81 min | Drama, Mystery
Sam's silent world confounds the fellow residents of her group home. When her only friend goes missing Sam sets out to find her, uncovering a tale of violence that shatters her fragile reality.
34. Maurice (1987)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Votes: 14,482 | Gross: $3.13M
35. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
R | 120 min | Drama, Western
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
Votes: 20,165 | Gross: $8.20M
36. The Missing Sun (2017)
79 min | Drama
After a solar flare powers down her remote community, Alma discovers her husband Terry comatose. Suspecting he is having an out-of-body affair with an ex-lover, Alma attempts to bring him ... See full summary »
37. Pushing Dead (2016)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of ... See full summary »
38. Rosalinda (2011)
43 min | Short
39. Strange Weather (2016)
R | 92 min | Adventure, Drama
A poignant, lyrical drama about a mother (Hunter), who, in an effort to deal with the grief over the death of her son, travels the back roads of the deep south to settle a score. A story of... See full summary »
40. Tombstone-Rashomon (2017)
83 min | Western
The Tombstone story told in the style of the Japanese classic Rashomon where we see history from several perspectives including that of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Kate, Ike Clanton, Colonel Hafford and Johnny Behan
41. Viola (2012)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama
A group of actresses performing in a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" get caught up in a web of romantic intrigue and revelation.