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Thursday, April 7
 

1:35pm

The Last Smile
Inspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of a bereaved father searching for answers to explain the untimely demise of his adult son. He gets the help from a private detective to investigate the case and finds out that his son's death was caused by reaction to an over the counter health supplement. He must overcome his grief and fight against the multi-billion dollar health supplement company responsible for it. The film examines the broken system of unregulated health supplement industry in US as well as deals with subject of greed and corruption prevalent in our society.

DIRECTOR: Shankey Srinivasan
PRODUCER: Kristine Lowe, Jeevan Zutshi
WRITER: Shankey Srinivasan
CAST: Danny Arroyo, Keith Stevenson, Bettina Devin
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi

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The Last Smile

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSInspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of a bereaved father searching for answers to explain the untimely demise of his adult son. He gets the help from a private detective to investigate the case and finds out that his son's death was caused... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:20pm

Second Chance

After a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin.

DIRECTOR: Carlos Cardona
PRODUCER: Dustin Williams
WRITER: Danny Zyskind
CAST: Gregg Prosser, Lacy Marie Meyer, Theodore Copeland, Sal Rendino
RUNTIME: 01:26:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Second Chance

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSAfter a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin.DIRECTOR: Carlos CardonaPRODUCER: Dustin WilliamsWRITER: Danny ZyskindCAST: Gregg Prosser, Lacy Marie Meyer, Theodore Copeland, Sal Rendino RUNTIME: 01:26:00 COUNTRY... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:15pm

American Bred
In present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which held them together.

DIRECTOR: Justin Chambers
PRODUCERS: William Alexander IV, Justin Chambers, Karina Diaz, Michael Butler
WRITER: Justin Chambers
CAST: Michael Lerner, Eva Tamargo, Andy Martinez Jr. , Ryan Leli, Ron Gilbert
RUNTIME: 1:49:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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American Bred

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSIn present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which held them together.DIRECTOR: Justin ChambersPRODUCERS: William Alexander... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:00pm

The Shickles
The Shickles is a comedy about love, sex, death, and the sweetness of life. "At every moment in life you have an ice cream cone in one hand and you also have your foot in a pile of dog crap. The degree to which you enjoy the ride is where you place your focus.” This is the 'crap or cone' philosophy of life espoused by Elroy and Nanna Shickles, a couple married for 70 years and who die holding hands on their 90th birthday. In the wake of their death, their grandchildren, Jason and Margot Shickles, find themselves struggling to navigate the bitter sweet nature of love and relationships.

DIRECTOR: Donna Trousdale
PRODUCER: Lynn Elliot, Jason McHugh, Donna Trousdale
WRITER: Donna Trousdale
CAST: Zach Alden, Suziey Block, D.C. Douglas, Michael Lerner, Teresa Ganzel
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

Programmer's Note: The Shickles took home the Audience Choice Award at the Pasadena International Film Festival in mid-March.

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The Shickles

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSThe Shickles is a comedy about love, sex, death, and the sweetness of life. "At every moment in life you have an ice cream cone in one hand and you also have your foot in a pile of dog crap. The degree to which you enjoy the ride is where you place your focus... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 6:00pm - 7:38pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:15pm

catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue
With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for?

DIRECTOR: Josh Folan
PRODUCER: Seanie Sugrue, Josh Folan
WRITER: Josh Folan, Seanie Sugrue
CAST: Jayce Bartok, Brock Harris, Donall Ó Héalai, Michael Rabe, Al Thompson, Charmane Star, Phil Burke
RUNTIME: 1:33:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSWith Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for? DIRECTOR: Josh FolanPRODUCER: Seanie Sugrue, Josh FolanWRITER: Josh Folan, Seanie SugrueCAST: Jayce... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA
 
Friday, April 8
 

12:00pm

Ctrl Alt Delete

When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet.

DIRECTOR: James B. Cox
PRODUCERS: Baruch Kaufman, James B. Cox, Blake Robbins
WRITER: James B. Cox
CAST: Blake Robbins, Adam Shapiro, Molly Burnett, Andy Allo, Brian Patrick Wade, Josh Banday
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ctrl Alt Delete

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSWhen a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:27pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:00pm

a beautiful now
Five friends reunite for one night to save Romy (Abigail Spencer), the woman at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses, they struggle with their past relationships, and truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom, tries to put the pieces of her life back together. This thrilling journey into the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of letting go ultimately asks, “if your life flashed before your eyes - would you like what you see?” and reveals a gripping story of how the past shapes who we will become.

DIRECTOR: Daniela Amavia
PRODUCERS: Lynn Kressel, Keith Kjarval, Daniela Amavia
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ali Ravandshad, Julia Valet
WRITER: Daniela Amavia
CAST: Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson, Patrick Heusinger, Collette Wolfe, Sonja Kinski
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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a beautiful now

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSFive friends reunite for one night to save Romy (Abigail Spencer), the woman at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses, they struggle with their past relationships, and truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:15pm

Falling
After the death of his wife, Sarah, young widower Malcolm is reluctantly trying to put his life back together with the help of his plucky sister-in-law, Dee. When he meets Nya, a free spirited young woman, things seem to be looking up... until he starts seeing his dead wife everywhere, and she's not too happy about the fact that he's dating again.

DIRECTOR: Ali Askari
PRODUCERS: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer
WRITER: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer
CAST: Josh Helman, Jennifer Allcott, Yael Stone, Paul Sorvino
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Falling

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSAfter the death of his wife, Sarah, young widower Malcolm is reluctantly trying to put his life back together with the help of his plucky sister-in-law, Dee. When he meets Nya, a free spirited young woman, things seem to be looking up... until he starts seeing... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:00pm

Courier-X
A surreptitious smuggler (Bron Boier), working for a former member of the German Stasi (Udo Kier), gets solicited by the CIA for deleterious involvement with Flight TWA 800 and to cover-up the Nicaraguan blackmail attempt on the CIA, after the release of "Dark Alliance", by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gary Webb.

DIRECTOR: Thomas Gulamerian
PRODUCERS: Thomas Gulamerian
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Brian David
WRITER: Karl Wachsmann
CAST: Udo Kier, James C. Burns, Bron Boier, Gary Francis Hope, Lee Shepherd
RUNTIME: 2:17:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Courier-X

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA surreptitious smuggler (Bron Boier), working for a former member of the German Stasi (Udo Kier), gets solicited by the CIA for deleterious involvement with Flight TWA 800 and to cover-up the Nicaraguan blackmail attempt on the CIA, after the release of "Dark... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 1:00pm - 3:17pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:00pm

The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man
A man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong.

DIRECTOR: Josh Hope
PRODUCER: Josh Hope, Mikki Rosenberg, Chris Hong, Tommy Beardmore
WRITER: Josh Hope
CAST: Tommy Beardmore, Rusty Schwimmer, Robyn Coffin, Kurt Conroyd, Elyse Cantor
RUNTIME: 01:35:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong.DIRECTOR: Josh HopePRODUCER: Josh Hope, Mikki Rosenberg, Chris Hong, Tommy Beardmore WRITER: Josh HopeCAST: Tommy Beardmore... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:20pm

Leaves of the Tree
A mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (a once powerful patent lawyer for a pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. 'The Tree' intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal.

DIRECTOR: Ante Novakovic
PRODUCERS: Donna McKenna, Joanna Lu, Perla Montemayor, Kresh Novakovic
WRITER: David Healey
CAST: Eric Roberts, Kresh Novakovic, Sean Young, Marisa Brown, Armand Assante
RUNTIME: 01:36:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Italian, English

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Leaves of the Tree

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (a once powerful patent lawyer for a pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. 'The Tree' intersects faith, doubt and... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:05pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
In a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays an Evanston mother, wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Dedicated daughter Beth has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and bracingly honest, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against personal aspirations.

DIRECTOR: Valerie Weiss
PRODUCERS: Jeffrey Loeb, Robert Johnson
WRITER: Moira McMahon Leeper
CAST: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Carter Jenkins
RUNTIME: 1:30:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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A Light Beneath Their Feet

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSIn a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays an Evanston mother, wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Dedicated daughter Beth has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 4:05pm - 5:35pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:15pm

Ovation
DIRECTOR: Henry Jaglom
PRODUCER: Rosemary Marks
WRITER: Henry Jaglon
CAST: Tanna Frederick,James Denton
RUNTIME: 01:42:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ovation

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSDIRECTOR: Henry JaglomPRODUCER: Rosemary MarksWRITER: Henry JaglomCAST: Tanna Frederick, James Denton RUNTIME: 01:42:00 COUNTRY: USALANGUAGE: English


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:15pm

Evan's Crime
Evan's Crime' is about a college student, Evan White, who is unjustly accused of selling marijuana and cocaine and is threatened with up to 28 years in jail by an ambitious Federal prosecutor. The movie is a dramatic portrayal of the inequities of the American justice system and one young man's struggle against it.

DIRECTOR: Sandy Tung
PRODUCER: Sandy Tung, Dale Rosenbloom, Molly Mayeux
WRITER: Dale Rosenbloom, David Assael, Sandy Tung
CAST: Douglas Smith, David Arquette, Annika Noelle, James Moses Black, Jason Kirkpatrick
RUNTIME: 01:34:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Evan's Crime

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSEvan's Crime' is about a college student, Evan White, who is unjustly accused of selling marijuana and cocaine and is threatened with up to 28 years in jail by an ambitious Federal prosecutor. The movie is a dramatic portrayal of the inequities of the American... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA
 
Saturday, April 9
 

12:00pm

Neptune
Neptune is a tale set on a small isle off the coast of Maine. 14-year-old Hannah Newcombe is an orphan who has been raised by the church under the scrutiny and overbearing influence of its resident cleric, the insular Jerry Cook. At the film's open, a boy Hannah's age goes missing. He is presumed drowned and swallowed by the sea. Initially striving to attend a prestigious pious school on the mainland at summer's end, Hannah instead becomes ever more obsessed with the boy's disappearance. When haunting dreams and visions begin to occupy Hannah's subconscious she is moved to pacify them. She vies to work as a bait boy on Herb Quinn's lobster boat, a position previously held by Herb's son, the missing boy. Lobstering opens a new door to Hannah; her limited upbringing becomes affected by something broader and more elemental. Before long, Hannah's intense work schedule, coupled with her fixation, takes its toll and her intellect gives way to a certain mania. Her dictated, narrow stream of experience is drawn toward the endless expanse of the sea, and she is wrenched from her sheltered life, changing the way she views the world. She lashes out at those around her, severing ties and eventually breaking free from the island to find autonomy. Neptune is a screen-story about a young girl's search for an omnivorous spiritual path and her discovery of what it feels like to be alive.

DIRECTOR: Derek Kimball
PRODUCERS: Allen Baldwin, Matthew Konkel, Derek Kimball, Erin Maddox
WRITERS: Derek Kimball, Matthew Konkel
CAST: Jane Ackermann, Tony Reilly, William McDonough III, Christine Louise Marshall, Dylan Chestnutt
RUNTIME: 1:41:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Neptune

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSNeptune is a tale set on a small isle off the coast of Maine. 14-year-old Hannah Newcombe is an orphan who has been raised by the church under the scrutiny and overbearing influence of its resident cleric, the insular Jerry Cook. At the film's open, a boy Hannah's... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:30pm

Ekaj
“Think Kids meets Midnight cowboy” Ekaj is a love story between two drifters, the naive teenage Ekaj and the sarcastic hustler Mecca. On the background, we can see Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx, L.E.S. and Brooklyn. They go around the entire city sharing their dreams, cut off from society, discarded by life. The core of the movie is Ekaj, a runaway who thinks he will become the lover of a rich man and be taken care of for life. He finds his dreams shattered, although he makes some money as a prostitute, he finds he is disposable, replaceable and lacking what it takes to survive in the city. Mecca is a hilarious, foul mouthed character that has multiple problems of his own. We get a glimpse that Mecca has AIDS, he is high all day and still manages to be sane and sharp. When Ekaj finds himself used and discarded, Mecca shows him how to endure and not lose hope. As the film progresses Mecca becomes ill, at the same time we see Ekaj becoming stronger and less vulnerable. Their mutual loneliness leads to genuine friendship.

DIRECTOR: Cati Gonzalez
PRODUCERS: Cati Gonzalez, Mike Gonzalez
WRITER: Cati Gonzalez
CAST: Jake Mestre, Badd Idea, Scooter LaForge, Vinny Cruz
RUNTIME: 1:21:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ekaj

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS“Think Kids meets Midnight cowboy” Ekaj is a love story between two drifters, the naive teenage Ekaj and the sarcastic hustler Mecca. On the background, we can see Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx, L.E.S. and Brooklyn. They go around the entire city sharing... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 12:30pm - 1:51pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:30pm

The Closer
A tale of friendship and greed between 3 friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust of the subprime real estate market in Brooklyn, New York.

DIRECTOR: Eli Hershko
PRODUCERS: Eli Hershko, Eytan Millstone, Isaac Broyn
WRITERS: Eli Hershko, Isaac Broyn, Victor Barnes
CAST: Patrick Duke Conboy, Robert Berlin, Danielle Leaf, Jessica Park, Christopher Kloko
RUNTIME: 01:32:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Closer

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA tale of friendship and greed between 3 friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust of the subprime real estate market in Brooklyn, New York.DIRECTOR: Eli HershkoPRODUCERS: Eli Hershko, Eytan Millstone, Isaac BroynWRITERS: Eli Hershko, Isaac Broyn, Victor Bar... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 1:30pm - 3:02pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:30pm

ADDicted
Classes. Football. LSATs and a crazy ex-girlfriend. Like most college kids, Drew Dawson leads a hectic life. After getting suspended from football for academic violations, his world spirals. Already taking Adderall for ADD, his dependency dangerously heightens as he looks for any answer to please his politico mother and to get reinstated on the team. However, after befriending the teacher who failed him, Drew begins to question whose life he’s really living and at what costs.

Starring Oscar-nominated Kathleen Quinlan and Emmy Award-winning Gil Bellows, ADDicted is a commentary on an over-medicated society, our obsession with perfection and what we’re willing to do to ourselves, as well as to others, in order to achieve it.

DIRECTOR: Dan Jenski
PRODUCERS: Tom Bryan, Dan Jenski, Aaron Bickes, Jess Moffett
WRITER: Dan Jenski
CAST: Kathleen Quinlan, Gil Bellows, Lauren Sweetser and Luke Guldan, with Thom Christopher
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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ADDicted

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSClasses. Football. LSATs and a crazy ex-girlfriend. Like most college kids, Drew Dawson leads a hectic life. After getting suspended from football for academic violations, his world spirals. Already taking Adderall for ADD, his dependency dangerously heightens... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:00pm

The Adderall Diaries
CENTERPIECE SCREENING

Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author’s fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present.

James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond (Amber Heard), a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust back into the past when his father (Ed Harris), a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing. As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction–ultimately leading him to finally reconcile his past and confront his future.

DIRECTOR: Pamela Romanowsky
PRODUCERS: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Joseph McKelheer, James Reach
WRITERS: Stephen Elliott (Memoir), Pamela Romanowsky (Screenplay)
CAST: Amber Heard, James Franco, Christian Slater, Ed Harris, Wilmer Valderrama, Cynthia Nixon, Timothée Chalamet
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Adderall Diaries - CENTERPIECE SCREENING

Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author’s fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance... Read More →


 
Sunday, April 10
 

12:15pm

One Smart Fellow
While on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not-so-smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down.

DIRECTOR:
Timothy Busfield
PRODUCERS: Timothy Busfield, Alyssa Loveall, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse
CAST: Timothy Busfield, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse
RUNTIME: 00:43:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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One Smart Fellow

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSWhile on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not-so-smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down.DIRECTOR: Timothy BusfieldPRODUCERS: Timothy Busfield, Alyssa Loveall, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 12:15pm - 12:58pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:40pm

Poor Behavior
A weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen (Heidi Armbruster) makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian (Alan Smyth) and their old friend Ella (Katie Kreisler). Ella's husband Peter (Brian Dykstra) tries and fails to stop the domestic carnage in this fierce and funny story about the unexpected ease of betrayal and the fragility of marriage.

DIRECTOR:
Theresa Rebeck
PRODUCER:
Rachel Dengiz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
Ted Blumberg
CO-PRODUCERS:
Eric Holmes, Camilla Toniolo
WRITER:
Theresa Rebeck
CAST:
Katie Kreisler, Alan Smyth, Heidi Armbruster, Brian Dykstra
RUNTIME:
1:23:00
COUNTRY:
USA
LANGUAGE:
English

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Poor Behavior

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen (Heidi Armbruster) makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian (Alan Smyth) and their old friend Ella (Katie Kreisler). Ella's husband Peter (Brian Dykstra) tries and fails to... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:30pm

Haze
A college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is dampened when a pledge is killed in a brutal hazing incident. Ripped from today's headlines, HAZE presents a realistic account of fraternity hazing, exploring the essential nature of friendship and family, and the sadistic lengths to which young men and women will go to belong.

DIRECTOR: David Burkman
PRODUCER: Jayme Aronberg, David Burkman
WRITER: David Burkman
CAST: Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O'Shea, Kristin Rogers, Sophia Medley
RUNTIME: 01:46:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Haze

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is dampened when a pledge is killed in a brutal hazing incident. Ripped from today's headlines, HAZE presents a realistic account of fraternity hazing, exploring the essential nature of friendship... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 5:30pm - 7:16pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:40pm

Guys Reading Poems
A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.

DIRECTOR: Hunter Lee Hughes
PRODUCER: Debbie Vandermeulen, Hunter Lee Hughes, Jason Fracaro
WRITER: Hunter Lee Hughes (screenplay), Various writers (poetry)
CAST: Patricia Velasquez, Alexander Dreymon, Lydia Hearst, Luke Judy, Rex Lee
RUNTIME: 01:39:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Guys Reading Poems

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.DIRECTOR: Hunter Lee HughesPRODUCER: Debbie Vandermeulen, Hunter Lee Hughes... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 7:40pm - 9:19pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:45pm

Other Madnesses
OTHER MADNESSES was shot with support from The IFP. It premiered at First Time Fest in New York City where it was presented the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Acting." Logline: A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams.

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Carr
PRODUCER: Jeremy Carr, Dawn Fidrick
WRITER: Jeremy Carr
CAST: James Moles, Natia Dune, Ilya Slovesnik, Sheilah Smiley, William Farrow
RUNTIME: 01:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

"This '70s-era-inspired psychological thriller feels like a fever dream." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Other Madnesses

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSOTHER MADNESSES was shot with support from The IFP. It premiered at First Time Fest in New York City where it was presented the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Acting." Logline: A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA
 
Monday, April 11
 

12:50pm

Ekaj
“Think Kids meets Midnight cowboy” Ekaj is a love story between two drifters, the naive teenage Ekaj and the sarcastic hustler Mecca. On the background, we can see Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx, L.E.S. and Brooklyn. They go around the entire city sharing their dreams, cut off from society, discarded by life. The core of the movie is Ekaj, a runaway who thinks he will become the lover of a rich man and be taken care of for life. He finds his dreams shattered, although he makes some money as a prostitute, he finds he is disposable, replaceable and lacking what it takes to survive in the city. Mecca is a hilarious, foul mouthed character that has multiple problems of his own. We get a glimpse that Mecca has AIDS, he is high all day and still manages to be sane and sharp. When Ekaj finds himself used and discarded, Mecca shows him how to endure and not lose hope. As the film progresses Mecca becomes ill, at the same time we see Ekaj becoming stronger and less vulnerable. Their mutual loneliness leads to genuine friendship.

DIRECTOR: Cati Gonzalez
PRODUCERS: Cati Gonzalez, Mike Gonzalez
WRITER: Cati Gonzalez
CAST: Jake Mestre, Badd Idea, Scooter LaForge, Vinny Cruz
RUNTIME: 1:21:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ekaj

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS“Think Kids meets Midnight cowboy” Ekaj is a love story between two drifters, the naive teenage Ekaj and the sarcastic hustler Mecca. On the background, we can see Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx, L.E.S. and Brooklyn. They go around the entire city sharing... Read More →


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1:10pm

Poor Behavior
A weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen (Heidi Armbruster) makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian (Alan Smyth) and their old friend Ella (Katie Kreisler). Ella's husband Peter (Brian Dykstra) tries and fails to stop the domestic carnage in this fierce and funny story about the unexpected ease of betrayal and the fragility of marriage.

DIRECTOR: Theresa Rebeck
PRODUCER: Rachel Dengiz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ted Blumberg
CO-PRODUCERS: Eric Holmes, Camilla Toniolo
WRITER: Theresa Rebeck
CAST: Katie Kreisler, Alan Smyth, Heidi Armbruster, Brian Dykstra
RUNTIME: 1:23:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Poor Behavior

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen (Heidi Armbruster) makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian (Alan Smyth) and their old friend Ella (Katie Kreisler). Ella's husband Peter (Brian Dykstra) tries and fails to... Read More →


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3:00pm

The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man
A man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong.

DIRECTOR: Josh Hope
PRODUCER: Josh Hope, Mikki Rosenberg, Chris Hong, Tommy Beardmore
WRITER: Josh Hope
CAST: Tommy Beardmore, Rusty Schwimmer, Robyn Coffin, Kurt Conroyd, Elyse Cantor
RUNTIME: 01:35:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong.DIRECTOR: Josh HopePRODUCER: Josh Hope, Mikki Rosenberg, Chris Hong, Tommy Beardmore WRITER: Josh HopeCAST: Tommy Beardmore... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 3:00pm - 4:35pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:25pm

Ctrl Alt Delete

When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet.

DIRECTOR: James B. Cox
PRODUCERS: Baruch Kaufman, James B. Cox, Blake Robbins
WRITER: James B. Cox
CAST: Blake Robbins, Adam Shapiro, Molly Burnett, Andy Allo, Brian Patrick Wade, Josh Banday
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ctrl Alt Delete

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSWhen a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 3:25pm - 4:52pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:45pm

The Last Smile
Inspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of a bereaved father searching for answers to explain the untimely demise of his adult son. He gets the help from a private detective to investigate the case and finds out that his son's death was caused by reaction to an over the counter health supplement. He must overcome his grief and fight against the multi-billion dollar health supplement company responsible for it. The film examines the broken system of unregulated health supplement industry in US as well as deals with subject of greed and corruption prevalent in our society.

DIRECTOR: Shankey Srinivasan
PRODUCER: Kristine Lowe, Jeevan Zutshi
WRITER: Shankey Srinivasan
CAST: Danny Arroyo, Keith Stevenson, Bettina Devin
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi

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The Last Smile

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSInspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of a bereaved father searching for answers to explain the untimely demise of his adult son. He gets the help from a private detective to investigate the case and finds out that his son's death was caused... Read More →


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8:00pm

Breaking Legs
"Footloose" Meets "Mean Girls." After the death of her mother, high school freshman Bloom moves in with her hapless uncle and feeble grandma (Lee Meriwether). With little support and encouragement at her disposal, she struggles to find her footing while adjusting to small town life. A dancer by nature, Bloom is determined to find an outlet for her despair, but there's nowhere to dance in this backwoods town - except the school dance team! Just as she's trying to fit in, the boyfriend of the team’s captain falls for her, catapulting Bloom into the spotlight against her soon-to-be arch nemesis. Bloom will have to fight to win her place on the team, even if she has to "break a leg!"

DIRECTOR: Mark Marchillo
PRODUCER: Micah Brandt
WRITER: Mark Marchillo
CAST: Chris Kattan, Lee Meriwether, Liv Southard, Sarah Rochelle
RUNTIME: 01:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Scheduled to attend: Stars Lizz Carter, Aaron R. Landon, William Leon, Maria Pallas, Sarah Rochelle, and Young Artist Award Winner for Best Actress, Liv Southard, along with Writer/Director Mark Marchillo and Producer Micah Brandt.

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Breaking Legs

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS"Footloose" Meets "Mean Girls." After the death of her mother, high school freshman Bloom moves in with her hapless uncle and feeble grandma (Lee Meriwether). With little support and encouragement at her disposal, she struggles to find her footing while adjusting... Read More →


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Tuesday, April 12
 

12:00pm

Falling
After the death of his wife, Sarah, young widower Malcolm is reluctantly trying to put his life back together with the help of his plucky sister-in-law, Dee. When he meets Nya, a free spirited young woman, things seem to be looking up... until he starts seeing his dead wife everywhere, and she's not too happy about the fact that he's dating again.

DIRECTOR: Ali Askari
PRODUCERS: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer
WRITER: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer
CAST: Josh Helman, Jennifer Allcott, Yael Stone, Paul Sorvino
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Falling

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSAfter the death of his wife, Sarah, young widower Malcolm is reluctantly trying to put his life back together with the help of his plucky sister-in-law, Dee. When he meets Nya, a free spirited young woman, things seem to be looking up... until he starts seeing... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:30pm

Courier-X
A surreptitious smuggler (Bron Boier), working for a former member of the German Stasi (Udo Kier), gets solicited by the CIA for deleterious involvement with Flight TWA 800 and to cover-up the Nicaraguan blackmail attempt on the CIA, after the release of "Dark Alliance", by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gary Webb.

DIRECTOR: Thomas Gulamerian
PRODUCERS: Thomas Gulamerian
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Brian David
WRITER: Karl Wachsmann
CAST: Udo Kier, James C. Burns, Bron Boier, Gary Francis Hope, Lee Shepherd
RUNTIME: 2:17:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Courier-X

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA surreptitious smuggler (Bron Boier), working for a former member of the German Stasi (Udo Kier), gets solicited by the CIA for deleterious involvement with Flight TWA 800 and to cover-up the Nicaraguan blackmail attempt on the CIA, after the release of "Dark... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:47pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:00pm

The Closer
A tale of friendship and greed between 3 friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust of the subprime real estate market in Brooklyn, New York.

DIRECTOR: Eli Hershko
PRODUCERS: Eli Hershko, Eytan Millstone, Isaac Broyn
WRITERS: Eli Hershko, Isaac Broyn, Victor Barnes
CAST: Patrick Duke Conboy, Robert Berlin, Danielle Leaf, Jessica Park, Christopher Kloko
RUNTIME: 01:32:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Closer

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA tale of friendship and greed between 3 friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust of the subprime real estate market in Brooklyn, New York.DIRECTOR: Eli HershkoPRODUCERS: Eli Hershko, Eytan Millstone, Isaac BroynWRITERS: Eli Hershko, Isaac Broyn, Victor Bar... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:32pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:05pm

Other Madnesses
OTHER MADNESSES was shot with support from The IFP. It premiered at First Time Fest in New York City where it was presented the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Acting." Logline: A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams.

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Carr
PRODUCER: Jeremy Carr, Dawn Fidrick
WRITER: Jeremy Carr
CAST: James Moles, Natia Dune, Ilya Slovesnik, Sheilah Smiley, William Farrow
RUNTIME: 01:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

"This '70s-era-inspired psychological thriller feels like a fever dream." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Other Madnesses

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSOTHER MADNESSES was shot with support from The IFP. It premiered at First Time Fest in New York City where it was presented the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Acting." Logline: A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly... Read More →


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4:00pm

Leaves of the Tree
A mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (a once powerful patent lawyer for a pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. 'The Tree' intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal.

DIRECTOR: Ante Novakovic
PRODUCERS: Donna McKenna, Joanna Lu, Perla Montemayor, Kresh Novakovic
WRITER: David Healey
CAST: Eric Roberts, Kresh Novakovic, Sean Young, Marisa Brown, Armand Assante
RUNTIME: 01:36:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Italian, English

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Leaves of the Tree

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (a once powerful patent lawyer for a pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. 'The Tree' intersects faith, doubt and... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 4:00pm - 5:36pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:20pm

Haze
A college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is dampened when a pledge is killed in a brutal hazing incident. Ripped from today's headlines, HAZE presents a realistic account of fraternity hazing, exploring the essential nature of friendship and family, and the sadistic lengths to which young men and women will go to belong.

DIRECTOR: David Burkman
PRODUCER: Jayme Aronberg, David Burkman
WRITER: David Burkman
CAST: Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O'Shea, Kristin Rogers, Sophia Medley
RUNTIME: 01:46:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Haze

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is dampened when a pledge is killed in a brutal hazing incident. Ripped from today's headlines, HAZE presents a realistic account of fraternity hazing, exploring the essential nature of friendship... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:00pm

Neptune
Neptune is a tale set on a small isle off the coast of Maine. 14-year-old Hannah Newcombe is an orphan who has been raised by the church under the scrutiny and overbearing influence of its resident cleric, the insular Jerry Cook. At the film's open, a boy Hannah's age goes missing. He is presumed drowned and swallowed by the sea. Initially striving to attend a prestigious pious school on the mainland at summer's end, Hannah instead becomes ever more obsessed with the boy's disappearance. When haunting dreams and visions begin to occupy Hannah's subconscious she is moved to pacify them. She vies to work as a bait boy on Herb Quinn's lobster boat, a position previously held by Herb's son, the missing boy. Lobstering opens a new door to Hannah; her limited upbringing becomes affected by something broader and more elemental. Before long, Hannah's intense work schedule, coupled with her fixation, takes its toll and her intellect gives way to a certain mania. Her dictated, narrow stream of experience is drawn toward the endless expanse of the sea, and she is wrenched from her sheltered life, changing the way she views the world. She lashes out at those around her, severing ties and eventually breaking free from the island to find autonomy. Neptune is a screen-story about a young girl's search for an omnivorous spiritual path and her discovery of what it feels like to be alive.

DIRECTOR: Derek Kimball
PRODUCERS: Allen Baldwin, Matthew Konkel, Derek Kimball, Erin Maddox
WRITERS: Derek Kimball, Matthew Konkel
CAST: Jane Ackermann, Tony Reilly, William McDonough III, Christine Louise Marshall, Dylan Chestnutt
RUNTIME: 1:41:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Neptune

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSNeptune is a tale set on a small isle off the coast of Maine. 14-year-old Hannah Newcombe is an orphan who has been raised by the church under the scrutiny and overbearing influence of its resident cleric, the insular Jerry Cook. At the film's open, a boy Hannah's... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 6:00pm - 7:41pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:40pm

catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue
With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for?

DIRECTOR: Josh Folan
PRODUCER: Seanie Sugrue, Josh Folan
WRITER: Josh Folan, Seanie Sugrue
CAST: Jayce Bartok, Brock Harris, Donall Ó Héalai, Michael Rabe, Al Thompson, Charmane Star, Phil Burke
RUNTIME: 1:33:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSWith Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for? DIRECTOR: Josh FolanPRODUCER: Seanie Sugrue, Josh FolanWRITER: Josh Folan, Seanie SugrueCAST: Jayce... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

9:10pm

Second Chance

After a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin.

DIRECTOR: Carlos Cardona
PRODUCER: Dustin Williams
WRITER: Danny Zyskind
CAST: Gregg Prosser, Lacy Marie Meyer, Theodore Copeland, Sal Rendino
RUNTIME: 01:26:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Second Chance

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSAfter a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin.DIRECTOR: Carlos CardonaPRODUCER: Dustin WilliamsWRITER: Danny ZyskindCAST: Gregg Prosser, Lacy Marie Meyer, Theodore Copeland, Sal Rendino RUNTIME: 01:26:00 COUNTRY... Read More →


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Wednesday, April 13
 

9:30am

ADDicted
Classes. Football. LSATs and a crazy ex-girlfriend. Like most college kids, Drew Dawson leads a hectic life. After getting suspended from football for academic violations, his world spirals. Already taking Adderall for ADD, his dependency dangerously heightens as he looks for any answer to please his politico mother and to get reinstated on the team. However, after befriending the teacher who failed him, Drew begins to question whose life he’s really living and at what costs.

Starring Oscar-nominated Kathleen Quinlan and Emmy Award-winning Gil Bellows, ADDicted is a commentary on an over-medicated society, our obsession with perfection and what we’re willing to do to ourselves, as well as to others, in order to achieve it.

DIRECTOR: Dan Jenski
PRODUCERS: Tom Bryan, Dan Jenski, Aaron Bickes, Jess Moffett
WRITER: Dan Jenski
CAST: Kathleen Quinlan, Gil Bellows, Lauren Sweetser and Luke Guldan, with Thom Christopher
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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ADDicted

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSClasses. Football. LSATs and a crazy ex-girlfriend. Like most college kids, Drew Dawson leads a hectic life. After getting suspended from football for academic violations, his world spirals. Already taking Adderall for ADD, his dependency dangerously heightens... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:30am - 11:15am
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:15pm

Evan's Crime
Evan's Crime' is about a college student, Evan White, who is unjustly accused of selling marijuana and cocaine and is threatened with up to 28 years in jail by an ambitious Federal prosecutor. The movie is a dramatic portrayal of the inequities of the American justice system and one young man's struggle against it.

DIRECTOR: Sandy Tung
PRODUCER: Sandy Tung, Dale Rosenbloom, Molly Mayeux
WRITER: Dale Rosenbloom, David Assael, Sandy Tung
CAST: Douglas Smith, David Arquette, Annika Noelle, James Moses Black, Jason Kirkpatrick
RUNTIME: 01:34:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Evan's Crime

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSEvan's Crime' is about a college student, Evan White, who is unjustly accused of selling marijuana and cocaine and is threatened with up to 28 years in jail by an ambitious Federal prosecutor. The movie is a dramatic portrayal of the inequities of the American... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:10pm

Ovation
DIRECTOR: Henry Jaglom
PRODUCER: Rosemary Marks
WRITER: Henry Jaglon
CAST: Tanna Frederick,James Denton
RUNTIME: 01:42:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ovation

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSDIRECTOR: Henry JaglomPRODUCER: Rosemary MarksWRITER: Henry JaglomCAST: Tanna Frederick, James Denton RUNTIME: 01:42:00 COUNTRY: USALANGUAGE: English


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:20pm

a beautiful now
Five friends reunite for one night to save Romy (Abigail Spencer), the woman at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses, they struggle with their past relationships, and truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom, tries to put the pieces of her life back together. This thrilling journey into the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of letting go ultimately asks, “if your life flashed before your eyes - would you like what you see?” and reveals a gripping story of how the past shapes who we will become.

DIRECTOR: Daniela Amavia
PRODUCERS: Lynn Kressel, Keith Kjarval, Daniela Amavia
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ali Ravandshad, Julia Valet
WRITER: Daniela Amavia
CAST: Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson, Patrick Heusinger, Collette Wolfe, Sonja Kinski
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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a beautiful now

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSFive friends reunite for one night to save Romy (Abigail Spencer), the woman at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses, they struggle with their past relationships, and truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 6:20pm - 7:58pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:35pm

American Bred
In present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which held them together.

DIRECTOR: Justin Chambers
PRODUCERS: William Alexander IV, Justin Chambers, Karina Diaz, Michael Butler
WRITER: Justin Chambers
CAST: Michael Lerner, Eva Tamargo, Andy Martinez Jr. , Ryan Leli, Ron Gilbert
RUNTIME: 1:49:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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American Bred

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSIn present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which held them together.DIRECTOR: Justin ChambersPRODUCERS: William Alexander... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 8:35pm - 10:24pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA
 
Thursday, April 14
 

12:15pm

Guys Reading Poems
A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.

DIRECTOR: Hunter Lee Hughes
PRODUCER: Debbie Vandermeulen, Hunter Lee Hughes, Jason Fracaro
WRITER: Hunter Lee Hughes (screenplay), Various writers (poetry)
CAST: Patricia Velasquez, Alexander Dreymon, Lydia Hearst, Luke Judy, Rex Lee
RUNTIME: 01:39:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Guys Reading Poems

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSA resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.DIRECTOR: Hunter Lee HughesPRODUCER: Debbie Vandermeulen, Hunter Lee Hughes... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:00pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
In a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays an Evanston mother, wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Dedicated daughter Beth has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and bracingly honest, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against personal aspirations.

DIRECTOR: Valerie Weiss
PRODUCERS: Jeffrey Loeb, Robert Johnson
WRITER: Moira McMahon Leeper
CAST: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Carter Jenkins
RUNTIME: 1:30:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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A Light Beneath Their Feet

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSIn a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays an Evanston mother, wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Dedicated daughter Beth has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:20pm

The Shickles
The Shickles is a comedy about love, sex, death, and the sweetness of life. "At every moment in life you have an ice cream cone in one hand and you also have your foot in a pile of dog crap. The degree to which you enjoy the ride is where you place your focus.” This is the 'crap or cone' philosophy of life espoused by Elroy and Nanna Shickles, a couple married for 70 years and who die holding hands on their 90th birthday. In the wake of their death, their grandchildren, Jason and Margot Shickles, find themselves struggling to navigate the bitter sweet nature of love and relationships.

DIRECTOR: Donna Trousdale
PRODUCER: Lynn Elliot, Jason McHugh, Donna Trousdale
WRITER: Donna Trousdale
CAST: Zach Alden, Suziey Block, D.C. Douglas, Michael Lerner, Teresa Ganzel
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

Programmer's Note: The Shickles took home the Audience Choice Award at the Pasadena International Film Festival in mid-March.

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The Shickles

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSThe Shickles is a comedy about love, sex, death, and the sweetness of life. "At every moment in life you have an ice cream cone in one hand and you also have your foot in a pile of dog crap. The degree to which you enjoy the ride is where you place your focus... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:58pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:00pm

Breaking Legs
"Footloose" Meets "Mean Girls." After the death of her mother, high school freshman Bloom moves in with her hapless uncle and feeble grandma (Lee Meriwether). With little support and encouragement at her disposal, she struggles to find her footing while adjusting to small town life. A dancer by nature, Bloom is determined to find an outlet for her despair, but there's nowhere to dance in this backwoods town - except the school dance team! Just as she's trying to fit in, the boyfriend of the team’s captain falls for her, catapulting Bloom into the spotlight against her soon-to-be arch nemesis. Bloom will have to fight to win her place on the team, even if she has to "break a leg!"

DIRECTOR: Mark Marchillo
PRODUCER: Micah Brandt
WRITER: Mark Marchillo
CAST: Chris Kattan, Lee Meriwether, Liv Southard, Sarah Rochelle
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

WORLD PREMIERE

Scheduled to attend: Stars Lizz Carter, Aaron R. Landon, William Leon, Maria Pallas, Sarah Rochelle, and Young Artist Award Winner for Best Actress, Liv Southard, along with Writer/Director Mark Marchillo and Producer Micah Brandt.

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Breaking Legs

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS"Footloose" Meets "Mean Girls." After the death of her mother, high school freshman Bloom moves in with her hapless uncle and feeble grandma (Lee Meriwether). With little support and encouragement at her disposal, she struggles to find her footing while adjusting... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:25pm

One Smart Fellow
While on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not-so-smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down.

DIRECTOR:
Timothy Busfield
PRODUCERS: Timothy Busfield, Alyssa Loveall, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse, Matteo Zingales, Michael Ferdie, Robert Humphreys, John Skoglund, Tommy Lohmann, Scott Oberholzer, Timmy Booth, Timothy Vincent
CAST: Timothy Busfield,Melissa Gilbert,Laura Innes,Belle Shouse
RUNTIME: 00:43:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

FILMS
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One Smart Fellow

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTSWhile on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not-so-smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down.DIRECTOR: Timothy BusfieldPRODUCERS: Timothy Busfield, Alyssa Loveall, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:00pm

Silver Skies
You can never be too old for new beginnings. A group of eccentric retirees' lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them.

DIRECTOR:
Rosemary Rodriguez
PRODUCER:
Enrico Natale
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Nestor Rodriguez, Fred Roos, Arthur Sarkisian
WRITER:
Rosemary Rodriguez
CAST:
George Hamilton, Jack McGee, Valerie Perrine, Alex Rocco, Mariette Hartley, Barbara Bain, Howard Hesseman, Jack Betts, Micah Hauptman, Heather McComb
RUNTIME:
1:36:00
COUNTRY:
USA
LANGUAGE:
English

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Silver Skies - CLOSING NIGHT FILM

You can never be too old for new beginnings. A group of eccentric retirees' lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them. DIRECTOR: Rosemary RodriguezPRODUCER: Enrico NataleEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nestor Rodriguez, Fred... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:36pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA