San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
First Annual Misfit Film Festival
We are thrilled to announce the first annual Misfit Film Festival sponsored by our friends at the Fargo Forum and produced in partnership with Grassfire Studios, a Fargo-based visual storytelling company, and Ed Rigg, a London based filmmaker.
The first annual Misfit Film Festival is featuring an eclectic mix of incredible films. We were blown away by the standard of the submissions received and we are incredibly excited to showcase the work of these fifteen exceptionally talented filmmakers.
The winner of the Misfit Film Festival will receive a custom trophy and $1,000 in prize money. The winner will be announce online on June 2nd.
The schedule for the Film Festival is as follows:
10.30am - 12.30pm: Fargo Theatre
Neil Westley: The Truth About Stanley - The story of an unlikely friendship between an older Congolese man and a young runaway, living rough on the streets of London.
Fred Rowson: Woodhouse - After her cat goes missing, Carly becomes suspicious. Has some thing, some creature taken it away? Her search will draw us back into a history of dreamers and hoaxers, as ordinary lives are riven by a growing obsession with this fantastical story.
Ed Rigg: Passenger - Set entirely on the London Tube, a young couple, Tom and Alexandra, begin to talk to a fellow passenger, a former soldier named Peter. They discuss life in London, ambitions and the couple's relationship. Peter is struggling to find his place in society again having returned from duty. Trapped on the Underground until they reach they're destination the couple are forced to make a decision, the consequences of which will haunt them forever.
Ed Rigg: No Smoking - Two squatters have big plans for their new place. However, a minor disagreement brings up a major issue.
After the showing there will be an interview and Q&A with Ed.
12.30 - 2pm: Fargo Theatre
Erik Proulx: 365 Days in Happy Valley - A journey into the heart of State College, one of the world's most beloved university towns, to reveal whether the crimes of Jerry Sandusky will redefine not only the way the world views it, but how those who live there or cherish it feel about how they are perceived. The film explores the quest for justice, the role of the media in shaping public perception, and the collateral damage of a rush to judgment. Emotionally engaging, 365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley will leave you contemplating complex issues about the search for truth. The film also explores the concept of forgiveness as a way for individuals to heal from unimaginable adversity.
After the showing there will be an interview and Q&A with Erik.
3.00pm - 5.30pm: Studio 222
Spencer Brown: The Boy With the Camera for a Face - The Boy with a Camera for a Face is a satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head. We follow him from his birth through to adulthood, and experience his inability to live a normal life, as every moment of his existence is transformed by the fact that he is recording it.
Whitney Gray Allen: The Window Between Worlds - A 16mm film about a father, a son, and a machine.
Greg Carlson: The Hammer and The Ax - A master blacksmith and his apprentice learn from each other at a red-hot forge on the ice-cold prairie.
Patrick Moreau and Grant Peelle: #standwithme - Only a 9-year-old would dream a lemonade stand could change the world. After seeing a photo of two enslaved boys in Nepal, Vivienne Harr is moved to help in the only way she knows how: by setting up her lemonade stand. With the goal of freeing 500 children from slavery, she sets up her stand every day, rain or shine. In telling Vivienne’s story, #standwithme examines the realities of modern-day slavery, the role we play in it as consumers, and the importance of knowing the story behind what we buy.
9.30pm - 10.30pm: Ecce Art Gallery
Conor Holt: A Better Life - A new medical treatment for her comatose husband compels Diane to reevaluate their relationship.
Stephanie Latscu: Paint Dreams - A reclusive girl travels through a whimsical world after falling into one of her paintings.
Joel Marchand: We Are Also Very Lonely - A young man sees himself as a character in a bigger story as he wrestles with what it means to be a successful and unique person in the age of social media.
Doug Goodwin: Knock Down Drag Out - A pair of bright eyed, new to the game hit men get an unsettling offer from their boss.
Samuel Claeys: The Denouément - A visual and sonic meditation on the perpetual imbalance between natural, organic, terrestrial elements and unnatural, inorganic, anthropocentric materials within our urban environments
Chuck Miller: Shooting Star - Maya, a well off valley girl, finds herself bored and looking for excitement. Amy, her friend, turns her onto a new type of mind altering device called Muzak. Maya soon learns that everything that goes up must come down.
Tickets for each screening will be $5. Buying tickets through Eventbrite is encouraged as seating is extremely limited. However, tickets will be sold at the door of each venue on a first-come, first-served basis.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
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