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Desert Foothills Library Independent Film Festival 2014

Desert Foothills Library Independent Film Festival 2014
Award-Winners from Festivals Around the World

July 25:  Short Term 12 (R)                            
told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a group home for troubled teens -- passionate, tough and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason. But Grace’s difficult past, her fierce independence and the arrival of a distraught new girl at the facility create complications that push Grace and Mason to the brink. In this unique love story the couple comes to embrace a surprising future together, discovering truth and humor in unexpected places. (96 minutes)


August 1:  Least Among Saints (R)                            
A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends -- and one another's last shot at redemption. (107 minutes)

August 8:  The Broken Circle Breakdown (NR)
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama “of the highest order”. Oscar-nominated: best foreign language film. Dutch w/subtitles. (111 minutes)

August 15:  Spinning Plates (NR)
A documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another. (93 minutes)

August 22:  Somewhere Slow (NR)
When Anna Thompson (Jessalyn Gilsig) gets mixed up in a convenience store robbery, she makes a split-second decision to walk out of her life and into the unknown. On her travels, she meets Travis (Graham Patrick Martin), a teenage drifter on his own journey of self-discovery. Sparse and provocative, Somewhere Slow shines light on how sometimes we must learn to break our own rules to find the lives we've been yearning to live. (96 minutes)

August 29:  Saints and Soldiers (PG-13)                            
After surviving a massacre in Malmedy, a location behind the German army in Europe, four American soldiers with only one weapon rescue the British pilot Oberon Winley in a tree and they move together, trying to reach the allied forces and save a great number of allied soldiers from a German attack with the information got by Winley in his flight. While marching, each soldier discloses inner secrets to the rest of the group. German w/subtitles. (90 minutes)