2018 OTR Film Festival Schedule

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Wednesday - September 26th

12:00 pm

Duke Energy Convention Center

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Event Details: Opening Kick-Off Luncheon

Lights...Camera...Action! A Celebration of Shared Humanity
The official opening event of the 2018 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival celebrating storytelling that can change the world!

Sit down to a scrumptious lunch and get a preview of the films you will see during the festival and enjoy fabulous entertainment from our stars.

Buy a seat for yourself, or purchase a table for eight and fill it with your friends. If you buy a table by June 1, your name will appear on the official film festival program!

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Erich Kunzel Center For Arts And Education | SCPA

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Event Details: The Continual Struggle: Exhibition of Work by Brian Washington

The Continual Struggle: Exhibition of work by Brian Washington. Presented by Fifth Third Bank.

Exhibition at The Erich Kunzel Center for Arts & Education, 108 West Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Exhibition Hours:

Wednesday September 26 | 6pm-10pm
Thursday September 27 | 6pm-10pm
Friday September 28 | 6pm-11pm
Saturday September 29 | 11am-11pm
Sunday September 30 | 11am-6pm

Read more about Brian Washington on our Special Guests section.

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6:00 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Mind / Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

Mind / Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw - Basketball super-star Chamique Holdsclaw's roller-coaster attempts at recovery from near-suicide reveal an uphill battle against the stigma of mental illness.

Guest Speaker: former NBA Player, Larry Sanders.

Runtime: 57min

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7:00 pm

Washington Park

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Event Details: Disney's Christopher Robin -- FREE!

Disney's Christopher Robin - Family Film - Free to the Public!

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

7:00 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Conviction: The True Story of Clarence Elkins

In collaboration with University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Opera — SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY CINCINNATI OPERA! — Conviction: The True Story of Clarence Elkins – In a small town in Ohio, a grandmother was raped and killed, and her 6-year old granddaughter raped and left for dead, after an intruder entered the grandmother's home in the middle of the night. Clarence Elkins, the grandmother's son-in-law and uncle of the little girl, was promptly arrested for the crime and sent to prison for life. Clarence insisted on his innocence, and never gave up hope throughout the 8-year ordeal. CONVICTION is a gripping story of justice gone wrong, and also a meditation on the role of luck in the criminal justice system. In order for Clarence Elkins family and supporters to prove his innocence, all of the stars had to align perfectly. Its a story that would be unbelievable if it weren't true.

Runtime: 55min

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Thursday - September 27th

8:00 am

Cintas Center

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Event Details: Interfaith Breakfast

Let us all come together!

A coming together of universal faiths and cultures to celebrate our shared humanity as well as raise awareness of relevant issues facing our community.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet new people who care about inclusion as much as you do. Listen to an inspiring message and leave with a renewed vision for what it means to be a neighbor.

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4:30 pm

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Happy Lucky Hour

Sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Join us THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 in LeCube at SCPA for HAPPY LUCKY HOUR - 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Then enjoy the Midwest Premier of Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show - 6:15 to 7:30 PM at the School for Creative and Performing Arts Corbett Theater.

See the Mooncake Weekend Combo in Special Events for more fun.

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5:30 pm

Revel OTR Urban Winery

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Event Details: Wine Over The Rhine

A wine tasting featuring four local wines, each paired with a special appetizer. The event will be held at Revel OTR Urban Winery. There will be four stations comprised of a locally produced wine matched with an appetizer. At each station a sommelier or wine expert will explain the characteristics of the wine at that station and the decision involved to pair it with the appetizer.

After the wine tasting we will walk 4 1/2 blocks to SCPA for the screening of a film called, “Being Rachel” about a young girl’s perspective on living with developmental disabilities.

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6:15 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show

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, stereotypes, empowerment, the model minority myth, post-colonial commodification of orientalism. And Hello Kitty hats.

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6:30 pm

Chatfield College

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Event Details: Three Films in OTR at Chatfield College

The Over-the-Rhine Museum presents the Three Act Series “Three Films,” which will include a screening of The Spirit of Tafari, Good White People: A Short Film About Gentrification, and These Old Buildings Raised Our Many Children.

Thursday, September 27 | Doors open at 6pm, screening begins at 6:30 pm

Suggested donation: $10

Chatfield College, 1544 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45202

7:00 pm

Woodward Theater

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Event Details: VETERANS' PARTY

A "Hollywood-Style" celebration of our community's cherished heroes!

Join us for an inspirational and heart-warming evening of fellowship with your veteran colleagues.

Cocktails and appetizers.
Keynote speaker, Jon Sanchez of Team Performance Institute and former Navy Seal.
A movie selected just for our veterans.
Surprise guests!

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8:00 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Being Rachel

A documentary about youth with developmental disabilities struggling to mount a play about their lives.

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8:30 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Dealt

Winner of the SXSW Audience Award for Documentary Feature, Dealt is the inspiring story of sixty-two year old Richard Turner who is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. In this documentary, Richard traces his journey from his troubled childhood, when he began losing his vision, to present day as he relentlessly pursues perfection while struggling with the reality that his biggest weakness might also be his greatest strength.

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9:00 pm

Mini Microcinema

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Event Details: Thelma

Writer/director Joachim Trier crafts a haunting tale of Thelma (Eili Harboe), a shy college student who has just left her religious family in a small Norway town and finds herself intensely drawn to her classmate Anja (Kaya Wilkins). But in a surprising twist to this coming-of-age tale, first love and self-discovery arrive with uncontrollable seizures and supernatural powers that force her to confront the terrifying implications. [Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2017; From the director of 'Louder Than Bombs,' 'Oslo, August 31st,' and 'Reprise']

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9:30 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Godspeed: The Pace of Being Known AND August 25

TWO MOVIES!
GODSPEED: THE PACE OF BEING KNOWN - Follow the story of an American pastor whose desire to change the world grinds to a halt in a Scottish parish. Join Eugene Peterson, N.T. Wright and Granny Wallace on a pilgrimage to being known in your own backyard.

Runtime: 36min53sec

AUGUST 25 - A physics professor receives a surprise visitor who has greater knowledge about his work with regards to time than the Professor himself. Who is this visitor? Where is he from? Questions and doubts flood the professor's mind, until Shayon the visitor, makes the ultimate sacrifice to turn time and reality on its head. A taut thriller with an unexpected twist, August 25 tests the bonds of love, trust and sacrifice that we share with each other. Bonds that defy nature and reality.

Runtime: 17min41sec

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10:30 pm

Woodward Theater

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Event Details: Between the Shades

Between the Shades seeks to put faces to the letters that make up LGBTQI and how those letters have evolved. The film examines the immense power of labels and the transcendence of love. Fifty people, each with a connection to the LGBTQI community began this conversation by sharing their stories for this film that has became an audience favorite and a classic reminder that love truly is love. No film can ever capture the immense diversity of the LGBTQI community, but it didn’t stop us from trying.

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Friday – September 28th

11:00 am

Woodward Theater

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Event Details: Friday Morning Shorts Selections-11:00AM

FIVE FILMS!

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD - Three aspiring filmmakers set out to explore the consequences and remaining threats of the Bosnian War. Their research takes them to the closely integrated community of SPID.

Runtime: 15min29sec

LIFE IN STRIDES - Jake, a young man with autism, has become a champion in therapeutic horseback riding. Jake’s mother Joanne has been by his side throughout his riding career, helping her son stay calm on his horse. Now, Jake is put to the test as he enters his first non-therapeutic riding competition, where the circumstances are outside Jake and Joanne’s control.

Runtime: 18min28sec

ANYONE LIKE ME - Anyone Like Me is the story of a hard of hearing football coach, Shelby Bean, who found his identity as a member of the world's only deaf collegiate football team, the Gallaudet University Bisons.

Runtime: 25min

MY DAD MATTHEW - This short is a glimpse into the life of Matthew, a man with a significant disability, as voiced by his insightful and articulate son, Elijah. Using a wheelchair, a pointer and a letter board, Matthew shows us he's a college professor, an honorary coach for the football team, an advocate and a dad.

Runtime: 5min50sec

BIRTH OF A NEW ART FORM: LINELLISM REVEALED - 'Birth of a New Art Form reveals the story behind an exciting new painting style called 'Lineillism, ' developed by Jim Hall, an 84-year-old American artist. 'Lineillism' and it's an innovative and intricate technique that uses vertical lines of color to create an image. (Think Pointillism but with all vertical lines) The acrylic paintings take more than a month to complete and often involve more than 500,000 brush strokes. Jim created the style when he awoke one day to find his vision marred by the Shingles Virus. He saw the world in all vertical lines - but instead of panicking, he started painting: in lines.

Runtime: 9min59sec

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1:15 pm

Woodward Theater

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Event Details: Friday Afternoon Shorts Selections-1:15PM

SIX FILMS!
HARLEM BLUES - Filled with survivor's guilt, a young musician is haunted by the memories of losing his father. He turns to prescription drugs to self medicate, but soon realizes playing music is the only thing that can save him.

Runtime: 5min56sec

A FERRY TALE - This short film is about a father and his two autistic children. They get on ferry in a wintry day. They meet with some disappointing incidents in their short trip. Due to some impatient passengers' reactions to his children's unintentional actions, father feels sad and loses his hope.

Runtime: 10min14sec

CARRY ON LITTLE SIS - Michaela has just lost her beloved older sister Naomi and is trying to cope the best she can. Naomi struggled with severe bipolar disorder and was constantly being hospitalized for her manic episodes. Naomi's illness took an emotional toll on Michaela and Michaela found it difficult to be there for Naomi when she was ill. So, when Naomi died, this left Michaela with a lot of guilt around not being there for her when she was sick.

Runtime: 12min34sec

93 MILES - The night after defecting Cuba, a baseball player and his girlfriend are held up in a Mexican hotel room. The tension rises as the two become claustrophobic in this stressful situation that they are stuck in.

Runtime: 16min58sec

THE BEST LITTLE COFFEE HOUSE IN MARYLAND - Inwood House, the only apartment building in the US that is both Secion 8 and dedicated to people with a variety of disabilities, is home to a monthly musical coffeehouse unlike any other…

Runtime: 17min39sec

PEGGIE - Inspired by true events, the film addresses the theme of dementia as a way to travel through time. A special gift that has the protagonist, Peggie, who, in a quiet californian afternoon, moving from one room to another in her home, crosses different epochs of her life. More than a timing jump in a few meters, where the last one will lead her into a blind alley from which only a person who is apparently stranger to her will be able to pull her out and bring her home. Like every day for at least ten years.

Runtime: 9min

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3:30 pm

Woodward Theater

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Event Details: Knife Skills and Wale

TWO MOVIES!

KNIFE SKILLS - A French restaurant in Cleveland is staffed by mena nd women who have been recently released from prison and have two months to learn their trade. [Academy Award nominee - Best Documentary Short]

Runtime: 40min

WALE - An 18 year old youth offender is trying to start his own business as a mobile mechanic. But enterprise isn’t so easy when you’re a young, black male with a criminal past.

Runtime: 20min

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5:30 pm

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Feed the Human Spirit with Kroger

Feed the Human Spirit with Kroger - 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Feed your spirit with the company of diverse and delightful people. Feed your body with beverages and lite bites from Eli's. Then enjoy the feature film sponsored by Kroger.

Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story
7:30 PM - School for Creative and Performing Arts - Corbett Theater

Charged with 2400 volts of electricity, Eduardo lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass, and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found. [Audience Award - Maui Film Festival 2017; Opening Night Film - Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Audience Award - DocFest SF Documentary Festival]
Runtime: 1hour26min

Feed the Human Spirit and Charged: $ 25.00

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5:45 pm

Woodward Theater

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Event Details: Out of State

OUT OF STATE - After a cultural transformation in an Arizona prison, two Hawaiian men return to Hawaii to start life over and wrestle with pressures from the outside world. [Special Jury Award for Artistic Vision - Portland Film Festival 2017; World Premiere - LA Film Festival 2017]

Runtime: 1hour22min

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6:00 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Chromosome 21

Vitória is a girl like all the others. She goes to college, she plays the piano and practices swimming. The only difference is that she has one more chromosome and this caused her to be born with Down Syndrome. In her path, she crosses with the dreamy Afonso, a boy without the syndrome. Their involvement awakens the girl's independence and passion, and in society a questioning about the involvement of this "couple out of standards."

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5:30 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Feed the Human Spirit with Kroger

Feed the Human Spirit with Kroger - 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Feed your spirit with the company of diverse and delightful people. Feed your body with beverages and lite bites from Eli's. Then enjoy the feature film sponsored by Kroger.

Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story
7:30 PM - School for Creative and Performing Arts - Corbett Theater

Charged with 2400 volts of electricity, Eduardo lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass, and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found. [Audience Award - Maui Film Festival 2017; Opening Night Film - Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Audience Award - DocFest SF Documentary Festival]

Runtime: 1hour26min

Feed the Human Spirit and Charged: $ 25.00

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7:30 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

Charged with 2400 volts of electricity, Eduardo lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass, and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found. [Audience Award - Maui Film Festival 2017; Opening Night Film - Santa Barbara International Film Festival; Audience Award - DocFest SF Documentary Festival]

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8:00 pm

Woodward Theater

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Event Details: The Intimate Realities of Water

The Intimate Realities of Water is a series of cinematic portraits that examine the power dynamics of water and slums. The film is a social commentary that also chronicles the complex relationship between water, poverty, gender, sanitation, health, and development in shantytowns. For four years the producer of The Intimate Realities of Water has documented how water influences everyday life in two of Nairobi’s slums, Kibera and Dagoretti, where she has come to know many of the residents and non-governmental organizations. [Female Filmmaker Award of Merit - IndieFEST Film Awards 2016; Shortlisted for Best Documentary at the Paris Art Movie Awards 2016]

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8:30 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Take A Look At This Heart

An intimate look at several people with disabilities discussing/showcasing issues, concerns, and realities of relationships and sexuality.

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9:30 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: LABEL-LESS

A powerful and poignant live performance with music and dance that celebrates the uniqueness in all of us.

This special performance for the 2018 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival is a creation of Lachey Arts, founded by Drew and Lea Lachey.

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9:45 pm

Woodward Theater

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Event Details: Sexual Being AND Project Home: The Next Battle

TWO MOVIES!

SEXUAL BEING - Chandler is an emerging porn star and self-described sexual deviant trying to make it big in Toronto. Meaghan is a socially attuned empath and aspiring actress making experimental films in LA. They both happen to have cerebral palsy, and they’re sick of society’s normative standards of beauty getting in the way of their dreams. A raw, intimate portrait of two people’s distinct journeys on their first attempts to shift the social perceptions of sexuality and disability.

Runtime: 17min

PROJECT HOME: THE NEXT BATTLE - When three U.S. military veterans return home from deployment, they find the struggle to survive is only beginning. Some are without limbs, others carry the invisible pains of PTSD. The wounds bring each veteran to the brink of death, whether in a hospital or by suicide.

Runtime: 29min55sec

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Saturday – September 29th

9:00 am

Washington Park

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Event Details: Fit Fest! - Free-No ticket needed!

September 29, 2018 9:00 am | Washington Park
FITNESS FOR ALL
Drop in anytime for classes and experiences that accommodate all abilities!

FREE TO THE PUBLIC - 9AM TO 1PM

10:00 am

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Saturday Morning Shorts Selections-10:00AM

FOUR FILMS!
HYPO - "Stepper" is Tamir Kehati's stage name. He's 31 years old, lives in Tel Aviv and is known throughout Israel for his breakdancing prowess. Tamir is aspiring to greater heights for himself and his art, and won't stop in his way to get it, in spite of a serious obstacle standing in his way. When Tamir was 16 years old, he was diagnosed with type1 Diabetes. This disease effects his life routine and causes him to constantly face challenges as his intense physical art of dance meets a disease that hurts the body and makes one lose control over it in a sense.

Runtime: 24min

LOCKED IN - Locked In tells the story of Victoria Arlen, who fell victim to a pair of illnesses at the age of 11 and lived in a locked-in state for four years. Conscious for much of that time, Arlen gradually recovered to become a Paralympic Gold Medalist in Swimming and eventually to fully recover the use of her legs.

Runtime: 37min14sec

THE MAGIC BRACELET - Make A Film Foundation is a non-profit organization which grants film wishes to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Our current project is the short film "The Magic Bracelet". It fulfills the final wish of Rina Goldberg who passed away of Mitochondrial disease just after her 15th birthday and some of her final words to her mom were, "Promise to take care of my film."

Runtime: 19min02sec

SING ME - Words written by teenagers with autism are turned into art songs and performed by profressionals.

Runtime: 8min17sec

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10:30 am

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Saturday Morning Shorts Selections - 10:30AM

FIVE FILMS!

UNMASKED - From students at SCPA...a short film on embracing the beauty within.

Runtime: 2min11sec

TRUE COLORS - A high school class learns a great lesson in dealing with difference.

Runtime: 4min

SNOWFLAKES & DIAMONDS - A thought provoking glimpse into the struggles of a young woman's heart as she contemplates love, marriage, children, & family during Christmas seasons of past and present.

Runtime: 13min45sec

BEAUTIFUL - I am a mix and I am beautiful.

Runtime: 5min03sec

HERMAN WAINGGAI: A HIDDEN GENOCIDE - Encounter the struggle, suffering, and injustice in West Papua through the eyes of Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Herman Wainggai - a former political prisoner and escapee living in exile. His visceral and emotional experiences convey the brutal realities of the hidden genocide currently taking place in West Papua. Recalling his early childhood, his prison time, and his dramatic escape from the West Papuan border, relive the journey Herman has taken to freedom. Filled with faith, determination, tragedy, and resilience, Herman’s eye-opening narrative reveals to the world a genocide masked by deception, and silenced by oppression.

Runtime: 10min57sec

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11:30 am

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Entertainment Workshop: Beyond Stereotypes

Storytellers come in all shapes and sizes in today’s globalized world. Developing narratives that authentically portray relevant and engaging characters is always the goal. Hear from a panel of accomplished storytellers, from the worlds of comic books to Hollywood and more, who reveal precious insights on how they have learned to create diverse characters with depth.

PANELISTS:
Jason Harris, CIO & Spokesperson Jason’s Connection
Nancy Silberkleit, CEO Archie Comics
Ben Duffy, Take a Look at this Heart
Jesse Heffring, OTR Filmmaker, Being Rachel

12:00 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: United Skates

When America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture--one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world's greatest musical talent. [Best Documentay Audience Award Winner - Tribeca Film Festival 2018; Official Selection & International Premiere - HotDocs 2018]

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12:15 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Saturday Afternoon Shorts Selections - 12:15PM

FOUR MOVIES!

AIDEN'S JOURNEY: THE NEXT CHAPTER - In 2008, Taryn and Ricky Skees welcomed their second baby boy 5.5 weeks early, however that wasn’t the only surprise they received that night. The sounds of joy that normally fill a delivery room were replaced by confused gasps and an eerie silence. Ricky noticed something didn't look right with his son's hands and feet. A neonatologist told them that it appeared Aiden had something called Apert Syndrome. Aiden's hands looked as is if they were in little fists. His fingers and toes were fused together and the sutures of his skull had closed too early making his forehead protrude. A nurse gave the nervous parents a printout that gave information about Apert syndrome, a craniofacial condition that occurs in only 1 out of every 160,000 births. They learned their baby would require numerous surgeries, may have a poor quality of life and even recommended institutionalization. They were heartbroken – yet determined to fight for their son’s future.

Runtime: 20min

OUTBURST - Outburst is a short film about a young man overcoming his anger to achieve his musical dreams. Caught in between being ignored and being babied, he struggles to keep his anger in check as he prepares to put it all on the line in a songwriting competition.

Runtime: 14min45sec

A PLACE WHERE WE CAN BE TREATED FAIRLY - A short documentary focusing on individuals experiencing homelessness and the temporary asylum they find within The Cincinnati Public Library.

Runtime: 4min42sec

HOW THE MOON FELL FROM THE SKY AND NO ONE EVEN NOTICED - When best friends Benji (Peter Carroll) and Ruben (Nick Trivisonno) decide to make a film in their free time, they don’t realize they’re signing up for the end of the world as they know it. But when a love triangle develops on set and the lines between reality and fantasy start to blur, the boys must reckon with their developing feelings for each other.

Runtime: 40min

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12:15 pm

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Workshop: Acting on a Set

ACTING ON A SET

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Taking acting lessons in a classroom is one thing…However, taking what you learned to a film or TV set can be completely mind blowing!

1:00 pm

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Bold Conversations: BORN THIS WAY with performance by MUSE

“Born This Way: A Conversation on Identity, #TIMES UP and More”

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Panel Description:
With the #metoo and #timesup movements in Hollywood, our eyes (and hearts) as a society are opening up more than ever before on the issues of gender equality, identity, inclusion, and more. Recently, a 2018 Bloomberg Businessweek special issue on equality stated that “Change can be difficult and uncomfortable, but that doesn’t make it any less essential.”

Join this essential conversation on the issues of identity, gender equality and more in film, media, and in our community.

Moderator: Melinda Weekes, Echoing Green, Social Entrepreneur in Residence and Founder of Beautiful Ventures in New York City
{Opening Performance by MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir}

-Panelists:
1) Dr. Surmeet Bedi, Nephrologist, and Board Member for the Indian American Chamber of Commerce
2) Dominique Le Clair, Filmmaker, Carry On Lil Sis
3) Mimi d’Autremont, Filmmaker, Anyone Like Me
4) Maya Solis, Manager, Native Film Program, Sundance, OTR Film Juror
-Community Partner: YWCA of Greater Cincinnati

1:00 pm

Contemporary Arts Center

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Event Details: Creative Growth Art Center and Art21

Free to the Public!

A screening of the new season PBS Art in the  Twenty-First Century -- Art21 -- episode San Francisco Bay Area.  This episode focuses on Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland.  Special Guest, Tom di Maria, Director of Creative Growth Art Center, will present and be on hand for discussion.

You will also experience digital examples of the work of Creative Growth Artists -- a unique opportunity to be inspired.

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2:15 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Saturday Afternoon Shorts Selections-2:15PM

SIX MOVIES!

iRONY - A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.

Runtime: 7min53sec

THE LAST EMBRACE - The Little girl wants to show her drawing to her family, but everybody is busy with their cell phones, she goes to her grandpa who has just past away a few minutes ago without anybody noticing it.

Runtime: 4min

MUMPSIMUS AND HALCYON DISCORD - If you are a young person experiencing mental ill health and homelessness, life is far from a walk in the park. This film explores the connections between mental health and homelessness, challenging common misrepresentations in the media. Using spoken word, the film questions whether we can ever these issues in an objective way. Rolf has experienced mental health issues and homelessness. He is a first-time filmmaker.

Runtime: 3min

AFTER DEATH IN HEAVEN - Autobiographical story about the death of a father as seen through the eyes of his son who has Down Syndrome. The writer-director, a fashion designer, has Down Syndrome, and wanted to share his very personal vision of the world and the afterlife. He consciously chose an abled actor to play his role and embraced a peculiar tone and structure, to create this warm, funny, and touching film.

Runtime: 12min53sec

THIN LINES - Leah's life doesn't seem to have meaning anymore. She feels trapped in her own silence until she meets Noah, a cheerful artist and deaf man who opens her eyes to a new way of living life.

Runtime: 33min

100,000 MILES A SECOND - A Woman with multiple sclerosis goes to a local coop at the end of a busy workday. After fighting to find a parking spot in the crowded lot, she gets a call from her boyfriend. They talk about the neurology appointment she had earlier that day, and how the doctor dismissed her, she's experiencing problems walking. They hang up. She has a meltdown in her car. She pulls herself together enough to go into the store. A homeless musician plays mandolin outside the entrance. He saw her pull in the lot and watches her walk up to him. She digs a few coins out her purse to give him. He takes the opportunity to talk to her about how fast we are traveling through the Universe. His tall-tale reframes the way she's been thinking about her situation. She realizes she's been blocking her own momentum with negative thoughts about herself.

Runtime: 7min20sec

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2:15 pm

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Bold Conversations: Wakanda Forever: The Black Panther Effect in Hollywood and in Our Community

“Wakanda Forever: The Black Panther Effect in Hollywood and in Our Community”
{“Blurred Lines” Book signing To Follow}

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Panel Description:
Marvel’s Black Panther movie has broken box office records worldwide in 2018. The success of this movie has already illuminated the fact the movies starring actors of color with universal themes can be financially success. At the same time, the Black Panther movie has also increased the awareness of having community respect and love for one another with the movie’s signature mantra, “Wakanda Forever!”

Join this panel discussion examining the phenomenon of the Black Panther movie in Hollywood as well as in our Cincinnati community and its positive impact.

Moderator: Melinda Weekes, Echoing Green, Social Entrepreneur in Residence and Founder of Beautiful Ventures in New York City
-Panelists:
1) Courtney Parker, VP of Alternative Programming for Adaptive Studios in Hollywood and Co-Author of Blurred Lines / OTR Film Festival Juror
2) Michael Chenevert, Actor & Producer, OTR Film Festival Juror
3) Sai Danchuk, OTR EP of iRony
4) Tim Gordon, Critic and Founder of the Lakefront Film Festival
5 )Jenel Walton, VP of Marketing, Greater Cincinnati Urban League
-Community Partner(s): Greater Cincinnati Urban League

2:30 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Mankiller

MANKILLER examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller, who defied all odds to become one of the most influential leaders in the United States. Mankiller overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first female Principal Chief in 1985. As a child, Wilma’s family was relocated from Oklahoma to San Francisco, and although traumatic, it was here she gained valuable life experience during the turbulent ‘60s. She brought this passion and organizing expertise back to her people where she was re-elected for three terms, laying important foundations for the current Nation. Mankiller’s humble leadership style and her strength as a uniter remind audiences of the true meaning of servant leadership. The film reunites the team of Gale Anne Hurd and Valerie Red-Horse Mohl for their third documentary.

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4:00 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: To A More Perfect Union

The film chronicles unlikely heroes - octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney Roberta Kaplan - on their quest for justice. [Winner - Manhattan Film Festival 2018; Award of Excellence Winner - Impact Docs Awards]

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4:30 pm

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Napa vs. Sonoma Uncorked

presented by
Napa Cellars and Folie a Deux Sonoma
Napa Cellars Chardonnay vs Folie a Deux Chardonnay Napa Cellars Pinot Noir vs Folie a Deux Pinot Noir Napa Cellars Cabernet vs Folie a Deux Cabernet

Join us before the screening of "I've Gotta Be Me" for a wine tasting led by Level III Advanced Sommelier Mary Horn featuring the face-off between Napa and Sonoma Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet. Decide for yourself which is one is the winner while learning about what's unique to each valley!

Tickets: $25 for Wine Tasting or $35 for both Wine Tasting and screening of Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds support The Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival and The Cincinnati International Wine Festival's 35 beneficiaries.

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5:30 pm

SCPA

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Event Details: Red Carpet Arrivals for the Rat Pack Bash

Come early for the Rat Pack Bash festivities and be on hand for the Red Carpet Arrival of our Special Guests!

6:00 pm

Music Hall Ballroom

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Event Details: Rat Pack Bash: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. & Awards Ceremony

Featuring Award-Winning Actor of Stage, TV and Silver Screen, Mr. Obba Babbtunde.

Film at the School for Creative and Performing Arts - Party following film at Music Hall Ballroom

Start the evening viewing the inspirational documentary on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. After the film, Obba Babbatunde will talk about Sammy's life and his impact on American culture. Then, stay seated for the exciting announcement of the OTR International Film Festival Awards.

After the film, stroll across beautiful Washington Park to Music Hall Ballroom and enter the magic world of the "1960's Copa Room at the Sands Hotel" and dance the night away to the sounds of the Cincinnati Sinatra, national acclaimed Rat Pack Entertainment Group, featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.!

Drinks and lots of eats and sweets.

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6:00 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I Gotta Be Me - Film Only

FILM ONLY -- Fantastic look at versatile great who should not be forgotten [Audience Award Winner - Nashville Film Festival 2018; Best Documentary Feature Winner - PanAfrican Film & Arts Festival 2018]
This film screening is underwritten by Fifth Third Bank.

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8:30 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Omotenashi

The young heir to a construction company in Taiwan is sent to Kyoto to oversee the renovation of a hotel they’ve bought. In the hopes to get back with his ex and sell the hotel, he meets the in-keeper and her daughter.

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9:00 pm

Mini Microcinema

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Event Details: Keep the Change

When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn't belong there. But when he's assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah's romantic past, David's judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like.

Runtime: 1hour34min

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9:30 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Jinn

Summer is a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings, abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity. [Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival 2018]

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Sunday – September 30th

11:00 am

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Sammy Davis, Jr: I've Gotta Be Me

Fantastic look at versatile great who should not be forgotten.
Screening underwritten by Fifth Third Bank.
[Audience Award Winner - Nashville Film Festival 2018; Best Documentary Feature Winner - PanAfrican Film & Arts Festival 2018]

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11:00 am

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Entertainment Workshop: What Makes a Good Film?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD FILM

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Description:
More and more films are being shot and produced every day and storytelling is evolving in many exciting ways. From VR and AI to your mobile phone, creating captivating films and engaging narratives is the ultimate goal. Learn from our esteemed Film Jury for the 2018 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival as to what they look for in a good film.

Moderator: TT Stern-Enzi, a local film critic for CityBeat and FOX 19 and serves as lead curator for the OTR film festival
Panelists:
Entire Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival Jury

11:30 am

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: The Children Act

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

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12:30 pm

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Entertainment Workshop: Marketing/Promoting Your Film

HOW TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR FILM

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Once you have completed your project, the next thing you need to do is to promote it! Learn from industry professionals, nationally and locally, on how to successfully market your film as well as promote your film for festivals and other industry awards.

Moderator: Doris Owens, Owner of The Owens Group (doris.owens@theowensgroup.net)
Panelists:
-Sharon Liggins, Entertainment Publicist, L.A.I. Communications
-Jim Brunzell (aGLIFF-The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) is the Program Director for the All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival -Amber Espinosa Jones, Outreach & Inclusion Coordinator, Sundance Institute

1:30 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Let Us Dance AND 93 Miles

TWO MOVIES!

LET US DANCE - Two specialized contemporary dancers arrive to Tahiti to manage "Masterclass" of therapy by the dance with the handicaped people engine. A young contemporary choreographer living in Tahiti and a young Polynesian dancer follow these 3 weeks of transmission of knowledge with the cooperation of handicaped people engine. After the departure of the trainers, they take over and go up a show which mixes contemporary dance and Polynesian dance with dancers and local dancers and especially voluntary disabled people, of whom some people are in wheelchair.

Runtime: 56min23sec

93 MILES - The night after defecting Cuba, a baseball player and his girlfriend are held up in a Mexican hotel room. The tension rises as the two become claustrophobic in this stressful situation that they are stuck in.

Runtime: 16min58sec

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2:00 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Queen of Katwe - FREE! - Please get free ticket.

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

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2:00 pm

LeCube @ SCPA

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Event Details: Bold Conversations: The State of GRACE in Our Society Today

“The State of GRACE in Our Society Today”

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Panel Description:
Bullying, online shaming, and more have become normal behavior in our society today. However, this behavior is not normal. Can showing GRACE make an even stronger impact on others? How can film and media impact the state of grace?

Be a part of this intimate discussion on the power of GRACE in our society.

Moderator: Matthew Faraci, President of Inspired Buzz and Star of Frankly Faraci on the Dove Channel and OTR Film Juror
Panelists:
1) David Vaughn, Senior Minister, White Water Christian Church
2) Adam Clark, PhD, School of Religion, Xavier University
3) Jeremy Bandow, OTR Filmmaker, 100,000 Miles a Second
4) Tom Purdy, OTR Filmmaker, Sing Me
5) Gal Sagy, OTR Filmmaker, Hypo
-Community Partner(s): Crossroads Church & Whitewater Church

4:30 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: Two Beats One Soul

Two Beats One Soul is a visual album celebrating the heartbeats of both #Cuban & #American culture. 🇨🇺 JAM SESSION FOLLOWING MOVIE IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE!

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3:30 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: Fool AND Palacios

TWO MOVIES!

FOOL - Myles, a simple man living somewhere in suburbia, invites his friends to his birthday party, but things don't go as planned when Myles suffers a heart attack.

Runtime: 13min36sec

PALACIOS - Eugene, an inner-city teen, escapes the city streets and hides away on a Midwest city rooftop during the 4th of July holiday. He is found by Holly, a widowed alcoholic, who lives in the secluded rooftop dwelling with her Boston terrier. They commit to spending the day together above the city as they wait for a hopeful resolve to Eugene’s situation. As their day passes, their friendship grows, and their personal realities begin to catch up with them.

Runtime: 1hour18min

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6:00 pm

SCPA - Mayerson Theater

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Event Details: What Will People Say

Nisha’s double life — obedient to her traditional Pakistani upbringing at home, typical Norwegian teenager to her friends — comes crashing down when her concerned parents kidnap her and send her to Pakistan, in Iram Haq’s empathetic story of family, community, and culture. [Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2017]

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6:30 pm

SCPA - Corbett Theater

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Event Details: The Rider

THE RIDER - After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for a new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. [5 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations including Best Picture 2018; C.I.C.A.E. Award Winner - Cannes Film Festival 2017]

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7:00 pm

Mini Microcinema

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Event Details: Keep the Change

KEEP THE CHANGE - When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like.

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