Shorts Block • Connections

Friday, 2 p.m. • Goshen Theater (73min)

The Red Thunder

(6:30min)

Director: Alvaro Ron
United States

Sarah, (Allie Grant) a nerdy teenager, steals her mom’s brand new car to go on a date with Danny, (Miles Heizer) the boy she is in love with. Little does she know the vehicle hides a secret that will change her life forever …

The Red Thunder

The Break Up

(3min)

Director: Desta Reff
United States

A boy and his imaginary friend decide it’s time to part ways.

The Break Up

Reinterpreting Neruda: Flower

(7min)

Director: Nich L. Perez
United States

A college student reflects upon love, life and rejection through the poetry of Pablo Neruda.

Reinterpreting Neruda: Flower

Chicago Dick: Teaser

(14min)

Director: Dave Orvis
United States

Franklin Brewster was a lauded detective with the Chicago Police Department until he was fired following his binge drinking causing the tragic death of his wife. Now a washed-up private eye battling alcoholism, he accepts mundane jobs shadowing cheating spouses and identifying retail thieves in a struggle to make ends meet. Then he’s asked by a rich widow to solve a cold-case murder. Franklin sees her offer as a way to settle rising debts — and maybe as a path to restoring his honor. But why couldn’t the police bag the killer? And how can Franklin avoid becoming a homicide statistic himself? (This is a “master scene” from the 100-page screenplay.)

Chicago Dick: Teaser

Woodshed

(12min)

Director: Travis Newton
United States

When a 13-year-old outcast drives his drunk uncle to buy cigarettes, they form an unlikely bond over a straight-shifter and rock ’n’ roll.

Woodshed

Zero

(29min)

Director: David Victori
Spain

A boy and his father are emotionally and physically separated on the day earth intermittently loses gravity. The boy is wrestling with questions about his mother’s death, while his father desperately tries to find his son as the world is rising and collapsing around him.

Zero

Goshen Theater

216 South Main Street

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Friday, 2 p.m.

2019 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors

2019 River Bend Film Festival Presenting and Legend Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2019 River Bend Film Festival Partner Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2019 River Bend Film Festival Luminary Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana
2018 River Bend Film Festival Hero Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana

Allen Brenneman • Celtx • Common Spirits • Flowers By Phoebe • Goshen Motors • Greensweep Cleaning Services • Lesson.ly • The Local • Salon J • Vinyl Wagon Crew • Weston Fribley • Woodstar Photography • Yoder Culp Funeral Home

This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

And a special thanks to our 2019 Festival hosts

2018 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors • Goshen, Indiana