Shorts Block • Documentaries

Saturday, 10 a.m. • Goshen Theater (108min)

Grandma Shirley

(12min)

Director: Travis LaBella
United States

One year ago I decided to film my Grandma each time I visited New York. Over the course of three separate visits, her life changed dramatically.

Grandma Shirley

A Life of the Mind

(7:10min)

Director: Paul Kim
United States

One man’s last words is another man’s awakening.

A Life of the Mind - Niels Erik Andreasen

Gardeners of the Forest

(15min)

Director: Ceylan Carhoglu
Laos

For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants but, as of 2016, there are fewer than 400 elephants left in the wild.

Gardeners of the Forest

Honest Space

(3:30min)

Director: Brody Bernheisel
United States

Justin Stutzman is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, New York. Honest Space is a commentary on the space he works in and how he, as a visual artist, finds the confidence to keep creating.

Honest Space

Molasses & Lemon

(4min)

Director: Robert Sickels
United States

This film chronicles the eerily similar ways people talk about being in love and getting their hearts broken. We think of them as being different emotional experiences in the abstract, but when discussing them people use the exact same nomenclature, revealing that maybe they’re not so different after all.

Molasses & Lemon

Pvt. Andrew Longley

(8min)

Director: Larry App
United States

Cemeteries are full of extraordinary stories from ordinary people. Take, for example, Andrew Longley, who was a private in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Pvt. Andrew Longley

Gospel Music Is

(16:15min)

Director: Tiffany Blake
United States

Uplifting, motivating, soul stirring, and inspiring, gospel music has been in existence for over 80 years since the early 20th century. After all of these years, gospel music continues to speak to people today.

Gospel Music Is

The Stephensons

(15min)

Director: Jacqueline Reyno
United States

The story of a family growing up and growing old in a small town. This piece is a snapshot of time spent with my grandparents told through the eyes of my mother as she reflects on her past.

The Stephensons

Language of the Unheard

(21min)

Director: Jacqueline Reyno and Matt Litwiller
United States

Located in the Southwest corner of South Dakota, the Lakota speaking Natives have one of the most fascinating, controversial, and difficult histories a group of people have ever told.

Language of the Unheard

Still Sophie

(6:45min)

Director: Caroline Knight
United States

Four and a half years ago, young talent Sophia Salveson’s life changed forever. Doctors said she may never walk again, may never talk again…may never perform again. They were wrong.

Still Sophie

Goshen Theater

216 South Main Street

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Saturday, 10 a.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

In some cases, seating is limited. Arrive early to insure a seat!

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