Shorts Block • Documentaries
Saturday, 10 a.m. • Goshen Theater (108min)
Director: Travis LaBella
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.
A Life of the Mind
Director: Paul Kim
One man’s last words is another man’s awakening.
Gardeners of the Forest
Director: Ceylan Carhoglu
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.
Director: Brody Bernheisel
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.
Molasses & Lemon
Director: Robert Sickels
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.
Pvt. Andrew Longley
Director: Larry App
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.
Gospel Music Is
Director: Tiffany Blake
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.
Director: Jacqueline Reyno
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.
Language of the Unheard
Director: Jacqueline Reyno and Matt Litwiller
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.
2019 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors
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