Shorts Block

Family & Trials

Art House • Friday, 9:30 p.m. (116min)

Sweet Yoyo


Director: Mark Cira

Nine-year-old Jozefin must confront the reality of being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes with her mum. While Yoyo bravely comes to terms with her new life, Hannah struggles with the financial and emotional burden of having a child with this disease.

RBFF | Family and Trials | Sweet Yoyo

Sweet Mercy


Director: Michele Atkins

Fuzzy, a young man with Down syndrome, accompanies his brother Harold for a visit to their mother’s on her birthday. Fuzzy must watch out for Harold’s criminal ways or else be taken once again by his love for his brother who can’t get straight.

RBFF | Family and Trials | Sweet Mercy

Evelyn x Evelyn


Director: Eric Pumphrey

Set in 1956, an African American couple struggles with the death of their child.

RBFF | Family and Trials | Evelyn x Evelyn



Director: Sara Pérez

Homefull is a documentary about the lives of people living on the street, their day to day lives, their worries, the difficulties they have to face, the treatment they receive from other people they cross on the street. We talk to the people for whom the street is their home.

RBFF | Family and Trials | Homefull



Director: Peter Allen

In 1940s Germany at the height of Nazi power, three German soldiers capture an escaped Jewish woman. But now that they have her what will they do with her?

RBFF | Family and Trials | Waldwolfe

Pike County


Director: Cody Joel
New York

A young father struggles to protect his daughter from the pitfalls of Appalachia, the epicenter of America’s opiate crisis and collapsing coal industry.

RBFF | Family and Trials | Pike County

93 Miles


Director: Noah Canavan

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.

RBFF | Family and Trials | 93 Miles



Director: Annabel Vine
United Kingdom

A young dyslexic boy inadvertently shows a bully that it isn’t ‘soppy’ to love your Grandad and like spending time with him.

RBFF | Family and Trials | Grandbad



Director: Dru Miller

When a nonverbal autistic teen’s family is falling apart, he must find his voice to keep them together. Based on a true story.

RBFF | Family and Trials | Duke

Art House

211 South Main Street, 2nd Floor

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

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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