Shorts Block

Something Different

The Goshen Theater • Friday, 3:30 p.m. (105min)

Destination Unknown

(10min)

Director: Ethan Wellin

To survive a deep space accident, a lone astronaut must cross through the malfunctioning Virtual Reality chamber of his damaged ship. Therein lurk ghosts of a life left behind on Earth, and questions about the true nature of his mission.

RBFF | Something Different | Destination Unknown

Accord

(3min)

Director: John Erik Lallerstedt
California

A hungry street musician finds the perfect sidewalk real-estate, but he isn’t the only one.

RBFF | Something Different | Accord

Miles to go before Austin and me … sleep

(5min)

Director: Jim Hall
Indiana

The film took 42 years to finish. Austin trusted his story to a teenager with his first film camera and project. He died knowing that promise was broken. Peabody Award winner Jim Hall now finds closure for himself and the documentary first shot in the 1970’s. The promise now fulfilled as a FilmPoem, an Ode to all those who march to a different drummer…the distant beat and measure only heard in the human heart.

RBFF | Something Different | Miles to go before Austin and me...sleep

Outburst

(15min)

Director: Benjamin Strack
New York

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 song-writing competition.

RBFF | Something Different | Outburst

Prenatal

(10min)

Director: Bears Fonte
Texas

Mysteriously eight months pregnant overnight, Katie believes the Angels responsible, but her sister thinks differently.

RBFF | Something Different | Prenatal

Mamie

(10min)

Director: Benoît Monney
Switzerland

Worried about the health of his grandmother who doesn’t recognize him anymore, Antoine pays her a visit in attempt to bring her memory back.

RBFF | Something Different | Mamie

ASIA A

(20min)

Director: Andrew Reid
California

Inspired by a true story. A recent spinal cord injury patient struggles to reconcile his sense of self-worth with his new reality as a paraplegic.

RBFF | Something Different | ASIA-A

The Shipment

(25min)

Director: Bobby Bala
Canada

Unable to fix his derelict ship, a struggling interplanetary transporter and his young daughter become stranded on a wretched spaceport while faced with an unscrupulous offer to escape.

RBFF | Funny Town | Killing Karen Soloway

Liminal

(7min)

Director: Matt Litwiller & Collin Davis
Indiana

Liminal explores big ideas in contained spaces: a character piece with a sci-fi backdrop. Gwen, the lead scientist on a secret experiment to teleport humans, encounters a co-worker on a smoke break. As she grapples with the implications of recent discoveries it’s clear that a dire mistake has been made.

RBFF | Something Different | Liminal

The Goshen Theater

216 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

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