Well Crafted Local Documentaries
Goshen Theater • Thursday, 7 p.m. (98 min)
Director: Taylor Stansberry
When a medical emergency happens, time is of the essence. The Showalter family recounts the harrowing emergency and the life saving care that they received from their small town, community healthcare system.
Blosser’s Park: The Social Gathering Place of Goshen
Director: Jackson Steinmetz & Courtney L. Templeton
After it opened in 1909, Blosser’s Park drew people in from across northern Indiana. It hosted boats, beaches, picnic grounds, and even a skating rink. After it closed in the 1940s it was largely forgotten and today only a few traces of its past remain on the island.
Director: Kyle Hufford
The discovery of a lockbox buried in the basement of a former Jewish midwestern merchant’s store would unlock a half-century-old secret. The papers inside would reveal a family’s story of rescue, sacrifice and courage. In the late 1930’s, David and his son Sidney Plaut owned a small shop in Goshen, Indiana. The Plauts witnessed firsthand the persecution of the Jews in Germany. They decided to take action by sponsoring and assisting 28 Jewish refugees immigrating to the United States.
Schedule is subject to change.
In some cases, seating is limited. Arrive early to insure a seat!
2023 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors
Charter Audio • Common Spirits • Constant Spring • Daycap • Electric Brew • Elephant Bar • Fairfield Inn • GoDance Studio • Goshen Brewing Company • Goshen Health Foundation • Don and Theresa Gunden • Geof Landis and Liz Gunden • Ignition Music Garage • Inn on South 5th • Jojo's Pretzels • Gordon and Laurie Lord • Maple City Market • Maple Indian Restaurant • Jim and Janet Rieckhoff • Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn • Table @108 • Venturi