Here Now & Hereafter

2012 Festival

Fri, May 4 @ 7:00 pm

From the profound (Library of Dust) to the darkly hilarious (Family Values), these films take the darkest subject and find light, humor or insight. Peace Region filmmaker Rio Fitch (Found a Peanut) and actor Peter Daly will participate in a 15-minute Q&A following the films.

Films in this package

One family.  One lesson to be learned.  One twisted way to teach it.  Won People’s Choice Award at 2011 Mudfest.

An executive, about to commit suicide in his office, is interrupted by the cleaning lady’s arrival.  Not wanting to be seen, he hides and ends up spying on her.

In 2004, thousands of copper canisters of human cremains were discovered at the Oregon State Hospital where One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was filmed.  This fascinating documentary about the forgotten remains of forgotten people shows how art can bring about social change.  Won Best Documentary at the 2012 Taos Shortz Film Festival.

An adaptation of the old camp song “Found a Peanut” in which one man’s unwise culinary choice results in dire consequences.  It will have its European premiere at the Fastnet Short Film Festival in Ireland at the end of May. There’ll be a Q&A with Rio Fitch and actor Peter Daly following the screening.

With a sense of déjà vu, a man gets up and prepares coffee.

When an unexpected visitor arrives, Mrs. Evans has to think fast.  Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Magnified Pictures Limited.

Rockabilly meets Wild West in this animated tale of a young man who finds himself in the back of a hot rod occupied by four sinister ghouls.  From the rumbleseat of their car, he revisits memorable moments of his life.  Indie rockers The Sadies provide the soundtrack.  Won Best Animated Short at the 2011 Atlanta…

A young woman and her mountaineering companions are caught in a storm as night falls.  Their only lifeline is a state policeman who tries to talk them through the night until help can arrive.  Won the Grand Prize at the 2010 Festival du film d’Autrans.