The Sky's the Limit (Gr 9-12 English/Languages)

2018 Festival

Thur, May 10 @ 12:30 pm - DJC; Fri, May 11 @ 1:30 pm - GPLT

Presented by Capstan Hauling and chosen by teachers, this insightful package deals with the theme of limitations: those that are imposed upon us by ourselves, others, or the laws of nature; and those that can be surpassed despite expectations and perceptions.

Films in this package

A new kid shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team? Won Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at the 2017 LA Indie Film Fest among other awards.

When a woman’s purse is stolen right in front of him as they’re talking on the street, Just decides to chase after the thieves and get her purse back despite being in a wheelchair. Inspired by a true story. Won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short at the 2017 Stony Brook Film Festival among…

When a young man wakes up in free fall high up in the sky, he has to figure out what to do with the limited time he has left as he hurtles earthward in this visual metaphor for life and what inevitably awaits us all.

Richard Atkins was on his way to stardom and a huge career in the music business in the early 1970s as part of the California Pop Due “Richard Twice” when he mysteriously walked away from it all. This documentary reveals the events that radically changed the course of his life.

This adaptation of a short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is an offbeat, mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is keeping a million-dollar inheritance a secret. Won Best Short Film at the 2016 San Diego International Film Festival.

Libby is a deaf four-year-old girl who is expected to lip read to understand her hearing family, but it is not until a caring social worker teaches Libby sign language that she learns to communicate. As their relationship blossoms, Libby’s mother begins to question whether Libby should be learning it at all. Won the Academy…

When his best mate asked Ed to be the best man at his wedding, Ed prepared a speech for the big day. When the day arrived, he delivered the speech just like he said he would in this adaptation of the award-winning short story by Isabelle Broom.