Camp Alec

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 1:30pm-3:30pm

Nestled in the woods outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Camp ALEC is a sleepaway camp for kids who are non-speaking. Despite being smart, capable individuals in every sense, disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy, and verbal apraxia have made it impossible for these campers — along with 1.3% of the US population — to vocalize speech. To express themselves, they use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices that translate their composed messages into audible speech.

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Delay of Game

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 1:30pm-3:30pm

In the wake of an NFL superstar’s suicide, coaches and families tackle the dangers and rewards of playing youth football.

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Lolo and the Barbershop

Friday, Sept. 27th, 6pm
(Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island)
Plays before feature: Cicada Song

Lolo & The Barbershop captures the essence of Catalina Island from the view behind a barbers chair. Lolo Saldana was born on the island 90 years ago and has been the barber for over 50 years. His personal story and the stories connected to the barbershop come to life in this heartfelt documentary about community, family and a lifelong passion of giving back.

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My Mothers Last Day on Earth

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 1:30pm-3:30pm

 A film documenting my mothers last day on Earth as seen through the eyes of myself as I desperately struggle to get from Los Angeles to my home town of Leeds, UK to be by her bedside, on a trip I never dreamed would be my last.

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Stronger than Carr

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 1:30pm-3:30pm

A filmmaker moves his family cross-country only to arrive in their new city, Redding, California, as a fire tornado rips through neighborhoods during the deadly 2018 Carr Fire. As the smoke clears he sets out to investigate several heroic stories, discovering why people in Northern California are “Stronger Than Carr”.

Where There is Darkness

Saturday, Sept. 28th. ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 3pm-5pm

Having devoted his life to helping the less fortunate, Father Rene Robert was regarded as a “living saint” in the tight-knit community of St. Augustine, Florida.

But when Father Rene began helping ex-convicts get their lives together after prison, the people closest to him worried that he was putting his life at risk.

 In April, 2016, when Father Rene failed to show up at a church service, Sheriff Shoar immediately put his best detectives on the case and local residents joined in searching for the beloved priest. It quickly became apparent, however, that Father Rene was not just missing—someone had taken him against his will.

Beyond Sixty Project

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

The original voice of Siri, the Madam CJ Walker biographer and the sculptor of Lady Gaga’s Fame perfume carriage are among the inspirational stories revealed in this compelling documentary. From a very early age women are made to believe that our relevance has an expiration date. Showing us the power of resilience, defiance and the wisdom of experience the Beyond Sixty Project will challenge the way we think about aging and the value of our own stories.

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Chicago at the Crossroad

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

Much is said about the violence in Chicago’s segregated communities. But what is known about the systems that created it, the laws that isolated it, and the policies that abandoned it. This is that story.

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Community First, A Home for the Homeless

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

“Community First, A Home for the Homeless”, is a documentary introducing an extraordinary new movement which is transforming the lives of homeless people through the power of community. This 27-acre, mastered planned development called Community First! Village is providing affordable, permanent housing for the chronically homeless in Austin, Texas. As the founder Alan Graham explains, “It is specifically designed to lift the chronically homeless off the streets, offering them a place to call home, helping them heal from the ravages of life on the streets, and allowing them to rediscover a purpose in their lives”.

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Father of the Flying Car

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

Paul Moller, an esteemed 80 year old inventor, fights against the odds to complete his life’s work, a flying car.

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Henry’s Hair

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

All at once, your life changes forever. After losing his Mom to cancer, 13 year old Henry embarks a journey that will transition him from the innocence of childhood, to the the complexities of adulthood. A decade later, Henry is faced with the unthinkable.

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HONEY WEST: The Gloria Fickling Story

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

The story of one ground-breaking woman who opened the door to new roles and portrayals of women in books and television as it chronicles the longevity of G.G. Flickling’s career, including her work as a fashion editor; her authorship of 11 Honey West novels; and her contribution to the path breaking Honey West television show… a show that changed the content and trajectory of women’s roles in television! This film provi

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I AM HUMAN

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

Meet Anne, Bill, and Stephen – three of the world’s first humans on their journey to receive implantable brain computer interfaces – and the scientists and entrepreneurs on a quest to unlock the secrets of the human brain. Will the same technology that heals the sick lead to super human abilities, telepathic communication, and cognitive enhancement? How will this change what it means to be human…and most importantly, are we ready? I AM HUMAN is a sci-fi documentary chronicling humanity’s quiet march down a new evolutionary path…where man and machine merge as one.

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John Van Hamersveld CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A colorful glimpse into the kaleidoscope that is John Van Hamersveld’s seminal art career, viewed through the eyes of many artists and innovators he has influenced. John Van Hamersveld CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT conveys a universal message of encouragement to anyone coming of age as an artist in a challenging world to accomplish this in.

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Lost In Carranza

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

In the night of October 12th 2015, Pablo Carranza falls back into hard drugs despite his sobriety and battle against years of addiction. Alone in his apartment, filled with regret and guilt, he decides to confess by leaving a final voice message for his first love.

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Mentally Al

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

An intimate portrait of the life and mind of a man many consider to be “the greatest comedian you’ve never heard of,” Al Lubel. Mentally Al shows us the other side of show business and explores what it means to be an artist in your sixties, still struggling to find the audience many of your most famous and successful peers believe you deserve.

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Middle of Nowhere

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

Ex-Marine-turned-goatherd Brian and Vietnam-combat-vet Alex both live off-grid, while Alan, whose military career lasted over two decades, struggles with severe PTSD and looks for peace training mules. Marge, who served as a nurse in Vietnam, finds a home in a large and supportive community of veterans. All of them tell their stories, exploring what brought them to the same wild and often-treacherous county in Northern California.

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Path of the Daff

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, PATH OF THE DAFF is a moving documentary that focuses on the journey of one daffodil bulb from the soil of the Netherlands thru a greenhouse in MA and onto the finish line of the Boston Marathon as the community comes together to honor the memory of the bombings as well as its survivors and its victims. A story of hope, love, and overcoming tragedy. Everything has a journey.

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Pioneers in Skirts

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

As ambitious women are forced to maneuver a work-world built for company men, Ashley wastes no time planning her escape while clearing a path for the women coming up fast behind her.

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Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

Skin Deep explores the controversy of Morgellons Disease: with its bizarre symptoms and contentious scientific proof, you’ll wonder who is delusional—the patients who believe or the doctors who deny.

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The Divers

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A New Zealander working for a non-profit in Australia, finds ways to make her dollar stretch, by dumpster diving to rescue and reclaim unused food.

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The First Angry Man

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

He saved your house. Then he ruined your country. This is the story of Howard Jarvis and the birth of the Tax Revolt.

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The Valley

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

Three women inspire and organize a small mountain town to stop a billionaire military contractor and land developer from destroying a National Park-like valley at their doorstep. An environmental dream becomes a hard reality when the court hands over its verdict — raise 50 million dollars in only three months or lose it all. Experts tell them it can’t be done and local naysayers push back, but the town is ready to risk everything.

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