Babysplitters

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8pm
(Queen Mary, Long Beach)

When two couples with mixed feelings about having kids hatch a plan to have and share one baby, things spiral out of control.

  • Starring Danny Pudi, Emily C. Chang, Maiara Walsh, Eddie Alfano, Brian Thomas Smith, Mark Feuerstein

Badland
(World Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 28th, 7pm
(Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island)

Set in the unincorporated areas of the West, where renegade factions have replaced law and order. In the ashes of the Civil War, one of the first African American Senators commissions hardened Detective Matthias Breecher with the impossible task of hunting down a trio of war criminals who have eluded capture for more than a decade.

  • Starring Mira Sorvino, Kevin Makely, Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern, Tony Todd, Wes Studi,  Jeff Fahey and Amanda Wyss

Cicada Song
(World Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 27th, 7pm
(Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island)

Karen is a tough, corn fed, outspoken, farm manager who cares about the people she works for and the migrant people who work for her. When one of her farmhands approaches her about a little girl that has recently disappeared, she becomes closer to her employees than she ever thought possible. But, when her lover, Annabelle, disappears, the bubble Karen lives in bursts and she begins an investigation only to uncover something dark in the little town she grew up in.

  • Starring Lyndsey Lantz (Karen), Kim Reed (Judith), Joseph Bottoms (Kurt), Jenny Mesa (Annabelle), Rob Tepper (Richard), Cesar Ramos (Javier), LR Hults (Bob)

Dark Harbor
(World Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 26, 8pm
(Queen Mary, Long Beach)

Olivia, at 8 months pregnant, returns to her childhood home in Maine to attend her father’s funeral. She intends it to be a quick trip, but her father’s dark secrets won’t let her leave quite yet. She must navigate her father’s death, her narcissistic mother, her approaching due date, and the mess her father left behind, as she proves to herself that she can handle motherhood.

  • Starring Jessica Sipos, Sterling Hurst, Xander Berkeley, Meagen Fay, Connor Trineer, and Joel McHale.

RWANDA

Friday, Sept. 27, 3pm
(ACC Theatre, Catalina Island)

A man, a woman, and their families. The fastest and most systematic genocide in history. He is Hutu, she is Tutsi. He must kill. She must die.

 

BARBIE'S KENNY

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

Kenny is a struggling actor in Los Angeles who’s life takes a hard left when his birth mother reaches out after no communication for over a decade. She needs his help, he thought this chapter was behind him… “Barbie’s Kenny” is a character study exploring the mother son bond, the past’s power over present and everything in-between within this familial drama inspired by the works of Steve Buscemi and John Cassavetes.

  • Starring Shawn Hawkins, Tara Bast, Bianca Lemaire, Andrew Dubitsky, Edward Hendershott
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Green Fever

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A cannabis farmer and his pregnant lover fight for their lives when dangerous criminals come to rob them. Bonds turn into betrayals and a supposed simple home invasion turns into a massacre that will leave only one survivor.

  • Starring Mike Foy, Paul Telfer, Kriss Dozal
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Lovers

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A couple decides to end their relationship after three years due to him receiving a job offer in New York. He is seeking self-improvement; she needs consistency and community. They spend the last 24 hours in Berlin together to say goodbye in dignity.

  • Björn von der Wellen, Magdalena Steinlein, Janina Elkin

 

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Range Runners

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A woman thru-hiking an isolated trail runs into trouble when her pack is hijacked by two men hiding out in the woods, desperate and on the run. Now, stranded and left to fend for herself, she has a choice: crawl back to her normal life in defeat, or push forward and take back what was stolen from her.

  • Starring Celeste M. Cooper, Sean Patrick Leonard, Michael B. Woods
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Rihaa

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

BSF officers are hunting down for a man who has crossed border illegally, but after a while when they cant find him, they return. And we reveal our protagonist (Jeet) come out from beneath the sands heaving and moving away. He takes rest in a village drinks water and moves ahead… comes to a road where from a distance he sees a bus coming. He boards the bus and we move into the flashback of his life. He was an army man who fell in love with a girl (simmi), who had come to his village to attend a wedding. Jeet with the help of his friend kinda, tries all his luck to win over the girl (simmi). And in a brief dramatic sequence they get married.

  • Starring Puneet Channa, Anjum Batra, Sangeeta Sanoy, Baljinder kaur
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Soundwave

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A teenage inventor’s life spirals into chaos when a nefarious group discovers he’s invented a device that can hear into the past.

  • Starring Hunter Doohan, Katie Owsley, Paul Tassonne, Vince Nappo, Mike Beaver, Dwight Hicks
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The Dawn

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Following the murder of her family at the hands of her father in the wake of World War I, a young woman is sent to live in a convent. However, her demons follow and manifest themselves in ways which bring the nightmares of her past with her.

  • Starring Devanny Pinn, Stacey Dash, Jonathan Bennett, Teilor Grubbs, Ryan Kiser, Heather Wynters, David Goryl
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The Last Berliner

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A highly suspenseful and compelling hostage thriller about the issue of gentrification – and the good souls who lose along the way. Nail-biting and tragic right until the very surprising end.

  • Matthias Ziesing, Pegah Ferydoni, Moritz Heidelbach
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The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen’s evil deeds. He finds a way to withdraw all the magic from the world – they who master the magic powers get trapped into the Mirrorlands. The only one who can stop him and keep the fairytale in our world is Gerda – as her own superpower is not sourcery but her faith in kindness and friendship. In Gerda’s new adventures, the Snow Queen herself will help her along with trolls and pirates.

  • Rome Brooks, Matt Bush
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THE WAKE OF LIGHT

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

A young woman starting to lose hope while caring for her aging father following a stroke and their broken down farm meets a charismatic young man on a cross country road trip, who falls for her and asks her to join him. Now she has a choice to make.

  • Starring Rome Brooks, Matt Bush
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To Hell And Gone

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A crafty drifter finds himself stranded on a remote ranch in the middle of nowhere, Arizona. He meets Eden, the stoic, hard-working owner of the property, and she agrees to help him. Their plans are cut short when a plane full of murderous thieves lands nearby…

  • Starring Susan Gayle Watts, Carr Cavender, PJ Marshall, Robert Morgan, Clayton Froning, Drew Connick, Rob Nagle
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