A Golden Heart

Saturday, Sept 28th, ACC Theatre- Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

Two 9-year-old boys venture into the wilderness in search of a rare flower with magical powers.

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A Minor Variation

Saturday Sept 28th, Queen Mary- Queens Salon (Long Beach) 4pm-6pm

Jackie (75) is adjusting to life after the death of her beloved husband. Her solitude is a stark reminder of the sacrifices she made in order to build a family, most importantly giving up her lifelong dream to be a Jazz singer. To find her voice again at this stage of her life, she must rediscover her individual identity.

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A Perfect Fit

Friday, Sept 27th, ACC Theatre-Catalina Island . 1pm-3pm

Bridal shop owner Pamela Park spends her days hearing stories of love, romance and courtship, but has yet to experience anything of the sort in her own life. Is she on a fool’s quest to find a perfect fit? A romantic comedy for people who don’t believe in romantic comedies, this 10-minute short film examines the notion that no matter how many times we get knocked down, stomped on, or chewed up, we all find the courage to get back out there and try again.

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A Tattooed Heart

Wednesday, Sept 25th, Queen Mary -Queens Salon (Long Beach) 4pm-6pm

A creative writing instructor (Jennifer Morrison, “Once Upon a Time”) at a juvenile detention center finds common ground with a troubled student (Madison Wolfe, “I Kill Giants”) yet quickly finds herself in great danger when she decides to help her.

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As the Crow Flies

Saturday, Sept. 28th. The Overlook-Catalina Island . 11:30-1:30pm

Sam is a middle aged alcoholic who has grievously lost his way after suffering a tremendous loss. When his estranged ex girlfriend, Karen, presents him with life altering news, Sam is left staggered and forced to make a decision that will determine how he will go on.

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Blow Out

Friday, Sept. 27th. ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

A woman finds a seemingly innocent balloon outside her front door. She brings it inside and things get weird.

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Chicken Boy

Thursday, Sept. 26th. Queen Mary-Queens Salon(Long Beach) 4pm-6pm

After being bullied at school and neglected at home, this “Chicken Boy” approaches a gun.

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Clicker

Wednesday, Sept. 25th. Queen Mary-Queens Salon (Long Beach) 4pm-6pm

After the death of his beloved cat, Jack embarks on a dark, youthful adventure where he must tackle the modern intricacies of technology while facing death in the flesh.

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Crazy Cat Lady

Saturday, Sept. 28th ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

When Betty can’t make it home to her darling Waffles, she must find another way to spend her last hours on earth.

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Dreamwisher

Saturday, Sept. 28th ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

Mourning the death of her father, a lonely eight-year-old girl is befriended by two mysterious girls who offer her a way to reunite with him.

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Exposure

Thursday, Sept. 26th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon (Long Beach). 4pm-6pm

As a young couple fights for survival in the harsh California desert, they confront the choices that brought them to a crossroads in their relationship.

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Fairy Tail

Saturday, Sept. 28th ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

A hopeless romantic discovers an unlikely intruder and finds love at first fight.

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Governors Island

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 11:30pm-1:30pm

A man reconnects with his step-sister after receiving some devastating news.

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Happy To Help

Wednesday, Sept. 25th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon(Long Beach) 4pm-6pm

A work-from-home IT guy embraces the gluttonous freedom of his low-accountability lifestyle, until one disturbing call rips him out of his comfort zone.

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Heartsick

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 11:30pm-1:30pm

An old man struggles with a heartbreaking loss, and the compulsion which keeps him alone.

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Heirloom

Saturday, Sept. 28th. City Hall-Catalina Island. 12pm-2pm

When a young woman enlists her best girlfriends to retrieve a family heirloom from a creepy house, the women butt heads with a gang of misfits who live there.

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Kasra

Saturday, Sept. 28th. City Hall-Catalina Island. 12pm-2pm

This is a day in the life of Kasra – a self-motivated millennial ravenously pursuing his piece of the American dream. Success is held paramount even to the detriment of personal relationships. As the day passes into night his brother’s apparent disappearance takes center stage and may, in fact, have something to do with one of Kasra’s side projects.

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Lady Parts

Thursday, Sept. 26th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon (Long Beach). 4pm-6pm

LADY PARTS follows Liz, a struggling actor who goes from dancing tampon to her first real break, playing a meaty role in a financial drama by an acclaimed up-and-coming director…only to discover that things aren’t what they seem. She experiences a series of funny-because-they’re-true setbacks and putdowns as she barrels toward her breaking point and has to decide what is more important: her dignity or her career.

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Little Con Lilli

Wednesday, Sept. 25th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon(Long Beach) 4pm-6pm

LILI, is a 10 year old Cuban-American girl who should be doing her homework, but instead, decides to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, home alone, eating all her favorite foods, and listening to her favorite band, Air Supply. All’s well, until her mother (NORMA) is fired from work for stealing toilet paper and selling Pop Tarts to guests. When Norma comes home unexpectedly early from work, Lili must hustle to con her mother into believing she’d been doing her homework the entire time.

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Loverboy

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 11:30pm-1:30pm

A young woman grieving from the loss of her mother encounters a charismatic stranger on the internet, and it changes her life forever.

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Lucy in the Sky

Saturday, Sept. 28th ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

Fourteen year old Lucy Katz living with autism adjusting to mainstream high school is suddenly faced with cataclysmic change when she and her identical twin sister become the subject of a genetic research study that could forever change Lucy. But is Lucy entitled to her own life or will she lose her identity and become just a medical experiment?

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Mabel

Friday, Sept. 27th . ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

Mabel, 30-something writer, whose only friends are her tortoise Piña, the memory of her best friend Joan, and charming barista, Jack, at her local café. With a little encouragement, she plucks up the courage to ask Jack out, but it may not be the best time.

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Men Of Vision

Saturday, Sept. 28th. The Overlook-Catalina Island 11:30am-1:30pm

At the turn of the 20th Century, swaggering inventor Hubert Moss is having a dry spell that threatens to ruin him. Could the young acolyte who shows up at his door be his salvation? 

Me Tambien

Thursday, Sept. 26th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon (Long Beach). 4pm-6pm

Two women in polar opposite spheres of society are brought together by one unfortunate common denominator, sexual harassment, but when everything seems lost, destiny will have the last word.

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Miracle Desert

Thursday, Sept. 26th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon (Long Beach). 4pm-6pm

Two would-be criminals buried up to their necks in the desert must outwit a dangerous lawman before the real killer arrives.

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Moving On

Friday, Sept. 27th . ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

The day of his Dad’s funeral, Steve receives a mysterious phone call: Slo Mo’s Diner. 9pm… Apparently things aren’t as simple as they seem.

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Nice Things

Thursday, Sept. 26th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon (Long Beach). 4pm-6pm

A man who seemingly has it all has his life ripped away from him. A parallel universe, a dream, or reality. Only one thing is certain, his superficial values brought on by social media and encouraged by today’s society have finally taken their toll.

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One Way

Friday, Sept. 27th . ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

How far must one man go to escape the heat of a dull work day?

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Pushed

Friday, Sept. 27th . ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

En route to Thanksgiving dinner with her family, Jess Sunland struggles to pull herself together. Black, tear filled eyes and a fracturing illusionary reality, she is clearly tortured by something or maybe someone. When she arrives at her parents house, it is as if a switch flips. Makeup for the bruises, a fake smile, within seconds everything is fine. What is she hiding?

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Smile

Saturday, Sept. 28th . ACC Theatre -Catalina Island, 1p-3pm

An over privileged 7 year old bites off more than she can chew when she devises a plan to deceive the Tooth Fairy.

The Cake

Thursday, Sept. 26th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon (Long Beach). 4pm-6pm

A disgruntled customer calls a bakery to complain about her daughter’s birthday cake.

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The Chase

Wednesday, Sept. 25th. Queen Mary-Queen's Salon(Long Beach) 4pm-6pm

A brazen theft leads a newly married couple on a wild chase across the streets of Los Angeles and into a complex intersection of race, justice, and self discovery.

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The Hour After Westerly

Saturday, Sept. 28th ACC Theatre-Catalina Island. 1pm-3pm

Davis Harwell (Peter Jacobson) is a meticulous man whose life has grown comfortably dull. But when he nods off at the wheel and wakes up a full hour later with no memory of what happened to him, he is presented with a tantalizing mystery.

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The Moonshine Boys

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 11:30pm-1:30pm

“The Moonshine Boys” is the story of two middle-aged comedians at the end of their career. It’s 1991. Patrick, Dan and his ventriloquist puppet named “Buzz” have spent the last decade performing nationwide as a standup-comedy act. But now we find this duo backstage at a rundown comedy club as their careers have taken a hard turn for the worse. The growing tension that’s been building between them for years finally erupts when Patrick quits moments before they’re supposed to walk on stage.

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The Scorpion's Tale

Saturday, Sept. 28th. City Hall-Catalina Island. 12pm-2pm

Greed, revenge and death all impact one another in this taught crime drama. Nothing is what is seems in this film written and produced by Maximiliano Hernández and directed by newcomer Jhosimar Vasquez

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The Talk

Thursday, Sept. 26th . Queen Mary- Queen's Salon (Long Beach) 8pm

A story about the birds and the bees.

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Torn

Friday, Sept. 27th. The Overlook-Catalina Island. 11:30pm-1:30pm

When Scott suffers an unnerving medical situation, his anxiety spirals out of control.                     

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Unicorns

Saturday, Sept. 28th. City Hall-Catalina Island. 12pm-2pm

When Elise hits rock bottom, her mentor Marlon suggests she connect with Jonah, a teenaged boy battling severe depression of his own. What begins as a forced conversation turns into a genuine, even life-saving connection, as Jonah and Elise each turn out to be the sign the other was looking for.

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Eight

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Eight visceral minutes inside the head of a woman who has every reason to give up hope. We follow Sara, from the young age of Eight as a childhood that is traumatic and unstable. Eight years later, she is older and in high school where her life isn’t any easier… where yet again, another trauma is imposed on her. Eight years later… Sara is a woman that is fighting to figure out where her place is in life after failed relationships and still dealing with the previous traumas she’s dealt with, losing her hope and wondering if she should she just give up.

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Lunch Break

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Before she can go on her lunch break, office receptionist Mel is pushed to the limits by her boss’s sexist demands, including babysitting his precocious six year-old son.

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Sophie

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

The complete life-cycle of a commercial Android designed for companionship.

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Things Break In

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Catalina Film Festival Channel

Things Break In is an intimate portrait of love and independence in nature.

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Unregistered

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Rekker and Ata try to navigate teen life as they are growing up in a one-child-per-household policy, implemented by the Government after the Great Famine. But as Rekker gets closer to Ata, she is at risk for exposing her deepest darkest secret. One that will change their lives forever should he find out.

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