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Film Festival of Columbus

Gateway Film Center . 1550 North High St . Columbus . Ohio . 43201

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 12TH

12:00PM - WORLD PREMIERE
THE FAN CONNECTION (DOCUMENTARY)

In the Rust Belt city of Buffalo, NY, frustration is at an all time high after decades of decline and broken promises. Not seeing a path to renewal for their city in the politicians or corporations who have let them down for decades, the beleaguered yet loyal citizens turn to their professional hockey team for relevance, not just for their city, but for themselves. 1:33

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1:00PM
VITAMANIA: THE SENSE AND NONSENSE OF VITAMINS (DOCUMENTARY)

A documentary about vitamins: the history of their discovery, the dietary supplement industry, and the dangers of both deficiencies and excessive intake. 1:30

 
 
2:00PM
MY DADS, MY MOMS, AND ME (DOCUMENTARY)

In 2007, three families and five children of gay fathers let the camera into their lives. Twelve years later the camera returns to find out how the kids are faring as teenagers. 1:27

 

 

3:00PM
FFOCOL: INTERNATIONAL SHORTS BLOCK (IN COMPETITION)

A selection of shorts from around the world. 1:33

 

On Air 17 minutes

Brian, who got stuck in a rut, receives a call during his broadcast that doesn't turn into a pleasant conversation.

Stari Grad (Old Town) 9 minutes

A fable set in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia. A boy, hiding from artillery fire, makes a wish for peace, with unexpected results.

John Don t Know Nothin' 14 minutes - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

John, a famous television sitcom star has a heated conversation about coleslaw in his taxi home from work.

Tomatic 20 minutes

Three best friends, Jimmy, Samy and Sofi, have the trailblazing idea: to turn a chocolate dispenser into a pot-vending machine. Also, there’s a dog in the film.

Acide 18 minutes

A disturbing cloud takes shape somewhere in the west. It slowly goes toward the center of the country, throwing the population on the roads. In view of the inexorable arrival of the cloud, it is the global panic. This cumulus is acid.

Think of the Worst 15 minutes

Think of the Worst takes a peek at Guy’s everyday struggle with his mysterious ability. Whenever he wishes for good things to happen, the opposite of them happens. His weird habits to keep his ability under control leads to misunderstandings from people around him, and his ordered life is thrown into chaos.

4:00PM
THE INTERPRETERS (DOCUMENTARY)

‘The Interpreters’ follows the lives of Iraqi and Afghan military interpreters who worked with US forces on the ground. In many cases, interpreters face danger in their countries because of their affiliation with the US war effort. 1:18

 

 

5:00PM
LIKE HARVEY LIKE SON (DOCUMENTARY)

On May 30th, Ultrarunner and Cincinnati based high school teacher Harvey Lewis set out to conquer the Appalachian Trail in record-breaking fashion. Together, he and his 78-year-old father-turned-crewchief navigate remote wilderness and unpredictable weather on their 2,190 mile journey to the top of Mount Katahdin. 1:38

6:00PM
TEST CITY, USA
Q&A with filmmakers

There is undeniable energy and momentum in the growing startup ecosystem of Columbus, Ohio. ‘Test City, USA’ explores this moment in time for the city, how the ecosystem evolved, and the challenges of what comes next. 1:30

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7:00PM
5A5B (EPISODIC OHIO PREMIERE, EPISODES 1 & 2)
Q&A with filmmakers

He’s a gay geek avoiding 30. She’s a suburban divorcée embracing 50. Together, neighbors Kev and Jan confront New York’s daily disasters...

 
 
 
 
 
 
8:00PM
MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY THRASH METAL STORY (DOCUMENTARY)

In the early 1980's, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash.

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9:00PM
PICK IT UP: SKA IN THE 90'S (DOCUMENTARY)
Q&A with filmmakers and CCAD animators

Chronicles the rise and fall of Third Wave Ska music in the US of the 1990s. 1:33

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