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Opening Night Kickoff, The Big Room, October 3

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Sierra Nevada’s Big Room
1075 East 20th Ave. Chico, CA 95928


Dancing Salmon Home: The ancient Winnemem Wintu people made a promise to the Salmon that they would give the fish a human voice. Meet special guests: Director Will Doolittle and Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk. Live music 6:30 to 7:00 PM.

Admission, THURSDAY Oct. 3, general $5.00
Admission includes film, special guest and live music opening night October 3, 2013

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Event Passes, Colusa Hall, October 4-5


Friday October 4th and Saturday 5th
Colusa Hall, CSU Campus
400 W 1st St Chico, CA 95928


9th Annual FOCUS Film Festival featuring films in multiple theaters, Q&A's and panel discussions with visiting directors and stars, photography and video exhibit, Short Film Competition, reception for filmmakers, book and poster signings and much more.

1-day pass, FRIDAY Oct. 4, general $15.00
Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

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1-day pass, FRIDAY Oct. 4, Disability $10.00
Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

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1-day pass, SATURDAY Oct. 5, general $15.00
Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Tickets available at door or at Little Red Hen locations

1-day pass, SATURDAY Oct. 5, Disability $10.00
Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Tickets available at door or at Little Red Hen locations

2-day pass, FRIDAY and SATURDAY Oct. 4-5, general admission $25.00
Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Friday Oct. 4 and Saturday Oct. 5, 2013

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2-day pass, FRIDAY and SATURDAY Oct. 4-5, Disability $15.00
Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday Oct. 5, 2013

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All Event pass Oct. 3-5, Opening Night (THURSDAY) and FRIDAY and SATURDAY Oct. 4-5, general admission $30.00
Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception on Oct. 3-5, 2013

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All Event pass Oct. 3-5 Opening Night (THURSDAY) and FRIDAY and SATURDAY Oct 4-5 Disability $20.00
Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception on Oct. 3-5, 2013

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Film Tickets Friday, October 4, Colusa Hall


Friday, October 4th
Colusa Hall, CSU Campus
400 W 1st St Chico, CA 95928


Tickets available at door or at Little Red Hen locations

3 Film Ticket $5.00

…that’s me too!
Fri. 9:30 AM
Chico families discuss relationships. Q&A: Entire cast and crew

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13 min + Q&A with cast and crew.
Using still photography and audio interview portraits, this short story film features six locals who share their thoughts about the significant relationships in their lives.

Sugar, Sugar
What’s in your drink? Q&A: Entire cast and crew

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4 min + Q&A with cast and crew.
This short, featuring the cast of Theater in the Now and student filmmakers from the program, talks about the health risks of drinking sugary drinks.

Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy
An unusual, symbiotic friendship.

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40 min.
Kathy and Diana met at a sheltered workshop three decades ago & vowed to buck the system and live independent lives.

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2 Film Ticket $5.00

Inocente
Fri. 11:30 AM
Homeless teenager produces art.

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40 min.
A personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.

An Ordinary Life
Intimate portrait of an activist. Q&A: With Director & Star

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27 min + Q&A with filmmaker and star.
Dot is a mystical masterful artist, a war resister, an environmental activist, a community presence, a jailbird. Is her life ordinary as she claims it to be?

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Ticket $5.00

Mundo Pequeńo
Fri. 11:45 AM
An adventure on wheels. Read subtitles with headphones.

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90 min Read subtitles/headphones.
Follow 20-year old Albert Casals on a journey from his hometown in Spain to New Zealand, never letting his use of a mobility chair hold him back.

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2 Film Ticket $5.00

A Different Color Blue
Fri. 1:30 PM
The redemptive power of art.

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The redemptive power of art.

Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers
Artists transcend their physical limitations. Q&A: With Star

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34 min + Q&A with star, audio described.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what about an artist who cannot see?

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Ticket $5.00

Norm
Fri. 1:45 PM
The life of a man with Down syndrome.

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50 min.
Against all odds, a remarkable woman vows to keep her charismatic, but aging brother at home despite the growing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

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Ticket $5.00

A Sister’s Call
Fri. 2:40 PM
One Woman's 20 year search for her brother. Q&A: With star and expert.

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76 min + Q&A with filmmaker
In 1977, Call Richmond went missing. Twenty years later, he shows up on his sister Rebecca's doorstep suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.

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Ticket $5.00

Mariachi High
Fri. 3:00 PM
Year in the life of an Mariachi ensemble.

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58 min.
In a part of America that rarely makes headlines, there is a small town with a champion Mariachi ensemble that will inspire, and bring you to your feet.

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Ticket $5.00

Short Film Competition & Reception
Fri. 4:30 PM
See the 4 award winning films

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66 min + Q&A + Reception
Join us for the 9th Annual Short Film Competition and Reception. We're Screening the four winning entries. YOU choose the Audience Award!

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Ticket $5.00

Soundtrack for a Revolution
Fri. 6:45 PM
Civil Rights told through music.

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88 min.
Tells the story of the American civil rights movement through it's powerful music-the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.



Film Tickets Sat, October 5, Colusa Hall


Saturday, October 5th
Colusa Hall, CSU Campus
400 W 1st St Chico, CA 95928


Tickets available at door or at Little Red Hen locations

Ticket $5.00

High Ground & Reception
Sat. 9:30 AM
Eleven veterans scale Himalayans. Q&A: With filmmakers

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115 min + Q&A with filmmakers and star and Reception immediately following.
Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Labuche.

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Ticket $5.00

Dancing Salmon Home
Sat. 11:45 AM
Winnemem Wintu reunite salmon ancestors.

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69 min.
In the beginning, when the Creator brought all the living beings into the world through a spring on Mt. Shasta, it was Salmon that gave Human a voice.

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....that's me too!
Sat. 12 PM
Chico families discuss relationships. Q&A: Entire cast and crew

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60 min + Q&A with cast and crew.
See the short film ....that's me too! and meet the cast and crew of this local film project.

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Ticket $5.00

AKA Doc Pomus
Sat. 1:15 PM
Dramatic Life of a Rock and Roll Icon.

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101 min.
You know his songs, hear his story. After being paralyzed by polio as a child, Jerome Felder renamed himself Doc Pomus & became one of American popular music's greatest song writers.

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Ticket $5.00

My Big, Fat Diet
Sat. 1:30 PM
Small town wins big in battle of the bulge.

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63 min + Q&A TBA.
The Namgis First Nation of Albert Bay gives up sugar and junk food, returning to a traditional style of eating for a year to fight obesity and diabetes.

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Ticket $5.00

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
Sat. 3:15 PM
A family is touched by Alzheimer’s. Q&A: With expert

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44 min + Q&A Becky Robinson, Butte County Alzheimer's Association.
A women explores the relationship between mother and daughter, parent and child, and the tenacity of love.

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Ticket $5.00

Short Film Competition & Reception
Sat 3:20 PM
See the 4 award winning films

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56 min 4 short films.
See the four winning films of the 9th Annual Short Film Competition. Best of Show: Guang; Award of Merit: Slomo; Spirit of the Festival: Spil Aus Gals; Merit Award: The Sea Inside Me.

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Ticket $5.00

Getting Up: The Tempt One Story
Sat. 4:40 PM
Graffiti Artists gets his voice back. Q&A: With Director and Producer

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58 min + Q&A with Mick Eberling.
TEMPT One is a legendary graffiti artist, social activist and publisher. Diagnosed with ALS he can't move or speak, but his mind and creative spirit are still intact.

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2 Film Ticket $5.00

Inocente
Sat. 4:45 PM
Homeless Teenager Produces Art.

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40 min.
A personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.

Monday At Racine
Women with cancer embrace beauty.

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39 min.
Two sisters open their salon to women undergoing chemotherapy. The women bond over everything from hair loss to difficult decisions they may need to confront. Their experiences redefine their understanding of beauty.

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Ticket $5.00

Valentine Road
Sat. 6:30 PM
Teenager murders and bullies classmate. Q&A: With experts

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89 min + Q&A Hate Crimes Task Force.
Reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to a shocking school shooting. Was this a hate crime or was there more to it?

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Ticket $5.00

For Spacious Sky
Sat. 8:30 PM
Three brothers on a road trip of redemption. Q&A: With Director

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22 min + Q&A Coy Middlebrook.
Set against the sweeping landscape of rural America, For Spacious Sky is the inspiring story of three lost brothers finding their way back to each other.

When and Where

Opening Night

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Sierra Nevada’s Big Room
1075 East 20th Ave. Chico, CA 95928


Film Festival

Friday & Saturday, October 4-5, 2013 Colusa Hall, CSU Campus
400 W 1st St Chico, CA 95928

Map Below is for Colusa Hall Event Locations



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