Opening Night Kickoff, The Big Room, October 23

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Sierra Nevada’s Big Room
1075 East 20th Ave. Chico, CA 95928


The Way Bobby Sees It: Is a gripping documentary about Bobby McMullen, a mountain bike racer who rides downhill, fast and blind. Meet Bobby McMullen in person at a Q&A following the screening. The evening starts with live music by Max Minardi at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7:00 PM.

Tickets also available at door or at Little Red Hen locations

Admission, THURSDAY Oct. 23, general $5.00

Admission includes film, special guest and live music on opening night.



Event Passes, Colusa Hall, October 24-25


Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th
Colusa Hall, CSU Campus
400 W 1st St Chico, CA 95928


The 10th Annual FOCUS Film Festival features 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, DVD and poster signings and much more.

Tickets also available at door or at Little Red Hen locations

1-day pass, FRIDAY Oct. 24, general $15.00

Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.



1-day pass, FRIDAY Oct. 24, Disability $10.00

Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.



1-day pass, SATURDAY Oct. 25, general $15.00

Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.



1-day pass, SATURDAY Oct. 25, Disability $10.00

Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.



2-day pass, FRIDAY and SATURDAY Oct. 24-25, general admission $25.00

Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, 2014.



2-day pass, FRIDAY and SATURDAY Oct. 24-25, Disability $15.00

Pass includes all films, lectures, exhibits, and reception for Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, 2014.





Film Tickets for Friday, October 24, Colusa Hall


Friday, October 24th
Colusa Hall, CSU Campus
400 W 1st St Chico, CA 95928







FREE!

3 Films, Ticket Free

Gifts
Fri. 9:30 AM
Portrait of Five gifted Chico Artists. Q&A: Entire Cast and Crew.

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USA | 2014 | 15 Min + Q&A with cast and crew
Photo Documentary featuring a photographer, a painter/sculptor, a printmaker, and 2 performing artist from Chico.

My Shadow
Fusion of Videography and Poetry. Q&A: Entire cast and crew.

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USA | 2014 | 4 min + Q&A with cast and crew.
A short experimental film combining Videography and Poetry.
Produced by 7th Street Centre for the arts.

Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life
Darius Weems and eleven of his friends set off across America.

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USA | 2007 | Doc | 92 Minutes.
Accompanied by eleven friends, Darius Weems embarks on a trip across America to get his wheelchair customized by MTV's Pimp My Ride, sharing a story of living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

3 Films, Ticket $5.00

Facing Fear
Fri. 11:30 AM
Forgiveness between former foes.

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USA| Doc | 2013| 23 Minutes | 2014 Oscar Nominee.
Twenty-five years after being beaten in an alley for being recognized as Gay, Matthew Boger met one of his former assailants by chance and the two embarked on a journey of forgiveness and reconciliation that challenged each of their beliefs and fears.

The Lion's Mouth Opens
Confronting incurable disease.

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USA | 2014 | Doc |15 Minutes
A couragous young woman takes the boldest step imaginable to confront her risk of having inherited the fatal, incurable Huntington's Disease.

The Lady in Number 6: Music Save My Life
The Life of a Pianist and Holocaust Survivor.

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USA | 2014 | Doc | 39 Minutes | 2014 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Short
Alice Herz-Sommer is the world's oldest pianist and survivor of Hitler's Holocaust

Ticket $5.00

Certain Proof: A Question of Worth
Fri. 12:00 PM
Families struggle with public schools for services. Q&A: with Expert.

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2011 | doc | USA | 60 Minutes
Three Children living with significant communication and physical disablities associated with their Cerebral Palsy and their families struggle againdst the public schools to prove their individual worth.

Ticket $5.00

Sweet Dreams
Fri. 1:30 PM
Rwandan Women open country's first Ice Cream Shop. Q&A: w/CSU's UMatter.

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USA | 2012 | doc | 84 Minutes Segment starts with Ice Cream!
Rwanda's first and only all womans drumming troupe partners with two young American Entrepeneurs to open their country's first ever Ice Cream Shop in a story of independance, peace, and possiblity after the 1994 genocide.

3 Films, Ticket $5.00

La Flor Que Vive
Fri. 1:45 PM
Traditional Healer shares knowledge.

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Peru | Doc | 2013 | 10 minutes
Pelagia Gutiérraz Vega has inherited knowledge of medical plants which she passes along in turn.

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Jack Hall

Prison Hospice Program.

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USA | 2013 | Doc | 40 Minutes | 2014 Oscar Nominee
Terminally ill Jack Hall faces the end of his life in Iowa State Pennitentary where he is in hospice care run by inmates.

Glassy-Eyed

A view of Alzheimer's through art.

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France (in English) | 2009 | 26 Minutes
American Painter Bill Utermohlen is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, which prompts two series of paintings that give the outside world a glimpse into the artist's perception of living with this disease.

Ticket $5.00

Standing on Sacred Ground: Islands of Sanctuary (Australia and Hawaii)
Fri. 3:45 PM
Indiginous Communities fight for their sacred lands. Q&A: with CSU Comparative Religions.

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Indigenous communities from around the world struggle to defend the sacred places of their heritage in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment by battling geovernment megaprojects, consumer culture, and resource extraction.

Ticket $5.00

The Monks of Vina
Fri. 3:30 PM
A quest to become closer to God. Q&A: Director John Beck & Aimee Sunsersi.

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USA | 2013 | Doc | 58 minutes + Q&A
A brotherhood of Trappist Monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux are attempting to revive the old craft of premier winemaking in Vina, but along the way in the quest to become closer to God, their faith will be tested.

Ticket $5.00

Short Film Competition & Reception
Fri. 5:15 PM | Sat. 5:45 PM
See 4 Award Winning Short Films.

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See the 2014 Short Film Winners and meet the winning directors at a reception after the screening. Vote for audience favorite.

Ticket $5.00

The Crash Reel
Fri. 7:00 PM
Snowboarding legend overcomes major injury. Q&A: with Kevin Pearce.

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USA | 2013 | Doc | 108 Minutes
Despite a nearly fatal snowboarding accident, half-pipe legend Kevin Pearce recover from his injury with teh ultimate goal of riding the slopes again. Archival footage includes childhood friend Shaun White and others.



Film Tickets Sat, October 25, Colusa Hall


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


Ticket $5.00

Tough Love
Sat. 10:00 AM
Rare look at the American Child Welfare System. Q&A: with Catalyst.

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USA | 2014 | Doc | 83 Minutes + Q&A with Catalyst.
A rare look at the inner workings of the American Child Welfare System by chronicling the lives of parents fighting to be reunited with their children.

FREE!

Free Film

Gifts
Sat. 11:00 AM
Portrait of Five gifted Chico Artists. Q&A: Entire Cast and Crew

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USA | Doc | 15 Minutes + Q&A with cast and crew
Photo Documentary featuring a photographer, a painter/sculptor, a printmaker, and 2 performing artist from Chico.

Ticket $5.00

Gabrielle
Sat. 12:15 PM
A woman strives for independence. Audio Subtitles with Headphones.

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Canada | 2013 | Drama | 104 minutes French with English Subtitles (Audio subtitles available)
A Romance between two adults with disabilties, Gabrielle fights for acceptance and understanding as a young woman with Williams Syndrome.

Ticket $5.00

Mothers of Bedford
Sat. 12:30 PM
Women raising children in Prison. Q&A with former Bedford inmate Mona Graves.

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USA | 2011 | Doc | 96 minutes.
Five women who are incarcerated at Beford Hills Correctional Facility share their stories and struggles to be engaged in their children's lives and better themselves through the prison's innovative Children's Center.

Ticket $5.00

Web
Sat. 2:30 PM
Remote Village in Peru gets internet. Q&A with Director Michael Kleiman.

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USA | 2014 | Doc | 108 minutes + Q&A with the Director.
Michael Kleiman documents children and families experiencing computers and the internet for the first time in small, remote villages in Peru, bringing about relevant considerations about the digital world and human connections.

Ticket $5.00

The Loving Story
Sat. 2:45 PM
Historic documentary about court ruling changes marriage laws during the Civil Rights era.

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USA | 2011 | Doc | 77 minutes
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era.

Ticket $5.00

Alive Inside
Sat 4:45 PM
Sharing the strenght and power of music against memory loss. Q&A with Alzheimer Association.

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USA | 2014 | Doc | 73 minutes
A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls revealing its healing power where prescription medication falls short.

Ticket $5.00

Apache 8
Sat. 4:30 PM
Female Native American firefighters discver inner strength and resilience.

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USA | 2011 | Doc | 57 minutes | English/Apache Subtitles
The female firefighters of Apache 8 share their stories of hardship, loss, family, community, and pride. Also included are stories of how they discovered inner strength and resilience that speaks to their traditions and beliefs as Native Women.

Ticket $5.00

Short Film Competition
Sat. 5:45 PM
Four award winning short films.

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See the 2014 Short Film Winners..

Ticket $5.00

The Case Against 8
Sat. 6:45 PM

A behind the scenes view of overturning Prop 8. Q&A: w/Stonewall Alliance & GSEC.

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USA | 2014 | Doc | 108 minutes.
The Case Against 8 goes behind the scenes to examine the historic Supreme Court case to overturn California's ban on Same Sex Marriage.

When and Where

Opening Night

Thursday, October 23, 2013
Sierra Nevada’s Big Room
1075 East 20th Ave. Chico, CA 95928


Film Festival

Friday & Saturday, October 24-25, 2013 Colusa Hall, CSU Campus
400 W 1st St Chico, CA 95928

Map Below is for Colusa Hall Event Locations



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