The Road to Fallujah
Vincent: A Life in Color
There is no doubt we've got some characters in Bend. It's probably fair to say they've got nothing on Vincent P. Falk, the Chicago resident who spends the boat season entertaining tour boat passengers by spinning on bridges throughout the city, all while dressed in brightly colored suits. The filmmakers followed Falk through the boat season to unravel the mystery that encompasses him. Filmmaker Jennifer Burns will be in attendance, along with the film's star, Vincent P. Falk. Friday, Oct 9, 8:30pm, McMenamins 2.
Back to the Garden: Flower Power Comes Full Circle
Have you ever wondered what happened to the hippies? You know, those tree-hugging, flower power promoters of peace who lived away from the mainstream - occasionally in broken down school busses with day-glo flowers and peace signs painted on the sides? In 1988, Filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson interviewed and filmed a group of hippies in a healing garden in rural Washington. In 2006, he tracked down his subjects to find out what became of their hippie lifestyles and utopian dreams. Saturday, Oct 10, 10am, Regal 5.
The Women and the Waves
Here in Central Oregon, we have tons of girls who are passionate about riding on snow, but this documentary follows ten women who live for riding the waves. In this documentary, we learn why "surfing like a girl" is a really good thing. Friday, Oct 9, 8:30pm, Tower Theater. Saturday, Oct 10, 8pm, Regal 5.
A Film With Me In It
You've heard of the luck of the Irish, right? Well in this film, the luck is all bad. Set in Dublin, two slackers end up being the only ones alive in the house they share after all the other residents fall victim to avoidable accidents. As if that's not bad enough, the two then have to figure out how to hide more bodies than the mob. This is the first film of the festival, so it's sure to be a party. Thursday, Oct 8, 8pm, Tower Theatre.
The Attic Door
White on Rice
In a time when divorce is more common than, I don't know, the chicken pox, a 40-year-old divorcee finding himself down and out, forced to share a bunk bed with his 10-year-old nephew probably isn't that irregular. This is the set up for White on Rice, in which a man named Jimmy goes on a full-on wife hunt, but falls for the wrong girl - his brother-in-law's niece, who just so happens to be dating his co-worker. Sounds awkwardly hilarious. Saturday, Oct 10, 3:30pm, McMenamins 2.