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Wednesday, July 8
 

1:00pm

The Cage (27 min)
The Cage (27 min)

Anthem Films
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The Cage

Short Narrative
Peter Wells, dir. (27 min)   | | A young man drives to the Mendocino Coast to get away from his marital and financial problems. He goes to a quiet beach at sunset and is surprised by a seemingly homeless older man who sits on a driftwood log beside a small fire and greets him warmly... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sin City Theater

1:30pm

Where We Go from Here (14 min)
Where We Go from Here (14 min)

Anthem Films
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Where We Go From Here

Short Narrative
Matthew Szewczyk, dir. (14 min) | | When a Pakistani journalist secures a rare interview with government whistleblower Edward Snowden, she doesn’t realize how much it will cost her.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Sin City Theater

2:00pm

Helio (20 min)
Helio (20 min)

Anthem Films
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Helio

Short Narrative
Teddy Cecil, dir. (20 min) | | One worker sparks a revolution when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Sin City Theater

2:30pm

Junk Girl (17 min)
Junk Girl (17 min)

Anthem Films
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Junk Girl

Short Narrative
(animated) Mohammad Zare, dir. (17 min)   | | This poignant story, about a lonely girl trying to find friendship and meaning in her life, is based on a poem by Tim Burton and also shares Burton’s artistic style and musical sensibility. Beautifully animated and poignantly told... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Sin City Theater

3:00pm

Police Strike Force (19 min)
Police Strike Force (19 min)

Anthem Films
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Police Strike Force

Short Documentary
Deron Brunson dir. (19 min) | | Former Sheriff William J. “Dub” Lawrence of Davis County, Utah, provides riveting analysis of the impact of lethal force currently being used by police officers against U. S. citizens. POLICE STRIKE FORCE shows the increasing awareness and involvement... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Sin City Theater

3:30pm

When We Meet Again (14 min)
When We Meet Again (14 min)

Anthem Films
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When We Meet Again

Short Narrative
Jimmy Lui, dir. (14 min) | | It's never easy surviving the death of the love of your life. What would you do to spend one more day together? What if your love didn't have to end with "'til death do us part"? This suspenseful and thought-provoking story explores the responsibilities... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sin City Theater

4:00pm

Wigs (24 min)
Wigs (24 min)

Anthem Films
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Wigs

Short Narrative
Matt Edwards, dir. (24 min) | | Sick and tired of seeing all the attention that comic book superheroes garner on the sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd., Virginia, a widowed grandmother with some disposable income, founded Wigs on Wheels. A group of historical re-enactors that travel around... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Sin City Theater

4:30pm

Shelter (15 min)
Shelter (15 min)

Anthem Films
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Shelter

Short Narrative
R. J. Daniel Hanna, dir. (15 min) | | SHELTER stars Clea DuVall (Argo, Zodiac, Girl Interrupted) and April Grace (Whiplash, Magnolia), and takes place in one day at a local animal shelter, where Petra (Clea DuVall), a prison inmate trustee, works to help socialize a dog deemed... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Sin City Theater

8:00pm

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (Tim Skousen, Jeremy Coon, dirs.)
Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (82 min)

Anthem Films
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Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Talk about a dream come true... Over 30 years ago, a group of friends aged 11 and 12 decided to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark shot for shot, entirely from memory, using their parents' basements and backyards as studios and neighborhood kids as cast members. For seven years they... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wilshire
 
Thursday, July 9
 

9:30am

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (40 min) (Stephen Cox, mod.)
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (40 min)

Speakers
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Stephen Cox

Professor, UC San Diego; Editor, Liberty Magazine
Stephen Cox is the editor of Liberty magazine, an American monthly libertarian and classical liberal review. He is also a professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego and author of several non-fiction books. Cox, who had been a longtime... Read More →

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Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Short Documentary
Edgar Barens, dir. (40 min) | | PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL is a moving cinema verité documentary that breaks through the walls of one of Americas oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
Sin City Theater

12:00pm

PANEL "How Comedy Can Save Us from Outrage Culture and Censorship” with sneak peak of upcoming film, Can We Take a Joke? Ted Balaker, dir. Panelists: Courtney Balaker, Ted Balaker, Greg Lukianoff, Zach Weissmueller
Panel: 'How Comedy Can Save Us from Outrage Culture and Censorship” with sneak peak of upcoming film, Can We Take a Joke? Ted Balaker, dir. Panelists: Courtney Balaker, Ted Balaker, Greg Lukianoff, Zach Weissmueller

Speakers
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Courtney Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Courtney Balaker is a filmmaker and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. She has produced for the likes of Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures, and PBS. She is the director of LITTLE PINK... Read More →
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Ted Balaker

Co-Founder, Korchula Productions
Ted Balaker is a filmmaker, journalist, and co-founder of Korchula Productions, a film production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining. He has produced for the likes of John Stossel, Drew Carey and Reason TV. His written work has appeared in many outlets including... Read More →
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Greg Lukianoff

President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Greg Lukianoff is a First Amendment attorney and president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) a national nonprofit that fights for free speech on college campuses. He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and... Read More →
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Zach Weissmueller

Writer, Video Producer, Reason TV
Zach Weissmueller is a video producer and writer who works for Reason TV. He is a co-producer on the Korchula Productions project CAN WE TAKE A JOKE?, a feature documentary (currently in post production) about comedians, outrage culture, and free speech that features Adam Carolla... Read More →

Exhibitors
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FIRE

The mission of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Sin City Theater

1:00pm

PlantPure Nation (92 min) Q&A with T. Colin Campbell
PlantPure Nation (92 min) Q&A with T. Colin Campbell

Speakers
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T. Colin Campbell

Cornell University
T. Colin Campbell (born, January 1, 1934) is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. Campbell has become known for his advocacy of a... Read More →

Anthem Films
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Plantpure Nation

Feature Documentary
Nelson Campbell, dir. (92 min) | PLANTPURE NATION tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. When nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell speaks before the Kentucky legislature, he inspires his son... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:00pm - 3:10pm
Sin City Theater

3:15pm

Shelter (15 min)
Shelter (15 min)

Anthem Films
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Shelter

Short Narrative
R. J. Daniel Hanna, dir. (15 min) | | SHELTER stars Clea DuVall (Argo, Zodiac, Girl Interrupted) and April Grace (Whiplash, Magnolia), and takes place in one day at a local animal shelter, where Petra (Clea DuVall), a prison inmate trustee, works to help socialize a dog deemed... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Sin City Theater

3:50pm

Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (59 mn)
Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (59 mn)

Anthem Films
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BitCoin: The End of Money As We Know It

Feature Documentary
Ben Wolley, dir. (59 min) | World Premier! | | Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It traces the history of money | from the bartering societies of the ancient world to the trading | floors of Wall St. The documentary exposes the practices of central | banks and the dubious financial... Read More →


Thursday July 9, 2015 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Sin City Theater
 
Friday, July 10
 

9:00am

Police Strike Force (19 min)
Police Strike Force (19 min)

Anthem Films
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Police Strike Force

Short Documentary
Deron Brunson dir. (19 min) | | Former Sheriff William J. “Dub” Lawrence of Davis County, Utah, provides riveting analysis of the impact of lethal force currently being used by police officers against U. S. citizens. POLICE STRIKE FORCE shows the increasing awareness and involvement... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Sin City Theater

10:00am

The Biology of the Second Reich (14 min) George Gilder, discussant
The Biology of the Second Reich (14 min) discussion by George Gilder

Speakers
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George Gilder

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism... Read More →

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Biology of the Second Reich

Short Documentary
John G. West, dir. (14 min) | | THE BIOLOGY OF THE SECOND REICH tells the disturbing story of the impact of Social Darwinism on German militarism in the years leading up to World War I, including an exploration of the role played by German scientists and documentation of the German... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
Sin City Theater

10:30am

Searching for Eddie Running Wolf (98 min)
Searching for Eddie Running Wolf (98 min)

Anthem Films
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Searching for Eddie Running Wolf

Feature Documentary
Thomas Hartmann, dir. (98 min) | | Who is Eddie Running Wolf? Many asked that question along the road as two likable documentarians searched for the elusive Native American artist. Legend | hinted of an artist so talented that he could carve anything out of a piece of wood. Rumors... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 12:20pm
Sin City Theater

1:30pm

Helio (20 min)
Heilo (20 min)

Anthem Films
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Helio

Short Narrative
Teddy Cecil, dir. (20 min) | | One worker sparks a revolution when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.


Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Sin City Theater

2:00pm

2:00 Junk Girl (based on a poem by Tim Burton) (17 min)
2:00 Junk Girl (based on a poem by Tim Burton) (17 min)

Anthem Films
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Junk Girl

Short Narrative
(animated) Mohammad Zare, dir. (17 min)   | | This poignant story, about a lonely girl trying to find friendship and meaning in her life, is based on a poem by Tim Burton and also shares Burton’s artistic style and musical sensibility. Beautifully animated and poignantly told... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Sin City Theater

2:30pm

The Cage (27 min)

The Cage (27 min)

Anthem Films
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The Cage

Short Narrative
Peter Wells, dir. (27 min)   | | A young man drives to the Mendocino Coast to get away from his marital and financial problems. He goes to a quiet beach at sunset and is surprised by a seemingly homeless older man who sits on a driftwood log beside a small fire and greets him warmly... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Sin City Theater

3:10pm

Stumped (10 mn)
Stumped (10 min)

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Stumped

Short Documentary
Robin Berghaus, dir. (10 min) | | 'Stumped' is an uplifting documentary about the survival and physical rehabilitation of a filmmaker who suddenly finds himself a quadrilateral amputee. It highlights the trials and triumphs of adapting to a world he never could have imagined, including... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:10pm - 3:20pm
Sin City Theater

3:30pm

Power’s War (65 min)
Power’s War (65 min)

Anthem Films
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Power's War

Feature Documentary
Cameron Trejo, dir. (66 min) | As America entered WWI, Congress passed a law making it illegal to speak out against the war or fail to register for the draft. These two laws led to the deadliest shootout in Arizona’s history as a family of silver prospectors silently protested... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Sin City Theater
 
Saturday, July 11
 

9:00am

Vision: Healing the Blind in Ethiopia (15 min)
Vision: Healing the Blind in Ethiopia (15 min)

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Vision: Healing the Blind in Ethiopia

Short Documentary
Eric Perlman, dir. (16 min) | | VISION is the story of five blind Ethiopian farmers and housewives, helpless and hopeless and waiting for death. We follow their lives from darkness, through a simple surgical process, to the astonishing moment that sight returns and their lives become... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Sin City Theater

10:30am

Farming in Fear (28 min)
Farming in Fear (28 min)

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Farming in Fear

Short Documentary
Sean Malone, dir. (28 min) | | In 2006, Martha Boneta bought a tattered, two hundred year-old farm in Paris, Virginia, on 64 beautiful acres about an hour West of Washington DC. Liberty Farm was the realization of Martha's childhood dream to become a working farmer and bring homegrown... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:10am
Sin City Theater

11:10am

For Love of Gov (10 min)
For Love of Gov (10 min)

Exhibitors
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Independent Institute

Booths 400 & 402
The Independent Institute is a non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into profound and lasting impact. The mission of Independent is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 11:10am - 11:20am
Sin City Theater

1:30pm

Imminent Threat (74 min)
Imminent Threat (74 min)

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Imminent Threat

Feature Documentary
Janek Ambros, dir. (74 min) | | Executive produced by Oscar nominee James Cromwell and filmed in part at FreedomFest, this documentary examines the consequences of the War on Terror and the threat it's causing to your civil liberties and political discourse. From the Authorization... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Sin City Theater

3:00pm

Where We Go from Here (14 min)
Where We Go from Here (14 min)

Anthem Films
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Where We Go From Here

Short Narrative
Matthew Szewczyk, dir. (14 min) | | When a Pakistani journalist secures a rare interview with government whistleblower Edward Snowden, she doesn’t realize how much it will cost her.


Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Sin City Theater

3:30pm

When We Meet Again (14 min)
When We Meet Again (14 min)

Anthem Films
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When We Meet Again

Short Narrative
Jimmy Lui, dir. (14 min) | | It's never easy surviving the death of the love of your life. What would you do to spend one more day together? What if your love didn't have to end with "'til death do us part"? This suspenseful and thought-provoking story explores the responsibilities... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Sin City Theater

4:00pm

Wigs (24 min)
Wigs (24 min)

Anthem Films
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Wigs

Short Narrative
Matt Edwards, dir. (24 min) | | Sick and tired of seeing all the attention that comic book superheroes garner on the sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd., Virginia, a widowed grandmother with some disposable income, founded Wigs on Wheels. A group of historical re-enactors that travel around... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Sin City Theater

4:25pm

PANEL “Film and the Power of Storytelling” Teddy Cecil, Matt Edwards, R. J. Daniel Hanna, Jimmy Lui, Matthew Szewczyk; Adam Guillette, mod.
anel: “Film and the Power of Storytelling” Teddy Cecil, Matt Edwards, R. J. Daniel Hanna, Jimmy Lui, Matthew Szewczyk moderated by Adam Guillette

Moderators
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Adam Guillette

President of Development, Moving Pictures Institute
MPI's Vice President of Development, Adam Guillette has extensive experience in the liberty movement. In 2007 Americans for Prosperity selected Adam Guillette to launch their Florida chapter.  Within a year the chapter gained over 150 media hits statewide while defeating over $370... Read More →

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:25pm - 4:50pm
Sin City Theater

10:30pm

ANTHEM FILM FESTIVAL - Grand Prize Director - Encore! See the Grand Prize Winner
Exhibitors
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Anthem Film Festival

Tabletop 16
Now in its fifth season, Anthem Libertarian Film Festival is one of the fastest growing features of FreedomFest. Many attendees spend more time at the movies than in the speaker sessions! This year we are bringing you 19 fascinating films. See your program guide, pocket agenda, or... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Melrose 3