As her marriage to Jack flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye has a life-changing decision to make at work – should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.
A story of salmon, timber, weed and wine along California’s mighty Eel River. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over fishing , abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts , a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eels recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s underground multi billion dollar cannabis economy and the multi billion dollar wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino. “A River’s Last Chance” makes its Washington State premier at this year’s Gig Harbor Film Festival.
Three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities — Micah, Naieer, and Naomie — challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper, the narrator of the documentary, contextualizes the lives of these central characters and shares a personal perspective as he unpacks the sordid track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. “Intelligent Lives” makes its Washington State premier at this year’s Gig Harbor Film Festival.
Filmed over 8 days in Berlin, Germany, “August in Berlin” is a character-driven drama that dives deep into the hearts of two strangers. The chance meeting of a German and a Canadian in a Berlin cafe unravels their carefully constructed lives. “August in Berlin” makes its Washington State premier at this year’s Gig Harbor Film Festival.
A meta drama described as a cross between “Clerks” and “Entourage,” following a real-life filmmaking team in an unfiltered look behind the scenes as they struggle to break down the doors of Hollywood. “Ultra Low” makes its Washington State premier at this year’s Gig Harbor Film Festival.
“You Can Be BRAVE” is a feature documentary about one mother’s 15-year journey boldly fighting for her son, who has an intellectual and developmental disability, to be included in all areas of society. You will see how her perspective on disability evolved, and how she is continuing to break barriers to (dis)ABILITY inclusion. You will understand what we as a community can do to take informed, intentional action to include people of all abilities. “You Can Be BRAVE” makes its Washington State premier at this year’s Gig Harbor Film Festival.
1994 was the perfect summer… for heartache. At 15, Archie Kinsler has an impossible goal: to win the heart of Bernadette, a much older French foreign exchange student and local lifeguard, before she returns home at the end of the season. To gain her affection, Archie enlists the help of his first boss, Dixon, a local lothario, suburban legend, and the park district’s least valuable employee. “Bernadette” makes its Washington State premier at this year’s Gig Harbor Film Festival.
Five Australian friends attempt to cycle 1600 miles from Oklahoma to California in honor of the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s. “The Bikes of Wrath” is a story of adventure, human connection and an in-depth look at inequality and disenfranchisement in today’s America through the lens of Steinbeck’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.” “The Bikes of Wrath” makes its Washington State premier at this year’s Gig Harbor Film Festival.
Struggling comedy writer Jimmy Becker returns to his childhood home to help his fading grandfather move into an assisted living facility. Back in the suburbs, he reconnects with several figures from his past — some he welcomes, some he’d rather forget, and some he never even knew were there. In the summer haze, Jimmy experiences a life he might have lived had he never left town. “Outer Spaces” makes its Washington State premier at this year’s Gig Harbor Film Festival.
In a desolate stretch of the Sahara, a mysterious car accident leaves a young woman lost and alone. Jake, a reclusive architect, finds her unconscious. He drives her to the nearest doctor, to discover that she's suffering from post-traumatic amnesia.