RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL
BEST OF 2017/18
The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with rural people and places. The festival, which showcases rural themes in an urban environment, features award-winning narrative, documentary, and experimental films as well as music videos – this is the festival’s best of 2017/2018!
PLAID “DO MATTER”
US 2016, 4 min, R: Christopher Arcella
Arcella wrote, directed and animated this sci-fi accompaniment to the British electronic music duo’s single.
UK 2016, 12 min, R: Nicholas Jones
John hunts and forages in the wilderness within the city limits of London for game and produce that has become popular in the city’s trendy restaurants.
HU 2017, 9 min, R: Anna Katalin Lovrity
Mysterious natural laws set explosive forces in motion, as a tigress is pursued on a dazzling island.
US 2016, 9 min, R: Quinn Else
An enigmatic, strangely familiar man attends the annual UFO Days celebration in a small Wisconsin town.
THE TALE OF HILLBELLY
US 2016, 9 min, R: Daren Rabinovitch, Isaiah Saxon, Sean Hellfritsch
A man attempts to reach enlightenment through yoga, but his own physical hunger drives him deeper into nature than he could have ever wished for.
AT 2017, 7 min, R: Franz Maria Quitt
A young boy learns the ways of the farm from his grandfather, and on his own.
ET 2017, 6 min, R: Jessica Beshir
Elias Shagiz Adonay Tesfaye’s poetry accompanies a glimpse into the nightly rituals of the “Hyena Man.”
DRAGONS & SERAPHIM
US/SE 2017, 14 min, R: Sasha Waters Freyer
“Ancient flowers and animal desire. The past rises up – a mirage, but I can’t bury it deep enough.”
THE RABBIT HUNT.
US 2017, 12 min, R: Patrick Bresnan
Chris and his family set out for the fields of the Everglades’ largest industrial sugar farms, where rabbit hunting is a rite of passage.
9 Filme, 82 min