Film Focus: An Independent Film Festival

All films are shown in Main Library's McMaster Center.


March 26 | 6:45 p.m.

Bulgaria, drama

Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity. Photo provided by IMDB.

Cheshire, Ohio

April 2 | 6:45 p.m.

USA, documentary

A gun toting 83-year old woman refuses to sell her house to the power plant next door. But despite her refusal, the plant has moved ahead with a 20 million-dollar deal to buy out most of Cheshire and bulldoze all the homes. A story of money, power, corporate dominance and the increasingly difficult choices Americans face surrounding coal and the environment, Cheshire, Ohio makes us think twice about our home. Photo provided by Cheshire, Ohio movie.

After the storm

April 9 | 6:45 p.m.

Japan, drama

Dwelling on his past as a prize-winning author, Ryota gambles away the money he makes as a private detective and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Ryota struggles to take back control of his life, reconnect with his family and find a lasting place in the life of his young son -  until a stormy summer night offers a chance for them to truly bond again. Photo provided by IMDB.

Triple Divide [Redacted]

April 16 | 6:45 p.m.

USA, documentary

This award-winning documentary covers the impact of fracking in one of the country's most pristine watersheds. Pennsylvania's Triple Continental Divide feeds three watersheds, providing drinking water to millions of Americans. Everything, and everyone, is downstream from shale gas extraction. Photo provided by Triple Divide movie.


April 23 | 6:45 p.m.

France, drama/thriller

Diane Kramer is led by an obsession to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes that hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she travels to Evian, France, where she's learned the driver lives. Photo provided by IMDB.

Bad Lucky Goat

April 30 | 6:45 p.m.

Colombia, comedy/drama

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation. Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family's hotel. As they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, a pawn shop and even a witch doctor during their 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise. Photo provided by Lux Box Films.

These films are not subject to rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. Recommended for adults; some films may contain strong language, sexual content, and violence.