2018 Films – Saturday

Falling South
Charlotte puts Rochester in the rear view as she runs away from the life she has known. She has never been on her own and doesn’t know if she’ll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, and laughter on the road to Florida and a possible new life.

All Light Will End
Young, successful horror novelist Savannah Martin’s new book is taking the genre by storm. Her father, the police chief of her small hometown, investigates murders and foul play too grim for their bucolic life. As she and her friends settle in for a relaxing weekend at her childhood home, the dark secret at the crux of Savannah’s success stirs in her dreams and seeps into her reality. Amidst sexual tensions and fireside stories, Savannah’s despondency and her father’s case collide with gruesome and horrifying reveals, leaving little distinction between the subconscious and reality.

Cover Me
James writes personal music, yet he shamefully hides it from the world. He allows an acquaintance, Curt, to perform his music, but Curt’s success is beyond anything James had expected. With the help of his brother and a new friend, James finds the significance of his lyrics and what they mean to him.

All Quiet on the HomeFront
Based on the true story of Bhagat Singh Thind, one of the first Asian-Americans from India, who immigrated to the US, earned citizenship and volunteered to fight in the US Army during WW1. He comes back from the war and is discharged because a new law revokes the citizenship of Non-Caucasians. He meets a fellow soldier, Thomas Mannix, who has come back from WW1 and has no place to stay. Bhagat is initially reluctant but eventually lets Thomas stay in his home. Hearing Bhagat’s citizenship case Thomas reveals he is a lawyer and is willing to help Bhagat. The Oregon State Supreme Court doesn’t change the law but gives Bhagat an exception. However, since other Asians cannot get citizenship, this doesn’t sit well with Bhagat. Bhagat convinces Thomas to take the case to the Supreme Court. Thomas reluctantly agrees. At the Supreme Court, the case doesn’t go well and they lose. Bhagat is to be deported and Thomas tries to convince him to run. Bhagat refuses because Thomas will be arrested if he helps him escape. Thomas waits at the train station for Bhagat to turn himself in but Bhagat doesn’t show up. Thomas gets a parcel with a postcard to New York City and the deed to Bhagat’s house in Thomas’ name. Bhagat escapes to New York City to continue to fight for the rights of Asians to gain citizenship.

Occupants
‘Occupants’ is a film about Annie Curtis, an award-winning documentarian and her husband Neil. Annie and Neil embark on a ’30 Days of Clean Living’ documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves – a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.