Competition Documentary Features
DIRECTED BY DAVID REDMON AND ASHLEY SABIN
USA, 2012, 80 MIN
A man with a vision to create jobs arrives in a tiny Maine town in tough economic times. It sounds like a dream come true for unemployed workers, young and old. But can he keep his promise? A wicked financial storm swirls controversy around the man’s efforts to get a seafood processing plant up and running. What seems like a simple and well-intentioned effort gets complicated fast. Immerse yourself in this suspenseful lobster tale from the point of view of those who want him to succeed… and those who wish he’d never set foot in town. The stakes couldn’t be higher in this real-life nail biter. DOWNEAST is the latest masterwork from the accomplished filmmaking team that brought us Mardi Gras: Made in China (FFF 2005 Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature), Kamp Katrina (FFF 2007), Intimidad (FFF 2008), and last year’s disturbing Girl Model (FFF 2012).
DIRECTED BY MATT MORRIS
USA, 2012, 4 MIN
A digital photograph captures a perfect image. But a tintype captures thought in this new work by the director of “Pickin’ & Trimmin’” (FFF 2009 Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short).