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Three strangers come together on a journey to honor their life-loving friend, who died at 23, by exploring a list of his favorite things to do in his hometown of San Francisco. - Film plays as part of the "Live, Laugh, Love" Series, paired with the short film, "My Last Breath".
Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom’s phone calls become less frequent and her uncle’s care is not what it seems, she must flee. Her only thoughts are to escape her uncle’s grasp and contact her mother somehow, but as she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior she is suddenly helplessly alone. A chance connection with a loner backpacker, Rene Bartlett, proves to be her only lifeline. As Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the last frontier, she thwarts his efforts to cut her loose until Bart has no choice but to help her survive in the wilderness. Against the backdrop of a spectacular Alaska landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship. Mackenzie and Bartlett prove to be the unlikely salve for each other’s scars, until the damage Mackenzie carries with her threatens to destroy her newfound sanctuary. Returning to civilization, Mackenzie is once again at risk of capture by her uncle as he hounds with manipulative calls and messages. When Bartlett finally discovers her alarming secret, he must make a bold choice to take real responsibility for Mackenzie and help her escape her traumatic past and return home.
Part of the Action/Drama Series-Synopsis: Luke and Zoey have done a very bad thing. Now, holed up in a roadside motel, they must now deal with the consequences of their actions as their darkest hour descends upon them.
Set in the competitive world of cheerleading, AMERICAN CHEERLEADER follows the journey of two high school teams vying for the coveted National High School Cheerleading Championship. Overcoming challenges through discipline, dedication and teamwork, twelve girls from New Jersey and twelve girls from Kentucky redefine what it means to be an American cheerleader.
Inspired by a Karen student from their own college community, Extending the Link traveled to Thailand in December, 2013 to investigate the condition of the Karen refugee population. The team learned that most of the Karen refugees in Thailand are displaced persons who fled from Myanmar after facing persecution. Members of the Karen community in Thailand and Myanmar alike worry about the future of their families as they lack security and stability. For some of the Karen, an alternative opportunity comes by way of being accepted as a refugee to the United States. Currently, more than 7,000 Karen are living in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The documentary focuses on three Karen refugee camps in Thailand as well as the Karen community in metropolitan Minnesota. - *Film is show with 2 others*
Gordon, a high school student is learning to do Shakespeare by using Sonnet 71 but he finds out a lot more about himself in the process.
Film is show with two other shorts: Room for Three(34m17s), and Zugzwang(8min.)
When Daddy died, he left Ronald with a diary that holds the combination to a locked chest full of treasure. The problem is that Daddy left the map to the location of that chest with Ronald's estranged brother, Merle. Merle's daughter has taken steps to bring the brothers back together, but the crooked roots of this dysfunctional family run deep, and may prove too much to overcome.
A seemingly normal date turns out to be more than what an attractive exotic dancer had planned, when the man she has met on online invites her to his house for dinner, but when he drugs her wine, she wakes up to find herself bound and gagged in his bathtub, pleading for her life, and not to be the main course on his very unusual dinner menu.