2017 FILM LINEUP

Below you'll find a rundown of all the films screening at this year's Sunrise 45 Film Festival, including the times and venue each film will be screening. Be sure to buy your tickets and secure your seats!

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USA  1h30m

Angels of the Sky

The true life story of WWII pilots from the 8th Air Force, who were shot down over German territory and became POWs -- told through the survivors themselves.

FRIDAY 8.18 @ 10:30AM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

Annie Waits

UK  8m56s

We’ve all waited for ‘the one’. The one who catches our eye, the one who keeps our interest, the one who won’t expect us to trudge down that conventional path. Annie Waits tells the story of lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult life to begin.

SUNDAY 8.20 @ 12:30PM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

COMEDY SHORTS PROGRAM

Blood For Thy Master

USA  12m14s

John, a charming young man, is bringing home his new girlfriend, Kaitlyn, to introduce her to his family. Hoping to catch their surprise on tape, the two record everything on a VHS camera. But the real surprise is the sinister plans they have waiting for Kaitlyn.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 7PM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

SINISTER SHORTS PROGRAM

Buzzard

USA  1h37m

In this film by Alpena native Joel Potrykus, paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.

FRIDAY 8.18 @ 7PM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

FOLLOWED BY Q&A W/DIRECTOR

JOEL POTRYKUS @ 8:30PM

Brontosaurus

USA  1h27m

Fighting through the world of mixed martial arts since she was 9, Leandra 'Brontosaurus' Pittman is seeking purchase in her adult life outside the cage. Brawling and sparring are the least of her worries as she realizes that putting on the gloves was never really her choice.

FRIDAY 8.18 @ 3PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

Carrie (music video)

Italy  3m40s

"Carrie" is the first single of Mataleòn, from the new album "Metamorfosi" (Metamorphosis).
Song and video are inspired by Carrie Mathison, the main character of "Homeland" TV series.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 7PM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

SINISTER SHORTS PROGRAM

Clowns Are Real

Netherlands  10m8s

Two silent movie era characters living in tinsel town are looking for love but find their true selves.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 1:30PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS PROGRAM

The Courtesy of Angels

France  23m30s

Louise, a young care assistant, performs an internship in a retirement home. Her unexpected encounter with an old amnesic man, Mr Vadim, leads the young woman to face a decision. Her future is about to tip over.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 11:00AM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

DRAMATIC SHORTS PROGRAM

Cup of Tea

India  3m12s

A young photographer stands at the edge of a lake as she takes pictures of the beauty surrounding her. She notices a young village kid smiling at her. She smiles back. Suddenly, the young delinquent picks up her bag and makes a run for it.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 11:00AM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

DRAMATIC SHORTS PROGRAM

David Lynch: The Art Life

USA  1h28m

David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. 

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 2PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

Detroit Resilience

USA  51m32s

Most have never played an organized sport, let alone soccer. All of them have suffered from homelessness at some point in their lives. Follow their journey as they create a soccer team and in two months embark on a journey to the Homeless Soccer World Cup in New York City. Experience the life changing journey of The Detroit Resilience Homeless Soccer Team!

SUNDAY 8.20 @ 12:30PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

The Embroidered Dress

Turkey  19m53s

Gulnur, a young modest mother of two who is going through financial difficulties, secretly gets herself a job at an embroidery shop against her husband’s wishes, where she will be unfairly blamed for stealing. Orhan, who also works there, finds himself in a conflictive situation at work which eventually forces him to confront himself.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 3:30PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILMS PROGRAM

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