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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Frost Bite

USA  14m52s

After Jack, A local disk jockey breaks up with his girlfriend, a series of strange events lead to him transforming into his radio show persona, Wolfman Jack.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 7PM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

SINISTER SHORTS PROGRAM

USA  8m50s

In a small town in the old west, a lone and weary gunfighter enters a saloon. As he walks through the room surrounded by the people of the town, a voice begins narrating the scene, telling us exactly who this gunfighter is. But unlike every classic western to use the narrator trope, the characters in this film can hear the voice.

SUNDAY 8.20 @ 12:30PM

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COMEDY SHORTS PROGRAM

USA  9m36s

From Delta Community College's Short Film program. A young woman and a homeless man have an eye-opening encounter.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 10AM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

STUDENT FILMS OF DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

USA  8m30s

From Delta Community College's Short Film program, The Handbag tells the story of a woman who finds a handbag, and with it comes trouble.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 10AM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

STUDENT FILMS OF DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Hum

USA  8m30s

A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration.

SUNDAY 8.20 @ 1:30PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

STUDENT FILMS PROGRAM

I Don't Like Her

Iran  20m

This Iranian student film explores issues of gender identity and how it is treated by larger society. Eli, regardless of her constant disagreements with her very traditional father, still seeks her true nature.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 3:30PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILMS PROGRAM

USA  20m

When a Mars colony's comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.

SUNDAY 8.20 @ 1:30PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

STUDENT FILMS PROGRAM

USA  20m41s

Injustice for All is a reimagined origin story, steeped in darkness, for the Joker and Harlequin, two of comics most notorious villains.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 7PM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

SINISTER SHORTS PROGRAM

Le Creuset

USA  7m50s

When an adulterous man and his mistress bump into his wife, he discovers that his indiscretions are neither deep, dark, nor particularly secret. Le Creuset is a sexy little comedy about marriage, friendship, adultery, and burglary. But especially adultery.

SUNDAY 8.20 @ 12:30PM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

COMEDY SHORTS PROGRAM

Light Sight

Iran  7m34s

M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way. 

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 3:30PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILMS PROGRAM

Light Study

Canada  10m

Light Study is a poetic examination of the wetlands, forests, and ecosystems of the Niagara Escarpment, from the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to Niagara Falls. Filmed over a three year period, it explores the unique landscape of the Bruce Trail using 16mm single frame photography. Here, nature presides over an ephemeral human element, its primordial essence both medium and agent of light's eternal change.

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 1:30PM

ALPENA CIVIC THEATRE

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS PROGRAM

Limit

Iran  8m48s

A man in a quiet area is asking for help from the people who he sees. Should they trust him? Or is he in trouble?

SATURDAY 8.19 @ 11AM

THUNDER BAY THEATRE

DRAMATIC SHORTS PROGRAM

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