The Rural Route Film Festival brings you cutting edge films, highlighting rare people and cultures from the rare, overlooked corners of the world. This year’s show contains…Réka Bucsi’s latest animation, Love, featuring red panthers, black horses, and a giant water guy (and has been nabbing masses of awards all around the world)…Black Canaries, Jesse Kreitzer’s stunning, beautifully-shot 1907 period piece about an Iowa mining family’s continuous descent for coal…Jan van IJken’s The Art of Flying, artistically documenting one of the most spectacular sights on Earth involving starlings in Holland…and Ogasawara, Georgian director Tato Kotetishvili’s whimsical tale of a Dukhabor wedding on the Armerian border… Check out the full program, and watch the new trailer!

$5-$10 Suggested Donation at door.

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with festival director Alan Webber. Alan grew up in rural northeast Iowa. He obtained his master’s degree at New School University, while apprenticing under indie director, Hal Hartley. Alan is a screenwriter, whose scripts include ON THE FARM (about a Wall Street analyst who leaves the finance world behind to start a farm in upstate NY with an eccentric Eastern European woman, but falls into corrupt and healthy ways to keep the farm afloat), BETTER BACK THEN (about an aging, over-nostalgic baseball memorabilia collector who meets his estranged son in Cooperstown) and GRAVEL GRUNGE (about teen angst in ‘90s rural Iowa). He has directed numerous short films, and music videos for bands such as Akron/Family and the Silver Jews.