My Friend, The Mayor

Among the first to be hit by the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s, Sean Strub’s political ambitions took a backseat as he struggled to survive. Now 60, he is running for mayor of a conservative town in Pennsylvania. How will this liberal, openly gay ex-New Yorker and founder of POZ, a magazine for people with HIV, fare in a rural community that voted for Donald Trump?

60 min. |  USA  | World Premiere

March 29  |  7 pm  |  Camelot

Max Westerman

Song Sparrow

People of different color and race and culture, old and young, embark on journeys, eager to find some place they can call home, or just some place they can live in, with this true story about immigration. A true story based on real events in Austria.

12 mins.  |  Denmark  | US Premiere

March 31  |  11 am  |  Tristone

Farzaneh Omidvarnia

Planet Of The Humans

You'll never look at climate change the same way again, thanks to a film that dares to say what no one will — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America.

92 mins. |  USA  |  West Coast Premiere

March 27 |  7 pm  | Camelot

Jeff Gibbs


While visiting a home for children, a little girl meets Joseph, a boy whose only dream is to have a yellow umbrella. This unexpected encounter awakens his memories of the past. Inspired by true events,Umbrella is a homage to empathy, hope and love.

8 min.  |  USA  |  California Premiere

March 30  |  Noon  |  Camelot

Helena Hilario, Mario Pece

Parkland Rising

The harrowing story of what used to be unthinkable in this country, but remains a reality today: gun violence and mass shootings. This look at the Parkland massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida shows us the resilience by those who went through the pain first-hand, and the families who lost loved ones.

88 mins. |  USA  |  Palm Springs Premiere

March 30 |  7:30 pm |  Camelot

Cheryl McDonough

Breaking The Chain

It’s a fate far worse than death for countless animals: a life sentence of isolation and deprivation, without love, respect, or even basic care. Their only hope is the Community Animal Project, a dedicated field team fighting on the front lines against a national epidemic of animal overpopulation.

62 mins.  |  USA  |  West Cost Premiere

March 28  |  5 pm  |  Camelot

Neel Parekh

Where Is Nancy?

The heartache begins when Nancy Paulikas, 55, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, wanders away on a family trip to an L.A. museum in October 2016. The constant search for her uncovers the gaps in our country's social and health systems. Is Nancy still alive? If so, Where is Nancy?

82 min.  |  USA  |  SoCal Premiere

March 28  | 5 pm  |  Camelot

Thiago Didalt

Broken Words

We're taken on a wild ride to understand the importance of language through dark humor and satirical characters. We see everything from the regret of words unspoken to the corruption of words through political rhetoric and nationalism, and how dangerous rhetoric can, and has, had an effect on culture, social justice and human history.

9 mins.  |  USA  |  World Premiere

March 29  |  2:15 pm  |  Camelot

Eric Scott Fisher

Rulon Gardner Won't Die

The astonishing story of Rulon Gardner, a dairy farmer from Wyoming, who shocked the world at the Sydney Olympics, overcoming 2000 to 1 odds by defeating a Russian wrestler who hadn’t lost a single match in 13 years. After losing a toe, surviving a plane crash, winning another Olympic medal, and ballooning to 500 pounds, we learn how he overcame it all.

93 mins. |  USA  |  Palm Springs Premiere

March 29  |  4:30 pm  |  Camelot

Adam Irving

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