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THE REEL INDEPENDENT FILM EXTRAVAGANZA

RIFE IS A LIST OF EVENTS CREATED BY FILMMAKERS FOR FILMMAKERS.  THE EVENTS STRIVE TO PRESENT THE BEST OF TRULY INDEPENDENT FILMS IN A VARIETY OF CATEGORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN ENVIRONMENTS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPANTS TO INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER AND ENJOY THE WORLD OF CINEMA.

 

THE CREATORS OF RIFE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE'VE EVOLVED FROM A WEEK LONG FESTIVAL TO A YEAR LONG FESTIVAL!

RIFE IS WORKING TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN LOCAL FILMMAKERS, THE FILM LOVER AND THE DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM SCENE.  HIGHLIGHTING THE TALENTS OF LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS, RIFE OFFERS A DIVERSE PROGRAM AND FOSTERS PUBLIC AWARENESS OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA AS A CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ASSET.  

The Reel Independent Film Extravaganza is presented by Reel Independent Films Extravaganza, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit public charity.

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Reel Independent Film Extravaganza

2018 Film Schedule

Tickets available on Film Freeway beginning September 27th 2018.

The 1st Annual Shorts Shots Film Competition takes place on October 13th at 1pm.

Tickets for that event sold separately at https://filmfreeway.com/ShortShotsFilmCompetition/tickets

Thursday October 11th 7pm

American Comic (1:20:00) 8 diverse Washington metropolitan comedians take the stage for this stand up comedy movie. American Comic is the third film from director/producer A.M. Greene. Featuring Martin Amini, Nicholas Hopping, Natalie McGill, Rahmein Mostofavi, Danny Rolando, Leon Scott and Wendy Wroblewski.

Friday October 12th 7pm

Water in a Broken Glass (1:54:26) Tonya Mimms is a successful artist who feels firmly rooted in her rise to fame until her ascent is challenged in the most unexpected ways. While meandering through the throes of a love triangle, with a charismatic man and a stunningly beautiful woman, Tonya takes on an assignment that pushes her completely out of her element.
Now, in the midst of total chaos, Tonya is forced to come to terms with herself, as an artist and a woman.

1968:The Musical (11:28) This rock musical portrays the struggle of protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, and the strain it puts on one couple's relationship. The couple exemplifies society’s divisions with one of them continuing to preach a hopeful message of peace and love while the other craves vengeance, vulnerable to going down an angry, violent path. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of this historical event, the film not only reflects our past, but also our current divided, political climate. It proves that we must all come together to better our country, no matter who's running the government.

Saturday October 13th 4pm

I Like Me (1:21:54) In the midst of family tensions, an egocentric free spirit who hits rock bottom finds unexpected success as a self-empowerment guru after publishing a self-help book.

Wireless (15:00) James, an aging baby-boomer, arrives just after closing at a local cell phone store seeking help with a smartphone. Derek, an empathetic employee, takes what he knows best and tries to create a connection across generations, helping James find the courage and strength to say goodbye.

All Over Again (17:19) Gregory, an aging guitarist, re-discovers his passion and finds the courage to play again.

Saturday October 13th 6pm

Dead Again (1:31:20) Thomas stumbles upon an old diary in an antique district. As he begins to read the haunting tale of love and loss, Thomas realizes the diary carries a terrifying curse. Written many years ago by Junghoon, an aspiring author, anyone merely exposed to the diary becomes a cunning facilitator of the curse. Even Thomas's girlfriend becomes his enemy. With no one to trust, Thomas desperately pursues information about Junghoon and the diary itself. He embarks on a treacherous journey and discovers increasingly disturbing details about Junghoon through dark, mysterious encounters with devil worship and even his own past.

Ghost Cop Part 2 (8:07) A paranormal investigator attempts to free a family from an evil spirit, while his personal driver sits in the front yard, preventing two nosey FBI agents from getting involved.

What's in the Ground? (2:14) When you want one thing, sometimes you get the complete opposite or something worse.

Saturday October 13th 8pm

Nothing From Something (1:06:00) In the midst of a messy divorce and a nervous breakdown after catching his best friend sleeping with his wife, Luke is out of options. He is forced to move in with his father, who he hasn’t spoken with in four years. Everyone around Luke seems to have things in place; careers, families, money, etc., but things aren’t what they appear to be for everyone. While attempting to piece his life back together and figure out how to move forward, an old friend, Pam, reenters Luke’s life, and they both begin rediscovering who they once were while figuring out how they got to be who they are now.

The Tracker (22:47) "A modern day tracker with unusual abilities, AJ McLean is hired by women to find the men who have suddenly and inexplicably disappeared on them. When her latest client asks to come along on the search, AJ is game—but no-nonsense Carrie Williams may just find more than she bargained for."

Jack the Hypochondriac (19:00) A short comedy following Jack, a hypochondriac, and how his "quirks" effect his relationships.

Sunday October 14th 12pm

The Limits of My World (1:10:00) The Limits of My World follows a nonverbal young man’s transition from the school system into adulthood. Brian has autism and faces the daily challenges of adjusting to his new life. Filmed from the intimate perspective of his older sister Heather, this documentary seeks to understand Brian’s personality beneath his disability. The Limits of My World is an autistic coming of age story, exploring what it means to be a nonverbal disabled person in a neurotypical society.

Fighting Two Wars (8:29) Fighting Two Wars: The Story of Thalia Jane Ainsley features the story of Thalia Jane Ainsley, a Vietnam war veteran who transitioned into a woman later in life.

Sunday October 14th 2pm

The Meek (1:35:36) Josh, recently released from prison and struggling with the death of his daughter at the hands of a rival gangster, attempts to start over in a quiet small town. With the help of the Pastor of a run-down church and a troubled Waitress, his new found spirituality is tested when his violent past returns with a vengeance. From Emmy nominated producer and director Harold Jackson III.

Those Who Can Die (18:33) Zoé, 15 years old, enters a strict boarding school. Around her, pupils are playing and attending classes with faded eyes. Through their obsequious facade, the supervisors’ violence lurks. One day Zoé meets Marie and understands what they are destined for.

Rise (3:08) A young boy wakes up beside his sister in an abandoned car. Where are they, and where is everyone? As the sirens grow closer, he realizes he alone can keep his sister asleep, and the truth away — until someone opens the car door, and the world is forever changed.