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Sunset Edge


World premiere with director Daniel Peddle and cast members in person

United States. Dir. Daniel Peddle. 2014, 87 mins. With Haley Ann McKnight, William Dickerson, Blaine Edward Pugh. Well-known fashion casting director Daniel Peddle delivers a smart, beautiful, gritty, and stylish first narrative feature that fits right into the “Dirty South” canon of films like George Washington and Gummo. Sunset Edge is a real-life abandoned trailer park in North Carolina; in this place of ghostly remnants, four apathetic teens find themselves in harrowing circumstances as daylight fades and a mysterious man comes out of the shadows. Peddle plays with horror and thriller genre conventions, repeatedly undermining expectations within a narrative puzzle.

Preceded by White EarthUnited States. Dir. J. Christian Jensen. 2013, 9 mins. A visually stunning portrait of the North Dakota oil boom, from a young boy’s perspective. Godka Cirka (A Hole in the Sky). Somaliland. Dirs. Àlex Lora, Antonio Tibaldi. 2013, 10 mins. Young Alifa looks up at the Somali sky and thinks about her daily life as a shepherdess.

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