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8 Meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans

Documentary / USA / 27 min.

In a war fought by titans of industry - one from Michigan, the other from Maranello - on the roads of rural France, the battle for sports car supremacy came to a head in 1966 when three of Ford Motor Company's GT40s beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the closest endurance racing finish of all time.

Director: Dan Kahn, Franco Gutierrez
Producer: Luke Walsh, Jeremy Ylagan
Writer: Dan Kahn
Cast: AJ Baime, Preston Lerner, Chris Amon
The Final Adventure of John & Eleanor Greene

Drama / USA / 15 min.

John and Eleanor Greene have been married for 50 years. When John dies before their golden anniversary trip to Charleston, Eleanor bravely decides to honor their half-century of life together and takes the trip alone.

Director: Matthew Mebane, Maria White
Producer: Brad Jayne, Maria White
Writer: Matthew Aughtry
Cast: Ann Owens Pierce, Margaret Anne Florence, Christopher Harvey
Black Canaries

Drama / USA / 19 min.

Isolated, desperate, and haunted by his coal-stained birthright, Clarence Lockwood continues his daily descent into the accursed Maple mine even after it has crippled his father and blinded his youngest son. Set in 1907 and based on director Jesse Kreitzer's own coalmining ancestry, Black Canaries is a powerful meditation on patrimony, loyalty, and love.

Director: Jesse Kreitzer
Producer: Jesse Kreitzer
Writer: Jesse Kreitzer
Cast: Patrick Towne, Ananka Kahlmeyer, Andrew Stewart

Drama / USA / 28 min.

Rocket tells a bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950's dirt track racing. With a legacy traditionally passed down from father to son, Annie Pankratz strives to build a destiny all her own.

Director: Brenna Malloy
Producer: Sarah Hulsman
Writer: Ian Hock, Brenna Malloy
Cast: Lizzie Clarke, Cameron Diskin, Lexi Sullivan
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