"Meet the Filmmakers" - LIVE online session  1

Friday, June 26, 4:00 pm EST 

Moderated by:

Ching Juhl Filmmaker/educator/concert violist, SRFF 2020 Jury member

Erica Peek Creative Director at IndiePix Films, SRFF 2020 Jury Member

Guest: Jason Reid - Father of the teen suicide victim in Tell My Story

The films in this program stream online for 48 hours from June 25, 5:00 PM to June 27, 5:00 PM

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TELL MY STORY | New York Premiere

David Freid | USA | 2020 | 90'

A grieving father seeks answers after his 14-year-old son dies by suicide. He uncovers painful truths about the lives of teens, the impact of unfettered access to the internet and social media, and the shocking rise of depression among America’s youth. The journey brings him together with young suicide survivors, prevention experts, and parents trying to understand the 70% increase in adolescent suicide. Seeking to find the warning signs that were missed, he instead finds ways to reverse the isolation and disconnectedness that is killing our youth.

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BUTTER | North American Premiere 
Paul A. Kaufman | USA | 2019 | 110'

A lonely obese teenager everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death live on the Internet and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. But can Butter live with the fallout if he doesn't go through with his plans?

"Meet the Filmmakers" - LIVE online session 2

Friday, June 26, 5:30 pm EST 

Moderated by:

Edie Nugent Writer, reporter, publicist and member of the Women Film Critics Circle. SRFF 2020 Jury member

The films in this program stream online for 48 hours from June 25, 5:00 PM to June 27, 5:00 PM

Tickets may be purchased through

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POT LUCK: The Altered State of Colorado | World Premiere

Jane Wells | USA | 2019 | 77'

The war on drugs has failed, but is the legalization of cannabis the answer? Five years after full legalization of cannabis, filmmakers Jane Wells and Barbara Bossuet look beyond the headlines and hysteria to take an intimate journey into the lives, homes, and thoughts (sometimes drug-fueled) of Coloradans either invested in canna-businesses or committed to teaching the world what legalization has wrought. Meanwhile, overwhelmed law enforcement juggles with the blazing new world, still finding out what the new normal looks like in the still-evolving world of legal cannabis.   Narrated by Robin Quivers

Short Film Block 5

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From a Distance| Akram Shibly |USA, Lebanon | 22' | 2019

Syrian-American siblings reflect on the impact of the refugee crisis during a visit to Lebanon, uncovering the personal price the catastrophe has on their family from a distance.

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Detained| Khushnuda Shukurova |USAPalestine | 09:18' | 2019

Two Syrian refugee siblings receive official legal documents to permanently join their father in the US. However, when the plane lands in JFK, they are taken into custody for interrogation by Custom and Border Police.

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From Beacon to the Border| Andrea Garbarini| USA| 29' | 2019

A national movement started by a group mostly made up of Grandmothers journeys to Mcallen Texas in protest of Trump's policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

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