Lost in the Hills by Paul Lewis
Directed by Stephen Munshaw
Starring: Phoebe Jacobs, Rachael Loop, Alex Foufos, Dennis Fisher, Geoff Schaubhut, Erica Towe
In early 20th-century Washington state, a young Spokane woman, traveling to the rolling wheat lands of the Palouse, is haunted by the inescapable feeling that she has been there once before. While seeking to decipher the reason for that, she loses her heart to a troubled young agrarian and his radical sister, and soon must decide whether to return to the well-planned life she has always known—or lose herself forever in the scenic yet unforgiving hills. A story of loss, love and the gravitational pull of the past, set against the backdrop of the battle for labor justice in the fields.
Freely adapted from “The Desert of Wheat”, a novel by Zane Grey.
7 Secrets of Teaching Online by Evelyn Jean Pine
Directed by Susan Coromel
Starring: Blake Urquhart, Kristin Marie Andree, Mattieu Voisine, Alyssa Bond, Zach Fischer, Elizabeth Rothan
March 2020, a pandemic rages. College campuses across America close. In a panic, six college professors sign up for a course: 7 Secrets of Teaching Online. The class is relentlessly upbeat. Yet, careers are destroyed, secrets are betrayed, an imposter is unmasked, lovers are cast out, babies are born, families reunite, make-shift desks are littered with take-out boxes, and, of course, one lucky professor gets to sleeps with the delivery person. Still, during this time of quarantine and disruption, these educators, by sharing their secrets, learn the power of human connection.
Acts of Creation by Brianna Barrett
Directed by Elizabeth Helman
Starring: Pamela Abernethy, Kelli Jaecks, Jillyn Chang, Alex Johnston, Elizabeth Ming
A woman creates an artificial intelligence algorithm to write her a masterpiece before she dies, and her family reckons with what it means to honor someone’s legacy.