What does it mean to be free? From an aspiring newscaster in North Carolina to a young Chinese immigrant in 1950s Texas, the characters in these narrative short films strive to define themselves on their own terms. To Be Free, directed by Adepero Oduye (12 minutes) Preschool Poets: A Poem Play, directed by Nancy Kangas & Josh Kun (1 minute) First Generation, directed by Jeannie Nguyen (9 minutes) Acid Test, directed by Jenny Waldo (14 minutes) Family Happiness, directed by Alice Englert (15 minutes) El Aguacate, directed by Darwin Serink (11 minutes) The Future Is Bright, directed by Courtney Powell (10 minutes) Preschool Poets: Bullets, directed by Nancy Kangas & Josh Kun (84 seconds) June, directed by Huay Bing Law (13 minutes) Sexxy Dancer, directed by Jessica Makinson (6 minutes)
The Eleventh Annual Flyway Film Festival will take place October 19-21, 2018 in Pepin, Stockholm, and Alma, Wisconsin. Flyway Film Festival's mission is to bring the best in independent film to the Lake Pepin area of Wisconsin and Minnesota for the purposes of cultural enrichment, community-building, arts education, and to inspire the next generation of filmmakers. The festival venues are on the shores of Lake Pepin, a part of the Mississippi that widens to a 40-square-mile “lake” sixty miles downstream from the Twin Cities. The area is known for its scenic river bluffs as well as for its vibrant arts scene, gourmet dining, and sailing. The Great River Road, which runs along the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin, was named the “Prettiest Drive in America” by the Huffington Post.