Before her mother’s death, Haruka was given a beautiful hand mirror. It was lost and while looking for it she happened upon a tiny creature. Following him, Haruka is soon transported to a magical world: Oblivion Island. There she learns that the evil Baron searches for the one item that will give him control over the land - Haruka’s hand mirror.
In 1992 the United States sent the Dream Team to the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Considered the greatest basketball team ever assembled, these players were expected to dominate and win the gold—and that’s exactly what they did. Meanwhile, on another court, a basketball team from the newly independent nation of Lithuania was chasing a different kind of dream.
Director Nicholas McCarthy returns to DIFF with the feature-length version of his 2011 short of the same name. A sharp mix of ghost story and thriller with carefully manufactured suspense and terror centered on a haunted family house, THE PACT will make you turn all the lights on at home after it’s over. (We did.)
Starting with footage of the 2009 Obama inauguration, Brian Malone’s PATRIOCRACY lays the groundwork for the argument that the past few years have been among the most politically divided in our nation’s history. Laying blame not just on politicians and media but on American voters and shot through a straightforward lens that emphasizes the gravity of its subject, PATRIOCRACY is sure to stir up feelings on the left and the right.