Schedule State Theatre

Sept. 26, 2019 Thursday

8:15 PM

State Theatre
1h 31m

Safe Spaces

Daniel Schechter1h 31mEnglish Opening Night Events!
Josh, played by Justin Long, is an adjunct creative writing instructor who spends a week reconnecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behavior at his college and the backlash to a class discussion that he saw as innocent but others felt crossed the line. Beyond college controversies about speech and standards, he must navigate the human dramas of his separated parents, played by Fran Drescher and Richard Schiff, and his ailing grandmother.
Safe Spaces

HHM Jury Nominations: Best Feature Film 2019, Best Soundtrack

Sept. 27, 2019 Friday

6:30 PM

State Theatre
1h 15m

Lost Holiday

1h 15mEnglish Narrative Feature

9:00 PM

State Theatre
1h 35m

Good Feels On wheels

Ronald Short1h 35mEnglish Narrative Feature
Good Feels on Wheels follows a twentysomething, Opal, during her weekend trip to Austin, Texas. After her long-distance romantic interest stands her up, she roams the streets of the hip city, aching for a connection. She hadn’t planned on traveling alone, but that’s how she finds herself when she meets Wyatt. And though they stumbled upon each other under somewhat undesirable circumstances, the pair set out for a day in the city that Opal will never forget (no matter how hard she may try).

Sept. 28, 2019 Saturday

9:00 AM

State Theatre
1h 45m

HHM Film Slam Screening (Free!)

1h 45mEnglish Narrative Short
The HHM Film Slam pits filmmaking teams against the clock creating a fun, challenging and highly creative collaborative challenge by making a 3-7 minute short film in just 2 days, September 20-21!

11:00 AM

State Theatre
2h 8m

Michigan Matinee Shorts

Abandoned: Chris Randall (writer, director, producer) Apollyon: Bret Miller (writer, director), Emily Nichols (producer), Adam Rock (DP), Steve VanMaele (gaffer), Jimmy Doom (actor) Inhuman: Hayley Tibbenham (writer, director, actor) In Good Health: Jerrod Rachow (director, cinematographer), Logan Histed (sound op, script manager), Rachel M Beck (actor), Bryan Landon (actor) License & Registration: Chris Randall (co-producer) Magic Moe's: Joel Lopez (director), Brian Lewless (producer), Khalen Berry (actor) Nephrectomy: Kevin Lazzaro (actor, editor), Trevor Bluew (director), Kelly Winters (cinematographer, make-up artist), Stephanie Miller (screenwriter, prop-designer) The Orchestra: Curtis Matzke (writer, director, producer) Justin Reifert (producer) Stood Up: Jeff Vande Zande (writer, director, producer) Timmy and the Dream Killers: Jeremy Berkowitz (co-director, producer, writer), Esteban Melean (co-director, producer)

In this Program
In Good Health (Delta College Film Program)
Jerrod Rachow7mEnglish Narrative Short
Nephrectomy (Delta College Film Program)
Trevor Bluew11mEnglish Narrative Short
Magic Moe's (Delta College Film Program)
Joel Lopez5mEnglish Narrative Short
HHM Film Slam Selection
7mEnglish Narrative Short
Chris Randall23mEnglish Narrative Short
Stood Up
Jeff Vande Zande1mEnglish Narrative Short
Timmy and the Dream Killers
Jeremy Berkowitz, Esteban Melean5mEnglish Animation Short
The Orchestra
Curtis Matzke6mEnglish Narrative Short
Hayley Tibbenham14mEnglish Narrative Short
Bret Miller8mEnglish Narrative Short
Finding Happiness Six-Pack
Kim Stricker, Michael Pfaendtner6mEnglish Narrative Short
License & Registration
Jackson Ezinga10mEnglish Narrative Short

1:30 PM

State Theatre
1h 37m

Saturday Shorts

Special Guests: Companion: Andrew Greco (Director), James Cates (Assistant Director), Susan Bohl (Producer), Nor Seyedmorteza (Sound Recordist, Engineer, Audio mix/master, Folly, Composer), Anne Cates (UPM)

In this Program
sometimes, i think about dying
Stefanie Abel Horowitz12mEnglish Narrative Short
Andrew Greco23mEnglish Narrative Short
Lady Hater
Alexandra Barreto8mEnglish Narrative Short
Zero One
Kirsten Russell15mEnglish, French (English Subtitles)Narrative Short
The Phantom 52
Geoff Marslett8mEnglish Animation Short
Dave Heinzel15mEnglish Narrative Short
The Wound
Chris Levitus8mEnglish Narrative Short
Quest for Fire
Patrik Bergh8mGBEnglish Narrative Short

4:00 PM

State Theatre
1h 22m

Sexual Animals

Patrick Mack1h 22mEnglish Narrative Feature
Adam Wolnik graduates college next semester and he is anxious, especially when it comes to his long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Lauren. What's next? Marriage? Cohabitation? Separation? When Adam tells Lauren about his fears she suggests they take a break...a sex-break in order to experience other sexual encounters before they tie the knot. What could go wrong? Adam will spend his last semester fumbling through clumsy attempts at casual sex and dealing with the fallout. He discovers that his sexual adventures are mirrored by his animal behavior class, thus proving that humans, especially young drunk humans, aren't immune to shows of aggression, courtship, and stupidity.
Sexual Animals

~ ~ World Premiere ~ ~

6:30 PM

State Theatre
1h 16m


Tyler Falbo1h 16mEnglish Narrative Feature
A dark comedy based on true events, Postal reimagines the emotional meltdown of Philip Tress, a Jacksonville millennial described by local media as “unable to break from a psychotic, unrequited love affair." Phil's downfall gained notoriety as his breakdown was documented by multiple recordings of calls Phillip made to a customer service agent at an international shipping company. Bronco brings us into the heart and mind of Phillip Tress on the morning his downward spiral began.

HHM Jury Nominations: Best Feature Film 2019, Best Lead Actor - Michael Shenefelt (Phillp Tress)

9:00 PM

State Theatre
1h 30m

My Soul to Keep

Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad1h 30mEnglish Narrative Feature
Like many 9-year-old boys, Eli Braverman believes something menacing lives in his basement. When his older sister leaves him home alone one night, Eli discovers if this evil is real or all in his head. What Eli confronts may end up being far more terrifying than even his worst nightmare.

Sept. 29, 2019 Sunday

2:30 PM

State Theatre
1h 41m

Sunday Shorts

In this Program
Cold Storage
Thomas Freundlich9mFinlandEnglish Narrative Short
The Slows
Nicole Perlman20mEnglish Narrative Short
Behave, Kids
Tripp Crosby10mEnglish Narrative Short
La Merde
Ben Adam-Harris8mGBEnglish Narrative Short
Vanished At the Finish
Jason Cooper17mEnglish, Italian (English Subtitles)Documentary Short
The right night (Le bon soir)
Jeremias Nussbaum9mFranceFrench (English Subtitles)Narrative Short
I, Rose
Daniele Guerra13mGBEnglish Narrative Short
Benjamin Saad11mGBEnglish, Norwegian, Russian (English Subtitles)Narrative Short
Asparagus Tips
Sam Bailey4mEnglish Narrative Short

5:00 PM

State Theatre

After So Many Days

Jim Hanft & Samantha Yonack1h 27mEnglish Documentary Feature
After a decade of making music together, Jim and Sam, a recently married singer/songwriter duo from Los Angeles, were not the conventionally successful band they hoped they’d be. Feeling stuck and anxious about their future, the duo made a spontaneous decision to go “all in,” making a pact to play one show every day for a year. With suitcases and a guitar, the troubadours ventured out for a 365-day tour down unexplored roads, and onto unexpected stages, bringing their music to new audiences throughout 14 different countries. After So Many Days, is an intimate front row seat to the highs and lows of what it’s like for two people to pursue a dream, together.

7:30 PM

State Theatre
1h 33m

Teen Spirit

Max Minghella1h 33mEnglish Narrative Feature
Closing Night Film --- Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.