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Boone Film Festival - Schaefer Center for the Arts, Appalachian State University

Nobody But Myself | by Kat Dolan | Appalachian Culture| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

“Nobody but Myself is a love poem to my depression,” says poet, Kat Dolan, “She keeps my life interesting and by choosing to accept her for exactly who is, rather than hiding or trying to fight her, I have found happiness in being nobody but myself.”

Filmed and produced entirely in the High Country, this film embodies the culture of the area and exemplifies the raw and honest beauty of the people who live here.

Runnin’ On Shine | by Garrett Ford | Appalachian Environment| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

An informative documentary that follows Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy as they compete in the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix. Team Sunergy travels from Boone, North Carolina, to Austin, Texas, for three days of solar racing at the United States’ premier Formula 1 track, Circuit of the Americas.

Lessons From Logan | by Sarah Kadish | Appalachian Culture

Lessons from Logan utilizes found footage and interviews to explore the relationship between the filmmaker and her grandpa, as she grows older and learns that he wasn’t always a pillar in their family.

A Father’s Dream | by Anne Ward | Appalachian Culture| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

“A Father’s Dream” is a seven minute documentary about the family influences that inspired fine-woodworker David Finck, based in Western North Carolina, to move his career from fine woodworking into violin-making. Today, Finck’s violins are played by professional musicians, advanced students, dedicated amateurs, and his daughters.

Don’t Think Twice | by Robert Gourley | Appalachian Adventure| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

A story of two best friends who forged their character through the sport of rock climbing.

Gabe Irwin and Zak Horine have known each other since their childhood growing up in Boone, North Carolina. Both of them have faced challenges in their past, and both of them have overcome adversity by leaning on each other and spending time outdoors. This documentary follows the duo on an adventure in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

Sound and Sole | by Cara Hagan | Appalachian Culture| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

Arthur Grimes was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains. He is the only professionally working, African-American buck dancer in Boone, North Carolina. In this short documentary, Arthur recounts his dance journey from eager youth to professional master, gives us a glimpse into his performance experience, and demonstrates his deep love for Appalachian music, dance and history

32 Degrees | by Bridget Fitzgerald | Appalachian Environment| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

32° is a 12-minute film about the economic impact of climate change on the Appalachian ski industry. Plus, it offers insight into what the future holds for a sport threatened by global warming.

Cornered: A Fighter’s Story | by Justin Belcher | Appalachian Culture| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

From a boxing club in the hills of Appalachia, comes a tale for the underdogs. McDowell County, West Virginia is consistently one of the poorest counties in the United States. This is a story of three fighters combating poverty with the guidance of their trainer, and the drive to become more than just another negative headline.

Dahakhani, Nepal – A Story Of Trenches And Tap Stands | by Matt Wagoner | Appalachian Environment| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

This is the story of how one mountain town helped change the lives of tens of thousands in Nepal. Nepal was struck by a massive earthquake in April, 2015. This earthquake directly affected the homes and communities of an ASU faculty member and graduate student, both from Nepal. Within two days of the earthquake, the ASU faculty connected our Nepali friends with W|W to assist their return to Nepal and help the people devastated by this tragedy. As a direct result of this support from the Boone community, more than 23,000 people were sustained with clean water within 30 days.

Expectant | by Benjamin Sliker | Appalachian Adventure| Saturday (11/3) 6:00pm Schafer Center – Appstate Campus

Expectant tells the story of Joanna, who desperately wants to fill a void in her life with a child. That second chance comes from an unexpected source – the sky. The short film follows Joanna as she accepts and deals with the consequences of her sudden unusual pregnancy and the strangers who show up out of nowhere offering to help.