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Friday overview


Friday

March 29

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Second Act


Second Act

Second Act


Second Act

10:00 am - Second Act

SHORTS 2

PG-13 for Violence, Language

hippodrome Orchestra Theater

These charming characters are given a second chance. Will they make the best of it, or be burdened by the blessing?

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Story of a Lifetime


Story of a Lifetime

Story of a Lifetime


Story of a Lifetime

10:30 am - Story of a Lifetime

SHorts 3

PG-13 for violence

hippodrome Balcony Theater

This block takes a unique look at our time on Earth.

Featuring young love, parental struggles, tragedy and senior issues - we take a journey through the stages of life.

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You People


You People

You People


You People

12:30 pm - You People

Feature 1

PG for Adult Themes

hippodrome Orchestra Theater

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An intelligent, white-washed black youth adopted by a Caucasian family has a crisis of ethnic identity while growing up in white suburbia with his urban culture obsessed, white best friend.

Comedy / Drama

 

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Minor Injustice


Minor Injustice

Minor Injustice


Minor Injustice

1:30 pm - Minor Injustice

Feature 2

PG for Adult Themes

Hippodrome Balcony Theater

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Texas is now one of only 4 states that charges 17 year olds as adults. Sentencing laws ignore recent scientific evidence on adolescent development and neuroscience, and the state’s current parole system provides no viable mechanism for reviewing a case after a young person has grown up and matured. Can we morally keep sending our youth to adult prisons?

Documentary / World Premiere

This feature is paired with a short film.

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UnBound

After years of being trafficked and exploited, Julia works for the organization that saved her, sharing her story to help other victims recover.

 

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Balcones


Balcones

Balcones


Balcones

3:00 pm - Balcones Tour & Tasting

Special Event

Meet at Cultivate 7Twelve at 2:30 pm

The popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper” isn’t the only thing making Waco a cool place to visit. So is the whiskey distillery Balcones Distilling, which recently received the honor of being named the top craft whiskey distillery in the country by readers of USA Today.

So join us on a free tour to see how it’s made and get a free tasting (or two) of the world famous whiskey.

Meet at Cultivate 7Twelve at 2:30pm to make the tour (must be 21 or older)

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A Better Life


A Better Life

A Better Life


A Better Life

 3:00 pm - A Better Life

Shorts 4

PG-13 for language, Violence

Hippodrome Orchestra Theater

A nice place to live, a good job, maybe someone to share it with... that‘s not asking for too much, is it?

These short films look at why it‘s not so simple living a better life.

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The Family Dynamic


The Family Dynamic

The Family Dynamic


The Family Dynamic

4:15 pm - The Family Dynamic 

Shorts 5

R for Adult Themes, Sexuality, Violence

Hippodrome Balcony Theater

This is NOT a family block, and yet... it is. Exploring the relationships between parents and children, brothers and sisters, it's sometimes light, sometimes intense - just like real life.

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It Had to Be You


It Had to Be You

It Had to Be You


It Had to Be You

5:30 pm - It Had To Be You 

Shorts 6

PG FOR ADULT THEMES

Hippodrome ORCHESTRA THEATER

Are they a pair of aces or a pair of jokers? Prepare for lots of laughs and some drama when these characters team up.

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HOT Rodeo Cocktail Hour


Rodeo Cocktail Hour

HOT Rodeo Cocktail Hour


Rodeo Cocktail Hour

6:00 pm - Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Cocktail Hour 

Special event

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Join us for a special cocktail hour at the Cultivate 7Twelve as the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo unveils an exciting new project coming to our Waco community.

Filmmakers, sponsors, and attendees - all are welcome!

Make sure to join us for the Pendleton Rodeo Documentary “Let’er Buck” at the Hippodrome directly afterwards. Tickets on sale now.

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Our Twisted World


Our Twisted World

Our Twisted World


Our Twisted World

7:15 pm - Our Twisted World

Shorts 7 

R for Adult Themes, disturbing Imagery, Nudity

Hippodrome Balcony Theater

An unflinching view of the uncomfortable or darker side of life. More unsettling than scary, these films push the buttons and press the issue.

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Let'er Buck


Let'er Buck

Let'er Buck


Let'er Buck

8:00 pm - Let’er Buck 

Feature 3

PG

Hippodrome Orchestra Theater

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Let’er Buck tells the astonishing history and inspiring stories of cowboys and Indians, trials and triumph as a little Oregon town comes together to put on an annual, century old, all-volunteer rodeo and Wild West pageant- The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Night Show.

Documentary

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Cards Against Cinemanity


Cards Against Cinemanity

After Party

Cards Against Cinemanity


Cards Against Cinemanity

After Party

9:30-ish - Cards Against Cinemanity 

presented by the City of Waco

after party

Oh man. Oh man, oh man. Prepare for some laughs as we put our own unique spin on the popular “Cards Against Humanity” party game. Meet fellow filmmakers, team up with new & old friends, and answer ridiculous prompts written by the festival staff. Or just sit back and have a drink while the hilarity unfolds. We’ve never laughed harder at a film festival before. Plus, FREE ESCAPE ROOMS after the hilarity.

Free drink tickets for Filmmaker and VIP badgeholders.