Q&A with J.C. Chandor and Robert Redford

Why did you want to be in this film?
Redford: Because he asked me! In all honesty, I’ve spent many years building an organization to promote independent film, and yet no one has asked me to work in their film.

Q&A with Finola Dwyer, Saoirse Ronan, and John Crowley

What in your own life has helped you connect with the story?
John Crowley: I moved to London when I was 27 to direct a play at the National Theatre. Having been back and forth from London since I was about ten, I knew London better than I knew Dublin.

LIFELINE – Directed by L. Marcus Williams

She is a woman in despair who calls a suicide hotline not for help, but to say goodbye. He is the operator who takes her call, who must do everything he can to keep her on the line. Will he lose her, or will she find the will to live?

Late Spring – Directed by Zachary Kerschberg

Late Spring is the story of Mahmoud, a petty clerk in a police station during the beginning of the Libyan revolution, who must suddenly chose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help.

Esta Niña Linda – Directed by Christian J. Fernandez

Desperate to escape their native Cuba in a time of turmoil, Marciel and his young sister, Perla, journey in the cover of nightfall, boarding a makeshift raft. Cobbled together by twisted metal and foam and propelled by an old Soviet car engine, their vessel is the only thing that stands between them and the open sea. Esta Niña Linda is a short film about survival, and the story of a brother and sister’s relationship as they trek 90 miles in search of the U.S.