13 Sep

RVFF 2016 First Wave of Films Announced!


AWOL directed by Deb Shoval | November 5th 
A young woman is in search of direction in her small town. A visit to an army recruiting office appears to provide a path, but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna, that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipates.

BETTER HALF directed by Michelle Clay | November 6th 
For years, Tony and Leo have been a happy couple. They had always talked about having a child… someday. So when a sickly infant is abandoned at a local hospital, Tony sees it as a sign. Suddenly, Leo imust face his deep-seeded fears of being a father, or risk losing Tony altogether.

FIRST GIRL I LOVED directed by Kerem Sanga | November 4th 
Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton – who has always harbored a secret crush – he does his best to get in the way. WINNER: 2016 Sundance Film Festival NEXT Award.

MULTIPLE MANIACS directed by John Waters | November 3rd
John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theatres at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.

PARIS 05:59: THEO & HUGO directed by Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | November 5th
Theo and Hugo meet each other in a sex club in Paris. After building a special connection while having sex, the meet outside the club where they realize they had unprotected sex. Think BEFORE SUNRISE…with an orgy!

SLASH directed by Clay Liford | November 4th
Freshman Neil’s Vanguard stories are all he cares about…until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website’s moderator takes a special interest in Neil’s work, it opens up a whole new universe.