Cheyenne International Film Festival

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CIFF Website The 2014 Cheyenne International Film Festival screens in Downtown Cheyenne May 19 – 24 at the Hynds Building Theater and the Atlas Theatre. The CIFF programs are all in the evening and feature, food, live entertainment and movies. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance to discuss their movies.

The CIFF closes with “Fight Church” the latest documentary by Oscar winner and former Cheyenneite Dan Junge.

Tickets are available online through the website and will be on sale at the Phoenix Books and Music walk up box office on May 8th.

Here’s the program (subject to tweaks):

Program 1 – Monday May 19th (Cosponsored by Bevara Digital)
Doors open 6:30pm
Hynds Building – Capitol Avenue and Lincolnway


“Hemingway’s Suitcase” by Cole Smith (TRT: 7 min)
A lost suitcase found at a train station has so many stories to tell. One of the top Ten Shoot Out Cheyenne films.

“The One Who Loves You” by Katharyn Grant (in person)
It’s 1974. Gloria Bethune faces a bleak existence when she retreats to her small hometown after failing as a singer in New York. She falls for a drifter who claims to be the former manager of a famous Country singer. Through this flawed man’s apparent faith in her, Gloria’s passion for singing is reborn, but she is pushed into uncharted territory.

Program 2 Tuesday May 20th (Cosponsored by the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board)

Hynds Building – Doors open 6:30pm


“First Batch” – by Steve Kline (TRT 7:00)
A dark comedy that chronicles the first batch. Winner of the Shoot Out Cheyenne

“WyoMericana” by Mykal Vanata – in person (TRT 16:00)
Three bands, four states, thousands of miles of pavement… WYOMERICANA documents this cinematic musical journey through the Rocky Mountain West. Hop on the caravan with Wyoming musicians Jalan Crossland, Screen Door Porch and J Shogren Shanghai’d as they share Wyoming’s Americana roots with audiences in the summer of 2013.

Jay Shogren Shanghai’d Band live performance

Program 3 Wednesday May 21 (Cosponsored by Cheyenne Sister Cities)

Hynds Building – Doors 6:30pm

Reception and drumming performance sponsored by the Cheyenne Sister Cities program


“20 meters of love in Montmartre” by Pierre GAFFIÉ (TRT: 5min)
Paris, early in the morning… 4 women, unknown to each other, find a secret link between them through their faces and through their arts…
“The African Guest” by Nkanya Nkwai and Bob Larue. (TRT 89min)
A new independent film about a young African man’s journey to a new life in America. Filmed in Colorado-USA and Bonakanda Cameroon.
The Cheyenne Zombie Fest screens five shorts on Thursday May 22nd.

The Cheyenne Zombie Fest screens five shorts on Thursday May 22nd.

Program 4 Thursday May 22 (Cosponsored by the Cheyenne Zombie Fest)

Atlas Theatre – Doors 6:00pm
Reception Cosponsored by the Cheyenne Zombie Fest
By Jeff Miller – in person (TRT:7 min)
The Hynds Building is the setting for a ghostly encounter in this top 10 film from the Shoot Out Cheyenne.

“The Shivers” – in person
By Shawn Crochet (TRT: 13 min)
A fearless teen is dared into surviving a night inside the historic haunted Atlas Theatre, where he makes some unexpected friends.

“I’m Paranoid”
By Renee Michelle Macey (TRT: 23 min.)
A reality-show interviews a woman who is obsessed with preparing for the zombie apocalypse, much to the embarassment of those around her.

“Junk Food”
By Justin Batson (TRT: 37 min.)
A woman who puts up with her poison-tongued co-workers wonders if she is going crazy, as people begin turning up dead around town.

By Jerry Steinhour (TRT: 21 min)
A young couple spiral into madness when their young daughter disappears on the morning of her birthday.

Friday May 23 (Cosponsored by Body Lines Dance Theatre)
Atlas Theatre – Doors open 6:00pm
Reception Cosponsored by the Body Lines Dance Theatre


Live ballet demonstration by the Body Lines Dance Theatre with Leslie O’Hashi – Bodylines Dance Theatre Performing Group will perform a 5-6 minute narrative and demonstration on Ballet history and the evolution of Modern dance and Jazz dance, then the Performing Group will perform Ballet, Modern and Jazz pieces from their repertoire.


“Ballerina” A portrait of five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinsky Theatre know as the Kirov Ballet. The discipline and rigor is revealed in this film as the five dancers are profiled during rehearsals, onstage and backstage. Running time: 77 minutes)

Program 6 Saturday May 24 (Cosponsored by Judy Fossum Voice Overs)

Atlas Theatre – Doors 6:00pm

Reception Cosponsored by Judy Fossum Voice Overs and the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board

Wyoming Short Film Contest winner
“Til the Well Runs Dry by Charlie Craighead

“Fight Church, by Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel – in person
FIGHT CHURCH is a feature documentary about the confluence of Christianity and Mixed Martial Arts.

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