Baraka. Courtesy of Oscilloscope

Rural Route Film Festival

August 3–5, 2012

Unlike festivals that operate under a general theme of “independent film,” Rural Route’s specific focus on rural life brings together like-minded films and artists whose work might otherwise be ignored or lost within broader-based programming. The festival’s fiction, documentary, and experimental programs are dedicated to highlighting people, places, and cultures not normally represented in mainstream media. Each program will open with a short film by Robert Gardner, whose lyrical films are among cinema’s greatest ethnographic treatments. In Gardner’s work, life’s ecstasies are embraced and exalted, its sorrows parsed and ruefully accepted.

2012 Rural Route Film Festival Trailer
Rural Route FIlms website