SUSTAINABLE – 2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

SUSTAINABLE

America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have emerged who provide hope that the health of our nation might still remain within our grasp. Sustainable is a documentary film that weaves together expert analysis of America’s food system with a powerful narrative of one extraordinary farmer who is determined to create a sustainable future for his community. In a region dominated by commodity crops, Marty Travis has managed to maintain a farming model that is both economically viable and environmentally safe. Through his example and various expert interviews, the film explores options for reversing the issues facing America’s heartland.

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WHOM I FEAR: PART II – 2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION

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Two years after his fathers funeral and a encounter with a supernatural creature, Michael is once again dragged out of the mental ward to save his family…and hopefully himself.

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CONGRATS TO THE 2015 PRAIRIE STATE FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS!

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The 2015 Prairie State Film Festival was truly an event to remember with several guests, amazing films and heartfelt speeches.  Randy Lee Beasley was our gracious host and brought his warm spirit to the stage and to our guests throughout the 12 hour event.  The evening concluded with a very emotional speech from Wolf McKinney, the lastest inductee into the Breaking Fate Hall of Fame.  The festival producers wish to thank everyone involved in the festival production behind the scenes, the Carl Schurz High School for giving us a place to celebrate the art of film, Randy Lee Beasley for hosting, the numerous filmmakers and fans of film for being part of this event and making it an experience to remember.

Finally, congratulations to all of the 2015 Prairie State Film Festival award winners!...

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RANDY LEE BEASLEY – 2015 OFFICIAL HOST!

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As an award winning indie filmmaker, father, and lover of spicy foods, Randy Lee Beasley seems almost the perfect fit as host of the 2015 Prairie State Film Festival, but really it is his drive and passion for all things he does that got him that title!  Beasley began filmmaking at a very young age and prides himself on not only producing film, but also producing festivals as of 2015 when he started the Smokey Night Film Festival to great success.  Beasley has a few short films of his own screening at our 2015 event and will be on hand all day anxious to meet all of you!  Be sure to look him up while your at the event for a quick photo and conversation!

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GUARDIANSHIP – **WORLD PREMIER** AND 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

GUARDIANSHIP

A man barricades himself inside his apartment and refuses to give to the police what they want.

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A WOMAN AND A GUN – 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION & **WORLD PREMIER**!!

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Anita Nicole Brown stars in this drama / thriller about a woman who has been pushed to the edge of killing herself by a verbally abusive husband (Willy Adkins). When she finally attempts to pull the trigger the results are not as expected!

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MEANINGFUL GESTURES – 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

MEANINGFULGESTURES

Two siblings try to put aside their personal differences and disdain of each other in order to cook a meal for their parents on their anniversary, even though they’re on the verge of divorce.

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WHAT IN THE SAM HILL – 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

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It may sound like Sam Hill (Michael Schmid) has the perfect life.. A beautiful wife, a job and a house.. Well, until you spend a day in his shoes. Life is far from grand for this poor guy. Find out just “What In The Sam Hill” is going on!

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WE WERE MONSTERS AND DETECTIVES – 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

WEWEREMONSTERSANDDETECTIVES

We Were Monsters And Detectives follows two 16-year old girls over the course of a summer in a forgotten town, where they face the challenges of adolescence as they discover that growing up doesn’t always mean growing together.

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BROKEN FATE – 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

BROKENFATE

After an encounter with a prostitute makes for an unintended end, Jason finds something out about himself that will change his life forever. He must quickly decide if he will accept this new mind and body-altering condition, or choose to change his fate for good. Will Jason dare to be selfless or selfish; either way, both will eventually lead to a very painful ending.

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