The Peacemaker

International peacemaker Padraig O’Malley helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.  For five years, the filmmaker follows Padraig as he travels from his isolated life in Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on the planet — from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq — where Padraig applies a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. Is salvation on the table for the world… and for Padraig?

Timbuktoubab

Against the backdrop of Saharan dunes and the sandy streets of the legendary cultural crossroads of Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa, this award-winning music documentary follows songwriter Markus James and three legendary masters of traditional Malian music as they travel, live, create, and perform original music together at the source of the ancient roots of Blues music.

A Balancing Act

Take a tour of Austin’s acclaimed Museum of Ephemerata, soak up the madcap antics of Iowa City Optimist Club founder “Skutter,” rub intimate eyeballs with L.A.’s one and only “towel-face artist,” then scour and scrutinize the cities and jungles of Cambodia and Vietnam, as award-winning filmmaker Marc Israel takes us on this wild, and often hilarious journey in search of a mysterious international motorbike balancing contest! California Premiere.