WorldFest: Wild, Mild and Wicked

Moviegoers may find both their Sixth Happiness and Seventh Heaven in these 40 featured indie films

Le Coeur au Poing ("Streetheart") Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. and Thursday, April 15, at 5 p.m.

Father-Daughter Despair
In La Deroute, Joe Aiello is the father of a mentally handicapped son and a 23-year-old daughter who wants to distance herself from her authoritarian and possessive father. When she runs away and marries a South American refugee, Joe is completely distraught and feels that his hopes have been betrayed. Joe finds himself descending for the first time into a profound state of solitude and despair. A Canadian film directed by Paul Tana. With Tony Nardi, Michele-Barbara Pelletier, Hugolin Cheverette, John Dunn-Hill and Richard Lemire. (not reviewed)

La Deroute Wednesday, April 14, at 9 p.m.

Fair Deal
In The Fair, a young woman pursues her dream of becoming a singer. She is forced to confront her mother's death, her unsupportive father and her crippling stage fright. Directed by Sarah McAnally. With Brigid Brannagh and Neil Vipond. (not reviewed)

The Fair Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 17, at 3 p.m.

Reaping Reefers
Harvest is the story of what happens when a DEA agent arrives in a small farming town to investigate the suspected growing and selling of marijuana in the area. The lengths to which the farmers have gone to preserve their lives is revealed to the people who love them, and the local sheriff is forced to choose between the law and his friendship with the local farming community. Directed by Stuart Burkin, with Mary McCormack and John Slattery. (not reviewed)

Harvest Sunday, April 11, at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

Fang Gang
Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang is a Canadian children's film directed by George Bloomfield. In this story, Jacob Two Two is arrested for insulting an adult and sent to a children's prison where he must face the Hooded Fang. With Gary Busey, Mark McKinney, Miranda Richardson and Ice-T. (not reviewed)

Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang Saturday, April 10, at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, April 13, at 5 p.m.

Pakistan Politics
Jinnah, directed by Jamil Dehlavi, is a drama telling the story of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. It follows his dream of freeing the people of India from the burden and insult of foreign rule, a mission twisted and tempered by the realities and cruelties of politics. (not reviewed)

Jinnah Friday, April 16, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, at 7 p.m.

Only the Lonely
Polish director Agnieszka Holland will be present for the screening of her Kobieta Samotna ("The Lonely Woman"). In this 1981 production, a poor middle-aged woman who lives alone with her eight-year-old son is forced to steal when she is faced with the funeral costs rather than the inheritance of a relative she was caring for. (not reviewed)

Kobieta Samotna ("The Lonely Woman") Sunday, April 18, at 1 p.m.

Indian Journey
The Long Road Home is directed by Craig Clyde. After his mother's death, a boy is tested in spirit and mind by the cruel grandfather who disowned his mother years before for marrying a Native American marine. With Michael Ansara and T.J. Lowther. (not reviewed)

The Long Road Home at St. Thomas Episcopal School on Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 17, at 9 p.m.

Rockin' Religion
The Life Jacket Is Under Your Seat is a film from Uruguay directed by Leonardo Ricagni. Using wildly colorful visuals, off-kilter compositions and music, it tracks Tuleque, a modern-day Jesus. He tries to save the Great Holy Water Sanctuary from drug lords and a corrupt government by winning top prize at the annual rock and roll contest. With Jorge Esmoris and Pastora Vega. (not reviewed)

The Life Jacket Is Under Your Seat Sunday, April 11, at 9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 13, at 5 p.m.

Down South
Por Si No Te Vuelvo a Ver ("If I Never See You Again") is a Mexican film by Juan Pablo Villasenor. Five elderly men who have formed a musical group escape from a nursing home in search of their dream to play for a live audience. Along the way, they confront the city, nursing-home authorities, the police, their families and everyone who is determined to destroy their only chance to perform. In Spanish with English subtitles. (not reviewed)

Por Si No Te Vuelvo a Ver Wednesday, April 14, at 5 p.m. and Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m.

Hissed Off
In Snake Tales, a young woman is arrested for running over an endangered snake. In defense, she must spin an elaborate tall tale. Directed by Francesca Talenti, with Amalia Stifter and Rupert Reyes. (not reviewed)

Snake Tales at St. Thomas Episcopal School on Friday, April 6, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m.

At press time, no synopsis was available for Our God's Brother, a Polish film directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. It screens Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m.

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