2018 Feature Films

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Tickets for Feature Films can be purchased at the door for $10 or in advance for $10 plus fees HERE. Online ticket sales will be available starting on July 16 and on-line sales will be discontinued one hour prior to the screening. General Admission seating is first come, first served, so please allow plenty of time to grab a beverage and a good seat with time to spare before the films begin. If you would prefer a reserved seat, you can purchase a VIP Pass and really help support the festival!

This is a volunteer run film festival. Every dollar generated goes towards our minimal expenses and bringing as many filmmakers and composers to Knoxville as possible. Thanks in advance for your support and enjoy the festival!

American Folk

Thursday, July 26 at 7pm, Scruffy City Hall

USA | David Heinz | 99 minutes | Narrative Feature 

Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

Following the screening, one of the stars of the film Amber Rubarth will play a few songs and there will be a short Q&A!

Sponsored by the Tennessee Entertainment Commission

Up to Snuff

Friday, July 27 at 7pm, Scruffy City Hall

USA | Mark Maxey | 80 minutes| Documentary Feature

Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. In UP TO SNUFF, friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history.

Following the screening, there will be a Q& A with the director, Mark Maxey and Snuffy Walden.W.G. “Snuffy” Walden is an American musician and composer of film and television soundtracks. Snuffy has been nominated for 12 primetime Emmy awards, winning for Outstanding Main Title Theme for The West Wing, and has won more than 50 BMI awards for his music, and BMI’s prestigious Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement. Snuffy’s ability to combine intricate emotions and musical simplicity has earned him a special place among the ranks of composers, as his work continues to ring with genuine warmth and truth.

Sponsored by Auralation Music

Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero

Saturday, July 28 at 12pm, Scruffy City Hall

USA | Richard Lanni | 84 minutes | Animated Feature

With World War I looming, a young Army Pvt. Robert Conroy is adopted by a stray, stump-tailed terrier. Conroy names his new friend Stubby and gives him a home, a family, and a chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. The two quickly find themselves in the trenches of France and on the path to history. French soldier Gaston Baptiste befriends the duo and accompanies them along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.

After the screening there will be a Q&A with Jordan Beck, one of the principal voice actors (“Olsen”) and 2D sequence directors.

A percentage of the proceeds will benefit CAIT (Companion Animal Institute of Tennessee).

Sponsored by Jupiter Entertainment


Saturday, July 28 at 4:15pm, Scruffy City Hall

USA | Ashley York and Sally York | 87 minutes | Documentary Feature

“hillbilly” is a timely and urgent exploration of how we see and think about Appalachian and rural identity in contemporary America, offering a call for dialogue between urban and rural communities during this divisive time in our nation’s history.

After the screening there will be a Q&A with the Associate Producer, Samantha Cole.

Sponsored by the Tennessee Entertainment Commission

The Organizer

Saturday, July 29 at 7pm, Scruffy City Hall

USA  | Nick Taylor | 105 minutes | Documentary Feature

THE ORGANIZER is a portrait of Wade Rathke, the controversial founder of ACORN, as well as an exploration of the much maligned and misunderstood occupation of community organizing.
Following the screening, there will be a Q& A with the Director, Nick Taylor.

Sponsored by Eventival

I Hate the Man in My Basement

Sunday, July 29 at 4pm, Scruffy City Hall

USA | Dustin Cook | 103 minutes| Narrative Feature

Lonely and isolated, Claude is still grieving the murder of his wife. When he’s reluctantly coerced by his obnoxious co-worker to join him for some salsa lessons, Claude develops an unexpected crush on his instructor Kyra. Unfortunately, he’s not sure how to move forward with this budding romance since he still has his wife’s killer chained up in the basement.

Sponsored by Knoxville Horror Film Festival

Cowboy Heart

Sunday, July 29 at 7pm, Scruffy City Hall

Brazil | Gui Pereira | 115 minutes| Narrative Feature

Lucca is a struggling country singer who is forced by his manager Iolanda to record a cheesy pop-country song. Upon a disagreement during a studio recording section, Lucca returns to his hometown in order to find inspiration for his music.

Prior to the screening, there will be a Red Carpet event to celebrate the World Premiere of the film.

Following the screening, there will be a Q& A with the cast and crew.