Landlocked Film Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Ant Boy tells the story of a boy...who is an ant.
Antboy tells the story of 12-year-old Pelle, who takes on superhuman powers after a peculiar ant takes a bite.

Landlocked Film Festival has announced their 2014 film festival lineup, which features 59 films screening over the course of four days, Aug. 21-24. As usual, films will be screened at multiple Iowa City venues including FilmScene, the Englert Theater and the Iowa City Public Library.

The 2014 version of the festival includes films in the following categories: narrative features, documentaries, animation, narrative shorts, student work and the recently added category of international sci-fi shorts.

Among the narrative feature films is Danish director and Landlocked Festival alum Ask Hasselbalch’s Antboy, a more charming, lower CGI version of a superhero movie, which was recently selected for the Toronto Film Festival.

Also of note in this year’s lineup is William Stribling’s family drama Lies I Told my Little Sister about siblings’ struggle for reconciliation and a more accurate family history while on vacation in Cape Cod.

The documentary category features some films with local appeal, including the premiere of Dan Manatt’s Whiskey Cookers, about the founding of Templeton Rye and the impact of Prohibition in Iowa, as well as Jason Cook’s close-to-the-heart mockumentary, State of Bacon, about a festival for pork lovers. This film also includes cameos of Iowa politicos and ostensible pork lovers Terry Branstad and Chuck Grassley.

Tickets and festival passes that grant access to all film screenings are available for $20 during the festival in the Englert lobby. Individual film tickets are available at the venues on the day of the screening. Films screened at the ICPL will be free and open to the public.

Narrative Features

A Standing Still
Coffee, Kill Boss
Laying Over
Lies I Told My Little Sister
Marie Kroyer
Route 30 Three
Wild Blue

Narrative Shorts

A Good Match
Baby Mary
Bulimia: The Musical
Catch Phrase
Deliver Us from Evil
Into the Silent Sea
Life of the Party
My Date with Adam
Red Summer


Animation Hotline
Goutte d’Or
Once Upon a Candle
Out of Bounds
Rabbit and Deer
Rob n Ron
Salmon Deadly Sins
The Chaperone
Unimagined Friends

Student Work

Between Shadows
Brooklyn Shae
Draw a Dream
Google Me Love
To My Love


American Arab
Beautiful Jim
Cardboard Titanics
Dancing Like Home
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
One: A Story of Love and Equality
State of Bacon
The Price of Sand
The Same Gate
Through the Trees: Mike Richards
The Vetters: All We Needed
Wanda the Wonderful
Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing Story of the Templeton, Iowa Bootleggers
Wicker Kittens

View trailers for some of the aforementioned films


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