FRIDAY DOORS

Head to Studio 615 to get your tickets and bottomless cup, meet the Defy team and filmmakers, grab food from the food trucks, and find out more about the festival. Beer provided by Jackalope Brewery and wine poured by Frothy Monkey (coffee and cocktails available for sale). Your VIP pass gets you unlimited screenings and a bottomless Defy cup for the entire weekend. Tickets to individual screenings are $10 each. Individual bottomless cups available for $15 (good for the entire weekend). For a detailed how-to festival guide, click here (coming soon).


FRIDAY 5:30 PM 

MAIN THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #1: "YOU DON'T KNOW ME"

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass


FRIDAY 6:30 PM

SILENT EVENTS HEADPHONE THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #2: "GET LOST!" 

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

Katzen (Germany)
The Parcel (Germany)
Blood Letting
And the Moon Stands Still*
(Belarus)
Limbo (Greece)

*Screening to be followed by Q&A with filmmakers


FRIDAY 7:00 PM

MAIN THEATER

FEATURE FILM

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

The Story of a Satellite (Spain) - U.S. PREMIERE

SYNOPSIS: Almost 20 years after losing his father crushed by a falling satellite, Rafael, an undertaker, realizes that his whole life has been orbiting in the wrong direction. With the help of his own "Sancho Panza," Melito and Rafael will begin a trip that they could have never anticipated.

Screening to be followed by Q&A with filmmakers


FRIDAY 8:00 PM

SILENT EVENTS HEADPHONE THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #3: "LOSING CONTROL"

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass


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KICK-OFF PARTY

Join us after the final screening on Friday and get to know the Defy team, this year's filmmakers, and your film-loving Nashville neighbors. All Defy ticket-holders welcome! Beer provided by Jackalope Brewery and wine poured by Frothy Monkey (coffee and cocktails available for sale). All ticket and pass holders welcome.


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SATURDAY DOORS

Day two! Get it started right with some coffee from Frothy Monkey and food from one of the food trucks out front. Pick up your tickets for the day or just hang out and talk about all the amazing films you saw on Friday. Fill your cup and grab a tee shirt. Beer provided by Jackalope Brewery and wine poured by Frothy Monkey (coffee and cocktails available for sale). Your VIP pass gets you unlimited screenings and a bottomless Defy cup for the entire weekend. Individual bottomless cups available for $15 (good for the entire weekend).


SATURDAY ALL DAY

FRONT LOUNGE

Hermetica Komhata HK320

Experience this unique film in a unique presentation: an endless loop in our Front Lounge, all day on Saturday. 

SYNOPSIS: A masterpiece of metaphysical science fiction made in 1943 by a mad scientist of dubious origin, who called himself Dr. Joseph H. Stanislaw.


Charlie Vs. Goliath

SYNOPSIS: Former Catholic priest Charlie Hardy is 75 years old and has no money or political experience. But none of that dissuades this 21st-century Don Quixote from running for the US Senate in his home state of Wyoming. Charlie’s courage to take a principled stand against money in politics attracts a ragtag group of young volunteers and together they jump aboard a 1970 Crown school bus, campaigning across the Wild West state in a bid to shake up this country’s political establishment.

Screening to be followed by Q&A with Charlie Hardy

SATURDAY 11:45 AM

MAIN THEATER

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass


SATURDAY 1:00 PM

SILENT EVENTS HEADPHONE THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #4: "END OF THE TUNNEL"

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass


SATURDAY 1:20 PM

MAIN THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #5 : ALONE TOGETHER

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

Rosie, Oh
Tales from Jelly Fish Nebula IC 443*
(France)
Falling From Time (Argentina)
Lunch Time (Iran)
Longshoreman
A Share of a Share 
(Iran)
For Better, For Worse (Israel)

*Screening to be followed by Q&A with filmmakers


SATURDAY 2:40 PM

SILENT EVENTS HEADPHONE THEATER

FEATURE FILM

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

Cold Breath (Iran)

SYNOPSIS: Maryam is in her thirties. She was born as a woman, but since puberty has lived as a man. This influences her life, work, and love.


SATURDAY 2:45 PM

MAIN THEATER

FEATURE FILM

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

MA

SYNOPSIS: In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest, to give birth to our savior in Las Vegas. Reinvented and told entirely through movement, the film deconstructs the role of this woman, who encounters a world full of bold, archetypal characters that are alternately terrifying and sublime. MA is a journey into the visceral and the surreal, interweaving ritual, performance, and the body as sculpture. Role reversal and gender bending leads us to imagine a new ending to this familiar journey, as this virgin mother must not only give birth to our savior, but in the end is challenged to save herself.


SATURDAY 4:00 PM

SILENT EVENTS HEADPHONE THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #6: "BUCKLE UP"

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

The Panty Symphonic
Our Own Private Universe
Earworm
Thank you
Similar
(France)
Goodbye Mother Earth (Australia)
Tick Tock
Garbage*

*Screening to be followed by Q&A with filmmakers of: Garbage


SATURDAY 4:30 PM

MAIN THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #7: "WITHIN AN INCH"

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

Side by Side
Truthful Innards
s i s a k
(India)
Building No. 13* (Iran)
See You Yesterday

*Screening to be followed by Q&A with filmmakers


SATURDAY LIVE PERFORMANCE

One woman. One minute. One more puppet than she can comfortably handle.

Sixty Second Cinema provides you with a frenzied, one minute puppet rendition of beloved classic films. You’ll get everything you love about the movie-going experience, from popcorn to credits, condensed down and frantically performed. Madeleine brings her performance to Defy on Saturday in the lobby starting around 5:00 PM.


SATURDAY 6:00 PM

SILENT EVENTS HEADPHONE THEATER

FEATURE FILM

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

The Very Private Work of Sister K

SYNOPSIS: A witty, intense and unpredictable tale fusing rapid-fire chamber-drama with fearless acting and relentless cinematic appeal. Accused of grave transgressions, one young nun battles the oldest of beliefs as the true nature of sexuality is put on trial. Award-winning director Johan Liedgren teams up with director of photography Zia Mohajerjasbi and actress Liza Curtiss as Sister K in “…a modern bar-fighting lovechild of Eyes Wide Shut and 12 Angry Men.”

Screening to be followed by Q&A with filmmakers


SATURDAY 6:30 PM

MAIN THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #8: "FLIP A SWITCH"

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

Aftermath (Germany)
Kill Jar*
Spaghetti Junction
(United Kingdom)
We Did Not Fall From the Sky (India, United Kingdom)
The Man Who Forgot to Breathe (Iran)
Princess (Germany)

*Screening to be followed by Q&A with filmmakers


SATURDAY 8:00 PM

MAIN THEATER

FEATURE FILM

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass

Knowing Nothing ColdWORLD PREMIERE

SYNOPSIS: A group of teenagers living in the American Midwest of the 1970s confront the impossibility of a graceful entrance into adulthood.

Screening to be followed by Q&A with filmmakers


SATURDAY 8:20 PM

SILENT EVENTS HEADPHONE THEATER

SHORTS BLOCK #9: "THE DESCENT"

TICKETS:
$10 for this screening only
$45 for the VIP weekend pass


"That's a wrap!"

PRESENTED BY NATIVE - Join us Saturday after the last screening to celebrate another successful year of Defy! Fill your bottomless cups with beer provided by Jackalope Brewery and wine poured by Frothy Monkey (coffee and cocktails available for sale), and dance the night away. All ticket and pass holders welcome!


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