Edén. Image courtesy of the Rural Route Film Festival

Rural Route Film Festival

July 24–26, 2015

Organized by Alan Webber, Rural Route Film Festival

This is the eleventh annual edition of the Rural Route Film Festival, showcasing international films that take the road less traveled. This year’s focus will be on bold, independent women behind and in front of the camera. Highlights include the New York premiere of Edén, Elise DuRant's debut feature inspired by her childhood experience in Mexico, starring Will Oldham; the world premiere of Down Down the Deep River, an experimental narrativeabout growing up in New Hampshireby Will Sheff of indie band Okkervil River (with a live music performance and Q&A); and a special preview screening of Sailing a Sinking Sea, Olivia Owens Wyatt's gorgeously shot documentary exploring the culture of the seafaring Moken people of Thailand and Myanmar, co-presented with the Margaret Mead Film Festival.