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|8:30PM||Live Music by Long Beard|
|10:30PM||Q&A with filmmaker Matthew Brown, Donald Monroe (DP), Gabriel Douglas (actor), Cameron Morton (actor), and Emma Geer (actor)|
|11:00pm||After Party sponsored by Stella Artois|
In the Treetops (Matthew Brown | USA | 78 min.)
William, Alissa, Gary, and Eric are close friends at different stages in their high school careers, but the social playing field levels out when they all pack into William’s hand me down car on a cold winter’s night. Their common goal—avoid going home. When a party is busted, the group picks up Alexa, William's dream girl who joins their road trip to nowhere trespassing and soaking in hot tubs. Alissa takes advantage of a rare moment to get to know William who seems solely focused on his pursuit of Alexa. Finally winding up alone with Alexa, Williams discovers she is not the girl he thought she was. As the sun rises and potential transgressions are illuminated, William and Alissa’s friendship could change forever.
Matthew Brown was born in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. A former sustainable development major turned filmmaker, he is a 2015 graduated from the School of Filmmaking at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Matthew brews his own beer, tends to his garden, and enjoys the great outdoors. In The Treetops is his debut feature film.