A documentary about people who eat white dirt adds some grit to the first full day of the Indie Street Film Festival. 

indie street logo 2Scandalously long, beautiful legs. A guy with a compulsion for commandeering buses and trains. Geophagy, or dirt-eating.

These and other delightfully strange and wondrous topics fill the schedule of Red Bank’s Indie Street Film Festival as it enters its first full day of screenings and other events Thursday.

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A time-lapse video captures the creation of the Indie Street mural on Monmouth Street last month. 


10 a.m. Count Basie Theatre patio Street Talks – Incubating Independent Projects

Want to make a film or media project?? The founders of Big Vision Empty Wallet and special guests discuss the best ways to navigate the ever changing creative world and how to incubate your work to set it up for success no matter what format you’re working in.

The trailer for “Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town.”

12:30 p.m. Bow Tie Cinemas “Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town

When a very large and controversial piece of art gets publicly displayed in a small town, opinions start flying and feisty people take legal action.

The trailer for “Mothering Inside,” one of the short documentaries screening Thursday.

12 p.m. Red Bank Middle School Doc Shorts Program A

Competition short documentaries reveal that sometimes the most impactful human stories are right in front of our eyes. Program includes the following films:

Small Talk
Digital Edition
Mothering Inside
Eat White Dirt
The Boatman

The trailer for “The Bad Kids.”

1 p.m. Two River TheaterThe Bad Kids

On a remote patch of the Mojave Desert sits an anomaly: a high school where educators believe empathy, life skills, and the constancy of a caring adult are the differences that will give at-risk students command of their fates.

The trailer for “Photo Op,” one of the narrative shorts screening at the middle school.

3 p.m. Red Bank Middle School Narrative Shorts: “Love Bites”

A selection of in competition short narrative films that explore the many faces of human communication and affection. Includes the following films:

Another Empty Space
Photo op
How You Look At It
4am Redmond & Meda
Special Delivery
This Modern Man is Beat
Super Sex

3:30 p.m. Bow Tie Cinemas “Day Six

Carmen, a young actress, is trapped between the love she feels for Pablo and her marriage with Joaquín, Pablo’s best friend. When she learns she’s fallen ill, she decides to embark on a trip with one of them, which will change all of their lives forever. In Spanish.

darius mccollumDarius McCollum, the subject of the documentary “Off the Rails,” which has its New Jersey premiere at the festival.

4 p.m. Two River Theater “Off the Rails

The remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome, whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes.

 073014 jamians3Jamian’s hosts a happy hour for thirsty cinephiles.
4 p.m. Jamian’s Food and Drink Flying Fish Happy Hour

Passholders are invited to come in and cool off with a cold beer compliments of Flying Fish Brewery and Jamian’s. Local live music on the back patio daily. Get your festival pass to join the fun. No tickets necessary, just show your pass at the door.

The trailer for “Dji. Death Sails.”

6 p.m., Red Bank Middle School Animated Shorts

A crowd favorite, enjoy ISFF’s official selections of animated short films, everything from the comedic and childish, to the bizarre and abstract. Includes:

Animation Hotline
Dji. Death Sails
Follow Your Heart
On Schedule
Pombo Loves You
Riptide Rhapsody
Taking The Plunge
The Girl in the Yellow Dress
The Past Inside the Present
This Migrant Business

The trailer for “Keep in Touch.”

7 p.m. Two River Theater “Keep in Touch

After a major crisis, a man attempts to track down his “first love,” only to discover she was killed many years ago in a car accident. Stumbling online upon her younger sister, a musician who bears a striking resemblance, he obsesses and begins a relationship without disclosing his true identity.

Molly Pitcher Inn 4The Molly Pitcher Inn serves as the setting for an outdoor screening.

7 p.m. Molly Pitcher Inn promenade Sony Pictures Classics Presents Indie Under the Stars Audience Choice

Sony Pictures Classics presents an Indie Film promenade overlooking the Navesink River. A perfect summer night with PopChips and Flying Fish Beer, we let the audience chose between five memorable Indie films from Sony Pictures: “Welcome To The Dollhouse,” “SLC Punk,” “The Wackness,” “Moon” and “Junebug.” Check Facebook for voting choices.

Check in with redbankgreen daily for festival coverage and next-day schedules with tons of trailers to help you decide which darkened room to bring your popcorn to.

The festival runs through Sunday; take it here for a detailed schedule of events with showtimes, locations and links to festival pass admissions or individual event tickets.