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LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Welcome to the 15th annual Ivy Film Festival! We are incredibly excited to present a weeklong celebration of film, ranging from advanced screenings to our highly anticipated Official Selection of student films and screenplays. Our 15th year has witnessed the continued maturation of our organization as we not only improved our operations and presence on campus, but have also expanded beyond Brown. Our motto this year is “Moving Film Forward” which encapsulates our efforts to position Ivy Film Festival as the venue for student film globally. Finding a path to success in the world of film is a daunting prospect for students. At its core, Ivy Film Festival is a platform for talented student filmmakers and screenwriters to expose their work. Entirely student run, Ivy Film Festival uses a for-us-by-us model to form a vibrant community of aspiring students and industry professionals, all passionate about supporting the next generation of filmmakers. This year we received hundreds of films and screenplays from students around the world. Our Official Selection is comprised of 27 student films and 12 student screenplays. As a counterpart to the student film 6

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screenings, we are holding our first annual Live Table Readings to showcase our Official Selection of screenplays. We are also proud to announce our first annual Satellite Ivy Film Festival, wherein our Official Selection of films will be shown at several schools, including Harvard, Princeton, Northwestern and University of Michigan. We hope to continue to expand to more satellite campuses in order to engage a broader, more diverse community of student filmmakers. This year is testimony to our continued efforts to address aspects of the film world of interest to all—we are interacting with not only directors and actors, writers and cinematographers but also web-centric filmmakers, animators and set designers. Discussions with industry professionals generate dialogue about the role of the modern filmmaker and the different paths to starting a career. The Sisterhood of Night panel will focus on the unique challenges of breaking into an historically male-dominated industry, as well as crowdsourcing, and the Animation in Media panel will explore opportunities in the technical aspects of filmmaking. We are fully embracing the multimedia potentials for linking industry


professionals with students—this year, we are hosting two keynotes over Skype, with Todd Haynes ’85 and Jason Schwartzman. We are extremely grateful to the following people for helping us to expand the presence of Ivy Film Festival. This year, our incredible staff in the departments of Programming, Screenplay, Industry and Outreach, Graphic Design, Publicity, Business and Web have shown unprecedented creativity, enthusiasm and dedication. We would also like to thank Diane Chouinard, Andrew Donahue and Donna

Hustler of the SAO; Chira Delsesto, Kristin Kwasniewski and Greg Picard of the CAC and Granoff; Richard Heller; Richard Dulgarian and the Avon Cinema; Matthew Wood and the Undergraduate Finance Board; and IFF’s home, Brown University. Enjoy! Supreeti Sharma and Elizabeth Woodward

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2014 IVY FILM FESTIVAL STAFF

GENERAL COORDINATORS Executive Directors Elizabeth Woodward Supreeti Sharma Associate Director Tarek Shoukri Giri Suarsana

Staff Elizabeth Goodspeed Koko Nakajima Kris Louie INDUSTRY

Webmaster Elías Martínez Cohen Erica Oh

Coordinators Margot Hauer-King Oakley Friedberg

Coordinators Angela Guo Solveig Xia Staff Fran Whitehead Catherine Jeong Antonia Chapman Douglas Saper Zeve Sanderson Asli Angin Will Walant IVY FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Coordinators Ingrid Chen Cecilia Bodin

Outreach Coordinator Maggie Hire

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

Staff Rebecca Hansen Alexandra Kordas Gus Esselstyn Blake Nosratian Madeline Chin


PROGRAMMING

PUBLICITY

Coordinators Dan Fethke Gabbie Corvese

Coordinators Toye Adegboro Yongha Kim

Staff Alex Rapport Jade Donaldson Kent Smith Polina Godz Cristina Ballarini Jake Anderson Matt Jackett Ryan Paine Nate Burke Daniella Balarezo Angelica Johnsen Brendan Stone Broghan Zwack Brittany Comunale Meher Ali Oliver Goodman-Waters Joanna DeBoer Neha Verma

Staff Taylor Bantle Christopher Barwick Gabrielle Bufrem Alexa Effron Keillor Irving Bailey Life Elizabeth Lippman Tonya Riley Claire Shennan Nadim Silverman Ellen Taylor

Taylor Williams Henry Staley Marcus Sudac Nina Perrotta Maria Bugane Blair Johnston TECH Coordinator Luke Perez Staff Ludwell Chase Tian-Mei Lee

SCREENPLAY Coordinators Sam Samore Sam Torres Staff Adam Hersko-RonaTas Michelle Watt Mackenzie Carlson Devika Girish Bryan Smith IVY FILM FESTIVAL 2015

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2014 IFF SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

MONDAY, APRIL 6TH Screenplay Reading The Underground | 3:00-5:45PM The End of the Tour Screening Granoff | 6:30-8-15PM

TUESDAY, APRIL 7TH Screenplay Reading The Underground | 3:00-5:45PM Todd Haynes (‘85) Keynote Address and Q&A Conducted over Skype Granoff | 6:15-8:30PM

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH Screenplay Reading The Underground | 3:00-5:15PM The Sisterhood of Night Screening Q&A following screening MacMillan 117 | 6:00-8:30PM

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THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH

SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH

Slow West Screening The Avon | 6:30-8:30PM

Film Block 2 Granoff | 12:30-2:00PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH The Uncanny in Contemporary Television Richard Brown, Dougray Scott Granoff | 1:30-2:30PM Film Block 1 Granoff | 2:45-4:15PM The Power In Your Hands Workshop with Michael Schultz MCM Production 1 | 4:30PM-5:30PM Rushmore Screening Granoff | 6:15-7:45PM Jason Schwartzman Keynote Address and Q&A Conducted over Skype Granoff | 8:00-9:0PM

Animation in Media Panel Brenda Chapman, Ron Ryder, Barbara Meier Granoff | 2:15-3:15PM Film Block 3 Granoff | 3:30-5:00PM Short Short Shorts Workshop with Matthew Frost Granoff | 5:30-6:30PM Dosa Hunt Screening and Q&A Dinner following in Granoff lobby Granoff | 6:45-8:00PM Ivy Film Festival Party Ft. DJ Dapwell from Das Racist 95 Empire at AS220 | 10:00PM-1:00AM

SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH Trainwreck Screening Granoff | 4:00-5:30PM

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OFFICIAL SELECTION OF STUDENT FILMS

FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH Official Selection: BLOCK 1 Granoff Auditorium, 2:45-4:15PM COMBUSTABILLY / Jake Bellew / UNC School of the Arts / 10 min FLIEGEN / Katharina Woll / German Film and Television Academy / 10 min FRESH GROUND / Jared Sims / Savannah College of Art and Design / 7 min MELVIN / Josh & Jason Sondock / New York University; Brown University / 5 min SANTA CRUZ DEL ISLOTE / Luke Lorentzen / Stanford University / 19 min SUCTION / Matthew Herbertz / Ohio University / 8 min WATERFALL / Charlie Cole / Pratt Institute / 10 min O JOGO / Pedro Coutinho / Columbia University / 19 min EGGPLANT / Yangzi She / UCLA / 8 min

SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH Official Selection: BLOCK 2 Granoff Auditorium, 12:30-2:00PM HEARTBEATS OF FIJI / Jon Kasbe / UNC School of the Arts / 10 min FOX POINT TENON / Alanna Hoffman & Jordan Beard / Brown University; Rhode Island School of Design / 7 min MARA / Yi Zhong / New York University / 19 min ONE / Matt Walker / Harvard College / 4 min I AM MICHAEL JORDANE / Daniel Turkiewicz / Emerson College / 7 min

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DOMOJ / Simona Feldman / German Film and Television Academy / 9 min SHAMBLES / Ryan Naylor / Northwestern University / 10 min THE ANNIVERSARY / Henry Chaisson / Brown University / 8 min MATCHMAKER / Claire M. Andreae / Loyola Marymount University / 10 min THE MATADOR / Lazarus Dance / UNC School of the Arts / 15 min

SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH Official Selection: BLOCK 3 Granoff Auditorium, 3:30-5:00PM DAY ONE / Henry Hughes / American Film Institute / 25 min RE:BELIEF / Raymond Bergeron / Rochester Institute of Technology / 7 min LEFT HOOK / Katie Westfall, Alexandra Grant, Averi Gerberding, Ralph Semilla, ElliotGomez, & Danny Munoz / University of California at Santa Barbara / 13 min MOLOKO / Pauline Lillian Shongov / Cornell University / 5 min CLOSE TO HOME / Matt Walker / Harvard College / 11 min 10:10 / Pom Bunsermvicha / Brown University / 7 min GRANGE TO GARAGE / William Johnston-Carter / Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts / 16 min EAT / Moritz Kr채mer / German Film and Television Academy / 7 min OPEN 24 HOURS / Henry Chaisson / Brown University / 7 min

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THE END OF THE TOUR Monday, April 6 Granoff | 6:30-8-15PM The End of the Tour, based on David Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace, tells the story of the five-day 1996 interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. Directed by James Ponsoldt and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies.


THE SISTERHOOD OF THE NIGHT Wednesday, April 8 MacMillan 117 | 6:00-8:30PM Adapted from Pulitzer Prize winning Steven Millhauser’s short story, when a teenage girl says she’s the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial. This screening will be followed by a panel Q&A with director Caryn Waechter, writer Marilyn Fu and actress Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman moderated by producer Elizabeth Cuthrell. The film, starring Kal Penn, Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, broke Kickstarter records for crowdsourcing at the time of its campaign.

SLOW WEST Thursday, April 9 The Avon | 6:30-8:30PM Directed by John Maclean, Slow West is set the end of the nineteenth century, following 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way. Winner of the Sundance World Cinema Jury Prize for Drama.

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SCREENING SERIES

RUSHMORE

DOSA HUNT

Granoff | 6:15pm Partnered with Brown University Film Forum *you must attend the screening to stay for the keynote

Followed by a Q&A Granoff | 6:45pm Co-Sponsored by SASA + the Brown-India Initiative

In Rushmore, Wes Anderson’s 1998 cult comedy, Jason Schwartzman makes his acting debut as Max Fischer, a precocious teenager who struggles to avoid expulsion from the prestigious Rushmore Academy. In the process, he falls deeply in love with a first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) and befriends the millionaire father of two of his schoolmates (Bill Murray). Set to the infectious songs of the British Invasion and stylized with the now-classic aesthetic of Wes Anderson, this witty, offbeat coming-of-age tale captures both the aches and exuberance of adolescence, and opened the world to the unique storytelling duo of Anderson and Schwartzman.

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Screening followed by a Q&A with Amrit Singh (director), Zoe Schack (producer), and Ashok “Dapwell” Kondabolu (from Das Racist). DOSA HUNT is a short film by Amrit Singh featuring a diverse group of music-world friends -- Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri and Ashok “Dapwell” Kondabolu, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and Stereogum’s Executive Editor, Singh -- on a quest to find their hometown’s best dosa. The delicious traditional South Indian crepe has earned this long-overdue cinematic closeup.


TRAINWRECK Granoff | 4:00pm *See IFF website for ticketing info

IFF’s closing film is Judd Apatow’s latest comedy, both starring and written by Amy Schumer months before its July release. Ever since her father drilled into her head that monogamy isn’t realistic, magazine writer Amy (Amy Schumer) has made promiscuity her credo. As much as she enjoys an uninhibited life free of commitment, Amy is really in a rut. While writing a profile about charming and successful sports doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), she finds herself actually falling in love for the first time -- and what’s more, Aaron seems to like her too. Amy starts to wonder if it’s time to clean up her act. Starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Lebron James.

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SCREENPLAY OFFICIAL SELECTION

MONDAY, APRIL 6 Kingdom

Sarah Wisner, Boston University | Television Pilot Detective Rose Turner, demoted to Deputy Sheriff, returns to the rural Vermont community of her childhood to discover corruption has deep roots in the Green Mountains.

Aster and Sidney

Sean Temple & Sarah Wisner, Emerson College & Boston University Graduate Short Two women struggle to survive in a collapsed society.

Trash

Darius Dawson, DePaul University | Graduate Short An abusive stepfather confronts a teenage-runaway when he discovers where she’s hiding, and at the same time she is struggling with the decision to keep or abandon her baby.

Scriptures and Cigarettes

Joseph O’Driscoll, American Film Institute Conservatory | Feature Length After a near-death experience, Nephi, a devout Mormon teenager, experiments with the outside world for the first time, risking his relationship with his family and community.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 7 Stouche’s Washington

John McCabe, Emerson College | Television Pilot A working class man runs a breakfast joint in downtown Washington D.C., frequented by politicians.

Tenuous

Aaron Ross, University of North Carolina School of the Arts | Undergraduate Short Two sisters find themselves in similar situations and only one way to deal with it. Taking matters into their own hands could be the only way to change their lives.

The Last Shot

Natalie Pallay, Emerson College | Undergraduate Short A coming of age story about a misguided actor’s backstage and onstage experiences of playing Abraham Lincoln in a play.

Lotus Eyes

Joshua Land & Victor Fink, Johns Hopkins University | Feature Length

In search of the haven of his distant uncle’s farm, a 16-year-old runaway finds himself fighting for his life in a desolate post oil-crash American landscape until two mysterious strangers offer hope of survival.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 Po Magnus

Daniel O’Neill, St. Mary’s College of Maryland | Feature Length Is the story of Po Magnus, an 11-year-old boy growing up in rural Alabama during 1930’s, as he struggles with an abusive father and an oppressive society as he learns to play the blues.

Blame

Kellee Terrell, Columbia College of Chicago | Graduate Short Haunted by the ghost of a dead rape victim, a working class father must decide whether to turn his prodigal son into the police or delete the only evidence of the assault.

Lucky 13

Connor Damiano, Emerson College | Undergraduate Short In the midst of bowling the game of his life, a man is harassed by a group of heedless teens.

Goldstein

Michael Salomon, Loyola Marymount University | Television Pilot A nebbish NYPD budgetary administrator is mistakenly made sheriff’s deputy of a one-horse west-Texas town, where things aren’t quite as unassuming as they seem.

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COMBUSTABILLY

FLIEGEN

Comedy (10 min)

International (10 min)

Director: Jake Bellew

Director: Katharina Woll

School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts

School: German Film and Television Academy

Billy’s first day on the job at a fireworks store goes amuk when a wacky duo of robbers bursts into this explosive comedy!

Ten year old Jonas lives with his ill mother in a small two bedroom apartment. One day he watches from his window as a circus troupe passes by. Later he comes across the troupe again. This time he follows them through the suburbs and is lead into a strange and fascinating world.

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FRESH GROUND

MELVIN

Documentary (7 min)

Drama (5 min)

Director: Jared Sims

Director: Josh Sondock and Jason Sondock

School: Savannah College of Art and Design Explore the nature of kindness with Fresh Ground, an Appalachian Trail hiker and enthusiast who takes pride in performing random acts of kindness towards long distance hikers. USA

School: New York University, Brown University Melvin, the greatest milkman alive, must face his inner demons after a new customer violates everything the craft of milk delivery stands for. USA

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SANTA CRUZ DEL ISLOTE Documentary (19 min) Director: Luke Lorentzen School: Stanford University Just three acres large, Santa Cruz del Islote is one of the world’s most densely populated islands. A fisherman and ten-year-old boy live peacefully within this Colombian community, but struggle with isolation as resources become scarce. USA

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SUCTION

Graduate (8 min)

Director: Matthew Herbertz School: Ohio University A woman living alone discovers a mysterious vacuum cleaner on her front porch. USA


WATERFALL

O JOGO

Experimental (10 min)

Graduate (19 min)

Director: Charlie Cole

Director: Pedro Coutinho

School: Pratt Institute

Writer: Columbia University

The thing is.. we both knew how to swim. I just couldn’t.

After an argument during a road trip to the countryside, Julia and Fred begin a sexual game with definitive consequences for their relationship and their lives.

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EGGPLANT

Graduate (8 min)

Director: Henry Hughes School: University of California, Los Angeles Durian was born with his facial expressions opposite to everyone else. USA

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OFFICIAL SELECTION: BLOCK 2

HEARTBEATS OF FIJI Documentary (10 min) Director: Jon Kasbe School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ben is searching for purpose. Masi is following a dream. From separate islands, yet connected through music, their paths crossed at Fiji’s Beat Making Lab. The Beat Making Lab believes music can transform individuals and communities. They build studios around the world, training youth in the art of beat making.

FOX POINT TENON

48 Hour Film Competition Winner (7 min)

Director: Alanna Hoffman, Jordan Beard School: Brown University; Rhode Island School of Design A paperboy’s early-morning routine. USA

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MARA

ONE

Drama (19 min)

Experimental (4 min)

Director: Yi Zhong

Matt Walker

School: New York University

School: Harvard College

Mara, haunted by her past, has secluded herself in a forest cabin. Until one day, she encounters a teenage runaway.

Four speakers struggle with obsession and desperation.

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I AM MICHAEL JORDANE Comedy (7 min) Director: Daniel Turkiewicz School: Emerson College Michael Jordane is constantly bullied because of his famous name. At first, Michael tired to embrace his name, but this was halted by his natural lack of talent for basketball. His life changes when a group of terrorists, known as the French Rebel Forces, take hostages and announce that they will only negotiate with Michael Jordan. Seizing his opportunity to use his famous name to benefit himself, Michael forges his identity, calls the Prime Minister’s office, and attempts to negotiate with these dangerous men.

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International (9 min) Director: Simona Feldman School: German Film and Television Academy Juri is growing up under deprived circumstances in a small village in the former CCCP. When his father moves to Germany to earn money for his family he hast to come to grips with a life without a father. Germany

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SHAMBLES

THE ANNIVERSARY

Comedy (10 min)

Drama (8 min)

Director: Ryan Naylor

Director: Henry Chaisson

School: Northwestern University

School: Brown University

A ten-year-old outcast, Willow, helps injured felt puppet Isaac escape the clutches of the Australian Mafia.

David and Meryl, two troubled parents, quarrel on the eve of an important anniversary. After months of severe strain on their relationship, Meryl makes a final attempt to connect with her wayward husband.

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MATCHMAKER

THE MATADOR

Documentary (10 min)

Drama (15 min)

Director: Claire M. Andreae

Director: Lazarus Dance

School: Loyola Marymount University

School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Christian runs a dog shelter in Germany, and takes great care to find the perfect match between his dogs and their new German families.

After being apart for most of their lives, two childhood friends are reunited under dangerous circumstances when one kidnaps the other for ransom.

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DAY ONE

Graduate (7 min)

Director: Henry Hughes

Director: Raymond McCarthy Bergeron

School: American Film Institute

School: Rochester Institute of Technology

On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker. USA

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RE:BELIEF

Graduate (25 min)

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“re÷belief”, is a 3D Printed, hand crafted, zoetropic short-film that asks if recalling memories can break a cycle. USA


LEFT HOOK

MOLOKO

Documentary (13 min)

Experimental (5 min)

Director: Katie Westfall, Alexandra Grant, Averi Gerberding, Ralph Semilla, Elliot Gomez, and Danny Munoz School: University of California at Santa Barbara

Director: Pauline Lillian Shongov

In the midst of one of California’s most devastating droughts in the state’s history, some counties stop searching for water and reuse the water that they already have.

School: Cornell University This film explores the organic and the inorganic, the making of the inanimate animate with an emphasis on the scar, the C-section/hysterectomy as both a mark of birth and abortion, life and death. USA

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CLOSE TO HOME Drama (11 min) Director: Matt Walker

Director: Pom Sirada Bunsermvicha

School: Harvard College

School: Brown University

Matt returns for the holidays to find unexpected changes in his family and home. As Matt struggles to reconnect, small differences become overwhelming, and a new collection of peculiar goat paintings begins to take on a life of its own.

Two girls wait to be picked up at the train station. One finds herself unable to let go at the end of a trip she wants to last forever.

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GRANGE TO GARAGE

EAT

Comedy (16 min)

International (7 min)

Director: William Johnston-Carter

Director: Moritz Kr채mer

School: Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

School: German Film and Television Academy

A California farmer struggles to stay in business raising organically grown, freerange automobiles.

A photoshoot. The model Helen is unnerved. Back in the changing room she makes a surprising discovery. Everything around her is edible - the chair, the TV, the walls...

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Germany

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OPEN 24 HOURS Comedy (7 min) Director: Henry Chaisson School: Brown University In the dead of night, Russell stops to purchase gas and a pair of suspicious tools. He meets his match in Dixie, an overzealous checkout clerk who appears to misinterpret Russell’s dark motives at every turn -- or does she? Russell is forced to play into Dixie’s eccentric whims, or risk drawing attention to the eerie rumble that pours from the trunk of his car. USA

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KEYNOTE + Q&A

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 Todd Haynes Screening of Varied Works Granoff | 6:15-8:30PM A distinguished independent filmmaker, Todd Haynes studied Semiotics at Brown, the predecessor to Modern Culture and Media, which regularly shows Haynes’ films. He is best known for his academy award-nominated features: I’m Not There, the audacious and inventive Bob Dylan biopic, and Far From Heaven, the period melodrama of a ‘50’s nuclear family come undone. Since then, he has directed the acclaimed HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, winning multiple Emmys and a Golden Globe for Kate Winslet. Haynes’ work has notably been involved in New Queer Cinema and often deals with postmodernist ideas of identity and sexuality.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 Jason Schwartzman Granoff Auditorium, 8:00-9:00PM *you must attend the Rushmore screening to stay for the keynote *see IFF website for ticketing info Jason Schwartzman is known for his frequent collaborations with director Wes Anderson. His acting career began at age 17 in Anderson’s Rushmore and since then has taken on notable roles in The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, among several others. A champion of whimsical and endearing characters, Schwartzman continues to star in classic films for the millennial generation.

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WORKSHOPS & PANELS

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 The Uncanny in Contemporary Television Granoff Auditorium, 1:30-2:30PM Moderated by Professor Richard Rambuss The peculiar, the spooky, the dreadful and the frightening! As many television shows move towards long-form narrative, the uncanny has become a particularly prominent theme. A discussion between Richard Brown, executive producer of neo-noir crime drama True Detective and Dougray Scott, star of Netflix’s Hemlock Grove.

The Power In Your Hands: A Workshop with Michael Schultz MCM Production 1, 4:30-5:30PM *space is limited, email director@ivyfilmfestival.com to sign up Acclaimed film and TV producer and director Michael Schultz will be conducting an intimate workshop for filmmakers entitled “The Power in Your Hands”. The workshop will center on the topic of conscious filmmaking. Schultz is well known for his work on Car Wash and Krush Groove, among many other films, and is a member of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

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WORKSHOPS & PANELS

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 Animation in Media Granoff Auditorium, 2:15-3:15PM Brenda Chapman has had over twenty five years of creative leadership experience in the animation industry, serving as a director, story artist, and writer for Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios, Dreamworks Animation Studios, and Pixar Animation Studios. She directed The Prince of Egypt and Brave and worked on countless other animation features including Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. Ron Ryder is the CEO of Image Metrics, which has been pivotal in advancing technologies such as facial recognition and photorealistic animation in digital characters. Image Metrics is known for the animated reverse-aging in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which went on to win an academy award for visual effects in 2009. Barbara Meier, a Brown professor of computer animation known for emphasizing a balance between the technical and aesthetic storytelling, has pushed boundaries in animation with her background in computer science and visual art. She worked with Pacific Data Images, which became the feature animation division of Dreamworks, where she worked with directors like James Cameron.

Short, Short, Shorts: A Workshop with Matthew Frost Granoff Auditorium, 5:30-6:30PM Matthew Frost is a filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. His filmmaking ranges from music videos for M83 to short internet films for clients such as Vogue, for whom he directed and wrote editorial viral videos such as Scripted Content with Jessica Chastain and Aspirational with Kirsten Dunst. His tone is semi-satirical of our digital obsession with celebrities and is marked with a sharp look that plays on the ironies of fashion film aesthetics.

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