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THE Fort LauderdaLe INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL a Vacation From ordinary Film

oCtoBer 19 – NoVeMBer 11 954.525.FILM


Fort LauderdaLe oct 20 - Nov 11 PoMPaNo BeaCH • SuNrISe oct 20 -Nov 11 GraNd BaHaMa ISLaNd oct 25 -28 daYtoNa BeaCH Nov 9 -11 WeStoN Nov - March St auGuStINe Jan 17-20

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TA B L e o F C o n T e n T S

FeATUReS AnD DoCUMenTARIeS ARe CAPPeD, Shorts are upper & lower case; listed by country of production ~ by Co-production and/or interest. Afghanistan

Why Doesn’t It Rain ......57


SHADoW DAnCeR .....99

Children of Kabul ........119 ALL In ..........................58


HeRe ...........................75


Bad Moon Rising .........68 Joe CAMILLeRI: AUSTRALIA’S MALTeSe FALCon ......76 SAPPHIReS, THe ........11


Ireland Israel

Aya ..............................115 oTHeR Son, THe .......42 ReFUGe: SToRIeS oF THe SeLFHeLP HoMe ..95 RooM 514 ..................95


APARTMenT In ATHenS ......................60


on THe WInGS oF Men ............................86

DoG YeARS ................39 MRS. JUDo ................85

SAMMY 2: eSCAPe FRoM PARADISe ........46

WHeRe DReAMS Don’T FADe .............112

CLoWn, THe ..............67 DARK AMAZon ...........69

SonGLAP ..................104

nInAH’S DoWRY ........41






Cameroon Canada

Dead Monday .............117 IF I SHoULD FALL ......51 WoRLD BeFoRe HeR, THe .................114



Crescendo ..................116 DReAMInG nICARAGUA ................54


Private Sun .................116


Checkpost .................123

el Invento....................121

Puerto Rico

UnA noCHe ................45



Love Paradox, The ....122

Del Lado otro .............121

Cart, The ...................119 Last Mermaids, The ...122

UPRISInG ..................107

PARADe, THe .............89

BeTTeR LIFe, A...........61 HAPPY eVenT, A .........19 oTHeR Son, THe .......42 SeX, LIeS & SURGeRY 44 Man With The Golden Brain .......117 TALeS oF THe nIGHT 47

Bag of Snowflakes, A .116 Central Florida Shorts .125 Creepy Scary .............117 Dating .........................118 Different WorldsDifferent Realities .......119 encounters ................115 GLBT Shorts .............120 Halloween Shorts ........68 Kidful Thinking ..........121 out of This World ......122 Power of Love, The ...123 South Florida Shorts ...124 Theories......................126 Unbelievable! ..............127

Dominican Republic Egypt



Short Programs


evolution .....................126 LoRe ............................82


APARTMenT In ATHenS........................60 BY-STAnDInG AnD STAnDInG-BY............. 65

Hong Kong

one More Day In Hong Kong ................115 PUI CHAn: KUnG FU PIoneeR ....76


Go GAnGeS!.............. 73 WoRLD BeFoRe HeR, THe ............................114


Glass of Milk, A ............57 PeARLS on THe oCeAn FLooR............91 Suddenly, Zinat ...........123

Solomon Islands

DIVe To THe USS ATLAnTA .....................50


AS LUCK WoULD HAVe IT .......................61 Cargols! .......................68 ella .............................116


Bench, The ................115 SHoUTInG SeCReTS .................101


HoW To BeCoMe An eLePHAnT ..................55

United Kingdom

eating Scarlett ............ 68 Glowing Hours, The ..121 QUARTeT ....................43 SHADY LADY ..............53 Sweetheart ................117 Swoosh! ....................127 TonI & RoSI .............108 UPRISInG ................107


2 Flats ........................122 5TH of A DeGRee .....56 Addicted ....................126 AnDReW BIRD: FeVeR YeAR ............ 59 AnY DAY noW.............13 Appearances................ 69 Appetite.......................120 Atlantis ........................125 Bad Intentions ............125 Bench Seat ................118 BLACK MIAMI, THe....107 BReAKFAST WITH CURTIS.........................63 Broken ........................123 Bunglers, The..............127 BURn ...........................64 BUT noT FoR Me .........6 CALLoUS ....................66 Captive........................125 Child31..........................87 Choros.........................116 CITY WoRLD ...............67 Come on Down & Pick Me Up..................119 Commitment, The .......120 Committee, The ..........120 CoWGIRLS n’ AnGeLS .......................15 DAVID BRoMBeRG UnSUnG TReASURe 70 DeADFALL ...................38 Dhivaan’s Dream ..........71 Diner’s Club, The ........118 Ducks, The .................124 exonerated .................124 Far .............................118 Foodie.........................127 GARBAGe ....................83 Good Karma ...............126 Good Men ...................126 GRASSRooTS ............74 Halloween Shorts..........68 Heads Up ...................119 Heat Wave ................123 How Could I not Say Goodbye ....................123 HoW Do YoU WRITe A Joe SCHeRMAnn SonG.......40 HYPoTHeRMIA ...........19 I Love You ...................123 In The Dark .................. 68 Initiative #435............. 122 JoURneY To PLAneT X...................112 JUnCTIon....................77 Kaliedoscope ..............122 Kings Point....................78

KITCHen, THe .............79 KnUCKLeHeADS ........80 La Pageant Diva .........124 La Petite Mort..............117 LATe QUARTeT, A .....62 LAW enFoRCeMenT DoC..............................64 LeSS LoST .................81 Lightning Man .............117 Love Paradox..................122 Luckiest Man Alive, The 122 Miners, The ...............126 Monica ........................15 MR CAo GoeS To ......83 MRS JUDo ..................85 My Brother, My Sister ...85 nIGHT oF THe LIVInG DeAD ...............68 nobody’s Child............120 oPenInG oUR eYeS 87 open Reel night ........112 oTHeR SIDe oF SILenCe, THe ...........88 PARTY CRASHeRS ....74 PeARLS on THe oCeAn FLooR ...........91 PLAYRooM, THe .......92 Plush .........................117 Present Tense ............125 PReTTY oLD .............93 PRInCeSS BRIDe, THe 115 Prized Begonias ..........91 Prodigy ......................121 PUI CHAn: KUnG FU PIoneeR .....................76 ReFUGe: SToRIeS oF THe SeLFHeLP HoMe .95 RoUTe 30, Too! ........97 Ruth Madoff occupies. .19 Santa Land ..................78 Scar ...........................124 Seeking Mr X ...............56 SeSSIonS, THe ........98 SHe WAnTS Me ......100 SHoUTInG SeCReTS 101 SILVeR LInInGS PLAYBooK, THe .........17 SISTeRS CALL, A .....101 SMASHeD ................103 Sophie Hates Me .......125 SToRY oF LUKe, THe.............................105 STUCK .........................16 Submerged ................118 SUPPoRTInG CHARACTeRS ...........106 This Is Lipstick ............127 TIo PAPI .....................48 TRAnSPoRT XX To AUSCHWITZ ........108 Travis Porter Red Rock 68 TRUe SToRY oFAMeRICAn WWII HeRo .................52 TWo HUnDReD THoUSAnD DIRTY ....109 UnA noCHe ...............45 VACC CAMP CAMP CAn Do........................71

VeeR! ........................110 WALLY’S MISSIon To MARS ..................111 Wedding Ring, The ......85 WHo BoMBeD JUDI BARI? ...............113

Western Australia

Things My Father never Taught Me .......118

FLIFF On-Location

Daytona Beach Film Festival ................... 28-31 Grand Bahama Island Festival ...................22-27 Muvico Pompano .........18 St Augustine Film Festival ....................32-34 Sunrise Civic Center 20-21 Weston Foreign Film Series .........................104


Carroll Baker ..................7 James Caan ...................9 Dabney Coleman ...........8 Garret Dillahunt ............12 Giancarlo esposito .......25 Bailee Madison ............14 Hugh Marlowe Tribute ..35


How To Fest ..................4 Parties ...........................5 Meet The Filmmakers .115 Membership ...............135 Schedule ...................2 - 3 Ticket order Form ......136 Sponsors ..........130 – 131


Board ........................132 entre nous .................133 Lumiere ......................133 Members ....................104 Millennium Club ........133 Special Thanks .........131 Staff ...........................134 Students ............128-129 Volunteers .................134 editor / Publisher

Gregory von Hausch Catalog Design / Production Tribute Pages & Retrospectives written by

Rob Davis

Poster Concept

Patricia Como Cover Photo

Peter Langone Poster Design

BrightPinkStudio Costume

Costumes Etc. Model

Jessica Martin Las Olas Models & Talent

Funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and The Florida Council on Arts & Culture.




CP = Cinema Paradiso • MP = Muvico Pompano • SC = Sunrise Civic Center Friday, October 19

7:30pm Opening Night Celebration Gulfstream Village (p5)

Saturday, October 20

11am SAMMY 2 - MP (p46) 11am High School Winners CP (p129) 1pm SAMMY 2 - MP (p46) 1pm CrowdTorch Demo Apps iPads/Smartphones/Tablets CP (p35) 3pm UNA NOCHE - MP (p45) 3:30 HOW DO YOU WRITE... - SC (p40) 5pm QUARTET - MP (p43) 6pm SEX LIES & Surgery - SC (p44) 7pm ANY DAY NOW - CP (p13) 7pm THE SAPPHIRES - MP (p11) 9pm DEADFALL - MP (p38) 9pm UNA NOCHE - CP (p45)

Sunday, October 21

10am Chairman’s Brunch & Cruise - Catalina (p5) 11:30 SAMMY 2 - MP (p46) 1pm OTHER SON, THE - SC (p42) 1pm KIDFUL THINKING - CP (p 121) 1:30 SAMMY 2 - MP (p46) 2pm SEX LIES & SURGERY CP (p44) 3pm COWGIRLS N ANGELS SC (p15) 3:30 THE SAPPHIRES - MP (p11) 3:45 HOW DO YOU WRITE CP (p40) 5:30 TBA - MP 5:45 UNA NOCHE - SC (p 45) 6pm NINAH’S DOWRY - CP (p41) 7:30 QUARTET - MP (p43) 7:45 DEADFALL - SC (p38) 8pm ANY DAY NOW - CP (p13)

Monday, October 22

10am HOW I BECAME AN ELEPHANT - CP (p55) 1pm MEET THE FILMMAKERS Paul Cohen on Distribution FAU (p115) 2pm MEET THE FILMMAKERS Lucy Mulloy & Yunior Santiago - FAU (p115) 2pm DATING 101 - MP (p118) 2:30 MEET THE FILMMAKERS Gary King & C Rose: FAU (p115) 4pm THEORIES - MP (p126) 5pm KIDFUL THINKING - SC (p121) 6pm THE BLACK MIAMI - SC (p107) 6pm HOW I BECAME AN ELEPHANT - CP (p55) 6:30 SEX LIES & SURGERY MP (p44) 2

8pm 8pm 8pm


Tuesday, October 23

10am HOW I BECAME AN ELEPHANT - CP (p55) 1pm MEET THE FILMMAKERS Domonic Paris- FAU (p115) 2pm MEET THE FILMMAKERS Stefan Ruzowitzky- FAU (p115) 2pm THEORIES - MP (p126) 2:30 MEET THE FILMMAKERS Victor Viyuch - FAU (p115) 3pm MEET THE FILMMAKERS Artus de Penguern- FAU (p115) 4pm DATING 101 - MP (p118) 6pm A LATE QUARTET - CP (p62) 6pm ANDREW BIRD - SC (p59) 7pm HOW DO I WRITE A JOE... MP (p40) 7:30 THE WORLD BEFORE HER - SC (p114) 8pm SUPPORTING CHARACTERS - CP (p106) 8:30 After Party – J. Marks (p5) 9pm NINAH’S DOWRY - MP (p41)

Wednesday, October 24

10am 2pm 4pm 6pm 6:15 6:15 7:30 7:45 8pm


Thursday, October 25

6:15 8pm 1pm 3pm 6:15 6:15 8pm 8:15



HOW I BECAME AN ELEPHANT - SC (p55) 8pm SHADOW DANCER - CP (p99) 8pm HERE - SC (p75) 8pm ALL IN - MP (p58) 10:15pmNIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - MP (p68)

Saturday, October 27


VACC: “CAMP CAN DO” CP (p71) 1pm TBA - MP 1:30 SONGLAP - SC (p104) 3pm ROOM 514 - MP (p95) 3pm DHIVAAN’S DREAM - CP (p71) 3:30 SHADOW DANCER - SC (p99) 4pm TRANSPORT XX TO AUSCHWITZ - CP (p108) 5:30 ALL IN - SC (p58) 6pm HERE - MP (p75) 6pm CALLOUS - CP (p66) 8pm APARTMENT IN ATHENS SC (p60) 8pm LORE - MP (p82) 8pm South Fla SHORTS - CP (p124) 9:30pm Seeking Mr X - CP (p56) 10pm 5th OF A DEGREE CP (p56) 10pm NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - MP (p68)

Sunday, October 28

12:30 GO GANGES! - CP (p73) 1pm SONGLAP - MP (p104) 1:30 BY-STANDING & STANDING-BY - SC (p65) 2pm A BETTER LIFE - CP (p61) 3pm OPENING OUR EYES/ CHILD31 - MP (p87) 3:30 LORE - SC (p82) 4pm ALL IN - CP (p58) 5pm GO GANGES! - MP (p73) 6pm APARTMENT IN ATHENS CP (p60) 6pm ROOM 514 SC (p95) 7pm THE CLOWN - MP (p67) 7:45 SUPPORTING CHARACTERS - SC (p106) 8pm THE PARADE - CP (p89) 9pm NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - MP (p68)

Monday, October 29


Friday, October 26



6pm 6:15 6:15

2pm 4pm



8pm 8pm




Tuesday, October 30


South Fla SHORTS MP (p124) 4pm DIFFERENT WORLDS MP (p119) 6pm CREEPY SCARY - MP (p117) 6:15 ROOM 514 - CP (p95) 6:15 POWER OF LOVE SC (p123) 8pm LORE - CP (p82) 8pm ENCOUNTERS - SC (p115) 8pm HALLOWEEN SHORTS MP (p68) 9:30pm NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - MP (p68)

Wednesday, October 31

2pm 4pm

POWER OF LOVE - MP (p123) South Fla SHORTS MP (p124) 5pm The BOO- tacular for Kids CP (p47) 6:30 A BAG OF SNOWFLAKES MP (p116) 7pm HALLOWEEN SHORTS - CP (p68) 7:45 Appearances/DARK AMAZON - MP (p69) 8:30pm Appearances/DARK AMAZON - CP (p69) 10:15pm NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - MP (p68)

Thursday, November 1

2pm 4pm

6:15 7pm 7pm 8pm 8:30 8:45 9pm

ENCOUNTERS - MP (p115) GLBT SHORTS MP (p123) Law Enforcement Documentary - SC (p64) SHOUTING SECRETS MP (p101) STUCK - CP (p16) BURN - SC (p64) Centerpiece Party Maxwell Room (p5) DOG YEARS - CP (p39) THE PLAYROOM - MP (p92)

Friday, November 2

1pm 3pm 5:45 6:15 7:30 7pm 8pm


8pm 9pm 9pm

THE PRINCESS BRIDE Free outdoor Film - FAU (p115) ROUTE 30 TOO! - CP (p97) Appearances/DARK AMAZON MP (p69)

Saturday, November 3

11:30 DREAMING NICARAGUA CP (p54) noon TALES OF THE NIGHT MP (p47) 1pm STORY OF LUKE - SC (p105) 1pm Prized Begonias/ CITY WORLD - CP (p67) 1:45 DOG YEARS - MP (p39) 3pm WALLY’S MISSION ON MARS - CP (p111) 3:15 TRANSPORT XX TO AUSCHWITZ - SC (p) 3:30 ANDREW BIRD FEVER YEAR - MP (p59) 5pm The Wedding Ring/ MY BROTHER, MY SISTER CP (p85) 5pm DOG YEARS - SC (p39) 5:30 Carroll Baker Wine/Hors d’oeuvres 7th St Wine Co. 5:30 THE SESSIONS - MP (p98) 6pm GLBT SHORTS - CP (p120) 7pm THE PLAYROOM - SC (p92) 7:15 THE KITCHEN - MP (p79) 7:45 Central Fla SHORTS CP (p125) 8:45 HYPOTHERMIA/ Ruth Madoff - SC (p19) 9:30 LESS LOST - CP (p81) 9:30 STUCK - MP (p16)

Sunday, November 4


1pm 1:15 2pm 3pm 5pm 3pm 3:30 4:30 5pm 6:15 6:45 7pm 7:30


Monday, November 5

10am 2pm 4pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 8pm 8pm 8pm


Tuesday, November 6

10am DREAM NICARAGUA MP (p117) 2pm OUT OF THIS WORLD MP (p122) 4pm A BAG OF SNOWFLAKES MP (p117) 6pm MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON - MP (p83) 6pm MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON - CP (p83) 6pm MR. CAO GOES TO... - SC (p83) 7pm Election Cinema FREE! CP (p83) 8pm MR. CAO GOES TO...- MP (p83)

ARE YOU READY! The staff proudly presents our 27th annual FLIFF. There are so many good films that space here doesn’t allow the praise they deserve...but the following pages will give an excellent snapshot. The Fest kicks off with a celebration at Gulfstream Village on Oct 19th. Special guests include Dabney Coleman, James Caan, Garret Dillahunt, Bailee Madison and all of the opening Weekend filmmakers. Beginning oct 20th films take place at our 3 locations, Cinema Paradiso, Muvico Pompano, and Sunrise Civic Center. each venue has something cool to tout. Sunrise will host our official opener, THe SAPPHIReS, plus Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, QUARTeT...and two 3D films for kids (and adults!) SAMMY 2 and TALeS oF THe nIGHT. Sunrise Civic Center has The Bailee Madison Star on The Horizon presentation, BURn and the LAW enFoRCeMenT documentary for First Responders, plus our Veteran’s Day Celebration. Cinema Paradiso honors Garret Dillahunt and Carroll Baker, holds The Boo-tacular on Halloween, and election Cinema on nov our Closer, SILVeR LInInGS PLAYBooK.

Wednesday, November 7

4pm 5pm

4pm 5:30



6pm 6pm 7pm 8pm 8pm 8:30

Central Fla SHORTS MP (p125) ENCOUNTERS - MP (p115) College Winners CP (p128- 129) TONI & ROSI - SC (p108) MRS. JUDO - MP (p85) DAVID BROMBERG - CP (p70) WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI SC (p113) VEER! - MP (p110) JOE CAMILLERI - CP (p76)

Thursday, November 8

2pm 4pm

6pm 6pm 6:30 8pm 7:30 8pm

TBA - MP Central Fla SHORTS MP (p125) CALLOUS - MP (p66) SHE WANTS ME - SC (p100) THEORIES - CP (p126) WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI CP (p113) GARBAGE - SC (p72) ROUTE 30 TOO! - MP (p97)

Friday, November 9

3pm 5pm 6:30 7pm 8pm 9pm 10pm


Saturday, November 10

11am TIO PAPI - SC (p48) noon BREAKFAST WITH CURTIS - CP (p63) 1pm THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE - SC (p88) 2pm TIO PAPI - MP (p48) 2pm SHE WANTS ME - CP (p100) 3pm KNUCKLEHEADS - SC (p80) 4pm GO GANGES! - MP (p73)

6pm 7pm 8pm 8pm 8:30


Sunday, November 11

noon CREEPY SCARY - CP (p117) noon SHADY LADY - SC (p53) 1pm BREAKFAST WITH CURTIS MP (p63) 2pm TIO PAPI - CP (p48) 2pm IF I SHOULD FALL - SC (p51) 3pm KNUCKLEHEADS - MP (p80) 4pm DATING 101 - CP (p118) 4pm TRUE STORY - SC (p52) 5pm A GLASS OF MILK/WHY DOESN’T IT RAIN?-MP (p57) 6pm A SISTER’S CALL - CP (p101) 6pm DIVE TO USS ATLANTA SC (p50) 7pm SHE WANTS ME - MP (p100) 7:30 Open Reel Night - CP (p112) 7:30 Awards Night Party – Copacabana (p5) 9:00 JOURNEY TO PLANET X CP (p112)

Monday, November 12



our parties may be the best ever with The opening Celebration, The Chairman’s Cruise & Brunch, The Centerpiece Party at The Maxwell Room, The Wrap Party at Villa de Palma and The Awards Party at Copacabana. There are a bunch of free films for our members, a free outdoor film at The FAU Tower (THe PRInCeSS BRIDe) and Meet The Filmmaker sessions inside the Tower. We have over 250 indie filmmakers from around the world...and lots of opportunities for you to chat with them. And we have our FLIFF on-Location: Grand Bahama Island Oct 25 – 28. Take advantage of a great travel deal We realize that being The World’s Longest Film Fest can create scheduling problems for, we developed a new app for iPads, iPhones, Androids and other tablets. We have free WiFi at Cinema Paradiso and Sunrise Civic Center. Get ready! Its here! And its up to you to take advantage. Follow me on twitter gregFLIFF, friend our FB Page: Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, sign up for our weekly eblast at Join Us! Gregory von Hausch

The Best of Fest Trophy is created by Uruguayan artist Jesus Sosa and presented by Professor nelson Pilosof, President of The World Trade Center of Montevideo.



ON-LINE In addition to try out our new free app for iPhones, Androids, iPads and other tablets. Cinema Paradiso now provides free, in between films (not during!), check out what’s coming up at FLIFF.

CONTACT Box-office 954-525-FILM (3456) Administration 954-760-9898 email web ADDRESSES Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival (mailing only) 1314 east Las olas Blvd #007 Ft Lauderdale FL 33301-2334 (954) 760-9898 Gulfstream Village opening Celebration oct 19 501 South Federal Highway Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 Cinema Paradiso oct 20 – nov 11 503 Se 6th Street Ft Lauderdale FL 33301 (954) 525-FILM (3456) Muvico Pompano oct 20 – nov 11 2315 n. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (954) 946-6008 Sunrise Civic Center oct 20 – nov 11 10610 West oakland Park Boulevard Sunrise, FL 33351-6818 (954) 747-4600 The Catalina/Gallery One Chairman’s Cruise oct 21 2670 e Sunrise Blvd Ft Lauderdale 33304 FAU Tower Meet The Filmmakers oct 22-23; outdoor Film nov 2 111 e Las olas Blvd Ft Lauderdale 33301 J. Mark's Restaurant After Party oct 23 1245 n Fed. Hwy.,Ft Lauderdale 33304 The Maxwell Room Centerpiece Party nov 1 10 S new River Drive east Ft Lauderdale 33301 Villa de Palma Wrap Party nov 10 600 Isle of Palms, Ft Laud., 33316 Copacabana Supper Club Awards Party nov 11 219 S Andrews Blvd Ft Lauderdale 33301 4

THEATRES: WHERE WE ARE - WHEN Cinema Paradiso (CP): oct 20 – nov 11 Sunrise Civic Center (SC): oct 20, - nov 8; 10 - 11 Muvico Pompano (MP): oct 20 – nov 11 Your FLIFF Fast Pass accepted at all venues. SPECIAL EVENTS & PARTIES MEMBERSHIP LUAU PARTY Cinema Paradiso: oct 9 OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION Gulfstream Village: oct 19 CHAIRMAN’S CRUISE & BRUNCH The Catalina: oct 21 GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND OPENING PARTY Taino Beach: oct 25 BOO-tacular Cinema Paradiso: oct 31 CENTERPIECE PARTY Maxwell Room: nov 1 CARROLL BAKER WINE/HORS D’OEUVRES 7th Street Wine Company: nov 3 ELECTION CINEMA Cinema Paradiso nov 6 WRAP PARTY – Villa de Palma: nov 10 VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION Sunrise Civic Ctr nov 11 AWARDS PARTY – Copacabana Supper Club: nov 11 Taking Your Vacation From Ordinary Film: If you know where you’re going…and you know what film(s) you want to see – then go online or call us at 525-FILM and order them in advance…don’t have a credit card, no problemo, we still take cash and you can buy them at the door. Then get yourself and your movie-going chums on down to the theatre about 15 minutes before showtime, and voila! You are FLIFFing! FLIFF TICKETS Regular screenings: $6 FLIFF Members, $8 for Seniors or Students, $10 General Admission Special Screenings $10 - $25 depending upon the event Opening Night Gala: $75 Members, $100 General Admission in advance; $100 Members / $125 non at the door Chairman’s Cruise: $75 Centerpiece Party: $20 Members, $25 General Admission Wrap Party: $25 Members, $30 General Admission FAST Passes: $395 Members, $450 non-Members includes all films oct 20 – nov 11

FAST PASS If you're serious about movies...then you'll seriously want to consider the FLIFF Fast Pass, a photo ID card you wear around your neck...a ticket to ease. Why is it so wonderful? The FP is your perfect FLIFF companion as it allows you to access all film screenings without standing in the ticket line. no need to carry cash or to worry about special screenings. no need to stand in line to enter auditorium. FAST Pass includes all screenings (oct 20 – nov 11, 2012), opening, Centerpiece and Wrap Party. Does not include the Festival Cafe. FLIFF Members: $395 - Non-Members: $450 PLASTIC Visa, MasterCard, American express and Discover. DRESS Dress up, dress down…whatever you like to do, just be comfortable and you’ll feel fine. PARKING Cinema Paradiso: Free everyday in the Courthouse Parking Garage (Mon – Fri beginning at 5:30pm; Sat & Sunday all day). enter the garage via Se 5th Avenue (immediately west of Cinema Paradiso)...You can also park for free at any street meter surrounding Cinema Paradiso after 6pm Mon – Sat, and all day on Sundays. Sunrise Civic Center and Muvico Pompano: PARK FOR FREE DIRECTIONS Cinema Paradiso from the north…take US 1 south through the tunnel. Turn right at Se 7th Street (1st light after tunnel). Turn right on Se 5th Avenue (second right you come to). Go to stop sign. Cinema Paradiso is across the street on your right. The Courthouse Parking Garage is across the street on your left. Cinema Paradiso from the south…take US 1 north. Turn left at Se 7th Street (last light before tunnel). Turn right on Se 5th Avenue (second right you come to). Go to stop sign. Cinema Paradiso is across the street on your right. The Courthouse Parking Garage is across the street on your left. Muvico Pompano located on the northwest corner of Copans Road & Federal Highway. Sunrise Civic Center is located on the south side of oakland Park Blvd between nob Hill Road & Hiatus. RULES not a lot of them…pretty simple: 1 Turn off your cellphones during the film. 2 Don’t even text in the theatre during the film…its annoying. 3 Can’t abide by those two…please just stay home and watch television. 4 Also no videotaping during film (everyone knows that). 5 Be courteous to other members of the audience…and sure, while we’re at it, what the hay, the staff too!


Cinema Paradiso in BLACK text, others in pink. Pre- or post parties are included with your film tickets. Fri, Oct 19 7:30pm OPENING CELEBRATION Gulfstream Village, Hallandale, Red Carpet Arrivals, Silent Auction, Live band & dancing, complimentary wine and signature vodka cocktails Sat, Oct 20 8:30pm Tenor Rolando Polo- the best of Cuban music live on stage before UnA noCHe. Sun, Oct 21 10am: CHAIRMAN’S CRUISE & BRUNCH: The Catalina 12:15: Ice Cream with toppings!! Free with KIDFUL THInKInG ticket. 3:30: After 2pm SeX, LIeS & SURGeRY, crudites et fromage! After 6pm nInAH’S DoWRY, the Cameroonian Association of South Florida will do a live special presentation on stage! Mon, Oct 22 5:30pm, Thai iced tea and elephant ears palmiers. Tues, Oct 23 7:30pm LIVe on stage THe 18 WHeeLeRS grooving all the SUPPoRTInG CHARACTeRS 8:30pm After Party J. MARK’S...drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuveres. Wed, Oct 24 6:15pm: After oUT oF THIS WoRLD enjoy a smorgasbord of hors d’oeuvres. Thu, Oct 25 7:30pm: HeRe – enjoy a live show on stage by the Florida Armenians group before HeRe Fri, Oct 26 6pm Lotus Dance Studio presents traditional Persian dancers with GLASS oF MILK 730pm Marie Poirier & Ananmore Academy Irish Dancing prior to SHADoW DAnCeR 9pm Doors Open and concert at 10pm RANDY BERNSEN LIVE JAZZ CONCERT! FLIFF members $15/$20 non members. Sat, Oct 27 2:30 Dessert Party served in the courtyard for VACC CAMP and DHIVAAn’S DReAM. 7:30 After the movie CALLoUS, al fresco reception sponsored by Janet & Irwin. 10pm MeeT & GReeT CAST reception in the courtyard after SeeKInG MR X

Sun, Oct 28 12:30 After Go GAnGeS! savor India GoBI ALoo (Potato & Cauliflower Curry) & PeAS PULAo RICe. 3:30pm Live Tango - Argentineans GABRIeL ToPPIno & MARIAnA HAMeL prior ALL In. 7:30pm Complimentary fresh bowl of PASULJ soup included with 8pm movie THe PARADe. Mon, Oct 29 7:30pm Prior to THe CLoWn A Live demonstration of the unique Brazilian Martial arts Capoeira Corpo e Movimento school! Tues, Oct 30 7:30pm enjoy some GeRMAn chocolate cake & apple strudel before LoRe. Wed, Oct 31 5pm Kids join us in for our free Boo-tacular, costume & scream contests, prizes & hayrides 7pm Adults come dressed up for the HALLoWeen SHoRTS get Free candy! 8pm Kapirinha cocktail DARK AMAZon. Thu, Nov 1 8:30pm Centerpiece Party at THE MAXWELL ROOM, featuring a buffet with their signature dishes and live performance by Strolling Musician, Ed Horowitz. FREE for DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS & SUPERSTARS. FLIFF members $15/$20 Non members includes Centerpiece Film, STUCK at 7pm 8:30pm Live on stage Yoshiko Carlton playing the Japanese traditional harp, KoTo, for DoG YeARS. Fri, Nov 2 8:30pm Make your own wacky salad with some crazy toppings! RoUTe 30, Too! Sat, Nov 3 11:30am After the movie DReAMInG nICARAGUA enjoy some typical GALLo PInTo rice! 3pm After the movie WALLY’S MISSIon on MARS it is Smores time! 5:30pm CARRoLL BAKeR Hors d’oeuvres PARTY at 7th Street Wine Co. A light buffet plus person gets a $10 wine card. $35 nonmembers/$30 members. 9pm Complimentary cup of homemade chicken noodle soup with LeSS LoST.

Sun, Nov 4 12:40pm Cinema a la Mode: Cooking class & a movie with chef Michelle’s famous chili! Included with THe KITCHen. 5pm Complimentary Apache sampler with yucca, corn and mesquite sauce. Included with SHoUTInG SeCReTS. Mon, Nov 5 5:30pm enjoy some true American classic desserts included with TWo HUnDReD THoUSAnD DIRTY. Tues, Nov 6 6pm... election Day!!! Wear your “I VoTeD” sticker and get free admission to MR CAo GoeS To WASHInGTon...Food trucks and drinks specials all day!!! Following the film, we wil have the election returns on the big screen all night...FRee! Wed, Nov 7 6:30 eD HoRoWITZ who played with DAVID BRoMBeRG: Unsung Treasure in the 70’s will be live on stage presenting his violin reportoire. Included with 7pm movie Thu, Nov 8 6pm From theory to practice and the spirit of dancing live from GoLDCoAST BALLRooM for THeoRIeS. 8pm Complimentary veggie burgers with WHo BoMBeD JUDI BARI. Fri, Nov 9 9pm MUnCHIeS BAR included with VeeR! 9:45pm Private After Party for JUnCTIon Cast and those ticketed to party. Sat, Nov 10 11:30am Muffins & Coffee for BReAKFAST WITH CURTIS. 8:30pm Wrap Party, Villa de Palma, Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sun, Nov 11 11:30am FRee bagels and coffee for CReePY SCARY!!! After 2pm TIo PAPI enjoy some delicioso ARRoZ Con PoLLo. 5:30 HoT DoG BAR with your ticket to A SISTeR’S CALL 7:30pm AWARDS CEREMONY at COPACABA SUPPER CLUB!


Gulfstream Village, Sport of Kings Fri, Oct 19, 7:30pm – 11:30pm • 501 South Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 For the first time ever, FLIFF will dedicate its Opening Celebration to all of its Opening Weekend Filmmakers in an exclusive ‘party only” Friday night. The Celebration will take place at the magnificent Gulfstream Village in Hallandale at Sport of Kings. The massive and spectacular entertainment complex contains the racetrack, casino, upscale shopping mall and many restaurants. From east Broward County, take Federal Highway south and turn left into the complex after you pass Hallandale Beach Blvd.

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From the west, take I-95 south, exit Hallandale Beach Blvd East, turn right (south) at US 1. The complex is ahead on your left. The evening begins with Red Carpet arrivals. The food is catered by Brio Tuscan Grill, Texas de Brazil and III Forks. There will be complimentary signature vodka cocktails, wine and beer..the Entre Nous Silent music & dancing...a cigar roller...and lots of surprises! Tickets in advance $75 members and $100 the door $100/$125.





Carroll Baker captivated moviegoers in one of her first films, Giant, directed by George Stevens and co-starring James Dean, elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson. However, prior to making movies she worked as a dancer and performed a magic act on the nightclub and stage circuit in Florida where she was even crowned Miss Florida Fruits and Vegetables! Wanting to expand her career beyond a magic act, Ms. Baker enrolled in the prestigious Actors Studio and gained the attention of stage and film producers. She followed her work in Giant with elia Kazan’s Baby Doll, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of the title character. Following her performances in Giant and Baby Doll, Ms. Baker won the Golden Globe Award as Most Promising newcomer. She then went on to star in a variety of films including the delightful comedy, But not for Me, co-starring Clark Gable. of her work with Mr. Gable, Ms. Baker once said, “When he kissed me, they had to carry me off the set!” Some of her other films include The Big Country, directed by William Wyler and co-starring Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston,

The Carpetbaggers with Alan Ladd, which was the highest grossing film of 1964, John Ford’s Cheyenne Autumn with Richard Widmark and James Stewart, Harlow, in which she portrayed film legend Jean Harlow, Bridge to the Sun with James Shigeta, and the epic western How the West Was Won. While shooting the film Mister Moses with Robert Mitchum on location in Africa, she caught the eye of a Masai Chieftan who offered the studio 150 cows, 200 goats and sheep and $750 in trade for her, but no deal was made! Her later screen work includes such films as Andy Warhol’s Bad, The Watcher in the Woods with Bette Davis, Star 80 with Mariel Hemingway, Ironweed with Jack nicholson, and Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition to her work in theatrical films, Ms. Baker has also appeared in a number of television movies, including the critically acclaimed Heart Full of Rain and on several television series. Additionally, she has starred in three Broadway plays and is the author of three books, Baby Doll: An Autobiography, To Africa with Love and the novel, A Roman Tale. Rob Davis

With Marcello Mastroianni With Karl Malden BABY DoLL

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With elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson in GIAnT Life Magazine

With George Peppard in CARPeTBAGGeRS

With Jack nicholson in IRonWeeD

Carroll Baker will be interviewed on-stage at Cinema Paradiso by film historian, Foster Hirsch on Sun, Nov 4 following the 6:45pm screening of BUT NOT FOR ME starring Ms Baker and Clark Gable. 6

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BUT noT FoR Me Walter Lang / USA / 1959 / 111 min / english But not for Me, though seldom seen today, is a sparkling comedy with a rich history both on Broadway and on the big screen. The film is an adaptation of Samson Raphaelson’s play, Accent on Youth, which opened at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway on Christmas Day 1934 and ran for 229 performances. Raphaelson had already cemented his reputation in film as author of the play on which The Jazz Singer was based, the landmark 1927 film that proved there was a market for talking pictures. on film, Raphaelson collaborated on nine productions with the legendary director ernst Lubitsch including The Shop Around the Corner and Heaven Can Wait and wrote the screenplay for Suspicion, Alfred Hitchcock’s second Hollywood film. on Broadway, eight of Raphaelson’s plays were produced in addition to Accent on Youth. Following its successful Broadway run, Accent on Youth became a film in 1935 with Herbert Marshall and Sylvia Sidney in the leading roles and then was re-fashioned as a musical for Bing Crosby and nancy olson in 1950 titled Mr. Music. When a remake was planned yet again in 1959, the title became But not for Me and the leading roles went to Clark Gable and Carroll Baker with a strong supporting cast which included Lee J. Cobb and Lilli Palmer. The story centers on a veteran Broadway producer whose current show, a story about a May-December romance, is in serious trouble. When he announces it’s probably time to retire, his young secretary professes her love for him and the ensuing romance between producer and secretary becomes the plot of his troubled play. The story continues to endure as a 2009 Broadway revival featured David Hyde Pierce in the role of the theatrical producer. In reviewing But not for Me for The new York Times, Bosley Crowther paid special attention to Carroll Baker, noting, “Miss Baker, being a young lady who not only has looks but also can act, makes you understand why Mr. Gable would like to cheat a little bit on Father Time. When she polishes her "baby doll" complexion against his tanned and furrowed face, you get a pretty good idea why he believes May and December can meet.” The film was produced by the legendary team of William Perlberg and George Seaton. In her memoir, Lilli Palmer referred to them as “a rare pair, those two, operating in perfect harmony for twenty years and more, making outstanding films, Seaton writing and directing, Perlberg producing – without ever having signed a contract with each other. They didn’t need one, they said.” Some of their collaborations included Miracle on 34th Street, The Country Girl and Teacher’s Pet. To direct But not for Me, the pair chose Walter Lang, who had over 60 films to his credit at that point, including Desk Set, The King and I and Cheaper by the Dozen. Changing the film’s title to But not for Me afforded the producer’s the opportunity to incorporate the Gershwin’s song of the same name with ella Fitzgerald performing it for the film. Summing up his Times Review, Crowther wrote, “As a rule, yarns about show business and show people tend to get onto soggy ground, but John Michael Hayes (screenwriter) has kept this one airborne and airy most of the way. And Walter Lang has directed it so that it crackles and pops.” With a stellar cast and an equally talented production team, it’s not surprising the film garnered high praise!


Director Walter Lang

After the screening, film historian & author Foster Hirsch will interview Ms. Baker on-stage, followed by the presentation of The Lifetime Achievement Award. 7



Although he once studied law at the University of Texas, it is hard to imagine the big screen or the small screen without Dabney Coleman for he has been a fixture in film and television for several decades. Like many actors, he began his acting career in television and appeared in such hit programs as Ben Casey, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Dr. Kildare, Hazel, The Donna Reed Show and The Fugitive. He made his film debut in The Slender Thread, a drama starring Anne Bancroft and Sidney Poitier directed by Sidney Pollack. Some of his other early film appearances include This Property is Condemned, Downhill Racer, Cinderella Liberty, north Dallas Forty and The Towering Inferno. However, for many movie fans, he will always be remembered for his portrayal of the boss in nine to Five, in which he co-starred with Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin. In The new York Times, Vincent Canby wrote, “Considering the militancy of ''nine to Five,'' it may be fitting that the funniest performance in the film is given by Dabney Coleman, who plays Franklin Hart Jr., the dishonest, sexist boss of the company.” Some of his other film roles include on Golden Pond with Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn, Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman, WarGames, Young Doctors in Love, Modern Problems, The Muppets Take Manhattan and The Man with one Red Show with Tom Hanks. He portrayed Milburn Drysdale in the feature film version of The Beverly Hillbillies and went on to appear in such movies as In the Line of Duty, You’ve Got Mail,

Inspector Gadget and Stuart Little. Perhaps because his acting roots are in television, he has worked most extensively in that medium over the years. Following a recurring part on That Girl, he gained regular roles on such series as Mary Hartman - Mary Hartman, Apple Pie, and played the lead in Buffalo Bill, The Slap Maxwell Story, Drexel’s Class and Madman of the People. In addition to these regular television series, he also appeared in guest spots on many other popular series and made a number of memorable television movies. More recently, Coleman has had regular roles on such series as The Guardian, Courting Alex, Heartland and Boardwalk empire. Additionally, he has found time to appear as a guest on such programs as Law and order: Special Victims Unit and in such films as Moonlight Mile. Animation fans enjoy his voice in such cartoon series as Recess and Pound Puppies. Coleman won the emmy Award for outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his work in Sworn to Silence and has been nominated for an additional five emmy Awards. He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical for his work in The Slap Maxwell Story and in both 2011 and 2012 he won the Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast of Boardwalk empire receiving the prize for outstanding Performance by an ensemble in a Drama Series. Whether on the small screen or big screen, Coleman continues to delight audiences with memorable performances!

With Dustin Hoffman TooTSIe


With Mathew Broderick WAR GAMeS


With Henry Thomas CLoAK & DAGGeR

With Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda 9 to 5

Mr. Coleman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Opening Night Celebration, Fri, Oct 19, 7:30pm at the Sport of Kings in Gulfstream Village. 8



James Caan has a diverse and impressive list of achievements in addition to his esteemed acting career. He played football for Michigan State University while studying economics, holds a black belt in karate and was on the professional rodeo circuit for several years! While studying at Hofstra University, Caan became interested in acting and auditioned and was accepted at the prestigious Sanford Meisner’s neighborhood Playhouse. After gaining roles in off-Broadway productions, Caan began getting parts in some of the leading television programs of the day including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Route 66, The Untouchables, Dr. Kildare and Ben Casey. He made his feature film debut in Billy Wilder’s Irma La Douce and followed that with a gripping performance as a young hoodlum in Lady in a Cage, a thriller starring olivia de Havilland. one of his first starring roles was as a race car driver in Red Line 7000 directed by Howard Hawks. He next co-starred with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in el Dorado and continued to alternate between television and the big screen. Some of his other films during this time included Countdown, Journey to Shiloh and The Rain People. Caan received an emmy nomination for his portrayal of dying football player Brian Piccolo in the now-classic television movie Brian’s Song. entertainment Weekly has referred to the film as a “timeless tele-pic” and The new York Times has referred to it as

“one of the best known and most enthusiastically reviewed made for television films of the 1970's.” Caan followed this with yet another landmark role, that of Sonny Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, for which he received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Described by Time magazine as containing, “Warmth, violence, nostalgia and the dynastic sweep of an Italian-American Gone With the Wind,” the film was an enormous success and is regarded as one of the best American films ever made. Caan next appeared in such memorable films as Funny Lady opposite Barbra Streisand, Rollerball, Freebie and the Bean, The Gambler and The Killer elite. He also reprised his role as Sonny Corleone for flashback scenes in The Godfather, Part II. He garnered excellent reviews for his work in the heist film, Thief, directed by Michael Mann, and for his work in Francis Ford Coppola’s Garden of Stone. Many fans fondly remember him as the mystery writer trapped by a deranged fan in Misery and for such films as Bottle Rocket, eraser, Honeymoon in Vegas, Dogville, The Gambler and as one of the voices in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He directed and starred in Hide In Plan Sight, receiving great reviews and James had a starring role on LAS VeGAS. And in 2013, Look for Blood Ties directed by Guillaume Canet.

With Barbra Streisand FUnnY GIRL

With Al Pacino, Marlin Brando and John Cazale THe GoDFATHeR


With nicolas Cage HoneYMoon In VeGAS

With Billy Dee Williams BRIAn’S SonG


Mr. Caan, pending his scheduled availability, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Opening Night Celebration, Fri, Oct 19, 7:30pm at the Sport of Kings in Gulfstream Village. 9


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Wayne Blair / Australia / 2012 / 102 min / english 1968 was the year the planet went haywire. All around the globe, there were riots and revolution in the streets. There were hard drugs, soft drugs, free love and psychedelic music. There was the shock of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy’s assassinations. And dominating every other news story. There was Vietnam. For four gorgeous young women from a remote Aboriginal mission, 1968 was the year that changed their lives forever. Sisters Gail, Julie and Cynthia, together with their cousin Kay, are discovered by Dave, a down-on-hisluck Irish musician with attitude, a taste for Irish Whiskey and an ear for Soul Music. Dave steers the girls away from their Country & Western origins then flies them to the warzones of South Vietnam, where they sing Soul Classics for the American Marines. on tour in the Mekong Delta, the girls sing up a storm, dodge bullets. And fall in love. An absolutely terrific film...kinda like RoCKY, where you are pulling for the underdog against seemingly insurmountable odds. Add the great soul music of the 60’s against a true backdrop of the Vietnam War like you’ve never seen it before and you’ll be humming all the way home! Screenplay: Keith Thompson & Tony Briggs / Cinematography: Warwick Thornton / Production Designer: melinda Doring / Music: Bry Jones & Cezary Skubiszewski / editor: Dany Cooper / Principal Cast: Chris o’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Stebbins, Miranda Tapsell / Contact: The Weinstein Company

THe DIReCToR: Wayne Blair is a theatre, film and television actor, writer and director. Wayne’s debut feature film, THe SAPPHIReS, a musical comedy has its world premiere out of Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. It is due for theatrical release in Australia in August, with international territories to follow. Wayne wrote and directed short film THe DJARn DJARnS which won the 2005 Crystal Bear Award in the Kinderfilmfest competition at the Berlin Film Festival. The film also won a Deadly Award for outstanding Achievement in Film in 2005, Best Screenplay at the Flickerfest Film Festival 2006, Best Short Screenplay at the AWGIeS, Best Australian Short at the Film Critics’ Circle Awards and has screened on SBS and Foxtel. Wayne’s television directing credits include LoCKIe LeonARD Series 1 and 2 for the nine network, DeAD GoRGeoUS for the BBC and DoUBLe TRoUBLe with Caama Productions


★ STAR on THe HoRIZon ★


It is rare to find an actor who is both a leading man and character actor who can morph effortlessly from role to role. Garret Dillahunt possesses a resume that displays an impressive diversity. Born in California and raised in Washington, Garret Dillahunt studied journalism at the University of Washington and went on to earn his M.F.A. through new York University’s renowned graduate acting program. Dillahunt is currently starring on the hit Fox series “Raising Hope” but makes time during his hiatus to film features, such as “Any Day now” starring opposite Alan Cumming and directed by Travis Fine, “Looper” with emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Bruce Willis; “Revenge For Jolly!” with Kristen Wiig, oscar Isaacs, Ryan Philippe, elijah Wood, and Adam Brody; and most recently the independent film “Big Game Hunting” starring opposite Ulrich Tukur (The White Ribbon) and directed by Bastian Gunther. “Any Day now, “Revenge for Jolly!” and “Big Game Hunting” all premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Last year he starred, and received a Genie nomination as the title character, “oliver Sherman”, in Ryan Redford’s directorial debut opposite Molly Parker and Donal Logue. He also starred in the independent feature “Amigo”, with Chris Cooper and directed by John Sayles. Additionally, he co-starred in the critically acclaimed “Winter’s Bone,” which earned him and the rest of the cast Best ensemble at the Gotham Awards. AMIGo

His additional film credits include “The Road,” with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron; Wes Craven’s “The Last House on the Left”; “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”; and the Coen Brothers oscar-winning drama “no Country For old Men,” opposite Tommy Lee Jones. Dillahunt is probably best known for his work on the critically acclaimed cable series “Deadwood,” in which he portrayed two entirely different characters: the assassin “Jack McCall” and the complex and deadly “Francis Wolcott.” After recognizing Dillahunt’s talent in his first incarnation, executive producer/writer David Milch created a second character for him. Additional television credits include “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “John From Cincinnati,” “The Book of Daniel,” “eR,” “The 4400,” “Damages,” “Life,” “Lie to Me,” “Law & order: Special Victims Unit,” “Criminal Minds,” “Burn notice” and “White Collar”, and most recently “Alphas” and “Memphis Beat.” He boasts an outstanding theatrical resume and has performed extensively on and off Broadway and at such respected theater companies as Steppenwolf, ACT San Francisco, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Dillahunt resides in Los Angeles and new York. WInTeR’S Bone







SAG Award Winner for Best ensemble no CoUnTRY FoR oLD Men

Starring opposite Brad Pitt THe ASSASSInATIon oF JeSSe JAMeS BY THe CoWARD RoBeRT FoRD.

Garret will receive his award on Sat, Oct 20, at Cinema Paradiso following the 7pm screening of ANY DAY NOW. 12

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Travis Fine / USA / 2012 / 97 min / english An urban tale set in Los Angeles in the 1970’s...AnY DAY noW deals with a subject that is a frequent story on the 6 o’clock news. A gay couple wants to adopt a child. What sets director Travis Fine’s film apart from an anonymous newscast is the unforgettable ways he and his talented cast make an indelible impression upon audiences. In a nutshell, Rudy, an aspiring female impersonator lives with partner, Paul, a district attorney. one day while Paul is at work, Rudy who has been up all night due to the noise and music emanating from the neighboring apartment, has had it and pounds on the door for the neighbor to please stop the racket. He discovers Marco, the young son, alone, deserted by his druggie mom. Thus begins a turn in the life of Rudy and Paul ...and hopefully, Marco. This is a film for everyone. Writers: Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom / Producers: Travis Fine, Kristine Hostetter Fine, Chip Hourihn, Liam Finn / executive Producers: Maxine Makover, Anne o’Shea, Wayne Larue Smith, Dan Skahen / Co-Producers: Alec Chorches, Steven Robert Kozlowski / Associate Producers: George Arthur Bloom, Sarah Trippe, Stephen Trippe / Director of Photography : Rachel Morrison / editor: Tom Cross / original Music By: Joey newman / Production Designer: elizabeth Garner / Principal Cast: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher / Contact:

Audience Award Best Narrative Feature - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award Best Film - 2012 Seattle Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award Best Actor - 2012 Seattle Film Festival HBO Audience Award Best Narrative Feature - 2012 Provincetown Film Festival Audience Award Best Narrative Feature - 2012 Outfest Film Festival Grand Jury Award Best Actor - 2012 Outfest Film Festival


THe DIReCToR: Travis Fine left a successful acting career in 2001 and became an airline pilot. While flying a commercial jet, Travis began to develop the story that became his first feature film, THe SPACe BeTWeen, which aired on the USA network on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.


★ STAR on THe HoRIZon ★


At just 12, Bailee Madison is already one of the most proficient actresses in the business, effortlessly executing both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as establishing her presence in the world of philanthropy. With inherent charm, sharp intelligence and a vibrant personality, Bailee Madison is a multitalented actress who has showcased her talent across the board. Most recently, Bailee had a starring role in producer Guillermo Del Toro’s thriller “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce; Bailee was recommended for the role by natalie Portman. She played a withdrawn child being haunted by insatiable demons. That same year Variety named Bailee an honoree for her philanthropic efforts with Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the “Variety Power of Youth Awards” which pays homage to the industry’s most talented young activists. Bailee is equally committed to using her public profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate. Between filming motion pictures, Bailee has been devoting her time and energy to “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, an organization that encourages children nationwide to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer through running their own lemonade stands. In 2012 ALSF named Bailee their national Youth Spokesperson. In 2009 Bailee delivered one of the most sought out performances from a child actress under the age of 10, earning her a Critics


Choice Movie Award nomination for her work in Jim Sheridan’s film, “Brothers” opposite Tobey Maguire, natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She played the young ‘Betty Ann Waters’ in “Conviction” with Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver. Her other feature films include “Letters to God,” and Hallmark’s “Taste of Romance” with Teri Polo. For her role in the comedy, “Just Go With It” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Bailee earned rave reviews with “The Wall Street Journal” writing “How 11-Year-old Bailee Madison Stole Adam Sandler’s Movie”. Bailee captured audiences’ hearts with her role as ‘May Belle’ in Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia, and has left lasting impressions with her performances in the indie film “Phoebe in Wonderland” (starring Felicity Huffman and elle Fanning) and on television in nBC’s “Law & order: SVU.” She appears as ‘Maxine’ in Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” & recently executed the iconic role of Young Snow White, in the ABC hit series, “once Upon A Time”. next up, Bailee will be seen again on the big screen starring as the daughter of Marisa Tomei and the granddaughter of Bette Midler and Billy Crystal in “Parental Guidance” out Christmas Day. When Bailee’s not traveling, she’s just like any other 12-yearold girl, she loves spending time at home with family and friends, barbecuing, swimming, and playing on her swing set. of course her dog, Maddy, is always by her side.


With Katie Holmes Don'T Be AFRAID oF THe DARK

natalie Portman BRoTHeRS




Bailee will receive her STAR ON THE HORIZON Award following the screening of COWGIRLS N’ ANGELS, Sun, Oct 21st at The Sunrise Civic Center. 14

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CoWGIRLS n’ AnGeLS Timothy Armstrong / USA / 2012 / english CoWGIRLS n' AnGeLS tells the story of Ida, a feisty and rebellious young girl, who has fantasies of finding her father, a rodeo rider. While searching for her dad, she connects with the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female rodeo riders run by former rodeo star Terence Parker. Recognizing Ida's innate talent for trick riding, Terence recruits her for their ranks. Accepted wholeheartedly by her new "family," Ida finds a new passion that redefines her life - and she also may find the father she's been searching for. Writer: Timothy Armstrong, Stephen Blinn / Producer: Timothy Armstrong, Jim Busfield, Ben Feingold, Shawn Griffith / Cinematography: John Barr / Composer: Alan Williams / Production Designer: Rebekahbell / editor: Michael Raferty / Principal Cast: Bailee Madison, Jackson Rathbone, Alicia Witt, James Cromwell, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Andrew Sensenig, Frankie Faison, Luanne Stephens / Contact: Jim Busfield THe DIReCToR: Timothy Armstrong is an independent writer, producer, and director based in Glendale, CA. After his first child was born, he created THe WHeeLS on THe BUS DVD series in 2004 to provide entertaining, highquality programming that taught young children valuable lessons about manners, respect and sharing. CoWGIRLS n’ AnGeLS is his first feature film.


Rob Cabrera / USA / 2012 / 6 min / english


A young girl named Monica has her life changed forever when she makes a startling discovery while protecting her little brother from a nasty bully. Writer: Rob Cabrera / Voices: Bailee Madison, Cole Perez, eric Price, Rob Cabrera, Tom Clark / Contact: 15

SHoWTIMeS Thu, nov 1, 7pm, Cinema Paradiso Fri, nov 2, 7:30pm, Muvico Pompano




Sat, nov 3, 9:30pm, Muvico Pompano Sat, Jan, 19, 6pm - Gamache-Koger




Stuart Acher / USA / 2012 / 85 min / english The morning after a one night stand can be uncomfortable to say the least – and that is no exception in Stuart Acher’s delightfully kinky comedy STUCK, wonderfully performed by his two leads, Joel David Moore (AVATAR, DoDGeBALL) and Madeline Zima (who doubles as exec Producer). Using flashbacks in the creative fashion of telling the story, Acher magnificently puts the puzzle together leading to discovery and lots of laughs. Here’s all you should know about the story. Guy, in a bar, alone, meets girl, in the same bar, also alone. They go to his place. Clever and surprising, STUCK is a great date film that gathers momentum as it quickly develops. The unique structure of the film is a fun device creating a suspenseful curiosity for the lucky audience. Producers: Stuart Acher, Joel Michaely / Screenplay: Stuart Acher / Story by: Stuart Acher, neil Pollner, Dena Waxman / Cinematography: John Matysiak, ASC / editor: Stuart Acher / Principal Cast: Joel David Moore, Madeline Zima / Contact: Stuart Acher, SPECIAL GUESTS: STUART ACHER MADELINE ZIMA

THe DIReCToR: Stuart graduated Boston University where he directed several short films. After attending the Sundance film festival, his latest film entitled “Bobby Loves Mangos” earned the accolade of film critic Roger ebert as well as many throughout the Hollywood film industry. The film went on to win 37 film festivals across the globe, and is distributed by Atomfilms films. Stuart has directed music videos for bands such as Carly Simon, Powder, and Snoop Dogg, as well as commercials for clients such as nike, Philips, Land Rover, UGo, and his most notable spot “Super Absorbent,” which was featured in Fox's "the best commercials you'll never see" starring supermodel Shalom Harlow.


SHoWTIMe Sat, nov 10, 6pm, Cinema Paradiso







David o. Russell / USA / 2012 / 120 min / english Life doesn’t always go according to plan…Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert Deniro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. The Weinstein Company presents SILVeR LInInGS PLAYBooK, a family drama, comedy and love story based on the bestselling novel by Matthew Quick, written and directed by David o. Russell (THe FIGHTeR, FLIRTInG WITH DISASTeR). Starring Bradley Cooper (HAnGoVeR, LIMITLeSS), Jennifer Lawrence (THe HUnGeR GAMeS, X-Men: FIRST CLASS), Robert De niro (LIMITLeSS, MeeT THe PARenTS) Jacki Weaver (AnIMAL KInGDoM), Anupam Kher (BenD IT LIKe BeCKHAM), and Chris Tucker (RUSH HoUR, JACKIe BRoWn). Writer: David o. Russell / Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon / exec Producers: Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, George Para, Michelle Raimo and Bradley Cooper / Director of Photography: Masanobu Takayanagi / Production Designer: Judy Becker / editor: Jay Cassady / Principal Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer lawrence, Robert Deniro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John ortiz, Shea Whigham, Dash Mihok / Contact: The Weinstein Company

THe DIReCToR: David o. Russell was born in new York City. He has written and directed the feature films Spanking the Monkey (94), Flirting with Disaster (96), Three Kings (99), I Heart Huckabees (04), The Fighter (10) and Silver Linings Playbook (12).





SHoWTIMe Mon, nov 12, 6pm, Cinema Paradiso

A HAPPY eVenT (Un HeUReUX eVeneMenT)

FLIFF celebrates FRENCH WEEK with our friends at the French Consulate Office. On MON, NOV 12, 6PM we will have a reception with French cheeses, pates, crudite, and baguettes. The reception is included in the ticket price. French wines are available for purchase.

Remi Bezancon / France / 2011 / 107 min / French w/english sub-titles expect The Unexpected When expecting... Having kids is not quite A Happy event for one mother in Remi Bezancon’s amusing, feel-good portrayal of the modern day baby blues. Starring the gorgeous and charismatic Louise Bourgoin (The Girl from Monaco), this polished, realistic dramedy portrays the struggles faced by two young adults as they embark on one of life’s biggest rollercoasters – pregnancy and parenthood. Ths movie provides a convincing account of what can go wrong both before and after the bunny leaves the oven. Hollywood Reporter “A sexy, humorous and wonderfully specific “what to expect when you’re expecting” opus told with all the tricks of populist French cinema.” – Variety “Moves from romantic comedy and chick flick, with moments of screwball comedy, to satire and realism … this is how life works”– Bonjour Paris





James Felix McKinney USA / 2010 / 72 min / english

Van nguyen/ USA / 2012 / 6 min / english Ruth Madoff has tragically moved from the 1% to the 3%, so she decided to camp and rally with the occupy Wall Street protesters. Writer: Blanche Baker / Producer: Ashley Ahn / Camera: Dante Skartoni / editor: Rachael Connolly Waxler / Cast: Blanche Baker, Joe Rosario, Vaughn Jefferson, Dawn Chatag / Contact:

Blanche Baker star of RUTH MADoFF...and HYPoTHeRMIA will attend and intro the screenings.

Ray is looking forward to a quiet weekend of ice fishing with his family. Unfortunately for him the obnoxious big city father-son duo of Steve and Stevie has picked the same weekend to spend at the remote frozen lake. But the two families’ petty squabbles are soon eclipsed by a much greater enemy: something has awoken under the ice and its prey is human.

Writer: James Felix McKinney / Producers: Brett Kunkle, Larry Fessednen, Derek Curl, Sat, nov 3, 8:45pm Peter Phok / Camera: eric -Sunrise Civic Ctr Branko / editor: neal Jonas / Cast: Blanche Baker, Michael Rooker, Greg Finley, Amy Chang, Benjamin Hugh Abel Forester / Contact: Dark Sky Films Director James Felix McKinney’s HYPoTHeRMIA is a modern spin on the classic monster movie, featuring memorable performances from horror vet Rooker and Blanche Baker (The Girl next Door). 19







October 25-28

Dennis Haysbert receives Career Acheivement AwardO from Bahamian Film Commissioner Craig Woods.

All screenings (except Thursday at Taino and Friday’s screening at Port Lucaya Marketplace) take place at The Canal House at The Pelican Bay Resort Thursday

7pm 7:30


Taino Beach: Program Taino Beach: Sammy 2: Escape From Paradise (p46) (Special Guest: Writer/Producer Domonic Paris)

7:45... Una Noche (p45) (Special Guest: Writer/Director Lucy Mulloy & Producer Yunior Santiago) 8pm Port Lucaya Marketplace Sammy 2: Escape From Paradise (p46 ) 9:30 Deadfall (p38) (Special Guest: Director Stefan Ruzowitzky) Saturday

1pm The Black Miami (p107) (Special Guest: Co-Directors Carlton Smith & Michael Williams) 3:15 How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song (p40) 4pm 5:15 5:30 7pm 8:45

(Special Guest: Writer/Director Gary King)

On The Wings of Men (p86) Sex, Lies & Surgery (p44) (Special Guest: Writer/Director/ Star Artus de Penguern) Bahamian Films (listed below) Supporting Characters (p106) (Special Guests: Director/Co-Writer Daniel Schechter & Co-Writer/Star Tarik Lowe) Career Achievement Award Presentation (p25) (Special Guest: Giancarlo esposito)


12:45 Del Lado Otro (p121) (Special Guest: Director Yanillys Perez) 1pm Ninah’s Dowry (p41) (Special Guest: Writer/Director Victor Viyouh) BAHAMIAN FILMS Sunland Baptist ON LOCATION:

THe BLAMe, Tiahjah Smith TeenAGe PReGnAnCY, Barea Fynes, Georgina Moss, notori Moxey, Huelea Solomon College of Bahamas


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Giancarlo esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans over several decades. He most recently earned rave reviews & awards buzz starring in AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning series “Breaking Bad” opposite Brian Cranston and Aaron Paul. esposito starred as Gustavo “Gus” Fring, a respected business owner whose legitimate operations allow him the perfect front to distribute Walt's (Cranston) blue meth throughout the Southwest. He recently won the 2012 Critics Choice Award for his portrayal and is a 2012 emmy® nominee as well. He presently co-stars in JJ Abrams series for nBC, “Revolution.” This oct, he appears as a crime boss opposite Tyler Perry in Lionsgate’s “Alex Cross.” esposito has appeared in notable films such as “Rabbit Hole,” "The Usual Suspects," "Smoke" and "The Last Holiday." His performances in Spike Lee’s films "Do the Right Thing", "Mo’ Better Blues," “School Daze” and "Malcolm X" are among his most memorable. esposito's other film credits include outstanding performances in “SherryBaby,” “Ali,” "nothing to Lose,” “Waiting to exhale,” "Bob Roberts", "King of new York” and "Cotton Club.” In 1995, esposito was recognized for his incredible work in “Fresh” with a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award. In 2007 through his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film "Gospel Hill." He also co-starred with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson. Quiet Hand Productions aspires

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to make “conscious content” films that focus on the inspirational. The company currently has four other projects in development, in which esposito plans to direct, produce and co-star. one of these projects “This is Your Death,” is an unflinching look at reality TV. He is also very well-known to theatre goers for his awardwinning work on stage. He is currently starring in Atlantic Theatre Company’s world premiere of “Storefront Church,” written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner John Patrick Shanley. “Storefront Church” is the final installment of the trilogy called “Church & State,” which began with “Doubt.” The story concerns a Bronx borough President (esposito) who is forced, by the mortgage crisis into a confrontation with a local minister. esposito has won two obie Awards for "Zooman and The Sign" at the negro ensemble Company and "Distant Fires" at The Atlantic Theatre Company, where he continues to perform and teach as a company member. His long list of Broadway credits include "Sacrilege", "Seesaw", "Merrily We Roll Along" and "Lost In The Stars" to name a few. He also co-starred on Broadway with James earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen¹s rendition of the great classic Tennessee Williams play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” esposito is a yoga enthusiast and spends his free time riding his motorcycle and practicing the saxophone. He is also a proud board member of the Creative Coalition, an arts and advocacy group that champions the First Amendment. He also lends his support to other various organizations that support the arts and education.


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★ DAYTonA BeACH FILM FeSTIVAL • noV. 9-11, 2012 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

THEATER LOCATIONS: The Cinematique Theater - DBCT, 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach, 32114 The City Island Ballroom - DBBR, 110 e. orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, 32114 Box office (386) 252-3118 • PRICInG: All-Festival Pass: $179.00 * includes all movies, parties and events

oPenInG nIGHT GALA & MoVIe: $65 • Food, Wine & Brew Festival Saturday 5-9pm: $49 Individual Tickets: $9 - Four (4) Film Pass: $30 • Student Film Competition: FRee admission ★ WIne & DeSeRT WRAP PARTY: Included with closing night film admission ★ Ask about member and advance ticket discounts * visa, MC, AMeX, discover, debit, cash Friday Nov. 9

11:30am 1:45 pm 3:45 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Who Bombed Judi Bari (DBCT) p113 Southern Shorts (DBCT) p31 The Story of Luke (DBCT) p105 opening night Dinner/cocktails (DBBR) opening night Movie: Sedona (DBBR) Live Music & Dancing (DBBR)

Saturday Nov. 10

11:15 am 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 4:00 pm 5:15 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm

Apartment in Athens (DBCT) p60 Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer (DBBR) p76 Foreign language shorts (DBCT) p31 Route 30, Too! (DBBR) p97 The Kitchen (DBCT) p79 Any Day now (DBBR) p13 She Wants Me (DBCT) p100 Shadow Dancer (DBBR) 99 2-night (DBCT) p30 Seeking a Friend for the end of The World (DBBR) p30 Asua Toei (DBCT) 30

Sunday Nov. 11

10:00 am 12:00 pm 12:15 pm 2:00 pm 2:15 pm 4:00 pm 4:15 pm 6:00 pm

Student Films (DBBR) Dream World (DBCT) 30 International Shorts (DBBR) p30 Shouting Secrets (DBCT) p101 Less Lost (DBBR) p81 Garbage (DBBR) p72 Junction (DBCT) p77 Wrap Party (DBBR)

PARTIES & EVENTS Friday Nov. 9

oPenInG nIGHT – 6:00 PM (DBBR) - Dinner & Movie - Meet the Movie Star – Seth Peterson - Live Music - Dancing Saturday Nov. 10

RIVeR FRonT MARKeT- noon – 5pm - Food, Music, unique items & gifts FooD, WIne & BReW FeST 5 – 9pm FRee oUTDooR MoVIe – 6pm - River Front Park – HUGo Sunday Nov. 11

FooD TRUCKS – 1 – 6 pm - River Front Park, live music IT’S A WRAP! – 6pm (DBBR) - Festival Awards - Wine & Dessert - Meet the Filmmakers - Live Music




USA / 90 min OPENING NIGHT – Friday Nov 9, 7pm (DBBR) Directed by Tommy Stovall; Special guest: Seth Peterson Visitors to mystical Sedona encounter eccentric characters and a series of fateful disasters that lead them to unexpected miracles. Two inspiring stories of self-discovery intertwine over a day in mystical Sedona. one follows successful advertising executive Tammy (Frances Fisher) on her birthday as she drives from Portland to Phoenix to land the biggest client of her career. Across town, uptight lawyer Scott ( Seth Peterson), vacationing with his partner eddie and their two young sons, embarks on a family day hike out in the forest among the majestic red rocks.

2-nIGHT Israel – Hebrew with subtitles / 87 min -

Nov 10 – 7pm (DBCT) Directed by Roi Werner. In a city where everything is possible, a guy and a girl are looking for the impossible - a parking place. the story of an hour and a half of two strangers who met in a bar and want to spend the night together but cant find a parking place and thus become 'victims' of the situation and have to deal each with the other, the situation and himself.


USA / (R) / 100 min Nov 10, 8:00 pm (DBBR)

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria Stars Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley and is the feature directorial

debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria. Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity's last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Mr. Carell) and Penny (Ms. Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks - if not the world's - brighten. -(C) Focus

ASURA ToI Japan, animated / 75 min – Nov 10, 9:00 pm (DBCT)

Directed by: Yoshi Ikezawa • Mid-fifteenth century - Japan. Flood, drought and famine have transformed the landscape of the capital of Kyoto into a barren wasteland. More than 80,000 have perished in the three years between 1459 and 1461. This desolate state served as the backdrop to the beginning of the country's greatest civil war. The victims of this dark period in Japan's history were too great in number to include in the pages of history. In this era, a boy was born a beast - Asura. A savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.


USA / 90 min Nov 11, 12:00 pm (DBCT) Directed & shot by Ryan Darst A love story. oliver Hayes, an aspiring animator whose confidence is at a low point, meets the captivating and impulsive Lily Blush, who encourages him to drop everything and go with her to northern California in the hopes of fulfilling his fantasy of working for Pixar Animation Studios. As they travel up the coast, oliver falls deeply in love, but upon making certain startling discoveries, he must decide if he wants to face reality or stay in dreamworld.

FoReIGn LAnGUAGe SHoRTS PRoGRAM Wonderful Day: (Hebrew) 24 min –

Directors Ariel Weisbrod/Yossi Meiri Shachar is a young Israeli scientist, on a scholarship at a German university. Grandmother Lia, a Holocaust survivor has maintained her anger for the German society ever since her release from a concentration camp. Conflict between grandmother / grandson, paralleled against opposing generations, becomes inevitable.


Saturday Nov. 10, 1:15pm (DBCT) Bordando La Frontera : (Spanish) 27 Buon Giorno Sayonara: (Japanese min – Directed by Rene Rhi – /Italian) 8 min – Directed by Karen Hope Miguel Canales learns that his daughter Romance bridges has a brain tumor the language gap in and needs sura short-but-sweet gery. He decides seaside encounter his only choice to between two foreign pay for the operatourists. tion is to work in the US. After payLeash: (Japanese) ing a big fee, a 16 min – Director Hidetsuna Takahashi smuggler agrees to guide him through Lisa, a shy girl, is chasing after her esthe desert. caped puppy on the beach. Just as she

DAYTonA BeACH FILM FeSTIVAL was about to give up, a young surfer, Kazuya, comes out from the water and uses his surfboard and 'leash' to capture the pup. A few years later, Lisa is surfing using the 'leash' that Kazuya gave her 6 years ago. Mother’s Milk: (Vietnamese) 18 min –

Directed by Andy DeJohn Mother's Milk (Sua Me) is the story of a young girl who must learn to take care of her ailing family in the Vietnamese countryside.

The Palace: (Dutch) 11 min – Directed by: Ruud Satijn on her first ever night out, fourteen year old Machteld discovers that the grown up world in disco The Palace is not as mysterious, romantic or exciting as she expected it to be, and realizes she would rather stay a girl for a little while longer. Rebel: (Arabic/english) 7 min –

Directed by Tarek Tohme Chastised by his father for aspiring to be like an Australian rock legend, 17-yearold Rachid embarks on a journey of discovery. After seeking the help of a Genie, Rachid realizes rock stardom cannot be achieved by merely wishing. This fun-filled film follows Rachid as he comes to understand the true nature of his craft and just what it means to be...a Rebel.


Friday Nov. 9, 1:45 pm (DBCT) My Brother My Sister:

(FL Documentary) 40 min – Directed by Jameil Hamilton/John Varley (see page ) Dollface: (FL Suspense/Drama) 21 min

– Directed by erin Fouraker

When a little girl suffers memory loss from a head injury, her mother searches for the cause of it, and discovers a few dark secrets in between. Lemonade Stand: (FL Comedy) 6 min

– Directed by Rusty Rayner Two children explore the cutthroat nature of entrepreneurial rivalry when they open competing Lemonade Stands. Dropping

Petals (GA Suspense/ Drama) 14 min – Director Danny Kerr Thomas is headed to a hotel to confront his cheating wife. But he is about to learn is that some things, once done, can never be undone. SP #5 (FL experimental) 3 min – Directed by Carl Knickerbocker Returning DBFF Alum and Florida visual artist Carl Knickerbocker visually explores themes of status, consumption and class struggle in this alluring experimental film. The Hit (FL Action/Drama) 10 min – Directed by Gary Lester Daytona award-winning filmmaker and DBFF Alum Gary Lester examines what happens when a mobster's wife drains his checking account and she becomes a target of her husband's hitmen.


Sunday Nov 11, 12:15 pm (DBBR) Ben Dovre: (Comedy US) 13 min –

Director Doug Carter Ben's 40th birthday brings an unwanted medical exam in this comedic story about facing unpleasant but necessary obstacles in life

The Sprinkler: (Comedy US) 10 min –

Directed by Matthew Ladensack Milton lives in a quiet little neighborhood in a quiet little house all by his quiet little self. All is well until he purchases a state-of-the-art sprinkler to replace his old, broken one. Milton soon realizes he received more than he bargained for. Y’s Guys: (Comedy US) 16 min – Directed by Shane Brolly When Vinny the Knife, a retired mobster and star of Vinny's Kitchen, a cooking show, comes home to find two young mobsters intent on whacking him for not showing up to the Don's funeral, he must used his street smarts to out wit them. Lonely Hearts: (Serio-comic UK) 14

min – Director James Keaton After his wife leaves him, Jeff seeks solace by lonely hearts dating, but he still can't move on. His denial manifests itself as a talking stuffed toy pig that gives relationship advice.

His Take on Her: (Serio-comic US) 34 min/ Director John DeVault Steven is a man whose romances always seem to end in disaster. A talented filmmaker, he is trying to put together his first feature project with a couple of buddies. enter elena Samson a beautiful poet and an aspiring actress. Easy Street: (Serio-comic US) 23 min – Director Russell Greene A young, Southern lawyer goes to nY for a job interview with the country's most eccentric and intimidating judge. After experiencing a weird encounter, he is given an ultimatum that pits his morality against his ambition. 31







It is our great pleasure to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual St. Augustine Film Festival presented by Flagler College. As lovers of film and all aspects of the art of filmmaking, we are exited to once again further enrich not only the Film Studies Program at Flagler, but also, the cultural fabric of this community through the presentation of this Film Festival January 17 - 20.

Join US in beautiful, historic St Augustine as FLIFF On-Location brings four days of films to the nation’s oldest city and to Flagler College, one of the most beautiful colleges in the country. Stay at our Host Hotel and get a free FAST Pass to the entire weekend! And while you are here enjoy the beauty of the City...all aglow with over a million lights!


95 Cordova Street St Augustine FL 32084 904-827-1888

As long time supporters of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, which is now in its 28th year, it was our desire to provide a similar type of Film Festival experience for the St. Augustine area. We would like to thank Gregory von Hausch, Ceo of FLIFF, Flagler College, and the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners for providing the support necessary to allow this Film Festival to continue in our community.


May the films you view make you laugh, cry, ponder, feel anger and joy . We hope you have your imagination challenged and leave the festival wanting more. our many thanks to you for your support. now sit back and enjoy and then spread the word about this very special celebration of film.

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Reel regards, Barbara & Arnold Grevior

WeLCoMe FRoM PReSIDenT ABARe AnD DeAn WooLFoLK Welcome to the St. Augustine Film Festival presented by Flagler College. once again, we are partnering with the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and appreciate the continued support from the Arnold and Barbara Grevior Fund for Film Studies. This year’s program builds on the breadth of last year’s diverse and vibrant selection of films and activities. We trust you will enjoy this weekend on our campus. Sincerely, President William T. Abare, Jr.

This year’s St. Augustine Film Festival incorporates the successes from our inaugural event and adds depth and vigor in the presentation of a variety of topics. once again, we are presenting to the community an experience that can enrich lives and broaden perspectives. Thanks to our sponsors, Visit Florida, St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and eastman environmental in addition to Arnold and Barbara Grevior, and to director Gregory von Hausch. We look forward to your participation in this exciting program. Alan Woolfolk Dean of Academic Affairs


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and The Florida Council on Arts & Culture.

THe 3RD AnnUAL ST AUGUSTIne FILM FeSTIVAL PReSenTeD BY FLAGLeR CoLLeGe • JAnUARY 17 – 20, 2013 THEATRE VENUES FLAGLER COLLEGE AUDITORIUM, 14 GRANADA STREET The 800 seat theatre is located just across the street from the famed Lightner Museum in the Alcazar Hotel built by Henry Flagler.

GAMACHE-KOGER THEATRE, 50 SEVILLA ST. • Located in the Ringhaver Student Center, the Gamache Koger Theatre is an intimate theatre conveniently located iat the center of all venues.

EPIC THEATRES 112 THEATRE DRIVE • Hosting our 3-D Kid’s films: Sammy 2: Escape From Paradise and Tales of the Night.

OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT PARTY • Markland House, 102 King Street • Constructed in 1839, the magnificent Markland House was purchased by Henry Flagler in 1887 and sits just west of Flagler’s Hotel (now the administrative offices of the College) and was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1978.

HOST HOTELS • Stay the Casa Monica or Saragossa Inn and you will get TWO complimentary badges, good for all films and parties. It is a beautiful five minute walk to the all the films and parties.

TICKETS TO FILMS AVAILABLE AT FLIFF.COM • $3 Flagler Student, Staff, Faculty, Alumni and FLIFF Members • $5 Seniors & other Students • $8 General Admission

FAST PASSES • Includes all films and parties. • Flagler students $20 • All others $45 OPENING NIGHT PARTY $25 • Includes film and party catered by Gypsy Cab at The Markland House. CLOSING NIGHT DINNER $25 • Includes film and party catered by Carrabba’s at The Markland House.

Schedule FCA = Flagler College Auditorium; GK = Gamache-Koger Theatre; CE = Crisp-Ellert Museum; MH = Markland House


Sat, January 19

7pm GARBAGe – FC 8:45pm opening Party – MH FRI, JANUARY 18

noon LoRe – GK 2pm HeRe – GK 4pm Filmmaker Panel Virginia Room 5:30 THe KITCHen – GK 7:15 Actor Hugh Marlowe Tribute – GK 7:45 THe SToRY oF LUKe – FC

noon APARTMenT In ATHenS – GK 1pm TALeS oF THe nIGHT – eT 2pm SHe WAnTS Me – GK 3pm SAMMY 2: eSCAPe FRoM PARADISe – eT 4pm VeeR! – GK 6pm STUCK – GK 8pm HoW Do YoU WRITe A Joe SCHeRMAnn SonG – FC 9:45 Florida party – LM


noon nInAH’S DoWReY – GK 1pm SAMMY 2: eSCAPe FRoM PARADISe – eT 2pm THe oTHeR SIDe oF SILenCe – GK 3pm TALeS oF THe nIGHT - eT 4pm RoUTe 30, Too! – GK 5:30 Closing night Dinner – MH 7pm SUPPoRTInG CHARACTeRS – FCA


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Born in 1911, Hugh Marlowe suffered a freak childhood injury that activated a staph infection in his leg. He would be in and out of the hospital for much of his youth and was unable to join in ordinary boyhood physical activities. This was acute, as his twin brother, Worthington, was captain of the football team and a champion wrestler. A perceptive teacher, however, encouraged him to act. This proved fortunate, as his career would span over fifty years, performing in many significant films, plays, and shows on radio and on television. Marlowe performed in at least eleven Broadway plays, including two comedies by Clare Booth Luce: Kiss the Boy’s Goodbye (1938), & Margin for error (1939). on radio, he was the first voice of ellery Queen (1939), a role he would reprise on television in 1954. other plays included: Flight to the West (1940), by the Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist elmer Rice. And The Land is Bright (1941), by edna Ferber, a member of the on the radio as eLLeRY QUeen Algonquin Round Table. His first starring stage role was in the Kurt Weil musical Lady in the Dark (1943) with Gertrude Lawrence. In 1947, he starred with his third wife, K.T. Stevens, in Laura. They had two sons, Jeff and Chris, but divorced in 1968. Marlowe’s first major film involved a short flirtatious carriage ride with Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). In 1949, he starred as Lt. Col. Gately in the WWII picture Twelve o’clock High (nominated for 4 Academy Awards), with Gregory Peck. Twelve o’clock High was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress and is required

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viewing at U.S. service academies. Marlowe’s second film that year was Come to the Stable, also by Clare Booth Luce, with Loretta Young and Celeste Holm. The following year, Marlowe performed with Betty Davis, Gary Merrill, Celeste Holm, Anne Baxter, and George Sanders, in All About eve – the quintessential film about “the theatre.” It also contains the first brief screen appearance of Marylyn Monroe. In 1951, Marlowe did the comedy Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell, the Henry Hathaway western Rawhide, with Tyrone Power, and the seminal Robert Wise scifi: The Day the earth Stood Still, with his dear friend Michael Rennie. He did one other western with Hathaway, Garden of evil (1954), with Gary Cooper. In 1956, Marlowe starred in the B sci-fi classic earth vs. the Flying Saucers, significant for the special effects of the great stop-action animator, Ray Harryhausen. In the 1960’s, he performed in three films with his good friend Burt Lancaster: elmer Gantry, The Birdman of Alcatraz, & Seven Days in May. The latter two films directed by John Frankenheimer. As his Hollywood career wound down, Marlowe moved to nYC where he met his fourth wife, Rosemary Tory, in the norman Mailer play The Deer Park (1969). Having a son with Tory, Hugh Michael Marlowe II, he finished his career as the family patriarch, Jim Mathews, on the nBC Soap opera Another World. He would complete 12 seasons on Another World before his sudden death of a heart attack in 1982. He is survived by Rosemary Tory Marlowe and his three sons.

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Dr. Hugh Marlowe, Flagler College Associate Professor of Philosophy & Director of the Keystone Seminar will present a Tribute to his father, actor Hugh Marlowe, Fri, January 18, 2013 in the Gamache-Koger Theatre. A montage of the actor’s performances will be screened. 34

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Sat, oct 20, 9pm -Muvico Pompano Sun, oct 21, 745pm -Sunrise Civic Ctr Mon, october 22, 8pm - Cinema Paradiso




Fri, oct 26, 9:30pm – Pelican Bay Resort


Stefan Ruzowitzky / USA / 2012 / 94 min / english Stefan Ruzowitzky, whose film, THe CoUnTeRFITTeRS won the oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2007, has created one of the best all-time thrillers in DeADFALL. A dynamite cast, terrific script, picturesque locations and a plot that has you on the edge of your seat. This is a “don’t miss!” Winter. Somewhere near the Canadian border on the U.S. side. A pair of robbers are on the run with bags of cash from a freshly held up casino. With the heat gettin’ hotter, the pair split up in the frozen landscape. not so far away, we meet Jay, a boxer who just finished doing time in the state pen and decides to head home to Ma ‘n Pa for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving. Pa is the retired sheriff and their homestead is quite a trek from civilization out in the snow covered country. I think you see where we are headed here. I don’t even like this genre of scares me too much! But this script is so good. The cast so accomplished including Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Charlie Hunnam and brilliantly starring eric Bana and olivia Wilde in their best roles to date.. And Ruzowitzky’s direction so sharp...I was riveted for 94 heart stopping minutes. Screenplay: Zach Dean / Producers: Shelly Clipard, Ben Cosgrove, Mark Cuban, Gary Levinsohn, Todd Wagner / Cinematographer: Shane Hurlbut / editor: Arthur Tarnowsky, Dan Zimmerman / Composer: Marco Beltrami / Production Designer: Paul Auterberry / Art Director: Michelle Laliberte / Principal Cast: eric Bana, olivia Wilde, Sissy Spacek, Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara / Contact: Magnolia Sponsored by


THe DIReCToR: Stefan Ruzowitzky was born in Vienna, Austria. He directed his first feature film, Tempo, in 1996. His other films include The Inheritors, Anatomy, All the Queen's Men, Anatomy 2, Lilly the Witch, and The Counterfeiters, which won the oscar for best foreign-language film.


SHoWTIMeS Thu, nov 1, 8:45pm -Cinema Paradiso Sat, nov 3, 1:45pm - Muvico Pompano Sat, nov 3, 5pm -Sunrise Civic Ctr






Warren Sroka & Brent Makoto Willis / Japan / 2012 / 88 min / english elliot, an emotionally withdrawn Japanese-American, wants nothing to do with his current business trip to Tokyo. The business trip soon turns dangerous as life in Tokyo unearths ghosts from elliot’s past, bringing to surface a life that he has struggled to put behind him. Tensions heighten when elliot reconnects with Ben, his estranged American half-brother who is teaching english in Japan. Ben, an eternal optimist, is struggling with his own fear of abandonment as he attempts to navigate a foreign land and a potentially romantic relationship with one of his students. When Ben desperately tries to forge a bond with elliot, elliot must decide whether to give up on his family all together or confront his fears head on and engage in what might be his last shot at a meaningful relationship. Despite the ominous synopsis, there is much humor to be found in the film, sometimes anguished laughter, and often nervous chuckles. Sroka and Willis who co-wrote, co-direct and co-star have created a unique little gem that is difficult to pigeon-hole. A film that has you guessing about the little things, for its that substance upon which the film is based, built and resolved. oh yeah, the resolution will have you guessing too. Producers: Brent Willis, Warren Sroka, Dan Addelson, Sean French, Joseph Saroufim, Masaki Sekine / Screenplay: Warren Sroka & Brent Willis / Cinematography: Dan Addelson / editor: Dan Addelson / Principal Cast: Brent Willis, Warren Sroka, Mariko Yasui, Shinichi Tanaka, Aoyama Seina, etsuko Willis / Contact: Tokyo Manhattan Film Co.

THe DIReCToRS: Brent Willis (elliot) was raised in Portland, oregon and Tokyo, Japan. He studied film at The northwest Film Center and acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Brent last directed and co-wrote The Physics of Fathers , which was an official selection at the new Films/new Directors Festival in new York and distributed by oUAT Media. Dog Years is Brent’s written and directorial feature debut. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Christine, son equinox, and dog Uma. Warren Sroka (Ben) has been acting on stage and in television since he was little. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he met long time collaborator Brent Willis. Warren recently co-wrote, produced and starred in the short film The Physics of Fathers, which sold to the Movieola Television network. Dog Years marks his first feature film and first trip to Tokyo. Warren sings and plays guitar in the Los Angeles based indie rock band Wires in the Walls.


SHoWTIMeS Sat, oct 20, 3:30pm -Sunrise Civic Ctr Sun, oct 21, 3:45pm-Cinema Paradiso Tues, oct 23, 7pm -Muvico Pompano



Sat, oct 27, 3:15pm – Pelican Bay Resort Sat, Jan, 19, 8pm – Flagler College Auditorium



Gary King / USA / 2012 / 104 min / english In this GLeeful time of American Idol, The Voice America’s Got Talent...and GLee itself, audiences have rediscovered the passionate love for artists that can sing, dance...and act. Gary King’s brilliant and sexy HoW Do YoU WRITe A Joe SCHeRMAnn SonG takes it all up several notches. He has written a beautiful script, cast it with triple threat performers and directed the film with such flair as well as nuance, it is destined to be a FLIFF hit. Joe dreams of hitting it big on Broadway. After landing an opportunity to write for an off-Broadway musical, he is forced to cast either the love of his life evey or his newly discovered muse Summer. The realities of show business prove to Joe that writing is easy, living is hard. King has assembled a terrific cast. All are magnificent. Joe Schermann (who plays Joe!) wrote the music and lyrics – and will have you humming all the way to the parking garage. Shining in her role as evey is Christina Rose. This pretty and dazzling performer trips the lights fantastic and the film showcases her great voice. But it is her acting chops (coupled with all of the above) that really make this film a hit. Producers: Gary King, Sujata King, Mark DiConzo, Daryl Ray Carliles, Christina Rose / Screenplay: Gary King / Music and Lyrics: Joe Schermann / original Score: Ken Lampl / Dance Choreography: Mark DiConzo and Christina Rose / Cinematography: Gary King / editor: Gary King / Principal Cast: Joe Schermann, Christina Rose, Mark DiConzo, Debbie Wiliams, Daryl Ray Carliles, Jenn Deesl / Contact: FilmBuff, Sponsored by

Linda Bolitho & Peter Palin THe DIReCToR: Gary King is an award-winning filmmaker whose work is known for powerful performances with an emphasis on a strong, visual style. He has written, directed and produced several critically acclaimed feature films. In 2003, he founded KITCHen TABLe FILMS, an independent film and media production company. Its name and logo are inspired by the humble beginnings, late hours and grassroots effort required in creating independent films. And by 2006, Gary walked away from his corporate job in the Silicon Valley to pursue filmmaking full time in new York. In 2009, he made his feature film debut with the ensemble drama neW YoRK LATeLY which has been hailed by The Independent Critic as “a remarkable achievement” and Row Three as “a beautiful film” making its Top Ten Films of 2009 List.


SHoWTIMeS Sun, oct 21, 6pm -Cinema Paradiso Mon, oct 22, 8pm -Sunrise Civic Ctr Tues, oct 23, 9pm -Muvico Pompano





Sun, oct 28, 1pm – Pelican Bay Resort Sun, Jan,20, noon –Gamache-Koger



Victor Viyuoh / Cameroon / 2012 / 95 min / english + Pidgin & Babanki w/english sub-titles In 2002, student filmmaker Victor Viyuch entered FLIFF’s eastman Kodak International Student Film Competition and won the short narrative section with his film MBoUToUKoU. Fast forward twelve years and Victor, now a professional filmmaker, returns with one of the most accomplished films of the festival. At 20, ninah is a veteran wife of 7 years and a mother of 3. She is stuck in an abusive relationship with no hope of change. Her family lives off her meager earnings from farm work while her husband, Memfi, drinks away his equally meager earnings as a shepherd. When news of her gravely ill father reaches ninah she decides to go speak her peace to her father even as her husband commands her to stay and get the farm ready before the rains come. ninah disobeys Memfi by packing and attempting to leave. This action sets off an incredible series of events with a whirlwind of suspense, thrills, and adventure set across the Cameroon landscape. Mbufung Seikeh as ninah in her screen debut is nothing short of astonishing in one of the strongest performances of the Festival. Anurin nwunembom as Memfi brings a calm, calculated menace to the film. Director: Victor Viyuoh / Writer: Victor Viyuoh / Producers: Victor Viyuoh, Che Hilarius Fuh, Daniel Tan / Cinematographer: emile Aime Yibain / editor: Andrew Groves / Set Decorator: elvis Forbin Atabong / Makeup & Hair: Williston Mulluh / Production Manager: Anurin nwunembom / Sound: Scott A. Jennings, Jedidiah njei / Visual effects: Andrew Groves / Principal Cast: Mbufung Seikeh, Anurin nwunemborn, Kingsley nkwah, norbet Kecha / Contact: Sponsored by

Teri & Brian Pattulo THe DIReCToR: named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 new Independent Filmmakers to watch, Victor Viyuoh wrote and directed the thesis short MBoUToUKoU which was filmed entirely in Cameroon, Africa. In one year on the circuit, Mboutoukou played at over 100 festivals including Venice in Italy, new Directors/new Films and Rotterdam. Beginning with its nomination for the 2002 Student Academy Awards, Mboutoukou won over 20 awards including Best Short at SXSW, Best Student Short at FLIFF, and the Rights of the Child Award at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Victor is an alumnus of USC’s School of Cinema-Television and Film Independent’s Directors and Screenwriters labs. ninah’s Dowry is his debut feature and a recipient of The Global Film Initiative’s 2010 Production Grant.


SHoWTIMe Sun, oct 21, 1pm -Sunrise Civic Ctr




THe oTHeR Son (Le FILS De L'AUTRe)

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Lévy /COAST France / 2012 / 105 min / Lorraine EAST PREMIERE english + French, Arabic & Hebrew w/english WORLD PREMIERE sub-titles UNITED STATES PREMIERE THe oTHeR Son is the moving and provocaFLORIDA PREMIERE tive tale – filmed in Israel and the West Bank of twoFESTIVAL young men – WINNERS one Israeli, the other Palestinian, who discover they were accidenNORTH AMERICA PREMIERE tally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions on themselves and their respective WORLD PREMIERES families. Joseph, an 18-year-old musician preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military service, lives at home in a comfortable suburb of Tel Aviv with his parents, France-born physician orith and Israelborn army commander Alon Silbers. A blood test for Joseph’s military service reveals that he is not their biological son; during the Gulf War Joseph was evacuated from a clinic along with another baby; both were given back to the wrong families. While the Palestinian Joseph went to Tel Aviv with the Silbers, their actual Jewish son, Yacine was brought to the West Bank by the Arab couple, Said and Leila. The revelation turns the lives of the two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, values and beliefs. Screenplay: nathalie Saugeon, Lorraine Lévy, noam Fitoussi / Producers: Virginie Lacombe (Rapsodie Productions), Raphael Berdugo (Cité Films) eric Amouyal / Cinematography: emmanuel Soyer / editor: Sylvie Gadmer / Music: Dhafer Youssef / Principal Cast: emmanuelle Devos, Pascal elbé, Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi, Areen omari, Khalifa natour, Mahmood Shalabi, Diana Zriek, Marie Wisselmann, Bruno Podalydes, ezra Dagan, Tamar Shem or, Tomer ofner, noa Manor, Shira naor / Contact:

FRoM An InTeRVIeW WITH THe DIReCToR: What recollections do you have of the first day of the shoot?. – Strangely, it wasn’t the first day that left the strongest impression. I have a memory of the first day of shooting that was a mixture of excitement, of urgency to get started at last, but also of fear and misapprehension. It’s the first time I’ve made a film in four languages (French, Hebrew, Arabic and english), and I only speak one- and-a-half! I wondered how I was going to get through it, how I was going to marshal my crew and communicate what I wanted, how I was going to work with the actors, how to suggest to them certain nuances. Then in the end, you just throw yourself into it and everything goes just fine.


SHoWTIMeS Sat, oct 20, 5pm -Muvico Pompano Sun, oct 21, 7:30pm -Muvico Pompano



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Dustin Hoffman / UK / 2012 / Lifelong friends Wilf and Reggie, together with former colleague Cissy, are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. every year on Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton, a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reggie's ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone's surprise, the plans for this year's concert start to unravel. As old grudges threaten to undermine past glories and theatrical temperaments play havoc with the rehearsal schedule, it becomes apparent that having four of the finest singers in english operatic history under one roof offers no guarantee that the show will go on. Two time oscar winner, Dustin Hoffman takes a seat behind the camera for his directorial debut that stars two time oscar winner Maggie Smith, five time nominee Albert Finney and two time nominee Tom Courtenay...we really don’t have to say anymore than that. Producers: Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon / Screenwriter: Ronald Harwood / Principal Cast: Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Ronnie Fox, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith / Contact: The Weinstein Company THe DIReCToR: Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters. He first drew critical praise for the play eh?, for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough movie role as the good-looking but troubled Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967). Since then Hoffman's career has largely been focused on cinema, with only sporadic returns to television and the stage. Some of his most notable films are Papillon, Marathon Man, Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Lenny, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, and Wag the Dog. Hoffman has won two Academy Awards (for his performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man), five Golden Globes, four BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards, a Genie Award, and an emmy Award. Dustin Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999.


SHoWTIMeS Sat, oct 20, 6pm -Sunrise Civic Ctr Sun, oct 21, 2pm -Cinema Paradiso Mon, oct 22, 6:30pm-Muvico Pompano




Sat, oct 27, 5:15pm – Pelican Bay Resort Sat, Jan, 19, 2pm, -Gamache-Koger

SeX, LIeS & SURGeRY (LA CLInIQUe De L’AMoUR) SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE WORLD PREMIERE UNITED STATES PREMIERE FLORIDA PREMIERE FESTIVAL WINNERS Artus de Penguern / France / 2012 / 90 NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE min / French w/english sub-titles WORLD PREMIERES Way back in 2001, FLIFF presented the U.S. premiere of GReGoIRe MoULIn VS ‘LHUMAnITe written, directed and starring Artus de Penguern. The film about a new office worker on his first date during the World Cup was a hysterical hit and so was the accomplished de Penguern (actor in 58 films including AMeLIe). When eR and GReY’S AnAToMY turn into a DALLAS kind of comedy, love SPECIAL with GUEST: ARTUS PENGUERN and money-related plots,DE a HAnGoVeR atmosphere, and A FISH CALLeD WAnDA characters, the result is THe LoVe CLInIQUe: a crazy (but classy) comedy for all! Writer: Artus de Penguern, Gabor Rassov / Producers: Thibault Gast, Jesus Gonzalez-elvira / nicholas Steil, Matthias Weber / Cinematographer: Victor Mathias / Caomposer: Gast Waltzing / editor: Kako Kleber / Principal Cast: Artus de Penguern, Michael Miarchal, Helena noguerra, natacha Linddinger, Anne Depetrini / Contact: Rexo Films paris

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THe DIReCToR: Artus de Penguern has appeared in 58 films as well as dozens of televisions shows in France. He is a writer and director, but is best known to audiences for his roles in AMeLIe, THe FAVoR, A WATCH AnD A VeRY BIG FISH along with his delightful tour de farce in his own GReGoIRe MoULIn VS L’HUMAnITe. This is his second trip to FLIFF.



SHoWTIMeS Sat, oct 20 - 9pm -Cinema Paradiso Sat, oct 20, 3pm -Muvico Pompano




UnA noCHe

Sun, oct 21, 5:45 -Sunrise Civic Ctr Fri, oct 26, 7:45pm – Pelican Bay Resort


Lucy Mulloy / Cuba / 2012 / 89 min / Spanish w/english sub-titles Floridians are acutely aware of the situation that is the day-in-day-out life of people virtually imprisoned on the island of Cuba. The US embargo created a life in a bubble where remnants of the 1950’s pervades existence. Living with just the modicum of convenience is not easy and escaping is fraught with peril. In Lucy Mulloy’s debut feature, the frustrations, fears and dreams are vividly realized immersing the audience in the intoxicating/suffocating environs of Havana. Her young cast performs brilliantly and the production elements are stunning. Raul and elio, both in their teens, have first-hand knowledge of life only on Cuba, but daily they see tourists who are carefree, enjoying the beauty of the island. This dichotomy creates driven resolve for the boys to flee. Their efforts muddle along without a true time-table until a violent act necessitates their immediate call to action. elio’s situation differs from Raul’s in not having any pangs of remorse...but Raul is extremely close to his sister, Lila and has pangs of guilt in leaving her. UnA noCHe won three awards at the Tribeca Film Fest with Mulloy named Best new narrative Director, and Best Actor awards for both Javier nunez Florian (elio) and Daniel Arrechaga (Raul). The film also won Best Cinematography. Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre shines brightly as Lila.


Writer: Lucy Mulloy / Producers: Lucy Mulloy, Daniel Michael Mulloy, Maite Artieda, Sandy Perez Aguila, Yunior Santiago / Cinematography: Trevor Forrest & Shlomo Godder / editor: Cindy Lee / Production Designer: Laura Huston / Art Directors: John Paul Burgess, Yinka Graves / Principal Cast: Javier nunez Florian, Daniel Arrechaga, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre, Maria Adelaida Méndez Bonet / Contact: IFC Films

THe DIReCToR: Lucy Mulloy graduated from nYU film school. She is an oxford alum and has been nominated for a Student Academy Award. Her film Una noche won the Spike Lee Production Grant, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant, TFI Creative Promise emerging narrative Award, and more. She is currently developing Una noche Más.


SHoWTIMeS Sat, oct 20, 11am -Muvico Pompano Sat, oct 20, 1pm -Muvico Pompano Sun, oct 21, 11:30am -Muvico Pompano


Sun, oct 21,1:30 SAMMY 2 -Muvico Pomp. CIneMA SOUTHEAST Thu, oct 25, 7pm PREMIERE –Taino Beach GBI



Fri, oct 26, 8pm –Port Lucaya Marketplace GBI EAST PREMIERE Sat, JanCOAST 19, 3pm -epic Theatres St Aug Sun, Jan 20,PREMIERE 1pm - epic Theatres St Aug WORLD

UNITED STATES PREMIERE Ben Stassen / BelgiumPREMIERE / 2012 / 100 min / 3D / english FLORIDA In 2010, filmmakers from around the world finished FESTIVAL WINNERS post-production on A TURTLe’S TALe: Sammy’s NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE Adventures. The film written by Domonic Paris PREMIERES and WORLD directed by Ben Stassen was very well received and though the production did not have the pockets of Disney or the experience of Pixar, things looked especially promising for the sequel. This year at Cannes, SAMMY 2 opened and the reception could not have been more spectacular. This 3D family film was on par with the best in the world. With clever dialog, beautiful animation, lovable characters and 3D imaging among the best ever, SAMMY 2 established SAMMY to be a lucrative franchise. While helping a dozen or so hatchlings into the sea, Sammy and Ray are captured by poachers. our heroes are sold to a hi-tech aquarium belonging to a restaurant. As soon as they get to the aquarium, Sammy and Ray start planning their escape, no easy task in this state-of-the-art facility. THe DIReCToR: Ben Stassen is a Belgian film producer/director. He founded nWave Pictures , producing highly successful CGI ride films including the groundbreaking Devils Mine. In 1997, Ben Stassen began focusing on large format films usually screened at IMAX theaters, and made some of the most successful large format films to date, including Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun and Alien Adventure. Stassen quickly embraced this new technology, and directed a succession of popular 3-D large format films, such as encounter in the Third Dimension and Haunted Castle. In 2004, Stassen produced and directed "Wild Safari", the first 3D wildlife film for the giant screen (Imax). nWave is also the leading producer and distributor of 3D ride films and 4D attraction films with over 30 titles in their library.

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Stassen's first feature length animated film, Fly Me to the Moon was the first animated film to be designed, created, and released solely in 3-D. nWave announced that its next film would be titled Around the World in 50 Years. It was released in 2010 titled Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage. Stassen was also involved in the production of several movies directed by film director Krsto Papić, most notably "My Uncle's Legacy", the film was nominated for a Golden Globe Best Foreign Film category.

THe WRITeR: Domonic Paris currently resides in Los Angeles and is a partner in the motion picture production company, Illuminata Pictures. Domonic began his career in new York City working as a cinematographer and quickly segued into producing and directing. He now works as a Screenwriter/Producer/Director and has created projects both for television and theatrical feature films. Since 2005 he has been involved in the creation, producing and voice direction of 3D animated feature films. In 2005 he formed a co-producing relationship with nWave pictures, a leader in creating 3D content. Their first collaboration was in 2005 when Domonic wrote and co-produced the first, true-3D animated feature film, FLY Me To THe Moon released by Summit entertainment in 2008. Domonic followed that film with the first in what has become a “turtle franchise”, the 3D animated feature, SAMMY’S ADVenTURe which was one of the top ten box office money-makers of any independent films released in 2010-11. Domonic follow up with SAMMY 2:eSCAPe FRoM PARADISe and is currently in production on THe enCHAnTeD HoUSe and later this year begins production on TUeSDAY’S TALe another 3D feature.



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Sat, Jan 19, 1pm, epic Theatre St Aug CIneMA 3pm, epic Theatre St Aug Jan 20,PREMIERE EAST Sun, COAST



Sponsored by WORLD PREMIERE Connie & Theo Folz UNITED STATES PREMIERE FLORIDA PREMIERE France / 2011 / 84 min / French Michel ocelot /WINNERS FESTIVAL w/english sub-titles NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE night is renowned animation auteur Tales of the PREMIERES WORLD

Michel ocelot's first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style, with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns – the subtle use of 3D creating a diorama-like effect. every night, a boy, a girl and an elderly technician meet in a closed, rather dilapidated old cinema. But the old picture palace harbors a secret. If truth be known, the cinema is a magical place where the three friends enjoy rummaging about, fantasizing, dressing up and playing parts in make-believe stories which, at night, become all too real for the three friends. For this is the time when sorcerers and elves take over in the auditorium, courageous stable hands long for beautiful princesses, werewolves howl and hardhearted ladies swish their heavy silk skirts. Here, there are cities of gold and forests that are so deep that nobody ever finds their way out again. This is a magical universe pervaded by waves of harmony, where heavenly choirs compete with the dull thud of magical drums. on nights such as these, malevolence can unleash great misfortune. But, in the end, good always triumphs. The film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist. "Instantly Timeless! A Triumph!" - Variety "A Delight! This playful collection of fairytales has charm in spades!" - Time Out London

"Truly Thrilling! An utterly gorgeous and magical film!" - The Oregonian "Glorious! Michel ocelot's ravishing animation and magical storytelling is a delight from start to finish!" - Empire THe DIReCToR: Born in Villefranche-sur-mer on the Riviera in 1943, he spent his childhood in Guinea and his youth in Anjou on the Loire. Having worked at a puppet theatre as a teenager, he later studied at ecole régionale des beaux-arts in Angers, École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris and the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. In 2007 he directed a video for Icelandic musician, Björk.

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WORLD PREMIERE UNITED STATES PREMIERE FLORIDA PREMIERE Fro Rojas / USA WINNERS / 2012 / 90 min / english FESTIVAL NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE It was a bachelor’s life for hard-working and fun-loving WORLD PREMIERES Ray Ray Dominguez who dreams of leaving the barrio for a more carefree existence in Miami. That’s until one day when everything changed – and he became a reluctant “Tio Papi” to his sister’s six children ages six to 16. now, in charge of raising this energetic (and expensive) clan, Ray Ray must make important decisions on what life really is all about. Combining heart-warming drama with light-hearted comedy, “TIo PAPI” is an upbeat story of life’s unexpected surprises and ultimately what matters the most -- the love of family. Produced by: Janet Carrus, Joey Dedio, Debbie Margolis-Horwitz, Brian Herskowitz / Written By: Joey Dedio & Brian Herskowitz / executive Producers: Mario L. Baeza, Richard Pleban / Co- Producers: Mareo Mukes, Jacqueline K. Papier / Cinematographer: Sherman Johnson / editor: Fro Rojas / Principal Cast: Joey Dedio, elizabeth Rodriguez, Kelly Mc Gillis, Frankie Faison, Gabriella Fanuele, David Castro, Fatima Ptacek, Sebastian Martinez, nicolette Pierini, Dax Roy, Carlos Leon, Jessica Leccia, Franky G, Vanessa Aspillaga, Jeffrey De Serrano, Jene Hernandez,Jack noseworthy, Jerome Preston Bates, Gina Hecht, erica Gimpel, Priscilla Lopez / Joey Dedio

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THe DIReCToR: Fro Rojas is a native of Miami and a graduate of the Miami International University of Art and Design. Immediately after graduation, Rojas began working for Fox Sports in Los Angeles as director and producer. He produced numerous projects for nASCAR and Formula 1, and worked on the nFL, nBA and World Soccer. In 2008, he directed the award-winning short film "Pencil Fighting: The Life and Times of Team Balderdash." This comedy won the Grand Prize for Best Short Film at the orlando Film Festival, Los Angeles Backlot Film Festival, and the Miami Underground Film Festival. In 2009, Mr. Rojas released "Inventing Kin." This short film won Best Short Film Awards at the new York International Film Festival and at the Los Angeles Backlot Film festival, and played at numerous film festivals including the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Most recently, he directed numerous commercials and web films for brands such as AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen, Sony, Kaplan University, and Foot Locker/ Adidas.


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Shareen Anderson / Solomon Islands-South Africa / 2012 / 52 min / english A team of scuba divers travels to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific to dive the wreck of the USS Atlanta, a light cruiser that was damaged and sunk during WWII's naval Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. The wreck is located at 130 meters (426 feet) below the surface - a challenging dive for even the most experienced technical diver. The battle - often referred to as the “Barroom Brawl” – was one of the most chaotic and close-range naval battles in US history. It took place from the 12th to the 15th of nov 1942, and is credited for turning the tides in favor of the Allies, and eventually leading to the surrender of the Japanese forces. The USS Atlanta put up a heroic fight against enemy fire, but was battered not only by the Japanese destroyers, but also by friendly fire amidst the confusion. 172 of her men were killed in action. Atlanta was outfitted with detonation charges and scuttled on the orders of the captain to avoid falling into enemy hands. Through the voices of the dive team members, interviews with historians and veterans who served on the Atlanta, as well as the most extensive footage of the wreck shot to date, the harrowing drama of war and destruction - the story of USS Atlanta, and its final hours will come alive on the screen. Producers: elena Konstantinou, Philip Yakymov, Shareen Anderson, Julia Golosiy / Cinematography: JP Bresser, Chris Lewis, Richard Lundgren, Hugo Perez, Philip Yakymov / Senior editor: Taku Kaskela / editor: Marina du Toit / Contact: HWLL overseas Media Group

THe DIReCToR: Shareen Anderson is an award-winning freelance filmmaker based in new York City with a passion for documentaries. She has produced films and television programs for channels such as PBS, The Food network, Al Jazeera english, and A&e. Her past credits include Prison Town, USA, Saving Soweto, Uncle Sam Wants You!, These Streets Belong To Us, Charents: In Search of My Armenian Poet, and Forgotten Freedom Fighters. Since 2003, Shareen has produced a number of films for HWLL overseas Media Group, including The Sacred Truth, Beyond Blue: Mankind’s Deepest Dive, and The empty Tomb. She recently directed and co-produced Dive To The USS Atlanta, which is presently screening at film festivals around the world, and is also directing and co-producing a documentary film about the runic alphabet, currently in production and due to be released in the autumn of 2012.


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Brendon Culliton / Canada / 2011 / 87 min / english A modern 'All's Quiet on the Western Front'. A film that defines the tragedy of war through a families loss of an only son. Driven by premonition of death before deployment to Afghanistan. In case he should fall Trooper Marc Diab made a video for his funeral to deliver a message of comfort from beyond the grave. Prophetically Diab died March 8th, 2009 by IeD. His video played at his funeral to a sea of tears. This is the story of journey through grief and what it means to lose a son to war. Through telling the story of the loss of one family, 'If I Should Fall' tells the story of all families whom have lost a loved one to war. Writer-Producer: Paul Culliton / editor: Brendon Culliton / Asst. Director-editor: Dan Heald / Dir. of Photography: Paul Steinberg / Music: Loreena McKennitt, Quinlan Rd. Records, Jeff Brideau - Foot Soldier / Military Advisor: Rick Ryan / Contact: Paul Culliton, Joint Media Group, 519-902-7444, / SPECIAL GUEST: CMDR. RICK RYAN, U.S. NAVY RET.

THe DIReCToR: IF I SHoULD FALL is Brendon Culliton's Directorial feature doc debut. The 25 year old Culliton resides in London, ontario, Canada. Where he graduated from film studies at the University of Western ontario and Fanshawe College. He formed his company, Joint Media Group Inc while still in college. Continuously busy Culliton has a number of projects on the go, including his next feature Documentary Film, "General Racing", based on the racing career of retired Canadian Army Major General Lewis MacKenzie. "General Racing" is in post production, scheduled for release in 2013. A Special Veteran’s Day screening takes place Sun, nov 11 at Sunrise Civic Center. A hot dog cookout follows the screening. Free for veterans and actice duty service members.


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Jozef Lenders & Connie Barron / USA / 2012 / 71 min / english Harry Beeman was just 19 when he enlisted in the US navy. Serving aboard the Destroyer USS ellet in the Pacific ocean, Harry was a Gunner's Mate First Class. A true hero, Harry saved many men as a navy swimmer. When planes were downed in the ocean, Harry would jump from the deck and tow line tied to a life vest out to the fliers. When he was not saving fliers, Harry was manning a gun shooting down the enemy aircraft, including the suicidal Kamikaze pilots. Wounded in battle, Harry kept fighting and saving his fellow servicemen. He even piloted the most dangerous boats in battle, the Higgins Boat landing craft that brought Marines ashore in Iwo Jima. The footage used in this presentation and still photos are from the United States Federal Archives. Harry tells his story in his own words. Some brief encounters with future Presidents John F. Kennedy and George H.W. Bush are high-points in Harry's story. You are sure to enjoy Harry's opinion of the famous Japanese Admirals along with his view of the battles and strategy. Harry even shares some emotional moments of the wars end and coming home. now at 90 years of age, Harry is still very strong of mind and recalls every event and battle with great detail. This video is a testament to one mans service to our country. He is yet unsung, but deserving of the title 'hero' in every sense of the word. executive Producer: Jozef Lenders / Producer: Connie Barron / Concept: John Sullivan / Writer: Jozef Lenders / Cinematography: Jozef Lenders / editor: Jozef Lenders / Cast: Harry Beeman / Contact: 1Pro Media, Inc. Joe@1pro.Com SPECIAL GUESTS: JOZEF LENDERS & CONNIE BARRON

THe DIReCToR: Co-Directors Jozef Lenders and Connie Barron have been collaborating on film projects for more than 12 years. Jozef is a life-long filmmaker with numerous credits and Connie is the Public Information Director for the City of Cape Coral, FL. As a sub-contractor to the City of Cape Coral, Lenders manages their cable channel, CapeTV and Barron oversees the operations of that channel. This is not the first documentary from Lenders and Barron to receive recognition; their 2008 documentary “The Wolf Pack” on Police DUI enforcement won numerous international awards including several FMPTA Crystal Reels. Lenders’ work has been featured at FLIFF before with his 2008 feature film “Terror Inside” starring Corey Feldman.


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Tristan / UK / 2012 / 87 min / english SHADY LADY is the epic documentary drama story of the B-24 Liberator aircraft called 'Shady Lady' that set off from Darwin on Fri, 13 August 1943 on what was at that time the world's longest ever bombing mission of WWII to the oil refineries at Balikpapan, Borneo. Shortly before running out of fuel, 'Shady Lady' was crash landed on a remote salt pan in northern Western Australia after flying for 16 hours and 35 minutes. With help from the Aboriginal Community, 'Shady Lady' amazingly flew again. Filmed in three continents, in full HD, the filming of 'Shady Lady' triggered a 'Presidential Citation' being re-issued for the crew in June 2011, to acknowledge their outstanding bravery and courage. Producer: Tristan Loraine / Screenplay: Tristan Loraine and Viv Young, based on research by Glenn R. Horton, Lindsay J. Peet and Margaret Prior / Cinematography: nathalie Grace / editor: Tristan Loraine / Principal Cast: Ross neuenfeldt, Gregory Kanter, Jim Alexander, Robert H. Wainwright, Shaun Morton / Contact: Fact not Fiction Films, THe DIReCToR: With his multi award winning Production Company, Fact not Fiction Films, Tristan has directed documentaries and features since 2006. As a former British Airways airline captain, Tristan focuses mostly on aviation related material. He retrained after leaving aviation at the national Film and Television School in england. Tristan has several projects in development ranging from documentaries to 'Shadows From The Sky', a conspiracy action thriller about a soldier who discovers one of the biggest cover-ups in aviation history.

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Marcelo Bukin / nicaragua-Spain / 2010 / 60 min / Spanish w/english sub-titles nicaragua 2008. The outskirts of a village submerged in extreme poverty. We are in an art class with a group of young children drawing on large pieces of paper. one by one, each child explains what he or she has created, and the viewer dives into their inner worlds, visually illustrated with verite footage juxtaposed with poetic, dream-like sequences and the children's own drawings. nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. Since the end of the Sandinista/Contra war in 1990, 80% of its people have lived in chronic poverty, with children the frontline victims. In DReAMInG nICARAGUA the children's stories open up for the audience issues that inhabit their daily lives, including education, health, child labor, domestic violence, illegal immigration, and unemployment. As the film unfolds, these issues and individual experiences inter-connect and coalesce organically to form an intimate portrait of nicaragua today, seen directly through the eyes of its youngest generation. Writer: Marcelo Bukin / Producers: Marcelo Bukin, Amy Lo / Cinematographer: Jens Hilgendag, Marcelo Bukin / editor: Juan Leguizamon / Contact: Provided to Broward middle and high schools free of charge thanks to a generous donation by The Amaturo Family Foundation. THe DIReCToR: Marcelo Bukin is a filmmaker from Argentina who recently directed a series of four short documentaries exploring the topic of forced child labor in Latin America. The films screened worldwide in more than 60 international film festivals, in addition to academic and social welfare conferences, receiving numerous awards including the IDA Award for Best Documentary Short Subject for “Angel’s Fire” from the International Documentary Association in Los Angeles. His work has appeared at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) for three consecutive years; the edinburgh International Film Festival; the United nations Association Film Festival; and the Media That Matters Film Festival, among many others. Marcelo graduated with honors in Film Directing from the C.e.C.C in Barcelona, Spain. An early crowning achievement was the Spanish Academy Award (Goya Award) for Best Documentary Short for a film he production managed, The Children of nepal.


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Tim Gorski & Synthian Sharp / USA / 2011 / 82 min / english one girl's journey to inspire a movement. Juliette is fourteen years old and she is on a mission to save elephants. After single-handedly raising funds Juliette embarks on a life-altering journey to South east Asia to meet and work with her hero The elephant Lady. This is the story of two women, one from the east, one from the West, coming together on common ground, saving elephants. It's the coming of age of a passionate emerging woman joining forces with the wise eastern animal advocate on an enlightening journey of compassion, action, and hope that is sure to motivate audiences young and old. The message: no matter what your age, your ethnicity, or disposition, no matter what the cause, you can make a difference. Producers: Tim Gorski, Jorja Fox, Alec Pedersen, David Reuben / Cinematographers: Tim Gorski, Adam Bromley, Jonathan David Kane / editors: Tim Gorski & Synthian Sharp / Composers: Ruslana Lyzhicko & Cody Westheimer / Featuring: Juliette West, Lek Chailert, Tim Gorski, Joyce Poole, Carol Buckley / Contact: Rattle The Cage Productions Provided to Broward middle and high schools free of charge thanks to a generous donation by The Amaturo Family Foundation. Sponsored by

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THe DIReCToR: Tim Gorski is Director and Producer for Rattle the Cage Productions, a Florida 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Texas based Dandelion Project. He writes, directs and produces award winning stories. Tim’s first film Lolita: Slave To entertainment received 9 Best Documentary awards, and 2 Best Investigative Reporting award in 43 festivals. Gorski was field-producer and lead cinematographer on At the edge of the World, a cinema verite documentary following the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in pursuit of the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica. At the edge of the World was an official selection of the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, received Best Cinematography at Woodstock. Gorski is also an animal rescue specialist and undercover investigator of wildlife crimes. He has worked and filmed in the US, South America, Australia, Antarctica, India, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, nepal, Taiwan, and Thailand.




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Daniel Columbie / USA / 2011 / 81 min / english After a corruption conspiracy leads to the cold-blooded murder of enrique Delavida. His son Manuel Delavida a wealthy and respected father swears to gain revenge. He ignores any notion of remorse as he commits to punishing those responsible for the death of his beloved father. However throughout his twisted plot of vengeance, Manuel learns the consequence of his actions when the domino effect goes into motion and even the innocent are not spared from his wrath.

THe DIReCToR: Daniel Columbie is a Miami native, self-taught visual artist and writer. Growing up he spent his time drawing, painting, and sculpting clay models of monsters and heros. Daniel’s vision in bringing his stories and drawings to life began in 2009 when he enrolled in Film Production in Miami Dade College, where he learned editing and various graphic programs. After filming and editing the artsy short film “L’Art Du Diable" during his first semester at Miami Dade College, he decided that he was ready for something new and challenging. Daniel took head on the challenge to write, produce, cast, film and edit his first feature film "5th of a Degree".

Producer, Writer, editor, Camera: Daniel Columbie, Co Producer: David Yuzuk / Principal Cast: Carlos Guererro, David Yuzuk, enrique Herrera, Julie Kendall, Cristina Figarola, Stephen Gallagher, Michael Jacques, Robert Younis, Alex Teixeira, nicholas Simmons, Lorenzo Toledo / Contact: Daniel Columbie Gape, Pamela Poitier, Peter Douglas / Contact:



Belinda elkaim / USA/ 2012 / 25 min / english Tormented by a broken past, Brittany, an aspiring author, is lost between her real world and a fictional world that she has created, crosses the line and brings her fiction to life by experimenting her book concept "Seeking Mr. X”, where she seeks a temporary boyfriend for three months to satiate her wildest desires. Sat, Oct 27, 9:30pm, Cinema Paradiso





Roohangiz Shams / Iran / 2012 / 45 min / Farsi & Kurdish w/english sub-titles A doctor in a Tehran hospital has concluded his day and is about to leave the hospital when he becomes involved with a man and his wife who have brought the wife’s mother to the hospital due to a heart attack. The couple have no money but are frantic to do whatever it takes to save the woman. The doctor becomes aware of a small tattoo on the sick woman’s hand and he knows he must intervene between the receptionist and the couple and he agrees to do an examination. Later that evening, when the doctor returns home to his elderly father and young son, his mind drifts off remembering a time long ago, when he was a simple peasant boy in a rural village. Shams takes her time to develop a story that is moving and sweet. Her young actors are exceptional. The Iranian countryside is hard and formidable yet beautiful and alluring. FLIFF is proud to present the world premiere of this simple tale of remembrance and debt.

THe DIReCToR: Roohangiz Shams is an Iranian filmmaker, with a Bachelors Degree in filmmaking and Masters Degree in Cultural Relations. She has directed several short films such as “Falling into Ashes”, “ The Passage”, ”A Glass of Milk”, “ Why Doesn’t It Rain?” among others for which she has won several awards. She has also been involved in several movies and television series as Assistant Director, Advisor and Continuity Recorder. She lives in Tehran where she also teaches college filmmaking.

Writer: Mahmoud Gholami / Cinematography: Hafez Ahmadi / editing: Mahmoud Gholami / Producer: Tabyan Inc. / executive Producer: Mahdi Madadkar / Sound: Khosro Keyvanmehr / Make-up: Hosein Ardestani / Music: omid Karamati / Cast: Payam Manoochehri, Mobin Sadeghi, Keyvan Faraji, Samira Zangani / Contact: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh,


Roohangiz Shams / Iran / 2012 / 40 min / Farsi & Kurdish w/english sub-titles

A young boy takes care of his little sister and elderly grandmother. They live in a mud house, which despite the hole in the roof is somewhat comfortable. However, the hole troubles the boy and as master of the house it is his duty to repair it. Luckily for him, it hasn’t rained in quite some time – which is quite unfortunate for the villagers, their farms and livestock. The village daily performs a traditional ceremony of praying for rain in a village in Iran which is facing drought. The people and their cleric leader pray everyday for a few days, but it doesn't rain and the people are asking why God does not hear their voice. Perhaps one good and positive gesture can cure two conditions. As with A GLASS oF MILK, Shams renders a simple tale, told simply with a lot of heart. This film played as a double feature with MILK also celebrates its World Premiere. Writer: Mahmoud Gholami / Cinematography: Hafez Ahmadi / editing: Mahmoud Gholami / Producer: Tabyan Inc. / executive Producer: Mahdi Madadkar / Sound: Jafar Aliyan / Make-up: Hosein Ardestani / Music: Saeed Shabani / Cast: Karim Akbari Mobarak, Mohammad Ali Danyali, Sajjad Shokri, Fatemeh Danyanli / Contact: Mahmoud Shoolizadeh,


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LA SUeRTe en TUS MAnoS (ALL In) Daniel Burman / Argentina / 2012 / 110 min / Spanish w/english sub-titles Uriel has it all going his way. Divorced and co-parenting his two lovable pre-tween kids, Urel is a professional poker player. He has won more than his share of bets and now, with the divorce and the kids, he’s betting that a vasectomy is a safe wager. He is developing an on-line gambling site, the ladies are easy to come by...times are good. But when a former love of his life resurfaces in Buenos Aires things begin to get tricky...leading him to wonder if he knows when to hold’em and when to fold’em. Daniel Burman, whose previous films eVeRY STeWARDReSS GoeS To HeAVen, FAMILY LAW and eMPTY neST played at previous FLIFF’s, knows his way around romantic comedies. Burman combines the ingredients of realistic, human characters intertwined in humorous situations to create memorable films that remain in your thoughts long after the lights have come up. Producers: Daniel Burman, Diego Dubcovsky, / Screenplay: Daniel Burman, Sergio Dubcovsky / Cinematography: Diego Sebastien ortega / Composer: nico Cova / editor: Luis Barros / Production Designer: Margerita Tamborino / Principal Cast: Valeria Bertuccelli, norma Alejandro, Jorge Drexler, Luis Brandoni / Contact: Lucia Meik

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THe DIReCToR: Daniel Burman has directed nine feature films and has produced more than 20. He won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale for Lost embrace and was honored by the Vatican in 2008 with the Robert Bresson Award for his career. His storylines and characters revolve around family, bonds, and love.


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Xan Aranda / USA / 2011 / 80 min / english Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter's most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago - feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? or merely transforming into a different kind of animal 'perfectly adapted to the music hall?' FeVeR YeAR is the first to capture Bird's precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater with collaborators Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis, and Annie Clark of St. Vincent. Producer: Xan Aranda / original Music: Andrew Bird / Concert Photography: Peter Gilbert / editor: Liz Kaar / Documentary Cinematographer: Aaron Wickenden / Concert Recording engineer: Tom Herbers / Concert editor: Angelo Valencia / Principal Cast: Andrew Bird, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis, featuring Annie Clark of St. Vincent / Contact:

THe DIReCToR: Xan Aranda is an award-winning independent filmmaker affiliated with acclaimed documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films (HooP DReAMS) and the U. S. Department of education. Xan is currently at work on her next project, MoRMonS MAKe MoVIeS, inspired by religious educational films her mother starred in while a student at Brigham Young University during the 1960s. AnDReW BIRD: FeVeR YeAR is Aranda’s directorial debut and fourth collaboration with Andrew Bird. The film had its World Premiere at Lincoln Center as part of the new York Film Festival, received the omaha Film Festival's Jury Prize for Best Documentary, and the Audience Award from San Francisco's noise Pop Film Festival. FeVeR YeAR is described by The Hollywood Reporter as "a gently illuminating look at a brilliant maverick musician... captured with grace and delicacy." Xan is a Producer of the multi-award winning 2008 Kartemquin Films release MILKInG THe RHIno, which aired on PBS. She also served as outreach Director for PRISoneR oF HeR PAST, which aired on PBS in 2011. As founder and executive Director of the Chicago Short Film Brigade, Xan has curated and hosted Midwest screenings of international short films since 2003. The Sundance Institute recruited her for their 2011 ShortsLab: Chicago.


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ATHenS (Appartamento ad Atene), Ruggero Dipaola / Greece-Italy / 2011 / 95 min / Greek & Italian w/english sub-titles Athens, 1943. An apartment is requisitioned to provide accommodation for a German officer. In the apartment live the Helianos, a middleaged couple who used to be well-off. He is an intellectual, moderate and patient. She is an anxious housewife. They have a ten-year-old son who is filled with melodramatic revenge fantasies and a twelve-year old daughter. With the arrival of Captain Kalter everything is wiped out. The methodical, ascetic, cruel Karter is a military god who inflicts terror. And the Helianos give in, submissive. They are now servants, with no identity other than their acquiescence. The will of the military god is their only worry. The apartment enshrouds them like an epidermis. At night, clinging to each other on the folding bed in the kitchen, they weave wild ravings: they dread the following day’s orders, they exchange sparse, terse words. They are afraid of making noise, they don’t want to move anything. Then, suddenly the absence. The master leaves for Germany and the servants find out that freedom doesn’t have any meaning and that the ordeal goes on. When Karter comes back, they feel relieved. He is a changed man: he’s kinder, even indulgent. His indulgency is bewildering. But it is a fragile balance. Underground currents of hatred flow secretly and prepare a chilling revenge. one of the most unusual wartime stories we have ever presented. The fear and tension is palpable. Dipaola, in his first film, has created an unforgettable situation. His cast top-lined by the always wonderful Laura Morante as the protective mother and Gerasimos Skiadaresis as the loving father so frightened that harm would come to his family. enter into this household, Richard Sammel as the nazi Captain and you have a pot ready to boil over. Writers: Heidrun Schleef, Luca Benedittis, Ruggero Dipaola; Based on the novel "Apartment in Athens", written in 1945 by G. Wescott. / Producer: Ruggero Dipaola / Cinematography: Vladan Radovic / editor: Roberto Missiroli / Principal Cast: Laura Morante, Gerasimos Skiadaresis, Richard Sammel, Vincenzo Crea / Contact: Ruggero Dipaola

THe DIReCToR: Born in Brescia, Italy, 1972, Ruggero Dipaola has a degree in law and in 2002 became a Member of the order of Lawyers, Rome. In the meanwhile Ruggero also got his diploma in editing (1995-96) and diploma in Direction (1992-95) at the Istituto di Scienze Cinematografiche ed Audiovisive, Florence (1995-96). APARTMenT In ATHenS is his first feature film.


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Alex de la Inglesia / Spain / 2012 / 95 min / Spanish EAST w/englishCOAST sub-titles PREMIERE WORLD PREMIERE A bitingly funny and often perverse satire on reality television andSTATES the personal effect of today’s economy. UNITED PREMIERE There were good and promising FLORIDA PREMIEREtimes for creative advertising guru Roberto...but has been a while FESTIVAL WINNERS since his big success launching new jingles and slogans. now out of work forPREMIERE an extended period NORTH AMERICA of time, he swallows his pride and returns to the WORLD PREMIERES company where he once was employed, ready (in his mind) to accept any position he can wrangle. But things do not go as planned...however, where one door shuts, another is opened and opportunity walks in.

Spanish comedian, Jose Mota stars as Roberto in a chillingly funny performance that illustrates his comic timing, ability to command the screen with minimal movement (!) and draw upon our sympathies. oscar nominee, Salma Hayek as his wife elicits a powerful performance walking a tightrope demanding respect amidst the moral decay of the situation. And director Inglesia keeps the film marching forward with a keen eye for pacing. Producers: Andrea Vincente Gomez, Ximo Perez / Screenplay: Randy Feldman / Cinematography: Kiko de la Rica / Composer: Joan Valent / editor: Luis Barros / Production Designer: Jose Luis Arrizabalaga, Arturo Garcia / Principal Cast: Jose Mota, Salma Hayek, Blanca Portilla, Juan Luis Galiardo, Fernando Tejero / Contact: Gladys THe DIReCToR: Alex de la Iglesia was born in Bilbao. He made his directorial debut in 1992 with Acción Mutante, produced by Pedro Almodóvar. His 1995 film The Day of the Beast earned him six Goya Awards, and his 2010 film The Last Circus won best director and screenplay awards at the Venice Film Festival.


SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Cedric Kahn / France-Canada / 2011 / 118 min / EAST COAST PREMIERE French w/english sub-titles WORLD PREMIERE Can love and passion survive all? This is the esUNITED STATES sential question broughtPREMIERE forth in Une VIe MeILLeURe, one of the best films of the year. FLORIDA PREMIERE Yann has a job working in a restaurant’s kitchen. FESTIVAL WINNERS His fire and intensity, though well intentioned reNORTH AMERICA PREMIERE ward him with unemployment. As he departs he WORLD makes a datePREMIERES with sexy nadia, a single mom and waitress at the restaurant. Things click and they become not only lovers but business partners. However, life does not always go as planned and that is the case in this moving and incredible emotional roller coaster of a film.

Producers: Kristina Larsern, Gilles Sandoz / Screenplay: Cedric Kahan, Catherine Paille / Cinematography: Pascal Marti / Composer: Akido / editor: Simon Jacquet / Production Designer: oliver Puyrenier / Principal Cast: Guillaume Canet, Leila Bekhti / Contact: Wild Bunch

SHoWTIMeS Sun, oct 28, 2pm -Cinema Paradiso

Born in 1966, Cedric Kahn made his directorial debut in 1991 with Bar des rails, which was officially selected by the Venice Film Festival. Three years later, his 2nd film Trop de Bonheur was awarded two prizes at Cannes. Following his performance in Don’T FoRGeT YoU’Re GoInG To DIe (’95) and ZeRo GUILD (’96), Kahn enjoyed huge success with LennUI. In 2003, Kahn directed the FLIFF hit, ReD LIGHTS, followed in ’04 with Les Regrets. A BeTTeR LIFe is his ninth feature.


SHoWTIMeS Tues, oct 23, 6pm -Cinema Paradiso




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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE on the eve of a world renowned string quartet’s 25th WORLDseason, PREMIERE anniversary their beloved cellist, Peter Mitchell (Christopher Walken), is diagnosed with the early symptoms UNITED STATES PREMIERE of Parkinson’s Disease. When Peter announces he FLORIDA wishes to makePREMIERE the upcoming season his last, his three colleagues find themselves at a crossroad. Competing FESTIVAL WINNERS egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE of friendship and collaboration. Robert Gelbart (Philip WORLD PREMIERES Seymour Hoffman), the quartet’s second violinist, Yaron Zilberman / USA / 2012 / 105 min / english

announces his desire to alternate chairs with first violinist Daniel Lerner (Mark Ivanir), after years of sacrifice and peacemaking for the benefit of the group. Robert’s wife, violist Juliette Gelbart (Catherine Keener) has a particularly difficult time grappling with the tragic diagnosis, as Peter has served not only as a colleague, but as a dear father figure since childhood. When Juliette is unable to support her husband, their marriage is strained with a palpable tension that they can no longer ignore. Tossed into the maelstrom is their daughter Alexandra (Imogen Poots), a talented violinist in her own right. Like her father, she too decides to act on her desires. As the string quartet prepares to play Beethoven’s opus 131 for what might be the members’ last concert together, the seven movements of the piece echo their own tumultuous journey. Writer/Director Yaron Zilberman (WATeRMARKS)’s A LATe QUARTeT features incredibly moving performances from a cast including Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir and Imogen Poots. Screenplay: Yaron Zilberman, Seth Grossman / Producers: Tamar Sela, Mandy Tagger Brockey, emanuel Michael, Vanessa Coifman, David Faigenblum, Yaron Zilberman / Cinematographer; Frederick elmes / editor: Yuval Shar / Principal Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Imogen Poots / Contact: entertainment one Films

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THe DIReCToR: Yaron Zilberman was born in Haifa, Israel. He graduated with a B.Sc. in physics from MIT before turning to filmmaking. He wrote, produced and directed the documentary feature Watermarks (04). A Late Quartet (12) is his first fiction feature.




Sat, nov 10, noon -Cinema Paradiso Sun, nov 11, 1pm -Muvico Pompano



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Laura Colella / USA / 2012 / 84 min / english In 2004,director/writer Laura Coella brought her quirky comedy-romance STAY UnTIL ToMoRRoW and captured FLIFF prizes as well as our hearts. She returns now with an equally off-beat story that is captivating and intriguing. In the beginning you meet a cadre of characters who live in the same charming but funky abode in the northeast. You will try to figure out who’s who and what the relationships are...but don’t worry, the story subtly unfolds like a flower, revealing tidbits as it ambles along. In this tres bohemian household are Syd (a kinder, gentler Hunter S Thompson), an eccentric who dabbles in waxing poetic and imbibing frequent quantities of red wine; Pirate, his soul mate, not oblivious to Syd’s weirdness, just comfortably fond of it; Sadie, an elderly matron who has savored life to its fullest; Paola (brought to life by Coella) a free and introspective spirit who lives with Frenchy, who, though we aren’t told, seems to have a certain degree of circus DnA coursing through his being. next door, a family (Sylvie the Mom, Simon the Dad and Curtis their son) that seems ordinary enough, though as time slips by they begin to exhibit their own eccentricities. In a nutshell, Syd gets in a brouhaha with Simon near the beginning of the film. Then, fairly soon we fast forward five years and now, Syd reengages the neighbors in hopes of having the now teenage Curtis assist him with technical expertise on an internet venture. What is important to keep in mind – this is not your typical narrative – the characterizations, the finely crafted dialogue and the ambiance of the garden imbued neighborhood create a lilting and intoxicating respite from the typical universe others (us) breathe. executive Producer: Michael A. Jackman / Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, editor: Laura Colella / Additional Camera: Aaron Jungels, Jake Mahaffy / Sound: Michael Fails / Principal Cast: Jonah Parker, Theo Green, David Parker, Aaron Jungels, Yvonne Parker, Laura Colella, Adele Parker, Gideon Parker, Tory Fair / Contact: ZiaFilm7, THe DIReCToR: Breakfast With Curtis is Laura’s third narrative feature as Writer/Director/editor, and she has also made several shorts. With her second feature Stay Until Tomorrow, she was a Sundance Institute Directing and Screenwriting Fellow. Her films have cumulatively screened at over 100 festivals and venues, winning 20 awards. She has been awarded numerous fellowships and grants, and was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 new Faces of Independent Film. She teaches Directing and Film Production at RISD, collaborates on multimedia live productions with everett, and freelances in screen¬writing, camera work and editing. She is also currently an MFA student in Writing for Performance at Brown University.


SHoWTIMeS Thu, nov 1, 8pm, Sunrise Civic Center This film is a benefit for firefighters. All tickets $20. No passes.






SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Tom Putnam & BrennaPREMIERE Sanchez / USA / 2012 / 86 min / english EAST COAST WORLD PREMIERE BURn is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as UNITED STATES PREMIERE dead. FLORIDA PREMIERE Firefighters have WINNERS an up-close view of the best and worst in any city. This is especially true FESTIVAL for Detroit. Detroit is a picture of the future of American industrial cities in a post-industrial NORTH age: one footAMERICA in a prosperousPREMIERE past, with an uncertain next act, struggling to survive in a changing economy. WORLD PREMIERES Since 1950, racial tensions and vanishing industry have cut Detroit’s population in half from 1.8 million, making it a housing market horror story and leaving behind 80,000 abandoned homes. And in Detroit, social problems manifest themselves in one way – FIRe. The result is a dying city with one of the highest arson rates in the world. THe DIReCToRS: Tom Putnam’s short films and features have played over 400 film festivals and have been released worldwide. His projects for PBS include producing the critically acclaimed documentary feature Marwencol, winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival and two Independent Spirit Awards. other credits include the documentary Red White Black & Blue for the emmy-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” His short films include Broadcast 23, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Tom Hits His Head, one of the most widely seen short films of all time. He also was named “one of the 25 new Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker magazine. Detroit native Brenna Sanchez is a documentary filmmaker specializing in music, adventure and cultural projects. She got her start in as a writer and editor for the award-winning monthly magazines orbit, Hour Detroit, and Raygun, the cutting-edge music magazine. She has worked on such films as Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues (PBS), The Highwaymen (CMT), The Joy of Lex (Discovery), The Cool School (PBS), about the LA art scene of the 1960s, SeARCH AnD DeSTRoY: Iggy & The Stooges’ RAW PoWeR (Sony), and Johnny Cash’s America (Sony/A&e IndieFilms), which was nominated for a 2010 GRAMMY Award. BURn is her directorial debut.

LAW enFoRCeMenT DoCUMenTARY USA / 2012 / 90 min

Law Enforcement Documentary

Beginning at 6:30pm we will have a special sneak preview of a film honoring policemen. The documentary was shot in full HD, filmed across the country, and directed by two time British Academy Award winning director who worked with law enforcement agencies, including The FBI, state and local police. The film is incredibly moving. Thu, Nov 1, 6:30pm, Sunrise Civic Center



The Shoah of europe's most ancient Jewish community, that of Thessaloniki and the unknown story of rescue - only 60 km south of Thessaloniki - of the Katerini Jews, Greece's smallest Jewish community at the time. Historic memory and its destruction, collective trauma and the construction of the official version of events as well as stereotypes and prejudices are issues dealt with by the documentary. In addition to personal testimonies, the film is rich with interviews of renowned historians including Steven B. Bowman, Kathryn e. Fleming, Rena Molho, Stratos Dordanas, Maria Kavala, Paris Papamichos-Chronakis.

THe DIReCToR: Fofo Terzidou studied Philosophy in Thessaloniki, and directing at the FAMU Academy in Prague and at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles. She has taught filmmaking at the School of Film Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Among her other film collaborations she worked as an assistant director to Theo Angelopoulos in the film "An eternity and a Day",1998. She writes scripts and teaches creative writing. She has directed several short films. This is her first feature documentary.

Producers: Periklis Kortsaris, Fofo Terzidou / Screenplay: Fofo Terzidou, Periklis Kortsaris / Cinematography: Fofo Terzidou / editor: Stathis Avgoustatos, /Interviews with: Rena Molho, Steven Bowman, Stratos Dordanas, K. e. Fleming, Maria Kavala, Paris Papamichos-Chronakis, Andreas Pantazopoulos, nikos Tzavaras / Contact:


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J. Bradley Bruening / USA / 2011 / 99 min / english In CALLoUS, the question is raised, who is the real victim? A real estate developer, Victor, fears bankruptcy and colludes with a fellow business partner on an investment scheme. one of the victims of this scheme, neil, a mysterious man with a criminal past, becomes aware of their deception and comes after those involved. Those closest to Victor, including Will, an assistant district attorney, soon find themselves fighting for survival. Producer, Screenplay, Cinematography, editor: J. Bradley Bruening / executive Producers: J. Bradley Bruening, Sr. and Gloria R. Bruening / Principal Cast: Waine Weeks, Todd Bruno, Sergio Vigano, Raquel Merediz, Steve Daron, Laris Macario, Irwin Levenstein / Contact: Graystreet Productions, THe DIReCToR: J. Bradley Bruening is making his directorial debut with Callous. He graduated from Full Sail University in 2004 with a degree in film. once graduated, he went on to assistant direct several short films before producing and directing his own independent short in 2006 called Armistice. He later did camera, lighting and editing work on TV and internet advertising before beginning pre-production on CALLoUS in 2008.




Sat, nov 3,1pm -Cinema Paradiso This film preceded by Prized Begonias p91



CITY WoRLD Brent Chesanek / USA / 2012 / 70 min / english In order to avoid the realities of his unraveling family life, a young boy imagines himself on an epic adventure as he wanders out into orlando’s landscape. His stories mix the city’s history, mythologies, and international reputation as a theme park haven. The film is a landscape narrative/documentary hybrid, blending imagery of mundane and eerie suburbs, lush natural settings, and stark architectural environments—all filtered through the point of view of the boy’s consciousness. Producers: Brent Chesanek, Yvette Granata, Justin Strawhand / Screenplay: Brent Chesanek / Composer: Chris Zabriskie / Cinematography: Brent Chesanek / editors: Brent Chesanek, Stacey Foster / Sound Design & Mix: Steven Dressler / Casting: Zan Ludlum / Principal Cast: Sean Kaufman / Contact: AUXeRRIne,

THe DIReCToR: Brent Chesanek is a filmmaker and designer living in new York City. His short film BReTHRen ARISe played Art Basel Miami 2010 and won awards in LA and new York. His music video for John Vanderslice’s “exodus Damage” is cited as one of the Top 100 Videos of All Time in the book “Money For nothing,” by Saul Austerlitz. CITY WoRLD is his first feature.

SHoWTIMeS Wed, oct 24, 7:45pm -Sunrise Civic Ctr Sun, oct 28, 7pm - Muvico Pompano Mon, oct 29, 8pm - Cinema Paradiso





SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE Benjamin and his father are the marvelous duo of clowns Pangaré (Mongrel) and Puro Sangue PREMIERE esperança (Circus esperanza) and lead a troupe the small Circus (Thoroughbred). They own WORLD is sick of the life he leads and keeps BenjaminPREMIERE Brazil. of roads of itinerant artists through the UNITED STATES repeating in his head, like a motif, the following thought: "I make everyone laugh, but who’s going to make me laugh?" FLORIDA PREMIERE FESTIVAL seeing the world, having a fixed residence, buying a to the desire of WINNERS This recurrent conflict is mixed leaving the circus be the best choice citizen. Would like any regular fan, and even taking his ID card, PREMIERE AMERICA NORTH for Benjamin or he just does not seem to realize he is the funniest clown the world has ever seen? WORLD PREMIERES

Selton Mello / Brazil / 2010 / 90 min / Portuguese w/english sub-titles

The film was released commercially in oct 2011 and it was a big blockbuster in Brazil reaching over 1.5 million viewers and was both an audience and critics success. It has participated in several Brazilian and international film festivals such as Festival de Rio and the Chicago Film Festival. It has also been awarded for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Supporting Actor at Festival de Paulínia Brazil (2011). It also awarded with Premio APCA 2012 – Associação Paulista dos críticos de Arte (Best Director – Selton Mello); 30º Festival Internacional Cinematográfico do Uruguai (Best Film – Audience Award); 38º Festival Sesc Melhores Filmes 2012 (Best Director Best Photography); and Audience’s Choice Award.

Writers: Selton Mello, Marcelo Vindicatto / Producers: Vânia Catani (Bananeira Filmes) / Principal Cast: Selton Mello, Paulo José / Contact: THe DIReCToR: Selton was born in Passos (State of Minas Gerais), the son of Selva (housewife) and Dalton Melo (bank employee). His brother Danton Mello is an actor as well. Selton's parents are both from Minas Gerais State. After Selton was born his parents moved to São Paulo, where he lived until the age of 11. In São Paulo, Selton attended "Colégio Aclimação". At 11 years of age he was invited to star on a soap opera at Rede Globo Television, so he moved with his entire family to Rio de Janeiro, where he still lives.





Wed, Oct 31, 7:30pm, Cinema Paradiso


Scott Hamilton / Australia / 2010 / 8 min / English Held captive in a dark and dingy basement, a young man is repeatedly beaten. Bloodied and bruised he remains silent, defiantly not giving his captors the information they desperately want. But is everything all what it seems? Producer: Scott Hamilton / Screenplay: Scott Hamilton & Peter J. Hamilton / Cinematography: John Stokes, ACS / Editor: Steve Cooper / Sound Designer: James Starnes / Music Composer: Peter Spierig / Cast: Anthony Edwards, Todd Levi, Jared Robinsen / Contact: Scott Hamilton Films,


Geoffrey Cowper / Spain / 2011 / 17 min / Spanish w/english sub-titles

Joey is with his friends at a party in a park when he sees his ex-girlfriend there. He decides to go talk to her and tell her he still loves her, but a giant snail interrupts them! Joey will have to do whatever it takes to get the girl of his life back.

FLIFF presents George Romero's classic horror film - now restored, colorized and in 3D - to Muvico Pompano, just in time for Halloween!

nIGHT oF THe LIVInG DeAD written and directed by George Romero, is a 1968 independent black-and-white horror film. Ben (Duane Jones) and Barbara (Judith o’Dea) are the protagonists of a story about the mysterious reanimation of the recently dead, and their efforts, along with five other people, to survive the night while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Fri, Oct 26, 10:15pm Muvico Pompano Sat, Oct 27, 10pm Muvico Pompano Sun, Oct 28, 9pm Muvico Pompano Mon, Oct 29, 10:15pm Muvico Pompano Tues, Oct 30, 9:30pm Muvico Pompano Wed, Oct 31, 10:15pm Muvico Pompano 68

Camera: Ruy Rodriguez / editor: Santi Molina / Cast: Marc Ayala, Mireia Figueras / Contact: Franc Planas

eATInG SCARLeT Steven Santa-Cruz Booth /UK /2011 / 19 min / english Harry, a socially awkward mature student with a terrible secret, strikes up a friendship with Scarlet, a beautiful young exchange student. They bond over a love of literature and cook elaborate meals for each other. Producer: Karin Ivancev / Writer: Dawn King : Camera: esther Cloe Theaker, Alexander Michaelis Cast: Rakel Dimar, Tanroh Ishida / Contact:

In THe DARK Helen Truong / USA / 2012 / 11 min / english As the only survivor of a psychological experiment that killed her fellow participants, a woman must find the courage to face a terrifying truth -- one that will finally set her free or trap her forever. Producer & Writer: Helen Truong / Cinematography: Jeff Dolen / editor: Cary Lin / Cast: Scottie Thompson, Troy Mittleider, Mark Sadr, Robert Greygrass / Contact: Helen Truong,

TRAVIS PoRTeR: ReD RoCK Ryan Lightbourn/ USA / 2012 / 28 min / english When their tour bus breaks down, budding hip-hop group Travis Porter becomes stranded in the remote town of Red Rock. Producer: Ryan Lightbourn, Tucker Allen, Turner Woodard / Writer: Ryan Lightbourn / Camera: Greg Mclendon / Cast: Lakeem Mattox, Ben evans, Christian Kelly, Christian Kelty, Stephan Mondesir, Tristan Flood / Contact: Ryan Lightbourn


Wed, Oct 31, 8:30pm Cinema Paradiso Wed, Oct 31, 7:45pm Muvico Pompano Fri, Nov 2, 9pm -Muvico Pompano





SOUTHEAST PREMIERE SPECIAL GUEST: DARCYANA MORENO IZEL EAST COAST PREMIERE Darcyana Moreno Izel / Brazil / 2012 / 81 min / english & Portuguese w/english sub-titles WORLD PREMIERE DARK AMAZon is a supernatural thriller shot deep in the Amazon jungle of Brazil. After the discovery of a breakthrough cancer cure, a docUNITED STATES PREMIERE umentary film crew follows a group of researchers into the heart of the rainforest to capture the entire experience. With the cameras rolling at FLORIDA PREMIERE all times, the former Reality TV crew focuses on the researchers' personal dramas, leaving some feeling very uncomfortable as well as capturing strange unexplained occurrences. When the research samples are mysteriously destroyed, things take a deadly turn and they're left stranded, FESTIVAL WINNERS scared, and fighting for their lives, facing both physical and potentially supernatural forces. To make it back to civilization, they must traverse NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE the dangerous rainforest and resist the mental and emotional anguish of this deadly journey. WORLD PREMIERES Darcyana returns to FLIFF where, in 2011, she presented her short film AVIDenTe. Her debut feature was a monster to produce in the Amazonia jungle. A daunting task for anyone, especially for her first feature. With determination, talent and a dedicated crew she comes thru with a scary movie in the vein of BLAIR WITCH PRoJeCT. Kudos to her ensemble for their great performances under stressful production obstacles. executive Producers: Manuel Moreno, Roberto Milk, Mina olivera/ Producers: Roberto Milk, Mina olivera, Patricia Duffles Teixeira, JosĂŠ A. Moreno Izel, Darcyana Moreno Izel / Screenplay: Darcyana Moreno Izel, Peter Aranda / Cinematography & editor: Darcyana Moreno Izel / Cast: Mina olivera, Don Jeanes, Michelle Taylor, Robert Fleet, David Park, Mark Alan, emilio Dantas, Fidelis Baniwa, Arthur Monteiro / Contact: Darcyana Moreno Izel, THe DIReCToR: Darcyana Moreno Izel is an award-winning writer/director born and raised in Amazonas, Brazil. She came to Los Angeles 7 years ago to pursue her dreams of becoming a filmmaker. Darcyana is the first female director born in the Amazon to ever shoot a feature film in her home state. As a filmmaker, her primary goal is to tell stories that make people feel alive. She wants the audience to experience a wonderful mix of emotions: to laugh, to cry, to love, to change, to dream, to be inspired, and to believe that anything is possible. These are the same feelings that made her want to become a director.


Plays immediately prior to DARK AMAZON

Phil Leirness / USA / 2011 / 23 min / english


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What if, rather than being meek and coy, a terribly shy geek dresses up as a vampire, and goes to a hip and trendy bar? And what if he tries to pick up the most beautiful girl there? Things go surprisingly well for our hero ... at first. Producers: Marcus Wolf, edward A. Bishop / Written by: Marcus Wolf, Pericles Lewnes, edward A. Bishop / editor: edward A. Bishop / Principal Cast: Simon Sorrells, Christina Grance, Burt Bulos, Whitney Anderson, nicole Sessions / Contact: Flicker Dreams Productions, 69

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SOUTHEAST Sponsored by PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE DoCUMenTARY WORLD PREMIERE MilesSTATES Forman PREMIERE UNITED FLORIDA PREMIERE UnSUnG TReASURe Beth Toni Kruvant / USA / 2012 /WINNERS 74 min / english FESTIVAL David BrombergNORTH is a musician’s musician whoPREMIER colAMERICA laborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry WORLD Garica and other greats. HePREMIERES stopped performing



publicly in the 1980’s and turned to violin making. The film reveals this rich, largely untold history through intimate interviews, archival photos, footage and neverbefore released cuts of Bromberg’s music. An equal passion for blues, folk, country, bluegrass and rock , Bromberg’s diverse range resurfaced in 2007 when he began a musical comeback, recording an album that was recently nominated for a Grammy award; and also helping to revitalize an urban community. These stories unfold over vibrant and soulful music that tell its own engaging narrative: a life worth living and a body of work worth pursuing. executive Producer: Roger Kruvant / Writer: Beth Kruvant / Cinematographer: Bill Donald / editor: Anand Kamalakar / Sound Design: Bill Markle / Featuring: David Bromberg, Jorma Kaukonen, Sam Bush, Keb Mo, Dr. John, Vince Gil, Philip Setzer, nancy Josephson, Mayor James M. Baker / Contact:

THe DIReCToR: Beth graduated from Barnard College, nova Law School and new York Film Academy. After practicing law for twenty years she began to tell stories through film. now she is a full time filmmaker.

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EAST COAST PREMIERE WORLD PREMIERE Dan Perez / USA / 2012 / 86 min / UNITED STATES PREMIERE english FLORIDA PREMIERE FESTIVAL WINNERS each spring in Miami, Florida, Miami Children's Hospital hosts a free NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE week-long overnight camp for ventiWORLD PREMIERES lation assisted children (children

needing a tracheostomy ventilator, C-PAP, BiPAP, or oxygen to support breathing) and their families. overnight campers come from throughout the United States and internationally. South Florida families and youngsters from local residential care facilities join in as day campers.


The film documents the camp's 25th anniversary year, illustrating the challenges of these campers and their families and the life-changing impact these children make on the many young volunteers the camp attracts.

Producer, Writer, Camera, Post Production: Dan Perez / Contact: Dan Perez THe DIReCToR: Dan Perez is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and video producer. Born and raised in new York, Dan relocated his family to South Florida in 2003. After a successful sales career in the Special event industry, Dan started ‘Dan’s Video Creations’ in 2006 and launched ‘Dan Perez Films’ in 2008 after completing his first award-winning film, “The Motivator: The Business of Selling Hope.” Dan’s second film, “P.A.T.H.” (based on a Hip-Hop summer camp held in Miami) won the “Best Florida Film” award at the 2010 Sunscreen Film Festival. ‘V.A.C.C. Camp: Camp Can-Do’, commissioned by Miami Children’s Hospital, is his third film.


SHoWTIMe Sat, oct 27, 3pm -Cinema Paradiso Michael eldon Lobsinger / USA / 2012 / 33 min / english Dhivaan Salig is a 13 year old boy who wants to make movies. He's from South Africa and has Asperger Syndrome which is basically on the high functional spectrum of autism. He researched online for a film school for his dad to check out and he was soon enrolled into the Palm Beach Film School. With high hopes of becoming a film director, Dhivaan goes through the learning process of writing, shooting, directing his first short film called, 'Piece Uh Cake' and has to overcome challenges that were not expected. He meets an inspiring mentor/director, Michael eldon Lobsinger who guides and tutors him as they both take a special, uplifting journey through the art of filmmaking. executive Producer: Jim York / Producer: Michael eldon Lobsinger / Story by: Michael eldon Lobsinger & Vikash Salig / Screenplay for inner story of documentary for ‘Piece Uh Cake: Dhivaan Salig / Cinematographer & editor: Michael eldon Lobsinger / Principal Cast: Dhivaan Salig, Mary Anne Richey, Vikash Salig, Vasi Salig, Cheryl Scott, Michael eldon Lobsinger / Contact: Darktooth Films SPECIAL GUESTS: MICHAEL ELDON LOBSINGER, DHIVAAN SALIG


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Phil Volken / USA / 2012 / 83 min / english How could a film about garbage be so sweet? First of all, a great script, two terrific lead performances and the guiding focus of the director to keep it as real as possible, all the while creating a funny and dare I say it again, sweet film. Lenny and Abbott are two garbage men with the enviable route of Beverly Hills. Modest and unassuming, Abbott drives the truck. Lenny, who idolizes Hollywood, is the outside guy. They are both lovable guys who seem to enjoy their work and the few perks that come with it. on one fine day as they are empting their load at the county dump, something catches Lenny’s eye and almost immediately – the lives of our two heroes begin to change. Adding some Hollywood zing are cameos by Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Billy Baldwin. So tomorrow at the water cooler, when someone asks what you saw at FLIFF last night, just tell’em, “Garbage.” Producers: Alina Shraybman, Phil Volken / Screenplay: Phil Volken / Cinematography: Joseph Arena / editor: Phil Volken / Principal Cast: Jed Rees, Jon Huck, Alanna Ubach, Michael Madsen, William Baldwin, Daryl Hannah / Contact: osiris entertainment Sponsored by

Celeste Locante-Thorson & John Thorson THe DIReCToR: Phil is a graduate of California State University Film program. Phil's thesis film "ex Post Facto" was an official selection at Los Angeles and Barcelona film festivals. After graduating Phil worked in Hollywood as Assistant Director and Second Unit Director, all while writing and directing several short films including "The Great Venice Robbery" (2007). "Garbage" (2012) is Phil’s feature length debut. The film won Best Comedy and Best Actor at Houston IFF and is an official selection at Moscow IFF, odessa IFF, and Action on Film. Phil resides in Los Angeles where he's currently working on his second feature film.


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J.J. Kelley & Josh Thomas / India / 2012 / 82 min / english + Hindi w/english sub-titles Set in a stunning background of colorful landscapes, Go GAnGeS! captures the danger, joy and significance of the mighty Ganges River when two explorers attempt to travel its length by any means possible. The adventurers provide a colorful testimony to the distress the river endures, and why it merits reprieve as an irreplaceable emblem. Josh Thomas and J.J. Kelley, the comic pair of Dudes on Media and the makers of the emmy nominated documentary PADDLe To SeATTLe team once again. Will their Alaskan wilderness skills save them on the most populated river in the world? Journey to India on the heels of the expedition, there you’ll encounter the unspeakable and the divine.



Producers: Josh Thomas, J.J. Kelley, Ben Gottfried / Cinematography: Dave Costello / editor: Ben Gottfried / Composer: Chris Beaty / Animation: Ron Farber / Contact: Dudes on Media, THe DIReCToRS: Josh Thomas and J.J. Kelley are the co-creators of the adventure film company Dudes on Media. emmy nominated and recognized at more than 30-film festivals, their films have aired on outside TV, nBC Universal Sports, PBS and 13 international broadcasters. As filmmakers they have become renowned for their honest and witty observations, as well as their ability to create delight in any regard. Their rapport with one another has a seamless rhythm that could only have been developed through years of suffering together in the wild. J.J. is a producer for national Geographic Television and Josh freelances with national Geographic in his home state, Alaska.

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employed music critic. Based on the true story of the 2001 Seattle City Council election – Cogswell becomes a mono-maniacal man of the people, rallying an unlikely posse of misfits, slackers, and square pegs to his seemingly hopeless David-and-Goliath battle against a firmly entrenched incumbent. Producers: Peggy Rajski, Michael Huffington, Matthew Brady, Brent Stiefel, Peggy Case / Screenplay: Justin Rhodes, Stephen Gyllenhaal, based on "Zioncheck for President: A True Story of Idealism and Madness in American Politics" by Phil Campbell / Cinematography: Sean Porter / editor: neil Mandelberg, ACe / Cast: Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, Cedric the entertainer / Contact: Samuel Goldwyn Films, Sponsored by

David Hoskinson THe DIReCToR: Gyllenhaal’s productions include PARIS TRoUT, (DGA Award), WATeRLAnD, A DAnGeRoUS WoMAn, LoSInG ISAIAH and HoMeGRoWn. In 2012, he received a DGA nomination for GIRL FIGHT. His TV movie and mini-series credits are LIVInG WITH THe DeAD, TIMe BoMB, A KILLInG In A SMALL ToWn, (emmy nom), emmy and Golden Globe-nominated FAMILY oF SPIeS. His episodic credits include HoMICIDe: LIFe on THe STReeT, TWIn PeAKS, THe MenTALIST, nUMB3RS, and BLUe BLooDS. He recently directed the pilot SWoRn To SILenCe for Lifetime. He is currently writing/ directing THe KenneDY DeTAIL.

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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE Travis Burroughs / USA / 2012 / 74 min / english WORLD PREMIERE An engaging look at the grass-roots movement that indelibly changed the landscape of AmerUNITED STATES PREMIERE ican conservatism, Party crashers offers a clear and balanced chronicle of the rise of The Tea FLORIDA Party. Founding members recount the movement's beginnings and howPREMIERE the resonance of a viral video and the power of social media led to the explosive growth of the first conservative protest FESTIVAL WINNERS movement of the internet age. NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE Also interviewed: Sen. Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, the late Andrew WORLD PREMIERES Breitbart, Stephen Baldwin, and authors Prof. Christopher Parker and Prof. Thaddeus Russell among others. The film also takes an in-depth look at the criticisms and controversies surrounding the movement. Producers: Dash Hawkins and Travis Burroughs / Cinematography: emmanuel negrila / Sound: Kirk Dwyer / editors: Jaron Halmy and nick Hasson / Contact: Live oak Productions, THe DIReCToR: This is Travis Burroughs’ first feature documentary and first feature film. After attending both the new York Film Academy and UCLA, Burroughs decided to turn his interest in politics into his first big project. Party Crashers offers not only a chronicle of the history of the Tea Party movement, but also a balanced look at it’s successes and criticisms.


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE Braden King / Armenia / 2011 / 126 min / WORLD PREMIERE english UNITED STATES PREMIERE Will Shepard is an American satellite-mapping engineer FLORIDA PREMIERE contracted to create a new, more accurate survey of the country of Armenia. Within the industry, his solitary FESTIVAL WINNERS work – land-surveying satellite images to check for NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE accuracy and resolve anomalies – is called “groundWORLD PREMIERES truthing”. He’s been doing it on his own, for years, all over the world, but on this trip, his measurements are not adding up. Will meets Gadarine najarian at a rural hotel. Tough and intriguing, she’s an expatriate Armenian art photographer on her first trip back in ages, passionately trying to figure out what kind of relationship – if any – she still has with her home country and culture. Fiercely independent, Gadarine is struggling to resolve the life she’s led in Canada and europe with the Armenian roots that run so deeply, if unconsciously, through her. There is an almost instant, unconscious bond between these two lone travelers; they impulsively decide to continue together. HeRe tells the story of their unique journey and the dramatic personal transformations it leads each of them through. Writers: Braden King & Dan Valent / Producers: Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Jeff Kalousdian, Julia King, Zoe Kevork / Cinematographer: Lol Crawley / Composer: Michael Krassner / Principal Cast: Ben Foster, Peter Coyote and Lubna Azabal / Contact: Strand Releasing


THe DIReCToR: Braden King is a new York-based filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. Awards and honors include the the 2011 Berlin Film Festival C.I.C.A.e. Award, a 2010 Cinereach / Sundance Institute Fellowship, nomination to the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Atelier, the 2008 Sundance / nHK International Filmmakers Award, 2007 Sundance Writers and Directors Lab Fellowships and grants from the Creative Capital, Rockefeller, Annenberg and Sloan Foundations. King’s work has been exhibited at leading international film festivals and institutions, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, London, Melbourne, Singapore. Vienna and Ann Arbor; MoMA, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Mass MoCA and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Center. His work has been seen on all major U.S. broadcast networks, HBo, BBC, Sundance Channel, MTV, Channel 4 (UK) and others. King has lectured at Yale University, The University of Southern California, Bard College, Wheaton College, the Graduate School at the City University of new York, Creative Capital and the new York Foundation for the Arts. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in 1993.


Sponsored by SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE Wed, nov 7, 8:30 - Cinema Paradiso DoCUMenTARIeS WORLD PREMIERE Miles Forman UNITED STATES PREMIERE Joe CAMILLeRI: AUSTRALIA’S MALTeSe FALCon FLORIDA PREMIERE Fiona Cochrane / Australia / FESTIVAL 2011 / 110 min / english WINNERS AMERICA Joe Camilleri, now aged 62,NORTH has been rocking the pubs PREMIER and clubs of Australia for 45 years, as well asPREMIERES making close to 30 WORLD




albums and producing countless more.

This documentary has multiple threads - the migrant story of Joe’s family spanning from Malta to Melbourne, a history of some of the Melbourne music scene over the last 45 years via Joe’s two main bands Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons and The Black Sorrows, and a studio insight into the making of his latest double album which is due for release later this year. It is a fascinating look at the man and his passion for music. Producer: Fiona Cochrane / Cinematography & editor: Zbigniew Peter Friedrich / Contact: THe DIReCToR: Fiona Cochrane graduated from Monash medical school before following her passion - film. She took courses and worked on film crews, learning her trade as continuity person, first assistant director and production manager before taking on roles as director and producer. Fiona has produced Australian feature films such as Holidays on the River Yarra which was selected for the ‘Un Certain Regard’ Section of Cannes Film Festival, and nirvana Street Murder as well as SOUTHEAST PREMIERE numerous documentaries and short films. In 2007 she completed a intimate documentary Rachel: A Perfect Life which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival, and in 2008 she completed a feature, Four of a Kind which premiered at the Montreal EAST COAST PREMIERE World Film Festival.

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WORLD PREMIERE UNITED STATES PREMIERE FLORIDA PREMIERE Mimi Chan / China-Hong Kong-USA / 2012 / 92 min / english FESTIVAL WINNERS Step into the AMERICA extraordinary lifePREMIERE of a Chinese immigrant who overNORTH came challenges as early as childhood, eventually making a life WORLD PREMIERES for himself… one that would touch the lives of many others around the world. It all started with a simple dream… and today, the dream lives on. Film follows the path of a young boy who learns the value of hard work and perseverance through kung fu, escapes the harshness of political oppression, bravely ventures out on his own, and embraces opportunity in a new land. Watch the beginning of an eager martial arts instructor in 1960s Boston, open his own Kung Fu school maintaining the original fundamentals and values he learned as a boy.

Pui would finally realize his dream of building the first authentic Chinese martial arts temple in America as a tribute to his kung fu master. The now highly recognized Grandmaster Pui Chan, 6th generation successor of the Wah Lum Kung Fu System, is one of the pioneers responsible for bringing traditional Kung Fu to America, and leads an internationally renowned martial arts school and system across the world. Fifty years later, Pui’s eldest daughter and successor Mimi confronts a new set of challenges, trying to keep the traditional values alive in an increasingly modernized era. Producer: Mimi Chan / executive Producer: oscar Agramonte / Writers: oscar Agramonte, Mimi Chan, Rani Matuk, Kevin Won / editor: Mimi Chan / Featuring: Pui Chan, Mimi Chan (narration) / Contact: Wah Lum Films SPECIAL GUEST: MIMI CHAN

THe DIReCToR: Mimi Chan has been training in martial arts since the age of 3. She has performed at famous theme parks, including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. In addition to live performances, she was chosen as the model and martial arts video reference for Disney’s Mulan. She also worked in Hollywood doing stunt work and making small television appearances. In 2011, she returned to the film world to make a documentary about her father. She found joy doing work behind the camera, and is excited to have produced and directed her first documentary: Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer.


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE Tony Glazer / USA / 2011 / 90 min / english How do you find interest in four druggies WORLD PREMIERE in a ramshackled car trying to boost electronics to feed their habit? Writer and diUNITED STATES PREMIERE rector Tony Glazer sure does in his high FLORIDA PREMIERE octane thriller JUnCTIon. Tony’s brilliant script filled with surprise as well as a surFESTIVAL WINNERS prising amount of comedy, albeit dark, NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE dark comedy keeps things moving and WORLD PREMIERES you find your self caring about these losers (ok, at least some of them). David, Kari, Spot and Donald, four methadone addicts freaks sit idling in a car, debating how they can score some junk from Tai – local sadistic dealer who also sells co-dependency. Tai has something they want and in return, Tai wants them to get something for him. Fair enough...seems like a simple enough task. However, these four have not been blessed with luck and have just a few rational brain cells between, in an understatement, things do not bode well

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Producers: Summer Crockett Moore, Roy McDonald, Pat Patterson / executive Producers: Marc Jacobson, Dennis J. Patterson, Denise Tomasetti / Co-Producer: Bryan Deehring / Associate Producers: Adam Seiden, Matt DeMatt Reines, Pat McCorkle / Screenplay: Tony Glazer / Cinematography: Adrian Correia / editor: Phyllis K. Housen / Casting Director: McCorkle Casting LTD. / original Score: Austin Wintory / Production Designer: Alan Lampert / Costume Designer: Beth Anne Kelleher / Make-up and SPFX: Amy L. Forsythe / Lighting Director: Joel Minnich / Production Sound: Greg Sextro / Sound Design: Paul Hsu C-5 / Principal Cast: Tom Pelphrey, neal Bledsoe, Harris Doran, Summer Crockett Moore, Anthony Rapp, Sharon Maguire, Danielle Kotch, Anthony Ruivivar, Michael o'Keefe, David Zayas / Contact: Choice Films Inc.

THe DIReCToR: Tony is an award-winning writer, director and producer, and a Managing Partner and founding member of Choice Films and Choice Theatricals. Tony’s plays have been produced in new York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, London and Canada. His stage plays include Stain, and Safe (both published by Samuel French), American Stare, The Substance of Bliss (winner of the L. Arnold Weissberger Award), In The Daylight, and Reading Under the Influence. Tony received his BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied acting with Maggie Flanigan. Find Tony online at




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THe DIReCToR: Sari Gilman has been a documentary film editor for 15 years. She received a Primetime emmy nomination for her work on Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, which aired on HBo and was directed by Rory Kennedy. She has worked on such award-winning films as Regret to Inform (Barbara Sonneborn, Janet Cole), which won Best Director at Sundance in 1999 and aired nationally on PBS, and Paragraph 175 (Rob epstein and Jeffrey Friedman), which won Best Director at Sundance in 2000, and aired on HBo. The first feature film she edited was emmy Award Winning Judith Helfand's Blue Vinyl, which aired on HBo's America Undercover series in May, 2002. other programs she has edited have appeared on HBo, AMC, A&e and PBS, including a history of Las Vegas and a history of new orleans, both for PBS' American experience. Ms. Gilman also produced and directed two radio documentaries, which aired on nPR's All Things Considered.

Sari Gilman / USA / 2011 / 30 min / english In the 1970s and 80s, hundreds of thousands of senior citizens migrated from new York City to Kings Point, a typical retirement community in Florida. Lured by blue skies, sunshine, palm trees, and the promise of a rich social life, they bought their way to paradise with a $1,500 down payment. now, as an aging community faces its own mortality, paradise has begun to exact a higher price. Through the experiences of five longtime residents, KInGS PoInT captures both the allure and the darker complexities of living in a world where “nobody gets too close.” Poignant, funny and dark, KInGS PoInT is an empathetic portrait of the last act of the American dream. Sari Gilman’s film is fascinating. By the end of the story many things have come to pass and the viewer has a unique perspective on the wisdom, honesty and inevitability (that we all share) of the focused upon individuals. Producers: Sari Gilman, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider / Associate producer: Summers Henderson / Cinematography: Daniel B. Gold, Gabriel Miller, Toby oppenheimer / editor: Jeffrey Friedman / Contact: Sari Gilman,


SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Kim nguyen EAST COAST PREMIERE USA / 2012 / 22 min / english WORLD PREMIERE Retired couple Ray and Marlene Kraatz, the UNITED PREMIERE official SantaSTATES and Mrs. Claus of Zephyrhills, Florida, spendPREMIERE their final chapter of life FLORIDA amongst a quirky community of Santa FESTIVAL WINNERS Clauses - constantly battling busy demands, physical limitations and failing health to be NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE an icon of hope 365 days a year. WORLD PREMIERES executive Producers: Kim nguyen, Andy Carrigan, eric Stevens / Producer: Sean Linehan / Writer: Andy Carrigan / Cinematography: ed David / Additional Camera: Joe Arcidiacono, Albert oh, eric Stevens, Peter Mychalcewycz / editors: Will Znidaric, Dave Anderson / Contact: Kim nguyen,, Genevieve Adams,


Kim nguyen is a writer/director born in Vietnam and who currently resides in Los Angeles. She is a commercial director who also enjoys working on documentaries, music videos and short films. Her work has garnered numerous awards and she was recently named in Screen Magazine’s “Up and Coming Directors” showcase.

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Ishai Setton / USA / 2011 / 99 min / english Its always a treat for FLIFF to welcome back alumni, as is the case with Ishai Setton and his film, THe KITCHen. Setton, who directed Daniel Schechter’s script of THe BIG BAD SWIM (and Daniel’s here too with SUPPoRTInG CHARACTeRS), won awards at FLIFF and the film was an audience favorite. THe KITCHen is also a bit off-beat and at times highly sexual, is a riot of a film with 99% of the action taking place, you guessed it, in the kitchen. Jennifer lives in sort of a communal house, much like a college atmosphere...thing is Jennifer is turning 30. Her philandering boyfriend has been unmasked as the film begins and this knowledge is causing Jennifer much angst. There is a big party for Jennifer tonight and her friend Stan has done it all (hired a band, made chili, ordered a cake, decorated...he’s a good friend, but actually, he’s not so secretly in love with Jennifer. Also key to the story is Jennifer’s sister, Penny, who has her own soap operas to contend with. In and out of the party traipse an infantry of party-goers with about as much respect for the house as a teenager with a fake ID in a rental car...and in both cases, the collisions are inevitable. Setton keeps the action fast paced and his youthful cast is up to the task. Laura Prepon (THAT 70’S SHoW) is the cheated upon Jennifer, Bryan Greenberg (noBeL Son) is the cheater, Matt Busg (nICe GUY JoHnnY) the party planner and Dreama Walker (who should get our Martha Plimpton Award, which became our Parker Posey Award and soon the Dreama Walker Award for appearing in so many indie features at FLIFF) is the sis with troubles. So for a fun night, everyone knows, the party action is in the kitchen. Producer: emily Ting / Screenplay: Jim Beggarly / Cinematography: Josh Silfen / editor: Mark Scovil / Principal Cast: Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, Dreama Walker, Matt Bush, Tate ellington, Amber Stevens / Contact: emily Ting, THe DIReCToR: Ishai's feature-film directorial debut, THe BIG BAD SWIM screened at many prestigious film festivals in the US and overseas. Setton won a Jury Award for Best Director from the Seattle International Film Festival and the film won Best American Indie Film from FLIFF. Setton also works professionally as a film instructor and editor. Setton has taught filmmaking and directing at the new York Film Academy, YouTube, Semester at Sea, School of Cinema and Performing Arts, and served as a mentor in the HBo ReelWorks Filmmaking Program. As an editor, Setton has cut feature documentaries for acclaimed directors Jared Leto and ondi Timoner. Setton currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, 2 kids, and a lot of hard drives. THe KITCHen is Ishai Setton's third feature film.


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE David Karges / USA / 2012 / 100 min / WORLD PREMIERE english UNITED STATES PREMIERE Manny was a hotshot realtor, making FLORIDA PREMIERE deals - bringing in da bucks. But he FESTIVAL WINNERS had a fatal flaw and that cost him his real estate license. To top that off, his NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE home life experienced unforeseen turWORLD PREMIERES bulence and now his life is falling apart. Juan Pablo works as a security guard while he studies for his G.e.D. His pregnant girlfriend is ready to pop and JP is caught in an early life crisis- feeling unfulfilled. Through a chain of events, this pair of unlikely buddies get together and their different but parallel stories begin to blend, leading to comic and potentially catastrophic ends. Steven Bauer plays Manny “like it is” with no personality cosmetic SPECIAL GUESTS: STEVEN BAUER & makeovers. He is lovable, to a point, ERICA BATCHELOR but hovering to crash and burn at a moment’s notice. Jaime Zevallos as JP is at once likeable as well as admirable, but caught in a rut that threatens his peace of mind and future. Ultimately, the film is a lot like life – you have to roll with the punches and continue to get up on your feet. Producers: David Karges, Jaime Zevallos, Sridhar Ranganath / Screenplay: Jaime Zevallos / Associate Producer: erica Bachelor / Cinematography: Vitaly Bokser / editor: Darryl Gregory / Principal Cast: Steven Bauer, Jaime Zevallos, Seregon o'Dassey, Yerania Del orbe & Vinny Vella / Contact: ZooR Films SPECIAL GUESTS: STEVEN BAUER, ERICA BACHELOR

THe DIReCToR: David studied film at Cleveland State University and went on to start his own production company DeepKut entertainment where he wrote, produced and directed four award-winning shorts. As a writer, producer, director and actor, David has worked in television and film for the past ten years while residing both in new York City and Los Angeles. He has produced content for The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Animal Planet, MTV, VH-1 and Fuse network. David produced the sexy arthouse thriller Crumble starring Golden Globe nominee Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic) and oksana Lada (The Sopranos). Knuckleheads is his first feature film as a director.




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Chase Conner / USA / 2012 / 73 min / english Less Lost, is the fictional story of a young man named Luke who is medically retired after serving in the US Army. Although his physical injuries are healing with time, the physiological effects associated with combat related PTSD only worsen. When his condition becomes a threat to his wife and child, he is faced with an ultimatum: get better or lose them. With the help of a new friendship with a fellow veteran named Darien, Luke faces an important crossroads where he must choose to remain in the past or move forward into the future.

Producers: Sharon Weaver, Chase Conner / Screenplay: Chase Conner, Shane Fike / Cinematography: Marco Cordero / editor: Cris Mertens / Principal Cast: Shane Fike, Brandon Alexander, Heather Dodson, Stephanie MasonTeague / Contact: out of the Barrel Productions LLC, ;

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Cate Shortland / Germany / 2012 / 109 min / German w/english sub-titles The year is 1945. After their SS nazi parents are taken into Allied custody, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, Lore, they set out across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire. She is transfixed by her fear of the young man, but must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Screenwriter: Cate Shortland, Robin Mukherjee / Producer: Karsten Stöter, Liz Watts, Paul Welsh, Benny Drechsel / Cinematographer: Adam Arkapaw / editor: Veronika Jenet / Principal Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi / Contact: ed Arentz MusicBox Sponsored by Films

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S. Leo Chiang / USA / 2012 / 72 min / english MR.CAo GoeS To WASHInGTon takes an intimate look at Republican Representative Joseph Cao’s term as the first elected VietnameseAmerican Congressman representing the 2nd district of new orleans, a historically African American and Democratic district. In December 2008, the City of new orleans observed a remarkable event. The nine-term Congressman, William J. Jefferson, lost his seat to an obscure Republican candidate named Anh “Joseph” Cao. Public faith in Jefferson was waning following a money laundering scandal and a bribery charge brought against him by the FBI, and Cao emerged as an unexpected alternative to many in new orleans. Thus begins the political paradox that is Representative Anh “Joseph” Cao – a grassroots activist and social progressive who believes in immigrant rights, gay rights, and government services for the poor, but who is an adamantly pro-life Catholic that allied himself with the Republican Party. After the Fall of Saigon in 1975, Joseph Cao came to the United States as an 8-year old without his parents. He was raised in Indiana and Texas by relatives who were also refugees. Cao is by his own admission ambitious. After studying for the priesthood, Cao entered law school with an eye on how it could be a steppingstone into politics. WINNER, Inspiration Award, Full Frame Doc Film Festival ... “Lively and engaging... S. Leo Chiang's documentary is an engrossing look at the bitter divisiveness of the present U.S. political landscape. It should stir timely debate” , Variety Producer: S. Leo Chiang / executive Producer: Stephen Gong, CAAM / editor: Matthew Martin / Cinematographer: Bao nguyen, S. Leo Chiang / Composer: T. Griffin / Associate Producers: eva Moss, Brittney Shepherd / Sound Mixer/editor: Philip Perkins / Contact: Walking Iris Media 415-829-8592 (o) • 510-225-8928 (c) • FREE Special screening, Election Day, Tues, Nov 6, 6pm. Wear your “I VOTED” sticker and get in free. Following the film, stick around as Cinema Paradiso will be showing CNN and Comedy Central election broadcasts on the big screen inside (CNN) and the Courtyard (Comedy Central). FREE! THe DIReCToR: S. Leo Chiang is a Taiwan-born, San Francisco-based filmmaker. His most recent documentary, the emmy nominated A VILLAGe CALLeD VeRSAILLeS, about the rebuilding and transformation of the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina new orleans, picked up 8 film festival awards. Previous films include To YoU SWeeTHeART, ALoHA (2006), one + one (2002), and SAFe JoURneY. Leo also collaborates with other documentarians as an editor TRUeUHeARTeD VIXen, PoV 2001; ReCALLInG oRAnGe CoUnTY, PBS/VoCeS 2006) and as a cameraman (ASK noT). Leo received his MFA in film production from USC, where he is a lecturer in the Social Documentation program, and an active member of new Day Films, the social-issue documentary distribution co-operative.




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MRS. JUDo: Be STRonG, Be GenTLe, Be BeAUTIFUL Yuriko Gamo Romer Japan-USA / 2012 / 66 min / english + Japanese w/english sub-titles Throwing thousands of years of tradition to the wind, Keiko Fukuda chose to follow her own destiny and become the highest-ranking woman in judo’s history. 'Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful' tells the inspirational story of Fukuda’s lifelong journey, spanning four continents, nine decades, and two distinct cultures, to overcome adversity and ultimately transform into a living legend. Fukuda was born in Tokyo in 1913, where two generations earlier her samurai grandfather was the first martial arts master to Jigoro Kano, who went on to found judo in 1882. In 1934, Fukuda was invited by Kano to join his new women’s division, a progressive idea at a time when males dominated the sport. Judo’s black belt has 10 degrees, but gender discrimination dictated that women hit a ceiling at 5th degree, until 1974. Facing her own struggle for independence as a young woman, Fukuda bucked tradition, choosing not to marry when she realized that as a wife she would have to give up her beloved judo. Her teacher, Master Kano, charged his students with the responsibility to spread judo around the world, and after Kano died in 1938, this became her life's vocation. Today, at 99, Fukuda still teaches judo three times a week. After 77 years of practicing judo, Fukuda now holds judo’s highest rank - 10th dan - and has earned the prestigious title “Shihan” (grand master). Fukuda Shihan is the last living disciple of Master Kano and the only living link to judo's origins. Producer: Yuriko Gamo Romer / Featuring: Keiko Fukuda, Katsuko Umetsu, eiko Shepherd, Kaori Yamaguchi, Hal Sharp, Dr. Shelley Fernandez, Toshihiko Koga, Vicki Trent / Cinematographers: Monica Lam, emily Taguchi / editor: Yuriko Gamo Romer / Contact: erika Brekke THe DIReCToR; Yuriko Gamo Romer is an award-winning independent filmmaker. She commutes up and down her back stairs to the offices of Flying Carp Productions where she's working the distribution of her new film, Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful. She was born in Japan, grew up in the United States, and is fluent in both languages and both cuisines. She has a master’s degree in documentary filmmaking from Stanford, a brown-belt from World oyama Karate, and a lifelong passion for making things from real and found objects. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, son and Mohawk the dog.



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EAST COAST PREMIERE Jameil Hamilton & John Varley / WORLD USA / 2010 / PREMIERE 40 min / english My Brother, My Sister shows howUNITED two white brothers and two black sisters were forever changed by their acSTATES PREMIERE tivism in Florida's Civil Rights Movement. Patricia and Priscilla Stephens helped transform Tallahassee from FLORIDA a hotbed of segregation to a model of equality inPREMIERE progress. As Florida A&M University students, they lead of non-violent direct action protestsFESTIVAL at white-only lunch counters, theaters and pools. WINNERS Less than 2 hours away in Gainesville, Jim and Dan Harmeling were mobilizing students and faculty at the NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE nearly all-white University of Florida. With the local nAACP chapter and other campus protesters, the brothers WORLD PREMIERES helped integrate restaurants, motels and theaters.

each of these trailblazers paid a price for their activism. Multiple nights in jail led to suspensions from school and disillusionment with the slow pace of progress.

THe WeDDInG RInG James Babanikos / USA / 2011 / 15 min / english

Plays immediately prior to My Brother, My Sister

The old woman is an Alzheimer's patient in a nursing home, and does not even acknowledge her daughter and son-in-law who are visiting. But her mind is not as inactive as people believe. She doesn't respond to her daughter's attempts to talk to her, but her mind conjures up memories of the life that she once lived, of the child she once was. Producers & editors: James Babanikos, Tim Sorel / Writers: Sean Webley, James Babanikos / Cinematography: Tim Sorel / Costume and Makeup: Marilyn A. Wall / Camera operators: Brian Moghari, Filipe DeAndrade / Cast: Lorraine Kirkland, Ayla Maria Babanikos, Houston Wells, Laura Mac-Knight Maule, Solomon Wells, Jennifer Hill, Brian Fusch


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Calvin Dwight Harris / Bahamas / 2011 / 123 min / english Life & Times of the late Sir Lynden oscar Pindling; first ever Prime Minister of the Bahamas. Sir Lynden was born in nassau in 1930. He was the only child to Viola & Arnold Pindling. His father was a policeman who originated from Jamaica. His parents, wanting the best education for their son, dedicated all of their resources to send him to england for a college education. Sir Lynden didn’t disappoint them, returning home in 1952 with his Law Degree from the University of London. He became a lawyer, and was later called to the Bahamas Bar in June 1953. Wanting to see a change in the political landscape in the Bahamas, Sir Lynden decided to join an up and coming political group know as the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), headed by then leader and founder; H.M Taylor. not satisfied with the direction of the party, Sir Lynden was eventually elected leader of the PLP in 1956. His ultimate goal, along with the other members of the PLP, was to fight for equal rights for every Bahamian, especially the black majority. They constantly appealed to the British Parliament to revise the Constitution so that all adults regardless of race or wealth would have an equal opportunity to vote towards the political future of the country. Towards this goal, Pindling and the PLP fought an uphill battle against the white British oligarchy of White Merchants ruling the country at that time. A group known as the Bay Street Boys.

Producer: Calvin Dwight Harris / Associate Producer: William Reed / executive Producer: Kevin "Minister K" Harris / Screenplay: Calvin Dwight Harris / Cinematography: Gary otte / editor: Matthew D. Cook/ Hair & Make Up: Annette Simpson / original Score: Vadim Arushanov & Rick Gardner / Graphics by: Matthew D. Cook, Joelle Haight, & Fusion Graphics Bahamas / Principal Cast: The Rt. Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie, The Honourable Allyson Maynard-Gibson, The Honourable Paul Adderley, Sir Clifford Darling, Sir Arthur Foulkes, The Honourable orville Turnquest, Franklin Wilson, Dr. Myles Munroe, Bishop neil ellis, The Honourable Loftus Roker, Charles Carter, obi Pindling, Leslie Pindling, Jonathan Marshall, Professor Tom Zieler, ekaterina Dmitrenco / Contact: Calvin Dwight Harris, Harris entertainment, SPECIAL GUEST: CALVIN DWIGHT HARRIS

THe DIReCToR: Calvin Dwight Harris, was born on the sunny island of new Providence, The Bahamas. In 1988, at the age of 18, Calvin left home on a track and field scholarship to attend Murray State University. After transferring to the University of Idaho in 1990, Calvin graduated with an engineering Degree in 1994 and soon afterward moved to Denver, Colorado. His love for watching movies and a passion to one day make a difference in the film industry is what inspired Calvin to become a filmmaker. With an inspired vision, Calvin founded Harris entertainment in the spring of 2004. ...WInGS oF Men is the first film. The second feature length film is; “The Great Recession”. This film explores the history of America’s economic woes from the Great Depression to the current financial meltdown facing the United States.


SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Sponsored by Dr Barry Mowell EAST COAST PREMIERE SHoWTIMeS WoRLD CIneMA WORLD PREMIERE Sun, oct 28, 3pm -Muvico Pompano DoCUMenTARIeS UNITED STATES PREMIERE CHILD31 FLORIDA PREMIERE FESTIVAL WINNERSCharles Kinnane, III / India-Kenya-Malawi-U S A-United Kingdom / 2012 / 32 min / english & Hindi, Swahili, Chechewa w/english sub-titles NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE WORLD PREMIERESIn a time of unprecedented technological achievements and luxuries, close

to one billion people still go to sleep hungry; but there’s one organization attempting to change that. The filmmaker captures Mary’s Meals life-changing work in action throughout Malawi, Kenya, and India and its mission to help millions of children throughout the world realize their dreams. Follow founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow (a Cnn “Hero”) as we get a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking, idea that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty and give a face to hunger’s deadly numbers. executive Producer: Joseph Campo / Producers: Clifford Azize, Michael Campo / Writer: Michael Campo / Co-Writer: Cyndi Amaya / Cinematography: Charles Kinnane, III / Camera operator: Jeffrey Azize / editors: Clifford Azize, Jeffrey Azize, Michael Campo, Jeffrey Ptaszynski, J.J. Starr / Contact: GRASSRooTS FILMS InC.

THe DIReCToR: A native of Rhode Island, Charles Kinnane III is a Director and Chief Creative officer of Grassroots Films, Inc. Kinnane spent much of his youth filming on the east Coast. He directed the award-winning documentary, The Human experience, traveling across the world from new York to Lima to Ghana. Kinnane also directed the spiritual short films, Fishers of Men, and God In the Streets of new York City. Charles is also a surfer and advocate for Surf for the Cause, a surfing organization that aims to alleviate suffering in impoverished coastal communities.

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Follows CHILD 31 Gail Mooney / USA / 2011 / 61 min / english How many people does it take to change the world? Mother/daughter filmmakers, circle the globe on a 99-day journey seeking people who are making a positive difference in the world . They find ordinary people who are changing the world and making the impossible possible, through the power of one. Writer: Gail Mooney / Producer: Gail Mooney, erin Kelly / Co-Producer: Thomas Kelly / executive Producer: Angel Burns / Cinematographer: Gail Mooney / editor: erik Freeland / Add’l Photography: erin Kelly / Featuring: David Mar naw (Thailand- Where There is no Doctor), Gina Low (Peru), Hugo Centineo (Argentina), Letha Sandison (UgandaWrap Up Africa Foundation), Maggie Doyne (nepal- Blinknow), Marian Kramer & Maureen Taylor (Michigan Welfare Rights organization), Paul Moulds (Australia-oasis Youth Support network), Roni Kahn (Australia-oz Harvest), Susana esmoris (Argentina), Marta Walkowska-Lipko & Viola Majewska (Warsaw) / Contact: Thomas Kelly or Gail Mooney SPECIAL GUEST: GAIL MOONEY

THe DIReCToR: Gail Mooney has over 30 years of experience, shooting for international magazines, major corporations, and institutions. Her clients have included: national Geographic, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure, AT&T, American express, and KPMG. A lifelong storyteller, Gail Mooney began her visual storytelling as a photographer. She has produced three documentaries: Freedom’s Ride – about 2 diverse groups of high school students retracing the Civil Rights Movement, The Delta Blues Musicians and Through the Hearts and Hands of Children – about the nJ Youth Symphony.


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WORLD PREMIERE UNITED STATES PREMIERE FLORIDA PREMIERE Claudia JohnsonWINNERS / USA / 2012 / 79 min / FESTIVAL english NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE WORLD PREMIERES This compelling and deeply compassionate film follows Pulitzer Prize nominee Claudia Johnson's nineteen year quest to penetrate the mysterious silence surrounding the story of Ruby McCollum, the educated wife of numbers racketeer 'Bolita' Sam and the richest African American woman in Live oak, Florida, sentenced to the electric chair for the 1952 murder of her white doctor and alleged lover, LeRoy Adams. Ruby was never allowed to tell her story, on the stand or to reporters, so no one, including Zora neale Hurston, who covered the notoriously unfair trial, could say why Ruby did it. She didn't, as Johnson comes to believe when two courageous African Americans risk everything and break the long silence imposed by Live oak's corrupt white power structure. Producer: Dave Schmeling / executive Producer: Claudia Johnson / Screenplay: Claudia Johnson / Cinematography: Andrew Charles Schmidt / Aerial Cinematography: Caitlin nicole Williams / editor: Joi McMillon / original Score: Joshua Keeling / Contact:

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Srdjan Dragojevic / Slovenia, Serbia / Montenegro / 2011 / 115 min / Serbian w/english sub-titles A homophobic, middle-aged, Serbian gangster ends up sacrificing himself to protect Gay freedom in his country. RADMILo (35) and MIRKo (30) are a young and successful gay couple, and they would be a happy couple anywhere else except in - Serbia. They try to live discreetly but still, every day they are abused by the homophobic majority. Plus, Mirko is a gay rights activist, and his dream is to organize the first successful PRIDe event in Belgrade. This is almost a 'mission impossible'; in 2001, an attempt to hold PRIDe in Belgrade ended up in bloodshed. one decade later, the situation is not much better - nationalist and neo-nazi organizations prepare another massacre, while the police refuse to provide protection for the participants. Radmilo is ready for a desperate measures to keep his partner and their relationship - He offers a deal to Lemon, asking that Lemon's agency provide protection for the Belgrade Pride. In return, Mirko will organize the wedding party for Pearl and Lemon. Lemon reluctantly accepts, but his staff refuses to protect homosexuals. They manage to sign up for their mission: nIKo (45) a Croat war veteran, HALIL (40), a Bosnian Muslim, and AZeM (45), an Albanian from Kosovo. But the handful of 'samurai' are yet to face their greatest challenge... THe PARADe, in a tragicomic way, tells the story about the ongoing battle between two worlds in contemporary post-war Serbian society the traditional, oppressive, homophobic majority and a liberal, modern and open-minded minority. Producer: Srdjan Dragojevic, Biljana Prvanovic / Writer: Srdjan Dragojevic / Cinematography: Dusan Joksimovic / editor: P etar Markovic / Principal Cast: nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic, Goran Jevtic / Global Film Image THe DIReCToR: Born to a journalist father who headed a state-owned Belgrade-based newspaper and a French translator mother, Dragojevic described himself as "the child of middle-level communist nomenclature in Serbia". In his early youth, Dragojevic played with the punk/new wave band called TV Moroni. He also dabbled in journalism, writing for Polet and Start magazines. He obtained a degree in clinical psychology from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy. In 1987 he started studying film and TV direction at the University of Arts' Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU) under the tutelage of Bajo Saranovic and obtained another degree. In parallel, Dragojevic was active in poetry, publishing a book of poems called Knjiga akcione poezije (The Book of Action Poetry) in 1986 and winning Branko's Award for it. By his own admission, much of his poetry was inspired by the 1920s Soviet art and poets like Vladimir Mayakovsky.



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PeARLS on THe oCeAn FLooR THe DIReCToR: Robert Adanto's Pearls on the ocean Floor is a thought-provoking, feature-length documentary examining the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. This unflinching and incisive study, featuring interviews with art luminaries Shirin neshat, Shadi Ghadirian, Parastou Forouhar and others, capturing the uncertainty of this momentous time in Iran's history. Speaking with grace and honesty, these brave women express what is seldom seen in western media: unique individual perspectives regarding issues of identity, gender, and the role that art plays in challenging the traditional stereotypes often associated with women in Iran. SPECIAL GUEST: ROBERT ADANTO

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Robert Adanto / USA-Iran-Germany-UK / 2010 / 77 min / english and German & Farsi w/english sub-titles EAST COAST PREMIERE For Americans, the name Iran conjures certain key images—the Shah, the Revolution of 1979, the hostages, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and black WORLD PREMIERE chador-clad women. Worn as part of the Islamic code of hijab, the chador became a kind of visual symbol of the religious fundamentalism that took STATES PREMIERE hold of Iran after the revolution. PeARLS confronts and strips away the clichés surrounding the chador throughUNITED interviews with Iranian women artists. FLORIDA PREMIERE For each of these woman, the revolution of 1979 marks the turning point in their life and art. Some lived in Iran at the time and felt the chill hand of repression claim their careers and lives until their escape. others lived overseas when the revolution struck and found their roots FESTIVAL WINNERS literally cut from under them. Some younger artists profiled didn’t know or barely knew pre-revolutionary Iran and struggle to lay claim to a NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE conflicted heritage. This variety of connections helps Adanto weave an intricate narrative of loss and remembrance. WORLD PREMIERES PeARLS introduces women caught in a maelstrom of forces pulling on them—religious, sexual, political, and artistic. Their ability to keep themselves together and even to thrive under such conditions testifies to their power as individuals. This film inspires the viewer to reexamine what they thought they knew about Iran and the black swans hidden beneath the infamous chador. Producers: Robert Adanto, Rebecca Heidenberg, Micah Levin / Screenplay: Robert Adanto / Cinematography: Martin Meyer / editor: David Green / Musical Score: nalepa / Featuring: Shirin neshat, Shadi Ghadirian, Parastou Forouhar, Sara Rahbar, Gohar Dashti, Malekeh nayiny / Contact: Robert Adanto Pictures,

PRIZeD BeGonIAS Aaron Wells USA / 2012 / 15 min / english

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Ms. Pink, a lonely eccentric spinster takes regular walks in a cemetery to find people to talk to and befriend. Ms. Pink meets a recently widowed young woman , Ms. Black and tries to console her. We discover how this gregarious older woman is really a desperately lonely woman in search of companionship. The only problem is she doesn't stop talking long enough for anyone to get a word in edgewise. These two strangers serve as a witnesses to each others' grief in this film ,that veers from hilarious comedy to poignant drama 91

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Julia Dyer / USA / 2012 / 83 min / english If the 1960’s gave us the birth of sexual freedom, the 70’s evolved in many ways as the dark, kinky by-product of that renaissance. Folk concerts, rock and coffeehouses yielded to discos. Grass, LSD and mushrooms gave way to cocaine and dance floor poppers. Peace-LoveHappiness took a back seat to “what’s in it for me.” Julia Dyer’s brilliant production of her sister Gretchen’s screenplay is a trip to the dark side. Somewhere in suburbia, Martin and Donna, along with their four children share a home. It’s not ozzie & Harriet, June & and dad seem to have gotten their DnA from edward Albee. The kids, outwardly seem fairly normal, especially considering their roots. Martin and Donna like to entertain at home and it appears their friends, nadia and Clark enjoy coming over for drinks and dinner and drinks... on this particular night, the kids assume their station, that being the upstairs playroom. But the fun and games don’t stop there. Molly Parker as Donna has never been better – calculating, manipulative, selfish and self-destructive. oscar nominated John Hawkes provides the steely, just a degree or two from boiling over Martin. The kids are all fantastic (and we should all pitch in for counseling costs). olivia Harris, as Maggie, the oldest child of the brood, is fabulous in her screen debut (and she sings the closing credit song- also beautifully). Dyer has orchestrated the film like a car wreck on the highway, its gruesome, but as you drive by, you can’t help but look. Producers: Angie Meyer, Stephen Dyer / Screenplay: Gretchen Dyer / Cinematography: Russell Blair/ editor: Michael Coleman / Production Design: Robert Winn; Music: Bruce Richardson/ Principal Cast: John Hawkes, Molly Parker, olivia Harris, Lydia McKay, Jonathan Brooks, Cody Linley / Contact: BGP, Sponsored by

Ree Cole & Associates Real estate THe DIReCToR: Julia Dyer directed and co-produced the feature film Late Bloomers, which premiered in competition at Sundance and played more than 40 festivals before being released theatrically and sold to HBo. She shared a creative partnership with her sister, screenwriter Gretchen Dyer, until Gretchen's passing in 2009.


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WORLD PREMIERE UNITED STATES PREMIERE FLORIDA PREMIERE Walter Matteson / USA / 2012 / 85 min / english FESTIVAL WINNERS When 30 women (aged 67–84) from across America and around the world descend on Fall River, MassachuNORTH AMERICA PREMIERE to compete in the 30th anniversary of the Ms. SenWORLD PREMIERES setts, ior Sweetheart Pageant, hilarity and heartbreak ensue. Under the doting attention of pageant founder and personality, Lenny “Low Price” Kaplan, these women share intimate experiences, discover new-found passions and stir lifelong insecurities that challenge common misconceptions of aging. Following four diverse competitors as they prepare for, travel to and compete in the pageant, PReTTY oLD is a profound and intimate look into what it truly means to age beautifully.

Producers: Josh Alexander, Daniel Chalfen, Walter Matteson / executive Producers: Sarah Jessica Parker, Joe Berlinger, Alison Benson / Screenwriters: Josh Alexander, Matthew Prinzing, Walter Matteson / Cinematography: Trish Govoni / editor: Matthew Prinzing / Music: Kris Kaczor / Contact: Boss Films/Group effort Films, THe DIReCToR: After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric, Walter began directing and producing documentaries, while working as a bellhop at the Hotel Rex in San Francisco. After completing FIGUReS AnD LooPS, a feature documentary exploring his childhood in juxtaposition with the obscure world of competitive artistic roller-skating, he moved to nYC and began working at the Tribeca Film Festival. Walter then went freelance and began working where he gained in-depth and worldwide documentary production experience. Walter is currently traveling the world constantly searching for characters, universal symbols, and stories to be shared with the rest of humanity.


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USA / 2012 / 60 min / THe DIReCToR: In the 1930s, ethan EAST COAST PREMIERE Bensinger's family fled nazi Germany, english becoming refugees in what was then WORLD PREMIERE

Palestine. ethan was born after the State In the late 1930s, folof Israel was founded, laterPREMIERE moving with STATES lowing the ferocious UNITED his family to America and becoming an anti-Jewish violence of FLORIDA PREMIERE immigration lawyer. Since retiring, ethan Kristallnacht, a deterhas created voiceovers for commercials WINNERS mined group of young FESTIVAL and industrial films, sits on the selection German Jews left be- NORTH PREMIERE committeeAMERICA of the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema and played a character in hind everything that WORLD PREMIERES the Israeli film Lemon Tree. was dear and familiar In 2007, ethan Bensinger created an and immigrated to archive of filmed interviews with 30 vicChicago. Here, these refugees set out to create a supportive community for themselves and others tims of nazi fleeing nazi persecution, eventually establishing the Selfhelp Home for the oldest among them. persecution “ReFUGe” is a one-hour documentary that reaches back more than 70 years to give a voice to its last at the Selfgeneration of victims of nazi persecution and tell the story of this singular community that has provided help Home in a safe haven to more than 1,000 Central european Jewish refugees and survivors. Chicago.

“ReFUGe” weaves together historical narrative, archival footage and deeply personal testimony to explore the lives of six Chicagoans against the context of the nazi cataclysm and how a small group of them came together to care for their own. The film illuminates the lost world of Central european Jewry prior to World War II--middle class, educated, cultured--and the remarkable courage, resilience and character of its final generation at Selfhelp. Director: ethan Bensinger / Producer: Beth Sternheimer / editor: Ruth efrati epstein / Composer: Steve Zoloto / Writer: Ben Avishai / Directors of Photography: Matthew Cozza and Ines Sommer / Contact: Bensinger Global Media,

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Then, drawing on a love of storytelling and a deeply-held belief that these narratives he recorded must not die with the last survivors, ethan formed a production company to create “ReFUGe: Stories of the Selfhelp Home.” This is his first film.



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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE RooM 514, Sharon Bar-Ziv / Israel / 2012 / Hebrew EAST COAST PREMIERE w/english sub-titles WORLD PREMIERE Sharon Bar-Ziv’s drama surrounding an Israeli military investigator is disturbing on many levels. Its rawness UNITED STATES PREMIERE lends an aura of total believability and that perhaps fuels FLORIDA PREMIERE the unsettling nature of the work. FESTIVAL WINNERS Anna, an officer in the Israeli army is placed as the lead NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE investigator of a war crime involving the leader of a commando unit charged with brutality of Palestinian man in WORLD PREMIERES

the occupied territories. Questions pervade on both sides between the investigator and the investigatee. Loyalty, nationalism, duty to country and basic issues of right and wrong collide in an intense confrontation as Anna seeks the truth at any costs.

Bar-Ziv direction is as precise as a watchmaker in nearly the same amount of work space. His small yet powerful ensemble, led by Asia naifeld as the determined Anna bring such force to their performances that the collisions are explosive. Writer: Sharon Bar-Ziv / Producers: Sharon Bar-Ziv, Michal Rubin, ohBibi Arbel Rekhess / Principal Cast: Asia naifeld, Guy Kapulnik, ohad Hall, Udi Persi, Rafi Kalmar / Contact: Film Movement THe DIReCToR: Sharon Bar-Ziv was born in Tel Aviv and studied cinema at Tel Aviv University. He acted in film and television in the '90s and later worked as a screenwriter and copywriter. Room 514, produced with the aid of the Israeli Film Fund, is his first feature film.


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Putch / USA / 2012 / 86 min / EAST COAST PREMIEREJohn english WORLD PREMIERE Are you sitting down? ok, here is the UNITED STATES PREMIERE synopsis... FLORIDA PREMIERE When the ghost of the White Woman FESTIVAL WINNERS starts haunting South Mountain, she's NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE only interested in one thing: To get rid of a pesky space ship that just landed WORLD PREMIERES

in her forest. A few days later, when a new employee shows up at Chief Split Log's Gentlemen's Club, proprietor, Rotten egg, has no idea she might be from another planet. Will this film be in the running for an oscar or Golden Globe? We think not. Does this film have overwhelming social value? Well, yes, an argument could be made. Is this film a total hoot? Unequivocally, yes! But here’s the have to lighten up, go with the flow, and remember, every film doesn’t have to be eLePHAnT MAn...but come to think of it, that’s a possibility too. John Putch, auteur of this totally wacky, tour de farce, has enjoyed a wonderful career as an actor, director, writer...and now he gives us the sequel to his lunacy calling card, RoUTe 30. His cast totally buys into the concept and the result is one of the weirdest escapades in filmdom. Tired of telling the other line they have called a Do noT CALL nUMBeR...let your machine do that, you owe yourself a trip down Route 30.

Producer & Writer: John Putch / Cinematography: Keith J. Duggan / editor: John Putch / Principal Cast: Beth Behrs, Lee Wilkof, Robert Romanus, Curtis Armstrong, Dan Poole, David Cowgill, Brigid Ryan, Jamie Rose, Mister ed, Ray Ficca, Alicia Fusting, Wil Love, Christine elyse McCarthy, Molly Lahr / Contact: RT30 Collective Sponsored by

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THe DIReCToR: John Putch began his professional career as an actor at age five, in a summer theater in Pennsylvania, run by his Father. He is the son of actress Jean Stapleton and the late Producer/Director William H. Putch. He has had a respectable television and film acting career and now enjoys directing. Previous feature films include Bachelorman, Mojave Phone Booth and Route 30. TV directing includes: FAMILY TooLZ, BoDY oF PRooF, MY nAMe IS eARL, UGLY BeTTY, SCRUBS and CoUGAR ToWn.


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Ben Lewin / USA / 2012 / 95 min / english “A film of tenderness and humor married to the unlikeliest of subjects, "The Sessions" presents the story of poet and polio survivor Mark o'Brien, who left behind an oeuvre of life-affirming writing despite his condition. But this is no mere biopic; Jessica Yu covered that quite nicely in her oscar-winning nonfiction short "Breathing Lessons." Instead, writer-director Ben Lewin's film focuses on perhaps the most unusual chapter of o'Brien's life, in which the iron lung-bound writer (John Hawkes) arranges to lose his virginity with the help of a sex therapist (Helen Hunt). Careful treatment makes for an exceptional, expertly acted crowd-pleaser. By avoiding the impulse to explain everything up front, Lewin foregrounds Mark's sense of humor, allowing his personality to show through his potentially depressing circumstances. From the beginning, he exhibits a frisky interest in sexuality, which feels unusual not because of his disability, but because so few films have been willing to deal with the subject as a source of anything other than shame or stimulation. For this reason, "The Sessions" is a refreshingly sex-positive picture, serving to break down many of the barriers Mark (and audiences, too) have toward good, clean intercourse. In Mark's case, the issue is complicated by his Catholic upbringing. Mark spends much of the film in confession with his church's priest (William H. Macy), who serves as a form of therapist, while earning laughs for his slightly flexible moral guidance. Variety Producers: Ben Lewin, Judi Levin, Stephen nemeth / Writer: Ben Lewin / Cinematographer: Geoffrey Simpson / editor: Lisa Bromwell / Composer: Marco Beltrami / Principal Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy / Contact: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Ben Lewin was born in Poland and raised in Australia. He studied filmmaking at the national Film School in england. He directed numerous television series and movies before directing first feature film, Georgia (88). His subsequent features are The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (91), Paperback Romance (94) and The Sessions (12).


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James Marsh / Ireland / 2012 / 101 min / english SHADoW DAnCeR is a gripping, emotional thriller about a woman forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son. It is 1993 and single mother Collette McVeigh (Riseborough) is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested in London following an aborted IRA bomb plot, an MI5 officer (owen), offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son’s life in her hands, Collette chooses to return home, but when her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informer are raised within the IRA and Collette finds herself and her family in grave danger. SHADoW DAnCeR is a provocative thriller about one woman’s incredible fight to protect her son whilst being forced to betray those she loves. Starring Clive owen and Andrea Riseborough (W.e., neVeR LeT Me Go), the film is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (PRoJeCT nIM, MAn on WIRe). Writer: Tom Bradby / Producers: Chris Coen, ed Guiney, Andrea Lowe / Cinematographer: Rob Hardy / Composer: Dickon Hichliffe / Production Designer: Jon Henson / editor: Jinx Godfrey / Principal Cast: Andrea Riseborough , Clive owen , Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson / Contact: IDP THe DIReCToR: James Marsh began his early career in directing with several documentaries made for the BBC. His first TV documentary was the 90 minute, Troubleman - The Last Years of Marvin Gaye, and was followed by the 1990 documentary The Animator of Prague starring Jan Svankmajer's and his works. Later came The Burger and the King: The Life and Cuisine of elvis Presley, in 1995, and the Welsh musician John Cale, which was made in 1998. In 2005 he directed the film The King which was screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. In 2008 he made the documentary Man on Wire, about Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Man on Wire won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the BAFTA Award for Best British film, the Independent Spirit Award, and many others. The film, called "exhilarating", has had a hugely positive audience response and was among the Top Ten Films of 2008 on many critics' lists. He also directed Project nim in 2010, which is based on the book nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by elizabeth Hess. It is a documentary about the landmark study conducted by Herbert S. Terrace on the subject of animal language acquisition and the subject of the study is a chimpanzee named nim Chimpsky.


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE Rob Margolies, USA / 2012 / 85 min / english In 2008, director/writer Rob Margolies won WORLD PREMIERE FLIFF’s Best American Indie with his dark comedy, LIFeLIneS. Margolies returns to FLIFF with UNITED STATES PREMIERE a sometimes bittersweet, sometimes dark off the FLORIDA PREMIERE wall comedy, SHe WAnTS Me. FESTIVAL WINNERS Meet odd couple: Sam and Sammy. They’re a loveable new York native couple living together in NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE Los Angeles. He’s a wisecracking, overweight WORLD PREMIERES emerging filmmaker, struggling to finish the script for his next movie. She’s a beautiful, compassionate aspiring actress, auditioning for any role she can find while working random jobs to help pay rent. They’re barely getting by, yet happy enough, until Sammy’s strapping and extremely successful exhusband, John, whom she still may be in love with, unintentionally imposes on them. Between Sammy, the resurfaced John, Sam’s new screenplay and a Hollywood A-List actress, Sam’s caught in a pickle. Producers: Charlie Sheen, Jeremy Schott, Rob Margolies / Screenplay: Rob Margolies / Cinematography: Marc Shap / editor: Brian Singbiel / Principal Cast: Josh Gad, Kristen Ruhlin, Hilary Duff, Charlie Sheen, Wayne Knight, Melonie Diaz, Johnny Messner / Contact: Different Duck Films,


THe DIReCToR: Rob graduated from Chapman University’s film school in 2005. By 2007, Rob started working on his award winning first feature film, LIFeLIneS, starring Jane Adams, Dreama Walker, and Joe Morton. Since LIFeLIneS, Rob was hired to direct the web-series LIFe-eRS from the producers of Darren Star and CBS’ We neeD GIRLFRIenDS. By late 2010, Rob started on his 2nd feature film, SHe WAnTS Me, an original comedy with Josh Gad, Kristen Ruhlin, Hilary Duff, Charlie Sheen, Wayne Knight, Debra Jo Rupp, Aaron Yoo, and Melonie Diaz.




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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Korinna Sehringer / Switzerland-USA / 2011 / 88 EAST COAST PREMIERE min / english


PREMIERE "ShoutingWORLD Secrets" is a hopeful and heartwarming, universalUNITED story taking place in a native American STATES PREMIERE family. It's a story that is at once about the conFLORIDA stancy and the fragility PREMIERE of love, as well as the importance of family. Wesley, a young, successful FESTIVAL WINNERS novelist, long ago left the San Carlos Apache NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE Reservation in his rear view mirror. He remains WORLD close to his mother butPREMIERES alienated the rest of the family with his autobiographical bestseller. He has no intention of returning for his parents anniversary fete but finds himself pulled back into the fold. A richly realized portrait of kin repairing bonds once thought irretrievably broken.

Korinna Sehringer has done a masterful job of making this tale of one family become an every-family film for any family that grapples at time with dysfunctionality...meaning, this film speaks to all. Producers: Korinna Sehringer, Josef Ueli Bollag / Screenplay: Mickey Blaine, Steven Judd, Tvli Jacob / Cinematography: Markus Huersch, Joseph White / editor: Sharyn L. Ross, Michael Kuge / Composers: Matthias Weber, Lisbeth Scott / Principal Cast: Chaske Spencer, Q'orianka Kilcher, Tyler Christopher, Tonantzin Carmelo, Tantoo Cardinal, Gil Birmingham, Rodney A. Grant / Contact: Korinna Sehringer, 323.363 3493 THe DIReCToR: Korinna Sehringer, originally from Switzerland and currently living in Los Angeles, is a Directing Alumni of the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. In 2006 she received the US “Greencard for extraordinary Ability” for directing and producing. She has written, directed and produced five short films, which have been screened at numerous film festivals around the world. (i.e. The Cookie Thief, The Foreigner). Her short films have won thirteen awards including best film, best directing and audience choice. She also produced SOUTHEAST PREMIERE and directed a TV documentary (one nation: Voices of America). Shouting Secrets is her debut feature.

EAST COAST PREMIERE WORLD PREMIERE UNITED STATES PREMIERE FLORIDA PREMIERE Kyle Tekiela / USA / 2011 /WINNERS 77 min / english FESTIVAL Call and Rebecca Richmond were bornPREMIERE into Atlanta's high sociNORTH AMERICA ety. To their neighbors, they were the perfect family. nothing was WORLD further from the truth. PREMIERES

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Mary, their paranoid schizophrenic mother, was medicating herself with narcotics, but the doctors preferred shock treatments. Their father tried to keep it secret, though the strain was more than he could bear. SPECIAL GUEST: KYLE TEKIELA

Years later, Call developed paranoid schizophrenia and walked out on his life. overwhelmed by voices in his head, he wandered the country, drifting in and out of sanity. Amazingly, after twenty years of searching, Rebecca found Call alive, but not well...

A SISTeR'S CALL chronicles Rebecca's mission to bring her brother back from the depths of homelessness and schizophrenia, all while seeking a way to heal herself from the past. Producer: Kyle Tekiela / Associate Producer: Laura Ripley, Peter Miller / executive Producer: Rebecca Schaper / Camera: Kyle Tekiela, Jeremiah Zagar, Corey Byers, Senain Kheshgi, Sean Brown / editor: Kenneth Lovell / Featuring: / Contact: Kyle Tekiela THe DIReCToR: Kyle Tekiela is a young visionary who believes in the strength of the story. At age 19 he became a producer for the PBS Documentary program 26:46. At age 20, he was promoted to Sr. Producer - writing, shooting and editing creative short form documentaries on everything from Bed Bugs to Muscular Dystrophy. At the ripe age of 21, Kyle became executive Producer of the show and by the time he left in 2007, had taken home 5 regional emmys and a Hugo Award for his work as executive Producer, editor and Graphic Designer. over the past 4 years, Kyle has produced and edited multiple commercials and promos for national TV networks and companies including Cnn, TnT, TBS, Disney, nationwide Insurance, Carlsberg Beer and the United States Marine Corps. A SISTeR’S CALL is Mr. Tekiela’s first feature length documentary.





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James Ponsoldt / USA / 2012 / 85 min / english Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking...especially the drinking. When Kateʼs drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is put into jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. With the help of her friend and sponsor Jenny, and the vice principal at her school, the awkward, but well intentioned, Mr. Davies, Kate takes steps toward improving her health and life. Sobriety isnʼt as easy as Kate had anticipated. Her new lifestyle brings to the surface a troubling relationship with her mother, facing the lies sheʼs told her employer and calls into question whether or not her relationship with Charlie is built on love or is just boozy diversion from adulthood. Writers: James Ponsoldt & Susan Burke / Producers: Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling, Jennifer Cochis / executive Producers: Audrey Wilf, Zygi Wilf / Director of Photography; Tobias Datum / editor: Suzanne Spangler / Production Designer: Linda Sena / Costume Designer: Diaz Jacobs / Music By: eric D. Johnson & Andy Cabic / Principal Cast: Mary elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, nick offerman, Megan Mullally, Kyle Gallner, Mackenzie Davis, Bree Turner, Mary Kay Place, octavia Spencer / Contact: Sony Pictures Classics

THe DIReCToR: James Ponsoldt was raised in Athens, Georgia and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Film. His first feature, oFF THe BLACK premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and he is an alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab where he was awarded the Lynn Auerbach Screenwriting Fellowship. Ponsoldt writes for Filmmaker magazine and co-authored the award-winning graphic novel, “ReFReSH, ReFReSH,” based upon his screenplay of the same title. SMASHeD premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

BEST WISHES To Gregory, Bonnie and the Fabulous Team at FLIFF 2012 RICHARd WARReN RAPPAPoRT ANd ReNé KATz


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE effendee Mazlan & Fariza Azlina Isahak / Malaysia / 2011 / 100 min / Malay EAST COAST PREMIERE & Cantonese w/english sub-titles WORLD PREMIERE Ad and Am, two struggling brothers involved in a baby trafficking syndicate, dream of escaping their desperately grim existence. Ad, the younger UNITED STATES PREMIERE brother, finds hope through a dancing competition, as he sees the FLORIDA RM50,000 prizePREMIERE as a ticket to get out of his miserable life. Am, on the other hand, has no qualms dabbling in shady dealings to squeeze extra cash FESTIVAL WINNERS until the day he can start his life anew. Unfortunately, he finds his cash reNORTH AMERICA PREMIERE serves dwindling due to his penchant for easy money by gambling. Left to WORLD PREMIERES fend for themselves since young on the ghetto backstreets of Kuala

Lumpur, Ad finds himself drawn to his prostitute mother. He poses as a client and pays for her time to have conversations with her, sharing his daily challenges and dilemmas, all the while without the mother knowing that the young client is indeed her son. SonGLAP, the second feature film by co-directors effendee Mazlan and Fariza Azlina Isahak, will take you through the gritty underbelly of Kuala Lumpur’s sprawling metropolis and keep you on the edge of your seat as you join Ad and Am in the search for their own private utopia.

Producer: Lina Tan / Screenplay: Fariza Azlina Isahak / Cinematography: Haris Hue Abdullah / editor: Wong Hui Lynn / Principal Cast: Shaheizy Sam, Syafie naswip, Sara Ali, omar Abdullah, normah Damanhuri / Contact: Primeworks Studios & Red Films, THe DIReCToRS: Fariza graduated with an Honors Degree in Teaching english as a Second Language (TeSL) and has great interest in movies, comics, travelling, books and the arts. She is an actor, writer director and accomplished artist. effendee previously worked as a Line producer, Director and Assistant Director for various leading production companies. Amongst his works is KAMI the TV Series aired over 8TV which ran for 8 episodes with an estimated half a million viewers and KAMI The Movie which was nominated in 5 categories and won for Most Promising Actor (male) and received a Jury Award in Festival Filem Malaysia 22. effendee previously worked as a Line producer, Director and Assistant Director for various leading production companies.

7TH AnnUAL WeSTon FoReIGn FILM SeRIeS shows at 5:00Pm and 7:15Pm at the weston 8 cinema tickets are $7 per film or $30 for series of 5 • all Foreign Language films with english subtitles Mon, Nov 12, 2012 AN APARTMENT IN ATHENS Greece-Italy / 2011 / 95 minutes A Greek couple with a 12 year old son and a 10 year old daughter in nazi-occupied Athens must share their living quarters with a tough German officer. This is a film that explores deep issues about freedom and subservience.

Mon, December 10, 2012 NOBODY IS PERFECT Spain / 2006 / 96 mins This eye-opening film narrates stories of 3 men and a woman, who could be described as differently-abled. Carlos is blind, Dani is deaf and Ruben has lost his left leg. A fullblown stag party will change their lives and each will have a dream come true. Mon, January 14, 2013 LA NOSTRA VITA Italy / 2010 /98 minutes Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife, pregnant with their third child. When he 104

finds the remains of an illegal immigrant under the site and doesn’t report it out of fear of losing the job, it ruins his simple and happy life. Love and support of family and friend help him triumph against the odds.

Mon, February 11, 2013

THE SCHWARTZ DYNASTY Israel / 2005 / 99 min In this dramatic satire, a widow and a Russian immigrant fight bureaucracy to get their loved one buried. Peppering their poignant story with irony are an orthodox Jew pothead, a fumbling politician, a surgeon-turned-butcher and other eccentric characters.

Mon, March 11, 2013

TELL NO ONE France / 2006 / 131 minutes The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his wife who was brutally murdered 8 years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where her body was dumped, police reopen the case and Alex again becomes a suspect. The mystery increases when Alex receives an email showing his wife older and alive…

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Alonso Mayo / USA / 2012 / 95 min / english Luke, 25, is autistic and has lived a sheltered life with his grandparents. But his world is turned upside down when his grandmother dies and he is forced to live with his dysfunctional relatives who have no patience for him or his senile grandfather, who they quickly force into a nursing home. Luke is left with his grandfather’s final semi-coherent words: “Get a job. Find a girl. Live your own life. Be a man!” For the first time in his life, Luke has a mission. He is about to embark on a quest. Alonso Mayo wrote and directed with such care and humor. It is a beautiful story so exquisitely acted by a solid ensemble. Cary elwes (THe PRInCeSS BRIDe) and Seth Green (AUSTIn PoWeRS) are perhaps the two best known – Lou Taylor Pucci who plays Luke has several indie credits under his belt...but the rather unknown quality to the cast definitely plays to the strength. The film is a gem and should be added to everyone’s FLIFF schedule. Mayo and Pucci are two talents destined to be seen more of in the not so distant future. Producers: nina Leidersdorff, Julien Favre, Fred Roos / Screenplay: Alonso Mayo / Cinematography: David Klein, ASC / editor: Vikash Patel / Music: Mateo Messina / Principal Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary elwes, Kristin Bauer / Contact: Paradigm, Sponsored by

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THe DIReCToR: Alonso Mayo spent his childhood traveling back and forth between Lima, Peru and Lawrence, Kansas, spending 6 months at a time in each country. He studied film & journalism in the University of Lima, and after a few years of shooting informationals for mining and gas companies in remote areas of Peru, he directed the short film “Silencio” (2002), which landed him a spot at the American Film Institute’s Directing Program. His AFI thesis film, “Wednesday Afternoon”, participated in dozens of international film festivals and won a Student Academy Award. In 2008 he directed “Viva La Causa”, a documentary about the early days of Cesar Chavez's farm worker movement that was short listed for the 2009 Documentary Short Subject Academy Awards. In 2010 he directed the unscripted web drama “Untitled Fiction Project”.


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Daniel Schechter / USA / 2012 / 87 min / english Daniel Schechter penned THe BIG BAD SWIM which won our Best American Indie in 2006. Daniel directs his new film SUPPoRTInG CHARACTeRS which he co-wrote with lead actor, Tarik Lowe. The film is a hysterical, and at times bittersweet buddy pic which will delight, engage and entertain. our heroes are best buds, Darryl and nick. They are a film editing team, who have passion for what they do, yet still realize they are in an appreciated but often unsung field. The boys work in the nY Indie scene working on low budgeted films – and as we meet them, they are collaborating on an elixir to cure a lousy film...and they have their hands full. As Art imitates Life, nick and Darryl find the reverse can be perverse as well when their personal relationships and their chemistry could benefit from some self-editing. Clever, real and at times comically surreal, SUPPoRTInG CHARACTeRS is a pizza pie with slices of new York, lovers, friends, and the film industry with all the toppings. Writers: Daniel Schechter & Tarik Lowe / Producers: Tim Duff & Adam Der Aris / Cinematography: Richard Ulivella / editor: Daniel Schechter / Principal Cast: Alex Karpovsky, Tarik Lowe, Lena Dunham, Kevin Corrigan, Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Takal, Melonie Diaz / Contact: Sponsored by

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THe DIReCToR: Daniel Schechter was grew up in Long Island, new York. After attending emerson College, Schechter wrote and produced his first feature, "The Big Bad Swim," a comedy about an adult swim class in Connecticut. In 2007, he made his directorial debut with "Goodbye Baby", starring Fred Armisen, Kevin Corrigan and Alan Ruck, which premiered at the '08 Slamdance Film Festival. "Supporting Characters," has gone on to win critical acclaim and several grand jury prizes for best narrative film. next Schechter is going to write and direct "The Untitled elmore Leonard Project" (based on the elmore Leonard novel, "The Switch") starring Jennifer Aniston, Dennis Quaid, John Hawkes, Ty Burrell and Yasiin Bey.




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SPECIAL GUESTS: SOUTHEAST PREMIERE CARLTON SMITH & MICHAEL WILLIAMS EAST COAST PREMIERE MIAMI: A DoCUMenTARY WORLD PREMIERE Carlton Smith & Michael Williams / USA /UNITED 2012 / 104 min / english PREMIERE STATES Take a journey through history and learn the importance and significance that blacks played in FLORIDA PREMIERE the creation and progress of America’s Magic City. The Black Miami revisits the past to underWINNERS stand how the race lines in South FloridaFESTIVAL were created and eventually transcended. The Black Miami takes you into a history that is rarely told but is not forgotten. NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE The documentary is based on the book “Black Miami inPREMIERES the 20th Century” by Dr. Marvin Dunn, WORLD

with Dr. Dunn serving as an Associate Producer on the documentary. Also involved are other historians in South Florida, including; Arva Parks, Dr. Paul George, Rev. Daniels, Thelma Gibson, Dr. enid Pinkney, and many more. This film is fascinating and will undoubtedly cause viewers to reflect, how could I have lived in South Florida for so long and have not known of these incredible events. From Black Pirates to Bahamian Pioneers and more...this great film involving many of Florida’s most celebrated historians will enlighten you more than any film on this subject.

Producers: Carlton Smith & Michael Williams / Writer: Carlton Smith / Camera: Corey Rittenhouse / editor: Michael Williams / Music: Michael Williams / Featuring: Dr. Marvin Dunn, Arva Parks, Dr. Paul George, Rev. Daniels, Thelma Gibson, Dr. enid Pinkney among others / Contact: Carlton Smith THe DIReCToRS: Carl Smith began in radio broadcasting as on air personality in Lexington, KY. He took jobs in Austin, TX, nashville and Florida. In nashville he began working in film production and a career in production specializing in Country music-videos. He produced for such acts as: Charlie Daniels, Aarron Tippin, Garth Brooks, Jo Dee Messina. In 2002, he was nominated for Video Producer of the year by the Academy of Country Music Awards. He began his journalistic interests at Indiana’s news Center, for ABC and nBC in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He eventually landed a job as a reporter with the Sun Sentinel’s short-lived morning show on WSFL. After that, he began Producing and Directing for the national TV show called Designing Spaces, Produced by o2 Media, Inc. where he still works full time. Michael Williams was born in Miami and his parents are Jamaican. After high school Michael has a Bachelor in Media Arts and Animation. He began as a producer in the music video industry with Salaam Remi, shooting producing and editing a majority of Salaams artists. Michael has since worked on everything in video production from educational programs to infomercials.

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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE WoRLD CIneMA WORLD PREMIERE DoCUMenTARY UNITED STATES PREMIERE FLORIDA PREMIERE Fredrik Stanton /WINNERS egypt / 2012 / 85 min / english & Arabic w/english sub-titles FESTIVAL In January 2011, millions of egyptians took to the streets in a spontaneous eruption against NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE thirty years of oppression under the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Communicating via Facebook WORLD PREMIERES and Twitter, the largely peaceful protesters braved tear gas, beatings, and live bullets in the hope of facing down security forces and overthrowing the government. over eight hundred lost their lives, and several thousand were arrested and tortured by security forces. Produced by an Academy Award-winning team including the executive Producer of TAXI To THe DARK SIDe and the editor of InSIDe JoB, UPRISInG tells the story of the egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Featuring major figures including four nobel Peace Prize nominees, several egyptian presidential candidates, the former foreign ministers of egypt and Jordan and former US Ambassadors and White House officials, along with never before seen footage, UPRISInG provides the authoritative behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation.

Written by: Fredrik Stanton / Produced by: Alexander Davidis, Samer ezeldin, Fredrik Stanton / Director of Photography: Samer ezeldin / Cameras: Rachel Anderson, Inigo Gilmore, Mostafa Alrefaee, Ahmed Medhaf, Issa Alhadidy, Magdy Kamel, Maged Altweel, Ahmed Darweesh, Ahmed Abd elFatah, Andrew Bossone, Wail Gzoly, oussama Hijji / edited by: William James Hamilton / Audio Finish: Tom Gambale / Archive Sourcing Associate Producers: eli Andrews, Michael Downey / Music: Robert Babicz, Beatsuite Khaled Dajani, Ramy essam, erwin Steijlen / Contact: Fredrick Stanton THe DIReCToR: Fredrik Stanton is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. He has appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal and Voice of America, and his writing has been published in the Washington,, Politico, the Boston Herald and the United nations Association’s A Global Agenda. Mr. Stanton is the former president and publisher of the Columbia Daily Spectator. He has served as an election monitor in Armenia, Republic of Georgia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Azerbaijan. Mr. Stanton received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University.


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TonI & RoSI

WoRLD CIneMA SOUTHEAST PREMIERE DoCUMenTARY EAST COAST PREMIERE WORLD PREMIERE Todd Murray & Will Wyatt / UK / 2012 /58 min / english UNITED STATES PREMIERE Toni and Rosi Grunschlag were Viennese piano prodigies FLORIDA PREMIEREdestined for europe’s esteem until the nazi occupation of FESTIVAL WINNERS Austria shattered their world and irrevocably changed their destiny. Left to fend for themselves in a hostile Austria, NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE they were forced to flee their native land and begin new WORLD PREMIERESlives far away from all that they loved. Toni and Rosi turned to what they could trust: their music and each other.

Interviewed over a span of twenty years, The Grunschlag Sisters share the struggles they faced throughout a German-occupied Austria, 'Kristallnacht,' the dramatic escape to england months later, and their eventual rise to stardom as a piano duo in venues throughout new York and the world. Ultimately, Toni and Rosi share moments from their final concert together. In their eighties, they returned to perform for thousands in Vienna, the city they were forced to flee 67 years earlier. TonI AnD RoSI documents two lives saved by music and lived through music. Their story has a resonance for today and for all time. Rosi Grunschlag in an address to a group of young Austrians: “It was always the Jew that was blamed, persecuted when there was an epidemic, a bad harvest... But tomorrow it might be the Catholics, the next day the Protestants. If you have a talent, work on it, because when you have to run for your life, you leave everything behind. You just take yourself, if you are lucky. But your education is yours to keep. It is your transportable asset...” Producers: Todd Murray, Will Wyatt / narrated by: Will Wyatt / Cinematography: Luke Holland, John Kirby, Todd Murray, Andrij Parekh, Vanja Cernjul, Christophe Brunner, Claudia Sills / Film editor: Jamie Hay / Featuring: Toni Grunschlag, Rosi Grunschlag / Contact: MercuryMedia International Ltd, THe DIReCToRS: Todd Murray began his career as a singer after graduating from Susquehanna University. Since then, he has performed with the Broadway Tour of “The Secret Garden,” opened his own bakery, and recorded and produced two award winning CDs. He has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, new York City’s Town Hall, and Feinstein’s at The Regency Hotel. Presently, he tours America with his show, “CRoon.” Will Wyatt CBe, worked as journalist, producer and executive at the BBC, where he was Head of Documentaries and Features, Managing Director Television, and Chief executive Broadcast, responsible for the BBC’s UK television, radio and internet, VP of the european Broadcasting Union, President of the Royal Television Society, and was chairman of the University of the Arts London. Will is currently chairman of Racecourse Media Group, a director of Vitec Group plc. and chairman of the Teaching Awards Trust.

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Richard Bloom / USA / 2012 / 58 min / english & French, German Flemish UNITED STATES PREMIERE Dutch w/english sub-titles

FLORIDA During the Shoah, the nazis, in their PREMIERE quest for the final solution of the Jewish question, utilized thousands of trains from Germany and the occupied counFESTIVAL WINNERS tries to transport 3,000,000 Jews to the concentration and death camps. NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE

This is the true storyWORLD of one of thePREMIERES most audacious and heroic rescue attempts, which occurred on April 19, 1943, the first night of Passover, at the same time that the Warsaw Ghetto uprising began. on that night, Transport XX departed Mechelen, Belgium at 10 p.m. with 1631, Jewish men, women and children for Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Half an hour later, it was stopped by three young Belgians armed with only 1 pistol, pliers and a hurricane lamp. The only documented attack on a death train during the Shoah. What happened leading up to, during and after this audacious rescue attempt are featured with archival footage and survivor interviews. Producer-Writer-editor: Richard Bloom / Contact: SPECIAL GUESTS: RICHARD BLOOM, KAREN LYNNE BLOOM THe DIReCToR: Richard Bloom grew up in Boston and holds B.A. and M.ed degrees. Professionally, he is a self-employed Financial Consultant in the insurance industry and the author of four Financial education books. He has lived and worked in Israel and has made four documentaries about the Holocaust. His films have been seen worldwide and are available for visitors to the Visual Center at Yad Vashem. He is married, has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. For the last 15 years, he and his wife, Karen have been residents of Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE WORLD PREMIERE Timothy L. Anderson / USA / 2012 / UNITED STATES PREMIERE 89 min / english FLORIDA PREMIERE Welcome to the monotonous, oppresFESTIVAL WINNERS sive modern American byproduct of NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE suburban sprawl: the urban strip mall. native to this environment and prodWORLD PREMIERES


ucts of outdated pop culture are Rob and Manny, the unsuccessful, unrefined and uncouth sales force behind Affordable Mattress. When new employee Isabelle is hired in hopes of improving dismal sales, some things do change and after recruiting fellow strip mall burnout Martin, she’s got everyone working together to split a common goal – 200,000 dollars.

ok, this film is not your average walk in the park. Its a slow, simmering comedy that boils to a great cauldron of dark comedy fun. Its a riot in a most unconventional fashion – with not so leading men in the leading roles – not so glamorous locations – and not so typical dialog delivered in atypical cadence. Definitely a vacation from ordinary film! Producer: Timothy L. Anderson / Screenplay: Timothy L. Anderson / Cinematography: Cameron White / editor: Timothy L. Anderson / Principal Cast: Mark Greenfield, Coolio, Rocío Verdejo, C. Clayton Blackwell / Contact:

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THe DIReCToR: Tim is originally from Denver, Colorado and studied film and languages at the University of nevada – Las Vegas and new York University. In addition to roots in stand-up and sketch comedy, he has also enjoyed the great privilege to study directing, theater, and performance at both American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California and the historic St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition to film, Tim has translated literature, loves to travel, and enjoys music, political theory, history, tutoring, sports, and romance languages among other things. Two Hundred Thousand Dirty is his first feature-length film.




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Patrick Barry / USA / 20012 / 85 min / english



Jesse Sorensen had it all - a lucrative skateboarding contract, girls, fame and an extravagant lifestyle. now ten years later, past his prime and his usefulness in this youth-driven culture, Jesse is dropped by his skate team. Broke, he moves in with his elderly grandmother only to discover his 17-year old niece, Samantha, crashing there as well. She is following the same slippery slope Jesse once paved, with the hottest new skater in town. Jesse must confront what he has spent his entire career avoiding - responsibility - and figure out his future once and for all. Producers: Antonio Sarte, Kirsten Walsh / Co-Producers: Kat Attaway & Mark Rivera / Associate Producers: Michael Stevenson, D.M. Rayton, Tim Wood / Screenplay: Patrick Barry & Jesse Gay / Cinematography: P. Barry / editor: Antonio Sarte / original Score: nathan Matthew Davidson / Art Director: Peter A.D. Stahl / Production Designers: Kat Attaway & Cheryl Mitcham / Principal Cast: Jesse Gay, erin nicole Cline, James nguyen, Corsica Wilson, Bryan Carson, ellen Gall, Laura Morey / Contact:

THe DIReCToR: Patrick Barry is a Florida-based independent filmmaker. After making short films for the better part of a decade, Barry's short "Haberdash" was picked up for television distribution by Movieola, Canada's short film channel, after a viewing at the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2008. The following year, "VeeR!" was one of only seven short films from north America selected to hold its World Premiere at the Gen Art Film Festival in new York City, and the only film (short or feature) not from LA or nYC. Upon returning home, Barry and co-writer Jesse Gay began adapting “VeeR!” into a feature-length script. Shooting on the feature began in 2010 using an all-Florida cast and crew. His next project is a film adaptation of Al Letson's stage play "Summer in Sanctuary."


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WALLY’S MISSIon on MARS Lisa Mills / USA / 2011 / 82 min / english A retired rocket scientist who worked on the Apollo engineering team now believes that sending humans to Mars is not a very good idea. Follow Wally nelson to Kennedy Space Center and Washington, DC, as he tries to convince astronauts, space administrators and politicians that spending money on solutions to world peace is a much better idea. This film traces the history of the Apollo program through nelson's point of view and is one of the first films released about the end of the Space Shuttle era. WALLY’S MISSIon is on the surface, quite fun and engaging. However, this rocket scientist seems to have his head screwed on right when you sit back and listen to his very compelling arguments...the question isn’t really whether he is right or wrong, but rather the decision making process that governs billions of dollars and the risk of life for our astronaut team. Producer & Writer: Lisa Mills with Walter C. nelson / Featuring: John Fabian, Space Shuttle Astronaut (Ret.), edgar Mitchell , Apollo Astronaut (Ret.), Prof. Robert G. Chilton, nASA Space Task Group (Ret.), Prof. Jane oitzinger, University of Wisconsin, Dr. Mike Griffin , Chief nASA Administrator (2005-2009), William e. Stoney, Jr. , nASA (Ret.), James & Lou Hall, nASA (Ret.), Karen Whitley, nASA Habitat engineer, U.S. Sen. Bill nelson, (D) Florida, Gene Kranz, Flight engineer, Apollo 13, Allan needel, national Air and Space Museum, norm Augustine, Chair, Review of US Human Space Flight Plans / Additional editing: Timothy George Brown / Postproduction supervisor: Benjamin Jaffe / Principal Photography: Lisa Mills / Additional Photography: Timothy George Brown, Jennifer Campbell, Angela Friedrich, Benjamin Jaffe, Ches McLeggan, Benjamin Michel, Jonathan Perez, erika Rydell, Aleksey Siman / original Music: Schyler orr, Craig Roberts / Story Consultants: Brad Barber, Timothy G. Brown, Rachelle and Tom Cappellini, Randy Finch, Brigitte and Aaron Hose, Dorothy nelson, Lisa and Patrick Peterson, Chris and Kate Ramsey, Stephen Schlow, evan Shirley, nina Streich, Dr. Stella Sung / Contact: Lisa Mills

THe DIReCToR: “ I make documentaries. Late last year I completed my second feature documentary: The Young Composers Challenge. This film features five teenagers (among 45 total) who enter a competition to compose a piece of classical music over one summer. The winners have their pieces performed in a free concert by the orlando Philharmonic orchestra. As of nov 2010 the film has screened in six film festivals across the country, won two national awards and one state award. Late this year I completed The Circle Closes and am currently sending it out to music and film festivals. In 2009 I completed my first feature documentary, Dear Mr. Gore: A Somewhat Cinematic Correspondence Awkwardly Tracing A Circular Journey Constructed on a Warming Planet. The film screened in London, Spain, Tampa and orlando. Also in 2009, my short film Peace Corps: JFK's Bold Legacy won the Cultural Achievement Award at the MoFILM Festival in Barcelona.” Lisa Mills



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Kenya / 2011 / 77 min / english + Swahili & Kalenjin w/english sub-titles In the last 30 years Kenyan athletes have dominated distance running, winning major marathon and track events around the world. It is not the altitude or ideal weather that makes this place so unique, but rather the runners' optimism that anything is possible through dedication and hard work. The world has seen the results that Kenya has produced, but very few people have heard these athletes’ stories while on the road to greatness. Where Dreams Don't Fade goes beyond the world records to show the real lives of three Kenyans with different running backgrounds. each of these athletes has their own challenges, but share a common dream: to become the best runners in the world. Despite high poverty and few job opportunities running remains more than 'a way out.' encouragement is everywhere, even though only a select few reach the world stage each year. This film chronicles what happens when individuals pursue their goals with dedication and passion in a culture that believes in dreams. Producers, Camera & editors: Alex nichols, Martin Mudry / Principal Cast: Alexander Mneria, Virginia Rono, Robert Kigen / Contact: Martin Mudry, THe Co-DIReCToRS: Alex nichols and Martin Mudry met on the Colorado College cross country team. Alex, originally from Minneapolis Minnesota, studied english with a focus on film. He graduated in 2008 and directed the documentary Indulgence on ultra marathoner Anton Krupicka. Martin, of Cleveland ohio, traveled to Kenya in the summer of 2007 to train and immerse himself with a group of professional runners. After graduating from Macalester College in 2009, Martin worked on films in Hollywood before collaborating with Alex to produce and direct Where Dreams Don’t Fade.

JoURneY To PLAneT X Miles Kane & Josh Koury / USA / 2012 / 78 min / english By day, eric Swain and Troy Bernier are just a couple of mild-mannered, nerdy Florida scientists, but after hours their real passion comes alive in the form of the fantastical and sometimes inadvertently hilarious science fiction films the two lovingly craft with only the help of an enthusiastic amateur cast, a basement greenscreen, and some inspired lo-fi effects. While eric views their efforts as a fun hobby, Troy believes the films could lead to the big time, and so with very different agendas the two undertake their most ambitious project yet, an epic short known simply as Planet X. Sun, Nov 11, 9pm Cinema Paradiso 112

oPen ReeL nIGHT Produced by Kevin Bosch Cinema Paradiso invites local filmmakers as well as amateurs to submit their videos for open Reel night (oRn). The audience selects their favorite film at each screening of oRn.

The screenings on nov 11th will be: The Hit, by Jerald Fine • Condo Commando by Inger Garcia • Graffiti Island by Andrew Garcia • The Canvas -by noah Jones • Chasing Ghosts By Gabriel Kipling Tyner Sun, Nov 11, 7:30pm Cinema Paradiso



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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Mary Liz Thomson / USA / 2012 / 93 min / english EAST COAST PREMIERE A news anchor reports while graphic news coverWORLD PREMIERE age of a terrorist car bomb attack in 1990 in oakUNITED STATES PREMIERE land, CA, is shown. Two earth First! activists are immediatelyFLORIDA blamed by thePREMIERE FBI for bombing themselves. We learn that the victim/suspects Judi Bari FESTIVAL WINNERS and Darryl Cherney have later sued the FBI and NORTH oakland Police and thatAMERICA Judi Bari is nowPREMIERE dying of cancer before her case goes to trial. Weak WORLD PREMIERESthough defiant, she gives her deposition, on camera, just a month before she dies.

This action-packed journey unfolds in the order Judi testified, questioned by civil rights attorney, Dennis Cunningham. The archival footage brings the story to life, driven by music from the earth First! movement. Judi Bari, an eloquent, brash orator with a union background, grows into a powerful environmental leader. Story threads and character arcs intertwine: the lawsuit against the FBI, the complex history of earth First!, the loggers, the controversy of tree spiking, the political/romantic partnership of Judi and Darryl, and the fate of the ancient redwoods. early 1980's earth First! footage conveys the thinking of the founders, such as Dave Foreman and writer edward Abbey. Deep ecology and civil disobedience are depicted in action. As Judi scores victories, tensions grow into violence. As Judi and Darryl successfully organize for the Cahto Wilderness, Headwaters Forest, and Redwood Summer which bring thousands to the area, they experience the chilling fear of death threats and ultimately the government's convoluted reasoning to accuse them of the crimes committed against them. Producer: Darryl Cherney / executive Producer: elyse Katz & Shelia Laffey / Co-Producer: Bill & Laurie Benenson / Camera: Mike Gray / editor: Mary Liz Thomson / Featuring: Judi Bari, Dennis Cunningham, Darryl Cherney / Contact: Hokey Pokey Productions SPECIAL GUEST: DARRYL CHERNEY

THe DIReCToR: Mary Liz Thomson has a long history of involvement in politics, journalism, and the film industry starting out as an award winning documentary maker. In1990, she co-produced and directed Redwood Summer: Where the 90s Begin, which aired nationally on PBS. She documented the war zones in Central America, worked for CBS 60 Minutes, shot footage for the Academy Award winning doc, Panama Deception, and directed a documentary, Flashpoint, about the alternative music scene in San Francisco, winning a “new American Makers� Best of the Year Award, and A Local Hero Artist Award. Thomson participated in Redwood Summer and has known Darryl Cherney for twenty years. In 1999 Mary Liz moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, where she has worked on both indie and studio films, and blogged about environmental and political issues for the Huffington Post. She has also worked the last five years as an editor and Post /VFX Producer, overseeing the finishing of high budget music videos and commercials, i.e. Jamie Foxx and Velvet Underground, working on I am Legend and Spiderman 3, and Post Supervising a 7 part series on environmental issues for Link TV/Sundance Ch, The Sierra Club Chronicles, and the ITVS doc Tales of The Waria.t


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SOUTHEAST PREMIERE EAST COAST PREMIERE nisha Pahuja CanadaWORLD / 2012 / 91PREMIERE min / english and Hindi, Marathi & Gujarati w/english sub-titles UNITED STATES PREMIERE In the FLORIDA lobby of a modest Bombay hotel, 20 PREMIERE young women from across India arrive for an inFESTIVAL WINNERS tense, month-long beauty boot camp. They are NORTH AMERICA the hand-picked contestants for the PREMIERE Miss India pageant, the ultimate glamour event in a country WORLD PREMIERES that has gone mad for beauty contests. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and, for some girls, freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society.

But as the popularity of pageants has exploded, so have the controversies surrounding them. Through dramatic verite action and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, THe WoRLD BeFoRe HeR sweeps back the curtain to reveal the intimate stories of young women determined to win the crown and the forces that oppose them. Hindu fundamentalists view pageants and their “international” beauty standards as immoral and a symbol of the rapid Westernization of India; protests are common. Yet amid pageant dazzle and heated rhetoric, filmmaker nisha Pahuja ensures the faces and voices of India’s young women remain front stage centre. As the contestants move through beauty boot camp, Pahuja travels to another corner of India to visit an annual camp for young girls run by the Durgha Vahini, the women’s wing of the militant fundamentalist movement. Through lectures and physical combat training, the girls learn what it means to be good Hindu women and how to fight against Islam, Christianity and Western influences by any means necessary. The Indian government says these camps promote terrorism and is trying to ban them. Until now, they have never been filmed. Writer: nisha Pahuja / Producers: nisha Pahuja, ed Barreveld, Cornelia Principe / Director of Photography: Mrinal Desai, Derek Rogers / editor: David Kazala / Music: Ken Myhr / Contact: Storyline entertainment,

THe DIReCToR: nisha started off as a researcher for some of Canada’s brightest documentary talents and learned filmmaking under their mentorship. She co-wrote and directed Diamond Road, a three part series on the global diamond trade for ZDF/Arte, TVo, Discovery Times and History Television. Shot all over the world, Diamond Road received the 2008 Gemini award for best documentary series. The feature version of Diamond Road premiered at IDFA in 2007 as part of the prestigious oXFAM-novib evenings. Pahuja’s Bollywood Bound, about a quartet of Indo-Canadians who travel to India to make it big in Bollywood, screened at numerous film festivals and was widely telecast around the world. It was the closing night film at Hot Docs 2001 and was nominated for a Gemini in 2002. The World Before Her is her third film.


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oded Binnum & Mihal Brezis Israel / 2012 / 39:50 min / english & Hebrew w/english sub-titles Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly confuses her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong. This film is an enchanting treasure!

Producers: Pablo Mehler, Yael Abecassis, Hillel Roseman / Screenplay: Mihal Brezis, oded Binnun, Tom Shoval / Cinematography: oded Binnun / editor: Dov Steuer / Principal Cast: Sarah Adler, Ulrich Thomsen / Contact: Cassis Films


Gabriel Ash /Switzerland / 2012 / 5 min / no Dialog

one sunny day, 80 years ago or yesterday, a man takes a break. Unfortunately, that isn't as easy as it sounds, even in a silent film. Producers: Gabriel Ash, Marian Banovski / Screenplay: Gabriel Ash / Cinematography: Marian Banovski, Yann Toderi / editor: Gabriel Ash / Musical Score: Harald Rutar / Principal Cast: olivier Lafrance, Alexandre Martin, Pierre Perrotton / Contact: Gabriel Ash,

one MoRe DAY In HonG KonG Brian Cavalaro / Hong Kong / 2012 / 32 min / english

A young man on a layover and a young woman studying abroad have a chance encounter in Hong Kong. At first eager to leave the city and then resolved to stay another day, they embark on several impromptu adventures. Producers: Brian Cavallaro, Mary J. Safar / Screenplay: Brian Cavallaro / Cinematography: Brian Cavallaro / Principal Cast: edward DeRuiter, Stephanie Fodor / Contact: Brian Cavallaro

FRee • MeeT THe FILMMAKeRS • FRee Free FAU Outdoor Movie Night, Fri, Nov 2, 8pm FAU Tower, 111 East Las Olas Blvd, Board of Trustees Rm 1110 AB The sessions are moderated by Florida State University-School of Mo- FAU Tower, 111 East Las Olas Blvd, Board of Trustees Rm 1110 AB tion Picture Arts Professor, Paul Cohen and are free. THE PRINCESS BRIDE Paul Cohen is an independent motion picture exRob Reiner / USA / 1987 / 98 min ecutive who has created a number of successful A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill distribution and production companies including grandson and reads him a story. The story Analysis Films, Masada Productions, Moonbeam is one that has been passed down from faProductions, and Aries Films. He has acquired and ther to son for generations. As the grandfamarketed a wide range of successful films often recther reads the story, the action comes alive. ognized as cinematic gems and contemporary clasThe story is a classic tale of love and adsics. These include Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant, venture as the beautiful Buttercup, enstarring Harvey Keitel, Mephisto, the 1981 Acadgaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, emy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is kidnapped and held against her will in My Brilliant Career directed by first-timer Gillian order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her Armstrong and starring Judy Davis and Sam neill, The Chosen starring childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Maximilian Schell, and Luchino Visconti’s The Innocent. Pirate Roberts) to save her. on the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman Bios on the filmmakers can be found on the pages noted below. and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley's Mon, Oct 22 companions in his quest. 1pm Paul Cohen: Distribution (p115) 2pm Lucy Mulloy & Yunior Santiago: UnA noCHe (p45) Bring your beach chair and place it on the plaza outside the 2:30 Gary King & Christina Rose: HoW Do YoU FAU Tower on Las Olas. Its free! WRITe A Joe SCHeRMAnn SonG (p40) Tues, Oct 23

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Michael Langan USA / 2011 / 13 min / no Dialogue

A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike 'pas de trente-deux. Producers & editors: Michael Langan, Terah Maher / Cinematographer: Michael Langan / Choreographer: Terah Maher / Cast: Terah Maher / Contact: Michael Langan,

CReSCenDo Alonso Alvarez Barreda Mexico / 2012 / 13 min / German w/english sub-titles In 18th century Holy roman empire, a series of events will turn an ordinary day in to an extraordinary experience for a woman who's life will never be the same. Producer: Alejandro Monteverde / Screenplay: Alonso Alvarez Barreda / Director of Photography: Tom Campbell / editor: Jake Dempsey, Pepe Portillo / Music: Roberto Murguia / Sound: Rene Colorado / Cast: Montserrat espadale, Patrick nuo, Frank Arend, Anita Beck, Ali Landry / Contact: Wama Films,,

eLLA Spain / 2011 / 19 min / english + Spanish & Catalan w/english sub-titles In Palma de Mallorca, through 5 year old kid innocence, and common life coincidences, an Afro-American homeless remember his life going back 45 years in new York. Happiness rediscovered.. Writer, Character Design, Storyboard & Leica Reel: Juan Montes de oca / Tech Director: Josep Hernández Martínez / Set Design: Jaime Juan Soteras Rubio, Laia Guerrero Bosch / Modeling Supervisor: Sergio Camacho Luna / Rigging Supervisor: Alvaro Casares Astigarraga / Lighting & Render Supervisor: Josep Hernández Martínez / Sound editor: Rubén Pérez / Music Adaptation: Rubén Pérez, Damián Tejedor, Carlos Tejedor / Contact:


Rami Alayan Palestine / 2011 / 25 min / Arabic w/english Sub-Titles Mariam is instructed by her doctor to sunbathe in order to reverse the vitamin D deficiency that is causing her a bone illness. But with nosy neighbors, an overbearing sister-in-law and Israeli surveillance planes, private moments under the sun are precious and rare.


Producers: Muayad Alayan, Rami Alayan / Screenplay: Rami Alayan / Cinematography: Muayad Alayan / editor: Rami Alayan, Angela Reginato / original Music: Frank Gelat / Sound: Laila Higazi, Tariq elayyan, Dan olmsted / Cast: Shaden Saleem, Abeer el Masou, Mohammad Awwad, nicolas Jarad, Therese Saba, odeh Salameh / Contact: Rami Alayan,

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Mark Korven / Canada / 2012 / 14 min / english

noah revisits his last five days and the story of his transformation from comic store clerk to graphic novel casualty is revealed. eventually we arrive at Mon, the day that set everything in motion. Producers & Writers: Tony Duggan-Smith & Mark Korven / Cinematography: Gregory Bennett / editor: Mark Korven / Cast: Adam Christie, Kevin Breit, Tiffany Browne / Contact:

LIGHTnInG MAn Sam Kretchmar / USA / 2012 / 9 min / english Allen Glukowski has a gift, and it's electrifying. Producer: Michael Angelo Covino / Writer: Michael Angelo Covino & Sam Kretchmar / Cinematography: Sam Kretchmar / editor: Ida Rodríguez Joglar / Cast: Michael Angelo Covino, Tambor I. Mann, Anthony Cascione, Cheryl Berman / Contact: Misunderstood Films,


Alex Prager / USA / 2012 / 7 min / english

The mysteries of death, depicting a woman experiencing the boundaries of her body and those of this world. La Petite Mort declares that “the act of dying, and the act of transcendent love, are two experiences cut from the same cloth - the former a grand exit, and the latter a slow escape. Writer: Alex Prager / Producers: Jeff Vespa, Rachel north / Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, ASC / editor: David Mortiz / Principal Cast: Judith Godreche / narration: Gary oldman / Contact: Bailey Reise, (323) 273-0559


Joan Chemla

France / 2012 / 16 min / english His thoughts were good as gold. This movie is based on the short story by Alphonse Daudet. Writer: Joan Chemla / Production Coordinator: Louise Ginnies / Contact:


Ryan Denmark / USA / 2011 / 11 min / english

Kathy is a mature, professional woman who still sleeps with her cuddly teddy bear Vincent. one night, when a burglar invades, Kathy's home comes alive with magical surprises. To his horror, the intruder learns that not everything is as it seem. Producers: David C. Valdez, Joshua Sallach / Screenplay: Jason Witter & Ryan Denmark / Cinematography: James Kwan / editor: Cyndi Trissel / Cast: Vanessa Claire Stewart, Jason Witter, Brian Lucero, Merritt Glover / Creature Creation & Puppeteer: Andy Linderkamp / Contact: Ryan Denmark, Third Star Films,


Victoria naumova / UK / 2012 / 9 min/ english

A London street, late at night. Matthew and Sara wander arm-in-arm along the neon-lit pavement. They're laughing, happy and maybe a little drunk. She stumbles, but he supports her, ever the gentleman. Writer: Lisa Gifford / Producer: elisar Cabrera / Camera: Dankuro Shinma / editor: Jason Rayment / Asst Director: esther Vinana / Production Mgr: Diogo Salvini Costa / Cast: Peter Halpin, Joey Lowe, Lisa Gifford / Contact: elisar Cabrera 117

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Anna Mastro USA / 2012 / 19 min / english A classic love story with a musical twist, a brief moment in the lives of a young couple on the verge of either moving forward or breaking up. Producers: Betsy Bagg, Josh Goldstein / Writer: neil LaBute / Cinematography: Ramsey nickell / editor: Kristin McCasey / Music: Teddy Geiger / Cast: Cassie Scerbo, Kyle Riabko / Contact: Anna Mastro,


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USA / 2012 / 8 min / english A chance meeting at a coffee shop led Rob and Beth to a lavish dinner date. Rob has all the qualities Beth been looking for in a man, smart, funny, handsome, a gentleman. everything couldn't be more perfect! And then ... Producers: narmar Hanna, Ricky Lloyd George / Screenplay: narmar Hanna / Cinematography: Matthias Schubert / Cast: narmar Hanna, Jared Ward, nathan Moore / Contact: narmar Hanna,


Brian James Crewe USA / 2012 / 23 min / english David goes on a date with Hannah, a young woman, who isn't quite what she seems. Producer: Hugh Aodh o'Brien / Screenplay: Marion Kerr / Cinematography: George Feucht / editor: Brian James Crewe / Cast: Marion Kerr, Andre Hall / Contact: Brian James Crewe,

SUBMeRGeD Leslie Langee / USA / 2012 / 9 min / english Jenny, sneaks out in hopes of a chance encounter with her life long crush, but he doesn't recognize her from when they were children, or connect their shared tragedy. Producer: Jessica Bradley / Screenplay: Leslie Langee / Cinematography: Richard Whymark / editor: Michael Scannell / Cast: Angela Powers, Victoria Arredondo, Paul Pluyman / Featuring: Schmillion / Contact: We’re Here Productions, Werehereproductions@Gmail.Com

THInGS MY FATHeR neVeR TAUGHT Me Burleigh Smith / Western Australia / 2012 / 7 min / english Melvin gives dating advice to his three-year-old son. He teaches him to dress well, act with confidence and spend time with the right crowd. The results are disastrous. And then... Writer: Burleigh Smith / Producers: Burleigh Smith, Jennah Bannear, Peter McIntosh / Cinematography: Jason Thomas / editor: Ross Farnsworth / Co-Producer: Laetitia Belen : Cast: Burleigh Smith, Aiden Papamihail, Bridie Carter / Contact: 118


Mon, oct 29, 2pm –MP Tues, oct 30, 4pm –MP Fri, nov 2, 5:45 –CP


DIFFeRenT WoRLDS – DIFFeRenT ReALITIeS CHILDRen oF KABUL Jon Bougher & Jawad Wahabzada Afghanistan / 2011 / 25 min / Farsi w/english sub-titles Children of Kabul provides rare access to the war-torn streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, documenting the unfolding tragedy of child labor. Taking you into the lives of four young Afghan children – omid, Sanabar, Yasmina and Fayaz – this film provides first-hand accounts of a generation washing cars, picking garbage, selling food and hammering metal to earn money for their families. Devastated by war and economic difficulties, these children are the breadwinners of their families, creating an uncertain future for a country on the front lines of American foreign policy. executive Producers: Rasheed nazeri, Sonny Koontz / Cinematograher: Jawad Wahabzada, Jon Bougher / Produced by The Documentary Institute of Wake Forest University / Contact: Jon Bougher


natasha novik Russia / 2012 / 26 min / Russian w/english sub-titles A cart is rolling along the endless road with no-one on aboard, with no horse or engine, or even sails...just the wheels turning by themselves. There are different people it rolls by, there are different reactions it leaves behind.

Producer: Vladimir Utin / Screenplay: Andrey Migacyov / Cinematography: Aleksei Kupriyanov, Aleksei Malinkovich / editor: Andrei nazarov / Cast: Sergey Ushkevich, Vitaliy Khaev, Anastasiya Sapozhnikova, Yasha Polyakov, Liliya Razakova, Vyacheslav Chepurchenko, Ruslan Askerov, Sergei Yepishev, Vilma Kutaviciute / Contact: Amber Studio PH, Moscow,

CoMe on DoWn AnD PICK Me UP Jon Bougher & nicholas Corrao / USA / 2011 / 9 min / english Come on Down and Pick Me Up paints the portrait of Fred Kress - a forty-six-year-old man within weeks of dying from terminal liver disease. After receiving the diagnosis, Fred has turned his room into a neon hallucination, covering the walls and ceiling with fluorescent alien masks, mannequin heads, skulls and animal carcasses. In doing so, he is creating his final resting place, decorating the room in which he hopes to pass away. Quick-witted and playful, Fred's work escapes the devastating reality of his disease while raising eternal questions of life, mortality and the true purpose of art. Producer: Jon Bougher / Co-Producer: nicholas Corrao / Cinematography & editor: nicholas Corrao / Produced by The Documentary Institute of Wake Forest University / Contact: nicholas Corrao


Alex Merkin / USA / 2012 / 13 min / english

Long time friends and somewhat surrogate siblings love each other to death, but when suspicions arise at the weekly poker game the situation erupts in an extreme way - because nobody fights like siblings do! exec Producer: Robert Krakovski / Writer: Ben Carlin / Producer: William B. Porter/ Co-producers: Hannah Fierman, Gary Gimelfarb / editors: Teace Snyder, Robert Krakovski / AD: Samantha Santos / DP: Lukasz Pruchnik / Production Designer: Dara Wishingrad / SFX Design: Robert Krakovski / Sound Design & editing: Brendan Baker, Robert Krakovski, William B. Porter / Music Composition: Pedro Laurenz, Jose Maria Contursi, Bernardo Palombo / Cast: Adam Lustick & Craig 'muMs' Grant / Contact: Robert Krakovski


SHoWTIMeS Sat, nov 3, 6pm –CP Thurs, nov 1, 4pm –MP



Albert M. Chan

USA / 2012 / 20 min / english An interracial gay couple adopting a newborn baby meets the pregnant Asian birthmother and receives a surprise that threatens their relationship. Producers: Aaron Howland, Albert M. Chan, Richard Possemato, Seth Howland / Screenplay: Albert M. Chan / Cinematography: Andrew nalband / Production Design & editor: Alma Aron Baumwoll / Music: Ryan Leach / Cast: Albert M. Chan, Jason Lane Fenton, Mary niederkorn, Kerri Patterson / Contact: Chanal Productions,


Colby Day USA / 2012 / 3 min / english

Two women on a romantic date playfully express their love for one another. The date quickly takes a turn when they become frustrated that words cannot fully express their feelings. Producers: Mia Pinchoff, Anni Weisband, John Gallagher / Screenplay: Mia PInchoff, Anni Weisband / Cinematography: Jordan Parrot / editor: Colby Day / Cast: Mia Pinchoff, Anni Weisband, Ryan o'Callaghan, Jonathan Braylock / Contact: MoneyMaker Duo


Logan Kriete

USA / 2011 / 27 min / english Florida's little-known investigative committee of the State Legislature from 1956-1964. The aim was to root out homosexual teachers and students from state universities and it was successful in either firing or expelling more than 200 suspected gays and lesbians. The film features two victims and one interrogator who have never before spoken publicly about their experiences. It culminates in a 50-year reunion between victim and interrogator. Producers: Logan Kriete & Sylvana Fernandez / Writers: Monica Monticello, Kathryn Paulson & Amy Simpson / Cinematography: Ben Taylor & Alex Wood / editor: Aaron Hose / Contact: Hiltz Squared Media, Inc.,


Dennis nollette

USA / 2011 / 24 min / english Annie and Paul have been best friends for years. A discovery will change both their lives dramatically.. Producer: Dennis nollette / executive Producer David Groff / Screenplay: Dennis nollette, based on "nobody's Child" by David Groff / Cinematography: David newbert / editor: eddie Mikasa / Cast: Faye Viviana, Miles Cooper, Daniel Marks, Jr., Dennis nollette, Walt Schoen / Contact: Bastille Day Productions, 120

SHoWTIMeS Sun, oct 21, 1pm –CP Wed oct 24, 2pm –MP Thurs, oct 25, 1pm –MP



Yanillis Pérez Dominican Republic / 2011 / 14 min / Spanish w/english sub-titles In Santo Domingo, when some are dreaming of pursuing another life in the U.S., Miguel, earns a living selling food on the street, dreams of building his household on his island with his childhood love Laura, who lives under her grandmother's authority Producers: Alain Da la Mata, Yanillys Perez, Hervé Pennequin / Screenplay: Yanillys Perez / Cinematography: Jaime Guerra / editor: Thomas Lavergne / Cast: Juan Luis Padilla, Sonya e. Fernandez, Marquis Leguezamon, Solendy Capellan / Contact: Hervé Pennequin


Paul Young

UK / 2012 / 22 m / english olivia lives through the intimate memories of her past, where she searches for the love of her mother and remembers a timeless promise she once made. A sweet and magical story about transcending loss and finding hope in the darkest of places. Producers: Paul Young, Kaushik Bhattacharya / Writer: Paul Young / Cinematography: Sam Care, Production Designer: Caroline Steiner / editor: Una Gunjak / Sound Designer: Andre Jacquemin / Music: Robert Charles Mann, Brend Trend / Cast: Maya Beresford, Virge Gilchrist, Georgina Bennett, Sharla Smith, Robert Sparks, Lloyd Quinton / Contact: LightKeeper entertainment,


Lisa Ford / USA / 2012 / 7 min / english

A mother reconnects with her inner child during a magical moment at her daughter's violin lesson. Producers: Zack Ford, Gary Ford, Becky Lane / Writer: Lisa Ford / Cinematography: Zack Wilson / editor: Katie Hipp / Cast: Aliya Pauline Iosilevich, Cristin Gallagher, Surinder Sidhu / Contact: Lisa Ford,

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Giovanni Granada Colombia / 2012 / 21 min / Spanish w/english sub-titles What if a 12 year old boy had to devise an Invention to get the attention of his love interest? Monica has made it clear, she wants to be just friends... Writer & Camera: Giovanni Granada / executive Producers: Verónica Jaramillo, Juan Pablo Bedoya / Producers: Giovanni Granada, Doris Martínez / Cast: Pablo Valencia, Diego Concha, Gabriela Ancona / Line Producer: Jorge Babativa / editor: Carlos Aparicio / original Music: Pablo Correa / Sound Design: Milton Gutiérrez / Contact: 121

SHoWTIMeS Wed oct 24, 6:15pm –CP Mon, nov 5, 4pm –MP Tues, nov 6, 2pm –MP



Martin Guigui / USA / 2011 / 18 min / english

A man gets two flat tires in a small California town at 3am. He goes through hell and deals with crazy characters while trying to get his tires fixed. Producers: Troy Kelley, Michael James Salisbury, Steven Gurley / Screenplay: Michael James Salisbury, based on true story / Cinematography: Massimo Zeri / editor: eric Potter / Music: Ched Tolliver / Cast: Michael James Salisbury, Courtney Gaines, J Jesse Harley, nick Stellate, Mario Tejada / Contact: Michael James

InITIATIVe #435,

Shawn Costa / USA / 2010 / 6 min / english

Initiative #435 authorized the creation of cyborgs for use in combat. It was a perfect plan until a cyborg named Abel escaped. It is now up to a detective named Cain to find Abel before it kills again. Producer, Writer, editor: Shawn Costa / Cinematography: Justin Thomas ostensen / Cast: Josh Feinman, Chad Mathews, Joseph Buttler, Timothy Guest / Contact: Shawn Costa,


eric Tozzi

USA / 2012 / 17 min / english Hollis pulls together the surviving crew of an exploded spaceship cargo carrier. The deeper he digs in the moments before his almost certain death, the greater his risk of discovering what matters. Are memories really worth more than dreams? Director: eric Tozzi / Producer: Brett Stimely / Screenplay: Brett Stimely, based upon the short story by Ray Bradbury / Cinematography: Jillian H. Arnold / editor: Sean Lagrange / Music Composer: Alan Derian / Cast: Brett Stimely, nathaniel Freeman, Leonard KellyYoung, Michael Kline / Contact: Quixotic Productions,


nika Belianina Russian Federation / 2012 / 5 min / Russian w/english sub-titles In the beginning there was water. And then there was life. The end is the new beginning.

Producers: nika Belianina, Chris Luckhardt / Screenplay: nika Belianina / Cinematography: Mikhail Petrenko, Jim Kozmik (Underwater) / editor: Shelley Therrien / Cast: emma Boutin, emily Cayuga, Jasenya Senet, Gergana Zabunova, Geza Kovacs / Contact: nika Belianina


(el Amor Paradoja), Ian Allen Lim Puerto Rico / 2012 / 13 min / Spanish w/english sub-titles & english w/Spanish sub-titles

William Campos, is a respected astrophysicist in the 80's but when he loses his wife in a car accident, he collapses into a downward spiral and his obsession to prove his theory regarding time travel consumes him.


Producer: Katia González estevéz / Screenplay & editor: Ian Allen Lim / Cinematography: Pedro Juan Lopez / Cast: Felipe noguera, Lourdes Moran, Sandra Teres, Alfredo de Quesada, Cecilia Arguelles / Contact:

SHoWTIMeS Wed oct 24, 6pm –MP Tues, oct 30, 6:15 –SC Wed oct 31, 2pm –MP


THe PoWeR oF LoVe BRoKen

edward Townsend / USA / 2012 / 6 min / english

A young woman comes face to face with her past in the form of a mysterious stranger. Producer, Writer & Music: Carlos I. Cuevas / Cinematographer & editor: edward Townsend / Cast: erika Monet, Jimmy Drain / Sound Design: Carl Hefley, Wayne Murray / Title Design: Martin Delgado / Contact: Carlos I. Cuevas,

CHeCKPoST aneel ahmad Pakistan – UK / 2012 / 17 min / english & Pakistani w/english sub-titles on a remote highway in Pakistan, the roadside reverberates with the sound of a gunshot. A film crew hits the ground. Scrambling to their feet they dust off their western attire and notice one member of their troupe remains on the roadside, unconscious. elsewhere, a simple truck driver makes his way across Pakistan driving a routine delivery until he is stopped. Across the oceans in the UK, a screen starlet wakes up to an army of photographers outside her home. Producer: aneel ahmad / BBC north West Tonight / UK Associate Producer: Mohammad nadeem / Production Mgrs: Danny Lomax, Jemshaid Ashraf / Production Asst: Mohammed Hussein/ With: Jemima Khan, Gordon Burns, Talat Farooq Awan, Phil G William / PRC Digital Media (USA Jacksonville FL, Fort Lauderdale FL) / USA Asso Producers: Jeanne Johann, Kel Thompson / Production Manager: Ray Hays / Cast: John Rice, David B Camp, Kavita Channe, Ibrahim Khan, Abbas Khan Shahid elahi, Abdul Rauf Assistant: Rizwhan Mehboob, Bashir Ghani, Mohammad Imran, Sadiq Ansari, Sharmeen obaid-Chinoy, Husain Qaizar, Khizra Munir, Kat Mua Whittaker, Andrew Munro / Story by: aneel ahmad / Screenwriter: Raees Mahmood Khan / Music Composed by: nainita Desai opening track: James Longley / executive Producers: Dr naseer Baig, Jaleel Ahmad / Principal Cast: elisabeth Shahlavi, Mohammad Haroon, Ibrahim Khan, Abbas Khan / Contact:


Joey Grossfield / USA / 2012 / 9 min / english

Three girls sunbathing on a hot rooftop get more than they bargained for when one of them calls an ex-boyfriend. Starring adult film star Stoya, in what may be her first comedy. Producer/Writer/editor: Joey Grossfield / Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke / Cast: Stoya, Athena Currey, Trilby Doone Hamner, Louis Cancelmi / Contact: Kaleidoscope Films,

HoW CoULD I noT SAY GooDBYe Ana Amortegui USA / 2011 / 10 min / english A hurtful visual poem dedicated to the lost love of a broken heart woman, who looks back at the memories and beautiful moments with her lover. Producers & Camera: Federico Verardi, Ana M. Amortegui, Mica Rausch / Screenplay: Ana M. Amortegui / Cinematography: Federico Verardi, Ana M. Amortegui / editor: Federico Verardi / Principal Cast: ellory nestle, Gary Cairns II / Contact: Ana M Amortegui

I LoVe YoU John Gallagher / USA / 2011 / 6 min / english Amore’, je t’aime, I love you... Producers: Ryan o’Callaghan, Sibyl Santiago/ Screenplay: John Gallagher / Cinematography & editor: Justin Ho / Principal Cast: Ryan o’Callaghan, Christina Broccolini, Christina Gooding, Stefano Da Fre, James Gilmartin / Contact: 305 Media Group


navid nikkhah Azad Iran / 2012 / 21 min / Farsi w/english sub-titles

The life of Simin , a teacher, is turned upside down when nasibeh, resurfaces. A decisive choice will change the lives of three people. Producer: navid nikkhah Azad / Writer: Vahid nikkhah Azad / Camera: Ali Ghorbankhani / editor: navid nikkhah Azad / Cast: negar nikkhah Azad, Raya nasiri / Contact: 123


Sat, oct 27, 8pm –CP Tues, oct 30, 2pm –MP Wed oct 31, 4pm –MP



Joe Pisciotta USA / 2012 / 9 min / english Falsely accused former high school football star has dreams put on hold. Writer: Joe Pisciotta / Production Company: madridSTReeTfilms / Music by: Self Defense, Frank nora & Moby / Cast: Bertrand e. Boyd II, Lisagaye Tomlinson, Regina Gonzalez, Louis Scarano and Michael Pavlov / Contact:

THe oCCUPATIon oF MIAMI Jonathan Delgado & Michael Glier / USA / 2012 / 14 min / english The occupation of Miami is a documentary short about a group of protesters that called Miami's Government Center home for over three months. Following the protest of occupy Wall Street, a group of South Floridians decided to bring the protest to Miami to voice their opinions about numerous issues that are plaguing our society in America. Produced By: Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale / Camera: Jonathan Delgado, Michael Glier, Chris Davidson / Post-Production: Michael Glier / Featuring: Isis Miller / Contact: Michael Glier

THe DUCKS Rick Santese USA / 2012 / 6min / english A jogger is stalked by a gang of ducks. Producers; Shar Fromoff, Jason Martin, Rick Santese / Screenplay; Jason Martin, Rick Santese co-writer / Cinematography; Rick Santese / editors; Rick Santese, Jason Martin / Principal Cast; Jason Martin, Jonathan Whittaker / Contact AnI (Artists network International)

SCAR Marc Durso / USA / 2012 / 17 min / english 'A new heart should mean a new beginning. For Megan is it the beginning of the end?' a Beaumont Films production in association with Indelible Works / executive Producer: Jaime A. Figarola/ Producer: Cristina Figarola / Co-producer: Gisselle Legere / Screenplay: Gisselle Legere / Cinematography: Ralf Gonzalez / editor: Digital Flamingo / Principal Cast: Cristina Figarola / Supporting Cast: elizabeth Lazo, eric Aragon / Contact: Beaumont Films, Inc.

LA PAGeAnT DIVA Franco Parrente / USA / 2012 / 14 min / english & Spanish w/english sub-titles Valeria Consuelo Montenegro Martinez de la Paz is the undisputed beauty queen maker north of Havana, or so she believes. With the help of her devoted sidekick Valentino, the torture and torment her hopeful disciples endure is just a glimpse as to how far she will go to relive the memory of holding that crown up high.


Producers: Franco Parente, Jonathan David Kane / Screenplay: Franco Parente / Cinematography: Antal Steinbach / editor: David navarro / Principal Cast: elika Crespo, Giovanni Profera, Ashley Armenteros, Meghan Perkins, Kathryn Lee, Joe Kimble, Valeria orsini / Contact: Franco Parente


Sat, nov 3, 7:45 –CP Wed, nov 7, 2pm –MP Thurs, nov 8, 4pm –MP



Matt ornstein USA / 2011 / 19 min / english A young couple meet on the day before the final space shuttle launch in the town that lives in its shadow. Producer: Steph Scire / Screenplay: Matt ornstein / Cinematography: Lukas ettlin / editor: Austyn Daines / Principal Cast: Jason Ritter, Kate Frenchl / Contact: Sound & Vision,

BAD InTenTIonS Clint Mouriño USA / 2011 / 5 min / english Working on a new song, Ken decides to clear his mind with a drink. His night ends much differently than he had imagined. Producer: Clint Mouriño / Screenplay: Clint Mouriño, based on "Bad Intentions" by Ken Apperson / Cinematography: Tay or Girard / editor: John Jones / Cast: Ken Apperson, estelle Skogstad-Kurk, Will Bermudez / Contact: Sharp edge entertainment,

CAPTIVe Andy Painter USA / 2012 / 22 min / english A man on the run trying to survive on the battlefields of the future. Producers: Richard Swinson, nancy Bell, Marc Shapins, Doug Rowland, Andy Painter / Screenplay: Andy Painter / Cinematography: Doug Rowland / editor: Andy Painter / Principal Cast: Andrew Cardy, John Snapp, Tavis King, David Wade, Aaron Rupp / Contact: Vintage Studios, LLC, Andy Painter:

PReSenT TenSe John Aniu USA / 2012 / 26 min / english Matt gets mixed up in an illegal gambling operation and missing bag of 100,000 dollars. The money comes with a price tag a lot higher than anyone realizes. Producer: Wanda Gates / Writer: John Aniu / Director of Photography: Felix ortiz / editor: Sharon Rutter / Make up: Wanda Gates / Principal Cast: Michael Santi, Cristina Merry, Patricia Dunn, Charles Swensen, Alverano Campbell, Gina Juliet, Louis Grillo / Contact:

SoPHIe HATeS Me Trishul Thejasvi USA / 2012 / 13 min / english She'd be such a dream... if she wasn't such a nightmare Producers: Yonathan Gal, Trishul Thejasvi / Screenplay: Trishul Thejasvi / Cinematography: Richard Carlton / editor: Trishul Thejasvi / Principal Cast: Danielle Marcucci, Peter J. Konowicz, Christine Hitt / Contact: orensis Films, 125

SHoWTIMeS Mon, oct 22, 4pm –MP Tues, oct 23, 2pm –MP Thurs, nov 8, 6:30pm –CP


THeoRIeS ADDicted

Dan Jenski USA / 2011 / 15 min / english Alex ‘s mom takes him to a psychiatrist to help with his struggles in school. He gets diagnosed with ADD and a new chapter in his life begins. Producer & Writer: Dan Jenski / Cinematography: Harry Frith / editor: Jacob Strunk / Cast: Dan Jenski, Michelle Joyner, Duke Abraham, Morgan Roberts, Tim Hodgin, David Pevsner / original Score: Marianthe Bezzerides / Dan Jenski

evolution Georg Jungermann / Germany / 2011 / 12 min / German w/english sub-titles Tim told his girlfriend Lena that there is something in the wardrobe. now she is alone and lurks around it all day. Producer & Writer: Georg Jungermann / Cinematography: Clemens Krueger / editor: Iris Stenzel-Uda / Cast: elisabeth Mueller / Contact: Georg Jungermann Film Productions,

GooD Men Brian Connors / USA / 2011 / 12 min / english A drama about two elderly Jewish friends who get into an argument over the controversial circumstances surrounding 9/11. Producer: Sean Tracey / Screenplay: Brian Connors / Cinematography: Barry Markowitz ASC / editor: Alexander Rydell / Cast: ed Asner & Mark Rydell / Contact:

GooD KARMA $1 Amy Laslett & Jason Berger / USA / 2012 / 14 min / english A short doc exploring an ad-guru's fascination with collecting homeless signs. What starts out as a project to understand the world's simplest form of communication turns into a lesson of generosity. Producers: Jason Berger, Amy Laslett / Cinematography: Paul de Lumen / editor: Ruth Chon / Asst editor: C. Drew Unser / Featuring: Alex Bogusky / Contact: Amy Laslett

THe MIneRS Toddy Burton / USA / 2012 / 11 min / english A depressed man confronts an odd obsession while his teenage daughter finds first love with a local hoodlum.


Producers: Toddy Burton, ericka nelson / Screenplay: Toddy Burton / Cinematography: David ells / editors: Jon Cairns, Isaac Seeland / Production & Wardrobe Design: Amber Primm / original Music: Dane Walker / Cast: Julia Perry, John Sarrouf, Alex Walsh / Contact:

SHoWTIMeS Wed oct 24, 4pm, –MP Fri, oct 26, 2pm –MP Fri, nov 9, 6:30 –CP


UnBeLIeVABLe! THe BUnGLeRS Glenn Camhi / USA / 2011 29 min / english Danny and Luther are a pair of blundering, low-rent hit men who go after the wrong mark, an alluring Flamenco dancer who overcomes them with a pair of maracas. Danny falls for her instantly, while Luther just wants to finish their job before they're killed -- if he doesn't kill Danny first. Producers: Kyle D. Fischer, Glenn Camhi / Consulting Producer: Samm Barnes / Writer & editor: Glenn Camhi / Cinematography: Stephan Dalyai / Principal Cast: Tyler McClain, Stephen Kearin, Floyd VanBuskirk, Brian Lohmann / Contact: Glenn Camhi, Bunglers Productions LLC

FooDIe Aaron Rudelson USA / 2012 / 13 min / english A man reluctantly agrees to help a friend who claims he's experiencing a supernatural digestive condition. In the process, he makes a startling discovery which could change the world forever. Producers: Aaron Rudelson, Ben Wolf / Screenplay & editor: Aaron Rudelson / Cinematography: Ben Wolf / / Cast: Robert Guerra, Aaron Rudelson, Rebecca Rudelson, Katharine Garrison / Contact: Savant Films,

SWooSH! Sabina Sattar UK / 2011 / 20 min / english A therapy session for failed Superheroes gets infiltrated by a frustrated Super-Villain hell-bent on taking over the class... Producers: Sabina Sattar, Gladys San Juan, Ash Maharaj / Brian Lavery / Julianne Honey-Mennal / Screenplay: Sabina Sattar / Cinematography: James Martin / editor: Brian Lavery / Cast: Phil Brodie, Tessa Wood, Lisa Welling, Chris Polick, Danny George, Jacqueline Wilder / Contact: Sabina Sattar,

THIS IS LIPSTICK! Michael Sarrow USA / 2012 / 7 min / english Ronnie avoids revealing his secret life when his wife comes home from work early. But he doesn't get off that easy... Producer: Sonja Mereu / Screenplay: Bruce Blumberg / Cinematography: Mariscela Beatríz Méndez / Production Designer: Allison Veilleux / Costume Designer: Maressa Richtmyer / original Score: Tikku Sircar / Cast: Michael B. Moynahan, Valerie Hanna / Contact: Michael Sarrow, For More Info, Visit Website: 127

InTeRnATIonAL CoLLeGIATe FILM AnD HIGH SCHooL FILM CoMPeTITIon HIGH SCHOOL WINNER SCREENINGS Sat, oct 20, 11am at Cinema Paradiso. Admission is free. A pizza party in the Courtyard follws. COLLEGE WINNER SCREENINGS Wed, nov 7, 5:30pm at Cinema Paradiso. Admission is free.

College Short Narratives American Film Institute LoSInG FeRGUSon, Trisha Gum Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale AQUATIC ASSASSInS, Brian Lowe Carleton College – Northfield, MN PeRFeCT GoULASH, Rachel Sklar Chapman University THe BATTInG CAGe, Donte Murry City College – New York FoLKSWAGon, Shachar Langlev Colorado Film School THoMAS & SoPHIe, Blake Talley Columbia University ASTeRnAUTS, Marta Masferrer BLACKWooD, natasha Johns-Messenger HATCH, Christoph Kuschnig Dennison University – Newark OH eMPTY SPACeS, Caitlan Hobson DePaul University THe DoLL, erin Malysa Emerson College – Boston neW enDInG neW BeGInnInG, Sergio Vaccaro Florida State University THe BIGGeST PYGMY, Dustin Waldman BRoKen SILenCe, Gerrad Wilson GRAnTeD, Cait Shull THe HATCHLInG, John Wikstrom HoLe In THe WALL, nicole Groton LUZ, David Liz THe oRPHAn, Teresa Sutherland PeACe AT HoMe, Avital epstein PeTULIA’S eLSeWHeRe, Zachary Johnson A PonY FoR ConnIe, Tansy Muchaud PSYCHe, Ricky Rose oUR RHIneLAnD, Faren Humes out of hand, Katie Aldworth WMD, Aaron nix Georgia State University SPIDeR In THe DRAIn, Jeffrey Allen Morrow London Metropolitan University THe CAReeR CoMeDIAn, Michael Rory Dorgan 128

Miami Film School Wings of hope, Mark Mirin HoMeCoMInG, Mark Mirin University of Miami THe WHISPeR, Krisstian de Lara New York Film Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences THe LeSSon, Chen ni New York University BeYonD BeLIeF, William Stribling GLoRY DAYS, Benjamin Rutkowski I Don’T KnoW ALASKA!, Dave Scala LIFTeD, Zachary Goldberg MY AnGeL MY HeRo, directed by Faisan Shiekh one WAY To DRoWn, Izak Rappaport THe SPARTAn KInG, Michael J DeVeau School of Film University of the Arts - Pennsylvania HARVeST, Rod Carrescia Ringling College of Art & Design THe DeVIL In Me, John Weaver, Ryerson University – Toronto PReTTY THInG, Matthew DeFilippis, elisia Mirabelli THRee SMALL WoRDS, Tyson Breuer School of Visual Arts – New York THe CRAne WIFe, Alexa DiCambio oUT oF THe BLUe, Alexa DiCambio South Seas Film School – Auckland, New Zealand taylor, Rachel Ross University of California- Los Angeles ARTHUR AnD THe BUnnIeS, Dana Turken SAY GooDnIGHT, Carlos Marques-Marcet University of Southern California THe LePIDoCToR, Jonathan Barenboim LoST DoG, Vanessa Pantley ReBeL, Tarek Tohme ReUnIon, Ryan Frost SHAYA, Amir noporan UnDeRSTUDY, Cristina Malavenda WAKInG UP, Yuta okamura University of Texas HoUSeBReAKInG, Jordan Kerfeld

Tel Aviv University neGATIVe, Yoav Hornung Temple University CHASe, Malia Bruker IRInA, Michael Johnston University of Texas FoURTH AnD oRCHARD, Ya’ke Smith

College Narrative Albright College - New York BQe, Adrian Manzano Camera Obscura – Tel Aviv ToTAL ConTRoL, David Yakin Chapman University BooM BoX KIDS, Taylor Gledhill Columbia University HATCH, Christoph Kuschnig DePaul University MILWAUKee, John Psathas Fairleigh Dickinson GooSe FAMILY, Seung Yeob Lee Florida State University CATBIRD BLUeS, Rebecca Drummond Miami Dade College BLInDInG LIGHT, Yam Gonzales New York Film Academy HInDMInD, Ishmael Gomez III New York University HIRo: A Story of Japanese Internment, Keiko Wright JoHnnY LoVS DoLoReS, Clarissa de los Reyes New York University VAnITAS, Paige Campbell University of California Los Angeles SAY GooDnIGHT, Marquez-Marcet THe UMPIRe, Libby Wells

College Documentaries The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale THe oCCUPATIon oF MIAMI, Mike Glier & Jonathan Delgado Brigham Young University I AM noT MY BoDY, Mark Williams California Institute for the Arts oRGAn, Jin Kyu Ahn

Chapman University BReATHe LIFe, Carley Berryhill & Matthew Jekowsky

College Animation

Ithaca College BoUnD FoR GLoRY, Bradley Kolodner PRIZeFIGHTeR, Angela Wong THe VAnISHInG HeRDS: The Fate of the American Mustang, Ameila Cragle, Aya Hoffman, Bradley Kolodner

Sapir College – Israel MoUTH WIDe oPen-eYeS SHUT TIGHT, Tom Madar

Academy of Art-San Francisco MonICA, Rob Cabrea

Northern Arizona State University GReenInG THe ReVoLUTIon, Katie Curran Oberlin College LIVInG RooM, nicole Heyman School of Film & Television at Swinburne University of Technology Victoria, Australia THe GRACe oF oTHeRS, Alexander Brunacci School of Visual Arts – New York SHACHARIT- AMoRnInG PRAYeR, Steven Loring State University New York Purchase MeeTInG THe KLAn, Molly Pelavin University of Central Florida THe CoMMITTee, Logan Kriete University of Miami Do TeLL, noah Debonis University of Technology – Sydney Australia KI KAHA, Ktherine France Wake Forest CHILDRen oF KABUL, Jon Bougher & Jawad Wahabzada CoMe on DoWn AnD PICK Me UP, Jon Bougher, nicholas Corrao

Mentor College High School BAD LUCK, Jeremy Ralphs Neese High – St. Augustine PULSe, Danny Schramm & Drew Brown Oasis High – Cape Coral no WAY oUT, Jacob Resto & Tyler Welch

Kansas City Art Institute JeSUS WAS A MoonWALKeR, Aylissa Lundgren National Film & Television School – Beaconsfield, United Kingdom ABUeLLAS, Afarin eghbal

Legacy Academy – Rochester, MN THe PeRSPeCTIVe oF LoVe, Langdon Brands

Florida State University School of Motion Pictures Arts High School Film Competition

Pinecrest High – Fort Lauderdale ReConCILIATIon, Lance oppenheim St Anne’s High – Brooklyn WHITe RICe, Laura Brown

Citadel - Halifax Canada ReCIPe FoR LoVe, Gwyneth Christoffel

St Michaels Grammar School St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia ABRACADABRA!, Catriona Warren

College International Marie de France – Montreal SACRIFICe, Griffin Sloan & Mohamad nassani

Self Design High – British Columbia THe LeTTeR, Kora Vanderlip

Conservatory Prep SPooKeD: PILoT, Steven Blest

University School of Nova Southeastern University BoTTABooM:ePIC MeAL TIMe, JJ John, Chad Kahn, Paul-Jean-Louis DeAR PAST, Josh Masimore Blake egozi, Connor Pestrichelli eVeRY HARMonY, Victoria Kohl, Gillian newman LoVe, JASon, Jared March neXUS, Danielle Wald, Tejika Baweja, Julia Hauque RAISInG HoPe In HAITI, Victoria Kohl SUSPICIon, Josh Masimore, Gustavo Wolosker, Blake egozi

Florida Film Institute I SeLL CHoCoLATeS, nicholas Jewett THe PURR, Gabrielle Ikanez THe VAULT, Christian Peskin Franklin High – Reisterstown, MD SUnDAY nIGHT, Lyle Drescher ToPSY’S ReVenGe, , Lyle Drescher G-Star School of the Arts – Wellington FL CLeAn, Raymond Knudsen Greenwich Academy - Greenwich CT MALADRoIT, Carley Petrone Harvard- West Lake High – Los Angeles BooKSToRe, Alexander Haney Kent Denver School – Denver CO RUn Jon RUn, Max Greenwald

Singapore American School DATe oF THe DeAD, Brett Moody

Home-Schooled Burbank, CA SYBLInG RIVALRY, Tara-nicole Azarian Thomson, GA HoW To noT RoB A BAnK, Harrison Allen


FoUnDInG SPonSoR ★ BRoWARD CULTURAL CoUnCIL To the members and audiences of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival


ecognized globally as a destination for filmmakers, the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF) is an important creative engine in the cultural fabric of Broward County. A recent study released by Americans for the Arts - Arts & Economic Prosperity IV shows that Broward County’s arts and culture industry grew by 50 percent in the period from 2005 - 2010, generating $230 million in economic activity. This number comprised of $103 million in spending by nonprofit organizations (like FLIFF) and $127 million in event-related spending by audiences (that’s YoU) supports 6,402 jobs, generates $157 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $21.9 million in local and state government revenue. The Broward Cultural Council congratulates the Broward County Film Society for artistic excellence and looks forward to its continued growth as a major contributor to our cultural community, its economic impact and its evolving global relationships.

Deborah Bolster Kerr Chair Broward Cultural Council

PLATInUM the amaturo Family Foundation rg/film miles Forman sunny.o connie & theo Folz


the David & Francie Horvitz Family Foundation wayne & marti Huizenga

kanbar Foundation


steve savor


Brian Bayerl greendoor east


MeDIA SPonSoRS Jan Mitchell & Associates

mackey media

SUPPoRTInG SPonSoRS Berindelli Family saragossa inn costumes etc.


HoSPITALITY SPonSoRS & SPeCIAL THAnKS Lotus Dance Studio Polynesian Proud Productions RP Academy Yoshiko Carlton Aranmore Dance

Academy Gabriel & Mariana Tango Dancers Florida Armenians SAG- AFTRA Cameroonian South


Randy Steel Suzanne Stevenson Maria Tillit Fern Wakneen

Lori Abadessa Regina Bonney Jan Bullard-Bledsoe Jeanne Burke Rita Cassady Carole Chancy Tari Collins Sally Dieguez Julia Fraser Jodi Gruverman Ronnie Halpern Anne Humphreys Kathleen Ireland Betty Lakeysmith Raymond Lavoie Marlene Lee Arthur Lewis Quinton Mack Kathy Molinet Ann Poe evelyne Prefer Ronald Raymond elizabeth Rodrigo Kathleen Ryan Dr. Howard Schellenberg Peggy Schwartz Perry Silver Jay Silverman Keith Soifer Georgie Stark

Florida Association ed Horowitz The 18 Wheelers Professor Sula Capoeira Studio Randy Bernsen

GoldCoast Ballroom Jose Vazquez Andres Ugas Suellen Caplan numas Guerra Rob Davis

Marcea Cazel Panaretto Pizzeria Jet's Pizza neal Hecker Michael Struyf Louis Moritz

Suzzette Dawes Denise LaBella Steven Greenberg Lorraine Schramm Fabiola Gallo



Anthony Abbate Jaye Abbate Richard Adamick Rosalyn Berger Pierrette Bettex Holly Billington William Caruso Charles Dambroski Helen Dambroski M.e. DePalma Carla Dorsey Tim Dorsey Tom ehrhardt Louisa Foss Richard Foss Carolyn Gilson Chris Gilson Jose Gonzalez Frank Hildenbrandt Kookie Jarkoswky Peter Jarkowsky John Leyden Arthur Mackey Jr Judith Mayer-Rosen Alan McClung Tami McClung nuccia McCormick

Barbara Motto Ray Motto Chris oldag Donna oldag Fred olefson Jessica olefson Dennis Roggemann Cherie Silverstein Dr. Martin B. Silverstein Art Smith Helen Smith James Sterling Albina Troshechkina Thomas Valentine Henry Weiman Jil Younis Tim Zheng Bob Zinn Judy Zinn

R. Layton Massengill Bunny Ragland Jack Ragland Barry Tunick Susan Tunick Terry Whited


Linda Baker Brian Bloomer Ivar Fandel Mona Fandel numas Guerra Deanna Katz Hank Katz Al Jennings ellen Kirby Micahel Minor Lily Pardo Mike Pardo Susie novak

Beverly Bryer Barry Deutsch Tom Gallaher Jean Martindale nancy Messing Suzanne Migdall Linda Patterson Geraldine Silverman PRODUCER TEAM

Julie Altschuler Scott Altschuler


Sharon Baird Jacqueline Caspari Loyce Grigsby Terry Murphy Dr. Jules oaklander Davis Roesler Caroline Simberkoff


Marilyn Painter Marta Scheiner and Allen Scheiner Gerald Schilian Shiley Shrut Robert White Rose White Deborah Watarz Martha Zubrow SUPERSTARS

Kip Alexander Simon Chi Dave ehrlich Andrea eisen Bonnie everhart Debra Gable Dianna Hammerstein Liannette Marquez Larry Richman enid Wolf-Shine Mae Silver Mario Tosi Michael Yelovich SUPERSTAR TEAMS

Ruth Barry Mary Becht Tom Becht Peggy Behar

Ray Brasted Ira Cor Tina Cor Arlette ehrlich Connie Folz Theo Folz Arnold Grevior Barbara Grevior Cynthia Hancock Dane Hancock Marilyn Horween Karen Jones Marilyn Kramer Susan Lazarus John Mager Jackie Matuseski Tom Mickley Claudette Moritz Pamela o’Hara Susan Saks Susanna Sanders Phoebe Satlin Shelly Satlin Brenda Stacy Robert Stacy noralee Traylor Annie Weiller Chris Weiller 131

MISSION STATEMENT Bringing people together year round, using Cinema to educate and inspire while showcasing the best in filmmaking. VISION STATEMENT From independent and world cinema to documentaries and student films, the diversity of work spotlighted by over 25 years of festivals and events will continue to make a significant cultural and economic impact on the communities of South Florida.

FLIFF CHAIRMAn'S MeSSAGe Who would have thought that last year's opening night film, The Artist, would go on to win the Golden Globe and the oscar for Best Film? Penelope Ann Miller, one of the film's stars, was on hand for the red carpet and after film gala. She was joined by Beau Bridges (one of the stars of the George Clooney film The Descendants, another oscar winner), Dennis Haysbert and many others. our Sr Program Director, Bonnie Leigh Adams, had the foresight to schedule a silent, black Gerry Weber and white film.... to the delight of the audience. Ceo Saladarity, We are looking forward to what Bonnie & Gregory has in a Green Fine Salad Company store for us this year. During this year's Festival the country will be electing a President, consider Cinema Paradiso your escape from the non stop talking heads on your TV.

I would like to acknowledge and thank our Staff and Volunteers. Without them it would not be possible to do what we do. entre nous, a support committee, works tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that27 we raise the funds needed th to continue to bring you the best in Independent and Foreign Cinema. Kudos to all of the members for their commitment. And most important a heartfelt thank you to you, our patrons and members for supporting us. Gerry Weber Board Chair

BoARD oF DIReCToRS Treasurer

Chairwoman emeritus

Immediate Past Chair

President & Ceo

Legal Counsel



Betsy Cameron

Ginny Miller

Tom Mullane

Cara ebert Cameron, P.A.

Miller Construction Co.

PM Medical, Inc

Carole Asser

Marilynn Berry John Boisseau

David Hoskinson Dr. Robert Kagan VP, MeDnAX

Toni K. napolitano

MRI Scan Center

Peter Palin

Lawrence P. Caplan

Alan Koslow

George Kress

Becker & Poliakoff


Teri Pattullo

Chairwoman entre nous

Wil Shriner

Wil Shriner Productions

Ree Fritz-Cole Douglas P. Solomon Skywater estates

Rob Davis

Classical South Florida

Law offices Douglas Paul Solomon

Antje Farber

estelle Fineberg estelle Fineberg Associates

Celeste Sandra Simiele McCallum Dr. Daryl Miller Locante-Thorson AAA Fire Protection

Janet Schwartz Volunteer Coordinator

Diane Sobo noelle Stevenson Spinneybeck

Gregory von Hausch

Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward office of Film & entertainment

neal Hecker WPBT-TV

Barry Mowell Broward College

Lynn Taylor

Steven naimoli Credit Bureau Services

Mark Taylor

Belinda Ulbrich


Alpine Jaguar



Brenda Bachelor

Gayle Barnes Bonnie Barnett eastman Kodak

Heritage House Galleries

Gale Butler Autonation

Dan Bruening Crowe Horvath

Jamie e. edgemon

Ron Ishoy

Mel Maron

Debbie Mason

Broward State's Attorney office

Westchester Films Inc.

Mason Strategic Communications, Inc.

Samuel F. Morrison

enTRe noUS

Vice Chairperson Media Relations Print

Vice Chairperson Media Relations Broadcast

Teri Pattullo

Susan Lazarus

Georgie Stark

GiGi Fiducia

Ronnie Halpern


Immediate Past Chair

Toni K. napolitano

Suellen Caplan

Wini and Joe Amaturo

Barbara & Arnie Grevior

Walter Griffith

Corresponding Secretary

Daryl Miller


estelle Fineberg Janet Leavy Schwartz Linda Bolitho

Lumiere Sponsors: Betty Lakey-Smith

Doug Amaturo

Jean Martindale

Pamela o'Hara

Marilynn Berry

Wayne & Marti Huizenga


Kathleen Ryan

Helen Smith

Antje & Leonard Farber

Tom & Ginny Miller

Jan Bullard-Bledsoe

Maria R. Tillit

Miles Forman

Tom & Maryrose Mullane

Millennium Club

Taking a Jewel of a Theater and polishing the edges... John Mager, a FLIFF member created the Millennium Club in 2006. Since that time we have raised thousands of dollars to upgrade Cinema Paradiso. Thanks John!

Janet Milan & Pam Tom & Maryrose Dr. Jules elliot Cynthia & Dane John Mager Sally & John ★★★ Boisseau ★ Schwartz ★ o'Hara ★ Mullane ★★ oaklander Coni Uselac ★★ Cantor ★ Hancock ★

estelle Fineberg ★

Betsy Cameron & Marilyn Kramer ★ Beatriz & Barry Smith ★ Al Miniaci ★★

Lynn Taylor & Diane Sobo ★ Glenn Friedt ★


Brian and susan Brown ★

Jerry & nicole Gray ★

each ★ indicates a $1,000 contribution

Mae Silver

Pat & Sandy McCallum ★

Teri & Brian Pattullo ★

Mark Wilton ★

not pictured:

Dr. Charles & Lisa Evans

Steven & Kim naimoli★

Richard & Mimi Friedman ★

Dr. Daryl Miller ★★★

Loyce I. Grigsby

Claudette Moritz

Michael & Cherene Deem ★



Bonnie Leigh Adams Senior Program Director

Alissa Allen Consultant

Michelle Filippi Special ops/ Director of Hospitality

Phillip Warkentien

Brian Bayerl DP, FLIFF Trailer

Irwin Levenstein

Director of Membership/ Photographer

Foster Hirsch

Theater Staff

Historian and on-stage Interviewer

Rob Davis

Jeanne o’Grady

Associate Programmer

Theater Staff

John Campbell Accountant

Afshawn Towfigi Int'l Tech Team

Lennie Wong Sr Tech Director

Kavita Lowtan Festival Staff

Dennis A. Freemyer Jr.

Master Tech Director

Janet Leavy Schwartz

Kevin Bosch

Jane Moguillansky

Festival Manager

Jan Mitchell

Marketing & PR

office Manager

Angel Stroll

Marketing & PR

Volunteer Coordinator

Peter Langone Television/Trailer Director

Bob Meyer

Spirits Wrangler

Yvette White Filmmaker Logistics

Gordon K. Smith Videographer

Charles “Chaz” Miller

Ground Transportation

Sarah Schoenemann Festival Staff

Ken Perna

Program Guide Art Director

2012 FLIFF VoLUnTeeRS AS oF 9/18/12 Ada Harris Ailet Acosta Alaynie Rahimtula Alda Tedeschi Alena Alberani Alexandria Li Alice Pirchesky Alyssa Leighton Amanda Brown Amanda Hoffman Amanda Roy Amruta Hunnurker Andrea Liebman Angela Galland Ann Blonstein Ann Cullen Anne Baron Arlene Golden Art Smith Barbara Bale Barbara Benezra Barbara Kent Barbara Sutton Barry Brazer Barry Katz Bee Gamzu Betty Lakey-Smith Brandon Gerrald Brian Brown Brooke S. Weed Bruce Bornstein Candace Burton Carla Di Mauro 134

Carmen Almeidabiggart Carol Maisel Caroline Seabright Carolyn Martinez-Class Cathie Conn Christopher Stanley Cindi Flintjer Claudia Sherman Cynthia Leone Cynthia Long Daniel Fineberg Danielle Paff Debbie Hemsath Debbie Pinto Deborah Rosenbaum Della Bramow Denise LaBella Deonne Minto Diana Di Faure Diane Bracken Donna Pomponi Doris Abreu Doris (Dory) Aguero eda eubinas (Sabrina) Jones edison Blake eileen Schneider ellen Brazer ellen Robinson ember Acosta erich Jackson (Yaeger) Fern Katz Franchesca Le Claire

Georgie Stark Gertrude (Gitty) Wolpin Gigi Fiducia Gilda Siegel Gina Rodeberg Gwen Kellman Harry Lupu Harriette Altman Helen Smith Henry Kassan Ilianna Luna Isabella Acosta Ita Black Jack edmonson Jaclyn Chatman Jared Firestone Jason Meyer Jay Liebman Jeannie Burke Jennifer Lydon Jo An Ward Joanne Guarente Jodie Baumgarte Joe Hemsath Jorge Zapatier Jose Marquez Jose Vazquez Judy Banko Judy Ford Julia Fraser Julie Altschuler Justine Griffin Karen Lennon

Karen Maiorano Karen Palese Kelly Pivola Ken Wensel Kenny Jaisingh Kimberly Brizendine Kristin Miller Latoya Beckford Leanne Gardner Lenore Stern Morris \Les Kossoff Linda Patterson Liz Bustamente Lorraine Schramm Luciana Cappillo Luisa Dreyes Lynn Blumberg Mackenzie Murray Margarita Lov Margo Biardzki Maria Hechavarria Maria Miranda Marisa Kinney Mary Stern Mia Landrin Michele Axton Michele Boland Michele MacDonald Michele Rubenstein Mimi Hershenson Miriam Avello Miriam Thorne Molly Arougheti

Monica Alvarenga Morgan Seltzer Morris Kerrian nadira St. Hilaire nancy Leve nancy Messing nancy Potter-Johnson natalie Batiste nathan Warren noralee Traylor nili Adler Paula Kossoff Pepper Prigal Rob Chovnick Roody Meme Rose Li Roxanda Brolo Roz Kanas Sam Chovnick Samantha McBath Samantha Richenstein Sandra Balestracci Sandra Cantone Sandra Darrall Sandra Glass Sandra Miller Sandra Murcia Sandra Murray Sandra Tepper

Sandy Goldstein Sarina Cappelan Scott Altschuler Seth Lefkow Shauna Lauritzen Sherry Latchford Sheryl (Sherry) David Shirley Rebarber Sofia Ballestin Stephen Greenberg Susan Brindle Susan Brown Susan Grober Suzie Bleus Suzzette Dawes Tami Gomez Tammy Holder Tanisha Johnson Thomas ngulo Tiffany Topor Toni-Anne Jones Tony Feijoo Traci Haberland Trish Faver Verena Fagen Victoria Brown Wendy Gladstone Wendy Jerkins Yulia Khlypalova

JOIN US year-round at Cinema Paradiso each year we guarantee Free member screenings. In addition to movies at Cinema Paradiso, we have concerts, comedy, theatre, cabaret, corporate meetings, community fundraisers, and educational outings for the children of Broward County. Your membership insures our eternal flickering light. Members neVeR pay a processing fee for advanced online or telephone orders.

Membership Levels Superstar




executive Producer $440/$800



Production Assistant $85/$135


45% Discount on CP tickets







45% Discount on FLIFF tickets







Discounts on Parties & Special events Free Monthly Film













no Processing Fee on orders







$1 off popcorn







Free Admission to Super Bowl Party







Free DGA Screenings of Best Films







Participation in BAMM







Special Free Screenings







Members onLY advance tickets







Membership Card







Admission To Culture Club





Festival Poster





Recognition in Festival Catalog





Free Admission to Centerpiece Party





Free Admission to Academy Award Party





Select Party Admission





Free Admission to Kentucky Derby Party





Free Admission to Golden Globe Party




10% off on theatre rentals




Free Admission to Wrap Party




Free Admission to Cinema A La Mode




Free Admission Poster Unveiling Party




Free Admission to Valentine's Party




FAST Pass good for all FLIFF Films



Free Admission Chairman's Brunch & Cruise



Free Amission opening night Film & Gala



Free Admission to Festival CafĂŠ



Free Admission to all CP Films


Free Admission to Hollywood eXPoSeD


Free Admission to all FLIFF Films


Free Admission to All Carrabbas events


Free Admission to all Courtyard Parties


Free Admission to all Italia Festa Movies


Free Admission to all French Fest Movies


Free Admission to all Caliente Movies




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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2012 Catalog  

The Entire Guide to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival; complete with photos, film descriptions, schedule, theatre and party in...

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2012 Catalog  

The Entire Guide to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival; complete with photos, film descriptions, schedule, theatre and party in...