32nd ANNUAL TAKE A VACATION FROM ORDINARY FILM
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
October 27â€“ November 19, 2017
954.525.FILM FLiFF.com Steven Savor
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In the Nationâ€™s Oldest City
January 18-21, 2018 Presented by
PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCION
Flagler College and The Corazon Cinema & Cafe Sponsored by
The Kenneth and Shirley Walker Charitable Fund Produced by
Allen & Cathie Altman
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Full Length Films CAPITALIZED. Short Films in Title Case.
BIRD WAS NOT A BIRD, THE . . 31 Luck Bird, The . .80 ARGENTINA
AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL .30 DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN, THE 38 SUNSTROKES .64 ARMENIA
INTENT TO DESTROY . . . . .47 AUSTRIA
AMOUR . . . . . . .25 Zapp Galura_ Behemoth . . . . 79 BAHAMAS
CARGO . . . . . . .44 BELGIUM
Brainstorm . . . . .77 BENIN
VindicteRETALIATION 80 CHINA
KING OF PEKING . . . . . 50 DENMARK
BREAKING THE WAVES . . . . . .23 DANCER IN THE DARK . . .23 MELANCHOLIA 25 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
JEFFREY . . . . . 44 ESTONIA
SPY AND THE POET, THE . . . 63 FLORIDA
CarryThat Weight .82 Chasing Titles, Vol I . . . . . . . . .81 District Quarantine . . . 81 EL SUENO . . . . 62 Falling South . . . 83 GIRLFRIEND KILLER . . . . . . .78 KALI MAH TINA 74 Motherhood . . . .84 My Loyal Audience . . . . .83
Paul Chang: Nature Quest . . . . . . . 82 Peace of Heart . 82 Pick It Up . . . . . .78 Poseidon’s Journey . . . . . .78 RACIST RIGHTS 74 Rankling . . . . . . 78 Road To Hope . .78 Rotten Mangoes 83 SHADOW FIGHTER . . . . 62 Tate’s . . . . . . . . . 82 Tiger Sharks Fight for Survival . . .82 FRANCE
16.03 . . . . . . . . 76 AMELIE . . . . . . .23 CACHE . . . . . . . 24 GHOST WRITER, THE . . . . . . . . . 25 IN BED WITH VICTORIA . . . .46 SENSE OF WONDER, THE 61 Serval & Chaumier . . . . . .85 WAITING FOR YOU . . . . . 70, 71 GEORGIA
DEDE . . . . . . . . 37 GERMANY
LIVES OF OTHERS, THE . 24 Peculiar Qualities of Mr Mahler . . . 85 TONI ERDMANN .25 Vera’s Tongue in my Mouth . . . . 77 We Could Have, We Should Have 86 WHITE RIBBON 24 GREECE
LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST . 22 INDIA
Adnyat . . . . . . . . 76 CINEMA TRAVELLERS, THE . . . . . . . . .33 NEWTON . . . . . 57 UNION LEADER 72 IRAN
Limit . . . . . . . . . . 76 Lunch Time . . . . 75 Numbness . . . . .77
ECHOES: The Story . . . . 40 YOUNG OFFENDERS, THE . . . . . . . . .73 ISRAEL
IF & WHEN . . . . 45 ITALY
GOMORRAH . . 24 LAMERICA . . . . 22 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL . . 23 LOVERS . . . . . . 53 MOGLIE E MARITO . . . . . 55 STOLEN CHILDREN, THE . . . . . . . . .22 YOUTH . . . . . . . 25 JAMAICA
I AM BOLT . . . . .44 MEXICO
THIN YELLOW LINE, THE . . . 67 NETHERLANDS
KINGS OF PASTRY . . . . . 51 NORWAY
I’m Free . . . . . . . 79 POLAND
IDA . . . . . . . . . . .25 SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING, A . . . . . . . . . . . 22 THESE DAUGHTERS OF MINE . . . . 66 ROMANIA
4 MONTHS 3 WEEKS 2 DAYS 24 RUSSIAN FEDERATION
AFTER YOU’RE GONE 7 . . . . . 19 SERBIA-CROATIA
TRAIN DRIVER’S DIARY . . . . . . .68 SOUTH KOREA
QUIET DREAM, A . . . . . . . . . . . 60 SPAIN
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER . . 23 AY CARMEN! . . 22 LAND &
FREEDOM . . . 23 Mariela . . . . . . . .84 TALK TO HER . .23 SWEDEN
HUSTLER’S DIARY, A . . . . . . . . . . . 43 SYRIA
CRIES FROM SYRIA . . . . . . . .34 TRINIDADTOBAGO
CUTLASS, THE 35 TURKEY
HEAD-ON . . . . . 24 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Choice, The . . . .77
Asset Management . 81 BREATHE . . . . . 32 Curtain Call . . . . 84 DAD’S ARMY . . 36 DARKEST HOUR . . . . . . .14 FULL MONTY, THE . . . . . . . . .23 New Boy . . . . . . 86 Our Ghosts . . . . 76 Prodigal . . . . . . . 84 To Whom It May Concern . . . . . 77 WAITING FOR YOU . . . . . .70,71 USA
12:58 . . . . . . . . .75 A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. . . . . . 18 ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM .29 Assisted Living . 75 Baggage . . . . . . 76 Damn Bro . . . . . 86 DOG YEARS . 7, 9 EARTH IS FLAT, THE . . . . . . . . .39 FATHER AND THE BEAR, THE . . . 49 Final Decision . . 75 Finger, The . . . . 81 Fingerprints . . . . 75 Frankie Keeps Talking . . . . . . .80 Game . . . . . . . . .75 Get Bent . . . . . . 80 GIANT KILLER, THE . . . . . . . . . 30
Table of ConTenTs
GOOD SAMARITAN SPECIAL GUESTS & AWARDS The . . . . . . . . . 57 Karen Allen 7, 16-17 GROOVE . . . . . 41 Fanny Ardant 14,71 HAIRSPRAY . . . 27 Sergey Bezurov . 19 HEAVEN’S FLOOR . . . . . . 42 Marti Huizenga . 27 Helen of Troy . . .76 Anna Matison . . 19 HENRI . . . . . . . . 87 Burt Reynolds 9-11 Adam Rifkin . . . . .9 Jake & Julia . . . .77 Rob Stewart . . . 27 JULIAN Ken Webb . . . . . 15 SCHNABEL: PARTIES Private Portrait 48 Centerpiece . . . . .7 KELLY’S HEROES 89 Chairman’s Cruise 7 LARGER Closing Night . . . .7 THAN LIFE . . .52 Nightly Parties . . .6 Man in the Opening Night . . .7 Western Hat . . 86 Toga . . . . . . . . . . .7 MIDNIGHTERS, INFORMATION THE . . . . . . . . . 54 MUSE . . . . . . . . 56 Board of Directors . . . . 106 My Hero . . . . . . .84 Caribbean Norman Pinski Benefit . . 3, 28, 44 Come Home . . .79 Donors . . . . . . .107 PATIENT 001 . . 73 European Film PINSKY . . . . . . . 58 Awards . . . 21-25 Pirate Captain How To Fest . . . . 4 Toledano, The . 81 Jury . . . . . 104-105 Program . . . . . . 79 Locations . . . . . . .4 Proxy . . . . . . . . . 84 Members . . . . . 110 QUEST . . . . . . . 59 Membership . . .111 Quick Fix . . . . . . 79 Parties . . . . . . . 6-7 Rabbit Hole . . . . 80 Past Party Photo Rose’s Turn . . . .86 Pages . 74, 90-91 RUMBLE . . . . . . . 8 President & CEO Letter . . . . . . . . .5 Scarlett-Angelina 81 SCREAM . . . . . . 57 Saint Augustine Film Festival SERIOUS Inside Front Cover LAUNDRY . 7, 15 Speak . . . . . . . . 86 Savor Cinema Schedule . . . . . 2-3 STORYTELLER, Special Thanks .110 THE . . . . . . . . .63 Sponsors . 101-102 StreetWrite . . . . 85 Staff . . . . . . . . . 108 SWIPED . . . . . . .36 Volunteers . . . . 108 Tick Tock Clock . 82 TREE, THE . . . . 69 Editor / Publisher Gregory von Hausch Triumph of the Shill . . . . . . . . . 79 Catalog Design /Art Direction Cover Design UPSIDE, THE . . 28 Walled In . . . . . . 80 KenPernaDesign.com Poster / Cover Art YOUNG & INNOCENT . . 71 Zimmerman Advertising Trailer/Spot Video & Editing USSR Brian Bayerl CLOSE TO Greendoor East EDEN . . . . . . . 22
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.
Film Only Tickets In aDVanCe: $8 Members / $9 students / $10 Seniors / $12 Gen Adm, all TICkeTs aT The Door $15... Film & Party Combo range from $10 - $100 (see pg 7)
leGenD BH = Bailey Hall
CPH = Cinema Paradiso Hollywood HRL = Hard Rock Live JMC = John Mager Courtyard at Savor Cinema SC = Savor Cinema MOA = Museum of Art SUN = Sunrise Civic Center Addresses on p4 Tickets to Parties & Receptions listed in PURPLE, include an associated film ticket.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 1pm 3pm 6pm 6pm 8pm 8:15
SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING CPH p22 LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST CPH p22 Kids CPH p75 AY CARMEN! SC p22 RIFF-RAFF SC p22 GIRLFRIEND KILLER CPH p78
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Noon High School Winners SC 1pm STOLEN CHILDREN CPH p22
1:15 High School Pizza Party
1:30 3:30 3:45 6pm 7:30 8:15
LAND AND FREEDOM SC p23 CLOSE TO EDEN CPH p22 BREAKING THE WAVES SC p23 LAMERICA CPH p22 BREATHE SC p32 Filmed In Broward Winners CPH p78
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 1pm 1pm 3pm 3pm 5pm 5:30 7pm 7:30
GROOVE CPH p41 THE FULL MONTY SC p23 CRIES FROM SYRIA CPH p34 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL SC p23 ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER CPH p23 A QUIET DREAM SC p60 DANCER IN THE DARK CPH p23 EL SUENO SC p62
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 1pm 3:30 5:45 6pm 8pm 8:30 9:15
AMELIE CPH p23 GOOD BYE, LENIN! CPH p24 Life & Death CPH p76 TALK TO HER SC p23 Relationships CPH p77 HEAD-ON SC p24 Good Samaritan/SCREAM CPH p57
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 1pm 3:30 6pm 6pm 8pm 8:15
CACHÉ CPH p24 LIVES OF OTHERS CPH p24 Hickory Dickory Docs CPH p82 4 MONTHS 3 WEEKS 2 DAYS SC p24 There Must Be Some Kinda Way Outta Here CPH p80 GOMORRA SC p24
1pm 3:30 5:45 6pm 8:15 8:30
THE WHITE RIBBON CPH p24 THE GHOST WRITER CPH p25 Count On Me CPH p84 MELANCHOLIA SC p25 Get Back Jack CPH p81 AMOUR SC p25
1pm 3:45 6pm 6:15 7:45 8:15
THE GREAT BEAUTY CPH p25 YOUTH CPH p25 IDA SC p25 What You Say CPH p85 TONI ERDMANN SC p25 SHADOW FIGHTER CPH p62
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
1pm 3pm 5pm 6:30 7:30 9pm
Count On Me CPH p84 TBA CPH p RUMBLE HRL p8 THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS SC p33 DOG YEARS HRL p9
1pm 1pm 2:45 3:15 4pm 5:45 6:15 7:45 8pm 9:40 10pm
HENRI SC p87 PATIENT OO1 CPH p73 ECHOES: The Story SC p40 Inexplicable CPH p79 DARKEST HOUR SC p14 IN BED WITH VICTORIA CPH p46 THE EARTH IS FLAT SC p39 THE UPSIDE CPH p28 WAITING FOR YOU SC p70 French Soiree SC p6 SUNSTROKES SC p65
Opening Night Party HRL p7
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 10:30am Chairman’s Cruise & Brunch Sun Dream p7 1pm DARKEST HOUR CPH p14 1:30 What You Say SC p85 3:30 WAITING FOR YOU CPH p70 4pm IN BED WITH VICTORIA SC p46 6pm THE EARTH IS FLAT CPH p39 6:15 THE UPSIDE SC p28 7:45pm Trinidad Carnival SC p6 8:15 A QUIET DREAM CPH p60 8:30 THE CUTLASS SC p35 SC p6
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 1pm 3:30 6pm 6:15 7:30 8pm 8:30
Do-Over CPH p86 College Winners - FREE CPH p ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM SC p29 ECHOES: The Story CPH p40 Backyard Chicken & Waffles SC p6 TRAIN DRIVER’S DIARY SC p68 THE CUTLASS CPH p35
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 1pm 3:30 6pm 6:15 7:30 8pm 8:15 9:40
College Winners - FREE CPH GIRLFRIEND KILLER CPH p78 KINGS OF PASTRY SC p51 ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM CPH p29
Pastry Treat JMC p6
THE SPY & THE POET SC p63 TRAIN DRIVER’S DIARY CPH p68
Estonian Party JMC p6
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 1pm 3:30 5pm 6pm 6:15 8pm 8:30 9:30
PATIENT 001 CPH p73 EL SUENO CPH p62
Quiche Soiree et Kir Royale JMC p6
SENSE OF WONDER SC p61 NEWTON CPH p57 PINSKY SC p58 THE SPY & THE POET CPH p63
American Nosh JMC p6
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 1pm 3:30 6pm 6:15 7:45 8pm 8:15 9:40
Do-Over CPH p86 Get Back Jack CPH p81 NEWTON SC p57 THESE DAUGHTERS OF MINE CPH p66
Madras Party JMC p6
MOGLIE E MARITO SC p55 PINSKY CPH p58
Festa Italiani JMC p6
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 1pm 3:30 6pm 6:15 7:30 8:15 8:30 9pm
DAD’S ARMY CPH p36 Hickory Dickory Docs CPH p82 THESE DAUGHTERS OF MINE SC p66 CRIES FROM SYRIA CPH p34 SERIOUS LAUNDRY SUN p15 A HUSTLER’S DIARY SC p43 MOGLIE E MARITO CPH p55
Noon 12:30 1pm 2pm 3pm 3:30 4:15 5pm 5:45 6pm 6:30 7pm 8pm 8:15 8:30 8:45 10pm
KELLY’S HEROES Free Vet Day Film SUN p88 Sunshine Trio SC p83 TBA CPH p THE TREE SC p69 CARGO SUN p44 THE FATHER AND THE BEAR CPH p49 THE STORYTELLER SC p64 JEFFREY SUN p44
1pm 1:15 1:30 3:30 3:45 4pm 5:30 5:30 5:45 6:15 6:15 7:30 8:15
Sunshine Trio CPH p83 THE TREE SUN p69 DAD’S ARMY SC p36 THE THIN YELLOW LINE CPH p67 THE FATHER AND THE BEAR SUN p49 DEDE SC p37 HEAVEN’S FLOOR CPH p42
Centerpiece Party SUN p7
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 11:30 Veterans Day Snack SUN p6
Arctic Chiller JMC p6
TBA CPH p HEAVEN’S FLOOR SC p42 I AM BOLT SUN p44 Mexican Fiesta SC p6 SERIOUS LAUNDRY CPH p15 THE THIN YELLOW LINE SC p67
Caribbean Party SUN p6
SUNSTROKES CPH p65
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 12:30 Brit Brunch JMC p6
LTL Reception JMC p6 Senior Snack SUN p6
THE STORYTELLER SUN p64 LARGER THAN LIFE SC p52 A HUSTLER’S DIARY CPH p43 SERIOUS LAUNDRY SC p15
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 1pm 3:30 6pm 6:15 7:45 8pm 8:30
INTENT TO DESTROY CPH p47 Inexplicable CPH p79 LOVERS SC p53 LARGER THAN LIFE CPH p52
Viva Italia! JMC p6
THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN SC p38 DEDE CPH p37
At times, we may not be able to escape dilemmas concerning customs, weather, and the kindness of strangers. Therefore we ask you to confirm your show times by logging to flIff.com and/or follow us on Twitter @greg/flIff and @cinemaparadiso5; InstaGram @fliffnmore & fb fort lauderdale International film festival
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 1pm 3:30 6pm 6:15 7:30 8pm 8:30
DOG YEARS CPH p9 Kids CPH p75 QUEST SC p59 LOVERS CPH p53
Digest Quest JMC p6
AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL SC p30 THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN CPH p38
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 1pm 3:30 6pm 6:15 7:30 8pm 8:30
THE GIANT KILLER CPH p30 Life & Death CPH p76 INTENT TO DESTROY SC p47 QUEST CPH p59
Safe Cracker Buffet JMC p6
THE MIDNIGHTERS SC p54 AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL CPH p30
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 1pm 2pm 3:30 6pm 6pm 6:15 7:15 8pm 8:30 9:20
Relationships CPH p77 JULIAN SCHNABEL MOA p48 THE STORYTELLER CPH p64 IF & WHEN SC p45 JULIAN SCHNABEL MOA p48 THE MIDNIGHTERS CPH p54
Israeli Reception JMC p6
THE YOUNG OFFENDERS SC p73 KING OF PEKING CPH p50
Irish Rebellion JMC p6 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 1pm 3:30
6pm 7:35 6:15 8pm 8:30
GROOVE CPH p41 There Must Be Some Kinda Way Outta Here CPH p80 THE BIRD WAS NOT A BIRD SC p31
Afghan Reception p6
SENSE OF WONDER CPH p61 YOUNG & INNOCENT SC p71 MUSE CPH p56
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 11am Noon 1pm 2pm 3:30 3:45 4:30 6pm 6:30 8pm 8:15 8:30
Filmed in Broward SC p78 I AM BOLT SC p44 YOUNG & INNOCENT CPH p71 SWIPED SC p36 UNION LEADER CPH p72
Chinese Huan Ying p6
KING OF PEKING SC p50 THE BIRD WAS NOT A BIRD CPH p31 A Tree A Rock A Cloud SC p17
Toga Party VDP p7
MUSE SC p56 THE YOUNG OFFENDERS CPH p73
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 1pm 1:30 3pm 3:45 4pm 5pm 6pm 6:30
IF & WHEN CPH p45 UNION LEADER SC p72 KALI MAH TINA CPH p74 THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS SC p33 AFTER YOU’RE GONE BH p19 RACIST RIGHTS CPH p74
Wrap Party BH p7
SHADOW FIGHTER SC p62
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 6pm 8pm
benefit for barbuda SC p28 benefit for Dominica SC p28
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
6pm benefit for Puerto rico SC p28 8pm benefit for us Virgin Islands SC p28 All seats $10 - 100% Donated to Relief Funds
You can purchase all your tickets, memberships and parties at FLIFF.com
Locations: Where We Are - When
Bailey Hall (BH): Nov 19 Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood (CPH): Oct 27 - Nov 19 Hard Rock Live (HRL) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Nov 3 Museum of Art (MOA): Nov 16 Savor Cinema (SC): Oct 27 - Nov 19 Sunrise Civic Center (SUN): Nov 10 - 12 Villa DePalma (VDP): Nov 18
Your FLIFF Fast Pass accepted at all FILM venues Special Events & Parties
Nov 3, Opening Night Party HRL Nov 5, Chairman’s Cruise & Brunch on-board the Sun Dream Nov 10, Centerpiece Party SUN Nov 18, Toga Party at VDP Nov 19, Closing Night Party BH
Details of the above on pg 6 Full list of receptions & parties on pg 7 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 fliff.com 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!
LET’S MAKE A DEAL!
Want to enjoy FLIFF with all the frills but for much less money? Become a member! Your benefits don’t just go thru FLIFF’s twenty-four days, but are good year-round at Savor Cinema, Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood and other venues and locations we use for special events. We have made it even easier this year by creating susTaInInG MeMbershIPs which allow you to break your fee down into monthly payments, providing the benefit of letting you upgrade your level without breaking the bank. And once you sign up, we do all the work. The fee will be divided into 12 equal payments and automatically charged to your credit or debit card. See back two pages for details!
Film Only Tickets In aDVanCe $8 Members / $9 students / $10 Srs / $12 Gen Adm, aT The Door $15 Special Screenings $15 - $30 depending upon the event Many include pre or post receptions Opening Night Party: $75 Members,
FLIFF H HOW TO FEST
$100 Non-member in advance Chairman’s Cruise: $65 members $75 Non-member Centerpiece Party: $20 Members, $25 General Admission Wrap Party: $25 Members, $30 General Admission FAST Passes: $400 Members, $450 Non-Members includes all films October 27 - November 19 + Opening Night Party, all nightly receptions (except benefits) and Closing Night Party.
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 (october 27 - november 19, 2017), Opening Party, Nightly Receptions and Wrap Party. Does not include Festival Cafe or Chairman’s Cruise. FLIFF Members: $400 ~ Non-Members: $450
Plastic & Other Methods
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Opening Night Film & Party (Nov 3) at Hard Rock Live is glitzy.
The Chairman’s Brunch & Cruise (Nov 5) is tres casual, if its warm, dress cool...white is always nice.
Elsewhere, dress up, dress down… whatever you like to do, just be comfortable and you’ll feel fine.
bailey hall Park for free in their huge street level parking lot.
Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood Metered Parking on the street is $1.50/hr. There are also two large public garages within 5 mins walk at just $1/hour.
Hard Rock Live
Park for free in their two Parking Garages…we recommend Lucky Street Garage as it is the closest to Hard Rock Live. Valet is also available if you take the main entrance at Seminole Way.
Museum of Art
1 East Las Olas, Ft Lauderdale 33301 The City owned Parking Garage is immediately East of the Museum. There is metered parking on the street level;
parking on levels 2 and above is by machine, a bit more economical than the meters.
Free every day in the Courthouse Parking Garage (Monday-Friday beginning at 30 minutes prior to the first film; Saturday & Sunday all day). Enter the garage via SE 5th Avenue (immediately west of Savor Cinema).. You can also park for free at any street meter surrounding Cinema Paradiso all day on Sundays. Please know, the Meter Maids are ravenous. We suggest the garage which, to them, is like sunlight to a vampire.
sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise 33351, on the south side of Oakland Park Blvd between Nob Hill Road & Hiatus. From I-95 Exit going West on Oakland Park Blvd.
Not a lot of them…pretty simple: 1) Turn off your cellphones during the film. 2) Don’t even think about texting in the theatre during the film…its annoying…and risk being stigmatized as a jerk for the rest of your natural days. 3) Also, no videotaping during film (everyone knows that).
Sunrise Civic Center
Park for free in their huge street level parking lot. savor Cinema 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.
bailey hall is located at 3501 Davie Road. from East Broward…take I-595 west to Davie Road. Exit South on Davie Road (the only way you can go. Go approximately ¾ of a mile…Bailey Hall on your right. Cinema Paradiso-hollywood, 2008 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 33020 2 ½ blocks west of Young Circle. From Ft Lauderdale on the east side, take US 1 south, turn right on to Hollywood Blvd and park wherever you want. CP-H is on the south side of Hwd Blvd, directly across the street from SunTrust (which has paid parking after bank hours). hard rock live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood 33019 From I-95 take I-595 west, exit 441 South. Hard Rock about 2.5 miles ahead on right hand side.
Museum of art, 1 East Las Olas, Ft Lauderdale 33301 From I-95, take Broward Blvd East, Turn Right on Andrews Avenue, and Turn Left at SE 2nd St. Go one block and the Parking Garage is on your left and right. The one on the right is a bit closer to the Museum. savor Cinema, 503 SE 6 Street, Ft Lauderdale 33301 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.
Box-office 954-525-FILM (3456) info@FLIFF.com • www.FLIFF.com
fort lauderdale Int'l film festival (mailing only) 1314 East Las Olas Blvd #007 Ft Lauderdale FL 33301-2334 (954) 525-3456 Main # (954) 342-9137 CPH bailey hall…Nov 19 3501 Davie Road 33314 (954) 201-6884 Davie on the Broward College campus
Cinema Paradiso hollywood Oct 27 – Nov 19 2008 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 33020, (954) 342-9137
hard rock live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino…Nov 3 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood 33314 (954) 797-5531 Museum of art…Nov 16 1 East Las Olas, Ft Lauderdale 33301 (954) 525-5500
savor Cinema...Oct 27 – Nov 19 503 SE 6th Street Ft Lauderdale FL 33301 (954) 525-FILM (3456) The sun Dream Yacht Chairman’s Cruise Nov 5 NEW LOCATION 2950 NE 32 Ave., Ft Lauderdale 33308 (954) 765-1450
sunrise Civic Center... Nov 10 - 12 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd. Sunrise, FL 33351 (954) 747-4600 Villa DePalma...Nov 18 600 Isle of Palms Fort Lauderdale 33301
elcome to the 32nd Annual FLIFF…once again, the Longest Film Festival in the World. This year we are proud to honor the European Film Awards. Established in 1988, the EFA is celebrating their 30th year. The organizers, recognizing FLIFF’s affinity for foreign-language films, asked us if we would enjoy presenting a 29-film retrospective of their Best Film honorees. From October 27 – November 2, we will screen these amazing films free for our members. Many of them were featured in FLIFF when they debuted. If you’re not presently a FLIFFer, these seven days provide an intoxicating elixir to introduce the many benefits of membership.
with Pancreatic Cancer. This hideous disease took Doug from us in less than five months. Throughout FLIFF this year, we will have a donation jar at both Savor and Cinema Paradiso. Please toss in a donation. Those funds will be donated to The American Cancer Society in Doug’s name.
Gregory von Hausch President & CEO
Our Popcorn Skies imagery was created by a terrific team at Zimmerman Advertising. They collaborated with award winning filmmaker Brian Bayerl - together they captured a snapshot of Fort Lauderdale encapsulating the magic of FLIFF to transport its audience. Blue Ocean Press, as they have for over a decade, provided the printing of the poster. It’s a beautiful piece and we are so appreciative of these talented artists. Kudos also for Board member Steve Savor. Last year Steve secured the naming rights of our flagship cinema and completely sponsored the enhancements to the Courtyard and Lobby. On top of that, Steve hosted our Oscar Party, Kentucky Derby Party, Poster Unveiling Party and on November 18th, Villa DePalma will present a Toga Party in tribute to our honoree KAREN ALLEN (who co-starred in ANIMAL HOUSE). These events are important fundraisers for FLIFF, and since our inception, no single person has done more for FLIFF than Mr. Savor.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (now repped on our Board by VP Susan Renneisen) is, for the third consecutive year, hosting our Opening Night Film & Party as well as providing tremendous pro-bono services, allowing us to put more of our funds toward what you see on the screens. If you haven’t been to Seminole Hard Rock, come join us, Friday, Nov 3rd when we present two films: RUMBLE, The Indians Who Rocked The World (5pm), followed by DOG YEARS with special guest Burt Reynolds (7:30). This past year, FLIFF lost a champion in former Board Chair Doug Solomon. Immediately following FLIFF2016, Doug was diagnosed
Doug’s passing prompted Jim Norton to come on a year earlier than Jim had anticipated. Jim jumped in and used his organizational skills, community contacts and infectious enthusiasm to provide great leadership. Thanks Jim for answering the call!
Finally, I salute the efforts of the FLIFF staff. They are an incredibly dedicated team that enjoy what they do – but wouldn’t mind less hours and doing it under better working conditions - well, don’t get excited, can’t do anything about that yet, but hope to improve that picture in 2018. Michelle Filippi, harnessed the staff and had Savor Cinema re-opened just two days after IRMA clamored through. Doubt if there is another person, outside of Colin Powell who could have engineered that feat! We applaud the Above & Beyond spirit that Janet Schwartz, Volunteer Coordinator and Joan Kish, Cinema Paradiso Hollywood Concession Manager have brought to our organization. FLIFF is somewhat like a House of Cards, we really couldn’t operate without the combined efforts of the entire team. That goes double for these two precious assets, and in their honor, we dedicate the 32nd Annual FLIFF. Well, that’s enough from me…the hard part is now up to you, the audience. How the heck are you going to see 167 films in 24 days? Wishing you Popcorn Skies…audience, start your engines! Cinematically yours, Gregory von Hausch, FLIFF President & CEO
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or the past twenty-three years, including 2017, Ken Perna has created the layout of our award-winning catalog. The piece, 116 pages, full-color glossy, starts production in late July each year. The challenges are enormous as photos and text arrive from around the world in different formats and at varying degrees of acceptability. Ken’s dedication to his work is greatly appreciated by the FLIFF Board of Directors and staff.
After the book goes to press, Ken has less than a week to prepare an eight page full-color, tabloid-size insert for the Sun Sentinel on October 6th…and then, two weeks later, a fifty-two page program for the Sun Sentinel’s October 22nd edition.
Ken is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He freelanced for several ad agencies, worked at The Sun Sentinel, then started his own Company, Perna Design, Inc., in 1991. Ken is an accomplished Graphic Designer, Photoshop Expert, Desktop Publisher and illustrator. Perna Design Inc. is graphic design company that has produced dozens of high-quality newsletters, annual reports, brochures and other printed materials. Perna Design is known for its creativity and innovative designs, providing non-profit organizations, small businesses and government organizations with professional tools for delivering their messages to key audiences. Visit his website, KenPernaDesign.com
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Friday, Nov 3
PARTIES OF THE 32nd FLIFF
The events are listed in order – party & film means party followed by film and film & party is the reverse. The film listed is included in the total price - meaning you get both the film and the party for this amazing low price!
10pm opening night Party, see p7
Saturday, Nov 4 8pm
french film, WaITInG for You, followed by french soiree, Vive La France avec baguettes, fromage & éclairs!, Savor Cinema, $20 members / $25 non / ***
Sunday, Nov 5
5:45pm arctic Chiller sushi sampler, followed by heaVen’s floor, Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / *** 7pm I aM bolT, followed by Caribbean Party, Sunrise Civic Center, $10 members; $15 non / *** 8:30 8pm Mexican Fiesta, ¡Ándale, ándale! Make your own taco topped with guacamole! followed by The ThIn YelloW lIne, Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
10:30am Chairman’s brunch & Cruise, see p7
Sunday, Nov 12
Monday, Nov 6
5:30pm lTl reception, Jumbo mambo supersized subs plenty for all! Followed by larGer Than lIfe, Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
Carnival-Carib beer w/Channa batura the most famous Trinidad street food! Followed by Trinidadian Film, The CuTlass, Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / *** aCorn anD The fIresTorM, followed by backyard fried Chicken & Waffles, Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
12:30 brit brunch, Bangers & Mash! followed by 1pm, DaD’s arMY, Savor Cinema $15 members / $20 non / *** 5:45
senior afternoon snack, Free With STORYTELLER Ticket, followed by 6:15pm The sTorYTeller, Sunrise Civic Center, $8 members /$9 student & military/ $10 seniors / $12 general admission
Monday, Nov 13 6pm
loVers, followed by your favorite Italian dishes: Minestrone, meatballs in marinara sauce, pasta Alfredo & tiramisu! Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
Tuesday, Nov 14 6pm
Tuesday, Nov 7 6pm 8pm
kInGs of PasTrY, a treat follows the film, Savor Cinema, $10 members / $15 non / ***
The sPY & The PoeT, followed by estonian Party, Jätku leiba, may your bread last, Fried herring, cold cucumber soup & rye bread! Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
Wednesday, Nov 8 5pm
Quiche soiree et kir royale, Chef Michelle presents a variety of Quiche and Heighten your senses with bubbly Kir Royale followed by 6pm The sense of WonDer, Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / *** PInskY, followed by american nosh, Enjoy beef & veggie sliders with chips and a slice of All American Apple Pie. Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
Thursday, Nov 9 6pm 8pm
neWTon followed by Madras Party, Chicken tiki masala & biriyani rice! Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
MoGlI e MarITo, followed by festa Italiana , Antipasti Buffet served al fresco! Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
Friday, Nov 10
10pm Centerpiece Party, see p7
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11:30am Veterans Day snack, FREE! Followed by Noon, kellY’s heroes, Sunrise Civic Center, FREE!
QuesT, followed by 7:30 Digest Quest, Follow us as we conquer the flavors of US in different mac n cheese dishes! Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
Wednesday, Nov 15 7:30
safe-Cracker buffet, Better to be safe & healthy with a Salad bar extravaganza! Followed by 8pm The MIDnIGhTers, Savor Cinema $15 members / $20 non / ***
Thursday, Nov 16 5pm 8pm
Israeli reception, Pita Station Make your own either with falafel, kibbe & more! followed by 6pm If & When, Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
The YounG offenDers followed by Irish rebellion Guinness & Shepherd's Pie, Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
Friday, Nov 17 6pm
The bIrD Was noT a bIrD, followed by afghan reception Kabuli Palaw, variety of Pilaf, Afghan national dish & naan bread! Savor Cinema, $15 members / $20 non / ***
Saturday, Nov 18
3:45pm Chinese reception, Steamed dumplings, sweet & sour chicken, fortune cookies! followed by 4pm kInG of PekInG, Savor Cinema,, $15 members / $20 non / *** 7:30pm Toga Party See pg 7
Sunday, Nov 19 6pm
Wrap Party, See pg 7
***Free for Superstars / Executive Producers
A film ticket to Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night is included with the Party Ticket for those specific events.
THE OPENING NIGHT PARTY
frIDaY, noVeMber 3, 10PM – MIDnIGhT harD roCk lIVe
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host an all access “Backstage” postscreening reception for guests who attend the FLIFF opening night screening of DOG YEARS starring special guest Burt Reynolds. Just beyond the box office doors, the arena that has played host to millions, will become an intimate movie house. Enjoy an exclusive soiree where an old-school movie ticket gets you more than a seat in the theater. When the final scene fades from the big screen, the halls where legendary musicians and timeless actors have roamed, come alive. The re-imagined film set will decorate the evening, and fun gourmet twists on traditional movie night bites serve up a satisfying after-party experience. Movie-goers will come together to sip, mingle and share their cinematic journey, anchored by the area’s premier destination for fun and entertainment. Tickets only in advance $75 FLIFF Members; $100 non-members. Complimentary for Executive Producer & Superstar members.
THE CHAIRMAN’S CRUISE & BRUNCH sunDaY, noVeMber 5, 10:30aM – 12:30PM on-boarD The sun DreaM
Break out your casual cruise closet and join us for a relaxing float down the IntraCoastal on-board the luxurious Sun Dream. The boat departs promptly at 10:30am (so don’t be even a minute late!) from NEW LOCATION…, 2950 NE 32 Avenue, Ft Lauderdale 33308. On-board a hot buffet brunch awaits with Mimosas and Bloody Marys. The boat returns to dock at 12:30pm. Tickets only in advance, $65 members; $75 non-members. Free for FLIFF Superstar members.
THE CENTERPIECE PARTY frIDaY, noVeMber 10, 9PM, sunrIse CIVIC CenTer 33351
Following the 7:30pm Premiere of SERIOUS LAUNDRY, join the director and stars in the breezeway for the Centerpiece Party sponsored by the City of Sunrise. Buffet, pasta bar, serving stations and cash bar. $20 FLIFF Members, $25 Non-Members. Complimentary for FLIFF Director, Executive Producer & Superstar Members.
sTeVen saVor saTurDaY, noVeMber 18, 8PM – MIDnIGhT VIlla DePalMa, 600 Isle of PalMs, forT lauDerDale 33301
FLIFF Executive Board member, Steve Savor, welcomes Lifetime Achievement honoree Karen Allen to magnificent Villa DePalma with a Toga Party in honor of her past role in ANIMAL HOUSE. Weather permitting, the film is slated to be shown a barge floating in the canal that borders the mansion. Adding to the evening, live entertainment by OTIS DAY & THE KNIGHTS who debuted in the film! Open Bar, great food and some Savor Surprises await you. Toga Attire is mandatory (Check with Crazy About Costumes 954-767-8633). Tickets in advance only, $100 FLIFF members; $150 non-members. No passes, as this is a FLIFF fundraiser.
THE CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
sunDaY, noVeMber 19, 6PM, baIleY hall 33314
Following the 4pm North American Premiere of AFTER YOU’RE GONE, join the director and star for an Italian Mangia Mangia. Grilled Wings, Meatballs, Pizza, Paninis, Salad and cash bar. $25 FLIFF Members, $30 Non-Members. Complimentary for Executive Producer & Superstar members + FAST Pass holders.
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free for The fIrsT 200 rsVPs – email Info@FLIFF.com with RUMBLE RSVP in subject line. Include your name, # in party and cell number.
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World
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Catherine Bainbridge • Canada / 2017 / 103 min / DCP/ English / Documentary
This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishing of Brian Wright-McLeod’s The Encyclopedia of Native Music, an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and eventually this documentary.
Winner of a Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award and Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs, RUMBLE features interviews with musicians, historians, and experts including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, Stevie Salas, Quincy Jones, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), and Taylor Hawkins (The Foo Fighters). Co-Director: Alfonso Maiorana / Writer: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana / Producer: Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Jake Kent, Linda Ludwig, Claire Mackinnon, Lisa M. Roth / Executive Producer: Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwig, Stevie Salas, Jan Rofekamp, Ernest Webb / Cinematographer: Alfonso Maiorana / Editor: Benjamin Duffield, Jeremiah Hays / Composer: Ben Charest / Featuring: George Clinton, Pura Fe, Robbie Robertson, Steven Van Zandt, Martin Scorsese, David Fricke, Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Slash, Steven Tyler, John Trudell, Link Wray / Contact: KinoLorber firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Catherine Bainbridge has an accomplished career in media. She has brought her signature enthusiasm and passion for storytelling to countless documentary, drama, comedy, and interactive media projects, notably the Peabody award-winning documentary “Reel Injun”, about Native stereotypes in Hollywood films. Her role as Director on RUMBLE encapsulates her love and devotion to music, history, politics, and bringing important Indigenous stories to the mainstream.
special Guests: stevie salas, Christina fon
Friday, Nov 3, 6:45 RED CARPET, 7:30 Introductions; 7:45 Film Begins, Hard Rock Live Tuesday, Nov 14, 1pm, CPH
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Adam Rifkin • USA / 2017 / 94 min / DCP / English / Bittersweet Comedy
The premise is a simple one. Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds), a big, big star from days gone by, not exactly content, yet accepting of life in the slow lane, living in LA with his dog and occasional lunches with his one friend, Sonny (Chevy Chase). Things muddle along and life takes one of those dips. Vic doesn’t realize it, but he needs a deus ex machina to lift him. Bingo! An invitation arrives from the Nashville Film Festival. They want to award Vince with a Lifetime Achievement Award. At first, Vic rejects the idea…but Sonny encourages him to go for it.
What happens next is the “Actor’s Nightmare” equivalent for film fest directors…and the stars that attend. Following the film, Burt Reynolds will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Part Deux. We awarded Burt with a Lifetime Achievement in 1991, now, 27 years later, let’s do it again!
Writers: Adam Rifkin / Producer: Brian Cavallaro, Neil Mandt, Adam Rifkin, Gordon Whitener / Cinematographer: Scott Winig / Editor: Dan Flesher / Composer: Austin Wintory / Production Designer: Brett A. Snodgrass / Principal Cast: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane, Nikki Blonsky, Chevy Chase, Kathleen Nolan, Al-Jaleel Knox, Shelley Waggener, Todd Vittum, / Contact: A24 email@example.com
Robert Kagan, M.D. & Bonnie Barnett
Director: Adam Rifkin is a writer/director/producer/actor. Rifkin wrote, directed, and starred in Homo Erectus, a comedy set in caveman times that had its World Premiere at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival. Additionally, Rifkin wrote Underdog for Walt Disney Studios. Rifkin penned two hits for DreamWorks, MOUSEHUNT and SMALL SOLDIERS. Continuing in the family film genre, he scribed the big screen version of Where's Waldo. As a director, Rifkin was in charge of the popular teen comedy DETROIT ROCK CITY. He also wrote and directed the car crash flick THE CHASE starring Charlie Sheen. He directed the critically acclaimed NIGHT AT THE GOLDEN EAGLE, a dark drama starring James Caan. It was an official selection of the London Film Festival and opened to rave reviews. Rifkin as well wrote and directed the cult classic THE DARK BACKWARD. In the year of its release THE DARK BACKWARD was named one of the top ten films of the year by the New York Post.
As a performer, Rifkin co-directed and starred in WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD, a mock documentary chronicling the trials and tribulations of what it takes to pursue a career in tinsel town. The film boasts an impressive list of cameos including John Travolta, Sandra Bullock, and Will Smith.
Guests: brian Cavallaro and burt reynolds (pgs 10-11). Mr. reynolds will receive the first-ever flIff lifetime achievement award: Part Deux, on friday, nov 3, 7:30pm, hard rock live
H LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: PART DEUX H BURT REYNOLDS is an Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actor and director. He is currently shooting the feature, DEFINING MOMENTS. In addition to receiving an Oscar nomination and winning the Golden Globe Award for Boogie Nights, Reynolds was honored by The New York Film Critics, The Los Angeles Film Critics, The Chicago Film Critics and The National Society of Film Critics with Best Supporting Actor awards for his memorable role in that film. Some of his more recent film works include ELBOW GREASE, HAMLET & HUTCH, THE SHADOW FIGHTER, and the web series HITTING THE BRAKES, debuting this spring.
Photo: Aaron Wells Silver Beach Productions
His feature films include DELIVERANCE, STARTING OVER, HOOPER, BRAKING IN, THE LONGEST YARD, SHARKEY’S MACHINE, GATOR, THE END, and of course SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT. He also directed four feature films.
For television, Reynolds has enjoyed an auspicious career as an actor, director and producer. Among his finest endeavors in this medium is the hit series EVENING SHADE (as star, executive producer and, often, director). For this series, he won his ninth People’s Choice Award as Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series, the 1991 Emmy Award for Best Performance in a Comedy and the Golden Globe Award for the same category. His additional television credits include, RIVERBOAT, GUNSMOKE, HAWK, DAN AUGUST AND B.L. STRYKER. Additionally, he hosted the Academy Awards Telecast, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, and a series of specials titled Burt Reynolds’ Conversation With. He also starred in, directed and produced the CBS television movie The Man from Left Field. He also directed and starred in Turner Network’s most ambitious project, Hard Time, a 6-hour movie thriller trilogy.
Reynolds made his Broadway debut in LOOK, WE’VE COME THROUGH with director Jose Quintero. In addition, he has directed eight productions, and starred in two, at the Jupiter Theatre, which he founded in Jupiter, Florida. He also appears in his one-man show titled AN EVENING WITH BURT REYNOLDS. His numerous achievements have been recognized by being named America’s Favorite All Around Motion Picture Actor (People’s Choice Award) for record six consecutive years; the Most Popular Star for five years running; Star of the Year (National Association of Theatre Owners); and # 1 Box Office Star for five years in a row, still an unmatched record.
Burt Reynolds commitment to his profession and devotion to education can perhaps be best exemplified by the program he created to give college students scholastic credit and wages for their work while obtaining an education at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre located in Tequesta, Florida.
Reynolds created a chair at Florida State University by donating generous endowments as well as Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. His memoir BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME reached the New York Times Best Seller List just after publication and received the prestigious “Children at Heart Award,” for his humanitarian efforts benefiting and aiding the children of Chernobyl.
OF SPECIAL NOTE: At the 1991 FLIFF, Burt Reynolds was the main attraction, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award along with fellow honorees: Donald O’Connor, Jerry Lewis, Mark Rydell, and Peter Bogdanovich. Other honorees and attendees included Bobcat Goldthwaite, Claude Akins, Charles Durning, Christopher Atkins, and Tichi Wilkerson (Hollywood Reporter). Since we gave this award to Burt twenty-seven years ago, we are calling this one: Lifetime Achievement: Part Deux.
burt reynolds will receive his award on friday, november 3, at hard rock live prior to the screening of DoG Years.
Top Left & Clockwise: w/Rachel Ward SHARKY'S MACHINE '81; DELIVERANCE '72; Playboy Oct '70-Top BoxOffice Draw; w/Clint Eastwood TIME Jan '78; BOOGIE NIGHTS; voice of Charlie B. Barkin ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN '89; Golden Globe '98, BOOGIE NIGHTS '97; CITIZEN RUTH '96; 1972 COSMOPOLITAN Centerfold ; LUCKY LADY '75 w/Gene Hackman & Liza Minelli; NICKELODEON '76 w/Ryan O'Neal; THE LONGEST YARD '74; STRIPTEASE '96; SILENT MOVIE '76; BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS '82 w/Dolly Parton; SMOKEY & THE BANDIT; 90-'94 "Evening Shade" w/ Hal Holbrook, Ossie Davis, Michael Jeter, Elizabeth Ashley, Marilu Henner, Melissa Martin, Ann Wedgeworth, Jay R. Ferguson & Charles Durning. 11
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Saturday, Nov 4, 4pm, SC Sunday, Nov 5, 1pm, CPH
WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL SCREENING
Joe Wright • UK / 2017 / 114 min / DCP / English / Drama Biography
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Writer: Anthony McCarten / Producers: Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten / Cinematographer: Bruno Delbonnel / Editor: Valerio Bonnelli / Composer: Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood / Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Ben Mendelsohn / Contact: Focus Features Director: Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Hanna,” “Pride & Prejudice,” “Anna Karenina”) has been nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA (x6), David Di Donnatella, European Film Award and won the Venice Film Festival’s Award for Forum Cinema & Literature.
Fanny Ardant (in a scene from 8 WOMEN atop Catherine Deneuve) stars in WAITING FOR YOU and receives Lifetime Achievement Award in absentia. P70-71
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Friday, Nov 10, 7:30pm, SUN Saturday, Nov 11, 8:15pm, CPH Sunday, Nov 12, 8:15pm, SC
Ken Webb USA / 2017 / 90 min / DCP/ English / Comedy
When a young man gets seduced into helping with the removal of a dead body, he must find out the truth behind the corpse before he loses his life or gains a fortune. It's a madcap comic heist film with a lot of heart.
We at FLIFF, noticed Mr Ken Webb’s shortcomings, he apparently could not make the film by himself. He found it necessary to use a camera assistant (a-ha!) and a boom operator (ditto!). And he thinks he is so special. Of course, in his frugal fashion, found a way to use one person for both tasks. All kidding aside, Ken’s multi-tasking earned him FLIFF’s 2017 Renaissance Award for his accomplishment in creating this fun, madcap, hysterical film. Kudos to his ensemble. They bought right in and their performances are the icing on the cake. Writer: Ken Webb / Producer: Ken Webb / Cinematographer: Ken Webb / Production Designer: Raelyn Tepper / Editor: Ken Webb / Composer: Ken Webb / Everything Else: Hideki Shiota / Principal Cast: Jason Zednick, Michele Richardson, Tatiana Grey, Michael Gentile, Jeffrey Alan Solomon, Malcolm Mills / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by
Steven & Kim Naimoli
Director: Native New Yorker, Ken Webb was hired by VH1 as a writer/director of on-air promos right out of undergrad after his thesis film, The Waiters, won numerous awards and became a region finalist for the Student Academy Award. With a 20 year career in the field, Ken Webb has directed music videos and short films, including the New York Times published Op-Doc ‘Subway Alarm’ which helped to silence the noise pollution of the emergency exit door alarms that went off unchecked for 9 years in NYC. Recently, he directed the ‘Got Milk Parody’ commercial for the Broadway show ‘Hamilton.’ He has also taught film production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Additionally, Ken Webb is a prolific songwriter with a dozen full-length records of original songs to his credit. The song featured in Serious Laundry is one of Ken’s originals. The script for Serious Laundry was written circa 1997 as a follow-up to his award winning short. In May of 2015, Mr. Webb mounted the production single-handedly. Serious Laundry is a textbook example of true grit independent filmmaking on a shoestring. It is also Mr. Webb’s feature film directorial debut.
Guests: ken Webb, Jason Zednick, Michele richardson, Tatiana Grey, Michael Gentile, Jeffrey alan solomon, Malcolm Mills https://vimeo.com/180533482
Saturday, Nov 18, 6:30pm, SC
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Known for her work as an award-winning actor in over forty feature films (Animal House, A Small Circle of Friends, The Wanderers, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Until September, Starman, Scrooged, The Glass Menagerie, Malcolm X, The Perfect Storm, King of the Hill. The Sandlot, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, White Irish Drinkers, Bad Hurt and A Year By The Sea) and in the theatre On and Off Broadway (A Summer Day, Speaking in Tongues, The Monday After the Miracle, Extremities, The Country Girl) and numerous television films and shows.
A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD.
Karen began directing in the theatre ten years ago at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the Berkshire Theatre Festival (Moonchildren, Extremities, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair du Lune) and in NYC with the Obie winning production of Lucy Thurber’s Ashville. “A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.” by Carson McCullers, is her debut as a film director. She is a lifetime member of the Actor’s Studio and is on the board of the Berkshire International Film Festival and the Amazon Conservation Team.
Michele Eve Photography
Karen Allen • USA / 2016 / 30 min / DCP / English
Based on the short story by groundbreaking southern American writer Carson McCullers, written when she was just 25, the film, “A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.”, is set at a roadside café in the early morning in the Spring of 1947. A young boy and an older man meet by chance. The man relates a luminous tale of personal heartbreak and loss, and of his hard-won understanding of the nature of love. Screenwriter: Karen Allen / Producer: Brian Long, Diane Pearlman / Co-Producer: Amy Lynn / Cinematographer: Richard Sands / Production Designer: Kristi Zea / Editor: Noriko Sakamoto / Original Music: Mark Kelso / Costume Design: Carisa Kelly / Principal Cast: Jeffrey DeMunn, Jackson Smith, James McMenamin, Kale Browne, William Galatis, Billy Baraw, Terry Holland, Andrew Plimpton, Chip Rybak, Karen Beaumont
"I came across this story when I was in my early 20’s. As a young actor I was drawn to Carson McCullers as a playwright and novelist at first, and then began to read everything she’d written that I could get my hands on. “A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud” always loomed large for me among her many short stories, It is a quiet, subtle, mysterious story. It sneaks up on you and has stayed indelibly etched in my imagination all these years. It is a delicate, Zen like passing of wisdom from a older man to a young boy on a rainy day in a roadside café when their two lives unexpectedly intersect. The story, as I see it, is flooded with the raw, tangible beauty of the natural world, set in contrast to the complex, intangible yearning for love in their interior worlds. I intend to stay very close to the story Carson McCullers wrote and to illuminate the characters she has so beautifully drawn in the pages of this story. karen allen Director and Screenwriter Co-Sponsored by Sponsored by
Carson McCullers Born in Columbus, Georgia, Carson McCullers was a prolific American writer of novels, short stories, essays, plays, and poetry. McCullers examined the psychology of lonely, isolated people, which she depicted through her eccentric characters and interpreted with deep empathy. She is best known for her novels, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), which she wrote at the age of twenty-two, Reflections in a Golden Eye (1942), and for her play, A Member of the Wedding (1952). Her novel, The Ballad of a Sad Café (1951), was adapted for the stage by playwright Edward Albee. Four of her novels and plays have been made into feature films. She died in Nyack, New York, in 1967, at the age of 50.
Janet Leavy Schwartz & Irwin Levenstein
karen allen will receive The fort lauderdale International film festival’s lifetime achievement award at 6:30pm saturday, november 18, savor Cinema following the screening of a Tree. a roCk. a ClouD.
Top Left going clockwise: With Peter Riegert ANIMAL HOUSE, With Harrison Ford RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, With Tennessee Williams, With Jeff Bridges STARMAN, PERFECT STORM, As Teacher/Astronaut Christa McAullife in CHALLENGER, THE END OF THE LINE, With non-union actor in ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, SCROOGED as Ghost of Christmas Future, With Joanne Woodward Cannes Film Festival 1987 17
Steve Savor Patron Saint of FLIFF STEVE SAVOR began his association with the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in 2002, when first started sponsoring our Annual Polo Picnic. After five years of those sunny Sunday’s on the field with the ponies, Veuve Clicquot , music and food, Steve moved on to grander events, including Our Cannes Film Festival Beach Party for 600 people – which segued to renting the top of the famed Carlton Hotel for a private Party-Afterparty for 100. Steve also secured the Naming Rights of our Flagship theatre, now SAVOR CINEMA. In addition to renovating the Courtyard and Lobby, Steve hosted a fabulous Kentucky Derby Party (don’t miss next year’s 05/05/18) at the cinema. His magnificent home, Villa DePalma has hosted our Poster Unveiling Parties, Opening & Closing Nights, Oscar Party (don’t miss next year’s 03/04/18), M.A.S.H. Party and on Saturday, November 18, 8pm a TOGA PARTY with Live & In Person Karen Allen, who co-starred in ANIMAL HOUSE, plus performing Live, Otis Day & The Knights (who debuted in the film). Tickets $100 for members and $150 for non-members and as a fundraiser, benefits FLIFF. Toga Attire is mandatory.***
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WORLD CINEMA NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
AFTER YOU’RE GONE
Sunday, Nov 19, 4pm, BH PA
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Russian Federation / 2016 / 120 min / DCP / Russian w/English subtitles Aleksey Temnikov is a renowned ballet dancer, and an acknowledged genius whose career was cut abruptly short after sustaining an injury back in the ’90s. Twenty years later, Aleksey discovers that his condition is degenerative, and that he will soon lose the ability to walk. For him, this means only one thing – death. Before this happens, Aleksey sets out to choreograph a ballet. “What will I leave behind after I am gone?” is a question Aleksey feels he must contend with.
Written and directed by Anna Matison, AFTER YOU’RE GONE is a stunning masterpiece, pitting a fascinating storyline with razor-sharp dialogue, phenomenal cinematography (how did the DP pull off some of those shots!), and above all, an award winning performance by Sergey Bezrukov as Aleksey Temnikov. Bezrukov plays him as a genius who is simultaneously a repugnant holier-than-thou snob and hilarious.
Writer: Anna Matison / Producers: Timur Ezugbay, Anna Matison / Producer: Sergey Bezrukov, Anna Matison, Alexei Kublitsky / Cinematographer: Serg Otrepiev / Editor: Ivan Lisichkin / Production Designer: Nazik Kasparova / Sound: Pavel Yaroshenko, Sergey Ivanof / Principal Cast: Sergey Bezrukov, Anastasia Bexrukov, Karina Andolenko, Vladimir Menshov, Alyona Babenko, Sergey Gazarov, Vitaly Egorov, Stepan Kulikov, Maria Smolnikova / Contact: Yulia Travnikova email@example.com Sponsored by
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DIRECTOR: Anna Matison was born in Irkutsk (Siberia) in 1983. In 2008, Anna Matison moved to Moscow and entered the Screenwriting Department of the Russian State University of Cinematography, Natalia Ryazantseva’s workshop. She graduated from the university with distinction in 2013. Guests: anna Matison, sergey bezrukov https://vimeo.com/224460600
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EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY CONTINUES CELEBRATIONS OF ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY DURING FLIFF 2017
In the 25 years since I first visited the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival one thing has never changed –its unflinching and fervent commitment to screening the best in cinematic talent from the continent of Europe – a rare thing in these two decades which have seen attendance figures for great European cinema slip, year on year.
This is not only a tribute to Fest Director Gregory von Hausch’s ability to enthuse, inspire, cajole and convince his audience that European cinema is of value to global culture – but also a tribute to the FLIFF audience which has grown up along with, and because of the festival’s passion for the pursuit of excellence in the movie-going experience.
This year’s FLIFF is marking three decades since the launch of the European Film Academy & Awards with an extraordinary event – which is happening nowhere else in the world during this year – or one suspects, ever anywhere else. The festival is screening every Best Film* winner awarded by the EFA over the last 29 years and most of these films being cinematic classics. As someone who has been part of the EFA for most of its history and as deputy chair for two decades, I thank the FLIFF for doing justice and respecting the great work of European Artists.
In these difficult times, during which many Europeans find it hard to understand the contemporary political situation in the USA – FLIFF, its organizers, and its patrons stand out like a beacon of culture, reminding us that where there are thinking, tolerant, intelligent people, with a passion for the arts and all that they can bring – there is hope!
Deputy Chairman, European Film Academy
Maren ade TONI ERDMANN ‘16
Peter Cattaneo THE FULL MONTY ‘97
nikita Mikhalkov CLOSE TO EDEN ‘93
fatih akin HEAD-ON ‘04
Matteo Garrone GOMORRAH ‘08
Cristian Mungiu 4 MONTHS 3 WEEKS 2 DAYS ‘07
Pedro almodóvar ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER ‘99 TALK TO HER ‘02
Michael haneke CACHE ‘05 • THE WHITE RIBBON ‘09 • AMOUR ‘12
Paweł Pawlikowski IDA ‘14
Gianni amelio STOLEN CHILDREN ‘92 LAMERICA ‘94
florian henckel von Donnersmarck THE LIVES OF OTHERS ‘06
roman Polanski THE GHOST WRITER ‘10
Theo angelopoulos LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST ‘89
Jean-Pierre Jeunet AMELIE ‘01
Paolo sorrentino THE GREAT BEAUTY ‘13 YOUTH ‘15
Wolfgang becker GOOD BYE LENIN! ‘03
krzysztof kieslowski A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING ‘88
Carlos suara • AY CARMELA! ‘90*
roberto benigni LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ‘98
ken loach RIFF-RAFF ‘91 LAND AND FREEDOM ‘95
lars von Trier BREAKING THE WAVES ‘96 DANCER IN THE DARK ‘00 MELANCHOLIA ‘11
*Film won Best Actress for Carmen Mauro, Best Film was PORTE APERTE which was unavailable for screening.
THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1988 TO HONOR THE OUTSTANDING EUROPEAN FILMS OF THE YEAR. THIS YEAR, IN CELEBRATION OF THE EFA’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY, FLIFF HAS BEEN SELECTED TO PRESENT THE 29 PAST WINNERS OF THE EFA, AND WILL
PRESENT THE 30TH IN 2018. The sCreenInGs PresenTeD oCT 27 – noV 2 COMPRISING AN EXCLUSIVE FREE PROLOGUE TO FLIFF2017 FOR OUR MEMBERS. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR CURRENT FLIFF MEMBERSHIP BADGE FOR ADMISSION. YOUR BADGE IS NOT TRANSFERABLE).
Free & Exclusive for Members. Best Film 1988 A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING
(KROTKI FILM O ZABIJANIU) by Krzysztof Kieslowski / Poland / 1988 / 84 min / Polish w/English subtitles / Prod. Zespoly Filmowe / Cast: Miroslav Baka, Krysztof GlobiszJan Tesarz The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, calculated, flawlessly performed execution (both killings shown in the most graphic detail imaginable), while the murderer's idealistic young defense lawyer ends up as an unwilling accessory to the judicial murder of his client. friday, oct 27, 1pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7uD4fa_-uk
European Film of the Year 1989 LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST
(TOPIO STIN OMICHLI) by Theo Angelopoulos / Producer: The Greek Film Centre / Cast: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou / Greece / 1988 / 127 min / Greek w/English subtitles
Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries between childhood and adolescence.. friday, oct 27, 3pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwMlessyg2c&t=35s
European Actress of the Year 1990 AY, CARMELA!
Starring Carmen Maura; Director Carlos Suara / Writers: Rafael Azcona, Carlos Suara, Jose Sanchis Sinisterra / Cast: Carmen Maura, Andreas Pajares, Gabino Diego / Spain-Italy / 1990 / 102 min / Spanish w/English subtitles
Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. friday, oct 27, 6pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggzioiV04uw
European Film of the Year 1991 RIFF-RAFF
by Ken Loach / Producer: Sally Hibbin / Cast: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman / UK / 1991 / 95 min / English
It's not every day you find an English-language movie with English subtitles. But in "Riff-Raff," you'll need all the prompting you can get. Ken Loach's gem of a film, about working stiffs in Thatcherian England, has dialects and expressions to confound -- and delight -- everyone. friday, oct 27, 8pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TkyrQkpetI&t=78s
European Film of the Year 1992 THE STOLEN CHILDREN
IL LADRO DI BAMBINI by Gianni Amelio / Producer: Angelo Rizzoli, Erre Produzioni, / Cast: Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici / Italy / 1992 / 114 min / Italian w/English subtitles
Antonio, a policeman has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing 11-yr-old Rosetta to work as a prostitute. saturday, oct 28, 1pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPl1Xj_Dqe8
European Film of the Year 1993 CLOSE TO EDEN
УРГА by Nikita Mikhalkov / Producer: Michel Seydoux / Cast: Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostyukhin / Soviet Union / 1991 / 119 min / Mongolian, Russian & Mandarin w/English subtitles
The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, Serguei, gets stuck with his truck nearby. The cultural gap between Gombo and Serguie seems invincible. But maybe they can learn a few things from each other? saturday, oct 28, 3:30, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3MsprX5a28
European Film of the Year 1994 LAMERICA
by Gianni Amelio • Producer: Cecchi Gori Group Tiger / Principal Cast: Enrice Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani • Italy / 1994 / 116 min / Albanian & Italian w/English subtitles
Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail: Spiro. But the youngest Italian, Gino, once alone with Spiro, encounter a few problems. saturday, oct 28, 6pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwsP_CjWuT0
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
European Film of the Year 1995 LAND AND FREEDOM
by Ken Loach • Producer: Parallax Pictures, Messidor Films and Road Movies Dritte / Principal Cast: Ian Hart, Rosan Pastor, Iciar Bollan • UK / 1995 / 109 min / English + Spanish & Catalan w/English subtitles
Spring 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his hometown Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. He joins an international group of Militia-men and women, the POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista). After being wounded he goes to Barcelona, where he decides to join another group of fighters. saturday, oct 28, 1:30pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ylkMmvGuu&t=58s
European Film of the Year 1996 BREAKING THE WAVES
by Lars von Trier • Producer: Zentropa Entertainments / Principal Cast: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgaard, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr • Denmark / 1996 / 159 min / English
An emotionally and spiritually challenging film, hammering at conventional morality with the belief that God not only sees all, but understands a great deal more than we give Him credit for. saturday, oct 28, 3:45pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPmWixrlfPQ
European Film of the Year 1997 THE FULL MONTY
by Peter Cattaneo • Producer: Redwave Films, Uberto Pasolini / Principal Cast: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson • UK / 1997 / 91 min / English
Desperate for cash, unemployed steel worker Gaz rounds up a group of equally despairing men from the dole queue to form Hot Metal, Yorkshire's answer to The Chippendales. Although nowhere near as tanned or toned as the professionals, Hot Metal are willing to go all the way by giving their audience the proverbial full monty. sunday, oct 29, 1pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6bjW9owsQc
European Film 1998 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL / LA VITA E BELLA
by Roberto Benigni • Producer: Cecchi Gori Group, Melampo Cinematografica / Principal Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Girgio Cantarini Italy / 1997 / 116 min / Italian & German w/English subtitles When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. sunday, oct 29, 3pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y_p7kmailM
European Film 1999 ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER / TODO SOBRE MI MADRE
by Pedro Almodóvar • Producer: El Deseo / Principal Cast: Cecelia Roth, Marisa Parades, Penelope Cruz • Spain / 1999 / 101 min / Spanish w/English subtitles
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
Argentine-born Manuela, the single mother of 17-year-old Esteban, who aspires to be a writer. She has never told him anything about his father; now he wants to know about the "missing half" of his life, the father who was pictured on the half of photographs that she tore off and threw away. sunday, oct 29, 5pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkuMC5Jw8Ma
European Film 2000 DANCER IN THE DARK
by Lars von Trier / Principal Cast: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse Denmark / 2000 / 140 min / English
The story of Selma, a Czech immigrant and single mother living in 1960s America. Selma works day and night in a factory to save enough money to pay for an operation for her son, Gene, to avoid him inheriting her fate, suffering from an eye disease which will render permanent blindness). sunday, oct 29, 7pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53vr9eioh7g
European Film 2001 AMELIE / LE FABULEUX DESTIN D’AMELIE POULAIN Jean-Pierre-Jeunet • Producer: Arne Meerkamp van Embden, Claudie Ossard / Principal Cast: Audrey Tatou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus • France / 2001 / 122 min / French w/English subtitles
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. Monday, oct 30, 1pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-uxeZaM-VM
European Film 2002 TALK TO HER / HABLE CON ELLA
by Pedro Almodóvar • Producer: El Deséo / Principal Cast: Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Lenor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin • Spain / 2002 / 112 min / Spanish w/English subtitles
A film ranging in tone from a soap opera to a tragedy. One theme is that men can possess attributes usually described as feminine. They can devote their lives to a patient in a coma, they can live their emotional lives through someone else, they can gain deep satisfaction from bathing, tending, cleaning up, taking care. Monday, oct 30, 6pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgqC9atgb90 23
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
European Film 2003 GOOD BYE, LENIN!
by Wolfgang Becker • Producer: X Filme Creative Pool GmbH / Principal Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sab, Chulpan Khamatova Germany / 2003 / 121 min / English + German & Russian w/English subtitles In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared. Monday, oct 30, 3:30pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJb4efZcfuM&t=48s
European Film 2004 HEAD-ON / GEGEN DIE WAND
By Fatih Akin • Producer: Wüste Filmproduktion/ Corazon International/ NDR/ Arte / Principal Cast: Briol nel, Guven Kirac, Zarah Jane McKenzie Germany / 2004 / 121 min / German & Turkish w/English subtitles + English
With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love. Monday, oct 30, 8:30pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I93hv44kQWa
European Film 2005 HIDDEN / CACHÉ
by Michael Haneke • Producer: Les Films du Losange, Wega Film, Bavaria Film, BIM Distribuzione / Principal Cast: Daniel Auteil, Juliette Bincohe, Maurice Benichou France-Austria-Germany-Italy / 2005 / 117 min / French w/English subtitles Don't bother getting comfortable when you sit down for Michael Haneke's Cache. Soon the unease starts to fester. The premise is fiendishly simple: Parisian couple Georges and Anne start receiving videotapes of their home from an anonymous stalker. Part paranoid thriller, part political allegory, Hidden's a terrific return to form for Haneke. Tuesday, oct 31, 1pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mof74fldklY
European Film 2006 THE LIVES OF OTHERS / DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck •Producers: Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion/ Bayerischer Rundfunk/ARTE/Creado Film / Principal Cast: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Muhe, Sebastian Koch • Germany / 2006 / 137 min / German w/English subtitles
Like the communist witch hunts that spooked Americans in the 50s, the Stasi haunts East Germany in the 80s. They are grey men lurking in the shadows, noting every movement of suspected rebels - stopping just short of the bowel-related variety. The film offers a rare and fascinating snapshot of life behind The Berlin Wall. Tuesday, oct 31, 3:30pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fppW5ml4vdw
European Film 2007 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS 2 DAYS / 4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE By Cristian Mungiu • Producer: Mobra Film SRL / Principal Cast: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov • Romania / 2007 /113 min / Romanian w/English subtitles
4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days takes place over one day in 1987 when Otilia (Marinca) helps her university roommate Gabita seek an illegal abortion. Risking prison under Ceausescu's dictatorship, Gabita seems to be falling apart, so it's up to Otilia to facilitate the doctor and hotel room - but quite how far she's willing to go to help her friend is yet to be tested. Tuesday, oct 31, 6pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCPlewkTsnQ
European Film 2008 GOMORRAH
by Matteo Garrone • Producer: Fandango, RAI Cinema / Principal Cast: Salvatore Abbruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Salvatore Ruocco • Italy / 2008 / 137 min / Italian w/English subtitles
What the hell is left to say about the Mafia after The Godfather Goodfellas, and The Sopranos? You'd be surprised. Gomorrah, arriving in the U.S. after stirring up a storm in Italy, is out to rip the mob a new one. Based on a bestseller by journalist Roberto Saviano, who has required police protection 24/7 since the book came out in 2006, Gomorrah examines not the biblical sin city of Gomorrah and its evil twin, Sodom, but modern Naples under the rule of the Camorra crime syndicate. Tuesday, oct 31, 8:15pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Qorgagblu
European Film 2009 THE WHITE RIBBON / AS WEISSE BAND
by Michael Haneke / Producers: Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Margaret Menegoz & Andrea Occhipinti / Cast: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Burghart Klaussner / Germany-Austria-France-Italy / 2009 / 144 min / German, Italian & Polish w/English subtitles
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? Wednesday, nov 1, 1pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kJkvvvxY74
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
European Film 2010 THE GHOST WRITER
by Roman Polanski • Producers: Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde & Roman Polanski / Principal Cast: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall • France-Germany-UK / 2010 / 128 / English
A successful ghostwriter is referred to by everyone as "the Ghost." But there's nothing ephemeral about him. McGregor plays him convincingly, with humor and likability. Hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of former British prime minister Adam Lang, the Ghost senses something amiss from the moment he agrees to the lucrative gig. Wednesday, nov 1, 3:30pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnQugMcPztc
European Film 2011 MELANCHOLIA
by Lars von Trier /Producer: Meta Louise Foldager & Louise Vesth / Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsborough, Charlotte Rampling, Alexander Skarsgård, John Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland / Denmark-Sweden-France-Germany / 2011 / 135 min / English Justine and Michael are making their way to the lavish home of Justine's sister Claire and rich, snobbish brother-in-law John for their wedding reception. All the family is waiting, including Justine and Claire's mother and father and Justine's advertising agency boss Jack. But family tensions start to mount … Wednesday, nov 1, 6pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kbffXak_gg
European Film 2012 AMOUR
written & directed by Michael Haneke • Producer: Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka & Michael Katz / Principal Cast: Jean Louis Tringnant, Emmanuel Riva, Isabelle Huppert • France-Germany-Austria / 2012 / 127 min / English The year's best foreign-language film and an Oscar front-runner, defines what love is. And it does it the hard way. No sex, drugs or rock & roll. Just two people offering each other total commitment. Did I mention both are in their eighties? Georges and Anne are retired music teachers living comfortably in Paris, with occasional visits from their daughter. Then Anne suffers two strokes. Wednesday, nov 1, 8:30pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7D-Y3T0Xfa&t=47s
European Film 2013 THE GREAT BEAUTY / LA GRANDE BELLEZZA
by Paolo Sorrentino • Producer: Nicola Giuliano & Francesca Cima / Principal Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferelli • Italy-France / 2013 / 141 min / Italian w/English subtitles
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Thursday, nov 2, 1pm, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koxrDhaQopw
European Film 2014 IDA
By Paweł Pawlikowski • Producer: Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł & Ewa Puszczyńska / Principal Cast: Agata Kulezsa, Agatha Trezbuchowska, Dawid Ogrdonik Poland-Denmark-France / 2014 / 82 min / Polish, Latin & French w/English subtitles
Set in an austere, almost abandoned Poland during the early 1960s, Pawlikowski’s first feature made in his homeland is a spare, haunting piece of minimalism, opening in silence on a blackand-white close-up of a young novice. But if this convent-set overture primes us to expect a meditation on faith, what we get is both far simpler and even more profound, a still water that runs unspeakably deep. Thursday, nov 2, 6pm, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JIXxo8qun0
European Film 2015 YOUTH / LA GIOVINEZZA
Written & directed by Paolo Sorrentino Producer: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima & Carlotta Calori / Principal Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda Italy-France-United Kingdom / 2015 / 124 min English + Spanish, French w/English subtitles
A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday. Thursday, nov 2, 3:45, CPh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T7CM4di_0c
European Film 2016 TONI ERDMANN
By Maren Ade • Produced by Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Michel Merkt / Principal Cast: Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischeck, Michael Wottendorn Germany-Austria-Switzerland / 2016 / 162 min / English + German & Romanian w/English subtitles
Takes an extended look at the fraught relationship of a young workaholic management consultant determined to get on in her high-flying career, and her widowed father, an irrepressible practical joker with a penchant for disguises involving bad hair and even worse teeth, who comes to visit her in Bucharest. Thursday, nov 2, 7:45, sC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uwi5ePnpa&t=1s
VENICE magazine applauds the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival for consistently bringing the world of motion pictures to our shores.
FORT LAUDERDALEâ€™S MAGAZINE 26
H MARTI HUIZENGA HUMANITARIAN AWARD H
Marti Huizenga was born and reared in San Antonio, Florida, becoming a resident of South Florida in 1963, where she lived with husband Wayne, four children and eleven grandchildren until her passing in January of this year.
Marti served on the Boards of many health, youth, social services and cultural organizations, including: Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Leadership Board, Pace Center for Girls Advisory Board, and the Women in Distress Advisory Board.
The Huizenga’s set up their Huizenga Family Foundation established as a vehicle to donate the wealth of the Huizenga Family to various 501 (c)(3) charities, primarily focused on Broward based organizations.
The Film Festival is in awe of the accomplishment of this great, dynamic woman. In her honor, we will annually present the Marti Huizenga Humanitarian Award, as we remember the passing of Broward’s brightest star. On Friday, November 3rd, Virginia “Ginny” Miller, FLIFF Chairwoman Emeritus, will present the award to Scott Baynes, Along with Wayne, Marti was one of the (Marti’s first cousin). Scott and Marti were very first Lumiere Donors to Cinema Parlike brother and sister. Together, with his adiso (now Savor Cinema). She believed wife Pamela, Scott shared all of life's blessin the Film Festival and its mission and doings and challenges with Marti and continue nated on a regular basis, sponsoring our doing so today with Wayne. He is honored Veterans screenings, kids’ films, and senior represent Marti at this year's Film Festival. Beginning in 2018, programs, enabling us to offer all free of charge. we will select a member of the Broward community who best She was appointed to Children’s Services Council of Broward exemplifies the benevolent spirt of Marti Huizenga. County, and the Performing Arts Center Authority. Marti’s Honors included: American Heart Association’s Golden Heart The Award is designed and created by Nadine Egan Floyd. Award, Silver Boys & Girls Club of America Medallion Award, She has several public art projects around Broward County Child Care Connection Child Advocate of the Year, Habitat for a 7-foot mosaic glass gator at Sawgrass Mill Mall, a 6-foot Humanity of Broward Spirit of Humanity Award, North Broward mosaic glass Sailfish at Esplanade Park in Riverwalk and a Hospital Kate Platt Award, Sun Sentinel Publisher’s Commu- mosaic glass ceiling at the Sadkin Community Center in Lauderhill. nity Service Award.
H ROB STEWART ENVIRONMENTAL FILM AWARD H
Rob Stewart was an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist and filmmaker. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Stewart began photographing underwater when he was 13. By the age of 18 he became a scuba instructor and then moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, studying in Ontario, Jamaica and Kenya.
Stewart spent four years traveling the world as chief photographer for the Canadian Wildlife Federation's magazines. Leading expeditions to the most remote areas of the world, Stewart has logged thousands of hours underwater using the latest in camera and rebreather technologies. Stewart's highly sought-after images have appeared in nearly every media form worldwide.
While on assignment to photograph sharks in the Galapagos Islands, Stewart discovered illegal longlining, indiscriminately killing sharks within the marine reserve. He tried promoting awareness through print media, but when the public didn't respond, Stewart decided to make a film to bring people closer to sharks. At the age of 22 he left his photography career behind and embarked on a remarkable journey over four years and 12 countries, resulting in the epic Sharkwater.
When Stewart boarded Sea Shepherd's ship, Sharkwater took a turn from a beautiful underwater film into an incredible human drama filled with corruption, espionage, attempted murder charges and mafia rings, forcing Stewart and his crew to become part of the story. During filming, Stewart encountered life threatening obstacles, including diseases such as West Nile, Tuberculosis, Dengue Fever and flesh-eating disease. Stewart's second documentary, Revolution again garnered numerous awards. Rob wanted the world to see the beauty of sharks, the oceans, its creatures, so people would work to protect them. It was first film to platform the ocean crisis; climate change was widely known, but not the devastating effects of Ocean Acidification; we would lose the reefs, 25% of the world's fish and possibly, the oceans themselves. Today, this is widely known. Rob was a great friend of FLIFF and came here multiple times. He passed away during a deep dive incident while filming the sequel to Sharkwater, off the Florida Keys. In this inaugural year, we present this Award to Rob's parents, Brian & Sandy, in Rob’s honor.
H LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD H Graham Greene, CM (born June 22, 1952) is a Canadian First Nations actor who has worked on stage, in film, and in TV productions in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Dances with Wolves (1990). Other notable films include Thunderheart (1992), Maverick (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), The Green Mile (1999), Skins (2002), Transamerica(2005), The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Casino Jack (2010), Winter's Tale (2014), The Shack (2017) and Wind River (2017).
Graham Greene will receive the FLIFF Lifetime Achievement Award, at Hard Rock Live, Friday, Nov, 3, 5pm, prior to the screening of RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World.
BENEFITS FOR THE ISLANDS OF BARBUDA, DOMINICA, PUERTO RICO & THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – NOV 20 & 21
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival joins the world in sending our prayers to those hardest hit in the Caribbean by the recent storms. To that end we are doing something, in our small way, and we invite you to join us! We will produce four benefit screenings – with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the islands of Barbuda, Dominica, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The tickets are $10/person. We will also do a small Silent Auction, and FLIFF will donate four Superstar Team Memberships – one for each benefit. The value is $1,500/ membership and provides free year-round admission to all FLIFF, Savor and Cinema Paradiso films. It also includes Opening Night, Chairman’s Cruise, Centerpiece and Wrap Party. We will only entertain bids at full value and above. If you have items you would like to donate to the auction, please email me greg@FLIFF.com. Co-Sponsored by
The benefits will include some kind of film screening and a party with music from the islands. Follow us on Twitter @gregFLIFF and thru our daily eblasts during FLIFF for further details.
Monday, Nov 6, 6pm, SC Tuesday, Nov 7, 6:15pm, CPH RTY 20
ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM
Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard • USA / 2017 / 83 min / BluRay / English
An essential part of documentary filmmaking’s DNA is the capacity for nuance, a trait the world of 24-hour cable news does not share. This is demonstrated all too clearly in this riveting look at a heated scandal of the 2000s, the explosive political collapse of the longstanding nonprofit ACORN. The community organizing group that played a critical role in the 2008 election of Barack Obama, once boasting over 500,000 members worldwide, was taken down by a pair of undercover conservative activists posing as a prostitute and a pimp. The carefully staged operation, orchestrated by Andrew Breitbart, led to ACORN’s eventual bankruptcy, setting the stage for today’s polarized political climate and the rise of Breitbart News. A compelling cautionary tale, this true-life political thriller shines an unquestionably fascinating light on our troubled present. Producer: Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard / Cinematographer: Frank Larson, Naiti Gamez, Natalie Kingston, Spencer Chumbley / Editor: Francisco Bello, Paul Greenhouse / Composer: Khari Mateen / Contact: Sponsored by AtlasProductions@gmail.com
Director: REUBEN ATLAS is an award-winning New York based producer, director, and former lawyer. His first film, a feature music documentary, Brothers Hypnotic, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. A co-production with ITVS and NTR, the film broadcast internationally and on PBS' Independent Lens and is distributed by Factory 25. He recently co-directed with Jerry Rothwell the Netflix and Arte funded wine fraud documentary, Sour Grapes, which premiered at Hotdocs and is distributed by Dogwoof and Gravitas. Previously, he worked at a maximum-security prison, a music law firm, and at Legal Aid. SAM POLLARD an industry legend, has made over 50 films, including the Academy Award®nominated documentary, Four Little Girls, with Spike Lee, as well as HBO’s When the Levees Broke. He recently edited Alex Gibney’s Sinatra: All or Nothing for HBO and directed Slavery By Another Name for PBS. His 40 years of filmmaking credits as a producer, director, and editor also includes the seminal, Eyes on the Prize. Guest: reuben atlas via skype https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he0bVolhrnI&t=9s
Tuesday, Nov 14, 8pm, SC Wednesday, Nov 15, 8:30pm, CPH
WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL AL FINAL DEL TUNEL
Rodrigo Grande Spain-Argentina / 2016 / 120 min / DCP / Spanish w/English subtitles
Like Hitchcock with a nasty streak, Argentinian director Rodrigo Grande crafts a tight, vicious crime thriller with At the End of the Tunnel. With a twisting, turning, rigidly constructed plot that shifts and evolves over the course of the movie, this is a dark, tension-heavy throwback of the kind we see woefully few of in modern times.
Wheelchair-bound computer tech Joaquin lives alone in a big house with his ancient dog, clinging to painful memories, wallowing in isolation and shadowy grief. When finances compel him to rent out the top floor of his house to Berta, an ebullient stripper, and her mute daughter, Betty, it shakes up his life. But as he gradually comes out of his shell, he unearths a scheme by a gang of hoods next door to tunnel under his house and rob a local bank. The Last Thing I See, brent Mcknight This is one of the stories where you think you know where its going, only to realize the kaleidoscope continues to evolve. Get two bags of popcorn for this one!
Writer: Rodrigo Grande / Producer: Mariela Besuievsky | Pablo Echarri, Gerardo Herrero, Axel Kuschevatzky / Composers: Lucio Godoy, Frederico Justid / Cinematographer: Felix Monti / Editor: Leire Alonso, Manuel Bauer, Irene Blecua / Principal Cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Clara Lago, Frederico Luppi, Uma Salduente, Walter Donado, Laura Faienza / Contact: Latido Films Marta Hernando firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Grande was born on February 10, 1974 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. He is a writer and director, known for At the End of the Tunnel (2016), Gangs from Rosario (2001) and A Matter of Principles (2009). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPc0sQyD-ac
THE GIANT KILLER
Director: David Yuzuk â€˘ Florida / 2017 / 81 min / BluRay / English
Miami policeman David Yuzuk befriends a tiny homeless man and after 15 years of friendship the man, Richard J. Flaherty finally reveals who he really is. This unassuming 69 year-old man was the smallest soldier to ever serve in the U.S. military. Flahertyâ€™s military records reveal he rose to the rank of a Special Forces Green Beret Captain and was awarded the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, and 2 Purple Hearts for his actions in Vietnam. Writer: David Yuzuk, Neil Yuzuk, Jay Miracle / Producer: David Yuzuk, Peter Spirer, Jeremy McDermott, Neil Yuzuk / Cinematographer: Jeremy McDermott, Alex Salermon / Editor: Jay Miracle, Peter Spirer, Jeremy McDermott, Angela Reyes / Composer: David Yuzuk, Sam Kaufman, Vito Colapietro, Jay Drake Contact: Yuzukd@bellsouth.net
Wed, nov 15, 1pm, CPh
THE BIRD WAS NOT A BIRD
Friday, Nov 17, 6pm, SC Saturday, Nov 18, 6pm, CPH
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Ahmad Zia Arash
Afghanistan / 2017 / 92 min / DCP / English
Usef is a young bird seller living with struggle alongside his secret love, a terrorist agent offers him a better job far from the city, he eagerly accepts the offer without knowing he is going into a deeply dangerous situation with terrorists preparing him for a suicide attack. Writer: Faisal Jamalyar / Producer: Faisal Jamalyar / Cinematographer: Ahmad Zia Arash / Production Designer: Faisal Jamalyar / Editor: Reshad Arash / Composer: Sharukh Bikeran / Principal Cast: Faisal Jamalyar / Contact: email@example.com Sponsored by
Director: Ahmad Zia Arash was born in 1979 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He started filmmaking as an amateur since 2002 and worked as cinematographer, casting director, producer, writer and director. From 2014-2015 he attended Goethe Institute workshops for filmmakers in Afghan films. He has directed, wrote and produced several short fiction films, music videos, documentaries, feature films and commercials.
Fiction Films: SIN CITY (2006), THE YESTERDAYSâ€™ SHADOWS (2009) and THE BIRD WAS NOT A BIRD (2017). Documentary films: PEACE AMBASSADORS (2005), POVERTY (2008) and THE POLICE COMMUNITY (2011). Guests: ahmad Zia arash, faisal Jamalyar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r4rJhmtr5e
Saturday, Oct 28, 7:30pm, SC
WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL SCREENING
Ken Fisher & Elizabeth Lender
UK / 2017 / 117 min / DCP / English
For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee Andrew Garfield, Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Witty, big-hearted, and wildly expressive, Garfield gives a tremendously moving performance that is anchored by Foy's rich naturalism, while Serkis — celebrated for his astounding work as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Caesar in the acclaimed Planet of the Apes reboot — ensures that this story of physical limitations feels fully embodied, alive, and sensuous.
Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson, and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, BREATHE is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility.
Writer: William Nicholson / Producer: Jonathan Cavendish / Cinematographer: Robert Richardson / Editor: Masahiro Hirakubo / Composer: Nitin Sawhney / Production Designer: James Merifield / Principal Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg, Dean-Charles Chapman, Tom Hollander, Miranda Raison, Hugh Bonneville, Roger Ashton-Griffiths / Contact: Bleecker Street Media
Director: Andy Serkis is an English actor and director from Ruislip, Middlesex, England. After completing a degree in visual arts and theatre at Lancaster University, he went on to a prominent career on stage and screen. His acting credits include Mike Leigh's Career Girls (97) and Topsy-Turvy (99); Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People (02); the Lord of the Rings trilogy (01–03); the Planet of the Apes reboot (11, 14, 17); and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (15). Breathe (17) is his feature directorial debut.
WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY
THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS
Friday, Nov 3, 6:30pm, SC Sunday, Nov 19, 3:45pm, SC
Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya • India / 2016 / 96 min / DCP / English / Documentary
The Cinema Travellers is the debut feature of Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The film premiered as an Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2016, to a standing ovation. It won the Special Jury Prize for L’Oeil d’or: Le Prix du documentaire. The film continues to have a prestigious festival run playing seventy-five film festivals worldwide. It is the only Indian documentary to have achieved the rare festival trifecta of Cannes, Toronto and New York Film Festival. The film has won thirteen awards, including, recently, the President's Award in India. In this understated documentary, we’re given intimate access to a unique experience: two travelling cinemas that travel across rural India sharing films with people who would otherwise have limited access. It focuses on the lives of the men who put the show on the road, faced with a changing medium and a demanding audience.
Shot over five years, we follow a set of men with different key roles in the process of the two companies. There’s the easygoing manager trying to provide for his family while on the road, the 70-year-old projector mechanic whose weathered hands have helped bring the joy of cinema to thousands and the many serious-minded cineastes who work around them. There’s a timeliness too as we see a tradition that’s existed in India for over seven decades change beyond recognition with technology and an audience ever-reliant on the small screen causing a mini-revolution. The film contains a handful of bittersweet moments as the crumbling projector is finally put to rest and more modern equipment takes over. The prints are cast aside, their importance suddenly diminished. At one particularly poignant moment the elderly mechanic examines some water-damaged films, asks: “Where are those images now?”. The Guardian Writer-Producer: Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya / Cinematographer: Amit Madheshiya / Editor: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya, Jonathan Oppenheim / Composer: Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Directors: Abraham is a Cannes prize-winning documentary film maker. Her work is supported by the Sundance Institute, MacArthur Foundation, Bertha Foundation and Filmmaker Fund. She has directed documentaries for the Guardian and Al Jazeera English. She has been a fellow of Sundance Labs, Cluster of Excellence Heidelberg, TasveerGhar, India Foundation for the Arts and Goethe-Instituit. Madheshiya is a World Press winning photographer and Cannes prize-winning filmmaker. His photographs have been shown in solo and group exhibitions worldwide. He is a fellow of Sundance Institute, MacArthur Foundation, Goethe-Institut, India Foundation for the Arts, National Foundation of India, Arts Council of England and the University of Heidelberg.
Sunday, Oct 29, 3pm, CPH Friday, Nov 10, 6:15pm, CPH
CRIES FROM SYRIA
WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY
Evgeny Afineevsky • Syria / 2017 / 111 min / DCP / English / Documentary
CRIES FROM SYRIA focuses on child protesters, revolution icons, activists and their relatives, and high-ranking Army generals who defected to join the fight of the people. It tells the story of the Syrian people who have never lost hope. This film will take the audience on a unique journey in time, from Syria to Turkey, through Jordan, Lebanon and Europe. Anyone with even a shred social conscience should find the comprehensive Syrian civil war documentary “Cries From Syria” a truly devastating experience. It should be required viewing for any public official involved with shaping any laws or policies regarding the fate of Syrian refugees.
Director Evgeny Afineevsky (Oscar-nominated for 2015’s “Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom”) has deftly assembled a wealth of astonishing, youare-there footage, much of it shot by Syrian activists and ordinary citizens from early 2011, when the Arab Spring protests gave way to armed conflict, through 2016, as fighting continued with no end in sight. The film’s unbearably graphic images, combined with unbridled, often deeply tragic interviews with a crosssection of Syrian civilians, rivetingly details the horrors of the battle between President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian regime against rebel groups including the Free Syrian Army (and later involving the Islamic State, Russian forces and other groups). Afineevsky gives crucial attention to the many women, children and older people whose lives and families have been ravaged by the hyper-brutality of the Assad regime and its supporters. Input from resident journalists, human rights defenders and government army defectors further enlightens.
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Producer: Evgeny Afineevsky , Den Tolmor, Aaron I. Butler / Narration: Helen Mirren / Contact: email@example.com Sponsored by
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DIRECTOR: Evgeny Afineevsky (b Oct 21, 1972) began his career when he was a teenager winning the Best Documentary in the largest Republic in Russia and was sent to the Black Sea Intl Film Festival. During 1994-2000, Afineevksy coordinated and produced over 30 musicals in Israel. In 2000-2002, he produced three feature films, “Crime & Punishment,” “Death Game,” and “The Return from India,”. As producer of “The Return from India” (2002), Afineevsky received the Israeli Grand from the Israeli Film Fund. He also received the Gold Remi Award for Best Original Comedy Screenplay for “Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!” (2008) and he won the Best Original Screenplay / Script of the Year award from the Monaco Charity Film Festival. Then he created the educational documentary project “Divorce: A Journey Through the Kids’ Eyes”. His awardwinning historical feature documentary “Winter on Fire,” was an official selection of the Venice and Telluride International film festivals, received the People’s Choice Award for the Best Docu Guest: evgeny afineevsky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPvb9f0rhVs
WORLD CINEMA NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
Sunday, Nov 5, 8:30pm, SC Monday, Nov 6, 8:30pm, CPH
Darisha J. Beresford Trinidad and Tobago / 2017 / 97 min / DCP / English
Inspired by true events, a trip to a remote beach house turns to horror as a young woman finds herself in the grasp of an unpredictable and dangerous man. Taken from her friends at gunpoint and dragged deep into the island rainforest, she must quickly learn to navigate this unforgiving landscape and the tangled mind of her abductor.
FLIFF is so proud to feature THE CUTLASS in our 32nd edition. Darisha brought to FLIFF her short of the same name in 2015. It was powerful and dynamic. Now, utilizing Tenille Nawallo’s entire script fleshed out to a feature film, the finished product is much stronger. The production elements are first class – and the filming completed under most difficult circumstances in the bush and mountains of Trinidad, THE CUTLASS is nothing short of brilliant. Add to that, the performances by her two leads, Lisa-Bel Hirschmann and Arnold Goindhan, make THE CUTLASS one of this year’s strongest films. Writer: Teneille Newallo / Producer: Darisha J. Beresford, Teneille Newallo, Drew Umland / Cinematographer: Ian Bloom / Editor: Drew Umland / Composer: Jeanine Ruiz / Principal Cast: Lisa-Bel Hirschmann, Arnold Goindhan, Kirk Baltz / Contact: Darishab@gmail.com Sponsored by
Director: Darisha has more than a dozen years experience as a producer and writer / director, working on award winning Caribbean and American films, commercials and television series. A Trinidad and Tobago native, Darisha was heavily influenced by parents involved in the arts, helping her to develop her early love of filmmaking.
"The Cutlass" is Darisha's debut as a director on a feature length film. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Darisha has produced television content for networks such as Discovery, MTV, ESPN, A&E and the Food Network. Recently she has been focused on developing films that are culturally diverse and unique. Her recent work explores Caribbean and Caribbean American stories. Guests: Darisha beresford, Drew umland, Teneille newallo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ujaaTYC-Y
Friday, Nov 10, 1pm, CPH Sunday, Nov 12, 1:30pm, SC
WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
Oliver Parker • UK / 2016 / 100 min / BluRay / English
It’s 1944 and a German invasion is very much on the cards. Captain Mainwaring and the platoon are on high alert and highly excited at the prospect of taking part in a major exercise and then they discover a German spy has infiltrated their patch. At the same time, glamorous journalist, Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arrives in town to write a feature on the Home Guard, setting male hearts a-flutter and getting up the noses of the local ladies. Writer: David Croft, Hamish McColl, Jimmy Perry / Producer: Damian Jones / Cinematographer: Christopher Ross / Production Designer: Faisal Jamalyar / Editor: Guy Bensley / Composer: Charlie Mole / Principal Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney
Director: Parker was born in Plymouth, the son of Jillian, Lady Parker, a writer and GP (general practitioner), and Sir Peter Parker, formerly chairman of British Rail. His brother is actor Nathaniel Parker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elehGWIdWag
Ann Deborah Fishman Florida / 2017 / 92 min / English
Computer nerd codes the ultimate hook up app but unexpected consequences ensue.
Writer-Producer: Ann Deborah Fishman / Cinematographer: Jon Schellenger / Editor: Jon Schellenger & Ian Fyfe / Composer: Anthony Espina / Cast: Kristen Johnson, George Hamilton, Alana Collins-Stewart, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Nathan Gamble, Noah Centineo, Steve Daron, Tina Pfeiffer / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 36
saturday, nov 18, 2pm, sC
WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
Sunday, Nov 12, 4pm, SC Monday, Nov 13, 8:30pm, CPH
Mariam Khatchvani • Georgia / 2017 / 96 min / DCP / Georgian w/English subtitles
An authentic, anthropologically fascinating directorial debut, set in an isolated community in rural, mountainous Georgia.
If there is an emblematic image in contemporary Georgian cinema, it might well be of khaki-clad men with rifles casually slung over their shoulders, clustered around a scuffed, scarred truck on a mountain road. But while just such an image greets us at the opening of debut director Mariam Khatchvani’s DEDE it’s misleading in two ways: The war it details is fought not between nations or political ideologies, but between women and men, and its frontline is a battle between tradition and progress. The broken-down truck of the opening scene is almost the last we’ll see of the recognizably modern world: the two men inside it are heading back home from the war, but they might as well be heading back in time. Gegi and David are returning from the front to the tiny community of Ushguli in the remote region of Svaneti, which has its own dialect and arcane customs, high in the harsh but spectacular terrain of the Greater Caucasus mountains, which is captured in Konstantin Mindia Esadze’s attractively grainy, antique-style photography. Variety DEDE has won FLIFF’s “INTREPID - Production Award” for outstanding cinematic creation under extreme conditions of nature and location.
Writer: Mariam Khatchvani , Vladimer Katcharava, Irakli Solomanashvili / Producer: Mike Downey, Sam Taylor, Vladimer Katcharava, Igor Nola / Cinematographer: Konstantin Mindia Esadze / Editor: Levan Kukhashvili / Music: Tako Jordania / Principal Cast: George Babluani, Natia Vibliani, Girshel Chelidze, Nukri Khatchvani, Spartak Parjiani, Sofia Charkviani, Mose Khatchvani / Contact: WIDE Management / Matthias Angoulvant email@example.com
Director: DEDE is Georgian filmmaker Mariam Khatchvani’s testimonial to a people, a way of life and a region that is rapidly changing, and a culture that is in some ways disappearing. Khatchvani is a native of Ushguli, a community and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Svaneti, a region in northwestern Georgia, high in the Greater Caucasus mountains. DEDE captures the old world traditions of the Svan people and their endangered language as well as the harsh climate and natural beauty that surrounds them. DEDE, which won a Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West competition, centers on a young woman who challenges centuries of tradition when she falls in love with the “wrong” man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3k8W8Cecka
Monday, Nov 13, 8pm, SC Tuesday, Nov 14, 8:30pm, CPH
WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL SCREENING
THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE
Gaston Duprat, Mariano Cohn Spain-Argentina / 2016 / 118 min / DCP / Spanish w/English subtitles
Daniel Mantovani is an Argentine writer who has lived in Europe for more than three decades. He is worldwide renowned for having been awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature. His novels are characterized by the fact that they portray with mastery and merciless harshness the life in Salas, a small village in Argentina where he was born and from where he has left never to come back since he was a young man with aspirations of becoming a writer. Among the abundant correspondence he receives daily, there is a letter from the municipality of Salas inviting him to receive the maximum recognition awarded by the village: the Distinguished Citizen medal. Surprisingly, and in spite of his important obligations and commitments, Daniel decides to accept the proposal and return incognito to Salas. The journey will have multiple edges for Daniel: it will be the triumphant return to the village where he was born, a trip back to the past where he will meet with old friends, old loves and the landscapes of his youth, but most of all, it will be a journey to the heart of his own literature. Dark and richly hilarious…this film starts as a slow burn, the film takes off after landing in Argentina. The situations are preposterous, yet oh so vividly plausible. THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN screened earlier this year at the Miami Film Festival.
Writer: Andres Duprat / Producer: Fernando Sokolowicz, Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat, Juan Pablo Gugliotta, Nathalia Videla Peña and Adolfo Blanco / Composers: Toni M. Mir / Cinematographer: Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat / Editor: Jerónimo Carranza / Principal Cast: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Nora Navas, Manuel Vicente, Belén Chavanne, Gustavo Garzón, Julián Larquier, Emma Rivera / Contact: Latido Films Marta Hernando firstname.lastname@example.org DIRECTOR: Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn began their careers in the field of video art and experimental cinema. Many of their works were rewarded internationally, including El hombre que murió dos veces (1991), Un día más en la tierra (1993), Circuito (1996), Venimos llenos de tierra (1998), Soy Francisco López (2000), Veinte Doce (2001), Hágalo usted mismo (2002), and others.
Their movies have been awarded at numerous film festivals such as Sundance, Mar del Plata, Toulouse, Leida, Istanbul, Ficco from Mexico, Montreal, Málaga, Rome, Cuba, Tokyo, Bafici and New Directors & New Films of New York; they have also obtained the Sur and Condor awards for best film and directors, and they have been nominees for the Goya and Ariel Awards, among other recognitions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsswflfI4eQ
THE EARTH IS FLAT
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
Saturday, Nov 4, 6:15pm, SC Sunday, Nov 5, 6pm, CPH
Sam Wickey USA / 2017 / 72 min / BluRay / English, plus Amish w/English subtitles Based on a true story.
A film produced and directed by an Amish man. Sam Wickey is related to members of the Amish; some of whom to this day, staunchly believe the Earth is flat. In this incredible story, the father wants his family to leave the Amish and is overwhelmed with emotion when his children are severely bullied in a public school. This family lived in a strict Amish religion which taught that any form of artistic expression is of the devil. Some Amish are expected to suppress virtually all their emotions. In this story about the upbringing of a boy born with an enigmatic mental disorder, he and his siblings are raised by a mother who cannot embrace them, comfort them or even touch them. She must only pray that God heals them or casts the devil out of them. In a family deeply ingrained in a religion where parents are forbidden to express love for their children, one child discovers his astonishing artistic brilliance, creating a perfect storm for that child to enter into an unthinkable illusion.
Writer: Sam Wickey / Producers: Sam Wickey & Kasha Fauscett / Cinematographer: Sam Wickey / Production Designer: Sam Wickey / Editor: Sam Wickey / Composers: Oscar A. Velix, BrunuhVille, Henry Eicher, Brian Curtain, Igge Scoce, Marcin GA, Jogeir Liljedahl, Jonathan Carlile, Gari Biasillo, Ramazan Yuksel, Patric James Slattery, Joey Stebanuk, Andreas Reil, Kristopher Fisher, Dart Fader, John Gates, & Pierre Gerwing Langer / Cast: Kasha Fauscett, Sam Wickey, Wesley Juels, Reed Haymons, Parke Juels, Allie Taylor, McAlyn Forbes, Madison Schweitz / Contact: email@example.com DIRECTOR: Sculptor, Sam Wickey was born and raised Amish. Sam Wickey's Life Reflections in Bronze is inspired by a world message of peace and love, and is also a celebration of one man's struggle from fear to freedom. Inspired from childhood struggle and imagination, Wickey has perfected the art of sculpting without any formal training. Unlike other sculptors who use today's most advanced tools, these masterpieces are created from a razor blade and a nut pick. His most publicized sculptures include his commissioned, original bronzes for the NFL and NBA. Wickey's originals of Tom Chambers and Kevin Johnson were gifted to the actual players at their last award and retirement ceremonies. They are both on display at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and were nationally televised.
More of Wickey's work is also on display at Majerly's Sports Grill including sculptures of Dan Majerle and Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns and the famous " Shaq" of the L.A. Lakers. La Jolla, California is the home of Lew Bush's Lew's Barbecue, where you can see more Wickey bronzes, including: Tiger Woods, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Michael Jordan and one of Lew himself who played for the San Diego Chargers. Guests: sam Wickey, kasha fauscett https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf8PGCxf_0k
Saturday, Nov 4, 2:45, SC Monday, Nov 6, 6:15pm, CPH
ECHOES: The Story
WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY
USA / 2017 / 66 min / MP4 / English
Experience an intimate concert filmed live before an audience as well as footage and interviews shot on location through Ireland as we travel with Irish duo, Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly, to learn the stories and history behind their debut live concert documentary: Byrne and Kelly, ECHOES: The Story. Writer-Producer-Production Designer: Michael McGlinn, Angela Halloran / Cinematographer-Editor: Michael McGlinn / Composer: Neil Byrne, Ryan Kelly, Nicole Hudson, Peter Sheridan / Featuring: Neil Byrne, Ryan Kelly, Nicole Hudson, Cian Sweeney / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Michael McGlinn, founder of Sistine Films, is a creative visionary producing films of leaders that capture the beauty of their humanity and intent to further the engagement of specific audiences.
His production company, SistineFilms.com, specializes in producing films that reveal the intentionality of why leaders do what they do with cinematic portrayals that thread through their vision, wisdom and personhood as unforgettable means of furthering their reach and encouraging engagement to the work they do. The posture of Sistine Films productions place the viewer and the subjects in an intimate context that is appealing to the eye and moving to the heart. Sistine Films produces films all over the world with services that include; directing, writing, cinematography, coloring, original score & arrangement and voice over. Their films have recently aired in broadcast on PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC and international release. 40
Guests: neil byrne & ryan kelly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ-wDnbf-o0
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
Sunday, Oct 29, 1pm, CPH Friday, Nov 17, 1pm, CPH
USA / 2017 / 87 min / BluRay / English
Inspired by numerous interviews with subway musicians around New York City, GROOVE tells the story of Melanie Matthews – a cellist from Queens, who performs in the subway with aspirations for the big stage. After meeting the former guitarist of a hit band, she begins training for the underground New York music contest GROOVE – where the winner has the chance to open at the legendary Jones Beach Theatre. Featuring twelve original songs and a soundtrack of New York musicians.
Writer: Ryan McDonough / Producer: Zach Bruch, Billy Offer, Drew Maron / Cinematographer: Camilo Monsalve / Production Designer: Nikki Horowitz / Editor: Joe Biglin / Composer: Jerry Arlen / Principal Cast: Sydney Shepherd, Samuel Kay Forrest, Sha James Beamon / Contact: email@example.com Sponsored by
Director: Ryan McDonough is a young filmmaker originally from Rockville Centre, New York. He first developed the idea for GROOVE while talking to subway musicians around Manhattan. He began filming GROOVE less than a week after graduating college at the age of 21. He has directed music videos for numerous musicians including Bandits on the Run and The Post Nobles. He studied screenwriting and English at the University of Michigan. As an actor, he studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Annoyance Theatre, and with acting coach Lisa Regina. He has had his work appear on Funny or Die, at Traverse City Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival and Long Island International Film Expo. Guest: ryan McDonough & Drew Maron https://vimeo.com/202956686
Mel & Bunny Maron
Saturday, Nov 11, 6:30pm, SC Sunday, Nov 12, 5:30pm, CPH
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
Estelle Fineberg & Estelle Fineberg Counseling Lori Stoll USA-Canada / 2016 / 87 min / DCP / English, Inuktitut w/English subtitles / BioPic-Action/Adventure-Drama
A photographer chases adventure from Los Angeles to the Canadian Arctic and for the first time she finds herself on the line between life and death.
Desperate for more meaning in her life, Julia, meets a fearless expedition leader Jack, who convinces her to join a photographic journey to the Canadian Arctic. Despite growing tension with her husband Ed, Julia chooses to go. The whimsical trip becomes a life-threatening disaster. Julia alone, ill equipped, finds herself stranded on sea ice. Alone in the frozen north, temperatures below minus 30, darkness falls. Fearing for her lifeâ€Ś Julia spots a lone skidoo racing across the frozen tundra.
Writer: Lori Stoll / Producer: Philip Rose, Justin Ford, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, Lori Stoll / Cinematographer: Danny Moder, George Billinger / Production Designer: Leslie Brown / Editor: Timothy Snell / Composer: J. Peter Robinson / Principal Cast: Clea DuVall, Katie May Dunford, Pelina Ageeakok, Toby Huss, Timothy V. Murphy / Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Lori Stoll is an award-winning writer/director and photographer, known for her emotional imagery. She has completed her feature film debut, Heaven's Floor.
Lori attended Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, from 1982 - 1984 and quickly became a sought-after celebrity / advertising photographer. Her photographs of popular icons; Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and MC Hammer were ubiquitous at the pinnacle of their careers. Her assignments in national publications have included, Time, Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Redbook, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, People and Rolling Stone, and much of her work is syndicated worldwide.
After photographing over seventy album packages and celebrity advertising campaigns for the likes of Target, Dr Pepper, and Best Buy, she became interested other forms of expression and started writing as a means to direct feature films. "I believe everyone has a great story," Stoll says, "and when my crazy life landed me in an emergency shelter, during a midnight blizzard in the wilds of Baffin Island, I photographed an Inuit child. Love at first sightâ€?.
In 2013-2016 Lori wrote and directed her first feature film, Heaven's Floor, inspired by this young girl, who later became her adopted daughter. Lori Stoll lives in Toluca Lake, California with her husband. They have two children, Zachary 21, and Malaya 28. Guest: lori stoll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM437hrn0e0&t=58s 42
A HUSTLER’S DIARY
Friday, Nov 10, 8:15pm, SC Sunday, Nov 12, 7:30pm, CPH
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Ivica Zubak Sweden / 2016 / 97 min / DCP / Swedish & Turkish w/English subtitles / Comedy, Drama Metin is a young man living in a Stockholm suburb governed by unwritten rules. He is different, he writes a diary of everything he sees, names and places are documented in great detail. When the book disappears, his life is turned upside down. Ivica Zubak blends humor and gravity in a story about seizing life’s opportunities. Screenwriter: Can Dermirtas, Ivica Zubak / Producer: Abbe Hassan / Cinematographer: Erik Vallsten / Composer: Filip Runesson / Principal cast: Can Demirtas, Jörgen Thorsson, Lena Endre, Toni Prince Tvrtkovic, Selma Caglar, David Nzinga, Keywan Karem, Shebly Niavarani / Contact: Indian Summer Film email@example.com Sponsored by
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Director: Born in 1978, planet earth. Ivica studied music in high school aiming to become a conductor, but too much absence from school led him to filmmaking instead. He took courses in film making at the Academy of fine art in Stockholm and Manuspiloterna. SO WHACK is his second feature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsGTdmcYu6M
When Michael Goldberg joined the Film Festival Board, he brought more than just his love of film. Michael, as CEO of Zimmerman Advertising, injected the collective creativity of one of the country’s largest and most dynamic agencies. We thank the dedicated artists at Zimmerman for making us look so good. The Team at Zimmerman that created the 2017 FLIFF campaign (l to r) Kateryna Stolbovska, Ken Butts, Will Coakley, Abbie Cessna.
flIff will donate $1 per Ticket sold to the Caribbean relief effort
Kareem Mortimer • Bahamas / 2017 / 112 min / DCP / English
Bahamas / 2017 / 112 min / DCP / English Inspired by true events… Kevin’s struggle to make enough money to pay for his son's expensive school eventually turning to transporting human “cargo” the US to raise the cash. While the first trip goes well subsequent trips become more difficult. He decides to embark on one final trip on his own, transporting his girlfriend Celianne, her young son, and several others.
Writer: Kareem Mortimer / Producer: Alexander Younis, Trevite Willis, Nicole Sylvester, Kristie Lutz, Kareem Mortimer / Cinematographer: Ian Bloom / Production Designer: Margot Bethel / Editor: Phyllis Housen / Composer: Nathan Matthew David / Cast: Warren Brown, Gessica Geneus, Omar Dorsey Jr, Persia White, Sky Nicole Grey, Jamie Donnelly Jimmy Jean Louis / firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Kareem is a Bahamian filmmaker, video artist and curator. His art instillations have been featured in galleries around the world. Directorial credits include "Chance", “Float”, Where I'm At and Passage, Charted Course and I Am Not a Dummy, Children of God, Wind Jammers, and Cargo.
saturday, nov 11, 3pm, sun
Yanillys Perez • Dominican Republic / 2016 / 78 min / BluRay, / Spanish w/English subtitles / Drama
Jeffrey is a kid from the streets of Santo Domingo who dreams of becoming a reggaeton singer but in order to achieve his goals he must first overcome the tough realities of the world around him.
Writer: Yanillys Perez / Producer: Thibaud Billiard, Yanillys Perez / Cinematographer: Jan Everetz, Francis Adames, Gibran Abrales, Oliver Mota, Yanillys Perez / Editor: Mathilde Van De Moortel / Composer: Joselito De La Cruz / Cast: Joselito de la, Jeysson de la Cruz, Junior de la Cruz, Ana Maria de la Cruz , La Mella, Alexandra de la Cruz /Contact: email@example.com
Director: Yanillys is a Dominican filmmaker. “Jeffrey”, won the “Discovery Filmmaker award”at the Toronto Film Festival, where. Her previous shorts have received several awards. “Techos Rotos” was the first Dominican short film selected by FLIFF (which took the film to FLIFF On-Location: Grand Bahama Island…Yanillys flew to Ft Lauderdale to join us on the cruise to GBI…but decided against the sail when Super Storm Sandy steamed toward the Bahamas – FLIFF staff along with other filmmakers, including Giancarlo Esposito ventured on…in retrospect, we should have joined Yanillys in the Riverside Lobby Bar).
saturday, nov 11, 5pm, sun
I AM BOLT DOCUMENTARY
Gabe Turner & Benjamin Turner FLORIDA PREMIERE Jamaica / 2017 / 107 min / BluRay / English / Documentary-Bio
“The fastest man in the world.” The very notion seems preposterous, a mix of hyperbole and braggadocio, almost a schoolyard taunt. The designation has served well for those few that have made the 100m dash their sport. Since the time of the Olympians, the simple measure—I can outrun you from here to there–has been fundamental to our innate sense of competition. PoV Magazine
Producer: Leo Pearlman / Cinematographer: Patrick Smith / Editor: Paul Monaghan, Joe Williams / Composer: Ian Arber / Featuring: Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Pele, Neymar, Asafa Powell, Sebastian Coe, Ziggy Marley,Nas, Chronixx, Yohan B / Contact: Universal Pictures
saturday, nov 11, 7pm, sun saturday, nov 18,1:30pm, sC
Thursday, Nov 16, 6pm, SC Sunday, Nov 19, 1pm, CPH RTY 20
IF & WHEN
Eran B.Y. Israel / 2015 / 75 min / DCP / Hebrew w/English subtitles / Romance
A young divorced father falls in love with a skeptical single woman. They decide to break up due to the father’s commitment to his daughter who is still adapting to her parents’ divorce. When they meet again, a year later, will their love be rekindled?
Writer: Or Abuchatzeira / Producer: Amit Eran / Cinematographer: Lahav Levi / Editor: Or Abuchatzeira / Composer: Daniel Shoham / Principal Cast: Nadav Netz, Maayan Ashkenazi, Ben Perry, Rama Messinger, Daria Furman, Karin Serrouya, Yosef Carmon, Galia Gat, Jonni Zicoltz, Avigail Lazar, Suzan Obrayen, Zipi Rozenblum, Eran B.Y / Contact: Israeli Films firstname.lastname@example.org
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Director: Eran B.Y. is the screenwriter of the movies LITTLE HEROES (2006), THE RED HOOD SETUP (2014), YUVAL – GIBOR BAANANIM (2017, in production) and IF AND WHEN (2015) which he also directed. The script editor of the movies ABULELE, CHILDREN OF THE FALL and IN THE LAND OF INDECISION.
Was the head of the production division of JCS in 2008-2009, during which he was an executive producer of many productions including " The arbitrator" (second season), "the Place", "the Models" (third season), "Codex" and "Life isn't everything" (seventh and eighth seasons). In 2011-2012 he worked at Keshet International and was in-charge of developing original formats for sale abroad ("Dear neighbors", "Checkout", etc.).
As a chief screenwriter, wrote the youth series "our song high 2" (Yes). Created and produced the web drama "Restart" (Partner), the Facebook magazine "Photoromance" (Yedioth Ahronoth) and the children's application book "Daddy Balloon". As a writer, published the books "soon" (2002), and "love subtraction" (2005).
Born in 1971, happily married, proud father of 4 daughters. Lives in Tel Aviv.
Saturday, Nov 4, 5:45pm, CPH Sunday, Nov 5, 4pm, SC
IN BED WITH VICTORIA
WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL SCREENING
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& M.E. DePalma
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Justine Triet France / 2016 / 99 min / DCP / French w/English subtitles / Romantic Comedy
Victoria is a beautiful Parisian criminal lawyer in her late 30’s. Sex-addict, workalcoholic, totally self-centered… But everything is about the change! A hilarious and tender comedy.
In what is pretty much the closest thing French cinema will produce to a Hollywoodstyle romantic comedy this year, Justine Triet’s “In Bed With Victoria” offers both the candor and the schmaltz of “Trainwreck.” Innovative to the extent that it recognizes the sexual allure, as well as the desires, of its leading lady (Virginie Efira), without turning her into an object of lust, the commercially minded film centers on a Paris lawyer who’s as shrewd as they come in a courtroom, but something of a disaster in her private affairs.
Victoria struggles with the responsibilities of single-motherhood, pawning off her two young daughters, first on a babysitter, and later on her much-younger love interest, Sam. When not juggling a creepy legal case — taken on as a sorta-kinda favor to her friend Vincent — Victoria tends to her own urges, cycling online hookups through her cluttered apartment. Sexy and oh so French, Efira, who can also be seen in FLIFF’s SENSE OF WONDER, plays her tricky role perfectly.
If that makes her sound like an empowered 21st-century woman, think again. Victoria can barely escape the judgment of her ex-husband, who has been using his new-found fame as a blogger to paint her as the harlot, spilling not only the fact that she once had a fling with a judge (a professional no-no), but also revealing extremely sensitive information about past clients (potentially enough to get her disbarred). As it happens, Victoria is already in hot water, having spoken to a witness in Vincent’s case — for which she’s suspended from practicing law for six months. Writer: Justine Triet / Producer: Emmanuel Chaumet / Cinematographer: Simon Beaufils / Editor: Laurent Sénéchal / Cast: Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud, Laurent Poitrenaux, Laure Calamy, Alice Daquet / Contact: Martin Gondre, email@example.com
Director: Triet is a graduate from the Paris National School of Fine Arts. Her SUR PLACE was shot right in the middle of the 2006 student protest; SOLFÉRINO was filmed during the 2007 French presidential election; in TWO SHIPS, Triet gave a startling account of life in a São Paulo shantytown. Her AGE OF PANIC is a skillful mix of a documentary and fiction, and has been acclaimed by most critics as one of the best works of the latest new wave of French directors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmTkM2m7yrw&t=61s
INTENT TO DESTROY
Monday, Nov 13, 1pm, CPH Wednesday, Nov 15, 6pm, SC Complimentary Armenian reception follows the film.
Joe Berlinger • Armenia-USA / 2017 / 115 min / DCP / English
Pulling back the curtain on mass murder censorship in Hollywood due to U.S. government pressure to appease a strategic ally, INTENT TO DESTROY embeds with a historic feature film production as a springboard to explore the violent history of the Armenian Genocide and legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century. Joe Berlinger’s film captures the cinematic and political challenges of producing a historically meaningful, big-budget feature film in an environment rife with political suppression and threats of retaliation. In 2015, Academy Award-winning director Terry George (HOTEL RWANDA, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER) took on the challenge of making the first mainstream film about the Armenian Genocide, despite previous failed attempts. George directed what he hopes will be the Armenian “Schindler’s List”, THE PROMISE, a sweeping World War I romantic drama set in the heart of the Ottoman Empire during the 1915 American Genocide that wiped out 1.5 million Armenians. Provided unrestricted on-set access, Berlinger followed the production as it shot in Spain, Malta and Portugal, using the on-set behind-the-scenes experience as a lens to explore the reality and complexities of the actual Genocide and its subsequent denial. Writer: Joe Berlinger, Cy Christiansen / Producer: Joe Berlinger, Eric Esrailian, Chip Rosenbloom / Cinematographer: Bob Richamn / Production Supervisor: Daniel T. Wilson / Editor: Cy Christiansen / Composer: Serj Tankain / Featuring: Terry George, Eric Bogosian, Atom Egoyan, John Marshall Evans, Andrew Goldberg, Michael Bobelian, Paul Boghossian, Fatma Muge Gocek, Peter Balakian / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Academy Award and seven-time Emmy nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger's films include BROTHER'S KEEPER, the PARADISE LOST Trilogy, METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER, CRUDE and UNDER AFRICAN SKIES. Last summer Netflix released Berlinger’s TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a vérité film that goes behind the scenes of the mega once-a-year seminar “Date With Destiny”. KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, Berlinger’s most recent series for Investigation Discovery that premiered this April, tells the haunting story of a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder that he swears he had nothing to do with. Also premiering on Sundance TV later in 2017 is Berlinger’s four-part true crime documentary series MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND: IN COLD BLOOD REVISITED, a reexamination of the crime chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book and Oscar-nominated film.
Thursday, Nov 16, 2pm, MOA Thursday, Nov 16, 6pm, MOA
AMERICAN INDIE DOCUMENTARY
JULIAN SCHNABEL: A Private Portrait
Pappi Corsicato • USA / 2017 / 87 min / BluRay / English
JULIAN SCHNABEL: A Private Portrait chronicles the personal life and public career of the celebrated artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Written and directed by Italy’s Pappi Corsicato, the film details the Brooklyn-born Schnabel’s formative years in Brownsville, Texas; the beginning of his professional career in New York City in the late Seventies; and his Eighties rise to superstar status in Manhattan’s art scene as well as international acclaim as a leading figure in the Neo-Expressionism movement. As the film details, Schnabel came to be regularly acknowledged for his extroverted, excessive approach to his work and life (frequently seen in silk pajamas, he lives and works in Montauk, Long Island, and in a 170-foot tall pink Venetian-styled palazzo in Manhattan’s West Village) as he moved into filmmaking with 1995’s Basquiat. He has since directed four other features, including the award-winning BEFORE NIGHT FALLS (2000) and THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (2007). With a kaleidoscopic blend of material from Schnabel’s personal archives, newly shot footage of the artist at work and play, and commentary from friends, family, actors and artists including Al Pacino, Mary Boone, Jeff Koons, Bono and Laurie Anderson—not to mention Schnabel, himself—Corisicato creates a fascinating and revealing portrait of the modern art world’s most boisterous and provocative maverick. Writer: Pappi Corsicato / Featuring: Julian Schnabel, Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Bono, Emmanuelle Seigner, Vito Schnabel / Contact: Cohen Media Group email@example.com
DIRECTOR: Pappi Corsicato (born 12 June 1960) is an Italian film director and screenwriter.
This screening done in partnership with the nsu art Museum fort lauderdale and the screenings will take place in their auditorium, 1 east las olas. regular admission costs and fasT Passes are complimentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uor3_xo9fke
THE FATHER AND THE BEAR
Saturday, Nov 11, 3:30pm, CPH Sunday, Nov 12, 3:45pm, SUN
USA / 2016 / 85 min / DCP / English / Dramatic Comedy
A retired character actor with diagnosed dementia (WIL LOVE), longs to perform at his beloved summer theater one last time. Against his daughter’s wishes (DENDRIE TAYLOR), he accepts a role from the newly installed artistic director (DAVID DeLUISE) who is unaware of the man’s condition. Writer: John Putch / Producer: John Putch / Cinematographer: Keith J. Duggan / Editor: John Putch / Composer: Ace Baker / Principal Cast: Wil Love, David DeLuise, Ray Ficca, Ed Gotwalt, Dendrie Taylor, Charity Farrell / Contact: John Putch firstname.lastname@example.org / Website: Thefatherandthebear.com
There will be a special Wine & Cheese Reception 2:30pm, Sunday, Nov 12 in the Gallery of the Civic Center. Tickets are $20 and include film. Proceeds benefit The Alzheimer's Association.
Director: John Putch is often referred to as an independent film “real McCoy”. One of his first indie efforts, VALERIE FLAKE landed him at the '99 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Experienced in both Drama and Comedy, John’s other notable films include the cult indie favorites: BACHELORMAN, MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH and the ROUTE 30 TRILOGY films. TV directing includes: American Housewife, APB, No Tomorrow, Blackish, Rush Hour, The Middle, Body Of Proof, Scrubs, Cougar Town, My Name Is Earl, Ugly Betty, and multiple television movies and mini-series. When John isn’t working for the studios, he enjoys making micro budget movies with a select group of cast and crew that he has collected on his travels. His latest effort is the drama, THE FATHER & THE BEAR. Guests: ray ficca, ed Gotwalt
KING OF PEKING
Thursday, Nov 16, 8:30pm, CPH Saturday, Nov 18, 4:30pm, SC
WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
Sam Voutas China-Australia-USA / 2017 / 88 min / DCP / Chinese w/ English Subtitles
Big Wong and his young son Little Wong are part of a fading tradition: traveling film projectionists screening Hollywood movies for villagers who otherwise don’t have access to films. But when Big Wong’s ex-wife raises the spousal support payments, Big Wong faces the possibility of losing custody. In order to stay together, the two Wongs move to the basement of an old Beijing cinema, where Big Wong works as a janitor.
When Big Wong discovers a prototype DVD recorder for sale in a junk store, he convinces Little Wong to join a new venture: a father-son bootlegging company. He names it King of Peking in honor of their surname’s meaning: king. Business soon booms, but in the maelstrom of making money, Big Wong realizes that he might lose something more precious than custody: his son's trust. And Little Wong learns that sometimes parents make bad choices for very good reasons. With a twinkling of homage to Cinema Paradiso, KING OF PEKING is a sweet, often funny, frequently suspenseful ode to the relationship between a man and his son.
Writer: Sam Voutas / Producer: Jane Zheng, Melanie Ansley / Cinematographer: Seppe Van Grieken / Production Designer: Liu Xinmin / Editor: Sam Voutas / Composer: Various / Principal Cast: Zhao Jun, Wang Naixun, Han Qing, Si Chao, Geng Bowen / Contact: email@example.com Sponsored by
Dr Daryl Miller Director: An Australian, Sam was raised in Beijing in the 80s and 90s. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents, the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and the Toronto Film Festival Talent Lab. His 2010 Chinese language feature film, “Red Light Revolution”, was recently included on the British Film Institute’s list of “10 Great Films Set in Beijing”. That film was released theatrically in Canada, the UK, and Singapore, and won the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Singapore International Film Festival. Sam also played the role of Durdin in Lu Chuan’s “City of Life and Death” (Toronto International Film Festival 2009).
WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL SCREENING
KINGS OF PASTRY
Tuesday, Nov 7, 6pm, SC
Chris Hegedus •Netherlands-USA-UK / 2009 / 87 min / BluRay / English & French w/English subtitles
D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are simply the best - so when they turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France’s Nobel Prize for pastry, you’re in for a treat. Sixteen chefs whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions, and there is edge-ofthe-seat drama as they deliver their fantastical, spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters prove both poignant and hilarious. (Courtesy of Film Forum)
"Spellbinding brilliance, high drama and humor!" Chicago Tribune
"Critic's Pick! You'll bite your nails and lick your lips!" New York Magazine "Forget Masterchef. This is the culinary Hurt Locker." Herald Scotland
"World Cup-size thrills, tension, and glory! So mouthwatering and jazzily presented that it makes the Food Network look like reheated leftovers in comparison." The Village Voice
"Critic's Pick! Alluring & irresistible! Everything looks so mouthwatering that no one should dare watch this film on even a half-empty stomach!" - Los Angeles Times
What makes our screening so special, Dianne Boate dubbed San Francisco’s “Cake Lady” will be there to intro and following the screening, she will take your questions and unveil the creations of Broward’s Best Bakers for you to consume. The Bakers will be there as well to take a bow! Sponsored by
AMERICAN STUDIO RELEASE SPECIAL SCREENING
THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN
Saturday, Nov 4, 7:45pm, CPH Sunday, Nov 5, 6:15pm, SC
USA / 2017 / 111 min / English - Starring Bill Pullman, Jim Cavizel, Peter Fonda
The western has supposedly died a few times now, but it keeps managing to spring back to life. Director/writer Jared Moshe is part of a new wave of filmmakers finding something fresh to say in an old form. After playing in the genre in 2012 with Dead Man’s Burden, he’s back again for The Ballad of Lefty Brown, an absorbing period thriller that turns the role of the hero upside down. That’s because the title character, played by Bill Pullman, is not a man accustomed to the limelight. Lefty, a shambling, limping, semi-mess in his old-age, has only ever been a sidekick. A loyal and steadfast one yes, but never the central figure. Decades have been spent following in the footsteps of Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda), writing a thousand stories in the process. But the times they are a changing, and Johnson is now moving to Washington after being elected Senator for Montana. Lefty is meant to stay behind and oversee the range, an appointment Johnson’s weary wife Laura (Kathy Baker) sees for the disaster it will probably be. It’s soon irrelevant when Johnson is killed and Lefty sets out to track the murderer and clear his own name, all while struggling out from under a dense cloud of confusion. While all of this unfolds, and Pullman captivates as he sends a stumbling, battered Lefty through a series of near-death experiences, Moshe takes time never to rush. The camera pulls back to find a number of extraordinary shots. The sky explodes into a whole palette of colours while mountains creep off into the distance and riders stand out against the ridge at the black of night. Moshe uses fades between shots to avoid pushing forward too quickly, allowing time for unsullied nature to seep in.
The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a delightful surprise, sticking within the overall western framework while managing to find a new story to tell. Only occasionally does the film lose its organic feel to reveal inner workings. The rest of the time, anchored by a superb lead performance, Moshe provides an interesting story told from a fascinating angle. The western lives on yet. 51
Sunday, Nov 12, 6:15pm, SC Monday, Nov 13, 6:15pm, CPH
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
LARGER THAN LIFE: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
Tiffany Bartok USA / 2017 / 96 min / DCP / English
Legendary makeup artist, Kevyn Aucoin, arrived in New York City from the small town of Lafayette, Louisiana. His childhood was spent expressing himself through drawing, painting, and makeup, all in search of relief from confusion about his identity and constant bullying. Kevyn's acceptance in the fashion world was instant and explosive. Due to his groundbreaking theories about contouring, his infectious personality and his mission to make everyone feel beautiful from the inside out, he shot to fame quickly doing makeup for every supermodel and celebrity through the 80's and 90's. At the height of his fame, Kevyn died mysteriously in 2002. Larger Than Life explores every corner of Kevyn's rich, beautiful and complicated life through the story of his untimely passing and the inspiring legacy he left behind. Producer: Jayce Bartok, Troy Surratt, Bronwyn Cosgrave / Cinematographer: Andres Karu / Editor: Ezra Paek, Anna Gustavi / Featuring: Cher, Christy Turlington-Burns, Brooke Shields, Isabella Rossellini, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Isaac Mizrach, Linda Wells / Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Tiffany received her BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Following a move to New York City, Tiffany worked consistently as an actress but soon discovered a talent for makeup artistry. She began to sharpen her makeup skills on celebrities and film crews. Ultimately, the draw of the film world was contagious, and Tiffany made the decision to direct and produce original films including her award-winning documentary Altered By Elvis and the short film Little Pumpkin, which screened at the prestigious SXSW festival. Additionally, she was selected as a finalist for the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women. Tiffany's out of the box producing talents have been the subject of a New York Times Arts Section feature. Recent projects include producing the award-winning feature film Fall to Rise (Panorama Entertainment) and director Merav Elbaz’s award-winning short films adapted from Etgar Karet ‘s Suddenly… and Cocked and Locked. Tiffany’s directorial debut, Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story will premiere in Fall 2017.
Guests: Tiffany, Jayce & Jax bartok
WORLD CINEMA UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Monday, Nov 13, 6pm, SC Tuesday, Nov 14, 6:15pm, CPH PA
Matteo Vicino Italy / 2017 / 102 min / DCP / Italian w/English subtitles / Comic Drama
Lovers tells symmetrically four stories involving the same five protagonists in different roles, locked in a spiral. In this concentric circle of life that endures infinitely, "lovers", a film in which love, comedy, doubt, suspicion and murder will represent the history’s constants. Lovers represents an interesting film for the originality of the plot. Writer: Matteo Vicino / Executive Producer: Stefano Pucci / Producer: Alessia Fumo / Cinematographer: Francesco Ciccone / Editor: Matteo Vicino / Composer: Matteo Vicino, Dimitri Naiditch, Ashley Thomas / Principal Cast: Primo Reggiani, Ivano Marescotti, Margherita Mannino, Luca Nucera, Antonietta Bello / Contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director: Matteo Vicino is an Italian movie director. Born in Bologna on December 1972, has created theatrical shows and feature films on behalf of the Italian Police. His project always reflects cultural or social purposes. his first movie, Young Europe, dealing the matter of road accident. the movie was funded by the Department DGmove the European Community, commissioned from the Italian Police along with Università La Sapienza and Fondazione Ania. Young Europe is an award-winning film (Winner best directing Milan international film festival 2013, nominated for best editing and best female protagonist) is currently available on Sky cinema on demand, and free on Youtube for everyone. Matteo vicino also wrote and directed the mainstream comedy “Outing – fidanzati per sbaglio” (2013) with Giulia Michelini, Massimo Ghini, Nicolas vaporidis and Andrea Bosca, and Lovers (2017) author comedy with Primo Reggiani, Ivano Marescotti, Margherita Mannino, Luca Nucera, Antonietta Bello. Guests: Matteo Vicino, alessia fumo & stefano Pucci
Wednesday, Nov 15, 8pm, SC Thursday, Nov 16, 6:15pm, CPH
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
Julian Fort USA / 2017 / 87 min / DCP / English / Suspense Thriller
The Midnighters tells the story of former expert safecracker Victor Lustig who has just been released from prison after a thirty-five-year stretch. Now an old man, with no idea how to live in the new world, all Vic wants to do is pick up some money long owed to him and live out his days in peace, quiet and comfort. When his old co-conspirator Louis breaks bad news, Vicâ€™s retirement plan goes up in smoke. Altogether lost and unsure what his next move should be, Vic turns to advice from his old prison cohort Chester, who tries in vain to help his frightened friend sort things out. Soon Victor gets a surprise and his future begins to become clear. Now Vic has a life-altering decision to make: accept his new life playing out the string in a world he no longer understandsâ€Ś or risk his life by utilizing every bit of his old street skills.
Writer: Julian Fort / Producer: Adam Carl, Julian Fort / Cinematographer: Paul McIlvaine / Production Designer: Brandy Maasch / Editor: Jim Ewing / Composer: Gwendolyn Sanford, Brandon Jay, Scott Doherty / Principal Cast: Leon Russom, Gregory Sims, John Wesley, Stuart McLean, Costa Ronin, Eve Mauro, Larry Cedar, Charles Dierkop / Contact: email@example.com
Marilynn Berry Director: Originally from Philadelphia, Julian moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1977. In 1978, Julian's father, along with two close friends, opened the New Beverly Cinema which became an icon of the Los Angeles independent film movement. Steeped in film from birth, Julian set out to put his own vision on the screen. While working as a security guard at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, Julian wrote, produced and directed his debut feature film THE MIDNIGHTERS. Completed late in 2016, the film made its world premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival in the spring of 2017 where it took home the award for best screenplay. Julian is currently in development on several original projects as well as shopping several completed works which are ready to begin production 54
Guest: Julian fort
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
MOGLIE E MARITO
Thursday, Nov 9, 8pm, SC Friday, Nov 10, 8:30pm, CPH
Simone Gadano Italy / 2017 / 100 min / DCP / Italian w/English subtitles / Comedy
Following an incredible experiment, Andrea, a brilliant neurosurgeon, and his wife Sofia, an ambitious TV host, suddenly find themselves in each other’s body, swapping their aspect and their whole lives. Forced to be in their partners’ shoes and everyday routine, they will be able to see their relationship from a completely different point of view and, among funny and scratching comic situations, eventually face the troubles causing their marriage distress, falling in love again.
Writer: Giulia Steigerwalt, Carmen Danza / Producer: Matteo Rovere, Roberto Sessa / Cinematographer: Michele D'Attanasio / Editor: Davide Vizzini / Production Designer: Alessandro Vannucci | Tonino Zera / Principal Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Kasia Smutniak, Valerio Aprea, Sebastian Dimulescu, Gaetano Bruno, Francesca Agostini, Paola Calliari, Marta Gastini, Flavio Furno / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director: Simone Godano was born in Rome 39 years ago and studied Cinema at DAMS at Rome University. In 2003 together with his brother Leonardo, directed the short film Il due novembre (November 2nd) starring Silvio Muccino and Martina Stella. He later joins a team composed by young directors under the the label “06”, working on different commercials for national newspapers lik La Repubblica, La Gazzetta dello Sport and for the Ministry of Health. In 2010 Niente Orchidee (No Orchids), his short film starring Beppe Fiorello and Valeria Solarino was presented out of competition at the 67th Venice International FF. Wife & Husband is his debut feature film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbGxf3XfrVo
Friday, Nov 17, 8:30pm, CPH Saturday, Nov 18, 8:15pm, SC
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
John Burr USA / 2017 / 88 min / DCP/ English / Supernatural Thriller
A painter's life is forever changed when a mythical and deadly spirit from Celtic lore becomes his muse and lover.
Adam is a lonely frustrated artist living in a dilapidated loft who is barely making ends meet. He's too meek to ask the girl next door, Maria, out on a date. Nor can he stand up to his abusive landlord, Lance. Desperate for money, he agrees to do a "delivery" for a nefarious neighbor. While making the delivery, he finds a frail naked girl lying unconscious on the side of the road. Adam takes her in and nurses her back to health, but soon begins to realize that there's something very strange about her. Writer: John Burr / Producer: Josh Mills, Austin Sepulveda, TJ Amato, Dan Amato / Cinematographer: Damian Horan / Production Designer: Raelyn Tepper / Editor: Ed Marx / Composer: Alexander Rudd / Principal Cast: Riley Egan, Elle Evans, Kate Mansi, Lou Ferrigno Jr. / Contact: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: John Burr is an award-winning director, writer and producer currently based in Los Angeles. Born in Boston and raised in Dallas, John moved to California after getting his bachelor's degree in film studies from Dartmouth College. He would go on to work for Lakeshore Entertainment and Amazon Studios, creating various shortform and long-form content before later receiving a master's degree in production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In 2013, his television directorial debut, the hour-long drama pilot BOOTS, was awarded top honors for a student project at the Burbank International Film Festival. In 2014, his feature script MUSE received acclaim from various screenplay competitions, including the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the Academy Nicholl Fellowships. A character-driven psychological thriller based on an Irish legend, MUSE would go on to become John's feature directorial debut. He continues to specialize in dark, edgy material in the horror, thriller and drama genres. Guest: John burr, riley egan https://vimeo.com/127654389
Wednesday, Nov 8, 6:15pm, CPH Thursday, Nov 9, 6pm, SC RTY 20
Amit V Masurkar India / 2017 / 104 min / DCP / Hindi w/English subtitles / Comic Drama
India has BIG problems…as the world’s largest democracy, running a clean election is not a piece of Shahi Tukra. The central government mandates poll workers reach throughout the mammoth country, seeking voters. This requires planning and an accompanying army force to insure safety due to the insurgent militants that terrorize the countryside. Into this maelstrom, arrives our hero, Newton. A young poll volunteer, who is thrust into a leadership role with a contingent of poll workers off to the bush with their ballot boxes. It is quickly understood, just make your own ballots, put’em in the boxes, and get the hell out of the sticks…someone could get hurt! So what does Newton do? In a delightful film brimming with comedy, suspense and humanity, Newton shows us the path. We could use a few Newtons here in the ole U.S. of A.
Writer: Mayank Tewari, Amit V Masurkar / Producer: Manish Mundra / Cinematographer: Swapnil S Sonawane / Editor: Shweta Venkat / Composer: Naren Chandavarkar & Benedict Taylor / Principal Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav / Contact: email@example.com
SHOWTIME Mon, Oct 30, 9:15pm, CPH + SCREAM free for anyone in Costume.
DIRECTOR: After studying engineering and history, Mumbai-based Amit V Masurkar wrote extensively for sketch and stand up comedy shows. His directorial debut, Sulemani Keeda (2014) was an indie sleeper hit. Newton is his second feature film.
THE GOOD SAMARITAN
Brooklyn Hudson • USA / 2017 . 12 min / English / Horror A homeowner gets more than she bargains for when she lets a child with a skinned knee into her home to wait for his family to pick him up. Cast: Kate Asner, Diego Alexander, Sphie Marcus, Alexa Reddy / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wes Craven • USA / 1996 / 111 min / English A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Roger Jackson, Kevin Patrick Walls, David Booth, Carla Hatley, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich 57
Wednesday, Nov 8, 8pm, SC Thursday, Nov 9, 8:15pm, CPH
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
Amanda Lundquist USA / 2017 / 73 min / DCP / English / Comedy
Sophia Pinsky seems like a functioning adult. But when she loses her girlfriend and her grandfather in the same day and moves back in with her authoritarian Russian grandmother, Marina, everything she thought she'd escaped is waiting to welcome her back with open arms. Thrilled to have Sophia under her influence again, and obsessed with finding her a proper (male) partner, Marina conspires to marry her off to Trevor, a nice Jewish boy Sophia has known since they were in diapers. After their date with him is a dud, Sophia finds her way to a weekly open mic night, where she gets on stage on a whim and discovers there's actually an audience for her Queer-RussianJewish-American sense of humor that’s based on her disastrous life. Everything comes to a head at the family Shabbat dinner when Sophia and Trevor try to humiliate Marina by pretending to have fallen for each other, unaware that Marina is planning her own announcement: that she is already dating someone new—Sophia's childhood rabbi—a revelation that pits Sophia and her grandmother against each other in a struggle to define loyalty and love. Writers: Amanda Lundquist, Rebecca Karpovsky / Producer: Gabriell DeBear Paye / Cinematographer: Olga Vasquez / Editor: Danny Hoshino / Composer: Sasha Papernik / Principal Cast: Rebecca Karpovsky, Alan Blumenfeld, Ara Woland / Contact: email@example.com Sponsored by
Director: Amanda Lundquist lives in New York. Pinsky is her directing debut, which she co-wrote with Rebecca Karpovsky. Previously, she has worked in post-production for documentary film and television programming for NBC, PBS, the Wexler Oral History Project and A&E. Guests: amanda lundquist, rebecca karpov, ara Woland https://vimeo.com/141495268
AMERICAN INDIE FLORIDA PREMIERE
Tuesday, Nov 14, 6pm, SC Wednesday, Nov 15, 6:15pm, CPH PA
Santiago Rizzo USA / 2016 / 86 min / English / Drama
Based on a true story, Tim Moellering, a humble middle school teacher in Berkeley, believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only bad situations. Emilio (Mills) is an abused 12year-old graffiti addict who is incapable of trusting. Mills spends more time on the street than at home and tags to make his mark in a world that seems to have no room for him. Tim and Mills begin an uneasy friendship when Tim rescues Mills from a principal who sticks to the rules. He ultimately figures out the crux of Mills' issues but must promise not to tell, thrusting him into an untenable situation where his job and relationships, are put on the line. Keeping his promise, he stays willing to sacrifice his reputation in order to help the child. But Mills cannot trust until he learns to trust his struggle first.
Writer: Santiago Rizzo, Darren Anderson / Producer: Debbie Brubaker / Cinematographer: Florian Stadler / Editor: Cami Starkman / Composer: Dylan Mattingly / Production Designer: Miguel Perez / Principal Cast: Dash Mihok, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lakeith Stanfield, Betsy Brandt, Marlyne Barret, Sepideh Moafi / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Santiagoâ€™s initial interest in story-telling began when he was a teenager, using acting as an initial path to grace. After growing up in violence and insecurity, he moved in with his teacher, Tim Moellering. He became an emancipated minor through the court at 16, and a Quest Scholar. In 2003, Santiago graduated from Stanford with a major in Economics, minor in Psychology, and two courses shy of a minor in Drama. He also took acting classes at the American Conservatory Theatre. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue creative expression where he met mentors like Haskell Wexler, who inspired and guided. Not having the financial cushion to pursue the arts, Santiago made a strategic decision to leave Hollywood for a job in finance. In 2013, Santiago shut down his alternative energy hedge fund in order to make QUEST, a script he originally wrote with Tim 10 years prior. Santiago had no experience directing but was determined to bring the script to life. He surrounded himself with talented artists, integrity, and love. Together, they fulfilled a promise he made to Tim. Making QUEST has been the greatest struggle and healthiest release. Guest: santiago rizzo
Sunday, Oct 29, 5:30pm, SC Sunday, Nov 5, 8:15pm, CPH
WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
A QUIET DREAM CHUN MONG
Zhang Lu • South Korea / 2016 / 101 min / DCP / Korean w/English subtitles / Comedy
A story about a young woman Ye-ri (Han Ye-ri) who runs a bar and takes care of her unconscious paralyzed father, and three men (Yang Ik-june, Park Jung-bum, Yoon Jong-bin) who frequent the bar trying without much success to win her heart. One day, Ye-ri asks what they dreamed last night. While each of them tells their nightmares, Ye-ri tells them she had a dirty dream, making love to each of them.
Whimsical, frequently poetic urban rhapsody buoyed by its deadpan dropout protagonists. Maggie lee, Variety Subtle, enigmatic and captivating. Clarence Tsui, The hollywood reporter The director continues to adopt a minimalist aesthetic, but in places it also feels quite stylized to correspond with the film’s dream-like structure. Jason bechervaise, screen Daily Writer: Zhang Lu / Producer: Leila Jo / Cinematographer: Cho Young-jik / Editor: Lee Hak-min / Composer: Baek Hyun-jin / Principal Cast: Han Ye-ri, Yang Ik-june, Park Jung-bum, Yoon Jong-bin / Contact: M-Line Distribution, Seoul email@example.com
Director: Zhang Lu is a 3rd-generation ethnic Korean born in Yanbian, Jilin, China in 1962. He first became known in his native land China as a respected author of novels and short stories, such as Cicada Chirping Afternoon (1986).
Zhang was then a 38-year-old professor of Chinese Literature when an argument with a film director friend led him to take a bet that "anyone can make a film." With no technical training but with the support of film industry friends, he set out to direct his first short Eleven (2001), a fourteen-minute nearly silent vignette of an eleven-year-old boy's encounter with a group of soccer players his own age set in a post-industrial wasteland. Eleven was invited to compete at the Venice International Film Festival, and this unexpected success made Zhang decide to become a full-time filmmaker. He later said, "Conveying emotion through text and through images are two very different things. If I were able to convey my views fully through text, I wouldn't have to bother with making films, right? I don't like it when I smell some sort of literature-based narrative in films." [...] "I tell people that I got divorced from literature and married the cinema."
Eleven paved the way for Zhang's first feature Tang Poetry. Shot in 2003 during the SARS epidemic in only three interior locations to convey the feelings of loneliness and claustrophobia, it depicts the life of a middle-aged male pickpocket with a hand tremor. The film's style was influenced by the metrics of Tang dynasty poetry that prescribe verses of only seven or five characters.
Zhang’s Grain in Ear (2005) was filmed in China while the post-production process was done in Korea. The film is centered on a Sino-Korean single mother who makes her living by selling kimchi on the streets of a small town in China. Grain in Ear screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival where it won the ACID prize and the Grand Prize at the Pesaro Film Festival and the Karibu Award at the 23rd Cinema Novo Film Festival in Belgium, Best Direction for Zhang and Best Actress for Liu Lianji at the 27th Durban International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize at the 32nd Seattle Film Festival, the Province of Tyrol Award at the International Film Festival Innsbruck, and the Golden Cyclo Award at the 12th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema. There is not sufficient room to detail Zhang Lu’s accomplishments…so google him! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukln2-2CquY
THE SENSE OF WONDER LE GOUT DES MERVEILLES
Wednesday, Nov 8, 6pm, SC Friday, Nov 17, 6:15pm, CPH
Eric Besnard France / 2015 / 100 min / DCP / French w/English subtitles / Dramatic Comedy
In Provence, Louise struggles to raise two kids and save her late husband's fruit tree business. But times are tough and even Louise's delicious pastries can't keep the bank from trying to take her house, as what's left of Louise's life feels like it's spinning out of control. So when she accidentally hits a stranger named Pierre with her car, it seems like the last straw. But Pierre is unlike anyone Louise has ever met. A withdrawn genius with a unique sense of wonder and logic, he is under scrutiny by the state, for possibly being a danger to himself. But when he meets Louise and her kids, Pierre suddenly feels like he's found what he's always been looking for- A home. Intrigued by his eccentric personality and candid innocence, Louise's kids are drawn to Pierre, yet despite her attraction to this odd and brilliant man, Louise tries to keep him out of her already complicated life and broken heart. But oblivious to social codes, Pierre keeps being there for Louise, somehow bringing solutions to her problems, and laughter back into her home. And as she slowly opens up to him, Louise finds herself connecting with a sense of wonder, that might just rekindle her taste for life.
Writer: Eric Besnard / Producer: Patrice Ledoux, Michel Seydoux / Cinematographer: Philippe Guilbert / Editor: Yann Dedet / Composer: Christophe Julien / Principal Cast: Virginie Efira, Benjamin Lavernhe, Hiam Abbass, Lucie Fagedet, LĂŠo LorlĂŠac'h / Contact: The Festival Agency Sponsored by
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Eric Besnard, 53 years of age, (and son of actor/director Jacques Besnard 31 films), is a writer /director who has completed seventeen films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD0W-2Ivfue
Thursday, Nov 2, 8:15pm, CPH Sunday, Nov 19, 6:30pm, SC
Alyn Darnay • Florida / 2017 / 99 min / English
"Lightning Rod Rhodes" is a man of integrity that won't sell out to the under world powers that run the fight game. His virtues end up costing him his mother and sends him on the lamb, becoming a homeless ex-boxer that's life is destroyed. After years on the run he comes to the aid of a young inner-city kid that's looking to shake the ruthless drug dealers that killed his brother and are trying to drag him into their dark world. A single social worker mother that doesn't want to lose another son to the streets, a corrupt cop looking for something more to help and an inner-city status quo that leaves a young Reggie Hall with no good options in life. Until that fateful day when the homeless ex-boxer and inner-city kid meet and their unlikely bond helps them face the future, while fighting the tragedy from their past.
Created by: Steve Daron / Writer: Lloyd Wagner, Alyn Darnay, Steve Daron / Producer: Steve Daron / Cinematographer: Jon Schellenger / Production Designer: James Hook / Editor: Greg Jocoy / Composer: Anthony Espina / Sound: Paul Jeffereys / Principal Cast: Steve Daron, Burt Reynolds, Omar Brunson, Cristina Figarola, Michael Rodney, Chase Victoria, Shanna Eva, Miguel Suarez, Tina Pfeiffer / firstedgefilms @yahoo.com
Director: Alyn's peers and producers consistently recognize his directing and writing work. He was recently awarded "The Best Director" award from the Boston International Film Festival. Women in Film/Miami named him "Director of the Year" He has three films he directed currently on the Life Time Movie Network. Alyn has also authored "The Script" an acclaimed book on the art of writing for film.
Guests: steve Daron, alyn Darnay
Sunday, Oct 29, 7:30pm, SC • Wednesday, Nov 8, 3:30pm, CPH
Bryan G. Thompson, Humberto Castro USA / 2016 / 87 min / Digital / English / Action Adventure
After crossing the US/Mexican border, two young immigrants must navigate obstacles and temptations in pursuit of a college education and the American Dream. Their hopes revolve around the Dream Act legislation. The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) if passed, would provide a legal path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the US as minors, who complete high school, have no criminal record, and show good moral character. The bill was first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001 and has since been reintroduced several times but has failed to pass.
Writer-Producer: Bryan G. Thompson, Humberto Castro / Cinematographer-Editor: Christopher Jones / Production Designer: Christopher Jones, Humberto Castro/ Composer: Jessi Campo (Javi Productions) / Cast: Humberto Castro, Diajesma Orozco, Bryan G. Thompson, Edric Ray, Maria Blancarte / firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Bryan G. Thompson is an award-winning filmmaker who has starred in several films. He began as an actor and went on to write and direct several film projects, including the award-winning short “Noventa”, which won Audience Choice and Best Actress at FILM MIAMI FEST 2015 and best short film at the MIAMI INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2015. His web series “THE CELL” won Best Directing and Best Visual Effects at LOS ANGELES WEB SERIES FESTIVAL 2014. EL SUEÑO won Best Feature at the Festival de Cine Latinoamericano 2016. Humberto Alejandro Castro Ward born in Mexico, moved to El Paso at the age of 13. He received a B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Criminal Justice from The Univ of Texas. Humberto pursued a career as a filmmaker instead. His short films include Reflection (2010) and The Beginning (2012). Leading and supporting roles in several other short films and TV series followed. EL SUEÑO (2015); which he co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and was inspired by his own personal experiences.
Tuesday, Nov 7, 8pm, SC Wednesday, Nov 8, 8:30pm, CPH RTY 20
THE SPY AND THE POET LUURAJA JA LUULETAJA
Estonia / 2016 / 96 min / DCP / Estonian w/English subtitles / Comedy Thriller Lonely secret service officer Gustav meets a mysterious gypsy woman. It soon comes clear that it is a trap set by the Russian intelligence. Gustav is ordered to continue the relationship to get a better understanding of the enemy’s plans. Unfortunately, Gustav finds himself struggling with the task, as he is falling in love with the enemy. Is there a way out of this situation?
THE SPY AND THE POET is one of my very favorite films of FLIFF2017. The comedy is at times subtle and at others, totally off-the-wall. Gustav is as unlikely a hero as one could find. A very clever script, which, now as we re-enter the Cold War, seems appropriate once again. Writer: Toomas Hussar / Producer: Ivo Felt / Cinematographer: Rein Kotov / Editor: Tambet Tasuja / Composer: Arian Levin / Principal Cast: Jan Uuspõld, Lana Vatsel, Rain Tolk / Contact: Ivo@allfilm.ee
Toomas Hussar is an actor and director, known for Mushrooming (2012), The Spy and the Poet (2016) and Mis juhtus, Waldemar? (1990). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f04Gh5kZfPs
Saturday, Nov 11, 4:15pm, SC Sunday, Nov 12, 6:15pm, SUN Thursday, Nov 16, 3:30pm, CPH
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
Joe Crump USA / 2017 / 89 min / DCP / English / Dramatic Fantasy
The love of an enchanted young girl brings wonder and healing to a broken family. On the run from her mysterious past and guided by a fairy that only she can see, Abby sparks a daisy chain of compassion, bringing joy and music back into the family. THE STORYTELLER is a powerful exploration of reality and the true meaning of family. Co-Writers: Joe Crump, Rachel Noll / CoProducers: Nancy Crump, Rachel Noll, Joe Crump / Cinematographer: Daniel Clarke / Co-Production Designers: Nancy Crump, Jeremiah Follis / Co-Editors: Joe Crump, Katherine Crump / Composer: Michael Reola / Principal Cast: Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Constance Towers, Samantha Colburn, Cassidy Mack, James Snyder, Kristina Wagner, Eden Espinosa / Contact: Joe Crump â€“ email@example.com Sponsored by
Director: Joe Crump is an Emmy Awardnominated Director. He recently co-directed the PBS and internationally aired documentary, Children of Internment, with his sister, Kristina Wagner. He launched the production company "Dancing Spirit Productions" and founded an independent filmmaker blog at: http://20QuestionsFilm.com
Joe graduated from film school in 1981 from Columbia College in Chicago. Moving from Chicago to Los Angeles, he worked in the movie industry for the next 6 years as a Grip, as an Educational and Industrial Film scriptwriter, and as part of a camera crew for CNN Chicago Bureau. He also wrote 12 feature length screenplays during that time.
After that, Joe got "sidetracked" for about 20 years and built a successful real estate investing business and software tech company. This has given him the opportunity to come back to film and invest in his own projects. Joe is married to his co-producer Nancy Crump and has two college aged kids - Katie (who is a film major and co-edited THE STORYTELLER) and Alex (who is studying game design). They live in Indiana. 64
Guests: Joe & nancy Crump https://vimeo.com/192646905
WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL SCREENING
SUNSTROKES LAS INSOLADAS
Saturday, Nov 4, 10pm, SC Saturday, Nov 11, 10pm, CPH
Gustavo Tarreto • Argentina / 2015 / 102 min / DCP / Spanish w/English subtitles / Comedy
A comedy about six girlfriends in Buenos Aires who share the impossible dream of a trip to Cuba. Buenos Aires, 1995: Sol, Vicky, Karina, Valeria, Lala and Flor are friends who met at their salsa dance classes. They share the dream of travelling to the Caribbean – spending 15 days in Cuba is their life goal. But the harsh reality in which they live in is grey, uncertain and difficult. They’re on the sidelines of the neoliberal system that defined that decade. Sol works at a Kodak Express lab and occasionally steals customers’ pictures so she can study them alone. Vicky is a hairdresser with a different boyfriend every month.
Karina suspiciously combines psychology with alternative therapies.
Valeria works for a taxi service and is going through a traumatic breakup. Flor is a PR girl who once dreamed of becoming a stewardess.
Lala is the newest addition – she brings optimism and music to the group.
For Goo Go Good Good. For Ever Eve Ev Ever.
The highly anticipated salsa contest is on the last Saturday of the year and sunbathing is part of their own personal “warm-up ceremony” – they want to look stunning! As the hours pass, they ramble on, covering subjects as diverse as rootlessness, capitalism, communism, forgotten dreams and relationships. Recalling their dream of going to Cuba, they cling onto the possibility of winning the prize – it might be their only chance of getting closer to achieving their goal. Fatigue, lack of food, dehydration, heat and alcohol turn their dream into an obsession.
Writer: Gustavo Taretto, Gabriela García / Producer: Natacha Cervi, Hernán Musaluppi / Cinematographer: Leandro Martínez / Editor: Pablo Mari / Composer: Gabriel Chwojnik / Principal Cast: Carla Peterson, Luisana Lopilato, Marina Bellati, Elisa Carricajo, Maricel Alvarez, Violeta Urtizberea / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Gustavo Taretto was born in Buenos Aires in 1965. In 1983 he started attending different photography workshops, black & white and color. At the same time, he studied music and started to attend to script and direction workshops. In 1993 he started working as a creative in an advertising agency. After 14 years, he reached the executive creative direction in Ogilvy Argentina. He received several awards in festivals arround the world, among others the Gold Lion in 2002. In 1999 he joined the school of the master José Martinez Suarez. Where he wrote and directed 3 short films, “Las insoladas”, “Cien pesos” and “Medianeras”, which has received more than 40 international awards, including the Gran Prix in Clemont Ferrand, 2006. His fourth short film “Hoy no estoy” has been premiered in Locarno and received the Leopard of domain for the Best Short Film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4oI12aCXik
Thursday, Nov 9, 6:15pm, CPH Friday, Nov 10, 6pm, SC
WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
THESE DAUGHTERS OF MINE MOJE CÓRKI, KROWY
Kinga Debska Poland / 2015 / 88 min / DCP / Polish w/English subtitles / Bittersweey Comedy
A 40-year old actress (single and strong, yet lonely), her sister (an emotionally unstable schoolteacher whose married-with-kids life appears more orderly) and their domineering father, who gradually loses control over his family due to his wife's sudden illness and his own health troubles; these are the three individuals at the heart of this film, a touching story about the strength of family ties in a situation of imminent danger. Winner of nine nominations and winner of two Best Film Awards. Writer: Kinga Debska / Producer: Zbigniew Domagalski / Cinematographer: Andrzej Wojciechowski / Editor: Bartosz Karczynski / Composer: Bartosz Chajdecki / Principal Cast: Agata Kulesza, Gabriela Muskala, Marian Dziędziel, Małgorzata Niemirska, Marcin Dorociński, Łukasz Simlat / Contact: Media Move email@example.com
Director: Graduated in film directing at FAMU in Prague, and earlier in Japanese Language and Culture at the University of Warsaw. She has directed over a dozen awarded documentaries, the last of which is full-length film about Elżbieta Czyżewska The Actress. For her feature debut The Rebound she received Best Script award at The Youth and Film Debut Film Festival in Koszalin. These Daughters of Mine is her second full-length feature film, just awarded with public, journalist and local and studio cinemas awards at recent Gdynia Film Festival. Selected Filmography: 2015 – These Daughters of Mine; The Actress 2009 – The Rebound 2008 – Playing Is What I Like the Most 2007 – Plain Pleasures 2005 – Mixed Couple 2004 – Whisper 2002 – Healers 2001 – The Road, the Truth, the Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV4wuuk8azI
THE THIN YELLOW LINE
Saturday, Nov 11, 8:30pm, SC Sunday, Nov 12, 3:30pm, CPH
Celso Garcia Mexico / 2015 / 95 min / DCP / Spanish w/English subtitles
The Thin Yellow Line is the journey of five men who are hired to paint the median line of a road that connects two villages in Mexico. On board of an old truck, they do the job: more than 200 kilometers that they must complete in less than fifteen days under a burning sun. Five solitary men that will acknowledge that there is a thin line between right and wrong; between laughter and crying; between life and death. This seemingly simple beautiful film will move you suddenly, out of the blue, and remain with you for hours after the screen grows dark
Writer: Celso García / Producer: Bertha Navarro, Alejandro Springall, Guillermo del Toro / Composers: Dan Zlotnik / Cinematographer: Emiliano Villanueva / Editor: Jorge García / Principal Cast: Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosío, Silverio Palacios, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Américo Hollander / Contact: Latido Films Marta Hernando firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTOR: He has written/directed five shorts: La leche y el agua (Water and Milk) (2006), winner of 26 international awards including Best Short at Guadalajara, Havana, Huelva, Cartagena, Los Angeles Latino, Cinéma des Amériques, Québec, Bulgaria Film Festivals, Best Short Expresión en Corto, Guanajuato and Special Award at Asia International Short Film Festival; Zapato (Shoe) (2004), directed by Jesús Ochoa and winner at IMCINE’s Shorts Competition; Pata de gallo (Cock Feet) (2004) winner at IMCINE’s Shorts Competition; Cabeza de huevo (Egg Head) (2003); and Su radito (Little Radio) (2002). In 2004 he received the FONCA Fellowship from the Mexican government. La delgada línea amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line) is his directorial debut and was also written by him. The screenplay participated at the Screenwriters Labs in Cannes and Sundance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_nMyrjl8dM
Monday, Nov 6, 8pm, SC Tuesday, Nov 7, 8:15pm, CPH
WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
TRAIN DRIVER’S DIARY MOJE CÓRKI KROWY
Milos Radovic Serbia-Croatia / 2016 / 85 min / DCP / Serbian w/English subtitles / Dark Comedy
Ilija, a 60-year-old train driver, is about to retire holding the infamous record of 28 kills committed during his career. His 19 years old adopted son Sima is preparing to take over the family trade and his father’s job. Ilja claims the first kill will happen quickly but when weeks pass without it and tension is getting unbearable for Sima, Ilja comes with help: he goes on search for suicidal people to jump under Sima’s train. “Kind spirit and black humour combine for maximum effect (…) with the right promotion, could even make multiplex crowds happy” – Cineuropa
“reminiscent of Aki Kaurismäki (…) captures the Finnish director’s deadpan absurdism” – The Young folks “one of the most touching, and certainly funniest, pictures at Raindance” – The Panoptic
Writer: Milos Radovic / Producer: Lazar Ristovski, Petar Ristovski / Cinematographer: Dusan Joksimovic / Editor: Djordje Markovic / Production Designer: Aljosa Spajic /Composer: Mate Matisic, Simun Matisic / Principal Cast: Lazar Ristovski, Petar Korac, Pavle Eric / Contact: Media Move email@example.com
Milos Radovic was born on October 21, 1955 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is a writer and director, known for Train Driver's Diary (2016), Otvorena vrata (1994) and A Small World (2003). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM36bezuIf4&t=72s 68
Saturday, Nov 11, 2pm, SC Sunday, Nov 12, 1:15pm, SUN
Stephen Wallace Pruitt USA / 2017 / 95 min / DCP / English / Drama
Inspired by an actual friendship between the director's mother and his mother's best friend, 'The Tree' is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88 year-old widow (Dorothy Thorp) who takes a road trip from Wamego, Kansas, back to Terre Haute, Indiana, to visit her oldest and dearest childhood friend. My wife's and my desire is to do just one thing: To create beautiful, well-crafted and redemptive films with the highest production values we can possibly achieve. DIreCTorâ€™s sTaTeMenT
Writers: Mary Settle Pruitt, Stephen Wallace Pruitt / Producer: Mary Settle Pruitt, Stephen Wallace Pruitt / Cinematographer: Michael Lopez, Stephen Wallace Pruitt / Editor: Stephen Wallace Pruitt / Composer: Randy Bonifield / Principal Cast: Joicie Appell, Christie Courville, Kip Niven, Laura Kirk / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Taylor & Glenn Friedt Director: Although always an artist at heart and a college economics and finance professor (Ph.D.) by training and trade, Stephen Wallace Pruitt entered the film world very late in life. Indeed, he did not begin shooting his first film until he was 51 years of age and his wife and co-writer/co-producer, Mary Settle Pruitt, was 48. Unlike most reasonable individuals, Stephen and Mary literally went from zero to feature film with their first effort, "Works in Progress." "The Tree" is their third feature film. Guest: stephen Wallace Pruitt https://vimeo.com/208519983
Saturday, Nov 4, 8pm, SC Sunday, Nov 5, 3:30pm, CPH RTY 20
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UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Charles Garrad UK-France / 2017 / 92 min / DCP / English + French w/English subtitles / Mystery Drama
Grieving young Englishman Paul (Colin Morgan), escapes to France looking for something he thinks is owed to his dead father. He manipulates his way into a mysterious, crumbling house owned by elegant, imperious musician Madeleine (Fanny Ardant). Thus begins a game of cat and mouse between them. Both have dangerous secrets to reveal, and when all the painful truths seem to have been pulled into the light comes Madeleine’s final astonishing revelation. Charles Garrad has crafted a fine mystery that wends its way through photographs and memories. We are digging deep for something, but what? Anchoring this maze of synapses is actress Fanny Ardant. This brilliant artist with 75 films in her history, is the perfect choice for this multi-dimensional character. Bravo to her for following the lead of Mr. Garrad and creating this magnificent piece d’resistance.
Writer: Charles Garrad, Hugh Stoddart / Producer: Simon Bosanquet / Cinematographer: David Raedecker / Editor: Anuree Da Silva / Production Designer: Ben Smith /Composer: Adrian Corker / Principal Cast: Fanny Ardant, Colin Morgan, Audrey Bastien, Abdelkrim Bahloul, Claire Holman, Bellamine Abdelmalek, Norah Lehembre / Contact: Media Move email@example.com Director: Charles Garrad studied Fine Art at Cardiff and Chelsea. A pioneer of the architectural installation in the 1970’s, he spent the early part of his career making and exhibiting his own work extensively and teaching in many art schools. His main concerns across all media have consistently been time, memory, the atmospheric quality of places and the signiﬁcance of objects.
In the 1980s an increasing interest in ﬁlm drew him towards the industry. He cut his teeth as a designer in the world of commercials and pop promos then moved on to TV drama and feature films. He continues to work as an artist and ﬁlm production designer and he also directs. 70
special Guest: Charles Garrad
H LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FANNY ARDENT H
Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her.
When she was 17 her father died and the shock of his loss never left her. Shortly before his death Ardant started acting on stage. However, following her father's death, she followed his advice and went to university in Aix-en-Provence where she read Political Science. Upon graduation, she took a job working for the French embassy in London from which she was sacked for poor time keeping and being disheveled. The latter was attributed to the social whirl she enjoyed in London. Ardant continued working odd jobs in London before deciding, almost on a whim, to go to drama school. She returned to France for her studies and before long began acting on stage and then on television. At the age of 31
she was contacted by Francois Truffaut who had spotted her in a television drama and wanted to cast her in his film The Woman Next Door (1981).
While working together Ardant and Truffaut fell in love and in 1983 she gave birth to their daughter Josephine. Truffaut died a year later from a brain tumor. Trivia She is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and learned to speak English while filming Callas Forever. French singer Vincent Delerm wrote song "Fanny Ardant Et Moi" ("Fanny Ardant and me"). Grew up in Monaco until the age of 17 when she started studying international relations in Aix-en-Provence. The Dutch artist Jan Cremer named a painting of a tulip after her: Tulip Fanny Ardant. Ms Ardant, still very much an in-demand actress, and at the last moment, was offered another role. In her absence, director Charles Garrad will accept the award.
TeleStar Cover...with lover Francois Truffaut...film poster LOLA PATER (2017)...with 8 WOMEN co-stars Deneuve & Huppert...with actress Marina Hands
Friday, Nov 17, 8pm, SC •Saturday, Nov 18, 1pm, CPH
YOUNG AND INNOCENT
Jesse Robinson • USA / 2017 / 90 min / DCP / English
In this coming of age story that riffs on the Hitchcock classic PSYCHO, Marion runs away from her creative writing summer camp and checks into a seedy motel where she meets a young man named Norman where both have an immediate sensation of recognition, though they aren’t sure how they met before. They soon begin a friendship based on this strange familiarity, while Marion begins to have dreams of another young blonde girl who’s recently gone missing in the area. Set in the long, hot days of a southern summer, YOUNG AND INNOCENT is an atmospheric romance of past lives and loves, told through the lens of a cinematic classic. YOUNG AND INNOCENT is a brilliantly creative re-imagining, combining suspense, realistic dialogue and emotion, perceptive performances and astonishing direction in this freshman effort from Jesse Robinson. FLIFF believes Mr. Robinson’s future is bright. Screenplay: Jesse Robinson / Story by Veronica Fitzpatrick & Jesse Robinson / Producers: Veronica Fitzpatrick & Jesse Robinson / Cinematographer: Alex Parker / Editor: Jesse Robinson / Songs by Colleen / Principal Cast: Casey Kniseley, Gideon Shils. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Jesse Robinson is a filmmaker from Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He has worked as Assistant Editor on a number of independent features, including Grandma, All the Wilderness and Bleeding Heart. Young and Innocent is his first feature as writer/director. His next film, Where Teardrops Fall, is slated to begin production in 2018. Guest: Jesse robinson
Saturday, Nov 18, 3:30pm, CPH Sunday, Nov 19, 1:30pm, SC
WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
Sanjay Patel India-Canada / 2017 / 105 min / DCP / English / Suspense Drama
JAY GOHIL, 36, works at Apollo Chemicals, an Indian toxic chemical plant. He keeps a low profile for fear of making waves despite the fact workers are dying of cancer caused due to Chromium Sulfate exposure. His primary intent is to send his son to medical school so that he can provide a better life to his family. But when Jayâ€™s good friend and colleague, DIGANT, is murdered for complaining about the toxic working conditions and no health benefits, and he has contracted cancer himself, Jay decides to act against the Apollo Chemicals despite his wife GEETAâ€™s resistance. Thus, begins a thrilling chase for the truth that has tragic consequences.
Writer: Sanjay Patel , John Winston Rainey, Chinmay Sankrat/ Producer: Sanjay Patel, Chandres Bhatt / Cinematographer: Nilip Deb / Editor: Aurelien Brentraus, Aalaap Majgavkar, Brock Roberts / Principal Cast: Rahul Bhat, Tillotama Shome, Jay Bhatt, Samvedna Suwalka, Jayesh More, Prashant Barot / Contact: email@example.com Sponsored by
Director: An engineer, author, and a passionate person about using film as a tool for social change, Sanjay's one of the goals for life is to educate, enlighten, and empower others. Sanjay is interested in exploring how films can change attitudes, beliefs, and bring about individual and social change. Sanjay believes, if used correctly, the films could be an extremely powerful tool. It can help us understand the world from another's viewpoint. They can make us aware of issues we would never see or experience in our own lifetimes. Sanjay made his debut as director and producer with the award winning short film If You Love Your Children. Since its August 2014 release in Los Angeles, the film has won 20 international awards from places as far flung as Flickerfest in Australia to Delhi International Film Festival in India.
special Guests: sanjay Patel
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WORLD CINEMA FEATURE
THE YOUNG OFFENDERS
Thursday, Nov 16, 8pm, SC Saturday, Nov 18, 8:30pm, CPH PA
Peter Foott • Ireland / 2017 / 83 min / DCP / English / Comedy
When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork, teenagers Conor and Jock set their sights on finding one of the missing bales of cocaine, worth seven million euros. Jock, a legendary bicycle thief, procures two bikes and the best friends embark upon an eventful road trip, each hoping that the money will help them escape their troubled, inner city home lives.
However, with bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy in hot pursuit, things get complicated - and dangerous.
Inspired by the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, director Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders is a charming and, thanks to the antics of Conor and Jock, consistently funny movie. 500 DaYs of fIlM
Writer: Peter Foott / Producer: Peter Foott, Julie Ryan / Cinematographer: Patrick Jordan / Editor: Colin Campbell / Composer: Ray Harman / Cast: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Dominic MacHale, Hilary Rose / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Peter Foott is best known for The Young Offenders (2016), The Carpenter and His Clumsy Wife (2004), Just a Little Bit of Love: A Tribute to Des Smyth (2002). He has won thirteen international awards, including nine for THE YOUNG OFFENDERS.
AMERICAN INDIE FEATURE
Saturday, Nov 4, 1pm, CPH Wednesday, Nov 8, 1pm, CPH
Katie Fleischer • USA / 2017 / 88 min / DCP / English / Sci Fi Horror
After overhearing doctors’ call her comatose husband “a lost cause”, a young wife overwhelmed with grief becomes desperate to have his child. She considers her only option; cloning. Giving birth to a son fulfills her dream of having a family. But the arrival of the baby awakens a supernatural presence unleashing dark and unexpected results. Writer: Jason Dietz, Katie Fleischer / Producer: Jason Dietz / Cinematographer: Scott Miller / Production Designer: David Mitchell / Editor: Taylor Levy, Jason Hoffman/ Composer: David Horowitz / Cast: Rosie Fellner, Michael Hayden, Michael Gill, Noah Fleiss, Jason Dietz, Steve Ogg / Contact: email@example.com Director: Katie was awarded a Freewater Films Grant at Duke Univ where she wrote, directed and edited a short, Evolution, a Zelig. She then went on to NYU’s Graduate Film Program where she received her M.F.A. At NYU, her short film, The Swimming Lesson won several awards. Katie was hired by the Brazilian company Conspiracy Films to adapt the French comic book, Trio Grandes into a feature length script with Mauricio Zacharias. She also worked for Miramax Films writing copy for their film posters and marketing materials. Guests: katie fleischer, Jason Dietz https://vimeo.com/201027266
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KALI MAH TINA
Sunday, Nov 19, 3pm, CPH
Tabatha Mudra • Florida / 2017 / 81 min / English
A tragedy provokes a mortuary makeup artist and a musician to make changes in their lives after they receive unexpected guidance from an eccentric Internet Guru, Kali Mah Tina. Writers: Alexi Caravia, Dana DellaCamera, Ruben R. Diaz, Zusel Escriba / Cinematographer: Tabatha Mudra / Composer: Abi Loutoo / Editors: Alexa Caravia, Sid Durand, Kelly Hernandez, Steven Hernandez / Cast: Sumintra Baldeo Singh, Yasmin Berment, Daniela Defino, Natassia Dillon, Stephanie Crystal Espinosa, T. Brandon Hall, Melissa Hubicsak, David Jura, Melanie Menedez, Mark Mirin, G. Wright Muir, Ari Safari, Katrinas Rose Tandy / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: As a visual provocateur and filmmaker Tabatha Mudra reveals the complexities of social issues and explores the human condition through her intimate unorthodox storytelling. Tabatha was inspired to transition into film after fifteen years in photography to enhance her storytelling. Tabatha values herself a “creative outlaw” and often chooses to tell the stories of society’s underdogs. Her mission is to help artists thrive in this industry.
Sunday, Nov 19, 5pm, CPH
Jerome-Anthony Larkin • USA / 2017 / 53 min / English
Frankie Wilks comes from a very racist family. He and his two brothers were born into a world of hate. Now that their father is deceased, their mother, Delores, is carrying on that unwanted trait. But all hell breaks loose when Frankie meets a pretty AfricanAmerican girl and falls in love with her. And she with him. Adding insult to injury, she eventually moves in the racist family, but the brothers are dead set against it. Writer-Producer: Jerome-Anthony Larkin / Cinematographer: Anthony Dones / Production Designer: Anthony Dones, Jerome-Anthony Larkin / Editor-Composer: Wallace Smith / Cast: Jaquise Coleman, Chris Easey, Mireya Kilmon, Luke Cartwright, Brian Adam Mahoney, Serge Mardy, Frantz Deofils, Charlotte Addams / email@example.com Director: Jerome-Anthony Larkin started in the business as an actor and model with Barbizon 10 years ago. After moving to New York for a failed attempt at actor's stardom, he returned to South Florida and started writing his own storylines, beginning with plays, and then moving on to film. This is his 3rd film, after his award-winning two films, "The Life Exchange" and "Love & Contempt".
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WORLD CINEMA SHORTS
Friday, Oct 27, 6pm, CPH Tuesday, Nov 14, 3:30pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 72 minutes
Elaine Del Valle • USA / 2017 / 7 min / Digital / English A little girl watches over her dying father, in hopes of reuniting her grief-stricken parents in the afterlife. Can one family's selflessness lead to a never-ending love?
Writer-Editor: Elaine Del Valle / Producer: Elaine Del Valle, Taryn Kosviner, Brittany Markowitz, Lionel Christian, Holie Barker / Camera: Taryn Kosviner / Prod. Designer: Elaine Del Valle, Angela Frugone / Composer: Alejandra Jimenez & Camilo Rodriguez / Cast: Berto Colón, Elyn Jaime Jenkins, Elaine Del Valle, Angel Ramirez, Jose Roldón, Frank Messina, Joey Grant, Anthony Mendez / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Born & bred in Brownsville, Brooklyn NY, Elaine studied acting with Wynn Handman at Carnegie Hall, where she wrote her award winning, autobiographical Off-Bway Play, Brownsville Bred—“From Girlhood Trials to Onstage Triumph”, NY Times. Elaine founded Del Valle Productions with a mission to implement diversity in front of and behind camera.
Dan Hunt • USA / 2017 / 21 min / DCP / English Leo, an elderly man with mild dementia, battles his daughter to keep his money and dignity. Fluctuating between reality and fantasy, it tells the story of a man fighting for his life while struggling to embrace his childhood fantasy of becoming a dancer.
Writer: Dan Hunt / Producer-Editor: Erin Greenwell / Camera: Nadine Martinez, Adam Benn, Dan Cowen / Prod. Designer: Sara Gemind / Composer: Kenan Hunter/ Cast: Jim May, Laura Poe, Mark Grenier/ email@example.com Director: Hunt brings over 20 years of award winning experience as a producer and director whose work focuses on topics as broad as gender, sexuality, and prison reform. His work has broadcast on PBS, ABC, Logo, Netflix, and WEtv and screened at festivals all over the world including SxSW, Woodstock, and Rio Intl.
Jeannie Donohoe • USA / 2016 / 15 min / DCP / English A new kid shows up at the high school basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?
Writer: Jeannie Donohoe / Producer: Joey Horvitz / Camera: Paula Huidobro / Editor: Saira Haider / Cast: Rick Fox, Nicole Williams, Tye White, Jamie McShane, Dominique Columbus, Charles Parnell, Michael Purdie / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Jeannie is an award-winning filmmaker who was selected from over 4,600 applicants to write and direct Game for Lexus Short Films, produced by the Weinstein Company. Jeannie earned her MFA with honors in Directing from Columbia University. She attended Dartmouth College as an undergraduate, and earned an MS in Education while teaching middle school in the Bronx through the Teach for America program.
Alireza Ghasemi • Iran / 2017 / 15 min / Farsi w/English subtitles
A 16-year-old girl has come to the hospital to identify the body of her mother. The people in charge at the hospital – due to her age – won’t let her into the morgue and ask her to bring her guardian instead. The girl insists that most of her family is in jail for criminal activities, and they allow her.
Writer-Producer: Alireza Ghasemi / Camera: Mohammad Hadad / Editor: Bahram Emran / Set: Pouria Akhava, Fakhr-al- Din Saadatzade / Cast: Khorshid Cheraghipour, Roya Bakhtiari, Siavash Cheraghipour, Afsane Heydari, Peiman Naeimi, Amir Taghdiri, Mohammad Amini, Aghdas Shahmoradi / email@example.com Director: Alireza, born 1990, began his education at the Film & Theater Department of Tehran Univ in 2012. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Cinema, he took Iran’s university entrance exam for a master’s program, and received second place in the country. He is finishing his master’s program. Lunch Time received a nomination in the Short Film Palm d’Or in the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
Bill Redding • USA / 2017 / 8min / Link / English
Fingerprints is the story of a woman who craves to start a family but first must take care of her secret career. Writer-Producer: Bill Redding / Camera-Editor: Brian Levin / Prod. Designer: Spence Warren / Composer: Tony Scott-Green / Cast: Gail Rastorfer, Ann Hagemann, Jeff Garretson, Walt Sloan, Genevieve Locksley, Mindy Fay Parks, Joette Waters, Meg Harkins, Johnny Moran, Aidan Wonderling, Thierry Noir Matthews /firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Bill has worked as an actor in several Indie films. Bill wrote FINGERPRINTS. Other writing credits are his unproduced feature screenplays LOVE and LEAVE OF ABSENCE. LOVE is currently in the Development stage with plans to shoot the film in the summer of 2018.
Kate Phelan • USA / 2017 / 5 min / Link / English
Meg got locked out moving the car, her three-year-old is upstairs.
Writer-Camera-Editor: Kate Phelan / Producer: Martin Nowlan, Lizette Gesuden / Exec Producer: Joan Rater, Tony Phelan / Prod. Designer: Jorie Defritas / Composer: Randy Lee / Cast: Justine Cotsonas / email@example.com
Director: Writer/director Kate Phelan has been working on films since the early ‘90s, first as an electrician and since 2004 as a director of photography. 12:58pm is her second short as a writer/director. Her last film VISIT 57, released in 2016, played numerous festivals including Hamptons- Women Calling the Shots. And yes, the story is autobiographical.
Monday, Oct 30, 5:45pm, CPH Wednesday, Nov 15, 3:30pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 74 minutes
WORLD CINEMA SHORTS
LIFE & DEATH
Natalia Siwicka • Poland / 2016 / 16 min / Digital / Polish w/English subtitles
We cut in a young woman’s life for 16 minutes and 3 seconds, during which she challenges a thrilling and awkward situation on the road.
Writer: Natalia Siwicka / Producer: Marta Łachacz / Principal Cast: Agnieszka Żulewska / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Natalia Siwicka is a Lodz Film School graduate; lives in Warsaw, has been associated with the film industry since 2008. While preparing herself for a full length feature film debut, she has been gaining experience as a 1st assistant director and a unit production manager. She has collaborated with the most important young Polish directors, including Tomasz Wasilewski, Katarzyna Rosłaniec, Anna Jadowska, Igor Devold.
Santosh Davakhar • India / 2017 / 15 min / Digital / Marathi
Adnyat is a touching portrayal of 8 year old boy who is unaware of his own religion and god, and he too has set out on a journey to borrow religious customs and traditions to discover himself. Through this film we intend to present a silent soulful story, religious sensitivity and question the true meaning of religion.
Writer: Santosh Davakhar / Producer: Diksha Santosh Davakhar, Piyush Thakrey / Cinematographer: Vishal Sangwai / Editor: Ashish Mhatre , Apoorva Sahai / Music Director: Rajat Dholakia / Cast: Piyush Thakrey / Contact: email@example.com
Director: Santosh Davakhar, is a project consultant by profession and a social activist. His previous short movie, "Party" showcases malnutrition prevalent in world. He has also directed a government AD film for cashless economy. One of his passions include spreading awareness about snakes and encouraging people to release captive snakes in to their natural habitat. He is a member of Nature Save Society which have saved over than 21000 snakes.
BAGGAGE Andi Behring • USA / 2016 / 17 min / Blu Ray / English
A comic tale of a small-town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she's not in Kansas anymore. She's wide eyed about the high life of the big city - until she stumbles head first into the grip of its charming low life's.
Writer-Producer-Editor: Andi Behring / Executive Producer: Trish Standard / UPM: Jonathan Owens / Cinematographer: Sean Cruz / Production Designer: Kevin Vickery / Composer: Brandon Bush, Ashilee Roberts, Blake Maples / Cast: Allie Ficken, Aaron Strand / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Andrea Behring, who goes by Andi, was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from Sacramento State in 2011 with her degree in Film Production and immediately moved to Atlanta to start working on various TV sets. Andi is now a Location Manager on the CBS Television series "Dynasty" which shoots around the state of Georgia. She also writes and directs her own projects constantly the side, such as Baggage.
HELEN OF TROY • Brad Livingstone Black • France-USA-Canada / 2016 / 13 min / DCP / English
Having lived an isolated life of great privilege, Helen reflects upon the flower of her youth, her capacity to dream and her time spent with Troy. Recalling these memories, Helen affirms the true wealth of love.
Writer-Cinematographer-Production Designer-Editor: Brad Livingstone Black / Producer: Taylor Black, Brad Livingstone Black / Composer: JoAnne Harris / Principal Cast: Taylor Black, Zebedee Row, Joyce E. Jones/ Contact: email@example.com Director: Brad, a figurative portrait artist based in LA, is creative director of Black Tandem Productions, a film production and video content company established in 2016 with his wife, actress Taylor Black. Although Brad handled the writing, directing, cinematography, camera work, editing and coloring of his directorial debut, Helen of Troy, the project was entirely inspired by Taylor. Brad is currently adapting the book, ‘Caveat Emptor’- the story of America’s greatest art forger- for feature film.
Javad Daraei • Iran / 2017 / 9 min / Digital / Farsi w/English subtitles
A young man with disabilities appears distressed on the streets and passageways of his village. With all his being, he implores people to help him. What and where are unclear, but timing of that assistance is apparently imperative. Writer: Javad Daraei / Producer: Arezo Balali Dehkordi / Cast: Davod Moeini Kiya, Karim Gholi Zade, Hakha Bazargan, Farhad Ghotbi, Bardiya Hoshangi, Mahdis Hashemi, Nava Moslemi, Mehri Majd / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Javad Daraei is a 25-year-old from film student from Iran. LIMIT is his second film. The first film was I DON’T LIKE HER, made in 2016. It won 13 international awards.
OUR GHOSTS Hannah Ruddle
• UK /2017 / 4 min / Digital / English Jim and Susan are two pensioners who have known each other since childhood. All their life, they've recycled belongings into their garden - childhood bikes, pots and pans, even their first bed. Using animation Our Ghosts explores the tangible garden and the one built from memories and experiences which exists only inside their minds. What will happen when they must leave the garden behind?
Producer: Hannah Ruddle / Cinematographer: Samuel J. Hunt / Editor: Attila Molnar / Composer: Robert Wallis / Contact: Hannah.email@example.com
Director: Hannah is a British Director, currently living in New Zealand, who is driven by a love of a good story and works in both documentary and narrative filmmaking. Her work has been screened at Widescreen Weekend, The Shortest Night and as part of Raindance Film Festival. Her most recent work has been acquired by Channel 4 for their Random Acts strand.
WORLD CINEMA SHORTS
Monday, Oct 30, 8pm, CPH Thursday, Nov 16, 1pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 70 minutes
Christophe Clin • Belgium / 2017 / 6 min / French w/English subtitles
What happens in our heads when we are about to meet someone on the street? Anguish, prejudice, expectation, surprise, disappointment … These few very brief moments are the nest of a real brainstorm!
Director: 2009-2012: Graduated from ‘Institut National de Radioélectricité et Cinématographie, haute- école’ (INRACI) with honours March 2012-Today: Director at BX1(Brussels TV)
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Eman Talal Al-Sayed • United Arab Emirates / 2016 / 10 min / Digital / English After her Emirati father passed away, Lauren is asked to fly to the UAE for the first time to meet with her long-lost family, and settle her father's inheritance. However, to claim her right she is asked to cleanse her father's "mistake" that estranged him for years.
Writer: Eman Talal Al-Sayed / Producer: Eman Talal Al-Sayed / Cinematographer: Bart Perez / Editor: Noura Almansori / Cast: Sabrina Anderson, Viraj David, Ibraheem Khemeiri, Mwary Abdullah, Abdaulla Alhemairi, Khaled Almane / Contact: Alicia.firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Eman Talal Al Sayed is a graduate from Zayed University Abu Dhabi, with a Major in Communication and Media Sciences, specialized in Film Making, and a minor Degree in Literature. She has been writing stories since she was 15 years old. Filmmaking is her passion and she is always working on new ideas for films.
VERA’S TONGUE IN MY MOUTH
Hellmut Mario Fulss • Germany / 2016 / 13 min / Digital / German w/English subtitles
12 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The embittered socialist Robert Lekroucha lives with his son Wladimir in the East Germany. After an unexpected inheritance, he responds to a job request from a young woman and offers her work as a maid in his home. But when Irma arrives, things aren’t the way they should be. She comes from the much-hated West, she’s not young, she wears a cross around her neck, and she drinks sour Riesling wine! Director: Hellmut, born Chile, moved with his family to Germany, when he was eight. He studied theatre in the JLU-University of Giessen, receiving his Master’s in Theatre. He began working in German cinema and TV.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Blake Winston Rice • USA / 2016 / 16 min / Digital / English
At a chic Manhattan gallery opening, a young woman is startled to discover she bears an alarming resemblance to the subject of the photographs on display. Over the course of a single evening, she explores both the city and herself in search of the truth behind the mysterious picture she can't remember taking. Writer: Blake Winston Rice / Producer: Gabriella Piazza, Stephanie Iscovitz, Blake Winston Rice / Camera: Matthew Montalto / Prod Designer: Rico Ferrer / Editor: Mike O’Brien / Composer: Bosley / Cast: Gabriella Piazza, Logan Sutherland, Noelle Lake, Kajuana Maria, Malin Barr, John Whitney / email@example.com Director: Blake Winston Rice, raised in New Jersey, received a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in TV/Film at Rowan University. Transitioning to acting in TV and Film after college, Blake has also been performing Stand Up at The Broadway Comedy Club and Hard Rock Café
Milad Jarmooz • Iran / 2017 / 12 min / Digital / Farsi w/English subtitles
A woman is falsely accused of infidelity on the night after her wedding.
Writer: Milad Jarmooz / Producers: Milad Jarmooz, Kourosh Ahari, Alex Bretow / Cinematographer: Yaser Zamani / Production Designer: Majid Nematollahi / Editor: Mehdi Dehghan / Composer: Blank & Jones / Cast: Shamila Tabesh,Iman Nazifi,Leili Ghorbani,mehdi Heidari,Zahra fadaee,Nafise Tabatabaee / Contact: Miladjarmooz@gmail.com Director: Milad Jarmooz was born 1983 in Esfahan/Iran. He has directed and has written the scripts for 4 Shorts and 3 Features.
JAKE & JULIA
CJ Colando • USA / 2017 / 12 min / MOV file / English
During a one-night hotel stay, a young couple decide to pursue a spontaneous erotic fantasy.
Writer: CJ Colando / Producer: Courtnee Rizzo, Kensey LaReau, CJ Colando / Cinematographer: Jeffrey Hagerman / Editor: Bob Murray / Composer: Vince Mazzella / Principal Cast: Swann Gruen, Sarah Pribis, Booker Garrett /Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: CJ Colando graduated from Penn State University’s film program in 2014 and has since worked behind the scenes on the films of Woody Allen, Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and Amazon's MOZART IN THE JUNGLE. His lifelong passion for filmmaking is trumped only by his undying love for writing his director’s biographies.
FILMED IN BROWARD began in 2015 as a partnership between The Broward Cultural Division , The Office of Film, Music & Creative Industries of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and FLIFF. The mission is to highlight the Broward filmmaker.
Saturday, Oct 28, 8:15pm, CPH • Saturday, Nov 18, 11am, SC
PICK IT UP
Claudia Borden Sherman • Florida / 2017 / 9 min / English
Although Broward County has a very good program for collecting garbage, recycling and waste management, we, the Public, need to do more. This reflects what we can do to make a difference in our beautiful streets, canals and ocean.
Cast: Nancy J. Gassman, PhD, Leed Green Associate, Sustainability Division, City of Fort Lauderdale, Terri Vaughn of Harbordale Elementary School, Danielle Lapiano, Researcher / Contact: email@example.com
Lourdes Roche and Lorenzo M. Ponce de Leon • USA / 2016 / 10 min / Digital / English A trailer trash con hires a hit on her paroled husband and discovers that she's not the only one after their stolen stash.
Writer-Production Design-Editor: Lourdes Roche / Producer: Lourdes Roche & Paola Cetares / Cinematographer: Michael Chavez / Composer: Javier Albornoz / Cast: Mireya Kilmon, Vincent Casademont, Tom Deakman, Salvatore Vieta, Ezekiel Vieta, Lorenzo M. Ponce de Leon, Austen Eagleson / Contact: Lulyroche630@gmail.com
ROAD TO HOPE
Andrew Coons • Florida / 2017 / 17 min / English Everyday in the USA young people are imprisoned in the life of sex trafficking. In South Florida, we follow the story of three teens as their circumstances in life lead them down this dark path, yet ultimately towards redemption. Producers: Elizabeth Coldren, Dan Rollins; Camera: Joseph Frank; LiveWire Films in association with Rahab Productions for Grace Place School / Cast: Nicholas Alexandre, Celine Alva, Isaac Beverly, Joe Bragdon, Doc Burns, Keith Clark, Justin Ebenhack, Alyssa Forman, John Forman, Emily Frias, Mireya Kilmon, Joe Kurysh, Jesse Lewis, David Lord, Josue Louis-Charles, Mel Markward, Tamara C. Moore-White, Marciel Regador, Diana S. Rice / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Robaina • Florida / 2015 / 14 min / Digital / English In a world where strength, size and agility are the keys to survival, how will this small, defenseless newborn turtle hatchling make his way back to the sea? Follow Poseidon, on his journey, from his rescue as a hatchling, to his return to the ocean.
Writer-Producer-Production Designer-Editor-Composer: Dean Robaina / Cinematographer:Agape Lataillade / Cast: Carmen Rodriguez, Matthew Dumbler & Brett Cardinal / Contact: D5MediaGroup@att.net
Alyn Darnay • Florida / 2016 / 90 min / English
A business woman who created the perfect marriage proposals for wealthy men, becomes the target of a crazy client’s obsession when she shows him compassion after his girlfriend publicly rejects him.
Writer: Christine Conradt / Producer: Barbie Castro / Cinematographer: Jon Schellenger / Production Designer: Cat Dawson / Editor: Greg Jocoy, Daniel Harriger / Composer: Chad Rehmann / Principal Cast: Barbie Castro, Brian Gross, Jason Cook, Corin Nemic, Dina Meyer, Taylor Castro / Contact: email@example.com
Director: Alyn's peers and producers consistently recognize his directing and writing work. He was recently awarded "The Best Director" award from the Boston International Film Festival. Women in Film/Miami named him "Director of the Year" He has three films he directed currently on the Life Time Movie Network. Alyn has also authored "The Script" an acclaimed book on the art of writing for film.
Friday, Oct 27, 8:15pm, CPH • Tuesday, Nov 7, 3:30pm, CPH
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NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME
Saturday, Nov 4, 3:15pm, CPH Monday, Nov 13, 3:30pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 73 minutes
Aaron Rudelson • USA / 2017 / 15 min / DCP / English When a lightning bolt tragically cuts short the life a Jewish plumber's son, all appears lost for the Pinski family. But luckily for them, Dr. Vanderwal, a celebrated local baldness doctor is secretly a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein.
Writer: Aaron Rudelson / Producer: Jordyn Acconcia, David Stuart / Camera: John Inwood / Prod. Designer: Monica Mayorga / Editor: Perri B. Frank, Aaron Rudelson / Composer: Jason Binnick, Boris Pelekh / Cast: Elaine Bromka, Ray Iannicelli, Mark Gessner, Lee Tergesen, Steve Rosen, Janina Gavankar / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Aaron has directed several short films, edited two features and written for Maryland PBS. His work has appeared on network TV and has garnered awards in film festivals around the U.S. with a signature darkly comedic sense of humor. In NORMAN, he directed his mom, Lelia Goldoni, who began her acting career starring in John Cassavetes first film SHADOWS.
Mike Kren • Austria / 2017 / 6 min / Digital / German w/English subtitles When the humans leave the house, the robots awake and do their daily chores - until they fall in love. In the music video to the song Behemoth by Viennese Band ZAPP GALURA creating a robot Amour Fou! Director: Mike was born 1981 in Vienna and studied Media Technology at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten. He directed music videos and his first short films came soon after. His works were screened at numerous international film festivals and won multiple awards.
Edvard Karijord, Bendik Mondal • Norway / 2017 / 20 min / Digital / Norwegian w/English subtitles On the 8th of October 2013, Geir Karijord goes missing in Romsdal Valley, Norway. This leaves his family in limbo - should they mourn their brother and son, or should they hope for his return? It is an intimate documentary about loss, hope and living with unanswered questions.
Writer-Producer-Editor: Edvard Karijord, Bendik Mondal / Camera: Christian Karlsen / Composer: Nils Martin Larsen / Featuring: Tore Karijord, Karin Karijord, Knut Karijord, Torill Karijord / email@example.com Director: Karijord and Mondal studied Film at Westerdals Oslo School of Arts. They have cooperated on several productions, from commercials and fiction to docs. Their short doc “First Man Standing” had a festival run nationally, gaining an Honorable Mention and the Audience Award at The 19th Norwegian Student Film Fest in Lillehammer.
Gabriel de Urioste • USA / 2017 / 8 min / Digital / English
A young woman escapes to redo a broken relationship with a lost love. Can they change, or will they be stuck in an endless cycle of repeating the past?
Writer-Editor: Gabriel de Urioste / Producer: Gabriel de Urioste, Tim Wu, Forrest McClain/ Camera: Tim Wu / Prod. Designer: Anna Pasz / Composer: Dan Negovan / Cast: Karen Eilbacher, Nabi / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Gabriel de Urioste is a Latino-American filmmaker based in NYC. He studied film and TV production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts before working as a freelance director and editor on commercials, shorts, and feature films.
Brian Leider • USA / 2017 / 14 min / DCP / English After a traumatic experience on the subway, Scotty finds much more than he was looking for when he visits an old friend.
Writer: Brian Leider / Producer: Nick Marshall and Natalie Brasington / Camera: David Johnson / Prod. Designer: Nick Marshall / Editor: Tim Sherry / Cast: Richard Masur, Kevin Kane, Caitlin Zvoleff / email@example.com
Director: Brian graduated from Notre Dame with a B.A. in philosophy and literature. He has written several short plays that have been produced and performed in the downtown NY theatre scene. His first feature script goes into production in this fall. He is a founding member of the Collective, a theatre group in New York City.
TRIUMPH OF THE SHILL
Nina Berman • USA / 2017 / 10 min / English
Using Washington D.C and New York's Trump Tower as a backdrop, Triumph of the Shill, reimagines the Leni Riefenstahl Nazi classic as an aesthetic blueprint to consider the 2017 presidential inauguration and the election of Donald J. Trump
Writer-Producer: Nina Berman / Camera: Nina Berman, Giovanna Chesler, Nasreen Alkhateeb / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Nina is a photographer, author and filmmaker creating work around politics, ideology and militarism in the U.S. She was a 2010 Whitney Biennial artist and teaches documentary photography and film at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Tuesday, Oct 31, 8pm, CPH Friday, Nov 17, 3:30pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 77 minutes
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THERE MUST BE SOME KIND OF WAY OUTTA’HERE Vindicte-RETALIATION
Ange-Régis Hounkpatin • Benin / 2016 / 26 min / Digital / German w/English subtitles Awa, 18 years old, goes to class in the military high school of Natitingou. One day, she learns that her father has just been murdered. She joins her family in Cotonou as a popular prosecution is put together in order to avenge the memory of the deceased. Director: Ange-Régis Hounkpatin was born and raised in Cotonou, Benin. At an early age he attended a French school, and therefore benefits from a mix of cultures which feeds his imagination. After high school, he went to France to study literature, but chose cinema studies instead. He graduated from the “Directing” section of La Femis school in 2013.
THE LUCK BIRD
Sadam Wahidi • Afghanistan / 2017 / 24 min / Digital / Afghan w/English subtitles Adam is a naive young person. He constantly is in turmoil due to his foolishness and the bullying of others. After losing his job he meets with a wise Sage to find a solution. Sage sends him to the desert to hunt the luck bird within 40 days to find happiness. Writer: Sadam Wahidi / Producer: Abdul Tamim Zarabi / Cast: Abdul Tamim Zarabi, Hashmatullah Fanaye, Abdul Latif Qenaat / email@example.com Director: Wahidi was born in 1991 in Kabul. Graduated from High School, then studied undergraduate degree (agriculture) at Kabul University. When Sadam was 9 years old, He started working at BBC Radio AEP as actor and announcer in the children programs. He directed his first experimental film when he was 14 years old. He has worked as Director assistant, Project Manager and Producer in Our Street TV serial, Director Assistant at Ahwal-e-Darya feature film.
FRANKIE KEEPS TALKING
Annabelle Attanassio • USA / 2016 / 7 min / English A young woman goes to drastic lengths to get the attention of her coffee date.
Writer: Annabelle Attanasio / Producer: Zach Nutman, Lizzie Shapiro /Camera: Leo Purman / Prod. Designer: Tyler McGillivary / Editor: Henry Hayes / Composer: Justin Schornstein / Cast: Alex Hurt, Annabelle Attanasio, Alex Kramer / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Annie is an award-winning filmmaker and actress, based in Brooklyn. Her screenplay, “Mickey and the Bear,” won the Melissa Mathison Fund at the HIFF Screenwriters Lab, and was selected for IFP’s No Borders Project Forum. “Frankie Keeps Talking” has played festivals nationwide. Notable acting credits include Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” (Cinemax), “Barry” (Netflix), and currently, a series regular role on “Bull” (CBS).
David Morrison • USA-CAN / 2017 / 9 min / MOV / English What would you do if you find yourself in a moment where you possibly have a chance to save the lives of dozens of children? In the early morning, the Principal meets one final time with a troubled high school student and an unsettling dialogue between caution and mania ensues.
Writer: Al Bernstein / Producer: Al Bernstein, David Landau / Camera: David Morrison / Prod. Designer: Lizzy Rodriguez / Editor: Adam Parker / Composer: George Kallis / Cast: Harper Kennedy Cullen, Al Bernstein / email@example.com Director: Morrison is a L.A. based award winning cinematographer. He’s lensed iconic music videos for Beck and other artists. His commercial campaign for Lauren Greenfield’s #Likeagirl has won an Emmy, Cannes Lion and has been viewed more than 70 million times. He’s also Emmy nominated/Out-standing cinematography for “Girl Rising” and won the Haskell Wexler Cinematography award for his work on Hiliary Brougher’s “Stephanie Dailey”.
Stephanie Lowell • USA / 2017 / 4 min / Digital / English A young addict trapped in the nightmare of addiction will do anything to stop the pain.
Writer-Producer: Stephanie Lowell / Camera: Benjamin Lowell / Editor: CineNordic / Composer: Danny Elfman / Cast: Jenny Coyle, Jordan Sanders / firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Writer/director Stephanie Lowell’s short film “Rabbit Hole” was originally created for The Danny Elfman Project at the L.A. Film Festival where it was a Judge’s Pick and won a prize in the Buzz Round. Stephanie is currently working on a feature screenplay about the family dynamics of addiction and the documentary “Frybred” which tackles the complicated issue of Native American Identity in modern culture.
The Magic Shop • USA / 2017 / 7 min / mp4 / English A man in a double arm cast suddenly realizes he has to pee.
Writers: Chris Badders, Ann Beery, Elizabeth Bragg, Darren Hummel, Lyndsay Olejnik, Evan Pease, Nick Rosato, Shannon Rosato / Producers: Ann Beery, Elizabeth Bragg, Shannon Rosato / Camera: Evan Pease, Shannon Rosato / Prod. Designer: Nick Rosato / Editors: Evan Pease, Shannon Rosato / Cast: Chris Badders, Darren Hummel / email@example.com
Director: The Magic Shop is an award-winning, rag-tag film collective out of North Carolina known for making short films in under 48 Hours.
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GET BACK, JACK
Wednesday, Nov 1, 8:15pm, CPH Thursday, Nov 9, 3:30pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 71 minutes
CHASING TITLES: VOL I
Ryan Egypt • Florida / 2017 / 24 min / English
Desperate for money, Joe runs a side hustle while working for a delivery company. His 12-yearold son, Caleb is fed up with the living standards in his dysfunctional family. When Joe loses his job and screws up, calling for desperate measures. Writer-Producer: Ryan Egypt / Cast: Brian Austin Green, Langdon Gimenez, Clifton Powell, Barry Shabaka Henley, Erika Enyon / firstname.lastname@example.org
Damian K. Lahey • USA / 2016 / 8 min / Digital / English There's been another outbreak.
Writer: Damian K. Lahey, Craig Moorhead / Producer: Maureen Isern, Craig Moorhead / Camera: Tarina Van Den Driessche / Prod Design: Kätlyn Beth Cuilla Martinez / Editor-Composer: Craig Moorhead / Cast: Tarah DeSpain, Cullen Moss / email@example.com
Director: Damian K. Lahey is an award winning independent filmmaker originally from Jacksonville, Fl. He has written, directed and/or produced several feature and short films. He also works as a freelance screenwriter and has been a regular contributor to many film publications.
Lorette Bayle • USA / 2017 / 10 min / DCP / English Scarlett-Angelina, pampered daughter of wealthy parents, takes it all in stride when she is kidnapped by Ralph, who poses as the family chauffeur. Writer: Jacqueline K. Ogburn / Producer: Nic Emiliani, Stephanie Nilles, Lorette Bayle / Camera: Stephanie Martin / Prod. Designer: Lawrence Kim / Editor: Shilpa Khana Sahi / Composer: Don Macdonald / Cast: Madison Calderon, Leif Gantvoort / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Lorette Bayle is an award-winning filmmaker who first produced and edited documentaries and PBS programs before directing/writing and producing short films. She studied Broadcast Journalism at Brigham Young University and Film Directing at the California Institute of The Arts. She has worked for the Sundance Institute and has assisted the producers at American Zoetrope.
THE PIRATE CAPTAIN TOLEDANO
Arnon Shorr • USA / 2017 / 10 min / Digital / English On a 16th century pirate ship, a Jewish stowaway who fled the Inquisition wants to become a pirate to fight the Spanish. The captain must decide whether to make him a pirate... or make him walk the plank. The world’s first film set in the little-known world of Jewish piracy in the Caribbean. Writer-Producer: Arnon Z. Shorr / Camera: Mendel Katz / Prod. Designer: Diana Haberstick / Editor: River Stone Post / Composer: Hauk Heimdallsman / Cast: Stephen DeCordova, Dan Shaked, Will Beinbrink, Richard Rasner / email@example.com
Director: Arnon is an Israeli/American modern-Orthodox Jewish filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. His award-winning shorts and features have screened in festivals across the country.
Ewan Fletcher • Scotland / 2017 / 8 min / English Lucas is surprised when his boss Mark invites him for a private meeting in an unsettling and isolated location. As drinks are poured and office etiquette is discarded, it soon becomes clear that Mark does not want to discuss business and that he has a very personal axe to grind.
Writer: Ewan Fletcher / Producer: Grace Kirkwood, Ewan Fletcher, Gavin Hopkins / Camera: Gavin Hopkins / Editor: Matthew O’Donnell / Cast: Stephen Kerr, Amir Tabrizi, Judy Alfereti / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Ewan studied history at Glasgow Univ, but veered toward filmmaking after graduation. Ewan began to develop his interest in directing. Since then his work has taken him across the US, Latin America and Asia, working for a broad range of corporate clients. Recently Ewan has begun directing TV adverts in his native Scotland and is currently focusing his energies on developing his portfolio of creative work.
Corydon Wagner • USA / 2016 / 10 min / Digital / English A guy’s simple injury has an unexpected and profound effect on his special evening with his girlfriend.
Writer: Chris Carfizzi, Hilary Mann / Producer: Chris Kubik / Camera: Alex Gallitano / Prod. Designer: Matt Fisher / Editor: Charlie Cusumano / Composer: Peggy Lee / Cast: Hilary Mann, Chris Carfizzi, Kim Ramirez, David Healy, Pasquale Di Stasio, Ryan Stout / email@example.com
Director: Corydon is a commercial director best known for bringing brands to life through impactful visuals and memorable performances. His career behind the camera began as a means of supporting himself as an actor, but his fascination with the medium quickly blossomed into his life’s work: directing. He received a Young Director Award at the Cannes Golden Lions.
Tuesday, Oct 31, 6pm, CPH Friday, Nov 10, 3:30pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 80 minutes
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HICKORY DICKORY DOCS
PAUL CHANG: NATURE QUEST
Abigail Prade & Brian Bliss Netherlands-USA / 2017 / 33 min / DCP / English & Dutch w/English subtitles
Paul Chang is a Surinamese artist living in Fort Lauderdale. While he is very successful in his home country, Paul is looking for ways for his career to reach the next level and gain more recognition internationally. The film captures him preparing for the biggest show of his career during the Miami Art Week.
Producer: Abigail Prade / Camera: Brian Bliss / Editor: Abigail Prade & Brian Bliss / Featuring: Paul Chang /firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Prade is a Dutch director and producer. Bliss is a director and cinematographer from Seattle. They met while attending the graduate film program at NYU and have since collaborated on many projects that were shot and screened all over the world.
TIGER SHARKS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL Angela Smith • Florida / 2016 / 4 min / Digital / English
Tiger Sharks Fight for Survival follows conservation organization Shark Team One to a remote underwater bank in the Bahamas where they discover multiple pregnant 15-foot female tiger sharks! The sharks are safe within the borders of The Bahamas National Shark Sanctuary but once they swim toward the East Coast, they are fair game for United States commercial fishermen.
Writer: Angela Smith, Kelly Casey / Camera: John Casagrande / Editor: Kelly Casey / Music Supervision: Auvigy / email@example.com Director: Angela, Founder of Shark Team One, is a passionate conservationist, photographer, explorer, filmmaker and ocean advocate. Angela has worked on Academy Award winning films and was a producer at Propaganda Films in LA.
Nicole Low • Florida / 2017 / 7 min / Link / English After making a small fortune through investing in Marvel stock, Tate Ottati opened TATE's: Comics in Lauderhill, at the age of 17. In the years since, TATE's has expanded to what is now three stores and 10,000 square feet. What started out as a teenage hobby has evolved into a pop culture destination. Writer-Producer-Editor: Nicole Low / Camera: Jessica Kirby / Featuring: Tate Ottati, Nakia X. Man, Katelyn O'Callaghan, Joshua Shaw / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Nicole has been drawing ever since her mom would give her blank sheets of paper instead of coloring books. And despite her parents urging to “keep art as a hobby”, she decided to combine her love for art and filmmaking and study animation.
TICK TOCK CLOCK Gail Reaben • USA / 2015 / 15 min / English
This fun, historical film is about the friendship of 3 Texas friends, Marty, Tom and Gail, all now seniors in their 70’s, who have known each other since they were children. In 1955, having just turned 13 years old, and using a then brand new Brownie 8mm Movie Film Camera, they began documenting their lives.
Writer-Producer-Camera: Gail Reaben / Featuring: Marty Greenberg, Tom Raguse, Gail Reaben / email@example.com Director: Gail Reaben has an extensive background in audio, video and film production in various roles as producer, director, editor, camera, audio or art direction. She has a B.A. in Art, is an award winning filmmaker, artist and photographer as well as a published writer of mystical phenomenon.
PEACE OF HEART
Josh Hansborough • USA / 2017 / 13 min / English
A non-verbal autistic girl hasn’t communicated with her family in 18 years, but technology and society's new perspective on her condition may change the face of autism forever. Music Composer: Damien Starkey / Motion Graphics Artist: Drew White / Josh@birdmanfilmworks.com
He quickly became a contributing cinematographer to many surf films. Following his int’l surf endeavors, focused on documentary storytelling, shedding light on social and environmental issues. His short documentary, Riding the Wave of Autism, premiered on opening night of the 25th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Intl Film.
CARRY THAT WEIGHT
Brian J. Leitten • USA / 2017 / 9 min / Digital / English Doug Burris had dreams of rock n roll stardom. At the age of 23 years old his world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Through the turbulent years of coming to terms with the debilitating effects of the disease he found purpose in his life through music education.
Write: Brian J. Leitten / Producer: Brian J. Leitten, Rodolfo Troncoso, Jude Leitten, Mackenzie Houston, Josh Senior / Camera: Eduardo Belaval / Editor: Carlos Pérez, Senior Post / Composer: Songs are composed & performed by students of Burris / firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Brian is an Emmy®-winning director who has worked with MTV, Vevo, Fox Sports Network and Universal Sports Network. In 2010, he formed his own company, Hyperion XIII, which creates stories in outdoor adventure, music and documentary films. Brian co-founded the Production Master Class at the Univ of Cincinnati and has directed its 5 doc projects.
SUNSHINE CELLULOID SHORTS
Saturday, Nov 11, 12:30pm, SC Sunday, Nov 12, 1pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 78 minutes
Lorraine Portman • USA / 2017 / 39 min / File / English
Charlotte puts Rochester in the rear view as she runs away from the life she knows. She has never been on her own and doesn't know if she'll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, and laughter on the road to Florida and a possible new life.
Writer-Production Designer: Lorraine Portman / Producer: Xavier Santiago, Lorraine Portman, Jonathan Chambers / Cinematographer: Diana Matos / Editor: Jay Pennington / Cast: Madeline Barr, Marlyn Mason, Erika Ervin, Eric T. Miller, Neil Tyrone Pritchard / email@example.com Director: Lorraine Portman is an Playwright, Screenwriter, and Filmmaker. She taught Playwriting and Screenwriting at Flagler College for ten years. She studied theater at Smith College and film at Florida State University. Lorraine also attended the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She has written and directed seven short films and a feature. Lorraine was presented with the Paul Schrader Screenwriting award by James V. Hart at the 2017 Cayman International Film Festival.
MY LOYAL AUDIENCE
Megan Seely • USA / 2017 / 12 min / DCP / English
In this dark comedy, a socially insecure teenage girl begins to suspect the unimaginable — that her most personal, embarrassing thoughts may not be as private as she had hoped.
Writer: Megan Seely / Producer: Mallorie Ortega / Camera: Joel Marsh / Prod. Designer: Mollie Wartelle / Editor: Sasha Flamm, Luke Haskard / Composer: Jacques Brautbar / Cast: Megan Seely, Elizabeth Greer, John F. Henry II, Joseph Covino, Mathew Odette, John Lyke, Jordan Jones / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Megan Seely is a writer/director/actress with an M.F.A. in Film Production from USC and a B.A. from Vanderbilt, using dark comedy to reveal unspoken everyday truths. She has worked closely with her heroes at Borderline Films (Sean Durkin, Antonio Campos, Josh Mond) and at Indian Paintbrush, and recently co-wrote a feature with James Franco.
Michael Eldon Lobsinger • Florida / 2016 / 36 min / DCP / English
Eddie Mango and his younger brother, Danny Mango, have not seen each other for 22 years. Danny, who owns a limousine company, meets up with his homeless brother in a narrow alleyway in Lake Worth. During this encounter in the alley, which sits between the walls of a local theatre on one side and a coffee bar on the other, the estranged brothers desperately try to find a starting point between them to reconnect their brotherhood relationship that was ruined over two decades ago.
Writer-Production Designer-Editor: Michael Eldon Lobsinger / Producer: Thomas Streifel, Rachael Streifel, John F. Sabo, Catherine Windecker, Bobby Gugliuzza, Maria Gugliuzza / Cinematographer: Daniel Deien / Composer: Bobby Gugliuzza / Cast: John Zambito, Michael Eldon Lobsinger, Catherine Windecker / email@example.com Director: Michael Eldon Lobsinger is a digital filmmaker, director, cinematographer, writer and editor from Lake Worth, Florida. He began his film career at age 46 after retiring from a civil engineering firm in 2007 and enrolling in film school. He soon became a film mentor and teacher, a production manager and a producer. He’s an Award Winning Independent Filmmaker, winning several accolades for his short films, music videos and documentary films.
Wednesday, Nov 1, 5:45pm, CPH Friday, Nov 3, 1pm, CPH
free for MeMbers! 75 minutes
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COUNT ON ME
Edward Hicks • UK / 2017 / 16 min / File / English No matter how far you go you can never outrun your own flesh and blood. Beth should know, she's tried harder than most to forget her twisted childhood. There's only one thing in the world that could ever get her to go back to that house, her beautiful baby brother Vincent.
Writer: Ursula Rani Sarma / Producer: Edward Hicks / Cinematographer: Ben Baily / Prod Designer: Irene Richardson / Editor: Dan Setford / Composer: Jan Fite / Cast: Katie Buchholz, Ralph Davis, Liam Jefford, Eleanor de Rohan, Michael Balogun / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Edward is the Head of Film, TV and Radio. Professionally he started life as a child actor, with theatre credits including the original West End production of Another Country opposite Daniel Day Lewis, Hampstead Theatre and five years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He's a graduate from London Film School and his work has been screened at numerous international film festivals.
Eric Schulman • USA / 2016 / 13 min / DCP / English Russ lives and works at a motel with his parents. When a seemingly sick girl and her mother come through, Russ becomes fascinated and tries to befriend the girl.
Writer: Inger Dietrichs, Eric Schuman / Producer: Brigit Gernbock / Prod Designer: Julia Doak Fields / Editor: Eric Schuman, George Sikharulidze / Cast: Gio Schwab, Nicolina Marra, Lisa Velten-Smith, Tom Martin, Joceyln Hillen / Ericminerschuman@gmail.com Director: Eric graduated from Columbia University’s MFA Film Program. While there, he won the Emerging Filmmaker award for his upcoming short film “Smother Me in Hugs,” and his feature script “Proxy” won the Zaki Gordon Memorial Award for Excellence in Screenwriting.
Loring Murtha • USA / 2017 / 8 min / File / English In The Battle of the Sexes, does anyone win? Todd and Patricia clash over gender roles and societal expectations after an embarrassing evening out. Belief systems are challenged, however when the night brings an unexpected guest.
Writer: Loring Murtha / Producer: Laura Petersen, Zack Kron / Camera: Zack Kron / Prod Designer: Elliot Bando / Editor: Zack Kron / Composer: Richard Wilt / Cast: Loring Murtha, Laura Petersen / email@example.com
Director: Loring has written/directed “The Barnicott Hangover”, “Trojans”, “Something Borrowed, Something Blew…” , “The Peanut Butter Experiment”. He is currently working on his new film “Billy Cool”.
Ann Deborah Fishman • Florida / 2017 /13 min / Digital / English + Mandarin Chinese w/English Subtitles, Arabic w/English Subtitles
Women from four different cultures – China, Egypt, India and the US – experience unusual challenges of motherhood.
Writer-Producer-Production Designer: Ann Deborah Fishman / Cinematographer: Gavin Winnett / Editor: Josh Rodriguez / Cast: China Story-Long Zhang, Christine Lin, Pan, Pan; Egypt Story – Haidy Makkar, Emad Boules, Isaac Girgis; India Story – Sylvia Brach, Kunal Malhotra, Sasha Bahasin; U.S. Story– Laura Hermanson, Stephen Walton, Tina Pfeiffer, Amy Hoerler, Debbie Dailey / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Fishman is a screenwriter, director, producer and attorney. Her other films include Marriage Material starring Saturday Night Live alum Victoria Jackson and SWIPED starring George Hamilton, and a short film entitled Dinosaur.
Victoria Romero • UK-Argentina / 2017 / 9 min / Digital / Spanish w/English subtitles A girl begins remembers the story of the woman that was her nanny.
Writer-Producer: Victoria Romero / Cinematographer: Agustín Chibán / Prod Designer: Stephanie Poore Day / Editor: Andrea Kleinman / Composer: Agustín Lecuona / Cast: Simona Barry, Romina Apaza / email@example.com
Director: Victoria was born in 1989 in Salta, north Argentina. In 2008 she moved to Buenos Aires and received a BA in communication. She travelled to different countries and developed exhibitions and photographic essays before moving to London in 2014 to get her M.A. at The London Film School.
Lesley Manning • UK / 2016 / 14 min / Digital / English Opportunity knocks for understudy actor Martin, but can he open the door and let it in? Martin is a talented actor waiting to make the step up from understudy. When he gets his big opportunity, however, he finds himself locked in the toilet. Will the chance pass him by?
Writer: Andy Walker / Producer: Dave Armstrong / Cinematographer: Dave Armstrong / Prod Designer: Sally Black / Editor: Lesley Manning / Composer: Simon Lambros / Cast: Stephen Kennedy, Gordon Peaston / Manwalk@Btinternet.Com
Director: Lesley is best known for directing the cult hit Ghostwatch - the highest rated single drama. Voted 11th in the top 20 best British Horror films of all time - (the only female director on the list) Lesley is now in pre-production for the feature EXTRASENSORY, shooting late 2017.
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WHAT YOU SAY
Thursday, Nov 2, 6:15pm, CPH Sunday, Nov 5, 1:30pm, SC
free for MeMbers! 72 minutes
Blanche Baker • USA / 2017 / 23 min / Digital / English A movie musical about freedom of speech. The film examines the ways people struggle to express themselves in situations where free speech is suppressed. It also explores how certain kinds of expression can be repressive to individuals. Musical numbers convey these topics and the arguments that ensue are debated in a courtroom sequence. Graffiti, public murals, commercial billboards and hallway posters form the visual backdrop for these issues. The film is fully funded by the New York Film Academy and professionals are working along side 2nd year musical theatre students. STREETWRITE was written and directed by Blanche Baker, an Emmy Award winning actress and Senior Faculty member of the New York Film Academy.
Writer: Blanche Baker/ Producer: New York Film Academy/ Cinematographer: Piero Basso/ Production Designer: Nancy Maloy / Editor: Lexi Phillips / Composer: Avi Amon, Bobby Cronin / Principal Cast: Jason York, Priscilla Sampos, David Klein, Wysandria Woolsey / Blanchebakermom@gmail.Com Director: Blanche Baker made her television debut in the miniseries Holocaust, for which she won an Emmy Award. Her feature films include Sixteen Candles, The Handmaid’s Tale with Robert Duvall, Raw Deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Kevin Bacon HBO film Taking Chance. She was part of the Yale Repertory Theatre and she starred on Broadway in Edward Albee’s Lolita with Donald Sutherland. Blanche is Senior Faculty at the New York Film Academy. Guest: blanche baker
THE PECULIAR QUALITIES OF MR. MAHLER
Paul Philipp • Germany / 2017 / 29 min / Digital / German w/English subtitles
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political... Writer: Belo Schwartz / Producer: Moritz Helmes / firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Born in the 70’s in Freiburg, Germany. School in South Germany and South Australia. Abitur in Hessen, Germany. Alternative Service in Israel. Internships in film production and film courses in Copenhagen and Hildesheim. 19972000 study of cultural sciences at the University of Hildesheim, with focus on media. 2000-2005 Study of Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. While studying jobs as director for commercial film. 2003 Participant of the Berlinale Talent Campus. Since 2005 international Director for commercial film and texter and conceptmaker for commercial agencies.
SERVAL AND CHAUMIER: MASTERS OF THE SHADOWS Arthur Goisset & Bastien Daret
France / 2016 / 20 min / French w/English subtitles
1896. In a small French village, Jules Chaumier, professional magician, runs into Marcel Serval, his former disciple who left 10 years ago with his wife Jacqueline. They get into a fight, which should lead them to know who actually is the true "Master of Shadows".. Writers: Arthur Goisset & Bastien Daret / Contact: email@example.com
Directors: Arthur Goisset has studied at La Fémis in production. He is now a producer and member of Topshot Films. He develops his own projects as author and director. Bastien Daret studied cinema at l'Ecole Normale Supérieure and then integrated la Femis in Paris. There he met Arthur Goisset with whom he started collaborating on diverse projects such as short films, long features, tv series...
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THE MAN WITH A WESTERN HAT Cinder Chou • USA / 2016 / 14 min / English
Anna encounters the handsome cowboy who appears to have stepped from the screen and onto the streets of Brooklyn. She soon discovers he may not be the hero she expected.
Writer: Cinder Chou / Producer: Melinda Ziyadat, Stephanie Iscovitz, Christina Choe, Stephanie Blackwood / Cinematographer: Nicholas Kuhn / Production Designer: Peter Bradt / Editor: Andrew Segovia / Composer: Spencer Snyder / Cast: Kerri Kenny, Carl K. Li, Stephanie Iscovitz, John Emmett Whitney / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Cinder Chou is a writer / director based in New York City. In her work, she is interested inexploring the mundane and the surreal, and the intersection of these two worlds. She has worked on over 20 independent feature films and TV shows over the last 8 years. She is currently working on a comedic feature film script that she aims to produce in 2018. Her Game of Thrones family motto would be “Small Yet Mighty”.
NEW BOY Norman Tamkivi • UK / 2017 / 10 min / English
11-year-old Mike feels secluded in his new school and develops an obsession to buy a fancy augmented reality toy that the other kids are playing with together. His single mother cannot afford to buy it, so Mike sets out on a quest to collect the funds on his own and buy the game no matter what, so he could finally make friends at school.
Director: Tamkivi is an Estonian-born filmmaker based in London. He started making films at the early age of 10 and has more than 8 years of professional experience in the field. Norman trained at London College of Communication receiving a BA (Hons) Film and TV. In addition to short films Norman has made numerous music videos, corporate promos, live event films, documentaries as well as television content. He was also one of the directors of an Estonian feature film in 2011.
Travis Frick • USA / 2017/ 8 min / DCP/ English In the auditorium, the Principal announces the school needs to raise its test scores. Our hero, Marc introduces himself, he’s learned a lot in life, like how to build a computer, but never how to stand up to a six-foot five dude!!
Writer: Paul Agenor & Travis Frick/ Producer: Gerard Louis / Cinematographer: Lucas Gonzalez / Production Designer: Lizzy Beth Elkins/ Editor: Emil Reubens/ Composer: / Principal Cast: Moses Ntekereze, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley, Ellen Karis, Brian J. Carter, Holly Starks / Mocadish@gmail.com Director: Travis Frick co-wrote and directed Damn Bro! For seven years he taught English in high schools in New York City. Prior to teaching, he edited news for TV and documentaries. He received his MFA in Film and TV Production from the USC, School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.
ROSE’S TURN Kymberly Harris • USA / 2017 / 15 min / BluRay / English Marc, a young real estate mogul, and his wife Dani, take the opportunity to move from Zurich to Los Angeles so he can work and she can study art history. Not having seen a dire homeless condition before, Dani has a pang of conscience and wants to give back. Unbeknownst to Marc, she spends the day with Rose, a homeless woman who lives in the park outside of their upscale condo, and invites her to dinner. Writer: Kymberly Harris / Producer: Chris Abernathy / Cinematographer: Matthew Halla / Production Designer: John Richoux / Editor: Jared Martin / Composer: Alex Winkler/ Cast: Rhonda Stubbins White, Claudia Aerni, Erik Denz / email@example.com Director: Kymberly is an Actor/Writer/Director. She wrote and directed the short films Rose’s Turn and Faith, and created, wrote and acted in a pilot that is in post-production, and her latest project Plead Me Guilty. A published and produced playwright, several plays by Kymberly have been produced in NYC and Chicago. Kymberly has a MA from Illinois State University in Theatre, and a double MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School at the New School in Acting and Playwriting.
Laura Seay • USA / 2016 / 16 min / BluRay / English The story of a girl haunted by old traumas that threaten her ability to connect with even the most sincere suitor.
Writer: Laura Seay / Producer: Laura Seay, Kyle McKeever, Micki Purcell / Cinematographer: John Orphan / Editor: Byron Wong / Music Supervisor: Mark Turner / Cast: Laura Seay, Kyle McKeever, Marco Naggar, Amber Hodgkiss, Shea Buckner, Andrea Odinov / firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Laura Seay is an actress, director and writer. Originally from Seattle, she comes equipped with a near obsessive loyalty to the NFL Seahawks, pine trees, and pretentious third-wave coffee. Laura has appeared in several feature films and network shows; including Judd Apatow’s coming-of-age romp SUPERBAD, ABC’s MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, CBS’s NCIS, NCIS: NOLA, and PURE GENIUS. SPEAK marks Laura's directorial debut.
WE COULD HAVE, WE SHOULD HAVE, WE DIDN’T… David M. Lorenz • Germany / 2015 / 11 min / German w/English subtitles
A wintry Sunday evening. A German apartment. On television, the usual news about refugee disasters on the coast of Italy, in the kitchen Sushi is being stacked on a plate. An upper middleclass couple is just getting cozy on the sofa, when the doorbell rings...
Director: David is a filmmaker working in Berlin. He worked in the film and television industry in Munich and then moved to Austria to study "theatre, film and media" at the University of Vienna. Subsequently he started studying "audiovisual media” in Berlin. He finished this with honors in 2013. His fictional and documental short films were successfully screened at more than 250 film festivals worldwide.
Guests: burt reynolds, robert lasardo, Tina Pfeiffer, octavian o, kathy onuc
Saturday, Nov 4, 1pm, SC
Octavian O. â€˘ Florida / 2017 / 96 min / BluRay / English
Henri was raised in a monastery in the Far East and now he lives in America in the deep south where his story begins. As peaceful as he was trained to be, trouble always seems to finds him. Henri's story is filled with love, action, suspense and adventure. Writer: Octavian O. / Producer: Kathy Onuc, Tony D. White / Cinematographer: Frank Eberling, Cliff Gordon, Octavian O. / Composer: Anthony Espina / Cast: Eli Jeffrey Zen, Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Burt Reynolds, Lori Katz, Tina Pfeiffer / Contact: email@example.com
Director: Octavian O. came to the United States from Eastern Europe at the age of ten, with his parents. He had a passion for film cameras, art, music and photography. Growing up in cities like Detroit, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and South Florida, Octavian developed an appreciation for different cultures and people of all walks of life. His passion for filmmaking started at the age of twelve when he got his first 8mm movie camera. Octavian had no problem finding talent and having them perform for him in his projects. He acquired an Associates Degree in Television Production from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in business from the University of Phoenix. Producing numerous music videos, commercials and short films, Octavian decided to pursue making feature films. His features include The Passage (2006), The Novelist (2009), The Ultimate Sacrifice (2012). Unforgotten (2012) was written and directed by Octavian.
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Three years ago, Michele Cowan, a supporter of The Friends of the Stirling Road Library Branch, came to FLIFF staffers with a concept to promote Cinema Paradiso Hollywood. The plan was simple, present a monthly matinee, and combine the film with a post-film discussion. The series started out from the get-go, hugely successful... not only for Cinema Paradiso, but also, The Friends of The Stirling Road Library.
The first Thursday of every month at 1:30pm, The Movie Club takes place at Cinema Paradiso. Following the film, our own resident filmmaker and Senior Tech Director, Lennie Wong, leads a dialogue with the audience, which we have dubbed, LENNIE'S REEL WORLD.
Thanks Michele for all you do for CPH!
Saturday, Nov 11, Noon (snack at 11:30am), Sunrise Civic Center
The film plus snack & drink presented free by The City of sunrise in honor of Veterans Day.
the hippie tank captain Oddball (Donald Sutherland).
Brian G. Hutton • USA / 1970 / 144 min / English
FLIFF has for years presented documentary on Veterans Day…this year because of the prevailing doom & gloom, we opted for something a bit more entertaining, and perhaps a tad less heroic in the classic movie sense. KELLY’S HEROES is one of my favorites. The film has an all star cast, some great characters, fantastic writing and a most ingenious plot. Gvh
Clint Eastwood plays Kelly, a defrocked lieutenant, now a private, who while interrogating a German officer learns about a stash of gold bars ($16million worth) in a French bank behind enemy lines. While on a three-day rest Kelly gathers together his platoon to go AWOL and score the perfect heist. The eye-popping sight of his sample bar of gold is enough to convince everyone to join in, even Kelly’s tough and cynical captain Big Joe (Telly Savalas). Among these ‘men on a mission’ there’s the cagey opportunist Crapgame (Don Rickles), and
With fine subtlety Hutton and company sharply satirize the heroism of war. At every turn the bunch of working class soldiers freely subvert the notion of fighting honorably and valiantly for one's country, instead their collective mantra is survive at all costs, ‘stick your neck for nobody’ and make it home alive – and, rich, if possible. It’s a decidedly anti-heroic stance of war – something we absolutely NEVER see in today’s cinema. There are no direct allegories to modern war and no overt statement-making, but the theme of anti-heroism fits in with the then prevailing liberal reaction to the Vietnam War, which was in full force when the picture was made. From the naive General played by Carroll O’Connor to Captain Maitland who bugs off to Paris to sail his boat, each of the authority figures in the film are portrayed as bumbling idiots and out of touch with the hell fire and carnage on the frontlines.
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Culture and Arts Supporters, Welcome to Sunrise
We’re so glad you’re here! We are excited to once again serve as a venue for FLIFF, the world’s longest-running film festival! The Festival is a cultural highlight in our community – a unique event that transports us to places of hope and beauty, passion and compassion, collaboration and controversy.
We in the City of Sunrise firmly believe in the profound power of the arts. That’s why we’re proud to host an extensive calendar of cultural events, from casual to classic. Our free Tunes ‘N Trucks concert series boasts the best tribute bands and food trucks in South Florida. Our Michael J. Ryan, Mayor City of Sunrise seasonal festivals – from Earth Day to Winter Wonderland – celebrate crafters and creativity. And, we’re home to the Sunrise Pops, a multigenerational orchestra celebrating its 31st season.
Sunrise is also synonymous with youth self-expression. Our Word Up! teen poetry slam is now in its ninth year. And our bi-monthly Lyrical Lounge open “mic” nights – held in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network – draw students from across Broward County.
Of course, we’re home to one of the nation’s top entertainment venues, the 20,000 seat BB&T Center, and its amazing array of headliners. Throughout Sunrise you will also find dozens of opportunities to paint, dance, make music, or find a new outlet for your artistic expression. We offer free or affordably priced programs for residents of all ages – including Senior Center book clubs and children’s theatre camps. So, Sunrise is a place to replenish the soul with the best of culture and Arts.
Now, sit back, relax and enjoy your cinematic experience. After a film, please visit some of our wonderful and diverse restaurants, shops and nightclubs. On behalf of the City Commission, thank you for visiting Sunrise and being an Ambassador the Arts through your support of the Film Festival! Michael J. Ryan
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Dear Film Lovers,
The Broward County Cultural Council salutes the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) for illuminating the local movie screens for 32 years. This community is fortunate that this annual event not only entertains us, but the Festival also offers the local film community and new talent a platform to introduce their work. Through the art of filmmaking, FLIFF has created a place of discovery and ritual that appeals to ALL ages and interests.
This year, nearly 170 films representing over 40 countries will play during what is considered the world’s longest film festival. The multicultural aspect of FLIFF mirrors the multi-ethnicity of Broward County. The same diversity that enlightens FLIFF’s audiences, is the same spirit that makes Broward County a magical place to live and visit. I invite you to join me at FLIFF and “take a vacation from ordinary film.” Nothing compares to sitting in the theater and personally experiencing the art of movie making. See you in the movies! Sincerely, Tracy M. roloff, Chair, Broward County Cultural Council
“Movies are stories, movies are people who come out with ideas about something they want to say, something they want to tell someone. Movies are a form of communication and that communication, those stories, come from societies- not just where society is presently and what it’s doing now- but where society has been.” ~ Tom Sherak, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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Steve Savor is a member of the Board of Directors of the Broward County Film Society and serves on the Executive Committee. Since 2002, Steve has been FLIFF's leading private donor, sponsoring a variety of fundraisers, including: Our Annual Polo Picnic, FLIFF's Beach Soiree at the Cannes Film Festival, hosting poster party, Closing Night Wrap, Opening Gala and the M*A*S*H Party at his home, Villa DePalma. As a Board member he has played the starring role in securing sponsorships. In August of 2016, Steve became the Naming Sponsor of our flagship theatre, Cinema Paradiso - Lauderdale. In seeing the big picture, Steve structured his donation to include not only cash, but funds to renovate the physical plant and surrounding grounds. We are proud to announce the theatre is now known as Savor Cinema. This year, Steve has hosted two fundraisers, Oscar Party & Derby Party, and, during FLIFF2017, he will present yet another fundraiser T in honor of Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Karen Allen.
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FLIFF thanks the members of our 2017 Jury for their donated hours of screening the 170 films of our 32nd Annual Edition. The winning films will receive a beautiful hand created vase by Raku Master, Kerry Gonzales. Kerry was born in Oakland, CA in 1949. He studied Ceramics at FAU, receiving a BFA in 1972. He also studied Ceramics at University of South Florida in Tampa, and Glass Blowing at Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA., and the California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA. Kerry has worked exclusively on Raku since relocating to North Carolina in 1975. Presently, he lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Susan, and two daughters. His copper Raku vessels are exhibited at national shows and featured in art galleries across the nation.
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Jaye has led ArtServe, Inc, to be an award-winning non-profit arts incubator that provides innovative support programs, affordable facilities, professional development training and business opportunities for artists and cultural organizations. Under her leadership, ArtServe has flourished and received numerous awards including the 211 Non-profit of the Year-arts, The Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence and the Salute to Business Award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, recognizing ArtServe’s contribution to making art and culture an important economic driver in the region. Prior to joining to ArtServe, Jaye was the Marketing Manager at the Broward Center, where she was responsible for promoting shows, building customer loyalty and satisfaction, and cultivating community outreach, membership and donor support for the center.
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Robert earned his M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. As a documentary filmmaker, he is interested in exploring how artists respond to rapid, sometimes catastrophic change. His films have looked at China’s explosive contemporary art scene (The Rising Tide 2008), the lives and works of Iranian female artists (Pearls on the Ocean Floor 2010), the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the lives of New Orleans-based artists (City of Memory 2014), and radical "4th wave" feminist performance in Brooklyn (The F Word 2015). He recently completed Born Just Now, a film looking at the Belgrade-based performance artist, Marta Jovanović. Robert is a fellow of the Sundance Institute Documentary Program. 104
H brIan baYerl Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Writer
Brian began his career at PBS, where he earned two AP Awards and a regional Emmy. His cinematography and editing have been seen on Ferrari Challenge, Real Housewives of Miami, The Years of Living Dangerously, and Funny or Die. His films include 8: The Mormon Proposition (Sundance premiere) and For Once in My Life. As a director, Full Circle: Before They Were Famous, chronicled Andy Warhol & Robert India’s rise to pop art fame. His other films include Datuna: Portrait of America (Winner, Raindance Film Festival, London), Taylor & Ultra: On the 60s, The Factory and Being a Warhol Superstar (Nominated Best Doc Short, Tribeca) and Foster Shock, an exposé on the Foster Care System (Nominated Best Feature Doc, Suncoast Emmys). He was recently recognized as a Florida Treasures Filmmaker by the Knight Foundation
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Wil has worn many hats over his long career. As a host, he has hundreds of hours of television under his belt including his own Emmy nominated talk show. As a comedian, he has made dozens of appearances with David Letterman, Jay Leno and Johnny Carson. As an actor, he co–starred opposite Joan Allen in Francis Ford Coppola’s, Peggy Sue Got Married. In 2000, he switched gears and became a TV sitcom director guiding shows like Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker, My Wife and Kids and the Gilmore Girls. In 2006, he turned Carl Hiassen’s award winning book HOOT into a feature film. Wil wrote the screenplay and directed the film. Alongside his producing partner Jimmy Buffett, the film was released on 3000 screens in 2006 and spent its first two weeks of release in the top ten at the box office.
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H rose Warner Producer, Director Rose is an award-winning Producer who has worked and cast actors such as James Belushi, Michael Madsen, Omar Miller, Ernest Borgnine to name a few. Rose has created a multitude of projects which includes "Stuck in Traffic", "Robin's Glove", "Highway to Hell", and "Infidel". During her career she has worked with Fortune 500 Companies and major motion picture studios including Warner Bros, Sony, Columbia, Buena Vista, Paramount, Universal, Fox, and MGM. Rose holds a Degree in Communications/Multimedia Studies and is certified as a Producer and Director. In addition, she is a Sociologist and has studied Business, Marketing and Accounting.
Rachel, a journalist for 20 years, is the editor of “The Observer Newspaper,” publisher of “Independent Streak Magazine” and author of “Basics of the Biz.” She began working in film and theater as an actress in 1996 in Los Angeles and South Florida. Galvin is currently cast in a feature film called “Coupons & Dreams,” which is in pre-production. She is host for “Observer TV” and “Artistic Times TV.” Galvin won Best Web Radio Show 2013 for her “Indie Streak” show on Blog Talk Radio and Best Freelance Writer in 2016, both from Women in the Arts- Miami.
Currently the longest standing film columnist in Broward County Cinema Dave has written movie reviews with "The Observer" since the Summer of 1999, the same amount of time that he has worked for Broward County Libraries. Dave holds a Master's Degree from Florida State University and is the author of 4 books; "The Adventures of Cinema Dave in the Florida Motion Picture World," "Davy Jones & the Heart of Darkness (Rachel Galvin - illustrator)," "The Querulous Nights of Athena Minerva" and "The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations." In his free time, Dave likes to go Adventuring, exploring and swimming.
Kareem J. Mortimer is an awardwinning Bahamian filmmaker, video artist and curator. His art instillations have been featured in galleries across Europe, North America and The Caribbean. His directorial credits include the short films "Chance" (04), “Float” (07), Where I'm At (13) and Passage (13) the documentaries Charted Course (07) and I Am Not a Dummy (09) and the fiction features Children of God (10), Wind Jammers (11) and Cargo (17). He is the curator of the cinema program at The Island House and a board member of The Island House Film Festival.
A retired electrical engineer, Michael spent his professional career melding the arts and sciences in design engineering in electronics manufacturing. A graduate of FAU, he has lived in Broward County since the age of 6. Michael now devotes his time to develop his passion for photography, biking, traveling and enjoying fine wine, and is happiest when he can combine all his interests in one experience. He resides in Fort Lauderdale, with his wife Linda.
Mario Tosi, born 1942, Rome, Italy, is an Italian-American cinematographer and cameraman. Tosi's works include The Killing Kind (1973), Report to the mmissioner (1975), Carrie (1976), and Sybil(1976), for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Among his 27 films as cinematographer A Chance To Liver (’63), Some Call It Loving (73), Hearts of the West (’75), MacArthur (’77), The Betsy (’78), The Main Event (’79), and The Stunt Man (’80). Tosi was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE – ELEVATE THE BRAND – WITH FLIFF
Many of our past films have been acclaimed as Award Winners irst, my sincere thanks to our Immediate Past Chairman, on a variety of levels – including the Oscars. Doug Solomon, who lead the organization over the past two years and left the organization in much better shape than he Thanks to our CEO and President, Gregory von Hausch - the great Jedi Warrior – our force for good, and the creative genius inherited. Thanks to Doug’s leadership we are on course to be behind all of this - and Bonnie Leigh Adams, our talented Senior an integral event for the city and Broward County. Program Director, we have consistently screened for you the best We are excited to welcome film lovers and filmmakers to independent and foreign films before their availability in other our 32nd Anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Jim Norton Festival - FLIFF! We welcome first time attendees who will be venues and before they achieve Golden Globe and Academy Coldwell Banker able to see exceptional movies and meet the actors, producers Award recognition, as they often do. and directors. You will be joined by our long-time supporters, who’s None of this could have come to fruition without the solid support of ongoing commitment has made this enduring legacy possible! FLIFF our members, State and Broward County grants, assistance from the is a non-profit cultural icon through its three decades of existence. A cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Sunrise, and especially the very true grass roots venture, our film festival has grown from an idea by a generous financial support of the hundreds of contributors, sponsors, and handful of visionaries in 1986, without a theater of its own, to an inter- advertisers we so rely upon to keep this festival flourishing, year after year. nationally recognized cultural event and year-round exhibitor of fine We are excited to present a first-class festival with a celebration of films operating in its two theaters – The Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale film. There are many ways to “Elevate Your Brand” personal or corporate, and Cinema Paradiso Hollywood. by connecting and being a sponsor of FLIFF, which will certainly become FLIFF presents a unique opportunity to view movies in an intimate set- the Talk of the Town! We invite you to experience a series of quality films from all over ting and allows sponsors and participants to attend events and “meet and greets” with the film makers as well as the celebrities. All our films will ex- the world. Enjoy our many first-class events throughout the year and cite a variety of viewing preferences and be high quality entertainment. to become a sponsor.
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Skip Margerum Sandra Simiele
CEO The Investigative Group
Heritage House Galleries
Florida Atlantic University
AAA Fire Protection
Miller Construction Co.
Film, Music, Entertainment & Creative Industries
Board Development Chair
Exec At Large
President & CEO
Gregory von Hausch
The K Company and The Sobo Style
MIssIon sTaTeMenT Bringing people together year round, using Cinema to educate and inspire while showcasing the best in filmmaking.
CEO, Zimmerman Advertising
Steven Naimoli Susan Renneisen Janet Schwartz Credit Bureau Services
VP Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Estelle Fineberg Associates
Judy Erickson Willie Fernandez Michael Goldberg Robert Kagan, M.D.Sharon Kersten
Audrey Caan Management Diplomat Resort & Spa
Dr. Daryl Miller
Exec At Large
Redevelopment & Operations Mgr City of Hollywood CRA
MRI Scan Center
Retired Film Executive
Wil Shriner Producer – Director Writer
Gerald B. Weber
President & CEO, Jewelry Repair Enterprises, Inc
VIsIon sTaTeMenT From independent and world cinema to documentaries and student films, the diversity of work spotlighted by three decades of festivals and events will continue to make a significant cultural and economic impact on the communities of South Florida.
Lumiere Sponsors: Wini and Joe Amaturo
Barbara & Arnie Grevior
Wayne & Marti Huizenga
Antje & Leonard Farber
Tom & Ginny Miller
Tom & Maryrose Mullane
Millennium Club 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!
Sally & John Boisseau
Brian and Susan Brown ★★★
M.E. DePalma Estelle Fineberg
Ginny & Tom Miller ★
Betsy Cameron & Elliot Cantor In Memory of ★ Stephen N. Ciancio Barry Smith
Richard & Mimi Friedman
Jerry & Nicole Gray
Lynn Taylor & Glenn Friedt
Teri & Brian Pattullo
Dr. Daryl Miller
Betty Diane Sobo Lakey-Smith ★★
Cynthia & Dane Hancock
Beatriz & Al Miniaci Claudette Moritz
Not Pictured: Principe, Neil & Aldona
Pat & Sandy McCallum
Loyce I. Grigsby
Tom & Maryrose Mullane
Dr. Jules Oaklander
Nick and Molly St Cavish ★
Lawrence Betty Lakeysmith Carla DiMauro Oberman★ ★ ★
Mary & Nick St Cavish
Milan & Coni Uselac
Steven & Kim Naimoli
Bonnie Leigh Adams Senior Program Director
Michelle Filippi Executive Director
Festival Cafe Staff Concessions Manager
Master Tech 2
Odalis Peralata Claudio Helman Barbra Nightingale Transportation
Adrienne Jacobson Worthy
FLIFF Box Office
Director of Membership/ Schwartz Photographer Volunteer Director
2017 Program Guide Art Director
FLIFF Box Office & FLIFF On-Location: Asst. Volunteer Coordinator Sunrise Coordinator
Lynn Blumberg Theater Staff
Richard Eisen Transportation
John Campbell Accountant
Lennie Wong Sr Tech Director
Rudrick Dawes Tech Director
Tina La Boeuf Steven Greenberg Michele Boland
Festival Cafe Manager Festival Box Office
Numas Guerra Gordon K. Smith Yurien Sendon
Priscilla Marion Theater Staff
Master Tech 1
Denise Castillon Andrea Salazar
Marketing & PR Marketing & PR Jan Mitchell & Associates
2017 FLIFF VOLUNTEERS
Marketing & PR
AS OF 9/22/2017
Caribbean Day Programmer
Marcye Slutsky FLIFF Box Office
Katelyn Perez Marketing & PR
FLIFF Ops Manager
DP, FLIFF Trailer
Marketing & PR
JANET L SCHWARTZ, VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR; BARBRA NIGHTINGALE, VOLUNTEER STAR-ASST. COORDINATOR; CLAUDIA BORDEN SHERMAN, VOLUNTEER STAR-TRAINER; DEBBIE CAWDREY, VOLUNTEER STAR-TRAINER
*FLIFF Volunteers achieving Star Status have completed at least 150 volunteer hours and participated in at least one FLIFF Annual Film Festival. Outstanding volunteers have been a great pride for FLIFF. Fun, friendships and fabulous films are all part of the FLIFF Volunteer experience.
*VOLUNTEER STAR STATUS Aaron Anderson Aaron Silberman Adrienne Worthy Alan Lane Alejandra Monard Alex Meadow Alfredo Longo Andrea Liebman* Andres Noguera Angelica Fox Art Smith* Barbara Jaffe Barbra Nightingale* Barry Brazer* Barry Katz* Barry Walco Beth Grosholz Betty Lakey-Smith (FLIFF Board)* Bonnie Silverman Brandy Rose Brittany Muth Brooke Bitton Camille Diedrick Carla Cordoves
Carol Moldow Carol O’Brien* Caroline Seabright Cathie Conn Cathy Rollins Cesar Barron Charla-John Damasco Charmaine Crosdale Cheryl Ballisier Cheryl Cushneer Clauadia Sherman Claudio Helman* Cynthia Leone Dadly Fillius Dale Laing-Hall Daniel Llewelyn Daniella CalderaLozano David Bekerman David DePhillips Debbie Cawdrey* Deborah Joseph Denise Labella* Deonna Minto Destyne Banton Devin J Bosler Devin McGovern
Diana Tur Dominique Francois Donna Doherty Donna Meents Eileen Brennan Eileen Schneider (Fliff Board)* Federico Pohls Fern Katz* Francie Cina Francine Girard Gil Klajman* Gloria Anzalone Greg Bartolai Greg Nesper* Gudrun SerrHarinkovic Heather Deeley Helen Smith* Imani Johnson James Batista Janet Lane Janet Schwartz (FLIFF Board) Jason Pennant Jay Liebman* Jazeeda Petzer
Jazmin Rodriguez Jeffrey Todd Jesse Balzan Jim Woodworth* Joan O’Rourke* Joel Fairchild Joel Ross John Verdon Jonathan Correal Jose Marquez* Joshua Evans Joy Bailey Juan Herrera Judith Richards Judy Ford* Judy Rollman Julie Pierre Kaia Worthy Karen Lennon Karen Unger Karina DiGregorio Kathleen St. Fort Kyle Russell Larry Bailey* Laura Banningan Lauren Sadler
Lee Neuman* Lenore Stern Morris Lillian Bruno Linda Patterson* Lisa Heftel Lissandra Salomon Liz Cole Lorraine Schramm* Luana Pedriglieri Lucia Plaza Luz Deroseney Lynn Blumberg* Makylah Ibanez Marcye Slutsky Maria Longo Marianne Goldman Marie Guirand Mariely Carreras Martin Fox Maryellen McCue Matthew Kendall Melisa Wilson Michael Freshko Michele Boland* Michelle Rubenstein Mindy Blonder
Murali Krishna Karnati Natalie Batiste* Natasha Etienne Naveah Damaso Nicholas Slater Noemi Lopez Nury Saiz Olivia Vir Patricia Perkins Paul Sciberras Peter Lent Phillippa Paisley Priscilla Marion Rachel Shedletzky Rachele Spinos Ramona Rung* Regina Bonney* Renate Laub* Richard Doherty Robert Adanto Roberta Munhoz Robin Miller Ronald Duron Ruth Mizrahi Ryan Wilson
Sandra Darrall* Sandy Bikus Scotty Mac Leod Seth Lefkow* Shantal Smith Shell Liebowitz Shimon Harvey Stacia Richard Stacy Reines Steven Love Stu Goldberg Stuart Goldberg Suzanne Kranz* Suzanne Southwell* Suzie Bleus* Sula Miller Suzzette Dawes* Sylvia Meyer Tatiana Mortimer Tibbi Duboys* Toni Anthony Tripp Joachim Vanita Lalwani Wanda McCaskill Wendy Gladstone
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is proud to provide the buffet for the Closing Night Party of the 32nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at Bailey Hall.
2203 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
★ SUSTAINER MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM ★ The Broward County Film Society
FORT LAUDERDALE / 503 SE 6 ST T
Support could not be easier than this! 954-525-FILM
Members who participate in the Sustainer Membership Program of our 2 Cinemas and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) make ongoing monthly gifts through automatic bank transfers (EFT) or automatic credit/debit card deductions. By choosing to have a sustaining membership, you provide The Broward County Film Society with the continued support needed to secure the future of your favorite programs, as well as ensuring that new programs and services are made available to our entire viewing community. Visit fliff.com/membership
Why Become a Sustaining Member?
Your membership never expires. Monthly memberships are perpetual and don't require us to send you any renewal reminders! Convenient! No need to receive installment invoices from us or to remember when to mail a check.A regulated stream of income allows us to put funds to what really matters: the programs seen year-round theaters and during FLiFF. Allows you the convenience of regular membership payments selected by you, in addition to automatic renewals.
The Film Society remembers Rosemary Duffy Larson and her dedication to children throughout Broward County. In Ms. Larson's honor, we created The Rosemary Duffy Larson Young Audience Series. This monthly event provided a free movie screening for children 15 years and younger, on a Saturday each month throughout 2017. The auditorium at Savor Cinema has been named The Rosemary Duffy Larson Stage celebrating Ms. Larson's charitable contributions.
MEMBER PRICING & BENEFITS
YEAR-ROUND MEMBER BENEFITS
★ Digital Membership Card ★ (Up to) 45% off Film Tickets Year-Round ★ Discounts on Parties and Special Events ★ Special FREE Movie Screenings ★ “Members Seated First” Screenings ★ $1 OFF All Popcorn
WEEKLY MEMBER CONCESSION BENEFITS ★ *Not During The Film Festival ★ MONDAY - Bottomless Popcorn ★ TUESDAY - 2 for 1 Member Price Admission ★ WEDNESDAY - 2 for 1 Wine Wednesday ★ THURSDAY - 2 for 1 Beer/Soda
★ Production assistant . $10/month OR $108/year ★ Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16/month OR $180/year ★ 5 FREE Film Vouchers ★ Member Price - $6 Tickets
★ Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20/month OR $180/year ★ Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30/month OR $300/year ★ all of the above PLUS: ★ Recognition in Festival Catalog ★ FREE Admission to Festival Poster Unveiling Party ★ FREE Centerpiece Film & Party during FLIFF
The Estate of
Rosemary Duffy Larson
FORT LAUDERDALE / 503 SE 6 ST T
★ executive Producer . . $50/month OR $540/year ★ Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85/month OR $960/year ★ 10 FREE Film Vouchers / 20 For A Team (Film Festival Not Included) ★ all of the above PLUS: ★ Free Admission to the Academy Awards Party ★ Free Admission to the Cinco de Mayo Party ★ FAST PASS – Free Admission to All FLIFF Films ★ FREE Opening Night Film & Party ★ Recognition in Festival Catalog ★ Free Admission to Festival Poster Unveiling Party ★ Free Centerpiece Film & Awards Ceremony ★ FREE FLIFF Closing Night Film & Wrap Party ★ Free Festival Chairman's Cruise
★ superstar . . . . . . . . . . . $900/year ($80 month) ★ Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1500/year ($125 month) ★ FREE Admission on all BCFS Film & Event Tickets (Unless Otherwise specified) ★ all of the above PLUS ★ Free NYFCS Movies ★ Free Festival ‘Shorts’ Selections ★ Free Admission to PARTNER FILM FESTIVALS at Specified BCFS Locations
SUPERSTARS Chip Abele Kip Alexander Sharon Baird Angela & Dan Barnard Bonnie Barnett & Robert Kagan, M.D. Scott Bennett Marilynn Berry James M. Boren Audrey Caan Betsy Cameron & Barry Smith M.E. DePalma Judy Erickson Arlette Erlich Bonnie Everhart Willie Fernandez Estelle Fineberg Michael & Susan Goldberg Arnold & Barbara Grevior Diana Hammerstein Dane Hancock Sharon Kersten Kaki Kirby George Kress & Ken Stevenson Betty Lakey-Smith
FLIFF MEMBER LIST
This list represents Superstars, Executive Producers & Directors John B. Mager, Sr. Tivi Magnusson Skip Margerum Sandra Simiele McCallum Jackie Matuseski Dr. Daryl Miller Ginny & Tom Miller Claudette Moritz Kim & Steven Naimoli Candy & Jim Norton Brian & Teri Pattullo Phoebe & Shelly Satlin Steve Savor Eileen Schneider Janet Schwartz & Irwin Levenstein Diane Sobo Val Solomon Robert & Brenda Stacy Noelle Stevenson Alfredo Szilagyi Lynn Taylor & Glenn Friedt Celeste & John Thorson Elliot Weissmark Steve Wetzler
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Lea Adamitz Joe & Shirley Ann Annunziata Lynn Blumberg Carl M. Berkelhammer Regina Bonney Charles Caulkins Jennifer Coloney Carla Dimauro Robert Graham David & Melanie Hecker Frank Hildebrandt & Jill Younis Denise LaBella Francine & Pierre Lapter Marilyn Painter Linda Patterson Rose & Robert White DIRECTORS Richard Adamick Susan Alaimo Tonda & Van Anglin Karen Cespedes Carole Chancy Michael & Michele Cowan Al DiCalvo Kevin Donovan Maritza & Omar Fernandez
Cristina & Jose Gonzales Lee & Leslie Hammer Lisa Hayes Kathleen Ireland Isa Levine John Leyden Vivian D. Jensen-Probst Allyson Massey Nancy Messing Jamie Moore Mariana Morris Sandra Mula Mary & Robert Peloquin Ron Raymond Annette Reine Debra Rochlin Andrew & Marcelle Rosen Alan & Joni Routman Laurie Schecter Carl & Elaine Schumacher Peter Singer William Stransky Axel & Julie Strauch Joelle M. Triollet Albina Troshechkina Thomas Valentine John Wier
Thanks also to our Production Assistant members. And Very Special Thanks to our Sustaining Members! For info on Membership, see opposite page.
Special Thanks! THE BAHAMAS
Betty Bethel, Ministry of Tourism Clarence Rolle, Ministry of Tourism Craig Woods, Ministry of Tourism Dave Mackey, Bahamas Weekly Mario Otero, Balearia Express Robbin Whatchel, Bahamas Weekly Wellington Seymour, Sands Beer
BROWARD CULTURAL DIVISION Earl Bosworth Meredith Lements Andy Royston
GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Noelle Stevenson Kristin Norona Kim Canter
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO Susan Renneisen LuAnn Fetcho Teresa Shum Amanda Heyder Frodo Haug Palma Leonatti
THE ZIMMERMAN TEAM Michael Goldberg Will Coakley Abbie Cessna Kateryna Stolbovska Ken Butts Kevin Jorggensen
HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY Jorge Camejo Lisa Liotta Adam Chernov
Amy Garcia, Allied Advertising Barry Rebo, Éclair USA BH Group Bill Thompson, Cohen Media Bo Franz, Celebrity Cruises Carolyn Burns, Coldwell Banker Catherine Harnish Coporaso, Sr Interior Designer at Brown’s Interior Design Catia Rossi, True Colours Craig Evans, Allied Advertising Dana Goren, Israeli Films Dov Gil-Har, Israeli Films
Gaetano Maorino, True Colours Gerry Weber, Champion & Overseerer of all things parked Herradura Tequila for putting the Cinco in our Cinco de Mayo Party Jeff Brown, Blue Ocean Press Jin Park, MLine-Distribution Jody Leshinsky, Historic Ali Cultural Center & Bailey Contemporary Arts Joe Amodei, Virgil Films Joe & Shirley Annunziata Kip Alexander Barry Shapiro & the NSU LLI team Regina Bonney Lynn Blumberg Nhumas Guerra Ricardo Dractu Claudio Helman Denise Labella Gigi Olah Cindy Sepulveda Lorraine Schramm John Putch, Putch Films
Josh Oretsky, Galaxy Travel & Cruises Laurent Perrier for providing the bubbles at our Oscar Party Leo Hansen, Architect with Hansen Associates Marjorie Stanbury, Bailey Hall Marta Hernando, Latido Films Martin Gondry, Indie Sales Michele Cowan, Creator of The Movie Club at Cinema Paradiso Hollywood Mike Downey, F.A.M.E. UK Omer Bulduk, Swedish Film Institute Petter Mattsson, Swedish Film Institute Rosemarie Marco, Sunrise Civic Center Spencer Lindenman, A24 Stan Eichelbaum, Downtown Civic Association Paula Shavers Scotty Macleod Tim Drushella, Stephens Distributors Tina Pfeiffer, Burt Reynolds Institute Woodford Reserve for Win, Placing & Show at our Derby Party Yulia Travnikova, FestAgent
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