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Full Length Films CAPITALIZED. Short Films in Title Case.
INSIDE OUT ..........63
Ariadne ..................78 CHARLIE’S COUNTRY ..........31 HEALING ..............36
CURRENT, THE ....57 Every Child Counts ..59
LOVE THY NATURE .............67 Tom In America .....82
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
LOVE THY NATURE............. 67
Dead Hearts ..........86 Lemon ...................77
Little Violinist .........85
MANOS SUCIAS ...43
It Happened In Havana................ 73 A Yiddish Love Story 83 SOMBRAS DE AZUL ...................49
Bolero For Surfing In Moravia ..........76
SALVATION, THE ..50
Techos Rotas ........84
Catch .....................84 Diego .....................89 FOREIGN LAND ...33 Los Olvidados .......55
INSIDE OUT ..........63 VOLCANO, THE ...24
AMKA & THE THREE GOLDEN RULES ..27
LOST IN KARASTAN .........41 PRESIDENT, THE .48
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FRANCE
Diego .....................89 Till Then .................86
For The Birds ........93 Little Scar, A ..........85
ARABANI ..............29 Bamidbar ...............92 INSIDE OUT ..........63 ISRAEL INDIVISIBLE .......64 MAGIC MEN .........42 SAME SUN ...........52
HUMAN CAPITAL .38 VIVA LA LIBERTA ..53
BIG IN JAPAN .......30
NON PRESENT TIME ....................44
Martian American ..75
MONGOLIA MOROCCO NAMIBIA
LOVE THY NATURE ..............67
LA CASA ASUENTE 65
Pumanawa: The Gift 90 Satisfaction ............79
Prinsesa ................84 SHUNNED ............71
ANUK 2: The Fire Mountain ............28 ORO VERDE .........45
CURRENT, THE ....57 DIFFERENT KIND OF FARM, A ........58
Born In Adana ........83 WINTER SLEEP ...25
Special Guests Parties
Jason Alexander ..............8, 9 Daniel Baldwin .............16, 17 Ever Carradine .............14, 15 Henry Ian Cusick ..........14, 15 Mike Downey .................12, 13 George Hamilton ..........10, 11 Clara Mamet .................18, 19
Centerpiece ..................15, 96 Chairman’s Cruise .............96 Gala ............10, 12, 16 , 18, 96 Opening Night ................9, 96 Receptions ..........................97 Wrap ..............................23, 98
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.
Acaso ....................88 And Great Showers of Tears .................69 Art Of The Community, The ..55 Bamidbar ...............92 Becoming Henry ....92 Best Friend, The ....91 Bingo Night! ...........87 Bound For Greatness ............88 Chasing The Past ..76 Cherry Pop ............74 Come Together ......80 Comedicness ........56 Consultation, The ...89 CITY OF MEMORY72 DIFFERENT KIND OF FARM, A.........58 Dragula...................90 EMPOWERMENT PROJECT, The.....60 Exposure................80 Failure Groupies.....90 FALL TO RISE .......32 Filthy Dreamers......63 FRANK VS GOD14-15 GEOGRAPHICALLY DESIRABLE.......34 Get Better...............85 Gift..........................90 GONE DOGGY GONE ..................35 Good Health Hunting ................56 Heebie Jeebies .....85 HEROES OF ARVINE PLACE ..37 Hold The Cuckoo ..75
TABLE OF CONTENTS HONEST LIAR, AN 61 I KNOW A WOMAN LIKE THAT .........62 INSIDE OUT ..........63 It Happened in Havana................73 JERSEY SHORE MASSACRE ........40 Just A Cigar ...........83 JUST BEFORE I GO................22-23 Last Orange Grove Of Middle Florida ...91 LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT ...............66 Lightning in the Hand ....................68 Listing Agent ..........78 Little Scar, A ..........85 LOITERING WITH INTENT ..............26 Los Olvidados .......55 LOVE THY NATURE ..............67 Martian American ..68 MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS .......20 PEMBROKE CIRCLE ..............47 Pie Lady Of Pie Town ......................68 Place Where You Live, The .............81 reConception .........77 Re-Living the Holocaust ............73 Rudy + Neal Go Fishing .................69 SAMMY: The Journey ...............70 Showdown, The ....81
Board of Directors ...........110 Entre Nous ........................111 How To Fest ..........................6 Members .............................59 Membership ......................119 Millennium Club ...............111 Schedule ............................2-3 Sponsors ..................... 99-101 Staff ...................................112 St Augustine Fest ............103 Ticket Order Form ............120 Volunteers..........................112
Simpler Times .......82 Slaphappia ............82 Slow But Shirl ........91 This Land Is A Skeleton ..............57 Tobacco Burn ........92 Tom In America .....82 Tribute ...................86 Trust Me, I’m A Lifeguard .............78 TWO BIT WALTZ ..19 Waking Marshall Walker .................80 What To Expect .....88 WILDLIKE .............54 WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE 17 World Of Pleasure .79
U.S. OUTLYING ISLANDS
CURRENT, THE ....57
Falcon ...................87 IMITATION GAME, THE ....................39 LUCKY STIFF .........9 Welcome Home Emma Rose ........93
Bolero For Surfing In Moravia ........... 76 PAPITA, MANI & TOSTON ...............46
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FOCUS ROMANIA MINI FEST OCTOBER 10 – 16 (Passes honored)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 6:15 courtyard Pre-Film cocktail hour 7:30 PuZZle FOR A BlINd MAN(p4) 9:00 courtyard Party SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 6:00 courtyard Pre-Film cocktail hour 7:15 hOOKed (p4) 8:45 Party in courtyard
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 2:00 exhibition at Riverside 4:00 courtyard Party 5:10 cAlIFORNIA dReAMIN’ (p4) 7:45 Party in courtyard
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 5:45 courtyard Pre-Film cocktail hour 7:00 4 MONThs, 3 WeeKs, 2 dAYs (p4) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 5:45 courtyard Pre-Film cocktail hour 7:00 ABOuT MeN & sNAIls (p5)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 5:45 courtyard Pre-Film cocktail hour 7:00 ROMANYe, ROMANYe and GOldFAddeN’s leGAcY (p5) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 7:00 sIleNT WeddING (p5) 8:30 Wrap Party FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 7 - 23
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 7:30 BcPA lucKY sTIFF (p9) 9:15 Off The hookah
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 11:30 L lA cAsA AuseNTe (p65) 1pm L TheeMPOWeRMeNT PROJecT (p60)
2pm H AN hONesT lIAR (p61) 3pm L huMAN cAPITAl (p38) 4pm H cOMedIcNess (p56) 5pm L PIe lAdY OF PIe TOWN (p68) 6pm H KITcheN sINK (p83) 7pm L TRAITORs (p51) 6pm H Blessed ARe The chIldReN (p85) 8pm H WIldlIKe (p54) 9pm L MANOs sucIAs (p43)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 10am chairman's cruise Noon H IsRAel INdIVIsIBle (p64) 1pm L AN hONesT lIAR (p61) 2pm H PIe lAdY OF PIe TOWN (p68) 3pm L sAMMY: The JOuRNeY (p70) 4pm H TRAITORs (p51) 4pm L French soiree 5pm L The VOlcANO (p24) 6pm H huMAN cAPITAl (p38) 7pm L WIldlIKe (p54) 8pm H MANOs sucIAs (p43) 9pm L shuNNed (p71)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 1:30 L lA cAsA AuseNTe (p65) 3pm H WhAT PRIce FReedOM (p92-93) 5pm H Blessed ARe The chIldReN (p84-85) 6pm L KITcheN sINK (p83) 7pm H PATIeNT KIlleR(74) 8pm H Blessed ARe The chIldReN (p85) 8pm L sOMBRAs de AZul (p49) 8:45 H lucKY sTIFF (p9) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 11am L GIMMe A BReAK (82) Noon H ARABANI (p29) 12:45L uNdeR The sAMe suN (p52) 2pm H RudY & NeAl / ANd GReAT shOWeRs (p69) 2:15 L A dIFFeReNT KINd OF FARM (p58) 3pm L YA GOTTA dO WATchA’ GOTTA dO (p78-79) 4pm H The VOlcANO (p24)
4:15 L eVeRY chIld cOuNTs + Bahama Party (p59) 5:30 L RudY & NeAl / ANd GReAT shOWeRs (p69) 6pm H uNdeR The sAMe suN (p52) 7pm L The sAlVATION (p50) 8pm H sOMBRAs de AZul (p49) 8:45 L BIG IN JAPAN (p30)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 3pm- H sAMMY: The JOuRNeY (p70) 5pm H lIKe A FINe WINe (p86-87) 6pm L INsIde OuT (p63) 7pm H The IMITATION GAMe (p39) 8pm L PeMBROKe cIRcle (p47) 9pm H BIG IN JAPAN (p30)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 3pm H leT’s TAKe A TRIP (77) 5:30 H INsIde OuT (p63) 6pm L The cuRReNT (p57) 7pm HThe sAlVATION (p50) 7:45 L lOsT IN KARAsTAN (p41) 9pm H shuNNed (p71) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 3pm H I KNOW A WOMAN lIKe ThAT (p62) 5pm H heAlING (p36) 6pm L ART OF The cOMMuNITY (p55) 7pm H GIMMe Me A BReAK (p82) 7:30 S FRANK Vs GOd (p15) 7:30 LVIVA lA lIBeRTA (p53) 8:45 H lOsT IN KARAsTAN (p41) 9pm S centerpiece Party (p15, 96) 10pmL JeRseY shORe MAssAcRe (p40)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 11am H high school Winners 12:30H WINTeR sleeP (p25) 1pm S heAlING (p36) 3pm S heROes OF ARVINe PlAce (p37)
4:15 H PeMBROKe cIRcle (p47) 5pm S VIVA lA lIBeRTA (p53) 6pm H lOVe ThY NATuRe (p67) 7pm S MAGIc MeN (p42) 8pm H FRANK Vs GOd (p15) 9pm S FOReIGN lANd (p33) 10pm H JeRseY shORe MAssAcRe (p40) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 11:45 L ARABANI (p29) Noon H cAuGhT OFF GuARd (p88-89) 1pm S IT hAPPeNed IN hAVANA (p73) 1:30 L lOVe ThY NATuRe (p67) 2pm H heROes OF ARVINe PlAce (p37) 3pm S WhAT PRIce FReedOM (p92-93) 3:30 L IsRAel INdIVIsIBle (p64) 4pm H MAGIc MeN (p42) 5pm S ORO VeRde (p45) 5:30 L WINTeR sleeP (p25) 6pm H FOReIGN lANd (p33) 7pm S WIldlIKe (p54) 8pm H NON PReseNT TIMe (p44) 8:30 L cOMedIcNess/ Good health (p56) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 3pm H IT hAPPeNed IN hAVANA (p73) 5pm H TIll deATh dO us PART (p80-81) 5:00 L hAPPeNed IN hAVANA (p73) 6pm L MAGIc MeN (p42) 7pm H ORO VeRde (p45) 8pm L lOITeRING WITh INTeNT (p26) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 3pm H TBA 5pm H uNdeR cOVeR (p90-91) 6pm L ORO VeRde (p45) 7pm H ART OF The cOMMuNITY / los Olividados (p55) 8pm L chARlIe’s cOuNTRY (p31) 8pm H lOITeRING WITh INTeNT
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 3pm H TBA 5pm H YA GOTTA DO WATCHA’ GOTTA DO (p78-79) 6pm L HEALING (p36) 7pm H GEOGRAPHICALLY DESIRABLE (p34) 8pm LTHE IMITATION GAME (p39) 8:45 H TBA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 3pm H TBA 5:15 H TBA 6pm L UNDER THE SAME SUN (p52) 7pm H CHARLIE’S COUNTRY (p31) 8pm L GEOGRAPHICALLY DESIRABLE (p34) 9pm H PAPITA, MANI, TONSUL (p46)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 3pm H TBA 6pm H THE CURRENT (p57) 6pm L NON PRESENT TIME (p44) 7pm H A DIFFERENT KIND OF FARM (p58) 7:30 Gala Diplomat (p96) 8pm L GIMMIE ME A BREAK (p82) 8:30 H TBA 10pmL ANUK 2 (p28)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 12:30 M AMKA & THE 3 GOLDEN RULES(p27) 1pm L PATIENT KILLER (p74) 2pm H CITY OF MEMORY (p72)
2:30 M PEMBROKE CIRCLE (p47) 3pm L FALL TO RISE (p32) 4pm H LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT (p66) 4:30 M GONE DOGGY GONE (p35) 5pm L GONE DOGGY GONE (p35) 6pm H TWO BIT WALTZ (p19) 6:30 M LUCKY STIFF (p9) 7pm L George Hamilton: At Home Onstage (p11) 8pm H TBA 8:30 M PAPITA MAN TOSTON (p46) 9pm L WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE (p17) 10pmH ANUK 2
The Best of Fest Trophy
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Noon H AMKA & THE 3 GOLDEN RULES (p27) 12:30 L FOREIGN LAND (p33) 2pm H GONE DOGGY GONE (p35) 3pm L TWO BIT WALTZ (p19) 4pm H FALL TO RISE (p32) 5pm L JUST BEFORE I GO (P23) 6pm H WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE (p17) 7pm L MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS (p20) 7:45 H MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS (p20)
is created by Uruguayan artist Jesus Sosa and presented by Professor Nelson Pilosof, President of The World Trade Center of Montevideo, for the Best Film at FLIFF on Nov 23 prior to THE CLOSING NIGHT FILM / CP–L
H O L LY WO O D
Welcome to the 29th Annual FLIFF...oh, to be 29 again. Youthful, confident, willing to take challenges... that sums up our official program this year. R
We actually kicked off on October 10th with a sidebar of Romanian film. So, technically speaking, we may still be the World’s Longest Film Festival...but who cares. As long as our films are great and our guests talented, we are happy to keep this crazy FLIFF thing going for perhaps another 29 years. On November 7th, we have our Official Opening with the musical comedy LUCKY STIFF (p9). Our special guest will be Jason Alexander (p8). Jason is also one of our honorees, taking home a Career Achievement Award. Later in the fest, Clara Mamet (p18) with her film TWO BIT WALTZ (p19) receives our Star On The Horizon, Daniel Baldwin (p16) with his film THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE (p17) our Renaissance Award and George Hamilton (p10), who you may remember as having some ties to Fort Lauderdale... takes home the Lifetime Achievement Award. I am overwhelmed by the number of people, who, when they learn George Hamilton is coming, literally gush with enthusiasm (Oh he's so: nice, handsome, funny, lovable...) and they'll get multiple opportunities to meet and talk with George. First at the Nov 21st Gala...and at CP-Lauderdale the following evening for GEORGE HAMILTON: At Home - OnStage. We also welcome Henry Ian Cusick (perhaps best know for his role as Desmond on LOST) who brings his film, FRANK VS. GOD as our Centerpiece offering. A Most Valuable Staffer Award is always handed out the last day of the fest, and the recipient kept secret till that time. But I’m here to tell you a break in that tradition. John Campbell, FLIFF Accountant has
done, as he has for over 10 years, an amazing job...performing daily fishes & loaves feats of prestidigitation. FLIFF embodies the word “non-profit” to the ‘enth degree and John manages our unmanageable condition exquisitely. Thanks John for all you do for FLIFF and the thousands of people who enjoy our product. Also, I bid Alan Koslow, FLIFF Chair, au revoir. Thank you for two intense years – CP-Hollywood would not have happened without you and your fundraising prowess is unmatched. And hello to incoming chair, Doug Solomon who served over 10 years as our Legal Counsel. Thanks to these gentlemen and the Board that supports them, FLIFF is alive and kicking. A note to all the staff, Michelle, John, Irwin, Lennie, Craig, Jeanne, Steven, Rudrick, Janet, Chad, Dorjan, Jan, Ken, Peter, Bob, Kavita, and Bonnie...and all the FLIFF staff as well...no one will ever know how valuable your contribution is to CP, FLIFF and the South Florida arts community. I treasure your energy and commitment...FLIFF would not blaze without you. Finally, to our audience...thank you for recognizing FLIFF is an event to be experienced live, at the cinema. I encourage you to map out these 17 days and take advantage of meeting the filmmakers, enjoying the soirées and tripping the light fantastic. Bon cinema! Gregory von Hausch, President & CEO email@example.com
FOCUS ON ROMANIA: FT. LAUDERDALE/MIAMI WAVES - 2014 A MINI-FEST OF ROMANIAN CINEMA
With the support of
CINEMA PARADISO-LAUDERDALE • OCTOBER 10 – 16
PUZZLE FOR A BLIND MAN Andrei Zinca
2013 / 89 min / Romanian w/English sub-titles A repressed middle aged man realizes that his life had become one of misery and loneliness. After becoming friends with a blind writer he had to evict from his house, he finds the inspiration and courage he needs to break all the rules he had been forced to abide by and to reconnect with life's joy and excitement. Cast: Dan Nutu, Adrian Titieni, Ioana Pavelescu, Tunde Skovran, Catalina Mustata, Rodica Mandache. Opening short from UNATC: "The Black Squad" - Andrei Teodorescu/ 20' Friday, October 10, 6:15pm Pre-Film Cocktail Hour; 7:30 Film; 9:30pm Opening Party Special Guests: Andrei Zinca, director/writer; Mario Diament writer; Daniel Manoiu, composer
HOOKED Adrian Sitaru
2008 / 80 min / In English and Romanian w/English subtitles The story of some ordinary people who undergo a relationship crisis, as well as a consciousness crisis - people who find themselves in an extreme situation and give up their principles. Everything coming out of Romania these days commands attention. Romanian director Adrian Sitaru’s debut feature which featured a gorgeous and buxom gal as it’s still image in the TIFF guidebook (see above) commanded my attention. “Hooked” is a deceptively creepy psycho thriller reminiscent of early Roman Polanski and Michael Haneke and one of the pleasant unexpected surprises of the Festival. Daily Film Dose Opening short from UNATC: "Be that Man" - Goran Mihailov/ 40' Saturday, October 11 6pm Pre-Film Cocktail Hour; 7:15 Film; 9:15 Party Special Guests: Maria Dinulescu, lead actress
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ (UNFINISHED) Cristian Nemescu
2007 / 155 min / Romanian w/English sub-titles A railway chief delays a NATO train transporting military equipment during the war in Kosovo in 1999. Cast: Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu, Maria Dinulescu Opening short from UNATC: "The Boy and the Dog" - Liviu Varlam/ 5' Sunday, October 12, 4pm Pre-Film Cocktail Hour; 5:10 Film; 7:45 Party Special Guests: Maria Dinulescu, Lead Actress
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS Cristian Mungiu
2007 / 113 min / Romanian w/English sub-titles A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. Nominated for Golden Globe plus 40 wins and 31 other nominations. Cast: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean, Luminita Gheorghiu Opening short from UNATC: "Between the already and not yet" - Ioana Mischie/ 9' Monday, October 13, 5:45 Pre-Film Cocktail Hour; 7pm Film
In Partnership with
Produced by Prospero Film ( Ro.) and Double 4 Studios (Fl.) in collaboration with FLIFF
OF SNAILS AND MEN Tudor Giurgiu
2012/ 93’/ Romanian w/ English subtitles Loosely based on an actual 2002 event that transpired in Romania, Tudor Giurgiu’s engaging film “Of Snails and Men” shifts the action back to 1992, when the country was still naively unsure of what would follow the fall of communism. Threatened with the closure of their small-town factory, workers decide to sell their sperm at $50 a pop so they can buy the plant and keep their jobs. Cast: Andi Vasluianu, Monica Barladeanu, Dorel Visan, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Robinson Stevenin, Andreea Bibiri Opening short from UNATC: "1969" - Alexandru A. Ispas/ 20' Tuesday, October 14, 5:45 Pre-Film Cocktail Hour, 7pm Film Special Guests: Monica Barladeanu, lead actress
ROMANYE, ROMANYE Radu Gabrea
2006/58 min./ English Kletzmer music originates in Central and Eastern Europe and has become a symbol of Jewish culture. Kletzmer used to be a functional music, always played at weddings and other Jewish ceremonies. Today, this music links European and Jewish culture and stands for the post-Holocaust revival of the latter. Kleztmer music is like a bridge connecting the sufferings of the past with the hope for conciliation and understanding in the future.
GOLDFADDEN’S LEGACY Radu Gabrea
2004/58 min./ Romanian and English w/English subtitles The film describes Goldfaden’s journey from Iasi to New York via Odessa and St Petersburg, and will bring into the present and exceptional personality of the Jewish culture, active throughout the world; it will, at the same time, highlight the short-lived cultural relations between the Romanians and the local Jewish population. 126 years ago, Avram Goldfaden founded the first professional Jewish theatre in the north of Romania, at Iasi, the capital of Moldavia, whose population was over 50% Jewish, At his death in 1980 in New York, some 70 000 New Yorkers participated at the funeral procession, blocking all traffic in Manhattan in order to pay their last respect to the “Shakespeare of the Jewish people”. Opening short from UNATC: "Alma" - Luiza Parvu/ 14' Romanye & Goldfadden Play Together on Wednesday, October 15, 5:45 Pre-Film Cocktail Hour, 7pm Film, 9pm Party Special Guests: Radu Gabrea, director; Victoria Cocias, producer
SILENT WEDDING Horatiu Malaele
2008 / 87 min / Romanian w/English sub-titles In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding. Cast: Meda Andreea Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Victor Rebengiuc, Tamara Buciuceanu, Tudorel Filimon Opening short from UNATC: "Tomorrow Bach" - Mihnea A. Ciorica/ 30' Thursday, October 16, 7:pm Film; 8:30 Wrap Party Special Guests: Horatiu Malaele, director/writer
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THEATRES: WHERE WE ARE - WHEN
Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale (L) November 8 -14, 16-23 Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood (H) November 8 - 23 Sunrise Civic Center (S) November 14-16 Miramar Cultural Center (M) November 22 Amaturo (A) November 7
SPECIAL EVENTS & PARTIES See Pages 96-97
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 525FILM 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!
Regular screenings: $6 FLIFF Members, $8 for Seniors or Students, $10 General Admission Special Screenings $10 - $25 depending upon the event Many include pre or post receptions Opening Night Gala: $30 Members, $35 Non-member Chairman’s Cruise: $65 members $75 Non-member Centerpiece Party: $15 Members, $20 General Admission Chairman’s Awards Gala: $100 Members; $150 Non-Members
Wrap Party: $30 Members, $40 General Admission FAST Passes: $395 Members, $450 Non-Members includes all films October 19 – Nov 11. FAST Passes includes The Romanian Mini Fest Oct 10 - 16, and all FLIFF films Nov 7 - 23.
HoW TO FeSt
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 (Nov 7 – Nov 23, 2014), Opening Party, Centerpiece and Wrap Party. Includes Romanian Mini Fest Oct 10-16. Does not include Whole Foods Market Festival Cafe and Awards Gala. FLIFF Members: $395 ~ Non-Members: $450
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Opening Night Party (Nov 7) at Off The Hookah. The Chairman’s Brunch & Cruise is tres casual, if its warm, dress cool...white is always nice. The Chairman’s Awards Gala (Nov 21) at The Diplomat & Resort. The Chairman Awards Gala is Black Tie. Elsewhere, dress up, dress down…whatever you like to do, just be comfortable and you’ll feel fine.
Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale: FRee everyday in the Courthouse Parking Garage (Mon – Fri beginning at 5:30pm; Sat & Sunday all day). Enter the garage via SE 5th Avenue (immediately west of Cinema Paradiso)...You can also park for free at any street meter surrounding Cinema Paradiso all day on Sundays. Please know, the Meter Maids are ravenous. We suggest the garage which, to them, is like sunlight to a vampire. Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood: Park FREE for three hours on the street during the day. After 8pm, parking on the street is free. So, if you park at 5pm on the street, you are free all night! Great for taking advantage of all the bistros. There are also two large public garages within 5 mins walk at just $1/hour. Sunrise Civic Center and Miramar Cultural Center Park for FREE Amaturo Theatre Amaturo parking garages and street lots for a fee.
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.
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.
H O L LY WO O D
2008 HOLLYWOOD BLVD
which is 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 R Blvd, directly across the street from SunTrust (which has paid parking after bank hours).
SUNRISE CIVIC CENTER
is located on the south side of Oakland Park Blvd between Nob Hill Road & Hiatus. From I-95 Go West on Oakland Park Blvd., on south side before Hiatus.
MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER
2400 Civic Center Place,Miramar, FL 33025 Take I-595 west to Turnpike, Go South on Turnpike, Merge onto FL-821 S/Florida's Tpke S toward Homestead, Take the FL-823/Red Road/NW 57 Ave exit, EXIT 43, Turn slight right onto Red Rd/FL-823, Turn right onto Civic Center Pl. 2400 CIVIC CENTER PL is on the left.
RULES Not a lot of them… pretty simple: 1) Turn off your cellphones during the film. 2) Don’t even text in the theatre during the film…its annoying. 3) Can’t abide by those two… please just stay home and watch television. 4) Also no videotaping during film (everyone knows that). 5) Be courteous to other members of the audience…and sure, while we’re at it, what the hay, the staff too! CONTACT
Box-office 954-525-FILM (3456) Administration 954-760-9898 Email firstname.lastname@example.org web www.fliff.com
Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival (mailing only) 1314 East Las Olas Blvd #007 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301-2334 (954) 760-9898
CINEMA PARADISO LAUDERDALE 503 SE 6th Street Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 525-FILM (3456)
CINEMA PARADISO HOLLYWOOD 2008 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 342-9137
MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark 2400 Civic Center Place Miramar, FL 33025 954-602-4500
OFF THE HOOKAH
111 SW 2nd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 761-8686
AMATURO THEATRE 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 462-0222
SUNRISE CIVIC CENTER 10610 West Oakland Pk Blvd. Sunrise, FL 33351 (954) 747-4600
THE CAPRICE/ GALLERY ONE CHAIRMAN’S CRUISE 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd Ft Lauderdale 33304
601 N Fort Laud. Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33304 954-567-8020
DIPLOMAT RESORT & SPA
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019 (954) 602-6000
H O L LY WO O D
Sunday, October 19
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
as we salute the patrons that made Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood a reality: ★ Hollywood
Community Foundation of Broward ★ Forman Family Foundation ★ Cowan Enterprises Joseph Kaller & Associates ★ New You Magazine ★ Janet Leavy Schwartz ★ BBX Capital Alan Koslow & Family ★ Laurie Schecter ★ Joan Shames ★ Bruce Bornstein ★ Irving & Marjorie Cowan Becker & Poliakoff ★ Irwin Levenstein ★ Eileen Schneider
Lynn & Terry Cantrell ★ Larry S. Davis ★ Gregory & Donna Greene ★ Estelle Loewenstein ★ Jane Moguillansky Dr Jules Oaklander ★ Josias Valero ★ Steve Welsch ★ Albert J. Amateau Trust ★ Larry Ganon ★ Joseph Kolasa Joann Schoenbaum ★ Tom Schwaegerle & Marie Pinion ★ Cynthia Baker ★ C. Graham & E. Brougn ★ S. & G. Donofrio Simone Dunn ★ Arlette Erhlich ★ B. Kay & S. Farbman ★ Lori Gold ★ Judith Roberts ★ Gerald Siegel ★ David Singer ★ Cotes de Provence
The Opening begins at 5pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres! Tickets $100 • Seating is limited, get your ticket now! Cinema Paradiso • 2008 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020
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.
★ CAREER ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE ★
Jason Alexander is of course best known for the classic Seinfeld show, but his career is much, much more than that. He works in film and television and on stage with everything from song and dance to drama and comedy. He also directs. He got the acting bug when he appeared in a school production of The Sound of Music. After taking singing and dancing lessons he started his career in earnest at the age of 14 or 15. He was cast in his first Broadway show before he’d finished his Theater Arts major in Boston. “But they gave me a doctorate a few years later, so it worked out,” he says. The show was the original company of Merrily We Roll Along, produced by Hal Prince with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. From there he went to Forbidden Broadway, followed by Candor and Ebbs’ The Rink with Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli and on to Neil Simons’ Broadway Bound. He was stuck in a happy Broadway title rut because he followed this with the Jerome Robbins anthology ti-
Kirstie TV Show
tled simply Broadway. He won a Tony as the narrator, a role he basically wrote himself. “I thought this show would do nothing for me as an actor, so that’s how much I know about how to manage my own career,” he says. What it did was catapult him out of the theater and into film and television with Pretty Woman and Seinfeld. Theater roles continued to come his way. He starred in the Los Angeles production of the enormously successful The Producers, which he says was a deceptively hard show. One of the hardest working actors around he has appeared in more than 100 TV shows and movies. TV series include Two and a Half Men, Harry’s Law, Franklin & Bash, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Criminal Minds. He returned to his Seinfeld character, George Constanza in the 2014 series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He has directed numerous television shows, including three Seinfeld episodes and produced several more.
With Shimon Peres
Star Trek: Now Voyager
Jason Alexander will receive the 2014 Career Lifetime Achievement Award, Friday, November 7 at the Amaturo Theatre prior to the screening of LUCKY STIFF in which Jason co-stars.
Friday, Nov 7, 7:30pm, Amaturo Theatre Monday, Nov 10, 8:45pm, CP-Hollywood Saturday, Nov 22, 6:30pm, Miramar Cultural Ctr
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Christopher Ashley W USA / 2014 / 78 min / DCP / English
A young down-and-out British shoe salesman named Harry Witherspoon takes his dead uncle (a murdered casino manager) to Monte Carlo for the best time of his life - a week of fun, dancing, gambling and sun. If the young man fulfills his uncle's request to the letter, he will inherit the 6 million left to him. If he doesnâ€™t, the money will go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn.
As Harry races from casino to nightclub to beach to bedroom with his dead Uncle, he is chased by a desperate optometrist, an avaricious showgirl, a mysterious Italian playboy and a trigger-happy murderess, as well as a young woman dead set on getting that money for the dogs. Guns go off, disguises go on, champagne corks pop, nightmares come to life, romance blossoms, dogs bark, and everyone sings! Itâ€™s a zany, frothy, colorful and fast-paced musical comedy with a very happy ending. Screenplay: Lynn Ahrens / Producers: J Todd Harris, Victor Syrmis / Cinematographer: Gregory Gardiner / Composer: Stephen Flaherty / Production Designer: Stephen Marsh / Art Director: T.K. Kirkpatrick / Principal Cast: Dominic Marsh, Nikki M James, Pamela Shaw, Dennis Farina, Jason Alexander / Leonard Morpurgo email@example.com
Bonnie Barnett & Robert Kagan, M.D.
Tara & Miles Forman
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: JASON ALexANDeR, PAMeLA SHAW, J TODD HARRIS, VICTOR SYRMIS
THE DIRECTOR: Christopher Ashley is a stage and film director. Since 2007, he has been the artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse. Ashley directed the new musical Memphis, which opened on Broadway in October 2009, receiving the Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Director and Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. He previously directed the musical Xanadu (2007) on Broadway, as well as several other plays and musicals. He has directed many stage works off-Broadway, including Jeffrey (1992), for which he received the Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director, and at the Manhattan Theatre Club. He is also the director of the acclaimed 1992 film Jeffrey.
★ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ★
George Hamilton’s early years and adolescence are as entertaining as any film script, and in fact, were the inspiration for My One and Only, the 2009 film starring Renee Zellweger. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of bandleader and composer George “Spike” Hamilton and Anne Stevens, a Southern debutante. Hamilton graduated from Palm Beach High School and South Florida has been somewhat of a home base for George ever since. Although he made his film debut in 1952’s Lone Star, his days of film stardom began in 1958 when he signed a contract with MetroGoldwyn-Mayer (MGM). His first film for the studio was Home from the Hill, adapted from William Humphrey’s novel and directed by Vincente Minnelli. Hamilton’s co-stars included Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker and George Peppard. The film was an entry in the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and Hamilton’s career was off and running. His second MGM picture was All the Fine Young Cannibals co-starring Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood and Susan Kohner, which Hamilton describes in his autobiography as a film that "combined Southern Gothic with a biopic of jazzman Chet Baker." However, it is Hamilton’s third film which is often credited with putting Fort Lauderdale on the map as a spring break mecca. When Where the Boys Are started filming, few could have guessed the impact it would have on the city and the spring break craze that followed. The film details the adventures of northern college students seeking fun, sun and romance during their spring vacation. Hamilton plays a smooth, Ivy-League type, perhaps an early forerunner of the suave, sophisticated gentleman he would be known as. His co-stars
WHERE THE BOYS ARE (1961)
THE GODFATHER III (1990)
Dancing With The Stars (2006)
included recording sensation Connie Francis, Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton. The film was a sensational success, and George Hamilton was awarded the Golden Globe as Most Promising Male Newcomer of 1960. He followed these early films with an impressive roster of movies and co-stars including By Love Possessed with Lana Turner and Jason Robards, Light in the Piazza with Olivia de Havilland and Yvette Mimieux, Two Weeks in Another Town with Kirk Douglas and Edward G. Robinson and Act One, in which Hamilton played Broadway legend Moss Hart in the film version of Hart’s memoir of his early life. Additional bio-pics included Your Cheatin’ Heart with Hamilton playing country singer Hank Williams and the film biography of daredevil Evel Knievel. He has continued working in film throughout his career including roles in The Godfather, Part III and such comedy classics as Love at First Bite and Zorro, the Gay Blade. His first television appearance was on an episode of The Donna Reed Show, but from the late 1960s to the present, he has continued to work in the medium appearing on such programs as Columbo, Harold Robbins’ The Survivors, Dynasty, Hart to Hart, The Bold and the Beautiful and most recently Hot in Cleveland. He was a fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars and has appeared in numerous television films. On stage, Hamilton has appeared on Broadway in Chicago and led the national tour of La Cage Aux Folles, including a stop at our own Broward Center. In addition to his acting career, he is also an accomplished author and his books include Life's Little Pleasures (co-authored with Alysse Minkoff) and Don’t Mind if I Do (co-authored with William Stadiem).
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA LOVE AT FIRST BITE (1979) (1962)
George with family: brothers David (ctr) THE VICTORS, 1963 & Bill (rt), Mother in foreground.
George Hamilton will receive the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, Friday, November 21 at the Diplomat Resort on Hollywood Beach.
Lynn Taylor & Glenn Friedt
GEORGE HAMILTON AT HOME ONSTAGE
SPeCIAL GUeST: GeORGe HAMILTON
Saturday, Nov 22, 7pm, CP-Lauderdale
The Program: FLIFF will present a montage of Lifetime Achievement honoree, George Hamilton’s career. Mr. Hamilton will take the stage to relive memories and take your questions. A Reception with George follows the event in the Courtyard.
Dad, Band Leader “Spike” Hamilton, La Cage Au Faux playing cards while on tour.
With Lynda Bird, Lady Bird and Big Bird
1952 Lone Star
1959 Crime and Punishment U.S.A.
1960 Home from the Hill All the Fine Young Cannibals Where the Boys Are
1961 Angel Baby By Love Possessed A Thunder of Drums 1962 The Light in the Piazza Two Weeks in Another Town 1963 The Victors Act One
1964 Looking for Love Your Cheatin' Heart 1965 Viva Maria!
1966 L’homme d’Marrakech
1967 A Time for Killing Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! Jack of Diamonds 1968 The Power
1970 Togetherness Elvis: That's the Way It Is 1971 Evel Knievel The Last of the Powerseekers
1973 Medusa The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing 1975 Columbo: A Deadly State of Mind Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough The Dead Don’t Die 1977 "Roots" The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington Killer On Board
George & Alana
As EVEL KNIEVEL
As Hank Williams in YOUR CHEATIN' HEART
The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver 1978 Sextette The Users
1979 From Hell to Victory Love at First Bite Deathcar on the Freeway The Seekers Institute for Revenge 1980 The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway
1981 Zorro, The Gay Blade 1983 Malibu
1986 Monte Carlo 1987 Poker Alice
1990 The Godfather Part III 1991 Columbo: Caution:
With Sandra Dee in DR YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING
ZORRO: The Gay Blade
Murder can be Hazardous to your Health Doc Hollywood
1992 Once Upon a Crime The House on Sycamore Street 1993 Amore! Das Paradies am Ende der Berge 1994 Double Dragon Two Fathers 1995 Vanished 1996 Playback
1997 Meet Wally Sparks 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Rough Riders
1998 The Little Unicorn She's Too Tall Bulworth Casper Meets Wendy
1999 Pets P.T. Barnum
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Off Key 2002 Reflections of Evil Hollywood Ending The Little Unicorn 2004 A Very Cool Christmas Hollywood Mom’s Mystery 2005 The L.A. Riot Spectacular Rumor Has It... 2008 Coma
2011 The last Resort
2013 Holiday Road Trip
★ PRODUCER OF THE DECADE ★
Mike Downey, is one of Europe’s leading and most active producers of feature fiction and documentary films. As the founder and CEO of Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME), he launched this independent UK production powerhouse on the Frankfurt DAX stock market 15 years ago as FAME A.G. In this very short space of time he has produced, more than 50 feature films, with producing partner Sam Taylor and company chairman four time Academy Award nominee (for Best Director) Stephen Daldry. Prior to working in film production, Mike had a successful career working as a as a theatre director in the UK, the former Yugoslavia and Germany. Mike was also one of Europe’s cutting edge publishers in the field of cinema as the brains behind the Moving Pictures Group of publications. F&ME’s extraordinarily eclectic catalogue has become synonymous over the years with the production of quality feature films from a wide variety of British, European, American, South African and Antipodean authors including his partnership with the VICE group: WHITE LIGHTNIN’, Saul Metzstein’s, Jason Biggs starrer GUY X, DEATHWATCH (Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis), U.S. Academy Award nominated and Venice Golden Lion winning BEFORE THE RAIN and a slew of international coproductions written by Nobel Prize Winner Günter Grass, Schindler’s List author Thomas Keneally, plus James Ellroy and Clifford Irving. His award winning South African production SON OF MAN, premiered at Sundance, as did WHITE LIGHTNIN’ while LOVING GLANCES, opened the Venice Film Festival. His production of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s THE PRESIDENT also opened the 2014 Venice Film Festival. Downey also represents his country and industry on a wide range of domestic and international boards. He is currently serving his tenth year as European Film Academy Board Member, he took over this year as Deputy Chairman of the Academy from Volker Schloendorff and will serve for another 2 years in that post. Mike also works as a commentator and critic for Screen Int’l, Variety, Moving Pictures, Cineaste, and countless other film journals. Downey’s books The Film Finance Handbooks - a Guide for European Producers are published by the EU’s MEDIA
Business School and his The Self Managing Screen by the British Film Institute. Educated in theatre: University of Warwick, with postgraduate studies at the University of Paris - III (Sorbonne), and Paris - X (Nanterre), he has long taught on the MEGA European Masters programme; and Ohio University. Mike served on the Film Board Oklahoma University and he is also founder and President of the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia, the Artistic Advisor to the Zagreb Film Festival, and the Artistic Director of the Pula Film Festival. Mike works closely with Amnesty International establishing Human Rights Awards at film festivals as well as being a consultant for USAid, the American government programme rebuilding infrastructure (film) in the Balkans and Southern Europe. He regular acts as an expert on major funding panels for the European Union’s Creative Europe programme. Downey has served three terms as member of the Council of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts as well as a term on the BAFTA Film Committee. He is a member of the board of the South African Theatre Company, Isango, along with Sir Ian McKellan and Alan Rickman. Mike is particularly proud to be a trustee on the board of the White Ribbon Foundation – an international charity which works to eradicate women dying in childbirth in the developing world. In addition he has served on international film juries as wide ranging as Rio de Janeiro, Sofia, Transylvania, Cottbus, Montreal, Zagreb, Motovun, Rotterdam, Krakow, Tbilisi, Warsaw and Fort Lauderdale. “Gregory von Hausch and Bonnie Leigh Adams plus their amazing team at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival have curated my films from the very beginning of my producing career,” says Downey, “I am sure they have selected at least one film per year since I started producing and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude for making my work far better known in the US than it would ever have been. I remember how fabulous it was when we premiered TURTLE – THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY – just metres away from the beach when the turtles of the film were born.....And I am delighted and proud to accept this award and thank this incredible festival from the bottom of my heart.”
Mike Downey will receive the Producer of the Decade Award at the Chairman’s Awards Gala, Friday, November 21 at the Diplomat Resort.
MIKE DOWNEY’S FILMOGRAPHY
2014 Breathe – Umphefumlo The President The Porcupine Streetkids United II The Girls from Rio Andelé Lost in Karastan Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu President Nixon's Present Imagine Carry on CaRIOca! ... Atomski zdesna Amsterdam Express Rio 50 Degrees
2013 Noye's Fludde - Unogumbe The Arbiter Röllijakultainen avain Imagine 2012 Goltzius and the Pelican Company Lilet Never Happened The Zigzag Kid Zagrebacke price vol. 2 2011 Parada Street Kids United Our Own Oslo The Mortician
2007 Quest for a Heart Dorks & Damsels Anastez si
2006 Mystery of the Wolf Karau a Son of Man
2005 The Call of the Toad Eleven Men Out The Headsman Murk Guy X 2004 My Brother Is a Dog Strings Niceland Cold Light 2003 Loving Glances
2009 A Congregation of Ghosts Turtle: The Incredible Journey Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre Kenjac Buick Riviera White Lightnin' TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
2008 Bathory: Countess of Blood Proyecto Dos
SON OF MAN
2002 Deathwatch Falcons
2000 Josephine Seven Days to Live 1999 Dubrovacki suton 1991 Charuga
MY BROTHER IS A DOG
ELEVEN MEN OUT
★ SPECIAL GUEST ★
Henry Ian Cusick can currently be seen as one of the leads in the CW series THE 100. Cusick began his career at the Glasgow Citizens Theater, playing his first leading roles in “Hamlet” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” He received the Ian Charleson Award for the title role in “Torquato Tasso” at the Edinburgh International Festival, and as Creon in “Oedipus” at the Citizens Theatre. He has worked on stage with the royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Almeida to name a few. Cusick is best known for playing Desmond Hume from 20062010 in the hit TV show “Lost,” for which he received an Emmy Ever Carradine is the third generation in a long line of actors in her family. Since graduating from Lewis and Clark College, she has worked steadily on both the small and big screens. Her big break came in playing the earnest airhead, Pepper, alongside Kirsty Alley on NBC’s Veronica’s Closet. She then played a memorable arc on Fox's Party of Five. Balancing comedy and drama has always come easily to her. Carradine went from ABC's critically acclaimed, Once and Again, to FX’s Lucky, in which she starred opposite John Corbett. Other notable television appearances include Will and Grace, Grey’s Anotomy, Bones, Men in Trees,
HENRY IAN CUSICK
nomination. He was a series regular in “Scandal” and had recurring roles on “24,” “Fringe,” “The Mentalist” and “Body of Proof.” He recently completed shooting the leading role in “Let It Go,” scheduled to be released in 2015. Other big-screen credits include “Hitman,” “Gospel of John,” “9/tenths,” “Half-Light,” “Frank vs. God,” “The Girl on the Train” and the short film “Dress,” which Cusick wrote, directed and starred in. “Dress” won the audience short film award at the Hawaiian International Film Festival. He currently splits his time between Hawaii and Vancouver, BC. Private Practice, Supernatural and House, to name a few. In 2005, she was lucky enough to find herself sharing the small screen with Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland on ABC’s Commander in Chief. From there she went on to recurring roles on Fox’s 24 and the SyFy darling, Eureka. She is currently recurring on TNT's Major Crimes. Her film work includes Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dead and Breakfast and Constellation. She’s just completed three independent features; Truck Stop, Frank vs. God and The Adventures of Beatle. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter.
Henry Ian Cusick will attend the screenings of FRANK VS GOD.
Friday, November 14, 7:30pm, Sunrise Civic Center (Centerpiece Party follows film)
FRANK VS. GOD
Saturday, November 15, 8pm, CP-Hollywood
FLORIDA PREMIERE Stewart Schill F USA / 2014 / 100 min / DCP / English
David Frank (Henry Ian Cusick best known as Desmond on LOST) thinks he’s lost everything. Unable to move past the grief of losing his wife, this former lawyer has all but given up. That is, until a tornado not only destroys his house, but takes from him the last real connection to the world, his beloved dog Brutus. When the insurance company deems the loss an “act of God,” David is desperate, and is convinced someone has to pay. He decides to serve God... with a lawsuit.
David’s provocative and clever legal antics turn the courtroom into a riveting spectacle as he cross-examines representatives of the world’s religions. But when he meets his match—charming and intelligent defense lawyer Rachel (Ever Carradine...of the Carradine acting clan)—sparks fly and his assumptions are challenged. David’s act of desperation just might be his salvation.
Frank vs. God raises questions about faith and religion with a light-hearted tone and an open mind. The film is an uplifting story of one man’s search for answers, by taking them to a higher court.
Screenplay: Stewart Schill / Producers: Scott Schill, Alan Pruzan / Cinematographer: Stephen F. Campbell / Editor: Stewart Schill / Composer: Jonathan Beard / Production Designer: Matthew S. Naumann, Holley Morgan / Art Director: Matthew S. Naumann / Principal Cast: Henry Ian Cusick, Ever Carradine / Contact: Stewart Schill firstname.lastname@example.org, http://frankvsgod.com, twitter.com/FrankVsGod, www.facebook.com/FrankVsGod
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: STeWART SCHILL HeNRY IAN CUSICK
THE DIRECTOR: A Seattle native, Stewart attended the California Institute of the Arts where he was mentored by the great Alexander MacKendrick, director of The Sweet Smell of Success, starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. Stewart later directed Tony Curtis in his debut feature, Brittle Glory, which he wrote and directed. Stewart’s award winning short I Hate Musicals was enormously popular with festival audiences around the world, and was one of the most downloaded films on iTunes.
Stewart has worked professionally as a writer, director, and editor in film and television. He has written and rewritten movies at major studios, as well as editing and directing episodic TV for major networks. He has directed Charmed on WB, was 2nd unit director on Jericho at CBS, produced and directed specials for Discovery Channel, and most recently directed episodes of Nickelodeon’s hit show Big Time Rush. As an editor he has cut feature films, episodic shows, and pilots, most recently editing American Horror Story on FX, Battlestar Galactica at SciFi, and Dexter for Showtime, and has been nominated three times for an ACE Award.
★ 2014 RENAISSANCE AWARD ★
Daniel Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American actor, producer and director. He is the second eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all of whom are actors, as well as part of the Baldwin family. Daniel Baldwin is known for his role as Detective Beau Felton in the popular NBC TV series Homicide: Life on the Street. Other appearances of his include Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992), Mulholland Falls (1996), Vampires (1998), The Pandora Project (1998), Stealing Candy (2002), Paparazzi (2004), and Grey Gardens (2009). He can currently be seen on occasional episodes of HAWAII FIVE-0. Daniel has appeared in seventy-four motion pictures, with eight more in production and one in development. Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb, a breast cancer survivor who founded the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center of the University Hospital and Medical Center at Stony Brook, and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach. In addition to his three famous actor brothers, Alec (born 1958), William (born 1963) and Stephen (born 1966), Baldwin has two sisters, Beth Baldwin Keuchler (born 1955), and Jane Baldwin Sasso (born 1965). Baldwin was a standout high school football and basketball player and graduated in 1979 from Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa, New York. He also attended McKenna Junior High School. Baldwin's acting debut was in the TV movie Too Good to Be True in
With Don Johnson in NOTHING BUT TROUBLE
1988, which he followed with feature roles in the films Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) and Hero (1992). He returned to television in 1990 for the short-lived sitcom Sydney, which starred Valerie Bertinelli. In 1993, Baldwin was cast in the Baltimore-based cop show Homicide: Life on the Street. Although he received good reviews he left in 1995 after three seasons, and his character was later killed off. He returned to TV movies such as Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Family of Cops, and Twisted Desire, as well as the 1996 feature films Mulholland Falls and Trees Lounge. Baldwin returned to appearances in various TV series episodes, including The Sopranos and TV, including reprising his role as Beau Felton in Homicide: The Movie in 2000. Baldwin then starred in TV movies such as Anonymous Rex (2004) and Our Fathers (2005) and small-budget films including Sidekick (2005) and Moola (2006). In 2008, Baldwin signed on to play Julius Krug in the Award Winning HBO film based on the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. He also appeared as a supporting cast member in I'll Be There With You. In 2009, Baldwin moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, to start Grilletto Entertainment, a production company.
With James Woods and John Carpenter
With members of the Sopranos cast
With brothers Billy, Stephen & Alec
Daniel Baldwin will receive the 2014 Renaissance Award, Friday, November 21st at the Chairman’s Awards Gala at The Diplomat Resort on Hollywood Beach.
Saturday, Nov 22, 9pm, CP-Lauderdale Sunday, Nov 23, 6pm, CP-Hollywood
THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Daniel Baldwin • USA / 2013 / 113 min / BluRay / English
WISDOM is a story about Bob's journey to help a young girl kick a serious drug problem by kidnapping and secluding her in a desolate cabin. At the request of old friend Bob disregards the tremendous dangers he encounters and puts even his own life at risk when he abducts the girl from a drug dealer’s house. Pressure from family members does not stop Bob from his task. WISDOM is based in part on actual events.
Daniel Baldwin has crafted an intensely intriguing story – with a protagonist that is far from a Hollywood cookie-cutter mold. Baldwin not only wrote the script, but also stars and helms the film. FLIFF will present it’s Renaissance Award to Daniel Baldwin following the screening at Cinema Paradiso.
Screenplay: Daniel Baldwin / Executive Producers: Greg Hannley, Elizabeth Fierstein, Marc Abrams, Brett Harrison, Josh Rogers, Keith Pyle / Producers: Daniel Baldwin, Marc Cerutti, Alexander Draghici, Eric Hanken, Luis Munoz, Veronica Hernandez, A.J. Cast / Cinematographer: Philip Roy / Editor: Marc Cerutti / Composer: Michael Flanders, Kane Harrison, Damian Rodriguez / Production Designer: Gregorio Manninio / Art Director: Gregorio Manninio / Principal Cast: Daniel Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mayra Leal, Maggie Wagner, Andy Bowles, Elle LaMont / Contact: Marc Cerutti 210-391-9040 email@example.com www.facebook.com/wisdommovie
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SPeCIAL GUeSTS: DANIeL BALDWIN, MARC CeRUTTI
THE DIRECTOR: Daniel Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American actor, producer and director. He is the second eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all of whom are actors, as well as part of the Baldwin family. Daniel Baldwin is known for his role as Detective Beau Felton in the popular NBC TV series Homicide: Life on the Street. Other appearances of his include Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992), Mulholland Falls (1996), Vampires (1998), The Pandora Project (1998), Stealing Candy (2002), Paparazzi (2004), and Grey Gardens (2009). He can currently be seen on occasional episodes of HAWAII FIVE-0. Daniel has appeared in seventy-four motion pictures, with eight more in production and one in development.
★ STAR ON THE HORIZON ★ Mamet became legally emancipated at 15 so she could leave high school at 16 to pursue her career to become a playwright and actress. She started auditioning for acting parts when she was 14, but "nobody had ever hired me before. So I thought I’d hire myself” by writing roles, she states. She is the daughter of David Mamet and Rebecca Pidgeon and is the half-sister of actress Zosia Mamet. She has a younger brother named Noah. She currently cosatrs in the hit Televison comedy “the Neighbors” and is a favorite guest talk show hosts. Mamet just wrote, directed and starred in her first film, Two-Bit Waltz, a semi-autobiographical
Funny or Die
Brooding and mysterious
movie with William H. Macy, Rebecca Pigeon, and Jared Gilman (star of Moonrise Kingdom) On the film: “It’s about a girl whose grandmother dies, leaving her a fortune on the condition that she goes to college after she finishes high school. It’s a week before her 18th birthday and she doesn’t want to go to college. So it’s about what takes place in that week. She gets her heart broken and tries to kill herself — it’s a comedy. It’s a coming-of-age story and it’s autobiographical because I didn’t go to college. So that’s a subject that’s close to me”. Mamet has also written plays, “Paris” and "The Solvit Kids", the latter of which she co-wrote with Jack Quaid.
The Cabin Sisters with sister Zosia.
Clara Mamet will receive the 2014 Star On The Horizon Award, Friday, November 21 at the Chairman’s Awards Gala at The Diplomat Resort on Hollywood Beach.
Saturday, Nov 22, 6pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 23, 3pm, CP-Lauderdale
TWO BIT WALTZ
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE E
Clara Mamet • USA / 2014 / 81 min / DCP / English
In the wonderfully dysfunctional tradition of The Royal Tenenbaums, teenage years are always messy... but for Maude, things couldn't seem more tragic. Within one week just prior to her 18th birthday, she is suspended from school, stranded by her best friend, dumped by the boy she "loves", and Granny just died leaving her an enormous amount of money under one condition: Maude must go to college which she does not want to do and her wildly eccentric family is no help at all. Of course... It’s a comedy!
Reminiscent of a Wes Anderson style (toss in a pinch of The Marx Bros), Clara Mamet’s directorial premiere mixes an elixir that is hilarious and at times sadly lonely. It’s also clearly evident she learned a lot about dialogue from her father, David. Clara wrote, directed and stars in this magnificent film. Each ingredient in this effort is astounding...especially in light of her rarely (if ever) being off-camera in her role as Maude. Her on-screen mom is also her off-screen mom, Rebecca Pidgeon, a veteran of many films including FLIFF’s 2000 Best American Indie, STATE AND MAIN (written and directed by David). William H. Macy plays Clara’s on-screen dad...and I think those scenes are the most touching. Jared Gilman (brilliant in MOONRISE KINGDOM) is spot on as Maude’s brother Bernie. The performances of these young, gifted actors make this film soar.
Perhaps I should have led with this is not your typical movie...I throw this in now so you come with an inkling...of what, well, you’ll see (and hear). Clara Mamet has provided clear evidence, she is a talent we will enjoy watching for a long, long time.
Writer: Clara Mamet / Producer: Eric B. Fleischman / Composer: Giona Ostinelli / Cinematographer: Mac Fisken / Editor: William Rubenstein / Production Designer: Emma Toll: Cast: Clara Mamet, Jared Gilman, Rebecca Pidgeon, With David Paymer and William H. Macy / Contact: Jere Rae-Mansfield of Monterey Media firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by
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Sunday, November 23, 7pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, November 23, 7pm, CP-Lauderdale Tuesday, November 25, 6:30, CP-Hollywood*
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MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS
Tuesday, November 25, 8:15, CP-Hollywood* Tuesday, November 25, 6:30, CP-Lauderdale* Tuesday, November 25, 8:15, CP-Lauderdale* *FAST Passes will be honored at all screenings of MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS... so Merry Friggin' to you!
Tristram Shappero • USA / 2014 / 88 min / DCP / English
Boyd and his family are forced to spend this Christmas at his parent’s house with his eccentric father that he has been avoiding for years. When he realizes that he left all of his son's gifts at home, Boyd and father hit the road in a blizzard to attempt to retrieve the gifts before sunrise. This year it will take a miracle to survive Christmas.
We’re glad to announce, the very last film of FLIFF2014, will be MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS with a special FLIFF Tribute to Robin Williams. In the vein of the classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS takes the modern day dysfunctional family to extreme and hilarious heights, and with no shortage of holiday spirit.
Writer: Matthew Brown / Producers: Tom Rice, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo / Composer: Jonathan Sadoff / Cinematographer: Giovani Lampassi / Editor: Christian Kinnard / Starring Robin Williams, Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen, Oliver Platt, Clark Duke / Contact: Chris Sharp, Emerging Cinemas email@example.com
THE STAR: Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana. Williams had English, German, French, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
Robin briefly studied political science, before enrolling at Juilliard School to study theatre. After he left Juilliard, he performed in nightclubs where he was discovered for the role of Mork on an episode of Happy Days and the subsequent spin-off Mork & Mindy. Williams' wild comic talent involved a great deal of improvisation, following in the footsteps of his idol Jonathan Winters. Williams has also proven to be an effective dramatic actor and received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Good Will Hunting.
On August 11, 2014, Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California USA, the victim of an apparent suicide, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Department. A 911 call was received at 11:55 AM PDT, firefighters and paramedics arrived at his home at 12:00 PM PDT, and he was pronounced dead at 12:02 PM PDT.
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Although Robin is no longer with us, his spirit and unmatched talent will live for the ages in film: 2015 1997 Absolutely Anything Flubber Good Will Hunting 2014 Fathers' Day The Angriest Deconstructing Harry Man in Brooklyn Night at the Museum: 1996 Secret of the Tomb Aladdin and the A Merry Friggin' King of Thieves Christmas Jack Hamlet 2013 The Birdcage The Big Wedding Lee Daniels' The Butler 1995 Richard Pryor: Nine Months GOOD MORNING VIETNAM Omit the Logic To Wong Foo The Face of Love Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar 2011 Jumanji Happy Feet Two 1993 2009 Mrs. Doubtfire Old Dogs Being Human World's Greatest Dad Night at the Museum: 1992 GOOD WILL HUNTING Battle of the Ferngully: Smithsonian The Last Rainforest Shakes the Clown 2007 Toys License to Wed Aladdin Dreams With Sharp Teeth 1991 August Rush Dead Again Hook 2006 The Fisher King The Night Listener Night at the Museum 1990 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP Who is Harry Nilsson Awakenings (And Why is Everybody Cadillac Man Talkin' About Him?) 1989 RV The Adventures of Man of the Year Baron Munchausen Happy Feet Dead Poets Society 2005 1988 Robots Dear America: Letters The Big White Homes From Vietnam The Aristocrats 1987 2004 Good Morning, Vietnam House of D 1986 With Shelley duVall in POPEYE Final Cut Club Paradise 2002 The Best of Times Insomnia 1984 Death to Smoochy Moscow on the Hudson One Hour Photo 1983 2001 The Survivors A.I. Artificial Intelligence 1982 1999 The World According to Bicentennial Man Garp Jakob the Liar Get Bruce 1980 Popeye 1998 Patch Adams 1977 What Dreams May Can I Do It... Till I Need Come Glasses? THE FISHER KING
With Ben Stiller in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
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Courteney Cox gained overnight fame as she endeared herself to millions as the neurotic yet lovable Monica Gellar on NBC’s Emmy Award–winning comedy "Friends." The show garnered Screen Actors Guild Award nominations as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series from 1999–2004. Cox currently stars as Jules Cobb in her Golden Globe–nominated role as a recently divorced mom in her forties facing the humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter in ABC’s comedy "Cougar Town." Co-created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biege and executive-produced by Courteney, "Cougar Town" will move to TBS for its fourth season, which will begin production in the fall. In addition to starring in and producing the show, Cox directed an episode in the third season as well. On the silver screen, Courteney most recently starred in the fourth installment of the "Scream" franchise, the film that marked the reinvention of the slasher-film genre. In the film, she reprised her role as newswoman Gale Weathers as the town dealt with the
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return of the killer Ghostface after a decade-long absence. In 2004, Courteney established her own production company, Coquette, with David Arquette. Projects have included "Cougar Town," "Dirt" (which she created, starred in and produced), "Mix It Up," an interior-design show for cable’s WE (Women’s Entertainment) Network, the comedy "Daisy Does America" for TBS and "The Tripper," a horror film written and directed by David Arquette, among others. Courteney made her acting debut in 1984 on the daytime soap "As the World Turns," and later that same year, she was cast by Brian de Palma for Bruce Springsteen's video 'Dancing in the Dark.' She landed her first well-known work as an actress in 1987 when she was cast as the bright, perky girlfriend of Michael J. Fox on "Family Ties." Additional film credits include "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Bedtime Stories," "3000 Miles to Graceland," "Mr. Destiny," "Cocoon: The Return," "Zoom," "November," "The Longest Yard" and "Barnyard."
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JUST BEFORE I GO
INDIE SOUTHEAST PREMIERE
Courteney Cox • USA / 2014 / E 91 min / English
Well, what can I say about JUST BEFORE I GO...a) it is hysterically funny; b) the kind of funny that can make you cringe or squeal with laughter; c) it is highly irreverent; and d) and will definitely be one of our most memorable closers...ever. Here is the plot in a nutshell...Ted is not having a good life. Things always seem to turn sour, to a point where, heck, he’s just not enjoying himself, so really, what’s the point of going on with all this enduring. He elects to end it all, but before he does, decides to return to his quaint neighborly hometown to reconcile relationships that have harbored in his craw for a long time. Ok, I think its best to leave it there for now, but just before I go, I would be remiss not to applaud the spirit, sense of comedy and timing and sheer let’s go for it courage Courteney Cox imbues in this film. Her personality, that made her one of the most watched and most loved characters on the small screen, is completely in play here in this delightful, zany, gasp-worthy movie.
Screenwriter: David Flebotte / Producer: Gabriel Cowan, Thea Mann / Editor: Roger Bondelli / Cinematographer: Mark Schwartzbarg / Executive Producer: David Arquette, John Rhee, Alexandria Jackson, John Suits / Composer: Erran Baron Cohen / Cast: Seann Willian Scott, Olivia Thirlby, Garrett Dillahunt, Kyle Gallner, Rob Riggle, Kate Walsh / Contact: Gabriel Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org Following the film, the Wrap Party will take place at The Altantic Hotel & Spa on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Sponsored by
THE DIRECTOR: Courteney Cox was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and was raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. She has two older sisters, Virginia and Dottie, and an older brother, Richard, Jr. After graduating from Mountain Brook High School, Cox left for Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C., but did not complete her architecture course, opting instead to pursue a career in modeling and acting. Cox appeared in the 1984 music video for Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" as a young woman pulled onstage at the St. Paul Civic Center to dance with Springsteen. Her early television work includes a starring role in the short-lived television series Misfits of Science (1985), and later a recurring role (1987–89) on the TV series Family Ties as Lauren Miller, the girlfriend of Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox). Her early film roles include Masters of the Universe (1987) and Cocoon: The Return (1988) and I'll Be Home for Christmas (1988). She had a supporting role as Jewel, the hard-as-nails assistant to James Belushi's character, in the 1990 fantasy film Mr. Destiny. In 1994, shortly before the debut of the sitcom, Friends, Cox appeared with Jim Carrey in the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and on Seinfeld in "The Wife" episode as Jerry's girlfriend named Meryl. In 1995, she was cast in Toad the Wet Sprocket's music video "Good Intentions". The song is also on the Friends Soundtrack.
Sunday, November 9, 5pm, CP-Lauderdale* Tuesday, November 11, 4pm, CP-Hollywood
THE VOLCANO EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Alexandre Coffre E
France / 2014 / 90 min / DCP / French w/English sub-titles
Want to know uncomfortable? Attend the wedding of a young woman – whose divorced parents loathe each other and will go to any end to make the other miserable. In a nutshell, that is the premise behind THE VOLCANO.
Cecile met the man of her dreams while vacationing on the Greek island of Corfu. Mom and Pop are in transit, not together(!), to attend the blessed event.
I could give you a blow by blow...but I may have told you too much already. The film is built for laughs...characters are pretty much the way you first meet them.
Danny Boon (Alain, the dad) is an actor with a string of huge box-office hits not only in France but also arthouses around the world. Valerie Bonneton (Valerie, the mom) proves she’s every bit his comedic equal. The producer/writers are the same team that brought the sexy, hilarious HEARTBREAKER... THE VOLCANO is fun, fast moving and tremendously engaging.
Writer: Laurent ,| Yoann Gromb, Alexandre Coffre / Producer: ï Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou / Cinematographer: Pierre Cottereau / Editor: Sophie Fourdrinoy / Principal Cast: Danny Boon, Valerie Bonneton, Denis Menochet, Albert Delpy, / Contact: Gregoire Graesslin email@example.com
*FLIFF is proud to once again partner with the French Consulate in Miami and The French American Chamber of Commerce to make THe VOLCANO an extension of French Week. Come to Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale early (4pm) and enjoy French wine, cheese and baguettes in the Courtyard. Sponsored by
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Alexandre Coffre has directed four films. In addition to THE VOLCANO, his credits include TARIF UNIQUE, BORDERLINE and LE PERE NOEL.
Saturday, Nov 15, 12:30pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 16, 5:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
FLORIDA PREMIERE Nuri Bilge Ceylan F Turkey / 2014 / 196 min / DCP / Turkish w/English sub-titles
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities...
“Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with “Winter Sleep,” a richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus that surely qualifies as the least boring 196minute movie ever made. Following Ceylan’s sublime 2011 drama “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia,” this equally assured but considerably more accessible character study tunnels into the everyday existence of a middle-aged former actor turned comfortably situated hotel owner — and emerges with a multifaceted study of human frailty whose moral implications resonate far beyond its remote Turkish setting. Simultaneously vast and intimate, sprawling and incisive, and talky in the best possible sense, the film will be confined to the ultradiscerning end of the arthouse market thanks to its daunting running time and deceptively snoozy title, but abundant rewards lie in wait for those who seek it out at festivals and beyond.” Variety
Contact: Jeff Lipsky Adopt Films firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECTOR: Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istambul, 1959. After graduating from EngineeringDepartment of Bosphorus University, he studied Film Making for two years at Mimar Sinan University, Istambul. Ceylan’s short film Koza (Cocoon) was screened in the Cannes Film Festival in 1995. He received many awards with his debut feature Kasaba (Small Town) and his second feature Mayis Sikintisi (Clouds of May). His third feature Uzak (Distant) received the Grand Prix and award for Best Actor at Cannes 2003, and was praised internationally. His 2006 film Iklimler (Climates) won the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes in 2006 and received international prize by critics and experts. He won the Award for the Best Director in the 2008 Festival de Cannes for his last film, Uç Maymun (Three Monkeys).
Monday, Nov 17 8pm CP-Lauderdale Tuesday, Nov 18 8pm, CP-Hollywood
LOITERING WITH INTENT
Adam Rapp E USA / 2014 / 80 min / DCP / English
Dominic and Raphael are two wannabe actor/writer/producer guys who audition during the day and tend bar at night. One day while contemplating their misery, fortune in the form of an actual successful producer...and friend walks up to them. During their banter, our heroes learn, the producer has a guy eager to invest money right away in a film...but he hasn’t found a script. Light bulbs blink on! The guys tell her they have a script finished, just needs tweaking...and they will deliver it in just a few days. Of course that’s not true...so the boys decide to get out of the city and let their creative juices flow. They head upstate New York...believing they will be alone. Solitude is broken early when Domini’s sister bursts upon the scene – in an effort to avoid her boyfriend...and that is just the beginning of a cavalcade of uninvited guests.
Writers: Michael Gondere, Ivan Martin / Producers: Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Tory Lenosky, Alex Segalchik, Gabe Cowan, John Suits, Michael Gondere, Ivan Martin, Keith Kjarval, Marisa Tomei / Cinematographer: Radium Cheung / Editor: Rebecca Rodriguez, Michael Taylor / Cast: Michael Gondere, Ivan Martin, Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell, Brian Geraghty, Isabelle McNally / Contact Matt Landers, The Orchard email@example.com
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THE DIRECTOR: Adam Rapp is an award-winning playwright, theater director, novelist, and filmmaker. He wrote and directed the feature film, Winter Passing, which was an Official Selection at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival. His second feature, Blackbird (2007), which he adapted from his play, was an Official Selection of SXSW and The Edinburgh Film Festival.
Saturday, Nov 22, 12:30pm, Miramar Sunday, Nov 23, 12:00pm, CP-Hollywood
AMKA AND THE THREE GOLDEN RULES
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE E
Babar Ahmed • Mongolia / 2014 / 86 min / DCP / Mongolian w/English sub-titles
Childhood can be tough – especially if you're an orphaned boy of 10 forced to raise your younger sister and teenage alcoholic brother. That's the situation young Amka finds himself in in the poignant Mongolian film "Amka and the Three Golden Rules." Amka, stunningly and naturalistically embodied by the young Genzorig Telmen is a good boy, collecting cans to make money to feed his sister, and keep his family clothed and fed in their one room yurt in rural Mongolia.
But when Amka finds a golden coin in the grass, he does what any young boy might with a joyous treasure – he spends it, on new sports clothes for himself. When other village boys take notice of him for the first time and ask him to play, he spends the rest on video games and eventually goes into debt. Stressed and angry about the burdens placed on him, he begins neglecting his family.
But Amka is a wise boy, and realizes he needs to get back on track – and out of town when the other boys want their money back. He ventures alone to the remote countryside – the sprawling steppes are gorgeously filmed - to visit his uncle, who lives off the land and follows the old ways of life. He tries to teach Amka the errors of his ways – but can he give him the wisdom a boy so young needs to be the man of the family? Cleveland Plain Dealer
Producer: Babar Ahmed / Screenwriting: Babar Ahmed / Cinematography: Babar Ahmed / Editing: Babar Ahmed / Principal Cast: Genzorig Telmen, Dashnyam Maralgua, Hereltogoo Chuluunbaatar, Enkh Tuvshin, Batmunk Hulongoo (NO, Babar Ahmed was unable to appear in film) / Contact: Babar Ahmed firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/AmkaMovie SPeCIAL GUeST: BABAR AHMeD
THE DIRECTOR: Babar Ahmed is a Pakastani-born writer and director who studied economics at University College London and completed post-graduate work at the New York Film Academy and Cambridge University. Select Filmography: "Genius" (2003), "Royal Kill" (2009), "Sid's Paralysis" (2011), AMKA AND THE THREE GOLDEN RULES (2014)
Friday, Nov 21, 10pm, CP-Lauderdale Saturday, Nov 22, 10pm, CP-Hollywood
ANUK 2: THE FIRE MOUNTAIN
WORLD PREMIERE U
Luke Gasser • Switzerland / 2014 / 81 min / MOV / Ancient German w/English sub-titles
Editors Note: If you are not a fan of blood & guts...warring tribes, etc...then perhaps miss this film.
150 generations ago: for a 100 years the great Pyramids in Egypt are built and in England the erection of Stonehenge, the circular stone construct, is about to be completed. At the same time a lone warrior drifts through the mountains searching for the fast animals, on which his ancestors once came.
Anuk the son of Pe-Kai and last of the Naluk and Meha, the daughter of Moem of the tribe of Efri, and her brother Maha Lu conquered the mighty enemy. This is happened 3 summers ago, but then the mountain area trembled. Not only the white skulls, that suddenly appear and hunt the people, to eat their flesh, threaten the people of the mountain area. The mountains are raising themselves. The mountain spirits don't accept the people on their land anymore.
Anuk II “The Fire Mountain” isn't only a Sequel of the first part, but more so a story of its own. Made mysterious, archaic, hypnotic, the bronze era road movie, is conforming this time. Independently the movie moves between epos and dogma, and stands for that reason as warrior movie on its own, and moves far away from the Warrior Main Stream. THE DIRECTOR From 1983 to 1987, he served an apprenticeship as a sculptor, and attended the School of Design Lucerne. Since the early 1980s Gasser occurs as a rock musician and he is since 1991 working as a freelance sculptor, painter and musician. Since 1999 he has been active as a filmmaker, said he mostly directs, acts as producer and participate as a Comedian. Gasser lives and works in Kägiswil, Obwalden.
In 2007, Luke Gasser ran surprisingly, with the support of a bipartisan committee as a non-party candidate for the Swiss National Council. Shortly before the election was Gasser known that he is after any election in Bern the CVP would connect fraction. This is probably ultimately the votes of the CVP-trailers have split, to the detriment of the official CVP-candidate Patrick Imfeld that with 4,462 votes achieved a better result than Luke Gasser with 3,095 votes. This was the SVP -Kandidat Christoph von Rotz with 4,523 votes to win the election.
From 2008 to 2010 was Luke Gasser Managing Director of the Regional Development Association (REV) in Obwalden. Since 2010 he has been President of the Association of Movie Central Switzerland.
Tuesday, Nov 11, Noon, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 16, 11:45am, CP-Lauderdale
UNITED STATES PREMIERE Adi Adwanr F Israel / 2013 / 84 min / DCP / Arabic and Hebrew w/English sub-titles
Arabani is a slang word that combines Hebrew and Arabic. Yoseph is a Druze who returns to his native village after having been estranged from it for 17 years. He arrives with his son and daughter, whose Jewish mother he has just divorced, and plans to settle down in this small Druze village. That decision leads to friction within the closed, conservative Druze community and also with his mother Afifa, who accepts him and his children as part of her family. The friction stems from the fact that to be a real Druze, both parents must be Druze. Despite the problems and difficulties, Smadar, Yoseph's daughter, unexpectedly finds love.
Producer: Itai Tamir / Produced with the help of: Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, the Israel Film Council, Other Israel film festival, Rabinovich Fund / Screenplay: Adi Adwan / Cinematographer: Ziv Berkovich / Editor: Or Ben David / Sound Designer: Michael Goorevich / Music: Assif Tsahar / Production Designer: Maha Haj Asal / Line Producer: Tony Copti / Casting: Bar Hadas / Cast: Eyad Sheety, Daniella Niddam, Tom Kelrich, Zuhaira Sabbagh, Shadi Mari, Lucy Aharish / Contact: Lauren Sirt email@example.com Sponsored by
THE DIRECTOR: Adi Adwan has made history. Not only has he coined a word Arabani, the conflation of Arabic and Hebrew and the title of his new feature film for which he won a best screenwriting/ script award at the prestigious Jerusalem International Film Festival, but most importantly for being the first Druze filmmaker of the first Druze feature length film in Israel. Hailing from the largest Druze Village (pop. 15,000) Daliat el-Carmel in Israel, Adwan is the filmâ€™s director and screen writer. Trained in media production, he has written and directed a number of plays, TV shows, and movies. But it was always his dream to make a film about the Druze, a religious group which is mysterious to many, and he has succeeded in doing just that. Arabani was filmed in the smallest Druze village in the Galilee population 800 with the fictional name of Sumaka. As Adwan says, in Israel there are films about 1) the conflict 2) being gay 3) the religious. Now there is a film about the Druze from a Druze point of view.
Adwan wanted to make a film that would be universal but most importantly he wanted to tell the world through the vehicle of a family drama with a coming of age subplot something about the Druze people and the culture of which he is a part. Adwan wants Israel and the world to know more about Druze from a Druze point of view. ClichĂŠs for Israelis about the Druze exist: they make great pita, weave beautiful cloth, and believe in reincarnation.
Tuesday, Nov 11, 8:45pm, CP-Lauderdale Wednesday, Nov 12, 9pm, CP-Hollywood
BIG IN JAPAN
John Jeffcoat USA-Japan / 2014 / 100 min / English
Things are looking bleak for the members of rock band Tennis Pro. They’ve been struggling to connect to an audience in the Seattle music scene, with a recent run of shows drawing sparse crowds and uninspiring day jobs that are quickly eclipsing their dreams. So when an opportunity arises to take their act on the road to Japan - where the allure of a second chance at recognition awaits them - they can’t refuse. Embarking on their Tokyo musical odyssey, the guys experience all the thrills and setbacks of taking their music into unknown territory (at least to them) and in the process learn a thing or two about themselves. It’s just possible they won’t fade away.
BIG IN JAPAN is a semi-fictionalized rock 'n roll road movie based loosely on actual events and told with rollicking humor and catchy tunes. Director John Jeffcoat (OUTSOURCED) utilizes a fresh narrative approach and guerrilla production style, with music and film intersecting with two cultures to reveal simple, oftentimes hilarious, universal truths.
Writer: John Jeffcoat / Producers: Jannat Gargi, John Jeffcoat / Producers: Sean Lowry, Mayuko Otsubo, Deryn Williams / Executive Producers: John Sheehan, Menno Van Wyk, Garr Godfrey, Paul Hudson, Rick Rosenthal, Nick Morton / Cinematographers: John Jeffcoat, Ryan McMackin / Editors: Michelle M. Witten, John Jeffcoat / Original Music: Phillip A. Peterson / Principal Cast: Phillip A. Peterson, Chet Peterson, Robin Marsh, David Drury, Matt Smith, Sean Lowry, Tiffany Lowry, Alex Vincent / Contact: Paul Hudson Outsider Pictures firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by
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THE DIRECTOR: John Jeffcoat is an award-winning writer, director and cinematographer. He co-wrote and directed the indie comedy hit, OUTSOURCED, and was tapped by NBC to adapt the film into a 24 part prime time TV series. BIG IN JAPAN is Jeffcoat’s second feature film, which he wrote, directed and shot on location in Tokyo.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 8pm, CP-Lauderdale Wednesday, Nov 19, 7pm, CP-Hollywood
Rolf de Heer E Australia / 2014 / 108 min / DCP / English & Yolngu w/English sub-titles
Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately, it is one he has no power over. Finally fed up when his gun, his newly crafted spear and his best friend’s jeep are confiscated, Charlie heads into the wild on his own, to live the old way. However, Charlie hasn’t reckoned on where he might end up, nor on how much life has changed since the old ways. 2014 Cannes Winner for Best Actor, David Gulpilil, Un Certain Regard
"This eloquent drama's stirring soulfulness is laced with the sorrow of cultural dislocation but also with lovely ripples of humor and even joy." The Hollywood Reporter
"Rolf de Heer's compassionate, clear-eyed drama about the contemporary Aboriginal condition is a showcase for veteran actor, co-scenarist and friend David Gulpilil." Variety
"The great and troubled aboriginal actor David Gulpilil crowns his career with a mesmeric portrait of stubborn, baffled pride." Screen Daily "An unforgettable film, beautifully made, at times unbearably sad, but tinged with an unquenchable optimism and humanity." The Australian
Writers: Rolf de Heer, David Gulpilil / Producers: Nils Erik Nielsen, Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr / Cinematographer: Ian Jones / Editors: Tania Nehme / Production Design: Beverly Freeman / Composer: Graham Tardif / Principal Cast: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Jennifer Budukpuduk, Peter Minygululu, Bojana Novakovic / Contact: Visit Films
THE DIRECTOR: Rolf de Heer has been making feature films for 30 years now, and in that time he’s managed to complete 14 of them (there are numbers of others that haven’t been completed, one way or the other). The films are usually low of budget but high in impact; they generally have something to say about the human condition despite conventional wisdom that it’s wiser to the contrary; and, more often than not, each succeeding film is quite, quite different from the previous. With those fourteen films, however, Rolf has had some measure of success: four different films in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival (including the Jury Prize for Ten Canoes in Un Certain Regard); two films in Competition at the Venice Film Festival (including Bad Boy Bubby, which won both the Jury Prize and the Critics’ Prize); films selected for Berlin, Toronto, Telluride, London...the list goes on. He’s also had a measure of failure with some of them, the odd one or two disappearing without a trace, even though for someone, somewhere, it’s their favorite film of all time...and some of these films have in fact turned a small profit, a rare thing in the film world.
Saturday, Nov 22, 3pm, CP-Lauderdale Sunday, Nov 23, 4pm, CP-Hollywood
FALL TO RISE
Jayce F Bartok USA / 2014 / 97 min / BluRay / English
This engaging, richly textured drama follows a renowned principal dancer whose injury forces her out of her company and uncomfortably into the role of motherhood. She realizes that her identity depends on dance and she struggles to return with the help of another former company dancer. With its star turns by Martha Graham Principal Dancer Katherine Crockett (featured in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the acclaimed actress Daphne RubinVega, this is a timeless tale with a distinctly New York flavor, revealing the conflict between art and life, between marriage and independence.
Screenplay: Jayce Bartok / Producers: Tiffany Bartok, Daniela Schrier Kafshi, Patrick Morris / Cinematographer: Kate Phelan / Editor: Ali Muney, Alexander Kopit / Composer: Broken Chord/ Production Designer: Robert Savina / Principal Cast: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Katherine Crockett, Desmond Richardson, Tamara Tuney, Kohl Sudduth, Emily Fleischer, Jon Rua / Contact: Tiffany Bartok email@example.com www.falltorisefilm.com https://www.facebook.com/FalltoRiseTheFilm @vinylfoote Sponsored by
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THE DIRECTOR: Jayce Bartok began his career most notably as “Pony” in Richard Linklater’s Suburbia. He starred in numerous indies thereafter, and was eventually inspired to write and star in The Cake Eaters directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, starring Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern. The Cake Eaters premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival, won numerous awards, and was released theatrically and on TV where it is regarded as one of Kristen Stewart’s best performances. Most recently, Jayce was the recipient of The Bulleit Frontier Filmmaker Award. Next, Jayce is beginning production on his true crime thriller, Red River, starring Jason Isaacs, Patricia Arquette, Betsy Brandt, and Peter Facinelli. His past credits include co-director and producer of the awardwinning documentary, Altered By Elvis, about lives changed by the King of Rock ‘n Roll, director of the short films Sunburn, Jack and Paul and Stricken, starring Hayley Mills, and writer of the SXSW winning short, Little Pumpkin. Jayce has been a regular contributor to MovieMaker Magazine, and featured in NOW WRITE! Screenwriting published by Tarcher/Penguin.
Saturday, Nov 15, 9pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr Sunday, Nov 16, 6pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 23, 12:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
WORLD PREMIERE U
Rafi Girgis • USA-Mexico / 2013 / 94 min / HDCam & BluRay / English
Coming out of high school with straight A’s and a scholarship offer from a top university, Alex was totally unprepared for the string of events that would make him a desperate stranger in a strange and dangerous land.
Living with his mother in a lower middle class neighborhood in Los Angeles, Alex is going to be the first person in his family to attend college. But destiny and fate entwine and a new reality sets in...hard.
FOREIGN LAND is a cultural story of suspense that rivets the viewer’s attention while addressing an issue that concerns tens of thousands daily.
Producers: Rafi Girgis, Frank Aragon / Cinematographer: David Bouza / Editor: Ethan Holzman / Composer: Jason Solowsky / Production Designer: Madla Hruza / Principal Cast: Jeff Licon, Alex Frnka, Elpidia Carrillo, Peter Holding, Art Bonilla, Giselle Bonilla, Jay Montavo, Rodney Eastman, Andrew Elvis Miller, Augusto Polo, Jaime P Gomez, Paul Vasquez / Contact: Rafi Girgis firstname.lastname@example.org www.foreignlandthemovie.com/ Sponsored by
Hyram M. Montero & Lucia Montero
SPeCIAL GUeST: RAFI GIRGIS
DIRECTOR BIO: Rafi Girgis came to America from Egypt in 1987. Since Childhood he had always been fascinated and in love with movies. After completing film school, he directed and produced his first feature called LOST IN THE USA a feature the was done in his native language that shows the extremes of culture shock. The film was meet with great success in the Middle East and around the world. In his latest film FOREIGN LAND he deals with the complex issue of immigration. Rafi has definite plans to imprint his sense of style on his films and believes that films has a great responsibility on our society to shed light on difficult subjects and to try to make the world a better place.
Wednesday, Nov 19, 7pm, CP-Hollywood Thursday, Nov 20, 8pm, CP-Lauderdale
FLORIDA PREMIERE Mike Kravinsky F
USA / 2014 / 93 min / BluRay / English
Geographically Desirable is a romantic comedy of Love, TV News and Sleep. Meet Nicole. She works the overnight shift at a TV news network in Washington, DC. Even though Nicole is sleepy most all the time, she really loves her job, to the exclusion of most other things. Don't give Nicole a plant; it won't survive! Nicole's Uncle Eddie who lives in a small town dies suddenly. When she attends the funeral. The people of this small quirky town grab her and won't let go in their kindness to her. Geographically Desirable is not just a quirky romantic comedy, or a story of big city vs. small town, but it also a tale of discovering what's important in life and getting your priorities straight.
Screenplay: Mike Kravinsky / Producers: Vicki Yung, Jason Gallimore, Mike Kravinsky / Cinematographer: K. Quin Paek / Editor: Mike Kravinsky / Composer: Liza Figueroa Kravinsky / Principal Cast: Blair Bowers, Andrew Nichols, Nic Detorie, Felicia Gonzalez Brown, Sarah Allyn Collier, Josh Adams, Rick Kain, Connie Bowman, Emily Morrison / Contact: Mike Kravinsky - Mike@Geodesire.com / 703-5171175 Geodesire.com https://www.facebook.com/geographicallydesirable
Betsy Cameron & Barry Smith SPeCIAL GUeST: MIKe KRAVINSKY
THE DIRECTOR: In 2010, director Mike Kravinsky embarked on a new career in narrative filmmaking after working for twentynine years with ABC News as editor for shows like 20/20 and Good Morning America. Although much of what he learned in Washington DC's news world was transferable to narrative films; there was still a substantial learning curve to go from reality to fiction. With a truly talented cast and crew, Kravinsky was able to tell this story of personal and professional priorities. Kravinsky took from what he knew - the behind the scenes reality of national news - and created the fictional story of Nicole. For Kravinsky, fiction has now become a way to continue his growth as a storyteller.
Saturday, Nov 22, 4:30pm Miramar Cultural Ctr Saturday, Nov 22, 5pm, CP-Lauderdale Sunday, Nov 23, 2:00pm, CP-Hollywood
GONE DOGGY GONE
EAST COAST PREMIERE Kasi Brown & Brandon Walter W USA / 2014 / 89 min / DCP / English
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: KASI BROWN & BRANDON WALTeR
GONE DOGGY GONE is a comedy about a couple stuck in a lackluster marriage who treat their dog like a baby. Working the grind in Los Angeles they leave little time for each other and what free time they have they spend doting on the dog... until it gets kidnapped. What ensues is an outlandish cat and mouse adventure as they hunt down the kidnapper, enlist a slick dick P.I., find a renewed love for each other, and conquer their fear of parenthood.
Screenplay: Kasi Brown & Brandon Walter / Producers: Rebecca Hu and Adriane Zaudke / Cinematographer: Garrett O'Brien / Editor: Melanie Annan / Composer: Thomas Vincent / Production Designer: Scott Evans / Principal Cast: Shaina Vorspan, Kate Connor, Kasi Brown, Brandon Walter, Richard Riehle, Marsha Waterbury, Jeff Sloniker / Contact: Kasi Brown email@example.com www.gonedoggygone.com twitter.com/gonedoggygone www.facebook.com/gonedoggygone A Portion of the proceeds benefits the Humane Society of Broward County.
THE DIRECTORS: Kasi Brown graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Theater and Film. She produced and starred in A Woman Reported (Sundance 2004) and co-wrote and starred in NEXT! (best comedy web-series NextTV 2010). Kasi has acted on various TV shows including Miami Medical, ER, and Monk. For the last three years, she and her writing/directing partner Brandon Walter produced Mother Approved a web sketch comedy show.
Brandon Walter graduated from Indiana University and went on to produce his own films including the documentary, Ray Dell Tubbs Gets Famous, chronicling a homeless man’s journey home and short films, Kalu Kala, Girlfriend, 2% and Better Unsaid which premiered at the Florida Film Festival. He has starred opposite Jim Carey in Yes Man and can be seen nationally in commercials.
CHERRY POP: THE STORY OF THE WORLD'S FANCIEST CAT SHORT
Kareem Tabsch • USA / 2014 / 11 min / DCP / English The true and quirky story of the world's fanciest cat and the people who loved her. Producers: Joey Daoud & Andrew Hevia / Cinematographer: Joey Daoud / Editor: Joey Daoud and Andrew Hevia / Contact: Kareem Tabsch firstname.lastname@example.org www.cherrypopthecat.com
SPeCIAL GUeST: KAReeM TABSCH
THE DIRECTOR: Kareem Tabsch is a Miami native and the co-founder of O Cinema. Cherry Pop is his directorial debut Plays with GONe DOGGY GONe, November 22 & 23
Friday, Nov 14, 5pm, CP-Hollywood Saturday, Nov 15, 1pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr Wednesday, Nov 19, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale
EAST COAST PREMIERE W
Craig Monahan Australia / 2014 / 119 min / English
Viktor Kemhal is a man who has almost given up on life after 16 years in jail. Sentenced to a low-security prison farm for his last year inside, he is taken on by Case Worker Matt Bromley who has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors - beautiful, fearsome proud eagles, falcons and owls.Matt matches Viktor with Yasmine, the majestic wedge tailed eagle with a two metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible.
HEALING is a powerful story of redemption, the discovery of hope and the healing of the spirit - in the most unlikely place, for the most unique men, through the most unusual catalyst. Sponsored by
Ken Fisher Heal the Earth
THE DIRECTOR: Craig Monahan established Pointblank Pictures in 1986. Its first production was the feature length documentary ANIMATED, developed, written and directed by Craig. From the animation of the newsreels in the early part of the 20th years rolled into 80 breathtaking minutes.’ Animated was released nationally to great acclaim, screened on the ABC and was nominated for Best Doc by the Australian Television Society. Pointblank for years enjoyed great success as a ‘commercial’ Production Company while at the same time developing a number of theatrical projects. Craig directed and produced numerous major TVC’s and music videos through the ‘80s and into the early ‘90s. The company then developed the theatrical feature film THE INTERVIEW and successfully raised the finance. The Interview was released in 1998 receiving 9 A.F.I. award nominations and winning Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. Internationally the film was invited to 33 international film festivals, was sold into 25 territories and garnered much acclaim including: Jury Prize at Flanders, Best Film at Seattle, a Fipresci (International Critics) Award and Best Actor Award (Hugo Weaving) at the Montreal Film Festival. Today The Interview is considered as a landmark Australian film.
In 2003 produced the film PEACHES, which was released in 2005 to critical acclaim, invited to many film festivals and has been sold all over the world.
Saturday, Nov 15, 3pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr Sunday, Nov 16, 2pm, CP-Hollywood
THE HEROES OF ARVINE PLACE
Damian K. Lahey USA / 2012 / 75 min / BluRay / English
Recently widowed Kevin juggles a lot in his life: two kids, overdrawn credit cards, a pair of dysfunctional sisters, and a chronically defective car. Pushing through the holidays on borrowed wheels and overextended favors, Kevin pins his hopes for the future on a writing contest and his new book for kids: What Brady Did During His Second-Grade Summer Vacation. With the realities of the world closing in during the holiday season, the aspiring childrenâ€™s author makes one last push for the launch of his dream career and the happiness of his family. The Heroes of Arvine Place is a tender, funny and irreverent film about pursuing your dreams even when the world doesnâ€™t share your belief in yourself.
Screenplay: Damian K. Lahey / Producers: Damian K. Lahey, Brian Jerin Neil Boone / Cinematographer: Tarina Reed / Editor: Craig Moorhead / Composer: Brian Jenkins Naarah Strokosch / Art Director: Jon Bosworth / Principal Cast: Cullen Moss, Celia Dusinberre, Bella Myers, Robert Longstreet / Contact: Damian K. Lahey email@example.com; FB: The Heroes of Arvine Place
SPeCIAL GUeST: DAMIAN K. LAHeY
THE DIRECTOR: A Jacksonville, Fl. native, Damian graduated from Douglas Anderson School Of The Arts High School and is an alumnus of The University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts Film School. Damian has produced and/or written several independent films and shorts including festival blazing cult faves Ding-A- Ling-Less (2002) and Cocaine Angel (2006). He was a staff writer/ contributing editor for Indie-Slate Magazine from 2006-2010 and also worked as a director and UPM on several commercials, music videos and shorts over the years including Children For A Day(2008), which finished up a successful festival run in 2010, winning a slew of awards.
Saturday, Nov 8, 3pm, CP-Lauderdale Sunday, Nov 9, 6pm, CP-Hollywood
THE ITALIAN CANDIDATE For The
Foreign Language Academy Award 2015
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE E
Paolo Virzi • Italy / 2014 / 110 Min / DCP / Italian w/English sub-titles
Mystery is always compelling and more so when it lightens and darkens hallways into the human condition. In Paolo Vizi’s masterpiece, HUMAN CAPITAL, we begin at the end and retrace the paths of our ensemble of protagonists, each time enlightening us as to the facts and motivation of ...an accident...or is it a crime...time will tell.
A slick, stylish drama, “Human Capital” starts as a class critique wrapped around a whodunit, and though the mystery elements have overtaken the social assessment by the final third, the pic remains an engrossing, stinging look at aspirational parvenus and the super-rich they emulate. Perfectly cast with actors who give life to very recognizable Italian types, “Capital” confirms Paolo Virzi as one of the more dynamic directors on the peninsula, blending biting commentary with expert narrational skills.
Virzi’s strongest movies, including “Caterina in the Big City” and “Her Whole Life Ahead,” showcase the helmer’s acute understanding of screenwriting along with sharp criticisms of cold-hearted greed: His message is unabashedly leftist, yet without the divisive feel of more polemical directors (which is why “Human Capital” has been attacked by the far left for not going far enough, and by the right for being overly critical of captains of industry). In adapting Stephen Amidon’s novel, replacing Connecticut with the wealthy region of Brianza, near Milan, Virzi and his co-scripters mine local social mores to make the tale extremely Italian while retaining the novel’s potent message of capitalist greed and the chillingly low price put on human life. Variety
Screenwriter: Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzì / Producer: Fabrizio Donvito, Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib / Editor: Cecilia Zanuso / Associate Producer: Lorenzo Gangarossa / Cinematographer: Jérôme Alméras / Executive Producer: Benedetto Habib / Composer: Carlo Virzì, Co-Producer: Philippe Gompel, Birgit Kemner / Cast: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio / Contact: Filmmovement Rebeca Conget firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by
THE DIRECTOR: Italian writer, director, and producer, Paolo Virzì, made his directing debut in 1994 with Living It Up (La bella vita), which was presented at the Venice Film Festival. Among his film credits, Ferie d'agosto (1995) won the David di Donatello Award for the best film of 1996, and Hardboiled Egg (Ovosodo) (1997) won the Grand Special Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 7pm, CP-Hollywood Wednesday, Nov 19, 8pm, CP-Lauderdale
THE IMITATION GAME
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Morten Tyldum • UK / 2014 / 114m / DCP / English
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.
Writer: Graham Moore / Producers: Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman / Production Designer: Maria Djurkovic / Editor: William Goldenberg / Cinematographer: Oscar Faura / Composer: Alexandre Desplat / Principal Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance. Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Mark Strong, Allen leach / Contact: The Weinstein Company
THE DIRECTOR: Tyldum was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He originally wanted to be a musician but abandoned the ambition when he entered film school. Tyldum currently lives in Beverly Hills with his wife Janne and their child. They still maintain a house in Norway.
He had his feature film debut with Buddy in 2003, a film that won great popular and critical acclaim. Previously he had worked in television, music videos, commercials and short films. He had been named Film Talent of the Year by the newspaper Dagbladet in 1999. Since Buddy, he has made the movie Varg Veum - Flan engler (Fallen Angels) in 2008 and Headhunters (Hodejegerne) in 2011. Headhunters is based on the 2008 novel by same name written by Jo Nesbø. It became the highest-grossing Norwegian film of all time. The Imitation Game marks his English-language directorial debut.
Friday, November 14, 10pm, CP-Lauderdale Saturday, November 15, 10pm, CP-Hollywood
JERSEY SHORE MASSACRE
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: PAUL TARNOPOL BRIAN BAYeRL TeRI TARNOPOL
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Paul Tarnopol E USA / 2014 / 88 min / DCP / English
When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided by a bizarre twist of events that catapults them from the sands of Seaside Heights to a secluded house deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Frightened by stories of the legendary Jersey Devil, the local population of Piney’s and a giant dim-witted neighbor, the girls eagerly return to Seaside Heights where they hook-up with five fistpumping delinquents who incessantly disrespect all with their reprehensible behavior. As day turns to night, the group converges at a Seaside bar where they are soon ejected for inciting a dance-floor brawl.
With nowhere else to go, the group retreats to the house in the Pine Barrens for a night of carnal delights.
Cutting edge films are often compared to CITIZEN KANE, BLADE RUNNER, THE GODFATHER, and other heralded films, Those comparisons are not applicable here...but, the film is fun!...deadly fun.
Screenplay: Paul Tarnopol/Goldeneye / Producers: Jenni “Jwoww” Farley, Teri Tarnopol / Associate Producers: Brian Bayerl, Cat Bernier, Jonathan Schroder / Cinematographer: Jay Shropshire / Editor: Brian Bayerl / Composer: David James Rosen / Production Designer: Jonathan Schroder / Art Director: Jackie Goncalves / Principal Cast: Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro / Contact: Teri Tarnopol 305-794-6001 Teritune@aol.com www.jerseyshoremassacre.com twitter.com/jerseyshoremass www.facebook.com/jerseyshoremassacremovie
THE DIRECTOR: Paul Tarnopol is a marketing and distribution specialist with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. As one of the early embracers of digital media, Paul has secured strategic partnerships with iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Google and all other major platforms that provide digital music. As a compilation producer, Paul is best known for the “The Brat Pack Years”, “Booty Jams” and “Stone Cold Metal”, which he produced with WWE’s Stone Cold Steve Austin. In 2012 Paul expanded into the motion picture industry with the production of the horror/comedy “Girls Gone Dead” starring Jerry “The King” Lawler, Linnea Quigley, Ron Jeremy and Beetlejuice from The Howard Stern Show. Paul’s latest film is the horror/comedy “Jersey Shore Massacre” which he wrote, directed and co-executive produced with Jenni “JWoww” Farley. Paul was born in New York City in 1963, graduated from the American University in 1986 and lives in Miami.
Hold The Cuckoo
HOLD THE CUCKOO
SHORT WORLD PREMIERE David Rebollar • USA / 2014 / 9 min / MOV / English U
Two friends are on their way to grab a bite to eat. The driver takes a detour to stake out his girlfriend's house. Screenplay, Producer, Camera & Editor: David Rebollar / Principal Cast: Pablo A. Suarez, Michael Martinez, Joel Marrero / Contact: David Rebollar (305) 332-3747 email@example.com THE DIRECTOR: I am a twenty-five year old mechanical designer for a biomedical engineering company who has finally made his first short film. I have always wanted too, and I have finally dipped my feet in filmmaking. I am happy I did. Plays with JeRSeY SHORe MASSACRe November 14
Thursday, Nov 13, 7:45pm, CP-Lauderdale Friday, Nov 14, 8:45pm, CP-Hollywood
LOST IN KARASTAN
SPeCIAL GUeST: MIKe DOWNeY
Ben U Hopkins Georgia / 2014 / DCP / English
Indie Film Director Emil D Miller (Matthew Macfadyen) is down on his luck. Washed-up and mentally unstable. An illustrious start - Academy Award for best short, Hollywood acclaim - has fizzled out into a series of meetings with pretentious advertising types. Jenny, his agent wants him to do some adverts. Maria, his cleaner, wants him to buy more toilet duck. He needs a change.
So when he receives an invitation to the Embassy of the Autonomous Republic of Karastan, he decides to go. Besides, the champagne is free. Little does he know that this could be the start of something big. Something Epic.
At the party President Aleluyev invites him to a film festival in the newly formed Republic of Karastan to attend a retrospective of Emilâ€™s films. Emil is a little surprised - especially as the festival takes place in one week. Still , what has he got to lose? Besides, it gives him a chance to spend more time with Chulpan, the quick, clever and beautiful film representative. So he leaves behind Wolfgang, the dog, and heads to Karastan. The retrospective goes well. He meets Christopher Lambert - famous, handsome and on a permanent bender. After a crazy few days during which Lambert propositions him, Chulpan flirts with him and Emil screens his sophisticated adult film to an audience of bemused children, at least Emil is having fun. And the President asks him to direct Tanat, the movie - a huge epic film telling the story of Karastani fourteenth century medieval hero and founder.
In spite of some doubts Emil agrees. He is being followed by a mysterious shadow, the local film makers are hostile - why is a foreigner making their national epic? And there seems to be some insurrection in the country. But, like all film-makers, Emil is a genius at ignoring inconvenient reality.
Writers: Ben Hopkins and Pawel Pawlikowski / Producers: Mike Downey, Vladimer Katharava, Sam Taylor / Composer: Andreas Lucas / Cinematographer: JĂśrg Gruber / Editor: Alan Levy / Production Designers: Mamuka Esadze, Kote Japaridze / Principal Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, MyAnna Buring, Noah Taylor, Ali Cook, Richard van Weyden / Contact: Stealth Media firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by
KenPernaDesign.com THE DIRECTOR: Ben Hopkins is a screenwriter, film-maker and novelist. Born in Hong Kong. Grown in North London. Educated at Oxford and the Royal College of Art. Has lived in London and Istanbul. Now lives in Berlin. Speaks English, German, Italian, Turkish and French. His films include features and shorts, fiction and documentary, and have won awards at festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Antalya and Sitges. Works predominantly as a screenwriter, writing films in all genres for other directors.
Saturday, Nov 15, 7pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr Sunday, Nov 16, 4pm, CP-Hollywood Monday, Nov 17, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale
Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor F Israel / 2013 / 100 min / DCP / Hebrew w/English sub-titles
This is the story of a 78-year-old Greek man and his Hasidic rapper son, who have been estranged for many years. They embark together on a road trip from Israel to Greece searching for an old magician who saved the father's life during World War II. The journey leads them to absurd encounters, and ultimately brings them to a final confrontation of father and son.
Magic Men” is one of those films that does just that – provides us with untouchable magical moments. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, or it will make you angry, but in the 100 minutes while sitting in the theatre you won’t be able to shake the feeling that someone really made an effort to better understand the basic core of what makes us humans.
“Magic Men” is not the first nor the last film that deals with the relationships between parents and children, between men and women or between belief and the lack of it. But it is a film that magically makes the viewers acknowledge the power, complexity and beauty of these relationships, and by doing so, it will not leave you indifferent. Dalit Nmeirovski, Telavivian, 30/3/14 Awards: Audience Award - Maui International Film Festival, Hawaii, 2014 Best Actor - Makram Khouri, Israeli Academy Awards 2013
Janet Schwartz & Irwin Levenstein
Producers: Amitan Menelzon, Shemi Shoenfeld / Screenplay: Erez Tadmor, Guy Nattiv and Sharon Maymon / Cinematography: Benji Cohen / Editing: Einat Glazer Zarhin / Music: Opir Leybobitz / Art Director: Nitsa Rosenthalis Lavi / Wardrobe Designer: Shiran Cohen / Original Score: Ophir Leibovitch / Cast: Makram J. Khoury, Zohar Strauss, Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis / Contact: Lauren Sirt email@example.com
Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv are graduates of the Film and Television Department at The Camera Obscura School of Arts. Their short films Strangers (2007) and Offside (2006) have won awards at international festivals, including the Best Short Film Award at Sundance for Strangers, as well as being short listed for the Oscars. Their feature debut Strangers was screened at the Sundance and Tribeca Festivals. Separately, Nattiv wrote and directed Mabul (The Flood) in 2010 (FLIFF 2010), which won the Generations Award at the Berlin Film Festival & Thessaloniki Audience Award andTadmor directed A Matter of Size in 2009 (FLIFF 2009) which was at Tribeca, won the audience award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival and was the opening film at the Jerusalem Festival. Filmography (Tadmor): Strangers (2007), Big Story (2009), Mabul (2010)
Saturday, Nov 8, 9pm, CP-Lauderdale Sunday, Nov 9, 8pm, CP-Hollywood
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Josef Kubota Wladyka E Colombia / 2014 / 82 min / DCP / Spanish w/English sub-titles
We learn Jacobo and Delio are brothers who are so different yet find themselves reunited, in the same effort after years of estrangement, Each, in his own different way, has tried to eke out an existence in the brutal coastal fishing villages that pop up almost anonymously along rugged fringe of Colombia. Now the brothers are trying to do what most assume is the normal vocational training for Colombian young men...smuggle drugs, make a quick score, and ooze back into the jungle to coast for a while. Oh, if only it were that easy. MANOS SUCIAS is one of the most thrilling and realistic films to share the screen at the 29th FLIFF. At a brisk 82 minutes, Wladyka puts us behind the eyes of his young cast so effortlessly, we feel our lives are on the line along with Delio and Jacobo. So pack the Dramamine and maybe a clean pair of undies...it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
Writers: Josef Wladyka, Alan Blanco / Producers: Elena Greenlee, Márcia Nunes / Cinematographer: Alan Blanco / Music: Scott Thorough / Cast: Cristian James Abvincula, Jarlin Javier Martinez, Manuel David Riascos, Hadder Blandon / Contact: Christine D’Souza firstname.lastname@example.org
SPeCIAL GUeST: JOSeF KUBOTA WLADYKA
THE DIRECTOR: Brooklyn-based Joseph Kubota Wladyka is a Faculty Fellow and MFA candidate at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He was the 2010 recipient of the Spike Lee Fellowship Award, which provided mentorship and funds for his first feature. That debut, Manos Sucias, is the recipient of two SFFS/KRF filmmaking grants
Sunday, Nov 16, 8pm, CP-Hollywood Friday, Nov 21, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale
NON PRESENT TIME
UNITED STATES PREMIERE Mykolas Vildziunas F Lithuania / 2014 / 81 min / DVD / Lituanian w/English sub-titles
“Non Present Time” tells a story of a young man’s confusion in present times. The protagonist Tadas (30) is looking for answers to questions that are relevant to many of his peers, coming of age in between nostalgic socialist childhood dreams and the ideals pushed by a young democracy, relentlessly rushing forward.
Tadas is in a troubled relationship with his wife, a reserved one with his parents, and his relationship with friends…? There just isn’t any. His life is fast-paced, with a joint of weed being his only option to relax. There is no way out from the rut but down until one day Tadas drives off the road on his way to another business trip. He is put to the hospital, where time stops for him. Doctors aren’t telling what’s wrong with him, his parents look worried and on top of that, a childhood friend he hasn’t seen in ages shows up out of the blue sky. In an atmosphere of conspiracy, everyone speaks about the complicated “situation”, talking in clues, awkward glances and vague words. Tadas seems the only one who isn’t familiar with the “situation” they are talking about. Even though, he feels fine, he is insistingly kept in the hospital. Later he is visited by an officer investigating the accident. Apparently, Tadas wasn’t driving alone, there was a young woman sitting next to him, who is currently in a coma. The officer keeps her name secret. Tadas claims the accident was caused by a cyclist who appeared on the highway in front of him but the officer assures him there was no side-road. Is everything really what Tadas thinks it is?
Writer: Mykolas Vildziunas / Producer: Dagne Vildziunaite / Asst Directors: Tomas Smulkis, Asta Tumaite / Cinematographers: Audrius Budrys, Feliksas Abrukauskas / Editor: Kostas Radlinskas / Principal Cast: Tadas, Gryn, Toma Vaskeviciute, Valentinas Novopolskis / Contact: Asta Tumaite email@example.com
THE DIRECTOR: Mykolas Vildziunas is an actor and director, known for Non-Present Time (2014), Fireheart: The Legend of Tadas Blinda (2011) and Magpie 2 (2010). He has been in relationship with Lithuanian opera singer Asmik Grigorian since 2011. And he has a daughter (born 2008) with Dagne. Other than that, we don’t know too much about Mykolas.
Sunday, Nov 16, 5pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr Monday, Nov 17, 7pm, CP-Hollywood Tuesday, Nov 18, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale
ORO VERDE GREEN GOLD
Mohammed Soudani U Switzerland / 2014 / 90 min / DCP / Italian w/English sub-titles
Liberally inspired by a true story that took place in the Tessin at the beginning of the 2000’s.
Mario is an unemployed engineer, a victim of the economic crisis. Discouraged by the employment offerings, that do not correspond at all with his experience and capabilities, and demoralized by the innumerous financial obligations accumulated in precedence, he decides to organize the robbery of the century. The police had just stored in a military facility the largest quantity of cannabis ever seized in Switzerland, and it would be burned shortly. Mario decides to put together a gang to ‘substitute’ the cannabis with common hay without anybody being the wiser: in short, the physical evidence disappears, the crime also disappears...
Mario searches among those he knows for the possible and trustworthy members of the gang: Ivan, Augusto, Leo, Monica, ‘The Professor’, each of them more improbable and desperate than the other, they accept Mario’s plan, all of them convinced to have in their hands the “oro verde” (green gold) that will change definitively their lives.
Producer: Tiziana Soudani / Writer: Lara Fremder, Walter Pozzi, davide Pinardi / Cinematography: Pietro Zuercher / Editing: Jacopo Quadri / Location Sound Mix: Christophe Giovannoni / Sound Editing: Daniela Bassani, Stefano Grosso, Marzia Cordò / Music: Maria Bonzanigo / Costumes: Kay Devanthey-Giovannoni / Principal Cast: Fausto Sciarappa, Giorgia Wurth, Carlos Leal, Ignazio Oliva, Leonardo Nigro, Gaia Parisi, Diego Gaffuri / Contact: Tiziana Soudani firstname.lastname@example.org www.oroverde-ilfilm.ch
THE DIRECTOR: Born in 1949 in El-Asnam, Algeria. Joint Swiss and Algerian citizenship. Since 1972, Hhe has lived in Switzerland. Attended the IDHEC (Institut des Hautes Écoles Cinématographiques), Paris. Cameraman and director of photography. 1980 Studies in the USA. In 1987 he began working as a producer and director of photography for the Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) and for several other companies. 1998 Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film exaequo for “Waalo Fendo (là où la terre gèle)”. Lecturer at the SUPSI (École Universitaire Supérieure de la Suisse Italienne). ORO VERDE is his 22nd film as director.
Thursday, Nov 20, 9pm, CP-Hollywood Saturday, Nov 22, 8:30pm, Miramar Cultural Ctr
PAPITA MANI TOSTON
UNITED STATES PREMIERE F
Luis Carlos Hueck • Venezuela / 2014 / 100 min / DCP / Spanish w/English sub-titles
When Andrés, a lifelong fan from Leones del Caracas receives by mistake tickets for the VIP area of the Navegantes del Magallanes, he doesn’t imagine that he will meet Julissa, the number one fan of his rivals. They both fall in love but to be together, they will have to pretend to be fans of the opposing team, getting their families and friends confused and angry, causing the awkwardly funny situations.
Producers: Escotilla Films, Factor RH, CNAC / Co Producers: WATTO POST – Hook Brothers / Associate Producers: Producciones La Cotufa / Executive Producer: Carolina Martínez / Screenwriter: Luis Carlos Hueck / Cinematographer: Closed Eye Visuals / Line Producer: María Carolina Agüero / Post Production Director: Rodrigo Jiménez / Film Editors: Jonathan Pellicer / Diego Cardier / Art Director: Yvo Hernández / Producer: Rodolfo Cova / Casting: Mireya Guanipa / Visual Effects: Watto Post / Music: Elik Álvarez / Sound Design: Gustavo Gonzále / Principal Cast: Jean Pierre Agostini, Miguelángel Landa, José Roberto Díaz , Juliette Pardau, Antonieta Colón, Vicente Peña, Juan Andrés Belgrave, Vantroy Sánchez, Ana Karina Terrero, Emilio Lovera, Pedro “Budú” Pérez, Elías Muñoz, Orlando Ruggiero / Contact: Federico Carmona email@example.com Facebook : Papitamanitoston Twitter : @PapitaManiToston Sponsored by
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SPeCIAL GUeST: LUIS CARLOS HUeCK
THE DIRECTOR: Luis Carlos is Director and Founder of the Production Company Escotilla Films. He has experience as a Director abroad and has participated in national productions as part of the cast. Luis studied Business Administration at Universidad Metropolitana, he also did courses in Film Direction and Production at Los Angeles City College, The Hollywood Institute, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has worked for Fox Sports and Telemundo, among others. His short films have been selected in Film Festivals along Mexico, USA and Colombia. In 2010, Gana con Ella is selected as Best Comedy Short Film in the Los Angeles Award “1era Noche de los Cortos”, and also received “People’s Choice Award” in UCLA Shorts Film Festival. In 2008, he won the award for script development of CNAC (Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía – Venezuela) with his Opera Prima Papita Maní Tostón, which was filmed on 2012 and released on 2013, becoming the Top Venezuelan Film box-office earner in the history of the country. Papita Maní Tostón talks about us, our fever for baseball, do whatever it takes for love, the importance of family, of the childhood friends that stay with us forever. It talks about the good things that distinguish us, and of course, the eternal fight between the rivals... all of this with the seal “Made in Venezuela”.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 8pm, CP-Lauderdale Saturday, Nov 15, 4:15pm, CP-Hollywood Saturday, Nov 22, 2:30pm, Miramar Cultural Ctr
WORLD PREMIERE Max Rousseau U USA / 2013 / 80 min / DCP / English
When Grace's father brings a foreign maid into their conventional home, the life she's accustomed to is shaken by a dark secret... and her own repressed past. Since her mother passed away, Grace has become a surrogate parent in the house, taking care of her younger brother, Matthew, and tending to her father, Leigh. When Leigh hires a foreign maid, Mariela, Grace's life is thrown off balance. She begins to notice mysterious changes in her father, as well as signs of trauma and abuse in Mariela. As these things become too disturbing to ignore, she begins to suspect that something is taking place far more sinister than she could have ever imagined.
“Pembroke Circle” is a coming of age story. Grace discovers the dark side of her world. Growing up in suburban America, she believes that her environment is perfect. Her false sense of security slowly shatters as the film progresses. Having lost her mother, she desperately wants to keep what is left of her family “intact”, but she can’t deny that something is not right in her house.
Screenplay: Max Rousseau / Producer: Max Rousseau / Cinematographer: Geoffrey Levy / Editor: Kyle Prince / Composer: Matt Bukaty / Production Designer: Elizabeth Sutphin / Principal Cast: Sarah Sculco, Kenny Babel, Laura Mejia, Aaron Villanueva, Michael Berthold, Corey Calamis / Contact: Max Rousseau www.pembrokecircle.com @PembrokeCircle www.facebook.com/PembrokeCircle
THE DIRECTOR: Max Rousseau was born in Kingston, Jamaica and has wanted to be a Director and Producer ever since the age of 9. He directed five short films during his undergraduate tenure at the University of Central Florida. Two of his short films were chosen to represent the school in the 2008 and 2010 UCF Film FiveStories DVDs. His most recent short film, “Opus”, premiered at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival. He graduated from the UCF M.F.A. Film program in 2013. Max’s graduate thesis, Pembroke Circle, is his first feature film.
SPeCIAL GUeST: MAx ROUSSeAU
UNITED STATES PREMIERE F Moshen Makhmalbaf Georgia / 2014 / 105 min / Georgina w/English sub-titles
The President tells the story of a dictator who comes face to face with the people he previously subjugated.
The President and his family rule their land with an iron fist, enjoying lives of luxury and leisure at the expense of their population's misery. When a coup d'ĂŠtat overthrows his brutal rule and the rest of his family flees the country by plane, The President is suddenly left to care for his young grandson and forced to escape. Now the countryâ€™s most wanted fugitive with a bounty on his head, The President begins a perilous journey with the boy, criss-crossing the country to reach the sea where a ship waits to bring them to safety. Posing as street musicians and traveling together with the people who suffered for years under the dictatorship, the fallen President and the innocent child will be exposed first hand to the hardships that inspired unanimous hatred for the regime. Principal Cast: Misha Gomiashvili, Dachi Orvelashvili
THE DIRECTOR: Moshen Makhmalbaf born May 29, 1957) is an Iranian film director, writer, film editor, and producer. He has made more than 20 feature films, won some 50 awards and been a jury in more than 15 major film festivals. His award-winning films include Kandahar, and his latest film is the The Gardener. Makhmalbaf's films have been widely presented at international film festivals in the past ten years. The director belongs to the new wave movement of Iranian cinema. Time selected Makhmalbaf's 2001 film Kandahar as one of the top 100 films of all time. In 2006, he was a member of the Jury at the Venice Film Festival.
Makhmalbaf left Iran in 2005 shortly after the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and has lived in Paris since the events of the 2009 Iranian presidential election.
Makhmalbaf is a major figure in Iranian cinema. His films have explored the relationship between the individual and a larger social and political environment. As a result, his work serves as an extended commentary on the historical progression of the Iranian state and its people. Makhmalbaf has worked in several genres, from realist films to fantasy and surrealism, minimalism, and large frescoes of everyday life, with a predilection (common to Iranian directors) for the themes of childhood and cinema.
Monday, Nov 10, 8pm, CP-Lauderdale Tuesday, Nov 11, 8pm, CP-Hollywood
SOMBRAS DE AZUL SHADES OF BLUE
EAST COAST PREMIERE W
Kelly Daniela Norris Cuba-Mexico-USA / 2013 / 97 min / BluRay / Spanish w/English subtitles
Attempting to resolve a traumatic event in her life, Maribel, a young Mexican woman, books a one-way ticket to the place she'd always dreamt of going – Cuba. Exploring the streets of Havana, Maribel attempts to escape her grief, but the city’s rhythms and strangers just serve to trigger tortured ruminations and memories. Only when she bonds with Eusebio – a petty thief and skilled woodcarver – does Maribel begin to face her demons. As the two leave Havana to traverse Cuba, Maribel recognizes a growing attraction between them, and must decide whether to open herself up to love and loss once again.
In her feature film debut, director Kelly Daniela Norris weaves narrative, travelogue, and memory to craft an elegy to her own brother.
Screenplay: Kelly Daniela Norris / Producers: Kelly Daniela Norris, Travis Pittman, Elena Molina / Cinematographer: Robert Geile / Editor: Travis Pittman / Principal Cast: Seedne Bujaidar, Yasmani Guerrero, Charlotta Mohlin, Lieter Ledesma / Contact: Travis Pittman - (415) 601-3539 - firstname.lastname@example.org www.shadesofbluefilm.com @SombrasDeAzul www.facebook.com/sombrasdeazul Sponsored by
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THE DIRECTOR: Norris graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with degrees in Film and Psychology, and taught for 3 years in the South Bronx with Teach for America. In 2008, she cofounded Rasquaché Film Productions, dedicated to the realization of personally and socially relevant narrative films. She shot her first feature, SOMBRAS DE AZUL, on-location in Cuba. SOMBRAS won an Audience Award at its premiere at the Austin Film Festival. She is currently in post-production on her second feature, NAKOM – shot in a remote village in Ghana – which addresses familial and generational strain in the developing world.
SPeCIAL GUeST: KeLLY DANIeLLA NORRIS
Tuesday, Nov 11, 7pm, CP-Lauderdale Thursday, Nov 13, 7pm, CP-Hollywood
FLORIDA PREMIERE Kristian Levring • Denmark / 2014 / 89 min / DCP / F English & Danish w/English sub-titles In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
It's no longer really much of a bold move to call Mads Mikkelsen one of the finest actors working in the world today. A consummate thespian, his performances are always intoxicating to watch, be they in silly pulp-populism when playing Bond's nemesis in Casino Royale, to his devastating turn in the Oscar-nominated, Thomas Vinterberg directed film The Hunt. For if The Salvation is not a perfect film, it's pretty damn close to being one.
Told with a raw, wry determination, the writers Anders Thomas Jensen (another from the Dogme mix) and Levring have provided a showcase custom made for Mikkelsen, mixing the likes of Eastwood and Wayne into a new kind of archetype. Mads' expressive face, micro twitches of his eyes providing the subtlest of clues of the gears grinding away beneath the surface. The story is at its core a revenge film, and crafts one just as compellingly as Eastwood's own deconstruction of the Western myth in Unforgiven. To Levring's credit he pays tribute to the past while very much making the film its own thing, never falling prey to parody or homage. There's bouts of brutality and even some elements that lean towards the pulp end of the genre, but the film never falls prey to the easy way out. TWITCH, Jason Gorber, Featured Critic
Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen | Kristian Levring / Producers: Michael Auret | Sisse Graum Jørgensen / Cinematographer: Jens Schlosser / Editor: Pernille Bech Christensen / Production Designer: Jørgen Munk / Composer: Kasper Winding / Principal Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Douglas Henshall, Jonathan Pryce / Contact: Jeff Reichert IFC Films Jeff.Reichert@ifcfilms.com
THE DIRECTOR: Levring graduated in editing at the National Film School of Denmark and has edited a large number of documentaries and features besides directing feature films, among these, Et skud fra hjertet (1986). He is the recipient of some 23 Danish and international awards for his commercials. The King is Alive (Dogme 4) is his third feature film. The King is Alive tells the story of a mixed group of tourists in Namibia, Africa, whose bus breaks down in a remote, abandoned village. Facing starvation, dehydration, cabin fevetr, and death, one of the group decides to stage a production of Shakespeare's King Lear and casts the others as characters. As the thin veneer of civilized behavior breaks down, the group experiences the absurdity of putting on a play (for no audience except one lone indigenous man) in such dire and fatal circumstances. The King is Alive is a fascinating study in the dark heart of people under extreme stress. Levring's next film, The Intended, is set in the jungle of Borneo in the 1920s, it concerns an isolated English settlement/ivory trading station. The Salvation premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.THE DIRECTOR: Ben Hopkins is a screenwriter, film-maker and novelist. Born in Hong Kong. Grown in North London. Educated at Oxford and the Royal College of Art. Has lived in London and Istanbul. Now lives in Berlin. Speaks English, German, Italian, Turkish and French. His films include features and shorts, fiction and documentary, and have won awards at festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Antalya and Sitges. Works predominantly as a screenwriter, writing films in all genres for other directors.
Saturday, Nov 8, 7pm, CP-Lauderdale Sunday, Nov 9, 4pm, CP-Hollywood
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE E
Sean Gullette â€˘ Morocco / 2013 / 82 min / DCP / English & Arabic w/English sub-titles
Intoxicating, sinister, mysterious Tangiers is the launching pad for this slick suspense ride into desperation and ambition.
Malika is an up & coming rock n roller with an all girl band. She scraps and scrabbles on the street to survive using a brew of street smarts and moxie.
Things all of sudden turn promising and it appears as if her band is finally going to get a record deal with a tour that will hopefully take her out of this god-forsaken cesspool. All she needs is to get a recording studio to make her a demo of the band...but that is a herculean bill to fill. She needs money, considerable money to get the demo recorded...and, of course she needs to find, cajole, grab cash any way she can. You donâ€™t need to know more...but I will tell you, you are in for one of the slickest, most wonderfully scripted white knuckle rides of all time. Director Sean Gullette has crafted a magnificent tale that keeps you involved mentally (and at times physically!). So as Margo Channing (Bette Davis) is famous for saying, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night."
Screenwriter: Sean Gullette / Producer: Karim Debbagh, Sean Gullette, Audrey Rosenberg / Editor: Sabine Hoffman / Cinematographer: Benoit Peverelli, Niko Tavernise / Executive Producer: Sharjah Art Foundation / Composer: Nathan Larson / Sound Re-recording: Jacob Ribicoff / Sound Design: Jacob Ribicoff / Cast: Chaimae Ben Acha, Soufia Issami, Nadia Niazi, Driss Roukhe, Mourade Zeguendi / Contact: Rebeca Sponsored by Conget, Filmmovement, email@example.com
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SPeCIAL GUeST: SeAN GULLeTTe
THE DIRECTOR: Gullette was born in Boston, the son of Margaret Leslie, a cultural critic and writer, and David George Gullette, a professor of English. Gullette lives in Tangier, Morocco, and in addition to his film work is the founder of the 212 Society, a US non-profit which supports cultural and educational projects in Morocco, including The Cinematheque de Tanger and Darna. The 212 Society takes its name from the 212 telephone codes of its home city and adoptive country. Gullette and photographer Yto Barrada have a daughter, Vega.
His professional work in film began in 1998, when he co-wrote and played the lead role in the award-winning Pi, directed by longtime collaborator Darren Aronofsky. He has since played principal and supporting roles in some twenty films including Brad Anderson's Happy Accidents (with Vincent D'Onofrio and Marisa Tomei) and Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream (with Jennifer Connelly), the German film Toskana Karrussel (with Susanna Lothar) and as a guest actor on network TV dramas. His occasional theater work has included the lead in the New York premiere of Susan Sandler's If I Were a Train.
Tuesday, Nov 11, 12:45pm, CP-Lauderdale Tuesday, Nov 11, 6pm, CP-Hollywood Thursday, Nov 20, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale
UNDER THE SAME SUN
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Sameh Zoabi E Israel / 2013 / 75 min / HDCam / Arabic & Hebrew w/English sub-titles
The film is set in the near future. It is the highly dramatic story of two businessmen, Shaul Cohen, an Israeli, and Nizar Ahmad, a Palestinian. They set out to make money and wind up making peace. They must deal with strong opposition to cooperating and overcome hostility from the people around them. They work together to set up a solar energy company. An Israeli journalist writes an article describing their venture. Subsequently, Nizar is the subject of fierce attacks on Facebook and from his own family for promoting “normalization” with Israelis.
The film’s producer is Amir Harel, an Israeli who produced the Academy Award-nominated “Paradise Now,” and the director is Sameh Zoabi, a Palestinian who directed “Man without a Cell Phone.”
Producers: Amir Harel, John Marks (Executive Producer), Suheir Rasul and Sharon Rosen, (Associate Producer) /s Co-Producers: Lama Film and Common Ground Productions / Cast: Ali Suliman, Yossi Marshek / Contact: Dov GilHar, Israeli Films, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECTOR: Born in 1975 and raised in Iksal, a small village near the city of Nazareth, Israel. In 1998 Zoabi graduated from Tel Aviv University with a double degree in Film Studies and English Literature. The following year he was a wareded a three-year merit scholarship, which he used to pursue a Master’s Degree at Columbia University. In February 2005, he completed his M.F.A in Film Direction at Columbia’s School of the Arts. Zoabi has directed and written several narrative short films, as well as the full-length “Man without a Cell Phone.”
Friday, Nov 14, 7:30pm, CP-Lauderdale Saturday, Nov 15, 5pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr
VIVA LA LIBERTA
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Roberto Ando • Italy / 2014 / 94 min / DCP / Italian w/English sub-titles
In this comedy/drama, both elegant and chilling, we have a story about world politics. The great Toni Servillo (THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE, THE GREAT BEAUTY) defies expectations playing two roles, imbuing each character with brilliant nuance and astonishing attention to detail. In the first, he personifies political failure in the role of the disgraced ideologue and party leader, Enrico Oliveri. In the second, he embodies the shrewd genius of a madman as Oliveri’s unhinged twin brother who seizes control of the nation amidst the void of his brother’s disappearance.
As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face the failure of his party and his nation, Oliveri vanishes into the night. The party leadership tries to hedge for time by concealing Oliveri’s disappearance with a series of acrobatic sidesteps. In a desperate move, right hand man Andrea Bottini seeks out Oliveri’s look-alike twin brother, Giovanni Ernani, a prolific author and philosopher who is freshly released from an insane asylum. Slowly and steadily, Giovanni insinuates himself into his brother’s public persona, impersonating Oliveri’s every tick and mannerism exquisitely – yet slightly imperfectly.
As director Andò shifts between the failure of the sincere intellectual and the heroics of a madman, he probes the driving forces behind our contemporary global political reality leaving behind a rich web of questions in this unpredictable and provocative thriller.
Producer: Angelo Barbagallo / Editing: Clelio Benevento / Production Design: Gianni Carluccio / Original Music: Marco Betta / Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi , Michela Cescon, Gianrico Tedeschi, Eric Nguyen / Contact: Clemence Taillandier Sponsored by email@example.com
Joe Annunziata & Shirley Scavetta
THE DIRECTOR: Born in Palermo, Andò debuted as assistant director, working with Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Michael Cimino and Francesco Rosi, among others. In 1986 he debuted on stage directing La foresta-radicelabirinto, a puppet theater work based on an Italo Calvino's original story and with puppets drawn by Renato Guttuso. After several documentary films, Andò made his feature debut film in 2000, with Il manoscritto del Principe, produced by Giuseppe Tornatore. His debut novel, Il trono vuoto, won the Campiello prize for best first work; from the novel he derived the film Viva la libertà, with whom he won the David di Donatello for Best Script and the Nastro d'Argento for Best Screenplay.
Saturday, Nov 8, 8pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 9, 7pm, CP-Lauderdale Sunday, Nov 16, 7pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Frank Hall Green USA / 2014 / 98 min / DCP / English
Mackenzie is a fourteen year old girl whose father died last year. When her struggling mother checks herself into a recovery center, she sends Mackenzie from their Seattle home to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. The situation becomes complicated and Mackenzie decides to split – at first to get away, and ultimately to get home. In a determined effort to escape Juneau, she only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. With no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, a man with scars of his own, into the wilderness.
WILDLIKE is ripe with tension and thrilling suspense. It is an overwhelmingly beautiful and intoxicating tale of two strangers who cross paths in the wilderness of the Alaskan frontier.
Screenplay: Frank Hall Green / Producers: Frank Hall Green, Julie Christeas, Schuyler Weiss, Joseph Stephans, Christine Vachon / Cinematographer: Hillary Spera / Editor: Mako Kamitsuna / Composer: Daniel Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans / Production Designer: Chad Keith / Art Director: Jonathan Guggenheim / Principal Cast: Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Ann Dowd, Nolan Gerard Funk, Diane Farr, Teddy Kyle Smith / Contact: Frank Hall Green 917-687-1817, firstname.lastname@example.org www.wildlikefilm.com : @WildlikeFilm www.facebook.com/wildlike Sponsored by
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SPeCIAL GUeSTS: FRANK HALL GReeN JOSePH STePHANS
THE DIRECTOR: Frank Hall Green is a film producer, writer and director. His directorial debut feature WILDLIKE. He is currently producing the adaptation of BOY21 by Matthew Quick (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom (WHATS EATING GILBERT GRAPE, CIDER HOUSE RULES) and REMITTANCE, the sophomoric feature of writing/directing team Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly (DAVID). Recently, he produced GHETTO KLOWN on HBO, the award-winning oneman show of John Leguizamo. He was a producer on ALLEGIANCE starring Aiden Quinn, Bow Wow, Seth Gabel and Pablo Schreiber and 1-900-TONIGHT starring John Turturro based on the film by Theo Van Gogh, among others. Frank cut his teeth producing many short films and has an MBA from NYU’s Tisch School of Film & Television. Before NYU’s graduate film program, Frank worked in Venture Capital and emerging technology. He is also an alumnus of NYU’s Gallatin School, an avid backpacker and a member of MENSA.
Friday, November 14, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale Tuesday, Nov 18, 7pm, CP-Hollywood
A reception, included in the ticket price precedes each screening 1 hour prior to showtime.
ART OF COMMUNITY
WORLD PREMIERE U For Good . For Ever.
Tas Salini • USA / 2014 / 27 min / HDCam / English
The Art of Community documentary examines a unique Community Foundation of Broward program that addresses community problems and nurtures civic-engagement by bringing diverse residents, sectors and organizations together through the use of arts. Filmmakers spent well over a year documenting exciting and challenging projects using art to make Broward better.
Screenplay: Tas Salini & Glenn Weiss / Producers: Thor Barraclough & Tas Salini / Cinematographers: Alex DeStefino, Roberto Garcia, Adam Heim / Editor: Giovanni Costa / Line Producer: Alexandra Bello / Exec Producers: Sheri S. Brown, Linda B. Carter, Josh Kanies / Contact: Thor Barraclough, TBarraclough@cfbroward.org, 954-761-9503; Tas Salini, email@example.com, 954-234-4134, www.ssproductions.net SPeCIAL GUeSTS: TAS SALINI, THOR BARRACLOUGH, SHeRI BROWN, LINDA B. CARTeR
THE DIRECTOR: Tas Salini is a producer, writer and director, who has directed over 100 music videos that have aired on TV worldwide. He has produced and directed 6 docs that include ‘A 20 Year Journey’ featuring the Grammy winners Inner Circle and the award-winning doc ‘The Pan Am Story’ about the legendary airline that aired on PBS. Salini’s romantic comedy feature ‘Gringo Wedding’ premiered at FLIFF and was released theatrically. Salini is a professor at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale.
LOS OLVIDADOS (THE FORGOTTEN) David Feldman • Mexico-USA / 2014 / 14 min / MOV / English
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
The story of Ramiro Gomez, a Los Angeles street artist who garnered the attention of The LA Times, NPR, CNN, and other media outlets. This attention emerged after Gomez, having taken a job as a nanny in Beverly Hills, began to create life-size cardboard representations of the migrant gardeners, housekeepers, and nannies he works alongside, and place them in front of houses around affluent neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills and Bel Air.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Gomez felt these migrant workers were being overlooked, forgotten, for their contribution to the pristine lives and lifestyles of people in these neighborhoods. These are the same migrants who have endured tremendous hardship crossing into the U.S., simply to cut grass, park cars, clean houses, and care for others children.
Producers: Aaron I. Butler / Cinematographer & Editor: David Feldman / Composer: David Frank Long / Featuring: David Feldman / Contact: David Feldman (323) 610-3579 LosOlvidadosFilm.com https://www.facebook.com/LosOlvidadosMovie?ref=br_tf
THE DIRECTOR: David Feldman was born in Philadelphia in 1975. After graduating Temple University, he moved to L.A. He has worked as both an on such TV including: Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, Medium, True Blood, The Following, and most recently the HBO show, Getting On. His work has been featured on PolicyMic and Public Radio International’s “The World.” Los Olvidados is David’s directorial debut.
Saturday, Nov 8, 4pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 16, 8:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
THE COMEDICNESS: QUEST FOR THE ESSENCE
Kel Thompson U / English USA / 2014 / 30 min / DVD
Comedicness is an introspective look at what makes comedy funny. Host Jesse Furman interviews comedians and entertainers from a broad spectrum of comedy platforms including regionally famous, and a national headliner. The interviews are interspersed with their live performances to give the viewer an intimate look at the nuances and subtleties behind the humor.
Writer & Producer: Kel Thompson / Cinematographers: Jim Wrocklage, Danny Degennaro, Kel Thompson / Editor: Darnell Peacock, Danny Degennary, Kel Thompson / Featuring: Jesse Furman,Tom Cotter, Ken Miller, Kevin Rolston, Virginia Sinicki, Jason Pennington / Contact: Kel Thompson, Comedicness.com, http://www.AmericasProductionCompany.com, @Comedicness, @KelThompson1, Kel@AmericasProductionCompany.com, 561-843-6941
THE DIRECTOR: Kel Thompson is the owner of America’s Production Company, a TV, Film, Photo, Video and Event production company located in Boca Raton.
WORLD PREMIERE HUNTING U
Brian Connors • USA / 2014 / 22 min / BluRay / English
GOOD HEALTH HUNTING is a colorful, fast-paced reality show about life, death, sickness, health, nutrition, crazy people -- and an occasional sane one. MODERN FAMILY meets MASH at THE OFFICE . Based on the medical practice of DR DAVID VASTOLA .
Producers: Good Health Hunting LLC Cinematographer: John Schellenger Editor: Greg Jocoy / Cast: David L. Vastola, Gail Vastola, Angela Giraldo, Michelle Dingus, Ariel Ramos, Kathy Fee, Luz Yinh, Ying Yuan, Gail Combs, The 3 Dogs: Patrick Vastola, P.D. Vastola, Katie Vastola / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 310-395-2114 818-601-7701 brianconnorsproductions.com
SPECIAL GUEST: DAVID VASTOLA
THE DIRECTOR: Brian Connors has had a long career as an actor which eventually evolved into writing, directing and producing.This fall Brian appears opposite KEVIN COSTNER in the Disney film MCFARLAND. He's been featured on LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER SVU, THE RICHES, THE HANDLER and CLOSE TO HOME . Brian wrote and directed GOOD MEN starring Ed Asner & Mark Rydell which screened at numerous film festivals including FLIFF.
Thursday, Nov 13, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale Friday, Nov 21, 6pm, CP-Hollywood
SPeCIAL GUeST: KURT MILLeR
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE THE CURRENT: EXPLORE THE E HEALING POWERS OF THE OCEAN Kurt Miller • Bahamas-MexicoTonga-U.S. Outlying Islands / 2014 / 46 min / BluRay / English
‘The Current’ showcases inspiring adaptive athletes, public figures, and athlete ambassadors and wounded military veteran Jesse Murphree – who have volunteered their efforts in support of this inspiring adaptive water sports film.
Through water sports such as, surfing, scuba diving, free-diving, and ocean kayaking alongside whales and dolphins in exotic locations, each individual cast member shares inspirational stories of perseverance, while reflecting on the bonds of friendship; ultimately revealing the power of the human spirit and the importance of protecting the ocean and embracing its healing potential.
Writer, Co-Director & Editor: Hans Rosenwinkel / Producer: Kurt Miller / Cinematographer: Lawrence Curtis, Jesse Plaky / Addl Camera: Jon Firestone, Peter Speek, Seth Khoury, Aaron Chang / Asst Camera: Tyler Duke / Featuring: Jean-Michel Cousteau, Fabian Cousteau, David Hosick, Jesse Murphree, Mallory Weggemann, Leo Morales, Missy Franklin, Bethany Hamilton, Grant Korgan , Anthony Robles, Adam Dirks, Ann Weggemann, Christin Weggemann, Chris Weggemann, Shawna Korgan / Contact Kurt Miller email@example.com
THE DIRECTOR: After the better part of two decades owning and running Warren Miller Entertainment, producer/director, Kurt Miller had a vision for Make A Hero with the mission of helping local adaptive sports groups gain recognition and funding. Kurt says his inspiration to create Make A Hero was influenced by adaptive segments in Warren Miller films, his many opportunities to feature the heroes of disabled sport, and the uplifting tales of the volunteers who work with these athletes and share them with millions of fans.
Kurt Miller (right) with Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Kurt started producing and directing sports films when he was a senior in high school. Over the years he has worked for his father Warren Miller and in 1989 purchased Warren Miller Entertainment with business partner, Peter Speek.
Kurt’s most recent personal accomplishment came in 2005 when he returned to his passion of racing sailboats. Kurt finished third in the world and top American in the Master Laser class in Fortaleza, Brazil.
THIS LAND IS A SKELETON Justin Hearn • USA / 2014 / 7 min / BluRay / English
SHORT WORLD PREMIERE U
Michael Frank, a senior Miccosukee tribal member, shares his story of being born in the Everglades. The land is not like it once was, however, and the current state of the glades is compared to the historical plight of the Miccosukee and all Native Americans. First their homeland was stolen; now it is being destroyed. Does the political will exist to save this unique place - or these unique people? Screenplay: Justin Hearn / Producers: Justin Hearn, Dan Frantz, Zack Caplan, Will Fritz / Cinematographer: Justin Hearn, Dan Frantz / Editor: Justin Hearn / Composer: Dexter Britain / Principal Cast: Michael Frank, Renee Manyari / Contact: Justin Hearn firstname.lastname@example.org http://hearnstudios.tumblr.com 561-427-5609
THE DIRECTOR: Justin Hearn is a native Floridian who attended NYU film school in 2007. His artistic goal is to shoot more social justice documentaries like this one. Justin placed second in the Miami 24 Hour Film Race 2012, and shoots web videos for corporate clients and magazines like Maxim and Men’s Health to fund films like “This Land is a Skeleton.”
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2:15pm, CP-Lauderdale Friday, Nov 21, 7pm, CP-Hollywood
A DIFFERENT KIND OF FARM
FLORIDA PREMIERE Caroline Harding â€˘â€‚USA- The Kingdom F of Tonga / 2014 / 63 min / DCP / English
In 1998 Carol and Craig Schmarr took their life savings and moved to Kona, Hawaii to build the first seahorse farm in the world. As experienced aquaculturists and environmentalists, they knew the seahorse was endangered and wanted to do something about it. There was one big problem though. Seahorses had never been successfully bred in captivity and the experts said that what they were attempting was impossible. Carol and Craig not only succeeded, but within two years were producing enough seahorses to supply the global demand. As conservationists who love the oceans, the Schmarrs have a vision of changing the way the pet trade looks at farm-raised alternatives and hope their efforts will lessen the numbers of marine tropical fish taken from the world's reefs.
A Different Kind of Farm documents the journey of Carol and Craig Schmarr in their quest to save the seahorse. Interviews with their collaborators, critics, and fans shed light on the complexity of the farmraised versus wild-caught issue so prevalent today in Hawaii and the entire world. The global demand for reef tanks is increasing at an exponential rate and the need for farm-raised fish has never been greater. Caroline Harding's goal in making this documentary is to bring awareness to the issues so that solutions might be found.
Screenplay: Caroline Harding/ Executive Producer/ Director: Caroline Harding/ Associate Producer: Lisa Butler/ Cinematographers: Aiden Dillard, Caroline Harding/ Editor: Aiden Dillard, Roderick Hicks, Caroline Harding/ Composer: Alberto Slezynger and Vinicio Ludovic/ Art Director: Glynnis Kashtan/ Principal Cast: Carol Cozzi-Schmarr, Craig Schmarr/ Contact: Caroline Harding 213-810-7651 www.adifferentkindoffarm.com facebook.com/pages/A-Different-Kind-of-Farm/182864581754436 Sponsored by
Jeff Trotta & Missy Belsito
THE DIRECTOR: Caroline Harding graduated with a degree in Creative Writing from Florida State University in 1981 and immediately got a job with the local ABC affiliate in production where she began directing live news. In 1983, she moved to Los Angeles to work as a technical director and editor for the premiere of The Disney Channel but eventually moved onto become a freelance writer for a variety of magazines, including American Cinematographer, Los Angeles Magazine, National Wildlife, and Modern Maturity. It was for Modern Maturity Magazine that she wrote a cover story about Barbara Korsch, The Good Doctor, which led Harding to co-author a book with Korsch for Oxford University Press and produce and direct an independent documentary about her in 2005, which later won Best Feature Documentary at The Great Lakes Film Festival. Harding believes strongly that we can all make a difference and that the key ingredient is perseverance.
Tuesday, November 11 (Veterans Day), 4:15pm, CP-Lauderdale
EVERY CHILD COUNTS
WORLD PREMIERE Wendy Loten U Bahamas-Canada / 2014 / 51 min / HDCam / English
Imagine being a parent and realizing your child is “different” and requires a special education, and then discovering there is nothing available where you live. Imagine being told by the local schools to just keep your disabled child at home. Imagine the fear you would have for your child’s future. Lyn Major, the inspiration behind our documentary "EVERY CHILD COUNTS", is an American woman from New Jersey who is the epitome of the indomitable American spirit. Her "never give up" personality has led her to create a school in the Bahamas for children with special needs who were being told by the national educational system to just stay home. She has drawn in other Americans and Canadians to come and teach at this amazing school and inspired the entire community to change its attitude towards learning and physically disabled children and support the school through donations. Turning personal tragedy into a beacon of hope and a model for the future, this story has many positive messages for parents, students and whole societies.
Producer/ Director/ Screenplay: Wendy Loten / Cinematographer: Paul Mockler / Editor: Wesley Cudlip / Composer: John Cheesman / Featuring: Elissa Lansdell / Contact: Wendy Loten email@example.com 905 319 8334 www.everychildcountsmovie.com
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: PAUL MOCKLeR, CINeMATOGRAPHeR AND DONNA MACKeY, SR. MANAGeR OF MARKeTING, BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF TOURISM
A Bahamian Party follows the film with Sands Beer and Conch Fritters. A portion of the proceeds directly benefits eVeRY CHILD COUNTS, on Abaco in the Bahamas.
THE DIRECTOR: Ryerson University 1966; BROADCAST TELEVISION SERIES Nature Connection with David Suzuki – 13 1⁄2 hours; Mighty Machines – 39 1⁄2 hours; Suzukis’ NatureQuest – 13 1⁄2 hours; Making Stuff! – 104 5 mins. BROADCAST DOCUMENTARIES The Cabbagetown Kid; Dancing on a Shoestring; Every Child Counts. NON-BROADCAST EDUCATIONAL SERIES SOLD TO DISCOVERY Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science and Geography
Saturday, Nov 8, 1pm, CP-Lauderdale
THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT:
ORDINARY WOMEN DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS
Sarah Moshman F min / DVD / English USA / 2014 / 99
The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is the incredible journey of 5 female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions.
Driving over 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. From flying above San Francisco with a female pilot, and sitting down with the creator of 'The Oprah Show,' to working in a lab with a cancer biologist, and dancing alongside a professional ballerina, the empowerment gals get the chance to spend a day in each woman's shoes and are impacted as women, as filmmakers, and as friends.
Along the way, these filmmakers relay the candid insight on how these women define their success, what it takes to be a woman in their position, and valuable advice on how to improve the female role in the workplace. In celebration of the all-female focus in front of and behind the camera, the filmmakers turned the cameras on themselves, capturing their transformational journey. Created for women by women, they challenge the audience to ask themselves, 'What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail?'
Producers: Sarah Moshman, Dana Michelle Cook / Executive Producer: Lynn Webb, CoProducers: Scilla Andreen, Ann Skrobut, Ashley Hammen / Cinematographer: Alana Fickes / Editor: Margo Romero / Composer: Jillian Abood / Contact: Sarah Moshman firstname.lastname@example.org http://indieflix.com/empowermentproject @EmpowermentDocu facebook.com/empowermentdocu SPeCIAL GUeSTS: SARAH MOSHMAN LYNN WeBB
THE DIRECTOR: Sarah Moshman grew up in Evanston, IL and loved using the camera growing up as a way to find her voice. She has worked in reality TV as a field producer on "Dancing with the Stars" as well as other shows for the Food Network, Bravo, NBC, ABC and MTV. Documentary filmmaking is her passion and teaming up with Dana Michelle Cook as well as Indieflix to produce "The Empowerment Project" has been a dream come true. This is Sarah's first documentary feature and she hopes to start conversations of empowerment and make a national impact through this film.
Saturday, Nov 8, 2pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 9, 1pm, CP-Lauderdale
AN HONEST LIAR
FLORIDA PREMIERE Justin Weinstein, Tyler Measom F USA-Canada-Spain-Italy-UK / 2014 / 92 min / DCP / English
AN HONEST LIAR is about deception and the life of world-famous magician, escape artist and master skeptic, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.
ABOUT JAMES RANDI: James Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world's most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. Randi has pursued "psychic" spoonbenders, exposed the dirty tricks of faith healers, investigated homeopathic water "with a memory," and generally been a thorn in the sides of those who try to pull the wool over the public's eyes in the name of the supernatural. He has received a Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Humanist Association, and a Lifetime Fellowship from his peers at the Academy of Magical Arts.
PBS-TV’s "NOVA" broadcast an hour special dealing with Randi's life work. He is the author of numerous books. His lectures and television appearances have delighted — and vexed — audiences around the world. In 1996, The James Randi Education Foundation was established to further Randi's work. Randi's long-standing challenge to psychics now stands as a $1,000,000 prize administered by the Foundation. It remains unclaimed.
Written By: Justin Weinstein, Greg O'Toole, Tyler Measom / Producers: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein / Cinematographer: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein / Editor: Greg O'Toole / Composer: Joel Goodman / Featuring: James “The Amazing” Randi, Deyvi Peña, Adam Savage, Penn & Teller, Bill Nye, Alice Cooper, Ray Hyman, Michael Shermer, Richard Wiseman, Jamy Ian Swiss, Banachek (Steve Shaw), Michael Edwards, Alec Jason, Uri Geller / Contact: Justin Weinstein Sponsored by email@example.com 646-483-1515
THE DIRECTORS: Justin Weinstein is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. He wrote and edited BEING ELMO: A Puppeteers Journey, which won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance and produced numerous projects for ABC News, Peter Jennings Reporting and PBS, including “Hot Politics” for FRONTLINE and the ABC News Primetime special, “Last Days on Earth.”
Tyler Measom is the co-director/producer of the documentary film SONS OF PERDITION. Measom is also the producer of the feature film, TAKE, starring Minnie Driver and Jeremy Renner. He has written, produced and directed over one hundred commercials, short documentaries and industrials, and currently lives in Salt Lake City under the shade of giant oak tree. And no, he’s not Mormon.
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: “THe AMAZING RANDI” JUSTIN WeINSTeIN TYLeR MeASOM
Friday, Nov 14, 3pm, CP-Hollywood
I KNOW A WOMAN LIKE THAT
Seniors Helping Seniors
FLORIDA PREMIERE Elaine Madsen F USA / 2014 / 97 min / DCP / English
I KNOW A WOMAN LIKE THAT features extraordinary women over the age of sixty-five in live interviews. Each woman demonstrates complete engagement in her life, a strong commitment to Society, and is the embodiment of her passion – be it education, social justice, environmental protection, the arts, and even competitive sports.
These inspirational women belong to the generation preceding the baby boomers. They were carving out unique paths in life before the social revolution had a name. Our interviews with these Women Like That will motivate every one at every age.
Writer: Elaine Madsen / Producer: Virginia Madsen / Cinematographer: T.J. Rosza / Editor: Nick Holmes, T.J.Rosza / Featuring: Lucille Borgen, 95, who water skis competitively, 90 year-old Tao Porchon teaches yoga, spirituality and competes in ballroom dance. Ageless Elaine Kaufman holds forth nightly in her fabled New York nightspot. The legendary Eartha Kitt celebrated her 80th birthday with a concert in Carnegie Hall. Entrepreneur Olive McQueen, 73 shares insights formed through her experience in the high-finance world of film production. Lorraine Morton, 89 competed her 14th year as Mayor of Evanston, Illinois. Rosemary O’Callaghan at 82 unexpectedly, and successfully, stepped into the business world when she was widowed at 75. Producer Jean McFaddin, 65, put the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on everyone’s holiday map. Gloria Steinen, 75, a ground-breaking civil rights activist. Suzanne Adams, 74, is saving the Colorado forest from invasions of the bark beetle, Nancy Freedman, 88, author of the beloved “Mrs. Mike” is writing her 8th novel and shooting a TV series. Maxine Hong Kingston, 66, celebrated author of “Warrior Woman”, conducts healing and writing seminars for combat veterans. Rita Moreno, 77, holds every major acting award an actress can acquire. Marg Starbuck, 81, began the year with an exhibition of her latest artwork at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Actress/model Lauren Hutton, 65, now a successful cosmetics entrepreneur also stars in “Nip/Tuck”. Valerie Sobel, 66, became an advocate for single mothers whose children have a terminal illness after she suffered the loss of her teen-age son Andre. Virginia interviewing her mother, Elaine Madsen, 77 who directed I KNOW A WOMAN LIKE THAT. Contact: Joseph Amodei firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WRITER/DIRECTOR: Elaine Madsen, Emmy® award winning documentary maker, is currently the director of I KNOW A WOMAN LIKE THAT, produced by her Academy® Award nominated daughter Virginia Madsen. The film has been recognized by the Rhode Island Film Festival with their “Helping Hand Int’l Humanitarian Award”, given to a film or filmmaker that inspires social change, community outreach and a better understanding of the world in which we live. Madsen is a member of the Int’l Documentary Association and Film Independent. She is the author of 2 books “The Texan and Dutch Gas, Crayola Can’t Make These Colors and is the mother of actors Virginia and Michael Madsen and their Wisconsin writer sister, Cheri Borowiec.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale Thursday, Nov 13, 5:30pm, CP- Hollywood A reception will take place one hour prior to each screening.
INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLEâ€™S ART PROJECT
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Alastair Siddons E France-Israel-Abu Dhabi-USA / 2013 / 70 min / DVD / English
On March 2, 2011, JR won the TED prize at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world. This project is called INSIDE OUT.
Inspired by JRâ€™s large-format street "pastings", INSIDE OUT gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art. Each INSIDE OUT group action around the world is documented, archived and exhibited online. Nearly 200,000 people from more than 112 countries & territories have participated.
The INSIDE OUT project has traveled from Ecuador to Nepal, from Mexico to Palestine, inspiring group actions on varied themes such as hope, diversity, gender-based violence, climate change... Discover the extent of the project through some selected actions.
This fascinating documentary travels the globe with French artist JR as he motivates entire communities to define their most important causes with incredibly passionate displays of giant black and white portraits pasted in the street.
Producers: Emile Abinal, Jane Rosenthal / Cinematographer: Patrick Ghiringhelli / Editor: Gregor Lyon, Ian Wilson / Composer: Antonio Pinto, Samuel Ferrari, Patrice Bart-Williams / Contact: email@example.com Sponsored by
THE DIRECTOR: Alastair was born in London in 978. He is a director, writer and producer of documentary and drama.
INSIDE OUT is his second feature length documentary after his critically acclaimed debut TURN IT LOOSE which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009. It was picked up for theatrical release by MK2 Diffusion.
Sunday, Nov 9, Noon, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 16, 3:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
ISRAEL INDIVISIBLE: THE CASE FOR THE ANCIENT HOMELAND Stan Moore Israel-USA / 2014 / 68 min / HDCam / English
FLORIDA PREMIERE Israel Indivisible tells the story of Israel F
and the Jewish people as seen and heard through the lives and voices of the people who lived and died to establish and hold the land God calls His. From Abram and the Promise, to the fall of the Ottoman Empire the film examines the historical, archaeological, legal and biblical evidence for the ancient and modern state of Israel. Following the early yearnings for Zion in the Diaspora to the search and yearning for peace today, Israel Indivisible examines the many political twists and turns that make Israel the world’s most controversial nation. At the center of all of this history is a group of people who are agreeably the world’s most persecuted. The story of the many is tied together in the story of the one and that one is Israel. Screenplay: Stan Moore / Producers: Stan Moore, Laurie Cardoza-Moore / Cinematographer / Editor: Stan Moore / Composer: David Finlay / Featuring: Joseph Farah, Rabbi Ken Spiro, Chris Andrews, Jim Gossett / Contact: Stan Moore firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 615.778.9990 615.618.7700 www.mpfilms.tv
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: STAN MOORe AND PRODUCeR LAURIe CARDOZA-MOORe
THE DIRECTOR: STAN MOORE is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked in the biz for over 30 years on feature films, music videos and corporate/documentary projects. From work as an actor/stuntman to writer/director, Moore found a niche writing and directing over 150 music videos for rock, Christian and country artists. He has produced over 70 television commercials, 200 music videos, and 300+ industrial films for clients such as IBM, EMI, Sony BMG, and Warner Bros among others. As a two-time Emmy Award winner, his films have played at festivals around the world including the American Film Institute and the Hollywood Film Festival.
Saturday, Nov 8, 11:30am, CP-Lauderdale Monday, Nov 10, 1:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
LA CASA AUSENTE THE ABSENT HOUSE
UNITED STATES PREMIERE Abruña FRubén Puerto Rico-USA-Switzerland / 2013 / 55 min / BluRay / English and Spanish w/English sub-titles and English voice-over narration.
A designer from the Caribbean pioneered green architecture 30 years ago, and today he confronts climate change with sustainable constructions such as a house without a roof that is completely independent of the power and water utilities, a micro-eco-house on wheels, a pre-designed sustainable house, a parachute-house and a solar-electric car, among others. When architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, began designing in the 1970‘s many dubbed him as “crazy” for putting nature first before erecting a building, a practice which later would be labeled as sustainable green architecture. He inherited the design mantra of “doing more with less” from his mentor R. Buckminster Fuller, the inventor of the Geodesic Dome and the Dymaxion car, with whom he worked as an apprentice. In times of climate change and the doomsday consequences it entails, La Casa Ausente delivers a much-needed, hopeful, pro-active message that we can live sustainably while preserving the Planet for future generations.
Producer & Editor: Rubén Abruña / Camera Operator: Joseph Villalobos Cruz / Associate Executive Producer: Petra Meyer / “Palocam” Designer, Builder & Operator: Roberto Perera / Microdolly Jib System Operator: Joseph Villalobos Cruz / Original Music + Composer & Performer: Steve Roitstein / Technology Consultant: Allan Tépper / Production Sound Mixer: Beto Vertov / End Credits Theme “A Walk of Joy”, Composer and Performer: Roberto Perera / Visual Effects Artist: Daunier Estevez / Color Grader: Rubén Abruña / Graphic Designer: Julio C. Arraut / Narrator: Idalia Pérez Garay / Contact: Rubén Abruña firstname.lastname@example.org 305-785-4298 www.lacasaausente.com www.theabsenthouse.com www.facebook.com/lacasaausente https://twitter.com/LaCasaAusente SPeCIAL GUeSTS: RUBéN ABRUñA FeRNANDO ABRUñA CHARNeCO
THE DIRECTOR: Rubén Abruña has over twenty years of experience in the film, television and radio industries in New York, San Juan, and Miami. His credits include work for The Discovery Channel, PBS, and ABC News. His love for documentaries began early on, when he studied under the tutelage of pioneers Jean Rouch and George Stoney. He has edited award-winning documentaries such as South of Brooklyn, What About Coral?, and The Battle of Vieques. Rubén has taught film and television production at the University level and is an Avid Media Composer Certified Professional and an Apple Certified Trainer for FCPX.
Saturday, Nov 22, 4pm, CP-Hollywood
LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT
Brett Culp USA / 2013 / 76 min / BluRay / English
LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT weaves together the uplifting true stories of individuals who were inspired to become real-life heroes because of their childhood love of Batman. Through the deeply personal tales of Batman fans, writers, and filmmakers, this feature-length documentary explores the power of heroic stories and encourages viewers to find the own unique path to heroism. Put on your cape, and be inspired!
Screenplay: Brett Culp / Producers: Brett Culp, Tricia Culp / Cinematographer: Brett Culp / Editor: Brett Culp / Composer: Dan Phillipson / Featuring: Michael Uslan, Denny O’Neil, Gotham Chopra / Contact: Brett Culp – (813) 600-5086, email@example.com www.WEareBATMAN.com twitter.com/batmanfilm facebook.com/batmanfilm SPeCIAL GUeST: BReTT CULP
THE DIRECTOR: Brett Culp has directed not-for-profit films throughout the world. He partners with organizations, charities, and celebrities to tell uplifting stories that share hope and build communities.
Saturday, Nov 15, 6pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 16, 1:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
LOVE THY NATURE
Monday, Nov 17, 9:30am, CP-Hollywood Special Screening For South Broward High School Marine Magnet Program
WORLD PREMIERE Sylvie Rokab U USA-BrazilNamibia-British Virgin Islands 2014 / 76 min / DCP / English
Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature takes viewers on an awe-inspiring journey into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And while our environmental crisis threatens the very survival of our own species, a renewed connection with nature holds the key to a highly advanced new era in human evolution.
Screenplay: Sylvie Rokab & Fernanda Rossi (Dramaturgist) / Producers: Sylvie Rokab / Co-Producers: Tamra Raven, Elaine Souda, David Garfield Roland / Cinematographer: Rohan Chitrakar, Eriberto Almeida Jr., Sylvie Rokab / Editor: Sylvie Rokab / Composer: Franรงois-Paul Aiche / Principal Cast: Liam Neeson (Voice) / Contact: Sylvie Rokab - Sylvie@Lovethynature.Com - C.-310-570-7374 www.LOVETHYNATURE.com https://twitter.com/Love_Thy_Nature www.facebook.com/LoveThyNatureFilm
SPeCIAL GUeST: SYLVIe ROKAB
THE DIRECTOR: Sylvie Rokab is an Emmy nominated, award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 years experience as a producer, director, cinematographer, editor and writer in film and television. She is the founder of In The Light Productions, a film production company committed to creating conscious films that entertain, educate and inspire.
Sylvie started her career editing shows for HBO and Comedy Central and later moved on to serve as a director of photography on several projects for PBS and the Travel Channel, where she was able to creatively express her intense passion for nature. Most recently, Rokab directed, wrote, and lineproduced the award-winning documentary series "House of Babies," which aired on Discovery Health Channel for four years. Rokab also produced and directed "Innermotion," an award-winning feature documentary on sexual abuse, described by critics as "gripping," "earnest" and "brave". Committed to giving back, Sylvie has lent her talents as a writer and director to award-winning PSAs which aired on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX as well as ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates. In 2009, she received an Emmy nomination for "A Life Back," a PSA on addiction recovery. Sylvie has been a recipient of numerous foundation and government grants and has earned Telly, Aurora, and Communicator Awards among others. She holds an M.A. from Barry University and studied film production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Sylvie currently resides in Los Angeles, having made the U.S. her home for 27 years. Raised by French and Italian parents born in Egypt, she is fluent in five languages and a worldwide traveler. Thanks to her eclectic, multi-cultural background, Sylvie embraces universality in her filmmaking and seeks to inspire a global audience.
Saturday, Nov 8, 5pm, CP-Lauderdale DOCUMENTARY Sunday, Nov 9, 2pm, CP-Hollywood Cinema a la Mode - Get a free slice of pie at both screenings!
PIE LADY OF PIE TOWN
FLORIDA PREMIERE Jane Rosemont F
USA / 2014 / 29 min / DCP / English
Pie Town came upon its name in the 1920s when the area was a cattle driveway. Cowboys needed sustenance, someone made pies, and not much has changed since. So why did Kathy Knapp leave her charmed life in Dallas to bake pie in a dusty town with no traffic light, no gas station? The film chronicles the history of the area, and Kathy’s place in its distinction. We become privy to her resolve, her heartache, the subsequent healing, and how for her pie is a vehicle for love and peace. Welcome to Pie Town, New Mexico. The name is no joke.
Producer: Dick and Jane Rosemont / Cinematographer: Luke Fitch / Editor: Tristan Love / Narrator: Wes Studi / Contact info: Jane Rosemont firstname.lastname@example.org 505-699-7842 www.pieladyofpietown.com https://www.facebook.com/ThePieLadyofPieTown @janerosemont and @pieladypietown SPeCIAL GUeST: JANe ROSeMONT
THE DIRECTOR: Jane Rosemont is an award winning photographer whose work has been published and exhibited around the country for three decades. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is inspired by the rich history of art, culture and remnants of the Old West including, of course, Pie Town. "Pie Lady of Pie Town" is her first film.
LIGHTNING IN THE HAND
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
A lonely Martian travels to Los Angeles to start a new life and make new friends, but when faced with adversity, culture shock, and self doubt, he struggles to find the courage to stay.
Joey Grossfield • USA / 2014 / 15 min / DCP / English
The Apache say it is better to have less thunder in SPeCIAL GUeST: the mouth and more lightning in the hand. JOeY GROSSFIeLD
Screenplay: Andrew Reuland & Joey Grossfield / Producer: Lava Buckley / Executive Producers: Syd Butler, Andrew Reuland, Joey Grossfield / Cinematographer: Jarin Blaschke / Editor: Joey Grossfield / Composer: Maxwell McDonald / Costume: Cathy Smith / Art Director: Joe Freeman Principal Cast: Kristen Rakes, Kevin Wiggins, Nakotah Larance, Samson Snell, Bruce Holbrook / Contact: Joey Grossfield, Kaleidoscope Films, email@example.com www.facebook.com/LightningInTheHandMovie
THE DIRECTOR: Joey Grossfield recently finished the western short, Lightning In The Hand, and is developing a western feature film. An Emmy Nominated Editor, Joey is currently series producing the acclaimed A&E crime show, The First 48. He was trained as a sculptor at The Cooper Union in New York City.
Plays with Pie Lady of Pietown, November 8 & 9
Lee Citron USA / 2014 / 21 min / DCP / English
SPeCIAL GUeST: TReVOR WORLeY
Screenplay: Lee Citron & John Barr / Producers: Trevor Worley / Cinematographer: Nate Hurtsellers / Editor: Mike Smith / Composer: Jeff Citron / Production Designer: Allison Lopes / Art Director: Erik Robert / Principal Cast: Dominic Conti / Contact: Trevor Worley w w w. m a r t i a n a m e r i c a n . c o m www.facebook.com/martianamerican
EAST COAST PREMIERE W
THE DIRECTOR: Lee Citron is writer and director whose work has screened internationally since 2005. He studied directing at the American Film Institute. He lives and works in Los Angeles where is he developing a slate of feature projects and wishing he had a dog.
Plays with Pie Lady of Pietown, November 8 & 9
Veteran's Day, Tuesday, Nov 11 2pm, CP-Hollywood 5:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
RUDY + NEAL GO FISHING
FLIFF invites Veterans, Active Duty Service and their families for FRee.
FRee Popcorn For Vets with Ticket Stub at CP-H FRee Hot Dogs For Vets with Ticket Stub at CP-L
Abigail Tannebaum Sharon F USA / 2014 / 25 min / DVD / English
In South Florida, a hairdresser and a U.S. soldier with PTSD go fishing for therapy. The film puts a face to PTSD and we see the soldier begin healing. The fishing day is transformative for the soldier. The two remain friends and continue fishing in Florida's beautiful Everglades. Producer: Abigail Tannebaum Sharon / Co-Director & Cinematographer: Pablo Durana / Editor: Cindy D'Agostino / Composer: Chris Beaty/ Production Designer: / Art Director: / Principal Cast: Rudolph K. Watt and Captain Neal Stark / Contact: Abigail Tannebaum Sharon firstname.lastname@example.org https://twitter.com/RealPicsAbigail https://www.facebook.com/realpicturesrealstories SPeCIAL GUeSTS: RUDY + NeAL
THE DIRECTOR: Abigail Tannebaum Sharon (Director) I’ve been telling stories my whole life and am fortunate to make a living at it. My work over the past fifteen years includes an Emmy Award-winning program, national commercial, National Geographic Channel, PBS, Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, and VOA.
Pablo Durana (Co-Director) Documentary films are my passion. My broadcast work includes National Geographic Channel, Discovery, Smithsonian, HBO, MTV, PBS, and Red Bull Media. I also collaborated with Fine Films on the Oscar-winning documentary short "Inocente," and most recently "Life According to Sam."
AND GREAT SHOWERS OF TEARS CAME DOWN Dalton Narine • USA / 2014 / 28 min / MOV / English
A Marine goes to war a pragmatic hawk and returns home a dove carrying an olive branch. The film underscores themes about spirituality, suffering and fate, as the Marine’s tough slog in Vietnam attests to horrific experiences, including the annihilation of his company.
In today's vaunted technology we've made remarkable advances, especially in the workplace. In a sense, we've abandoned the plow yet still rely on old tools to settle fundamental human activity. And even as we attempt to seek peace we get our guns out and put them on the table - an example of how the world at large measures insanity.
Viewers get to see the moral in the eyes of the Marine, a grievously wounded combatant who is the soul of the short, multimedia documentary.
Producer, Writer: Dalton Narine / Editor: Eduardo Siu / Cast: Alvin W. Roberts / Contact: Dalton Narine email@example.com 305 431 3879
SPeCIAL GUeST: DALTON NARINe
THE DIRECTOR: Dalton Narine, is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker. His previous film, MasMan (2012), about a man from a tiny island who reached 80 percent of the planet in a single night, won 12 awards on six continents. A print journalist, Narine wrote for the Village Voice as a student at Brooklyn College and New York University. He joined Eastern Airlines and moved up the ranks to assistant manager of public relations.
Narine became associate editor for Ebony magazine, an editor at the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and a features editor/writer at The Miami Herald. He won writing awards at Ebony and The Herald. Narine, who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a decorated Vietnam veteran.
Sunday, Nov 9, 3pm, CP-Lauderdale Wednesday, Nov 12, 3pm, CP-Hollywood
SAMMY: THE JOURNEY
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Eric Cosh & Ellen Palestrant • USA / 2014 / 88 min / DVD/ English
Sam R. Harris (Sammy – Szlamek Rzeznik) is one of the youngest Holocaust survivors. Born in Deblin, Poland, in 1935, he was just 4 years old when his town was bombed and he witnessed death and destruction for the first time. Having lost his parents and most of his family during the Holocaust, Sammy hid, from the ages of seven to nine-and-a-half, in two concentration camps: Deblin and Czestochowa. Had he been found, he would have been killed. Sammy, although an orphan when he arrived in the USA at the age of twelve, was filled with hope about the possibilities awaiting him. Even though he didn’t know anyone in the USA, and did not know what was in store for him, he was excited about what the future held. This optimism, today still so much part of Sam Harris’ upbeat personality, is infectious and inspirational. Speaking to thousands of children and adults annually, he keeps the gifts of freedom and the seemingly endless possibilities at the forefront of his life, while, simultaneously, honoring the memories of the millions who were murdered during the Holocaust, and, especially, the one-and-a-half-million Jewish children who died. A successful business man and the recipient of many awards, Sam Harris was the instrumental force behind the building of the 65,000 square foot Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center, of which he is President Emeritus.
Producers & Editors: Eric Cosh & Ellen Palestrant / Cinematographer: Eric Cosh / Narrator: Eric Cosh / Interviewed by: Ellen Palestrant / Music by: Joshua Wilson / Sammy’s Song: MaryAnn Kremer Ames & Allen Ames / Contact: Eric Cosh firstname.lastname@example.org 602 617 4341
THE DIRECTORS: Dennis “Eric” Cosh, filmmaker, photographer and musician, has been involved in the arts since the early 1960s. He was a member of the famed “New Christy Minstrels” singing group and later the folk duo, “Eric & Errol.” Photography and filmmaking have always been his passion. He has won awards for film production, been frequently featured as a writer, speaker and judge for the Event Videographers Association and created numerous commercial productions. Eric now focuses on producing biographies and family histories. Eric is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
South African-born writer and artist, Ellen Palestrant, currently resides in Arizona. She was educated in South Africa and Britain and immigrated with her family to the USA in 1987. Palestrant is a game inventor, hydroponic farmer, special education teacher, television scriptwriter (adult documentary and children’s animation), documentary producer, college instructor (English, Humanities, Creative Writing) and co-publisher of a college press. Her published books include Nosedive, Johannesburg One Hundred, Remembering Dolores, Have You Ever Had a Hunch? The Importance of Creative Thinking, I Touched a Star in My Dream Last Night, Pretzel on Prozac: The Story of an Immigrant Dog, The World of Glimpse, and If you can make it, Mr. Harris, so can I.
Sunday, Nov 9. 9pm, CP-Lauderdale Thursday, Nov 13, 9pm, CP-Hollywood
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE Janice Villarosa E Philippines-USA / 2014 / 70 min /
BluRay / Tagalog w/English sub-titles + English
Determined to not surrender to the homophobia surrounding them, these Philippine (male to female) transsexuals change their appearance to become the "perfect woman." Amidst a beauty contest and sexy choreographies are private confessions, which brings out the rejections, attacks and violence amongst them. Philippine-American director Janice Villarosa discovered a world, which, as she admits herself, changed her forever.
Story: Janice Villarosa, Mark Celestino / Screenplay: Janice Villarosa / Producers: Janice Villarosa / Cinematographer: Mark Celestino / Editor: Janice Villarosa / Composer: Jeffrey R. Gund, John-Flor Sisante, Diwa De Leon, Christian & Evan Liang, Korbee Jones, Kevin Macleod, Janice Villarosa, S.O.U.L.O. / Featuring: Mimi Juareza, Katrina Manlangit, Fiona Solis, Alma Masricotes, Keena Cabiling, Candy Tiamzon, Berry Bariñan, Vanity Banks / Contact; Janice Villarosa email@example.com +13109241212 www.shunned.info https://www.facebook.com/Shunned
SPeCIAL GUeST: JANICe VILLAROSA
THE DIRECTOR: Janice Villarosa , born in the Philippines, is a dual citizen of the Philippines and the USA. She currently spends her time between the two countries.
Before she became a filmmaker, she was a Certified Public Accountant. The desire to pursue filmmaking started years before when a very good friend of hers was sent to prison for over 20 years for something he did not do. She vowed from then on that she would find a way to be the voice for the silent. She was not able to pursue filmmaking until over 3 years ago when she went back to school and learned the craft.
She started with a short film about child abuse (Daddy’s Little Girl) and another short film about domestic violence and sexual discrimination (Heaven’s Door). These short films were followed by Shunned, about the lives of transsexuals in the Philippines, and deals with gender discrimination.
“I saw how people looked at them and I saw the hurt in their eyes. I felt I had to do something about it.” SHUNNED, a documentary is the first feature length film that Janice directed. For two and a half years she has spent time with transsexuals to be able to understand what they go through. From the moment she started film school she begun her research.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2pm, CP-Hollywood
CITY OF MEMORY
WORLD PREMIERE Robert Adanto U USA / 2014 / 78 min / BluRay / English
City of Memory explores the ways in which the cataclysmic events in the wake of Hurricane Katrina became imprinted on the memory of visual artists who lived through them. Robert Adanto’s latest offering documents the unique ability of New Orleans’ artists to react when faced with catastrophe. From what looked like the death of a great American city emerged a generation of artists whose energy might prove a source of renewal for the rest of the world. Mr. Adanto began interviewing artists in New Orleans in July of 2010, nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina. Over the course of three years, he interviewed several important artists who currently live and work in New Orleans, including Deborah Luster, Tameka Norris, Gina Phillips, Dawn DeDeaux, Rontherin Ratliff, Rondell Crier, Samuel Portera, Jennifer Shaw, Kevin Kline, John Woodin, Thomas Neff, and others.
Screenplay: Robert Adanto / Producers: Robert Adanto, Gabriel Tyner, Alexander Rydell / Cinematographer: Joshua Huval, Martin Meyer / Editor: Gabriel Tyner / Composer: Vincent Jacq, Jeff Pagano/ Principal Cast: Tameka Norris, Deborah Luster, Hannah Chalew, Gina Phillips, Samuel Portera, Kevin Kline, Jennifer Shaw / Contact: Robert Adanto - firstname.lastname@example.org- 310.663.1330www.cityofmemorythefilm-facebook/cityofmemories -twitter.com/robertadanto
THE DIRECTOR: Robert Adanto made his directorial debut with The Rising Tide (2008), a feature-length documentary exploring the explosive Chinese contemporary art scene. Shot in the summer of 2006, this unflinching and incisive study captures the confusion and ambiguity that characterize the new China. Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010), Mr. Adanto’s second film, examines the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. The film received the Bronze Palm award for Best Documentary at the 2011 edition of the Mexican International Film Festival and Spirit of Indepents Award at the 2012 FLIFF. He is currently completing The ‘F’ Word, a documentary looking at radical feminist performance in Bushwick featuring Narcissister, Ann Hirsch, Go! Push Pops, Rebecca Goyette and Leah Schrager. Mr. Adanto earned his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and heads the Film & TV program at University School of Nova Southeastern University.
SPeCIAL GUeST: ROBeRT ADANTO
Sunday, Nov 16, 1pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr Monday, Nov 17, 3pm, CP-Hollywood Monday, Nov 17, 5:30, CP-Lauderdale
WORLD & AMERICAN INDIE DOCUMENTARY
IT HAPPENED IN HAVANA: A YIDDISH LOVE STORY EAST COAST PREMIERE Judy Schiller • Cuba-Eastern Europe-USA / 2014 / W 27 min / HDCam / English
He didn’t speak Spanish. She didn’t speak English. After 61 years of marriage he was still on his honeymoon.
In Forest Hills, Queens, a couple sits on their living room couch as the husband and wife each recount how they met in Cuba during the start of WWII. Equal parts romantic tale and history lesson, the film features poignant period footage and priceless home movies. The accompanying soundtrack intertwines Cuban and American music and enhances the couple’s affectionate dialogue.
Producers: Judy Schiller, Lucy Winer / Cinematographer: Claudia RaschkeRobinson / Editor: Michael Grenadier, Jim Ettore, Micke Sudyn, Judy Schiller / Composer: Paul Shapiro / Contact: Judy Schiller, email@example.com. 917-232-6846. www.ithappenedinhavana.com, FB+=judy schiller and It Happened In Havana, @ihihmovie
SPeCIAL GUeST: JUDY SCHILLeR
THE DIRECTOR: Starting out as a photographer for musicians, Judy Schiller began in film editing for Flying Dreams Productions, then working for every major TV network in New York. It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story marks her directorial debut.
RE-LIVING THE HOLOCAUST: THROUGH THEIR EYES
USA / 2014 / 52 min / DVD / English
Re-Living The Holocaust: Through Their Eyes is produced by The Flame Society, a non-profit organization. The program has aired on national television on Jewish Life Television (JLTV) and is soon destined for PBS local and national. The program is hosted by former news anchor Gerri Helfman and is narrated by actor Joshua Malina (Scandal, The West Wing).
The vast majority of testimonies of Holocaust survivors have never been viewed by anyone other than Holocaust historians. It is our goal to bring these amazing testimonies to the public. Re-Living The Holocaust: Through Their Eyes not only concentrates on the testimony of survivors, but also on liberators... the soldiers who liberated the camps in 1945, telling what they saw with their own eyes. The program is produced through the cooperation of numerous Holocaust museums and education centers around the US, Israel and the world. Our goal is to bring factual information about the Holocaust to the public. SPeCIAL GUeST: BOB PIANKA
Moderator: Gerri Helfman/ Contact: Bob Pianka The Flame Society Bob@SunriseStudios.TV 954-653-8473 wwww.theflamesociety.org.
Monday, Nov 10, 7pm, CP-Hollywood Saturday, Nov 22, 1pm, CP-Lauderdale
WORLD PREMIERE Casper Van Dien U Fort Lauderdale / 2014 / 90 min / BluRay / English
It's been two years since Dylan McNalt killed himself. Therapist Victoria Wrightmar has been struggling to forgive herself ever since. After all, Dylan was her patient... and she allowed him to get too close. Victoria has managed to start a new practice specializing in dreams and hypnotherapy, and with the success of her newest book and the support of her boyfriend Jason, it seems like things are finally looking up. Until Blaire Bennett walks into Victoria's office. Blaire has been suffering from disturbing dreams, and a peculiar hypnosis session reveals that her case is startlingly similar to Dylan's. Is history repeating itself? Victoria's life begins to spiral out of control as other patients begin relapsing in their progress and Victoria's loved ones find themselves in harm's way. But is there somebody pulling the strings from the shadows, or is Victoria-the only thing linking it all together-somehow responsible?
Screenplay: Brian D Young & Bryan Dick / Producers: Produced by: Barbie Castro Executive Producer: Eric Castro & Fernando Szew Associate Producer: Blaine Chiapetta / Cinematographer: Bernard Salzman / Editor: Brett Hedlund / Composer: Chad Rehmann / Production Designer: Chris Brock / Art Director: n/a / Principal Cast: Victoria Pratt, Barbie Castro, Casper Van Dien, Richard Burgi, Patrick Muldoon, Stacy Dash, David Chokachi, Antoni Carone / Contact: Barbie Castro - BarbieRCastro@Aol.Com Cellular = 954-916-0100 Sponsored by
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: BARBIe CASTRO, CASPeR VAN DIeN, + CAST & CReW
THE DIRECTOR: He is the 6th Casper in his family (his son is the 7th). His father was a Navy commander/pilot; both his grandfathers were in the military, one as a Marine infantryman, the other as a naval doctor. He attended Florida's Admiral Farragut Academy, graduating third in command of his class. He went to Florida State in 1988. There he became interested in acting and moved to Los Angeles. He landed many different TV series parts. "Griffin Stone" in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) and "Ty Moody" in One Life to Live (1968). His son, Cappy Van Dien, was born in September of 1993; his daughters,Grace Van Dien, in 1996, Maya Van Dien on September 20th 2001 and Celeste Van Dien on Oct 3rd 2003. His movie credits have included the title role in James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997), the lead (Johnny Rico) in Paul Verhoeven's hit science-fiction adventure,Starship Troopers (1997). He became the 20th screen Tarzan in the Warner Bros. Village Roadshow film Tarzan and the Lost City (1998). He then starred in The Omega Code(1999) with his wife Catherine Oxenberg and the The Vector File (2002) also starring India Oxenberg. Next came Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow (1999) with Johnny Depp. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Miramar Cultural Center presents
Movies, Martinis and Popcorn… “The Best of FLIFF 2014” Saturday, November 22
Join Us At MCC for a one day re-cap of some of the best films from FLIFF! 12:30 – AMKA & THE 3 GOLDEN RULES (p27) 2:30 – PEMBROKE CIRCLE (p47) 4:30 – GONE DOGGY GONE (p35) 6:30 – LUCKY STIFF (p9) 8:30 – PAPITA MAN TOSTON (p46)
Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark 2400 Civic Center Place Miramar, FL 33025 | 954-602-4500
The 2014 Chairman’s Awards Gala Friday, November 21, 7:30pm
Diplomat Resort & Spa on Hollywood Beach
★ Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres ★ Dinner ★ Awards ★ Dancing
Star On the Horizon Clara Mamet Renaissance Award Daniel Baldwin Producer of the Decade Mike Downey Lifetime Achievement George Hamilton
Reserve Now! FLIFF Members $100 Non—Members $150
Diplomat Hotel • Hyde Resort & Residency • Maxwelle Realty LLC • Koslow Family 76
Forman Family Foundation
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.
Thursday, Nov 13, 3pm, CP-Hollywood
LET’S TAKE A TRIP...74 MIN
BOLERO FOR SURFING IN MORAVIA Valerio Mendoza Guillén
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
2014 / 35 min / DCP / English + Spanish & Czech w/English sub-titles W The story of Cabeto and his trip to give a serenade: what begins as a memorable gathering of old friends among music and beautiful landscapes, leads to a crossroad where paths can only be taken alone, without company. A bitter comedy in which the spirit of the Caribbean permeates the membranes of Czech Culture. Screenplay: Valerio Mendoza Guillén / Producers: FAMU, Martina Mucková / Cinematographer: Martin Tichovský / Editor: Jorge Sánchez Calderón / Composer: Various Authors / Art Director: Veronika Moudrá / Principal Cast: Diego Guerrero & Iva Holubová / Contact: Valerio Mendoza Guillén +420 773057434 email@example.com) bolerothefilm.com @bolerothefilm.com THE DIRECTOR: Coming from the Caribbean, sense of humor and emotions are key on his work. Back in Caracas he worked as a documentary filmmaker writing, editing and directing films for TV and Cinema. He later moved to Czech Republic, where he did an MFA on fiction directing at FAMU.
CHASING THE PAST
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Jonathan Salemi • USA / 2014 / 18 min / BluRay / English
After the tragic loss of his fiancé, Zach withdraws from society unable to cope with her loss and the fact that he may have caused it. While jogging through the desert one day, he comes across a mysterious woman on the run from a killer.
Screenplay: Jonathan Salemi / Producers: Alyssa Swanzey, Jonathan Salemi, Adam Marcinowski Editor: John Damien Ryan, Michael Mastre / Composer: Tony Fiala / Production Designer: Janeva Zentz Hall / Cast: Adam Marcinowski, Alycia Grant, Ceri Bethan, Joberde Metellus and Graham Shiels / Contact: www.Facebook.com/ChasingThePastMovie THE DIRECTOR: Born in Boston, his award winning films have been seen on national television in the U.S. and abroad, multiple Academy Award qualifying film festivals, and select theaters.
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Mark Korven • Canada / 2013 / 10 min / MOV / English
When a man is cheated by a car dealer, his anger threatens to destroy his own family.
Writers & Producers: Mark Korven & Tony Duggan-Smith / Cinematographer: Gregory Bennett / Composer: Mark Korven / Cast: Christopher Jacot, Shauna Bradley, Nicu Branzea, Christian Distefano / Contact: Mark Korven 416-690-6006 www.microfilms.ca/home/Welcome.html THE DIRECTOR: Mark Korven is primarily known as a Genie and Gemini award winning film and television composer, eclectic songwriter and musician. LEMON is his third short film.
Joe Petrilla • USA / 2014 / 12 min / BluRay / English F A hell-bent bunch of boys break into an abandoned cargo trailer. Their conquest is interrupted by the owner of the vehicle's unexpected return.
Screenplay: Joe Petrilla / Producers: Kit Bland / Cinematographer: Ryan Browne / Editor: Oakjo / Production Designer: Grace Yun / Cast: Jonah Landow, Kit Flanagan, Tom Morrissey / Contact: Joe Petrilla, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917.922.7366 www.oakjo.com/reconception.html @FilmByOakjo
THE DIRECTOR: Joe’s first film, The Line, won Best Short at the Festivus Film Festival and became a Vimeo Staff Pick in the Spring of 2012. Joe splits his time between shooting events, web-promos, and his own creative projects.
Tuesday, Nov 11, 3pm, CP-Lauderdale Wednesday, Nov 19, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
YA GOTTA DO WATCHA’ GOTTA DO ARIADNE
UNITED STATES PREMIERE F
James McFay • Australia / 2014 / 9 min / MOV / English Don and Rie go to pieces on Sydney Harbour.
Screenplay: James McFay, Sean Walker / Producers: Tiare Tomaszewski / Cinematographer: Sean Walker / Editor: James McFay / Composer: James McFay, Chris Zabriskie / Principal Cast: Silvia Colloca and Tony Martin / Contact: James McFay email@example.com www.beaufort.asia www.facebook.com/pages/Beaufort/164766124602
THE LISTING AGENT
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Matthew Helfgott & Jared Hillman • USA / 2013 / 13 min / MOV / English
A down-on-his-luck real estate agent has one last chance to sell a home before losing his own to foreclosure. But when his listing finally gets an offer, he must carry out his clients' unorthodox demands before closing the deal.
Screenplay: Jared Hillman & Matthew Helfgott / Producers: Elyse Rosenfield, Matthew Helfgott, Jared Hillman / Cinematographer: Daron Keet / Editor: Joseph Hatton / Composer: Adam Berry / Production Designer: Sarah M. Pott / Art Director: Sam Maggio / Principal Cast: Joel Murray, Margaret Easley, Norma Micheals / Contact: Jared Hillman www.HillmanHelfgott.com @HillmanJared THE DIRECTORS: Matt and Jared have collaborated since USC film school, serving as co-writers/directors/producers on their films together. Additionally, Jared is an actor (The Social Network, NCIS:LA, iCarly), and Matt directs commercials (distinctions at Cannes and the London International Awards; named director-to-watch by the European Federation for Commercial Film Producers, Getty Images, and Boards).
FLORIDA PREMIERE TRUST ME, I'M A LIFEGUARD F Tony Glazer • USA / 2014 / 16 min / HDCam /English
A Bro-mantic comedy about two lifeguards who, when confronted with the end of summer, are forced to make adult decisions such as: What is the meaning of life? What makes a good Speedo? And, are those clams safe to eat? Writers & Producers:Tyler Hollinger & Christian Keiber / Cinematographer: Adrian Correia / Editor: Phyllis K. Housen / Composer: Andrew Markus / Art Director & Production Designer: Kory Diskin Principal Cast: Tyler Hollinger, Christian Keiber, Summer Crockett Moore, Bree Micheal Warner, Brett Azar, Katie Henney, Micheal Richey, Brooke Hoover, Robert Keiber, Ami Aiken, Contact: Tyler Hollinger (917).837.5197 www.trustmelifeguardmovie.com @TrustLifeguards www.facebook.com/pages/Trust-Me-Im-A-Lifeguard-The-Movie/
THE DIRECTOR: Tony Glazer is an award-winning writer, director and producer, Managing Partner and founding member of Choice Films & Choice Theatricals. Glazer’s plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Canada and England. He just finished the festival circuit with his first feature film, SPeCIAL GUeST: Junction. Junction won 17 for excellence on the festival circuit. TONY GLAZeR
Tuesday, Nov 11, 3pm, CP-Lauderdale Wednesday, Nov 19, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
SPeCIAL GUeSTS: TINA PFeIFFeR, JON SCHeLLeNGeR, GUISeLA MORO
YA GOTTA DO WATCHA’ GOTTA DO CONTINUED A WORLD OF PLEASURE Guisela Moro USA / 22 min / MOV / English
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
After thirty-three years, Stanley and Emily are finally closing down their mom and pop corner store, which happens to be a porno shop. When a customer drops in to make a purchase, they regale him with stories of the old days and recall the good times as they pack up their merchandise.
Screenplay: Frederick Stroppel / Producer: Tina Pfeiffer / Cinematographer: Jon Schellenger / Editor: Dan Harriger / Production Designer: Karen Ross / Cast: Tina Pfeiffer, David Ausem, Steven D. Mairano / Contact: Tina Pfeiffer 772-577-1027 firstname.lastname@example.org THE DIRECTOR: Guisela Moro has been working in the industry for over fifteen years. She just completed the feature film film Hollow Creek, with a guest appearance by Burt Reynolds. She wrote, produced, directed and was a principal actor in this film. She has two feature films in development, Under the Radar and The Last hunt. Mrs. Moro has always been an admirer of Mr. Stroppel's writing and was honored to direct this piece.
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Roberto Nascimento • New Zealand 2014 / 9 min / MOV / English
Six young actors audition for a commercial ("The Pen for Satisfaction") and learn that their casting agent has a different picture in mind.
Screenplay: Louis Mendiola / Producers: Roberto Nascimento, Melissa Phillips / Cinematographer: Tom Neunzerling / Editor: Gareth Van Niekerk / Composer: Marissa Holder, Alex Bain / Contact: Roberto Nascimento email@example.com www.facebook.com/rebelsandrobots?ref=hl @Robo_N
THE DIRECTOR: Roberto is an actor and producer based in New Zealand, making his directorial debut with 'Satisfaction'. He is interested in stories that blend dark humour and comedy and is super happy to be part of FLIFF.
H O L LY WO O D
Albert Ruiz, JetBlue Barry Rebo R Beth Zickar, Sunrise Civic Center Bill & Grace Grefe Bob Brantmeyer Bruno Chatelin, FilmFestivals.com Bruno Richards, Long Beach Bistro Celeste Loconte-Thorson
Charlyn Rainville Claire Jacobs, Air France Craig Thomson, Craig Thomson AIA Dan & Linda Miles Diane Gursky, Warner Bros. Earl Bosworth, Broward Cultural Division Ed Walls, Diplomat Resort Eddy Leal, Stella Artois Erin Lowrey, The Weinstein Company
Fabrice Allard, Cannes Festival Office of Protocol Frank & Phyllis Loconto Gabe Cowan, New Artists Alliance Glenn Friedt Ira Deutschman, Emerging Pictures Jane Grant, Pierson Grant Jerome Palliard and David Capaldi, Marche du Film
Joe Annunziatta John B. Mager Jonathan & Christine Bird, Jonathan Bird’s BLUE WORLD Jorge Camejo, Hollywood CRA Kimberly Gaultier, French Consulate, Miami Kimy & Michel of FACE Restaurant & Bar
Monday, Nov 17, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
TILL DEATH DO US PART...75 MIN
WAKING MARSHALL WALKER Bjorn Thorstad & Gabriel Baron USA / 2014 / 15 min / MOV / English
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE E
An encounter with a mysterious stranger brings unsettling premonitions, sending Marshall Walker on a desperate race through memory and time to reunite with his estranged daughter Charlotte and undo a fateful mistake, or risk being trapped between worlds forever. Producer & Writer: Giorgio Litt / Executive Producer: Thom Canalichio / Cinematographer: Matthew Boyd / Editor: Gabriel Baron / Cast: Giorgio Litt, Richard Warner, Sarah Drew, Judith Reagan, Baadja Lyne Odums / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECTORS: Bjorn Thorstad and Gabriel Baron recently collaborated as co-directors on a pilot for an interactive web series. Bjorn most recently directed a newmedia scholastic audio adventure series. Gabriel Baron is a filmmaker and award winning stage director whose work earned him Seattle’s “Genius Award” and received nomination for a Gregory Award as Outstanding Director for his production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist.
EAST COAST PREMIERE W
Steven Karageanes • USA / 2014 / 12 min / BluRay / English
A married couple seeks help from a self-centered psychologist to undo damage from an ill-fated attempt to spark their marriage.
Writers & Producers: Alara Ceri and Steven Karageanes / Cinematographer: Tim McCombe / Editor: Steven Karageanes / Composer: Brooke DeRosa / Cast: Alara Ceri, Colin McGurk, Emerson Brooks Jessica Lancaster / Contact: Steven Karageanes, 734-347-2561, email email@example.com facebook.com/cometogethermovie THE DIRECTOR: Steven Karageanes’s first feature, “Needlestick”, stars Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens) and Harry Lennix (Matrix, Man of Steel, The Black List) comes out late 2014. He won the Action on Film $100,000 Writer’s Challenge for his next film, “Make It Big”, which shoots winter 2015.
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Todd Kruger • USA / 2013 / 21 min / BluRay / English
Exposure is about a guy and a girl with social anxiety disorder, Adam and Candace, who get set up by their therapist, Dr. Sam, to meet at a speed dating event.
Writer & Producer: Todd Kruger / Cinematographer: Kenton Drew Johnson / Editor: Todd Kruger / Composer: Aaron Symonds / Production Designer: Drew Cookson / Principal Cast: Abby Miller, Michael Lawson, Christopher May / Contact: Todd Kruger 818-321-4552 TKrugerFilm@gmail.com
THE DIRECTOR: After attending film school and dabbling in stand up comedy, Todd Kruger has dedicated himself to the craft and production of filmmaking for the last decade. Having made many comedy shorts, Todd is now concentrating on more serious projects aimed at emotionally connecting with audiences.
Monday, Nov 17, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
TILL DEATH DO US PART... CONTINUED
THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE Alexis Van Hurkman FLORIDA PREMIERE USA / 2014 15 min / MOV / English F
A professor of physics is abducted by her counterpart from an alternate dimension — in which her husband has died. Replaced by her doppelgänger, Nina struggles to rebuild the machine that opens the gateway between worlds, to regain the life that should be hers. Writer & Producer: Alexis Van Hurkman / Cinematographer: Bo Hakala / Editor: Alexis Van Hurkman / Composer: John Rake / Production Designer: Kaylynn Raschke / Art Director: Kaylynn Raschke / Cast: Dawn Krosnowski, John Bruce, Lana Rosario / Contact: Alexis Van Hurkman www.whereyoulivethemovie.com twitter.com/hurkman facebook.com/AlexisVanHurkman THE DIRECTOR: Alexis is a writer, director, and colorist based in St Paul, Minnesota. His feature, “Four Weeks, Four Hours,” screened at festivals in 2006. He’s graded programs for broadcast, features and shorts, and video art that’s exhibited at the NY MOMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Alexis has also written numerous books.
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE E
Daniela Schrier Kafshi • USA / 2014 / 12 min / DCP / English
Small and lonely Micah confronts a surly bully Brian using strategy from Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War.’ Armed with the book’s ancient wisdom, he seeks to uncover Brian’s deepest fear and exploit it. But can Micah win the showdown?
Screenplay: Daniela Schrier Kafshi / Producers: Ali Kafshi, Tiffany Bartok / Cinematographer: Andres Karu/ Editor: Oren Sarch / Composer: With Lions and 6StringSarc / Production Designer: Michael Staffieri / Principal Cast: Matthew Tronieri, Valentino Musumeci / Contact: Ali Kafshi – firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, 917-719-6709, https://www.facebook.com theshowdownshortfilm www.facebook.com/daniela.kafshi, THE DIRECTOR: Daniela Kafshi’s ‘The Showdown’ screened at LA’s famous Chinese Theatre and is slated for online distribution in 2015. The self-taught filmmaker produced ‘Fall to Rise,’ is in pre-production for a SPeCIAL GUeST: true-crime thriller, and is busy writing her first feature film.
DANIeLA SCHRIeR KAFSHI
H O L LY WO O D
Kip Hunter, Kip Hunter Marketing R Lisa Liotta, Hollywood CRA Lissette Pena, Miramar Cultural Center Lynn Webb, Kanbar Entertainment Maria Jannace Mariangiola Castrovilli, VISUM TV, Rome Marian Koltai-Levine, pmkbnc.com
Mariah Reed Marina Suarez, 20th Century Fox Marti Huizenga Mayor Jack Seiler Mel maron Mike Downey & The F&ME Team Nick Kaller, Monterey Media Noelle Stevenson & Stacy Faulds, CVB
Patrick Levanque Paul Hudson, Outsider Pictures
President William Abare, Flagler College Rebecca Kendig, Riverside Hotel Sandy Shanussey, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Shelly Bradshaw, Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tammy Vohs, GO Airport Shuttle & Executive Car Terry & Lynn Cantrell Tony Fins, Guy Harvey Foundation Valerie Zucker, Rogers & Cowan Weston Jewelers
Tuesday, Nov 11, 11am, CP-Lauderdale Friday, Nov 21, 8pm, CP-Lauderdale
GIMME A BREAK...79 MIN TOM IN AMERICA
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Flavio Alves • USA –Brazil / 2014 / 17 min / BluRay / English
Tom in America is a short film about a 70 year-old married man living in the suburb of New York who, while rummaging through trash in search of things to sell at the local flea market, finds a Tom of Finland doll that triggers a long-ignored impulse.
Screenplay: Jeffrey Solomon, Scott Alexander Hess / Producers: Roy Gokay Wol / Cinematographer: Jordan T. Parrott / Editor: Carlos Flores, Julian Amaro / Composer: Jack Woodbridge, Wlater Schick / Production Designer: Tommy Janulis / Art Director: Dustin Butler / Principal Cast: Burt Young, Sally Kirkland, Jacques Mitchell, Alex Kruz, Dawn Young / Contact: Flavio Alves 917-328-8259, FlavAlves@gmail.com) www.tominamerica.com/ twitter.com/TominAmerica facebook.com/TominAmerica THE DIRECTOR: Flavio Alves is a film director and producer whose movies consistently feature elderly characters as protagonists. He was granted political asylum in the US in 1998 and worked as an assistant to then-New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY). He is best known for the film The Secret Friend, starring Siobhan Fallon and Viola Harris. SPeCIAL GUeST:
USA / 2014 / 35 min / BluRay / English
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Harry (Jerry Stiller), a recently widowed man in his golden years, finds himself trapped in the world of modern technology when all he wants is the newspaper. "Simpler Times" also features a special guest appearance by the other half of legendary comedy duo Stiller & Meara, Anne Meara.
Screenplay: Steve Monarque, Geoffrey Gormley / Producers: Dawn Eaton, Marshall Coben, Suzanne Cortney, Geoffrey Gormley, Brett Marx, Tony Perez, Casey Reardon, Laura Carbonell Smith / Cinematographer: Zachary P. McGeehan / Editor: Geoffrey Gormley / Composer: Dirk Kennedy / Principal Cast: Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara / Contact: Steve Monarque www.monavisionfilms.com @monavisionfilms www.facebook.com/SimplerTimesMovie THE DIRECTOR: Steve Monarque's writing/directing credits include "Free Country" (Best Play, 2009 Strawberry One Act Festival, NY; Best Short, 2011 NYC International Film Festival). Acting credits include the films No Small Affair, Sixteen Candles, Under the Boardwalk and TV series "Friday the 13th" (series regular).
SLAPHAPPIA: THE STATE OF NIRVANA ACHIEVED
WHEN LIFE KICKS THE LIVING CRAP OUT OF YOU Brian Bayerl USA / 2014 / 30 min / DCP / English
WORLD PREMIERE Ujob, and being suspected in the murder of his After losing his girlfriend, getting fired from his only friend, Zac enacts his revenge on the world using his last three worldly possessions.
Screenplay: Brian Bayerl / Producers: Brian Bayerl, Whitney King / Cinematographer: Chris McDaniels / Editor: Brian Bayerl / Composer: David Rosen / Art Director: Kim Frohlinger / Principal Cast: Hayes Hargrove, Sheena Collette / Contact: Brian Bayerl firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECTOR: Brian Bayerl's films include collaboration with Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) with 8:The Mormon Proposition which premiered at the Sundance FIlm Festival, For Once in My Life which won Audience Awards in 6 film festivals including SXSW in Austin, Texas, Full Circle: Before They Were Famous which chronicled Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana's rise to international pop art fame, Jersey Shore Massacre and TV's shows such as Fish Tank SPeCIAL GUeST: Kings, Swamp Wars, and Real Housewives of Miami.
Saturday, Nov 8, 6pm, CP-Hollywood Monday, Nov 10, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale
KITCHEN SINK...69 MIN
SPeCIAL GUeST: STePHANe eVeRAeRT
DERNIERE FORMALITE UNITED STATES PREMIERE Stephane Everaert • Belgium / 2014 / 14 min / MOV / French w/English sub-titles F Henry passes away on his deathbed. He expects to go to heaven. When Walburge the angel responsible for the post-mortem administrative procedure appears, she wants to send him for a 1000 years of purgatory first. Henry doesn't agree. Will he convince the angel to change her mind or will he be doomed for the next 1000 years? Writer: Thomas Vilquin / Producer: Maritchou Vander Voort, Stephane Papet / Cinematographer: Oliver Imfeld / Editor: Bruno Pons / Cast: Benedicte Philippon, Bernard Marbaix, Jacqueline Goethals / Contact: Stephane Everaert email@example.com
BORN IN ADANA UNITED STATES PREMIERE
David Hovan • Canada / 2014 14 min / .MOV / Armenian/English subtitles F takes us through the deportation of his parents from The story of Antranig Teghararian their native town of Diyarbakir, Turkey in 1915 and the death of his two very young brothers from starvation. To date, no one knows their final resting place. A moving story of resilience and survival against all odds.
Screenplay & Editor: David Hovan / Producers: Nora Armani, David Hovan, Jean Weaver / Cinematographer: Brodie Hovanessian / Composer: Armen Martirosyan / Art Director: Brodie Hovanessian / Featuring: Antranig Teghararian/ Contact: David Hovan, firstname.lastname@example.org 604-788-9960 http://www.davidhovan.com https://www.facebook.com/borninadana THE DIRECTOR: Graduating with an MFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University, David pursued post graduate work in Theater and Film at the University of Illinois. He has been involved professionally in various aspects of film and TV production, and is currently a senior executive at an international film production company.
JUST A CIGAR?
FLORIDA PREMIERE F From the mid-30s to the late '60s, Hollywood directors & writers got around the cenGordon K. Smith • USA / 2014 / 14 min / MOV / English
sorship of sexual themes with verbal and visual symbols, some in-jokes, others serious metaphors. Film historian Gordon K. Smith examines some famous examples, from such classics as THE BIG SLEEP, RED RIVER and many others. Screenplay, Producer & Editor: Gordon K. Smith / Principal Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre, Robert Mitchum, Montgomery Clift, Jane Fonda, et.al. / Contact: Gordon K. Smith email@example.com 214.564.3074 SPeCIAL GUeST: GORDON SMITH https://www.youtube.com/user/gksmith07 https://www.facebook.com/gordon.k.smith.1 https://www.facebook.com/gordonsfilm @gordonksmith THE DIRECTOR: Gordon K. Smith is a film historian, filmmaker, and writer based in Dallas, Texas (former Lauderdalian). He has done research for network interview shows and produces tribute videos for major film festivals, including FLIFF since 1991.
GIFT Michael Curtis
• USA / 2014 / 17 min / BluRay / English F A young girl must confront a boy’s darkest demons as she struggles to free him from his troubled past. Can she find a way to reach him? And what will happen to them both if she succeeds? Screenplay: Michael Curtis & Alex Whitmer / Producer: Michael Curtis & Filmstigator / Cinematographers: Tom Pritchard & Chance White / Editor: Michael Curtis / Composer: Ben Goldberg / Production Designer: Michael Curtis / Art Director: Michael Curtis / Principal ast: Katherine Shepler & Royce Mann / Contact: Michael Curtis firstname.lastname@example.org 404.220.8950 - giftshortfilm.com - Facebook@m_curtis & @filmstigator THE DIRECTOR: Michael Curtis trained as an actor and director in theatre before becoming a film & television editor. His experience working with stage actors remains a key component of his directing approach. Michael lives on a lake near Atlanta with his wife, Susan.
Monday, Nov 10, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN...74 MIN TECHOS ROTOS
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Yanillys Pérez Dominican Republic – France / 2014 F / 17 min / BluRay / Spanish w/English sub-titles
In a small village in the Dominican Republic, Anna, a 12 year old girl, is living a difficult childhood, she faced the absence of an irresponsible mother. She must take care of her two young sisters. Her dream is to make her first communion and to wear this immaculate white dress. Unfortunately, her spiritual quest is endangered. Anna is living a difficult childhood, she faced the absence of an irresponsible mother. Her dream is to make her first communion and to wear this immaculate white dress. Screenplay: Yanillys Perez / Producers: Yanillys Perez, Leo Proaño, Thibaud Billiard / Cinematographer: Gibran Abrales / Editor: Mathilde van de Morthel / Composer: Miguel Familia« El Damte », Damien Tronchot / Art Director: Patricia Duarte / Principal Cast: Akuharella Mercedes, Maria Alexandra Virento, Bianca Rodríguez, Carlos Marcial Baez Naveo, Carlos Reynoso Santos, Cynthia Guzmán, Oreste Amador / Contact: Yanillys Pérez email@example.com – Thibaud Billiard firstname.lastname@example.org THE DIRECTOR: Yanillys Pérez is a Venezuelan - Dominican Director/writer/Actress. She started her acting career in Santo Domingo, studying in “Bellas Artes”. She then continued her acting studies in London, New York and Paris. In 2011, Yanillys Pérez wrote, produced and directed “Del Otro Lado” (“On The Other Side”), a short film made in the Dominican Republic with a French co-production. She won Best Short Film, Best Screenplay and Best Poster at the Women’s Short Films Festival 2013.
EAST COAST PREMIERE W
David Henrie • México-USA / 2013 / 10 min / BluRay / English
The inspirational family film follows a very young boy who goes to extreme lengths to get what he wants most in life. It's a story about the relationship between fathers and sons in an age when parents work long, hard jobs, to put food on the table, but can't take a break to spend quality time with their families.
Screenplay: Alonso Alvarez Barreda & David Henrie / Producers: Alonso Alvarez Barreda, David Henrie, Daniel Blasquez, Kyle Heller, Eduardo Verastegui, Gina Resnik / Cinematographer: Tom Campbell / Editor: Ben Baudhuin & William Yeh / Composer: Roberto Murguía / Production Designer: Matt Hyland / Art Director: / Principal Cast: William Mapother, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Robyn Lively / Contact: email@example.com : wamafilms.com @catchtheshortfilm THE DIRECTOR: Actor David Henrie, best known for his work in Wizards of Waverly Place and How I Met Your Mother, has written and directed his debut short film Catch. David's film credits as an actor include; ARIZONA SUMMER, GROWNUPS 2, and the upcoming films MAX & ME, CARDBOARD BOXES, WAIT BEFORE MICKEY and PAUL BLARTT: MALL COP 2. Henrie made CATCH to tell a compelling and emotionally charged story, and to encourage fathers to take the opportunity to make time for their children. Henrie is hoping that his film can start a movement and be the catalyst for positive family changes.
Todd Slawsby • USA / 2013 / 9 min / BluRay / English
When two kids convince Mom to read a scary story right before bedtime, it’s hardly a wonder no one gets any sleep. But is it really all just make-believe?
Screenplay: Todd Slawsby / Producer: Roz Weisberg / Cinematographer: Patrick Ruth / Editor: Harold Parker / Composer: Frederik Wiedmann / Production Designer: Jennifer Gerbino / Principal Cast: Liam Slawsby, Lyla Slawsby, Katie Preisig, Brendan Mulhern / Contact: Todd Slawsby 310-880-3829 www.facebook.com/pages/The-Heebie-Jeebies
THE DIRECTOR: Todd Slawsby is a professional screenwriter living outside of Boston. THE HEEBIE-JEEBIES is his first directorial effort.
Saturday, Nov 8, 6pm, CP-Hollywood Monday, Nov 10, 6pm, CP-Lauderdale
BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN...CONTINUED THE LITTLE VIOLINIST
Yang Wang F sub-titles China-USA / 2014 / 15 min / DVD / Chinese w/English
Raised by a trash-picking father in New York City Chinatown, 11 years old violinist Xiaobao is bullied by her wealthier classmates. After her heart-felt violin performance, her father decides to reveal to her a lifelong secret he had kept from her.
Screenplay: Yang Wang / Producers: Jackie Lin / Cinematographer: Eric Giovon / Editor: Matt Slamowitz / Composer: Ya-Ting Huang/Zhen Wu/Xiaodong Li / Production Designer: Nico Zhou / Art Director: Yang Wang / Principal Cast: Qingyu Chen, Eric Chen / Contact: Yang Wang (615)268-8255 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yangwangstudio.com twitter.com/yangwang
THE DIRECTOR: Yang Wang, originally from China, is an award-winning film director based in New York City. she made her first short film Dreamwalker in Cannes which was premiered at the American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2011. Her short films have won many awards including Award of Merit - International Film Awards Berlin, Best Film and Best Actress at School of Visual Arts Film Fest at DGA theater.
A LITTLE SCAR
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Jahanara Saleh US-Iran / 2014 / 13 min / BluRay / English W & Farso w/English sub-titles
A Little Scar is a Short Drama. Sara, A six year old little girl is forever scarred by an innocent accident.
Screenplay: Jahanara Saleh / Producers: Jahanara Saleh, Jonathan Steven Green / Cinematographer: Jonathan Steven Green / Editor: Jahanara Saleh / Composer: Chritopher Doucet / Art Director: Jahanara Saleh / Contact: Jahanara Saleh : Jayara02@yahoo.com, (801)657-8151
EAST COAST PREMIERE W
Drew Stephens • Philippines / 2014 / 12 min / MOV / English
A father faces awkward questions when his young boy daydreams of becoming a Philippine princess.
Screenplay: Drew Stephens, Conrad Panganiban, Emmanuel Romero / Producers: Drew Stephens / Cinematographer: Ben Ferrer / Editor: Drew Stephens / Composer: Mitchell Covington / Production Designer: Dianne Aquino Chui / Art Director: Marconi Calindas / Principal Cast: Patrick Silvestre, Lucas Javier, Melvign Badiola, Mahalya Paz Kim, Marc Abrigo / Dancing by Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble / Contact: Drew Stephens info@PrinsesaFilm.com www.PrinsesaFilm.com twitter.com/PrinsesaFilm www.Facebook.com/PrinsesaFilm
THE DIRECTOR: Drew was a pioneering member of IBC-TV (True Visions) in Thailand, and the original host for Electric City LGBT TV in San Francisco. He is the award-winning director of the FLIFF 2011 selection “Viewer Discretion Advised (Tape 96)” and “Slightly Super.” Drew has been instrumental in Scary Cow Film Productions, a unique filmmaking co-op providing networking and technical resources to aspiring indie filmmakers.
WORLD PREMIERE U
Lucas Aspen All-Stier • USA / 2014 / 3 min / English
You see these guys doing amazing things, and it's inspiring. You want to do what they can do. You try. You work hard. You just want to get better. Produced & Conceived by: Lucas Aspen All-Stier / Camera: G. W. S. / Contact: Lucas Aspen All-Stier email@example.com
Lucas is a 7th Grader at Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico. He enjoys feats of daring, laughing and making videos.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
LIKE A FINE WINE...80 MIN
BIS GLEICH (TILL THEN) FLORIDA PREMIERE Benjamin Wolff • Germany / 2014 / 21 min / MOV / German w/English sub-titles F
Set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Berlin, BIS GLEICH tells the story of Marta and Albert. The unspoken connection between these two elderly neighbors, who share a daily ritual but have never actually met, deepens when they face the inevitable...together.
Screenplay: Tara Lynn Orr / Producers: Philippe Brenninkmeyer (avenueROAD films), Tara Lynn Orr / Cinematographer: Manuel Mack / Editor: Constantin von Seld / Composer: Giovanni Spinelli / Production Designer: Alissa Kohlbusch / Principal Cast: Gertrud Roll, Horst Westphal, Julia Richter / Contact: Tara Lynn Orr, avenueROAD films firstname.lastname@example.org @bisgleichfilm THE DIRECTOR: Benjamin Wolff studied at the London Film School. Upon returning to Germany, Benjamin began working as a commercial director. He directed commercials and Imagefilms for: McDonalds, RTL, Sat1, IKEA,Hermes The Hamburger Symphoniker, Glasshuette and Mercedes Benz C-class.
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
John Salcido • USA / 2014 17 min / DCP / English
A man hoping to propose to his girlfriend must first endure an annual event in celebration of her beloved ex. The challenges of living up to expectations are never clearer, or funnier, than in this comedy about insecurity and the difficulty of moving forward while everyone around you is stuck in the past.
Screenplay: John Salcido, Michael Nathanson / Producers: Neil Evans, Lillian LaSalle, Michael Nathanson, John Salcido / Cinematographer: Johnny Derango / Editor: Neil Evans / Composer: Ted Masur / Production Designer: Paula Loos / Art Director: Kerri Parker / Principal Cast: Michael Nathanson, Liza Weil, Brian Michael Jones, Audrey Lynn Weston / Contact: Neil Evans email@example.com www.tributeshortfilm.com www.facebook.com/tributeshortfilm THE DIRECTOR: John Salcido is an American independent film writer and director. In addition to his film projects, he enjoys a career writing and producing for television, most notably on three Emmy-winning series, including the CBS hit "Undercover Boss."
Jun Keung Cheung • United Kingdom / 2014 / 10 min / MOV / English
A universal story about loss and the disappearance of things that once existed in our lives. It is also about the gulf between generations and if there is hope in bridging that gap.
Screenplay: Jun Keung Cheung / Producers: Peter Hanson, Valerie Hanson, Jun Keung Cheung / Cinematographer & Editor: Jun Keung Cheung / Production Designer: Azahara Dorado / Art Director: Gary Scholes / Principal Cast: Eileen Nicholas, Genevieve Gaunt, Alexandra Guelff, Chris Mason, Elizabeth Donnelly / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.falcon-film.com
THE DIRECTOR: JC gained his BA Fine Arts from Cardiff and Vancouver in 1999. He works as a Director of Photography for music videos, documentaries, short films, feature films and commercials. In the last 10 years his work has screened at over 100 festivals around the world. His latest feature film, ‘Dead Cat’ has won 11 awards including Best Film at and was longlisted for BAFTA.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
LIKE A FINE WINE...CONTINUED BINGO NIGHT!
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE E
Jordan Liebowitz • USA / 2014 / 14 min / BluRay / English
A financially-strapped senior citizen finds a creative (and legally dubious) means of getting some quick cash in this sly and high-spirited comic caper. Screenplay: Jordan Liebowitz / Producers: Ryan Heraly / Cinematographer: Megan Richardson / Editor: Tony Wise / Composer: Erik Desiderio / Art Director: Erik Lejung / Principal Cast: Lynne Marie Stewart, Mindy Sterling, Brenda Pickleman / Contact: Jordan Liebowitz - 203 912 8637 BingoNightFilm.com @SwagLifeGranny facebook.com/BingoNightFilm THE DIRECTOR: Jordan Liebowitz has worked in the film industry across the country for the past 5 years. Bingo Night, his directorial debut, has been met with overwhelming success and critical acclaim. He is currently in preproduction on his next upcoming film.
‘ DEAD HEARTS
Stephen W. Martin • Canada / 17 min / MOV / English
A young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung Fu, and biker werewolves.
Screenplay: Stephen W. Martin / Producers: Alexander Glua, Stephen W. Martin / Cinematographer: Sean Cox / Production Designer: Tony Devenyi / Art Director: Jesso Tosso / Principal Cast: Valin Shinyei, Dalila Bela, Thomas Orr’Loney / Contact: Stephen Martin email@example.com www.deadheartsfilm.com www.facebook.com/deadheartsshortfilm twitter.com/deadhearts_film THE DIRECTOR: Stephen W. Martin is from St. John's, Newfoundland. His first short film, "Dead Friends," was the winner of the Crazy 8's Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada and was awarded Best Short at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival. It went on to screen at over 40 film festivals around the world. Stephen is also the author of "Pop Manga," the #1 best-selling 'how-to-draw' book on Amazon.ca, published with Random House. His first children’s picture book, “Robot Smash," published by Owlkids, will debut in April of 2015.
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Sunday, Nov 16, Noon, CP-Hollywood
CAUGHT OFF GUARD...61 MIN ACASO
UNITED STATES PREMIERE F
Stephan Rich • USA / 2014 / 9 min / DVD / English
Acaso sets a devastating confession against the opulent backdrop of L.A.'s bejeweled skyline. On a quiet night, along a dark backroad along the Hollywood Hills, our hero is unnerved when his headlights fall upon a dire situation.
Screenplay: Stephan Rich, Matt Bell / Producers: William Beck, Steven Moser, Jenna Devon Mayer, Peter Vauthy / Cinematographer: Sam Rosenthal / Editor: Chip Mauro / Composer: Evan Scharfeld / Cast: Don Jeanes, David Lee Smith, Carmina Garay / Contact: Stephan Rich firstname.lastname@example.org acasotheshortfilm.tumblr.com @ StephanbRich facebook.com/AcasoTheShortFilm THE DIRECTOR: Stephan was born in raised in Cleveland Ohio where as a teenager you could not find him without his hands occupied by a video camera. Soon after High School he decided to attend Full Sail University located in Orlando, where he earned a degree in film & video production. Stephan spent some time back in Cleveland as well as Brooklyn,NY before making the move to Los Angeles to further pursue his love of storytelling. Stephan has been living and working in Los Angeles for 5 years and recently took some time to study filmmaking in São Paulo, Brasil.
UNITED STATES PREMIERE F
Michael Kam • Singapore / 2013 / 7 min / MOV / Hokkien w/English sub-titles
A hot humid uneventful day. A taxi driver has trouble controlling his young sons, embroiled in a childish, petty rivalry. They continue this rivalry, until...
Screenplay: Michael Kam / Producer: Mabelyn Ow / Cinematographer: Amandi Wong / Editor: Alicia Lim / Composer: Xin-Ying Chong / Art Director: Yanzo Fang / Cast: Yolby Low, Presley Lim, Michael Chua / Contact: Michael Kam, email@example.com, +65-0763-0074 www.facebook.com/detour.sg
THE DIRECTOR: Michael graduated with a post-graduate diploma in film production from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. He has completed 4 short films which have won several awards and travelled the international festival circuit. He currently teaches at his alma mater.
BOUND FOR GREATNESS
Jimmy Gadd • USA / 2014 / 26 min / MOV / English
Darren, who has Aspergers, has gone throughout his life not truly connecting with anyone, until one day he happens upon a girl nursing a broken bird. She needs him.
Writer: Claire Gerety-Mott / Producers: Briana Morini, Jimmy Gadd / Co-Producer: Cristina Allica / Asst Director: Arek Bagboudarian / Cinematographer: Brennan Maxwell / Editor: Jimmy Gadd / Composer: Paul Cristo / Production Designer: Nikita Maxwell / Asst Editor: Trevor Penna / Cast: Karen Gillan, Keir O'Donnell, Claire Gerety-Mott, Tim Kaing / Contact: Jimmy Gadd firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECTOR: Jimmy started in the industry as a child actor as one of the original Oscar Mayer Wiener kids at age 2, acting alongside his mother and grandfather in the commercial. At 12 he began following his mother helpong shoot her Archaeology, Anthropology, and Ethnology documentaries that were shot around the world in such places as Ireland, South Africa, and France. His cinematography and editing skills began as he learned on the spot while filming documentaries. He found his love for the storytelling process. He began his college career in Computer Science and trained at Apple computer. He decided that his love for filmmaking was overwhelming and he switched gears into film. He graduated from Scottsdale Film School with a degree in Directing, Acting, and Editing, and moved to California where he graduated with honors in Cinema and Television with an emphasis in Screenwriting from California State University. He has worked on multiple feature films, numerous shorts and music videos. He is now editing on the hit TV show, "The Mentalist.” His short, “Bound for Greatness” got him accepted into the prestigious Warner Brother’s Directing Program which he has just completed.
Sunday, Nov 16, Noon, CP-Hollywood
CAUGHT OFF GUARD... CONTINUED DIEGO
Sara Seligman F / MOV / Spanish w/English sub-titles Mexico-Germany / 2014 / 15 min
In Diego’s family, poverty, crime and abuse is an everyday thing. When a little girl is kidnapped by his family, Diego is left with a choice: follow in his family’s footsteps or risk his life by following his heart.
Screenplay: Sara Seligman / Producers: Santiago de la Paz Nicolau, Van Johnson / Cinematographer: Tom Sullivan / Composer: Christian Paris / Principal Cast: Humberto Busto, Christian Vazquez, Leonardo Camargo Tejeda / Contact: Sara Seligaman DiegoTheMovie@VanJoCo.com www.diegothemovie.com @SESAproductions www.facebook.com/DiegoShortFilm THE DIRECTOR: Sara was born and raised in Mexico. She moved to NYC in 2005 and found her passion in filmmaking, a dream she has pursued ever since. She currently freelances in production while writing and directing her own projects.
WHAT TO EXPECT... Aaron Rudelson USA / 2014 / 4 min / MOV / English
A young father-to-be is concerned about his pregnant wife's unusual weight gain.
Screenplay: Aaron Rudelson / Producers: Mark Nickelsburg / Cinematographer: Ben Wolf / Editor: Aaron Rudelson / Principal Cast: Matt Unger, Sarah Sirota, Matt McCarthy, Joe Diomede, Christina Norris / Contact: Aaron Rudelson email@example.com 917-279-8272 whattoexpect-themovie.com @SavantFilms www.facebook.com/SavantFilms THE DIRECTOR: Aaron is an award-winning writer/director based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in festivals around the U.S. and can be seen in an upcoming episode of Fox's late night comedy show LAUGHS.
Mike Glier • USA / 2014 / 16 min / BluRay / English
SPeCIAL GUeST: LOU PAPPAS ALYN DARNAY MIKe GLIeR
A seemingly mundane visit to a psychiatrist turns into something much, much more.
Screenplay: Louis Pappas / Producers: Mike Glier / Cinematographer: Oscar Espino / Editor: Mike Glier / Principal Cast: Louis Pappas, Alyn Darnay / Contact: Louis Pappas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 954-655-3558
THE DIRECTOR Mike Glier began his career straight out of high school in 2004 working for the Tennessee Volunteers Athletic Broadcasting. It is here that Mike grew a passion for sports video editing, but more importantly a passion for telling stories through his editing. Every edit has a unique style for each individual story. In 2012, Mike and Louis Pappas, a local writer and actor, launched Burn The Ship Films. Their first project, was a feature entitled, The Last Hit,. Mike also works as a Technical Director with CBS Sports Interactive in Fort Lauderdale.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
UNDER COVER...71 MIN
PUMANAWA: THE GIFT UNITED STATES PREMIERE Poata Eruera F New Zealand / 2013 / 14 min / MOV / English
Learning that her daughter is serious about a Christian boyfriend, a mother fears it will threaten her spiritual gift both women have inherited. She takes her daughter back to her own tragic past to show how loneliness, hope and faith can turn love into turmoil. Screenplay: Marie Thompson, Wayne Te Tai / Producers: Tui Ruwhiu, Poata Eruera / Cinematographer: Dave Garbett, Andrew McGeorge/ Editor: Peter Roberts/ Composer: Gareth Van Niekerk / Production Designer: Lyn Bergquist / Principal Cast: Ngahuia Piripi, Rawiri Pene, Nicola Kawana, Keporah Torrance, Harlen Hoani / Contact: Tim Hope email@example.com www.pumanawathegift.com/ www.facebook.com/pumanawathegift THE DIRECTOR: Poata is from the Ngati Whatua, Ngapuhi, Te Aupouri tribes of the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand. He directed TVC’s from 1989-1994, before directing short film Mananui, and later The Length of A Memory. Pumanawa: The Gift signals Poata’s return to film making.
FLORIDA PREMIERE F
Mandira Chauhan • USA / 2014 / 13 min / BluRay / English
A comedy following a group of suburban post 9-11 tweens who fail a group project and set up a spy mission to get their temperamental teacher fired.
Screenplay: Rosalie Tenseth / Producers: Rosalie Tenseth, Tom Costello / Cinematographer: Rodin Hamidi / Editor: Sofi Marshall / Composer: Brian McOmber / Principal Cast: Allyson Stevens, Danny Davis, Samara Fishkin, Sydney Sieb, Morgan Miller, Vishwas, Rosalie Tenseth, Jermaine Small, Neelam Joshi, Angus Costello, Arya Gartside-Vats / Contact: (Rosalie Tensethfirstname.lastname@example.org #-www.boywithstickproductions.com-https://www.facebook.com/FailureGroupies-@FailureGroupies-@boywithstickllc) THE DIRECTOR: Mandira Chauhan, originally from Mumbai, India, moved to New York City to study filmmaking and proceeded to write, direct and produce several short films. Her first short film, The Graveyard Shift, premiered at the LA Film & Script Festival in 2012. Mandira met Rosalie Tenseth (writer/producer of FAILURE GROUPIES) at The Garden State Film Festival in 2013 where both of their films were screening.
SLOW BUT SHIRL
John Hamblin • USA / 2014 / 5 min / DVD / English
Stuck-in-the-'70's-Shirl just wants to style hair and gossip but while sharing a juicy tidbit, she opens a mystery with roots to the past.
Screenplay, Producer & Co-Director: Tina Czarnota / Cinematographer: Victor Centofanti / Editor: Elliott Schwartz / Composer: Gwen Bishop & band / Cast: Glenda Grainger, Beba Feigman, Molly Jade, Alan "Hey Man" / Contact: Tina Czarnota 561482-3213 or 561-613-5530 www.tinaczarnota.com/ twitter.com/Deadwaitermovie www.facebook.com/Deadwaitermovie?ref=bookmarks
THE DIRECTOR: John has worked in the film industry since 2004. Some of his credits include producer of the feature, The Encounter, production assistant for episodes of X-Factor, assistant director on the teaser, Deadwaiter and director of Slow But Shirl.r
Tuesday, Nov 18, 5pm, CP-Hollywood
UNDER COVER...CONTINUED THE BEST FRIEND
WORLD PREMIERE U
Melissa Sadoff Oren • USA / 2013 / 12 min / DCP / English
Ellen has been the quintessential rom-com best friend to All-American girl Kate since forever. But after Ellen’s very existence is called into question following a lonely Chinese meal gone bad, she needs to decide whether to take the advice she always enthusiastically gives Kate: “If you want it, go for it!”
Screenplay: Benjamin Oren & Melissa Sadoff Orne / Producers: Megan Galizia, Ezra Dweck / Cinematographer: Gareth Paul Cox / Editor: Barbara Gerard / Composer: Jonathan Sadoff / Production Designer: Jesse Nemeth / Principal Cast: Mimi Gianopulos, Kim Shaw, Andy Milder, Jordan Black / Contact: Ben Oren 646-245-4207 www.thebestfriendmovie.com/ twitter.com/BestFriendShort http://www.facebook.com/TheBestFriendShort THE DIRECTOR: The Best Friend is Melissa’s first short film. It has been accepted to numerous festivals around the world, including the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival where it won the Audience Choice Award.
THE LAST ORANGE GROVE FLORIDA PREMIERE OF MIDDLE FLORIDA Carl Knickerbocker • USA / 2013 / 3 min / BluRay / English F What happened to our orange groves? The landscape of the central section of the peninsula has been altered. A brief look at Middle Florida. Carl Knickerbocker/ everything except the music. David Schweizer/composer. / Contact: Carl (surprise!) email@example.com www.carlknickerbocker.com THE DIRECTOR: Suburban Primitive artist and filmmaker. Resides in Oviedo, Middle Florida.
Frank Meli • USA / 2014 / 25 min / DCP / English U stars in Dragula, a coming of age muRocky Horror Picture Show's Barry Bostwick sical about a high school senior who eliminates his self-esteem issues after attending Bostwick’s amazing Drag performance.
Screenplay: Frank Meli / Producers: Adam Shankman, Andrea Meli, Garrett Grant / Cinematographer: Jacob Swaonson / Editor: Frank Meli / Composer: Lucian Piane / Production Designer: Eric Smith / Art Director: Eric Smith / Principal Cast: Missi Pyle, Rob Riggle, Barry Bostwick, August Roads, Carmen Electra, Cheyenne Jackson / Contact: Frank Meli (323) 206-7350 :http://dragulafilm.com/ www.facebook.com/dragulamovie?ref=br_tf THE DIRECTOR: Frank Meli was born on July 7, 1985 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Swamp People (2010), The Real Housewives of Orange County (2006) and The Biggest Loser (2004). Dragula is Frank's directorial debut.
Monday, Nov 10, 3pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 16, Sunrise Civic Ctr
WHAT PRICE FREEDOM...74 MIN BAMIDBAR
EAST COAST PREMIERE W
Onn Nir • USA-Israel / 2014 /18 min / DCP / Hebrew w/English sub-titles
Shiri, her boyfriend and her estranged father, Avi, venture into the desert before she leaves for the Army. Once in the wild, an accident occurs and the situation spirals out of control as a series of life-changing events push them to confront their traumatic past. Screenplay: Onn Nir / Producers: Keren Hantman & Tara Tucker / Cinematographer: Ludovica Isidori / Editor: Angela Latimer / Composer: Assaf Rinde / Production Designer: Anthony Cafaro / Art Director: Uri Fefer / Principal Cast: Shai Tamary, Sabi Dorr, Nick Greene / Contact: Onn Nir firstname.lastname@example.org www.bamidbarthefilm.com www.twitter.com/Onnnir facebook.com/Bamidbarthefilm
THE DIRECTOR: Born and raised in Israel, Onn Nir pursued his passion for film at the School of Visual Arts in New York, earning his BFA in Directing and Writing. The short films he directed, BORN GUILTY, which won the National Board of Review Award and screened in many festivals around the world, and PRESSURE POINT. After completing his MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute, Onn has set his home base in Los Angeles, currently developing various projects.
Justin Liberman • USA / 2014 / 18 min / DCP / English
SPeCIAL GUeST: JUSTIN LIeBeRMAN
Decades before the Civil War, the actions of a brutal overseer spark the fire of revolution on a Southern tobacco farm. Tobacco Burn chronicles true events and creates a portrait of man’s different understanding towards violence.
Screenplay: Justin Liberma & Ajani Jackson / Producers: Alvaro R. Valente / Co-Producer: Nicole Delaney / Associate Producer: Julien DuPlessis / Cinematographer: Zachary Halberd / Editor: Brian Denny / Composer: JoAnne Harris / Production Designer: Bridget Rafferty / Art Director: Kaitlyn McInnes / Principal Cast: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Daralyn Jay, Julien Rozzell Jr., Law Crimlis, Timothy Roselle / Contact: Alvaro R. Valente - 310.600.2067 - email@example.com - https://www.facebook.com/TobaccoBurnFilm THE DIRECTOR: Justin was a directing fellow at Columbia University where he earned his MFA. He spent 3-years working under Michael Mann and David Mamet and was a shadow director for Allen Coulter. His films have screened in many international film festivals. He’s directed commercials for ESPN, P&G, American Express and Macy’s.
WELCOME HOME EMMA-ROSE Miriam Heard WORLD PREMIERE United Kingdom / 2013 / 15 min / DVD / English U 10-year old Jenny it’s a magEmma-Rose is home. Sort of. Desert boots and all. For ical week. Then Emma-Rose is gone again.
Screenplay: Miriam Heard / Producers: Miriam Heard & Anna Holburn (Echo Art Films, UK) / Cinematographer: Evan Barry / Editor: Miriam Heard & Felipe Zabala / Composer: Jorge Arriagada / Production Designer: Billie-Rose Shepherd / Principal Cast: Becky Cash, Elliw Alwen, Susan Davis / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECTOR: Brought up in the UAE, Miriam studied at Oxford University, training as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Her first feature film “Tierra Yerma : Wastelands” about Chilean mercenaries in Iraq, is in post-production.
Monday, Nov 10, 3pm, CP-Hollywood Sunday, Nov 16, Sunrise Civic Ctr
WHAT PRICE FREEDOM... CONTINUED FOR THE BIRDS
Tara Atashgah F Iran / 2014 / 14 min / Mov / Farsi w/English sub-titles
A crowd of people in Iran gather to watch the execution of a young woman, she begs everyone for help but horrified of the authorities they all watch as she is about to get hanged; except for one particular young man who cannot remain silent.
Writer: Tara Atashgah Atashgah / Co-Producers: Jack Castellaw, Shaeda Moghaddam / Cast: Chervine Namani, Kamran Malak Motiei / Contact: Tara Atashgah Atashgah email@example.com THE DIRECTOR: Tara Atashgah grew up in Tehran, Iran where true life-stories and everyday heroes inspired her to want to make movies. She moved to the States in 2006 to pursuit filmmaking. Tara attended Brooks Institute where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video Production, and her Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting. For The Birds was Tara’s Masters thesis film and since she couldn’t make this film in Iran because of its subject, she shot the film entirely in her school’s backlot that had to be transformed into an Iranian village.
Anna Goodman-Herrick USA-Germany / 2012 / 9 MIN / DVD / ENGLISH
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Back in the 1950’s, St. Paul resident and Holocaust Survivor, Henry, attended a party where one of the guests kept pestering him with questions about the war and finds out that the world is a very small place.
Screenplay: Stephanie Silverman Houser / Producers: Stephanie Silverman Houser, Hayden Houser, Pamela Sullivan, Dr. Corey Samuels / Cinematographer: Hayden Houser / Editor: Jeff Deel / Composer: / Production Designer: Jaymee Ngernwichit / Principal Cast: Darrel Guilbeau, Steve Alderfer, Tricia Lynn Scott / Contact: Stephanie Silverman Houser 323-382-6853 cell firstname.lastname@example.org email @becominghenry www.facebook.com/AnUnbrokenChain THE DIRECTOR: Anna Goodman-Herrick has written, directed, and/ or produced documentaries and narrative for MTV, Bravo, E!, CMT, FOX, A&E, WE, and OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network). She is the granddaughter of a Holocaust Survivor.
To Gregory, Bonnie and the Fabulous Team at FLIFF 2014 RICHARD WARREN RAPPAPORT AND RENÉ KATZ
CONCERT, THE FILM
THE 5TH ANNUAL SAINT AUGUSTINE FILM FESTIVAL JANUARY 23 – 25, 2015
Produced by The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Presented by Flagler College • Arnold & Barbara Grevior, Founding Sponsors Radiology Associates Imaging, St. Augustine, Gold Sponsor
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23
7:30 Opening Night Film Lewis Auditorium, sponsored by Entire, Inc. 9pm Opening Night Party Lightner Museum, sponsored by Radiology Associates Imaging, St. Augustine
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24
10am Film – Corazon Cinema II 11am Film – Corazon Cinema III Noon Film – Corazon Cinema II 1pm Film – Corazon Cinema III Catherine Duncan Architect 2pm Film – Corazon Cinema II
3pm Film – Lewis Auditorium sponsored by Abella’s School of Dance 4pm Film – Corazon Cinema III sponsored by Blue Lotus Belly Dance 5pm Film – Lewis Auditorium 6pm Film – Corazon Cinema III sponsored by Whole Life Pharmacy 7pm Film – Lewis Auditorium 8pm Film – Corazon Cinema III sponsored Alexander Law Firm 9pm Saturday Night Party
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25
11am Film – Corazon Cinema III Noon Film – Corazon Cinema II
The Corazon Cinema 36 Granada St. • Lightner Museum 75 King St. Lewis Auditorium 14 Granada Street immediately west of Lightner Museum • Solarium atop Ponce Hall 74 King Street
Opening Night is Friday, January 23. The film in Lewis Auditorium begins at 7:30pm and will be out by 8:45pm. Just stroll across the street to the magnificent Lightner Museum. Your party ticket gets you free private access to the museum. Up top on the ballroom floor, a glass of wine and soft acoustical music will enhance your leisure stroll amongst the museum’s treasures. Peer over into Florida’s first inside pool below and you’ll see the great buffet that awaits you. $65 includes film Saturday Night takes place in the Corazon Theatre. After the 7pm film at Lewis Auditorium $25 includes film Sunday Night is our Closing Soiree...join us atop Ponce Hall on the Flagler College Campus as our Wrap party takes place in the stunning Solarium. $35 includes film Individual film tickets are $8 General Adm; $5 Seniors and $3 with Flagler ID.
To purchase tickets log on to FLIFF.com Questions email info@FLIFF.com Sunday Night is the staff’s time to relax and
breathe...but come along as we reminisce over the past four magical days. Individual film tickets are $8 General Adm; $5 Seniors and $3 with Flagler ID.
A VIP All Access Pass $100 and is the best way to enjoy all the films and parties with no hassle. Film Only Passes are just $60 for General Public; $40 with a Flagler College ID.
To purchase tickets log on to FLIFF.com Questions email info@FLIFF.com
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THE EDWARDS PARTNERSHIP
The final selection of films will be announced in early December. For information on attending, email info@FLIFF.com
A FAST Pass is the best way to enjoy all the films and parties with no hassle. Passes are just $100 All-Access (parties & films...these are limited!!!); or $60 for a Film Only Pass..
Carolyn Smith Bonnie Cameron Kelley Cottrell
Operations Coordinator Marketing/Sponsorship
1pm Film – Corazon Cinema III sponsored by Acting in St. Augustine 2pm Film – Corazon Cinema II sponsored by Darryl Wise Cabinetry & Furniture 3pm Film – Corazon Cinema III sponsored by B&Z Toner 5pm Film – Lewis Auditorium sponsored by The Edwards Law Firm 7pm Wrap Party – Solarium atop Ponce Hall
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 9:15PM ★ OPENING NIGHT PARTY ★ Off The Hookah, 111 SW 2nd Ave, Ft Lauderdale Following the Opening Night Film, LUCKY STIFF at the Amaturo Theatre, with special guest, Jason Alexander, take the 3 minute stroll to Off The Hookah: • Traditional Antipasto Display: assorted grilled vegetables, roasted peppers, cured meats, provolone, mozzarella, tomatoes, and Italian olives • Mediterranean Display: hummus, baba ghanouj, pepperoncinis, stuffed grape leaves, kafta balls kalamata olives, with pita points • Fruit and Cheese Harvest: seasonal fruits, assorted imported cheeses, and gourmet crackers • Fresh Vegetable Crudites Display; assorted seasonal veggies and dipping sauce • Maryland crab dip with gourmet crackers • Swedish meatballs • Veggie spring rolls with a Thai chili dipping sauce • Mac and Cheese bites Tickets including the Film: $35 non-members and $30 FLIFF members; FLIFF Executive Producer & Superstar Members are FREE.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 10AM ★ CHAIRMAN’S CRUISE & BRUNCH ★ on-board the Sun Dream. Brunch will be served along with open bar. The boat leaves from behind Gallery One, 2670 East Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, exactly at 10am and can not turn back to pickup late arrivals...so, don’t be late unless you excel in & enjoy waving goodbye. Tickets: $75 non-members and $65 FLIFF members; FLIFF Executive Producer & Superstar Member are FREE.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 9PM ★ CENTERPIECE PARTY ★ Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park. Following the Centerpiece Film, FRANK VS GOD, Join US in the Gallery & Breezeway at the Sunrise Civic Center for the Centerpiece Party with the film’s stars, Henry Ian Cussick and ever Carradine. • Pasta Station with Two types of pasta w/ Bolognese, marinara or pesto sauce + Assorted toppings – mushrooms, peas, spinach, onions, fresh parmesan and fresh herbs • Domestic and Imported Cheeses with fresh fruit and crackers • Filo cups with Cajun Chicken Salad • Chicken Satays w/ peanut sauce • Bruschetta on crustini • Mini egg rolls w/soy and sirrachi dipping sauce • A glass of wine Tickets including the Film: $20 non-members and $15 FLIFF members; FLIFF Director, Producer, Executive Producer & Superstar Members are FREE.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 7:30PM ★ CHAIRMAN’S AWARDS GALA ★ Diplomat Resort, 3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood The Festival honors George Hamilton (Lifetime Achievement), Daniel Baldwin (Renaissance Award), Clara Mamet (Star On The Horizon) and Mike Downey of Film & Music Entertainment (Producer of the Decade). JOIN US at the stunning Diplomat Resort for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 4PM ★ FRENCH SOIREE ★ Tickets: $150 non-members and $100 FLIFF members. in The CPL Courtyard. Prior to the French comedy, THe VOLCANO, join the French Consul General Philippe SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 7PM ★WRAP PARTY ★ Létrilliart, Pascale Villet, Executive Director of the French- Atlantic Hotel, 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, American Chamber of Commerce and Claire Jacobs, Mgr Fort Lauderdale Partner Relations & Development, Air France for a French Following the Closing Night Film, at Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale, JOIN US at the beautiful Atlantic Hotel, 5th Soiree including: Floor Pool deck overlooking the beach. Beauty & The • Bries, Pates, Baguettes, Feast, the award winning restaurant at The Atlantic will Grapes, Cornichons, Magnifique prepare a Feast Fit for a Star...and you are the star! Cold Cuts & Profiteroles Open bar plus buffet and passed hors d’oeuvres. Limited Tickets including the Film: $20 complimentary valet parking will be available...but we will non-members and $15 FLIFF also have buses providing free to & from service. members; FLIFF Executive ProTickets including the Film: $40 non-members and $30 ducer & Superstar Members are FLIFF members; FLIFF Producer, Executive Producer & Superstar Members are FREE. FREE.
Time indicates start of film H = CP-Hollywood L = CP-Lauderdale S = Sunrise Civic Ctr SATURDAY, NOV 8 2pm, H, AN HONeST LIAR, Cheese n Crackers before the film 5pm, L, PIe LADY OF PIe TOWN, Enjoy a Piece o’ Pie in Courtyard following films. 7pm, L, TRAITORS, Moroccan Reception follows film 9pm, L, MANOS SUCIAS Complimentary Aguardiente; Vallenato Music SUNDAY, NOV 9 6pm H, HUMAN CAPITAL, Pizza Party prior film 7pm L, WILDLIKe, Salmon bites following film 9pm, L, SHUNNeD Tranny Party following film with decadent desserts MONDAY, NOV 10 7pm, H, PATIeNT KILLeR Surprise Reception before film 8pm, L SOMBRAS De AZUL Live salsa music + 2x1 cuba libres prior to film TUESDAY, NOV 11 2pm, H RUDY + NeAL GO FISHING Free Hot Dogs 4:15pm L Following EVERY CHILD COUNTS, enjoy Sands Beer & Conch Fritters ($15 includes the film) 5pm, L RUDY + NeAL GO FISHING Free Hot Dogs 8:45, L BIG IN JAPAN Sushi reception before film WEDNESDAY, NOV 12 6pm, L INSIDe OUT An art of color expressed in our FLIFF Salad Bar prior 8pm, L PeMBROKe CIRCLe Florida Party prior Food Trucks and $2 beers all night 9pm, H BIG IN JAPAN Sushi reception before film THURSDAY, NOV 13 5:30, H INSIDe OUT Light reception before 6pm, L THe CURReNT Nat’l Week of Ocean party before film 8pm, L LOST IN KARASTAN Hot Dog party before film FRIDAY, NOV 14 6pm, L ART OF THe COMMUNITY Light reception before film 8:45, H LOST IN KARASTAN
Eastern Europe reception before film SATURDAY, NOV 15 12:30, H WINTeR SLeeP Light brunch before film 9pm, S FOReIGN LAND Mexican Party before film
SUNDAY, NOV 16 1:30pm, L LOVe THY NATURe Healthy natural reception following 2pm, S HeROeS OF ARVINe PLACe, Holiday Party before the film 6pm, H, FOReIGN LAND Mexican Party before film 8:30pm, L COMeDICNeSS Stella Artois Happy Hour party prior to film MONDAY, NOV 17 6pm, L MAGIC MeN Hebrew Party prior film 7pm, H, ORO VeRDe Antipasti buffet prior film
TUESDAY, NOV 18 6pm, L ORO VeRDe Antipasti Buffet prior film 6pm, H, ART OF THe COMMUNITY Light reception before film
THURSDAY, NOV 20 Thurs, Nov 20, 8pm, L GeOGRAPHICALLY DeSIReABLe Smorgasbord of dishes prior film Thurs, Nov 20, 9pm, H, PAPITA, MANI TOSTON Venezuelan Party by La Crema de Las Empanadas
SATURDAY, NOV 22 5pm L GONe DOGGY GONe Sandwich bar array of breads, toppings, dressings prior film (requires $15 ticket to benefit Human Society)6pm, 6pm H, TWO BIT WALTZ, Champagne & ridiculously small hors d’oeuvres 7pm, L George Hamilton Reception Sangria & Paella after his performance 9pm, L Daniel Baldwin Party, following to THe WISDOM TO KNOW THe DIFFeReNCe SUNDAY, NOV 23 3pm, L Clara Mamet live music Champagne & desserts prior to TWO BIT WALTZ 2pm, H, GONe DOGGY GONe wine n cheese before film (requires $15 ticket to benefit Human Society)
FOUNDING SPONSOR BROWARD CULTURAL COUNCIL To the members and audiences of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
The Broward Cultural Council is busy this year with a very important celebration.
Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community is a yearlong anniversary beginning in October 2014, that honors the significance of the previous 100 years, in which Broward County came into being, and then grew into adulthood.
There have been unquestionable milestones that have contributed to Broward’s economic and cultural development. Such factors as construction of Port Everglades in 1928, the building of roads, railroads and construction of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are distinctive events that added to the already natural beauty of sun, salt and sand. As this particular century rolled on, the development of the South Florida region beginning in the mid-1970s and the construction of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in 1991 would transform the region permanently into a County that was here to stay.
The growth and development of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, now in its 29th year, makes its coming of age right alongside the cultural evolution of Broward County. FLIFF has played a pivotal role in giving Broward a presence on an international stage.
Filmmakers from Bangladesh, Albania, Belize, Bhutan, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Iceland, India, Iran, Malawi, Mongolia, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and Tanzania, culminate annually in the heart of Fort Lauderdale to ‘talk shop,’ exhibit their productions and exchange global ideas. As a result of this, the Broward Cultural Council appreciates this opportunity to acknowledge The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and its consummate quest for merit and excellence; as well as its impact on the community as a major contributor to our cultural texture, our economic strength and international relations. Broward Cultural Council says “Thank you FLIFF!”
Diane Weinbrum, Chair Broward Cultural Council
CO-PRODUCERS For Good Good. For Eve verr .
Linda Carter* President, CEO
The Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund d of the Communit o y Foundation of Br B oward
*Ann-Margret photographed at 2013 FLIFF Gala
Mary N. Porter
Jorge Camejo* Executive Director
Secretary of State
Forman Family Foundation
Tara & Miles Forman with Austin & Christine Forman*
Ed Walls* General Manager
Noelle Stevenson Broward Film Comissioner
Claire Jacobs Manager of Alliance Sales USA
*Ann-Margret photographed at 2013 FLIFF Gala
Nicki Grossman President
Wayne & Marti Huizenga
Connie & Theo Folz
Block 40, LLC SILVER SINCE 1973
BRONzE Joan Shames Arnold & Barbara Grevior
SUPPORTING Crazy About Costumes
AAA Fire Protection
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Upper Level Members enjoy the ambience and pleasure of the Whole Foods Festival Cafe.
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Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale • 954.760.9898 503 SE 6th Street • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood • 954.342.9137 2008 Hollywood Boulevard • Hollywood, FL 33020
Things You May Know about Cinema Paradiso
Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood Park for FRee on the street for 1st 3 hours CPH has 75 seats CPH within walking distance to int’l restaurants Serves BEER & WINE Members Save $4 on every ticket year-round Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale Park for FRee in the Courthouse Parking Garage and at any meter on Sundays & Holidays 215 seats with an add’l 30 as needed CPL has a beautiful Canopied Courtyard
Serves BEER & WINE + FULL BAR Members save $4 on every ticket year-round Both Cinemas have state-of-the-art digital projection and sound Both have comfortable stadium seating
Things You Might Not Know about Cinema Paradiso
Both cinemas are available for private parties, including: Weddings • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs • Birthdays Anniversaries • Corporate Events • Fundraisers Just about anything!
Contact Michelle Filippi, Director of Operations... michellef@FLIFF.com or call 954-760-9898 ext 101
Cinema Paradiso is owned and operated by The Broward County Film Society, presenters of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and FLIFF On-Location. The Film Society (and its programs) is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Cultural Organization
SUPERSTARS Kip Alexander Ruth Barry Arlette Ehrlich Bonnie Everhart Connie & Theo Folz Suzanne Gouveia Arnold & Barbara Grevior Diana Hammerstein Cynthia & Dane Hancock Karen Jones Ellen Kirby Marilyn Kramer Joy Lasky Patrick & Gail Leveque Ted MacDonald Liannette Marquez Jackie Matuseski Claudette Moritz Anna Rua Fred Salaff Suzanna Sanders Phoebe & Shelly Satlin Eileen Schneider Shirley Shrut Mae Silver Brenda & Robert Stacy Alfredo Tamburrino Milan Uzelac Steve Wetzler Enid Wolf-Schein
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Peggy Behar Ray Brasted Jan Bullard Carol Burpeau Carol Call Flo & Rick Celender Kenneth Chapple Dr. Ivar & Mona Fandel Nhumas Guerra Jennifer Halquist Colony Mary & Richard Kazares Betty Lakey-Smith Ann Landry Susan Lazarus William Marks Lucy Marrreo Jean Martindale Suzanne Migdall Michael Minor Terry Murphy Susie Novak Dr. Jules Oaklander Marilyn Painter Linda Patterson Susan Saks Debbie & Jeff Sandler Allen & Marta Scheiner Gerald Schilian Georgie Stark Eileen & Stanley Swindling Deborah Watarz Stefan C. Weiss, MD Robert & Rose White
PRODUCERS Julie & Scott Altschuler Carole Chancy Suzzette Dawes Lisa Dennison Barry Deutsch Donna & Greg Greene Beth Holland Joan Lazzara Denise LaBella Raymond Lavoie Nancy Messing Fredric & Jessica Olefson Nancy Paris
DIRECTORS Lori Abadessa Anthony & Jay Abbate Richard Adamick Belinda Alfaro Jorge & Maria Begue Roseanne Belsito Guilhene & Max F Benjamin Denis Blais Bruce Bornstein Ann Cullen Tom Dando M.E. Depalma Sally Dieguez Jose Dow Laura Feak Nancy & Wesley Fetzer Julia Fraser David & Kathy Freeman Chris Gilson Ruth W. Greenfield
The Film Society Member List represents Director Level & Above.
Patrick Harris Frank Hildebrandt Maggie Hilferty Kathleen Ireland Darren & Lizz Karp Francine & Pierre Lapter John Leyden Gertrude Lulla Barbara & John Maginnis John Maginnis Candis Marciniak Alan & Tami McClung Gerri Miccio Brandi Michaels Joanne Oyen Lee & Sher Patterson Carol Plask Ann Poe Ron Raymond Adele S. Rose Dennis J. Roy Kathleen Ryan Carl & Elaine Schumacher Anthony Snyder Bill & Ingrid Stewart Margaret Strumski Carolyn Travis Joelle M. Troillet Albina Troshechkina Jeff Trotta Thomas Valentine Patsy West Jill Younis George Zuber Hanna Zukoski
FLIFF CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE
As my second year as Chairman of the FLIFF Board 85 seat movie theatre, is a cultural gem that will provide nears the end, I am extremely proud of all the hard work year round international films and serve as an economic and unique milestones accomplished by our Board and our development catalyst for all of Downtown Hollywood’s fearless CEO, Gregory von Hausch, Senior Programmer businesses. Bonnie Leigh Adams and their loyal, hard working Staff. When I first was elected as Chairman of the FLIFF Board, Together we made Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood (“CP-H”) we set our goals high and I am extremely proud to say that a reality and succeeded in growing our flagship Cinema working together, they were accomplished and exceeded. Paradiso Ft. Lauderdale, truly elevating FLIFF's status in FLIFF’s status was heightened with our Annual Gala with the industry and making FLIFF a much stronger “brand”. Ann-Margret and Michael Bolton at the Diplomat Hotel. You wouldn't think getting a movie theatre into a town This past May, I had the incredible experience of repAlan Koslow with the name "Hollywood" would take so much effort. resenting FLIFF at the Cannes Film Festival. Our annual However, we got it built and opened in record time...thanks to a Becker & Poliakoff soiree on the beach was sponsored by NEW YOU Magazine, great “team effort”. The heavy lifting was done by the Board and Executive Kanbar Entertainment and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Staff of the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency - who, without Visitor's Bureau. In between the nearly 75 films we enjoyed, the star their steadfast commitment and unanimous support, CPH would never studded parties, walking the “Red Carpet” with the stars, parties every have happened. We were fortunate to have the pro bono architectural night and meeting an endless sea of distinguished film industry experts services of Joseph Kaller. It seems like Joe has his name attached to of all types, I also found time to celebrate my 2x 30 birthday with my everything good that happens in the City (and I know this first hand). family, who joined me. And big kudos to our around the clock 24/7 General Contractor, Craig It has been an exhilarating 2 year ride to say the least. While I’ll at Certified Contractors and his hardworking team. Thanks to our new always be there to help FLIFF grow and prosper, it’s time to hand the historic looking marquee sign finally being approved, Hollywood's gavel and the Chairman’s role over to Doug Solomon, newest, best kept secret, can come out of the dark room, shine bright FLIFF Chair 2015-16. Best of luck Doug, enjoy every on the silver screen and be enjoyed for many years to come by minute of it! Alan Koslow, Chairman residents and tourists alike. CP-H, Hollywood’s boutique, comfortable, Chair Elect
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Sandra Simiele McCallum
Dr. Daryl Miller
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Diplomat Resort & Spa
Exec At Large
President & CEO
Gregory von Hausch
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Estelle Fineberg Associates
MISSION STATeMeNT Bringing people together year round, using Cinema to educate and inspire while showcasing the best in filmmaking.
VISION STATeMeNT From independent and world cinema to documentaries and student films, the diversity of work spotlighted by over 25 years of festivals and events will continue to make a significant cultural and economic impact on the communities of South Florida.
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Miles A. Forman II
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Broward State's Attorney Office
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
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Redevelopment & Operations Mgr City of Hollywood CRA Westchester Films Inc.
George Kress RPh
Jason L. Tobin
Dan Bruening Crowe Horvath
Debbie Mason Mason Strategic Communications, Inc.
Samuel F. Morrison
Sergio A Bedrinana Claudine Bernard Ray Brasted Jan Bullard Carol Burpeau Kerri Byron Pat Campbell Rosalie Caplan John Cascina Susan Cohen Wendy Cerco Ann Clark Diana Cronin M.E. de Palma Barbara DeWitt Susan Durling Jane Grieger
Kip Alexander Nancy Ans Michael Arufe Elizabeth Askwith Danielle Assayag Dave Athanasan Millie Baresic Adam Barnett Mindy Barnett Ruth Barry Karen Beam
Wini and Joe Amaturo
Barbara & Arnie Grevior
Gigi Fiducia Estelle Fineberg Bob Fleishman Jay Haliczer Susan B Hall Cynthia Hancock Dane Hancock Diana Hammerstein Hannah Heilmeier Howard Herskowitz Lynn Hommedieu Rita Honan Robin Katz Edith Kohn William Kohn Janet Krop Karen Kurowski
Wayne & Marti Huizenga
Betty Lakey Carolyn Lancheros Susan Lazarus Melody Leeds Mercedes Loy Katie Lozada Gertrude Lulla Nuccia McCormick Cherie McGuffie Marie McMillan Leannette Marquez Barbara Mendelsohn Dr. Daryl Miller Rene Monblatt Nia Nakis Bill Nehren
Greg Nesper Nancy Paris Linda Patterson Brian Pattullo Terry Pattullo Ken Perna Steve Perry Fabiola Quinones Pati Rice Kathleen Ryan Tracey Samples Phoebe Satlin Shelley Satlin Lynda Schnagel Diane Schroeder Jonathon Schwartz
Antje & Leonard Farber
Tom & Ginny Miller
Cindy Severa Brian Severa Helen Smith Art Smith Georgie Stark Pat Swanson Kerry Szymanski Wendy Taschler Ashley Turner Judy Wilensky Ray Wilensky Mila Wilkerson Mark Witt Jim Woodworth Enid Wolf-Schein
Tom & Maryrose Mullane
Taking a Jewel of a Theater and polishing the edges...
John Mager, a FLIFF member created the Millennium Club in 2006. Since that time we have raised thousands of dollars to upgrade Cinema Paradiso. Thanks John!
Janet Milan & Pam Tom & Maryrose Dr. Jules Elliot Cynthia & Dane John Mager Sally & John Cantor ★ Hancock ★ ★★★★ Boisseau ★★ Schwartz ★★ O'Hara ★ Mullane ★★ Oaklander ★Coni Uselac ★★★
Estelle Betsy Cameron & Fineberg ★★ Barry Smith ★★
Beatriz & Lynn Taylor & Diane Sobo ★★ Brian and Susan Marilyn Kramer ★ Al Miniaci ★★★ Glenn Friedt ★★ Brown ★★★
Pat & Sandy McCallum ★
Teri & Brian Pattullo ★★
Steven & Kim Naimoli★
Richard & Mimi Friedman ★
Loyce I. Grigsby ★
Claudette Moritz ★★
Jerry & Dr. Daryl William Kohn ★ Mae Silver ★★ Mark Wilton ★ Nicole Gray ★★ Miller ★★★★ Not pictured:
Dr. Charles & Lisa evans
Bonnie Leigh Adams Senior Program Director
Historian and On-stage Interviewer
Director of Membership/ Photographer
Afshawn Towfigi Int'l Tech Team
Alissa Allen Consultant
Program Guide Art Director
Gordon K. Smith Michele Boland Videographer
Sr Tech Director
Festival Box Office
Print Trafficking/ Head Projectionist
Janet Leavy Schwartz
Marketing & PR
DP, FLIFF Trailer
Laura Di Matteo Festival Box Office
Festival Box Office
Box Office Mgr.
FLIFF On-Location: Sunrise Coordinator
H O L LY WO O D
Paola Adams Greer Aeschbury David Alexander Sylvia Alexander Harriette Altman Martha Bast Natalie Batiste Suzie Bleus Charity Bliss Michele Boland Regina Bonney Bruce Bornstein Barry Brazer Victoria Brown Debbie Cawdrey Holly Cawood Erik Christopher Liz L. Cole Sandra Darrall Suzzette Dawes* Tibby Duboys Maya Dumervil Laura DeMatteo
Tina La Boeuf
Festival Cafe Manager Festival Concession
Tony Larkin Driver
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2014 FLIFF VOLUNTEERS AS OF 9/15/14 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: JANET LUSTIG SCHWARTZ Judith Ford Dominique Francois Christy Fritch Angela Galland Sandy Goldstein Donna Greene Nhumas Guerra Maria Hechavarria Mimi Hershenson Lesley Hicks Leda Itzkowitz Victoria Johnson Gwen Junod Carolyn Kalmus Yuri Kaner Lizz Karp Barry Katz Fern Katz Vicki Kaufmann Gil Klajman Susanne Kranz Denise LaBella Betty Lakeysmith
Renate Laub Tina LeBoeuf Seth Lefkow Harry Lupu Jose Marquez Flora McQueen Donna Meents Claudia Mendez Michael Merino Paulina Merino Maria Miranda Izabella Monteiro Terry Murphy Sandra Murray Victoria Nelson Greg Nesper Lee Neuman Nhi Ngo Joan O’Rourke Carolyn Patterson Linda Patterson Eva Pedriglieri Pepper Prigal
Deepak Raj Claudia Ritter Linda Rogers Carol Romano Tom Ryan Genesis Santos
Claudia B. Sherman Eileen Schneider Lorraine Schramm Caroline Seabright Art Smith Helen Smith
Suzanne Southwell Barbara Sutton Hilary Teisan Nora Lee Traylor Pauline Vitale Jim Woodworth
Some FLIFF Volunteers gathered in front of CPL for a group photo: L to R: Row 1: Victoria Brown, Natalie Batists, Victoria Johnson,Claudia Ritter , Mimi Hershenson, Yuri Kaner Row 2: Renate Laub, Donna Meents, Debbie Cawdrey, Linda Rogers Row 3: Vicki Kaufmann, Jim Woodworth, Noralee Traylor Row 4: Janet Schwartz-Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Southwell, Bruce Bornstein, Tom Ryan, Barry Brazer
*FLIFF 2014 VOLUNTeeR OF THe YeAR
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200 films from 40 countries! • The Entire Guide to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival; complete with photos, film descriptions,...
Published on Oct 10, 2014
200 films from 40 countries! • The Entire Guide to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival; complete with photos, film descriptions,...