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Welcome to the 8th annual Berkshire International Film Festival. I am thrilled at the incredible array of films and events we are bringing to our community this year and look forward to sharing a festival that will entertain, challenge, engage, inspire and amaze all of us. One of the things I love about the BIFF, is the diversity of films that our filmmakers bring to the Berkshires, and each year we cultivate film from around the world to reflect our ever-changing, ever-growing, and ever-hopeful global community.

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I am excited to kick-off this years’ Festival with the documentary TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, which also opened Sundance this year. This wonderfully crafted documentary looks at the numerous, talented, and mostly unsung backup singers who have performed onstage with some of the last fifty years’ biggest names in music, from Sting and the Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen and the Talking Heads. We are also thrilled to welcome the incredible Darlene Love to the Mahaiwe on Opening Night. The BIFF will host a very special screening and panel discussion around the powerful film GIRL RISING. In cooperation with the Interdependence Movement and 10x10, GIRL RISING, is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, and Freida Pinto. An engaging discussion will follow the film with a notable group of political, media and cultural figures who are both well known nationally and committed to the cause of girls’ education. BIFF will close with the highly anticipated new film from director Noah Baumbach, FRANCES HA, starring the delightful and talented Greta Gerwig. We are pleased that Noah Baumbach will be in attendance for a Q&A moderated by artist Gregory Crewdson. As always, I want to thank the dedication of the BIFF board, the sponsors, the staff, the community, the volunteers and of course, the filmmakers. I would like to dedicate this years’ Festival to the memory of our dear friend and colleague Ken Regan, the legendary photographer, whom we lost last fall. He was a huge fan of the BIFF and a founding board member. Ken lead an extraordinary life and was one of the most incredible and prolific photographers of his time, documenting the behind-the-scenes magic of some of the great moments in boxing, rock and roll, television and film.  We were fortunate to have him as part of the BIFF family, so please, join me in celebrating his extraordinary life and his legacy - his was a life well lived. So let’s kick-off another wonderful cultural season in the Berkshires, and I look forward to seeing you at the movies!

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Sponsors | 3 Board of Trustees | 3 Advisory Board | 3 We Give Thanks | 4 Tips and Tricks for Enjoying Yourself at the BIFF | 6 REEL Friends | 8 BIFF Pass Info | 10 2012 Recap | 13 Great Barrington Opening Night | 15 Tribute Night | 17 Closing Night | 19 Friday Schedule | 21 Saturday Schedule | 23 Sunday Schedule | 25 Pittsfield Opening Night | 27 Saturday Schedule | 29 Sunday Schedule | 31 Films Narratives | 32-39 Documentary | 42-50 Shorts | 54-57 Kids Shorts | 68 Special Events | 60, 62, 64, 66 Jury Prize | 70, 72 Film Index | 72 General Info Maps | 76 Where to Eat | 76 Where to Stay | 76 Venues | 76

BIFF will take you on a journey to Afghanistan, Cambodia, Japan, Peru, England, France, Chile, Africa, Greece, Iran and Stockbridge. With over 70 films programmed, each film you see will bring a different conversation, a different perspective, and a different adventure, so be bold in your selections and perhaps you will gain a fresh look on the human experience and your own individual exploration.

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Board of Trustees

Kelley Vickery, Founder and Director | Al Togut, Chairman | Ronald Frohne, Vice-Chairman | Fern Portnoy, Treasurer Susan Palmer, Secretary | Karen Allen | Shani Ankori | David Fenkel | Peter Herbst | Daniel Mathieu Mara Medoff | Mary Mott | Elissa Myers | Kevin Sprague | Richard Stanley | Tania Walker Advisory Committee

Board Emeritus Gary Hill | Ken Regan

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Joan Ackermann | Michael Ballon | William Caligari | Joe Corcoran | Alejandro de Onis | Michael Haley Carol Haythorne | Bobby Houston | Lillian Lennox, Festival Programmer | Marco Londoner | Zhana Londoner George Mansour | Julia Mintz | William Nappo | Seth Nash | Maria Nation | Barbara Newman | Lisa Newmann Jack Rubin | Annie Selke | Jacqueline Togut | John Valente | Cynthia Wade | Suky Werman | Tom Werman Cynthia Wick | Shelly Williams | Lauren Ferin, Executive Assistant | Carolyn Lancaster, Festival Summit Producer


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WE GIVE THANKS Official Sponsor of the Special “Girl Rising” Event Night and the Juried Prize Award Ronald Frohne and GWFF U.S.A.

Official Sponsor of the Opening Night Event in Great Barrington Jacqueline and Al Togut

Official Theater Sponsor and Home of the BIFF Richard Stanley The Triplex Cinema and The Beacon Cinema

Official Sponsor of the Opening Night Event in Pittsfield and the “Next Great Filmmaker” Award Berkshire Bank

BIFF Industry Partners

IFC Films, RADiUSTWC, Magnolia, A24, Sony Picture Classics, Oscilloscope

Official Sponsor of Marketing, Branding and Design

STUDIO TWO (who makes us look so good) Kevin Sprague, Creative Director Heather Rose, Design Director Christine Cooney Senior Web Designer Amanda Bettis, BIFF’s Design Diva Kaitlyn Pierce Social Media Goddess Jason Toews Web Programmer Dude Deirdre Tenero, Graphic Designer Kimberley Donoughe Junior Designer

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Official Food Sponsors Max Ultimate Food The Red Lion Inn Café Haven Castle Street Cafe Allium Kate Baldwin Catering

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Official 2013 Jurors

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Karen Allen Josh Braun Karen Goodman Sam Harper Kent Jones Chris Noth Matthew Penn Mary Kay Place Peter Riegert

BIFF BABES HOME OFFICE Lauren Ferin Executive Assistant Carolyn Lancaster Filmmaker Summit Producer CL Productions, NYC Jessica Provenz Program Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING

Lillian Lennox Festival Programmer

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS

The Berkshire Coop Berkshire Film and Media Commission Black Ice Entertainment CATA Classical Tents Doug Trumbull Gregory Crewdson Limelight Entertainment The Mahaiwe Theater The Mount Volunteers in Medicine (VIM)

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BEACON CINEMA STAFF

John Valente General Manager/“Grand Fromage” Adam Chait Manager/”Digital Jedi” Lydia Shulman Assistant Manager/ BIFF Projectionist Sharae Gadson, Mollie Messana & Lisa Kimball Floor Managers **A big thanks to all the Beacon Staff, too many to mention!

MAHAIWE STAFF

Beryl Jolly Executive Director Karin Watkins General Manager Matthew Adelson Theater Operations Manager Sam Sorrentino Projectionist Michael Beuth “Box Office Manager JB Brodeur House Manager The Wonderful Mahaiwe Ushers

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ONLINE April 26-May 31

Tickets are available online at www.biffma.org until Thursday, May 30. When the festival begins, tickets can only be purchased at the screening venues in advance.

DAY-OF-SHOW SALES April 26- June 2

If you can no longer buy tickets online, come to the theater where the film is being screened and purchase tickets through the box office. If the show has reached RUSH LINE status, please see below.

ADMISSION

To guarantee admission, you MUST be present at the venue 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. This is standard for all film festivals. Late seating is only permitted if easily accessible seats are available.

ALL INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $10 (UNLESS OPENING OR CLOSING NIGHT FILM EVENT $20) Seats that are set aside for pass holders will be released for sale 5 minutes prior to the screening. Arrive at the theater 30 minutes before published screening time and wait in RUSH LINE for available tickets. All tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, CASH ONLY. NO REFUND OR EXCHANGES ALLOWED.

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EXCHANGES

• All theaters must be cleared between show times to allow staff to clean and ready the theater for the next screening.

There are no refunds, but you may exchange your tickets up to 2 hours before the screening by visiting the box office you purchased them from.

HOW TO PICK UP YOUR PASS May 13- June 2

All passes may be picked up in our BIFF office located at 40 Railroad Street, Suite #5 from 10am -4pm, Mon-Fri.Special arrangements to pick up your passes at the Triplex Cinema or Beacon Cinema after BIFF business hours or during the weekend can be made by contacting Lauren at lauren@biffma.org or calling the BIFF office at 413-528-8030.

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TIPS AND TRICKS

All unclaimed passes after the Opening Night Film will be available for pick up at the Triplex Theater all weekend long during the BIFF.

Anyone (including pass holders) exiting the theater with plans to return to that particular screening must alert a BIFF usher when exiting to insure re-entry.

FESTIVAL ETIQUETTE • No outside food permitted in the festival theaters. Please visit the concession stand.

• Saving seats for other guests or for yourself between shows is not permitted. • To expedite theater cleaning and seating please discard of your trash and exit promptly after your screening. • No recording equipment is permitted in the theater. • Please turn of all cell phones and pagers during the film presentation. • For the pleasure of all guests, there is no talking permitted during the film presentation and no late seating if the theater is at full capacity. • Lines may lead outside of the theater and theater temperatures are regulated automatically, depending on the number of patrons in the theater. Please bring layers and dress appropriately for your comfort.


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Opening Night FiLm

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM US | 2012 | 89 min

Thursday, May 30

Director: Morgan Neville ProducerS: Gil Friesen | Caitrin Coners Cast: Darlene Love | Merry Clayton | Lisa Fischer | Judith Hill

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In 5-6pm his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, Cocktails and light hor d’eourves award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on under the BIFF Tent behind Great the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant Barrington Town Hall on Castle Street and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a across from the Mahaiwe Theater. tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style

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to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. 6pm These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating Opening night film TWENTY FEET FROM and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows STARDOM and Q&A with Darlene Love at of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a the Mahaiwe. Short film FOOD FOR peerless soundtrack, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie THOUGHT starring Minnie Driver and Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, Tony Shalhoub will be screened before. these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse (Open to the public. $20 for non-passholders) array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film. Immediately following the film and

discussion, dinner and dancing to the live band, City Rhythm, under the BIFF Tent catered by Max Ultimate Food. (All-Inclusive and Opening Night Pass Holders)

Food For Thought US | 2012 | 8 min

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Writer/Director: Joe Cacac ProducerS: Joe Mantegna | Danny Ram Cast: Minnie Driver | Tony Shalhoub

In Food for Thought, a romantic dinner in an upscale restaurant, goes seriously awry when a couple (Minnie Driver and Tony Shalhoub) comes to verbal blows over their meal, the nature of fine cuisine, and the state of their not so fine relationship, as a hostess (Meeghan Holoway) does her best to set things right.

Tony Shalhoub IN ATTENDANCE

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Food For Thought, Written and Directed by Joe Cacac was Produced by actor Joe Mantegna and writer Danny Arm in for their series Quick Bites in association with John Whalan, Black Ice Entertainment, LLC and The Berkshire Playwrights Lab.


GWFF is delighted to sponsor the

BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and congratulates on the 8th Anniversary GWFF, is a German not-for-profit Rights Management Company licensed by the German Patent- and Trademark Office. GWFF was formed in 1982 by international film and television producers for the purpose of administering and collecting ancillary revenues resulting from secondary uses in Europe. In the US it is represented by its subsidiary GWFF USA Inc.

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GWFF USA, Inc. Ronald Frohne 885 Third Avenue, Suite 2406 New York, NY 100 22 phone: +1-212-433 1397 fax: +1-212-310 0133 info@gwffmovie.com


Great Barrington

girl rising event Friday 6|1|13

Great Barrington

GIRL RISING PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE

Saturday, June 1 5-6pm Cocktails and light hor d’eourves under the BIFF Tent behind Great Barrington Town Hall on Castle Street across from the Mahaiwe Theater. (All-Inclusive and GIRL RISING Event Pass Holders)

6pm Screening of GIRL RISING and Panel Special Event Screening Discussion to follow at the Mahaiwe Co-presented with the (Open to the public. $20 for non-passholders) interdependence Movement Immediately following the film and March 6th at 7pm discussion, private dinner under the GIRL RISING BIFF Tent Catered by Castel Street Café. US | 2013 | 101 min 6922 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

www.girlrising.com

(All-Inclusive and GIRL RISING Event Pass Holders)

GIRL RISING, is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, and Freida Pinto.

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

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March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

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March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

The evening is generously hosted and underwritten by

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ADDITIONAL ‘SPECIAL GUESTS’ TO BE ANNOUNCED

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

Special thanks to Kayce Jennings and Leah Barber

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

Shabana Basij-Rasikh a 10×10 as a Global Ambassador and currently Managing Director of SOLA (School of Leadership, Afghanistan)

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

Carol Gilligan American feminist, ethicist, psychologist and author of In A Different Voice

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

Tom Yellin Executive Producer, 10×10 / Co-Founder and President, DocGroup

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

Dr. Benjamin R. Barber Scholar, Author and Founder, The Interdependence Movement

March 6th at 7pm www.girlrising.com

PANELISTS TO INCLUDE:

Director: Richard E. Robbins ProducerS: Tom Yellin | Holly Gordon | Paul G. Allen | Martha Adams Louise Lovegrove | Gina Nemirofsky | Beth Osisek | Richard Robbins


Great Barrington

Closing NIGHT

Director Noah Baumbach

Sunday, June 2

closing night Sunday 6|2|13

Great Barrington

Closing Night FiLm

FRANCES HA US | 2012 | 86 min

7pm Director: Noah Baumbach Writer: Noah Baumbach | Greta Geirwig THE BIFF presents the closing night Producers: Noah Baumbach | Oscar Boyson | Eli Bush film FRANCES HA at The Mahaiwe. Fernando Loureiro | Scott Rudin | Lourenco Sant’Anna Rodrigo Teixeira | Lila Yacoub Q&A with director Noah Baumbach Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver moderated by artist Gregory Crewdson Frances lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but following the film.

she¹s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their 9pm possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than Join filmmakers at the closing night she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. party immediately following the film FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption. at Castle Street Café!

(Open to the public. $10 for non-passholders)

Print Courtesy of IFC Films

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10 am

Triplex #1

Triplex #2

Triplex #3

BROKEN

THESE BIRDS WALK

I, ANNA

FEATURE | UK 2012 | 90 min | Pg 33

FEATURE | UK 2012 | 93 min | Pg 37

11 am

1 pm

9:30am

A LADY IN PARIS FEATURE | France Estonia | Belgium 2012 | 94 min | PG 32

CATA SPECIAL EVENT CINEMABILITY

US | 2013 | 90 min | PG 60

11:15Am

COMPUTER CHESS FEATURE | US 2013 | 92 min | Pg 33

11:30am

IT FELT LIKE LOVE DIE WELT

FEATURE | Netherland 2013 | 80 min | Pg 34

2:00Pm

AFTER WINTER, SPRING

Documentary | FRANCE US | 2012 | 75 min | PG 42

4:00Pm

1:30Pm

THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM

AFTER TILLER

Documentary | US 2013 | 85 min | PG 42

FEATURE | US 2013 | 82 min | Pg 37

2:15Pm

4 pm 5 pm

9:30am

11:45am

2 pm 3 pm

Documentary US | Pakistan | 2013 72 min | Pg 48

schedule Friday 5|31|13

noon

9:15am

Mahaiwe

GREAT BARRINGTON

9 am

GENIUS OF MARIAN Documentary | US 2013 | 85 min | PG 45

FEATURE | US 2013 | 96 min | Pg 35

3:45Pm

4:30Pm

6 pm 7 pm

SHORTS #1

Short | 103 min | Pg 54

CRASH REEL

Documentary | US 2013 | 90 min | PG 44

6:30Pm

8 pm

CHERRY COTTAGE

6:00pm

Documentary US | BERKSHIRES 2013 | 75 min | PG 43

7:00Pm

9 pm THE SUMMIT 9:00Pm

THE HUNT

FEATURE | Denmark 2012 | 115 min | Pg 37

SHORTS #2

Short | 96 min | Pg 56

8:45pm

9:00Pm

Special Events Programming and schedule subject to change | See Triplex and Beacon for up-to-date information

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10 pm

Documentary Ireland | UK | Switzerland 2012 | 95 min | Pg 48


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10 am

Triplex #1 FLYING BLIND

FEATURE | UK 2012 | 88 min | Pg 35

9:15am

Triplex #2 Documentary | US 2013 | 89 min | Pg 50

9:00Am

TO THEM THAT’S GONE

Documentary | US 2012 | 105 min | Pg 49

9:15Am GMO OMG

Documentary US | Norway | Haiti 2012 | 90 min | Pg 46

11:15am

11:15am

TINY: A Story about living small Documentary | US 2013 | 66 min | Pg 49

11:45Am

HALFTIME

2 pm

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL

Documentary | US 2013 | 83 min | Pg 47

3 pm

1:30Pm

SHORT | US 2013 | 8 min | Pg 62

A TEACHER

FEATURE | US 2013 | 75 min | PG 32

1:45Pm

THE IRAN JOB

elaine stritch: Shoot me Documentary | US 2013 | 80 min | PG 44

Documentary US | Iran | Germany 2012 | 90 min | Pg 47

1:00Pm

2:00Pm

4 pm dirty wars

5 pm

Documentary US | Afghanistan | Iraq Kenya | Somalia | Yemen 2013 | 90 min | PG 44

4:00Pm

HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES FEATURE | US 2013 | 81 min | Pg 36

4:00Pm

schedule SATURday 6|1|13

99% - THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM Documentary | US 2012 | 92 min | PG 42

1 pm

Mahaiwe

valentine road

11 am noon

Triplex #3

GREAT BARRINGTON

9 am

NINAH’S DOWRY

FEATURE | Cameroon | US 2012 | 95 min | Pg 38

4:00Pm

6 pm 7 pm PRINCE AVALANCHE FEATURE | US 2013 | 94 min | Pg 38

8 pm 9 pm

FEATURE | Chile 2013 | 100 min | Pg 33

6:15Pm

8:30Pm

SHORTS #2

Short | 96 min | Pg 56

Documentary | US 2013 | 101 min | PG 45

6:00Pm

6:30pm

GUILTY OF ROMANCE

FEATURE | Japan 2011 | 112 min | Pg 36

8:30Pm

SHORTS #1

Short | 103 min | Pg 54

9:00pm

Special Events Programming and schedule subject to change | See Triplex and Beacon for up-to-date information

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10 pm

Documentary | US 2013 | 86 min | Pg 46

6:30Pm

CRYSTAL FAIRY

GIRL RISING

GOOD OL’ FREDA


10 am 11 am

Triplex #2

SISTER

Documentary | US 2013 | 80 min | PG 45

FEATURE France | Switzerland 2012 | 97 min | Pg 39

Documentary | US 2012 | 99 min | Pg 50

1 pm

11:30am

elaine stritch: Shoot me

4 pm

Documentary | US 2013 | 80 min | PG 44

FEATURE | Norway 2012 | 93 min | Pg 35

9:30am

CASTING BY

Documentary | US 2012 | 89 min | PG 43

11:45am

FREE! Kid Flix Kid Shorts 60 min | Pg 68

10:00Am

LITTLE LION

FEATURE | France 2012 | 102 min | Pg 38

11:30am

TEXAS HUNTRESS Documentary | US 2012 | 60 min | Pg 48

2:00Pm

SOLDATE JEANNETTE FEATURE Austria | Germany 2013 | 80 min | Pg 39

1:45Pm

SHORT | US 2013 | 10 min | Pg 64

THE MOO MAN

Documentary | UK 2013 | 98 min | Pg 47

1:00Pm

2:00Pm

BLACKFISH

Documentary | US 2013 | 83 min | PG 43

5 pm

9:15am

THE FIFTH SEASON

Longing for a local Lunch

2 pm 3 pm

Mahaiwe

FLEX IS KINGS

9:30Am

VENUS AND SERENA

Triplex #3

3:45Pm

schedule SUNday 6|2|13

noon

Triplex #1

GREAT BARRINGTON

9 am

I AM DIVINE

ENGLISH, VINGLISH FEATURE | India 2012 | 134 min | Pg 34

Documentary | US 2013 | 86 min | Pg 46

3:45Pm

4:00Pm

6 pm 7 pm

BEFORE MIDNIGHT FEATURE | US 2013 | 108 min | PG 32

6:00Pm

8 pm

EVELYN

FEATURE | Spain 2012 | 90 min | Pg 34

6:30Pm

SUSKIND

FEATURE | Netherlands 2012 | 118 min | Pg 39

6:00Pm

FRANCES HA

FEATURE | US 2012 | 86 min | Pg 36

7:00Pm

9 pm

The Mount 3-5pm Special Events Programming and schedule subject to change | See Triplex and Beacon for up-to-date information

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Periods.

US | 2012 | 60 min | PG 66


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Cast your vote for your favorite short film and you could win an iPad! The filmmaker with the most votes will win $2,500! To vote, go to: biffma.org/nextgreat

Winning filmmaker will be announced during the Berkshire International Film Festival. Voting ends May 29, 2013. See official rules for details at: biffma.org/nextgreat

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PITTSFIELD

Help Us Select The Next Great Filmmaker!

Winner will be announced on Friday, May 31 at the Pittsfield Opening Night Prior to the screening of A Spectacular Now

Visit biffma.org to CAST YOUR VOTE! Animation Hotline by Dusty Grella

The Cup Reader

Pittsfield

by Suha 

Light Me Up

by Ryan Walton | Derek Dolechek

The River

by Sam Handel

It’s About Spending Time Together

by Ainslie Henderson

The film with the most online votes will be awarded a $2,500 CASH AWARD. Online voting ends on May 29, 2013. Cast your vote at www.biffma.org.

Friday, MAY 31

Opening NIGHT

opening night FRIday 5|31|13

Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting BankSM, in collaboration with the Berkshire International Film Festival, has created The Next Great Filmmaker Award. This annual award is designed to encourage and support short filmmakers. 

Pittsfield Opening Night FiLm

THE SPECTACULAR NOW US | 2013 | 95 min

5-6pm Director: James Ponsoldt Wine and cheese reception upstairs Writer: Scott Neustadter | Michael H. Weber | Tim Tharp Producers: Dan Cohen | Michelle Krumm | Andrew Lauren at the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield. Shawn Levy | Tom McNulty | Matthew Medlin | Scott Neustadter (Open to all Pass and Ticket Holders)

Billy Rosenberg | Marc Shmuger | Michael H. Weber Cast: Miles Teller | Shailene Woodley | Brie Larson Jennifer Jason Leigh | Mary Elizabeth Winstead | Kyle Chandler

6pm With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, THE Presentation of the BIFF/Berkshire SPECTACULAR NOW creates a vivid, three-dimensional Bank Next Great Filmmaker Award! portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous Screening of the Opening night film business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely, a high school senior and effortless charmer, THE SPECTACULAR NOW (Open to the public. $10 for non-passholders)

8pm Dinner by-the-bite and dancing to JTD Productions spinning till 11PM at Y Bar. Catered by Mission.

Print Courtesy of A24

Sponsored by

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( Open to all Pass and Ticket Holders. Open to the public after 9PM.)

and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “the good girl” Aimee Finecky. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth – one that doesn’t look for tidy truths. The film was written by Scott and Michael (500 Days of Summer) and also features wonderful supporting turns from Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.


10 am

Beacon #1 HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES FEATURE | US 2013 | 81 min | Pg 36

Beacon #3

THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM

IT FELT LIKE LOVE

FEATURE | US 2013 | 96 min | Pg 35

9:15am

FEATURE | US 2013 | 82 min | Pg 37

9:15Am

11 am noon

Documentary | US 2013 | 89 min | Pg 50

11:15Am

1 pm 2 pm

A TEACHER

valentine road

FEATURE | US 2013 | 75 min | PG 32

ENGLISH, VINGLISH FEATURE | India 2012 | 134 min | Pg 34

11:15am

11:30am AFTER TILLER

Documentary | US 2013 | 85 min | PG 42

1:15Pm

99% - THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM Documentary | US 2012 | 92 min | PG 42

3 pm

GMO OMG

Documentary US | Norway | Haiti 2012 | 90 min | Pg 46

schedule SATURday 6|1|13

9:15Am

Beacon #2

PITTSFIELD

9 am

1:45Pm

1:45Pm

4 pm FLEX IS KINGS

5 pm

I AM DIVINE

Documentary | US 2013 | 80 min | PG 45

Documentary | US 2013 | 86 min | Pg 46

4:00Pm

4:00Pm

SISTER

FEATURE France | Switzerland 2012 | 97 min | Pg 39

4:00Pm

6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm

Special Events Programming and schedule subject to change | See Triplex and Beacon for up-to-date information

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10 pm


The Berkshire Film and Media Commission congratulates BIFF on another stellar festival and is a proud sponsor of the “Cinemability” and “Halftime” screenings.

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of Western Massachusetts

BFMC:

• Acts as a liaison between visiting productions & our communities • Markets our cities and towns as shooting locations • Develops educational courses and creates workforce opportunities • Offers networking events for industry professionals • Provides an online production guide & locations database

We are dedicated to creating a vibrant film and media community in western Massachusetts.

For more information: diane@berkshirefilm.com • 413 528 4223 The Berkshire Film and Media Commission is a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

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Beacon #1

Beacon #3

FREE!Kid Flix Kid Shorts 60 min | Pg 68

10 am

Beacon #2

9:00Am

TO THEM THAT’S GONE

9:15Am

SHORTS #1

Short | 103 min | Pg 54

9:15Am

11 am noon

SHORTS #2

Short | 96 min | Pg 56

11:00Am

TINY: A Story about living small Documentary | US 2013 | 66 min | Pg 49

11:30Am

NINAH’S DOWRY

FEATURE | Cameroon | US 2012 | 95 min | Pg 38

1:45Pm

CHERRY COTTAGE Documentary US | BERKSHIRES 2013 | 75 min | PG 43

1:30Pm

3 pm

Documentary | US 2013 | 83 min | Pg 47

THE IRAN JOB

I, ANNA

6 pm

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL 2:00Pm

4 pm 5 pm

Documentary | US 2013 | 85 min | PG 45

11:45am

1 pm 2 pm

GENIUS OF MARIAN

schedule Sunday 6|2|13

Documentary US | 2012 | 105 min | Pg 49

PITTSFIELD

9 am

FEATURE | UK 2012 | 93 min | Pg 37

4:00Pm

Documentary US | Iran | Germany 2012 | 90 min | Pg 47

3:45Pm

A LADY IN PARIS FEATURE | France Estonia | Belgium 2012 | 94 min | PG 32

4:30Pm

7 pm 8 pm 9 pm

Special Events Programming and schedule subject to change | See Triplex and Beacon for up-to-date information

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10 pm


films feature

A LADY IN PARIS France/Estonia/Belgium | 2012 | 94 min

Friday, 11:45AM - Triplex #1 Sunday, 4:30 PM - Beacon #3 Director: Ilmar Raag Writer: Ilmar Raag | Agnès Feuvre & Lise Macheboeuf Producers: Miléna Poylo | Gilles Sacuto | Riina Sildos Cast: Jeanne Moreau | Laine Mägi | Patrick Pineau

Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris as a caretaker for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is the attention of Stéphane, her younger former lover. Stéphane, however, is desperate for Anne to stay and look after Frida, even against the old lady’s will. In this conflict of strangers, Anne will find her own way. English subtitles

Print Courtesy of Pyramide Films

A TEACHER US | 2013 | 75 min

Film in Juried Competition Print Courtesy of OSCILloSCOPE

BEFORE MIDNIGHT US | 2013 | 108 min

Saturday, 11:15AM - Beacon #3 Saturday, 1:45PM - Triplex #2 Director/Writer: Hannah Fidell Producers: Hannah Fidell | Michelle Millette | Kim Sherman Cast: Lindsey Burdge | Will Brittain | Jennifer Prediger Jonny Mars | Julie Phillips | Chris Doubek

Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A TEACHER explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings us into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

SUNday, 6:00PM - TRIPLEX #1 Director: Richard Linklater Writer: Richard Linklater | Julie Delpy | Ethan Hawke Producers:Liz Glotzer | Jacob Pechenik | Martin Shafer John Sloss | Christos V. Konstantakopoulos | Richard Linklater Vincent Palmo Jr. | Athina Rachel Tsangari | Sara Woodhatch Cast: Ethan Hawke | Julie Delpy

In Before Midnight, we meet Celine and Jesse 9 years on. Almost 2 decades have passed since that first meeting on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early 40’s in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story. Closing Night Presentation

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Print Courtesy of FILM MOVEMENT

COMPUTERUS CHESS | 2013 | 92 min

Friday, 9:15AM - Triplex #2 Director: Rufus Norris Writer: Daniel Clay (novel) | Mark O’Rowe (screenplay) Producers: Tally Garner | Bill Kenwright | Dixie Linder Nick Marston | Joe Oppenheimer Cast: Tim Roth | Eloise Laurence | Cillian Murphy | Robert Emms

The summer holidays have just begun and 11 year-old Skunk’s afternoons are full of day dreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood - with the exception that she must regularly give herself injections to combat her type 1 diabetes. When, one day, Skunk discovers her bitter and angry older neighbor, Mr. Oswald, savagely beating Rick, a psychologically-troubled boy from the neighborhood whom Mr. Oswald’s daughter has callously and fictitiously accused of rape, Skunk’s innocence begins to vanish. Trying to find solace with her loving nanny and father, with whom she is very close, Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neighbors’ unfolding melodrama involving violence, sex, and life-shattering illness.

films feature

BROKEN UK | 2012 | 90 min

Friday, 11:30AM - Triplex #3 Director/Writer: Andrew Bujalski Producers: Houston King | Alex Lipschultz Cast: Patrick Riester | Myles Paige | James Curry Robin Schwartz | Gerald Peary | Wiley Wiggins

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers circa 1980, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. Print Courtesy of KINO Lorber

CRYSTAL FAIRY Chile | 2013 | 100 min

Print Courtesy of IFC FILMS

Saturday, 8:30pM - Triplex #1 Director/Writer: Sebastián Silva Producers: Juan Ignacio Correa | Dirodiro | Mariane Hartard Juan de Dios Larraín | Pablo Larraín Cast: Michael Cera | Gaby Hoffmann | Agustín Silva

Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman—a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy —to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins. Preconceived notions and judgments fall away, and the ragtag group breaks through to an authentic moment of truth.

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DIE WELT Netherland | 2013 | 80 min

FRIday, 2:00PM - TRIPLEX #1 Director: Alex Pitstra Writers: Thijs Gloger | Alex Pitstra | Abdallah Rezgui Producers: Remy Anedda | Rene Houwen Moez Kamoun | Alex Pitstra Cast: Abdelhamid Nawara | Ilse Heus | Judith Van der

Die Welt is the debut of Dutch-Tunisian director Alex Pitstra. We follow Abdallah, a young DVD salesman from Tunis, who starts dreaming of a better life in Europe, or Die Welt, as his father calls the other side of the Mediterranean. The film is based on Pitstra’s own observations in Tunisia, the land of his father, which he was unfamiliar with for the first 25 years of his life. With fresh cinematic audacity and convincing performances, including his own father, Pitstra paints an engaging picture of daily life in post-revolutionary Tunisia.

Film in Juried Competition Print Courtesy of PREMIUM FILMS

ENGLISH, India VINGLISH | 2012 | 134 min

SATURday, 11:30AM - BEACON #2 SUNday, 4:00PM - TRIPLEX #2 Director/Writer: Gauri Shinde Producer: R. Balki Cast: L. Sridevi

Money, fame and knowledge of English. In India, these 3 factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual. English Vinglish is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large.  The film is a light -hearted yet touching and transformational journey of Shashi.  Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self-assured and confident woman. The film is shot mostly in New York and captures the inherent struggle of many people all over the world with the English Language. Hilarious, touching, sensitive, this film marks the comeback of India’s biggest female star…Sridevi. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

EVELYN Spain | 2012 | 90 min

Sunday, 6:30pM - Triplex #2 Director: Isabel de Ocampo Writer: Isabel de Ocampo | Juan Manuel Romero Producers: Chema de la Peña | Beatriz de la Gándara Cast: Cindy Díaz | Adolfo Fernández | Ari Rubiano Saavedra Sari Bibang | Guadalupe Lancho

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EVELYN travels to Spain from her hometown in Peru. She thinks she is going to work with her female cousin at a restaurant. But she is deceived and kidnapped to work as a prostitute at a roadside brothel. This is the story of how a small town girl is brainwashed and turned into a sexual slave.

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Sunday, 9:30AM - Triplex #3 Directors/Writers: Peter Brosens | Jessica Woodworth Producers: Philippe Avril | Peter Brosens | Sébastien Delloye Diana Elbaum | J.B. Macrander | Joop van Wijk | Jessica Woodworth Cast: Aurélia Poirier | Django Schrevens | Sam Louwyck Aurélia Poirier | Gill Vancompernolle

A mysterious calamity strikes: spring refuses to come. The cycle of nature is capsized. Alice and Thomas, two teenagers living in a Belgian village deep in the Ardennes forest, struggle to make sense of the world that is collapsing around them.

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THE FIFTH SEASON Norway | 2012 | 93 min

English subtitles

Print Courtesy of Films Boutique

FLYING BLIND UK | 2012 | 88 min

Film in Juried Competition

THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM US | 2013 | 96 min

SATURday, 9:15AM - TRIPLEX #1 Director: Katarzyna Klimkiewicz Writers: Naomi Wallace | Bruce McLeod | Caroline Harrington Producers: Alison Sterling Cast: Helen McCrory | Najib Oudghiri Kenneth Cranham | Tristan Gemmill

Frankie is part of the war-machine, a successful aerospace engineer designing drones for the military. Then she meets Kahil, a French-Algerian student. They embark on a passionate affair and for the first time in her life Frankie utterly, thrillingly, loses control. One morning at work, she’s detained by the security services and told that Kahil may not be quite what he seems. She finds that she has crossed a line of safety into a nightmare world of suspicion and accusation. Realising how little she knows of this man, Frankie determines to find out the truth, only to discover to her cost that betrayal always comes from those closest to us. Content Media Corp.

Friday, 3:45PM - Triplex #3 Saturday, 9:15AM - Beacon #2 Director/Writer: Andrew Mudge Producers: Chris Roland | Timothy R. Boyce Jr. Terry Leonard | Pieter Lombaard | Cecil Matlou | Andrew Mudge Cast: Moshoeshoe Chabeli | Lillian Dube | Jerry Mofokeng

Atang leaves the hustle of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young school teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn toward the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten. English subtitles FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

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FRANCES HA US | 2012 | 86 min

SUNday, 7:ooPM - Mahaiwe Director: Noah Baumbach Writer: Noah Baumbach | Greta Geirwig Producers: Noah Baumbach | Oscar Boyson | Eli Bush Fernando Loureiro | Scott Rudin | Lourenco Sant’Anna Rodrigo Teixeira | Lila Yacoub Cast: Greta Gerwig | Mickey Sumner | Adam Driver

Frances lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she¹s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption. Print Courtesy of IFC Films

GUILTY OF ROMANCE Japan | 2011 | 112 min

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Saturday, 8:30PM - TRIPLEX #2 Director/Writer: Shion Sono Producers: Yoshinori Chiba | Nobuhiro Iizuka Cast: Miki Mizuno | Makoto Togashi | Megumi Kagurazaka

Sex and death walk hand-in-hand through the dark corridors of the human psyche in Sion Sono’s latest picture, Guilty of Romance, a film about one woman’s sexual deprivation which leads her into the shadowy realms of an alternative reality which is both exciting and repulsive. Third in maverick Japanese director Sion Sono’s “hate trilogy” (after Love Exposure and Cold Fish). English subtitles

HIDE YOUR SMILINGUS |FACES 2013 | 81 min

Film in Juried Competition

Saturday, 9:15AM - Beacon #1 Saturday, 4:00pM - Triplex #2 Director/Writer: Daniel Patrick Carbone Producers: Jordan Bailey-Hoover | Daniel Patrick Carbone Matthew Petock | Zachary Shedd Cast: Ryan Jones | Nathan Varnson | Colm O’Leary

Hide Your Smiling Faces vividly depicts the young lives of two brothers as they abruptly come of age through the experience of a friend’s mysterious death. The event ripples under the surface of their town, unsettling the brothers and their friends in a way that they can’t fully understand. Once familiar interactions begin to take on a macabre tone in light of the tragic accident, leading Eric, 14, and Tommy, 9, to retreat into their wild surroundings. As the two brothers vocally face the questions they have about mortality, they simultaneously hold their own silent debates within their minds that build into seemingly insurmountable moral peaks. Hide Your Smiling Faces is a true, headlong glimpse into the raw spirit of youth, as well as the calluses that one often develops as a result of an unfiltered past.

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Friday, 9:00PM - Triplex #2 Director: Thomas Vinterberg Writer: Tobias Lindholm | Thomas Vinterberg Producers: Sisse Graum Jørgensen Morten Kaufmann | Thomas Vinterberg Cast: Mads Mikkelsen | Thomas Bo Larsen | Annika Wedderkopp

THE HUNT is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life. Mads Mikkelsen plays Lucas, a highly-regarded school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered. An untruthful remark throws the small community into a collective state of hysteria. The lie is spreading and Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity. Print Courtesy of MAGNOLIA PICTURES

I, ANNA UK | 2012 | 93 min

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IT FELT LIKE LOVE US | 2013 | 82 min

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THE HUNT Denmark | 2012 | 115 min

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Friday, 9:30AM - Triplex #1 Sunday, 4:00 PM - Beacon #1 Director: Barnaby Southcombe Writer: Elsa Lewin (novel) | Barnaby Southcombe (screenplay) Producers: Jo Burn | Dirk Decker | Michael Eckelt | Ilann Girard Thorsten Ritter | Christopher Simon | Felix Vossen Cast: Charlotte Rampling | Gabriel Byrne

Detective Chief Inspector Bernie Reid hasn’t slept for weeks. Recently separated from his wife and son, he prowls the city as it sleeps. He fields a call to an apartment, where he finds divorcee George Stone bludgeoned to death. Near the scene of the crime, Bernie is distracted by an encounter with a female passer-by, who leaves a lasting impression: Anna. He follows Anna and when they finally meet at a singles’ party, the mutual attraction is instant, although Anna has no recollection of Bernie, nor of the night they first met. As evidence begins to point to Anna’s involvement in Stone’s murder, Bernie’s professional judgement battles with his desire for intimacy and love. When the mystery deep within Anna’s mind finally unravels, it reveals a truth too painful to bear.

FRIday, 1:30PM - Triplex #3 Saturday, 9:15AM - Beacon #3 Director/Writer: Eliza Hittman Producers: Tyler Brodie | Molly Gandour | Hunter Gray Gill Holland | Shrihari Sathe | Laura Wagner Cast: Jesse Cordasco | Richie Folio | Andrew McCord

During an uneventful summer on the outskirts of Brooklyn, Lila, a lonely fourteen-year-old from Gravesend, turns her attentions to Sammy, an older thug she sees at Rockaway beach. Wanting something to brag about, she weaves a story about him and becomes fixated on seeing it realized. When her attempts fail, she propels the lie even further, claiming they’ve had sex. During her sexual quest, Lila turns from predator to prey. It Felt Like Love captures the confusing emotions and developing identity of an adolescent girl that explores what could euphemistically be called love. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

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LITTLE LION France | 2012 | 102 min

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NINAH’S DOWRY Cameroon | US | 2012 | 95 min

Sunday, 11:30AM - TRIPLEX #3 Director: Samuel Collardey Writer: Samuel Collardey | Catherine Paillé | Nadège Trébal Producers: Grégoire Debailly Cast: Mytri Attal | Marc Barbe | Jean-Françios Steven

Mitri is 15 and lives in a village in Senegal. Like most of his friends, he plays football and dreams of the Barça and Chelsea. When a recruiting agent shows him some interest, Mitri believes his day has come. But one has to pay to access the great European clubs and so does Mitri’s family, who got into debt to support the young boy’s trip. Once in Paris, the dream collapses. Mitri is left alone penniless in an unknown city and has trouble imagining the shame if he goes back to his village. So began Mitri’s French odyssey, made of encounters and gets going. But against all odds, his dream of football will be revived. English subtitles

Saturday, 4:00PM - Triplex #3 Sunday, 1:45pM - Beacon #1 Director/Writer: Victor Viyuoh Producers: Rolland Affuombue | Victor Viyuoh Che Hilaire | Daniel Tan Cast: Mbufung Seikeh | Anurin Nwunembom | Norbert Kecha

At 20, Ninah is a hardened wife of 7 years and a mother of 3 who is stuck in an abusive relationship with no hope of change. When news of her gravely ill father reaches her, she disobeys her husband’s orders and goes to speak her peace to the man who put her in bondage. After her father dies, Ninah does not return home but stays instead to run a small restaurant. To her siblings’ horror, Ninah reconnects with her childhood boyfriend. When news reaches her husband that Ninah is pregnant, he comes to recover the dowry he paid or take back his wife. Knowing that she is headed to a life of unending abuse and possibly death, Ninah devises ways to escape. English subtitles FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

PRINCE AVALANCHE US | 2013 | 94 min

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Saturday, 6:30PM - TRIPLEX #1 Director: David Gordon Green Writer: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigur_sson | David Gordon Green Producers: James Belfer | Brad Coolidge | Melissa Coolidge Árni Filippusson | David Gordon Green | Leo Joseph Todd J. Labarowski | Tobias Munthe | Lisa Muskat Matt Reilly | Derrick Tseng | Alexander Uhlmann Theo Youngstein | Craig Zobel | Davíd Óskar Ólafsson Cast: Paul Rudd | Emile Hirsch

Driven by striking performances from Rudd and Hirsch, PRINCE AVALANCHE is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that’s been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, beautifully shot by frequent Green collaborator Tim Orr, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship. Funny, meditative and at times surreal, PRINCE AVALANCHE features a moving score by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo, and was loosely adapted from an Icelandic film called Either Way.


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SOLDATE JEANNETTE Austria | Germany | 2013 | 80 min

Saturday 4:00PM - Beacon #3 Sunday, 9:30AM - Triplex #1 Director: Ursula Meier Writer: Antoine Jaccoud | Ursula Meier | Gilles Taurand Producers: André Bouvard | Ruth Waldburger | Denis Freyd Cast: Léa Seydoux | Louise Kacey Mottet Klein | Simon Martin Compston | Gillian Anderson

Simon lives with his older sister in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But, when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory.

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SISTER France | Switzerland | 2012 | 97 min

Sunday, 1:45PM - Triplex #3 Director/Writer: Daniel Hoesl Producers: Daniel Hoesl | Gerald Kerkletz | Katharina Posch Cast: Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg | Christina Reichsthaler Josef Kleindienst

Fanni has had enough of money and leaves to buy a tent. Anna has had enough of pigs and leaves the farmer – one needle in the hay. In the new game Fanni rolls the dice while Anna does not think twice, she knocks down all the pins. Together they raise their voice and shape one mutual tune. Differences attract each other, and jolly they move on – together on their distinct journeys, where their dreams are set – towards a new found liberty.

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THE SPECTACULAR NOW US | 2013 | 95 min

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SUSKIND Netherlands | 2012 | 118 min

Sunday, 6:00PM - Triplex #3 Director: Rudolf van den Berg Writer: Chris W. Mitchell | Rudolf van den Berg Producers: Pierre Spengler | Adrian Politowski | Gilles Waterkeyn Nadia Khamlichi | Jérémy Burdek Robert Kievit | Julien Vrebos Cast: Karl Markovics | Jeroen Spitzenberger | Nyncke Beekhuyzen Tygo Gernandt | Katjz Herbers | Nasrdin Dchar | Olga Zuiderhoek

SÜSKIND tells the true story of Jewish resistance hero Walter Süskind who worked for the Jewish Council in Amsterdam during the Second World War. By playing a cat-and-mouse game with SS Hauptsturmführer Aus der Fünten, he managed to save almost a thousand Jewish children from deportation. English subtitles

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99% - THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM US | 2012 | 92 min

Film in Juried Competition

Saturday, 11:15AM - Triplex #1 SATURday, 1:45PM - Beacon #2 Director: Audrey Ewell | Aaron Aites | Lucian Read | Nina Krstic ProducerS: Aaron Aites | Williams Cole | Stephen Dotson | Audrey Ewell

In September 2011, The Occupy Wall Street movement propelled issues of economic inequality into the spotlight. 99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film goes behind the scenes of the movement, definitively revealing what happened, and why. Personal stories imbue analysis of big picture issues with the real-world struggles of those compelled to take action, speak up, march, and risk arrest and brutality at the hands of oppressive police forces around the country. Supporters, participants, experts and critics shed light on why and how this movement took off with such explosive force, and ask what the next phase might encompass. Made in a unique and unprecedented collaboration of almost 100 filmmakers across the country, the production process of this feature film offers a uniquely diverse way of bringing context to the movement that has swept up America, and much of the world, with its story. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

AFTERUSTILLER | 2013 | 85 min

Film in Juried Competition FILM COURTESY OF OSCILLOSCOPE

Friday, 4:00PM - Triplex #1 Saturday, 1:15PM - Beacon #1 Writer: Lana Wilson | Martha Shane | Greg O’Tool Director: Martha Shane | Lana Wilson ProducerS: Lana Wilson | Martha Shane

Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, only four doctors in the United States continue to perform third-trimester abortions. These physicians, all colleagues of Dr. Tiller, sacrifice their safety and personal lives in the name of their fierce, unwavering conviction to help women. But for some in the pro-life movement, these doctors are “murderers” who must be stopped. Offering audiences an unprecedented perspective, After Tiller is an intimate look into each of the four physicians’ private and professional struggles. Decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, the issue remains one of the most volatile in our public sphere. After Tiller sensitively and artfully extricates the controversy from the ideological realm and humanizes those who have been demonized. FILMMAKERs IN ATTENDANCE

AFTER WINTER, SPRING FRANCE | US | 2012 | 75 min

Friday, 2:15PM - Triplex #2 Director/ProducerS: Judith Lit

In Périgord region of southwest France, a rural community grapples with a profound question: will it be the last generation of family farmers in a region continuously cultivated for over five thousand years? AFTER WINTER, SPRING is an intimate study of these French farmers as they struggle with that issue. Filmed over a period of 4 years by their American neighbor, a filmmaker raised on her family’s farm in Pennsylvania, AFTER WINTER, SPRING reveals the human story of family farming at a turning point in history.

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CASTING BY US | 2012 | 89 min

Sunday, 3:45PM - Triplex #1 Writer: Eli B. Despres Director: Gabrela Cowperthwaite ProducerS: Manny Oteyza | Judy Bart | Erica Kahn

Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or “killer whales,” soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black-and-white mammal is like a two-faced Janus—beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who—unlike any orca in the wild—has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong? This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

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BLACKFISH US | 2013 | 83 min

Sunday, 11:45AM - Triplex #2 Director: Tom Donahue ProducerS: Ilan Arboleda | John Balis | Joanna Colbert Tom Donahue | Ed Durkin | Steve Edwards | Kate Lacey CAST: Jeff Bridges | Robert De Niro | Robert Duvall | Clint Eastwood Al Pacino | Robert Redford | Woody Allen | Richard Dreyfuss Danny Glover | Diane Lane | Paul Rudd | John Travolta | Jon Voight

Casting By puts the spotlight on filmmaking’s unsung heroes – the casting director – and takes us on a fast-paced journey through the last half century of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster were iconoclasts whose exquisite taste and gut instincts helped to put the final nail in the coffin of the old studio system and usher in the New Hollywood with movies like Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Afforded the unprecedented freedom and power of the new medium of television, they broke away from the traditional typecasting of Hollywood and brought a new kind of leading man and leading lady to the screen (Actors like James Dean, Dustin Hoffman, Bette Midler, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, et al). Tom Donahue combines personal narratives from countless actors and directors with extensive archival material to reconstruct the untold tale of Hollywood’s most invisible and unheralded profession. Q&A to follow screening with Casting Directors Gretchen Rennell and elissa myers

CHERRY COTTAGE US | BERKSHIRES | 2013 | 75 min

Friday, 7:00PM - Triplex #2 Sunday, 1:30PM - Beacon #2 Director: Dave Simonds ProducerS: Hans Morris | Dave Simonds

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This feature-length documentary tells a story of America through the story of Cherry Cottage, a small house that was built in 1782 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. We meet owner Hans Morris and follow him as he discovers the history of Cherry Cottage which sits on the edge of his property. From the Native American inhabitants of New England to the 1960s counterculture, the history of Cherry Cottage is intertwined with the history of the Berkshires, New England and the country as a whole.


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CRASH REEL US | 2013 | 90 min

Film in Juried Competition

Friday, 6:30PM - Triplex #1 Writer: Pedro Kos | Lucy Walker Director: Lucy Walker ProducerS: Julian Cautherly | Lucy Walker

At 21, there was no stopping Kevin Pearce, a US champion snowboarder and main rival to Shaun White. While preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kevin suffered massive head trauma during a 2009 training run in Park City, Utah. His tight-knit Vermont family rushed to his side, and together they began the intensive painstaking process of mental and physical rehabilitation. Kevin’s determination and the tireless support of family and friends helped him stay focused on recovery, but when he insisted he wanted to return to the sport he loved, his family objected, fearing for his safety and his life. Directed by Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker (Waste Land, The Tsunami, Countdown to Zero and the Cherry Blossom) this action-filled, eye-popping and incredibly emotional film exposes the potentially high price of competing in action sports. Kevin Pearce and family IN ATTENDANCE

dirty wars US | Afghanistan | Iraq | Kenya | Somalia | Yemen | 2013 | 90 min

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Saturday, 4:00PM - Triplex #1 Writer: Jeremy Scahill | David Riker Director: Rick Rowley ProducerS: Anthony Arnove | Brenda Coughlin | Scott Roth Jeremy Scahill | Jess Search | Randall Wallace | Sandra Whipham

Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the hidden world of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. Part action film and part detective story, Dirty Wars is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time. What begins as a report on a deadly U.S. night raid in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  Drawn into the stories and lives of the people he meets along the way, Scahill is forced to confront the painful consequences of a war spinning out of control, as well as his own role as an investigative journalist.

Saturday, 2:00PM - Triplex #3 Sunday, 2:00PM - Triplex #1 Director: Chiemi Karasawa ProducerS: Chiemi Karasawa | Ginalola Lowry

At 87, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains indisputably in the spotlight. In the revealing and poignant Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité. By turns bold, hilarious and moving, the film’s journey connects Stritch’s present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges. In stolen moments from her corner room at the Carlyle and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with photographs from her personal collection and words from friends (including Hal Prince, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and John Turturro). Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of “30 Rock,” or sharing her personal takes on her struggles with aging and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and artist.


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GENIUS OF MARIAN US | 2013 | 85 min

Saturday, 4:00PM - Beacon #1 Sunday, 9:15AM - Triplex #2 Director: Michael Beach Nichols | Deidre Schoo ProducerS: Michael Beach Nichols | Deidre Schoo Christopher Walker | Ryan Hancock | Joshua Waltermann

Flex Is Kings documents the hopes and realities of the under-acknowledged and totally unfunded group of Brooklyn artists behind the urban dance movement called “Flexing.” Despite high crime rates and few educational or job opportunities, a large and growing group of young men is resisting gang life to pioneer a form of narrative dance that tells the story of their streets. “Flex” is the name of the dance style. Filmed over two years, Flex Is Kings, offers rare access to the emotional journey of several young dancers as they each vie for a chance to make something of themselves by battling it out through this DIY art form. Structured around a season of “Battlefest,” the central organizing event of the flex movement, the film captures a world of discipline, sacrifice, disappointment and exhilaration.

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FLEX IS KINGS US | 2013 | 80 min

Friday, 4:30PM - TRiplex #2 Sunday, 11:45 AM - Beacon #3 Director/ProducerS: Banker White | Anna Fitch

The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story that follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease as her son, the filmmaker, documents her struggles to retain her sense of self. After she is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer’s, life begins to change for Pam and everyone around her. Pam’s husband grapples with his changing role from partner to caregiver. Her adult children each find ways to show their love and support while mourning the slow loss of their mother. And Pam deals with the fear that she will be institutionalized for her disease, as her own mother was before she died of Alzheimer’s in 2001. The Genius of Marian is a meditation on the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, the power of art and the meaning of family. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

GIRLUS |RISING 2013 | 101 min

Saturday, 6:00PM - Mahaiwe

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GMO OMG US | Norway | Haiti | 2012 | 90 min

Film in Juried Competition

Saturday, 11:15AM - Triplex #2 Saturday, 1:45PM - Beacon #3 Director: Jeremy Seifert ProducerS: Elizabeth Kucinich | Joshua A. Kunau | Jeremy Seifert

Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked? Is there still time to reclaim its purity, protect biodiversity and save ourselves? FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

GOOD OL’US |FREDA 2013 | 86 min

Saturday, 6:15PM - Triplex #2 Director: Ryan White ProducerS: Kathy McCabe | Jess Lawson

Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no concept of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her. History notes that The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11. Many people came in and out of the band’s circle as they grew to international stardom, but Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As the Beatles’ devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded; she was witness to the evolution – advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges – of the greatest band in history. In Good Ol’ Freda, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. One of few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles and featuring original Beatles music, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

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I AMUS DIVINE | 2013 | 86 min

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Saturday, 4:00PM - Beacon #2 Sunday, 3:45PM - TRiplex #3 Director: Jeffrey Schwarz ProducerS: Lotti Pharriss Knowles | Lance Robertson | Jon Glover Taryn Teigue | Josh Mccullough | Michael O’quinn | Eric Weber

I AM DIVINE is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture. I AM DIVINE is a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy and emotional complexities.


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Saturday, 1:00PM - Mahaiwe Sunday, 3:45PM - Beacon #2 Director: Till Schauder ProducerS: Abigail Disney | Sara Nodjoumi Till Schauder | Rebekka Garrido

When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles. Kevin’s season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran’s reformist Green Movement - a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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THE IRAN JOB US | Iran | Germany | 2012 | 90 min

Special Event at the Mahaiwe

THE MOO MAN UK | 2013 | 98 min

Sunday, 1:00PM - Mahaiwe Director: Andy Heathcote ProducerS: Andy Heathcote | Heike Bachelier

Stephen Hook’s dairy farm in rural England produces organic, non-pasteurized milk. Each of his 200 cows has a name and is lovingly cared for, particularly his “cover girl” cow Ida. While his stewardship for the land and his bovine companions is remarkable, his business-model is not sustainable, and he is forced to rely heavily of Government subsidies that may not one day be there. Beyond an earnest and surprising look at where your food comes from, this is a heartfelt portrait of a lifestyle and approach of a farmer and his prized cow, facing an uncertain future. Special Event at the Mahaiwe

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL US | 2013 | 83 min

Saturday, 1:30PM - TRiplex #1 Sunday, 2:00PM - Beacon #3 Director: Jeff Reichert | Farihah Zaman ProducerS: Ilene Kahn Power | Dan O’Meara | Jessica Rogers

A debate over healthcare has been raging nationwide, but what’s been lost in the discussion are the American citizens who live day after day, year after year without solutions for their most basic needs. Remote Area Medical documents the annual three-day “pop-up” medical clinic organized by the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Bristol, Tennessee’s NASCAR speedway. Instead of a film about policy, Remote Area Medical is a film about people, about a proud Appalachian community banding together to try and provide some relief for friends and neighbors who are simply out of options. FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE Q&A folloing screening with Filmmakers, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Chairman, Arthur Peisner and Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder, Dr. Matthew Mandel.

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THE SUMMIT Ireland | UK | Switzerland | 2012 | 95 min

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TEXAS HUNTRESS US | 2012 | 60 min

Friday, 9:00PM - Triplex #1 Writer: Mark Monroe Director: Nick Ryan ProducerS: John Battsek | Pat Falvey | Darrell Kavanagh Alan Maher | John McDonnell | Nick Ryan

Recounting the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history, in August of 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit of the most dangerous mountain on Earth. 48 hours later, eleven had been killed or simply vanished into thin air. Like a horror movie come-to-life, it was as if the mountain began stealing lives, one climber at a time. The Summit puts the audience in the boots of those facing life and death decisions on the mountain and shows how a band of like-minded adventurers can be torn apart by the elements and the glory at hand.

Sunday, 2:00PM - Triplex #2 Writer/Director: Ashley Chiles

A Film docu-series & web portal into the worlds of sustainable food, hunting, travel, style. Featuring stories, characters, and adventures spanning across the globe. Exploring the literal and metaphorical manifestations of “hunting.” Known as a former “punk-rock debutante” born and raised in Texas, and niece of Bond-girl, Lois Chiles, Ashley began hunting in December ‘08, inspired by her passion and interest in Slow Food, her family history with bird-hunting, and the influence of her former love, a hunter and chef. The Texas Huntress will present 2 films including the Texas Huntress in the Berkshires, hunting with culinary hero, Brian Alberg of the Red Lion Inn. Also starring Torrey Oates, the Food Nymph. Chris Weld, hoochmaster of Berkshire Mountain Distillers and Gregg Charbonneau of Barrington Coffee Roasters… and many other interesting sustainable food characters on the scene. Filmmaker in attendance Panel discussion to follow screening with Brian Alberg, Executive Chef Red Lion Inn; Chris Weld, Founder, Owner and Distiller of Berkshire Mountain Distillers; Gregg Charbonneau, Owner of Barrington Coffee Roasting.

THESE USBIRDS WALK | Pakistan | 2013 | 72 min

Friday, 9:30AM - Triplex #3 Directors: Omar Mullick | Bassam Tariq ProducerS: Sonejuhi Sinha | Valentina Canavesio

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Filmed over nearly three years, THESE BIRDS WALK is the story of Omar, a high-spirited young boy of 9 or 10 who is living in a house for runaways; he has fled his difficult rural home life for the dangerous streets of Karachi, and is trying to find a safe haven somewhere amidst the chaos of his country and his family. Attempting to help him is Asad, a young ambulance driver who works for the dispatch center adjacent to the runaways’ home. A former street kid, Asad sees something of himself in these children, and reluctantly but regularly risks his life to reunite them with their families.

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Saturday, 11:45AM - Triplex #3 Sunday, 11:30AM - Beacon #2 Writer: Merete Mueller Director: Christopher Smith ProducerS: Christopher Smith | Merete Mueller

TINY is a documentary about home, and how we find it. The film follow’s one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream.

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TINY: A story about livingUSsmall | 2013 | 66 min

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TO THEM THAT’S GONE US | 2012 | 105 min

Saturday, 9:15AM - Triplex #3 Sunday, 9:15AM - Beacon #2 Director: Andrew McKay | William Gardiner | John McKay ProducerS: “Thomas Lee Wright | Rolando Garcia William Gardiner | Andrew McKay | John McKay

In the summer of 2008, a small group of civilians ran 4,000 miles across America. They called themselves Run for the Fallen, and their mission was to run one mile for every service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jon Bellona founded the Run in memory of his best friend and college roommate, 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary of Dallas, PA. Michael was killed on December 20, 2005, while serving in Iraq. He was 24 years old. Jon put together a team comprised of Mike’s fiancée, sister, and other friends. They did not run for or against the war, and refused any political affiliation. The Run began in Fort Irwin, CA, and ended in Arlington National Cemetery, VA, ten weeks later. The team marked each mile with an American flag and personalized memorial card in honor of each fallen service member, and these cards were made by students from all across the U.S. Along the way, the runners met many others who had lost their own loved ones, and who came out to participate in this moving memorial. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

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TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM US | 2012 | 89 min

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VENUS AND USSERENA | 2012 | 99 min

Saturday, 9:00AM - Triplex #2 Saturday, 11:15AM - Beacon #1 Director: Marta Cunningham ProducerS: Marta Cunningham | Sasha Alpert | Eddie Schmidt Jon Murray | Gil Goldschein | Sheila Nevins | Kevin Mcseveney

In February 2008, a classroom shooting shattered the coastal, working-class town of Oxnard, California. As the community reeled and the national media descended, a 15-year-old lay dead and his 14-year-old attacker awaited trial for murder. Was this a hate crime, retaliation for unwanted playground flirting or something more complex? Through interviews, cinéma vérité footage and the examination of details and documents leading up to and including that fateful day (later brought into trial), filmmaker Marta Cunningham unravels the multifaceted human narrative that links Larry and Brandon. Both were troubled individuals growing up in difficult homes. The film raises key questions facing schools and communities all over the country: what do you do to help kids like Brandon and Larry before violence occurs—and what do you do after you’ve failed?

Sunday, 11:30AM - Triplex #1 Director: Maiken Baird | Michelle Major ProducerS: Alex Gibney | Maiken Baird | Michelle Major

Venus and Serena takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. In a sport where they were not welcomed, the indomitable Williams sisters faced the opposition with grace and courage not only breaking new ground for female and African American athletes everywhere, but dominating the women’s game for over a decade. The film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but the help of visionary parents, made it to the top.

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SHORTS #1 103 min

Friday, 6:00PM - Triplex #3 | Saturday, 9:00PM - Triplex #3 | Sunday, 9:15AM - Beacon #3

THE INTERVIEWER Australia | 2012 | 11 min

Writer: Genevieve Clay Director: Genevieve Clay | Robin Bryan ProducerS: Duncan Rose | Eleanor Winkler Genevieve Clay | Henry Smith

Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for at a job interview at a prestigious law firm; an insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter and the chance to change the lives of a father and son.

YOU don’t know jack US | 2012 | 3 min

Writer: Morgan Spurlock Director: Jeremy Chilnick | Morgan Spurlock ProducerS: Jeremy Chilnick | Dara Horenbla

Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of our youth.

THEPoland WHISTLE | 2012 | 17 min

Writer/Director: Grzegorz Zariczny ProducerS: Weronika Bilska

Marcin, a lowest-leagues football referee who lives in a small town near Krakow, dreams of better times. At his mother’s urging, he decides to change his life and find himself a girlfriend and a more satisfying job.” English subtitles

A LITTLE SUICIDE Germany | 2012 | 10 min

HATCH Austria | US | 2012 | 19 min

Writer/Director: Ana Lily Amirpour ProducerS: Halina Dyrschka | Ana Lily Amirpour

In a world where people hate you without exception and kill you mercilessly, it’s no wonder this cockroach is suicidal.

Writer: Christoph Kushnig Director: Karl Goldblat | Christoph Kuschnig ProducerS: Christoph Kuschnig | Felix Striegel | Martin Maier

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HATCH follows two couples and the wrenching decisions they each must make on a wintry Vienna night. Milo and Biljana, illegal immigrants seeking opportunity, must acknowledge that they cannot raise their newborn and hope to achieve their own youthful dreams at the same time. Across town an older and more stable, couple desperately want to welcome a child into their lives.

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Writer: Jude Roth Director: Heather de Michele ProducerS: Jude Roth, Reena Dutt

EL Doctor follows the undocumented day laborer, ‘Carlos,’ the family in Arizona that hires him and the wave of panic that ensues.

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EL DOCTOR US | 2013 | 11 min

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

IT’S ABOUT SPENDING TIME TOGETHER UK | 2012 | 3 min

PEARL WAS HERE US | 2012 | 9 min

LIGHTUSME UP | 2012 | 9 min

Writer: Ainslie Henderson Director: Ainslie Henderson ProducerS: Ainslie Henderson

A recollected moment between two brothers and their father.

Writer/Director: Kate Marks ProducerS: Tzipora Kaplan | Kate Marks | Kathleen Reinbold

This is not a film for kids who have spelling-bee trophies, sweet dreams, or homes that smell like supper. It’s for kids who pick their scabs and eat them, kids with food on their face, kids who hate their birthday because they never get what they want, kids who fear their mother’s boyfriend, kids who hide in cabinets and other places that make them feel safe. Writer: Ryan Walton | Derek Delachek Director: Ryan Walton | Becky Wangberg ProducerS: Becky Wangberg | Derek Dolechek

When people leave a room, light bulbs come to life. Fixtures in the ceiling lead to a miniature world between floors where bulbs go to live their lives after a hard day of work. Light Me Up follows a family of bulbs that work in an antique shop and run the business of managing all the lights in the store. When Frank and Linda ask their son, Louie, to take over, they find out he has bigger dreams of becoming a spotlight in the local theater. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

THE RIVER US | Berkshires | 2013 | 12 min

Writer/Director: Sam Handel ProducerS: Lauren Ambrose | Adam Driver | Michael C. Hall

On a sweltering hot day, a very pregnant Maria, desperate for a cooling swim, encounters obstacles on her path to the river. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

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SHORTS #2 96 min

Friday, 8:45PM - Triplex #3 | Saturday, 6:30PM - Triplex #3 | Sunday, 11:00AM - Beacon #1

CATNIP: EGRESS TO OBLIVION US | 2012 | 7 min

THE SECRET OFUSTREES | 2012 | 4 min

PALIMPSEST US | 2012 | 18 min

Writer/Director/ProducerS: Jason Willis

Catnip is all the rage with today’s modern feline, but do we really understand it? This film frankly discusses the facts about this controversial substance.

Director: Albert Maysles ProducerS: Susan Carragher

What do trees know that we don’t? 13-year-old inventor Aidan realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don’t collect solar energy in the same way.

Writer: Ben Nabors | Michael Tyburski Director: Michael Tyburski ProducerS: Ben Nabors

A successful house tuner provides clients with a unique form of therapy that examines subtle details in their living spaces.

LUMINARIS Argentina | 2011 | 6 min

Writer: Juan Pablo Zaramella Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella | Gustavo Cornillón ProducerS: Sol Rulloni | Mario Rulloni

In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things. English subtitles

NINE AND A HALFSGermany GOODBYE | 2011 | 14 min

Writer: Guido Schmelich Director/Producer: Halina Dryschka

A short story about the important matters in life even adults can’t always explain. English subtitles

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MEENKASHI US | 2013 | 14 min 56

Director: Robert Mast ProducerS: Regine Oesch-Aiyer

The “Spirit of Meenakshi” provides an intimate look at several young Indian women who have come from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their own destinies through learning, job training and cultivating self worth. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE


IRISH FOLK FURNITURE Ireland | 2012 | 9 min

God’s got his head inItalythe clouds | Lithuania | 2012 | 14 min

Writer/Director/ProducerS: Ainslie Henderson

A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.

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I AM TOM UKMOODY | 2012 | 7 min

Writer/Director: Tony Donoghue

In Ireland, old hand-painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty, and with a time many would rather forget. In this animated documentary, 16 pieces of traditional folk furniture are repaired and returned home.

Writer/Director: Gianluca Sodaro ProducerS: Gianluca Sodaro | Giovanni Bedeschi Kestutis Drazdauskas | Federico Salvi | Salvatore Sodaro

In a small country chapel, an elderly local priest is kneeling in prayer. He is alone until he turns around to find 11-year-old Angelina standing behind him. She has an inquisitive look in her eyes. Who is this little girl? Why is she there?” English subtitles FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

ANIMATION HOTLINE US | 2012 | 6 min

Writer/Director: Dustin Grella | Tony Tan

Anonymous messages on the artist’s voicemail provide the content for these sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre, micro-shorts. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

THE CUP READER Palestine | 2012 | 12 min

Writer/Director: Suha Araj ProducerS: Lydia Khoury

Warde, shamed as a young girl yet renowned in Palestine for her mystical seeing and matchmaking lives with her sister Jaleleh and reads the fortunes of her clients. Each woman has made or will make a choice between love and marriage, not having had the luxury of both. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE English subtitles

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SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING WITH CATA

TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF CATA CO PRESENTED WITH BERKSIRE FILM AND MEDIA COMMISSION AND BLACK ICE ENTERTAINMENT CINEMABILITY US | 2013 | 90 min

Now in its 20th year, Community Access to the Arts (CATA) nurtures and celebrates the creativity of over 500 people with disabilities in Berkshire County through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.

Friday, 11:15Am - TRiplex #2 Director/ProducerS: Jenni Gold

From the early days of silent films to present day, from Chaplin to X-Men, disability portrayals are ever changing. This dynamic documentary will take a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment. Our indepth investigation will go behind the scenes to interview Filmmakers, Studio Executives, Film Historians, and Celebrities, as well as utilize vivid clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures, television programs, and commercials to focus attention on the powerful impact that entertainment and the media can have on society. Do disability portrayals in the media impact society or does the media simply reflect our ever-changing attitudes? In this important documentary we will see if media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of the disabled and determine if an enlightened understanding of disability can have a positive impact on the world. Special Advance Screening Immediately following the screening, will be a panel discussion moderated by John Whalan, Black Ice Entertainment and Panelists will include Director Jenni Gold, Gold Pictures, Mathayu Warren-Lane, Hollywood Access Services

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS AT THE MAHAIWE Saturday

HALFTIME US | 2013 | 8 min

SATURDAY, 1PM - Mahaiwe Writer: Richard Dresser Director: Joe Cacaci ProducerS: Black Ice MASS Media, LLC | John J. Whalan | Joe Cacaci Cast: Treat Williams Cory | Barton-Cain | Gabe Hoff | Roman Louw Sam Ferrone | Rhys Curtis | Toby Larkin | Raphael Gutierrez | Max Watkins

A stressed-out basketball coach has finally seen enough. He confronts his struggling team with an epic half-time rant that just might work. Halftime (2013) Shot on Location at the Berkshire School, Features Treat Williams and a cast of young Berkshire County Actors (we’re trying not to give away their ages upfront) Produced by Berkshire based Black Ice MASS Media, LLC and Black Ice Entertainment, LLC in Association with The Berkshire Playwrights Lab. CO-PRESENTED WITH BERSKHIRE FILM AND MEDIA COMMISSION AND LIMELIGHT PRODUCTIONS TREAT WILLIAMS IN ATTENDANCE FOR Q&A

THE IRAN JOB US | IRAN | GERMANY | 2012 | 90 min

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Kid Flix Mix 2012 Various | 60 min. | In English or musical/no dialogue

SunDay, 10:00Am - Mahaiwe

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FREE LUNCH with THE CO-OP Lights, Camera, Co-ops US | 2013

Sunday, 11am-1pm - BIFF TENT Berkshire Co-op Market invites you to a BIFF Picnic - free of charge! Join us for some good fresh food, lively discussion and a series of short films called Lights, Camera, Co-ops. The Series follows Atlanta based Chef (and Top Chef Finalist) Kevin Gillespie as he travels to food co-ops across the country-from grocery aisles to farm fields-to share their passion for delicious food and their local communities. Watch and you’ll quickly discover the many ways food co-ops like ours, help their shoppers, owners and their communities stronger. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options will be available.

Longing for a localUS |Lunch 2013 | 10 min

Sunday, 1:00PM - Mahaiwe Director/Producer: Lynne Cherry Cast: Emma Adler | Zoe Borden | Charlie Gibson | Sophie Randolph Kelt Wilska | other students at Monument Mountain Regional High School | Marianne Young, Principal, Monument Mountain Regional High School | Peter Dillon, Superintendent of Schools, Berkshire County

Longing for a Local Lunch, a Young Voices for the Planet” film produced by children’s author Lynne Cherry, features GB students concerned about climate change calculating CO2 emissions and nutrition from local vs processed food. With community support-- including Smitty Pignatelli--they introduce local fare to improve student health through better school lunches. Monument student Zoe Borden asks, “Why not start here and reduce our carbon footprint by buying locally?” Indeed, why not? Followed by Q&A

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BIFF AT THE MOUNT!

BIFF AND THE MOUNT ARE EXCITED TO PRESENT: PERIODS. WITH FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE! Periods. US | 2012 | 60 min

Sunday, 3-5pm - The Mount Writer: Anna Martemucci | Victor Quinaz Director: Victor Quinaz ProducerS: Sean Akers | Giovanni P. Autran | Neal Dodson Anna Martemucci | Corey Moosa | Charlie Porter Leah Quinaz | Philip Quinaz | Victor Quinaz | Zachary Quinto Scott Robinson | Yamin Segal Cast: Philip Quinaz | Alison Fyhrie | Anna Martemucci

See what the buzz is about! PERIODS. comedy film collaborative has built an avid online following with quirky reinterpretations of historical events and classical literature. Be among the first to see their feature-length film which chronicles the human experience in a whole new fashion and catch a sneak peek of their wedding comedy BREAKUP AT A WEDDING coming to VOD & theaters June 18th from Oscilloscope Labs (Exit Through the Gift Shop, Wendy & Lucy.) Talk-back following the screening with PERIODS. creators Victor Quinaz and Anna Martemucci.

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Free Films for kids SunDay, 9:00Am - Beacon #1 SunDay, 10Am - Mahaiwe

SHORTS FILMS FOR AGES 4 TO 8 

Enjoy a colorful collection of short films from around the world, hand-picked as audience and jury favorites from the 2012 New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival.

Kid Flix Mix 2012

Various | 60 min. | In English or musical/no dialogue

B/W Races

Italy | Animtion, Jacopo Martinoni, 2010, 2.5 min

A quirky, black and white paper cut-out animation about a car race – in which a rogue black driver who runs others off the track gets his comeuppance. Home-made sound-effects add to the lo-fi fun. Vroooom. 

Balloon Moon

Portugal | Animation | Jose Miguel Ribeiro | 2010 | 5 min

With sumptuous colors and artful stop motion animation, a cardboard boy and his ladybug friend set sail into a deep blue moonlit sea and have a dream adventure. 

Behind

Canada | Animation | Ga Young Back | 2011 | 3 min

After a trying and scary day, a little girl feels all alone – until she realizes that her best friend has been with her and taking care of her the whole time. 

Diversity

US | Animation | Anthony Dusko | 2010 | 1 min

This instructive cartoon teaches important lessons of life, like how to do the happy dance. 

Ernesto

UK | Animation | Corinne Ladeinde | 2011 | 7 min

Seven-year-old Ernesto feels left out when he realizes he’s the only kid in school who hasn’t lost any baby teeth. Ernesto resorts to drastic measures to get rid of them; his teeth however, have other plans... 

The Gruffalo’s Child

UK | Animation | Johannes Weiland/Uwe Heidschotter | 2011 | 26 min

One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. This follow-up to the Oscar-nominated original is adapted from the enormously popular Gruffalo picture books by British author Julia Donaldson. 

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UK | Animation | Sumo Science | 2011 | 2 min

Aardman Animations and Sumo Science follow up last year’s wonderful diminutive Dot (which set the world record for smallest animated character) by notching it up a few orders of magnitude. Shot on an expansive seaside location, they set a new record for the world’s largest stop motion set, in this story of a fisherman who gets swallowed by a whale. 

Keenan at Sea

US | Animation | David Cowles/Jeremy Galante | 2010 | 2 min

This adorable, hummable tune from NY acoustic pop group The Girls is the theme song for the 2012 festival! “A salty sea and a boat for three as we sail past the coral reef… we wave goodbye to the sandy beach far away… la la la la!” 

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US | Animation | Jake Wyatt | 2011 | 5 min

A young girl chases a mysterious fox through a secret door and into a subterranean wonderland to retrieve her stolen train ticket. 

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Two cute-as-buttons Japanese puppets travel to Abbey Road to find inspiration and shoot the video for their ukulele cover version of “Twist and Shout.” 

Who is Not Sleeping?

Sweden | Animation | Jessica Lauren | 2010 | 4 min 

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Karen Allen A BIFF board member since 2008, Karen is heading up the first BIFF Jury Awards. Karen began her carreer in experimental theatre with the Washinton Theatre Laboratory and was cast in her first film role as Katy in Animal House in 1977. She has starred in over 40 films including The Wanderers, A Small Circle of Friends, Raiders of the Lost Ark (Saturn Award for Best Actress), Starman, Scrooged, Glass Menagerie (Spirit Award nomination) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. She recently completed the filming of White Irish Drinkers, which will be released in the Fall of 2010. On Broadway she portrayed Helen Keller in The Monday After the Miracle (Theatre World Award), and her roles off Broadway include The Country Girl, Extremities, Speaking In Tongues, The Miracle Worker and the Glass Menagerie. Karen is a professor in the Theatre Dept of Bard College at Simon’s Rock and is a member of the Actor’s Studio.

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Josh Braun Josh Braun runs Submarine, a hybrid sales and production company. Mr. Braun is a producer on BUTTON MAN, a feature at Dreamworks with Nicholas Winding Refn directing and is a producer on THE CREEPY MOVIE, an anthology horror film in development to be directed by four directors including CHRIS COLUMBUS. Josh is a producer on an untitled feature documentary for CNN FILMS directed by Andrew Rossi and also produced Rossi’s Sundance 2011 Feature doc PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NY TIMES. Previously, Mr. Braun was an executive producer on David Cronenberg’s A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and produced the cult horror hit HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. Documentaries exec produced by Mr. Braun include SEAMLESS, GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL, CAT DANCERS, BILLIONAIRE, EASY RIDERS RAGING BULLS, KILL YOUR IDOLS. Recent films sold by Submarine

include BLACKFISH, DIRTY WARS, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, THE SUMMIT, CUTIE AND THE BOXER, QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, ME AT THE ZOO, BLACK ROCK, CHASING ICE, ROB ZOMBIE’S LORDS OF SALEM, NO PLACE ON EARTH, TABLOID, PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NY TIMES, BUCK, PROJECT NIM, BEING ELMO, THE BULLY PROJECT, YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL, CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK, TINY FURNITURE, WINTER’S BONE, MAN ON WIRE, FOOD INC, JOAN RIVERS A PIECE OF WORK, VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR and others. Karen Goodman Academy Award-winning filmmaker Karen Goodman received an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject for Strangers No More (2010). She has been making documentary films for nearly three decades and is the recipeint of three previous Oscar nominations for Rehearsing A Dream (2006), Chimps: So Like Us (1990) and The Children’s Storefront (1988.) Her films have garnered numerous other awards including several Emmys and the Dupont-Columbia Award for Independent Programming (Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud, 1996.) She is a partner in the Simon & Goodman Picture Company, a New York Citybased documentary production company whose current series on HBO, Masterclass, received an Emmy nomination last season. One of Ms. Goodman’s earliest films, No Applause, Just Throw Money, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1987 and at MoMA’s New Directors/New Films Festival. She has received filmmaking grants from the American Film Institute, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ms. Goodman attended the United Nations International School in New York City and received a B.A. from

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Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. in 1978. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Documentary Branch. She has served as a consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities Media Program, and as a judge for the Emmy Awards and the DuPontColumbia Awards.  Kent Jones Kent Jones is an internationally recognized writer and filmmaker. He is the author of several books of criticism, has been a regular contributor to Film Comment magazine for many years, and was selected as a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. He has worked with Martin Scorsese throughout the years on numerous documentaries – he was the co-writer of his survey of Italian cinema, My Voyage to Italy, the writer and director of the 2007 film Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows which Scorsese produced and narrated, and the co-writer and director with Scorsese of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning 2010 film, A Letter to Elia. They are currently at work on a follow-up to My Voyage to Italy. Jones co-wrote Arnaud Desplechin’s Portrait of Jimmy Picard starring Benicio del Toro and Mathieu Amalric, which is currenly in post-production. He is preparing a feature film, It Never Entered My Mind, for the winter of 2014. Jones was appointed Executive Director of The World Cinema Foundation in 2009, and he currently serves as its Artistic Director. In November of 2012, he was appointed Director of Programming for the New York Film Festival. Sam Harper Sam Harper is a screenwriter, writer, and some-time producer and director. He began his career 150 years ago as an Associate Editor at Advertising Age magazine in New York and was widely praised for his in-depth articles about tobacco products, chewing gum and evaporated milk. Seeking a wider audience, a pay upgrade,

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and other cures for debilitating self-esteem issues, he moved to Los angeles to become a screenwriter. After serving time as a studio story analyst at MGM and Tri-Star, he got his first screenwriting assignment re-writing Revenge Of The Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise. For some reason, a period of unemployment followed the release of this sweeping epic, but  during his ample free time he came up with the idea for Rookie Of The Year. The release of that movie was followed (a mere 10 years later) by Just Married, Cheaper by The Dozen, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, Open Season, Housebroken and Rio. During that time he also worked on Night At The Museum, The Little Rascals, Dunston Checks In, Fat Albert, Like Mike, Aliens In the Attic, Garfield, Marmaduke and Ice Age 2 for which he received no on screen credit. But he’s not bitter about that. Really. He’s not. Sam is currently finishing a young adult novel, producing a low budget independent feature and happily preparing to return to New York. Chris Noth CHRIS NOTH is an accomplished graduate of the Yale School of Drama that continues to build upon a versatile career in film, television and on stage. Among his credits are two of the most successful series in television history: “Law & Order” and “Sex and the City.”  Noth originated the role of Mike Logan on the first five seasons of “Law & Order” and then reprised the role on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”  He shared two SAG Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with his fellow cast members.  For his portrayal of Mr. Big in HBO’s “Sex and the City,” Noth earned a Golden Globe nomination.  His performance as Peter Florrick in the CBS drama “The Good Wife” earned him a Golden Globe nomination as well as two SAG Award nominations for Outstanding Ensemble.  In addition to “The Good Wife,” Noth can be seen in the upcoming feature


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“Lovelace,” a biopic based on Linda Lovelace, opposite Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard. On television, Noth starred and executive produced the TNT original film “Bad Apple,” and starred in the TNT epic miniseries “Caesar” and the TNT telefilm “Exiled.”  He was also recently seen in the BBC Series “Titanic: Blood and Steel.” His film credits include “Sex and the City 2,” “Sex and the City,” “My One and Only,” “The Perfect Man,” “Mr. 3000,” “Searching for Paradise,” “Double Whammy,” “Cast Away,” “Texas Funeral,” “Getting to Know You,” “The Broken Giant,” “The Confession,” “Cold Around the Heart” and “Naked in New York.” On the Broadway stage, Noth starred in “That Championship Season” and Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man.”  His other stage credits include “Farragut North” (Atlantic and Geffen Theater), “What Didn’t Happen” (Playwright’s Horizon), “American Buffalo” (Berkshire Theatre Festival) as well as performances at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut; New York’s

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Manhattan Club, Circle Rep, La Mama and the Roundabout Theater; the Seattle Repertory Theater; and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Matt Penn Matthew Penn is best known for his work in episodic television where he has directed and/or produced over 150 episodes. His series credits include: LAW AND ORDER, DAMAGES, THE SOPRANOS, HOUSE, NYPD BLUE, THE CLOSER, ROYAL PAINS, BLUE BLOODS, PRIVATE PRACTICE,  the new CBS series GOLDEN BOY and the netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.  Penn was nominated for a directing Emmy for the 200th episode of Law and Order starring Julia Roberts. Penn was also the show’s Executive Producer during which time he produced nearly 100 episodes. He has had roots in the Berkshires for over 40 years. He is also a coartistic director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab.

Mary Kay Place Mary Kay Place is an Emmy Award winning actress who was first critically acclaimed for her role as country singer Loretta Haggers on the hit comedy series MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARMAN.  Since then she has been in over 54 feature films including the recently completed MILO, CLAIRE’S CAMBODIA, LAST WEEKEND AND SMASHED as well as SWEET HOME ALABAMA, IT’S COMPLICATED, JULIE & JULIA, CITIZEN RUTH, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH,  THE BIG CHILL, CAPTAIN RON, THE RAINMAKER, PRIVATE BENJAMIN AND NEW YORK,NEW YORK.  Her many television credits include The New Normal, Suburgatory, Big Love, Bored to Death, The West Wing, My So Called Life, host of Saturday Night Life, Mary Tyler Moore show, MASH and All in the Family.  She has also written and directed for television and recorded three albums for Columbia Records. Peter Riegert Has been acting, writing, directing and producing for the past 40 years. His movies include: ANIMAL HOUSE, LOCAL HERO, CROSSING DELANCEY, CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER, COLDBLOODED, UTZ, OSCAR, PASSED AWAY, THE MASK, TRAFFIC, WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, MIDDLETON and the short films THE WALK and THE RESPONSE, which received

the ABA Silver Gavel and was short listed for an Academy nomination for live-action short. Television credits include: THE SOPRANOS, DAMAGES, GYPSY, BARBARIANS AT THE GATE, CONCEALED ENEMIES, LAW AND ORDER SVU, THE GOOD WIFE and ONE TREE HILL.On Broadway he was in THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER, THE NERD and DANCE WITH ME. Off B’Way includes: SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, MOUTAIN LANGUAGE, ISN’T IT ROMANTIC and A ROSEN BY ANY OTHER NAME. His directorial film debut was the Academy nominated short BY COURIER, followed by his first feature, KING OF THE CORNER, with Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Rita Moreno, Beverly D’Angelo, Eric Bogosian and Dominic Chianese. He is currently preparing his next feature based on the novel, A FIELD OF DARKNESS, by Cornelia Read and is working on a documentary about the oldest cemetery in Queens, NY, PROSPECT CEMETERY, est. 1668 (see Kickstarter campaign). Books on Tape include: THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN’S UNION by Michael Chabon; WHERE I’M CALLING FROM, (11 short stories) by Raymond Carver; BLACK MONEY and THE CHILL by Ross McDonald and THE LAWGIVER by Herman Wouk.

Film Index Features

A LADY IN PARIS France/Estonia/Belgium | 2012 | 94 min...................................... 32 A TEACHER US | 2013 | 75 min............................................................................... 32 BEFORE MIDNIGHT US | 2013 | 108 min................................................................. 32 BROKEN UK | 2012 | 90 min.................................................................................... 33 COMPUTER CHESS US | 2013 | 92 min................................................................... 33 CRYSTAL FAIRY Chile | 2013 | 100 min................................................................... 33 DIE WELT Netherland | 2013 | 80 min...................................................................... 34 ENGLISH, VINGLISH India | 2012 | 134 min............................................................ 34 EVELYN Spain | 2012 | 90 min................................................................................. 34 THE FIFTH SEASON Norway | 2012 | 93 min........................................................... 35 FLYING BLIND UK | 2012 | 88 min........................................................................... 35 THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM US | 2013 | 96 min..................................................... 35 FRANCES HA US | 2012 | 86 min............................................................................. 36 GUILTY OF ROMANCE Japan | 2011 | 112 min........................................................ 36 HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES US | 2013 | 81 min.................................................... 36 THE HUNT Denmark | 2012 | 115 min...................................................................... 37 I, ANNA UK | 2012 | 93 min..................................................................................... 37 IT FELT LIKE LOVE US | 2013 | 82 min.................................................................... 37 LITTLE LION France | 2012 | 102 min...................................................................... 38 NINAH’S DOWRY Cameroon | US | 2012 | 95 min................................................... 38 PRINCE AVALANCHE US | 2013 | 94 min................................................................. 38 SISTER France | Switzerland | 2012 | 97 min........................................................... 39 SOLDATE JEANNETTE Austria | Germany | 2013 | 80 min....................................... 39 THE SPECTACULAR NOW US | 2013 | 95 min......................................................... 39 SUSKIND Netherlands | 2012 | 118 min................................................................... 39

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99% - THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM US | 2012 | 92 min.... 42 AFTER TILLER US | 2013 | 85 min........................................................................... 42 AFTER WINTER, SPRING FRANCE | US | 2012 | 75 min......................................... 42 BLACKFISH US | 2013 | 83 min............................................................................... 43 CASTING BY US | 2012 | 89 min.............................................................................. 43 CHERRY COTTAGE US | BERKSHIRES | 2013 | 75 min............................................ 43 CRASH REEL US | 2013 | 90 min............................................................................. 44 dirty wars US | Afghanistan | Iraq | Kenya | Somalia | Yemen | 2013 | 90 min.... 44 elaine stritch: Shoot me US | 2013 | 80 min................................................... 44 FLEX IS KINGS US | 2013 | 80 min.......................................................................... 45 GENIUS OF MARIAN US | 2013 | 85 min................................................................. 45

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GIRL RISING US | 2013 | 101 min........................................................................... 45 GMO OMG US | Norway | Haiti | 2012 | 90 min........................................................ 46 GOOD OL’ FREDA US | 2013 | 86 min...................................................................... 46 I AM DIVINE US | 2013 | 86 min.............................................................................. 46 THE IRAN JOB US | Iran | Germany | 2012 | 90 min................................................ 47 THE MOO MAN UK | 2013 | 98 min.......................................................................... 47 REMOTE AREA MEDICAL US | 2013 | 83 min.......................................................... 47 THE SUMMIT Ireland | UK | Switzerland | 2012 | 95 min......................................... 48 TEXAS HUNTRESS US | 2012 | 60 min.................................................................... 48 THESE BIRDS WALK US | Pakistan | 2013 | 72 min................................................. 48 TINY: A Story about living small US | 2012 | 66 min.................................... 49 TO THEM THAT’S GONE US | 2012 | 105 min.......................................................... 49 TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM US | 2012 | 89 min.............................................. 50 valentine road US | 2013 | 89 min..................................................................... 50 VENUS AND SERENA US | 2012 | 99 min................................................................ 50

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A LITTLE SUICIDE Germany | 2012 | 10 min........................................................... 54 ANIMATION HOTLINE US | 2012 | 6 min................................................................. 57 CATNIP: EGRESS TO OBLIVION US | 2012 | 7 min.................................................. 56 THE CUP READER Palestine | 2012 | 12 min........................................................... 57 EL DOCTOR US | 2013 | 11 min............................................................................... 55 God’s got his head in the clouds Italy | Lithuania | 2012 | 14 min................ 57 HATCH Austria | US | 2012 | 19 min......................................................................... 54 I AM TOM MOODY UK | 2012 | 7 min...................................................................... 57 THE INTERVIEWER Australia | 2012 | 11 min.......................................................... 54 IRISH FOLK FURNITURE Ireland | 2012 | 9 min...................................................... 57 IT’S ABOUT SPENDING TIME TOGETHER UK | 2012 | 3 min................................... 55 LIGHT ME UP US | 2012 | 9 min.............................................................................. 55 LUMINARIS Argentina | 2011 | 6 min...................................................................... 56 MEENKASHI US | 2013 | 14 min.............................................................................. 56 NINE AND A HALFS GOODBYE Germany | 2011 | 14 min........................................ 56 PALIMPSEST US | 2012 | 18 min............................................................................. 56 PEARL WAS HERE US | 2012 | 9 min...................................................................... 55 THE RIVER US | Berkshires | 2013 | 12 min............................................................. 55 THE SECRET OF TREES US | 2012 | 4 min.............................................................. 56 THE WHISTLE Poland | 2012 | 17 min..................................................................... 54 YOU don’t know jack US | 2012 | 3 min............................................................ 54


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