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30 TH ANNIVER S AR Y
TAKE A VA C ATION FR OM ORDINAR Y FILM
November 6 - 22
CINEMA PARADISO - LAUDERDALE / 503 SE 6th St. Fort Lauderdale
CINEMA PARADISO - HOLLYWOOD / 2008 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood
SUNRISE CIVIC CENTER / 10610 W Oakland Paark Blvd. Sunrise FL, 33351
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK / 1 Seminole Way, Holllywood FL, 33314
Full Length Films CAPITALIZED. Short Films in Title Case.
THE . . . . . . . . .85
BETIBU . . . . . . .47
ALL IN HER
STRIDE . . . . . .82
Detectives of Noir
Town, The . . .107
Fixed . . . . . . . . .107
Injury Time . . . .107
Karroyul . . . . . .107
Story . . . . . . . . .89
When Pigs Swim .89
Light Thief, The .108
THE . . . . . . . . .66
FORSAKEN . . . .14
DEAREST . . . . .54
Red House, The .110
3 NIGHTS IN
HAVANA . . . . .41
THE . . . . . . . . .63
French Kiss . . .109
HURRICANE 3D .90
LE PERE NOEL .59
Mi Casa Su
Casa . . . . . . . .117
CHAISES, LE . .67
NOS FEMMES .68
At The End of the
Line . . . . . . . .114
We Fought . . .91
Dot . . . . . . . . . .112
LAND . . . . . .103
WHAT’S LOVE GOT
TO DO WITH IT .103
LIZA THE FOX
FAIRY . . . . . . .60
. . . . . . . . . . . . .77
APPLES FROM THE
DESERT . . . . .45
HILL START . . . .57
SUNFLOWER . .69
WONDERS, THE .79
LATIN LOVER . .58
Roman Citizen .117
SECRET OF ITALIA,
THE . . . . . . . . . .71
Gil Bellows ............................41
Candy Clark ..............24, 25, 26
Ed Harris...... 31, 32, 33, 38, 43
Christopher Lloyd ...12, 13, 14, 83
Amy Madigan........... 31, 34, 35
Michael Moore ......................15
Victor Nunez ............ 31, 36, 38
Bobby Roth .....................11, 87
Loretta Swit ....................20, 22
Argentine ..........................7, 47
Awards Gala ...................31-37
Breakfast With Bobby .....11, 87
Sunset at Sunrise ............7, 27
ANTHEM OF THE
HEART, THE . . .93
LOST & FOUND .93
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
THEEB . . . . . . . .73
FALL . . . . . . . . .98
HAEMOO . . . . . .55
PUEDA . . . . . . .52
Walk, The . . . . .114
CHILDREN . . .44
ACCUSSED . . . .42
. . . . . . . . . . . . .112
NEVER THE SAME:
Prisoner of War
Experience . . .22
Las Cieni . . . . .114
PERFECT DAY, A .70
MEET . . . . . . . 99
En Casa . . . . . . .112
Chairman’s Cruise ................. 7
Chinese ............................7, 54
Closing Night Wrap......7, 39-40
Cuban .........................7, 41, 48
Cyprus .............................7, 63
French ..............................7, 59
Hungarian ........................7, 60
Indian ...............................7, 75
Israeli ......................... 7, 45, 57
Italian ..........................7, 58,71
Japanese .........................7, 74
Junkanoo .........................7, 89
Mel’s Drive-In ...................7, 26
Mexican ...........................7, 52
Opening Night .................14-19
Scandinavian ...................7, 42
Veteran’s Day Cookout .....7, 22
FLIFF-World Lounge ..............7
YOUTH . . . . . . . .81
Ball of Hope . . . .114
Dog Days . . . . .105
Echo Road . . . .112
Help Point . . . . .108
Night Shift . . . . .113
Violet . . . . . . . . .106
100 Miles To
Lordsburg . . .105
1st Platoon 3rd
Squad . . . . . . .95
3:13 . . . . . . . . .100
BLACKOUT . . . .40
DIARIES, THE .43
Adulterer, The . .105
GRAFFITI . . . .26
THE . . . . . . . . . .83
BABY, BABY, BABY 46
BACK IN TIME . .83
Battle For The
Barriers . . . . . .84
BETWEEN MYTH &
HISTORY . . . .86
Big Cypress National
Bears . . . . . . .111
Birthday . . . . . . .95
THE . . . . . . . . .14
CLYDE . . . . . . . .27
Crisis . . . . . . . . .10
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BROOKLYN . . . .50
Career Girl . . . . .110
CAROL . . . . . . . .51
Cask of Amontillado,
A . . . . . . . . . . .116
A WOMAN . . . . .53
Concert . . . . . . .100
Cracked . . . . . .106
Dance of the People
. . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Dead Lines . . . .115
Dinosaur . . . . . .116
Dolores . . . . . . .115
F WORD, THE . .88
Fake, The . . . . .113
Fallen, The . . . .116
Fear Thy Neighbor
. . . . . . . . . . . . .115
February . . . . . .109
First Miamians, The
. . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Fun Bible Facts! 108
ON EARTH, THE 56
JACO . . . . . . . . . .16
Lay In Wait . . . . .113
LOOK AGAIN . .61
LOOK AT US NOW
MOTHER . . . .92
COOPERS . . .62
MOJAVE . . . . . .64
More Perfect Union,
A . . . . . . . . . . .105
THE . . . . . . . . .65
Nothing Personal 110
Noticed . . . . . . .108
Original Bill . . . .109
Play Date . . . . .106
Board of Directors ..............135
How To Fest ...........................6
Millennium Club .................136
Movie Club, The .................136
On-Line Auction ...................78
Romanian Film Fest ....120-121
St Augustine Film Fest .......125
Ticket Order Form ..............144
Prom Night . . . .108
Re Inc . . . . . . . .110
RIGHT FOOTED .94
SHARKS OF WAR 95
SILVER SKIES . .23
TAUGHT ME . .72
Split End . . . . . .113
STORIES ON THE
SKIN . . . . . . . .96
Strays . . . . . . . .115
Time Simply Passes
. . . . . . . . . . . . .96
LOCATION . . .76
Tumble Dry Low 106
TWO DOLLAR BILL
WANNABE, THE 39
WELL WISHES .79
What’s Eating Dad?
. . . . . . . . . . . . .115
WHERE TO INVADE
NEXT . . . . . . . .15
Who Is Lou Gehrig?
. . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Wildfire . . . . . . .114
PAQUETE #3 . . .70
Chau: beyond the
lines . . . . . . . . .83
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Editor / Publisher
Gregory von Hausch
Catalog Design / Art Direction /
Poster Art (p1)
MONDAY, NOV 2
6:00 MY FATHER’S LAND 103
8:00 WHAT ABOUT LOVE? 103
TUESDAY, NOV 3
5:30 Time Simply Passes 96
6:30 Concert 100
8:00 3:13 100
WEDNESDAY, NOV 4
5:30 BROOKLYN 50
8:00 BROOKLYN 50
THURSDAY, NOV 5
5:15 Miamians, Dancers & Bears,
Oh My! 111
5:45 Sun Shorts 116
8:00 SINGLE IN SOUTH BEACH 102
FRIDAY, NOV 6
6:00 TWO DOLLAR BILL 97
8:00 THE BOAT BUILDER 14
9:30 opening night party 7
10:30 BACK IN TIME 83
1:00 3:13 100
3:30 ALL GOD’S CHILDREN 44
6:00 THE MOVING FOREST 66
8:30 SINGLE IN SOUTH BEACH 102
7:00 WHERE TO INVADE NEXT 15
8:30 opening night party 7
9:00 JACO 16
11:00 opening night party
SATURDAY, NOV 7
12:00 THE ANTHEM OF THE
2:45 THE MORNING AFTER 65
5:00 THEEB 73
7:00 LE PERE NOEL 59
8:20 Viva La France party 7
9:00 CAROL 51
12:00 Children See Magic...
1:30 TRUCK 20’S LOCATION 76
4:00 CASSANOVA WAS A
6:30 LATIN LOVER 58
9:00 3 DAYS IN HAVANA 41
SUNDAY, NOV 8
10:00Chairman’s Brunch &
1:15 TRUCK 20’S LOCATION 76
3:30 CASSANOVA WAS A
4:30 Italiano paisano Festa 7
6:00 LATIN LOVER 58
7:15 Cuba Libre party 7
8:30 3 DAYS IN HAVANA 41
1:00 THE MORNING AFTER 65
3:30 THEEB 73
6:00 LE PERE NOEL 59
8:30 THE MOVING FOREST 66
MONDAY, NOV 9
5:00 China Chi Fan 7
5:30 DEAREST 54
7:30 Christmas in november 7
8:00 LOVE THE COOPERS 62
1:00 RIGHT FOOTED 94
2:45 ALL IN HER STRIDE 82
5:00 WHEN GIANTS FALL 98
7:30 MUSICAL CHAIRS 67
TUESDAY, NOV 10
5:30 Peter Langone Tribute 8-9
7:00 YOUTH 81
8:00 Renaissance Regalia
9:30 BETWEEN MYTH &
1:00 Oppressed 114
3:00 Surprise!!! 117
5:15 DEAREST 54
8:15 TWO DOLLAR BILL 97
WEDNESDAY, NOV 11
10:00 High School Winners
11:30 NOS FEMMES 68
1:15 HURRICANE 3D 90
3:15 THE LIBERATORS 91
4:30 Veteran’s Day Cookout 7
5:00 NEVER THE SAME 22
7:00 Junkanoo parade 7
7:00 m*a*S*H* party 7
7:15 When Pigs Swim /
THE GENTLE GIANT 89
8:45 Junkanoo party 7
9:00 Stories On The Skin 96
11:30 Sharks of War / 1st
Squad/ Happy Bday 95
1:00 THE LIBERATORS 91
3:30 NEVER THE SAME 22
5:30 BABY, BABY, BABY 46
7:45 YOUTH 81
THURSDAY, NOV 12
5:15 LOOK AT US NOW MOTHER 92
7:00 CASESE QUIEN PUEDA 52
8:45 mexican madness party 7
9:30 BEVERLY HILLS
1:00 It’s What I Do 110
3:30 TIME SIMPLY PASSES 96
5:30 NOS FEMMES 68
7:45 CAROL 51
FRIDAY, NOV 13
6:00 Sun Sentinel Going Hungry 119
7:15 SILVER SKIES 23
9:00 Centerpiece party 7
6:15 Chau beyond the lines 82
7:30 BABY BABY BABY 46
9:45 PAQUETE #3 70
1:30 LOOK AT US NOW MOTHER 92
4:00 LOOK AGAIN 61
6:30 SONGS MY BROTHERS
TAUGHT ME 72
9:00 CASESE QUIEN PUEDA 52
SATURDAY, NOV 14
2:30 HAPPIEST PLACE ON
4:30 BONNIE & CLYDE
Estelle Parsons Tribute 27
7:00 Sunset at Sunrise
7:45 SECRET OF ITALIA 71
10am Breakfast With Bobby 7
10:30 A DIRECTOR PREPARES 87
1:00 pizza With Bobby 7
2:30 Hungarian Rhapsody
3:00 LIZA, THE FOX FAIRY 60
5:15 AMERICAN GRAFFITI
Candy Clark Tribute 26
7:15 mel’s Drive-In party 7
7:45 Nice Place To Visit But
I Wouldn’t Want... 112
9:15 THE F WORD 88
1:30 THE MAGIC BEANS 63
4:00 SILVER SKIES 23
6:30 THE BEAUTIFUL ONES 78
9:00 HAEMOO 55
SUNDAY, NOV 15
1:00 THE WONDERS 80
3:30 APPLES FROM THE
5:00 Israeli party 7
6:30 HILL START 57
12:15It’s all Cyprus To me 7
1:00 THE MAGIC BEANS 63
3:30 HAPPIEST PLACE
ON EARTH 56
6:00 LOOK AGAIN 61
8:15 THE BEAUTIFUL ONES 78
1:30 Oops! 113
3:15 LIZA THE FOX FAIRY 60
5:45 THE F WORD 88
8:15 BETWEEN MYTH &
MONDAY, NOV 16
5:15 WELL WISHES 79
7:30 TOKYO FIANCEE 74
9:00 Japan Jumpup party 7
1:30 LOST & FOUND 1:30
3:30 ALL GOD’S CHILDREN 44
5:30 HILL START 57
7:00 Italia Secret Festa 7
7:30 THE SECRET OF ITALIA 71
TUESDAY, NOV 17
6:00 Sun Sentinel
Plundering America 119
7:00 Cuba Conga party 7
8:30 BOCCACHIOS IN
1:30 THE ANTHROPOLOGIST 94
3:00 LOST & FOUND 93
5:30 APPLES FROM THE
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7:00 Tokyo Lights party 7
7:30 TOKYO FIANCEE 74
WEDNESDAY, NOV 18
5:45 VIRGIN MOUNTAIN 77
7:15 Scandinavian Scandal
8:00 ACCUSED 42
1:30 Every Saint Has A Past... 108
3:30 THE ANTHROPOLOGIST 94
5:30 THE WONDERS 80
7:00 Havana Hoe Down party 7
7:30 BOCCACHIOS IN HAVANA 48
THURSDAY, NOV 19
5:30 BATTLE FOR THE BARRIERS 97
6:00 THE PENGUIN COUNTERS 85
7:45 BETIBU 47
9:30 awake in argentina party 7
1:30 Foreseeable Outcomes 109
4:00 WHEN VOICES MEET 99
6:30 WELL WISHES 79
8:30 Wild accusation party 7
9:00 ACCUSED 42
FRIDAY, NOV 20
5:00 India Intrigue Party 7
6:00 A TREE WITHOUT ROOTS 75
8:15 THE ADDERALL DIARIES 43
8:30 Tie-me marsupial Down party 7
10:30 Down Under 107
1:00 PAQUETE #3 70
3:30 VIRGIN MOUNTAIN 77
7:00 RIGHT FOOTED 94
9:30 BETIBU 47
SATURDAY, NOV 21
11:00 South african Wakeup
11:30 WHEN VOICES MEET 99
2:00 A FLASH OF GREEN 38
4:00 3rd STREET BLACKOUT 40
6:45 HURRICANE 3D 90
9:30 HAEMOO 55
11:30 Can’t We All Just Get
1:00 BACK IN TIME 83
3:30 A TREE WITHOUT ROOTS 75
6:00 THE ADDERALL DIARIES 43
8:30 MOJAVE 64
SUNDAY, NOV 22
1:00 MOJAVE 64
3:30 A PERFECT DAY 70
6:00 THE WANNABE 39
7:45 Spook Fest 115
1:00 OPERATION SUNFLOWER 69
3:30 3rd STREET BLACKOUT 40
6:00 THE WANNABE 39
8:30 A PERFECT DAY 70
7:15 Wrap party 7
MONDAY, NOV 23
5:30 OPERATION SUNFLOWER 69
8:00 MUSICAL CHAIRS 67
WEDNESDAY, NOV 25
5:45 SONGS MY
BROTHERS TAUGHT ME 72
8:00 BEVERLY HILLS
CPL = Cinema Paradiso - Fort Lauderdale, 503 ES 6 Street, Ft Lauderdale
CPH = Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood, 2008 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
Sunrise = Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise
Hard Rock = Seminole Hard Rock, Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
Ritz Carlton = Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
parties listed in puRpLe
Due to unforeseen circumstances it is always advisable to check
FLIFF.com for updates and schedule changes.
Funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort
Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and The Florida Council on Arts & Culture.
WHERE WE ARE - WHEN
Hard Rock Live (HRL): November 6
Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale (CPL):
November 2 - 25
Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood (CPH):
November 6 - 25
Sunrise Civic Center (SC):
November 13 - 15
Your FLIFF Fast Pass
accepted at all venues.
SPECIAL EVENTS & PARTIES
Monday, Nov 2 – Thurs, Nov 5
FRIDAY, NOV 6
7pm WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (HRL)
with Special Guest Michael Moore
8:00 Lifetime Achievement Award
THE BOAT BUILDER with Special
Guest Christopher Lloyd (CPL)
9:00 Opening Night Party, KURO at
Seminole Hard Rock
9:30 Opening Night Party (CPL)
SATURDAY, NOV 7
7pm French Night, (CPL)
SUNDAY, NOV 8
10am Chairman’s Cruise & Brunch,
on-Board Caprice at Gallery One Hotel
4:30 Italian Night, (CPL)
7:15 Cuba Night I (CPL)
MONDAY, NOV 9,
5pm China Night, (CPL)
7:30 Christmas Party, (CPL)
TUESDAY, NOV 10,
5:30 Peter Langone Tribute, (CPL)
7:30 Renaissance Party, (CPL)
WEDNESDAY, NOV 11
Veteran’s Day CookOut, (CPL)
Junkanoo Parade, at river by (CPL)
M*A*S*H Party, (Villa DePalma)
Junkanoo Party, (CPL)
THURSDAY, NOV 12,
7pm Mexican Night, (CPL)
FRIDAY, NOV 13
6pm, Sun Sentinel Panel on Seniors, (SC)
7:15, Centerpiece Night, (SC)
SATURDAY, NOV 14
10am Breakfast With Bobby, (CPL)
1pm Pizza With Bobby, (CPL)
2:30 Hungarian Day, (CPL)
4:30 Estelle Parsons Tribute &
BONNIE AND CLYDE, (SC)
5:15 Candy Clark Tribute &
AMERICAN GRAFFITI, (CPL)
SUNDAY, NOV 15
12:15 Cyprus Party, (CPL)
5pm Israeli Party, (SC)
MONDAY, NOV 16
7:00 Italian (CP-HOLLYWOOD)
7:30 Japan Night, (CPL)
TUESDAY, NOV 17,
6pm, Sun Sentinel Panel on Cuba, (CPL)
7pm Japanese Party (CP-H)
7pm, Cuba Night II, (CPL)
WEDNESDAY, NOV 18
5:45 Scandinavia Night, (CPL)
7pm Japanese Party (CP-H)
HOW TO FEST
THURSDAY, NOV 19
7:45 Argentina Night, (CPL)
8:30 Scandinavian Party (CP-H)
FRIDAY, NOV 20
5pm India Night, (CPL)
8:15 Ed Harris Tribute Screening
THE ADDERALL DIARIES, (CPL)
8:30 Australian Party, (CPL)
SATURDAY, NOV 21
10am South African Breakfast &
Live Performance, (CPL)
2:00 Victor Nunez Tribute Screening
A FLASH OF GREEN with
Guest Ed Harris, (CPL)
6:30 Awards Gala, Diplomat Resort
& Spa, (CPL)
SUNDAY, NOV 22
8:00 Wrap Party, (Ritz CarltonFort Lauderdale Beach)
MONDAY, NOV 23 – WED NOV 25
Post Fest, (CPL)
TAKING YOUR VACATION
FROM ORDINARY FILM:
If you know where you’re going…and
you know what film(s) you want to see
– then go online fliff.com or call us at
525-FILM and order them in advance…
don’t have a credit card, no problemo,
we still take cash and you can buy them
at the door. Then get yourself to the
theatre about 15 minutes before showtime, and voila! You are FLIFFing!
Regular screenings: $6 FLIFF Members,
$8 for Seniors or Students,
$10 General Admission
Special Screenings $10 - $25 depending upon the event - many include pre
or post receptions
Opening Night Party (HRL):
By Membership ONLY!
Opening Night Party (CPL):
$10 Members; $15 General Admission
Chairman’s Cruise: $65 members
$75 General Admission
Centerpiece Party: $25 Members,
$30 General Admission
M*A*S*H Party: $30 Members,
$40 General Admission
Estelle Parsons Tribute +
Coffee & Desserts $10 Members;
$15 General Admission
Awards Gala: $175 Members;
$225 General Admission
Wrap Party: $35 Members,
$45 General Admission
FAST Passes: $395 Members, $450 Non
- includes all films: Romanian Fest Oct
22-25 and FLIFF Nov 2 - 25.
The FAST Pass is your perfect FLIFF
companion as it allows you to access all
film screenings without standing in the
ticket line. No need to carry cash or to
worry about special screenings. FAST
Pass includes all screenings, Centerpiece and Wrap Party. Does not include
the Opening Night Party, Festival Cafe
and Awards Gala. FLIFF Members:
$395 ~ Non-Members: $450
Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Opening Night Party (Nov 6) is Hollywood Festive (meaning, don’t dress like
a bum, but be comfortable).
The Chairman’s Brunch & Cruise is tres
casual, if its warm, dress cool...white is
The M*A*S*H Party (Nov 11) is a time
to breakout your old Korean War duds.
Improvise & party like its 1952.
The Chairman’s Awards Gala (Nov 21)
at Diplomat is also a time to look like
you can afford the $250 ticket price.
Elsewhere, dress up, dress down…
whatever you like to do, just be comfortable and you’ll feel fine.
Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale: Free
everyday in the Courthouse Parking
Garage (Mon – Fri beginning at
5:30pm; Sat & Sunday all day). Enter
the garage via SE 5th Avenue (immediately west of Cinema Paradiso)...You
can also park for free at any street
meter surrounding Cinema Paradiso all
day on Sundays. Please know, the
Meter Maids are ravenous. We suggest the garage which, to them, is like
sunlight to a vampire.
Cinema Paradiso-Hollywood: Park free
for 3 hours on the street during the day.
If you park at or after 5pm, parking on
the street is free. Great for taking advantage of all the bistros. Also two
large public garages within 5 mins walk
at just $1/hour.
Sunrise Civic Center: Park for free in
acres of street level parking lots immediately surrounding Civic Ctr.
Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale from
the North…take US 1 south through
the tunnel. Turn right at SE 7th Street
(1st light after tunnel). Turn right on SE
5th Avenue (second right you come to).
Go to stop sign. Cinema Paradiso is
across the street on your right. The
Courthouse Parking Garage is across
the street on your left.
Cinema Paradiso-Lauderdale from
the South…take US 1 north. Turn left
at SE 7th Street (last light before tunnel). Turn right on SE 5th Avenue (second right you come to). Go to stop
sign. Cinema Paradiso is across the
street on your right. The Courthouse
Parking Garage is across the street on
2008 Hollywood Blvd, which is 2 ½
blocks west of Young Circle. From Ft
Lauderdale on the east side, take US 1
south, turn right on to Hollywood Blvd
and park wherever you want. CP-H is
on the south side of Hwd Blvd, directly
across the street from SunTrust.
Sunrise Civic Center is located on the
south side of Oakland Park Blvd between Nob Hill Road & Hiatus.
Not a lot of them…pretty simple:
1) Turn off your cellphones during the film.
2) Don’t even text in the theatre during
the film…its annoying.
3) Can’t abide by those two…please
just stay home and watch television.
4) Also no videotaping during film
(everyone knows that).
5) Be courteous to other members of
the audience…and sure, while we’re at
it, what the hay, the staff too!
Box-office 954-525-FILM (3456)
Email [email protected]
Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival
1314 East Las Olas Blvd #007
Ft Lauderdale FL 33301-2334
Nov 2 - 25
503 SE 6th Street
Ft Lauderdale FL 33301
(954) 525-FILM (3456)
Nov 6 - 22
2008 Hollywood Blvd
SeMINoLe HaRd RoCk Nov 6
Opening Night Film: at Hard Rock Live
Opening Night Party: at Kuro
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
SuNRISe CIvIC CeNTeR Nov 13 – 15
Centerpiece Party, Nov 13
Sunset at Sunrise, Nov 14
Israeli Party, Nov 15
10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33351-6818
M*A*S*H Party, Nov 11
600 Isle of Palms,
Ft Lauderdale 33316
The Caprice/Gallery one
Chairman’s Cruise, Nov 8
2670 E Sunrise Blvd
Ft Lauderdale 33304
dIPLoMaT ReSoRT & SPa
Awards Gala, Nov 21
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood Beach 33019
FoRT LaudeRdaLe BeaCH
Wrap Party, Nov 22
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304
oPeNING NIGHT 9:00PM FRIDAY, NOV 6 KURO at Seminole Hard Rock
Open Bar, fantastic food, and surprises!
oPeNING NIGHT 9:30PM FRIDAY, NOV 6 Join us in the Courtyard following
THE BOAT BUILDER
vIva La FRaNCe SoIRee
8:20pm, Saturday, Nov 7, CPL – Courtyard
Vin (pg49), Fromage, Pate, Baguettes, Le Pain, Pasteries, Edith Piaf! –
Included in your 7pm ticket to LE PERE NOEL.
CHaIRMaN’S CRuISe & BRuNCH 10am Sharp, Sunday, Nov 8, OnBoard Caprice departing from Gallery One. A breakfast buffet + Bloody
Marys, Mimosas & Coffee – on a Sun Dream Cruise!
ITaLIaNo PaISaNo FeSTa 4:30pm, Sunday, Nov 8, CPL – Courtyard
Vino, Fromaggio, Antipasto, Pasta, Pane, Mantovani! – Included with your
5:15 ticket to LATIN LOVER.
CuBa LIBRe 7:15pm, Nov 8, CPL – Courtyard. Join Gil Bellows at a
pre-film party for 3 DAYS IN HAVANA, included in your 8:30 TICKET.
CHINa CHI FaN 5pm, Monday, Nov 9, CPL – Courtyard
Fried Rice, Fortune Cookie + Green Tea + Classical Chinese music! –
Included in your 5:30 ticket to DEAREST.
CHRISTMaS IN NoveMBeR 7:30, Monday, Nov 9, CPL – Courtyard.
Gregory’s World Famous Nogg, Christmas Cookies, Rare Who Roast Beast,
Christmas Choir! – Included in your 8pm ticket to LOVE THE COOPERS.
ReNaISSaNCe ReGaLIa 8:30pm, Tuesday, Nov 10, CPL - Courtyard
Olde English Vittles and Beer Specials, Rousing Drunkard Music! Included
in your 9:30 ticket to BETWEEN MYTH & TIME.
veTeRaN’S day CookouT Wednesday, Nov 11, 4:30pm, CPL – Courtyard with Special Guest Loretta Swit. Hot Dogs (Turkey, Beef or Veggie)
& Chips, John Phillip Souza, Beach Boys & The Boss! Included in your
5pm ticket to NEVER THE SAME.
JuNkaNoo PaRade + PaRTy Wednesday, Nov 11, 7pm Parade, 8:30
Party, Parade starts at River, Party at CPL-Courtyard. Junkanoo Dancers
& Musicians in Costume dancing from river to Courtyard. Then after films,
Join Us in Courtyard for Sands Beer & Conch Fritters. Included in your
7:15 ticket to When Pigs Swim/Gentle Giant.
M*a*S*H PaRTy Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:30pm, Villa DePalma
Extravaganza Impresario & FLIFF Board Member Steve Savor transforms
his waterfront mansion into the 4077 MASH Unit. Mr. Savor welcomes
Emmy Award winning actress, Loretta Swit who portrayed Major Margret
“Hot Lips” Houlihan on the TV series M*A*S*H. A portion of the proceeds
donated to Ayla’s Acres, a No-Kill Rescue Organization for Pets.
MexICaN MadNeSS Thursday, Nov 11, 8:45pm, CPL-Courtyard
Tacos & Nachos & Guacamoles & Tequilla + Live Mariachis! Included in
your 7pm ticket to CASESE QUIEN PUEDA.
CeNTeRPIeCe NIGHT Friday, Nov 13, 9pm, Sunrise Civic Center
The City of Sunrise presents a fabulous party with serving stations and
wine. Included in your 7:15pm ticket to SILVER SKIES.
BReakFaST wITH BoBBy Saturday, Nov 14, CPL – Courtyard
Bagels, Muffins, Fruit, Yogurt & Coffee with director Bobby Roth. Included
in your ticket to A DIRECTOR PREPARES: Bobby Roth’s Masterclass.
PIzza wITH BoBBy SaTuRday Nov 14, 1pm CPL – Courtyard
Pizza: Cheese, Carnivore or Veggie. Included in your ticket to A
DIRECTOR PREPARES: Bobby Roth’s Masterclass.
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HuNGaRIaN RHaPSody Saturday, Nov 14, 2:30, CPL –
Courtyard - Hungarian Goulash, bread & wine, & music by
Franz Liszt. Included in your 3:30pm ticket to LIZA THE FOX
SuNSeT aT SuNRISe Saturday, Nov 14, 7pm Sunrise Civic Center –
Desserts, Coffee & Wine. Included in your 4:30 ticket to BONNIE AND
CLYDE or 7:45pm ticket to THE SECRET OF ITALIA.
MeL’S dRIve-IN PaRTy Saturday, Nov 14, 7:15pm CPL – Courtyard with
special guest Candy Clark. Burgers, Fries & beer plus the AMERICAN GRAFFITI soundtrack. Included in your 6pm ticket to AMERICAN GRAFFITI.
IT’S aLL CyPRuS To Me PaRTy Sunday, Nov 15, 12:15pm, CPL –
Courtyard. Join Us for Orektika before the 1pm film, included in your ticket
to THE MAGIC BEANS.
ISRaeLI eveNING Sunday, Nov 15, 5pm, Sunrise Civic Center – Join Us
for a NOSH + Klezmer Music! Included in your 6:30pm ticket to HILL START.
ITaLIa SeCReT PaRTy Monday, Nov 16, 7pm, CP-Hollywood
The culinary paisanos from Whole Foods Market – Aventura. Included
with 7:30 ticket to THE SECRET OF ITALIA.
JaPaN JuMPuP Monday, Nov 16, 8:40pm, CPL – Courtyard
Sushi & Saki specials & Zen Music with Traditional Flute, Koto, Shamisen!
Included in your 7pm ticket to TOKYO FIANCEE.
Tokyo LIGHTS PaRTy Tuesday, Nov 17, 7pm, CP-Hollywood
The culinary Samurais from Whole Foods Market – Aventura. Included
with 7:30 ticket to TOKYO FIANCEE.
HavaNa Hoe dowN Wednesday, Nov 18, 7pm, CP-Hollywood
The culinary sambas from Whole Foods Market – Aventura. Included with
7:30 ticket to BOCCACHIOS IN HAVANA.
CuBa CoNGa Tuesday, Nov 17, 8:30pm, CPL-Courtyard
wILd aCCuSaTIoN PaRTy Thursday, Nov 18, 8:30pm, CP-Hollywood.
The Dutch Treats from Whole Foods Market – Aventura. Included with
9pm ticket to ACCUSED.
SCaNdINavIa SCaNdaL Wednesday, Nov 18, 7:15pm, CPL-Courtyard.
Swedish Meatballs, Gravlax & Vodka + Bjork! Free with your ticket to either 5:45 VIRGIN MOUNTAIN or 8pm ACCUSED.
awake IN aRGeNTINa Thursday, Nov 19, 9:30pm, CPL-Courtyard
Empanadas & Argentine Wine (I like saying that) + Tango Music! Included
in your 7:45pm ticket to BETIBU.
INdIa INTRIGue Friday, Nov 20, 5pm, CPL-Courtyard
A potpourri of Indian tastes + cold drinks wash it down! + Ravi Shankar!
Included in your 6pm ticket to A TREE WITHOUT ROOTS.
TIe-Me MaRSuPIaL dowN PaRTy Friday, Nov 20, 8:30pm, CPL-Courtyard. Beer Battered Wings, RoadKill-Wallaby & Beer + Aussie Tunes! Included in your 9:15pm ticket to DOWN UNDER.
SouTH aFRICaN wakeuP Saturday, Nov 21, 11:00am, CPL – Courtyard. Pastries & Coffee. Live performance by the Sharon Katz & The
Peace Train. Included in your 11:30am ticket to WHEN VOICES SING.
awaRdS NIGHT Saturday, Nov 21, 6:30pm, Diplomat Resort & Spa
Ed Harris-Amy Madigan-Victor Nunez... Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner
& dancing. Get glammed up (whatever that means to you).
PuTTIN’ oN THe RITz wRaP PaRTy Sunday, Nov 22, 8:00pm, Ritz Carlton
Fort Lauderdale Beach. A buffet and passed hors d’oeuvres by the Ritz
chefs + Open Bar by Bacardi. Included in your 5:30pm ticket to 3RD
★ FESTIVAL DEDICATION ★
The 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale
International Film Festival is dedicated to our friend, collaborator,
sponsor and past Board member,
Peter Langone. Back in the mid
90’s, Phil Goldfarb, then of Doubletree and Vice Chair of FLIFF, nominated Peter for the Board. Peter, in
his signature untucked t-shirt, blue
jeans, bedraggled hair and swarthy
Italian complexion seemed at first incongruous choice with his unedited
speech, dropping F-bombs at meetings followed by his hearty laugh
and infectious smile. In spite of his
style, or perhaps because of it, he
quickly won over all...and that was
before he began contributing to
FLIFF his captivating art.
His first poster was created from
a photo shoot on Fort Lauderdale
Beach in 1998 featuring a golden
sun splashing the surf, sand, a director’s chair and two models (Bonnie Leigh Adams and Patricia
Como) soaking it all in. Over the years Peter went on to shoot
nine posters and commercials. Peter also wowed our celebrities
doing private sittings with Jane Lynch, Matt Damon, George
Hamilton, Dennis Haysbert, Jeremy Renner, Paul Sorvino, and
many more. Gallery owner and close friend of Peter’s, Larry
Clemons is framing all of the celebrity shots and we will create a
permanent Langone Gallery in Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale.
WITH MARC ANTHONY
WITH GARY SINISE
Peter joined us in Cannes on two
of our trips in the 90’s. What a
hoot! One evening, walking along
the Rue d’Antibes, which is sort of
the Las Olas of Cannes, for some
reason I pointed out a suntan lotion
poster of a girl on the beach of St
Tropez lit up in a Pharmacie window. Peter remarked, Jesus, I
took that shot nearly fifteen years
ago, can’t believe they are still
using it. Lots of stories here regarding gendarmes, castles, movie
stars and mussels. Peter loved the
food, wine, women, architecture,
ambiance of Cannes...which is a
long way of saying, Peter loved
In 2001, Bonnie and I married in
Key West. Peter came but we hired
a local photographer for the small
event, so Peter could just have fun.
He brought his little Nikon Cool Pix
just for snapshots. The local photographer turned out to be a disaster...and Peter with his toy camera saved the day (there is more
story here that I will tell after a glass of wine...or two).
Artistically, no one during my 27 FLIFF years has contributed
as much to the Film Festival. Peter was one of a kind...was he a
saint, no, he wasn’t. He was fun, loving, lovable, talented and totally unique. We can’t replace him, but we’ll never forget him.
Gregory von Hausch
WITH RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN
FLIFF will hold a Celebration of Peter's Life on
Tuesday, November 10, 5:30pm at Cinema Paradiso - Lauderdale.
all of Peter's close friends are invited.
WITH MARY STUART MASTERSON
WITH DENNIS FARINA
WITH 2014 FLIFF COVER GIRL SABRINA ANDERSON
WITH JANE LYNCH
WITH BOB GREENBERG
Peter Langone, Photographer/Director
September 7, 1949 - August 12, 2015
Peter Langone a world renowned photographer
and long time resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
passed away on Aug 12th, 2015. He was 65 years
old. The cause of death was cancer.
Born and raised in NYC and a Florida resident
beginning at age 19, Mr. Langone established himself as a world class photographer with assignments taking him around the world multiple times.
His personality was bigger than life. He loved people and every aspect of life, and a photograph of
him cannot be found without a smile on his face.
His clients included Mercedes-Benz, CocaCola, Anheuser Busch, AT&T, Fox Sports, Nestle
and many more. His creative interpretation and
ability to evoke the true personality of the celebrities he photographed have resulted in sessions
with Donald Trump, Marc Anthony, Matt Damon,
Jeremy Renner, Paul Sorvino, Dennis Haysbert,
Venus Williams, Tiger Woods, Emeril Lagasse,
President Ford, Senator Graham, and the original
Miami Vice stars Don Johnson, Phillip Michael
Thomas and James Olmos, just to name a few.
His directorial work included film shorts and
commercials for Budweiser, Burlington Coat,
Brazilian Court, Esplanade Mall, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and more.
Mr. Langone was a major supporter and artistic
contributor of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and
served on their board for a number of years.
He published several Books and was exhibited
at 7 Galleries. His commercial work included hundreds of print campaigns for multinational companies including Automobile Manufacturers, Airlines,
Food Producers, Beverage Companies, Hotels,
Resorts, and Cruise Lines.
WITH DENNIS HAYSBERT
WITH ROBERTO DURAN
WITH VENUS WILLIAMS
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1989 Michael Moore, Lynn Redgrave
1990 Michael Moore, Martin Scorsese,
Darren McGavin, Marlo Thomas, Celia
Peck, Adrian Pasdar, Saul Rubinek
1991 Peter Bogdanovich, Mark Rydell,
Donald O'Connor, Vincent Price, Van
Johnson, Jerry Lewis, Burt Reynolds,
Charles Durning, Patrick O'Neal,
Claude Atkins, Alan Rickman, Samuel
Z. Arkoff, Bobcat Goldthwaite
1992 Audrey Hepburn, Vincent Price,
Jennifer Beals, Alexandre Rockwell,
Les Blank, Matthew Harrison, Elliot
Gould, Edward James Olmos
1993 Ashley Judd, Victor Nunez,
Elisabeth Shue, Roger Corman
1994 Treat Williams, Shane Black,
Paul Schulze, Martin Donovan
1995 Michael Caine, Roger Moore,
Dany Delany, JT Walsh, Mia Sara, Tim
Reid, Jason Connery, Jon Cryer,
Robert Wuhl, Gregory Hines
1996 Tony Curtis, GianCarlo Esposito,
Noah Taylor, Kevin Spacey
1997 Robert Wise, Arthur Hiller, Ben
Gassara, Gena Rowlands, Nick Nolte,
Leonard Rosenman, Amanda Plummer,
Fairuza Balk, Robert Forster
1998 John Frankenheimer, David
A r q u e t t e , Christina Applegate,
Armando Assante, Johnathon Schaech,
1999 Lord Richard Attenborough, Norman
Jewison, Eva Marie Saint, Kelly
McGillis, Lukas Haas, Tim Roth, Bryan
2000 Bahman Ghobadi, Peter Falk,
John Waters, Howard Keel, Rob Morrow,
George Sidney, John Lynch, Mary
McGuckian, Hilde Heir, Hege Schoyen,
Robert Forster, Matt Salinger, Fred Dryer
2001 Jonathan Silverman, Paul
Mazursky, Paul Sorvino, Peter Hewitt,
2002 Matt Damon, Leslie Nielsen,
Steve Guttenberg, Irvin Kershner, Maria
Bello, John Sayles
2003 Nestor Carbonnell, Jacqueline
Bissett, Ben Kingsley, Shohreh Aghdashloo
2004 Andrew McCarthy, Fred Willard,
Christopher McDonald, Cara Buono,
Shaun Evans, Alice Teghil, Atta Yaqub,
Eva Birthistle, Mike Medavoy, Luna,
Ulrike Schweiger, Ken Marino, Angie
Cepeda, Raquel Biton, Laura Coella,
2005 Arthur Penn, Irene Cara, Josh
Jackson, Michael Moore, Veronica
Cartwright and Hurricane Wilma
2006 Ian Ziering, Joe Pantaliano, Ernie
Hudson, Mel Stuart, Connie Francis, Wil
Shriner, Trevor Morgan, Joshua Jackson
2007 Eric Roberts, DB Sweeney,
Richard Kind, Dennis Farina, Keith
David, Davy Jones, Douglas Spain,
Mary Stuart Masterson, Gary Sinise,
Frank Whaley, Astronaut Edgar
Mitchell, Stephen Baldwin
2008 Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson,
Richard Chamberlain, Giancarlo Esposito,
Jane Lynch, Alexie Gilmore, John
2009 Matthew Broderick, Michelle Mon-
aghan, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Jai White,
Joyce DeWitt, Christopher Plummer
Welcome to the 30th Annual FLIFF!
Thirty years went by so quick but seemed to take forever...
The films are the comets. In February, they are out in the cosmos,
burning a journey of light years with FLIFF ahead in their path. They arrive, delight and speed on in their futures, some to become stars (ROGER
& ME, THE PIANO, SHINE, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, VOLVER, SILVER
LININGS PLAYBOOK...), others to extinguish all their fuel and drift
anonymously in the recesses of our memories.
The celebrities too, take months of negotiations to pin down and
secure and we have been blessed with a constellation of bright lights
(Richard Attenborough, John Frankenheimer, Martin Scorsese, Claire
Bloom, John Waters, Kevin Spacey, Michael Moore...see above).
Sponsors are the suns and moons that control our tides. We take care
to nurture and keep our telescopes on their orbits so the tides will ebb and
flow on schedule. It often feels as if our long ellipse following the midnight
of one fest to the dawn of another, takes us off far from the warmth of our
season. Without the on-going novas of our annual sponsors we would
have been sucked into a black hole, well, three decades ago.
Giving daily appearances, the lightning bugs, our members.
Making an annual pledge of cash to keep our doors open, attending
weekly, loving, laughing, critiquing, suggesting and at all times pulling
for us to shine on. Some have been here as long as my 27 fests.
Though it might seem like nature is at play here and FLIFF would
just happen as the Autumn Moon begins to glow. Not so grasshopper.
Pull back the wizard’s curtain and behold the many munchkins toiling
night and day to keep our doors open 365 sunrise/sunsets a year.
Michelle, Irwin, Janet, John, Jeanne, Erin, Ray, Lennie, Rudrick,
Steven, Jan & Ken + our great volunteers). Underpaid, overworked
and at times, perhaps, taken for granted. All begging the question,
Have You Hugged Your FLIFFer Today?
Bonnie and I wanted to create a Festival worthy of being our 30th
2010 Edward Burns, Michael Murphy,
Claire Bloom, Jimmy Bennett, Jane
Russell, Leslie Caron, David Keith,
2011 Beau Bridges, Penelope Ann
Miller, Dennis Haysbert, Piper Laurie,
Dennis Farina, Celeste Holm
2012 James Caan, Bailee Madison,
Giancarlo Esposito, Carroll Baker
2013 Lea Thompson, Stephen Moyer,
Tab Hunter, Ed Asner, Ann-Margret,
Michael Bolton, Jonathan Bird, Guy
Harvey, Hannah Tointon, Jonas
Armstrong, Ben Stassen, John Shea,
Bruce Dern, Finola Hughes, Flora
Spencer-Longhurst, Aphrodite Jones,
Pauly Cohen, Sally Kellerman
2014 Jason Alexander, Pamela Shaw,
Daniel Baldwin, Clara Mamet, Mike
Downey, Stephen Daldry, George
2015 Candy Clark, Loretta Swit, Estelle
Parsons, Christopher Lloyd, Ed Harris,
Amy Madigan, Michael Moore, Victor
Nunez, Gil Bellows
Annual, not just in name, but also in substance. Wishing is sure a lot
easier than doing...but I believe we have all the potions to create a
powerful elixir of Film-Fame & Fun.
FILM: Over 100 great films, including LE PERE NOEL (France),
LATIN LOVER (Italy), THE ADDERALL DIARIES (USA), BETIBU
(Argentina), THEEB (Jordan), APPLES FROM THE DESERT (Israel),
DEAREST (China), TOKYO FIANCEE (Japan) and BOCACCERÍAS
HABANERAS (Cuba) just to name a few.
FAME: Oscar Winner and Cannes Palme d'Or Winner Michael Moore;
Emmy Winner Gil Bellows; Oscar Nominee Candy Clark; multiple Golden
Globe Winner plus multiple Oscar Nominee Ed Harris; multiple Emmy
Winner plus Independent Spirit Award Winner Christopher Lloyd; Golden
Globe Winner plus Oscar Nominee Amy Madigan; Sundance Grand Prize
Winner plus Independent Spirit Nominee Victor Nunez; Oscar Winner plus
Laurel Winner Estelle Parsons; and multiple Emmy Winner plus multiple
Golden Globe Nominee Loretta Swit. But remember, its the filmmakers
that you never heard of and meet that makes FLIFF special.
FUN: In honor of this momentous year, we are bringing back
elements of a program we created for the Knight Foundation, titled
Around The World In 80 Nights, celebrating a different country nearly
every night with food, fashion and film. We have also added parties at
Hard Rock (Opening Night), Villa DePalma (M*A*S*H Party), Sunrise
(Centerpiece Weekend), Diplomat Resort & Spa (Gala) and The Ritz
Carlton (Wrap Party).
So whether you are content to drag out a comfy pair
of blue jeans or want to punch your “E” Ticket with your
tux, you are in for a thrilling launch, fantastic orbit and
rewarding splashdown as we present your annual &
30th Vacation From Ordinary Film.
Gregory von Hausch, President & CEO
★ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ★
When one thinks of the talented Christopher Lloyd, some
of the characters which might
come to mind include Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the
Future, Fester Addams from
The Addams Family and Reverend Jim Ignatowski from Taxi.
He has appeared in over 200
film and television productions
and brings his own creativity
and individuality to each of the
unique roles he portrays.
Mr. Lloyd graduated from
high school in Connecticut and
studied at the Neighborhood
Playhouse in New York. Early
in his career he performed with
the Yale Repertory Theatre,
and his Broadway credits include Red, White and Maddox
and Happy End, an original musical with music by Kurt Weill
and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht and
co-starring Meryl Streep. He
also starred in the highly acclaimed 2002 Broadway revival
of the comedy Morning’s at
Seven in which he worked with former FLIFF honoree Piper
Laurie and fellow 2015 FLIFF honoree Estelle Parsons. Reviewing the play for The New York Times, Ben Brantley wrote,
“The words are given their full philosophical due by Christopher
Lloyd, looking like a German Expressionist answer to Grant
Wood's 'American Gothic.'”
He made his film debut in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,
the winner of the Oscar for Best Picture along with four other
major Academy Awards. It has been reported his research for
his character included spending time in a mental institution observing the patients, just one example of the diligence with which
he approaches every character he portrays. Following Cuckoo’s
Nest, Mr. Lloyd did a variety of film and television work, and
some of his early credits include The Adams Chronicles, Goin’
South, Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, the remake of The
Postman Always Rings Twice, and such TV staples as Barney
Miller and One Day at a Time.
In 1978 Mr. Lloyd appeared on the hit television series, Taxi,
as Reverend Jim Ignatowski,
affectionately known as Iggy,
and joined the popular ensemble cast eventually appearing
in 84 episodes. His portrayal
of this Woodstock-attending
“man of the cloth” who, despite
inheriting millions, lives in a
condemned building won Mr.
Lloyd two primetime Emmy
Awards. Additionally, he won a
third primetime Emmy for his
work on Road to Avonlea.
In 1985 he was cast as Doctor Emmett Brown in Back to
the Future and portrayed “Doc
Brown” in the film’s subsequent
sequels, in video games and in
the 1991-92 television series
based on the movie. In its review of the first film, The Hollywood Reporter praised the
younger talent, including
Michael J. Fox, before surmising, “But it's Christopher Lloyd
who walks away with the movie
in a gloriously uncontrolled,
fright-wigged performance that
redefines the mad scientist for modern movie audiences.
In the intervening years, Mr. Lloyd has alternated among
the stage, television and film, seldom taking a break from acting. On television, he has appeared in a number of television
films and has had recurring roles on a number of hit series.
His film work includes major studio productions as well as
smaller, independent films, and a sampling of his movie credits
include Clue, Eight Men Out, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The
Addams Family and its sequel, Dennis the Menace, Angels in
the Outfield, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, My
Favorite Martian, Piranha 3D and The Chateau Meroux. Mr.
Lloyd’s character in Taxi was an avid Star Trek fan, so it was
only fitting Mr. Lloyd played Commander Kruge in Star Trek III:
The Search for Spock. Currently, he has three films and a television series in post-production and is bringing his newest
feature film, The Boat Builder, to FLIFF in which he plays a
somewhat bitter mariner who strikes up a bond with an unwanted orphan while building a boat.
Christopher Lloyd will receive the FLIFF 2015 Lifetime achievement award on Friday, November 6.
Mr. Lloyd will attend the screening of his film, THe BoaT BuILdeR,
on 8pm Friday, November 6 at Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
THE REAL BLONDE
MY FAVORITE MARTIAN
EIGHT MEN OUT
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
WITH JOHN BELUSHI
THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU’RE DEAD WHO FRAMED
Friday, Nov 6, 8:00, CP-Lauderdale
THE BOAT BUILDER
Director: Arnold Grossman
USA / 2015 / 88 min / HDCam / English
Embittered old mariner Abner (Christopher
Lloyd) is a widower living a solitary life. Withdrawn from his family and the tight-knit community of his small marine town, he is a
grumpy and unsociable man who seems to
live in the past, only finding comfort in the
countless hours spent building a sailboat in his
yard. When neglected young orphan Rick
(Tekola Cornetet) wanders onto Abner’s property, hiding from the local bullies, the two find
common ground and form an unlikely bond
which will change their lives in unexpected
Writer: Arnold Grossman / Producer: Richard
Bosner / Cinematographer: Phil Briggs / Production Designer: Kris Boxell / Editor: Robert
Schafter / Costume Designer: Aggie Rodgers
/ Production Manager: Stacia Warren / Principal Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Tekola Cornetet,
David Lascher, Jane Kazmarek
Contact: Richard Bosner,
CINeMaToGRaPHeR deaN CuNdey aNd
CHRISToPHeR LLoyd wILL ReCeIve
LIFeTIMe aCHIeveMeNT awaRdS
PRIoR To THe SCReeNING
deaN CuNdey, CHRISToPHeR LLoyd,
aRNoLd GRoSSMaN, RICHaRd BoSNeR
THE DIRECTOR: Arnold Grossman began his career in advertising in television earned him numerous awards including the CLIO award. After creating
TV ads high profile political figures, including congressional and presidential candidates, Grossman began focusing on his writing career.
Grossman wrote three published novels: 1988, A California Conspiracy, and Going Together, as well as a nonfiction book on gun violence. Grossman
adapted the novel 1988 into a play titled Tarnished Eagle. He is developing Going Together into a full length feature. His short fiction works and magazine articles have been published by Redbook, Good Housekeeping, and
His film and TV credits include writing and directing Freeze! An American
Peace Story, a documentary featuring John Denver, Judy Collins and Jimmy
Buffet; writer on The Love Boat; producer of CBS film Cries Unheard; as well
as writer and director of Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, and creator of
Right to Justice, New World.
Grossman is a longtime resident of Denver and an active member in the film
community. He is a former chairman of the Denver Int’l Film Festival and served
on the Colorado Film Commission.
Friday, Nov 6, 7:00, Hard Rock Live
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
USA / 110 min / DCP / English + Italian, French, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Arabic w/English sub-titles
Raise your hands, who has heard of filmmaker Michael Moore? Ok, put them down. Who has an opinion of Mr. Moore?
Odds are, in a crowded room, you’d be hard pressed to see the exit after those questions are asked. Michael is a lightning rod who always
elicits a reaction for or against. His films may have stirred controversy, but time and again he is proven right.
Well he is back...and we couldn’t be happier to have him bring his new film WHERE DO WE INVADE NEXT as our 30th Anniversary opener.
In “Where to Invade Next,” Michael Moore journeys abroad to find solutions to some of America’s most pressing problems. The film is a loving
tribute to what used to be the American way — and could be again.
In 1989, after 3 months on the job as Director of FLIFF, I attended my first ever film fest, the Toronto Film Festival. I went to see ROGER &
ME, Michael’s first film, and talked with him after the Q&A. I invited him down to screen at FLIFF. Since that momentous meeting (at least for
me), Michael has attended FLIFF five times, more than any other visiting filmmaker. He is always the best guest, entertaining and accommodating – doing whatever he can to help FLIFF (and I’m sure all the other fests he attends). In 2005, our 20th anniversary, after Hurricane
Wilma wiped out Cinema Paradiso, and the entire film fest was in jeopardy, Michael called out of the blue offering to help. ‘What do you have
in mind?’ I dunno, put an evening together and I’ll come talk.’ I did, Michael did and the sold-out crowd at AMC Coral Ridge loved it. Our top
grossing (and netting) event of ’05. Brilliant filmmaker, yes. True friend, absolutely...the best.
A North End Films presentation, in association with IMG Films, of a Dog Eat Dog Films production. Producers: Michael Moore, Tia Lessin,
Carl Deal. Executive Producers: Mark Shapiro, Will Staeger, Rod Birleson / Writer: Michael Moore / Camera: Rick Rowley, Jayme Roy / Editors:
Pablo Proenza, T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk / Sound: Francisco Latorre, Hilary Stewart / Field Producers: Tierney Bonnini, Adriane
Geibel, Nicky Lazar / Archival Producer: Christine Fall / Line Producer: Dorin Razam-Grunfefld / Coordinating Producer: Devorah Devries /
Contact: Carl Deal [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan and worked as a journalist before turning to filmmaking. His Farenheit 9/11 (‘04) won the Palme d'Or and FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes. Many of his features have
played the Festival, including his debut, Roger & Me (‘89), The Big One (‘97), Bowling for Columbine (‘02), which
won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Slacker Uprising (‘07),Capitalism: A Love Story (‘09),
and Where to Invade Next (‘15).
Friday, Nov 6, 9pm, Hard Rock Live
Director: Paul Marchand / USA / 2015 / 117 min / DCP / English
JACO tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who single-handedly changed the course of modern music by
redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar. Never-before-seen 8mm film, photographs, and audio recordings unveil the true
story behind the legend of Jaco’s life, his music, and his heartbreaking end.
JACO features incredible unseen footage and photography from the Pastorius family archive plus interviews with Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana,
Sting and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and footage with Billy Joel, Stephen Stills, and many more artists.. It is a blistering biopic journey into the
heart and soul of this hugely influential cross-genre artist. Produced by Metallica's Robert Trujillo with Passion Pictures (Searching for Sugar Man).
Jaco Pastorius was raised in oakland Park, FL. The film contains significant footage of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood as well as Miami area.
Screenplay: Paul Marchand & Robert Trujillo / Exec Producers: Robert Trujillo, John Pastorius IV, John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann, Bob Bobbing,
Gerry Harrington, Lorenzo Esparza / Producer: Robert Trujillo / Co-Producers: Diane Becker, Roger De Giacomi, Roger Mayer / Cinematographer:
Roger De Giacomi / Editor: Paul Marchand/ Cast:
Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Flea, Geddy
Lee, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Bootsy Collins,
Peter Erskine & many more.
Contact: Paul Marchand – [email protected] /
Website: Jacothefilm.Com / Twitter: @Jacofilm /
PauL MaRCHaNd, RoBeRT TRuJILLo, JoHN PaSToRIuS Iv (SoN), JuLIuS PaSToRIuS (SoN),
MaRy PaSToRIuS (dauGHTeR), GReG PaSToIRuS (BRoTHeR).
THE DIRECTOR: Paul Marchand often fills multiple roles on his films. Recently Paul edited Martin Scorsese's "The 50 Year Argument" and Chris Rock's "Good Hair" (Sundance Jury Prize). He was also a Director
of Photography on John Marinouin's "Big River Man" (Sundance Best Cinematography). Paul began "JACO"
as editor and took over as director after Stephen Kijak's departure.
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★ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ★
Perhaps best known for
her work as Major Margaret
Houlihan on the popular television series M*A*S*H from
1972 to 1983, actress Loretta
Swit is equally at home playing comedy or drama on
stage, screen or television.
Born in New Jersey, Ms. Swit
studied acting with Gene
Frankel in Manhattan and
trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Her Broadway debut was in
Same Time, Next Year opposite Ted Bessell and later opposite former FLIFF guest
Don Murray. She returned to
Broadway to replace Cleo
Laine in the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Some of
her additional theatrical work
includes touring in the national company of the comedy Any Wednesday with
Gardner McKay and as one
of the Pigeon sisters opposite
former FLIFF honoree Ernest
Borgnine and Don Rickles in
the Los Angeles production of
The Odd Couple. She appeared with two companies of the legendary musical Mame, one with Susan Hayward and one with
former FLIFF honoree Celeste Holm and later played the title
role herself. She has appeared in over 1,000 performances of
Shirley Valentine and received the Sarah Siddons Award,
Chicago’s most prestigious theatre honor, for her work in this
production. In 2010, she appeared for three months in a Canadian production of Shirley Valentine. Among her other stage
credits are Love Letters with Anthony Franciosa, the musical
spoof Song of Singapore and The Vagina Monologues in New
York, Chicago and London’s West End, the national tour of 42nd
Street, Doubt, Cactus Flower and Love, Loss and What I Wore.
Ms. Swit made her feature film debut in Stand Up and be
Counted with former FLIFF honoree Jacqueline Bisset and has
also appeared in such movies as Freebie and the Bean with FLIFF
honoree James Caan and Alan Arkin, Race with the Devil with
Peter Fonda, Beer with Rip
Torn, S.O.B. with Julie Andrews and William Holden,
Whoops Apocalypse with
Peter Cook and Herbert Lom,
Forest Warrior with Chuck
Norris and Boardheads with
She has appeared in over 25
television movies including the
original Cagney and Lacey in
which she created the role of
Chris Cagney, Games Mother
Never Taught You with Sam
Waterston, Hell Hath No Fury
with Barbara Eden, The Execution with Sandy Dennis and
Rip Torn, Dreams of Gold with
Cliff Robertson and A Killer
Among Friends with Patty
Duke, which was the highest
rated television movie of that
year. In addition to appearing
on The Muppet Show, Ms.
Swit has appeared in such
highly popular holiday television films as The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Miracle at
Moreaux and A Christmas
In addition to the Sarah Siddons Award, Ms. Swit has received
such honors as the People’s Choice Award, the Genie Award,
the Silver Satellite Award, the Jean Golden Halo Award, the Pacific Broadcasters Award and two Emmy Awards. She has been
nominated for ten Emmy Awards and six Golden Globe Awards
and was named Woman of the Year by both the Animal Protection Institute and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
As impassioned about animals as she is about acting, Ms.
Swit is 1st Vice President of Actors and Others for Animals, an
honorary board member of The Wildlife Waystation, chairperson
for the Hooved Animal Rescue Protection Society and has acted
as spokesperson for The Farm Sanctuary and the Humane Society of the U.S. Her wildlife series, Those Incredible Animals,
was seen twice weekly for five years on the Discovery Channel
and has been aired in over 30 countries. The program was also
featured on Animal Planet.
Ms. Swit will receive the FLIFF Lifetime achievement award on
wednesday, November 11 prior to the screening of NeveR THe SaMe
at Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale.
MAJOR MARGARET "HOT LIPS" HOULIHAN ON M*A*S*H*
BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
ON THE SET OF M*A*S*H*
AT ANIMAL PLANET FUNDRAISER
RACE WITH THE DEVIL - WARREN OATES, LORETTA SWIT, PETER FONDA
WITH RIP TORN IN BEER
MIRACLE AT MOREAUX
Wednesday, Nov 11, 3:30pm, CP-Hollywood,
introduced by Loretta Swit
NEVER THE SAME:
THE PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE
Cook-out in Courtyard (4:30)
Wednesday, Nov 11, 5pm, CP-Lauderdale,
introduced by Loretta Swit
FLORIDA & FESTIVAL PREMIERE
Director: Jan Thompson / Philippines / 2014 / 85 min / BluRay / English
In this intimate and moving portrait, American prisoners of Imperial Japan during World War II reveal their indomitable will to survive. Starved,
beaten, sick and brutalized, but always keeping a wry sense of humor, these amazing soldiers used gallows humor to beat the odds. Some of
the men were artists, some wrote poetry and songs and many collected recipes.
The program paints a grim portrait of the ways that the men were forced to survive three and half years of captivity. Along with on-camera
interviews with former POWs, the program is packed with excerpts from diaries, poems, over 100 original drawings and cartoons, recipes and songs.
The film includes the story of the infamous “hell ships” where the POWs were sent to Japan and Manchuria as slave laborers. The death rate was
high due to suffocation, starvation, exposure and by being bombed by “friendly fire”-their own US bombers not aware of the human cargo below.
Never The Same is unique because of its many layers as it reaches deep to the core of how the men created coping mechanisms to survive.
Since they were stripped of their dignity any resemblance of humanity quickly disappeared. It was a kind of social Darwinism and sheer luck
that carried the survivors through their ordeal.
Screenplay: Jan Thompson / Producers: Jan Thompson / Cinematographer: Kevin Hill, Chris Parr, Otto Arsenault, Jon Solita / Editor: Jan Thompson / Composer: Jan Thompson / Production Designer: Jan Thompson /
Art Director: Ron Naverson / Principal Cast: Loretta Swit, Alec Baldwin, Ed Asner, Sam Waterston, Kathleen
Turner, Robert Wagner, Robert Forster, Robert Loggia, Mike Farrell, Don Murray, Jamie Farr, Christopher Murray,
Contact: [email protected] / TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/61304074 /
SPeCIaL GueST: LoReTTa SwIT, wHo wILL ReCeIve a LIFeTIMe CaReeR
aCHIeveMeNT awaRd PRIoR To THe SCReeNING.
THE DIRECTOR: Jan Thompson is a three-time Emmy award winning documentary director, writer, editor and composer. Her
work has been seen on national television in the United States as well as Internationally. Jan’s documentaries have crossed
different genres including musical performance with Conductor Daniel Barenboim. Jan’s precursor to Never The Same is The
Tragedy of Bataan narrated by Alec Baldwin. Never The Same took over twenty years to produce and was produced because
her father had been a POW. She is an advocate for former prisoners-of-war and her work has been included into the Congressional Record. Jan is a Professor in the Radio, Television and Digital Media Arts Department at Southern Illinois University
Friday, Nov 13, 7:15pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr,
Saturday, Nov 14, 4pm, CP-Hollywood
Director: Rosemary Rodriguez / US / 2015 / 96 min / DCP / English
A group of tenant’s lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex
is suddenly sold out from under them. Silver Skies is a funny, dark and lovely story
about getting older and trying to hang onto each other and the American Dream.
Executive Produced by Fred Roos (the Godfather movies, Lost in Translation, St. Vincent) and Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour movies, While You Were Sleeping), Silver Skies
has an eclectic cast including George Hamilton, Valerie Perrine, Alex Rocco, Barbara
Bain, Mariette Hartley, Howard Hesseman, Jack McGee, and Jack Betts. These wonderful actors shine in roles we have never seen them in before, even in their 50 to 60
year careers, making this a real crowd-pleaser.
Written and Directed by: Rosemary Rodriguez / Story by: Rosemary Rodriguez and Pat
Delaney / Executive Producers: Fred Roos, Arthur Sarkissian, Nestor Rodriguez / Produced by: Enrico Natale, Rosemary Rodriguez / Cinematographer: Nancy Schreiber,
A.S.C. / Editor: Francis Zuccarello / Composer: Jim Coleman / Production Designer:
Rand Sagers / Art Director: Chris “Blue” Prange / Principal Cast: George Hamilton, Valerie Perrine, Alex Rocco, Jack McGee, Mariette Hartley, Barbara Bain, Jack Betts,
Contact: Rosemary Rodriguez – [email protected]
Teaser : http://youtu.be/wlLsY6jTzXI
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Born and raised in the South Bronx, character actor
Jack McGee is the youngest of eight children. He
joined the 1960s rock band “The Young Rascals.”
Transitioning into acting, he was able to make ends
meet as a NYC firefighter in the late 1970s, and, he
got his first big part in the 1985 firefighter film “Turk
182,” and then moved to Hollywood.
Jack’s most notable TV role has been as Chief Jerry
Reilly on FX’s edgy firefighter drama, “Rescue Me.”
He also starred as Police Captain Mike Sutton in
“Common Law”. Jack has recurred on NBC’s “Up
All Night” and in the Spike TV series, “Players.” He
guest starred on such shows as “Hawaii 5-0,” “Drop
Dead Diva,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “CSI: Miami,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI: NY,” and “Castle.” Jack appeared
in the Tom Tykwer action thriller “The International”
alongside Clive Owen and Naomi Watts and “Father
of Invention” with Kevin Spacey.
Jack starred in the critically acclaimed film “The
Fighter,” opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian
Bale, in “Moneyball” with Brad Pitt and “New Year’s
Eve,” directed by Garry Marshall. He was most recently seen in “Gangster Squad” with Ryan Gosling,
Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone.
Jack will soon be seen in CBS’ new comedy series,
“The McCarthys” as Arthur McCarthy, the patriarch
of a sports-crazed Boston family.
THE DIRECTOR: Rosemary Rodriguez wrote and directed the Sundance, Indie Spirit nominated feature film Acts of Worship. Her
episodic TV work includes The Good Wife, where she is a regular director (15 episodes, including the 100th), Denis Leary’s Rescue
Me (where she was first woman director in five seasons), Empire, Manhattan, Elementary, Vegas, Rake, AMC’s Low Winter Sun,
and Hell on Wheels. Most recent episodes include: Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones for Netflix, and Outsiders.
She’s in development on a Showtime series Florent starring Alan Cumming, and Loose Girl, her next feature.
★ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ★
Candy Clark was born in
Oklahoma, but grew up in
Fort Worth, Texas.
moved to New York after high
school where she pursued
modeling; however, her career was destined to be in
front of a movie camera.
Clark’s feature film debut
was in Fat City directed by
John Huston and co-starring
Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges.
The story centers on two boxers, one whose career is on
the decline and one whose
career is just taking off. Ironically, it is the only film about
boxing helmed by the legendary director who had actually been a boxer at one point.
Clark followed Fat City with
a role which would become
one of her signature parts,
that of Debbie in George
Lucas’s American Graffiti, in
which she starred alongside
Charles Martin Smith, Ron
Howard, Richard Dreyfuss,
Mackenzie Phillips, Harrison Ford, Bo Hopkins, Cindy Williams
and Wolfman Jack! Reviewing the film for The New York Times,
Roger Greenspun wrote, “American Graffiti exists not so much
in its individual stories as in its orchestration of many stories, its
sense of time and place. Although it is full of the material of fashionable nostalgia, it never exploits nostalgia.” Greenspun went
on to say, “It is a very good movie, funny, tough, unsentimental.
It is full of marvelous performances from actors (especially
Candy Clark, Richard Dreyfuss, and Cindy Williams) hardly
known for previous screen credits.” Academy voters obviously
agreed with Greenspun for Candy Clark received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film, and
she reprised her role in More American Graffiti six years later.
Ms. Clark appeared with David Bowie and Rip Torn in the science fiction drama The Man Who Fell to Earth. Reportedly, she
spent 96-and-a-half hours in
the make-up chair during
the production of the film
and donned a hat to appear
in Bowie’s role one day
when the actor was out sick.
A reviewer for Slant magazine called the film “alternately beautiful, mystifying,
and embarrassing.” Some
of Ms. Clark’s other motion
pictures include Handle with
Care directed by Jonathan
Demme and co-starring fellow American Graffiti alum
Paul Le Mat, The Big Sleep
with Robert Mitchum, Sarah
Miles and Richard Boone,
When You Comin’ Back,
Red Ryder? with Marjoe
Gortner, Q with David Carradine and Michael Moriarty, Blue Thunder directed
by John Badham and
costarring Roy Scheider
and Warren Oates, Hambone and Hillie with Lillian
Gish, Amityville 3-D with
Tony Roberts and Tess Harper, The Blob, Radioland Murders,
and Zodiac among many others.
Ms. Clark made her television debut on the series Room 222
and some of the other series on which she has appeared include
The New Perry Mason, Banacek, The New Dick Van Dyke Show,
Faerie Tale Theatre, Simon & Simon, Magnum, P.I., Hunter, Matlock, Brothers, St. Elsewhere, Father Dowling Mysteries, Baywatch Nights and Criminal Minds. Her made-for-television films
include Mystery Woman: Redemption, This is How the World
Ends, The Price She Paid, Popeye Doyle, Cocaine and Blue
Eyes, Rodeo Girl, Where the Ladies Go, James Dean and Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill.
In addition to her Oscar nomination, Ms. Clark won the Saturn
Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Films for Best Supporting Actress in Blue Thunder.
Ms. Clark will receive the FLIFF Lifetime achievement award
on Saturday, November 14 prior to the screening of aMeRICaN GRaFFITI
at Cinema Paradiso – Lauderdale.
AMERICAN GRAFFITI, CANDY CLARK WITH CHARLES MARTIN SMITH
THE MAN WHO FELT EARTH WITH DAVID BOWIE
WHEN YOU COMIN’ BACK RED RYDER
DIANE KEATON & ELLIOTT GOULD - I WILL...I WILL...FOR NOW
BLUE THUNDER WITH ROY SCHEIDER
FAT CITY WITH JEFF BRIDGES
THE BIG SLEEP WITH ROBERT MITCHUM
Saturday, Nov 14, 5:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
Following the film will be
The Mel’s drive-in Party
CANDY CLARKE TRIBUTE FILM
Director: George Lucas / USA / 1973 / 110 min / BluRay
PLOT: A couple of high school grads spend one final
night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go
off to college.
Ok, the plot of this movie is simple, pure and true in so
many ways. But as you will read Roger Ebert’s original
(and excellent) review below, you learn the plot is secondary to the era. When I saw AMERICAN GRAFFITI it was
the most joyous, yet melancholy movie moment of my life.
And though I was 23 years old, when I saw Candy Clark
as Debbie on-screen, I instantly developed a movie crush
and regressed to my high school memories.
Roger ebert’s review My first car was a ‘54 Ford and I
bought it for $435. It wasn’t scooped, channeled,
shaved, decked, pinstriped, or chopped, and it didn’t
have duals, but its hubcaps were a wonder to behold.
When I went to see George Lucas’s “American Graffiti” that whole world – a world that now seems incomparably distant and innocent – was brought back
with a rush of feeling that wasn’t so much nostalgia as culture shock. Remembering my high school generation, I can only wonder at how unprepared we
were for the loss of innocence that took place in America with the series of hammer blows beginning with the assassination of President Kennedy.
The great divide was November 22, 1963,and nothing was ever the same again. The teenagers in “American Graffiti” are, in a sense, like that cartoon
character in the magazine ads: the one who gives the name of his insurance company, unaware that an avalanche is about to land on him. The options
seemed so simple then: to go to college, or to stay home and look for a job and cruise Main Street and make the scene.
The options were simple, and so was the music that formed so much of the way we saw ourselves. “American Graffiti”‘s sound track is papered from one
end to the other with Wolfman Jack’s nonstop disc jockey show, that’s crucial and absolutely right. The radio was on every waking moment. A character in
the movie only realizes his car, parked nearby, has been stolen when he hears the music stop: He didn’t hear the car being driven away. The music was as
innocent as the time. Songs like “Sixteen Candles” and “Gonna Find Her” and “The Book of Love” sound touchingly naive today; nothing prepared us for
the decadence and the aggression of rock only a handful of years later. The Rolling Stones of 1972 would have blown WLS off the air in 1962.
“American Graffiti” acts almost as a milestone to show us how far (and in many cases how tragically) we have come. Stanley Kauffmann, who liked it,
complained in the New Republic that Lucas had made a film more fascinating to the generation now between thirty and forty than it could be for other
generations, older or younger. But it isn’t the age of the characters that matters; it’s the time they inhabited. Whole cultures and societies have passed
since 1962. “American Graffiti” is not only a great movie but a brilliant work of historical fiction; no sociological treatise could duplicate the movie’s success in remembering exactly how it was to be alive at that cultural instant.
On the surface, Lucas has made a film that seems almost artless; his teenagers cruise Main Street and stop at Mel’s Drive-In and listen to Wolfman
Jack on the radio and neck and lay rubber and almost convince themselves their moment will last forever. But the film’s buried structure shows an innocence in the process of being lost, and as its symbol Lucas provides the elusive blonde in the white Thunderbird -- the vision of beauty always glimpsed
at the next intersection, the end of the next street. Who is she? And did she really whisper “I love you” at the last traffic signal? In “8 1/2,” Fellini used Claudia Cardinale as his mysterious angel in white, and the image remains one of his best; but George Lucas knows that for one brief afternoon of American
history angels drove Thunderbirds and could possibly be found at Mel’s Drive-In tonight... or maybe tomorrow night, or the night after.
a Few Important Nominations & awards
CANDY CLARK: Academy Award Nomination Best
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Francis Ford Coppola & Gary Kurtz:
Academy Award Nomination for Best Picture
George Lucas: Academy Award Nomination
Francis Ford Coppola & Gary Kurtz: Golden Globe
Award Best Picture – Musical or Comedy
Richard Dreyfus: Golden Globe Nomination Best Actor
with Special Guest, Candy Clark
Starring: Richard dreyfus, Ron Howard, Candy Clark, Charles
Martin Smith, Paul Le Mat, Cindy williams, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Phillips, wolfman Jack
Saturday, Nov 14, 4:30pm,
Sunrise Civic Center
The Sunset at Sunrise Party Follows
the Q & A with Ms. Parsons
BONNIE AND CLYDE
ESTELLE PARSONS TRIBUTE FILM
Director: Arthur Penn / USA / 1967 / 111 min / BluRay / English
**** Roger Ebert, September 25, 1967 The lives in this case belonged, briefly, to Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. They were two nobodies who got
their pictures in the paper by robbing banks and killing people. They weren't very good at the bank robbery part of it, but they were fairly good at killing
people and absolutely first-class at getting their pictures in the paper.
Bonnie was a gum-chewing waitress and Clyde was a two-bit hood out on parole. But from the beginning, they both seemed to have the knack of entertaining people. Bonnie wrote ballads and mailed them in with pictures Clyde took with his Kodak. They seemed to consider themselves public
servants, bringing a little sparkle to the poverty and despair of the Dust Bowl during the early Depression years.
Under Arthur Penn's direction, this is a film aimed squarely and unforgivingly at the time we are living in. It is intended, horrifyingly, as entertainment. And
so it will be taken. The kids on dates will go to see this one, just like they went to see "Dirty Dozen" and "Born Losers" and "Hells Angels on Wheels."
But this time, maybe, they'll get more than they counted on. The violence in most American movies is of a curiously bloodless quality. People are shot
and they die, but they do not suffer. The murders are something to be gotten over with, so the audience will have its money's worth, the same is true
of the sex. Both are like the toy in a Crackerjack box: Worthless, but you feel cheated it it's not there.
In "Bonnie and Clyde," however, real people die. Before they die they suffer, horribly. Before they suffer they laugh, and play checkers, and make love,
or try to. These become people we know, and when they die it is not at all pleasant to be in the audience.
The performances throughout are flawless. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, in the title roles, surpass anything they have done on the screen before
and establish themselves (somewhat to my surprise) as major actors.
Michael J. Pollard, as C.W. Moss, the driver and mechanic for the gang, achieves a mixture of moronic good humor and genuine pathos that is unforgettable.
Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons play Buck and Blanche Barrow, the other members of the gang, as inarticulate, simple, even good - willed. When Buck
is reunited with his kid brother, they howl with glee and punch each other to disguise the truth that they have nothing to say.
After the gang has shot its way out of a police trap and Buck is mortally wounded, Blanche's high, mindless scream in the
getaway car provides, for me, a very adequate vision of hell.
This is pretty clearly the best American film of the year. It is also a
landmark. Years from now it is quite possible that "Bonnie and Clyde"
will be seen as the definitive film of the 1960s, showing with sadness,
humor and unforgiving detail what one society had come to.
Janet Schwartz &
Special Guests: oscar winner, estelle Parsons and Film Historian & author, Foster Hirsch
Following the film Mr. Hirsch will interview Ms. Parsons onstage.
★ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ★
actress Estelle Parsons graduated from Connecticut College and attended Boston
University’s School of Law
prior to pursuing an acting career and studying with Lee
Strasberg at The Actors Studio. Early in her career, she
worked for five years as a
commentator, production assistant, producer and writer for
NBC’s Today Show and was
the first female political reporter on network television
during her work on Today.
Ms. Parsons has worked
extensively on the stage and
has starred in 26 Broadway
productions since making her
debut in Happy Hunting with
Ethel Merman. She won a
Theatre World Award for portraying the title role in Mrs.
Dally Has a Lover and has
been nominated for the Tony Award five times. In 1978 she received a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience
for her work in Miss Margarida’s Way. In addition to her starring
work on Broadway, she has directed Salome and Shakespeare
on Broadway for the Schools, for which she directed As You Like
It, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet in repertory. Since turning 80,
she has starred in four Broadway productions including August:
Osage County, Good People, Nice Work If You Can Get It and
The Velocity of Autumn, for which she received her most recent
Tony nomination in 2014. Ms. Parsons was inducted into the
American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2004.
Ms. Parsons made her film debut in Ladybug, Ladybug in
which staff and students at a rural school react to an impending
nuclear threat not knowing whether it is real or not. Four years
later, she starred as Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde, directed by former FLIFF honoree Arthur Penn. For her role as
Clyde Barrow’s harrowed sister-in-law, she received the Academy
Award as Best Supporting Actress. The following year, she appeared in Rachel, Rachel directed by Paul Newman and starring
Joanne Woodward, and she received another Academy Award
nomination for her work.
She continued her motion
picture work with such major
films as Don’t Drink the
Water opposite Jackie Gleason and based on Woody
Allen’s play, Watermelon
Man, I Never Sang for My
Father and I Walk the Line
opposite Gregory Peck. Her
diverse film roles have also
included Dick Tracy, For
Pete’s Sake, The Lemon Sisters, Looking for Richard,
Boys on the Side and the remake of the Disney classic
That Darn Cat.
On television, Ms. Parsons
has starred in a variety of series and made-for-television
films. She had recurring roles
on All in the Family and Archie
Bunker’s Place, but many fans
of the small screen will likely
best remember her for
Roseanne, in which she
played the title character’s mother in 59 episodes. Some of the other
television series on which she has appeared include The Good Wife,
Frasier, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, 100 Centre Street,
Touched by an Angel, Love American Style, Medical Center, The Trials of O’Brien, The Patty Duke Show and The Defenders.
Her television films and mini-series include the highly acclaimed Backstairs at the White House in which she portrayed
First Lady Bess Truman and Empire Falls which reunited her with
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. Some of her additional
television films include The Love Letter, Arthur Miller’s The American Clock and A Private Matter among many others. Ms. Parsons
has been featured in two episodes of Great Performances including Arthur Miller’s A Memory of Two Mondays in which she starred
with Jack Warden, Harvey Keitel and Dick Van Patten and
George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner’s June Moon also starring
Susan Sarandon and former FLIFF honoree Kevin McCarthy. On
American Playhouse, she was featured in Come Along with Me
directed by Joanne Woodward.
Ms. Parsons returned to The Actors Studio in the late 1990s as
Artistic Director, a position she held for five years. She has also
taught acting at such esteemed universities as Yale and Columbia.
estelle Parsons will receive the FLIFF 2013 Lifetime achievement award on Saturday, November 14, 4:30pm
prior to the Tribute Screening of Bonnie and Clyde, at the Sunrise Civic Center. Following the film,
film historian and author, Foster Hirsch will conduct an onstage interview with Ms. Parsons,
allowing time for questions from the audience. a reception follows.
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As an actor, director and
writer, Ed Harris has garnered
a list of credits featuring a
number of prestigious and
Born in New Jersey, Mr. Harris was attending Columbia
University and playing football there when he became
interested in acting.
moved to Oklahoma where
his parents were living and
enrolled in the University of
Oklahoma’s theatre program.
Upon graduation, he moved
to Los Angeles and began
working in theatre and film.
One of his first significant roles was in George
which has become a cult favorite. Some of his other
film credits include A History
of Violence for which he received the National Society
of Film Critics Award, The
Hours, for which he received
Globe, SAG and BAFTA
nominations, The Truman
Show for which he received a Golden Globe Award and an
Oscar nomination, and Apollo 13 for which he received a SAG
Award as well as Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
Some of his other film credits include Run All Night, Frontera,
The Face of Love, The Way Back, Copying Beethoven, The
Right Stuff, The Abyss, The Rock, The Human Stain, A Beautiful Mind, Stepmom, The Firm, Places in the Heart, Alamo
Bay, Sweet Dreams, Jacknife, State of Grace, The Third Miracle, Touching Home and fellow 2015 FLIFF honoree Victor
Nunez’s A Flash of Green.
Mr. Harris made his feature film directing debut with Pollock
and received an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for
his performance in the title role. His co-star, Marcia Gay Harden,
won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar under his direction. Mr.
Harris also directed and co-wrote Appaloosa and starred opposite Viggo Mortensen.
On television, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of John McCain in Game Change on
HBO for which he also received Emmy and SAG
starred with Paul Newman
in Empire Falls for HBO for
which he received Emmy,
Golden Globe and SAG
nominations. Some of his
other television credits include The Last Innocent
Man, Running Mates, Paris
Trout and Riders of the Purple Sage, for which he and
his wife and fellow FLIFF
honoree Amy Madigan, as
co-stars and co-producers,
were presented with the
Western Heritage Wrangler
Award for Outstanding Television Feature Film.
Mr. Harris made his
Broadway debut in Precious Sons for which he
won the Drama Desk
Award, the Theatre World
Award and received a Tony
Award nomination. In 2012
at the Geffen Playhouse in
Los Angeles, he starred
with Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Glenne Headley in the world premiere of playwright
Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian. He reprised the role last fall to
critical acclaim in the play’s New York premiere at the Acorn
Theatre Off-Broadway. Mr. Harris received both an Outer Critics Circle nomination and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for
the Off-Broadway production of Wrecks at New York City’s Public Theatre. He originated the role, with writer/director Neil
LaBute, for the play’s world premiere at the Everyman Palace
Theatre in Cork, Ireland, and won the 2010 Los Angeles Drama
Critics Circle Award for the production of Wrecks at the Geffen
Playhouse. Some of his other theatre credits include Taking
Sides, Fool for Love for which he won an Obie Award, Simpatico for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award, Prairie Avenue,
Scar, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Grapes of Wrath and
Sweet Bird of Youth.
Mr. Harris is currently filming the series Westworld for writerdirector Jonathan Nolan and HBO and recently finished filming
Dean Devlin’s science fiction feature film Geostorm.
Mr. Harris will attend a screening of his new film THe addeRaLL dIaRIeS on Nov 20, as well as
victor Nunez’ Tribute film a FLaSH oF GReeN and the awards Gala on Nov 21.
WALK OF FAME
GONE BABY GONE
THE RIGHT STUFF
THE TRUMAN SHOW
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
PLACES OF THE HEART
★ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ★
Born in Chicago, Amy
Madigan majored in philosophy at Marquette University
and also studied piano at the
Chicago Conservatory and
acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. She
began her entertainment career as a musician, first as pianist and lead singer with the
band Jelly and then as lead
singer for Big Daddy.
She made her acting
debut on the hit television series Hart to Hart and some of
her other work for the small
screen includes appearances
on such series as CHiPs,
American Playhouse, Criminal Minds, Saving Grace, Living Proof, ER, Law and Order
and Fringe among others.
She had a recurring role as
Dr. Wyatt on Grey’s Anatomy
and a regular role on HBO’s
In addition to her work on
series, Ms. Madigan has also
starred in a number of madefor-television films and miniseries including Ten x Ten, Living Proof, The Path to 9/11, The
Ranch, The Laramie Project, Shot in the Heart, In the Name of
the People, Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First Hundred
Years, And Then There Was One for which she won the Cable
ACE Award for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries, Roe vs.
Wade for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and received an Emmy nomination,
The Laundromat, for which she won the Cable ACE Award for
Best Actress in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special and The Day
After among others.
For the television film, Riders of the Purple Sage, Ms. Madigan received the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Television Feature Film. She was both a co-star and
co-producer on the project with her husband, fellow 2015 FLIFF
honoree Ed Harris.
Ms. Madigan has starred in some three dozen feature films
including Streets of Fire, Places in the Heart, Alamo Bay,
Nowhere to Hide, Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, The Dark Half,
Loved, With Friends Like
These…, A Time for Dancing, The Discontents, Winter
Passing, Gone Baby Gone,
Once Fallen and Frontera.
She received an Academy
Award Nomination for Best
Supporting Actress and a
Golden Globe nomination for
her work in Twice in a Lifetime and was nominated for
the Golden Globe’s New
Star of the Year for Love
Child, her film debut. (Love
Child was the Tribute film
producer Paul Maslansky
chose to screen when FLIFF
honored him in 1991.) She
was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for her
films Loved and The Prince
On stage, Ms. Madigan
made her Broadway debut in
the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She
played Stella Kowalski in the
production, which also
starred Alec Baldwin as
Stanley and Jessica Lange
as Blanche. Reviewing the play for The New York Times, Frank
Rich described Ms. Madigan as an actress “whose stage work
has generally been as accomplished as her screen appearances” and noted her performance in Streetcar “captures Stella's
Southern gregariousness.” She made her Off-Broadway debut
in Beth Henley’s play The Lucky Spot for which she received the
Theatre World Award and was nominated for the Drama Desk
Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. In Los Angeles, she
received the Drama-Logue Award for her work in Stevie Wants
to Play the Blues in which she starred with Paula Kelly at the Los
Angeles Theater Center. Some of her other Los Angeles stage
work includes A Lie of the Mind at the Mark Taper Forum and
The Jacksonian at the Geffen Playhouse.
Ms. Madigan recently completed the feature films Grey Lady
and Stuck, a story where chance and happenstance collide as
strangers, who would probably never notice or speak to each
other, get stuck together on a locked subway car beneath New
Ms. Madigan will attend the November 21st awards Gala.
FIELD OF DREAMS
STREETS OF FIRE
GONE BABY GONE
WITH ED IN
TOGETHER IS LIKE
A GIFT FROM THE
THAT FELL OUT OF
PLACES IN THE HEART
WITH KEANU REEVES
THE PRINCE OF
★ THE FLORIDA PRIZE ★
2015 marks the inaugural year of the presentation of the annual award, THE FLORIDA PRIZE. In alternating years the award
will be given to a Florida Film Pioneer (Victor Nunez in 2015) and an Emerging Florida Filmmaker on even years.
A member of the founding boards of the Independent Feature
Project (IFP) and the Sundance Film Institute, Victor Nunez has
been making Indy movies for over four decades.
Born in Deland, Nunez received his degrees at Antioch College and
University of California at Los Angeles and began his work in the 1970s
on educational and industrial films while still managing to make three
award winning shortsTaking Care of Mother Baldwin (1970), Charley
Benson’s Return to the Sea (1972), and A Circle in the Fire (1974).
His feature film debut was Gal Young’Un (1979), financed with grants
from the NEA and the Florida Arts Council. Based on the short story by
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the movie is set in the Prohibition Era Florida
and is about a widowed Florida woman, her new opportunistic bootlegger husband and his young girlfriend. Starring Dana Preu, the film was
invited to the New York, Toronto, and London film fests as well as the
Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. In the NY Times, Vincent Canby called
it, “an astonishingly good first feature, written, directed, photographed,
edited and produced by Victor Nunez...I know very little about Mr. Nunez
except that he lives and works in Florida, but if he’s representative of
our new regional film makers, things are looking up.”
His next film was A Flash of Green (1984) adapted from a John
D. MacDonald novel and financed by grants from the Rockefeller
Foundation and PBS American Playhouse. Set in the early ‘60s
along the Gulf Coast of Florida, A Flash of Green tells of a tormented
reporter drawn into aiding a self-serving county commissioner in an
underhanded landfill development. Starring Ed Harris, Blair Brown,
and Richard Jordan, the film was shown at the NY and Toronto Film
Festivals, Cannes and on PBS American Playhouse.
Nunez used a windfall from a great-aunt to finance Ruby in Paradise (1993), which starred then-newcomer Ashley Judd playing a
young woman fleeing a bad relationship in the back woods of Tennessee who ends up working in a souvenir shop in Panama City.
Again the film was shown at the NY and Toronto Fests and Director’s
Fortnight. The film jointly won the 1993 Grand Jury Prize for Drama
at the Sundance Film Festival and was selected by Roger Ebert as
one of his “Top Ten” films of the year. Ashley won the Independent
Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance.
In 1997, Ulee’s Gold, produced through Jonathan Demme’s company,
garnered Victor’s widest audience and earned star Peter Fonda the Golden
Globe and NY Film Critics Award as well as an Oscar Nomination for Best
Actor. Set in the tupelo honey-producing region of the Apalachicola River,
Peter played a third-generation beekeeper with a host of personal problems. Praising the star and director in The NYTimes, Janet Maslin called
the film, “beautiful and heartfelt, an oasis of humanity in a season of furious
hyperbole. Simple almost to a fault and yet effortlessly wrenching, it shows
nothing more than the spiritual reawakening of a hard-bitten loner. Yet the
star and filmmaker make this story resonate in moving, meaningful ways.”
Coastlines (2002) plays out a messy triangle between three childhood friends. Starring Josh Brolin, Tim Olyphant and Sarah Wynter.
Nunez’s characters and stories have often been described as
emotionally resonant, multi-layered character driven narratives. Emmanuel Levy, in his book “Cinema of Outsiders”, states “Integrating
Florida’s unique landscape and spirit, Nunez’s fully realized drama
represents American regional cinema at its very best.
A quick sojourn in New Mexico as a “hired gun” directing Rubin
Blades as a father dying of cancer in Spoken Word (2009), while a
great adventure, did seem a long way from the Gulf Coast and left
the question of “what next,” wide open.
Victor Nunez was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame
in 2008, and his biography at Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs
states, “Victor Nunez has been called a national treasure of regional
independent filmmaking. A visionary writer, director, cinematographer and producer, Nunez’s gripping work fuses character and place
in portraits of his home state of Florida.”
He is currently teaching directing at Florida State in his hometown of Tallahassee. “I don’t know what’s next, really. I’m not sure I
recognize Florida anymore, but I am very grateful for this award.
Perhaps it will inspire me to find my way back to my real Florida
home one more time again.”
Mr. Nunez will attend a FLaSH oF GReeN and receive The Florida Prize at The FLIFF Gala, Saturday, November 21.
COASTLINES JOSH BROLIN, TIMOTHY OLYPHANT & SARAH WYNTER
RUBY IN PARADISE ASHLEY JUDD
A FLASH OF GREEN ED HARRIS AND GREGORY JONES
A FLASH OF GREEN
BLAIR BROWN & ED HARRIS
VICTOR NUNEZ SHOOTING - GAL YOUNG'UN
Saturday, Nov 21, 2pm, CP-Lauderdale
A FLASH OF GREEN
VICTOR NUNEZ TRIBUTE FILM
Director: Victor Nunez
USA / 1984 / 131 min / DVD / English
Roger Ebert’s original review, posted Jan 1, 1984
"A Flash of Green" is based on a novel by John
D. MacDonald, and like a lot of his stories, it
seems to be about the plot but is really about the
characters. We start with a story about saving
an unspoiled bay from greedy developers, and
we end with a story about a man trying to save
himself from his own greed. It's a relief, halfway
through the movie, to realize it's not going to be
about how the good guys win and the bad guys
don't turn the grasslands into parking lots. Instead, it's going to be about a complicated relationship involving a newspaper reporter, his
conscience, and the woman he loves.
The reporter is played by Ed Harris, who has
never been better in a movie. He's not one of
those hotshot journalists the movies like to fabricate, but a small-town journeyman who keeps
a low profile, gets his job done, and in his own quiet way knows where all the bodies are buried. He gets a tip one day: Grassy Bay, the beautiful nature
preserve, is once again being threatened by the schemes of Elmo Bliss (Richard Jordan), the rich and ambitious local developer.
He passes the tip along to Kat Hubble (Blair Brown), the woman who led the last fight to save the bay. He loves Kat Hubble. They've both known that
for a long time, but the situation is complicated by Harris's own wife, who has been slowly dying for months, and by the fact that Kat is a recent widow.
Harris has another problem. He needs money, and when Elmo Bliss offers to cut him in for a piece of the action, he agrees. Is that a contradiction? "A
Flash of Green" is attentive to the compromises of daily life, and it understands how people can be complicated enough to hold two opposed ideas at
the same time. Harris knows that what he is doing is wrong, that it is a betrayal of his friends, and yet he does it because it seems necessary.
Most movie newspapermen are portrayed as either heroes or creeps. Either they win the Pulitzer, or they violate somebody's privacy. The Harris character is seen more carefully, as a hard-working small-town guy who has lost a lot of his illusions. The developer, played by Richard Jordan, also is seen
as a specific case. He isn't simply a wheeler-dealer, but a man who has more ambition than taste, and who can convince himself that it'll be good for
everybody if Grassy Bay is filled in. And the Blair Brown character is complex, too; she understands the sexual attraction that exists between herself
and Harris, but she doesn't confuse it with love, because it's not love, it's simply unfinished business.
"A Flash of Green" was directed by Victor Nunez, who also made "Gal Young 'Un." Once again, he would rather explore his characters than send them
spinning through some meaningless plot. Nunez lives near the Florida locations of this movie, and he has achieved a real sense of place. We feel the
moist heat of the long summer nights, the cynical ways in which everybody knows everybody else's business, the urgency of unfulfilled people who
can smell money, and think it means success.
Writer: Victor Nunez from the novel by John D. MacDonald / Exec Producer: Sam Gowan / Producer: Richard Jordan / Cinematographer & Editor: Victor
Nunez / Art Director: Carlos Asse / Costumes: Marilyn Wall & Dana Moser / Makeup & Hair: Marilyn Wall / Asst Dir: Kerry McKenny / Production Mgr: Gregory
von Hausch / Cast: Ed Harris, Blair Brown, Richard Jordan, John Glover, George Coe, Jean DeBear, Helen Stenborg, Nancy Griggs, Malcolm Gets
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Sunday, November 22, 6:00pm, CP- Lauderdale
Sunday, November 22, 6:00pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Nick Sandow / USA / 2015 / 85 min / DCP / English
Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it
will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. The plot is foiled, setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people
and true events, past and present, with fantasy.
Nick Sandow’s writing and direction is spot on. He has crafted a beautifully written script with dialogue so true to life – true to character – it is
thrilling to see the talented cast bring the script to life. From his director’s chair, Sandow is patient, allowing a natural progression, sometimes
playfully (the flirtation), sometimes with tension and suspense (the last holdup). Vincent Piazza, (also one of the producers) is fearlessly insecure – he pulls all the right levers. Michael Imperioli (of The Sopranos fame) must have loved getting a role so different than his TV persona
(mafia or tequila). Imperioli underplays it perfectly. But who would have thought Patricia Arquette could have topped BOYHOOD? My vote,
she does it right here – with a character so tragically lost. She is, in a word, magnificent.
Writer: Nick Sandow / Producers: Lizzie Nastro, Michael Gasparro, Vincent Piazza / Editor: Melody London / Associate Producer: Vince Cupone
/ Cinematographer: Brett Pawlak / Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese, Dean Devlin, Maren Olson, Douglas Stone, Rick Genow / Composer:
Nathan Larson / Co-Producer: Rick Bosner / Cast: Vincent Piazza, Patricia Arquette, Michael Imperioli, Vincenzo Amato, Nick Sandow, Doug
E. Doug, Domenick Lombardozzi
THE DIRECTOR: Nick Sandow has an extensive resume that spans film, television and theater. Acting credits include Orange
Is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, and Connie and Carla. The New York Times lauded his feature film directorial debut,
Ponies, as “a riveting piece of work.”
Saturday, Nov 21, 4:00pm, CP- Lauderdale
Sunday, Nov 22, 3:30pm, CP- Hollywood
3RD STREET BLACKOUT
Negin Farsad & Jeremy Redleaf
USA / 2015 / 85 min / DCP / English
Mina and Rudy are that couple: adorable but not
obnoxious. Intellectual but not condescending.
Busy but still have time to post on Instagram.
Yet, sometimes it seems this technologyobsessed duo can’t take their eyes off their
3rd Street Blackout is a dark comedy – literally –
that follows Mina and Rudy in the days after Hurricane Sandy left large parts of New York without
power. In this analogue world, their flaws are
exposed, their commitment challenged and
their mettle tested. How much would you pay
to deliver a message during a blackout?
Screenplay: Negin Farsad and Jeremy
Redleaf / Producers: Jeremy Redleaf, Negin
Farsad, Andrew Mendelson, Ryan Cunningham
/ Executive Producers: Samuel Goldberg, Max
Born / Cinematographer: Eunah-Lee / Editor:
Andrew Mendelson / Composer: Gaby Alter /
Production Designer: Jose Cavazos / Principal Cast: Janeane Garofalo, John Hodgman, Ed
Weeks, Sasheer Zamata, Phyllis Somerville,
Rachel Feinstein, Jordan Carlos, Katie Hartman, Negin Farsad, Jeremy Redleaf
Contact: [email protected]
Twitter: @3rdstblackout - @NeginFarsad
Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22pELmU9Rx8 - @TheLeafIsRed: http://facebook.com/3rdstblackout
SPeCIaL GueSTS: NeGIN FaRSad, JeReMy RedLeaF
THE DIRECTORS: Farsad is an Iranian-American comedian and filmmaker. In addition to being selected a TEDFellow, Negin was named one of the
50 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, one of 10 Funniest Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine and one of Good Magazine’s GOOD 100 for
her work in social justice comedy. She has written for PBS’s 1001 nights, MTV’s Detox, and IFCNews. She directed and wrote for Comedy Central’s
Watch List and has appeared on Comedy Central’s Nightly Show. She has written and developed shows for LogoTV and Nickelodeon and written and
appeared on various shows for WNYC, BBC, and MSNBC. She is also director/producer of feature release Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovic
& MC Frontalot. She is director/producer/cast of The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, and David Cross.
Her first book is scheduled for release in the 2015/2016 season through Grand Central Publishing. Like most comedians, she started her career off as
a Cornell & Columbia-educated policy adviser for the City of New York.
Jeremy is an Emmy Award winning actor-writer-director-producer-hypen-collector. He created and
co-stars in "Odd Jobs," winner of "Best New Web Series," at the Streamy Awards, "Best Writing"
at the International Television Festival and a development deal with Fox Television Studios. Jeremy
runs BracketsCreative, a transmedia production company that serves as a creative consultant on
Fuse/Funny Or Die’s “Billy on the Street” and is producing a documentary about public education.
As a performer, he plays Gonnigan on "Sesame Street" and narrates "Guy Code" "Guy Court" and
"Jobs That Don't Suck" for MTV. An expert on social video, storytelling & community engagement,
Jeremy is frequently hired by brands to understand what “the kids” are doing on the interwebs.
Saturday, Nov 7, 9pm, CP- Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 8, 8:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
3 DAYS IN HAVANA
Co-Directors: Tony Pantages & Gil Bellows
Cuba / 2013 / 78 min / HDCam /
English + Spanish w/English sub-titles
Some people would kill for three days in Havana.
Jack Petty sits in an airport bar, nursing a drink.
He’s on a stopover halfway to Havana, and so is
the sexy lady who chats him up, giving him travel
tips and whispering something scary in his ear. He’ll
meet her again, in the midst of a conspiracy that includes assassination, kidnapping and more.
This is a film with a lot of tradition behind it: some
major Hitchcock (particularly Strangers on a Train
and The 39 Steps); the wised-up dialogue of old
film noir; and the gritty detail and sharp plot twists
of contemporary thrillers. It’s all put across with high
spirits, and the cast is stellar—highlights include
Christopher Heyerdahl as a slick member of the
Canadian Consulate, John Cassini as a ruthless
mob boss, and Phyllida Law as… well, you’ll see.
And there are many other colorful characters, none
of them trustworthy, most of them with their sights
set on poor Jack. He’ll have to outwit, outrun or outfight them all—a tall order for a mere businessman
on a conference trip. But he’s surprisingly cool
under pressure. The fun here comes not just from
the close shaves and slick repartee but from the
knowledge, quickly acquired, that nothing is what it
seems. (courtesy of the Vancouver Film Festival)
Screenplay: Tony Pantages, Gil Bellows / Producers: Gil Bellows, Tony Pantages, Sidney Chiu / Cinematographer: Pieter Stathis / Editor: Rob
Neilson / Composer: Keith Power / Production Designer: Cameron McLellan / Art Director: Kristine
Cofsky / Principal Cast: Gil Bellows, Greg Wise,
Chris Heyerdahl, Rya Khilstedt / Contact: Tony Pantages - [email protected]
GIL BeLLowS aNd
THE DIRECTORS: Gil Bellows & Tony Pantages met as young actors and forged a friendship and
commitment to create highly crafted films together. Gil went on to act in projects like Shawshank Redemption and Ally McBeal as well as produce Temple Grandin. Tony directed, shot and produced award
winning commercials, documentaries and music videos for INXS, Sarah McLachlan, Deadmau5 and
other international acts. Their successes, humblings and lessons learned as actors, producers and
filmmakers turned that burning desire to tell stories on the screen into a reality with their directorial
debut, 3 Days In Havana.
Wednesday, Nov 18, 8pm, CP- Lauderdale
Thursday, Nov 19, 9pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Paula van der Oest / The Netherlands / 2014 / 97 min / DCP / Dutch w/English sub-titles
Based on a true story.
Nurse Lucia (40) has been present at one inexplicable death too many, and the hospital alerts the police. Assistant District Attorney Judith
(28), driven by ambition and genuinely outraged, gets stuck in and Lucia is sentenced to life in prison. But something keeps troubling Judith,
and she discovers inconsistencies in witness statements, and even the suppression of lab evidence. Ignored by her superiors, Judith teams
up with Lucia’s lawyer, but at every appeal the original guilty verdict is confirmed. Things look bleak until they get the media involved and the
biggest miscarriage of justice in Dutch history is finally reversed.
Screenplay: Moniek Kramer, Tijs van Marle / Producers: Reinier Selen (Rinkel Film) / Co-producers: Gemma Derksen (NCRV), Klara Björk
(Filmkreatörerna), Martin Dewitte (Living Stone), Bernard Michaux (Lucil Film) / Cinematographer: Guido van Gennep NSC / Editor: Marcel
Wijninga / Composer: Adam Nordén / Production Designer: Harry Ammerlaan / Principal Cast: Ariane Schluter, Sallie Harmsen, Fedja van
Huêt, Annet Malherbe, Barry Atsma
Contact: Laura Talsma – Fortissimo Films [email protected] / Website: www.rinkelfilm.nl www.fortissimofilms.com
Facebook: Rinkel Film: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rinkel-Film-BV/412457638767314?fref=ts
Fortissimo Films https://www.facebook.com/fortissimofilms
THE DIRECTOR: Paula van der Oest graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in 1988 and worked as an assistant-director on
several feature films before debuting in the cinema with 1996’s DE NIEUWE MOEDER (ANOTHER MOTHER), which premiered at the Venice Film
festival. In 2002 ZUS & ZO (SIS & THAT), written by Paula, was nominated for a ‘Best Foreign Film’ Oscar - prompting Time Magazine to name her
'the Woody Allen of Amsterdam'.
Several years after making her first English-language film with MOONLIGHT in 2001 (which won her the Hollywood Discovery
Award for Best European Film and Best Foreign Film at FLIFF), she directed Dutch stars Rutger Hauer and Carice van
Houten in the hugely successful BLACK BUTTERFLIES (2011). An intense look at the life of South-African poet Ingrid Jonker,
the film was sold to over fifty countries and has won a great number of national and international awards.
Returning to the present day subject-wise, she wrote and directed THE DOMINO EFFECT (2013), an ensemble piece which
deals with the still on-going credit crunch. Her new film ACCUSED was very well received by Lucia de Berk herself, the
victim of the biggest miscarriage of justice in Dutch history: "Although she changed certain aspects for dramatic reasons,
she captured the heart of my story."
Friday, Nov 20, 8:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
Saturday, Nov 21, 6pm, CP- Hollywood
THE ADDERALL DIARIES
Director: Pamela Romanowsky / USA / 2015 / 87 min / DCP / English
Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author’s fascination with a
high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present.
James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer's block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond
(Amber Heard), a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust
back into the past when his father (Ed Harris), a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing.
As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled
upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction--ultimately leading him to finally
reconcile his past and confront his future.
Pamela Romanowksy’s debut feature deftly mixes tones and storylines to create a fascinatingly rich and engaging viewing experience. Through
the character of Stephen, a flawed but always compelling protagonist, the film explores a wide array of themes and ideas, including the legacy
of parents, the power of memory, and the nature of truth.
Written By: Pamela Romanowsky (based on the novel by Stephen Elliott) / Produced By: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Joseph McKelheer, James
Reach / Starring: James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon
THE DIRECTOR: Pamela Romanowsky attended New York University's MFA Film Program. While there she collaborated with
James Franco and eleven other student filmmakers to co-direct The Color of Time, a film on the life of poet C.K. Williams that
starred Franco, Mila Kunis and Jessica Chastain. The film premiered at the 2012 Rome Film Festival. After collaborating with
her on The Color of Time, Franco approached Romanowsky about directing Stephen Elliot's The Adderall Diaries. Rowanowsky
workshopped her script at the Sundance Institute where she was mentored by Walter Salles. The film premiered at the 2015
Tribeca Film Festival.
Friday, Nov 6, 3:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Monday, Nov 16, 3:30pm, CP- Hollywood
TOŢI COPIII DOMNULUI
(ALL GOD’S CHILDREN) UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Director: Adrian Popovici
Romania & Rep. Of Moldova
2012 / 107 min / DCP / Romanian+Russian+Italian w/English
Pavalas, a boy aged nine, sits alone in a park, writing in a notebook,
“One missing mother…blue…eyes.” He sticks his note in the fork of
a tree. His mother, Irina left him three years earlier and has not returned. He’s living in an orphanage, only thinking about the day they
will be reunited.
Alina, who has lost her own son in a car accident and who has traveled to Moldova to adopt, is taken with Pavalas. She and her husband
Peter drive him to the orphanage with the promise to see him again.
But Irina, who had been forced into prostitution in Italy, does return,
desperate to find Pavalas. She and her friend Tatiana travel to
Transnistria, a part of Moldova, hoping to find him there. They have
many misadventures until her pimp Bruno finds them, determined to
teach Irina a lesson. He gives her three days to return the money he
had invested in her – or sell him her child. It’s “the money or the boy.”
Though “All God’s Children” is a work of fiction the film is dedicated
to all the women and children who have been the victims of human
Screenplay: Valeriu Turcanu & Pascal Ilie Virgil / Producers : Cornelia
Palos & Adrian Popovici (Romania) and Veaceslav Cebotari (Republic
of Moldova) / Cinematographer: Veaceslav Cebotari / Editor: Adrian
Popovic and Veaceslav Cebotari / Composer: Vlady Cnejevici and
Adrian Popovici/ Principal Cast: Emergian Cazac, Ina Surdu, Michael
Ironside, Paolo Seganti, Rodica Oantsa, Alina Turcanu
Contact: Cornelia Palos [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Director, scriptwriter, rock band member, Adrian Popovici was born in Timisoara in 1958. During his high
school years, he has also studied piano and guitar at the music school. He holds an engineering diploma in constructions.
Between 1983-1989, he has played with a number of highly appreciated Romanian and foreign rock bands such as :”Timpuri
Noi”, “Cargo”, “Progresiv Tm” and, in Germany, “Classics”. After this period, he leaved the country for Germany, returning
in the 1990’s. He’s a member of EFA “European Film Academy” since 2004, and IFTA „Independent Film & Television Alliance” from 2011.
Sunday, Nov 15, 3:30pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr
Tuesday, Nov 17, 5:30pm, CP- Hollywood
APPLES FROM THE DESERT
Director: Arik Lubetzky & Matti Harari
Israel / 2015 / 96 min / DCP /
Hebrew w/English sub-titles
The rebellious teenage daughter of ultra-Orthodox
Jewish parents journeys into the secular world
in APPLES FROM THE DESERT, an adaptation of
the award-winning Israeli play that poignantly explores themes of love and reconciliation.
Rebecca Abravanel (a radiant Moran Rosenblatt)
is an only child, living a cloistered existence with
her strictly religious Sephardic parents in
Jerusalem. Unhappy with the restrictive traditions
of home and community, she secretly breaks
taboos, attending dance classes where she forms
a relationship with secular kibbutznik Dooby (the
acting debut of Israeli singer and guitarist Elisha
Banai). Suspicious and angry in the face of Rebecca’s growing acts of rebellion, her strict father
(Shlomi Koriat) reacts by setting in motion a prearranged marriage to an older widower with children of his own. Rebecca’s mother (Reymond
Amsalem) and aunt (Irit Kaplan) are appalled, but
dare not defy the authoritarian man of the household. After Rebecca runs away from home, the family conflict culminates in a moment of truth, forcing
them to confront their beliefs and one another.
Nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards, APPLES FROM THE DESERT is a timeless and moving tale of tradition versus modernity.
Producer: Michael Sharfshtein, Moshe Edery, Leon
Edery / Screenplay: Savyon Liebrecht, Arik Lubetzky, Matti Harari / Cinematographer: Amnon Zalait
/ Editor: Etty Li-on Zingman / Music:
Tom Sharfshtein / Production Designer: Ariel Glazer
/ Principal Cast: Moran Rosenblatt, Shlomi Koriat,
Remonde Amsellem, Elisha Banai, Irit Kaplan
Contact: Israeli Films, Dana Goren
THE DIRECTORS: Arik Lubetzky is a director and screenwriter of feature films and television series. His
TV series "The real thing" (Chalomot Ne'urim) was successfully screened on France 2 of his feature films,
"Valentina's Mother" and "Little Simico's Great Fantasy", were screened in Haifa Film Festival.
Matti Harari was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and studied film & television at the Tel Aviv University. (B.A 1992).
Since then he wrote and directed the feature films "BLACK JACK" (2004), "THE LAST SUSPECT" (2005)
"VALENTINA'S MOTHER" (2008), "APPLES FROM THE DESERT" (2015). He also wrote and directed the
T.V series "JAFFA'S STORYS" (1994), "THE REAL THING" (1998) and "THE DOBELE" (2007). He is now
involved in several projects among them "NATBAG" A science fiction drama and "LIMASSOL" a political
thriller, both in development.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 5:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Friday, Nov 13, 7:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
BABY, BABY, BABY
Director: Brian Klugman / USA
/ 2015 / 85 min / BluRay / English
Sydney writers short stories that reflect
his feelings about his relationship.
Sunny dreams of becoming a successful painter. They’re two mismatched
people, who try to put their past relationship baggage behind them and move
on to higher ground together.
They’re perfect for each other..until they
Screenplay: Brian Klugman / Producers: Robert Bauer, Cassidy Lunnen /
Cinematographer: Giorgio Scali / Editor:
Mitchell Sinoway / Composer: John
Dragonetti / Production Designer: Andrew Resnik / Principal Cast: Adrianne
Palicki, Brian Klugman, James Roday,
Michaela Conlin, Kelly McCreary, Greg
Grunberg, Kelsey Grammer + Special
Appearances By Jessica Alba, Bradley
Cooper, Kenza Fourati, Griffin Gluck,
Jared Harris, Dennis Haysbert, Cloris
Leachman, Louise Parker, Jonathan Silverman, William Shatner, Sonya Walger
/ Contact: Robert Bauer [email protected], Cassidy Lunnen –
THE DIRECTOR: Brian Klugman is a writer, director, producer and actor. He has appeared in over 50 films and television
series, and has written scripts for every major studio in Hollywood. Brian and his writing partner, Lee Sternthal have been
working together for over 15 years and are graduates of the Sundance screenwriter’s lab. Their work has appeared on
Hollywood’s blacklist of best screenplays. Brian and Lee wrote and directed their first film, The Words. The movie starred
Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Olivia Wilde, Dennis Quaid, and Ben Barnes.
Baby Baby Baby is Brian’s fist solo feature film directing debut.
Thursday, Nov 19, 7:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
Friday, Nov 20, 9:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Miguel Cohan / Argentina / 2014 / 100 min / DCP / Spanish w/English sub-titles
A powerful industrialist is found with his throat cut in his luxury mansion. The famous novelist Betibú agrees to move into the neighborhood so she
can write the chronicles of the case, but she soon discovers that this killing is just one in a series of murders of powerful men who share a dark past.
As the Oscar-winning The Secrets in their eyes showed, the Argentineans can deliver great noir, and Betibu, which comes from the same production stable, represents a solid addition to the canon. Like the best of the genre, it spine-tinglingly evokes the unpleasant monsters gliding
beneath our smooth social surfaces.
The Hollywood Reporter
This Argentine crime thriller is well written, produced and acted. The cast is superb, the locations range from intoxicatingly beautiful to intoxicatingly sinister...and a perfect addition to our 30th Annual Line-up.
Writers: Ana Cohan, Miguel Cohan / Producers: Vanessa Ragone, Mariela Besuievsky, Gerardo Herrero / Composer: Federico Jusid / Cinematographer: Rodrigo Pulpeiro / Editor: Irene Blecua / Production Designer: Mariela Rípodas / Cast : Mercedes Morán, Daniel Fanego, Alberto Ammann, José Coronado, Osmar Núñez, Gerardo Romano, Lito Cruz, Carola Reyna
Contact: Latido Films, Madrid
THE DIRECTOR: Miguel Cohan won the Argentinean Oscar and The Film Critics Award for best Adapted Screenplay BETIBU.
He has written and directed three features and several shorts.
Tuesday, Nov 17, 8:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Wednesday, Nov 18, 7:30pm, CP- Hollywood
BOCCACCHIOS IN E
Director: Arturo Sotto / Cuba / 2014 / 100 min / DCP / Spanish w/English sub-titles
Boccaccerias Habaneras (Boccaccio in Havana) is composed by three stories interconnected by a main line: a writer’s room where people go
to tell anecdotes hoping to make some money and become characters of a novel or a movie. This is a Bocacccio’s version based on a city
environment, a Havana Decameron. A film full of sensuality, ease and hidden passions.
Story #1: It’s the Day of the Wedding and Mom & Dad are doing all the heavy lifting while the bride to be drifts off with another thought.
Story #2: A backstage worker at a traveling circus, is called upon to perform services not in his job description...and the consequences could
not be more hilarious.
Story #3: A cigar company has for years brought in a student intern from the local college to learn business from the ground up. Little does
he realize, that cigar he is making him is rolling him into a lot of trouble.
Bawdy, outrageous, hilarious and campy... Boccacchios provides us with more than laughs, but also an intimate look into the day-to-day lives
of our neighbors to the south.
Screenplay: Arturo Sotto / Producers: Isabel Prendes / Cinematographer: Alejandro Pérez / Editor: Alejandro Valera / Composer: Andrés Levin / Production Designer: Francisco Álvarez / Art Director: /
Carlos Urdanivia / Principal Cast: Libia Batista, Jorge Perugorria, Luis
Alberto García, Mario Guerra, Tudith Castillo, Zulema Cruz
Contact: Arturo Sotto, [email protected] / www.cubacine.cult.cu
aRTuRo SoTTo, zuLeMa CRuz
THE DIRECTOR: Writer, Screenwriter, Director. Graduated, Bachelor in Performing Arts from the Habana University of
Arts, and Film Directing from the Int’l School of Film & TV of San Antonio de los Banos. On two occasions, nominated for
the Goya Awards, Movies: “PON TU PENSAMIENTO EN MI”(Put Your Thoughts On Mi), “AMOR VERTICAL” (Vertical Love).
These movies were also selected to represent Cuba in the Oscar nominations. Coral Award for the short “TALCO PARA LO
NEGRO” (Powder For The Black), in the 14th Annual Film Festival of Habana & Iberoamerican Festival of Huelva. Best Actress Award “AMOR VERTICAL” in the Cartagena de Indias Festival. Best Actor Award “AMOR VERTICAL”,Vina del Mar
Festival. Grand Jury Award, Biarritz Festival, “LA NOCHE DE LOS INOCENTES” (The Night Of The Innocent). Coral Award
Original Screenplay movie “PPK” in the 30th anual Habana Film Festival. Published Volumes: “CONVERSACIONES AL
LADO DE CINECITTA” (Conversations Next To Cinecitta). “CARO DIARIO”(Dear Diary). Audience & Screenplay Coral
Awards at the 35th Annual Habana Film Festival. “Boccaccerías Habaneras” Best Screenplay & Best Director at the Havana
Film Festival in New York “Boccaccerías Habaneras”
Wednesday, Nov 4, 5:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
Wednesday, Nov 4, 8:0pm, CP-Lauderdale
USA / 2015 / 105 min / DCP / English
BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey
(Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her
way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s
home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles
of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance
sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon,
her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must
choose between two countries and the lives that exist
Screenplay: Nick Hornby / Producers: Finola
Dwyer, Amanda Posey / Composer: Michael Brook / Cinematographer: Yves Bélanger / Editor: Jake Roberts / Production Designer: François Séguin / Principal Cast: Saoirse
Ronan , Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Zegen, Emory Cohen,
Mary O'Driscoll , Julie Walters, Emily Bett Rickards , Jim
Contact: Fox Searchlight Pictures
THE DIRECTOR: Crowley became involved in theatre as a student, seeing it as a stepping stone to directing film. He began directing plays in Dublin in
the early 90s, reached London's West End by 1996 and eventually become an associate director at the Donmar Warehouse. In 2000, he directed Come
and Go as part of the Beckett on Film series and made his feature debut Intermission (2003), a comedy drama set in Dublin, starring Colin Farrell, Cillian
Murphy and Kelly MacDonald, based on a screenplay by playwright Mark O'Rowe.
In May 2005 Crowley, along with Danny Boyle, launched the UK Film Council Development Fund's "25 Words or Less: Director’s Cut" scheme to
develop a feature film project, stating that he wanted particularly to "create a contemporary 'rebirth' or transformation story about a man or woman
who begins as someone that spreads coldness."
In 2007, Crowley reteamed with O'Rowe for the thought-provoking BAFTA-winning drama Boy A, about a young man's return
to civilian life after imprisonment for a brutal childhood killing, which was made for British television but was released theatrically in the US the following year.
Additionally, Crowley was Tony nominated for the hugely successful London and Broadway runs of Martin McDonagh's
play The Pillowman in 2003 and 2005. He directed Neve Campbell and Cillian Murphy in the West End production of Love
Song in 2006-7, and in 2007 filmed a television version of Harold Pinter's Celebration starring Michael Gambon, Stephen
Rea and Colin Firth. In 2009 he directed the film Is Anybody There?, set in 1980s seaside Britain, written by Peter Harness and
starring Michael Caine as a grumpy ex-magician. In 2010, Crowley teamed once again with McDonagh for A Behanding in
Spokane on Broadway.
Saturday, Nov 7, 9pm, CP- Lauderdale
Thursday, Nov 12, 7:45pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Todd Haynes / USA / 2015 / 118 min / DCP / English
In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel, The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find
themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950’s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an
honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet, is a clerk working
in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.
While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with
Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby come to light.
Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley / Composer: Carter Burwell / Writer: Phyllis Nagy / Cinematographer: Edward Lachman / Editor: Affonso Gonçalves / Production Designer: Judy Becker / Principal Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara,
Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy and Cory Michael Smith.
THE DIRECTOR: Todd Haynes is known for making provocative films that subvert narrative structure and resound with transgressive, complex eroticism. Born 1961,
in LA and developed an interest in film at a young age. While still a high school student, he produced his first film, a short about contemporary teenage life entitled
The Suicide (1978). Haynes studied at Brown University, making his directorial debut with Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud (1985). He gained his first dose
of attention and controversy with Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987). A psychological docudrama about singer and anorexia victim Karen Carpenter, the
film blended sharp satire (...its use of Barbie dolls to portray the characters) with historical perspective and surprising compassion. The considerable notice it earned
at a number of film festivals was tempered by a lawsuit filed against Haynes by Richard Carpenter, whom the film portrayed in a less than
flattering light. Controversy and acclaim again came Haynes' way with his 1991 feature directorial debut, Poison. The exploration of AIDSera deviancy, alienation, death, homosexuality, and persecution told in turn as a vox-pop documentary, '50s sci-fi horror fantasy, and gay
love story. The fact that it received $25,000 worth of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts made the film a target of the campaign being waged by the right-wing American Family Asso. If anything, the publicity generated by the controversy helped the film, and Poison and won the 1991 Sundance's Grand Prize, establishing Haynes as a talent to be taken seriously. He resurfaced with Safe. The story
of a housewife (Julianne Moore) who is literally allergic to the 20th century. This recognition was apparent in the anticipation surrounding
Haynes' next feature, 1998's Velvet Goldmine. Starring Christian Bale, and Ewan McGregor, the film a loving tribute to the Glam rock era.
In 2002, Haynes finally won both critical approval and popular success with his Oscar nominated Far From Heaven. The film boasted lush
cinematography, a sweeping, perceptive score from Elmer Bernstein, and brilliant leading performances by Julianne Moore, Dennis Haysbert, Dennis Quaid and Patricia Clarkson. (Excerpted from The All Movie Guide)
Thursday, Nov 12, 7pm, CP- Lauderdale
Friday, Nov 13, 9pm, CP- Hollywood
CASESE QUIEN PUEDA GET MARRIED IF YOU CAN
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Marco Polo de Constandse
México 2013 / 107 min / DCP /
Spanish w/English sub-titles
Snobby glamorous Ana Paula gets lost in
the jungle a week before her wedding just
after she finds out that her fiancé has been
cheating on with her cousin. Meanwhile,
Daniela, her bohemian sister gets reunited
with her friend from childhood Gustavo,
who has been secretly the love of her life.
Screenplay: Martha Higareda / Producers: Alejandra Cárdenas, Martha Higareda / Cinematographer: Horacio
Marquínez / Editor: Jorge Macaya / Composer: Juan Manuel Langarica / Production Designer: Alejandra Quijano / Art
Director: Darío Carreto / Principal Cast:
Martha Higareda, Miriam Higareda, Luis
Gerardo Méndez, Michel Brown
Contact: Xanic Zepeda [email protected] /
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/117940163 /
THE DIRECTOR: Marco Polo has participated in several national and international features. He has
worked in the direction department in movies like Kill Bill I & II , Matador and many others. He has
several participations as a producer for television and film. Get married if you can is his first film project as a director. Through his company Filmadora Nacional he’s now coproducing with Tigre Pictures
the thriller “La Isla” starring Ana Claudia Talancón, Iván Sánchez and Andrés Almeida, producing
“Siempre Vuelven” and preparing to direct the romantic comedy “Valentina’s Wedding”.
Saturday, Nov 7, 4pm, CP- Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 8, 3:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
CASSANOVA WAS A WOMAN
FDirector: Kevin Arbouet
USA / 2014 / 112 min / DCP / English
Cassanova Canto is a struggling actor who fits
none of today’s social stereotypes. She is a 5’7”,
blonde, blue-eyed Cuban-American who has
fallen in love with a woman, while still married
to her husband. Throw in a famous Spanish
soap star mother, a homophobic sister, and an
imaginary naked Fantasy Man, and her dilemma
takes a riotous unexpected twist. Leaving the
audience pondering: Can you be a free-spirited,
sexually fluid, pansexual, bisexual, metrosexual,
monogamist - oh, and…also be Latin?
Screenplay: Jezabel Montero / Producers: Jezabel
Montero, Peter Iengo / Cinematographer: Eric
Hales, John McClung / Editor: Ethan David / Production Designer: David Dean Ebert / Art Director:
Ali Marx / Principal Cast: Jezabel Montero, Margo
Singaliese, Paolo Andino, Monica Steuer, Carolann Valentino, Zully Montero, Chaz Mena, Gene
Gabriel, Jessica Blank
Jezabel Montero [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Kevin Arbouet is a former Vice President of Lee Daniels Entertainment (Monster’s Ball, Precious) works currently as a film, television and commercial director. Director and
writer of the feature films, Police State and Fair Market Value. His feature “Generation Iron”,
which he 2nd Unit directed, starred Mickey Rourke and Arnold Schwarzenegger and went on to
become one of the highest grossing documentaries of the year.
Monday, Nov 9, 5:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Tuesday, Nov 10, 5:15pm, CP- Hollywood
DEAREST QIN AI DE XIAO HAI
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
China / 2014 / 128 min / DCP /
Mandarin w/English sub-titles
Wen Jun (Huang Bo) and his wife Xiaojuan (Hao Lei) are busy
parents in the bustling South China city of Shenzen. One day,
as their young son Tian Peng plays in the streets with his
friends, he's snatched by kidnappers, leaving his parents distraught — but not despairing. With extraordinary commitment
and resourcefulness, they set out to find their lost son.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Venice Biennale /Toronto Film Fest /
Rio Intl Film Festival / Busan Intl Film Festival / BFI London Film
Festival / Tallinn Black Nights Intl Film Festival / Intl Film Festival
India Goa / Hawaii Intl Film Festival / Hong-Kong Asian Film Festival / China Intl Film Festival (Best Picture, Best Director) / Dubai
Intl Film Festival / EFM Berlin / Portland Intl Film Festival / Glasgow Film Festival / Cleveland Intl Film Festival / Dublin Intl Film
Festival / Cinemasia Film Festival
THE DIRECTOR: Chan was born in Hong Kong to Chinese parents. He spent infancy in Hong Kong before moving with his parents to Thailand. He
later studied in the U.S. attending film school at UCLA. He returned to Hong Kong in 1983 for a summer internship in the film industry. He served as
a second AD and producer to Basil Lee on Heroes Are Not Fat, which was set in Thailand. He was a location mgr on 3 Jackie Chan films, Wheels on
Meals, The Protector and Armour of God.
His directorial debut, Alan and Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye, was crowned best film at the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild in 1991. It also won
best actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Eric Tsang, who would become a frequent collaborator with Chan.
Chan produced a number of box-office and critical hits in Hong Kong, including his own: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father. Other critical successes followed: Tom, Dick And Hairy, He's a Woman, She's a Man and Comrades, Almost a Love Story. In the late 1990s, Chan worked in Hollywood,
directing The Love Letter, starring Kate Capshaw, Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Selleck.
In 2000, Chan co-founded Applause Pictures with Teddy Chen and Allan Fung. The company's
focus was on fostering ties with pan-Asian filmmakers, producing such films as Jan Dara by Thailand's Nonzee Nimibutr, One Fine Spring Day South Korea's Hur Jin-ho, Samsara by
China's Huang Jianxin, and The Eye by Danny and Oxide Pang.
Chan's 2005 film, the musical Perhaps Love closed the 2005 Venice Film Festival and was Hong
Kong's entry for an Academy Awards nomination in the best foreign film category. Perhaps Love
became one of the year's top-grossing films in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and received a
record 29 awards. Chan next directed The Warlords (2007) and produced Derek Yee's Protégé
(2007). The two films garnered 8 Hong Kong Film Awards and 3 Golden Horse Awards, including
Best Director and Best Feature Film.
Saturday, Nov 14, 9pm, CP- Hollywood
Saturday, Nov 21, 9:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Director: Sung-Bo Shim
South Korea / 2014 / 111 min / DCP /
Korean w/English sub-titles
Kang, a long time captain of the Junjin, is disheartened to learn that his ship has been sold by its
owner, leaving Kang's entire crew in danger of losing their livelihood. Swallowing his pride, Kang pays
a visit to Yeo, a human trafficking broker, and decides to take on the dangerous job of smuggling illegal migrants into South Korea. When the Junjin
arrives at the pickup point, a violent storm forces
the boat to stall in the open waters, inevitably pitting
Kang's crew against the migrants. As tension and
unrest spread throughout the Junjin, a dense sea
fog envelops the boat, and tragedy unfolds in the
mysterious depths of the fog...
"Never in a million years would someone be able
to watch this film for the first time and guess that
it's a debut feature. So assured is the direction, so
purposeful is the camera."
– Nikola Grazdanovic, The Playlist
"...crisp, starkly beautiful compositions, contrasting
claustrophobic human activity with the ocean's
– Maggie Lee, variety
"While the film is expertly made, all its visual thrills
are present to serve the characters and their complexly interwoven moral trajectories..."
– Pierce Conran, Twitch Film
Writers: Sung-Bo Shim, Joon-ho Bong / Producers:
Joon-ho Bong, Neung-yeon Joh, Lewis Taewan
Kim / Cinematographer: Kyung-pyo Hong / Editors:
Jae-beom Kim, Sang-beom Kin / Production Designer: Ha-jun Lee / Principal Cast: Yun-seok Kim,
Yoo-chun Park, Ye-re Han, Seong-kun Mun, Sangho Kim, Hee-jun Lee, In-gi Jeong
Contact: Film Movement
THE DIRECTOR: Sung-bo Shim is a writer and director, known for Memories of Murder (2003), Haemoo (2014) and Visiting
Report in Korea (2004).
Saturday, Nov 14, 2:30pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr
Sunday, Nov 15, 3:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH
SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE
Director: John Goshorn
Florida / 2015 / 81 mn / HDCam / English
As the film opens, Jonah and Maggie are in the process of buying their first home, picking out one that feels perfect to start a
family. They move in, riding a wave of satisfaction at opening
the next chapter in their lives. But it doesn't last. Days after moving in, the newspaper where Jonah works makes job cuts, his
position among them. They try to muddle through and hold on
to their dream. Maggie picks up a waitressing gig to supplement
her daycare job, and Jonah tries desperately to find work and
renegotiate the terms of their mortgage, to no avail. And trying
to compete in a dying industry and a saturated job market, his
opportunities are severely limited.
After a particularly humiliating interview and another round of
bad news about the mortgage, Jonah is at his wit's end. He
heads to the coast to regroup, but never returns home. He is
presumed to have drowned while kayaking in the ocean, but no
one is certain. Maggie is left to pick up the pieces while weighing
her grief, her hope for Jonah's miraculous return, suspicions regarding the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, and
her own need to move on with her life.
Screenplay: John Goshorn / Producers: John Goshorn, Kate
Jacobs, Julie Opala / Cinematographer: Jeffrey Gross /
Editor: Alan Parker, Austin Boggs, Kate Shults /
Composer: Gavin Salkeld / Production Designer: Elizabeth Sutphin / Art Director: / Principal Cast: Jennifer Faith Ward, Tom
Kemnitz Jr., Marco DiGeorge, Peg O’Keef
Contact: John Goshorn [email protected], 321-439-8388
THE DIRECTOR John Goshorn was born and raised in a rural Virginia town an hour from the nearest
movie theater. The Happiest Place on Earth is his debut feature film as a writer, director, and producer.
He recently adapted and directed an Edgar Allan Poe anthology stage show, and previous work includes
work in front of and behind the camera in independent shorts and features, TV commercials, promotional
spots, and paid programming segments. He currently works as a film educator.
Sunday, Nov 15, 6:30pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr
Monday, Nov 16, 5:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Oren Stern /
Israel / 2014 / 92 min / DCP /
Hebrew w/English sub-titles
A Comic drama that tells the story of
the Geva family – a bourgeois family
After a car accident, the mother of the
family, Ora, goes into a coma.
The family members try to bring her
back in every way possible.
On this emotional and fascinating journey we will meet some plastic surgeons, a wheelchair-bound marathon
coach, a tough private investigator, a
yoga instructor, a sensitive belly dancer
and a big star in the Arab cinema.
Screenplay: Riki Shulman, Oren Stern
/ Producer: Michael Sharfshtein,
Moshe Edery, Leon Edery / Cinematographer: Amnon Zalait / Editor:
Zohar Sela / Music: Issar Shulman /
Principal Cast: Shlomo Bar Aba, Mali
Levi Gershon, Itay Tiran, Rotem Zisman Cohen, Idit Teperson, Romi
Aboulafia, Yossi Marshak, Yousef
Sweid, Albert Illuz
Contact: Dana Goren, Israel Films
THE DIRECTOR Oren Stern was born on August 16th 1972in Ramat-Gan, Israel. A graduate of the cinema department, the "Camera Obscure" school. Filmography: 2004 - Cutting free from Suzi- 50 min, a comic drama for
"Hot" cable t.v. 2003- Tears of Amsalem - 50 min, a comic drama for "Hot" cable t.v. 2000- Funeral at Park de
France- 25 min, a comic drama (a graduate project). Winner of the best drama prize of the international Mexico
City festival for short films.
Saturday, Nov 7, 6:30pm, CP-Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 8, 6pm, CP- Lauderdale
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Cristina Comencini / Italy / 2015 / 105 min / DCP / Italian w/English sub-titles
Saverio Crispo was a famous actor and a womanizer: his 5 daughters – born from 5 different mothers in different parts of the world – gather
in his hometown on the 10th anniversary of his death. Crushed by their father’s legacy, the 5 daughters, are like strangers and this is the occasion they need to finally get to know each other and also learn an unsettling truth about their father.
A hysterical comedy with mother pitting daughter against daughter with the burning question who did he love more? They swap stories and
surprises in a Love: Italian Style way. Food, wine, nostalgia, more wine and a healthy dash of secret amore.
Writers: Giulia Calenda, Cristina Comencini / Producer: Lionello Cerri (Lumiere&Co) / Cast : Jordi Molla, Marisa Paredes, Virna Lisi, Candela Penna
and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Contact: RaiCom in Rome
THIS IS THe FINaL FILM oF BeLoved aCTReSS vIRNI LISI wHo woN 24
awaRdS INCLudING 2 GoLdeN GLoBeS aNd BeST aCTReSS aT CaNNeS
THE DIRECTOR: Cristina Comencini was born in Rome in 1956. Her father was the Italian director Luigi Comencini and with him she began her career
as a screenwriter, co-writing Il matrimonio di Caterina (1982), Buon Natale... Buon anno (1989), Quattro storie di donne
(1986), Cuore and La Storia.
Graduated in Economics, she made her debut as a movie director in 1988 with Zoo, followed by I divertimenti della vita privata
(1990), La fine è nota (1992), Va' dove ti porta il cuore (1996), Matrimoni (1998), Liberate i pesci (1999), Il più bel giorno della
mia vita (Award Winner for Best Foreign Film at FLIFF 2002), La bestia nel cuore (2005 - nominated by the Academy Awards
for the Best Foreign Language Film's category), Bianco e nero (2008), Quando la Notte (2011), Latin Lover (2015). For theatre
she wrote and directed the plays Due Partite (2006), Est Ovest (2009), Libere (2010) and La Scena (2013).
As author, she published Pagine strappate (1991), Passione di famiglia (1994), Matrioska (2002), La bestia nel cuore
(2004), Due partite (2006), L'illusione del bene (2007 - nominated by Premio Strega as Best Book of the Year), Quando
la Notte (2009), La nave più bella (2012), Lucy (2014), Voi non la conoscete (2014).
She is the happy mother of three: Carlo, Giulia and Luigi.
Saturday, Nov 7, 7pm, CP- Lauderdale
Sunday, Nov 8, 6pm, CP- Hollywood
LE PÉRE NOEL
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
FFrance / 2014 / 80 min / DCP /
French w/English sub-titles
On this Christmas Eve, six-year-old Antoine has
only one idea in mind: to meet Father Christmas
and go on a trip to the stars with him in his sleigh.
When Father Christmas does magically fall onto his
balcony, Antoine is too dazzled to see that he is in
fact a thief in disguise, who is stealing jewels from
apartments in chic neighborhoods.
Despite all his efforts to get rid of the very determined boy, Father Christmas and Antoine form an
improbable duo who traverse Paris from roof to
roof, each of them looking for their own dream.
This film is one of my favorites of FLIFF2015. Essential to any great movie is ‘Do you care about the characters?’ The answer is an undeniable YES! Heart,
pathos, comedy, suspense, action and surprise...this
is a 6 cylinder vehicle with V8 thrust. The director,
Alexander Coffre was the Director / Co-Writer of last
year’s hit THE VOLCANO. This film is a different animal. Still lots of laughs, but much more moving in
such an engaging fashion. Cinema magnifique!
Executive Producer : Nicolas Duval Adassovsky /
Screenwriters : Rachel Palmieri, Fabrice Carazo / CoProducer : Grégoire Melin / Music Composer : Klaus
Badelt / Costume designer : Virginie Montel / Director
of Photography : Pierre Cottereau / Editor : Hervé de
Luze / Production Designer : Gwendal Bescond / Principal Cast: Tahir Rahim, Victor Cabal, Annelise hesme,
Michael Abiteboul, Philippe Rebbot, Amelie Glenn
Contact: Kinology, Paris
Le PeRe NoeL IS SeLeCTed aS THe FILM To
RePReSeNT FRaNCe oN FReNCH NIGHT,
SaTuRday, NoveMBeR 7, aT CINeMa PaRadISo
– LaudeRdaLe. JoIN uS 7PM FoR THe FILM
FoLLowed By THe SoIRee aT 8:20PM.
THE DIRECTOR: Alexander Coffree is best known for the hysterical film THE VOLCANO which headlined last year’s
French Night. His only other film was BORDERLINE in 2010.
Saturday, Nov 14, 3:00pm, CP- Lauderdale
Sunday, Nov 15, 3:15pm, CP- Hollywood
LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY LIZA, A RÓKATÜNDÉR
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Károly Ujj-Mészáros
Hungary / 2015 / 98 min / DCP /
Hungarian w/English sub-titles
Fox-fairies are evil demons from Japanese folklore,
who rob men of their lives. Liza, a 30-year-old
nurse, goes in search of love, but her ill-fated admirers all die on their first date.
Liza has taken care of Marta, widow of the former
Japanese ambassador, for the last 12 years. Liza’s
only companion is her imaginary friend, Tomy Tani,
the ghost of a Japanese pop singer from the 1950s.
It’s her birthday, and so Liza goes to a Mekk
Burger’s to find romance. While she’s away, Marta
dies. Jealous relatives report Liza to the police for
murdering Marta to inherit her apartment. Sergeant
Zoltan is put on the case. The policeman rents a
room from Liza so he can keep a closer eye on his
suspect. Zoltan secretly repairs a stack of faulty fittings, very nearly gets killed in the process, and
falls slowly in love with Liza. Liza gains confidence
and begins to look better when she takes tips from
a women’s magazine, but all her dating efforts end
in fatal accidents orchestrated by Tomy Tani. Liza
is convinced that she has become a fox-fairy, a
deadly demon from Japanese folklore. The battle
for Liza’s life begins between the mysterious pop
singer and Sergeant Zoltan.
A peculiar and poignant comedy set in a fictionalized 1970s Hungary with a capitalist system… Liza,
The Fox-Fairy is a sarcastic fairy tale for grownups.
Screenplay: Bálint Hegedűs, Károly Ujj-Mészáros /
Director of Photography: Péter Szatmári /
Editor: Judit Czakó / Music: Dániel Csengery, Ambrus Tövisházi / Producer: István Major / Production
Company: Filmteam / Principal Cast: Mónika Balsai, Szabolcs Bede-Fazekas, David Sakurai, Piroska
Molnár, Zoltán Schmied
Contact: Vajda Katalin, [email protected]
Karoly as a small town boy had little knowledge of his future as a teenager, so to gain some time to think he enrolled the Budapest University of Economics,
where he finally met an extraordinary art-form – film.
That fatal meeting made him a filmgeek, and wrote his final thesis on American film industry...
With his university degree he started as a production runner, then soon became a location manager. He joined Saatchi
and Saatchi Budapest as a production assistant. He was one of the first freelancer agency producers of Hungary, he
worked for almost all the major international network agencies in Hungary.
He never gave up his ambition to become a director. His weird sense of humor and emotional touch can be witnessed in
his more than 150 commercials, and also in his 10 short-films that won several national and international awards.
His relentlessness and persistence finally made possible for him to shoot his first feature film, Liza, the Fox-fairy, is a funny
fairy tale for grown ups..
Friday, Nov 13, 4pm, CP- Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 15, 6pm, CP- Lauderdale
Director: Daniel O’Connor
Canada / 2015 / 89 min / DCP / English
Look Again is a comedy that explores our tendency to
judge others and the consequences of doing so. Amit
Gupta has been going through a rough time. First, his
business partner took off with all his money, then his
girlfriend cheated on him. He’s about to end it all
when he’s visited by his guardian angels who give him
a very special gift: a pair of glasses that enable him
to tell at a glance who is good and who is bad. But
are people really just “good” or “bad”? At first all
seems well but soon Amit realizes that having this
special power brings with it results that are both unexpected and unwelcome.
Screenplay: Daniel O'Connor / Producers: Daniel
O’Connor, Connie Contardi / Cinematographer:
Henry Sansom /Editor: Bern Euler /Composer: Jason
Staczek /Production Designer: Orhan
Sumen / Principal Cast: Anand Rajaram, Brittany
Allen, Joel Keller, Eugene Clark, Christian
Potenza, Darryl Dinn
Contact: Daniel O’Connor
THE DIRECTOR: Daniel O’Connor is a Writer/Director living in Toronto, Canada. Daniel has produced several awardwinning short films including the A Wing and A Prayer which aired nationally in Canada. Daniel’s first feature film was
Run Robot Run! which he wrote, directed and produced. The film was well received at festivals throughout the world including the Austin Film Festival and the Buenos Aires Film Festival. Robot won Best Comedy at the White Sands Film
Festival and aired on Pay TV and cable in Canada. In 2012 Daniel directed the comedy TV pilot Stand By Your Booth
from his own script.
Monday, Nov 9, 8pm, CP- Lauderdale
LOVE THE COOPERS
USA / 2015 / 105 mins / DCP / English
LOVE THE COOPERS follows the Cooper clan as four
generations of extended family come together for their
annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely
events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the
spirit of the holiday.
Written By: Steven Rogers / Produced By: Michael
London, Jessie Nelson, Janice Williams / Cast: Alan
Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Jake
Lacy, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb,
Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde / Contact: CBS Films
CoMe eaRLy aT 7:30 To PaRTake IN ouR
CHRISTMaS PaRTy...dReSS FeSTIveLy
Bonnie Barnett &
Robert Kagan, M.D.
THE DIRECTOR: Jessie Nelson is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. She is best known for directing and producing I Am Sam, for which she won
the Stanley Kramer Award and
the Naguib Mahfouz Award for
the Best First or Second Work
at the Cairo International Film
Nelson studied for a time
at University of California, Santa Cruz, but left to work with Mabou Mines. She starred in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest with Raul Julia.
Nelson co-authored the 2011 children's book Labracadabra with Karen Leigh Hopkins. She is married to Bryan Gordon.
Saturday, Nov 14, 1:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 15, 1pm, CP- Lauderdale
THE MAGIC BEANS
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
Director: Theo Panayides
Cyprus / 2014 / 101 min / DCP /
Greek w/English sub-titles
Four actors (plus their annoying friend) wait in an old
house for a drama teacher to arrive and lead them in
a workshop. At some point they get hungry, and buy
five portions of beans from a nearby restaurant - but
the beans lead to comical hallucinations and weird goings-on, allowing them to resolve their personal issues
in unexpected ways.
Screenplay: Theo Panayides / Producer: Theo
Panayides / Cinematographer: George Rahmatoulin
/ Editor: Sotiris Christou / Composer: Argyro
Christodoulides / Production Designer: Andy Bargilly
/ Art Director: Andy Bargilly / Principal Cast: Petros
Yiorkadjis, Polyxeni Savva, Andreas Koutsoumbas,
Ioanna Kordatou / Contact: Theo [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Theo Panayides was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. He studied Law at University College London and Film at the
London International Film School. When not making films, he’s been working for the past 15 years as a journalist and film reviewer at the ‘Cyprus Mail’ newspaper.
2005 MALGAAT (short – writer/director/producer) 2008 A BETTER HOLE (documentary – director/producer)
2011 ANDY AND LENA (short – writer/director/producer) 2015 THE MAGIC BEANS (writer/director/producer)
Saturday, Nov 21, 8:30, CP- Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 22, 1pm, CP- Lauderdale
Director: William Monahan / USA / 2015 / 93 min / DCP / English
In this electrifying and darkly comedic Hollywood neo-noir, an artist has an ominous encounter with a drifter in the desert, which gets taken to
Garret Hedlund plays Thomas, a brooding artist in a spiritual funk who leaves the comfort of his Hollywood Hills home to spend a few days in the Mojave
desert. Before long, though, he meets Jack (Oscar Isaac), a dangerous, chameleon-like drifter who resents Thomas’ wealth and privilege.
A thrilling combination of a twisty Hitchcockian thriller, modern-day Hollywood satire, and thought-provoking meditation on identity and fame,
Mojave is the second feature directed by Academy Award winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed), and as a director he delivers
the same skillful craftsmanship and tonal complexity that has always been a hallmark of his writing. The cast is uniformly excellent, with Oscar
Isaac delivering another ingenious and completely distinctive performance, making Jack not only a fun, unpredictable, and scary villain, but
also a provocative counterpoint to the lifestyle and world Thomas so thoroughly embodies.
Written By: William Monahan / Produced By: William Monahan, Aaron L. Ginsburg, William Green, Justine Suzanne Jones / Starring: Oscar
Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Louise Bourgoin, Walter Goggins / Contact: A24
THE DIRECTOR: Monahan was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He moved to New York City and contributed to the alternative weekly newspaper New York Press and the magazines Talk, Maxim, and Spy. In 1997 Monahan won a Pushcart Prize for a short story.
Monahan wrote a novel titled Light House: A Trifle, and Warner Bros. optioned the film rights. In 2001 20th Century Fox bought
Monahan's spec script Tripoli, about William Eaton's epic march on Tripoli during the Barbary Wars, in a deal worth mid-six
figures in American dollars, with Mark Gordon attached as producer. The script was given to Ridley Scott to direct.
Monahan steadily secured work in the film industry throughout the 2000s. Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B,
hired Monahan to write an adaptation of Hong Kong director Andrew Lau's gangster film Infernal Affairs. Monahan
respun Infernal Affairs as a battle between Irish American gangsters and cops in Boston's Southie district, and Martin
Scorsese directed the completed screenplay under the title The Departed for Warner Bros. Monahan's work on the
film would later earn him two Best Adapted Screenplay awards, from the Writers Guild of America and the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Saturday, Nov 7, 2:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
Sunday, Nov 8, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
THE MORNING AFTER
Shanra J. Kehl / USA / 2015 / 79 min / BluRay / English + French & Spanish w/English sub-titles
"Oh, crap?" Have you ever said that to yourself when you woke up in someone else's bed? The Morning After follows eight characters who wake up
having to deal with the aftermath of being in someone else’s bed. How do they escape their greediness, intimacy issues and infidelity?
Writer: Shanra J. Kehl / Producers: Robert Shapiro, Shanra J. Kehl, Helen Vonderheide / Executive Producers: Don Stricklin, Shanra J. Kehl / Cinematographer: Shanra J. Kehl / Editor: Katherine Walker / Composer: David Nyman / Original Music by: Captain Cuts / Production Designer: Sarah
Cole / Costume Designer: JJ Lewis / Principal Cast: Michelle Lombardo, Ben Esler, Roberto Aguire, Vanessa Evigan, Mason Trueblood, Sterling Jones,
Philipp Karner, Christian Collard, Karli-Rae Grogan, Jad Mager, Tina Arning, Chelsea Edmundson, Lauren Barnette
Contact: Shanra J. Kehl, PO BOX 5732, Santa Monica, CA 90409, 8189130871, [email protected]
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB0fovkKkes / Website: www.themorningaftermovie.com / Twitter: @TMA_MOVIE
THE DIRECTOR: Shanra J. Kehl, a Wisconsin native, attended Montana State University to study Film
and Photography. After two years in Bozeman, she transferred to Columbia College Chicago to continue
study Cinematography. At CCC, she produced and shot a short film called Paradise Lounge, which won
almost a dozen festivals. Shanra continued to work in Chicago on indie films until she moved to Los Angeles to work as Phedon Papamichael’s camera intern on the film Idenitity. Following her internship,
Shanra followed the DP path and continued to shoot indie films, docu-series shows, reality shows and
two documentaries for Paramount Pictures, SHOWTIME, BRAVO, A&E, MTV, CBS, and many other networks. She has also directed two shorts, Manscaping and The Clock. Manscaping won a half a dozen
film festivals and was picked up by Shorts International for distribution. After having success with all of
the shorts she’s produced and shot, she’s continuing her career with producing, writing, directing and
DPing her first directorial debut, The Morning After.
Steven & Kim Naimoli
Friday, Nov 6, 6pm, CP- Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 8, 8:30pm, CP- Hollywood
THE MOVING FOREST
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Director: Vinícius Coimbra / Brazil –
Uruguay – Germany – Scotland /
2015 / 95 min / DCP / Portuguese
Elias is a prominent executive that
works at the second largest, privatelyowned bank in Brazil. He has received
many opportunities and support from the
bank’s president, Heitor. One day, in
front of the bank, Elias comes across a
street knitter, a mysterious woman who
predicts his future, saying he will become the Vice President of the bank on
this very same day, and will soon become President.
Elias is very impressed with the story,
which he tells to his beautiful, powerful
wife, Clara. Excited by these predictions,
Clara suggests he invites Heitor to their
home for dinner that very same evening.
The wheel of fortune has been set in motion and a sequence of murders is perpetrated by the couple who leave a path of blood as they ascend
to power, making them both executioners and victims of their own fate.
A modern re-telling of MACBETH, with all the violence, lust, greed and ambition the Bard could want.
Screenplay: Vinícius Coimbra, Manuela Dias / Producer: Elisa Tolomelli / Cinematographer: Pablo Baião, Alexandre Fructuoso / Editor: Vinícius
Coimbra / Composer: Sacha Amback / Production Designer: Thais Mello and Mariana Secco / Art Director: Walter Brunialti / Principal
Cast: Gabriel Braga Nunes, Ana Paula Arosio, Nelson Xavier, Ângelo Antônio, Fernando Alves Pinto
Contact: Elisa Tolomelli – [email protected] / Website: https://www.ehfilmes.com.br
THE DIRECTOR: 2013 Emmy Award Winner (Best Telenovela – “Lado a Lado”, by TV Globo), Vinícius Coimbra
has graduated in advertising and marketing at ESPM / SP and has directed, in more than ten years of career, telenovelas, series and commercials. In 2011 his first feature "The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga" received five
awards at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, among them Best Film (Critics Prize) and Audience Award.
Pam Huizenga Alexander
James M. Boren
Betsy Cameron & Barry Smith
Jenna & John Casciotta
Richard & Andrea Eisen
Theo & Connie Folz
Michael & Susan Goldberg
Arnold & Suzanne Gouveia
Dane & Cynthia Hancock
Robert Kagan & Bonnie Barnett
Alan & Sharon Koslow
Margot & Joy Laskin
Patrick & Gayle Leveque
Ginny & Tom Miller
Steven & Kim Naimoli
Jim & Candy Norton
Teri & Brian Pattullo
Phoebe & Shelly Satlin
Doug & Val. Solomon
Robert & Brenda Stacy
Gerry & Lucy Weber
Jennifer & Marcus Wolf
Charles B. Bay
Dan & Meg Donoghue
Monday, Nov 9, 7:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Monday, Nov 23, 8:00pm, CP- Lauderdale
MUSICAL CHAIRS LES CHASES MUSICALES
Director: Marie Belhomme
France / 2015 / 83 min / DCP /
French w/English sub-titles
Perrine, a thirty-something woman, is a child at
heart. When she accidentally makes a man fall in
a dumpster, she runs away after calling for help.
But upon learning he is in a coma, she starts visiting him every day and does everything in her
power to wake him up. Even if it means stealing his
job, his apartment, his dog, his son’s custody, and
even if it means falling for him…
Writer: Marie Belhomme , Michel Leclerc / Producers: Emmanuel Barraux, Agnès Vallée / Cinematographer: Pénélope Pourriat / Editors:
Sébastien de Sainte Croix / Production Designer:
Erwan Le Floc'h | Philippe van Herwijnen / Principal
Cast: Isabelle Carré, Carmen Maura, Philippe
THE DIRECTOR: Les
Chases Musicales is Marie
Belhomme’s feature directorial debut.
Ivar & Mona Fandel
Jennifer Halquist Colony
Betty Lakey Smith
Pierre & Francine Lapter
Jeff & Debra Sandler
Joelle M. Triollet
Robert & Rose White
Jorge & Maria Begue
Dr. Tibbi Duboys
Wesley & Nancy Fetzer
David & Kathy Freeman
Richard & Susan Goldman
Christian & Christina Gonzalez
Darren & Lizz Karp
Dr. Gil Klajman
Basil & Carol Pagones
Lee & Sher Patterson
Carl & Elaine Schumacher
Art & Helen Smith
Wednesday, Nov 11, 11:30am CP-Lauderdale
Thursday, Nov 12, 5:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Richard Berry
France / 2015 / 90 min / DCP /
French w/English sub-titles
Max, Paul and Simon have been friends for 35 years.
They take great pleasure in their one vacation a year
together without their partners and meet-up regularly
to spend evenings drinking or playing cards. Each has
a successful career and they all appear to have perfect lives until the night Simon announces to his
friends that he has just strangled his wife, Estelle after
a blazing row. Max and Paul are horrified by Simon’s
confession, but worse is to come when Simon asks
them to lie and provide him with an alibi for the time
Estelle was killed. Both men are torn between lying
or turning over their best friend to the police.
Nos Femmes is following in a tradition for films celebrating male friendship that have long proved fertile
ground for French directors. There’s been Hugo
Gélin’s Comme des Frères, Marc Esposito’s Les
Coeurs des Hommes 1,2 and 3,La Vérité si Je Mens
(|Would I Lie to You) 1,2 and 3 and just last week
Olivier Baroux examined male relationships in the
comedy Entre Amis, with Auteuil once again in the
lead role. Buddy movies are not the exclusive property of French directors, but it’s interesting to ask why
there are so many films made in France about male
friendships and so few about the female equivalent? Of course Berry’s film is not just about the ties
between men, but also about the limits of friendship
and how far one person can ever truly know another.
Deep stuff, but Berry knows when to lighten the mood
and shift the film in a completely different direction.
Although publicity for the film shows the three actors
together, this is really a two-man show with Berry and Auteuil expertly batting the witty, incisive dialogue back and forth while covering a range
of issues from moral responsibility, to the nature of friendship, fidelity, and, of course, love and mariage. And it’s funny – really, laugh out loud
funny – especially the unforgettable sight of Berry dancing and rapping to Dans Ma Benz by French group, NTM. Nos Femmesis a real treat
for audiences who will enjoy watching Berry and Auteuil at the top of their game and a script that provides genuine food for thought.
Writer: Eric Assous, Richard Berry / Producer(S) : Thomas Langmann (La Petite Reine), Sébastien Delloye (Entre Chien Et Loup) / Cast : Daniel
Auteuil, Richard Berry, Thierry Lhermitte / Contact: Kinology, Paris
THE DIRECTOR: Richard Berry (born Richard Élie Benguigui, 31 July 1950) is a French actor, film director and screenwriter.
He has appeared in nearly 100 films since 1972. He starred in The Violin Player, which was entered into the 1994 Cannes Film
Festival. His film MOI CESAR opened the 2003 FLIFF.
Sunday, Nov 22, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
Monday, Nov 23, 5:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Director: Avraham Kushnir
Israel / 2014 / 105 min / DCP / English + Hebrew-FrenchGerman w/English sub-titles
The Iranians are bringing missiles out of their bunkers and within
an hour and a half they will be prepared to “push the button” and
launch the missiles at any point in Israel.
Against the time that is running out, a drama is being reconstructed. It is a political, scientific and human drama that took
place in Jerusalem and Paris during the 1950's - 60's.
On his return from a trip to a concentration camp, Ben Gurion
gives an order to develop Israel’s nuclear option – as an insurance policy for the remainder of the Jewish people. At the time
only the USA, Great Britain and Russia had the bomb
At the center of this story are the Head of the Mossad as well
as a key Nuclear Physicist together with his doctoral students.
They are recruited to develop the bomb for Israel. The mission
The tense and romantic relationships between the characters
are presented against the background of the determination of
the Head of the Mossad to attain the Bomb and the soul-searching of the physicists who understand the terrible significance of
Operation Sunflower also deals with the dilemma of the commitment of the Jewish People around the world towards the State
of Israel and how far will they go in order to help the Jewish
State. The Story that unfolds in the film, in the words of one of
the characters, "was mythical".
Producers: Haim Sharir and Avraham Kushnir / Cinematographers: Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov / Editor: Yosef Grinfeld / Music:
Antonin Dvorak, performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Broadcasting authority / Principal Cast: Yehoram Gaon,
Tsofit Grant, Baruch Brener, Daniella Kertesz, Yossi Marshak,
Emmanuel Halperin, Sasha Demidov
Contact: Israeli Films, Dana Goren, [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: During high school Kushnir studied at the youth village HaKfar HaYarok. Afterwards, during his mandatory
military service, Kushnir served in an Infantry unit. After his army service Kushnir worked as a stagehand and later on began
His professional career as an actor began in the early 1980s when he began performing in stand up shows. In 1985 Kushnir
hosted the annual Israeli singing show "The Festigal" alongside Gadi Yagil.
In 1987, while he was 27 years old, Kushnir represented Israel in the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest along with Nathan Dattner, as
part of the comedic duo "HaBatlanim" (lit. "The Bums"), with the comical song "Shir Habatlanim" which ended up in the 8th place.
Friday, Nov 13, 9:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
Friday, Nov 20, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
Michelle Filippi &
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
Alfredo HuecK / Venezuela / 2015 / 100 min /
BluRay / Spanish w/English sub-titles
Package # 3 is a Venezuelan political satire. El Cholo, a Peruvian taxi
driver, flees from the justice of his country and comes to Venezuela
looking for a better future. After encountering a band of swindlers...Wait
a minute. Venezuela? Really?
Screenplay: Alfredo HuecK / Producers: Beto Benites / Cinematographer: Gyula David / Editor: Luis rahamut,Manuela Lupini, Alfredo
Hueck / Composer: Claudio Ramirez / Production Designer: Daniel
Isaac / Art Director: Maria Soler / Principal Cast: Beto Benites, Emilio
Lovera, Eulalia Siso, Daniela Bascope, Dimas Gonzales, Vicente
Peña, Leonidas Urbina, Eduardo Gulino, Pavel Roschupkin
Contact: Alfredo HuecK [email protected]
Website: www.eyeandhook.com / Twitter: @paquete3
A PERFECT DAY
THE DIRECTOR: In 2005 his first fiction short film [YBI-173] got major recognition in Venezuela and Spain. Afterwards he couldn’t stop making short films:
Get in love (winner in Brussels Film Festival and selected in Paris), Stay (TNT
Project48 winner), Bloques (selected at Sao Paulo
Film Festival), Save me a Spot (NewFilmmakers LA
selection) and Lady in White ( Cork Underground
Film Festival). He is currently developing his second
feature film, a romantic comedy Plaster Wedding
(Bodas de Cartón) and he’s working on the script of
his third feature film THE GRAND PREMIERE. He
also works in the advertising and television industries as a Creative Director and Editor and continues SPeCIaL GueST:
to promote his first feature PACKAGE#3.
Sunday, Nov 22, 3:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Sunday, Nov 22, 8:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa / Balkans / 2015 / 105 min / DCP / English
There’s a little something of early Robert Altman in this enjoyably spiky comic war movie from
the Spanish director Fernando León de Aranda: think of it as a second helping of M*A*S*H.
We’re somewhere in the Balkans in late 1995, and word of the ceasefire that has been
thrashed out between the Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Yugoslavian foreign ministers in the United States has not yet filtered up to the rubble-strewn mountains where
Mambrú and B, two international aid workers played by Benicio Del Toro and Tim Robbins, are doing their best to keep the local communities from self-combustion.
Overnight, the corpse of a very fat man has appeared in a very deep village well,
which is bad news on two counts. Firstly, it has to be removed from the well within
around 24 hours or the water will be rendered unpotable; and secondly, the corpse
didn’t get there by itself, which means there’s more afoot here than cosmic bad luck.
Mambrú (Del Toro) successfully winches the body up most of the
way, but the rope snaps and down it goes again – just as the wildeyed and woolly brained veteran B (Robbins) screeches on to the
scene with Sophie (Mélanie Thierry), a recent aid-agency recruit
with a delicate stomach, in the back of his jeep.
Screenplay: Leon de Aranoa, based on the novel “Dejarse llover” by Paula
Farias. / Camera: Alex Catalan / Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas / Music: Arnau Bataller / Production Designer: Cesar Macarron / Principal Cast: Benicio
Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry, Fedja Stukan, Eldar Residovic, Sergi Lopez / Contact: IFC Films
Saturday, Nov 14, 7:45pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr
Monday, Nov 16, 7:30pm, CP- Hollywood
THE SECRET OF ITALIA
Director: Antonello Belluco
Italy / 2014 / 98 min / DCP /
Italian w/English sub-titles
Inspired by true events that took place in
the spring of 1945. Codevigo, a small
town in the valley south of Padua, experiences the war only after the liberation. The
drama of one family in what is known as
‘The Massacre at Codevigo,’ brought
about by the Communist partisans, as
seen through the eyes and heart of a
young girl: Italia.
Screenplay: Gerardo Fontana and Antonello Belluco / Producer: Antonello Belluco / Cinematographer: Giovanni
Andreotta / Editor: Antonello Belluco /
Composer: Paolo Agostini / Production
Designer: Virgini Vianello / Costume Designers: Romilda Zaccaria and Caterina
Pavan / Sound Engineer: Enrico Lenarduzzi / Executive Producer: Maria
Rafaella Lucietto /Principal Cast: Romina
Power, Gloria Rizzato, Fabrizio Romagnoli, Giovanni Capalbo, Elisabetta De
Gasperi, Alberto Vetri, Maria Vittoria
Casarotti Todeschini / Contact: [email protected]
Contact: Carine McConekey
Twitter: @Segretodiitalia, @IlSegretodiItalia
THE DIRECTOR: Antonello Belluco has a PhD. in Political Science. After many years working for private radio and television stations, he worked at
the RAI, an Italian news outlet, as a program director and then director for almost 5 years. After starting with
short films, he began directing national commercial campaigns. He learned how to use a camera and developed
his style while working on television commercials. He is credited for writing and directing 3 musicals. He also
directed numerous home video, fiction and documentary films until his first feature at the age of 48: “Antonio
Guerriero di Dio” with Jordi Molla, Arnoldo Foa and Mattia Sbragia.
He made another film for television: ”Il Giorgione”. He then directed and produced “The Secret of Italia” with
He is currently in pre-production for a new film called “Issa Rossa” that deals with another controversial part of
Friday, Nov 13, 6:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Wednesday, Nov 25, 5:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME
Director: Chloé Zhao
USA / 2015 / 98 min / DCP / English
Set on the Great Plains and the Badlands of Pine
Ridge Indian Reservation, SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME is a compelling and complex tale
that explores the bond between a brother and his
younger sister, who find themselves on separate
paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Screenplay: Chloé Zhao / Producers: Chloé Zhao, Angela C. Lee, Mollye Asher, Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker / Cinematographer: Joshua James
Richards / Editor: Alan Canant / Composer: Peter Golub
/ Sound Design: Bob Edwards / Principal Cast: John
Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Eléonore Hendricks, Travis Lone Hill, Cat Clifford, Irene Bedard
Contact: Angela C. Lee [email protected]
Teri & Brian Pattullo
To Gregory, Bonnie and
the Fabulous Team at
AND RENÉ KATZ
THE DIRECTOR: Chloé Zhao was named one of the 25 New Faces
of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2013. Her feature
debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me will premiere in US Dramatic
Competition at 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film received support from organizations such as Sundance Institute, San Francisco
Film Society, IFP, Film Independent, Cinereach, and Time Warner
Foundation and won grants such as the Chris Columbus/Richard
Vague production grant. Chloé’s short film Daughters premiered at
the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival and won
Best Student Live Action at
Palm Springs International
Film Festival. Chloé was born
in Beijing, studied Politics at
Mount Holyoke College and
Film Production at NYU.
Saturday, Nov 7, 5pm, CP- Lauderdale
Sunday, Nov 8, 3:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Jordan / 2014 / 100 min / DCP /
Arabic w/English sub-titles
1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his
younger brother Theeb (“Wolf”) in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’
quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer
and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located
along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor
his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the
long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves
trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders. Naji
Abu Nowar’s powerful and assured directorial debut, set in the
land of Lawrence of Arabia, is a wondrous “Bedouin Western”
about a boy who, in order to survive, must become a man and
live up to the name his father gave him.
THe HuFFINGToN PoST
“It is a spectacularly epic film with a wonderfully intimate human
story. It possesses everything that allows me fall in love with cinema, again and again… the kind of film that grabs a hold of you
and doesn’t let go.”
THoMPSoN oN HoLLywood
“A quietly gripping adventure tale that’s perhaps intended as a corrective to the romantic grandeur of Lawrence of Arabia, Naji Abu
Nowar’s THEEB is classic storytelling at its finest… Eid (Jacir) carries
this concise and unsentimental film on his young shoulders with
“A beautifully simple and stunningly elegant film – that can be seen as
something of a companion piece to Lawrence of Arabia – Naji Abu
Nowar’s delightful THEEB is a striking film.”
“Despite the film’s measured pacing and simple plot, the story takes several surprising turns, confounding viewer expectations throughout. This combination of unhurried exposition and unexpected plot twists is a
testament to the confidence of the filmmakers’ vision and their faith in the strength of the material… THEEB might herald the inauguration of
a new film genre: the Bedouin western.”
Writers: Naji Abu Nowar, Bassel Ghandour / Producers: Bassel Ghandour, Rupert Lloyd / Composer: Jerry Lane / Cinematographer: Wolfgang Thaler / Editor: Rupert Lloyd / Production Designer: Anna Lavelle / Principal Cast: Jacir Eid AlHwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox
Contact: Film Movement
THE DIRECTOR: Naji Abu Nowar is a writer and director, known for Theeb (2014), Death of a Boxer(2009) and Till Death (2012).
Monday, Nov 16, 7:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Tuesday, Nov 17, 7:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Stefan Liberski
Japan / 2013 / 100 min / DCP / English +
French & Japanese w/English sub-titles
Her head filled with dreams, Amélie, 20, goes back to
Japan, where she spent her childhood. To earn a living,
she decides to give privates classes in French and
meets Rinri, her first and only student, a young Japanese man with whom she soon has an intimate relationship. Between the pitfalls of a culture shock that is both
poetic and amusing, she discovers a side of Japan she
had never seen before...
The story is a simple one: Amélie and Rinri meet, are
attracted to one another, delight in each other’s company for a while, then break up. Adapted from the novel,
the movie in turn gives a fresh interpretation of this universal story. The film uses themes that run throughout
the book: Japan, transitioning into adulthood, sensuality,
otherness, the fascination exerted by beauty.
The Japan of TOKYO FIANCÉE is often veiled by a hazy
mist that resembles a moist cocoon in which Amélie’s
metamorphosis takes place; a metaphor for the place both
real and imaginary that we leave behind as we exit childhood. Still a very young girl when she returns to the Japan
where she spent her early childhood, it’s as a young
woman that she will leave Japan for the second time.
More than a discovery of love, the heroine will be initiated into sensuality. She confuses the pleasures of sex
with that of food. The taste of ripe kaki fruit conjures
up the eroticism of Japanese baths and hot springs.
Bodies explore one another in the furô and onsen’s hot
waters. For young Amélie, her Japanese lover embodies this mysterious otherness. Rinri is both very handsome and unique. The film resonates the otherness of
Japan, that of sexuality, which the young woman discovers, and that of beauty. It is my intention to show
Japan’s beauty differently: the Land of the Rising Sun can still reveal itself - to us as well as the heroine - in a very unexpected light. Tokyo Fiancée is also a portrait of a city and a country. The Fukushima disaster does occur in the course of the film, straying from the novel, but it
couldn’t have been otherwise: it is impossible to describe Japan today without mentioning Fukushima. Stefan Liberski
Screenwriter: Stefan Liberski, An Adaptation Of A Novel By Amélie
Nothomb / Cinematographer: Hichame Alaouie / Production Designer: Sophie Anquez / Costume Designer: Claire Dubien / Editor:
Frédérique Broos / Principal Cast: Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue,
Julie Le Breton, Alice Delencquesaing, Akimi Ota, Hiorki Kageyama,
Tokio Yokoi, Hiromi Asai, Shinnosuke Kasahara, Masaki Watanabe
THE DIRECTOR: After graduating in Philosophy and Literature from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1977, Liberski worked
in a number of fields before assistanting on Federico Fellini’s La Città delle Donne in 1979. In 1989, he founded the comic
troupe Les Snuls. He directed a series of short films for French TV. He has written a number of novels. In 2005, he directed
his first feature ‘Bunker Paradise’.
Friday, Nov 20, 6pm, CP- Lauderdale
Saturday, Nov 21, 3:30pm, CP- Hollywood
A TREE WITHOUT ROOTS
Christopher Lovick And Christian Ducale
Vietnam - India / 2015 / 70 min /
DVD / English
Conceived in an ashram, a young writer’s transformational journey through India as he searches for
his dying father who he has never met.
Ok, I’m going to make a lofty comparison...this
film’s mood, pacing and tenor reminds me of Apocalypse Now...not so much in subject, its not remotely a war story. It is a stranger in a strange land
tale. And most prominently, the protagonist narrates from his mind – not unlike Capt. Willard’s narration in A.N.
The film is exciting, surprising and in just over an
hour you see Vietnam and much trekking in India.
There is humor, suspense and wonder galore.
Screenplay: Christopher Lovick and Christian
Ducale / Producers: Irina Popov, Christian Ducale,
Christopher Lovick / Cinematographer: Christian
Ducale / Editor: Tarek Karkoutly and Christopher
Lovick / Composer: Peter Import / Contact: Christian Ducale [email protected]
Dr. Daryl Miller
THE DIRECTOR: Christopher Lovick recently sold his script MONTY CLIFT to HBO, which stars Matt Bomer and is produced
by the Oscar-nominated Alix Madigan (Winter’s Bone). He was recently hired by Lumanity Pictures to adapt a story by Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE, SHUTTER ISLAND).
Christian Ducale discovered his love for cinema at the ripe age of seven after watching Albert Lamorisse’s acclaimed film
“Le Ballon Rouge” (The Red Balloon). An avid traveler, he has trekked through the jungles of Sumatra, dove with the hammerheads in the Philippines and camped under the desert stars in India. He has shot and directed several short films and
music videos to date.
aNd CHRISTIaN duCaLe
Saturday, Nov 7, 1:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 8, 1:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
TRUCK 20’S LOCATION
Director: Johnathon Amayo
USA / 2015 / 81 min / DCP / English
Truck 20’s Location is a drama-comedy about two
Paramedics whose routine day turns into a strange
and dangerous quest through the underbelly of Detroit.
As a Detroit paramedic, Joe Wells learned how let
things go. It’s the only way to cope. The sick, the
dying, the lonely… That’s every day for Wells and
his partner Maurice, as they bounce from patient to
patient, problem to pain in their ambulance, Truck
20. Joe Wells is burnt out. At 45 years old, after
years of working so hard to let things go, Wells
wonders if anything is worth holding onto.
Today, Wells and Maurice are pulling the notorious
double-shift. The first few hours of the 24-hour
stretch are difficult… A psychiatric patient escapes
their ambulance, and they collect two shooting victims before breakfast. But when Wells and Maurice
find a treasure on a corpse, they find salvation. For
Wells, it’s a way out of Emergency Medical Servitude; for Maurice, a new television. But do they
keep it? And whose money is it?
To survive the double-shift, Wells and Maurice need
to figure out what to hold on to, and what to let go.
Screenplay: M. A. Papper / Producers: M. A. Papper,
Johnathon Amayo, Tamam Tayeh / Cinematographer:
Johnathon Amayo, Carl Ballou, Don Carter, M. A. Papper
/ Editor: Johnathon Amayo, M. A. Papper, Tamam
Tayeh / Composers: Mary Restrepo & Rob Smith, Edvard Egilsson / Principal Cast: Ronnie Marmo, Brak Little
Contact: M. A. Papper –
THE DIRECTOR: Johnathon Amayo has worked in film and television production for over two decades. He got his official
start at 17, directing and editing documentaries in the U.S. Air Force’s 2nd Combat Camera Squadron where he spent
time in combat operational zones documenting real-world events.
After his military service, Johnathon served as a specialist and spokesman for Avid Technology, and started his own production and consulting firm with clients that ranged from E!, Fox, ABC, CBS, Warner Brothers, the Ant Farm, and NBC
Universal. He’s also co-founder of National Organization of Black Directors.
Truck 20’s Location is Johnathon Amayo’s feature-length debut.
Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
Friday, Nov 20, 3:30pm, CP- Hollywood
VIRGIN MOUNTAIN FUSI
Director: Dagur Kari / Iceland / 2015 / 94 min / DCP /
Icelandic w/English sub-titles
Fusi, a 43 year-old man still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by one of the monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant
Alma and young Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.
Writer: Dagur Kari / Producers: Agnes Johansen | Baltasar Kormákur /
Cinematographer: Rasmus Videbæk / Editors: Olivier Bugge
Coutté | Andri Steinn / Production Designer: Halfdan Pedersen / Principal Cast: Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson,
Franziska Una Dagsdóttir, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson
for briinging us
THE DIRECTOR: Icelandic helmer Dagur Kari, who last directed “The
Good Heart” with Paul Dano, is returning to Icelandic filmmaking with
“Virgin Mountain,” a character study about a late bloomer which had its
world premiere in the Berlinale’s Gala
section. “Virgin Mountain” marks Kari’s
fourth film. The helmer broke though
with his first film “Noi The Albino” a festivals’ darling, he followed up with
“Dark Horse” which won Goteborg’s
Dragon Award for best film in 2005 and
then made his English-language debut
with “The Good Heart.” Virgin Mountain
won three prizes at 2015’s Tribeca –
best narrative feature, actor (Gunnar
Jonsson) and screenplay (Kari)
Saturday, Nov 14, 6:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 15, 8:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
THE BEAUTIFUL ONES
Director: Jesse V. Johnson / USA / 2015 / 94 min / BluRay / English
Gabriel Tancredi (Ross McCall from Green Street Hooligans 2), the nephew of a local crime boss, has built a life for himself more or less modeled after one of the characters played by his favorite movie star: Steve McQueen. He’s got McQueen’s Mark IV 5.0 Cobra Roadster for his
wheels, he’s got the shades, the watch, the threads, and even the chic over the shoulder gun holster from Bullitt.
On the surface, Gabriel looks like a cop straight out of the late 60’s or early 70’s, and with his background in the military, he’s got more than
the gab and swagger of a wannabe – he’s the real thing. His aunt Catarina (Julie Warner from Indian Summer) is running the syndicate her
father started decades ago.
The late Ed Lauter (Born on the Fourth of July.) plays Old Man Tancredi, the former head of the family, now wheel-chair bound and suffering
from Alzheimer's, his vicious temper is still raw, his anger at the world seems to have eaten him from the inside outwards, a visit on his Birthday
is anything but warm and friendly. For Gabriel, his Grandfather represents success in the Crime game, all your friends are in jail or dead,
you’re angry at life and no one wants you around.
Shot in beautiful black and white in a style reminiscent of a bygone era, Jesse V. Johnson’s The Beautiful Ones is a calculated lark of a film,
with wit, pizazz, and plenty of badass action. This movie has moxy to spare, and it’s a breath of fresh air in a depressed movie market that has
forgotten how to produce movies that actually feel cinematic and spry.
Screenplay: Jesse V. Johnson / Producers: Anthony V. Pugliese / Cinematographer: HC Van / Urfalian / Editor: Ken Blackwell / Composer:
Sean Murray / Production Designer: Melissa Long / Co-Producer: Travis Merindino, Bianca Baghatourian, Chris Ullrich, Michael Hurst / Principal Cast: Ross McCall, Fernanda Andrade, Brian Tee, Jessy Schram, Ed Lauter, Julie Warner, Eric Roberts, Robert Oddo
Contact: Jesse V Johnson : [email protected]
JeSSe JoHNSoN, RoSS MCCaLL,
Jesse V. Johnson
and FilmTrek Pictures
THE DIRECTOR: The Beautiful Ones is the Passion project of writer/director Jesse V. Johnson. It is his love letter to the genrefilms he loves, the French Gangster films of the 50's and 60's, the American Crime Movies of the 70's and British Kitchen Sink
films of the 60's.
Monday, Nov 16, 5:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
Thursday, Nov 19, 6:30pm, CP- Hollywood
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Anderson Boyd / USA / 2015 / 94 min / DCP / English
During a stagnant economy Miles loses his office job on a coin toss. Having hit rock bottom he tosses his last penny into a plaza wishing fountain. A thought sets his eyes alight. He retrieves his coin. Then another. And another. Assembling a team of friend Jack and kindly stranger
Durwood he builds an enterprise of harvesting coins from wishing fountains. Miles takes to the American highway and finds love in an indebted
traveler while Jack and Durwood grow the venture from home. As the business booms, everyone's idea of success collides and sets the adventure on an unexpected trajectory.
Screenplay: Anderson Boyd / Producers: Juan Cruz Pochat, Anderson Boyd / Cinematographer: Daniel Satinoff / Editor: Anderson Boyd /
Composer: Eric Kaye & Jason Payne / Production Designer: Katherine Bulla / Art Director: Charlotte Cox / Principal Cast: Shane Callahan,
Cullen Moss, Anna Stromberg, Don Henderson Baker
Contact: [email protected] / Website: http://www.wellwishesmovie.com
Twitter: @wellwishesmovie / Facebook: www.facebook.com/wellwishesmovie
THE DIRECTOR: Anderson "Drew" Boyd spent formative years in the film school and industry of coastal Wilmington, North
Carolina, before a career in post-production led to New York. Various editorial credits include Winter's Bone, The History of
Future Folk, Cold Weather, The Tillman Story, and Joan Rivers: a Piece of Work. Well Wishes marks his feature directorial
Sunday, Nov 15, 1pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr
Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Director Avi Nesher
Israel / 2012 / 112 min / DCP /
Hebrew w/English sub-titles
Inspired by a true story, The Wonders combines
genres, moods and influences – everything from
film noir to Alice in Wonderland – to create a unique
and compelling movie that mixes mystery, comedy,
psychological thriller, political intrigue and romance.
Arnav, a graffiti artist and bartender, lives near the Old
City of Jerusalem. Wearing a mask, he paints walls
at night and hopes that Vax, his former girlfriend who
recently “found religion,” will come back to him. But
when Arnav sees a mysterious stranger forced into
an abandoned apartment across the way by three
bearded men, he becomes involved with a hardboiled investigator, a gorgeous mystery woman, and
the conflicted, mysterious captive himself.
★★★★ "One of the greatest israeli movies ever.
Highly Recommended" Walla /
★★★★ "The best israeli movie of the year. A movie
that will delight all those who love cinema"
★★★★★ (Excellent)"A brilliant, elegant, very original
mystery" Jerusalem Post
★★★★★ (Excellent) "full of mystery, humor and indeed,
wonder. A cinematic gem" Maariv
★★★★★ (Excellent) "Very smart, full of surprising
twists and turns. Not to be missed!!!" Channel 1
★★★★ "funny, light hearted and very sophisticated"
★★★★ "A Great Ride – witty and highly entertaining"
★★★★ "A great movie – clever, moving, thrilling"
★★★★ "An extraordinary mind bender.
Highly recommended" Pnai Plus
THE DIRECTOR: One of Israel’s most influential directors, Nesher was born in Israel but spent much of his adolescence in New York, where he studied
at Ramaz Yeshiva and Columbia University.
Nesher’s first movie, The Troupe (1979), was an irreverent look at an army entertainment troupe. Nesher wrote and directed Dizengoff 99, the story
of a group of young people in Tel Aviv. Nesher shifted gears and made Rage and Glory, a controversial film about a Jewish underground organization
during the 1940s. The movie set off a heated debate in Israel, and in 2001 was selected by the Lincoln Center Film Society as one of the most important
Israeli films of all time.
De Laurentiis convinced Nesher to come to Hollywood. Nesher started as a writer for such Ron Howard and James
Cameron. In 1990, he wrote and directed the sci-fi mystery, Timebomb, and the supernatural mystery, Doppelganger,
starring Drew Barrymore. Nesher’s next theatrical offering, Taxman. The New York Times called it, “A delight . . . a
charmer of a mystery.”
In 2001, Nesher returned to Israel to write and direct Turn Left at the End of the World. Later in 2004, Nesher’s experimental political documentary, Oriental, won the “In the Spirit of Freedom” Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Nesher’s
next film, The Secrets (2007), about young ultra-Orthodox women who meet a mysterious Frenchwoman, played by Fanny
Ardant, was hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as, “Witty and wise, sensual and emotionally over-powering – one of the
best Israeli movies in recent years.” New York Observer critic Andrew Sarris called it, “One of the best movies of the year.”
Tuesday, Nov 10, 7pm, CP- Lauderdale
Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:45pm, CP- Hollywood
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Switzerland /2015 / 118 min / DCP / English
From Paolo Sorrentino, the director of Italy’s Oscar
foreign language winner THE GREAT BEAUTY
comes YOUTH, about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar winning actor
Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer
and conductor, who brings along his daughter
(Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned filmmaker. While Mick scrambles
to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be
his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. The two men reflect on
their past, each finding that some of the most important experiences can come later in life.
Writer: Paolo Sorrentino / Producers: Carlotta
Calori, Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano / Composer: David Lang / Cinematographer: Luca
Bigazzi / Editor: Cristiano Travaglioli / Production
Designer: Ludovica Ferrario / Principal Cast:
Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weitz, Jane
Fonda, Paul Dano
Contact: Fox Searchlight Pictures
THE DIRECTOR: Sorrentino was born in Naples. His first
film as screenwriter, The Dust of Naples, was released
in 1998. He also began directing short movies, including L'amore non ha confini in 1998 and La notte lunga in 2001. His feature-length debut was One Man Up (L'uomo in più), for which he was awarded
the Nastro D'Argento prize.
He achieved international recognition in 2004 for his thriller, The Consequences of Love. The film, which explores the mindset of
a lonely businessman being used as a pawn by the Mafia, won many awards and was nominated for the Palme D'Or at the 2004
Cannes Film Festival.
Sorrentino's next feature, The Family Friend (L'amico di famiglia), was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May and the London
Film Festival in October 2006. It tells the story of a malicious septuagenarian loan-shark who develops a fixation with the beautiful
daughter of one of his customers. Sorrentino made his acting debut with a cameo appearance in Nanni Moretti's film The Caiman (Il
caimano), which was also shown at the 2006 London Film Festival.
Sorrentino's following film, Il Divo, is his as first film as screenwriter, The Dust of Naples, was released in 1998. He also began directing short movies, including L'amore non ha confini in 1998 and La notte lunga in 2001. His feature-length debut was One Man
Up , for which he was awarded the Nastro D'Argento prize.
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Monday, Nov 9, 2:45pm, CP- Hollywood
ALL IN HER STRIDE
Director: Fiona Cochrane
Australia / 2014 / 55 min / HD Cam / English
Leverne McDonnell was an Australian actor and a close friend and colleague. When
she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she wanted to make a statement about
voluntary euthanasia, so we made a documentary together about how she lived her
life and her death, both with great humor.
While voluntary euthanasia has been legalised in some countries, it is not legal in
Australia despite support for it by the majority of the population in opinion polls.
Producers: Fiona Cochrane, Leverne Mcdonnell / Cinematographer & Editor Zbigniew Friedrich
Contact : Fiona Cochrane [email protected] / info @f-reel.com
THE DIRECTOR: Producer/ director Fiona Cochrane has produced and/or directed several low-budget independent Australian
feature films as well as numerous documentaries and short films.
Her films have screened at numerous international festivals and
received many international awards.
CHAU, BEYOND THE LINES
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Courtney Marsh
Friday, Nov 13, 6:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
Vietnam / 2015 / 34 min / DCP / Vietnamese w/English sub-titles
Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for kids disabled by Agent Orange, struggles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist.
Director: Courtney Marsh / Producers: Jerry Franck, Courtney Marsh / Associate Producers: Duy Nguyen, Hai-lam Phan / Executive Producer: Marcelo Mitnik / Story By:
Courtney Marsh, Marcelo Mitnik / Cinematography: Courtney Marsh, Hai-lam Phan /
Edited By: Courtney Marsh / Composer: Steve London / Translations: Duy Nguyen
Contact: [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Courtney Marsh received
her BFA from UCLA's School of Film and Television. Upon graduating, Courtney
worked extensively in the camera department under the mentorship of Salvatore Totino, ASC AIC (Cinderella Man, Angels &
Demons, Any Given Sunday). Her short films have screened internationally and she has participated in programs with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as well as Film
Independent. Currently, Courtney is traveling to festivals to promote and raise awareness with her documentary short
film, while developing her first
Friday, Nov 6, 10:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Saturday, Nov 21, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
BACK IN TIME
Director: Jason Aron
USA-Canada-UK / 2015 / 94 min /
BluRay / English
BACK IN TIME looks at the cultural impact the
BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy has had on the
public over the last thirty years. Through interviews
with key cast and crew, including Steven Spielberg,
Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Michael J. Fox and
others, as well as DeLorean Time Machine owners,
the inventors of the world's first working hoverboard, and many, many more, the film explores why
we're all still talking about this famous franchise
three decades later.
Producer: Lee Leshen / Executive Producer: Louis
Krubich / Director of Photography: Jason Aron /
Cinematographers: Mitchell Hooper, Greg Lassik,
Derek Brown, Jay Lafayette, Mark Cambria / Editor:
Thomas Griffin / Composer: Gregory Johnson /
Principal Cast: Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox,
Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Gale,
Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis
Contact: Lee Leshen – [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: An avid filmmaker for the past decade, Jason has been heavily involved in professional sports filmmaking
for much of his career. He has interviewed and worked alongside personalities from all corners of the industry—star athletes,
team owners, pundits, analysts, and more. In addition to this heavy focus on documentary filmmaking, Jason has an extensive background in directing commercials for a wide range of companies. Jason’s passion for the medium can be traced
way Back in Time, to when he made a line-by-line tape recording of a certain iconic film. He’s the original driving force
behind this film project, and his commitment to the integrity of the documentary’s material is second to none.
Thursday, Nov 19, 5:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
THE PENGUIN COUNTERS
Director: Peter Getzels & Harriet Gordon
Antarctica / 2014 / 67 min / BluRay / English
Armed with low-tech gear and high-minded notions
that penguin populations hold the key to human
survival, Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world’s most pristine scientific laboratory:
Antarctica. Famed as a place that ‘wants you dead,’
his ragtag team of field-biologists embark on a journey to some of the harshest corners of the planet,
where they track the impact of climate change on
penguin populations - one nest at a time. But penguins aren’t the only stars. During the fifteen-day
voyage, Ron discovers that the ashes of the legendary explorer Frank Wild – the famed leader on
Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions - are sailing to his
final burial place on board the ship, accompanied by
descendants of both Wild and Shackleton.
Producers & Writers: Peter Getzels, Harriet Gordon
/ Cinematographer: Erik Osterholm, Peter Getzels
/ Additional Camerawork: Harriet Gordon / Co-Directed in the field: Erik Osterholm / Editor: Catherine Shields / Original Music: Robert Neufeld
Contact: [email protected]
THE DIRECTORS: Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon have a long track record of award-winning documentaries in far-flung corners of the world for British, American, and European television. With a
background in Anthropology and exploration, their subjects range from long-term, character-driven
narratives to cutting-edge science and the fringes of religion. Based in Oxford, England for sixteen
years where they attended the National Film and TV School, Peter and Harriet are now in Washington
DC where they continue making provocative documentaries. Peter also leads a team on the long running PBS series Closer to Truth, a global journey in search of the vital ideas about the cosmos, consciousness and meaning.
Tuesday, Nov 10, 9:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
Sunday, Nov 15, 8:15pm, CP-Hollywood
BETWEEN MYTH AND HISTORY
Director: Vivian Orozco / USA / 2015 / 83 min / BluRay / English
Through this film, take a look at the different pieces and people that help create, manage and run a festival of this size and caliber. It sheds
light and explores different interpersonal connections that make up this festival, not just the performance itself. Discover the story that is hidden
behind the colors, sights, and sounds.
Our story is told through the lives, interactions, and perspectives of nine people. Jim DeFabia, Monica Taylor, and Emily DeFabia, an unusual
family who strengthen their bond at the festival, Edward Stinson and Michelle Lawrence, a mother-son duo whose ethnicity sets them apart,
Adolfo Herrera and Vivian Orozco, friends with a Father-daughter relationship cultivated from years of working together, Denise Michelle, a
hard working young woman who’s life takes some incredible turns, and lastly the man behind the festival itself, Bobby Rodriguez.
The documentary team follows these people through the organization, workshop, rehearsal, and performance process and sheds light on the
Festival’s inner workings. The cast, vendors, crew, security and management teams are all intimately connected in a type of extended family
bond not often seen in the everyday workplace. It creates a human picture of one of the most anticipated events in South Florida.
Narrative Script: Anthony Labson / Script Editors: Alexa Baray, Vivian Orozco / Producer: Vivian Orozco / Associate Producers: Christopher
Taylor, Suzannie Michelle Lawrence / Cinematographer: Fernando Barron II / Camera Operator: Rick Santese / Production Assistants: Katy
Goldapple, Robert Mcpherson / Sound Mixer: Victor Centofanti / Boom Operator: Robert McPherson / Editor: Gabriel Marchisio Jr./ Assistant
Editors: Vivian Orozco, Christopher Taylor / Sound Designer: Aaron Berman / Production Manager: Mark Adelaja / Production Coordinator:
Kavita Lowtan / Principal Cast: Bobby Rodriguez, Denise Michelle, Adolfo Herrera, Vivian Orozco, Suzannie Michelle Lawrence, Edward
Stinson III, James DeFabia, Emily DeFabia, Monica Taylor /
Contact: Vivian Orozco –[email protected] / Trailer: https://vimeo.com/117041310 / Website: www.humayafilms.com
Twitter: @humayafilms / Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/humayafilms
PLuS MeMBeRS oF CaST aNd CRew
THE DIRECTOR: Vivian Orozco is from Cooper City. She studied Theater, Computer Arts and Animation at Florida Atlantic
University before pursuing her love of film. She began her film career three years ago, and she continues to find and craft
new stories and ways to present them. Her goal is to one day create stories that are moving and engaging, encouraging the
imagination to take a journey and return changed.
Saturday, November 14
10am – Breakfast With Bobby
in the CPL Courtyard
11am – Episodes 1, 3, 6
1pm – Pizza in Courtyard
1:15 – Episodes 7, 8, 10
A DIRECTOR PREPARES: BOBBY ROTH’S MASTERCLASS
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Bobby Roth
USA / 2015 / 210 min / Digital File / English
Bobby Roth has directed more than eighty episodes of television,
twenty-five TV movies, and thirteen feature films, and he has been
teaching film seminars throughout the world for the last ten years.
Now, through interviews with more than fifty of his colleagues in
the film industry, hours of original behind-the-scenes footage, and
an unprecedented glimpse of production materials, A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth’s Master Class demystifies the craft of directing
and hands over all the tools aspiring filmmakers need to feel comfortable walking onto a set and calling Action! FLIFF will feature 3
of the 10 episodes. See schedule below.
Preparation & Imagination Some schools of
thought regarding film production emphasize spontaneity and the
freedom of “winging it.” This is not one of them. This episode offers
an overview of Bobby’s method, which emphasizes extremely disciplined preparation that allows you to be free in the moment, principally for the actors, and allows you flexibility for contingencies. An extensive case study from Prison Break helps illuminate the importance
of prep work and how it can pay off.
episode 3 designing Shots One of the main elements of prep, in both film and television, is producing the shot list. This episode covers
not only what a shot list is, how it should look, and whom to give it to, but also how to imbue camera instructions with emotion and personal
investment. Extensive case studies from Lost and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. demonstrate the way personal experience can and should
affect everything from lens choice to camera placement.
The director’s role is like a conductor in an orchestra, synthesizing different components by working with heads of multiple departments. This
episode takes a unique look at building and maintaining relationships with your crew, and examines one of most students’ greatest anxieties
about filmmaking: what to do when the collaborative process breaks down and relationships on set go sour.
episodes 7 & 8 How to Get actors to do what you want, Parts I & II At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors.
Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in order to be available to the actors
during production. During production, time is especially precious, and actors require great attention and sensitivity to deliver their best performances. In this double-episode, we take an extended look at the question Bobby is most frequently asked by students and young filmmakers: how do you get actors to do what you want? Interviews with more than twenty leading actors shed a diverse array of insights into what is
expected of directors and the best strategies for building productive working relationships with them.
episode10 The Business The final episode looks outside the process of production itself towards what many film students find an even
more urgent topic: the business of getting hired, raising funds, and getting brought back to work again. This episode focuses on interviews
with showrunners, agents, and executives, who candidly illuminate the hierarchies at work in the hiring process of television, and how to build
a career making movies.
Writers: Bobby Roth, Nick Roth / Producers: Bobby Roth, Nick Roth / Cinematographer: John Smith / Editor: Jesse Kane / Contact: Bobby
Roth [email protected] / TRAILER (YouTube or Vimeo address): https://vimeo.com/118760572 / WEBSITE: bobbyroth.net/masterclass
TWITTER: @rothbobby / FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bobbyrothdirector
THE DIRECTOR: Bobby Roth was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied philosophy and creative writing at
UC Berkeley before graduating with a BA in Cinema from USC in 1972. He went on to film school at UCLA, where
he received his MFA in Motion Picture Production in 1975. Since then he has directed more than eighty episodes
of television, twenty-five TV movies, and thirteen feature films. He was a founding member of the Independent Feature Project and the first Co-Chairman of the DGA’s Independent Feature Committee. His films have won countless
awards and have been exhibited in over 100 international film festivals. He also teaches film seminars throughout
the world. He still resides in Los Angeles, actively working in the entertainment industry.
Saturday, Nov 14, 9:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
Sunday, Nov 15, 5:45pm, CP- Hollywood
THE F WORD
Director: Robert Adanto / USA / 2015 / 104 min / DCP / English
The F Word explores radical, “4th wave” feminist performance via interviews with a younger generation of feminist artists using their bodies as
subject matter. The female body has proven, and continues to be, central to their practice, and, as a result many of these artists remain marginalized
by the mainstream art world. As Leah Schrager, well known for her performance practice Naked Therapy, states, “As soon as you introduce a bit
of sexiness or sexuality into an artwork it suddenly becomes questionable. Just because something elicits arousal or shows elements of sexiness
does absolutely not make it not art.” While some artists, like Ann Hirsch and Kate Durbin, choose to represent female identity though digital media,
others, like the radical, queer, transnational feminist art collective, Go! Push Pops, explore sexuality and gender in pop culture in the digital age.
As feminist lecturer Kristen Sollee asserts, 4th wavers “are not afraid to be ‘girly’, (or) to be hyper-feminine, or to self-objectify. That was something
that was not part of feminism in the past, and now it’s becoming more and more acceptable.” Featuring: Narcissister, Ann Hirsch, Go! Push Pops,
Leah Schrager, Kate Durbin, Rachel Mason, Rafia Santana, Rebecca Goyette, Claudia Bitran, Sadaf, Michelle Charles, Damali Abrams, Kristen
Sollee, Nancy Princenthal and Susan Bee.
Writer & Producer: Robert Adanto / Cinematographer: Daniel Cole / Editor: Carlos Doce, Michael Gonzalez and Taylor White / Composer: MIMICO
and DUST/ Performance Advisor: Dr. Kathy Battista / Principal Cast: Narcissister, Ann Hirsch, Leah Schrager, Kate Durbin, Dr. Kathy Battista,
Kristen Sollee, Go! Push Pops, Rachel Mason, Rafia Santana, Claudia Bitran, Rebecca Goyette, and Sadaf
Contact: Robert Adanto [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Robert Adanto made his directorial debut with The Rising Tide (2008), a documentary exploring the explosive
Chinese contemporary art scene. Shot in the summer of 2006, The Rising Tide captures the confusion and ambiguity that
characterize the new China. His next film, Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010) examined the lives and works of Iranian female
artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. Pearls on the Ocean Floor received the Bronze Palm Award for
Best Doc at the 2011 Mexican Int’l Film Festival and a Spirit of Independents Award at the 2012 FLIFF. City of Memory (2014), which
premiered at last year’s FLIFF, explores Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the lives of visual artists from New Orleans. In commemoration
of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Film Society recently presented City of Memory at the Ogden Museum
of Southern Art. Mr. Adanto earned his M.F.A. in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
GENTLE GIANT THE ANDRE RODGERS STORY
Director: Gina Sealy
Bahamas / 2014 / 60 min /
English / BluRay
Born in 1934, Andre Rodgers grew up in the
Bahamas, then a British colony. He played
cricket and had never even seen a baseball
game before 1954 when he tried out for the
San Francisco Giants. Rodgers was signed
immediately and became a minor league phenom before playing 11 years in the majors.
Rodgers is credited with changing the face of sports in the Bahamas.
In this documentary directed, produced and
narrated by Rodgers’ daughter, Gina Sealy,
Baseball Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and
Orlando Cepeda, as well as John Jordan
“Buck” O’Neil, the first black coach in major
league baseball, all talk about how Andre,
with his gentle disposition, taught them to
deal with racism and navigate the unknown
and invisible boundaries of the color barrier
on and off the baseball fields of America.
Producers: Gina Sealy, Kevin Taylor / Camera: Kevin Taylor, Kent Minnis, Leslie Sealy / Video Editor: Kevin Taylor / Writer:
Gina Sealy / Narrator: Gina Sealy / Script Editor: Patricia Roker
Contact: Gina Sealy - [email protected] / Trailer: https://vimeo.com/134943483
THE DIRECTOR: Gina Sealy is the daughter of Andre Rodgers, the first Bahamian to play major league baseball. Gentle Giant
has become a work of inspiration for the youth of the world. This is the second documentary that Sealy has directed and produced.
WHEN PIGS SWIM
GINa SeaLy, CHaRLIe SMITH
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Charlie Smith / The Bahamas / 2014 / 15 min / English
How did the 'Swimming Pigs of Exuma' get there, where did they come from, and who put them there?
Written By: Jeff Todd / Producers: Peter Nicholson, Tyrone Munroe / Cinematographer: Charlie
Smith, Kevin Taylor / Editor: Charlie Smith, George Achi
Contact: Charlie Smith – [email protected]
wedNeSday, Nov 11, 7PM JuNkaNoo PaRade BeGINS aT RIveR By CPL; 7:15 GeNTLe
GIaNT; 8:15 wHeN PIGS SwIM; 8:30 JoIN JINkaNoo daNCeRS & MuSICIaNS IN
CouRTyaRd FoR BaHMIaN PaRTy wITH SaNdS BeeR aNd CoNCH FRITTeRS
THE DIRECTOR: Charles Allan Smith or ‘Charlie’ as he is better
known as, is a multi award-winning Filmmaker with more than
twenty five years of experience as a director, photographer and
actor. His documentary films have won numerous awards including a PBS, Southern Lens Broadcast award, a Fort Lauderdale
International Film Festivals Best of Florida award and The Bahamas International Film Festivals ‘Oscar’, Haven Award. He
was also one of the first Bahamians to Host on an International
Network as a VJ for the Caribbean Satellite Network (CSN), and
Creator and Host of his own television show, Electric Air, which
aired for eleven years in The Bahamas.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 1:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
Saturday, Nov 21, 6:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
FDirectors: Cyril Barbançon & Andy Byatt
France / 2015 / 80 min / DCP / English
The greatest in depth examination of the birth of
a storm off the coast of West Africa, and its evolution across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean
and up the Gulf of Mexico, ultimately unleashing
its fury on the U.S. coast.
The film is astounding because of its perspectives. From its the creation and development,
we view the storm from the inhabitants of residents of Cape Verde Islands, the crew onboard
the Hurricane Hunter airplanes, the view under
water as the storm pummels the coral reefs, the
wildlife impacted, the people of Hispaniola, Cuba
and the Gulf residents in the United States.
The cool, calm narration adds dramatically – reinforcing the fact that nature is the ultimate
power – we can prepare, evacuate, pray, but
cannot affect the course or strength of this
deadly natural disaster.
HURRICANE 3D is an excellent teacher of the
peril we face if precaution is neglected. Especially because of our geography annually in the
line of fire, we recommend for all audiences from
high school to seniors. The film is majestic, powerful, enlightening and highly informative.
Writers: Jacqueline Farmer, Frédérique Zepter /
Producers: Jacqueline Farmer, Bertrand Loyer /
Cinematographer: Cyril Barbançon / Editor:
Philippe Ravoet / Contact: Kinology, Paris
THE DIRECTORS: Andy Byatt is an English wildlife documentary
film producer for the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) in Bristol.
His expertise is in the creation of underwater wildlife films. He codirected Deep Blue, a natural history feature film about
the oceans narrated by Michael Gambon. This film was largely put
together with highlights from the NHU's internationally acclaimed
series, The Blue Planet, of which Byatt was one of the producers,
along with Alastair Fothergill and Martha Holmes. His
project Planet Earth an 11-part High-definition TV wildlife series
first aired in March 2006.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
Wednesday, Nov 11, 3:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
THE LIBERATORS: WHY WE FOUGHT
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
Director: Emanuel Rotstein
Germany / 2015 / 53 min / DVD / English
Germany's documentary THE LIBERATORS –
WHY WE FOUGHT features the personal memories of some of the last living veterans. Emanuel
Rotstein, producer for HISTORY, takes viewers on
a journey from these veterans' quaint hometowns
in the US to the shores of Europe and their final
march through Nazi Germany. These stories are interwoven with the accounts of some of the few remaining survivors of Dachau who owe their life to
the American soldiers. It’s almost 70 years since
the fateful day April 29, 1945 but the life-altering experience has stayed with them to this very day. Until
today both liberators and survivors suffer from what
is now called post-traumatic stress disorder and still
experience Holocaust-related nightmares. Until
today both liberators and survivors share the determination that the world must never forget and understand General Eisenhower’s words, when he
saw the stacked bodies inside a liberated camp:
„We are told that the American soldier does not
know what he was fighting for.
Now, at least he will know what he is fighting
Screenplay: Emanuel Rotstein / Producers: Emanuel
Rotstein / Cinematographer: Dirk Heuer / Editor: Rodney Sewell / Composer: Frank Casaretto / Production Designer: Petra Thurn / Art Director: Jürgen
Petrack / Principal Cast: Dr. Andreas Weinek
Contact: Emanuel Rotstein
THE DIRECTOR: Since November 2010 Emanuel Rotstein, Director Production, is responsible for all original productions of
A+E Networks Germany thus strengthening its brands HISTORY and A&E in German-speaking territories. He received international acclaim for his award-winning documentary “The Eleventh Day – The Survivors of Munich 1972”, about the survivors
of the attack on the Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The focus of his work lies in documentaries
and factual series with a historical background. “The Liberators – Why We Fought” is the latest program from HISTORY and
A&E Germany’s original production slate.
Thursday, Nov 12, 5:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
Friday, Nov 13, 1:30pm, CP- Hollywood
LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER!
SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERE
Director: Gayle Kirschenbaum
USA, France, India / 2015 / 84 min / BluRay / English
What happens to a girl when she is born into a family that was expecting a boy? What drives a child to convince herself she is adopted?
With raw honesty and biting humor comes Gayle Kirschenbaum’s personal story of pain, survival and being born into the
wrong family. Look At Us Now, Mother! documents a highly
charged mother-daughter relationship’s transition from Mommie
Dearest to Dear Mom, from hatred to love, with the daughter behind the camera. The film is an unflinching look at the complex
bond between two women, illuminating not only family behaviors
and patterns, but generational, cultural and individual histories.
Gayle and Mildred’s journey spans decades and continents,
fraught with conflict and emotional land mines; this is an intimate
story of family dysfunctions, forgiveness and healing.
Writer/Director: Gayle Kirschenbaum / Producer: Gayle
Kirschenbaum / Co-Producer: Melissa Jo Peltier / Editors: Alex
Keipper, Gayle Kirschenbaum / Composer: Jonathan Sacks /
Cinematographers: Steven Gladstone, Gayle Kirschenbaum /
Editing consultant: David Zieff / Associate Producer: Kirsten Larvick / Consulting Producers: Lori Cheatle, Mark Mori / Music Supervisor: Don Dinicola / Online Editor/Colorist: Steve Pequignot
/ Sound Design: Quentin Chiappetta
Contact: Jessica Phillips –
THE DIRECTOR: Gayle Kirschenbaum is an Emmy-winning filmmaker/TV producer/blogger and personality. Called “the
Nora Ephron of documentaries”, Gayle has turned the camera on herself in her most recently completed feature documentary, LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER! This is the “larger version” of her humorous short, MY NOSE, in which we follow
her mother’s relentless campaign to get her to have a nose job. Prior to this film, Kirschenbaum made a poignant and
wacky film with her dog about the human/canine bond called A DOG'S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY which premiered on
HBO. She created several reality shows that premiered on TLC and Discovery Health, and co-created Judgment Day
that also aired on HBO. Kirschenbaum is a member of the Producers Guild of America, New York Women in Film and
Television, Film Fatales and is a judge for the Emmys. Gayle currently blogs for the Huffington Post. She has been featured widely in the media including New York Times, NBCs Today Show, Miami Herald, Washington Post, and Ladies
GayLe & MILdRed
Monday, Nov 16, 1:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Tuesday, Nov 17, 3pm, CP- Hollywood
LOST & FOUND
Director: Nicolina Lanni & John Choi
Canada, USA, Japan / 2015 / 86 min / DCP
/ English & Japanese w/English sub-titles
March 11 2011 Japan was hit by the largest
earthquake in its recorded history. The ensuing tsunami engulfed over 90 cities killing over
Millions of tons of debris was pulled into the
Pacific and left floating out to sea. One
year later Beachcombers in North America
started finding Japanese items washed
ashore and were consumed with finding the
owners. They packed their bags and traveled to Japan in hopes to reunite people
with some small piece of their past.
The unlikeliest of friendships were forged in
the wake of a massive natural disaster.
Producers: Nicolina Lanni & John Choi / Cinematographer: John Choi / Editor: John Choi / Composer: Edo Van Breemen
Contact: Nicolina Lanni [email protected] /
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/138346613 / Website: www.lostandfoundthefilm.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TsunamiFilm2013 / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lostandfoundthefilm
THE DIRECTORS: Nicolina & John are Toronto based filmmakers. John started his career in New York & Los
Angeles working on feature films which include 28 days, The Out-of-Towners and In Dreams. Nicolina has a
background in journalism and began her career at the CBC in Canada. Together they started the production
company Frank Films and direct and produce programming for the likes The History Channel, Discovery Channel, NHK, SBS, Shaw Media and more. Lost & Found is their first feature length documentary.
THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART
Sat, Nov 7, 12 noon, CP- Lauderdale
Japan / 2015 / 120 min / BluRay / Japanese w/English sub-titles
Jun Naruse is a girl who carries the guilt of breaking up her family
with the words she carelessly uttered when she was young…
Suddenly, a mysterious “Egg Fairy” appears in front of Jun and
casts a curse on her so that she can never hurt anybody with
her words. Jun’s ability to speak is sealed away: every time
she tries, she feels a pain in her stomach. Traumatized by this
experience, Jun hides her feelings deep inside of her heart,
turning to e-mail messages on her mobile phone as her sole
means of communication
Jun is now a second year high school student. One day, her
homeroom teacher appoints Jun and three other students as
members of the Regional Friendship Exchange Executive
Committee. As it turns out, the appointed group is a rather unexpected mix of students. Other than Jun, the members of the Committee are
Takumi Sakagami, the burn-out who never speaks his true intentions; Daiki Tasaki, the former baseball team ace who failed his run at the
Championships due to an injury; and Natsuki Nito, the cheerleader and honor student who has some concerns about her love life. They all
suffer from emotional trauma just like Jun.
Contact: Eleven Arts
Tuesday, Nov 17, 1:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Wednesday, Nov 18, 3:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
USA-Russia-Kiribati-Peru / 2015 / 81 min / DCP / English + Russian, Sakha,
Ikiribati, Spanish, and Quechua, w/English sub-titles
Margaret Mead is the best-known anthropologist of all time. She was fascinated by
how remote cultures, locked for centuries in a certain way of life, negotiated changes
from the modern world. Today, anthropologist Susie Crate studies communities negotiating climate change. From Siberia to Peru to the South Pacific, Crate interacts
with villagers who face melting permafrost, receding glaciers, and rising tides.
The film interweaves the stories of these two observers of change. How are
human beings programmed to deal with change? And if it’s too late to change our
climate, is it possible to change how we’ve been programmed?
Susie’s teenage daughter Katie is her reluctant travel companion. Margaret Mead’s
daughter Mary Bateson (76) is also an anthropologist. The path towards change, Bateson suggests, is a bridge between generations.
Screenplay: Daniel A. Miller / Producers: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger / Cinematographer: Simon Compain, Roger Tibbetts Grange, Seth Kramer, Dave Messick, Richard Patterson, Rodney Patterson, Graham Wright / Editor: Seth Kramer / Composer: Peter
Rundquist / Art Director: Jeremy Newberger / Principal Cast: Mary Catherine Bateson, Susie Crate, Katie Yegorov-Crate
Contact: Daniel A. Miller – [email protected] / Website: http://www.TheAnthroMovie.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAnthroMovie / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ironbound-Films-The-Anthropologist
THE DIRECTORS: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger are Ironbound Films. Their last film
ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE premiered at Tribeca, and aired on CNN. It was a NYT
Critics’ Pick and in 2013 was chosen as NY1’s best doc, one of LA Weekly’s top ten and one of USA Today
and the Int’l Press Academy’s top ten docs. Their film THE NEW RECRUITS was a 2011 Emmy Award nominee. Their film THE LINGUISTS premiered at Sundance and was a 2010 Emmy Award nominee.
Director: Nick Spark
Monday, Nov 9, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
Friday, Nov 20, 7pm, CP- Hollywood
USA-Philippines-Ethiopia / 2015 / 82 min / DCP / English
Born without arms as the result of a severe birth defect, Jessica Cox never allowed herself
to believe that she couldn’t accomplish her dreams. An expert martial artist, college graduate
and motivational speaker, Jessica is also the world’s only armless airplane pilot and an advocate for people with disabilities. Right Footed chronicles Jessica’s amazing story of overcoming adversity and follows her over a period of two years as she becomes a mentor for
children with disabilities and a disability rights advocate working in the U.S.A. and abroad.
Producers: Nick Spark, Mona Lisa Yuchengco / Director of Photography: Bill Megalos / Editor: Susan Metzger / Composer: Nathan Halpern / Add’l Photography: Clay Westervelt /
Graphics: Carl Anderson
Contact: Nick Spark (310) 428 6139 / Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh9xGavDZ9M
Website: www.RightFootedmovie.com / Twitter: https://twitter.com/RIGHTFOOTEDFilm
THE DIRECTOR: Nick Spark is a LA based writer and documentarian with a long standing passion for unconventional characters, particularly the oft-overlooked female heroine. He produced and wrote The Legend of Pancho Barnes, a doc that profiles gender-bending pilot Florence “Pancho” Barnes, a forgotten rival of Amelia Earhart’s. It won the L.A. area Emmy in 2010,
screened in numerous film festivals and continues to air on PBS in the USA and abroad. He is an MFA graduate of the U.S.C.
School of Cinematic Arts and has an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 11:30am, CP- Hollywood
SHARKS OF WAR: TRUTH, TALES, AND TERROR
Director: Robert Cantrell / Bahamas and USA / 2015 / 49 min / DVD / English
Before World War II, experts dismissed sharks as a threat to servicemen. Then in
1942, US Navy headquarters received reports about horrific attacks on castaways
adrift from sunken ships and downed airplanes. Many of these reports proved to be
true. Soon after the war, diving pioneers sought out sharks, expecting the worst because of the shark attack stories. Instead, they found an animal less to be feared
Join the team as they dive at night among the three shark species responsible for the
worst mass attacks of World War II: the bull, tiger, and oceanic whitetip. Learn the
haunting tale of survival told by USS Indianapolis survivor Richard Thelen and the
promise he made to his father that brought him home.
Screenplay: Robert Cantrell / Producers: Robert Cantrell, George C. Schellenger / Executive Producers: Joseph Dionne, Catherine Cantrell / Cinematography: Jon Schellenger /
Cinematographers: Jim Abernethy, Robert Cantrell, Jon Schellenger, George C. Schellenger, Joe Romeiro, Dan Harriger, Mike Black, Matt Heath, Michelle Heller / Editor: Robert
Cantrell / Featuring: Jim Abernethy, Robert Cantrell, George C. Schellenger, Julia Goswick,
Joe Romeiro, Jon Schellenger, Maris Kazmer, Kristzina Holly, Matt Heath, Jamine Martinelli, Mike Black, Chad Shagren, Michelle Heller, Jay Castellano, Dan Harriger
Contact: Robert Cantrell [email protected] / Trailer: https://vimeo.com/116287546 / Website: www.sharksofwar.com and www.allfinson.com
Twitter: @RobertLCantrell / Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Fins-On-LLC/123365017748015?ref=bookmarks
Special Guests: Robert Cantrell and George Schellenger
THE DIRECTOR: Robert Cantrell is a veteran diver, author, professional photographer and cinematographer, and partner of All
Fins On Productions. In addition to making films, he works as a business development and strategy consulting executive. His background includes service as an infantry lieutenant with the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
Robert earned biology degree from Duke and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. While at Duke, many of his independent
studies focused on sharks. Sharks later became important features in his strategy courses.
1ST SQUAD, 3RD PLATOON
Brothers / USA /
2015 / 4 min / English
In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis
Williams and his
squad were sent on a
rescue mission in
Barwanah, Iraq. En
route, their vehicle
was hit by a roadside
bomb. Of Travis' entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here,
Travis reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as
his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind.
Directors: The Rauch Brothers / Art Direction: Bill Wray / Producers: Lizzie
Jacobs, Maya Millett & Mike Rauch / Animation: Tim Rauch / Audio: Nadia
Reiman & Yasmina Guerda /
Contact: Rachel Hartman – [email protected]
THE DIRECTORS: The Rauch Brothers are directors of the Peabody Award-winning and three-time
Emmy-nominated StoryCorps animated shorts.
Their studio, Rauch Bros. Animation, creates handdrawn character animation to entertain, inspire, and
inform audiences of all types.
Director: Chris King
USA / 2015 / 13 min / English
When a young military wife
gets news that her Marine husband has been severely
wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them
is going to be a difficult and yet
Screenplay: Chris King / Producer: Chris King / Co-Producers: Heather King, Eric Wheeler
/ Cinematographer: Ryan Black
/ Editor: Chris King / Composer:
Jonsi & Alex (Universal, Fox,
and Beggars Group, Ltd.) / Principal Cast: Mandy Moody, Chris
Gouchoe / Contact: Chris King – [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Chris King is a multiple awardwinning independent filmmaker with feature and
short film projects having played in over 90 countries and in over 100 film festivals around the world.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 9pm, CP- Lauderdale
STORIES ON THE SKIN TATTOO CULTURE AT FAU
Writer / Producer: Susan Rosenkranz
USA / 2012 / 39 min / DVD / English
Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU is an ongoing creative collaboration
between The Jaffe Center for Book Arts and Dr. Karen J. Leader, of the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, Florida Atlantic University. The origins of our
project stem not from any hypothesis or opinion about the practice itself. As an
art historian collaborating with a center committed to books as aesthetic objects,
our focus is on a visual medium, the tattoo, and the textual component, the narrative, which, through interpretation and performance, offer a deeper understanding of the artful presentation of the self to the world, on the pages of the body.
The film documents the project as students reveal their ink and stories, and answer questions about motivations, memories, and meanings. Some of these are transformed into
live performances. Using original artworks and score, writer/producer Susan Rosenkranz
weaves these materials into a revealing portrait of 21st-century tattoo culture.
Writer/Producer: Susan Rosenkranz / Executive Producers: Arthur Jaffe, Karen
Leader / Co-Executive Producer: Marleen Forkas / Assistant Producer/Photographer: Patricia Koppisch / Editor: Cathy Stuart / Composer: Ricky Wilson / Production Directors: Monica Carrión, Cathy Stuart / Camera: Mark Bolding, Eric
Michaelson, Susan Rosenkranz / Audio: Mark Bolding, Joseph Hammond /
Graphic Design: Tracey Kurilla / Still Photography: Mark Bolding / Production Assistant: Nina Bolding, Melisa Poole / Principal Cast: Arthur Jaffe, Karen Leader,
Faculty and Students of Florida Atlantic University
Arthur Jaffe, Executive Producer (1921-2015) was Professor Emeritus and Founder, Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University / Karen J.
Leader Ph.D., Executive Producer, is Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Visual Arts and Art History, Florida Atlantic University / Susan
Rosenkranz Ph.D., Writer/Producer, is a freelance filmmaker, educator and historian.
Contact: Karen Leader, [email protected] / Website: storiesontheskin.org / Facebook: facebook.com/storiesontheskinatfau
TIME SIMPLY PASSES
Director: Ty Flowers / USA / 2015 / 53 min / DCP / English
Tuesday, Nov 3, 5:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Thursday, Nov 12, 3:30pm, CP- Hollywood
Time Simply Passes is a film about James Joseph Richardson, an orange picker in Florida who was wrongfully
convicted of murdering his seven children in 1967. He spent 21 years in prison, until he was released in 1989
when the conviction was overturned due to unique and miraculous circumstances. Since then, he's been surviving on donations from friends while attempting to receive compensation from the State.
It's a film about race, about Florida, about the evolution of small-town justice, about lost moments in history,
about permanent flaws built into the American justice system, about corrupt police and politicians, and serves
as an evaluation of the concept of restorative compensatory justice.
The film relies heavily on archival footage, photographs, and documents, and strives to piece together many
disparate elements to tell a story over 40 years in the making.
Contact: Ty Flowers - [email protected] / Trailer: https://vimeo.com/134981854
Website: http://www.tanmanfilms.com / Twitter: tyflowerss / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timesimplypassesfilm?fref=ts
Producer: Ty Flowers / Camera & Sound: Ty Flowers, Connor Kammerer / Additional Footage: Mike Vasilinda / Additional
Research: Charles Flowers, Michael Sigler-Delgado / Original Music: Ty Flowers, Phil Nicolazzo
SPeCIaL GueST: Ty FLoweRS
THE DIRECTOR Ty Flowers is a multi-disciplinary media artist and musician who whose work primarily engages with the screen.
He grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida in 2008, whereupon he moved to New York
City. He has for the past seven years created Video Art, Music Videos, Commercials, and broadcast Documentaries for clients such
as the History Channel, Science Channel, A&E, and many others. His work has been exhibited at or been featured in Spin Magazine,
Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, Vice, New York Live Arts, and on televisions around the world. This is his first feature film.
Friday, Nov 6, 6pm, CP- Lauderdale
Tuesday, Nov 10, 8:15pm, CP- Hollywood
THE TWO DOLLAR BILL DOCUMENTARY
Director: John BennardoU/ USA / 2015 / 103 min / DCP / English
While some believe that $2 bills are no longer made, they are
alive and well. In this comprehensive documentary, learn all
about 'the deuce' from its history to the many superstitions surrounding it; the way it's perceived and used in society, and even
some incredible stories about the ways it connects people.
Filmed in over a dozen states, and featuring the only footage
ever permitted of $2s being produced at the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing, this intriguing film will open your eyes about a truly
unique – and misunderstood - piece of currency.
Writer: John Bennardo / Producers: John Bennardo, Amy
Byer-Shainman, Erik Mintz / Camera: John Bennardo, Eitan Marcoff, Matthew Grande, Lee Kirchner / Editor: John Bennardo /
Composers: Ryan McLean, Jared Rodehorst, Zack Ryan
Contact: John Bennardo – [email protected]
Website: 2dollarbillmovie.com / Twitter: @2dollarbilldoc
BATTLE FOR THE BARRIERS
THE DIRECTOR: Before receiving a Master’s Degree from The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, John studied film locally
at the University of Miami. He produced a
weekly series for Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen
Network. John has produced two doc shorts.
John also runs his own video production
company and teaches film & editing classes
at Lynn University.
Director: Sharon Baker / Coastal US / 2015 / 32 min / BluRay / English
Compounded by sea level rise and stronger and more frequent storms, lives
and infrastructure in coastal communities are increasingly at risk for flooding
and wind driven destruction from events like super storm Sandy. Battle for the
Barriers explores adaptation strategies and projects in coastal states along
the Eastern US seaboard designed to help safeguard the people, wildlife and
properties in these storm and flood prone areas. In the absence of Federal policy
to address climate change, state-based organizations, both public and private,
seek to protect beaches, dunes and wetlands--the first line of defense along the
coastlines and inland waterways in harm's way.
Producer: Sharon Baker / Produced by : Hearts and Minds Film, an initiative of Serviam
Media, Inc. / Production: TELEDUCTION, Inc. / Sr. Editor & Graphic Design: Julie
Pfeifenroth / Director of Photography: Pascal Dieckmann / Associate Producer: Dan
Rosenthal / Editor: Dan Collins / Production: Alicia Dominguez / Web Design & Illustration: Janet Williams / Transcription: Cicely Blanchard / Narrator: Frank Baker
Contact: [email protected] / Trailer: https://vimeo.com/124207972
Wednesday, Nov 11, 9pm, CP- Lauderdale
THE DIRECTOR: Sharon Baker’s life long interest in advancing social justice through critical storytelling have been the driving
forces behind TELEDUCTION's success since its expansion to film and television in 1982. She has documented the struggles and
achievements of people in neighborhoods throughout the US, and around the world. Her titles include Cartoons Go to War, Whispers
of Angels, With All Deliberate Speed: Brown v. Board, Estamos Aqui and Why I Write. Sharon’s extensive experience has netted
her Emmys, National Gabriel, bronze and silver Chris Awards and Palm D’Or at Film Festivals.
Monday, Nov 9, 5pm, CP- Hollywood
WHEN GIANTS FALL
Director: Leslie Griffith
Africa / 2015 / 78 min / DCP / English
A penetrating look at the endangered African elephants, the criminals who
hunt them, and the dedicated heroes trying to save them. Witness the magnificence of the African elephant and experience the gentle souls that lie
within their awesome grey bulk. A century ago, they roamed all of Africa,
but now they are left with only fragments of land and nowhere to run as they
face extinction. These charismatic giants are under constant threat by fierce
and unrelenting predators from the worldwide illegal ivory trade.
Screenplay: Leslie Griffith / Producers: Leslie Griffith / Cinematographer: Greg
Nelson / Editor: Gary Lundgren / Composer: John Morgan Askew / Principal
Cast: Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Dr. Dame Daphne
Sheldrick, Oscar Nkala, Cynthia Moss, Lazaro Nyalandu
Contact: Anne Lundgren [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Leslie Griffith is a journalist whose career in newspaper, radio and television has spanned three
decades. She has earned 9 Emmys and 37 Emmy nominations, and the Prestigious Casey Medal for helping to stop
exploitation of America’s children.
She has earned seven Radio and Television News Directors Association awards, two Edward R Murrow awards, the 2006
People’s Choice Award for Best Female Anchor in Oakland Magazine and the 2005 Associated Press Anchor of the Year.
The Humane Society of the United States awarded Leslie with the National Genesis Award in 2005, for exposing abuse
at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Thursday, Nov 19, 4pm, CP- Hollywood
Saturday, Nov 21, 11:30am, CP- Lauderdale
WHEN VOICES MEET: ONE DIVIDED COUNTRY; ONE UNITED CHOIR;
ONE COURAGEOUS JOURNEY ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA
Director: Nancy Sutton Smith
South Africa / 2015 / 86 min / BluRay / English
They said it couldn’t – and shouldn’t – be done. South
Africa was in flames from political violence, and the
apartheid government was refusing to give up power.
Risking their lives and careers, South African musician
and music therapist Sharon Katz joined with singer and
educator Nonhlanhla Wanda to form a 500-voice multiracial choir. Threatened with bombs and thwarted at
every turn, they prevailed and railroaded across the
country aboard The Peace Train to break through
Singing their way into the hearts, minds and soul of the
divided country in the midst of a civil war, they promoted a peaceful transition to democracy and went on
to become Mandela’s face of the new nation. When
Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir
members who performed together for seven years and
then reunited 20 years later to tell their stories.
Executive Producer: Marilyn Cohen / Cinematographer: Clive Read / Editor: Nancy Sutton Smith / Composer: Sharon Katz / Principal Cast: John Kani, Abigail
Kubeka, Sharon Katz, Nonhlanhla Wanda
Contact: Marilyn Cohen - [email protected]
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/116500649 - When Voices
Meet trailer / Website: http://whenvoicesmeet.com/
a LIve PeRFoRMaNCe By SHaRoN kaTz & THe PeaCe TRaIN CaST
PReCedeS THe FILM! ReCePTIoN aT 11aM, PeRFoRMaNCe & FILM aT 11:30
THE DIRECTOR: Nancy Sutton Smith has her Masters in education and teaches digital cinema, video editing, graphics, journalism and mass media at Northeast Community College in Nebraska. She spent 30 years as a TV news broadcaster, producer
and video editor in Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Philadelphia. She was the Executive Producer of a daily half hour feature
show, CN8 Extra, focused on human interest video features. When Nancy produced a piece that featured Sharon Katz & The
Peace Train, the decade-long collaboration was born. Nancy won 6 regional Emmys and an Associated Press Best Editor
Golden Mic statue for the first gang documentary ever produced in LA which went on to win a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism
Award. She recently won Best Doc and Best Director at the US Premiere of When Voices Meet in Washington, DC.
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Tuesday, Nov 3, 8pm, CP-Lauderdale
Friday, Nov 6, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
FDirector: David Jaure / Florida / 2014 / 85 min / BluRay / English
From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter
is a victim of the turbulent US recession during late 2000's. A drama based
on true events. A heartbreaking chronicle witnessing a drastic character transformation when he is exposed to the harsh cruelties the streets reveal.
Screenplay: David Jaure / Producers: David Jaure, Vecco Jaure, Ariel
Quiros / Cinematographer: Nathan Mikita / Editor: Nicolas Goldbart & Carlos
J Ruiz / Composer: Guillermo Guareschi / Principal Cast: Paul Alexandro,
Bassem Ramirez Farach, Markeyth Powell
THE DIRECTOR: David Jaure was born in the small town of Mendoza, Argentina. As a young child, his father introduced him to the game of golf. With
many years of practice, David became the best Junior Golfer in Mendoza.
His father’s love for the game and for his sons’ dreams were the fuel behind
what prompted him to move the family to the United States.
In 1993 he attended Florida International University on a full golf scholarship.
During his years of playing golf, he signed up for an acting class. David
Jaure’s ambitious hope and love for making movies can be shared with the
world. He hopes his vision and work will reach a significant number of people
and change their lives in a positive way.
Contact: David Jaure - [email protected]
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/106445188 / Website: http://313movie.com/
THE DIRECTOR: David Jaure was born on March 30th, 1976 in the small town of Mendoza, Argentina. As a young child, his father introduced him
and his brother to the game of golf. With many years of sacrifice and practice, David became the best Junior Golfer in Mendoza. His
father’s love for the game and for his sons’ dreams were the fuel behind what prompted him to move the family to the United States.
In 1993 he attended Florida International University on a full golf scholarship. During his years of playing golf at the highest
standards of university levels, he signed up for an acting class and was immediately hypnotized by this wonderful art.
After many years of studying and learning the craft, David realized he had an immense love for it. Many people live their lives
not knowing what their passion is. He lived his life the same way, finally finding his passion and himself in filmmaking; in the
ability to bring images to life and change the way people feel and think.
David Jaure’s ambitious hope and love for making movies can be shared with the world. He hopes his vision and work will
reach a significant number of people and change their lives in a positive way.
CONCERT, RICHARD WARREN RAPPAPORT
SHOWTIME Tuesday, Nov 3, 6:30pm, CP-Lauderdale
Director: Richard Warren Rappaport / USA / 2015 / 26 min / DVD / English
Richard Warren Rappaport’s live concert merges music, art and creativity in
this introspective and reflective look into the world of an American singer-songwriter and the genesis of his original music, where every song has a story and
every story has a song.
ReNe kaTz, RICHaRd RaPPaPoRT
Screenplay: Richard Warren Rappaport / Producers: Richard Warren Rappaport, Robert
Berkowitz; Executive Producer: René Katz / Cinematographer, Editor and Art Director: René
Borroto / Composer: Richard Warren Rappaport / Production Design: René Borroto and Alina
Lopez / Principal Cast: Richard Warren Rappaport and René Katz / Contact: Richard Warren
Rappaport – [email protected] www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLg-1fe505Q www.istudioi.com/music_1.html www.facebook.com/ConcertRichardWarrenRappaport
THE DIRECTOR: Richard Warren Rappaport is a BMI recording artist, writer and publisher and has performed on radio, in film and on television.
He is also an attorney practicing in entertainment, arts and sports law, an author (STAR, ABA Publishing) and producer.
Thursday, Nov 12, 9:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
Wednesday, Nov 25, 8pm, CP- Lauderdale
A BEVERLY HILLS CHRISTMAS
Director: Brian Skiba / USA / 2015 / 90 min / BluRay / English
Guided by Arch Angel Gabriel, Angelina embarks on an almost impossible mission to try and save her spoiled 14-year-old daughter Ravin
Foxworth (and her pampered dog ‘Bunny’) from going down the wrong path. With only two days before Christmas, Angelina must complete
her task of getting her daughter off the naughty list and onto the nice list.
This Christmas season, Ravin Foxworth discovers that true value is found in assisting others and not in material things.
Screenplay: FD Lewis / Producers: Donna Spangler, Vincent De Paul / Cinematographer: Christian Filippella / Editor: Andrea Bottigliero /
Composer: Gardner Cole / Production Designer: Nathaly Lopez / Art Director: Kyle Bentley / Production by: Boonie Publishing LLC & FIVE
ARTS FILMS / Principal Cast: Dean Cain, John Savage, Donna Spangler, Vincent De Paul, Ravin Spangler, Kristian Lea, Brandon Tyler
Russell, Simona Fusco, Mara Rydell
Contact: [email protected], [email protected] / Website: www.BHC-themovie.com
THE DIRECTOR: Arizona's Filmmaker of the Year (2011), Brian Skiba is a prolific Director, Producer and Writer of feature films.
He produced a documentary on the Mosquito Coast of Honduras called Families Helping Families. Brian directed his first feature
film, "Blood Moon Rising" a horror/comedy. Brian was asked to direct two films back to back ". One of the films, "Dirty Little
Trick", starred Dean Cain and Michael Madsen.
In 2012, Brian produced: "Final Recourse" starring Teri Polo, Chaz Palminteri and Tia Carrere in Dallas, Texas. The same year,
Brian directed a Grindhouse/Action movie, ".357" starring, Laurie Love, Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and William Katt. At
the start of 2013 Brian wrote a script called, "Defending Santa”. He later went on to direct "Defending Santa", starring, Dean
Cain, Jodie Sweetin, John Savage and Jud Tylor. He directed "Anatomy of Deception" starring, Natasha Henstridge. Brian then
wrote and directed "Merry Exmas" staring Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, and Ernie Hudson.
vINCeNT de PauL
Thursday, Nov 5, 8pm, CP- Lauderdale
Friday, Nov 6, 8:30pm, CP- Hollywood
SINGLE IN SOUTH BEACH
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Director: Alejandro Itkin – Hunter Carson
USA / 2014 / 87 min / HD Cam / English
Amy, an attractive and overconfident single woman, confuses love
with money and becomes a victim of the materialistic nature of South
The journey through her romantic relationships starts with Nick, a
down-to-earth, young architect.
Amy has dreams that Nick can't fulfill, and although she loves him,
she grows tired of his inability to afford the lifestyle South Beach demands.
In her search for glamour and a dancing career, Amy meets Sam,
an older, married man who lives in New York. Even though Sam provides Amy with the luxurious lifestyle she financial support, Amy becomes involved in a parallel relationship with Robert, who loves her
but remains suspicious of her ways and motives.
Amy's double life reaches a point of no return, where she discovers that
in South Beach, not everything is as good as it looks.
Screenplay: Alejandro Itkin/ Producers: Piedad Palacios, Ed Arenas,
Kevin Sorbo, Alejandro Itkin / Cinematographer: Bernard Salzman /
Editor: Fabio Silva / Composer: Mark Heinbrook – Luis Fandiño / Production Designer: Fabio Silva/ Art Director: Tom Criswell /
Principal Cast: Kevin Sorbo, Carlos Ponce, Haley Webb
Contact: Alejandro Itkin ([email protected])
Facebook: Single in South Beach
THe Red CaRPeT
THE DIRECTOR: Alejandro Itkin, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, moved
to Los Angeles at the age of 21 where his limited handle of the English
language only allowed him to work as a bus boy for an Italian Restaurant. At the age of 23, Mr. Itkin opened his own company in Chicago teaching
people how to speak English, where he produced several TV commercials. In 1998, while president of Visual Teaching Systems, Alejandro produced a Five-Hour Spanish-Teaching program with a cast of 35 actors plus extras.
After fifteen years in the Windy City, he moved to Miami to start on his passion of film producing and directing. Alejandro just
wrote, produced and directed one of the first feature films under the new Florida Film Incentive Program. Single in South
Beach will have its theatrical release at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival on November 5, 2015.
He’s now working on a Spanish Language film, “El Loco”, a biopic of the life of Martin Palermo, one
of the most successful soccer players in Argentina.
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MY FATHER’S LAND
DOCUMENTARY & FEATURE
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
FDirector: Miquel Galofre & K. Tyler Johnston
Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago / 2015 /
62 min / .mov / English +Creole, Spanish w/English sub-titles
Papa Jah, a humble gardener, has lived in the Bahamas for 40 years. He returns
to Haiti to see his 103 year old father and reunite with the land he left.
Writers & Producers: Miquel Galofre, K. Tyler Johnston / Cinematographer: Miquel
Galofre/ Editor: Miquel Galofre / Composer: Pol Dunyo
Contact: Tyler Johnston - [email protected]
THE DIRECTORS: Miquel Galofre is a documentary filmmaker born in Barcelona
and based in the Caribbean. He has worked as a Director, Producer, Photographer
and Editor for more than 25 years. With experience in television, commercials and
feature film production, he has traveled extensively and filmed on location around
the world. Miquel brings fresh insights and master craftsmanship to all his projects.
His documentary “Songs Of Redemption” won the best documentary award at
Krakow film festival in 2014 and recently his feature documentary “Art Connect”
won the premier award at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
K. Tyler Johnston is an award winning, Artist,
Producer, Director, and Actor, with American and
Caribbean roots. He has 20 years of experience in event and motion picture production in the United
States and though out the Caribbean. Tyler has worked with the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, the
Santa Cruz Film Festival and founded the Portland Maine Film Festival in 2009. He works hands on
managing diverse projects and people, keeping the energy positive and goals on target.
WHAT ABOUT LOVE
Monday, Nov 2, 8pm, CP- Lauderdale
Director: Willys Michel
Haiti-USA / 2015 / 90 min / DVD /
English +French and Haitian Creole w/English sub-titles
What About Love is a Haitian-American film loosely base on the classic tragedy
of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Set in South Florida, the film dramatizes the
story of two political exiled Haitian families, the LaGuerre and the LeRoie. Once
joined by idealism and prosperity for a better country, Haiti, the two families are
now separated by misguided deeds and goals. Lives are destroyed in the families
quest for political power.
Screenplay: Willys Michel / Producers: Winston Bliss and Willys Michel / Cinematographer: Gerald Lee / Editor: Gerald Lee, Willys Michel, and James
Pierre / Composer: Erol Josue / Production Designer: Winston Bliss / Art Director: Jose Duran / Principal Cast: John Francois, Lys Berly, Josh Gates,
Izary Navarro, Yourie Jean Pierre, Wesley Sean, Erol Josue, Michael Mario Good, and Jacques Santos / Contact: Willys Michel –
wILLyS MICHeL + CaST & CRew
THE DIRECTOR: Willys Michel, commenced his cinematic career as a Production Coordinator for the Fort
Lauderdale International Film Festival under the direction of Gregory von Hausch. Shortly thereafter, Willys
ventured to New York to expand his expertise. The filmmaker's production resume includes affiliations with:
The Hudlin Brothers, The Black Filmmakers Foundation, Private Screenings Inc., TV Interactive, and Alternative Media and Filmworks.
Saturday, Nov 21, 11:30am, CP- Hollywood
CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG – 47 MIN
100 MILES TO LORDSBURG FLORIDA PREMIERE
Director: Karen Borger / USA / 2015 / 16 min / English
In 1961, Jack and Martha, a young, African-American couple, are traveling across the country
for a new job opportunity in California. Jack, a Korean War Vet, and Monique, his very-pregnant
wife, need to stop in New Mexico as the hot weather and rough roads are causing Martha great
distress. They reference a travel guide "The Negro Motorist Green Book" that tells them the
motels that allow African-Americans to stay as well as the gas stations that will sell them gas.
Screenplay: Dr. Phil Lewis, Bradley Littlefield / Producer: Bradley Littlefield / Co-Producer: Monique McNeil / Cinematographer: James Costello / Editor: Daniel Luke Fitch / Composer: Frederick Nagadazie / Cast: Archie Archambo,
Daniel Patrick Haley, Brian Mason, LaTrice Harper / Contact: Open Range Pictures, Brad Littlefield 213.309.6999
[email protected] www.greenbookmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/100MilesToLordsburg?fref=ts
THE DIRECTOR: Karen Borger forged a successful career as an award-winning filmmaker;
writing, directing and producing short films, documentaries & high-end TV commercials in Australia and Asia before relocating to the USA in 2007. Karen has worked in a freelance capacity
and as Director of Original Content for The Walt Disney Company. She was selected for the
David Lynch Masters in Film program, 2015, is currently producing her thesis project.
Director: Gian Francisco Smith / USA / 2015 / 16 min / English
Harold is in his 12th year of marriage. A chance meeting with a beautiful stranger forces a choice
he had hoped never to make. But as the story untwists we begin to see what’s really at stake.
Writer, Producer & Editor: Gian Francisco Smith / Cinematographer: Andrew Bui / Composer: Benjamin Tissot,
Nasimuyu / Cast: Nicole Collins, Gian Smith, Canae White / Contact: Gian Smith, [email protected], Nicole
Collins, [email protected] @Gian_Smith Facebook.com/gian.f.smith
THE DIRECTOR: Gian Smith has always had a passion for storytelling and film. He is notable as a
spoken word poet for his appearances on HBO:Treme, and NPR. Though a gifted orator, Gian’s passion has always been to compliment all senses in storytelling, and it is no wonder film is his calling.
Director: George Taylor / United Kingdom / 2015 / U
12 min / English
It’s the dog days of summer: the idle time at the height of summer, when the Romans used
to say people are compelled to act strangely. The city sweats. On the hottest night of the
year, two people from very different Londons meet - and go for a midnight swim.
Screenplay: George Taylor / Producers: William Willson / Cinematographer: Nick Cooke & Davide Cinzi / Editor: Simon Modery / Composer: Tom Havelock / Principal Cast: Melanie Gray, Ivanno Jeremiah / Contact:
Katie McCullough - [email protected] http://www.dogdaysshortfilm.com
THE DIRECTOR: During his time as an Assistant Director, George Taylor has worked with
some of the best directors in the business, including Anthony Minghella, Clint Eastwood, Richard
Linklater, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Steven Frears and more. This is his second short.
A MORE PERFECT UNION
Director: The Rauch Brothers / USA / 2015 / 3 min / English
When Theresa Burroughs came of voting age, she was ready to cast her ballot—but she
had a long fight ahead of her. During the Jim Crow era, the board of registrars at Alabama's
Hale County Courthouse prevented African Americans from registering to vote. Undeterred,
Theresa remembers venturing to the courthouse on the first and third Monday of each
month, in pursuit of her right to vote.
Art Direction: Bill Wray / Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Maya Millett & Mike Rauch / Animation: Tim Rauch / Audio
Produced by: Nadia Reiman & Katie Simon / Music: Fredrik / Label: The Kora Records / Publisher: House of
Hassle / Contact: Rachel Hartman – [email protected] www.storycorps.org/animations https://twitter.com/storycorps https://www.facebook.com/StoryCorps
Saturday, Nov 7, Noon, CP- Hollywood
CHILDREN SEE MAGIC BECAUSE THEY LOOK FOR IT – 45 MIN
Director: Adria Tennor / USA / 2015 / 14 min / English
Nine-year-old Rosalie tries in vain to connect with her awkward ten-year-old uncle, Sam,
until her grandmother, Sam’s mother, unwittingly turns an unfortunate mishap into an opportunity for Rosalie to bravely win Sam’s trust forever.
Screenplay: Adria Tennor / Producers: Wade Danielson, David Dwiggins, Douglas Nabors / Cinematographer: Yash Bhatt / Editor: David E.K. Abramson / Composer: J. Peter Robinson / Production Designer: Julia House / Cast: Marguerite Moreau, Kerrie Keane, Talyan Wright & Stanley
Jack Miller/ Contact: Adria Tennor [email protected]
crackedshort.com @crackedshort facebook.com/CrackedShort
THE DIRECTOR: Adria Tennor began her career as an actress most known for her roles in AMC’s
Mad Men & TWC’s The Artist. Her feature script, Never Been Born, is in pre-production and stars
Dale Dickey, Thomas Sadoski and Annika Marks.
Director: Maurice Joyce / UK / 2015 / 8 min / English
‘Violet’ is the dark, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection.
Writer: Mark Hodkinson / Producers: Mark Hodkinson, Nuria González Blanco /
Executive Producer : Alan Joyce / Composer: Dean Valentine / Character Design: Mónica Armiño
Yela / Animation - Francisco Javier Peces Cortés, Francisco Javier Ara Santos, Sergio Córdoba,
Santiago López Jover, Paul Williams, Rubén García Díaz, Maurice Joyce, Asst Animation: Erika
Szegedy, Guillermo Seguí Peláez / Additional Effects: Fran Doyle / Digital Ink & Paint + Storyboard, Animatic and Backgrounds Maurice Joyce / Title Design: Paul Joyce / Compositing: Paulo
Jorge Rodrigues Marques, Mark Mullery / Editing: Maurice Joyce, Alan Slattery / Sound Design
& Mix: Barry Reid / Online Editing: Jamie O’Rourke
THE DIRECTOR: Maurice Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. He began his career in animation in 1989 as a layout artist at Murakami Wolf Studios in Dublin where he worked on projects
such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, James Bond Jr., and Speed Racer. During his four years
at Murakami Wolf, he trained as an animator, storyboard artist, sheet director and designer.
TUMBLE DRY LOW
Director: Jefferson Stein / USA / 2014 / 7 min / English
A little girl and her father come together to cope with loss.
Screenplay: Jefferson Stein / Producers: Kelly Stein, Myles Siegel, Jefferson Stein /
Cinematographer: Kenneth Richard / Editor: Jill Patricia / Composer: Marcelino Villalpando,
Jefferson Stein / Cast: Georgia Rose Bell, Chase Arrington / Contact: Jefferson Stein
THE DIRECTOR: Jefferson Stein is an award winning filmmaker from Texas. His short film TUMBLE DRY LOW (2015) has screened in over 25 festivals around the world including Seattle
(SIFF), Athens (AIFVF), and Maryland (MFF), winning a Gold Remi at WorldFest.
Director: Paige Morrow Kimball / USA / 2015 / 16
Fmin / English
When a little girl discovers a homeless woman in her backyard, she invites her inside for a
play date without her distracted parents noticing.
Screenplay: Paige Morrow Kimball / Producers: Paige Morrow Kimball, Terry Walters, Kristina
Kondrath, Toby Lawless / Cinematographer: Kimby Caplan / Editor: Vaune Kirby Frechette /
Composer: Johnny Harris / Cast: Terry Walters, Tami Roman, Isabella Spencer, Marcuis Harris
/ Contact: Paige Morrow Kimball - [email protected] http://playdatefilm.com @paigekimball https://www.facebook.com/pages/Play-Date-short-film/1423966794548492
THE DIRECTOR: A chance drive through LA’s Skid Row inspired filmmaker Paige Morrow Kimball
to create “Play Date.” She’s also an actor, a journalist and is currently developing her first feature
film, “Late Bloomer”.
Friday, Nov 20, 10:30pm, CP- Lauderdale
DOWN UNDER – 42 MIN
Director: Jack Sheridan / Australia / 2014 13 min / English
The dying minutes of a football manager's desperate struggle to win The Game on his own
terms - filmed chiefly in one shot.
Screenplay: Leigh Gawain Wellwood & Jack Sheridan / Producers: Julie Byrne, Jennifer Jones / Cinematographer: Ernie Clark A.C.S. / Editor: David Ngo / Composer: / Production Designer: Tony Cronin / Principal
Cast: David Field, Laurence Breuls, Matthew Randell / Contact: Jack Sheridan - [email protected]
http://injurytimeshort.lanewaypictures.com @lanewaypictures www.facebook.com/lanewaypics
THE DIRECTOR: Jack Sheridan graduated with Honours (First Class) in Screen Studies, after studying Theatre and Film in Australia and the USA. Jack has won a number of awards for his films, which have screened
nationally and internationally, including at the Sydney Opera House, and the Edinburgh and Vancouver International Film Festivals. Jack's most recent short INJURY TIME stars Australian icon David Field. The high
concept narrative is told in real-time in one continuous shot. The short represents his growing fascination
with high-concept stories mixing the thriller and drama genres.
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
Director: Kelrick Martin / Australia / 2015
F / 15 min / English
Kelly, an Aboriginal girl, wants to be left alone after the death of her mother. On the day of
the funeral her uncle takes her back to the taboo massacre site of her ancestors, where
Kelly senses an ancient presence beckoning her to lift the curse on her ancestral home.
Screenplay: Kim Scott / Producers: Jaclyn Hewer, Melissa Kelly / Cinematographer: Torstein Dyrting ACS /
Editor: Lawrie Silvestrin ASE / Composer: Ash Gibson Greig / Production Designer: Murray Edwards / Art
Director: N/A / Principal Cast: Chanelle Hawkins, Bruce R Carter / Contact: Kelrick Martin – [email protected] www.spearpoint.com.au @spearpointTV www.facebook.com/spearpointTV
THE DIRECTOR: Kelrick Martin has more than 15 years media experience including CEO Spear Point Productions, Commissioning Editor National Indigenous Television (NITV), Producer ABC Television and Producer/Presenter with ABC Radio National. He directed and co-produced documentaries Prison Songs,
Outside Chance and Yagan.
THE DETECTIVES OF NOIR TOWN FLORIDA PREMIERE
Andrew Chambers /Australia / 2014 / 7 min / English
In a town where people and puppets walk the streets, a puppet detective is on the case of
his missing uncle. Though he has competition from every man, woman and dummy wanting
to be named Noir Towns top detective.
Screenplay: Andrew Chambers/ Producers: Andrew Chambers, Paul Layton Cinematographer: Patrick Smith
Editor: Andrew Chambers Composer: Joff Bush Puppet Designer: Diego Francia / Principal Cast:David
Collins, Zoe Carides, Paul Layton, Nick Boshier, Anthony MacFarlane / Contact: Andrew Chambers:
[email protected] (+61)415221464 https://www.facebook.com/Detsofnoirtown @MrFilm
THE DIRECTOR: Andrew wrote, directed and was a host for a movie review, sketch television series titled
'25 Frames' for TVS, a community station in Australia. Several short films later, Andrew wrote, produced and
directed his stand-out comedy short ‘My Thoughts Exactly’. Andrew is currently working on developing the
concept of ‘My Thoughts Exactly’ into a television series.
Directors: Codey Wilson & Burleigh Smith / Australia
F / 2015 / 7 min / English
Jemimah is five years old and desperate for her dog, Tilly, to have puppies. When she learns
her parents plan to have Tilly desexed, Jemimah embarks on a quest to get Tilly pregnant.
Producers: Rob Viney & Burleigh Smith / Writers: Casey Binsali, Tarier Majak, Jack O’Keeffe, Nathan Smith,
Codey Wilson, Burleigh Smith / Camera: Michael Titter / Editor: Ross Farnsworth / A.D.: Nathan Smith /
Cast: Amara Harnisch, Paul Treasure, Alitia Harnisch, Jamie Smith, Samantha Mitchell, Marian Byrne
THE DIRECTORS: FIXED is Codey Wilson’s first film as director. He studied film at SAE Institute, where he
met co-director Burleigh Smith and producer Rob Viney. Codey lives in Mandurah, Western Australia, and
has a keen interest in cinematography and surfing.
Burleigh Smith is a screenwriter, film director and actor. His films centre on relationships between men and
women and often emphasize dry wit and desperate characters. Burleigh’s work has screened at over 200
film festivals across 25 countries. He lives in Perth, Western Australia, where he lectures in filmmaking.
Wednesday, Nov 18, 1:30pm, CP- Hollywood
EVERY SAINT HAS A PAST AND EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE –66 MIN
Director: Andrew Margetson / United Kingdom / 2014 / 13 min / English
Jack has lost his car in a giant airport car park where he meets Maya in the same predicament. Seeking the assistance of a ‘Help Point’, they reach someone who turns out to be less than helpful to Jack.
Screenplay: Andrew Margetson / Producer: Nick Hudson / Cinematographer: Federico Alfonzo/ Editor: David
Webb / Composer: Music Super Circus / Production Designer: Merel Graeve / Principal Cast: Cian Barry,
Ruta Gedmintas, John Thomson / Contact: [email protected] www.helppointshort.com @andymargetson www.facebook.com/helppointshort
THE DIRECTOR: Andrew Margetson is an award-winning director of commercials. He has created memorable
spots for many of the world's top brands including Canon, Sony, Nike, Coca Cola. Help Point is his first film
made for cinema. www.margetson.com
FUN BIBLE FACTS!
Mike Kopera / USA / 2015 5 min / English
Three true, untold stories of Noah and his Ark.
Screenplay: Bruce Blumberg / Producers: Mike Kopera, Bruce Blumberg / Key Animator: Francis Anderson
/ Sound Editor: Mike Kopera / Composer: Lance Treviño / Principal Cast: Michael Rosenblum, Mike Kopera,
Rebecca Kernes, Mike Vaughn / Contact: Mike Kopera – [email protected] www.lakeviewpix.com
THE DIRECTOR: Mike Kopera is a graduate of Northwestern University and has acted in and produced two
features -- “The Cabining” and “Initiation.” “Fun Bible Facts!” is his first foray into animation.
THE LIGHT THIEF
Director: Eva Daoud / Bahrain – Spain / 2015 / 19 min / Spanish w/English sub-titles
When the essence of Love is snatched from someone and locked away in a vessel with no
name, what happens to those persons and how do they change? How can the broken
hearted souls break that curse and recover from their pain? Can they regain their spark by
overcoming dark supernatural forces?
Screenplay: Eva Daoud / Producers: 32 Productions and Corpo Films / Cinematographer: Miguel de Olaso Macgregor /
Editor: Sergio Rozas / Composer: Jorge Magaz / Production Designer: Marta Gutierrez-Abad / Art Director: Marta Gutierrez-Abad / Principal Cast: Angel de Miguel, Maria Pedroviejo, Aloma Escuder, Alicia Lobo, Julia Fournier, Rebeca Roldan,
Chema Moro, Alicia Montesquiu / Contact: [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Award winning International Film Director and Producer...Over 60 International Film Festival Screenings
to date...Winner of the Black Pearl Jury Prize for Best Student Film at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival...Graduate Filmmaker
from the New York Film Academy (2011)...Ph.D. Degree in Economics and Management (2002)...Experienced in Marketing,
Education, Management, Journalism and Broadcasting...Avid Purveyor of World Ancient history and mythology
Director: Josh Shayne / USA / 2014 / 14 min / English
'Prom Night' is a dark romantic comedy about Max, a high school senior, who is navigating
his own insecurities and the advances of Sylvie, his more sexually experienced girlfriend.
Screenplay: Josh Shayne / Producer: Joshua Louis Simon / Cinematographer: Justin Foster / Editor: James
Darling / Composer: Erik Desiderio / Production Designer: Amy Bishop / Principal Cast: Quinn Meyers, Stefanie Brown, Catherine Curtin, Stephen Tewksbury, Emily Ackerman, Shawn Platzker, Ali Axelrad / Contact:
Josh Shayne – [email protected] http://promnightfilm.com http://joshshayne.com
THE DIRECTOR: Josh Shayne is a writer/director, illustrator, and designer. He graduated from NYU film in
2005. Shortly thereafter, his short film ‘Le Voyeur’ aired on IFC. His production company Good Worker will
launch their original series HOME/OFFICE this fall.
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Limor Diamant / USA/ 2015 / 15 min / English
"When a lonesome postal worker discovers one night that a peeping tom lives across from
her, a growing fascination with him sends her on a surprising journey."
Screenplay: Limor Diamant, Sigal Diamant / Producer: Nikos Karamigios / Cinematographer: Radan Popovic
/ Editor: Lauren Zuckerman / Production Designer: Danielle Lee / Costume
Designer: Rachel Shachar / Principal Cast: Sigal Diamant, Tomas Oscar Andren / Contact: Nikos Karamigios
– [email protected] www.noticedthemovie.com @noticedthemovie INSTAGRAM: @noticedthemovie
THE DIRECTOR: Born in Israel and raised in Los Angeles, Limor graduated from the California Institute of
the Arts where she wrote and directed short films. She’s produced numerous feature films such as FeardotCom, and The Musketeer. Her directorial debut feature film will be Metamorphosis, from her screenplay
based on the novella by Franz Kafka. Ram Bergman Productions is producing the film.
Thursday, Nov 19, 1:30pm, CP- Hollywood
FORESEEABLE OUTCOMES? – 65 MIN
Director: John Gray / France / 2015 / 24 min / English
Ethan is an American in Paris on a business trip. Margaux is a beautiful young Parisian who
admires Ethan from afar. Determined to remedy his obsession with work, and through magical realism that can only happen in Paris, a mischievous Margaux tricks Ethan into following
her and her string of clues all over the city.
Screenplay: John Gray / Executive Producers: David Beebe, Kim Moses, Ian Sander /
Co-Executive Producer Nichelle Protho Consulting Producer: Elan Dassani Line Producer:
Xavier Roy Cinematographer: Joël Labat / Editor: Neil Mandelberg/ Composer: Michael A.
Levine / Production Designer: Octavio Tapia / Art Director: n/a Principal Cast: Tyler Ritter,
Margot Luciarte, Cedric Weber, Michael Vander Meire, Stephane Dausse, Lassana Lestin,
Beleina Win, Vincent Menjou Cortes, Melissa Jo Peltier, Dee Lay Cherod / Contact: Nichelle
Protho – [email protected] www.frenchkissfilm.com
THE DIRECTOR: New York native John Gray created and produced the CBS television series “Ghost Whisperer,” which ran for five seasons. He has written and directed many other
critically acclaimed movies for television, including MARTIN AND LEWIS starring Sean
Hayes and Jeremy Northam, and Emmy nominated A PLACE FOR ANNIE starring Sissy
Spacek and Mary-Louise Parker.
Director: Jessi Shuttleworth / USA / 2014 / 13 min / English
Nearly two decades ago in a small town in eastern Washington, a boy walked into a local
middle school with a hunting rifle and committed an unspeakable crime. Eighteen years
after, on the eve of his parole, Samantha Hail, a young state trooper who lost her brother
and survived the event, struggles with serving the code of a trooper or the thickness of blood.
Screenplay: Jessi Shuttleworth / Producers: Jessi Shuttlworth, Ciara Shuttleworth, Cathy
Hurst / Cinematographer: Michael Swaigen / Editor: Dustin O’Neill / Composer: Dave Volpe
/ Set Designer: Holly Boardman / Principal Cast: Dan Shaked, Jessi Shuttleworth, Phyllis
Somerville, Katherine Hiler, Ethan Phillips, Christopher Halladay, Patrick Husted, Cristen
Hemingway, Bill Tucker, Hayley Gasbarro, Aidan Gasbarro, Brian Roque / Contact: Jessi
THE DIRECTOR: Jessi Shuttleworth was born in Nebraska and raised in eastern Washington. She studied at Saint Michael’s College and the American Conservatory Theatre. She
has worked professionally in film, television, and commercials. Shuttleworth currently in preproduction on her second film, Howlin’ at the Moon.
Director: John Putch /USA / 2013 / 28 min / English
‘Original Bill’ is the story of a writer who buys a farmhouse Pennsylvania hoping to find
unique inspiration to write his novel. He is sidetracked by his Amish neighbor, who smokes,
drinks, swears and secretly watches his TV.
Screenplay: John Putch / Producers: John Putch, Jonathan Taylor / Cinematographer: Keith
J. Duggan / Editor: John Putch / Composer: Ace Baker / Principal Cast: David Deluise, Dana
Delany, Nathalie Boltt / Contact: John Putch [email protected] www.putchfilms.com
THE DIRECTOR: Prior to becoming a filmmaker, John was an accomplished actor who started
in the theater, then enjoyed a successful TV and film career before making the switch to directing.
He now enjoys directing for TV and using his earnings to make films he cares about.
Thursday, Nov 12, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
IT’S WHAT I DO – 62 MIN
EXISTENTIAL CRISIS OFFA YOUNG UNDERWEAR MODEL
Directors: Brett and Drew Checkelsky / USA / 2015 / 12 min / English
A young underwear model, unfamiliar with rejection, crosses paths with a middle-aged
woman dealing with a serious version of the same problem.
Screenplay: Drew and Brett Checkelsky / Producers: Nicole Cosgrove / Cinematographer: Corey Gegner / Editor: Matt
Cascella / Composer: Ready for Men / Production Designer: Britt Tapsall / Sound Design: Claire Bell / Cast: Max Van
Bel, Lué McWilliams / Contact: Drew Checkelsky - [email protected]
THE DIRECTORS: Brett and Drew Checkelsky are brothers from Ohio. This is their first filmmaking effort together. Their
plan is to create more films that capture their belief that while life is silly, one should still think about what they’re doing.
Director: Fortunato Procopio / USA / 2015 / 9 minF/ English
On the morning of the biggest meeting of her life, Monica wakes up with an unexpected problem.
Screenplay: Johanna Watts / Producers: Johanna Watts, Jon Spaihts / Cinematographer: Fortunato Procopio / Editor: Axel
Hubert / Composer: Vivek Maddala / Cast: Johanna Watts, Jon Huertas, Tava Smiley, Dashiell Spaihts / Contact: Johanna
Watts, 310-770-7909, [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Fortunato Procopio’s extensive body of work as a cinematographer includes feature films, documentaries,
shorts, and hundreds of commercials. He is a frequent contributor to SNL, having shot dozens of parody commercials. He
also lensed the award-winning film The Devil and Daniel Johnston. This is his first foray into directing.
I AM GOOD
Director: Noora Albright /USA / 2015 / 11 min / English
A story of a chance encounter between two very different women. Miranda is a bored housewife, and Sabrina is a supermodel who's having the worst day of her life.
Writer & Producer: Noora Albright / Cinematographer: Matthew Skala / Editor: Peggy Davis / Composer: John Robert Wood
/ Principal Cast: Claudia Graf, Noora Albright, Miles Warner, Joonas / Contact: Noora [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: THE DIRECTOR: Noora had a re-occurring role in a morning broadcast on Finnish National TV. She was a
lead singer on an album named "Tutti". In 1998, Noora enrolled with The Stella Adler Conservatory in New York. She CoStarred in Spike Lee’s pilot for Showtime called “Sucker Free City”, in the USA Network series “Monk” and in the Showtime
series “Sleeper Cell”.
Director: Ralph Toporoff USA / 2015 / 21 min / English
From volcanic explosions to avalanche prone glaciers, a struggling reportage photographer,
successfully navigate his way past nature’s wrath. But facing dangerous elements is no
preparation for the machinations of a photographer’s representative with his own set of
ethics. It’s art versus commerce meeting together at an airport hotel in New Jersey.
Writer & Editor: Ralph Toporoff / Producer: Maria Politano / Cinematographer: Zachary Halberd / Editor: Ralph Toporoff
/ Production Mgr: Murad Peret / Visual Effects: Wonsuk Choi / Sound Design: Steve Burgess / Music: Danielle Toporoff /
Costume: Monica Nicoletti / Cast: Mike Sharits, Eliud Kauffman, Adam Bradley, Gregory J. Cohan, Philip di Domenico,
Nelson Avidon, Audrey Rapoport / Contact: Ralph Toporoff - [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: THE DIRECTOR: Ralph Toporoff is a film veteran who started as a photographer for Look, Paris Match
and Gente while residing in Europe. Upon his return to the USA he became a member of the Motion Picture Cameraman’s
Union and later a member of the DGA. He is also an adjunct professor at SVA Film and Television Department In New York.
Director: Jason Sheedy / USA / 2015 / 9 min / English
Re Inc. follows two entrepreneurs as they pioneer a unique business endeavor in the afterlife. Caroline, recently deceased, is confronted by the partners.
Screenplay: Brett Brooks / Producers: Joan Karpeles, Kyle Steinike / Cinematographer: Luke McMahon /
Editor: Jason Sheedy / Composer: Alby Odum / Production Designer: Meagen Lee / Principal Cast: Brett
Brooks, Nicholas Ryan Izzo, Anney Reese, Joan Karpeles / Contact: Kyle Steinike – [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Jason Sheedy is an American independent film writer, director, and editor. He grew up in
Morris, IL, and attended the Savannah College of Art and Design. Sheedy has since created award-winning
shorts and a debut feature film entitled Patient.
MIAMIANS & DANCERS & BEARS, OH MY!
Thursday, Nov 5, 5:15pm, CP- Lauderdale
THE FIRST MIAMIANS
Alan Tomlinson / Florida / 2015 / 13 min / English
Long before the first American pioneers established homesteads on the Miami River, its
banks were occupied by the Tequesta Indians. Today, archeologists have discovered the
remnants of a Tequesta fishing village on a development site in downtown Miami, and what
they are finding is completing a vivid picture of what life was like for this prehistoric community of first Miamians.
Producers: Francesca de Onis, Roberto Latorre / Written: Alan Tomlinson / Cinematographer: Alan Tomlinson, Douglas Clark / Editor: Alan Tomlinson/ Aerial Photography: Paul
Morris / Colorist: Eva Hadaway / Graphics & Titles: Claudia Munoz, Mihail Halatchev / Contact: Adrienne Kennedy – [email protected] wlrn.org #wlrn
THE DIRECTOR: Alan Tomlinson is an award-winning journalist and television producer
whose career spans newspapers and broadcasting in radio and television. He has produced,
directed, written and photographed numerous documentaries and television series for the
Discovery Channel and National Geographic, among others.
DANCE OF THE PEOPLE
Director: Marc Menish / USA / 2014 / 10 min / BluRay / English
The Green Grass Cloggers, formed by East Carolina University students in 1971, turned
the old-fashioned clogging world upside down with their intense performances and casual
attitude towards appearances. This sincere yet quirky approach to clogging quickly garnered
them many fans. Forty-five years later, many of the older members are facing the reality of
their ageing bodies. Newer dancers are needed to maintain the group's legacy -- dancers
with their own ideas of self-expression. "Dance of the People" explores this pivotal point in
the team's history.
Producer: Marc Menish / Cinematographer: Marc Menish / Editor: Marc Menish / Assistant
Editor: Durward Rogers Contact: Marc Menish [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Marc Menish (originally from Fort Lauderdale & considers FtL to be home!)
is a filmmaker/ educator. He has studied documentary filmmaking in France and the US
and currently teaches media-related classes in Tokyo. His other docs include: "Aso Chopper" about the Japanese fascination with big-bike culture.
BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE:
Felipe Marrou / Florida / 2014 / 9 min / English
As part of WLRN’s ongoing wildlife series, host Rey Becerra journeys into the preserve in
search of the black bear. Black bears can also be found in colder climates like Alaska and
other northern states, many people do not realize that they also thrive in the everglades.
Producers: Felipe Marrou, Rey Becerra / Director: Felipe Marrou / Cinematographer: Felipe
Marrou / Editor: Felipe Marrou / Principal Cast: Rey Becerra (Host) / Contact: Adrienne
Kennedy– [email protected] wlrn.org :#wlrn
THE DIRECTOR: Felipe Marrou, Founder and CEO of VTM Productions, is an award winning director of photography, producer, director, and editor. Felipe has worked with prestigious names in the industry such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, and Scarlett
Saturday, Nov 14, 7:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
NICE PLACE TO VISIT BUT I WOULDN’T WANT TO LIVE THERE – 82MIN
Director: Tali Barde / Germany / 2014 / 28 min / German w/English sub-titles
A man gets hit by a car only to wake up taking a shower five days later. After another fatal
accident, he wakes up in an elevator and realizes he has a limited number of chances left
to figure out what is happening to him.
Screenplay: Tali Barde, Milan Grünewald, Katja Winke / Producers: Tali Barde, Louis Bürk / Cinematographer:
Louis Bürk / Editor: Marco Heibach / Composer: Marco Heibach, Philipp Seuthe / Production Designer: Luisa
Gross / Principal Cast: Arne Obermeyer, Lena Kupke, Manuel Moser / Contact: Tali Barde [email protected] http://www.avalonfilm.de/dot.html http://www.facebook.com/film.dot
THE DIRECTOR: Tali Barde was born 1990 in Bensberg, Germany. By the age of he 20 he started
autodidactically working on his first feature film, which became a big success on film festivals a
few years later. DOT is his second film.
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Alfonso Nogueroles / Spain / 2014 / 9 min / Spanish w/English sub-titles
Alberto is bored in school so he leafs through the Art History book while eyeing Beatriz, a
beautiful classmate. They both spend a day alone at Alberto's magnificent house.
Screenplay: Alfonso Nogueroles / Producers: Manuel Alcaide, Alfonso Nogueroles /
Cinematographer: Antonio Belón / Editor: Alfonso Nogueroles / Art Director: Sandra Frantz / Principal Cast:
Adrián Barbero, Lucía Díez, Pere Brasó / Contact: Alfonso Nogueroles - [email protected] www.aladeriva.es
THE DIRECTOR: After graduating from the Complutense University in Audiovisual Communications
in 1999, he started working for several commercial companies and participated in many shortfilms.
In 2003 he founded A La Deriva, that produces his fiction, documentary and experimental shorts.
THE RED HOUSE
“The Red House” is the story of Fangfang, a 25 year old prostitute, struggling to save enough to buy back her
Director: Jiaqi Lin / China / 2014 / 18 min / Mandarin w/English subtitles
freedom…she has to rethink her plans when 6 year old Amei, is sold into prostitution by her desperate parents.
Screenplay: Jiaqi Lin / Produced by: Larry Kaster / Cinematographer: Donald M. Morgan, ASC / Editor:
Michael Bohusz / Composer: Charles Bernstein / Production Designer: Michale Paul Clausen / Principal Cast:
Felix Fang, Leann Lei, Makayla Gatmaitan, Peggy Lu / Contact: Larry Kaster,
[email protected] Jiaqi Lin [email protected] / www.theredhouseshort.com
THE DIRECTOR: Jiaqi Lin was born Quanzhou, China, in 1989. Jiaqi had always had a fascination
and a love for films, and her studies in animation only deepened this passion. In 2012, Jiaqi moved
to L.A. and began her studies at NYFA. In 2013, Jiaqi started to develop the storyline for a short film
that would ultimately become “The Red House,” pulling from her cultural experience and family history.
Director: Edmund Swabey / United Kingdom / 2014 / 12 min / English
Echo Road centres around two brothers who embark on a journey from London to Yorkshire to
meet their estranged Sister and scatter the ashes of a family member. The film tells the difficult
story of coming to terms with losing a loved one and the strong connection between siblings.
Screenplay: Duncan MacInnes/ Producers: Duncan MacInnes, Jay Brown/ Cinematographer: Jake Martin /
Editor: Edmund Swabey / Composer: Deborah Mollison/ Principal Cast: Jay Brown, Toby Wharton, Eddie
Webber, Sophie Olivia / Contact: Katie McCullough - [email protected] http://curvefilms.co.uk
Director: aneel ahmad
Pakistan / 2015 / 15 min / Punjab w/English sub-titles
Imtiaz a Raksha (rickshaw) driver, gives a ride to Tameena, a hotel call girl, and begins waiting for her daily;
he falls in love with her and is trying to rescue her from the horrors of poverty and prostitution
Screenplay: Aneel Ahmad / Producers: Aneel Ahmad Cinematographer: Aneel Ahmad / Editor Aneel Ahmad/ Composer:
Nainita Desai Javier Blanco / Principal Cast: Zehri Ali Mohammed Haroon / Contact: Jane Davidson [email protected] www.aneelahmad.com www.twitter.com/aneelahmad www.facebook.com/aneelahmadfilms
THE DIRECTOR: Aneel Ahmad is an English film director working on diverse films around the world.
Sunday, Nov 15, 1:30pm, CP- Hollywood
LAY IN WAIT
Director: Jonathan Ade / USA / 2014 / 25 min / English
A young married woman in the midst of an affair loses her wedding ring in the woods and
must find it before the sun sets.
Screenplay: Jonathan Ade / Producers: John Negropontes, Michael M. McGuire / Cinematographer: Alexander D. Paul / Editor: Daniel Raj Koobir, Jonathan Ade / Composer: Nick Huntington, Brady Nelson, Chris
Lane / Production Designer: Marlena Feehery / Art Director: Dan Warren / Principal Cast: Elizabeth Olin,
Michael Stahl-David, Kevin Ashworth
/ Contact: Jonathan Ade – [email protected]
www.layinwait.com @layinwaitfilm facebook.com/layinwait
THE DIRECTOR: Raised in suburban Washington, DC, Jonathan Ade began making movies
at eight years old. Since that time, he developed his passion for creating uniquely-held, cinematic narratives. Lay in Wait represents his fourth short in the last five years.
Director: Eddie Shieh / USA / 2014 / 6 min / English + Portuguese w/English sub-titles
Created for the Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout from brief to finish under the theme
of "The Color of My Hair," a young, single woman bored with her social life caters a party for
a beautiful couple and finds the charismatic husband also looking for something new.
Screenplay & Editor: Eddie Shieh / Producers: Eddie Shieh, Christiane Seidel / Cinematographer: Lance Ferguson
/ Principal Cast: Tatiana Sachie, Brennan Taylor, Christiane Seidel / Contact: Eddie Shieh - [email protected]
http://TheSplitEnd.com http://twitter.com/soysaucechicken http://facebook.com/splitend.film
THE DIRECTOR: Eddie Shieh is a director, editor, and screenwriter of the Writer’s Guild of
America East and WGA Digital Caucus. His passion for storytelling stems from a career as
an advertising creative director.
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Directors: Matthew Helfgott & Jared Hillman / USA / 2015 / 8 min / English
A tight-fisted empty-nester sets out to get a fake ID in order to snag the senior discount.
Screenplay: Ken Schefler / Producers: Elyse Rosenfield, Matthew Helfgott, Jared Hillman / Cinematographer:
Adam Biddle / Editor: David Marks / Composer: Matt Duncan / Production Designer: Julie Kunke, Aleksandra
Zgorska / Principal Cast: Warren Sweeney, Joey Luthman, Natalie Lander, Rob Moore / Contact: Jared Hillman — [email protected] www.HillmanHelfgott.com @HillmanJared
THE DIRECTORS: Helfgott and Hillman wear multiple hats on their projects together, often
serving as co-writers/directors/producers. Their previous film, The Listing Agent, won a Spirit
of Independence Award at FLIFF ’14 before being picked up by Sundance Channel. Additionally, Jared is an actor (Social Network, Castle, Psych, iCarly); Matt directs commercials,
earning distinctions at Cannes and the London International Awards.
Director: Richard Higson / United Kingdom / 2014 13 min / English
'An easy kidnap in the country', they said. Lenny and Chris head to a mysterious manor
house for a special job. But it gets complicated. Very complicated. And they haven't reckoned
on just who they're there to kidnap, and who else might have had the same idea...
Screenplay: Richard Higson / Producers: Natasha Phelan / Cinematographer: Ben Baily / Editor: Emma Collins /
Composer: Blair Mowat / Principal Cast: Catrin Stewart, David Schaal, Don Warrington, Tom Bennet, Daniel Hawksford / Contact: Katie McCullough - [email protected] http://curvefilms.co.uk @RichardHigson
THE DIRECTOR: Richard has a vast repertoire in producing and directing successful, long
running television series such as Come Dine With Me (Channel 4), Antiques Road Trip
(BBC2) and Teen Dad (MTV). He created the production company Curve Films, where he
has a wealth of short films which have played at international festivals.
Tuesday, Nov 10, 1pm, CP- Hollywood
OPPRESSION – 62 MIN
AT THE END OF THE LINE
Director: Robert Kerr / Germany / 2015 / 5 min / English
In 1939, in Nazi Germany, an amazing thing happened:
Jewish parents, sensing their lives
were in danger, placed their children aboard trains to be raised by foster families across free
Europe. They did this, knowing they would probably never see their children again…
Cinematography/Editing: Anthony Cousins. Director: Robert Kerr. Song “At the End of the Line” written by
Jason Bradley and Robert Kerr. Song performed by Vera Zero. Violin by Taras Umrish. Storyboards, photographs, and much more at www.attheendofthelinefilm.com www.facebook.com/attheendoftheline
THE DIRECTOR: Robert Kerr is a film and television director based out of the Minneapolis area. He is also
the founding member of Vera Zero, a post punk/power pop band with International airplay. He is currently
working on two feature length scripts as well as writing songs for upcoming Vera Zero projects.
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Alonso Alvarez Barreda / Mexico / 2015 / 13 min / English + Spanish w/English sub-titles
In the harshness of the Arizona desert a Mexican man and his son are faced with a major
crisis of conscience as they try to cross the border illegally.
Screenplay: Alonso Alvarez Barreda / Producers: Effie T. Brown, Alonso Alvarez Barreda / Cinematographer:
Tom Campbell / Editor: Yu Gu / Composer: Roberto Murguía / Production Designer: Bruton Jones / Principal
Cast: Max Arciniega, Ciro Suarez / Contact: Alonso Alvarez Barreda. [email protected]
www.wamafilms.com @AlvarezBarreda @wamafilms Alonso Alvarez Barreda
THE DIRECTOR: Hailing from Tampico Tamaulipas, Alonso Alvarez Barreda is a Mexico Director/Writer whose
short films have been featured and honored in film festivals around the world including Cannes, New York, Heartland, Hollywood and Telluride. He has received more than fifteen international awards and worldwide accolades.
Director: Andrzej Cichocki / Poland / 2014 / 14 min / No Dialogue
F by the sound of guns firing. Suddenly, there
While hunting a wolf in a sinister forest, a man is startled
are people running... even the wolves are overwhelmed by a sense of the impending danger.
Screenplay: Andrzej Cichocki / Producers: Jerzy Lukaszewicz / Cinematographer: Andrzej Cichocki / Editor: Cezary Grzesiuk / Composer: Maciej Sztor / Costumes: Anna Banasiak / Sound: Jan Wronski / Principal
Cast: Michal Bonin, Pawel Tchorzelski / Contact: [email protected] https://twitter.com/CinemanPL facebook.com/lascienitheshadowforest
Studied at Krzysztof Kieslowski Radio & TV Faculty (Film Department) of University of Silesia in Katowice. A
film director and cinematographer. He also creates with photography and music.
Director: Adam Meeks / USA / 2015 / 12 min / English
When a forest fire threatens the faith and safety ofFa religious community in the Rocky Mountains, a young mother must take action to protect herself from harm.
Screenplay: Adam Meeks & Nat Beach / Producers: Casey Bader, Nicole Quintero, & Gerardo Guadiana /
Cinematographer: Daniel Stenzel / Editor: Chriz Naing & Adam Meeks / Composer: Aled Roberts / Production
Designer: Lisa Rifkind / Art Director: Grace Hendricks / Principal Cast: Joosje Duk, James Hook, Sophia
Zalipsky / Contact: Adam Meeks — [email protected] facebook.com/wildfirefilm
THE DIRECTOR: A recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Adam is a freelance screenwriter and
director living and working in New York City. He was the 2014 recipient of the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmaker Award and the NYU George Heineman Production Award. ‘Wildfire’ is his first short film.
BALL OF HOPE
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Mayar Nouri / Syria / 2015 / 18 min / Syrian Arabic w/English sub-titles
Football in the States can drive a person crazy – in some places, it can be an elixir for sanity.
Screenplay: Mayar Nouri / Producers: Yamin Safa / Cinematographer: Basel Sarawlji / Editor: Mayar Nouri
/ Composer: Taher Mamelli / Production Designer: Ghaith Mahmoud / Art Director: Ghaith Mahmoud / Principal Cast: - / Contact: [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Mayar is a 23 year old film Director from Syria. Graduated from Full Sail University in 2013
and went back to Syria to try to put to work everything he learned and experienced a the United States.
Sunday, Nov 22, 7:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
SPOOK FEST – 72 MIN
FEAR THY NEIGHBOR
Director: John Goodman / Florida / 2015 / 15 min / English
When a mentally unstable girl meets her serial killing neighbor, a dark game of cat and mouse begins.
Writer: Josh Goodman / producers: Kisanti Hathor , Josh Goodman, Chrsitopher Bernard / Cinematographer:
Chrsitopher Bernard / Score: Travis “Creole Kid” Pierre / Sound Design: Forever Damor / Sound Editor: Jeremy Ryan / Crew: Danielle Smith, Corbin Bridges, Dillon Stokes, Christina Alvarez / Cast: Kisanti Hathor,
Evan Judson, Shannon Gilroy, Eric Stotts, Danielle Smith / Contact: [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Josh Goodman has had a wide-ranging background in video production
and editing. He got his start producing videos for political campaigns and then moved on to
music videos, commercials and short films throughout Florida and New York City. He continues to pursue new and exciting adventures behind the camera.
Director: Marco Ragozzino / USA / 2015 / 16 min / English
Eddie Cartwright (Marco Ragozzino) has just landed a job answering phones overnight at the mega conglomerate VexComm. Despite the odd hours, Eddie is grateful to be employed - especially with a pregnant wife (Gina
Holden) at home. After an awkward greeting from a skittish receptionist (Missi Pyle), Eddie is introduced to his
new position by the strange and mysterious office manager Vincent Crepleton (Tim Bagley). But once the sun
sets and the building has cleared out, Eddie discovers he's not entirely alone. The phones ring incessantly,
objects float across the room, and unexpected specters begin materializing around the 99th floor. Can Eddie
manage his relentless job responsibilities or will he fall victim to the call center's curse as other have before him?
WHAT’S EATING DAD?
Director: Michael Goldburg / USA / 2014 / 11 min / English
When Chloe meets her boyfriend's parents for the first time, what's really for dinner is something
she never imagined. In the vein of "Meet the Parents" meets "Shaun of the Dead," “What’s Eating
Dad?” is a hilariously absurd, horror-comedy short about literally surviving the future in-laws.
Screenplay: Michael Goldburg / Producers: Michael Goldburg, Dave Chan / Cinematographer: Peter Olsen
/ Editor: Ryan Penny / Composer: Michael Whalen / Production Designer: Abigail Benavides / Make-Up:
Kate Susen / Visual Effects: Dennis Fitzsimmons / Principal Cast: Morgan Wright, Brennan Taylor, Barbara
Miluski, Joel Haberli / Contact: Michael Goldburg – [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Michael Goldburg’s NYU thesis film won a Warner Bros. Pictures Production
Award. His prior film, “Happy Trails,” screened at FLIFF while his latest, “What’s Eating Dad?,” was
named a Top 10 Horror Short of 2014. Michael is currently making his first feature, “Sure-Fire.”
Director: Peter Morland Hutton / USA / 2015 / 30 min / English
In dark days not far from now, three lifelong friends and a captain set sail into the night to
escape from a small Chesapeake town afflicted with a secret. The group make the most of
their night as they plot a course to the safety of an isolated lighthouse. They laugh. They
tease. They try to make sense of the chaos. They pretend that tomorrow will never
come. Until it does…
Screenplay: Peter Morland Hutton / Producers: Kyle David Crosby, Peter Morland Hutton / Cinematographer:
Wayne Fugate / Editor: Kelly Rummler, John Mccormack, Hunter Haines / Composer: Dominic Messinger /
Production Designer: / Art Director: / Principal Cast: Skyler Day, Marque Richardson, Mark Furze, Jim Cody
Williams / Contact: Lindsay Bennett – [email protected], Peter Hutton – [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: As a successful commercial writer/producer/director for over 15 years,
Peter Hutton is turning his attention to creative film making. His love of sailing and the
Chesapeake Bay make his hometown of Cape St. Claire the perfect setting for his first film
project–a short thriller that takes place on the water.
Thursday, Nov 5, 5:45pm, CP- Lauderdale
SUN SHORTS – 47 MIN
CASK OF AMONTILLADO
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director: Jeff Freeman / USA / 2014 / 9 min / English
Based on the Edgar Alan Poe story of the same name… An argument between two filmmakers
about what constitutes a good horror film takes a “Poe”-etic turn of events in this dark comedy.
Screenplay: Jeff Freeman (based on an original story by Edgar Alan Poe) / Producers: Derek Pixley / Cinematographer: George Montiero / Editor: Jeff Freeman / Sound: Bob Cady / Make-Up Design: Andrea Joe
Cicalese / Cast: William Grefe’, Steven Brack / Contact: Jeff Freeman – [email protected]
www.realitysedgemedia.net @Jeff_N_Stein https://www.facebook.com/groups/1444078669153868/
THE DIRECTOR: Native Floridian Jeff Freeman was bitten by the film making bug later in
life. Jeff has worked on multiple short & feature films as producer/editor/director & Produced/Written/Directed his own feature “Island of the Cannibal Death Gods”.
Director: Gabriel Kipling Tyner / Florida / 2014 / 10 min / English
This is the classic story of Adam and Eve. They start off content with their lives, but are
tempted and want to see more. Eve is deceived, and so is Adam. This is the story of their
rebellion, and it’s consequences.
Screenplay: Andrew Souza / Producers: Gabriel Kipling Tyner, Andrew Souza, and Gaetano Fasulo/ Cinematographer: Gabriel Kipling Tyner / Editor: Gabriel Kipling Tyner / Principal Cast: Eric Power, Laura Garrido, Carl Rimi /
Contact: Gabriel Kipling Tyner [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: I have worked several jobs; car washer, white water river guide, construction worker, and even a teacher. I know that making films is what I want to do because I
have done it all. Life is about figuring out what you don’t want to do and I know that filmmaking is my calling.
Director: Ann Deborah Fishman
USA / 2015 / 8 min / DVD / English
Lou Manning was the
biggest agent in Hollywood but now he is down
to his last client who
shows him how the game
is played in 2015.
Screenplay & Producer:
Ann Deborah Fishman
Keegan / Editor: Jesse
Miller / Production Designer: Ann Deborah Fishman / Cast: Alan Heyman,
Rhonda Stearns, Mindy
Acevedo, James Bullard,
Sylvia Brach / Contact:
Ann Deborah Fishman –
select Neiman Marcus Stores | Marissa Collections, Naples, FL.
THE DIRECTOR: Ann
Deborah Fishman wrote,
produced and co-directed
the romantic comedy entitled Marriage Material starring Saturday
Night Live alum Victoria Jackson.
Tuesday, Nov 10, 3pm, CP- Hollywood
SURPRISE!!!! – 69 MIN
MI CASA SU CASA
Director: Sara Verhagen
UNITED STATES PREMIERE
France / 2015 / 15 min / English + French-Italian-Spanish w/English sub-titles
When Celine returns from a holiday in Mexico, she is faced with a little problem. A certain
Bartleby welcomes her and other guests with open arms to... HER home? To HIS home?
Celine is about to enter a bizarre world full of strange people, but more importantly, an apartment that doesn't hold the slightest trace of her existence. How can one be certain to be
home, when everything seems to prove the contrary?
Writers: John M. Keller, Sara Verhagen Dog / Producers: Sara Verhagen, Emmanuel Pampuri / Key Cast: Sara Verhagen, Paul Bandey, Silvie Laguna, Pierre Zeni / Contact: Sara
Verhagen [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Sara Verhagen is a multilingual actress, writer and director (7 languages).
At 18 she left the south of France to spend five years in London, three of which training at “East
15 Acting School.” After moving to Paris, Sara started working behind the camera for the first
time in 2011, with "Dog Sitting" (in which she also had the starring role), and was co-writter and
co-director. The film was lucky enough to be bought by a production company, and to achieve
quite an international success with numerous festival selections, (including Palm Springs, Just
for Laughs Montreal, Atlanta, Shnit...) and several awards (including the prestigious French
"Alpe D'Huez" Best Short Film Award and a Top Pick Citation at the Short Film Corner in
Cannes). Sara is currently working on the scripts of two feature films and another short film.
Director: Luca Elmi / Italy / 2015 / 40 min / English
One summer morning. A morning like many others in a city like any other. Suddenly the
sound of gunshots echoes through the buildings. A bank is under attack. Hostages are taken.
Trying to solve a situation whose cruelty is as unusual as unexplained, two policemen one approaching the end of her career, and the other consumed by a passion for ancient
Rome - will face what seems to be an impossible answer.
Screenplay: Luca Elmi / Producers: Hunter Curry, Drew Ingram / Cinematographer: Hunter
Curry / Editor: Stefania Calatroni / Composer: Marcello De Toffoli / Production Designer:
Jacob Heustis / / Principal Cast: Sheilagh Weymouth, Laurel Casillo, David Vanarsdale,
Josh Loren / Contact: Luca Elmi – [email protected] facebook.com/romancitizenmovie
THE DIRECTOR: Born in Milan, Italy in 1961. Graduated High School (classical studies) in
1981. Law school in Milan, but no degree (didn’t like the idea of being a lawyer). Lives and works
in Milan, Italy. Has been a cinema scholar and a filmmaker forever. Authored several short films.
Film and theatre actor. Authored short stories, a novel, a play and several screenplays.
Director: Alejandro Montoya / USA / 2015 / 14 min / English
Influenced by pop culture all her life, Lea feels wronged by the way movies and music portray
love, now that she is 30 and single she cuts pop culture cold turkey to see if this way she
can find the man of her dreams.
Writers: Alejandro Montoya Marin / Producers: Alejandro Montoya Marin, Ariel Rakes / Director of Photography: Ariel Rakes / Cast: Kristen Rakes, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Alex Knight,
Nathan Brimmer, Jocelyn Montoya, Julia Harris, Richard Daniel Williams, Fabian Valle,
Sarah Minnich, Matthew Page, Rebekah Williams, Alejandro Montoya Marin / Contact: [email protected]
THE DIRECTOR: Born in Laredo Texas, and raised in Mexico. Alejandro knew he wanted
to do film from a very young age. After studying Marketing, he persued his dream of filmmaking in Canada. After graduating he moved back to the US, where he has been doing independent movies, short films, music videos, commercials.
THE SUN-SENTINEL PANEL DISCUSSION
Tuesday, Nov 17, 6pm, CP- Lauderdale
PLUNDERING AMERICA: THE CUBAN AMERICAN PIPELINE
With the sweep of a pen, seemingly overnight, Cuba and the United States went from
foes to friends. Late last year, President Obama announced a plan to normalize relations with the Castro government, ending 50 years of hostilities. In the ensuing debate, however, no one was confronting a costly problem: the impact of Cuban crime
rings on the nation.
The Sun Sentinel, in a groundbreaking series published in 2015, documented the
eye-popping scope of the crimes. The investigation found Cuban crime rings had
stolen more than $2 billion from the U.S. over two decades.
How did they gain a foothold and flourish? U.S. immigration policy made it easy. For over 50 years, the U.S. welcomed Cubans as refugees fleeing communism. The Cuban Adjustment Act allows automatic entry for Cubans who reach American soil and legal residency after just a year, an advantage given
to no other immigrant group and one that aided the criminals.
Meet the investigation team: Sally Kestin and Megan O’Matz and database editor John Maines. After the 2004-05 hurricanes in Florida, the team uncovered
massive fraud in FEMA’s disaster aid nationwide. That series was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting. An investigation by Kestin and
Maines used SunPass toll records to document extreme speeding by off-duty South Florida police won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service.
O’Matz, a graduate of Penn State, joined the Sun Sentinel in 2000 and previously worked for the Chicago
Tribune. Kestin, a graduate of Northwestern School of Journalism, has been at the paper for 17 years.
She came from the Tampa Tribune and started her career at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Maines has
done data work for the newsroom since 1998. He was a reporter for 21 years, working at the Massena
Observer, the Ithaca Journal, and the Clarion-Ledger in Miss. Taimy Alvarez, a photographer/video editor, is a graduate of the Univ of Florida’s College of Journalism. She has been on Sun Sentinel staff for
the past 17 years, documenting sports, features and news locally and throughout the Caribbean and
South America. Before that, she was a staff photographer with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Friday, November 13, 6pm, Sunrise Civic Ctr
Life is not all early-bird dinners and golf in post-recession South Florida. Some seniors here are living
in what the federal government calls “food deserts” - places where people can’t obtain fresh, affordable
fare because of limited incomes, lack of transportation and isolation. They include elders who have
been living in urban food desert most of their lives and are finding it harder than ever to put food on
their tables. Yet others are people new to empty refrigerators and food pantry lines - seniors who came
to live out their golden years in leisure lifestyle retirement villages. Some of those communities now
have become food deserts, as their residents are outliving their incomes, their neighbors and their
ability to drive.
diane Lade was among the first reporters at regional
U.S. newspapers to cover aging full time, starting in
the 1980s. A Sun Sentinel journalist since 1978, she
also worked as an asst city editor, columnist, feature
and consumer writer. A grad of Univ of Missouri, she
has been honored by the American Society on Aging
and won awards from the Fla Press Club, including
the top honor for in-depth reporting in 1997 and
2014. She was part of the Sun Sentinel's hurricane team that was a
Pulitzer finalist. Diane is a graduate of Dr. Robert Butler’s Age Boom
Academy, now based at Columbia Univ, and received fellowships from
AARP and the National Press Foundation. She was
accepted to attend the White House Conference on
Aging. Today, Diane is a feature writer and aging issues specialist in Sun Sentinel’s Lifestyle.
andy Reid has covered government, growth and development, and environmental issues in Florida since
1996. He joined the Sun Sentinel in 2005 and covers
Palm Beach County government as well as South Florida water and environmental issues, with an emphasis on Everglades restoration. He previously worked at The Tampa Tribune, Stuart News and the News Chief
in Winter Haven.
Mike Stocker has been a photographer at the Sun
Sentinel since 1998. He has covered stories in Haiti,
Israel, Latin America, Europe and Africa. He has been
recognized by the World Press, NPPA, Southern
Short Course, the Atlanta Seminar on Photojournalism and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.
Mike was a member of the staff at the Herald that won
the Pulitzer for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew.
At the Sun Sentinel, he has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Spot News
Photography in 1999 “for his photographs of the devastation caused by
Hurricane Mitch in Central America;” as part of a team for Feature Photography for “compelling and explanatory images illustrating the devastating impact of AIDS in the Caribbean;" and again for Feature
Photography for his “imaginative exploration of Holocaust survivors.”
A MINI-FEST OF ROMANIAN CINEMA
An event organized by double 4 Studios, Inc, with the partial financial support of the Romanian Cultural Institute,
in partnership with the Romanian american League, Cinema Paradiso and Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival,
with the participation of the Romanian Filmmakers union, and The Romanian Center for National Cinema.
Despite the fact that “Focus on Romania - Ft. Lauderdale Waves 2015” celebrates this Fall only its second year of existence, South
Florida film lovers already cherish its return to CINEMA PARADISO, this October 22nd through 25th.
Five feature films, a documentary and a collection of award winning shorts from Romania will screen at the well-known arthouse, home
of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF), this year at its 30th edition. Guest filmmakers from Romania will again present
and discuss their work with the interested audiences.
Parties will mark the opening and closing nights, while refreshment will be served between screenings, on Friday and Saturday.
TRAIN OF LIFE
Director: Radu Mihaileanu / Romania / 1998 / 103 min / French w/English sub-titles
This comedy-drama is set in Central Europe during the summer of 1941. Yiddish-speaking
Jews purchase a train, forge identity papers, and leave town. Posing as both prisoners and
Nazis, they hope to reach Palestine via the Soviet Union, but problems arise when they
encounter real Germans.
It’s entertainment that never lets us off the hook. Village Voice
every bit as reverent as “Schindler’s List” and no less successful. Film.com
Produced by: Belfilms and Canal +, with the participation of
SPeCIaL GueST: Radu MIHaILeaNu
THuRSday, oCToBeR 22, 7:00PM,
CINeMa PaRadISo - LaudeRdaLe
After the film there will be a Q&A with the director followed by the Opening Night Party.
Director: Dan Pita / Romania / 1982 / 96 min / Romanian w/English sub-titles
A group of people from various walks of life enter an orienteering course in a wilderness, that not
only test their strength and courage, but also their minds and spirit.
funny, whimsical, and densely metaphoric, Orienteering is as equally potent as a wry allegory on
the Ceauşescu regime under the thumb of Soviet-era communism as it is an acutely observed
satire on the petty dynamics of office politics. filmref.com
THE DIRECTOR: Winner of Berlin Silver Bear - Honorable Mention (1986); Golden Antigone
- Special Mention at Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival (1998); Silver Lion Venice
International Film Festival (1992)
Produced by: RomaniaFilm.
SPeCIaL GueSTS: daN PITa aNd dIReCToR oF PHoToGRaPHy vLad PauNeSCu
FRIday oCToBeR 23Rd. 7:00PM CINeMa PaRadISo - LaudeRdaLe
After the film there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers followed by refreshments
Director: Vad Paunescu / Romania / 2015 / 106 min / Romanian w/English sub-titles
Ema is a successful TV journalist, the host of a popular investigation show. Her success
relies heavily on ratings, and Ema is willing to put her health, and her resources at stake
in order to always discover the truth. But one of the cases propels her into the middle of
a big scandal that will change her life dramatically. Ema is caught between a rock and a
hard place, inside a humongous and dangerous machinery,
while fighting to unmask one of the most controversial and
powerful political players.
Produced by: Castel Film
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deSIGNeR oaNa PauNeSCu
FRIday oCToBeR 23Rd, 9:15PM, CINeMa PaRadISo - LaudeRdaLe
Produced by Double 4
Studios (Fl.) in collaboration with FLIFF
Director: Oana Giurgiu
Romanian / 2014 / 116 min / English
In Israel, the Jewish population coming from Romania became the country’s fourth
largest group. They always stayed in the shadow, sometimes hiding their origins,
even though important personalities emerged from that community, and they have
greatly contributed to the progress of their new country. The documentary follows 130
years of immigration of Romanian Jews towards the Holy Land in a light and colorful
depiction of history through human stories and collages. The film is a tribute to the
poet Tristan Tzara – born in the same Romanian small town from where the first Jews
immigrated to Palestine in 1882.
Aliyah DaDa is one of the most pleasant and refreshing surprises of the contemporary
Romanian cinema. Film Magazine, UCIN
Produced by Libra Films / Special Guest: oana Giurgiu
SaTuRday, oCToBeR 24, 6:30 PM, CINeMa PaRadISo - LaudeRdaLe
After the film there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers followed by refreshments
LOVE IS A STORY
Director: Cristina Iacob
Romania / 2014 / 97min / Romanian w/English sub-titles
In an old and charming town in Transylvania, a young cellist ( Sebastian) and an attractive actress ( Aprilia) start a beautiful love story. However, nothing is as simple as
it would seem.
Being influenced by three men with strong personalities, the young Aprilia tries to find the
balance between adulthood and the choices of a girl's heart. It's Christmas time and life
holds for this talented beautiful girl only the presents that she is strong enough to hold.
Produced by: Media Pro Entertainment and Zazu Films
SaTuRday oCToBeR 24, 9.15PM,
CINeMa PaRadISo - LaudeRdaLe
CLoSING day - SuNday oCToBeR 25TH
Award winning collection of Romanian short films - 90 min
SuNday, oCToBeR 25, 5:00 PM, CINeMa PaRadISo - LaudeRdaLe
MEDAL OF HONOR
Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Romania / 2009 / 104 min / Romanian w/English sub-titles
75 year-old, Ion endures the silence of his wife and the indifference of his son, who
is living in Canada and resents his father for preventing him to leave the country before the ‘89 Revolution, by denouncing him to the secret police. One day, Ion has the
surprise to receive a medal of honor from the Ministry of Defense for some 'heroic'
actions back in WW2, times he barely remembers. The medal forces Ion to reconsider
his whole life. Maybe he wasn't all the time a loser. Maybe his life has a meaning.
Maybe he means something to his family.
Medal of Honor is a happy hybrid of a festival type of movie and one that is enjoyed
by all audiences. It could be labeled as a dark comedy... Revistaclipa.com
Produced by: Hi Films ( Romania) and Pandora Films
SPeCIaL GueST: SCReeNwRITeR TudoR voICaN
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CINeMa PaRadISo - LaudeRdaLe
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Von Hausch - the great Jedi Warrior – our force for good, and the crebe attending for the first time, as well as those who
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Senior Program Director, we have consistently screened for you the
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best of independent and foreign films before their availability in other
made this enduring legacy possible, please let me share with you a few
venues and before they achieve Golden Globe and Academy Award
grateful thoughts about the wellspring of our success - the magic of film.
recognition, as they often do!
Steven Spielberg recently observed, in comparing film to the paintA true grass roots venture, our film festival has grown from an idea
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to tell a complete story in a single frame. Although the filmmaker has the Douglas Paul Solomon internationally recognized cultural event and year round exhibitor of
advantages of engaging “dialogue, thunderous special effects, evocative
fine films operating in its own two “Cinema Paradiso” theaters in Fort
music, and dramatic lighting” – for Spielberg, both mediums “construct alternative Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida!
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