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DVAA Program - Big Eddy Film Festival
FOURTH ANNUAL
SEPTEMBER 18 - 20 2015
BigEddyFilmFest.com
TUSTEN THEATRE
210 BRIDGE STREET
NARROWSBURG, NEW YORK
Presented by
This presentation is made possible in part with public funds
from the New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media
and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
/bigeddyfilmfestival
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
OPENING NIGHT FILM
TUMBLEDOWN
PRODUCER LEVEL SPONSORS
Kohler Lumber & Building Materials
Nancy J. Stevenson & Ken Sable
Director:
Sean Mewshaw
Screenwriter: Desiree Van Til
2015, 103 min.
DIRECTOR LEVEL SPONSORS
Jeffrey Allison & James Lomax
Dog Mountain Lodge
Gail & Tom McDonnell
The River Reporter
Villa Roma Resort
WJFF Radio Catskill
Years after the death of her
singer-songwriter husband,
Hannah (Rebecca Hall) has settled into a solitary life in the
mountains. But a brash New
York writer (Jason Sudeikis)
disrupts her quiet existence
when he arrives into town to
research his own book on her
late husband. Skillfully balancing real life emotions with intelligent humor, it’s a story of love
without being sappy, and a
story about death without
being somber.
FEATURED ACTOR LEVEL SPONSORS
Bà & Me
Beaverbrook Cottage
Beaverkill Studios
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Boregaard Jeweler
By Delaine
Floyd and Bobo’s Bakery
The Heron Restaurant
The Hillside Schoolhouse
Homestead School
The Inn at Lake Joseph
Schmidt’s Wholesale
The Team at The Heron
THANK YOU
Honesdale National Bank for the popcorn machine
Michael Andrews Audio Visual Services for the screen
Charlie Kalinowski for technical assistance
Rocky Pinciotti for general assistance
And a special thank you to all Big Eddy Film Festival Volunteers
Join us for an after party at The
Heron Restaurant, 40 Main Street,
Narrowsburg, right after the
screening of Tumbledown.
Otherwise Engaged
Cinematography:
Seamus Tierney
Music: Damien Jurado
Principal Cast: Rebecca Hall,
Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Argon,
Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne,
and Richard Masur.
Screens with
OTHERWISE ENGAGED
Director: Alicia MacDonald
2015, 4 min.
How do I love thee? Let me
count the Likes. Megan and
Dave are getting engaged.
But will they let technology
spoil the moment?
Friday, September 18 | 8:00 pm
3
SHORT FILM PROGRAM
SHORT FILM PROGRAM
YOUNG AT HEART
SHORTS FOR KIDS
Balloons
UNSEEN
WORLDS
Cailleach
35 min.
80 min.
These seven short films,
from animation to live
action, take viewers into
the hearts and minds of
children.
Me and My Moulton
Crooked Candy
Step into lands and perspectives rarely seen in
these six vastly different
short documentaries that
explore secret worlds.
Family friendly. Best suited
for ages 6 and up.
Man Under
Bunny New Girl
A tiny leaf goes a long way in the cleverly animated Little Favor
(Yawen Zheng, USA, 1 min.). On a drab winter day, a lonely girl
finds a bouquet of balloons and transforms her city into a more
colorful place in Balloons (Sitora Takanaev, USA, 5 min.). Jake
spends most of his time indoors playing video games until his
mom brings home a surprise in The Present (Jacob Frey, Germany,
4 min.). A seven-year-old girl and her sisters ask for a simple bicycle, knowing full well that their loving yet unconventional parents
will likely disappoint them in the Oscar-nominated Me and My
Moulton (Torill Kove, Canada/Norway, 14 min.). A mysterious boy
collects stars and sends them to every urban child in Every Star
(Yawen Zheng, USA, 3 min.). This caged being’s burden is to carry
the moon around the earth in So It Goes (Alex Pope, USA, 1 min.).
On her first day at a new school, a self-conscious young girl learns
that compassion can overcome difference in Bunny New Girl
(Natalie van den Dungen, Australia, 6 min.).
Saturday, September 19 | 11:30 am
Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are hugely popular all around the
world, except in the United States where they’re considered a choking hazard and are illegal. One man has become a Kinder smuggler
in Crooked Candy (Andrew Rodgers, USA, 6 min.). Low water levels in Oregon’s Hyatt Lake during the drought of 2014 offer a
glimpse of the petrified forest flooded by the Hyatt Dam in
Lost/Forgotten (Ryan Niemi, USA, 5 min.). Step into the well-worn
shoes of Morag, an 86-year-old woman who lives alongside her 12
sheep in the Scottish Island home where five generations of her
family lived before her in Cailleach (Rosie Reed Hillman, Scotland,
14 min.). One of New York City’s darkest secrets is discussed, as a
subway operator struggles to get his life back on track after a desperate woman commits suicide by jumping in front of his train in
Man Under (Paul Stone, USA, 12 min.). Max goes on a journey
behind the scenes of “Shrek,” which he believes was stolen from his
father’s children’s book character, to expose the dark side of
Hollywood in The Big Green (Max Chaiet, USA, 32 min.). A young
girl sets out to understand the concept of war by interviewing
those who’ve experienced it first hand in Little Questions (Virginia
Abramovich, USA, 12 min.).
Saturday, September 19 | 12:30 pm
5
DOCUMENTARY
PEGGY
GUGGENHEIM ART ADDICT
Director:
Lisa Immordino Vreeland
2015, 97 min.
The black sheep of the
Guggenheim family, notorious
art collector Peggy Guggenheim
gets her due in this documentary about the complex bohemian life and storied loves of a fascinating woman who championed her era’s most important
artists, and assembled the premier collection of 20th century
modern art.
Screens with
J. MORGAN PUETT: A
PRACTICE OF BE(E)ING
Director: Roderick Angle
2015, 10 min.
J. Morgan Puett—the founder
of the ground-breaking artists’
haven, Mildred’s Lane in Beach
Lake, PA—is known locally and
internationally for her facilitation of the arts as a “rigorous
re-thinking of the everyday.”
Saturday, September 19 | 2:30 pm
DOCUMENTARY
ALMOST THERE
Directors: Dan Rybicky and
Aaron Wickenden
2015, 93 min.
Living in a collapsing home in
Indiana, elderly outsider artist
Peter Anton has obsessively
chronicled his life story in a
massive, illustrated autobiography titled “Almost There.”
Anton’s world changes when
two Chicago filmmakers discover his work and storied
past.
Shot over eight years, the film
documents Anton’s first major
exhibition and how the controversy it generates forces him to
leave the collapsing home
where he’s lived in isolation for
decades. The filmmaking duo
explores questions of the limits
of altruism, mental illness, and
the ways in which we understand artists who exist in
worlds purely their own.
Saturday, September 19 | 6:30 p.m.
7
DOCUMENTARY
RETROSPECTIVE SPOTLIGHT
THE NIGHT OF
THE HUNTER
WELCOME TO
KUTSHER’S
Director: Charles Laughton
1955, 93 min.
Directors:
Ian Rosenberg, Caroline
Laskow
2015, 72 min.
Join BEFF in celebrating the
60th anniversary of this classic
American film. Released in
1955, it is truly a stand-alone
masterwork. A horror movie
with qualities of a Grimm’s fairy
tale, it stars a sublimely sinister
Robert Mitchum as a traveling
preacher named Harry Powell
(he of the tattooed knuckles),
whose nefarious motives for
marrying a fragile widow,
played by Shelley Winters, are
uncovered by her terrified
young children. Graced by
images of eerie beauty and a
sneaky sense of humor, this is
cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between
good and evil.
Join us for an after party at The
Heron Restaurant, 40 Main Street,
Narrowsburg, right after the screening of The Night of the Hunter.
Writers: Davis Grubb,
James Agee
Cinematographer:
Stanley Cortez
Principal Cast: Robert Mitchum,
Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish,
Sally Jane Bruce, Billy Chapin
Saturday, September 19 | 9:00 pm
Join us for a Q&A with filmmakers Ian
Rosenberg and Caroline Laskow following the screening of Welcome to
Kutsher’s.
One of the legendary Borscht
Belt hotels during its heyday,
Kutsher’s Country Club was
family owned and operated for
over 100 years. This film provides unprecedented eye-witness documentation of
Kutsher’s from its 100th
anniversary season through the
next seven years, until the hotel
was sold and demolished in
2014 to make way for a health
and wellness resort. The story
of Kutsher’s is uniquely
American, unexpectedly moving and a vital chapter—previously unexplored—of the modern Jewish experience. This
award-winning film captures a
last glimpse of a lost world as
it disappears before our eyes.
Sunday, September 20 | 11:00 am
9
SHORT FILM PROGRAM
ICEHOUSE ARTS
KID FLIX
Looking ahead to the next generation of filmmakers, these
videos were created this summer by local youth in workshops led by video artist Ron
Littke.
YOU ARE INVITED:
MEET THE FILMMAKERS
COCKTAIL PARTY
Join us on Saturday, September 19 from 5 - 6:30 PM to celebrate the Big Eddy Fest Filmmakers, with cocktails, wine, beer,
plus great food and music. This special event is hosted by
Narrowsburg Fine Wines & Spirits, Narrowsburg, NY.
Complimentary
admission for those with
All-Access Passes.
All others: $30.
Delaware Arts Center
37 Main Street
Narrowsburg, NY
For reservations,
call 845-252-7576.
A Pop Star Rescue, Eldred, NY
with Cailey Fullone, Mikayla
Fullone, Chloe Hatton, Alex
Fullone, Michael Fullone, Jolie
Schiavo, and Lilly Schiavo.
Family friendly
Dr. Calimari and the Orphans of
Narrowsburg, Narrowsburg, NY
with Soren Schachter, Ava
Schachter, Thomas South, Sid
South, Sky Gray, Karl Swanson,
Ian Podniesinski, Grace
Podniesinski, Marcy Hill, Noah
Loof, Anna Loof, Alden Moss,
Ruby Farmer, and Wiliam
Farmer.
Shock, Livingston Manor, NY
with Erik Uerkwitz, Samuel
Quick, and Jacques Le Conte.
untitled, Honesdale, PA
with Marcy Hill, Emily Eccles,
Avery Kimble, Nicolas Arnold.
Rohan Hertzog, Robert
Hertzog, Josh Nichols, and
Orion Nichols.
Sunday, September 20 | 1:00 pm
FESTIVAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
Program Director
Tina Spangler
Organizing Committee
Jeffrey Allison
Elaine Giguere
Hester Greene
Elizabeth Kubenik
Nancy Stevenson
Programming Committee
Katie Halper
Amy Nicholson
John Reggero
Ken Sable
Poster Design
Darryl Brasseale,
ArtMode
Website
Chris Andreola,
ADC Studio
Program Design
Tina Spangler
Tech Manager
Charlie Kalinowski
Projectionists
Gregory Castro
Nancy Stevenson
Filmmaker Party
Sponsors
Elaine Giguere
Narrowsburg Fine
Wines & Spirits
Film Sponsors
Hester & Peter Greene
Elizabeth & Henry
Kubenik
Nancy Stevenson &
Ken Sable
Volunteer Coordinator
Randy O’Neill
Advisory Board
Tibor Feldman
Actor, Producer
After Parties
The Heron Restaurant
Marla Puccetti
Television Producer
Catering
Gerard’s River Grill
Basil Tsiokos
Nantucket Film Festival
The Big Eddy Film Festival’s mission is to present feature films, documentaries, and shorts that advance the traditional art of storytelling and take
audiences to unexpected places. Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance,
the Arts Council for Sullivan County. Visit DelawareValleyArtsAlliance.org.

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