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Stella’s Last Weekend
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Stella’s Last Weekend is the story of two brothers whose relationship is definitely challenged when they find themselves in love with the same girl, but eventually the conflict deepens the unshakable bond between them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn19il9iDdI SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Polly Draper (will attend the festival) Writer: Polly Draper Producers: Ken Keller, Caron Rudner FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 109 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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Storm Boy
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A young boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate Australian coastline, but when he forms a close bond with a pelican, Mr. Percival, his life takes a new and unexpected turn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZlOXR75Bx4 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main NOTE: This screening is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family Day [Ages 8+] CREDITS Director: Shawn Seet Writer: Justin Monjo Producers: Matthew Street, Michael Boughen FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 99 min Location: Australia Language: English Walk-Up Tickets Available Day of Show @ Marquis Theatre Under 8…
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Styx
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A busy doctor plans to spend her annual vacation fulfilling her long-held dream of sailing from Gibraltar to the small island of Ascension in the Atlantic. But everything changes when she sees a damaged, overloaded boat full of refugees nearby. Knowing that at least a hundred people could drown, she begins to organize to help them but slowly begins to fear that it will be impossible to do so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fREBiAyu2g SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Wolfgang Fischer Writers: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Kunzel Producer: Marcos Kanter FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 94…
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Summer in the City
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Convinced that civilization is on the verge of collapse, two women set out on a dream logic journey through New York City parks in search of a river that will take them to a faraway island. But does the river exist? https://vimeo.com/351416559 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Mojo Lorwin (will attend the festival) Writer: Mojo Lorwin Producer: Grace Kim FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Sweet Hereafter
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7w-dPZI_LY SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15pm Twilight Hall NOTE: This screening is a tribute to Honoree Bruce Greenwood, who will attend. CREDITS Director:…
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Swiped
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Alarmed by the detrimental effect smartphones are having on those around them, three friends launch a rogue initiative intended to force people to be more present and mindful. https://vimeo.com/348473796 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Steve Whitely Writer: Steve Whitely Producer: Steve Whitely FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 9 min Location: England Language: English
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Three Sacks Full of Hats
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Mick returns home after a long absence to witness the rapidly declining health of his alcoholic brother Sid, which stirs up family tensions and powerful emotions of shame and denial. An exploration of addiction and the healing power of familial love. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Debbie Anzalone Writer: Geoff Thomspon Producers: Lee Thomas, Jane Nicholson, Peter Nicholson FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 20 min Location: UK Language: English
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Tito and the Birds
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. Suddenly, an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared. Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird songs. He embarks on a journey to save the world from the epidemic with his friends. Tito’s search for the antidote becomes a quest for his missing father and for his own identity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aMR9dWWar0 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:00 pm Marquis Main NOTE: This screening is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family…
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Topanga
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Hearing impaired and homeless Gala escapes from a man who continuously abuses her. While living in an abandoned old truck on a mountain road, she is unaware that the abusive man has discovered where her hiding place is. One night, after a brutal attack, she finds the strength to somehow stand up and walk away for good. She has no idea where this survival walk will end up and how it will change her life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKf93fYKETM SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room WINNER Audience Award - Short CREDITS Director: Aycil…
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The True History of Billie the Kid
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Billie visits her aging father in jail, revealing that her childhood in his care was not as safe and happy as he might have believed. Will she get her revenge? https://vimeo.com/313974503 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Leticia Caceres Writer: Angela Betzien Producer: Christina Radburn FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 8 min Location: Australia Language: English
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Turning Ten
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Lamia and her husband await their turn in the clinic for their young daughter to be circumcised. The 10 minute wait leads Lamia to recall her own experience as a child and question whether this is the right fate for her daughter. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Jaylan Auf Writer: Jaylan Auf Producers: Houda Echouafni, Hossam ElSokari FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 13 min Locations: Cairo, Egypt Language: Arabic
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Twenty
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Twenty is about the breakdown of a family as seen from the perspective of a 12 year old boy, who must come to terms with his parents' separation. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Mia Fichman (will attend the festival) Writer: Mia Fichman Producer: Mia Fichman FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 8 min Location: USA Language: English