Friday, February 23, 2018

FACES PLACES
PROGRAM LONG-01 Friday, 3:00pm

France, Feature Documentary, 2017, 90 min Nominated for a 2018 Academy Award

 

Filmmaker Agnès Varda, age 89, and ac- claimed French photographer JR, age 33, teamed up to co-direct this enchanting road movie. Together they travel around French villages in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. This film is far more than a charming buddy movie, it’s a major collabora- tion between two of Europe’s greatest artists and is being heralded throughout the world. SUBTITLED

DIRECTED BY AGNÈS VARDA AND JR
AGNÈS VARDA WILL RECEIVE AN HONORARY OSCAR IN 2018

SHORT FILMS 1

PROGRAM LONG-02 Friday, 7:00pm

Thursday Night

Les Animaux Domestiques

Schoolyard Blues

My Nephew Emmett

                Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out

Saturday, February 24, 2018

SHORT FILMS 2

PROGRAM LONG-03 Saturday, 10:00am

Facing Mecca

Imagination

Negative Space

Watu Wote: All of Us

Fluffy

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“The convergence of idealism, horrific brutality and artistic
genius.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’

USA, Feature Documentary, 2016, 82 min

 

Nominated for a 2018 Grammy, Two Trains Runnin’ features interviews and performances by Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Valerie June, North Mississippi All-Stars and Lucinda Williams.  In the 1930s, two giants of the Delta blues, Skip James and Son House, made records that changed America’s popular music forever. Then they disappeared. But in 1964, two separate groups of college-age musicians set out for Mississippi to find them. At the same time, other students were heading there as Freedom Riders. Finally, in June 1964, the groups converged; this convergence turned civil rights into a national cause, and spawned the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act. It also launched a resurrection of some of the greatest American music of all time.

DIRECTED BY SAM POLLARD

PROGRAM LONG-04 Saturday, 12:00pm

CEASEFIRE

France/Belgium, Feature Film, 2016, 103 min

 

Shot in lush style by Clint Eastwood’s favorite cinematographer, Tom Stern, this gorgeous period romance follows Georges, post-trau- ma-stressed from his horrific experiences in the trenches in the Great War, as he struggles to gain back his sanity. Guilt-ridden, Georges returns to France to take care of his family— his elderly mother and deaf-mute war-veteran brother, Marcel. With the help of Hélène, his brother’s sign language teacher, with whom he will have a tumultuous relationship, Georges will finally try to heal the wounds, both his family’s and his own. SUBTITLED

DIRECTED BY EMMANUEL COURCOL

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PROGRAM LONG-05 Saturday, 2:00 pm

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PROGRAM LONG-06 Saturday, 4:30pm

PICK OF THE LITTER

USA, Feature Documentary, 2018, 81 min

 

Pick of the Litter is a wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs. The film follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high, and not every dog can make the cut: Only the best of the best, the pick of the litter.

DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY DANA NACHMAN AND DON HARDY

DON HARDY IN PERSON

THE FARTHEST

Ireland, Feature Documentary, 2017, 121 min

Winner of many film festivals around the world

In 1977, America launched Voyager 1, the greatest exploration in human history. In 2017, after 40 years and 12 billion miles of photographing the outer planets, the space probe—with its golden record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth—left the solar system, and the scientists who designed and cared for it for 40 years are ecstatic. They wanted Voyager 1 to map four planets, but Nixon would only fund two. So they built the onboard computer (which only had the power of a modern hearing-aid) to be re-programmable from Earth. After orbiting Jupiter, Saturn and Titan, the scientists reprogrammed the spaceship to slingshot out to Neptune and Uranus, and beyond the solar system. The Farthest is an enduring testament to the ingenuity of humankind and the untapped limits of the imagination. This visually stunning film absolutely must be seen on the big screen

 

DIRECTED BY EMER REYNOLDS

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PROGRAM LONG-07 Saturday, 6:45pm

“Dazzling documentary!”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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PROGRAM LONG-08 Sunday, 10:00am

MICHELIN STARS: TALES FROM THE KITCHEN

Denmark, Feature Documentary, 2017, 82 min

 

All chefs dream of a Michelin star, and those who have one work tirelessly to keep this distinction. This film goes behind the scenes to see how the stars are awarded, to talk to the chefs and to view the impact that the little red book has on the world of award-winning cuisine. Michelin Stars is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on creativity and the art of perfection in one of the most creative and dynamic industries in the world.

SUBTITLED

DIRECTED BY RASMUS DINESEN

BYE BYE GERMANY

Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium, Feature Film, 2017, 102 min

 

Winner at Norwegian International Film Festival

Based on the author’s own, often funny family history of Jews left behind in Germany after the war, this film is full of Yid- dish-isms. It features David Bermann, a dapper, smooth-talking former trader, fresh from the camps, who is soon training a crack team of fellow camp survivors as door-to-door salesmen. But could Bermann have collaborated with the Nazis? The at- tractive U.S. officer Sara Simon conducts the interrogations. She wants to get to the heart of Bermann’s wartime memories, but his quick wit and wild tales are a challenge for Simon’s prosecutorial patience.

SUBTITLED

DIRECTED BY SAM GARBARSKI

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PROGRAM LONG-09 Sunday, 12:00pm

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PROGRAM LONG-10 Sunday, 2:15pm

40 YEARS IN THE MAKING:
THE MAGIC MUSIC MOVIE

USA, Feature Documentary, 2017, 99 min

 

We all have that perfect time in our lives when the songs we heard stick in our brains forever. For famed TV producer Lee Aronsohn (“Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory”) that per- fect time was the Boulder, Colorado revolution in the ‘70s, and that perfect band was Magic Music. These guys were the real deal, living in teepees and school buses in the mountains. Mag- ic Music seemed headed for stardom…then they disappeared. Aronsohn embarks on an audacious journey to find the original members. But most of them left no trace. What happened to one of Boulder’s most beloved bands?

DIRECTED BY LEE ARONSOHN
PRODUCED BY LEE ARONSOHN AND FLEUR SAVILLE

LEE ARONSOHN AND FLEUR SAVILLE IN PERSON

ITZHAK

USA/Israel, Feature Documentary, 2017, 82 min

 

Opening night film at Hamptons International Film Festival

Itzhak Perlman, the greatest living violinist, takes us on a personal journey through his music and one year of his life. Wheel- chair-bound from childhood polio, he recounts stories of overcoming obstacles with his talent and humor. We follow him in eclectic settings, from performing with Billy Joel, to visiting his native Israel, to a long conversation with his friend Alan Alda, who is also a polio survivor. The film offers a portrait of a brilliant, amiable artist seeking to bridge the future through his students.

DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY ALISON CHERNICK

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PROGRAM LONG-11 Sunday, 5:00pm

Short Films 3

In a Nutshell

Two Strangers Who Meet 5 Times

Retouch

The Driver is Red

The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler Bob

PROGRAM LONG-12 Sunday, 7:15pm