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2016 High Falls Film Festival

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2016 Program Lineup


  1. Short Films Program 1

    89 mins
    Tales of high-school reunions, love blossoming in Paris, life ending for a mother and daughter, and transgender dating come to High Falls Film Festival from France, Spain, the U.S., and Taiwan.
    Short Films Program 1

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Friday, November 11, 2016 7:40 pm


  2. Short Films Program 2

    84 mins
    From auditions to 911 calls and Shakespeare’s stage, curated shorts from the U.S. and U.K. take the screen at High Falls Film Festival.
    Short Films Program 2

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 12, 2016 2:30 pm


  3. Shorts Shot on Film Program

    103 mins
    The High Falls Film Festival has partnered with Kodak to present the Shorts Shot on Film program. Shorts submitted to this year’s festival, which were created using film, were entered into consideration for the second annual KODAK Vision Award, which marries the festival’s mission with Kodak’s commitment to supporting the achievement of women in the industry.
    Shorts Shot on Film

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:30 pm


  4. Sugar! with Director Q&A

    Shari Berman / USA / 2016 / Narrative Feature Film / 81 mins
    Responding to a dare, Leslie, a 50+ Indiana piano teacher (Tony-award winner Alice Ripley) secretly forms an all-woman rock band, Sugar. At the same time, her husband, a conservative Republican, runs for Congress. The band quickly goes viral as “MILF” musicians. When her husband (SAG Award Winner Robert Clohessy) and college-bound daughter discover the secret, all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Leslie has a clandestine affair with a younger bartender and while being caught between responsibilities and dreams, she almost destroys the band. But victory is in the air …
    Sugar! w/ Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Friday, November 11, 2016 7:30 pm


  5. Te Ata

    Nathan Frankowski / USA / 2016 / Narrative Feature Film / 105 mins
    Storyteller Te Ata was invited to perform at The White House in 1933 for FDR’s first state dinner — an early highlight of a career that spanned six decades. Te Ata earned international fame presenting a unique one-woman show of American Indian heritage and culture to audiences across the United States, Canada, and Europe. She set her sights on Broadway and what she thought was her life's dream. Audition after audition she was rejected and Te Ata instead pursued her passion of storytelling.
    Te Ata

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 13, 2016 3:15 pm


  6. Thank You For Bombing – Saturday Spotlight Film

    Barbara Eder / Austria / 2015 / Narrative Feature Film / 100 mins
    Thank You for Bombing accompanies three frontline correspondents in Afghanistan to their working place in conflict areas, sharing insight into their daily routine aside from cameras and satellite phones. This fictional behind-the-scenes war drama is a trilogy of cautionary tales about the journalists’ day-to-day lives and fateful decisions, walking the fine line between reporting the events and becoming the story, in a frenzied media environment where ephemeral news headlines are prescribed by popularity ratings.
    Thank you for Bombing – Saturday Night Spotlight Film

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:30 pm


  7. To Keep The Light

    Erica Fae / USA / Narrative Feature Film / 85 mins
    Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper's wife struggles with her work and her sanity as she cares for her sick husband in the 1870s. When a stranger washes up on shore, secrets hidden in deep waters come to light, and she is forced to confront both her past and her future. Shot on an island off the coast of northern Maine, To Keep the Light paints a landscape of stark, aching beauty, and reveals the inner life of a woman who is, literally and figuratively, at the edge of society.
    To Keep the Light

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 13, 2016 1:00 pm


  8. The Wedding Invitation – with Director Q&A

    Rainy Kerwin / USA / 2016 / Narrative Feature Film / 88 mins
    Three best friends will endure heartbreak, humiliation, and hangovers to find dates to the 1980s prom-themed wedding of a lifetime. After receiving their wedding invitations, they have one week to track down their crushes and turn them into “plus ones.” Their drunken and walk-of-shame missions will require them to break all of the rules of dating and take control of their own fates to make it happen. But with a dose of courage and the support of their girlfriends anything's possible, in this film that’s been called “Bridesmaids meets Sex and the City.”
    The Wedding Invitation – Closing Night Film

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 13, 2016 6:15 pm


  9. Women Outward Bound

    Maxine Davis / USA / 2016 / Documentary Feature Film / 66 mins
    Fifty years ago girls were not allowed to participate in the rigorous U.S. Outward Bound Wilderness School … well, until 24 women broke that barrier, among them the film’s director. Find out how one month of surviving in the woods changed them, and history, forever.
    Women Outward Bound

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 12, 2016 5:30 pm


  10. Rochester Film Legacy Award to be Presented to June Foster

    Event
    High Falls Film Festival will present the Rochester Film Legacy Award to June Foster, a passionate supporter of filmmaking, who was a member of the Festival’s founding board of directors.
    Rochester Film Legacy Award

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:30 pm