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2017 High Falls Film Festival

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2017 Program Lineup


  1. The Light of the Moon

    Jessica M. Thompson / USA / 2017 / Narrative Feature Film / 94 mins
    Bonnie, a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt, but the truth quickly emerges. Bonnie emphatically denies the impact of what has just happened to her. She fights to regain normalcy and control of her life, but returning to her old life is more complicated than expected.
    The Light of the Moon

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 7:30 pm


  2. Local Shorts with Q & A

    68 mins
    The High Falls Film Festival is proud to present these shorts made in the Rochester and Finger Lakes area.
    Local Shorts – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 3:00 pm


  3. No Place for a Rebel

    Maartje Wegdam and Ariadne Asimakopoulos / Netherlands / Documentary Feature Film / 76 mins
    Opono Opondo grew up to become a war commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army of Joseph Kony. Sixteen years after his abduction by the rebels, Opono must fight for acceptance back home, in a place where he doesn’t know the codes and conventions and where the neighbors fear him. The film shows Opono’s fight for his future, while struggling to come to terms with his past and to reconcile with his family.
    No Place For A Rebel

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:15 pm


  4. Property of the State

    Kit Ryan / Ireland / 2016 / Narrative Feature Film / 107 mins
    Anne Marie O’Donnell (Aisling Loftus) is the sister of a triple murderer-one of the most notorious of all criminals and crimes-in Ireland in the 1990s. She recounts her tale of being associated with someone who has done such a terrible thing, hoping to shed some light on her her brother arrived at his decisions. Nevertheless, her relation to him will have a permanent, negative impact on the rest of her life.
    Property of the State

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:30 pm


  5. Recovery Room – with Director Q & A

    Adriana Luhovy / Canada / 2016 / Documentary Feature Film / 75 mins
    This feature documentary tells the story of Canadian volunteers, plastic surgeons and nurses at the Main Military Clinical Hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine. They help make a difference in the lives of wounded Ukrainian soldiers, victims of Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine. Learning from each other, Canadian and Ukrainian medical professionals perform complex reconstructive surgical procedures resulting from sniper fire and explosions. By means of interviews, rare stock shots and photos, Recovery Room shows the resilience of human kind giving hope to patients affected by the conflict. The scars of war and psychological trauma affects everyone involved. They all have a common dream of independence, peace and freedom.
    Recovery Room – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:30 pm


  6. Seeing Is Believing – Women Direct with Q & A

    Cady McClain / USA / 2017 / Documentary Feature Film / 57 mins
    Seeing is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary about directors, leaders…who happen to be women. There is nothing worse than to discover your calling only to find out that society doesn’t think you should be doing it because you are a woman. The statistics tell a story of this mindset. A mindset that seems ingrained into many men, and shockingly, women. Director McClain decided that the best way to help change that mindset, was to show working directors of ALL ranges of experience. Working women who are forging their path despite the statistics.

    Precedes: Opening Night Party at Arbor Loft

    Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:30 pm

    Precedes:
    Opening Night Party

    Arbor Loft
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:00 pm


  7. Short Films Program 1

    81 mins
    Stories of challenges women face, from childhood to old age, come to High Falls Film Festival from around the world and illustrate the common human experience.
    Shorts Program 1

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00 pm


  8. Short Films Program 2

    81 mins
    Voyages of discovery for the main character in each of these films, with the crisp storytelling typical of short films.
    Shorts Program 2

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 1:15 pm


  9. SOOF-2

    Esme Lammers / Netherlands / 2016 / Narrative Feature Film, Romantic Comedy / 100 mins
    We first fell in love with Soof and her husband Kasper at 2015 High Falls Film Festival. SOOF-2 will bring us up to date on the next chapter of their lives. After a brief reconciliation her marriage comes undone. Soof has to re-invent herself and get her tumultuous life back on track.

    Precedes: Saturday Night Spotlight Party

    SOOF-2

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:30 pm

    Precedes:
    Saturday Spotlight Party

    Ballroom 384 at City Grill
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00 pm


  10. The Tree

    Stephen Wallace Pruitt / USA / 2017 / Narrative Feature Film / 94 mins
    Inspired by an actual friendship between the director's mother and her best friend, The Tree is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88 year-old widow (Dorothy Thorp) who takes a road trip from Wamego, Kansas, back to Terre Haute, Indiana, to visit her oldest and dearest childhood friend.

    Precedes: Saturday Night Spotlight Party

    The Tree – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 5:30 pm

    Precedes:
    Saturday Spotlight Party

    Ballroom 384 at City Grill
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00 pm