High Falls Film Festival Announces Film Addition - American Premiere of “Pretty Brutal” Mobile Box Office Locations Announced -- Tickets on Sale Now!

Rochester, NYMarch 15, 2013—The High Falls Film Festival (highfallsfilmfestival.com), celebrating the achievements of women in film, today announced an additional film, Pretty Brutal which will be the film's American premiere and mobile box office locations for March.
 
Tickets are on sale now for the 11th season festival, April 18 to April 21, that will present 27 screenings, panel discussion, parties and more than 50 independent features, documentaries and shorts from 13 countries. Films will be shown at The Little Theatre, the Cinema Theater and the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
 
New Film Added! Will be the American Premiere!  

Pretty Brutal - Friday April 19, 9:30 PM, Cinema Theater
Makes its American Premiere at the High Falls Film Festival!
This documentary follows self-titled girl skaters Pieces of Hate, Kid Vile and Naki Kronik into the full-contact world of New Zealand’s first Roller Derby league. Their challenge: run a democracy and train together as sisters then savage each other come match day. As tension mounts, will they preserve their new found community or tear each other apart? For more info see: http://highfallsfilmfestival.com/viewfilm?filmid=51 and http://www.prettybrutal.com

 

Tickets on sale now at http://highfallsfilmfestival.com/tickets

  • Film Tickets – $12 per film, ($10 students and seniors 65+, ID required at door) plus service charges, $15 ($13 students and seniors 65+, ID required at door) for opening and closing night films plus service charges. Service charges per ticket are $.50 at Mobile Box Offices, and $1.75 online and for phone orders.
  • Mobile box office locations  - Get help choosing movies that match your interests.

Thurs. 03/21/13 The Strathallan Hotel Lobby at 550 East Ave, 4:30-8:30p.m.

Sat., 03/23/13, Boulder Coffee at the Public Market, 10a.m. – 2p.m.

Mon. 03/25/13, Dark Horse Cafe in the Village Gate, 10a.m. – 2p.m.

Wed. 03/27/13, Java's Cafe at 16 Gibbs St., 4p.m. – 8p.m.

  • Film Fanatics Pass – access to all films for $120 plus service charge.
  • All-Access Pass – $150 plus service charge until March 30, $170 plus service charge March 31 and afterward if available. Access to all films and the Opening and Closing Night Parties.
  • Parties - Opening and Closing Night Party tickets are $25 plus $3.25 service charge
  • Opening Night Party & Opening Film Combination Ticket – $35 ($30 students and seniors 65+, ID required at door) plus $3.25 service charge
  • Closing Night Party & Closing Film Combination Ticket – $35 ($30 students and seniors 65+, ID required at door) plus $3.25 service charge

All sales final, no refunds or exchanges. For complete ticket details, see highfallsfilmfestival.com.

Updated Film & Event Schedule – See http://highfallsfilmfestival.com/films_and_schedule for film synopses, trailers, casts and female contributors. Please note: schedule subject to change.

Sunday April 14
High Falls Film Festival: Film For All – His Girl Friday starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell
Presented by High Falls Film Festival (HFFF), WXXI Public Broadcasting Council & Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County

  • 2–3:30 p.m. – Watch the film on WXXI TV
  • 1–4:00 p.m. – See a FREE Live Screening with post film panel discussion with HFFF Team, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Kate Gleason Auditorium.  Seating is limited to 120.
  • After the film, the public is invited to comments on the film online at highfallsfilmfestival.com.

Rosalind Russell’s role in this film was originally played by a man in the play, The Front Page, on which the film was based.  Russell hired her own writer to improve her character’s image in the film.
 
Thursday April 18
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. –
Informal Coffee Chat with directors at the Rochester Plaza State Street Grill, FREE
6:30 p.m. – Girls in the Band, Little 1 (Q&A to follow with director Judy Chaikin)
7:00 p.m. – TBD, Little 5
9:00 – 11:45 p.m. – Opening Night Party, Inn on Broadway, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, walk the red carpet and have your picture taken. Tickets $25 in advance or at the door if not sold out.
9:15 p.m. – Facing Mirrors, Little 1 REVISED VENUE
9:30 p.m. – Eight Shorts about life and love, Little 5
 
Friday April 19
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Informal Coffee Chat with directors at the Rochester Plaza State Street Grill, FREE
1:15 p.m. – California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, Cinema
4:00 p.m. – Girls in the Band, Cinema (Q&A w filmmaker to follow)
6:30 p.m. – Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Little 1, (Fashion Show to follow)
6:30 p.m. – The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had With My Pants On, Cinema (Q&A w filmmaker to follow)
6:45 p.m.  – Unfinished Spaces, Little 5
9:00 – Midnight – Party at the Strathallan, A Doubletree Hilton          
9:15 p.m. – Casting By, Little 1
9:30 p.m.  – Turn Me On, Dammit, Little 5, UPDATED VENUE
9:30 p.m.  – Pretty Brutal, Cinema JUST ADDED – AMERICAN PREMIERE!

Saturday April 20
9 – 10:15 a.m. – So You Want To Make A Movie? Panel Discussion, Little 5 FREE
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Informal Coffee Chat with directors at the Rochester Plaza State Street Grill, FREE
10:30 – Noon a.m. – Future of Film – The Impact of Digital Media Panel Discussion, Little 1, FREE, UPDATED TIME
11:00 a.m. – RIT Women of SOFA, Little 5,  (Meet & Greet, Little Cafe to follow)
12:30 p.m. – Go Public Project, 4 shorts and Panel Discussion with Director, Little 1
1:00 p.m. – TBA, Dryden
1:15 p.m. – The Way to Nowhere Island, Little 5
3:15 p.m. – Future Weather, Little 1
3:30 p.m. – Shorts Program 2: Dead Ends – Eight shorts about death and letting go, Little 5
3:30 p.m. – How We Got Away With It, Dryden
6:00 p.m. – TBA, Little 5
6:30 p.m. – Margarita, Little 1 (Q&A w filmmaker to follow)
6:30 p.m. – The Day I Saw Your Heart, Dryden UPDATED VENUE
9:00 – Midnight, Wrap-up Party, George Eastman House. Tickets $25 in advance or at the door if not sold out
9:00 p.m. – A Teacher, Dryden
9:15 p.m. – Harisma, Little 1
9:30 p.m. – A Lot Like You, Little 1 (Q&A w filmmaker to follow)

Sunday April 21
3:30 p.m. – Best of the Fest Documentary, Little 1
6:00 p.m. – Best of the Fest Narrative, Little 1
 
Films with Rochester Connections

  • The Women of SoFA show, a 94 minute screening of 11 shorts, produced by young women filmmakers from all over the world currently studying at Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • How We Got Away With It was shot in Rochester, was written by Greece NY native Jeff Barry, and the film’s lead producer, Erin Craig is a Webster native.

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More Information – Call the Festival office at 585-279-8312 or the Box Office at 585-820-0845 or email orders@HighFallsFilmFestival.com with any ticket questions.

Sponsors
High Falls Film Festival is sponsored by First Niagara, the Democrat & Chronicle, Harris Beach PLLC, 13WHAM TV & CW16, Monroe County, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Boylan Code, City of Rochester, The Community Foundation, Delta Stratagem, The Gouvernet Arts Fund at The Community Foundation, International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Lenel, Midtown Athletic Club, Jack and Barbara Kraushaar, Nannette Nocon, Rochester General Health System, Elaine Spaull – City Councilwoman, US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, WXXI, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Smugtown Beacon, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Yelp, CMI, EFP Rotenberg, and One Hip Chic.

About High Falls Film Festival
Founded in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival is one of the few film festivals worldwide that celebrates the work of women filmmakers, and is one of the longest running women’s film festivals on the East Coast. A non-profit organization, the High Falls Film Festival has screened hundreds of films since its inception, spotlighting the cinematic works of women and bringing the finest independent motion pictures and film artists to Rochester and Western New York audiences.  The Festival includes features, documentaries, and shorts.  The Festival has also offered programs in film education as well as student film making competitions.

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