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2015 High Falls Film Festival

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  1. Small Gestures Short Films Program II

    1 hour 30 mins
    Films are called moving pictures for a reason. A well-made short film can be like a small gesture that touches an audience in a profound way or delights with its lightness. Be prepared to be moved by these nine cinematic gems. Programmed by Johannes Bockwoldt
    Small Gestures Short Films Program II

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 4:15 pm


  2. Odd Brodsky – with Director Q&A

    Cindy Baer / USA / 2013 / Comedy, Drama / 1 hour 33 mins
    After 11 years at a job she hates, Audrey Brodsky quits to pursue her childhood dream of acting. There’s just one problem: she’s not very good at it. But when she meets an aspiring cameraman on the Internet, she begins an unexpected, life-changing series of adventures. Director Cindy Baer’s first feature, Purgatory House, won awards at a dozen festivals. The delightfully quirky comedy Odd Brodsky is her second feature and is having similar success. Unusually ambitious for a low-budget indie, it includes more than 50 speaking parts, more than 80 music cues, and lots of sharp swipes at our media-saturated, celebrity-obsessed society.
    Odd Brodsky

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 4:30 pm


  3. The Lennon Report – Saturday Night Spotlight Film – with Audience Q&A

    Jeremy Profe / USA / 2015 / Drama / 1 hour 27 mins
    This much-anticipated feature film makes its U.S. Premiere at High Falls Film Festival — showing audiences what they don't know about the night John Lennon was killed. The events unfold as seen through the eyes of those who lived it — the good men and women of NYC who did all they could to save a life, some not even knowing it was John Lennon himself. For the first time in decades, the doctor and nurses break their silence about what really happened in the operating room. Based on a true story. In attendance for the post-film Q&A (and the Saturday Spotlight Party) will be the film's producers, directors, actors, and the doctor and nurses.

    Precedes: Saturday Night Spotlight Party

    The Lennon Report – Saturday Night Spotlight Film

    The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:00 pm

    Precedes:
    Saturday Spotlight Party

    The Strathallan Hotel
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 pm


  4. Cart

    Boo Ji-Young / South Korea / 2014 / Drama / 110 mins
    Based on a true story, Cart is about big corporations that screw-over their workers. This empowering drama from South Korea tells the “David vs. Goliath” tale of Sun-hee, mother of two and a part-time cashier at a Walmart-like, big-box retail store, who is abruptly fired — via text message, no less — just before receiving the promotion she was promised. Her job and the jobs of hundreds more have been outsourced! Transforming herself from shy worker-bee to passionate protest leader, Sun-hee rallies her colleagues to fight the company’s callousness and expose the injustice.
    Cart

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:45 pm


  5. Saturday Night Spotlight Party

    Party
    Join us for rockin' live music, drink & hors-d'oeuvres as we mingle with our filmmakers on the rooftop of the Strath! $20 admission in advance, $25 at the door Many more party details to be announced soon!

    Preceded by: The Lennon Report – Saturday Night Spotlight Film – with Audience Q&A

    Saturday Spotlight Party

    The Strathallan Hotel
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 pm

    Preceded By:
    The Lennon Report – Saturday Night Spotlight Film

    The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:00 pm


  6. Sunday “Coffee Chat” – FREE Admission

    Coffee Chat at the Strath / 60 mins
    Join the visiting filmmakers for informal discussion at the Strathallan. Complimentary coffee will be served. It's great fun to meet the filmmakers one-on-one!
    Sunday “Coffee Chat” at the Strathallan

    Sunday, November 15, 2015 10:30 am This is a FREE Admission Event


  7. Drama with Director Q&A

    Sophie Mathisen / Autrailia (filmed in France) / 2014 / Romantic Comedy / 1 hour 45 mins
    For struggling young actress Anna, living in London is getting intolerable. She has split with her boyfriend, isn’t getting auditions, and faces mounting pressure from her family. Obviously, the only thing to do is to go to Paris and visit gay best friend Jean. Funny, tragic, and everything in between (like life itself), Drama is, in Mathisen’s own words, “about people at their worst trying to do their best." The film blends an exciting mix of Australian and French talent and was shot over a Parisian summer.
    Drama

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 11:00 am


  8. Connie Cook: A Documentary – with Director Q&A

    Sue Perlgut / USA / 2015 / Documentary Feature Film / 56 minutes mins
    Connie Cook — pilot, legislator, advocate and attorney — was indeed a woman ahead of her time. This interview-driven documentary, with archival footage, chronicles her life, her contributions to politics, and her fight for women’s rights. Many changes in American life came about because of Connie’s drive, determination, and humanitarianism. Her work inspired many, and her story inspires us all.
    Connie Cook: A Documentary

    The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 11:00 am


  9. Thao’s Library

    Elizabeth Van Meter / Vietnam / 2015 / Documentary Feature Film, Drama, Family / 88 mins
    Forty years after the Fall of Saigon, a young Vietnamese woman is among the Vietnam War's uncounted casualties. Born near fields where American planes sprayed Agent Orange, Thao lives with severe physical deformities. Halfway around the world, a woman in New York is struggling to cope after the sudden death of her famed younger sister. In the midst of her crippling depression, a friend shows Elizabeth a black-and-white photograph from a recent trip abroad. The image haunts Elizabeth. It shows Thao sitting in a wheelchair outside a shed that houses pig feed, fertilizer -- and books. Despite her disabilities, Thao had set up a makeshift library for children in her village. Thao and Elizabeth are brought together, forging an unlikely sisterhood, transcending language and culture. Together the women reflect on the past. They confront the present. And they begin to heal.
    Thao’s Library

    The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 1:30 pm


  10. Paradise (Paraíso)

    Mariana Chenillo / Mexico / 2013 / Drama / 1 hour 45 mins
    In this charming Mexican love story, a young couple moves to the big city for his job and discovers a blatant bias against them because of their weight. When he begrudgingly follows her lead in losing weight, then exceeds her success, comedy and pathos ensue as their relationship unravels. This film poignantly explores the issues of self-esteem, physical appearances, and the nature of love.
    Paradise

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 1:45 pm