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FEATURE NARRATIVES

The Barbecue People (Hamangalistim)
Feature Drama, 102 minutes, 2003, Israel, Dir.- David Ofek & Yossi Madmony, Prod.-David Ofek, Joseph Madmony, Screenplay- David Ofek, Yossi Madmony,
Starring- Victor Ida, Raymond Abecassis, Makram Khuri, Israel Bright, Dana Ivgi, Gili Sa'ar, Igal Adika, World Premier Mar del Plata Intl Film Festival - winner of the silver Ombu for Best Screenplay. Israel in the late 80's; a wild BBQ feast takes place, as an immigrant family from Iraq celebrates Israel's 40th Independence Day. Screening Times: Friday, April 23, 2:30 pm; Sunday, April 25, 8:30 pm.

Bedwin Hacker
Feature Drama, 98 minutes, 2002 , Tunisia, Dir.- Nadia El Fani, Prod.- Nadia
El Fani, Z'Yeux Noirs Movies, Bechir El Fani, Tunisian Television (ANPA),
Screenplay- Nadia El Fani, Starring-Sonia Hamza, Muriel Solvay, Tomer Sisley, Nadia Saiji, Xavier Desplas. A brilliant hacker from somewhere in the Arab world is getting into crucial computers, broadcasting and crashing as they go. It turns out to be a very computer-smart Tunisian woman, but French intelligence are on her tail. Screening Times: Friday, April 23, 6:00 pm; Sunday, April 25, 7:45 pm

Bright Young Things
Feature Comedy, 105 minutes, 2003, UK, Dir.- Stephen Fry, Starring- Stephen Campbell Moore, Fenella Woogar, James McAvoy, David Tennant, Julia McKenzie, Stockard Channing, Peter O'Toole, Dan Aykroyd. Nominated 2003 British Independent Film Award and Douglas Hickox Award, Nominated 2004 Empire Award. An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s. Screening Times: Thursday, April 22, 6:30 pm; Saturday, April 24, 8:15 pm.

The Devil and Daniel Webster
Feature Comedy, 89 minutes, 2001, USA, Dir.- Alec Baldwin, Prod.-Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Cornick, Tony Cataldo, Terry Chase Chenowith, Screenplay- Peter Dexter, Bill Condon, Nancy Cassaro, Starring- Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall. Based on the Stephen Vincent Benet story, the “Devil & Daniel Webster,” this morally provocative tale of success and happiness is now set in a contemporary urban environment. Shot on location in New York, the film centers around the life of a struggling novelist Jabez Stone, who ultimately sells his soul to the Devil following a series of misfortunes.
Screening Times: Friday, April 23 , 6:30 pm; Saturday, April 24, 1:45 pm.

Emile
Feature Drama, 92 minutes, 2003, Canada , Dir.- Carl Bessai, Prod.- Jacquelyn Renner, Carl Bessai, Screenplay- Carl Bessai, Starring- Ian McKellen, Deborah Kara Unger, Tygh Runyan, Chris William Martin, Ian Tracey. Poignant exploration of an older man's struggle to reconnect with his past - dealing with his search for identity at a critical point in his life. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 12:45 pm; Sunday, April 25, 3:30 pm.

Finding Home
Feature Drama, 124 minutes, USA, 2003, Dir.- Lawrence David Foldes, Prod.- Victoria Paige Meyerink, Lawrence D. Foldes & Grafton S. Harper, Starring- Lisa Brenner, Genevieve Bujold, Louise Fletcher, Jeannetta Arnette, Misha Collins, Sherri Saum, Johnny Messner, Justin Henry, Jason Miller. A young woman struggles to reclaim her life and love when she is forced to return to her grandmother's remote island inn and confront her family's troubled past. Filmed on spectacular locations in coastal Maine, this stunning widescreen Super 35mm production is a powerful story of forgiveness, reconciliation and redemption. Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Michael Cimino and Arthur Hiller personally consulted on this heartfelt drama. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 6:30 pm; Sunday, April 25, 5:30 pm

The Flats
Feature Drama, 104 minutes, USA, 2002, Dir.- Kelly Requa, Tyler Requa,
Prod.- Carlo Scandiuzzi, Scilla Andreen-Hernadez, Screenplay- Kelly Requa, Tyler Requa, Starring- Chad Lindberg, Sean Christensen, Jade Hererra, Cristen Coppen, Luc Reynaud, Danny Pickering, Greg Fawcett, Lindsey Beamish, Jeff Carlson, Swil Kanim. Winner- Grand Jury Best Feature Honorable Mention & Best Score 2003 New York Int'l Film & Video Festival, Grand Jury Special, Chad Lindberg-Best Actor Feature Award 2003 Kindred Int'l Film Festival. The Flats is a deeply compelling story of 2 best friends, their longings & aspirations, and the test of faith each must face. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 9:15 pm; Sunday, April 25, 8:00 pm

Freedom Park
Feature Comedy, 102 minutes, 2004, USA, Dir.- Jon Artigo, Chad Meserve,
Prod.- Andrea Ajemian, Victor J. Melfa Jr., Jon Artigo, Kevin Painchaud, Julie Feltcher, Screenplay- Jo Artigo, Starring- Matt McDonald, Tim Fields, Andrea Ajemian, Brendon Boyd, Brett DelBuono, Natalie Warila, Louis Tiante (former Red Sox pitcher) Mitch & Sully have just returned to their hometown of Freedom Park, MA after 5 yrs. of living in Las Vegas as professional gamblers. In debt over $500,000 to crime boss Tommy the Goat, they need a plan to raise the money before the Goat's thugs show up looking for them. They start a gambling ring on youth sports, primarily baseball.
Screening Times: Friday, April 23 , 6:45 pm; Sunday, April 25, 4:15 pm.

G-Sale
Feature Comedy, 87 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Randy Nargi, Prod.- Jessi Badami, Screenplay- Randy Nargi, Starring- Jessi Badami, Scott Burns, Tracey Conway, Henry Dardenne, Ted D'Arms, Robin Douglas, Jimmi Parker, Wantland Sandel, Mary White In the quirky suburb of Bogwood, Washington, an eccentric group of garage sale fanatics compete for an antique board game that is worth a fortune.
Screening Times: Friday, April 23, 4:45 pm; Saturday, April 24, 8:30 pm

Her Majesty
Feature Drama, 100 minutes, 2001, New Zealand, Dir.- Mark J. Gordon, Prod.-Walter Coblenz, Starring- Sally Andrews, Liddy Halloway, Vicky Haughton, Mark Clare, Craig Elliot, Alison Routledge, Anna Heridan, Stuart Devenie, Cameron Smith. A coming of age story about a young girl who realizes her lifelong dream when Queen Elizabeth comes to visit her small hometown in New Zealand
Screening Times: Friday, April 23, 3:45 pm; Sunday, April 25, 11:15 am

Il Mare (Siworae)
Feature Drama, 96 minutes, 2000, South Korea, Dir.- Hyun-seung Lee,
Screenplay- Ji-na Yeo, Starring- Jung-Jae Lee, Ji-hyun Jun Moving into "Il Mare", his new apartment building, Sung-hyun finds a delivery in his mailbox, a love letter sent by a woman called Eun-ju to the man who has left her. They begin a correspondence and arrange to meet. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 4:00 pm

Joint Security Area (Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA )
Feature Drama, 110 minutes, 2000, South Korea, Dir.- Chan-Wook Park, Prod.- Dong-Jun Seck, Eun-Lee/Jae-Myung Shim, Screenplay- Seong-san Jeong, Hyeon-seok Kim, Starring- Yeong-ae Lee, Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Tae-woo Kim, Ha-Kyun Shin. In the extremely sensitive Joint Security Area on the 38th Parallel, 16 shots are fired and two soldiers (one North and one South Korean) are dead. One escaped South Korean soldier who refuses to reveal any details is investigated by a neutral Swiss military team. The ironic and shocking truth slowly begins to unravel..
Screening Times: Friday, April 23 , 1:15 pm

A Peck on the Cheek (Kannathil Muthamittal)
Feature Drama, 136 minutes, India, 2002, Dir.- Mani Ratman, Prod.- Mani Ratman, G. Srinivasan, Screenplay- Mani Ratman, Starring- Madhaven, Simran, P.S. Keerthana, Prakash Raj, Nandita Das. On her 9th birthday, Amudha learns that she was adopted. Stunned by this new information, she grows obsessed with locating her birth mother, and embarks on a harrowing journey to Sri Lanka to find the woman who abandoned her in order to fight for peace. Winner Best Film, Indian FF of Los Angeles; Best Picture, Zimbabwe Int'l FF; Spirit of Freedom Award, Jerusalem Int'l FF. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 5:15 pm; Sunday, April 25 11:30 am

Saint Jack
Feature Drama, 112 minutes, 1979, USA, Dir.- Peter Bogdanovich, Prod.- Roger Corman, Hugh M. Hefner, George Morfogen, Blaine Novak and Edward L. Rissien,
Screenplay- Peter Bogdanovich, Howard Sackler & Paul Theroux, Starring- Ben Gazzara & Denholm Elliott Absorbing character study of an amiable, ambitious pimp who thrives in Singapore during the early 1970s. Based on Paul Theroux's novel. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 3:30 pm. Song for a Raggy Boy Feature Drama, 100 minutes, 2003, UK, Dir.- Aisling Walsh, Prod.- John McDonnell, Kevin Byron Murphy, Dominic Wright, Screenplay- Patrick Galvin, Aisling Walsh, Kevin Byron Murphy, Starring- Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Dudley Sutton, Marc Warren, Claus Bue, Alan Devlin, Stuart Graham, John Travers, Chris Newman, Simone Bendix. Winner- Amiens Int'l Film Fest Audience and Golden Unicorn awards, Cherbourg-Octeville Fest of Irish & British Film Audience & Best Actor awards, Copenhagen Int'l Film Fest Golden Swan award, Flanders Int'l Film Fest Special Jury Prize award, IFTA award. Graphic violence and nudity, violence against priests. Based on a true story, "Song for a Raggy Boy" is the story of one man's courage to stand up and fight against the tough fascist regime in a boys Irish Reformatory School in 1939. Screening Times: Friday, April 23, 9:00 pm; Saturday, April 24, 3:00 pm. Uncle Nino Feature Drama, 102 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Robert Shallcross, Prod.- Barney Visser, Screenplay- Robert Shallcross, Starring- Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Trevor Morgan, Gina Mantegna, Pierrino Mascarino. Nino Micelli (Pierrino Mascarino), an elderly Italian peasant is coming to America for the first time in his life. He sent a letter off to his nephew Robert Micelli (Joe Mantegna) and his wife Marie (Anne Archer) to announce his arrival, but their 12-year old daughter Gina (Gina Mantegna) misplaces it so nobody knows Nino is on his way. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 11:15 am; Sunday, April 25, 2:00 pm.

The Way Home (Jibeuro)
Feature Drama, 88 minutes, 2002 , South Korea, Dir.- Jeong-Hyang Lee, Prod.-
Woo-Hyun Hwang, Screenplay- Jae-woo Hwang, Starring- Jeong-Hyang Lee, Eul-boon Kim, Seung-ho Yu, Hyo-hee Dong. Story of 7 year old Sang-woo, sent to live with his deaf-mute grandmother in a small rural village - awakening curiosity, understanding and then love. Screening Times: Sunday, April 25, 6:30 pm

Wolfsburg
Feature Drama, 93 minutes, 2002, Germany, Dir.- Christian Petzold, Prod.- ZDF German Television, Carole von Senden, Screenplay- Christian Petzold,
Starring- Benno Fuermann, Nina Hoss, Antje Westermann, Astrid Meyerfeldt, Matthias Matschke, Soraya Gomaa. On a shortcut to Wolfsburg, car salesman Phillip Wagner hits a child - he leaves the scene. Later the child's mother is looking for the driver who killed her son and meets Phillip.
Screening Times: Friday, April 23 , 8:15 pm; Saturday, April 24, 10:45 am.


FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

Firefighters: Ground Zero
Feature Documentary , 53 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Michael P. Trebilcock,
Prod.- Michael P. Trebilcock, Carlos Cuevas.
Firefighter's from South Florida rush to New York to rescue live victims from the ruins of Ground Zero, a "job that was undoable" Screening Times: Sunday, April 25, 11:00 am

LOLITA: Slave To Entertainment
Feature Documentary , 57 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Tim Gorski, Prod.- Tim
Gorski, Valerie Silidker, Starring- Ric O'Barry (Cetacean Specialist), Russ Rector (Activist), Valerie Silidker (Narration) & Ken Balcomb (Whale Biologist). Winner San Antonio Underground Fest, New Jersey Int'l FF - Best Documentary, Rhode Island Int'l FF - Best Niche. The tragic real-life story of a 37 year old captive performing whale. She was taken from the wild in 1970 and has been caught in a net of lies ever since.
Screening Times: Friday, April 23 , 12:45 pm; Saturday, April 24; 7:00 pm.

Paper Clips
Feature Documentary, 82 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Elliot Berlin & Joe Fab,
Prod.- Ari Pinchot & Robert Johnson, Screenplay- Joe Fab.
Paper Clips tells the moving story of how students responded to what had been to them a completely unfamiliar chapter in human history - the Holocaust - with a promise to honor every single soul lost in that horrible event. Their dedication was absolute. Their plan, simple but profound. And the amazing result, which stands permanently in their schoolyard, is an unforgettable lesson in how a committed group of children can change the world, one classroom at a time.
Screening Times: Friday, April 23 , 4:15 pm; Sunday, April 25, 1:30 pm.

The Prayers of a Warlord
Feature Documentary, 52 minutes, 2002, USA, Dir.- Andy Driver, Prod.- Andy Driver, Pascale Bourgaux, Screenplay- Andrew Driver. For the first time exclusively, a warlord opens the doors to his catchment area, Dash-Te-Qalah, and takes us on an intimate tour in the heart of the Afghan feudal system. Screening Times: Sunday, April 25, 12:45 pm The Shaman's Apprentice Feature Documentary, 54 minutes, 2001, USA, Dir.- Miranda Smith, Prod.- Miranda Smith. Winner- Best of Fest & Best Field Research Film Explorer's Club Documentary FF;Best of Fest Cine Latino; Best Documentary Feature Durango Int'l FF. Filmed in the rainforests of Suriname, the powerful story of one man's quest to preserve both the rainforest and the ancient wisdom of our species.
Screening Times: Friday, April 23 , 9:15 pm; Sunday, April 25, 2:30 pm.


SHORT FILMS

Anand's No Exit- SHORTS I
Comedy, 8 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Anand Alagappan, Prod.- Anand Alagappan,
Starring- Giatri Dave, Anand Alagappan.
A simple phone call turns nightmare which ends up as a dream. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 1:30 pm.

The Bug Man- SHORTS I
Drama, 22 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Mike Miley, Prod.-Cynthia Hargraves,
Screenplay- Mike Miley, Starring-Richard Gayler, Caroline Surace, Lanelle Scott, Kurt Doss, Lilas Lane, and Michael Latimer. An exterminator and his wife's simple, childless world gets turned upside down when he tries to cheer up one of his clients, a handsome attorney. It seems like, for once, he's had an effect on one of his customers. But when the Beauty Queen becomes pregnant, her life seems to have fallen apart, and he asks her if he and his wife can adopt the baby. The results of this conversation damage his livelihood, but six years later, he learns that everything happens for a reason. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 1:30 pm.

Charity- SHORTS I
Comedy, 15 minutes, 2004, USA, Dir.- Douglas Spain, Prod.- Allie Raye, Chuck Marra, Douglas Spain, Screenplay- Allie Raye and Douglas Spain, Starring- Allie Raye, Will Estes, Casey McCarthy, Jon Molerio, Oscar Torres, Chuck Marra. Everybody has bad things happen to them once in awhile. Charity has bad things happen to her, every minute of every day. Today is the worst. By the end of the day she comes to realize that it sucks to be her...no really, it does. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 1:30 pm.

Charlie Charlie- SHORTS I
Drama, 13 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir. Shogo Nakagawa, Prod.- Steven Schwartz,
Screenplay- Shogo Nakagawa.
When the reality of love fails, instinct and necessity create a world where it can thrive. She finds him, and in an imaginary world there are no rules. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 1:30 pm.

Chicken Party- SHORTS II
Comedy, 30 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Tate Taylo, Prod.- Brunson Green,
Screenplay- Tate Taylor, Starring- Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Tate Taylor, Melissa McCarthy, John Wesley, Grady Lee Richmond. A comedic look at crime and punishment and how we as humans continually make bad choices. Bottom line, we're all equally flawed, so we better just get along and do the best we can. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 11:30 am.

Cinnamon Hill- SHORTS I
Drama, 18 minutes, 2003, Canada, Dir.- Tara Raquel Cates, Prod.- Tara Raquel Cates, Screenplay, Tara Raquel Cates, Starring- Ma'at Zachary, Louis Laberge-Cote, Jackie Richardson, Nathan Bryan & the Revivaltime Tabernaclecale Choir. In an atttempt to rein her in, a slave master binds his ward to him by shame. Will the birth of their child mean freedom or a shackle to the past? Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 1:30 pm.

Open House- SHORTS II
Drama, 15 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Adisakdi Tantimedh, Prod.- Michael Voyski and Fabio Fasolini for Studio FP, Screenplay- Adisakdi Tantimedh,
Starring- Naima Lena, Edgar Oliver.
Two young couples compete for an enticing apartment in New York City until they realize that the lease has one fatal flaw. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 11:30 am.

Rent -A-Person- SHORTS II
Comedy, 12 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Kurt Kuenne, Prod.- Roni Eguia Menendez, Screenplay- Kurt Kuenne, Starring- James Haven, Jennifer Haworth, Manolo Travieso, Jon Molerio, Kelly McCarthy, Gary Davis, Oscar Torres, Jojo Henrickson. Winner - Audience Award - Best Short Film, San Jose Film Festival, Cinequest. A romantic musical comedy about a men's room attendant who founds an organization which revolutionizes rush hour traffic. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 11:30 am.

SOLD- SHORTS II
Comedy, 9 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Michael W. Meyer, Prod.- Michael W. Meyer, Jack Meyer, Sonja Meyer, Screenplay- Michael Meyer, Starring- Sean Reynolds Derek Clifford, Gillian King. Door to door pencil salesman, Herb Steltzman, enters a world of immense success and unknowingly, international espionage when he is introduced to the automatic pencil Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 11:30 am.

Space Available- SHORTS II
Drama, 15 minutes, 2004, USA, Dir.-Kathilynn Phillips-Springman, Prod.- Eric Springman/Kathilynn Phillips, Screenplay- Kathilynn Phillips, Starring- Gwen Frey, Mohammad Azhar, Annina Jordan, Jayden Morris, John Froehlich, Andrea Collins. In 2025 law mandates that no child can be born and stay alive unless within 60 seconds a space becomes available by the death of another person. Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 11:30 am.

Standing Room Only- with Opening Night Film
Drama, 8 minutes, 2003, USA, Dir.- Deborra-lee Furness, Starring- Hugh Jackman, Alan Rickman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Gambon, Sophie Dahl, Joanna Lumley, Maureen Lipman, Imogen Stubbs, Andy Serkis Standing Room Only is a silent short film which takes a humorous look at waiting in line for tickets to the theater. Screening Times: Thursday, April 22, 6:30 pm.

A Work In Progress- SHORTS I
Drama, 8 minutes, 2002, USA, Dir.- Wes Ball, Prod.- Brandon Carroll,
Screenplay- Wes Ball, Starring- Melissa White, Faithe Galloway, Carolyn Crabtree. A shy, lonely girl slowly gathers new friends while writing a story about a lonely bear that is trying desperately to "fit in." Screening Times: Saturday, April 24, 1:30 pm.

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