BARNEY’S WALL: PORTRAIT OF A GAME CHANGER
DIRECTORS: SANDY GOTHAM MEEHAN, WILLIAMS COLE
PRODUCER: SANDY GOTHAM MEEHAN
WRITER: SANDY GOTHAM MEEHAN
RT: 78 MIN
SYNOPSIS: Barney Rosset was a romantic and privileged outlaw, who would change the face of American culture, bringing down the barriers to true freedom of speech through his successful legal battles against government censorship.
CLIFF TOP SESSIONS
DIRECTOR: MARTHA TILSTON
PRODUCERS: MARTHA TILSTON, GILLIAN BURKE
WRITERS: MARTHA TILSTON, BECCY STRONG
SYNOPSIS: On a wild winters night in a clifftop cottage in Cornwall, nine musicians and a camera crew gather for a rock n’ roll sleepover.
DIRECTOR: MARCELINA CRAVAT
PRODUCER: ERIC KATSULERES
WRITER: MARCELINA CRAVAT
CAST: Gregory Norman Cruz, Tom Rhodes
SYNOPSIS: Through a beautiful exploration of geo-therapy strategies that can reverse the effects of runaway global warming, Dirt Rich inspires the viewer to discover the return of carbon to the soil.
GOING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE – THE CONDUCTOR MIRGA GRAŽINYTĖ-TYLA
OCT. 14th, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, VENUE 2
DIRECTOR: DANIELA SCHMIDT-LANGELS
PRODUCERS: GRETE LIFFERS, JAN BREMME, CLAUDIA KRÜGER, MANTAS VILIMAS
WRITER: DANIELA SCHMIDT-LANGELS
SYNOPSIS: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla ranks among today’s shooting stars of the classical music scene.
HOLLYWOOD NO SEX PLEASE!
OCT. 11th, 10:00 – 12:00 pm, VENUE 2
DIRECTORS: CLARA KUPERBERG, JULIA KUPERBERG
PRODUCERS: MARTINE MELLOUL, CLARA KUPERBERG, JULIA KUPERBERG
WRITERS: CLARA KUPERBERG, JULIA KUPERBERG
SYNOPSIS: Deep rooted religious beliefs seemingly going back to the Pilgrim Fathers’ puritanism dominate a society which is entertained by violence no end on a daily basis. If it is true that American movies reflect American society the United States have yet another severe problem: a lack of open sexuality and eroticism.
LEFT ON PEARL
DIRECTOR: SUSAN RIVO
PRODUCER: SUSAN RIVO
SYNOPSIS: This fast-paced documentary focuses on a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women’s liberation movement: the 1971 takeover and occupation of a Harvard University-owned building by hundreds of Boston’s area women.
DIRECTOR: CAROLYN CONSTANTINE, ACS
PRODUCER: CAROLYN CONSTANTINE, ACS
WRITER: CAROLYN CONSTANTINE, ACS
SYNOPSIS: Australian outback milliner, Flic Brown, is about to reach one of global fashion’s highest peaks: a solo show at New York Fashion week.
MET WHILE INCARCERATED
DIRECTOR: CATHERINE LEGGE
PRODUCERS: CATHERINE LEGGE, DIANA WARME
WRITER: CATHERINE LEGGE
SYNOPSIS: A feature documentary that confronts our beliefs about crime & punishment, good & evil, forgiveness & redemption by accessing the deeply personal love stories of 3 prison wives seeking grace for the violent offenders they love.
OUT OF MY HEAD
DIRECTOR: SUSANNA STYRON
PRODUCER: JACKI OCHS
WRITER: SUSANNA STYRON
SYNOPSIS: When a filmmaker investigates the devastating migraines which have her daughter in their grip, she discovers migraine is not just the terrible headache she always thought it to be, but a mysterious, deeply stigmatized neurological disease afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide.
PANORAMA: JAMMING TO THE TOP
DIRECTOR: CHRISTINE SHAW
PRODUCER: CHRISTINE SHAW
SYNOPSIS: A feature length documentary about a passionate community of pan players fighting to keep steel pan alive in Brooklyn, NY.
DIRECTOR: SOPHIE DIA PEGRUM
PRODUCER: MIRANDA MORTON YAP
SYNOPSIS: A young Transgender woman, Meghna Lama, has built a successful business and works as an advocate and activist for the LGBTI community in Nepal.
DIRECTOR: LILLIAN GLASS
PRODUCER: LILLIAN GLASS
WRITER: ROSALEE GLASS
CAST: Rosalee Glass
SYNOPSIS: Rosalee Glass, a Holocaust survivor taken prisoner to a Russian gulag in Siberia during WW2, shares her story of survival and transforms her destiny by living her life to the fullest.
SHE IS THE OCEAN
DIRECTOR: INESSA BLOKHINA
PRODUCERS: INESSA BLOKHINA, MATT GEORGE
WRITER: INESSA BLOKHINA
CAST: Andrea Moller, Coco Ho, Keala Kennelly, Ocean Ramsey, Sylvia Earle
SYNOPSIS: An in-depth exploration into the lives of nine astonishing women from all four corners of the globe.
SPRAYING UNDER THE STARS
DIRECTOR: CLAIRE CAI
PRODUCER: CAIRE CAI
SYNOPSIS: Teachr and MegZany are two graffiti activists who are based in LA. When they sensed the injustice around them, they choose to use graffiti to express their anger, hoping to awake the society.
STILL SLAVES: THE WEST AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE THEN AND NOW
DIRECTOR: ANN MARGRET NIELSEN
PRODUCERS: ANN MARGRET NIELSEN, SHANNON ROSE
WRITER: ANN MARGRET NIELSEN
CAST: Anna Newell
SYNOPSIS: Still Slaves is a feature documentary that explores the brutal history and the modern-day crisis of slavery in West Africa.
STROOP: JOURNEY INTO THE RHINO HORN WAR
DIRECTOR: SUSAN SCOTT
PRODUCER: SUSAN SCOTT, BONNE DE BOD
CAST: Bonne de Bod
SYNOPSIS: Two first-time filmmakers explore the war for rhino horn.
DIRECTOR: HENNA TAYLOR
PRODUCER: HENNA TAYLOR
WRITER: HENNA TAYLOR
CAST: Madaleine Sorkin, Mohammad Hussein, Eliav Nissan, Elad Omar
SYNOPSIS: WADI RUM documents the unlikely story of two Israeli climbers, an aﬀable Bedouin Muslim, and a professional American climber as they work together to complete a climbing route up Wadi Rums’ largest rock formation.