A. Hitler

A. Hitler

A. HitlerThursday: 7:30 pm – La Casa GrandeBuy Tickets
Friday: 10:00 pm – Bushel & Peck’sBuy Tickets

 

Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rating: R
Runtime:  105 minutes
Director: Barry Hershey, Jay Roach, William  Dance
Producer: Jay Roach, David D. Johnson, William  Dance

 

Previously released by Lions Gate Films as The Empty Mirror, this director’s cut is now being released under its original title of A. Hitler on the 15th anniversary of its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival. The film, by writer/director Barry J. Hershey, is a phantasmagoric journey into the darkest recesses of the mind of Adolf Hitler. In a dreamlike subterranean environment removed from historical time, Adolf Hitler confronts the demons of his psyche. As he dictates his memoirs, Hitler encounters apparitions of his fiendish confidant, Joseph Goebbels; his enigmatic mistress, Eva Braun; the mastermind of his military campaigns, Hermann Goering; Jewish psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud; and a mysterious Woman in Black. Through haunting images, Hitler’s stream-of-consciousness soliloquies and exchanges with his phantom guests, A. Hitler presents a terrifying primer on genius and psychosis, domination and destruction. The action unfolds amidst a flow of streaming archival film footage inter-cut with images from Leni Riefenstahl’s masterpiece of Nazi propaganda, Triumph Of The Will, and private home movies shot by Hitler’s lover, Eva Braun.

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Africa United

Africa United

Africa UnitedFriday: 5:00 pm – La Casa GrandeBuy Tickets
Saturday: 5:00 pm Rotary CenterBuy Tickets

Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Country: United Kingdom, South Africa, Rwanda
Rating: PG
Runtime:  88 minutes
Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson
Producer: Mark Blaney, Eric Kabera, Jackie Sheppard

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The extraordinary story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Using a sack load of ingenuity and sass (and a World Cup wall chart for a map), our pint-sized protagonists set off through the endless horizons of Africa in pursuit of an unlikely dream. And as they walk they gather a tribe – a ragamuffin team – of broken and brilliant characters who help them negotiate a way through a series of glorious, dangerous, hilarious and often bizarre situations. Through these kids, we will encounter an Africa few people ever get to see; experience the hard reality of an epic walk through seven countries; as well as the joy, laughter and hope – ‘the ubuntu’ – that comes from making an incredible journey together.

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Barkleys of Broadway

Barkleys of Broadway (The)

Barkleys of BroadwayFriday: 7:30 pm – Angel MuseumBuy Tickets

 

Genre:  Musical Comedy
Country: USA
Rating: G
Runtime:  59 minutes
Director: Charles Walters
Producer: Harry Strandling Sr.

 

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband’s Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade.

 

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Gerald

Gerald

GeraldSunday: 2:30 pm – Hendricks Art CenterBuy Tickets

 

Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rating: PG
Produced By: ASL Films

 

This film is a journey of a young man, Corey, yearning for kinship until one day discovers he has a Deaf autistic grandfather he has never knew, Corey was determined to make connection regardless. The family ties and secrets unbeknownst to the young man have surfaced, and all the events suddenly unfold.  A powerful, emotional and continuous twist of events that leads to shocking truth.

 

Go West Happy Cow

Go West Happy Cow

Go West Happy CowThur: 10:00 pm – Bushel & Peck’sBuy Tickets
Friday: 7:30 pm Speakeasy II   Buy Tickets
Additional Screening Added:
Friday: 10:00 pm – Domenicos   Buy Tickets (NEW)

 

Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Rating: PG-13
Runtime:  87 minutes
Director: Tyler Knowles
Producer: Derek Hildebrandt, Valerie Wulf, Jack Knowles

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The ultimate road trip from Wisconsin to California hauling the highly sought after HAPPY COW products. Mike and Kurt, the Happy Cow, rumble through 2,200+ miles of countryside sharing their Wisconsin love with displaced Sconnies. Hilarity ensues.

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Hamesima X

Hamesima X

Hamesima X Thursday: 7:30 pm – Hendricks Art CenterBuy Tickets
Saturday: 7:30 pm  Speakeasy I     Buy Tickets

 

Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Israel, USA
Rating: PG-13
Runtime:  92 minutes
Director: Or Yashar, Yuval Ovadia
Producer: Yuval Ovadia

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A man is sent to Earth on a mysterious mission and caught trying to infiltrate the Mossad’s most highly classified facility. During an intensive interrogation, instead of getting the information he was hoping for, the Mossad’s investigator is surprised to be given mystical information and Kabalistic secrets. The district psychiatrist, a Holocaust survivor who still carries with him a trauma from the past, joins the investigation, while, a strange beggar who speaks in rhyme, and an imaginary figure in black, who wages Kung fu battles, are trying to get the interrogee to abandon his mission. Meanwhile, the investigator finds himself in a compound situation, as the interrogee reveals details from his father’s past during the Holocaust and unfolds the secret of his father’s will.

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Inuk

Inuk

InukFriday: 5:00 pm – Beloit LibraryBuy Tickets
Saturday: 5:00 pm – Woman’s ClubBuy Tickets

 

Genre: Adventure
Country: France, Greenland
Rating: G
Runtime:  90 minutes
Director: Mike Magidson
Producer: Mike Magidson, Sylvie Barbe

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In Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, sixteen year-old INUK lives a troubled life with his alcoholic mother and violent step-father. After finding Inuk half frozen in an abandoned car, the social services decide to send him to a children’s home on a tiny island in the middle of the arctic sea-ice. While roaming the island, Inuk meets the intimidating and mysterious polar bear hunter, IKUMA. When the children’s home’s warm-hearted director, AVIAAJA, convinces Ikuma to take Inuk on his annual hunting trip nobody realizes that the most difficult part of the journey will be the one they must make within themselves…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeGdC6g1oD0

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Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy Friday: 7:30 pm – Bushel & Peck’sBuy Tickets
Saturday: 10:00 pm – Sullivan TheaterBuy Tickets

 

Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Rating: MA
Runtime:  101 minutes
Director: Rob Heydon
Producer: Rob Heydon

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ECSTASY is a dark romantic comedy, based on the controversial book, “Ecstasy”, by Irvine Welsh. “Ecstasy”, was translated into 20 languages and was a number one bestseller in over 20 countries. Mr. Welsh’s first book, “Trainspotting”, published in 1993, (and voted by Waterstone, Europe’s largest bookstore chain, as one of the Ten Best Books of the Century), sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone, and has its own Cinematic Cinderella success story.

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Johnny's Gone

Johnny’s Gone
Winner Best Soundtrack

Johnny's Gone
WINNER
The BIFF 2012 Best Soundtrack AWARD
Friday: 7:30 pm – Speakeasy I Buy Tickets
Saturday: 10:00 pmBushel & Peck’sBuy Tickets
Sunday: 2:30 pmBeloit LibraryBuy Tickets
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rating: G
Runtime: 94 minutes
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Producer: Giuseppe Pedersoli, Jack Laveau

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The unsettling but heartfelt relationship between Sarah and a two year-old she calls Johnny hides a dark secret.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdqqXgE8_LE

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Kill Me Now

travis-long-movieFriday: 7:30 pm – La Casa GrandeBuy Tickets
Saturday: 5:00 pm Bushel & Peck’sBuy Tickets

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Rating: PG-17
Runtime:  80 minutes
Director: Travis  Long
Producer: Travis  Long, Michael  Swaim, Gareth West,Vahan Yepremyan

 

 

A serial killer attacks a party of teenage morons in a cabin in the woods.  Hilarity ensues.

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La Teta Asustada

La Teta Asustada | Milk of Sorrow

La Teta Asustada

Saturday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande Buy Tickets

 

Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Language: Spanish, Quechua
Runtime: 94 minutes
Rating: PG
Director: Claudia Llosa

 

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother’s footsteps

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Bobby Coleman, Miley Syrus | The Last Song

The Last Song

Bobby Coleman, Miley Syrus | The Last SongFriday: 5:00 pm – Eclipse CenterBuy Tickets
Saturday: 7:30 pm – Rotary River CenterBuy Tickets

 

Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rating: PG
Runtime:  107 minutes
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Produced By: Walt Disney Studios
Stars: Bobby Coleman (BIFF 2012 Honorary Chair), Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, and Greg Kinnear

 

A story about family, first loves, second chances and the moments of life that lead you back home. It is a drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

In attendance will be The Last Song star and BIFF 2012 Honorary Chair, Bobby Coleman.

Ronnie’s (Miley Cyrus) and her younger brother, Jonah’s, parents are divorced. They live with their mother until this summer they are sent to live with their father (Greg Kinnear) in a small town on the beach. Ronnie resents her father and has no intention of being friendly or even talking to him for the summer. But after meeting a handsome guy and beginning to fall in love, Ronnie starts rediscovering her love for music, something she shares with her father. Reconnecting with music revives a kinship with her father which proves to be the most important relationship she may ever experience.

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The Legend of the Mountain

The Legend of the Mountain Man

The Legend of the Mountain Sunday: 12:00 pm – Hendricks Art CenterBuy Tickets

 

Genre: Family
Country: USA
Rating: PG
Director: Mark Wood
Produced By: ASL Films

 

The Legend of the Mountain Man is a film for all ages, set in picturesque Montana. It is the story of a family coming to grips with a dysfunctional history through the children who go to spend the summer at their grandparent’s ranch. They try to navigate the family’s past and reconcile some of the estranged family members. Their journey includes an unexpected encounter with a mountain creature nobody has seen before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsofRjZN7MM

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Life! Camera Action...

Life! Camera Action…

Life! Camera Action... Friday: 2:30 pm – Bushel & Peck’sBuy Tickets
Saturday: 7:30 pm – Bagels & MoreBuy Tickets

 

Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Rating: PG
Runtime:  90 minutes
Director: Rohit Gupta
Producer: Rohit Gupta

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An inspiring story of Reina, a young girl, who sets off to pursue a career in filmmaking against the wishes of her family and as she tries to make ends meet, Reina begins to seen another dream – to prove to her parents that her drive for her dream is sincere and while being born with a personality may be an inherent gift from one’s parents, but to live as a personality is an achievement of our own and a return gift to one’s parents.

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Lutefisk Wars

Lutefisk Wars (The)

Lutefisk Wars

WINNER
BEST FEATURE FILM 2012

WINNER
BEST SCREENPLAY 2012

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Rating: PG-13
Runtime:  86 minutes
Director: Christopher Panneck, David Hall
Producer: Christopher Panneck, David Hall, Christopher Plogger

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Troubles escalate in a small North Dakota town when a frozen food delivery man is mistaken for someone else and ends up embroiled in the middle of an old feud between two Norwegian mafia families and their lutefisk recipe.

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Machine Gun Preacher | BIFF 2012

Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher Friday: 5:00 pm – Luxury 10 TheaterBuy Tickets
Genre: Drama
Country:
 USA
Rating:
 R
Runtime:
  129 minutes
Director:
 Marc Forster
Producer:
Robbie Brenner
Stars:
Gerard Butler, Michelle Monoghan, Michael Shannon

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Starring Gerard Butler, this is the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler, who was last seen in the internationally acclaimed action blockbuster 300, delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization. The moving story of violence and redemption is directed by Marc Forster whose credits include Monster’s Ball and Finding Neverland.

On hand to introduce the film will be MPower president and producer John Shepherd.

When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region’s vulnerable populace, especially the children. He leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives – and eventually his own.

Butler solidified his leading-man status when he starred as the bold and heroic King Leonidas in Zack Snyder’s 300. He has a highly anticipated film being released this fall, Coriolanus, co starring and directed by Ralph Fiennes. Butler gave voice to the leader of the Vikings, Chief Stoick, in the Oscar®-nominated animated film How to Train Your Dragon.

Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan (Due Date), Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Souleymane Sy Savane (“Damages”).

“It is exciting to welcome films of this quality and character to BIFF,” says Executive Director Roddie Beaudoin. “This moving story required a special venue to show it in all its power so we have engaged one of the theatres at Luxury 10 Cinema for this single showing.”

The 2012 Beloit International Film Festival is sponsored by the Hendricks Group in association with Beloit College and with funding from Visit Beloit. It is supported and underwritten by many local businesses, organizations and individuals.

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Bobby Coleman (BIFF 2012 Honorary Chair) | Martian Child

Martian Child

Bobby Coleman (BIFF 2012 Honorary Chair) | Martian ChildFriday: 7:30 pm – Rotary River CenterBuy Tickets
Saturday: 5:00 pm – Hendricks Art CenterBuy Tickets

 

Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rating: PG
Runtime:  106 minutes
Director: Menno Meyjes
Produced By: New Line Cinema
Stars: Bobby Coleman (BIFF 2012 Honorary Chair), John Cusack, Amanda Peet

 

The story of a science-fiction writer (Played by John Cusack), recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he’s really from Mars.

In attendance will be Martian Child star and BIFF 2012 Honorary Chair, Bobby Coleman.

What’s the nature of being a parent and of being a child? David is a widower grieving for two years. He writes science fiction and was considered weird as a boy. He meets Dennis, a foster child who claims to be on a mission from Mars, stays in a large box all day, fears sunlight, and wears a belt of flashlight batteries so he won’t float away. David takes the six-year-old home on a trial. His sister and his wife’s best friend offer support, but the guys are basically alone to figure this out. Dennis takes things, is expelled, and is coached by David in being normal. Will the court approve the adoption, and will Dennis stay? Can a man become a father and a child become a son?

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No eres tu soy yo

No eres tú, soy yo

No eres tu soy yoSaturday: 7:30 pm – La Casa GrandeBuy Tickets

 


Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 120 minutes
Director: Alejandro Springall
Producer:  Matthias Ehrenberg, Paula Jaramillo

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Javier (Eugenio Derbez) sólo desea una cosa en la vida: estar con su amada María (Alejandra Barros), pero poco después de su boda, el destino cambia sus planes. No Eres Tú, Soy Yo es la singular historia de un hombre que busca reencontrarse con el amor, aún cuando éste se niega a aparecer.

Una divertida trama en la que Javier lo mismo acude a terapias místicas, que compra un perro con la esperanza de atraer las miradas de las mujeres. En medio de todo esto, aparece Julia (Martina García), una joven libre de espíritu que no le pone condiciones al protagonista para ser su amiga y cómplice. Si tan sólo Javier pudiera olvidarse de María.

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Postales

Postales / Postcards

Postales
Friday: 7:30pm – Bagels & More Buy Tickets
Saturday: 5:00pm – La Casa Grande 

Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, US
Language: Spanish, Quechua, English
Rating:  PG-17
Runtime: 80 minutes
Producers: Claire Connelly, Dan Fischer,P.J. Fishwick,Maxi Holland
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In the ancient cobblestone streets of Cuzco, Peru, 12-year-old Pablo sells postcards to tourists in the main plaza while his brother Jano, supports the family through petty street crime. Pablo questions his world when he encounters Mary, who unbeknownst to him is the daughter of an American businessman planning to develop a hotel on the land where his family lives.

When told they will be forced to leave the only home they”ve known, Jano swears vengeance and convinces his younger brother to help him rob the American father.! In the fathers” wallet Pablo discovers a photo of Mary.! Troubled by his actions, Pablo searches the city for Mary to ease his guilt and return the stolen wallet.!

After finding Mary, Pablo convinces her to sneak away with him to explore the Inca ruins.! Mary”s distraught parents return to the hotel after losing her, only to discover Elizabeth in bed with Jano.! Mary”s father quickly recognizes Jano as the thug who robbed him.! After a scuffle, Mary appears in the hotel room with her father”s returned wallet.! As the American family leaves Cuzco and the Peruvian family leaves their home, both are forever changed.

 

Score: A Hockey Musical

Score: A Hockey Musical

Score: A Hockey MusicalFriday: 5:00 pm – Speakeasy II Buy Tickets
Saturday: 7:30 pm Beloit LibraryBuy Tickets
Sunday: Noon – Bushel & Peck’sBuy Tickets
(HOT TICKET Screening Added)

 

Genre: Comedy, Drama Musical
Country: Canada
Rating: PG
Runtime: 93 minutes
Director: Michael McGowan
Producer: Michael McGowan, Avi Federgreen, Nadia Tavazzani

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Seventeen-year-old Farley has led a sheltered life, raised on a diet of home schooling, organic living and trips to the art gallery. To his parents’ dismay, Farley loves to play shinny with the local rink rats. To their even greater dismay, Farley is scouted and signed by the owner (Stephen McHattie) of a junior league team, where he becomes an instant star. But Farley discovers that stardom comes with a price-including the expectation to fight on the ice. Throw in a changing relationship with his best friend (Allie MacDonald), and Farley finds himself losing his way.

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Trinity Goodheart

Trinity Goodheart

Trinity GoodheartFriday: 5:00 pm – Rotary CenterBuy Tickets
Saturday: 7:30 pm – Franchesco’sBuy Tickets*
* (Dinner &  a Movie – Dinner @ 6:00)

Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Rating: G
Runtime:  91 minutes
Director: Joanne Hock
Producer: Rick Eldridge

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When 12 year old Trinity Goodheart is visited by an angel who leaves her a pendant that belonged to her long lost mother, Trinity concludes that her mother is in danger and needs her help.

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