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.
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.
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Friday: 7:30 pm – Rotary River Center Saturday: 5:00 pm – Hendricks Art Center
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?
Friday: 5:00 pm – Eclipse Center Saturday: 7:30 pm – Rotary River Center
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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Runtime: 129 minutes
Director: Marc Forster
Producer: Robbie Brenner
Stars:Gerard Butler, Michelle Monoghan, Michael Shannon
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, sale and purchase AR-15 magazines, rifles, pistols, 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,”, “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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Genre: Drama Country: Canada Rating: R Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Jason R. Goode Producer: Dylan Jenkinson
After a wasted life of digging holes and filling them back in, Chris is faced with the task of digging his last hole.
Genre: Comedy, Action Country: USA Rating: R Runtime: 16 minutes Director: Matt MacDonald Producer: Matt MacDonald, Damian Horan, Camila Ohara Tanabe
Best friends Jeff and Tucker have grown up like most boys: playing video games and causing mischief. Now, late into their 20s, Jeff’s new job promotion is moving him out of the country and away from Tucker’s irresponsibility forever. With one last night together, they have to break into the UP-Ex shipping facility to steal back a package – a mysterious golden box – and hope their friendship can survive the adventure
Genre: Drama Country: Spain, USA Rating: R Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Roi Fernandez Producer: Roi Fernandez
A wig-seller with a secret life. A tango singer with a dark obsession. Both are bond by the night and tango.
Genre: Comedy Country: Canada Rating: R Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Murray Stiller Producer: Dean Emerick
A short film proving that in the bedroom performance is everything.
Filmmaker at screening:
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 20 minutes Director: Jeton Murtishi, Doug McDade Producer: Jeton Murtishi
An online chat room conversation with a child predator leads to a meeting with a loving family’s 14 year old daughter and an unexpected visitor.
Genre: Drama, Comedy Country: Singapore Rating: R Runtime: 8 minutes Director: Derrick Lui Producer: Derrick Lui
A beautiful woman examines her features for signs of fading fortune and looks. She wonders about change and aging and feels somehow that it is who she is.
In Her Eyes
Genre: Drama,Thriller Country: Australia Rating: R Runtime: 19 minutes Director: Robert Smellin, Chris Smellin Producer: Lori Young
WINNER OF THE BIFF 2012 BEST ANIMATION AWARD… Advanced Cybernetics
WINNER OF THE BIFF 2012 BEST WISCONSIN FILM AWARD… Spare Change
Friday: 5:00 pm – Bagels & More Saturday: 12:00 pm – Bagels & More
Advanced Cybernetics – WINNER BEST ANIMATION AWARD
Spare Change – WINNER BEST WISCONSIN FILM AWARD
5 Minutes Each
This Too Shall Pass
Wrigley and King
The Okra Planter
WINNER BEST ANIMATION AWARD
Note: This film included in “Bundled Bests” Sunday: noon – Angel Museum
Sunday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande
Genre: Animation Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 4 minutes Director: Steven Day Producer: Steven Day
Isolated on a wandering spacecraft, a sentient super-computer uses the ship’s nanotech assembler to experience the memories of its long-extinct crew.
WINNER BEST WISCONSIN FILM AWARD
Note: This film included in “Bundled Bests” Sunday: noon – Angel Museum
Sunday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 13 minutes Director: Aaron Greer Producer: Mark Metcalf, Blyth Meier, Susan Santha Kerns, Lilly Czarnecki
A light-hearted, urban fable about a homeless man’s attempt to connect to the busy world around him.
Genre: Drama Country: USA, India Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 12 minutes Director: Archana Shinde Producer: Archana Shinde, Anjali Patil
When the efforts of a young girl to save her mother from her abusive father fail, she grows up with that guilt but as a grown woman, she can get rid of the burden by standing up for herself against a bullying husband.
A metaphorical story about the constant struggle of the artist to reach those five minutes of limelight. A tale about an upswing and downfall, with the climax appearing concurrently and unexpectedly. The hermetical life of artists, who are enclosed into their own world of ideas, striving to create the epochal masterpiece.
Even if they succeed, the image they create is the reflection of themselves. And with the same fervor, they repeat the process in endless cycles.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 15 minutes Director: Seth Boggess Producer: Natasha Warloe, Terri Boggess, David Wahrer
Ian is a Chicago cab driver searching for someone who will listen. As he grieves the death of his son, Ian is compelled to reach out to the strangers he encounters one night on the job. Based on the Anton Chekhov short story Misery, Left Alone is a short film that explores our need for compassionate listening when we’re in pain, and the obstacles we face in that pursuit.
This Too Shall Pass
Genre: Family Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 3 minutes Director: Marc Wiskemann Producer: Marc Wiskemann
A brief glimpse into the effects of time and our place on this earth.
Genre: Experimental Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 4 minutes Director: Katherine Balsley Producer: Katherine Balsley
‘Anima mundi,’ a latin phrase meaning ‘spirit of the world,’ Filmmaker, animator, video artist and UW-Milwaukee instructor Kate Balsley, combines thousands of individual images of flowers, both with and cultivated, to create a unique, fluid aesthetic, celebrating the beauty of the natural.
Genre: Comedy Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Dylan Damian Producer: Eric Mittan, Rebecca Connor
With the help of his family, Noah Flowers discovers he really can do anything.
Wrigley and King
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 9 minutes Director: Cornelius Murphy Producer: Robert Giordani, Jessica Shurber
A man attends his brother’s funeral and reflects on a childhood memory when his brother took revenge against a neighbor for killing the family dog.
The Okra Planter
Genre: Comedy Country: Brazil Rating: G Runtime: 15 minutes Director: Jair Molina Jr Producer: Andrei Moyssiadis
An okra farmer must choose which bicycle to purchase: a utilitarian model or the pink one desired by his daughter.
Genre: Drama Country: Canada Rating: (n/a) Runtime: 8 min. Director: Jason Goode Producer: Chris Hanson, Dylan Jenkinson
Two strangers struggle for a completely honest connection in a chance, and brief, encounter at a café.
WINNER OF THE BIFF 2012 BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD… CYCLICITY
Friday: 10:00 pm – La Casa Grande Saturday: 12:00 pm – Bushel & Pecks
Cyclicity – WINNER BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD
A Comic Author X-Ray
Naia And The Moon
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 10 minutes Director: John Jacobsen Producer: Chris Oliver
Arthur is the story of a young boy just learning to take a stand for what is right. When his mother goes out for a run, he must use his imagination to travel through the darkness to overcome the dangerous beast that threatens his family.
BEST STUDENT FILM
Note:This film included in “Bundled Bests” Sunday: noon – Angel Museum
Sunday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Jason Knade Producer: Jason Knade
Cyclicity is a girl meets girl love story that explores philosophical themes and contemporary romance while showing the life of a relationship, from beginning to end, from the first hopeful spark of attraction to the painful final goodbyes.
Genre: Drama Country: Spain, USA Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Àlex Lora Producer: Carlota Royuela
A girl with different boys thinks… a boy with different girls thinks… meanwhile the same question divide them…
A Comic Author X-Ray
Genre: Drama Country: Spain Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 20 minutes Director: Marcos Nine Producer: Marcos Nine, Alicia Veira, Alfredo Alemparte
David Rubin makes a comic book about his feelings while his private life is being filmed for a documentary. A journey through the imagination of one of the most important comic authors of the moment.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 13 minutes Director: Dominic López Producer: Dominic López, James D. Schumacher III, Isaac Brooks
Cassie and Mamet have great news to share with one another. Each disclosure will take their relationship to an amazing next step. However, an unexpected reaction threatens to ruin their whole world.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Tyler Breitbach, Charles Cunliffe Producer: Mary Cunliffe
Living in a “pressure cooker”, a young man survives only through his fantasies of revenge until finally hies is free, he is sated.
Genre: Comedy Country: Australia Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Kelly Hucker Producer: Fiona Leally
A portrayal of people we all know but hardly ever acknowledge, and a man with a dream no one else shares.
Naia And The Moon
Genre: Drama Country: Brazil Rating: PG Runtime: 13 minutes Director: Leandro Tadashi Producer: Leandro Tadashi
Based on an indigenous tale from the Amazon Rainforest, a girl falls in love with the moon after learing how the stars were created
Genre: Animation Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Hedy Yudaw Producer: Hedy Yudaw
An experimental animated poem that reflects a sad loss.
Love and War
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 15 minutes Director: Lautaro Gabriel Gonda Producer: Lautaro Gabriel Gonda
In a muddy hole in war-torn Europe our hero suffers a wound and laments a lost love, and back stateside in a swanky ’20s lounge he battles back and forth with various women. He’s a lover and a fighter, damaged but determined. With the help of a beautiful young nurse he heals and returns to the front to face his fate.
Genre: Horror, Thriller Country: USA Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Stephen Pickering Producer: Stephen Pickering
On his way home late at night, a friendly driver stops to offer a ride to a hitchhiker. Their drive pauses at the driver’s home where they go inside and warm up with a cup of coffee and a shocking revelation.
A short documentary about Sergio Cezar’s art and its power of transformation. Sergio is also known as “Cardboard Architect”. He uses micro-trash to recreate facades, slums and whole cities. His work is an invitation for recycling the way we look at things
In a heater-less car on a frozen day, stuck between his boss’s funeral and funeral procession, a man ponders life, loss, pigeons, urinals, and what might happen when he talks to the boss’s wife.
Genre: Drama, Crime Country: USA Rated: PG Runtime: 10 minutes Director: Evan Trout, Nick Tucco Producer: Evan Trout, Nick Tucco
A young man reflects on past events that led up to a fatal tragedy. The story begins with simple love that soon crumbles into a nightmare. He is faced with a moral dilemma that will not only change the course of his life, but many others. Miserable Peace is a riddle that remains unresolved until the final seconds of the film.
Genre: Comedy Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 2 minutes Director: Robert Jarzen Producer: Robert Jarzen, Jim Lyke
Follow the creative process in show business from the blank page to the critic… in one minute.
Genre: Sci-Fi Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Johnny Wittnebel Producer: Jody Wittnebell, John Wittnebell
2 aliens are sent to earth disguised as humans to study the way of the “earthlings”.
Genre: Documentary Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 10 minutes Director: Marc Kornblatt Producer: Marc Kornblatt
Community’ is’ a short documentary about co-operative learning in and beyond a diverse third grade Wisconsin classroom. The film features narration by students explaining what they think of their work as they jump rope together, sing, solve math problems, read to kindergartners, learn about Martin Luther King’ with senior citizens and persevere on a six-mile round-trip hike to their state capitol. As the children reveal the importance of forging positive relationships, they are wise, charming and a pleasure to watch.
Mister Atse in the Pursuit of an ascending career
Genre: Animation Country: Netherlands Rated: G Runtime: 6 minutes Director: Hein van Dijk Producer: Hein van Dijk
Mr.Atse in pursuit of an ascending career.
Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Hedy Yudaw Producer: Hedy Yudaw
Thursday: 7:30 pm – Beloit Library Friday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande
The Secret Friend
Out of Erasers
On the Beat – Soata
My Brother Greg
Art on the Bridge
Traces of Other
The Secret Friend
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery Country: Brazil, USA Rated: G Runtime: 16 minutes Director: Flavio Alves Producer: Nicholas Eisenberg, Raina Oberlin, Flavio Alves, Fernando Pinheiro
A reclusive, elderly widow, Anna Marshall (Viola Harris), lives in quiet desperation until she begins receiving daily calls from a silent stranger. An odd and mysterious friendship evolves between the two, as Anna begins to share her life experiences with startling honesty. Empty days are given new hope, but when the calls abruptly end, a devastated Anna is compelled to surprising action to fill the unbearable void.
Out of Erasers
Genre: Animation, Drama Horror Country: Denmark, Sweden Rated: PG Runtime: 14 minutes Director: Erik Rosenlund Producer: Daniel Wirtberg
A woman on her way home becomes a victim of a strange infection. She soon realizes that an epidemic is spreading and there are larger forces at work. While struggling to find a cure she also discovers that desperate times require hard choices.
Irit, a woman in her mid-sixties, is taking photographs in the park. when a young guy suspects that she took a picture of him he sits next to her and they start to talk. A short conversation and a dark room will lead to an intimate situation that Irit never expected. Things get more complicated when her beautiful young granddaughter shows up.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rated: PG Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Keaton Manning Producer: Keaton Manning
“The 36” follows an old Polish woman who encounters a Jewish teenage girl, on her journey home from the liberated concentration camps. Derived from Yiddish, The Lamed Vav Zaddikim: a theory that the fate of the world rests, at any given time, in the hands of 36 righteous people. They are put on earth to perform the healing of the world.
My Brother Greg
Genre: Animation Drama Country: United Kingdom Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 10 minutes Director: Philipp Enders Producer: Philipp Enders
Greg hates flies. Morning after morning, those little brats bring him a new nightmare. Four short episodes, which change between humor and scare, tell us of the effect these wrong-headed day-breaks have on our protagonist. Mostly they end in one of Greg’s temper tantrums. Yet, his brother, the narrator of the film, plays a role as important as Greg himself. His voice is as tender as if he were telling us a bedtime story and the plot almost seems like episodes of a personal diary that are revised over and over again. The viewer cannot avoid assuming, that this ominous brother has made up the whole story.
Genre: Drama Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 18 minutes Director: Robert W. Angell Producer: Robert W. Angell
A man reflects on his life, before he decides to end it.
Art on the Bridge
Genre: Documentary Country: United Kingdom, Czech Republic Rated: G Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Jonas Zimmermann, Michelle Horn Producer: Jonas Zimmermann, Michelle Horn
A portrayal of the lives of street artists and vendors on the Charles Bridge in Prague. The film looks at the tightrope walk between art and commerce..
Thur: 10:00 pm – Hendricks Art Center Friday: 5:00 pm – Angel Museum
Sunday: Noon – Nikki’s Cafe (Screening Added for Award Winners)
Genre: Various Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 54 minutes Director: Jonn Herschend Producer: Jonn Herschend
Jonn Herschend is a publisher, filmmaker and visual artist. His films and installations have been exhibited in Museums, Galleries and Art centers internationally and nationally, including a recent exhibition at Den Frie Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen, Denmark and an on-line film series with the Oakland Museum of California. His work has appeared at LKV Gallery, Norway; the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art; Diverse Works, Houston Texas; the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where his short film, “Embrace of the Irrational,” won a 2010 Golden Gate award.
He is currently co-editor and publisher (along with visual artist Will Rogan) of THE THING Quarterly, an object based publication that has featured issues by the likes of Miranda July, James Franco, Jonathan Lethem, and Dave Eggers. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University and is currently a senior lecturer at San Francisco State University and California College of Art.
Thursday: 7:30 pm – Hendricks Art Center Saturday: 7:30 pm –Speakeasy I
Genre: Drama, Action Country: Israel, USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 92 minutes Director: Or Yashar, Yuval Ovadia Producer: Yuval Ovadia
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.
Thursday: 7:30 pm – Rotary Center Saturday: 2:30 pm – Rotary Center
Genre: Documentary Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 83 minutes Director: Anne Buford Producer: Anne Buford, Victoria Yoffie, Mark Becker
Elevate documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African Muslim teenagers. Recruited for both their physical and academic skills they accept basketball scholarships to schools in the United States–and face the daunting challenges of alienation, a foreign language, American-style basketball and an unfamiliar American culture rife with African stereotypes. But with courage, humor, and remarkable resilience, they relentlessly pursue their dreams–to obtain an education and a shot at the NBA.
Thursday: 7:30 pm – Wilson Theater Saturday: 10:00 pm – Bagels & More
Genre: Documentary Country: USA, Cuba Rating: PG Runtime: 65 minutes Director: Saul Landau Producer: Julia Landau, Saul Landau
Award-winning director Saul Landau embarks on an in-depth exploration of Miami-Havana politics through the story of the Cuban 5, a group of spies sent by the Castro government to infiltrate right-wing terrorist organizations in Miami. When the spies turned over evidence of US-based terrorism to the FBI, they themselves were arrested, tried, and convicted in Florida courts while the confessed anti-Castro terrorists live freely in Florida.
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 87 minutes Director: Tyler Knowles Producer: Derek Hildebrandt, Valerie Wulf, Jack Knowles
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.
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.
Genre: Adventure Country: India, USA Rating: G Runtime: 59 minutes Director: Vinit Parmar Producer: Vinit Parmar
Living River is a groundbreaking and up-close look at the pollution that’s been an ecological scourge troubling the revered Ganges River in India.
The film delivers as yet an unexplored and authentic view of the river and the people struggling to compel change. With unprecedented access, the film brings to light an age-old industry of leather production in transition, bringing in USD$4 Billion to the Indian economy at a cost of degradation of the environment and the health of the residents. Does the end justify the means? This film illustrates the irony of Hindus profiting from the skin of “holy” cows while polluting the “sacred” Ganges River.
The exposed water pollution in India is a red flag for fresh water rivers around the world suffering from endemic problems of improper and inadequate treatment plants, illegal activities by chemical industries along riverbanks, improper oversight and weak implementation of government regulatory agencies, corruption, and lack of public awareness.
Genre: Adventure Country: France, Greenland Rating: G Runtime: 90 minutes Director: Mike Magidson Producer: Mike Magidson, Sylvie Barbe
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…
Genre: Documentary Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 55 minutes Director: Ron Faiola Producer: Ron Faiola
Wisconsin supper clubs have been a dining tradition for generations, but as corporate chains increase, are these family owned establishments fading away or will they find a resurgence with their unique identities and scenic locations?
Wisconsin Supper Clubs ~ An Old Fashioned Experience shows why supper clubs are such a big part of Wisconsin’s food culture and the full experience of supper club dining: a brandy old fashioned sweet at the bar, relish trays at the table, huge portions of steaks, seafood and game, and the friendly, loyal customers who have been dining at their favorite places for so many years.
Genre: Drama, Family Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 90 minutes Director: Rohit Gupta Producer: Rohit Gupta
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.
Genre: Drama, Romance Country: USA Rating: MA Runtime: 101 minutes Director: Rob Heydon Producer: Rob Heydon
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.