Friday is Packed with Films at BIFF
The films are running non-stop at the fifteen BIFF venues in Beloit, Rockford and Janesville starting at 11 a.m. on Friday and there are great programs Friday evening in all three cities.
You can spot the filmmakers with the identification lanyards they are wearing. They will be more than happy to chat with you about their work…just try to stop them.
Among Friday’s highlights are:
- Beloit – Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject at 6:30 p.m. at the Eclipse Center, an award-winning film, presented in cooperation with Beloit Regional Hospice, followed by a panel including the filmmakers.
- BIFF @ Rockford – Films at Katie’s Cup at 4 and 6:30 and, at Franchesco’s Ristorante at 6:30, a screening of the drama, The Duck Hunter (PG-17, in Italian with English subtitles). Filmmaker Egidio Veronesi will be on hand to talk about the film.
- BIFF @ Janesville – Films all day at the Rock County Historical Society and starting at 4 p.m. at the Speakeasy. At 6:30 The Armory will present Last Stop Salvation (PG-17 in Turkish with English subtitles) a top BIFF award finalist.
Saturday Packs Them In at BIFF
Keep in mind that as soon as a film sells out, we will do our best to schedule another screening…so check with the box office or the Film & Events schedule for the latest schedules.
Saturday is the busiest day for BIFF, with all venues at full capacity.
The evening’s highlights include:
- Beloit – The BIFF centerpiece, The BMO-Harris Bank Silent Film Showcase, at the Eclipse Center featuring Harold Lloyd’s 1928 silent classic Speedy with the Beloit Janesville Symphony playing the musical score. Doors open at 6 and BIFF producer David Zucker will be on hand to introduce.
- BIFF @ Janesville – Dinner and a Movie at The Armory will feature the comic blockbuster Ruthless People (PG-13). Dinner is at 6 with the film showing at 7:30. Director David Zucker will talk about his pioneering comedy starring Danny DeVito and Bette Midler after the film. The Rock County Historical Society will have great short films and documentaries all day, and The Speakeasy will have films starting at 4, including Comeback: The Wisconsin Beer Movie (PG-13) at 4.
- BIFF @ Rockford – Katie’s Cup will be showing a series of short films—some of the most creative material at BIFF, including a BIFFY award finalist for animation Bottle—at 4 and 6:30 p.m., and Francesco’s Ristorante will present Last Stop Salvation (PG-17 in Turkish with English subtitles) a top BIFF award finalist, at 6:30.
Sunday— “It’s a wrap”…but not quite yet
BIFF continues and all eyes are on the Beloit venues today as they open at noon and continue until you are satisfied.
There are two special events in Beloit and Janesville you should check out.
- Beloit – Sunday afternoon at 2:30, BIFF presents the 2013 First National Bank Classic Film presentation, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (PG-13) at the Eclipse Center. The film is free courtesy of the sponsor and film director and BIFF Honorary Chair David Zucker will be there to answer questions following the screening. What a way to end the week.
- BIFF @ Janesville – At 2 p.m., The Armory will present a special screening of Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject. The award-winning film is presented in cooperation with Beloit Regional Hospice. Following the screening, the filmmakers will join with a panel of local experts to discuss the film and the issues it raises.