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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view

Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 12:28AM   |  Add a comment

“I was very impressed by how the music seemed to convey the mood of the story even though it was silent,” Ithaca College Senior Hayleigh Gowans, said. She attended the screening of “The Red Kimono,” a 1925 silent film about a small-town girl who succumbs to a toxic romance. The film was produced, written and...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 10:22PM   |  Add a comment

In film festivals, parties are as important as movie screenings. This year, Argos Inn, “the beautifully restored, LEED certified historic mansion” on Buffalo St. in downtown Ithaca, hosted FLEFF’s after-parties Thursday through Saturday.  

Upon entering the white mansion, warm air blew on my face and hit the freezing breeze...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 10:11PM   |  Add a comment

The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival does not box itself into one genre of film, one type of media, or one social issue. This year, the festival featured films and events discussing issues ranging from green burials to drug addiction. Feminism was one of the recurring themes in the festival. 

 
Feminist scholars and media producers visited FLEFF to...

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Posted by Blaize Hall at 4:19PM   |  Add a comment

Blog post by Blaize Hall, TV-R, '15, Georgia, VT

The festival has run its course, the guests have gone home, the posters have been taken down, and the blogging is over - mostly.  Two weeks later, the energy of festival week has dissipated, but the impact remains.  Three films impacted me in unexpected ways, and cause my mind to wander back to Cinemapolis in my spare...

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Posted by Elma Yedda Gonzalez at 6:22AM   |  Add a comment

I watched about a dozen films at the festival last weekend. I know how hard it was to choose which films to watch, so here are my top five in case you missed them:

5. A Touch of Sin by director Jia Zhangke

The film follows four stories of violence and corruption in China. Four characters from different provinces are driven to violence out of frustration with their financial...

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