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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Blog posting written by Chloe Wilson, Television-Radio '14, FLEFF Blogger, Ashland, Massachusetts.
One of my favorite parts about FLEFF is the festival's partnership with Ithaca-based theater Cinemapolis. It's one of my favorite downtown spots - I frequent the place all the time - but I'm even more excited to head down during FLEFF because of the great programming the theater is offering!
Here are three FLEFF films at Cinemapolis that I'm most excited for:
1. Dear Governor Cuomo
The film is both informational and emotional - it discusses the dangers of fracking in the state of New York while also including the spoken and musical testimonies of those affected by fracking. "Dear Governor Cuomo" features celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, Natalie Merchant, Melissa Leo, and many other New Yorkers Against Fracking. If you love concert films, documentaries, or New York in general, this film is worth checking out.
2. Once Upon a Time
No, it's not the ABC show of the same name. This Korean comedy heist follows various individuals - including a jazz singer and a con artist - as they each try to steal a diamond from the government. The critically-acclaimed film is set in 1940s Korea, but don't think that the political drama of the time period makes this film any less fun to watch. You can check out the trailer (with English subtitles) here!
3. Sherlock Jr.
FLEFF is well-known for its tradition of showcasing silent films that are accompanied by live musicians and this year - the film is "Sherlock Jr.". A comedy that originally premiered in 1924, the film stars Buster Keaton as a man who falls for a beautiful girl and when her pearl necklace goes missing, he imagines himself the detective who solves the crime. Time Magazine named "Sherlock Jr." one of its Top 100 Films of All-Time and I can't wait to see if I agree.
Based on the current programming list (which you can find here), those are the films I'm excited to see! What are some of yours?