News, Views, Updates and More about the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Blog written by Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
It's going to be a jam-packed, amazing, eye-opening, and powerful year of international cinema at FLEFF 2013, our 16th Edition.
Every year when we wrap FLEFF and I am completely exhausted from watching four films a day and listening to so many discussions where I change how I think about the world, I think, there is absolutely no way to top what we programmed.
But this year, I think I can state without exaggeration that we've topped any other programming we've done in the past, with more films from more countries with more directors and more distributors. And, we can promise more post-screening conversations of significance, a FLEFF trademark.
We have secured films from Palestine, France, Korea, USA, Canada, China, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Russia, Tibet, Norway, Sri Lanka, Chile.
And we have booked a staggering array of film forms and styles: art films, commercial narratives, documentaries, shorts, experimental works--another FLEFF signature programming strategy that embraces heterogeneity.
And that is just what we are screening downtown at Cinemapolis April 4-7. It does not includes all the films, new media artists, scholars, activists, and special programming on campus throughout the week. More on those programs in another post.
A special shout out this year to Scott Bliss, Executive Director at Cinemapolis, for his energy and wonderful sense of collaboration. Without Cinemapolis downtown and without those exciting booking confabs with Scott, we would not have a venue to screen and discuss.
FLEFF Films to date for Cinemapolis, April 4-7, 2013 (click the links and find trailers for ALL films below...just to whet your appetites)
AKA Doc Pomus (USA, 2012) with director Peter Miller
All Together (Stephane Robelin, France, 2012)with distributor Rodrigo Brandao, KinoLorber Films
Amazon Gold (USA, 2013)with director Sarah Du Pont
Anak-Anak Srikandi (Indonesia, 2012) with distributor Vanessa Domico, Outcast Films, and producer Laura Coppens
Black Maria Film and Video Festival 2013 shorts, with festival director John Columbus
China Concerto (Bo Wang, China, 2012) with distributor Kevin Lee. dGenerate Films
Couples (Korea, 2011) with Director / Writer Yong ki Jeong
Dear Governor Cuomo (USA, 2012) with director Jon Bowermaster and other special guests
Everyone’s Child (Zimbabwe, 1995) with filmmaker Tsitsi Dargarembga
Five Broken Cameras (Algeria/Palestine, 2011) with distributor Rodrigo Brandao, KinoLorber Films
Habibi (Susan Youssef, Palestine, 2011) guest TBA
October (Sergei Eisenstein, USSR, 1928) with Cloud Chamber Orchestra
Old Dog (Pema Tseden, Tibet/China, 2011) with distributor Kevin Lee, dGenerate Films
On the Road (Walter Salles, USA, 2013) speakers TBA
Once Upon a Time (Korea,2008) with Director / Writer Yong ki Jeong
Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, USA, 1924) with Fe Nunn and Friends and Cynthia Henderson
Silenced Voices :Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile (Beate Arnestad,Norway/Sri Lanka, 2012) with the subject of the film Sonal Samarasinghe
The Water Front ( USA/Canada, 2008) with film director Liz Miller
Upstate Filmmakers Showcase, with filmmakers Vincent Grenier, Jason Harrington, John Scott, Becky Lane, Arturo Sinclair, and others TBA
Violeta Went to Heaven (Andres Wood, Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Spain, 2012) with distributor Rodrigo Brandao, KinoLorber Films,
Wild Style (USA, 1983) 30th Anniversary Screening with director Charles Ahearn