Apr 03 2010

Tallahassee Film Festival screens DUST

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SOURCE: Tallahassee Film Festival

A Word from Programming Director, Chris Faupel

It’s been said that films reflect the time in which they were made. Even films set in the future, but made 30 years ago, will reflect the perceptions of that time. So, it’s no surprise the 2010 Tallahassee Film Festival should be the darkest one yet.

2009’s festival saw a mix of films that blurred fantasy and horror with reality and art. This year’s festival showcases films that ask pointed questions and films that focus in on darker social issues that surround us every day.

This year, TFF will be screening more than 70 films from around the world.

Below is a brief description of the six most noteworthy. They include award winning dramas, documentaries and even an Oscar nominated animated film.

Dust

2010’s biggest film of note for TFF will also be a U.S. premiere! That’s right, the only place you’ll be able to catch Dust, the gorgeously photographed and starkly acted debut feature by director Max Jacoby, is Tallahassee, Florida! Dust quietly tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where it appears the last two humans left standing are a brother and sister.

That Evening Sun

That Evening Sun is an award-winning independent film starring the amazing Hal Holbrook, as a widowed, aging father who returns to his Tennessee farm after escaping banishment to the nearby nursing home. When he returns to his homestead, he realizes his children are less-than-concerned with him, and not willing to let him back in to live out his life in peace there.

New Low

Life and love in Gainesville, Florida has never been so hilariously dead-pan and dead-end as it is in the Florida Spotlight Film presentation of New Low. This debut feature film from Florida native Adam Bowers was a Sundance NEXT category Official Selection in 2010, and was shot on location in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Bowers is expected to be present after the screening for a Q & A session.

Taqwacores

FSU Film School alum and winner of this year’s Tallahassee Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award is Eyad Zahra, whose film The Taqwacores follows a young Pakastani engineering student in New York, as he moves into a house with a group of Muslim youths who follow none other than that arguably American-inspired music scene – punk rock.

Kavi

Did you know slavery still exists? There’s more slavery today than the entire 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade. Kavi, a 2010 Academy Award nominee for Short Film (Live Action), tells the story of an Indian boy and his parents who are forced to work as slave labor in a brick kiln.

The Secret of Kells

Brendan, a 12-year-old Irish boy, has spent his young life living among monks in an abbey. A new monk, Brother Aidan, and his unusual cat help Brendan discover his hidden talents as an illustrator. The boy soon finds himself on a dangerous quest to complete the legendary Book of Kells. The Secret of Kells was a 2010 Academy Award nominee for Animated Feature Film.

Tallahassee Film Festival’s “Explorations”

This year, TFF is starting a new selection of film programming called Explorations.

This year’s explorations will cover:

Natural Florida, with two films on Wakulla Springs and the Western Everglades, respectively
Relationships, with three films covering the many aspects, viewpoints (and even humor) of same-sex relationships – Evolution, Fish Out of Water and Blind Date.
Africa, with two films exploring both social (Home is Where You Find It) and wildlife conservation concerns across the continent (Milking the Rhino); and,
Music, with a sharply comical look at the state of rock music today in At Last, Okemah! and the perseverance of one of the members of the band Rogue Wave who toured for a year while on dialysis and waiting for a kidney in D Tour.
Join us this year for a selection of films called the Dark Shorts Program, where you’ll not only feast your eyes on stories saturated in shadows, but you’ll find haunted characters with double entendres that will make you scratch your head in disbelief! The director of the short film Stoney is expected to be present for a Q & A session after the program.

To purchase tickets, or get more news and updates please visit TallahasseeFilmFestival.com, become a fan of TFF on Facebook at Facebook.com/TallahasseeFilmFestival and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/TallyFilmFest,

WCTV is a sponsor of this event.

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SOURCE: Tallahassee Film Festival

A Word from Programming Director, Chris Faupel

It’s been said that films reflect the time in which they were made. Even films set in the future, but made 30 years ago, will reflect the perceptions of that time. So, it’s no surprise the 2010 Tallahassee Film Festival should be the darkest one yet.

2009’s festival saw a mix of films that blurred fantasy and horror with reality and art. This year’s festival showcases films that ask pointed questions and films that focus in on darker social issues that surround us every day.

This year, TFF will be screening more than 70 films from around the world.

Below is a brief description of the six most noteworthy. They include award winning dramas, documentaries and even an Oscar nominated animated film.

Dust

2010’s biggest film of note for TFF will also be a U.S. premiere! That’s right, the only place you’ll be able to catch Dust, the gorgeously photographed and starkly acted debut feature by director Max Jacoby, is Tallahassee, Florida! Dust quietly tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where it appears the last two humans left standing are a brother and sister.

That Evening Sun

That Evening Sun is an award-winning independent film starring the amazing Hal Holbrook, as a widowed, aging father who returns to his Tennessee farm after escaping banishment to the nearby nursing home. When he returns to his homestead, he realizes his children are less-than-concerned with him, and not willing to let him back in to live out his life in peace there.

New Low

Life and love in Gainesville, Florida has never been so hilariously dead-pan and dead-end as it is in the Florida Spotlight Film presentation of New Low. This debut feature film from Florida native Adam Bowers was a Sundance NEXT category Official Selection in 2010, and was shot on location in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Bowers is expected to be present after the screening for a Q & A session.

Taqwacores

FSU Film School alum and winner of this year’s Tallahassee Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award is Eyad Zahra, whose film The Taqwacores follows a young Pakastani engineering student in New York, as he moves into a house with a group of Muslim youths who follow none other than that arguably American-inspired music scene – punk rock.

Kavi

Did you know slavery still exists? There’s more slavery today than the entire 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade. Kavi, a 2010 Academy Award nominee for Short Film (Live Action), tells the story of an Indian boy and his parents who are forced to work as slave labor in a brick kiln.

The Secret of Kells

Brendan, a 12-year-old Irish boy, has spent his young life living among monks in an abbey. A new monk, Brother Aidan, and his unusual cat help Brendan discover his hidden talents as an illustrator. The boy soon finds himself on a dangerous quest to complete the legendary Book of Kells. The Secret of Kells was a 2010 Academy Award nominee for Animated Feature Film.

Tallahassee Film Festival’s “Explorations”

This year, TFF is starting a new selection of film programming called Explorations.

This year’s explorations will cover:

Natural Florida, with two films on Wakulla Springs and the Western Everglades, respectively
Relationships, with three films covering the many aspects, viewpoints (and even humor) of same-sex relationships – Evolution, Fish Out of Water and Blind Date.
Africa, with two films exploring both social (Home is Where You Find It) and wildlife conservation concerns across the continent (Milking the Rhino); and,
Music, with a sharply comical look at the state of rock music today in At Last, Okemah! and the perseverance of one of the members of the band Rogue Wave who toured for a year while on dialysis and waiting for a kidney in D Tour.
Join us this year for a selection of films called the Dark Shorts Program, where you’ll not only feast your eyes on stories saturated in shadows, but you’ll find haunted characters with double entendres that will make you scratch your head in disbelief! The director of the short film Stoney is expected to be present for a Q & A session after the program.

To purchase tickets, or get more news and updates please visit TallahasseeFilmFestival.com, become a fan of TFF on Facebook at Facebook.com/TallahasseeFilmFestival and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/TallyFilmFest,

WCTV is a sponsor of this event.

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