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Set in a small Southern US town in the autumn of 1941, Sophie’s life is transformed when an Asian man arrives under mysterious circumstances. Their love affair becomes the lightning rod for long buried conflicts that erupt in bigotry and violence, threatening Mr. Ohta’s life. A trio of women, each with her own secrets- Sophie, along with the town matriarch and her housekeeper- reject law and propriety, risking their lives to save him. Director Maggie Greenwald (The Ballad of Little Jo, Songcatcher) returns with an elegant historical drama and moving love story. The film stars Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale, Lorraine Toussaint and Diane Ladd, and introduces audiences to Takashi Yamaguchi.
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Mele Murals (Documentary Feature) (65 mins.) (Dir. Tadeshi Nakamura)
Mele Murals’ is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native. Set against the resurgence of Hawaiian language and culture of the past twenty years, two artists tell how their street art has taken them on personal journeys to discover their history, identity and responsibilities as Hawaiian people. DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE.
Arctic: Change at the Top of the World (37 mins.) (Dir. Charles Annenberg Weingarten)
Philanthropist and filmmaker Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the Explore team set out on a philanthropic fact finding mission to the Arctic. Join Charlie and Iqaluit Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik as they meet the regions people, learn about Inuit culture and explore how their fragile ecosystem and time honored way of life are faring in the face of global warming.
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On the Farm (Narrative Feature) (90 mins.) (Dir. Rachel Talalay)
Based on journalist Stevie Cameron’s 2010 bestselling account of real-life events, the film follows the women who fought against the indifference of police that allowed one of Canada’s most prolific serial killers, Robert Pickton, to murder upwards of 50 marginalized women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside during the span of six years.
Almost 100 years ago, the invention of the first electric recording machine changed the world forever. This film traces some of the earliest recorded musicians, their never-before-told stories and the astonishing impact they had on contemporary music and the world. Narrated by Robert Redford who described the film as
“….America’s greatest untold story”.
PRODUCER IN ATTENDANCE
with short Beyond the Curtain
Hair on my Head-A personal documentary investigates what hair means to identity and how this is formed in other cultures.
4242-A young female teenage immigrant is trying to redefine her identity after being forced to leave home.
Fracture-Hiroshi, a young man in his early twenties, has decided to spend the last night of his life through the Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mont Fuji.
Without-In a small village in Southern Italy, a solitary old man afflicted by alcoholism wanders off into the countryside for a walk that will change his life forever.
Shop of Eternal Life-Caught in the middle of China’s most chaotic time, a desperate young man trades his heart to a pawnbroker in exchange for money to save his sick wife. Twenty years later, he goes back to the pawnshop and finds it may be too late to get back what he came for.
#Deema-As the Arab Spring blossoms in Lebanon, Deema is haunted by the loss of the Arab Spring in Syria.
Jellyfish-Isolated and changed by her illness, a teenage soccer player struggles to embrace her new identity when she returns to practice.
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Driving with Selvi (Documentary Feature) (75 mins.) (Elisa Paloschi)
Selvi is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. Over a ten-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations – learning to drive, starting her own taxi company, leading seminars to educate other women.
Icebox (27 mins.) (Dir. Daniel Sawka)
Fleeing gang violence, a young boy from Honduras is arrested crossing the US border and sent to an immigrant detention facility. Trapped inside the “Icebox” and faced with a rigid immigration process, he struggles to gain control of his fate.
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Pet Fooled (Documentary Feature) (75 mins.) (Dir. Kohl Harrington)
Pet Fooled takes viewers on a journey with Dr. Karen Becker and Dr. Barbara Royal, two Chicago based veterinarians who help uncover the inner workings of the multi-conglomorate operated, billion dollar pet food industry that has went unchallenged until now.
Diversity In Action with Julia Jones
It is up to us to be the change we wish to see in our world and that begins with the pictures we make and consume. The moving image is a powerful platform that shapes our views and understanding of the world around us. In this candid conversation with actress Julia Jones (Hell Ride, Twilight), Lena Khan (Tiger Hunter), and John Benjamin Hickey (Barry, Manhattan, Flags of Our Fathers) learn how important and necessary it is to insist on diversity in casting from TV to Film and beyond.
Special Sneak Preview
‘A Dangerous Idea’ reveals a tragic history of how scientists and policymakers conspired to roll back gains toward race, class and gender equality, based on the mistaken belief that genes make us who we are. Unscientific arguments were used to restrict immigration of certain groups of people, slash funding for Head Start programs, and justify a 75 year eugenics program that robbed hundreds of thousands of Americans of their right to bear children. The film warns that with rising inequality in America today, there is a dangerous return to pseudo-scientific explanations.
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCERS IN ATTENDANCE FOR POST SCREENING Q&A
Shown with Hold on to You-To prevent the disconnection within an advancing technological world, a young rebel must interfere with a monopolized corporation and their plans for the future.
Fred and Emile-‘Fred and Emile’ were the first gay men to announce their marriage in the front page of The Lowell Sun newspaper.
Out in Alabama-A captivating journey into the lives of LGBT members in Birmingham, Alabama–and a celebration of the friendships formed within Pride events.
Partners-In the traditional world of square dancing, gay clubs in New York and California accept anyone, gay or straight, just as they are.
The Grind-The experiences of New Zealand Gay men on the dating app Grindr.
Oh, I Get It-Seattle-based queer comedians are changing comedy using their own brand of humor, proving that social change is best served funny.
MaleFemale-Frances Reed identifies as gender non-conforming and struggles with the pain and injury connected to gender presentation.
Mirror Ball-A young artist from Mexico works as a janitor by day and drag queen performer by night.
ID #1 Writer-A bisexual woman is a successful writer, moving from one city to another, and experiences the loneliness of fame.
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shown w/ One Eighty Out
“This is gonna be good. The true history of the sport we all love. Thank you True Grit Productions for making this.”
X-Games Gold medalist and freeskier, Tanner Hall
“Dog Days Of Winter is by far the most complete history of professional freestyle skiing to date. Insightful interviews melded seamlessly with classic vintage footage of the heroes of the birth of freestyle skiing. I was there as a ten year old kid watching it in awe. I loved it!”
Greg Stump, Ski Filmmaker, 1978 Junior National Amateur Freestyle Champion, 1979 North American Amateur Freestyle Champion
“What all the freestylers have now, this stage to compete in the Olympics and this whole format whether it’s too regulated or not, it’s all because of those guys.”
Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley
“We didn’t want to be coined as racers or disciplined skiers, we were the free spirits of skiing at that time.”
Freestyle Pioneer, Wayne Wong
The Dekalog, Restored: a Short Film About Love
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The Child and the Dead
Playwright turned doorman of The Bedfellow Hotel, Dan Bender is reeling from the death of his little sister. In a sex-
and-drug filled odyssey through Manhattan, his desperate search for fulfillment reunites him with a childhood love and ultimately, catalyzes a consciousness-expanding journey of self-discovery.
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Also Shown with Monday
Above Home for Christmas -Alone on a space station for Christmas, an astronaut brings the holiday spirit to the darkness of space.
Jesse Eisenberg Uses the Urinal -Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg might play a captivating know-it-all on the big screen, but there is one thing the talented actor doesn’t know- how to use the urinal.
The Artist Within-5 Professional Editors and 4 Students Editors completed projects using video submitted by New Mexico residents.
Good Cop, Good Cop -A dedicated but not so bright police officer just can’t seem to understand the concept of good cop bad cop.
The Last Transmission -Based on a true story about a young Cessna pilot and an aging air traffic controller whose lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico.
The Wiggling Gypsy -When an eccentric drifter pops in on his good buddy, he quickly realizes that he is in a commercial where monetization is not in the forecast.
Hummingbird & Crane -A teen birding fanatic enters the World Series of Youth Birding as the underdog… or is it the underbird?
Griddance -To prevent the disconnection within an advancing technological world, a young rebel must interfere with a monopolized corporation and their plans for the future.
Slow Wallet -A slow wallet is a person who deliberately takes a long ass time taking out their wallet so someone offers to pay for them first.
David Berkeley: Connection, Compassion, Grit -A Santa-Fe based Folk artist and author is set out on a humble journey to move people through music & stories.
Age Related ADD-If you can’t remember what you were doing or saying at any given moment then this music video is for you.
Orgullo -A New Mexican folktale forces a hispanic grandmother to choose between her family and her pride.
Crackers and Mr. B -An old day drinker rediscovers the value of family after meeting a pesky chicken.
Join the Santa Fe Film Festival and our special guests for an incredible dinner at Santa Fe’s best new restaurant. Tickets are extremely limited.
This is a 21+ event and includes a 5 course wine paired dinner. The event is a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Film Festival (a nonprofit organization).
Foie Gras chaud froid with apple cider maple and Meyer lemon
“Agnolotti en Brodo” potato skin consommé, agnolotti dal plin
Seared diver scallops, vanilla curry, al a “silence of the lambs”
Yak-frites, crispy creamy potato and leek with madeira jus
Strangers of the Earth (Documentary Feature) (Dir. Triston Cook) (90 mins.)
Perhaps Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. As Dane soon discovers, the paths we travel through life are often uncomfortably magnified by the reality of life on the Camino. Strangers on the Earth examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of ‘journey’ and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.
Soundtrack accompanying video for radio play ‘Jim’ by Josephine Halbert. This is the live, acoustic version of Never Stop, written and performed in this video by singer/songwriter Jonty Balls of band Desert Mountain Tribe, a ‘classic love song’ commissioned by filmmaker Josephine Halbert for ‘Jim’ and a song that the play’s fictional main character Jim, a musician, writes for the story’s heroine (There is also a studio version of the song, Never Stop, featuring all members of Desert Mountain Tribe).
The Oka Legacy
Camino La Paz (Road to La Paz)
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Lost and Found: Baja
Join us for music and an awesome food spread at the Santa Fe institution- Vannessie. Party is free for passholders, $10 for non-passholders.
Actor Michael Madsen Joins Director Hermann Vaske for Q&A Following Screening of Uneasy Rider
Filmmaker, Hermann Vaske and Actor Michael Madsen Discuss and Take Questions Regarding Documentary About Actor, Artist and New Mexico Resident, Dennis Hopper in, Uneasy Rider
Uneasy Rider, goes back down memory lane of the legend that is Dennis Hopper. From his humble beginnings in the dust plains of Kansas to the mind blowing pains of Apocalypse Now. From the A-list glamour of LA, to the constantly pissed lifestyle of New Mexico. The film explores the many challenges and transitions throughout Dennis Hopper’s life and features interviews with directors such as Wim Wenders, Isabel Coixet and Alex Cox, actors such as Isabella Rossellini, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen and Harry Dean Stanton. Uneasy Rider, invites us to climb on for the rollercoaster ride of a lifetime to discover the true Dennis Hopper.
Uneasy Rider will be screening twice on Saturday, December 10, at 9pm and Sunday, December 11, at 5pm, at the Jean Cocteau Theater. Director Hermann Vaske and narrator/actor Michael Madsen will be in attendance for an in-depth Q&A following both screenings.
What: Uneasy Rider, a biopic documentary about the late actor Dennis Hopper.
When: Saturday, December 10, at 9:00pm and Sunday, December 11, at 5:00pm.
Where: Jean Cocteau Theater, 418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
More Info: Visit The Santa Fe Film Festival website for more information at:www.santafefilmfestival.co
The Dekalog, Restored: a Short Film About Killing
FROM THE STAGE TO THE SCREEN: ACTING WORKSHOP
WITH JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY
You may know him from his role in Manhattan or perhaps in Truth or Flags of Our Fathers or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen or maybe even from Broadway. What you don’t know about this Emmy nominated, Tony Award winning actor is he’s ready to teach you how to elevate your craft to the next level with the same techniques and insights that have helped him become one of the most sought after talents in film, television and the stage. You do not want to miss this dynamic experience with talent and humanitarian, John Benjamin Hickey!
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Honoring the Sacred Journey-There are many ways that we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey. Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of compassion, community and connection in this sacred journey.ng.
Kate Carter founded a non-profit in 1998 called Life Chronicles, to help elderly and sick people face death with their loved ones, on camera, thus leaving a powerful piece of themselves.
Love is the Answer
First Ascent Kunyang Chhish East
The Warmth of Winter
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The Last Dami Lama? (Documentary Feature) (82 mins.) (Dir. Mickey Lemie)
Filmed over 25 years, Director Lemle revisits the life and impact of The 14th Dalai Lama in THE LAST DALAI LAMA? Told through clips from the Director’s groundbreaking COMPASSION IN EXILE: The Story of The 14th Dalai Lama (1991); archival and contemporary footage; and intimate new interviews with His Holiness, shot decades apart, THE LAST DALAI LAMA? is an artful film with global implications.
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When a religious mosque prayer caller begins to lose his voice, he looks for a replacement in his neighbor, a vocalist in a heavy metal rock band.
Two young boys come to blows due to religious stereotypes learned from their parents.
A veteran attempting to adjust back to civilian life finds himself in the house of God.
An angel attempts to save the soul of a troubled teenager who has been sentenced to Hell, and in the process discovers what a bureaucratic nightmare Heaven has become.
A variety of characters intersect at an elementary school and ruminate on the joys and pains of growing up. Created primarily by and starring youth.
A young woman struggles to adjust to unexpected and first-time motherhood while she contemplates taking her life and the life of her newborn baby.
Gene (James Brolin) gets up day after day and follows the same monotonous routine that he has lived since the death of his wife ten years earlier. He is aging fast from illness and loneliness and has given up on the future. Today, however, he awakens with a new determination to end the life he has known. Today, there is a new resolve that will change the course of everything.