Boston Film Festival 2013 Selections

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1.
At Middleton (2013)
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Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour. (99 mins.)
Director: Adam Rodgers
“ *Opening Night Film

Screening Time
Friday, October 25th at 7:15 p.m., followed by a Q&A

Confirmed Attendee (as of 10.18)
Actor, Andy Garcia

Related Events
Opening Night Party hosted by Salvatore’s, 545 Washington Street ” - rdawsonfilm
 
2.
Out of Print (2013 Documentary)
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Out of Print draws us into the topsy-turvy world of the written word, illuminating the turbulent, exciting... (55 mins.)
“ Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 2:45 p.m. ” - rdawsonfilm
 
3.
Grand Deception (2012 Documentary)
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It is a threat that is right in front of us -- just below the surface and hidden in plain sight. 'Jihad... (70 mins.)
“ Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 4:30 p.m. ” - rdawsonfilm
 
4.
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Angela Sun's journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover... (57 mins.)
Director: Angela Sun
“ *New England Premiere

Confirmed Attendee (as of 10.18)
Director, Angela Sun

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 6:15 p.m. ” - rdawsonfilm
 
5.
Kilimanjaro (2013)
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A man decides to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro after his relationship ends. (80 mins.)
“ *New England Premiere

Confirmed Attendee (as of 10.18)
Actor, Brian Geraghty, Actress, Abigail Spencer

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 8:00 p.m., followed by a Q&A ” - rdawsonfilm
 
6.
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013 Documentary)
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Alice Herz-Sommer, aged 109 and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, tells the story of how music saved her life: both during her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years afterwards. (39 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Clarke
“ *Closing Night Film *New England Premiere

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27th at 3:45 p.m.

Ticket for this showing also includes access to the screening of Life Liberty and Resilience that will be shown directly following this film. ” - rdawsonfilm
 
7.
Life, Liberty & Resilience (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
An African-American WWII veteran and grandson of a slave re-traces his segregated roots and his U.S... (45 mins.)
Director: Steffan Tubbs
“ *Closing Night Film *New England Premiere

Confirmed Attendee (as of 10.18)
Director, Steffan Tubbs

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27th, directly following the 3:45 p.m. film

Ticket for this showing also includes access to the screening of The Lady in Number Six that will be showing directly before this film. ” - rdawsonfilm
 
8.
Homespun Rebellion (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
After a town secretly passes legislation that will destroy the Town Center, George Simolaris, a lifetime... (65 mins.)
“ *Closing Night Film *World Premiere

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. ” - rdawsonfilm
 
9.
Siren (2013)
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Leigh has lived a reclusive existence in a secluded old home on the outskirts of town for her entire adult life. You see, Leigh has excreted extremely potent pheromones. (93 mins.)
Director: Jesse Peyronel
“ *Closing Night Film *East Coast Premiere

Confirmed Attendees (as of 10.18)
Actor, Robert Kazinsky

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27th at 7:50 p.m. ” - rdawsonfilm
 
10.
Coldwater (2013)
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A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincent Grashaw
“ *Closing Night Film *East Coast Premiere

Confirmed Attendees (as of 10.18)
Director, Vincent Grashaw and Actor, James C. Burns

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27th at 10:00 p.m.

Related Events
Closing Night Awards Party hosted by Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen, 581 Washington Street ” - rdawsonfilm
 
11.
Wallace Seeks Solace (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Wallace Seeks Solace tells the story of a young boy and his journey through the holocaust. This short... (9 mins.)
“ *Shorts Program I*

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 12:00- 2:15 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
12.
Partisan (2013 Short Film)
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In 1942, Poland, a young Jewish girl escapes a Nazi raid to join a partisan group in the forest and lead a personal... (18 mins.)
Director: Jake Holm
“ *Shorts Program I*

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 12:00- 2:15 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
13.
Rocketship (2013 Short Film)
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An unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man, claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocketship for a surprising journey. (15 mins.)
“ *Shorts Program I*

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 12:00- 2:15 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
14.
The Toy Soldier (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A young boy loses his father in Afghanistan and finds it hard to fill the space his father once occupied with a mother who wants him to move on... (1 mins.)
“ *Shorts Program I*

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 12:00- 2:15 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
15.
Home (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A reclusive older man agrees to help a young woman with no recollection of her identity or past find her way home, but soon discovers she's no ordinary girl. (29 mins.)
“ *Shorts Program I*

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 12:00- 2:15 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
16.
1982 (2013 Short Film)
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A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents. (11 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Breslau
“ *Shorts Program I*

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 12:00- 2:15 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
17.
Menschen (2013 Short Film)
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In Spring of 1945, the Wehrmacht forces are weary from retreat, while the Allies are closing in. A single... (25 mins.)
Director: Sarah R. Lotfi
“ *Shorts Program I*

Screening Time
Saturday, October 26th at 12:00- 2:15 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
18.
Lambing Season (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
LAMBING SEASON is the offbeat tale of Bridget, an American woman who travels to the Irish countryside... (15 mins.)
Director: Jeannie Donohoe
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
19.
Cut Out (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A young college student befriends a neighborhood kid and finds herself caught up in gang violence. (15 mins.)
Director: Mary Novak
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
20.
Jim and the Genie (2013 Short Film)
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JIM discovers an eternally youthful GENIE and has the opportunity to change his life, if only he could get his genie to stop jumping on the couch. (11 mins.)
Director: Katie Ennis
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
21.
Machsom (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
"Machsom", the Hebrew word for "Checkpoint", tells the story of Yaniv Greenblatt, a barely 19 Israeli... (24 mins.)
Director: Joel Novoa
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
22.
Awake (2013 Short Film)
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Ten years after a massive terror attack on Israel, a young couple tries to survive the drab reality that took control over their lives. Tired and hopeless, Shachar and Oren go to sleep, hoping to find some peace. (20 mins.)
Director: Paz Edry
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
23.
Implosion (2012 Short Film)
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A soldier searches for answers after suffering a violent episode post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), and injures the person he loves most. (7 mins.)
Director: Hajji Golightly
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
24.
Grape (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Grieving winemaker Grayson Delecourt, pondering the sale of his family vineyard, receives an unwelcome overnight visitor on a bleak... (30 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stine
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
25.
Dr. Gutman's Eulogy (2012 Short Film)
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A grieving son tries to find the words to send his father off, while dodging bad advice, matchmaker family members, and his own anxieties. (18 mins.)
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm
 
26.
The Painter (2013 Short Film)
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In a dangerous world where innocence is destroyed, will the painter survive? (14 mins.)
Director: Kevin Cooper
“ *Shorts Program II* *Closing Night Film*

Screening Time
Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 - 2:50 pm ” - rdawsonfilm