Please join us at the annual Film Festival Folks' Dinner to open the Film Festival Alliance @ Art House Convergence conference.
5:00 - 6:00 Cash bar and light snacks
While dinner is free to attend, we ask for a donation of $15 per person to offset costs. FFA members will receive a complimentary drink ticket.
Please RSVP by selecting your preference for the chicken or vegeratian option. If you have additional dietary concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event has generous been sponsored by Film Freeway
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-festival-folks-dinner-ahc-registration-29788310639
Following its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, Frantz has received acclaim at festivals worldwide. Esteemed French filmmaker Francois Ozon makes his Sundance Film Festival debut with this singular title.
Following World War I, Anna quietly mourns the death of her German soldier fiancé, Frantz. Her grief is ruptured when she witnesses a stranger, Adrien, laying flowers at her beloved’s grave. Desperate for a connection to Frantz, Anna casts aside her animosity toward Adrien’s French origins and envelops him into her life. She basks in the stories he unfolds of Frantz, and their friendship in Paris before the war. But when the true nature of his bond with Frantz is revealed, Adrien flees Germany, sending Anna on a journey to Paris after him.
Based loosely on Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 film Broken Lullaby, Frantz is a profound look at the emotional devastation left in the tracks of war and the mechanisms humans grasp at while attempting to cope. Aided by a stunning performance from newcomer Paula Beer, Frantz resonates far beyond the confines of love and war.
Leonard Maltin will lead a talkback after this film.
Europa International Showcase : Screening of European movie trailers and presentation by Susan Wendt (TrustNordisk), Daniela Elstner (Doc & Film International) and Jean-Christophe Simon (Films Boutique).
Let’s discover the diversity of Europe : Sweden, France, Belgium, Macedonia, Austria, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and United Kingdom !
With the following films : « A Serious Game » by Perilla August, « Moka » by Frédéric Mermoud, « Home », by Fien Troch, « Amok » by « Vardan Tozija, « Personal Affairs » by Maha Haj, « King Of The Belgians » by Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens, « Ghostland » by Simon Stadler, « March Of The Penguins 2 » by Luc Jacquet, « Egon Schiele – Death And The Maiden » by Dieter Berner, « Game Therapy » by Ryan Travis, « Sweet Dreams » by Marco Bellocchio, « Flemish Heaven » by Peter Monsaert, « Open At Night » by Edouard Baer, « All Of A Sudden » by Asli Özge, « The Innocents » by Anne Fontaine, « My First Highway » by Kevin Meul, « United States Of Love » Tomasz Wasilewski, « Solo » by Laura Morante, « Marija » by Michèle Koch, « Diamond Island » by Davy Chou, « Koza » by Ivan Ostrochovský, « Hey » by Alex Jovanoski, « Other Girls » by Esa Illi, « Tomorrow After The War » by Christophe Wagner, « 5 Women » by Olaf Kraemer, « Stories Of Love That Cannot Belong To This World » by Francesca Comencini, « Glory » by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov, « Polina » by Valérie Müller et Angelin Preljocaj, « Pikadero » by Ben Sharrock.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen® series has expanded film and scientific literacy with this popular program, now in its 12th year. Last year, 23 grants were awarded to art house cinemas and nonprofit organizations nationwide to create Science on Screen programs in their own communities. Through generous funding support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Coolidge will once again extend this grant opportunity (awarding funds of up to $8,500 per theater) to Convergence participants. Join Coolidge staff, select grantees, and a representative from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a discussion of program ideas and past success stories, and to learn more about the grant application process.
Pickford Film Center - Bellingham, WA - Susie Purves
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Austin, TX - Tim League
Lark Theater - Larkspur, CA - Ellie Mednick
Film Society of Lincoln Center - NYC, NY - Lesli Klainberg
Arts Quest - Bethlehem, PA - Ryan Hill
Cinema Detroit - Detroit, MI - Paula Guthat
Coral Gables Art Cinema - Miami, FL - Steven Krams