Kingston Film Festival SUNDAY Screenings

21
/ Aug
Sunday
2016

Kingston Film Festival SUNDAY Screenings

Time
12:00 pm

More info at http://www.kingstonfilmfestival.org

12:00PM SAVING JAMAICA BAY

In the face of this adversity and indignity, the Bay’s neighbors – especially those on Broad Channel, the only inhabited island — have developed a close relationship with the estuary that has provided for and threatened their lives. In the process of re-claiming their relationship with Jamaica Bay, local residents have been transformed into urban environmentalists, struggling to preserve this priceless resource … and their way of life.

dir. David Sigal || documentary || 76 min

1:00PM IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF WILLIE SUTTON

Deep research has led to locating individuals (some in their eighties) who have played significant roles in the life of Willie Sutton and agreed to be interviewed on film. Information and photographs never before published have been made available with permission for use in the work. Public records such as court documents, prison reports, FBI flyers, and mug shots are cleverly used to enhance this true story.

dir. Richard Gold || Crime, History || 76 min

2:30PM THIS HOUSE MATTERS

Loss, rescue, and vision drive ordinary people to do extraordinary things to save their architectural heritage. This is a story of a handful of historic houses in Rockland County, New York, but this is a universal story, since every community wrestles with threats to its architectural and cultural fabric. Historic buildings are part of our genetic landscape. While we cannot save every building, some are worth fighting for.

dir. Tina Traster || documentary || 30 min

3:00 PM THE BARBER FARM PROJECT

A story of family feuds and local foods, The Barber Farm Project is a movie about what happened when I made a movie about trying to save my grandmother’s farm from development.

dir. Gretchen Siegchrist || documentary || 30 min

3:30PM WOMEN ARE THE ANSWER

Population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is considered controversial, yet it is one of the most important factors. As the global population has passed the 7 billion mark, and India is taking over from China as the most populous nation in the world, one state in southern India has found the solution: Kerala educates its women. The unique history of Kerala and ‘the Kerala Model’ is outlined, using it as an example of achieving population control in developing countries without coercion.
INTERVIEWEES include Prof. Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, William Ryerson of the Population Institute, Brinda Karat, a politician and Vice-President of the All India Democratic Women’s Association,
as well as many young women from Kerala talking about their lives.

6:30PM ANY DAY NOW

When Jeff’s girlfriend Kate breaks up with him because he’s too immature to “understand” her
strange and terminal illness, he purchases a coffin and keeps it in the living room of the apartment
he shares with his mother to prove he can master the lessons of mortality. Inspired by his coffin
visions and mentored by his girlfriend’s new boyfriend Carl, a bizarre fellow whom she prefers
because he was struck twice by lightning and experienced clinical brain death, our hero undergoes
a crash-course in self discovery. He’s enlightened to his lackadaisical work ethic, inspires a youthful
renaissance amongst his mothers decrepit friends, and learns it’s never too late to be a new man…
But is it all too little, too late? A short, sweet comedy about how short (and sweet) life can be…

dir. Albert Uria || short || 20 min

7:00PM MEN AND CHICKEN

a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father’s videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers-each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies-living in a dilapidated mansion overrun by barn animals. Initially unwelcome by their newfound kin, the two visitors stubbornly wear them down until they’re reluctantly invited to stay. As the misfit bunch get to know each other, they unwittingly uncover a deep family secret that ultimately binds them together.

dir. Anders Thomas Jensen|| feature || 1h 44 min