Sep 202014
 

Come for Coffee with the Filmmakers at 10:30 and stay all day. Cap it off with “Big Bird” in the evening.

COFFEE WITH THE FILMMAKERS
Sunday, September 21 at 10:30am
Firehouse Center for the Arts FREE
Coney Island: Dreams for Sale
Directed by Alessandra Giordano; 80 min
Sunday, September 21 at 11:30am
The Screening Room  $10

Filmmaker will be available for Q&A after the film screens.

Coney Island (3)Coney Island, the once magnificent “Playground of the World” faces its greatest enemy: corporate greed. This modern day David and Goliath tale chronicles the courage and determination of a community to preserve the spirit and authenticity of a legendary American icon in the face of ruthless real estate development.

 

SHORTS BLOCK # 3
Sunday, September 21 at 11:30am
Firehouse Center for the Arts  $10

The Stones of tQuary Stoneshe Quarries
Directed by Robert Apse; 9 min

The Stones of the Quarries is a small glimpse into the world of granite quarrying that encapsulated Cape Ann Massachusetts in the 1800’s until The Great Depression. An industry that’s been gone for nearly a century leaves behind traces of its history not only in the quarries themselves but in the roads, bridges, monuments and buildings that helped rebuild America after the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars. These hidden structures stretch from Boston, Massachusetts to as far south as New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Directed by Suzanne Hargrove; 20 min

Filmmaker will be available for Q&A after the film screens.

Olla Rae is a heart-felt story of compassion and selflessness, community and love for our fellow man. Set in Alexandria, Louisiana, this movie revolves around 85 year old Olla Rae, the woman who has been helping to feed the community for over twenty years, and the volunteers who work alongside her.

Can’t Hide MeCan't Hide Me (1)
Directed by Madhuri Mohindar, 26 min

A film about Indian women taking extraordinary steps to reclaim the equality that is rightfully theirs, fighting the invisible barriers that keep them from freedom. In India, women and girls are often put down, silently, subtly. Bound by invisible chains in their homes, on the streets, in schools and public spaces. Always maintaining a low profile, always crushing their dreams. Is it possible for them to fight back?

 

Cyber-Seniors
Directed by Saffron Cassaday; 75 min
Sunday, September 21 at 1:30pm
Firehouse Center for the Arts  $10

CyberSeniors (1)This film chronicles a group of senior citizens as they discover the Internet through the guidance of teenage mentors. It offers a candid and humorous look at the victories and challenges seniors face as they dive into the digital world proving you are never too old to get ‘connected.’

 

FILMMAKER PANEL
Sunday, September 21 at 1:30pm
The Screening Room  FREE

 

100 Head/Heart/Feet
William Peters and Michael Mooney; 102 min
Sunday, September 21 at 3:00pm
Firehouse Center for the Arts  $10

Filmmaker will be available for Q&A after the film screens.

100HHF (3)If you thought 26.2 miles was tough, lace up your running shoes for a journey into the world of ultra-running. Some call them adventure racers, extreme endurance athletes or just plain crazy as they prepare to run a 30 hour 100 mile race. No stopping, No resting. No whining. Just running.

Do You Believe in Love?
Directed by Dan Wasserman; 50 min
Sunday, September 21 at 3:00pm
The Screening Room  $10

Believe in LoveEven though Tova herself does not believe in love, she has had a remarkable success as a matchmaker. Tova, who is paralyzed because of muscular dystrophy, specializes in finding matches for people with disabilities. Her tough-love approach leads to a unique matchmaking style but her passion for the work and for her clients is undeniable.

 

I Am Big Bird
Directed by Dave LaMattina; 90 min
Sunday, September 21 at 5:30pm
Firehouse Center for the Arts  $15

Carrol Spinney (Big Bird) will be available for Q&A after the film screens.

Big BirdI Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is a documentary about Caroll Spinney, who has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. At 80, he has no intention of stopping. Caroll’s stories are the stuff of legend. His time inside the Bird has taught him about the world and about himself…and, as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.

 

 

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