2016 L-DUB FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

ALL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

ALL SCREENINGS FROM NOON FRIDAY  MARCH 18 - 8PM THURS MARCH 24

 

 

FRIDAY MARCH 18 NOON

A SECOND CHANCE     USA     17:50 min
written and directed by Joe pisciotta

Family is the only thing that matters...

A Second Chance
starring Joe Caporaso Lorraine Caporaso Tatum Price Lucas Boneti

PENELOPE'S ODYSSEY    USA   14:00 min
by Andrea Eis

Penelope waits, rules, grieves, schemes, suffers and dreams over the twenty years of Odysseus’s absence. The film contrasts the ancient landscape and sea of Greece with glimpses of contemporary domestic spaces, in images that are simultaneously ordinary and vivid, detailed and generic, precise and ambiguous. Structured in short year-segments anchored by quotes from The Odyssey, Penelope’s narrative is built from variations in composition, color, movement, sound and editing rhythms that signal her shifting emotions and perspectives. Finally, in the twentieth year of Penelope’s journey, Odysseus returns. As in the Homeric epic, it is now Odysseus who waits patiently, for Penelope.

21ST CENTURY SPECTACLE     USA  1:08:00
by Angeline Walsh

After the death of her filmmaker grandfather, a modern-day girl discovers a mysterious old film reel which magically transports her into a silent-era film where she discovers that the events within the film mirror her life in reality.

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FRIDAY MARCH 18  2 PM

RESOLUTION    USA     6:05 min
by TL Westgate

Old anxieties surface on New Year's Eve.

COPPER WIRE  IRAN     10:05 min
by hasan najmabadi

a child who collect copper wire and sell them for renting a movie

THE DOUBLE CROSS   UK    17:18 min
by Mark Brocking

The Double Cross is a silent black and white comedy short set in the 1920s, where our hero is a young waiter for hire who gets caught up in a murder plot during a party and eventually rescues the damsel in distress.

WITCHES    ITALY     9:02 min
by
Mimmo de Ceglia & Serena Porta

'Masciara' in the southern Italian countryside is a witch, a marginalized, outcast woman. "Masciarae" brings you back to an old childhood season, under the sun of the Italian countryside, dried and sunburnt. Among the fields of olive trees, five children play when, through the branches of a fig tree, they see a witch carrying a package in her basket. Curiosity, malignity, superstition and fear of odd become the elements related to the world of magic. Witches, prisoners of an unwanted myth, found themselves to be something the others had decided them to be.

 

Fisher of the Tarn  France  6:50

By Pascal Gaubert

"Fly fishing is an art and art is difficult" Norman Maclean

 

A SECOND CHANCE      USA  18:00 min

By Joe Pisciotta

Family is the only thing that matters.

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THE 2016 L-DUB FILM FESTIVAL

IS HONORED

TO RECOGNIZE THE ACHIEVEMENTS AND FRIENDSHIP

OF

PLAYWRIGHT, DIRECTOR, ACTOR, PRODUCER

ISRAEL HOROVITZ

WE WILL SCREEN 2 OF HIS CINEMATIC WORKS

AND ENJOY A POST SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH THE ARTIST

FRIDAY MARCH 18  4PM

3 WEEKS AFTER PARADISE

WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND STARRING ISRAEL HOROVITZ

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FRIDAY MARCH 18  6 PM

MY OLD LADY

WRITTEN and DIRECTED by ISRAEL HOROVITZ

STARRING KEVIN KLINE and MAGGIE SMITH

A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter.

DISCUSSION AND Q&A WITH MR. HOROVITZ FOLLOWING THE SCREENING

 

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FRIDAY 8 PM

MEET & GREET

for Festival Filmmakers & Participants

Pizza & Beer

in

the Rehearsal Hall

(between the Stonzek Theatre and the Mainstage)

Let's Talk Movies !

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SATURDAY 12 PM

A WORLD OF PLEASURE      USA    22 MIN

BY TINA PFEIFFER

 

Rest.     USA    00:59
by Morgan Parker

We see photos of a happy couple.  We then see the man from those photos asleep on the bed.  We then go into the man’s dream.  He choking. We return to ‘real life’ to see the woman of the couple choking the man, then turning off the light and walking away.

Human Condition      USA    1:30
by Chayse Banks

Dramatization of the bystander effect in psychology.

An Evocative Look at Color     USA    2:34
by Chayse Banks

A cinematic study on color and its effect on the personalities of individuals

Galoshes      USA   8:15
by Catherine Windecker

Manny Wells meets up with his old friend, Chris, and ask for guidance in his struggling career. He talks about his passionate life as a artist/painter. The two meet at a coffee shop which is filled with artwork on the walls and also abstract art paintings by Manny which gets no interest from Chris, who is a successful businessman.

Sunshine State of Mind   USA    3:40   
by Michael Eldon Lobsinger

'Sunshine State of Mine' is the debut music video by singer/songwriter George Lower who is passionate about country/folk music as much as he is about the state of Florida. The music video itself is about a man (Lower) being in the 'ice & snow' of Nashville and wanting to come back to his home state of Florida and go fishing; whether he catches any fish or not. The video also shows a historical landmark in Florida, The Desert Inn in Yee Haw Junction.

Villa Diodati   USA  1:12:00

A Chamber Opera filmed live at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's Church in New York City

On a stormy night on Lake Geneva in 1816, during the coldest Summer on record, Mary Shelley conjures Frankenstein for the first time, in the company of notorious Romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley.

Music by Mira J Spektor
Libretto by Colette Inez
Additional Libretto by Byron, Shelley, Spektor, and Wordsworth
Produced by Gabriel Nussbaum
Directed for Stage by Rob Urbinati
Musical Director Barbara Ames
Starring: Rachel Arky, Angela Leson, Mike Longo, Jeremy Moore, Hillary Schranze, Rachel Zadkoff

 

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SATURDAY 2 PM

Festival Winning Short Films from the Columbia School of Journalism

The Cost of Living  by Saman Malik   31:52

Faced with a grim diagnosis, a bartender from Harlem and a Chicago schoolteacher turn to the brave new world of crowdfunding as they fight for their lives and struggle to keep their heads above water.

 

Blind Date  by Maya Albanese & Nicole Ellis   35:17 min

Technology is transforming the way we hook up, date and find love.  Mobile apps like Tinder, and websites like OkCupid, whet our appetite for instant visual gratification.  

But, if you're single and blind, like Nefertiti Matos, you face a distinct set of challenges.  A digital divide has emerged between sighted and blind people in search of love.  

Blind Date is a short documentary that follows three blind New Yorkers on their quests for lust and love in the digital age.  

 

Through the Fire  by Nyasha Kadandara & Olivia Lace-Evans   29:01

Through the Fire tells the story of recovering drug addict Luis DeJesus, who is trying to stay clean while coming to terms with a family where abuse and neglect stretch back generations.

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SATURDAY 4 PM

The Art of Recovery     USA     54:00 min

Directed by Richard Jackson   Produced by Manny Mendez

The Art of Recovery is a film about finding your gifts and talent, using them as a tool to enhance your life.  In our case we used it to help us in recovery.

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SATURDAY 6 PM

FILM    USA       22 min

Written by Samuel Beckett  Directed by Alan Schneider  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman  Starring Buster Keaton

Samuel Beckett, the celebrated author of Waiting for Godot, made a single work for projected cinema. It’s in essence a chase film; the craziest ever committed to celluloid. It’s a chase between camera and pursued image that finds existential dread embedded in the very apparatus of the movies itself. The link to cinema’s essence is evident in the casting, as the chased object is none other than an aged Buster Keaton, who was understandably befuddled at Beckett and director Alan Schneider’s imperative that he keep his face hidden from the camera’s gaze. The archetypal levels resonate further in the exquisite cinematography of Academy Award-winner Boris Kaufman, whose brothers Dziga Vertov and Mikhail Kaufman created the legendary self-reflexive masterpiece Man With a Movie Camera. Commissioned and produced by Grove Press’s Barney Rosset, FILM is at once the product of a stunningly all-star assembly of talent, and a cinematic conundrum that asks more questions than it answers.

NOT FILM     USA     2:10:00 min

A kino-essay by Ross Lipman

NOTFILM is the feature-length movie on FILM’s production and its philosophical implications, utilizing additional outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements.

 

Produced by Dennis Doros and Amy Heller.  

Featuring: Kevin Brownlow, Judith Douw, S.E. Gontarski, James Karen, Buster Keaton, James Knowlson, Leonard Maltin, Mark Nixon, Barney Rosset, Steve Schapiro, Jean Schneider,  Jeannette Seaver, Haskell Wexler, Billie Whitelaw and the voices of Samuel Beckett, Boris Kaufman, and Alan Schneider.

Post screening talk by film historian  Scott Eyman

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WORKSHOPS

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

IN THE REHEARSAL HALL

(between the Stonzek Theatre and the Mainstage)

 

SPACE LIMITED

12 PM SCREENWRITING    MICHAEL CHASIN

 

3 PM MOVEMENT FOR ACTORS   MATT BUFFALO

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SUNDAY 12 PM

Runaway       USA    13:53
by Christopher Oh

A brother and sister pair of teenage runaways who have been taken in by a corrupt pastor come into conflict with one another when the pastor has the older brother running drugs for him.

PPH Squad      USA     10:00
by Daniel Estrada

The crack team of Miami's Pet Peeves Homicide Squad tracks a deranged Serial Killer

DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME   USA   19:00 MIN

by Anthony Mariani

Ashley, a 35-year-old widow, inherits a house from her Uncle Ruben, a World renowned journalist and political cartoonist, who was captured and beheaded by ISIS. She returns to a city that she has not been to since she was fourteen with her two teenage daughter’s Claire and Allison. Meeting with her late Uncle’s lawyer she receives a package full of promo buttons from the movie, The Breakfast Club, the film she saw with her Uncle on her last visit with him as a teenage girl.
They move into the house on a Friday, and are left without electric for the weekend. Ashley soon notices some very peculiar behavior of her daughters, and can’t determine if it’s them acting out or if something very strange is going on in her Uncle’s house
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GLAMOUR AND GLITZ    Australia     7:00

by Matthew Weekes

A musical, cabaret, neo-noir short film about a burlesque dancer who attempts to escape from her underworld crime boss.

ICE      USA    13:00 min  

Directed by Mary Alice Stewart    Written by  Cynthia Morrison

Environment concerns in Florida complicate the task of burying Aunt Liz.

 

NOT JUST ANOTHER OLD MAN     USA   1:01:00

By Marc Azoff

A documentary about Alan Lee, the 80-year-old karaoke sensation of Palm Beach County.  Featuring interviews with his numerous friends and fans about Alan interspersed the performances that made him a local star.


 

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SUNDAY 2 PM

 

THE KING'S GUITAR   USA  27:00 min

 by Stephen Sherwood

A diner, a forgotten wallet, and a rare guitar lead Don to a crisis of conscience. Should he do what's right, or what's profitable?

 

How to Beat a Bully     USA    1:24:00 min

Directed by Doug Bilitch  Written by Marilyn Anderson & Richard Rossner

When a 12-year-old boy moves to a new town, he gets picked on by school bullies. In order to protect himself, he fibs to the bullies that his dad is a hit man for the mob.  After that, the bullies become his BFFs, but when the rumor spreads to real mobsters, they think the dad is horning in on their territory.  They capture the dad, and the boy and his friends have to save the day and his dad.  The kids end up becoming town heroes and ultimately learn ‘Its better to be friends than bullies.”      

  

    Family Friendly

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SUNDAY 4 PM

Festival Winning Short Films from the Columbia School of Journalism

 

Code of Silence by  Scilla Alecci & George Steptoe      28:00 min

Code of Silence is an investigative documentary about the abuses female prison officers endure at the hands of their male coworkers, and the institutions that allow these abuses to continue.  

As more American women than ever before choose to work in corrections, they face an additional challenge to their safety: harassment and retaliation from male officers.  

Code of Silence tells the story of seven current and former corrections officers who have overcome their fear of reprisal and challenged the system.   

 

Marathon Men  by Raza Naqvi & Sara Obeidat    29:52 min

Marathon Men looks into the lives of three young men on the autism spectrum.  The film explores how all three men and their families have found meaning and purpose through running.  

While ordinary tasks we take for granted represent huge daily challenges for these young men, they are all taking on a challenge most people find difficult or impossible to complete - they will be running the New York City Marathon. 

With a no-nonsense coach who refuses to treat his athletes differently because of their disability, and a group of parents pushing back against the isolation that comes with autism, Marathon Men will capture the frustration, perseverance, inspiration and competition of these three captivating characters

 

Love, Eventually  by  Amina Mujtaba   32:27 min

Marriage and love... in that order.  Love, Eventually explores the cultural practice of traditional arranged marriages in a contemporary American society from a South Asian perspective.


 

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SUNDAY 6 PM

WHO ARE YOU    USA    4:08 MIN

By Heather Varsallone

A young man expresses his feelings to someone very personal.

NOT A GIRL     USA    11:33 min
by Blake Wellman

A story about breaking gender roles in society. Follow Brandon, an eight year old full of love and energy, he loves things that are considered "girly" to society. His father, Gary, is constantly trying to force sports onto Brandon to prevent his son from being considered gay. Watch their story in this powerful, short film; DMOC Film's presents: Not a Girl.

Get a Life     USA   3:51
by Austin Alexander

Rebirth.

Don’t Cover Your Tracks     USA      4:31

By Amachi Yaminah

Adonte Fontane takes us through his birthplace in Oakland, CA while telling a story about why is it important to remember your roots.

Lie Down   USA    24:32  
by Christopher Oh

The relationship between two brothers is strained as Miles (Riley Anthony) attempts to take care of his older brother Sam (Calvin Bankert), when his mental disorder begins taking a greater toll on his independence.

 

A WOUND THAT NEVER HEALS   USA   1:06:00 min
by joe pisciotta

Two actors, a camera, and an award winning story.

But what you are about to witness is real life.
The real deal.
Raw, honest accounts of what it's like to have a loved one incarcerated.

Welcome to their world.

Now we hope upon entering this world you leave behind any preconceived notions and allow yourself the freedom of an open mind.

For it's one thing to point out all the problems, it surely is another to offer the solutions.

A WOUND THAT NEVER HEALS

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SUNDAY 8 PM

2016 L-DUB FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

at

CJ'S ISLAND GRILL

606 LAKE AVE.

LAKE WORTH

MOVIES, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, CAMERADERIE

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MONDAY 2 PM

Poverty Inc.      USA    1:51:00 min

by Gary Null

The Great Recession of 2008 proved that Wall Street and Washington’s promises of rising wages, upward mobility and job security were little more than empty rhetoric that paved the way to broken dreams, soup kitchens and homelessness for millions of American citizens. Six years later, the ranks of economically disenfranchised Americans continue to swell. Currently, the US ranks fourth highest in wealth inequality among 140 nations. Fifty million Americans live below the poverty line and 17 million live on less than $2 a day. These staggering figures bring into sharp focus the fact that the War on Poverty, declared 50 years ago by President Lyndon Johnson, has been a dismal failure.

Examining the influence of corporate globalization and exposing the destructive nature of our modern financial system, Poverty, Inc. offers a sobering look into how the predatory economic policies instituted by America’s new elite class have contributed to the nation’s descent into Third World status. Engrossing in-depth interviews with some of the world’s finest economists, progressive politicians, investigative reporters and philosophers, as well as the voices of America’s downtrodden reveal the terrifying threats posed by unregulated capitalism and corporate power. Poverty, Inc. is a timely wake-up call for those seeking hard-hitting answers on the economic realities facing our country and world today
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TUESDAY 4 PM

La Gran Falacia   Puerto Rico   1:26:00

By  Paco Vazquez

The Great Fallacy is a documentary about the political, economic, and social situation of Puerto Rico. Based on current circumstances of the Island and using history as the foundation for the film, this documentary reveals how politicians manipulate the system so big corporations can maintain control. The Great Fallacy also promotes solutions for the people to force changes to the system through themselves and not through the government.

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WEDNESDAY 6 PM

TWISTED MIND     USA      1:19:00

Directed by Alex Penate

Twisted Mind is  about a person with mental sickness and his journey to find his unreal brother.

 

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THURSDAY 8 PM

THE UTRECHT SEALS         CANADA    1:31:17 MIN

By Paul Bossé 

The Utrecht treaty was signed in 1713. It changed the face of the world.
This documentary, hosted by the Algonquin\metis rapper Samian, tells the story from the point of view of those who were not at the table to sign this most important treaty that had consequences for all populations of America.
Examining these events, we are reminded of the foundation of our existing economy which is still based in the savage extraction of our natural resources and we discover the attitudes and mentality of the aboriginal, the Acadian and the Europeans in their relationship to the exploitation of this land.