THURSDAY @ Maysles
Frank Hall Green (US, 104 min) 2014
Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.
In this thrilling coming-of-age adventure, a troubled teen must face the dangers of the Alaskan wild, as well as her own past, in order to find her way home. Sent to stay with her uncle in Alaska while her mother is in treatment, 14-year-old Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is forced to flee as her uncle’s attention turns threatening. Unable to reach her mother and afraid that the authorities will return her to her uncle, she embarks on a journey across miles of wilderness to find a way back home to Seattle. As she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior, a chance connection with gruff backpacker Bartlett (Bruce Greenwood) proves to be her only lifeline. Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the rugged frontier, thwarting his efforts to cut her loose until he has no choice but to help her survive, and against the backdrop of a spectacular landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship.
Edward Shieh (US, 6 min) 2015
Harlem International (Hi) Alum
Created for the Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout from brief to finish under the theme of ‘The Color of My Hair,’ a young, single woman bored with her social life caters a party for a beautiful couple and meets the charismatic husband who is also looking for something new.
Asintado/Between The Eyes
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Asintado (Between The Eyes)
Luisito Ignacio (Philippines, 95 min) 2014
In the middle of the preparation for Taong Putik Festival in a province in the Philippines, a young man penniless and in love, takes on a drug courier job that goes terribly wrong. To save him, his mother now makes the most difficult decision of her life.
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Martin Smith (UK, 14 min) 2014
When a young showman visits a new town he struggles to fit in. Seagulls follows Ryan as he attempts to bond with a group of local boys. The film explores the subtle differences in the lives of these teenage boys and how cultural bonds are deeply ingrained and are never far from the surface.