Snagster Weekend Picks: In a Dream and Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story
New to SnagFilms, In a Dream is truly a window into another world. In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000-square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors—mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist. His quirky mind and spirit will effortlessly pull you into his spiraling world of mosaics, bright colors and life story.
Another beautiful film to make time for this weekend is Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story. Through close observation of the everyday activities of the boatyard, the film emerges as a meditation on tradition, craftsmanship, family, community, our relationship to nature, and the love of the sea. Time itself seems to be featured as much as anyone or any object in this film. It’s wonderful.
In the end, the ITU and the conference chair, having backed themselves to the edge of a cliff, dared governments to push them off. They duly did. And without even peeking over, the crowd turned around and walked away.
Which film will win “best doc” at the Oscars this year?
The folks over at DocGeeks favor The Invisible War and Searching for Sugar Man. Find out why.
If you missed seeing the documentary Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives at DOC NYC or LAFF this year, it will be screened in communities across the states and in different cities internationally throughout the next couple of months. Their next stop is Nashville, TN, tomorrow 12/8/12 at the Scarritt-Bennett Center. Details here.
On the other coast, the LA EIGAFEST 2012 will be showcasing recent Japanese Cinema at the Eygptian Theater in Hollywood, CA. The full slate has just been announced and detailed on the EigaFest’s website.
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Film nerds of NYC, rejoice! And yes, they will be screening films in both 35mm and digital formats…
Two Film Festivals Opened This Past Weekend…
on opposite sides of the country.
NOLASynchroniCITY film series - featuring the extraordinary culture of New Orleans and Louisiana heritage - kicked off on Sunday, December 2. The first screening was of the late filmmaker Stevenson Palfi’s award-winning 1982 documentary Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together.
In stark contrast to the southern soul of the NOLASynchroniCITY fest, the icy Anchorage International Film Festival also kicked off this weekend. For the next week the 12th annual Anchorage International Film Festival will present more than 100 selections from more than 20 countries. This year’s AIFF started with an opening night gala and the Alaska premiere of Deadfall, the latest from Oscar award-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky.