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WFF 2013 Official Selection Breastmilk hits theaters in limited release beginning May 7. Theaters include New York's IFC Center (@ifccenter). For you LA folks the film will open at the Laemmle Monica 4 (@laemmlemonicas) on May 14
Perhaps one of the most overlooked yet universal aspects of pregnancy and childbirth is the production of a mother’s breastmilk. Despite endless research on the benefits of breastfeeding, the stigma surrounding this natural and age-old practice has led to a new world of motherhood where maternity confronts sexuality and naturalists are forced to confront a culture brimming with baby formulas, breast pumps and endless skepticism.
Director Dana Ben-Ari in her feature debut, takes a daring look at the world surrounding breast milk in exclusive interviews with both men and women, professionals and parents, bringing the clandestine world surrounding breast milk to the forefront. Breastmilk not only confronts our modern perspective on breastfeeding but delves beneath the surface in uncovering what exactly has led us to treat breast milk as “liquid gold” and breasts as overtly sexual iconography. This documentary is brilliant in revealing the guilt, humor and controversy surrounding breastmilk while providing a unique look at this lesser understood challenge of parenthood. –Chandra Knotts
COLD IN JULY
The feature film Cold in July may be set in 1980' s Texas, but it was filmed locally in the Hudson Valley during the summer of 2013. Among other locations, the film features Kingston, Woodstock, and Esopus Farms, which was built by the Astor family. The film stars Dexter's Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Jim Mickle (Stakeland, We Are What We Are), a part time Hudson Valley resident co-wrote the adaptation of the Joe Lansdale novel with actor/writer Nick Damici (Late Phases, Stakeland).
How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.
THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE
Stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry takes a meticulous, carefully thought out plan in order to be perfectly executed without getting caught - but not for Doris Payne. Provoked by the blatant acts of racism she encountered in the 1950's as a black woman, Ms. Payne found a way to casually obtain any jewel she wanted. Teeming with interviews, the film delves into the process of how this 83 year-old woman stole two million dollars worth of jewelry throughout her lifetime, free of any inhibitions. Originally justifying her theft as means to free her mother from an abusive relationship, Doris soon fell in love with her newfound lifestyle of wealth, glamour, and over thirty aliases. As she now stands on trial for the theft of a department store diamond, the sharp-minded, sweet-hearted Doris Payne sways the audience into rooting for her innocence. This thoroughly engaging, yet comical, documentary takes the audience for a ride within the mind of an international criminal. –Nina Gioia (@ninagioia)
God Loves Uganda, the powerful documentary about Christian evengelicals in Uganda was a 2013 WFF official selection. The film will now make its way to DVD on May 19. You can preorder it now on Amazon.
God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry.
The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.
Offering a portrait of Lou Engle, creator of The Call, a public event that brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin, God Loves Uganda records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandan.
Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams (@RogerRossWill) directing his feature debut; provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef.
Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.
|CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
We are looking forward to our 15th Anniversary with lots of special year round events and programs at the Fall Festival, October 15-19. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!
Honoring unique vision and artistic quality, WFF's COMPETITIVE Maverick Awards are presented for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Animation. Cash, prizes and/or services valued at well over $50,000 are given out. Audience Awards are presented for Best Feature and Best Documentary.
*Over the past three years, WFF has selected three Oscar nominees for best short.
|IFP CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
IFP Seeks Screenplays, Documentaries, and Web Series for 36th Annual Independent Film Week
Recent participants in Independent Film Week include After Tiller, Appropriate Behavior, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cutie and the Boxer, Dinosaur 13, Fill the Void, Obvious Child, Our Nixon, Ping Pong Summer, Pariah, Rich Hill, Short Term 12, and many more.
For more information, and to apply, click here.
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