Philadelphia Independent Film Festival presents:
Independent Eye @ the Franklin Institute
October 19 – Nov 13, 2011
Screening Schedule 2011
More info: Screening listings – http://on.fb.me/roKh6v
(Screenings subject to change)
Wednesday – 19th 7:30pm – 8:55pm
Stage Left: History of Theatre in SF. (Documentary) (Dir. Austin Forbord in attendance)
Stage Left is a documentary film in celebration of a unique theater community. The film begins with the founding of The San Francisco Actor’s Workshop in 1952 and extends through 2010. Inspired by a Western history of risk taking and exploration, a climate of political and social activism, a particular multicultural mix, and a geography that is seismically unstable, San Francisco Theater artists have focused on pushing the boundaries of the form.
Friday – 21st 7:35pm – 9:00pm
Mind Flesh (81min) Horror, Sci-Fi
MindFlesh is a horror/thriller about obsession. Chris Jackson is a taxi driver with a childhood trauma. The trauma has made him a portal for obsessions to pass from the mind to the physical world and hence disrupt the world’s multiple planes of reality. Extraterrestrials that police the universe threaten to kill Chris’ friends unless he conquers his past.
WITH Short: Foet 12 min Dir. Ian Fisher
Getting by in the rich world of Manhatten takes on shocking proportions.
Saturday – 22nd 7:30 – 9:00 — PIFF Short film selections:
Glory at Sea (25min)(Creepy, Political, Drama) Directed by Benh Zeitlin Produced by Court 13
A group of mourners and a man spat from the depths of Hades build a boat from the debris of New Orleans to rescue their lost loved ones trapped beneath the sea
The Escape (25min) (Documentary What-if) Produced by the American Film Institute.
17th Century England is a time of darkness and sickness. An executioner is faced with the task of taking his sons own life. What will he do?
Serum (22 min) (Science Fiction) by Chidi Ohar
Serum is a live action film noir about a detective in the year is 2067. A world filled with fraud and corruption, a shadowy government organization called “The Black Flag” secretly controls all facets of society. Their dominance is almost complete; except for one thorn…
Friday – 28th 7:35 – 9:25
Cure For the Crash – The Art of Train Hoppin. (94min) Dir. Brian Paul Higgens
One girls pursuit of a lost boyfriend brings us deep in the American train hopping community. When the winds of travel got between them, she hopped freight trains to find him.
Sat urday– 29th 7:30 – 9:30
Heaven and Earth and Joe Davis. By Peter Sasowsky
Almost thirty years ago, a peg-legged artist and motorcycle mechanic from Mississippi walked into MIT!s Center for Advanced Visual Studies and demanded a meeting with the Director. They had not returned his calls. Forty-five minutes later, after trashing the receptionist!s desk and holding off the Cambridge police, Joe Davis walked out of Director Otto Piene’s office with a academic appointment at MIT.
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