Impact on – The Amazon: When Two Worlds Collide

Impact on – The Amazon: When Two Worlds Collide

Impact On – The Amazon: When Two Worlds Collide Directors: Heidi Brandenburg and Matthew Orzel Country: Peru Run Time: 100 mins When: Thursday, May 12 at 7pm Where: Sie FilmCenter Sundance 2016: World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Debut Feature   Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: From When Two Worlds Collide’s official site and Facebook page: The hazardous journey of an Amazonian leader confronting rules of the globalization game created by developed countries in order to protect corporate interests. With the rainforest in jeopardy, this apocalyptic story presents two colliding visions that shape the climate future of our world. About the Directors: When Two Worlds Collide is co-directed by Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Orzel. Heidi Brandenburg was raised in Peru and Germany. On graduating from University of Wales, Newport (UWN) she made the biopics Don Silva (2006) and Sonnemann (2006). She co-founded Yachaywasi Films. A passionate cinematographer and creative storyteller, she is always keen to pursue interesting insightful portrayals in character-led documentary film-making beyond usual stereotypes. Mathew Orzel is a documentary producer and visual artist who likewise graduated from UWN. He has since contributed to the making of Don Silva and co-directed Sonnemann, as well as researched and co-developed When Two Worlds Collide. His involvement with this topical venture is an expression of his commitment to documentary journalism around social and environmental issues. This undertaking arises from an interest in the phenomena of tipping points the levels at which the force for change becomes unstoppable. He is focused in making films that combine social action...
Fursonas

Fursonas

Fursonas   Director: Dominic Rodriguez Country: USA Run Time: 81 mins When: Thursday, May 12 at 9:15 pm Where: Sie FilmCenter     Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: From the film’s official site and Facebook page: Approaching a community filled with so many rumors and misconceptions is no easy task. First time director Dominic Rodriguez is not without his own biases but instead of attempting to deny this fact, he faces it head on, unafraid to be shot down by his subjects. Fursonas is a whistleblower film that oscillates between the fantastic and the unusual, with moments of awe and wonder slapped against harsh reality. Whether or not you’ve heard of furry fandom, this documentary is a ride from start to finish. From the innocent to the tainted, the audience can delight in infiltrating the fun and sometimes dark secrets of an escapist community. Like a small town in middle America, you’ll find friends in the most unusual places and unexpected enemies around every corner. Unlike a small town in middle America, you’ll find Furries. About the Director: Dominic Rodriguez graduated from Point Park University with a BA in Cinema & Digital Arts. He is currently working as a first-time director at Animal Media Group for his feature documentary Fursonas....
We Will Rock You: Queen Sing-Along Party

We Will Rock You: Queen Sing-Along Party

  We Will Rock You: Queen’s Sing-Along Party   Complimentary Mustache Given to Everyone! “Can anybodyyyyy find me…somebody toooo love?” Freddie Mercury is the greatest rock singer of all time. PERIOD. He came, he saw, he conquered, and he left the world a completely changed and better place. A master of constant reinvention, Mercury made opera cool, mustaches a necessity, and full­length microphone stands excessive. And that is why we pay our tribute to the man with the pipes of gold. It’s time to bust out your best catsuit, slap on your complimentary mustache, and prepare to take your voice on a four­ octave journey of non­stop rock. Come join us for this hip sing-along doc trip that’s not just lip sync!   Created by: Action Pack Country: USA Run Time: 113 mins When: Friday, May 13 at 9:45 pm Where: Sie FilmCenter       Purchase Tickets Now Description: Complimentary mustaches handed out to everyone. “Can anybodyyyyy find me…somebody toooo love?” Freddie Mercury is the greatest rock singer of all time. PERIOD. He came, he saw, he conquered, and he left the world a completely changed and better place. A master of constant reinvention, Mercury made opera cool, mustaches a necessity, and full-length microphone stands excessive. And that is why we pay our tribute to the man with the pipes of gold, and sing-along with him only at DocuWest. Bust out your best catsuit, slap on your complimentary mustache, and prepare to take your voice on a four-octave journey of non-stop sing-along rock.    ...
Nuts!

Nuts!

Nuts! Directors: Penny Lane Country: USA Run Time: 79 mins When: Saturday May 14 at noon Where: Sie FilmCenter     Sundance 2016: U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing Purchase Tickets Now NUTS! (Sundance teaser trailer) from Penny Lane on Vimeo. Synopsis: From the film’s official site: NUTS! is a feature length documentary about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station. Using animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a hilariously unreliable narrator, NUTS!  traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence in Depression-era America. Along the way, he transplants tens of thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; invents junk mail, the infomercial, the sound-truck and Border Radio; hosts some epic parties; and annoys the heck out of the establishment, until finally his audacious actions force the federal government to create regulations to stop him. How he does it, and what happens when it all comes crashing down, is the story of NUTS! Director’s...
Clarence

Clarence

Clarence IN-PERSON: Director Kristin E. Catalano – Q&A after the film. Director: Kristin E. Catalano Country: USA Run Time: 75 mins When: Saturday May 14 at 4:45 Where: Sie FilmCenter Purchase Tickets Now CLARENCE trailer from Kristin Catalano on Vimeo. Synopsis: From the film’s official site: After fifty years away from academia, 85-year-old WWII Vet, Clarence Garrett, returns to the University of WI-Milwaukee to fulfill his biggest regret–not earning his Bachelor’s Degree. While Clarence’s drive and determination are idealistic, the reality of his age is undeniable; consequently, when unforeseen medical circumstances thrust Clarence into the emergency room, he is forced to abandon his goal of becoming a college graduate in order to survive an operation with deadly complications. About the Director: Kristin Catalano was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting, and then to follow, UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting Program, where she emerged with her Master’s Degree. In addition, she has received screenwriting awards, including the Jay Grossman Comedy Writing Award and the Larry Thor Memorial Award. Storytelling is Kristin’s passion, and although writing is her forte, she consistently takes on many roles in order to bring her vision to life. Most recently, she was the writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and producer for her first feature-length documentary entitled...