Festival Details - "Teaneck International Film Festival"...
Friday night at Teaneck Cinemas - "Toni Morrison - The Pieces I Am": This artful and intimate meditation on the late storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career. Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition. Talkback with Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin
Saturday night centerpiece at Temple Emeth - "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles": The story of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and its roots in early 1960s New York City. The film looks at international productions of "Fiddler" and how people of many cultures see themselves as residents of Anatevka. The film promises a deeper look at the musical.
Opening night at Teaneck Cinema - "Two Beats One Soul": ?Teaneck's own Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew create a collaboration of sounds from Cuba originating from Afro-Caribbean roots that have evolved into modern day Salsa music. Audiences will feel the passion, positive energy, triumph and love that keep this musical marriage strong. Talkback with Vivian Scott Chew.
Sunday afternoon at Temple Emeth - "Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache": The first female filmmaker, from France to Fort Lee - from fame and financial success to being shut out of the industry she helped create. Talkback with executive producer and narrator Jodie Foster, director Pamela B. Green, Tom Meyers, Fort Lee Film Commission and State Senator Loretta Weinberg.
Full-length feature - "Working Woman": Orna's boss appreciates and promotes her, while making inappropriate advances. Her husband struggles to keep his new restaurant afloat, and Orna becomes the main breadwinner for their three children. When her world is shattered, she must fight, in her own way, for her job and a sense of self-worth.
Full-length feature - "The Last Suit": Abraham Bursztein, an 88-year-old Jewish tailor, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. After seven decades without any contact with him, Abraham will try to find his old friend and keep his promise to return one day.
Documentary - "Pete Seeger's Legacy: If I Had a Hammer": The film looks back at Pete Seeger’s life and times. Unlike previous Seeger films, this program not only assesses Seeger’s political and social efforts but shows the effect of those efforts on a wide range of people and, most importantly, upon the rivers and waters of the world.
Documentary - "Maiden": The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race, a yachting competition that covers 33,000 miles and lasts nine months.
Documentary - "Always in Season": When 17-year-old Lennon Lacey is found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, N.C., his death is ruled a suicide. His mother, Claudia, is convinced he was lynched. The film follows one African-American family’s experience with a justice system that had failed many, while hinting at the first steps of a nation trying to reconcile.
Short film - "The Counter: 1960": In 2017, three woke Black college students find themselves seated at a 1960 lunch counter. Will they be served?
Short film - "Summer": Two teenage girls at a Hasidic sleepaway camp in upstate New York explore a forbidden book, which leads them to a sexual awakening that neither one of them is prepared to encounter.
Short film - "Suppressed: The Fight To Vote": An emotional look at Georgia’s election involving Stacey Abrams with compelling and irrefutable evidence of voter suppression.
"Carl Laemmle": A film by James L. Freedman.
"Little Miss Westie": Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Teaneck.
"Distorted Democracy": Sponsored by the Puffin Foundation and the League of Women Voters.
"A Night at the Garden": Sponsored by the Temple Emeth Social Action Committee.
"Framing Agnes": Sponsored by State Senator Loretta Weinberg.
"First Day Back" - A short drama sponsored by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Teaneck Board of Education.
"Hesburgh": Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Birthday Committee and St. Anastasia’s RC Church.
Anyone who contributes $50 or more ?will receive two invitations to the Saturday night Centerpiece and talkback, plus a food and drink reception.
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