Wednesday April 9th
Opening Night at Sottile Theatre
- BLOCK ONE -
Feature Film – 7:00pm – Sottile Theatre
Director: Ivan Reitman
Writers: Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman
Producers: Ivan Reitman, p.g.a., Ali Bell, p.g.a., Joe Medjuck, p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Tom Pollock, Michael Beugg, Gigi Pritzker, William Lischak and Michael Nathanson
Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, with Ellen Burstyn, and Chadwick Boseman
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
- BLOCK TWO -
Shorts Program – 9:00pm – Sottile Theatre
A LASTING SORROW
Drama (8 mins.)
Director/Writer: David M. Geary
Producers: Rehana Geary, Jay Arington, Michael Alden Lloyd and Sophiya Geary
Cast: Daniel Jones and Maddie Goeing
Synopsis: After suffering financial disaster, Tim Hendricks is forced to move back into his boyhood home where he confronts his horrific past. Facing memories of an abusive grandmother and an impoverished beginning, Tim lashes out at the only people he has ever truly loved. The tragic result and the panicked decisions that follow, lead Tim to a moment of retrospect as he contemplates his own fate.
Drama (16 mins.) Australia, SC Premiere
Directors/Writers/Producers: Lloyd Harvey and Spencer Harvey
Cast: Anne Tenney, Mark Lee, Hannah Marshall, Ben Mingay and Harry Greenwood
Synopsis: Grace is forced to face her own sexuality and the strain on her marriage when her son Charlie, who has Cerebral Palsy, asks to lose his virginity for his birthday. We meet the family on the night of Charlie’s birthday as Grace prepares for the gift to arrive. Will the gift be all Charlie hoped for? Will this gift unite or separate the parents who stand at odds?
Either way...The Gift is on her way.
Fantasy (24 mins.) East Coast Premiere
Director/Writer: Mauro Borrelli
Producer: Matteo Sapio
Synopsis: Over one hundred years ago in Southern Italy, a talented young cobbler, SALVATORE works in cruel Mastro Tomaia's shop. DON NERO enters the shop and commissions a pair of boots. Moments later, a young rose vendor, BIANCAROSA, walks in barefoot. Moved by the sight of BIANCAROSA, Salvatore neglects Don Nero and makes a pair of white shoes for the girl. As the night proceeds, Salvatore works on the shoes for BIANCAROSA while being swept from the dark shop to a world of magic and enchantment.
Action (26 mins.) World Premiere
Director/Writer: Max Weissberg
Producer: Shira Aharony
Cast: Konstantin Lavysh and Nikita Bogolyubov
Synopsis: Vladimir is a prisoner in a Soviet prison camp on a mission to find his wife.
THE HERO POSE
Drama (12 mins.) SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Mischa Jakupcak
Producers: Gretchen Oyster, Robyn Miller and Mischa Jakupcak
Cast: Chaske Spencer, Nikki Hahn and Russell Hodgkinson
Synopsis: The Hero Pose, starring Chaske Spencer and Nikki Hahn, tells the story of a slow afternoon in Missoula, Montana. Mia, a precocious eight year old wants to do anything but hang out at her father’s house trying to sell a car that doesn’t run. This short film explores these two characters, their relationship, and those precious moments in life when two people are able to pause, breath, and connect.
ME + HER
Short Film (12 mins.) SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Joseph Oxford
Producers: Emily Bloom, Marco Perego Saldana and Bradley Stonesifer
Synopsis: When Jack and Jill of Cardboard City are separated by Jill's untimely death, Jack goes on a journey to mend his (literally) broken heart.