- member screenings
3, 2004 - 9:00
a.m., Camelot Theatres - RED
ROSES AND PETROL, starring Malcolm McDowell, Olivia Tracey,
Juergenson, Max Beesley, Greg Ellis, Susan Lynch, Catherine Farrell,
Lawlor, Robert Easton and Aubrey Morris.
Springs writer/director/producer, Tamar Simon Hoffs, brings to
screen an Irish family's scars and secrets and shared
The sudden death of Enda Doyle (Malcolm McDowell), a poet and
librarian, leaves behind a dysfunctional family, a stash of
videotapes, unresolved issues and a dark mystery. This film
at the AFI International Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA, on November
13, 2003. Ms. Hoffs will join us for the Q & A session
the screening to discuss this small film adaptation of a Joseph
novel and play.
language, with Irish accents.
TIME: 97 Minutes.
7, 2004 - 9:00
a.m., Camelot Theatres - THE
CITY OF NO LIMITS (La Ciudad Sin Limites), starring Leonardo
Fernando Fernan Gomez, Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Fernandez, Adriana
Leticia Bredice, Roberto Alvarez.
brings to the screen a contemporary story of suspense, romance and
and endearing love, set in Paris and Madrid.
Screenplay" at the 2002 Goya Awards
at the Miami International Film Festival
- 9:00 a.m., Camelot Theatres - THE
MOVIE HERO, starring Jeremy Sisto, Peter Stormare, Dina Meyer,
Brian White, Carlos Jacott.
Q&A Session following the screening with Director/Writer Brad T.
Gardner (played by Jeremy Sisto of HBO's "Six Feet Under")
his life is a movie, watched by an audience only he can see.
else thinks Blake is insane. When Blake tried to apprehend a
Character" for stealing other people's audiences, he is arrested and
to a therapist. The beautiful Elizabeth attempts to cure him, but
Blake is convinced that she is his "love interest." Can she cure
him of his craziness, or will Blake help her see her own invisible
THE MOVIE HERO is a strange, comic, heart-warming journey into the mind
of one man who's convinced there is a hero in all of us.
- "Best Feature" - "Best Competition Feature" - "Best Feature Comedy" -
Best Actor" - "Audience Award Comedy" - "Best Supporting Actress,
- Best Song" - People's Choice Award"
TIME: 98 Minutes
- 9:00 a.m., Camelot Theatres - HOW
I KILLED MY FATHER, starring Charles Berling, Natacha Regnier,
by Anne Fontaine, the complex and fascinating relationship between
Jean-Luc, a successful gerontologist living in a wealthy Paris suburb,
and his long-estranged father who suddenly appears after an absence of
20 years, is explored in this intelligent, moving and invigorating
drama. Jean-Luc has no option but to face his own life
One man who thought he had it all will find that his past has one
- Michel Bouquet, a Caesar for his performance in this
with English Sub-Titles
TIME: 100 Minutes
2004 - 9:00 a.m., Camelot
Theatres - feature film: CAROL'S
JOURNEY (Spain) PLUS short
Fall From The Clouds (USA)
Imanol Uribe, CAROL'S
JOURNEY is the dramatic story of Carol, a twelve-year-old
girl from New York who travels with her mother to Spain in the spring
1938, at the height of the Civil War, whose rebellious nature first
her to reject a new and foreign world, but who progresses into
through friendship with a teacher and a local boy.
nominations and awards including the Glass Bear at the Berlin
Film Festival, 3 Goya Award nominations, including Best New Actress,
a Grand Prize nomination at the Montreal World Film Festival.
From The Clouds
(USA) is a combination of live action and 3-D and tells the story of
a beautiful 17-year-old French girl, who climbs to the tower of a
on her family estate to watch for a handsome British pilot she is in
with as he flies toward the front. On this day, he brings danger
back with him.
TIME: 6 Minutes.
2004 - 9:00
a.m. - Camelot Theatres - CANONE
INVERSO (Italian love story)
and CECCHI GORI GROUP, PRODUCER
& SPONSOR, proudly present
one-time U.S. Screening of this Film.
with DFS Member Dr. David Kaminsky, who will introduce the film and
a Q&A Session following the screening.
Based on the
novel by Paolo
Maurensig, directed by Ricky Tognazzi and starring Gabriel Byrne,
Giordano, Gregory Harrison and Andy Luotto, CANONE INVERSO is a
multi-layered, sensual and compelling tale of music, fate and passion,
recalling François Girard's THE RED VIOLIN.
at Palm Springs International Film Festival, and Award-Winning Score.
10, 2004 - 9:00 a.m.
- Camelot Theatres - THE BIG
Anna Dymna, Jerzy
Stuhr. Directed by Jerzy Stuhr.
a script written
in the 1970's by the great Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, Jerzy
Stuhr's film is a small, charming fable about individual idiosyncrasy
social uniformity. A giant Bactrian camel, left behind by a traveling
is adopted by Zygmunt and Marysia Zawicki (Mr. Stuhr and Anna Dymna), a
middle-aged, childless couple whose lives are both enriched and
by the animal's presence. The camel, a slow-moving, deadpan metaphor,
the center of a civic scandal, and the movie, like many works of art
originated in Communist Eastern Europe, is both patently allegorical
TIME: 73 Minutes
Solakoglu's short film BORDER (USA) will be shown just prior to
THE BIG ANIMAL. BORDER is without dialogue and is a
and poignant film with a timely message of universal concern.
2004 - 9:00
a.m. - Camelot Theatres - BULGARIAN
Cuervo) is a middle-aged, gay man who comes from an established family
and lives a charmed, middle-class existence. He is a "regular" at
Madrid's gay bar scene sometimes hunting for good-looking, young
At one of these bars, he meets Kyril (Dritan Beba), a hunky 23-year-old
Bulgarian. After a night of Animalistic passion, Daniel is under
his Eastern European spell. Wild, reckless and slightly
Kyril seems to turn Daniel's conservative and rather predictable life
down. With each sexual encounter with his Bulgarian lover, Daniel
is pulled deeper into Kyril's web of nefarious activities. Can
meet the challenges of his brand new lover or has he bitten off more
he can chew?
International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Best Feature Film Award.
2004 - 9:00
a.m. - Camelot Theatres - LA
EST TRANQUILLE (The Town is Quiet) - Coachella Valley
Guédiguian, director of A LA PLACE DU COEUR and MARIUS &
JEANETTE, returns once again to Marseilles in this compassionate and
drama. Beautifully observed, uncompromisingly honest and always
Guédiguian skillfully interweaves the stories of several
characters, following their everyday struggles to survive life in the
cultural melting pot of the city. Among the director's regular
of actors, Ariane Ascaride is outstanding as Michèle, a woman
to extremes. Acclaimed by critics and audiences, LA VILLE EST
is a passionate and powerful film from one of French cinema's most
FIPRESCI Prize - European Film Awards
Screenplay - Mons International Festival of Love Films
Actress - Ariane Ascaride (Unanimously) - Valladolid International Film
selection of the Rotterdam Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival
with English Sub-titles
TIME: 143 Minutes
11, 2004 -
9:00 a.m. - Camelot Theatres - THE
MAN OF THE YEAR (Homem do Ano, O)
Maiquel as THE MAN OF THE YEAR, who has lost a bet and dyed his hair
-- an event which triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which
goes from nobody to hero, then to outlaw -- all in 24 hours -- and Benicio
brilliant as Maiquel, a quiet, middle-class loser -- vain, smug, angry,
brooding, thoughtful, remorseful, duped, and with a special fondness
a baby pig handed to him as a gift.
Jose Henrique Fonseca
with English Sub-Titles
2, 2004 - 9:00
a.m. - Camelot Theatres - DOUBLE
As the 2003
FESTIVAL closed last November in Los Angeles, CA, the audience
for Best Documentary went to DOUBLE DARE, a film by AMANDA
It's an action-packed documentary about two Hollywood stuntwomen, Jeannie
Epper and Zoe Bell, filled with amazing live-action stunt sequences
and star-studded interviews. Q&A session will include
guests Producer, Karen Johnson and
Stuntwoman, Jeannie Epper,
will be facilitated by Tom DeSimone, DFS Board Member and
TIME: 82 MINUTES
6, 2004 - 9:00
a.m. - Camelot Theatres - BEAUTIFUL
BOXER - Benefiting the Desert AIDS
Ekachai Uekrongtham brings to the screen the true story of
famed transvestite kickboxer, tracing Nong Toom's childhood,
life as a travelling monk, gruelling days in boxing camps and explosive
matches where he knocks out most of his opponents across Thailand and
Thai with English Sub-Titles
"The artfully assembled film is a genuine crowd pleaser..."
to become a must-see on the festival circuit, Beautiful Boxer has the
and imagination to gain wide theatrical distribution around the
TIME: 118 Minutes
- 9:00 a.m. - Camelot Theatres - REMEMBER
ME, MY LOVE
has begun to drift into such a boring routine that both carelessly
in separate searches for self-worth. Carlo, once a writer, now an
office lackey, begins an affair with a past flame, while Guilia tries
revive her acting career through a local theater production. As her
flounder in their attempts at personal success, Valentina sets her
on becoming a dancer on a popular television show.
with English Sub-Titles
2004 - 8:00 P.M. - Camelot Theatres - "Shock
An Evening with John
Waters, In Person - An unforgettable talk and
Session - followed by a Simply Divine Champagne and
Dessert Reception with the outrageous film director, screenwriter,
cinematographer, editor, notable TV guest, author of four books and
"Pope of Trash." John Waters is unapologetically responsible for
films which violate the border between underground and mainstream, such
as his latest assult upon good taste, A DIRTY SHAME -- little wonder,
that this articulate king of cult films has been M.C. for the
Spirit Awards for the past several years.