FIVE TIME CHAMPION (USA) and SING, SING, SING! (USA)

       FiveTimeChampion-funeral_RT                       FIVE TIME CHAMPION
     Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Set and filmed in Austin and Smithville, Texas, a teen-age boy, abandoned by his father, discovers what it means to be a man.  A film about the complicated nature of relationships at every stage in life – love, hope, petty theft, adultery, and the boundless opportunities presented

by science, starring Dana Wheeler Nicholson (FLETCH, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), Jon Gries (NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE, REAL GENIUS), Betty Buckley (CARRIE, TENDER MERCIES) and newcomer Ryan Aki.

Writer/Director:  Berndt Mader
Distributor:  Odin’s Eye Entertainment
Genre:  Drama
Runtime:  92 minutes
Country:  USA
Language:  English
Rating:  Not Rated

FESTIVALS:  SXSW International Film Festival; Dallas International Film Festival, deadCenter Film Festival, Oklahoma City, Austin Film Society, USA

AWARDS:  Texas Film Maker’s Award, Dallas International Film Festival

 “Like all great coming-of-age stories, Five Time Champion” is tonally diverse but structurally familiar.  It is sad and funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming, and eulogic without being overly sentimental.  “Five Time Champion” is a true winner.” – SCENE STEALERS

Official website : http://www.fivetimechampion.com/index.html

Trailer/Film Clip : http://www.moviefone.com/movie/five-time-champion/53374/trailers

 
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Showing with SING, SING, SING! 
Guests:  Cinematographer & Producer, Ethan Kaminsky
and Director & Writer, Gary Wexler

SING_SING_SINGA  look at Palm Spring High School’s jazz ensemble, including interviews and performances of 23 high school students & their mentors.  Award winner Palm Springs ShortFest 2011.

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USA / 22 min – Documentary  

Posted in 2011 Screenings, Screening Archive