We're back for our SEVENTH ANNUAL run. The Festival is slated for Friday, November 8th, through Sunday, November 10th.
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NOTE: Many past festival films are available at the HOYT Library for viewing!
NOW SHOWING – Riverside Saginaw Film Festival committees have selected many great feature films which will show at this year's festival, many of them top independent and foreign film releases. Here are just a few of the top highlights to look forward to; as well as some of our amazing line-up of events:
FEATURE FILMS & SPECIAL GUEST EVENTS:
Feature Film Collection - Special Guest
Synopsis: A traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. On the tour this year are nine films dealing with chemotherapy, getting dumped, a gymnast, a mother and daughter selling tacos, a bicycle designer, a shy photographer and a day at the river.
At the 6 pm Saturday showing, at First Congregational, the evening will also include refreshments and a special showing of a 30-minute film by Saginawian Kelly Coffey. Titled Chick Book,, it finds a sports-loving guy expecting Detroit Tigers tickets from his girlfriend for his birthday – but instead receiving a life-changing book. Coffey also will speak briefly about filmmaking and answer questions.
Feature Film-Documentary & Special Guest
Saginaw native Jennifer C. Douglas, a 1982 graduate of what is now Heritage High School, is this film's writer, coproducer and cinematographer. She will attend both of its showings and will talk about the film, the issue it addresses (the increasing lack of local, diverse radio in America due to media consolidation and its impact on democracy), and her career in news and media production.
Filmmaker Jennifer C. Douglas will be attending both showings and discussing the film.
Honor Flight Michigan, The Legacy Documentary
Feature Film-Documentary & Special Guest
Moviemakers Jon Mellow of Royal Oak and Gabe Downey of Huntington Woods captured footage and conducted interviews of the Honor Flights project which pays all expenses for World War II veterans to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Michael Cameron, the son of the Honor Flight founder, will discuss the flights and their legacy. At the 6pm Saturday showing at Pit & Balcony.
Feature Film - Dramatic Narrative
In small-town Texas, the local mortician (Jack Black) strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow (Shirley MacLaine). And when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive.
To Rome With Love
Feature Film - Narrative (Comedy/Romance)
Written and directed by Woody Allen, and set in Rome, the film intertwines the stories of a worker who wakes up to find himself a celebrity, an architect who takes a trip back to the street he lived on as a student, a young couple on their honeymoon, and a frustrated opera director who has a talent for discovering talented singers.
Feature Film - Narrative
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.Nominated for a best foreign language film Oscar.
Feature Film - Documentary
Six young dancers (ages 9-19) from around the world prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the worldʼs most prestigious ballet competitions. Toronto International Film Festival winner.