2013 Festival Films List

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2013 Feature Presentations - Narrative Films


Germany, 2012, Drama, 127 min., PG13

Synopsis: A married couple in their 80s (Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant) are cultivated retired music teachers. When their musician daughter (Emmanuelle Riva) suffers a stroke, the couple's bond is severely tested.

Won best foreign language Oscar. Winner at Cannes, Cesar, Golden Globes.

Website / Movie Trailer

“A movie that is utterly worthy of its all-encompassing title.”

–Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post


(The) Angels' Share

UK, 2012, Comedy/Crime/Drama, 106 min., NR
Co-sponsors: Patricia Evans, Margaret Clark

Synopsis: A broke new father (Paul Brannigan) is in serious trouble with the law. A judge grants him community service instead of jail, where he meets three former petty criminals also down on their luck.

Winner at Cannes

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“A lark, but it's a serious-minded lark, addressing issues of class and culture, the haves and have-nots.”

–Steve Rea, The Philadelphis Inquirer


Beyond the Hills

Romania, 2012, Drama, 155 min., NR
Co-sponsors: Stella Thelan, Patricia Bourdow

Synopsis: Two young women who grew up in the same orphanage meet again an isolated Orthodox convent in Romania -- where one of them has found refuge and the other now living in Germany pays a visit. What follows is an exorcism and doubt in religious choices.

Winner at Cannes.

Website / Movie Trailer


“It is a haunting movie, dealing with superstitions, possession, even exorcism.”

–Bill Goodykuntz, Arizona Republic


Bless Me, Ultima

USA, 2013, Drama, 106 min., PG-13
Sponsored by Delta Public Broadcasting

Synopsis: Set in New Mexico during WWII, an enigmatic elderly woman with supernatural healing powers helps a young Chicano man contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

Website / Movie Trailer


“An offbeat slice of Americana will intrigue thoughtful moviegoers.”

–Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter


Frances Ha

Netherlands, 2012, Comedic/Fable, 86 min., R
Co-sponsors: Judy Lynch, Sue/Pat Kaltenbach

Synopsis: A New York woman apprentices for a dance company (despite the fact she is not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams (even as their possible reality dwindles) with joy and lightness...

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“It’s a smart, wry and surprisingly tender film about standing at the crossroads of adulthood.”

–Cara Nash, FILMINK Australia



Norway, 2012, Historical Drama/Adventure, 118 min., PG-13
Sponsored by David/Audrey Lewis

Synopsis: In 1947, legendary Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and a crew of five crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft. This movie tells about the origin of Heyerdahl's idea and the events surrounding the group's 4,300-mile voyage.

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“Kon-Tiki is a widescreen man-against-nature epic, beautifully shot and boasting seamless, stunning visual effects.”

–tephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer


Liberal Arts

USA, 2012, Comedy/Drama, 97 min., PG-13
Sponsored by Barb Doran

Synopsis: Newly single and uninspired by his job in college admissions, an 35-year-old introverted man (Josh Radnor, who also wrote and directed)) accepts an invitation to speak at his alma mater. There he meets a 19-year-old college student (Elizabeth Olsen) and his old romantics teacher (Allison Janney), and his love life begins several twists and turns.

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“An insightful, touching and amusing three-generational study that is anything but sophomoric.”

–Cameron Meier, Orlando Weekly



Australia, 2012 , Drama, 108 min., NR

Synopsis: Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions.

Website / Movie Trailer


Lore is not a pretty story, but it is a good and sadly believable one.”

–Tom Long, Detroit News






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