Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Foxcatcher, Whiplash, Escobar, among SAV Film Fest evening screenings

Posted By on Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 10:53 AM

The annual Savannah Film Festival has announced its schedule for the Oct. 25-Nov. 1 event. Tix on sale now, for info go to:

Evening screenings are:

5 to 7
Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Trustees Theater
Aspiring writer Brian Bloom (Anton Yelchin) is at a professional low point when he bumps into a beautiful French woman, Arielle (Berenice Marlohe). She agrees to see him, but only between 5 and 7 p.m. Turns out “5 to 7” is a French turn-of-phrase meaning she’s actually married.
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Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Trustees Theater 
The dark story of the unlikely and ultimately t ragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. Starring Steve Carell.

Big Hero 6 3D
Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Trustees Theater
Buddy movie about an inflatable robot and a child prodigy.

The Babadook
Oct. 27, 9 p.m., Lucas Theatre
Psychological horror movie that has received an explosion of acclaim following its world premiere at Sundance 2014.
The film tells of a single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, who battles with her son’s night time fear of a shadowy monster.

Two Days, One Night
Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Trustees Theater
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard excels as the fragile Sandra, who returns to work after a break to discover that her colleagues have chosen to take a bonus at the expense of her job.

Supernatural Stories
Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre 

Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Trustees Theater
Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence
Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, ldiscovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band,
 9:00 P.M. Horns

Oct. 29, 9 p.m., Lucas Theatre
Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. 

The Imitation Game

Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Trustees Theater
Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his  team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret 
Code and Cypher School during the darkest days of World War II. 

Oct. 30 9 p.m., Lucas Theatre 
Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: $1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated. 

The Humbling
Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Trustees Theater
An aged and addled actor has his world turned upside down after he embarks upon an affair with a lesbian, in this acidulous adaptation of the Philip Roth novel.

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
Hosted by SCAD Cinema Circle With Live Music from Silent Orchestra
Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m., Lucas Theater
The restored silent horror classic Nosferatu, directed in 1922 by F. W. Murnau and starring a very convincing Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok, presents a unique Halloween film
experience. Featuring live orchestration from the two man Silent  Orchestra. Free and open to the public, the evening includes a post-show discussion about the film, as well as a Q&A with the Silent Orchestra.

Escobar: Paradise Lost + Awards Ceremony
7 p.m., Trustees Theater 
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For Pablo Escobar, family is everything. When young surfer Nick falls for Escobar's niece, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business. 

In addition to the evening screenings, the Film Fest offers the following specially curated components:

The Signature Series features a curated selection of premiere films from documentaries and animatio n to narrative features from around the world. Each of the screenings will conclude with an in depth discussion with representatives of the film. Screenings will include “A Small Section of the World,” “Cathedrals of Culture 3D,” “Dragon Nest: Warriors’ Dawn,” “Field of Lost Shoes,” “HUNTED,” “The Last Patrol,” and “The Normal Heart.”

The After Dark Series, also new to the festival this year, showcases films old and new from the horror, thriller and supernatural genres, including “The Babadook,” “Creep,” “Good Samaritan,” “Horns” and “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.”

As part of the annual competition screening event, 55 films will match up in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, professional shorts, student shorts, professional animation shorts, student animation shorts, student live action, movies from Ireland and supernatural movies. Selected from more than 850 entries from around the world, the submissions will compete to win more than $80,000 in cash and prizes. Jury members for the contest include Juliet Blake (Producer/TED Content Producer), Evan Dunsky (writer/director/producer), Laura Kim (SVP Film Marketing, Participant Media), Ted Mundorff (CEO/President, Landmark Theaters), Chris Nashawaty (Film Critic, Entertainment Weekly) and Randi Peck (Entertainment Director, Interview Magazine).

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