Unparalleled in diversity of subject matter, technique and filmmaker intention, this year’s festival features 53 films from 16 countries, ranging from narrative features and documentaries to new media such as music videos and experimental works. See films by accomplished directors, local film students and emerging talents from all regions of the US, Canada, Europe, South Asia, Australia and the Middle East. A great opportunity to explore a wide breadth of film, meet many of the filmmakers and discover the local Trenton filmmaking scene!
Playing Saturday, June 13 at 8:30 pm:
Positive Visualization (California, US, Dir. Wilder Konschak, 3m)
Sick with the flu, a young couple uses positive visualization techniques to make themselves feel better.
Rock is not an attitude (New York, US, Dir. Xiaoxiao Tang, 5m)
In this stop-motion/mixed media animation, four puppet characters form a happy rock band. Life is short, the band needs to destroy their past before they really build something new.
Last Supper (California, US, Dir. Param Gill, 90m)
Two romantic and ambitious lunatics, Fumnanya (Eddie Griffin) and Andy (Josh Meyers), escape a mental institution with a video camera and set out to make a movie about their romantic quest to find a princess and be rewarded with a magical kiss. Their ‘princess’ turns out to be a burned-out prostitute who wants to commit suicide and is being menaced by her pimp Rocco. Along the way, the trio ends up becoming overnight sensations on YouTube, as followers speculate whether the whole thing is a clever hoax or a moving, if unorthodox, attempt at redemption.
Total running time: 98 minutes
Full festival schedule available at: http://trentonfilmsociety.org