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 Thursday, June 11 at 8:00 pm:
Shoulder The Lion (New York, US, Dir. Erinnisse and Patryk Rebisz, 74m)
Using stories of three artists who have lost a sense defining their art, this visual essay explores meaning of images, fragility of memories and desire for relevance in today’s world. A photographer, who is blind, questions the power of images in today’s image saturated culture. A musician, who suffers hearing loss, must reinvent his future. A painter, who was the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film “Million Dollar Baby,” searches for her place in life. The film attempts to ask what it takes for someone to keep on going in times of uncertainty, and uses unique film form to produce the answers.
Full festival schedule available at: http://trentonfilmsociety.org