Friday, October 19
Since 2002, shorts have proven their popularity at WFF. All-Shorts I offers a smorgasbord of tones and subjects – an escort service sends the wrong date, an outcast from the solar system demands its rightful place, can a cat bring two strangers together, a nature-lover gets much more than a walk in the woods. Provocative work from young directors on the rise.
Abuelas, Dir. Afarin Eghbal
The Arm, Dir. Jessie Ennis, Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos
Cadaver, Dir. Jonah D. Ansell
Cataplexy, Dir. John Salcido
Glue, Dir. Michal Lavi
The Hipster and the Cat, Dir. Anthony McLean
Paraiso, Dir. Nadav Kurtz
Pluto Declaration, Dir. Travis Wilkerson
The Traveler MacWhirr, Dir. Joshua Benson
Voice Over, Dir. Martin Rosete
Guest Artists: TBA!
Location: Images Cinema
Rating: Some language
Runtime: 95 minutes
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Winner of the Tribeca Audience Award for best narrative feature, this film from director Travis Fine (The Space Between, WFF 2010) focuses on an unlikely couple – aspiring singer Rudy (Alan Cumming) and district attorney Paul (Garret Dillahunt) in 1979 Los Angeles. Befriending an abandoned teenager, they gradually become his caretakers. But a custody battle for custody ensues, throwing a laser on issues still relevant today and characters who find love in the most unusual places. Based on a true story.
Short film before feature: Curfew, Dir. Shawn Christensen
Guest Artist: Writer/Director Travis Fine (via Skype)
Location: Images Cinema
Runtime: 116 minutes
Rating: Language and some violence
4:30pm - PAINTER: CAIO FONSECA
Frank and engaging, Fonseca is a lively contradiction – working on massive installations, then dabbing at paints on his hand; feverish bursts of energy followed by relaxing stints of playing Bach on the piano. Shuttling between America and his work retreat in rural Italy, the painter movingly recalls his brother, haggles in the local market, asks his housekeeper’s opinion of the art on the walls, and makes the rounds at galleries. Charming portrait of a contemporary artist in his prime.
Guest Artists: Director Michael Gregory & artist Stephen Hannock
Location: MASS MoCA Club B10
Runtime: 53 minutes
Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Jim Bouton (Ball Four), Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough – legendary baseball pitchers. And what else? Masters of the knuckleball, that unique soft pitch that can carry a team and save the day. This electrifying documentary by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg follows Wakefield (Red Sox) and Dickey (Mets) -a study in contradictions – through the 2011 major league season and assorted ups and downs. Through footage, interviews, and home videos, we discover a visceral sense of honor and survival.
Guest Artists: Writer-producer Christine Schofar and co-director Annie Sundberg
Short film before feature: Trotteur, Dir. Francis Leclerc, Arnaud Brisebois. Lead actor Kyle Gatehouse in attendance.
Location: Hunter Center, MASS MoCA
Runtime: 91 minutes
Party: Join us for a party after the film in the lobby of MASS MoCA.
Tickets also available through the MASS MoCA box office at (413) 662-2111 or www.massmoca.org
MASS MoCA members must purchase from the MASS MoCA box office to receive member discounts.