Lineup for Gold Coast International Film Festival (11/14)

AUTISM IN LOVE
Dir. Matt Fuller | USA | English | 76 min | Documentary
Long Island Premiere With remarkable thoroughness and compassion, director Matthew Fuller examines the everyday realities of autistic adulthood, showing how the members of this often-misunderstood community cope with the challenge of keeping romance alive over the years. “…A relatable and winning celebration of accepting the differences in others and in ourselves.”  Q&A with Pat Schissel, Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Assoc. and Kate Palmer, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Inc. 1:00pm, Soundview PW

SHORT FILM SCREENINGS on Tues 11/10, 1:00pm, Roslyn Library (FREE) 1:00pm, Bow Tie Manhasset

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LANDFILL HARMONIC
Dir. Graham Townsley, Brad Allgood | USA | Spanish/English with Eng. subtitles | 84 min | Documentary
The Recycled Orchestra, a youth group playing instruments made entirely out of garbage, is catapulted into the global spotlight when their story goes viral and is featured on 60 Minutes. This amazing and inspirational doc is a testament to the power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. 2:00pm, Soundview PW Presented in partnership with Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington. Screening includes Interactive Q&A with Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck and the ECO Orchestra from the Waldorf School of Garden City

MindGame_500MIND/GAME: THE UNQUIET JOURNEY OF CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW
Dir. Rick Goldsmith | USA | English | 57 min | Documentary
Sponsored by the Katz Institute for Women’s Health of the North Shore-LIJ Health System.
New York Premiere Two-time Academy Award nominee Rick Goldsmith crafts an intimate profile of Chamique Holdsclaw, who became the best and most famous women’s basketball player on the planet until her career was derailed by depression and near-suicide. Since leaving the WNBA, she has become a powerful mental health advocate and role model. Q&A with Director Rick Goldsmith, WNBA superstar and subject of the film Chamique Holdsclaw and North Shore-LIJ Health System distinguished experts in psychiatry, sports medicine and women’s health. 3:30pm, Soundview PW

LISTEN TO ME MARLON
Dir. Stevan Riley | USA | English | 102 min | Documentary
“The definitive Brando. In his own words.” Marlon Brando was one of the most acclaimed and influential actors of all time. Featuring exclusive access to Brando’s previously unseen and unheard personal archive, including hundreds of hours of audio, this film sheds light on the artist and the man. “The greatest, most searching documentary of an actor ever put on film.” 3:30pm, Bow Tie Manhasset

WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN
Dir. Robert Edwards | USA | English | 98 min. | Narrative
In this warm comedy of music, career comebacks and family dysfunction, aspiring artist Jude (Amber Heard) heads to the Hamptons home of her father (Christopher Walken), an over-the-hill crooner desperately charting his musical comeback. 5:00pm, Soundview PW

Mustang_500MUSTANG
Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven | France/Turkey | Turkish with English subtitles | 95 min | Narrative
Long Island Premiere In this poignant, eloquent drama, five sisters in a Turkish village play with boys while walking home from school. The perceived immorality of their play has unexpected consequences, and when the girls’ parents begin to turn their home into a prison, they must band together to fight back against the limits imposed on them. Direct from the Cannes Film Festival, and France’s official submission to the Academy Awards. 6:00pm, Soundview PW

THE BIRTH OF SAKE
Dir. Erik Shirai | USA | Japanese with English subtitles | 94 min | Documentary4
In a world where most mass-produced goods are heavily automated, a small group of artisans must brave unusual working conditions to preserve a 2000-year-old tradition that we have come to know as saké. A fascinating, absorbing look into what it takes to make world-class saké at Yoshida Brewery, a 144-year-old family-owned small brewery in northern Japan. 6:30pm, Bow Tie Manhasset

MAFIA AND RED TOMATOES
Dir. Giulio Manfredonia | Italy | Italian with English subtitles | 100 min | Narrative
New York Premiere A unique mix of comedy and drama in the story of an unlikely group of volunteers in the South of Italy who form a farm collective on land confiscated from a jailed Mafioso, who unexpectedly returns and is not pleased with what’s become of his property. Q&A with Fabio Troisi of the Italian Cultural Institute. 8:00pm, Soundview PW

FrankAndCindy_500FRANK AND CINDY
Dir. G.J. Echternkamp | USA | English | 101 min | Narrative
Long Island Premiere A delightfully dark comedy about a young aspiring filmmaker who comes back home to his unpredictable mom (Rene Russo) and unexpectedly starts an online documentary about his stepfather (Oliver Platt), an overweight alcoholic who was in an 80s one-hit-wonder band. Ironically, what started as a joke evolves into something else: a brutal, but often hilarious look at a flawed family coming to terms with the past and each other. 8:30pm, Soundview PW

TheVanishedElephant_500THE VANISHED ELEPHANT
Dir. Javier Fuentes-León | Peru | Spanish with English subtitles | 109 min | Narrative
A crime novelist receives a vital clue to the whereabouts of his long-missing fiancée, in this original, mind-bending mystery that pays homage to Hollywood film noir and the reality-twisting fictions of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar. 8:30pm, Bow Tie Manhasset

For tickets visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org

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