2018 BIFF PASSES ON SALE NOW! FILM SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW!
REEL FRIENDS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS THE FLORIDA PROJECT THIS WEEK,
BIFF PRESENTS AWARD WINNING FILM CITY OF GHOSTS AT CORNELL,
AND BIFF’S CLOSING NIGHT FILM, LUCKY, OPENS AT THE TRIPLEX NEXT WEEK
NEW REEL Friends Event!
This Thursday, October 12, the BIFF REEL Friends presents a screening of one of the most anticipated films of the season, with major Oscar Buzz coming out of all the major festivals this fall…THE FLORIDA PROJECT at the Triplex!Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s (TANGERINE, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) THE FLORIDA PROJECTis a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.
Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, THE FLORIDA PROJECT follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.
Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
The film stars Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Bria Vinaite
“Glorious and gorgeous!”- Manola Darghis, New York Times Prior to the screening, a wine and cheese reception will begin at 6PM, screening at 7PM. Tickets for the reception and screening are $15 for Reel Friends, $20 for yet-to-be Reel Friends.
Tickets available at the Triplex Box Office.
BIFF HEADS TO THE CORNELL UNIVERSITY CAMPUS!
After a powerful screening at the BIFF last year, the BerkshireInternational Film Festival is very proud to be co-sponsoring the extraordinary film CITY OF GHOSTS on the campus of Cornell University! Thank you to award winning director and BIFF alum Matt Heineman and to the heroic journalist and subject of the film Aziz Al-Hamza who will be skyping in from overseas after the screening for a Q&A with Cornell students and members of the audience!
2018 BIFF FILM PASSES OPEN NOW!
Don’t wait…get your pass for the 13th Annual BIFF today! The exciting, engaging and fun filled 4-day film festival, kicking off the Berkshire cultural season, will be held May 31 – June 3, 2018.
Please go to the BIFF website www.biffma.org to purchase online or call 1-866-811-4111 and purchase your pass for films, talks, parties and events. Single tickets to films will go on sale at the end of April 2018 when the complete program is announced.
2018 FILM SUBMISSIONS ALSO OPEN NOW!
Calling all filmmakers! Film Submissions are now open! We are already hard at work to program another exciting and engaging weekend in the Berkshires. Please submit your film through Withoutabox and it will be in consideration for the 2018 festival. www.biffma.org