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Last Night’s Screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel was a great success!

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The REEL FRIENDS of the BIFF hosted an amazing night at the Beacon with the screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Q&A with the concept illustrator Carl Sprague. Thanks to all who came!

“See It First Screeing” – The Grand Budapest Hotel

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The BIFF REEL Friends, the Beacon Cinema and Berkshire Bank will present a “See it First Screening” of the highly acclaimed and much anticipated new film from Wes Anderson, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – Thursday March 27 at 8:15PM at the Beacon Cinema. Set designer and concept illustrator for the film, Carl Sprague, will talk about the set and be on hand for a Q&A immediately following.

When: Thursday, March 27
Screening – 8:15pm
Wine & Cheese Reception – 7:30pm
Where: The Beacon Cinema
57 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Cost: $7.50
Q&A with Carl Sprague, the Set Designer and Concept Illustrator, immediately following the film.

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BIFF Hosts Free Community Dinner, Screening and Discussion

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THE BIFF is proud to partner with Monument Mountain Regional High School (MMRHS) to present a very special community screening of the award-winning documentary A PLACE AT THE TABLE, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. The BIFF and MMRHS will present a FREE community dinner followed by the screening on Thursday, March 13 at Monument High School.

When: Thursday, March 13
Dinner- 5:30pm
Film- 6:30pm
Where: Monument High School
600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA
Cost: FREE
Panel Discussion Includes Senator Ben Downing, Representative Smitty Pignatelli and Andrew Morehouse of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

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‘Selfie’ documentary a short, yet powerful look at self-image…

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GREAT BARRINGTON — In the film, “Selfie,” Monument Mountain Regional High School student Hannah Korte is seen frowning slightly at the camera.

“I don’t like my rosy cheeks,” she admitted. “I think they make me look like a tomato.”

Korte wasn’t alone, at least in terms of disliking a portion of her body. In fact, she was one of about 15 high school students and mothers who spoke frankly about female self-image in general and their perceived shortcomings in particular in “Selfie.”

The documentary had its local premiere before a packed house at the Triplex Theater on Sunday morning.

The event was sponsored by Dove soap, the Berkshire International Film Festival, the Sundance Institute and the Triplex. Local director Cynthia Wade, of Egremont, an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, shot the film at Monument Mountain in about two weeks…

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BIFF Sunday Screening and Brunch – Selfie and Sepideh

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BIFF is proud to present a very special screening of the new documentary short SELFIE, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and BIFF Advisory Board member, Cynthia Wade. Also being screened, is the inspirational Sundance hit, SEPIDEH.

When: Sunday, February 23, 10:30am
Where: Screening – The Triplex, 70 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA
Brunch – Castle Street Café, 10 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA
Cost: FREE
RSVP: Email DoveEvents@edelman.com by Wednesday, February 19th.

THIS Sunday, February 23 at 10:30am, director Cynthia Wade, the BIFF and Dove will hold a special FREE community screening at the Triplex Cinema with a brunch hosted by Castle Street Café immediately following.

SELFIE captures the journey of multiple generations of girls and their mothers in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts as they create a new type of selfie that celebrates their unique beauty.

“The way women are defining beauty today is changing dramatically, and social media has much to do with the change,” says Cynthia Wade. “Now we have the ability to photograph the beauty we see in our friends and ourselves. When we share these diverse images on our social networks, we are taking personal ownership and truly redefining beauty.”

SEPIDEH wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh’s ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger. But Sepideh holds on to her dream! She takes up the fight and teams up with the world’s first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.

BIFF Sunday Screening and Brunch

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The film and brunch are open to the public, RSVP TODAY to the BIFF office at 413-528-8030 or send a check to reserve your seat to 40 Railroad Street, Great Barrington.  Tickets are on sale now through the BIFF office! Don’t miss out, as seating is limited!

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