Thursday October 27, 2016 @ 7pm
BPFF presents ORIENTED
Boston Palestine Film Festival presents
Oriented by Jake Witzenfeld 2015 | Documentary | 81 min Oriented follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identities in Tel Aviv. Khader is a Tel Aviv “darling” from a prominent Muslim family living with his Jewish boyfriend David and their dalmatian Otis. Fadi is an ardent Palestinian nationalist who finds himself falling in love with an Israeli “Zionist.” Naim must confront his family with the truth about his sexuality. All three are conflicted by their desire for change in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation. Inspired by post-colonial theorist Edward Said’s theories of Orientalism, first-time British filmmaker Jake Witzenfeld carefully crafts a fly-on-the-wall portrait of three friends navigating the possibilities of life and love in contemporary Tel Aviv.
I Say Dust by Darine Hotait 2015 | Drama Short | 14 min Two Arab-American women in New York City fall in love, argue home and identity, engage in a chess battle, and express themselves through the power of the spoken word. Hal, an Arab-American poet belonging to the Palestinian diaspora in New York City, meets Moun, a free-spirited chess sales girl. Their brief love affair challenges their understanding of what makes home.
Winner: Best Creative Short, Med Film Festival, Rome, 2015 Best Short Fiction, Herat International Women’s Film Festival, Afghanistan, 2015 Best Short Fiction Special Jury Award, Women Media Arts & Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2015 Jury Special Mention Award, Latin Arab Film Festival, Buenos Aires, 2015 Jury Special Mention Award, Lebanese Film Festival
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BUFF presents VIVA
Boston Underground Film Festival presents
Join us for BUFF's November installment of Dispatches From The Underground: VIVA>/b>
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'VIVA' won our 'Best of' Jury Prize at BUFF in 2007 and comes from director Anna Biller, whose latest feature, THE LOVE WITCH, will be landing at a theater near you soon.
VIVA is a cult freak-out retro 1970's spectacle, about a bored housewife who gets sucked into the sexual revolution. Abandoned by her perfect Ken-doll husband, Barbi is dragged into trouble by her girlfriend, who spouts women's lib as she gets Barbi to discard her bra and go out on the town.
Barbi becomes a Red Riding Hood in a sea of wolves, and quickly learns a lot more than she wanted to about the different kinds of scenes going on in the wild '70's, including nudist camps, the hippie scene, orgies, bisexuality, sadism, drugs, and bohemia. VIVA is a highly stylized film that draws on classic exploitation cinema for its look and characters.
Saturated to the hilt with vibrant color, and exquisitely detailed in its depiction of the period, VIVA looks like a lost film from the late '60s, even down to the campy and self-assured performances, the big lighting, the plethora of negligées, and the delirious assortment of Salvation Army ashtrays, lamps, fabrics, and bric-a-brac.
Whether you're looking for naked people dancing, alcoholic swingers, stylish sex scenes, a sea of polyester, Hammond organ jams, glitzy show numbers, white horses, blondes in the bathtub, gay hairdressers, or psychedelic animation, VIVA has it all!
November 4-5-6, 2016
Boston International Kids Film Festival
Join us November 3 - 6, 2016 for the 4th Annual Boston International Kids Film Festival (BIKFF). BIKFF's diverse and innovative programming is made BY, FOR and ABOUT kids & teens — films that inspire, connect and engage our community while promoting the next generation of media makers!
BIKFF has over 50+ films, animations, short documentary films, features, media workshops, & family-friendly activities in and around Somerville Theatre, serving greater Boston students and their families.
Friday, Nov. 4
3:30 - 5:00pm - Short Films
4:00pm - 5:30pm - International Feature (In Spanish with English Subtitles) - Elephant The Horse
7:00 - 9:00pm - Feature Film: Annabelle Hooper and The Ghosts of Nantucket
Saturday, Nov. 5
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Shorts & Animations (For ages 10 and under)
1:30pm - 3:00pm - International Shorts
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Documentary Shorts
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Feature Film: - Life, Animated
Sunday, Nov. 6
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Student Films
1:30 - 3:30pm - Life, Animated, autism-friendly screening
3:00pm - 4:30pm - Short Films, moderated by Joyce Kulhawik
5:00pm - BIKFF Awards Ceremony with Joyce Kulhawik