Schedule of Films - Sept 1 & 2, 2007

One day tickets good for all showings may be purchased for $5 at the RUS booth in the main vendor area on Bridge Street

1:00 PM  River Moon Retrospective

A revisit of selected films from previous River Moon Festivals. Click HERE for a list of films offered in the retrospective.

2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. 

3:30 PM  Tiramisu

Director, Leonard Guercio

Like the Italian dessert, Tiramisu, is a semi-sweet cinematic contrivance with a twist ending.  The film tells an uplifting story of love and commitment through the lives of an Italian-American family and their friends. Tiramisu recently opened the 43rd Annual Film Festival in Pesaro, Italy as part of an international retrospective of new Italian-American cinema.  Mr. Guercio manages the Motion Picture Lab in Temple University's School of Communication and Theater, where he is also an adjunct professor in the Film and Media Arts department.

16 Minutes.

4:00 PM  The Papermill

Directed by Marc Reed, Original Soundtrack by Billy Atwell

Award-winning photographer Marc Reed uses time-lapse photography techniques to record a day in the life of an abandoned New Jersey paper mill very near Frenchtown.  Clouds swirl overhead, beams of light track over broken machinery on the factory floor.  A passing rain moves in then out again.  “By simply speeding up the events of an ordinary day, an abandoned paper mill takes on a new and fascinating life,” says Reed.

4 minutes.  Discussion with Mr. Reed following Saturday’s showing.

4:30 PM  The Tom Doyle Players 

Director, Sasha Gordon

Shot in Frenchtown in 2005, "The Tom Doyle Players" is a ten - minute musical film about a group of traveling musicians who are petty thieves. The troupe travels around from town to town staging elaborate street performances designed to create a diversion so they can then pull off their thievery. 

 

10 minutes. 

5:00 PM   Fencing - The Art, Science and Passion

Producer / Director, Bert Shapiro

Ever wondered what’s its like to duel with a sword or a rapier? This Bert Shapiro film introduces you to the intensely competitive actions of the sports fencer and the elegant traditional moves of the classical duelist. See what goes on behind the masks. Go beyond swashbuckling to see this exciting skill enjoyed around the world by men and women and fencers of all ages.

30 minutes.  

6:00 PM  Feature Film Screening

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Silent Wings

The American Glider Pilots of WW II 

Director, Robert Child

From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany’s final surrender, Silent Wings, narrated by Hal Holbrook, reveals the critical role gliders played in World War II offensives. Through rare archival footage and photographs, the film places the audience right at the center of the action in the dangerous world of the American glider pilot. 

Mr. Child and his independent production company have received more than 24 international and national honors, including the 2004 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Best Director and Best Historical Program awards.

113 minutes

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Lafayette

A Jean Dreville Film (1961)

In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette, the film festival will end at 6 pm on Sunday with a free showing of Jean Dreville’s 1961 film Lafayette. Dubbed in English, this 63-minute version of Lafayette is an all-star, lushly filmed look at the life of Marquis de Lafayette, the French nobleman who helped the American Revolution and George Washington's ragged army.

 

 

63 minutes - Dubbed in English

River Moon Film Fest encore presented at the Prallsville Mills

An evening of short films selected from the slate of films presented at the 2007 film festival

Wednesday September 12, at 6:30 pm at the Prallsville Mills in the Grist Mill Stockton, NJ

CLICK HERE to visit the Prallsville Mills web site

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