May 1, 2014 – 9pm @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Love By Design (F, 92m) – by Michael Damian – (Romania & NY, NY) – A fashion designer is forced out of her job at the fashion magazine, only to find herself and love when she returns to family in her native Romania.
May 1, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Power of Few (F, 96m) – by Leone Marucci – (Los Angeles, CA) One individual’s actions impact the lives of many in this urban tale of religious conspiracy and interconnected lives.
May 3, 2014 – 3pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – My Dream Beside Me (Docu-Drama, ) by Greg Robbins – (Buffalo, NY) My Dream Beside Me is a feature length autobiographical movie based on the true love story of Paul Rich and Mary Kay Slesinger Rich. At 84 years young Paul lost his wife of 66 years – Mary Kay was married for 34 years and she was left a widow when she was in her mid 60’s. After a few years Paul and Mary Kay met and fell in love. This story dares viewers to look closely at the remarkable sight of romance and love at the end of life. This union of marriage is a testimony that people can be strong, vital and full of life at any age. Paul and Mary Kay prove that love can last a lifetime!
April 28, 2014 – 6:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Changing Culture: Views Of Ramleela in Trinidad (Documentary, 22m) – by Jerome Teelucksingh – (Trinidad, West Indies) This documentary focuses on the celebration of Ramleela, a Hindu festival, in Trinidad and Tobago and is based on interviews with men and women. It examines the impact of Ramleela on gender, ethnicity and class.
May 3, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Lawrence & Holloman (F, 88m) – by Matthew Kowalchuk – (Vancouver, Can) In this dark and twisted buddy comedy, Lawrence is an ever-optimistic suit salesman for whom everything always goes right — until he takes the cynical and suicidal credit collector Holloman under his wing, and everything starts to go wrong. Very wrong.
May 1, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Kindling (19m) – by DJ Salisbury – (NY, NY) A birthday celebration on a wintry weekend in the Berkshires takes an unexpected turn when a family is forced to to confront its past.
April 29, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Bladesmiths (Documentary, 11m) – by Dru Carr, Ken Furrow – (Missoula, Montana) In an era of outsourcing and declining “Made in America” products, Ruana Knives has been making and selling its wares in the same shop in Bonner, Montana for over 75 years.
April 28, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – All The Labor (Documentary, 96m) – by Doug Hawes-Davis – (Missoula, Montana) “ALL THE LABOR does a fine job of capturing the Gourds’ obtuse lyricism, hell-raising live act, and music that is (we’ll refrain from the past tense) equally steeped in the Band’s musicianship
April 28, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Bite Horse (MV, 7m) – by Sam Walker – (London, UK) “Baby come home, sooner or later. A bite from the horse, or the alligator”
April 28, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Lead Me From Darkness (MV, 4m) – by Lye Stang – (Orchard Park, NY) Living in darkness searching for light.
April 27, 2014 – 3pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Little Terror (4m) – by Paula Cutulle – (Ontario, Can) This music video depicts what horrors can come from the beginnings of innocence. Nature’s fury destroys innocence and evil.
April 27, 2014 – 3pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Light Man, The New York City Savior (7m) – by Marek Light – (London, UK) Introducing a short animation called Light Man Superhero, with a series of adventures that form an intense introduction to Light Man and Light Woman, and their adventures within New York City.
April 27, 2014 – 3pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Picnic (5m) – by Paula Cutulle – (Stoney Creek, On, Can) A nerdy fellow looks to find a great location to picnic with his lady friend.
April 27, 2014 – 3pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Franklin Street (8m) – by Jordan Lema – (Buffalo, NY) Members of a small community cope with a high school shooting.
April 27, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Cat Scratch (16m) – by Christian de Rezendes – (Rhode Island & Massachusetts) Jeff is heading off for a typical day at the office when a brief encounter with a cat changes everything.
April 27, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – A Night At The Jai Alai (Documentary, 9m) – Drew Blatman – (Orlando, FL) A NIGHT AT THE JAI ALAI captures a typical night at the Orlando Jai Alai arena, where an obscure sport is on the brink of extinction. The film shows the intersection of drunk gamblers, a dwindling fan base, and dedicated players of the once popular sport.
April 27, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – William’s Lullaby (F, 111m) – by Nicholas Arnold – (Toronto, Canada) A single father, overcome with depression, struggles to raise his five-year-old son while coming to terms with a trauma from his childhood.
April 27, 2014 – 11:30am – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Chew On This: Dangers of the American Diet Exposed (Doc, 84m) – by Gary Null – (NY, NY) The Standard American Diet plays a major role i the current epidemics of obesity, cardiovascular disease , diabetes and cancer. Just as the nation’s health crisis reaches disastrous proportions, it is quickly becoming clear that the harmful consequences of our food choices extend for beyond chronic disease. The methods of food production in use today have profound implications on the health of the planet. The rise of unsound agricultural practices such as factory farming and genetic engineering of our crops are pushing us to the brink of environmental calamity.
May 1, 2014 – 8pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Future of Energy (Documentary, 75m) – by Brett Mazurek – (San Francisco, CA) A positive fun film that focuses on energy solutions and the people behind the renewable energy revolution. It’s a love story about people re-imagining their relationship to the planet, and falling back in love with the Earth and each other.
April 26, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Minutes With Jawney Mookoo (5m) – by Paula Cutulle – (Stoney Creek, ONTARIO) An emotionally unstable children’s talk show host attempts to teach his viewing audience some basic shapes using a unique technique. He only has a few minutes to complete his task.
April 26, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Return To Innocence (Short, 5m) – by Griffin Schultz – (Buffalo, NY) A troubled youth finds hope in the shadows of his past at a point when he feels he can no longer find any purpose in living.
April 26, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Bond (Feature, 99m) – by Rick Dumont- (Madbury, NH) A young woman is caught in the middle of a series of ritualistic murders in a small New Hampshire town. Police are targeting her husband, the media want answers and she just wants it all to end.
April 28, 2014 – 6:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Where The Crow Will Be Forever (Documentary, 27m) – by The Canisius College Video Institute, Ashley Fike, Lauren Mosier, Barbara J. Irwin, Ph.D. – (Buffalo, NY) This film explores the history of the Crow Indian tribe, life on the reservation and why the Crow have chosen to stay.
April 28, 2014 – 6:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – East Side: A Community Of Hope (Documentary, 27m) – by The Canisius College Video Institute, Erik Taheri, Rich Lunghino, Barbara J. Irwin, Ph.D. – (Buffalo, NY) This film examines the East Side of Buffalo – a community plagued by violence, poverty, and suffering – and the faith-based initiatives being undertaken in an effort to revitalize this once-thriving community.
April 24, 2014 – 9:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Antoine (6m) – by Cole Christine – (Alna, MN) A struggling artist finds an unexpected path to public recognition.
April 25, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Natural: The Best There Ever Was (Feature Documentary, 90m) – by Bill Cowell – (Buffalo, NY) - The Natural: The Best There Ever Was - is a feature length documentary celebrating 30 years of “The Natural”, it’s history and the moving forces behind it. ”The Natural” which was directed by Academy Award Winning Director Barry Levinson and starred Academy Award Winner Robert Redford, Kim Basinger, Barbara Hershey, Robert Duvall and many of todays Hollywood greats turned out to be one of the best sports films ever made. With never before seen footage and exclusive interviews with most of the original cast and crew we are here to share this legacy with you. – SPECIAL PRIVATE ENGAGEMENT & 30 YEAR REUNION CELEBRATION FOR: “The Natural” which was shot right here in Buffalo and starred Robert Redford & Directed by Barry Levinson - Events and special guests TBA
April 25, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Facing The Storm: Story Of The American Bison (Documentary, 78m) – by Doug Hawes-Davis – (Missoula, Montana) FACING THE STORM is highly recommended for anyone with children (middle-school age and up) who are willing to learn how the West was really won and dang near ruined.”
April 28, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Dudley Taft, God Forbid (Music Video, 5m) – by Matthew Krieg – (Durham, NC) A western style retelling of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.” A music video for blues rock musician “Dudley Taft.”
April 24, 2014 – 9:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Return (Short, 16m) – by Doug Hawes-Davis – (Missoula, Montana) - In the late 1880s, the last wild bison were eradicated from the Great Plains of North America. Over 130 years later, a group of Native Americans, biologists, and concerned citizens finally realize the dream of returning genetically pure wild bison to their native land.
April 24, 2014 – 10pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Claire (F, 99m) – by David Schatanoff, Jr. – (Canoga Park, CA) A high school football player risks everything to find out if a deceased classmate had feelings for him.
April 24, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center Brave New West (Documentary, 86m) – by Doug Hawes-Davis, Drury Gunn Carr – (Missoula, Montana) “From its vast and stunning landscapes to the frontier mentality of its inhabitants, few regions inspire a stronger sense of place than the American West.
April 24, 2014 – 9:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Dissent (32m) – by Helmut Dosantos and Vince Mistretta – (Italy/France/Buffalo, NY) An old father, still a tyrant despite his age. Edward, the son, devoured by his Oedipus complex. And Karla, the young woman betrothed to Edward, who dreams about her future husband’s attempt to break free from the yoke of his father and assert his own will. However….
April 26, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Mrs Neverlate & Mr Betterlate (6m) – by Shane Pennells – (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Set in the early fifties, an old-fashioned fellow loses track of time before a first date. Left waiting is a widowed woman. Through her good-natured heart she forgives him and the rendezvous moves in a positive direction.
April 30, 2014 – 9:30pm @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Dystopia Street (11m) – by David Cave – (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) Lost in a nightmare world a man must unravel the mystery of his plight in order to find the key to his escape.
April 27, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Cut (Documentary, 43m) – by Beryl Magoko – (Kuria/ Kenya) The Kuria in Kenya and Tanzania are still practicing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a ritual. It is painful and even dangerous. The older generation and peer pressure want to uphold the legacy of the ancestors… but the effect of generational practice has created a mixed feeling in the young generation in the 21st century. So what can human right activists do?
April 27, 2014 – 7pm @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Amor A Primera Vista (Love At First Sight) (Short, 14m) – by Mark Playne – (London, UK and Villa Joyosa, Spain) The heart-warming story of a lonely young man and his increasingly creative attempts to attract the attention of the girl of his dreams.
May 2, 2014 – 8pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Niagara (Short, 26m) – by Chie Hayakawa – (Tokyo, Japan) An 18-year-old orphan girl YAMAME came to know that her grandpa killed her parents 15 years ago and has been on death row. She collects sounds to send her grandpa who has been in prison completely closed out from the outside world.
April 27, 2014 – 3pm @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Step 9’ (Short, 20m) – by Scott Fitzgerald – (Fairport, NY) Addiction destroyed their family. 5 years later, Ray convinces his estranged wife Addison to meet one last time so he can make amends, which is the 9th step in his recovery. In a small room, two former lovers attempt to settle the differences that destroyed their happiness. It is an intimate story of truth, lies, love and anguish.
April 26, 2014 – 9pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Vampie (Feature, 83m) – by Ming Ballard – (Origin: Hollywood, CA) In this cult film, Azure St. Clair, a neurotic vampiress who is deathly allergic to blood, must protect her only source of food, the VAMPIE (a vampire pie), from a dark vampiric order that wants to use the powers of this deadly pie to revive the dead and enslave the world.
April 28, 2014 – 6:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Steel Earth (Documentary, 22m) – by Jason Michael Paris – (Rockland County, New York) A docu-series hosted by J. Paris where we focus on the removal, restoration, and recycling of ABANDONED machines in the woods. Join us on an epic adventure, as we dig out everything from Planes, Trains, Boats, Cars, Antique Machinery, and much more. We are taking heavy metal to a whole new level ! ! ! Recent Film Credits: Nominated for 3 Regional Emmy Awards Winner Best Reality TV Pilot – Cinema City Intl Film Festival Winner Best Experimental Documentary – New York Intl Film Festival Winner Best TV Pilot – New York Intl Film Festival Winner Excellence in Live Events and Documentary Film – Telly Awards Winner Best Educational Film – Independent Film Quarterly Film Festival Winner Outstanding Motion Graphics – The Pixie Awards Winner Best Film – Going Green Film Festival
May 1, 2014 – 6pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center Puzzle for a Blind Man ( 89 min.) – by Andrei Zinca ( Romania/U.S.) Love is the ultimate puzzle. To solve it, five separate individual destinies become connected to each other, and everybody’s life changes for good, for worse, for ever.
April 29, 2014 – 6pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Accession (F, 80m) – by Michael J. Rix – (Johannesburg, South Africa) A highly controversial drama based on real events. A young man living in a South African township does the unimaginable after discovering he is HIV positive.
April 27, 2014 – 3pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center Creating Creation: You didn’t come from where you came from. “Each of us were inextricably pulled back to the few awakenings of human form and conscience and then just as inextricably pulled forward towards potential revealed” – Ellen Sinopoly – Ellen Sinopoly Dance Company “Collaboratively, it put me in a room with some very talented and experienced artists with whom I had the luxury of learning, dreaming, debating and struggling towards not just a middle ground, but a higher ground” – Stephen Moore – Merce Cunningham Dance Company “Mahmood’s life and works are an ongoing invitation to creativity and creative collaboration…Few artists are as open-hearted, open-minded, and – well, just open – to the surprise and delight of intellectual and artistic discovery” – Roberto Levitow – Funder and Artistic Director – Theatre Without Borders
April 24, 2014 – 6:00pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center -Dream Interrupted (Documentary, 40m) – by Mahmood Karimi-Hakak – (Niskayuna, NY) Dream entangled
April 24, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Hamlet’s Green Evolution (Documentary, 41m) – by Mahmood Karimi-Hakak – (Niskayuna, NY) Green dies on Red
April 28, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Sunrise (MV, 4m) – by Lye Stang – (Orchard Park, NY) A place to wash and renew the soul each day.
May 1, 2014 – 10pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center Imago (Feature 85m) by Chris Warren – (Houston, Tx) After Jennifer has an argument with her brother Brian, she arrives at his house to find that he has gone missing. IMAGO follows Jennifer’s horrific search to find Brian and she soon discovers that his disappearance might be related to something not of this world.
May 2, 2014 – 9pm @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Bent (20m) – By Amy Jo Johnson – (Toronto, ON) Growing up in a religious cult, Jackie and Amelia, now in their late thirties, meet up once a year at Amelia’s mother’s grave to reconnect and talk about life. ‘Are we broken?’ they ask themselves, only to decide after a topless escapade through their old sect, that they are only bent. Bent is a short film about those life long friendships that thankfully keep us feeling normal.
April 26, 2014 – 11am – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center The Wingman (Feature – 87m) by Jim Garrison – (Vancouver, B.C. CAN) The Wingman is an award-winning bromantic comedy about a professional womanizer who coerces his heartbroken relationship counsellor into helping him seduce women, only to discover that having him as his best friend is more important than using him to satisfy his insatiable sex drive.
April 26, 2014 – 3pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus (Documentary, 115m) – by Timothy Mahoney – (Minneapolis, MN) For centuries, a historical and religious controversy has existed around certain events described in the pages of the Bible. Is it real or is it fiction?
April 26, 2014 – 7:00pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Nobody’s Perfect (Documentary, 94m) – by Derrick Simmons – (NY, NY) It’s a rag to riches story about a younger woman name Sasha (Lexi Moeller) who meets the man of her dreams Morgan (Derrick Simmons) with the perfect lifestyle and image. They quickly fall in love. Once they get married, her perfect dream turns into a nightmare.
April 27, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center William’s Lullaby (Feature, 111 minutes) by Nicholas Arnold – (Toronto, Canada) A single father, overcome with depression, struggles to raise his five-year-old son while coming to terms with a trauma from his childhood.
May 2, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center Seasons of the Heart is a romantic comedy that features Western New York and the hidden treasures of its community as the backdrop for this heart felt passionate love story. In our age full of divorces, separations, and unfulfilled relationships, comes this unexpected emotional tale of true love; reminding us that it’s not the one you can see yourself living with…it’s the one you cannot see yourself living without.
April 30, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center - Ukraine Brides. 13 Years Later (Documentary, 65m) – by Nili Tai – (Tel Aviv, Israel) follows the ups and downs of women from Ukraine who married Israeli men. At times heartbreaking, at times mystifying, always compelling, the stories will touch and surprise you. Even while probing sensitive topics, Tal maintains the utmost compassion for her “Ukraine brides.”
April 27, 2014 – 11am @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Guitars Over Cancer (Documentary, 82m) – by Lee Kann – (Pittsburgh PA) The benefit concert honoring Pittsburgh blues guitar great Warren King, along with his band-mates, colleagues, collaborators and fellow blues musicians, is captured on film, both on stage and in archival footage from the 90s, 80s and 70s. The best of Pittsburgh blues players.
April 26, 2014 – 9pm @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Aakhir (At Last) (Short, 16m) – By Tarun Jain – (Delhi, India) Two people set out on a journey. One has no clue about where they are heading. The other has a reason to hide. They meet a stranger whose chemistry with his pet mouse is lovable. A mastermind, a believer, a psychopath and an unknown destination.
April 30, 2014 – 9:30pm @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center A recently fired worker is waiting for his now former colleague in order to have a chat with her. His plans, however, involve more than mere words.
April 27, 2014 – 7pm @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – I Feel Lost (12m) – by Juan Manuel Aragón – (Madrid, Spain) Javier feels an existential emptiness after watching the last episode of LOST. Little by little, a strange force pushes him further and further into a voyage of self-discovery. What starts as a game could end up … as a game!
May 2, 2014 – 9pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Peluguero Fabolero (Short, 13m) – by Juan Manuel Aragón – (Madrid, Spain) Pelayo wants to return home groomed and clean-shaven. It’s late and he’s lost. He manages to find a hairdresser open. But his salvation turns to nightmare as he finds himself captive at the mercy of a football fan hairdresser.
April 29, 2014 – 9:30pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Box (8m) – by Hugo Martinez – (Arlington, TX) A man lives in denial about the tragic events that happened to his family. He finally comes to terms with his grim reality due to a simple delivery package: the box.
April 29, 2014 – 9:30pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Sixty And The City (Documentary, 70m) – by Nili Tai – (Tel Aviv, Israel) Former beauty Nili, now 61 years old and still good looking, is a mother and a grandmother, but still has erotic feelings and looks for love and sex.
May 2, 2014 – 9pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Aftermath (8m) – by Eugene Tang – (Toronto, CAN) After being over-whelmed by anguish from repeated viewing of a crime documentary involving his slain daughter, a grief-stricken man suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder goes on a deadly rampage as he attempts to right the wrong.
May 3, 2014 – 11am – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center “Lucky 7″ is set in Hamilton where the Mob families that run the Province are jockeying for power in a changing landscape. LUCKY 7 (Patrick Farley) left town to keep a secret safe for his father, whose debt to the mob threatened the future and reputation of their family. Nine years later and thought to be dead, Lucky 7 returns and has the money to set things right with mob boss LUCANO, but things don’t go quite according to plan for the payoff; and Lucky is set up to be the perfect fall guy for a gang-land murder. His mob debt isn’t the only one Lucky 7 has to pay when he gets back to town. The other debt is to his family for leaving them without a word. The family runs The Emerald Isle Club, the old pub Lucky’s dad started in the 50′s, and that’s the first place Lucky heads to upon his return. His brothers BRIAN and ALAN are quick to accept him back but an old love named SHARON isn’t quite so ready. Neither is FRANKIE, Lucky’s younger brother who has committed himself to a life of crime. Lucky can’t help but feel he is somehow responsible and tries to help him find his way back home; but Frankie is in too deep and it becomes a dangerous game filled with sex, drugs, violence and betrayal. Below the Emerald Isle Club is a storefront church where Lucky 7 falls for JULIA, a beautiful organist who plays there and a few other places in town. Julia doesn’t care about his past and is only concerned about the here and now, and she is willing to risk everything to help Lucky clear his name. The fire that burns within her helps light his way back home.
May 1, 2014 – 8pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center A young man looking to make his mark in reality TV gets a job at a network only to find himself morally conflicted when he picks a new couple for the popular franchise, The Manhattan Social Club. How far will Kevin go to secure his place in network television?
May 1, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Frequence (Frequency) (10m) – By David Mboussou – (Gabon, France) While secretly recording the quarrel of a couple, a priest makes a terrible discovery.
April 25, 2014 – 10pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Hit and Stay (Documentary, 97m) – by Joe Tropea & Skizz Cyzyk – (Baltimore, MD) The story of a group of priests and nuns who were only trying to abide by their faith and end the Vietnam War. They ended up wanted by the FBI.
April 28, 2014 - 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center - GET TICKETS HERE – Helpless (Music Video, 5m) – by Chrisanne Bellas, Matthew Holota – (Buffalo, NY) “Helpless”…When you miss a loved one with all you have.
April 24, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center Nickel City Vandals (Documentary, 37m) – by Aaron Ferguson – (Buffalo, NY) Nickel City Vandals asks the question, is graffiti an art or a crime? It also describes how graffiti has transitioned within the mainstream culture. Featuring graffiti writers, law enforcement, and an academic giving their opinions on not only graffiti in Buffalo but how graffiti has migrated from the streets to public galleries.
April 24, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Les Esclaves (The Slaves) (SH, 15m) – by Director-Jesse Mast – (St Paul, MN) Two friends live as slaves in ancient Italy. One of them hates their master, but the other reveres him. When tragedy strikes their master’s house, both slaves must decide what is more important: to be free, or to stay alive. Filmed on location in Southern France.
May 2, 2014 – 9pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Cover (15m) – by Tito Guillen – (Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada) A quiet night at the library turns deadly when a librarian accidentally unleashes demonic forces from a strange book. Ashley is in a relationship with Todd, an abusive masochist. Her personal demons become literal when she summons LEGION. Trapped in a library, Ashley must now team up with love sick Scott to put what’s been summoned behind its COVER.
April 30, 2014 – 9:30pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Two Shots (Short, 17m) – by Dino Castelli – (Babylon, NY) A man’s most terrible memories come to haunt him after a year of sobriety.
April 28, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center -Delica-M: Mean Something (Music Video, 5m) – by Herman Wang – (Toronto, ON) A secret laboratory hides a gruesome experiment on several human test subjects. When a sudden change of orders comes down, things take a turn for the worse.
May 2, 2014 – 9pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – 5 Ways 2 Die (Short, 15m) – by Daina Papadaki – (Nicosia, Cyprus) Makis explores different ways of death, struggling to achieve the most ideal result.
April 26, 2014 – 9pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – NYC Rooftop Story (Feature, 48m) – by Ricardo Catalan Jr. – (New York City, NY) David is an ivy league-educated writer who loses his longtime girlfriend and ability to write. A cathartic episode occurs on the rooftop which triggers his pursuit of Misha, a famous international model, and his latent creative writing. In four days, David’s life transforms beyond his initial intention. Life is a comedy spiced with the ups and downs. Amelie McKendry interview with WNY Tonight discussing the film. Skip to 3:00 for the start of the interview. Amelie McKendry interview with Steve Leser. Skip to 25:07 for the start of the interview.
April 26, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Odds (Short, 20m) – by Jeffery Scott Fowler – (Hamilton, Ontario. Canada) Drowning in the malaise of his mediocre existence, John has decided to test fate and play the odds with his only remaining possession, his life. It’s a gamble where winning will bring him a fresh start and losing means a body bag.
April 29, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center Not A Still Life (Documentary, 58m) – by Roberta Cantow – (San Diego, CA) Is a portrait of Steve Stone, an older gay, Jewish man who shares the naked truth of the struggles, joys and sorrows of his unconventional life. His engaging story provokes reflection about the many layers of identity and emotion we all face at points in our lives.
April 29, 2014 – 9:30pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Shelter (Short, 18m) – by Jeffery Scott Fowler – (Hamilton, Ontario. Canada) The Enemy has infiltrated the Green Zone. Escaping capture, John Doyle mounts a pocket of resistance to save the remaining civilians, while rescue forces attempt to locate him. No one can be left behind.
April 27, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Allusion (Short, 11m) – by Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay – (Hamilton , ON, CANADA) Alice works in a record store, and spends her day helping an array of bewildering customers who treat her quite rudely. Nothing makes any sense. Are Alice’s adventures in record store land just a dream?
April 30, 2014 – 9:30pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Compass Rose (5m) – by Emily Dell – (Paso Robles, CA) Out on the vineyard, the woman in black said she only came to talk…but she lied.
April 24, 2014 – 9:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Aurally (4m) – by Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay – (Hamilton, ON, CANADA) – The city is filled with stories. Some exist silently in the nightscape, while others invite us in. AURALLY ponders solitude, loneliness and un/happiness against a backdrop of late night radio and beautiful music.
May 2, 2014 – 6pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Gayak (F, 75m) – by Ronald Bertubin – (Manilla, Philippines) GAYAK is a movie about a father’s unconditional love for his son and the son’s journey towards self-discovery set in the backdrop of a very unique Catholic ritual. It explores intimate relationships within the family and among members of a Filipino rural community within the context of faith, hope, and love.
April 30, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Cricket Nation (Documentary, 47m) – by Stephen Young-Chin — (Toronto, Ontario) Cricket is one of the most popular sports on the planet and has strong roots in North American history! Cricket Nation looks at the widespread impact of the game on various Canadians including some board slamming, beer league hockey players who give the sport a try and are challenged to face one of the fastest cricket bowlers in Canada!
April 25, 2014 – 10pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Secretary (Short, 10m) – by Alex Szatmary – (Cambridge, On, Can) In case you were part of a government conspiracy and you want to go public with the story…you only have to find a documentary maker. Sounds easy… but can you really trust a filmmaker?
April 25, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Brandonwood (F, 87m) – by John J. Fink – (Buffalo, NY) A romantic thriller tracing four years in the lives of a young couple from the excitement of new love to reality of new circumstances for which they cannot escape. Made in WNY.
April 30, 2014 – 9:30pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The True Story Of Christmas Clothesmaker (20m) – by Noel Taylor – (Portland Oregon) A sad strange man tries to find meaning, struggles to make sense of surreal world encounters and interacts with many strikingly odd people and situations he can not make sense of.
May 3, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Baby Blues (F, 92m) – by Po-Chih Leong – (Hong Kong, China) When a young couple moves into a home, they find a mysterious doll that changes their lives forever.
April 24, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center -Saving General Yang (F, 102m) – by Ronny Yu – (Hong Kong, China) Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him – and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven – two of whom have never seen combat – set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive – all to bring their father home.
May 2, 2014 – 10pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Truth Or Dare (Feature, 84m) – by Jessica Cameron – (Los Angeles, CA) 6 friends find overnight internet stardom after making ‘truth or dare’ videos online with a violent twist. It is all fun and games until their number 1 fan decides he wants to play by his own rules…
May 1, 2014 – 7pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Coffee (2m) – by Laurie O’Brien – (Rochester, NY) An over-caffeinated protagonist attempts to escape to a different life.
April 24, 2014 – 9:15pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Damnbulance (17m) – by Terence Cover – (Waterford, MI) Two paramedics believe God has instructed them to allow certain organ donors to die in order to save more lives.
April 26, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Audition (Short, 10m) – by Christopher D’andre Williams – (Menands, NY) A crazy actress seeks revenge on an evil casting director.
May 2, 2014 - 9pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Ambitious Woman (14m) – by Murad Gargoum – (Benghazi, Libya) In light of attempts to raise awareness on citizenship in Libya and to contribute to youth participation in building the new Libya which is 50% of libyan population are women in libyan society, as well as our recognition of the central role played by women in the success of any society.
April 28, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Tawerga Child (MV, 2m) – by Murad Gargoum – (Benghazi, Libya) This is a music film ” tears of refugee child ” from libya “refugee camp of tawerghian people in benghazi- libya ” , focusing on the child’s rights in new libya . ” Must be informed of the child protected from practices which may harm such as discrimination by racial, religious or any other form of discrimination, and that raised the spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, peace and brotherhood”
April 30, 2014 – 6pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Cybornetics Urban Cyborg (F, 111m) – by Barbara Michaels – (NY, NY) A cyborg prototype constructed for the military by a team of scientists rebels against his creators by embarking on a mission to uncover the truth about its human origins in this ambitious sci-fi adventure from independent writer/director Dwayne Buckle (THE MINORITY)
April 27, 2014 – 1pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Bonobo (F, 103m) – by Mark Withers – (London, UK) A happily married young couple must carefully evaluate their relationship and trust in one another, plus own moral standing when a potentially seedy yet highly financial offer is presented to them in a time of recession.
April 24, 2014 – 5pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Lean, Mean & Green (Documentary, 52m) – by Carrie Lezotte – (Detroit, Michigan) Population loss and industrial collapse scar cities around the globe. People in post-industrial, blighted neighborhoods are taking action to make their communities a better place to live. While transitioning their cities from polluted wastelands to environmentally sustainable communities, these urban heroes tell an international story we all share.
April 27, 2014 – 3pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Tasha and Friends (14m) – by Greg Kovacs – (Ancaster, On, CAN) Local children’s show host, Tasha, decides to shut the show down. Her puppet co-stars, however, want to shut her down…permanently.
May 1, 2014 – 4pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – The Instrument (Documentary, 53m) – by Stephen Rife – (Minneapolis, Minnesota) The Instrument is a rare document of Midwestern passion, featuring cremation, spirit possession, and a stolen cello.
April 26, 2014 – 1pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – Hide Your Smiling Faces (F, 81m) – by Daniel Patrick Carbone – (New Jersey and New York) Hide Your Smiling Faces depicts the young lives of two brothers as they abruptly come of age through the experience of a friend’s mysterious death.
April 29, 2014 – 9:30pm – @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center – My Kashmir (Documentary, 31m) – by Madhuri Mohindar and Vaishali Sinha (Mumbai and New York / India and USA) My Kashmir is a film about being young in Kashmir, India, one of the most contentious and militarized regions in the world. For two college students Iqbal and Javaid, a childhood rife with curfews, crossfires and crackdowns has given way to a generation questioning their lack of freedom, while carving a peaceful path to their future.