November 14-18, 2012, Tribeca Cinemas, New York City
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2011 Big Apple Film Festival Official Program Guide
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Thursday November 3, 2011

buy tickets Program 13 – Theater 1

6:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.

The Furious Force of Rhymes – 84 minutes
Dir. Joshua Atesh Litle
Traveling through four continents and six countries, "The Furious Force of Rhymes" is a fascinating look at Hip-Hop as trans-national protest music. Over the course of the eighty-four-minute voyage, the viewer encounters characters as diverse as Israeli Jews, marginalized French Arabs, East German skinhead punks and West African feminists, all of whom share a common musical language. Originating from the ghettos of New York, Rap has found adherents in every country in the world. Recognizing themselves in the oppression of U.S. Blacks, people everywhere have adapted the American street music to their own causes. From the Bronx to Africa, this is their story.

buy tickets Program 14 – Theater 2

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Busker NYC – 6 minutes
Dir. Kevin Woods
Saxophonist and filmmaker Kevin 'Blue' Woods explores the connection between artist and audience. Through the dialog of music and conversation, BUSKER reveals the deep and instinctive connection we all wish to have with art and music.

The Cellist – 55 minutes
Dir. Christopher Lukas
An 80-year old cellist who played with the NY Philharmonic for 25 years talks about his work and plays many pieces, some with ensembles and some solo. This is a moving portrait of a talkative but fascinating individual

Kevin – 36 minutes
Dir. Jay Duplass
In Austin, TX in the early '90s, Kevin Gant was the Duplass Brothers' hero. They reveled in Kevin's exploratory musical style and playful spirituality. But in 1995, Kevin mysteriously disappeared. Jay Duplass' documentary debut explores who Kevin is, how he lost his inspiration, and what he must do to get it back.

To be followed by a live acoustic performance by musician Kevin Gant.

buy tickets Program 15 – Theater 1

7:45 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.

Leap Before You Look – 22 minutes
Dir. Stephane Goldstand
Faced with his wife's desire to become a mother, a filmmaker goes on a quest to find out how people decide to have kids and identify the sources of his own hesitation.

A Light in the Dark: The Art and Life of Frank Mason – 91 minutes
Dir. Sonny Quinn
Our greatest works of art are being destroyed! Fine Art painter and educator, Frank Mason, reveals the scandal behind art restoration and fights to preserve our cultural heritage. Art lovers will be delighted and challenged.

buy tickets Program 16 – Theater 2

8:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Hit – 16 minutes
Dir. Taylor Levy
A chance encounter between two lonely men leads to a first date in which something kinetic is clearly happening. But their pasts may prove to be too hard to overcome when one of them uncovers that they are not exactly strangers.

Egyptian Holiday – 9 minutes
Dir. Spencer Katz
Determined to discover the Pharaoh's treasure, a disorganized group of explorers led by a bumbling archaeologist with an affinity for Chardonnay, set out on an expedition through an ancient Egyptian tomb, teeming with bugs, layered with hallways, and full of traps.

Roger's Number – 28 minutes
Dir. Gianluca Cavaleri
After changing his phone number Rich begins to receive strange calls from people looking for a 'Roger'. Being utterly bored and tired of his day to day routine Rich gets bold and follows the leads of the mysterious messages and enters a new world.

With Love, Marty – 21 minutes
Dir. Jack Kyser
Marty, a lovelorn student at New York University, uncomfortably mingles with fellow members of his debate team at a college party, before breaking away from them entirely. He sets out on a nighttime journey across Manhattan to Columbia University, with the intention of confessing his love to Kellie, a young woman whom he barely knows.

Lead Me to the Clouds – 19 minutes
Dir. Bobb Barito
Suspicious boyfriend Spike goes to a party to bury thoughts about his deceitful girlfriend. Enticed by an exotic new girl and reminded of his dark childhood, he follows the lurking monster of his best nightmares, hoping to capture the ecstasy of youth in the darkest places.

Live – 5 minutes
Dir. Zack Morrison
A guy who lives life to the fullest, and enjoys every second of it, attempts to give his shy, shut-in friend a taste of the life he is letting pass by.

buy tickets Program 17 – Theater 1

10:00 p.m. – 11:25 p.m.

Perhaps Tomorrow – 21 minutes
Dir. Sandy Garfunkel
Annie has detached herself from her friends and her work, and seems desperate to find a connection with a world other than her own. She thinks there is only one path to resolution, but unexpectedly, her daily lunch routine becomes the key to making peace with the ghosts of her past.

Apathy and Delirium – 19 minutes
Dir. William Sullivan
Patrick Davidson: suburban husband. Trapped, suffocating through a life of routine. His wife tries to make everything perfect, but he struggles against it. He hungers for an alternative, refusing to accept a life of unhappiness - searching for something that will reinvigorate the passion of his youth. But where is the line between re-inventing yourself, and making a major mistake as the result of a mid-life crisis?

Hidden in Time – 16 minutes
Dir. Edward Roy
One man's American Dream is another man's nightmare come true. Ahmad, an Iraqi immigrant who drives a taxi in New York City, picks up a mysterious box from a close friend. Then, while driving in Manhattan, he picks up an American businessman on his way to the airport. Ahmad overhears this man's phone conversation that reveals his good fortune of acquiring a military supply contract. Ahmad hatches a plan and kidnaps his passenger on the way to the airport. With his passenger locked in the taxi, Ahmad seems to fit all the cultural stereotypes of a Muslim from the Arab world. And yet, through these bizarre circumstances, he reveals that he is no stereotype but a man whose dreams are common to us all.

Trouble Child – 16 minutes
Dir. Adel L. Morales
Veronica, a new counselor at a group home for young girls, tries to gain the trust of a rebellious young lady, by exposing her own criminal past as a teenage runaway who fell in love with a man who turned out to be a pimp.

buy tickets Program 18 – Theater 2

10:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Dogs Lie – 77 minutes
Dir. Richard Atkinson
Eight patients and two clinicians are thrown together for a night of monitoring and observation at a luxury New York sleep clinic. Humor and irreverence give way to devious self-interest as dark secrets are revealed. Lucia (Ewa Da Cruz) finds herself the center of attention as her world seemingly spins out of control. Romance, Blackmail and Murder ensue. Nothing is quite as it seems.

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  Ticket information

Advance Online Tickets will be available for purchase from October 1 through October 23.

After October 23 the ONLY way to purchase tickets will be in person at Tribeca Cinemas beginning one hour prior to the start of each program on a first come first serve basis (cash only at the door).

The cost of tickets is $20 per program.


To purchase tickets online simply click the “Buy Tickets” icon next the program you wish to attend.

All screenings will take place at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street (corner of Canal Street).

Tickets include admission to the Official Filmmaker's Party on Saturday, November 5th at 10 p.m in the Tribeca Cinemas Reception Lounge, sponsored by Stella Artois.

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