2007 SouthSide Film Festival: Official Lineup
The SouthSide Film Festival is a pretty big fest held in the pretty small town of Bethlehem, PA. This year’s edition, which runs June 19-23, focuses on dance in film, South American films and student films. Some may even be all three. The festival lineups that I normally put up are in order of screening days, but the schedule that SouthSide put online is a little wonky, so I’m just listing movies by title and separating them by features and shorts below. But, it’s an impressive lineup. This is really a major event. In addition to screenings there are all kinds of workshops, live music performances, parties and an extensive screening series just for kids. If I still lived in Pennsylvania, I’d definitely attend. But, I don’t. But you should go. Really. Here are the films (and I’ve listed a director when I could find the info):
American Visa, dir. Juan Carlos Valdivia
Drained (O Cheiro do Ralo), dir. Heitor Dhalia
Samba Poet (Noel – Poeta da Vila), dir. Ricardo Van Steen
Bus 174 (Ônibus 174), dirs. Jose Padilha, Felipe Lacerda
Coca Lives (Que’ Pasa Despues De La Coca?)
Dare Not Walk Alone, dir. Jeremy Dean
The Devil Came on Horseback, dir. Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg
Facing Sudan, dir. Bruce David Janu
The Fists of a Nation (Los Puños de una Nacio’n)
From Mambo to Hip Hop
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, dir. ory Kennedy
Storm of Emotions, dir. Yael Klopmann
Veritas: The Story of Jon Trenge
War/Dance, dir. Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
4021 Parkside Ave.
Deadtime Stories with Mariachi Goose and Friends
Everything Will Be OK
The Father, Unblinking
The Ghost of Sam Peckinpah
I’m Not Mexican: “An Exploration of Venezuelan Identity”
Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man’s World
The Little Gorilla, dir. Harry Kellerman
Mama Knows Best
My Father’s Son
My Life On A Sub or How I learned to Live With The Bomb
Panic: Subduing Demons in America
The Patsari Stove Project
The Red Balloon
Red Sun Rising
A Short History
Soy Andina (I am Andean)
Thick Lips, Thin Lips
Tree in the Forest
Women with Altitude
If you’re attending, you’re gonna need way more info than I’ve provided here, so please visit the SouthSide official site.
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Thanks for the plug to our Festival. The fest is now put away until next year. We feel again we had successes beyond measure, but also realize a constant need to fine tune and adjust, with the help of our committees, Board members, and volunteers, and with the assist of viewer and filmmaker surveys. To those who attended and supported our efforts… THANK YOU.
Keep an eye on our website, ssff.org, for ongoing programming and announcements about SouthSide Film Festival ’08. And I continue to make small reveals of insider news on my blog: southsidefilm.blogster.com.
Here’s to quality films in a comfortable environment, surrounded by knowledgable and inquiring individuals with an appreciation for the Art of Independent Film. Here’s to the Lehigh Valley, here’s to Bethlehem, and here’s to the future of SouthSide Film Festival/Institute. Cheers!
Thank you Mike.