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2007 SouthSide Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ June 18, 2007

SouthSide Film Festival poster featuring Mardi Gras mask

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):

Narrative Features:

American Visa, dir. Juan Carlos Valdivia
Drained (O Cheiro do Ralo), dir. Heitor Dhalia
Samba Poet (Noel – Poeta da Vila), dir. Ricardo Van Steen

Documentary Features:

Bus 174 (Ônibus 174), dirs. Jose Padilha, Felipe Lacerda
The City
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

Short Films

4021 Parkside Ave.
Absolute Zero
Agnieszka 2039
Building Bridges
Deadtime Stories with Mariachi Goose and Friends
Everything Will Be OK
Facing East
The Father, Unblinking
The Ghost of Sam Peckinpah
Her Smile
The Hunter
I’m Not Mexican: “An Exploration of Venezuelan Identity”
Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man’s World
Kali Ma
The Little Gorilla,
dir. Harry Kellerman
Love/Rewind (Genskabelsen)
Mama Knows Best
Meniere’s Disease
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 Playground
The Professor
The Red Balloon
Red Sun Rising
Relationships End
Sans Supervision
A Short History
Solid State
Soy Andina (I am Andean)
Startle Pattern
Thick Lips, Thin Lips
Tree in the Forest
Women with Altitude
Zombie Love

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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