4, 2003 - Confessions
of a Dangerous Mind
debut, starring Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Sam Rockwell and George
made him famous,
but his biggest hits happened off screen. This is a story of a
showman's double life -- television producer by day and CIA assassin by
night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited
by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. The film
George Clooney's directoral debut and showcases a breakthrough
by Sam Rockwell. The film also stars Drew Barrymore, Rutger
George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Charlie Kaufman ("Being John
wrote the script, adapted from the cult-classic and unauthorized
by Chuck Barris.
George Clooney & Sam Rockwell
2003 - Gods
and Generals - NOTE: Each member planning to attend this
screen adaptation of Jeff Shaara's heralded, best-selling novel,
Jeff Daniels, Robert Duvall and Stephen Lang, is a dramatic look at the
Civil War -- America's bloodiest conflict, in which more than 620,000
were lost. A prequel to the acclaimed screen drama, GETTYSBURG,
directed by Ron Maxwell, the film is based on events which are sweeping
in scope and made all the more compelling by the human-scaled drama it
depicts. A moving portrayal of a nation divided, GODS AND
begins in early 1861 and continues through 1863, climaxing with the
Battle of Chancellorsville. The film illuminates heroes from both
sides of the war, such as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain (JEFF DANIELS), a
professor at Maine's Bowdoin College who gave up a promising academic
to enlist in the Union army and then went on to become one of the
finest military leaders.
2003 - To
End All Wars
David L. Cunningham's
film, based on the experiences of POW survivor, Ernest Gordon, is a
story of what hope means to a group of Allied soldiers imprisoned by
Japanese in a remote region of Thailand during World War II.
quickly develop into personalities both likable and unappealing, and
rapid humanization is the basis of the film's elevation from a bloody
into a meaningful meditation on the triumph of man's spirit. The
film stars Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Carlyle, Ciaran McMenamin, Mark
Yugao Saso, Sakae Kimura and Shu Nakajima. BRIAN GODAWA is the
writer of the screenplay.
the Grand Prize
of the Heartland Film Festival.
2003 - Why
Grouya, will conduct a screening of his triple award-winning Docu-Film,
WHY VIVALDI? and will also remain in attendance for an after-screening
Time: 70 MINUTES.
2003 - Mud
Winner of 10
this is Anthony Andrew Hall's first feature film. Hall is an
Director and, under his direction, all three principal actors in this
won 1999 Los Angeles MethodFest awards. Mud Season has also won a
couple of best picture awards. It is a Vermont tale of murder, of
love, of conflict and learning.
says, "It is the
responsibility of the filmmaker to tell stories which connect
with the audience for whom the film was intended and if it reaches
as well, so much the better. We have the ability to communicate
large numbers of people, to give them something they lack or need, and
we must do so with substance, charm and style."
will be in attendance
and will remain for a Q. and A. Session following the screening.
p.m., Camelot Theatres - Sneak Preview of Pursuit
Of Happiness - Wine
& Cheese Reception with Invited Film-Makers
- "Classy and bright...
this sweet romantic comedy is so breezily done... Whaley's
klutziness makes for hilarity. Like 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,'
surprised me." -- Michael Janusonis, Providence Journal.
like this movie!
I was delighted, surprised, pleased and entertained." -- George
2003 - 9:00 a.m.,
Camelot Theatres - The
Collection, Italian Film, 2002.
to film by
Dr. David Kaminsky.
The film is
a clever thriller,
combining social comedy and "whodunit" in classic Hollywood style.
TIME: 95 Minutes
2003 - 9:00 a.m.,
Camelot Theatres - THE BANK,
Anthony LaPaglia and David Wenham.
THE BANK is a gripping drama,
written and directed by Robert Connolly, set within the cut-throat
of high finance and banking -- a world where millions can be made and
in seconds and lives can be destroyed just as easily. Anthony
is chillingly convincing as bank CEO, Simon O'Reilly, the type who
banks a bad name, cutting costs and increasing profits no matter what
consequences. Under pressure from his bank's board of directors,
O'Reilly employs a mathematics genius, Jim Doyle (played by David
whose system for predicting the stock market is near completion and,
perfected, will be worth billions to those who control it.
tragedy and revenge aplenty, even a little romance, not to mention a
storyline full of suspense and a heart-pounding finale -- nail-biting
at its best.
2003 - 9:00
a.m., Camelot Theatres - MARION
starring Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins and Stacy Smith.
MARION BRIDGE made its world
premiere at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival and won Best
about sibling and parental relationships with a beautifully realized
of loss, healing and humor.
TIME: 90 Minutes
- 9:00 a.m., Camelot Theatres - EL BOLA,
starring Alberto Jimenez, Juan Jose Ballesta, Manuel Moron and Pablo
of over 30 international awards.
of over 30 international awards, the film is a powerful drama whose
character is a 12-year-old boy with a dark, disturbing secret and no
-- that is, until Alfredo moves into the neighbourhood, offering
hope and joy.
TIME: 88 Minutes
- 7:45 p.m. Special Filmmaker's Screening,
Camelot Theatres - THE HOLY LAND,
starring Saul Stein, Tchelet Semel and Albert Illuz.
TIME: 96 Minutes
- 9:00 a.m. AND 6:30 p.m. - The
of the CLERMONT
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL.
TWO Program Performances. There will be a coffee & muffin
before the morning program, and the evening program will present a wine
& cheese reception prior to introductions, with dessert served
the film presentation.
of Short Films, the Clermont Ferrand is the World's largest and most
Short Film Festival, and this presentation includes the "Best of the
French National Competition Shorts (6 shorts)" and "Best of
Shorts (4 shorts)."
13, 2003 -
9:00 a.m., Camelot Theatres - LOVE
THE HARD WAY, starring Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, Jon
August Diehl, Pam Grier and Katherine Moennig.
This is a story of a petty
thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world
crime, while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being
4, 2003 - 9:00
a.m., Camelot Theatres - GLOOMY
in Budapest in the thirties, a restaurant owner hires a pianist to play
in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with a beautiful
who inspires one of the men to compose his song, Gloomy Sunday, which
first loved and then feared for its melancholic melody triggers a chain
of suicides. This "ménage à trois is sent
when another man, Hans, falls in love with the waitress as well.
TIME: 112 Minutes
- 9:00 a.m., Camelot Theatres - TOGETHER.
to an extraordinary, classical soundtrack in this stirring drama of the
power of music and the importance of family in a film full of warmth
humour which also discloses a subtle critique of today's China and its
pursuit of modern things.
TIME: 116 Minutes
- 9:00 a.m., Camelot Theatres - THE
following the screening, led by Writer/Director James Hill & Paul
Michael (Lead Actor)
of the Best Picture (English Language) award at the Italian Film
this modern-day, opera-like tale stars veteran Broadway star Paul
as Enzo Morelli, a once-promising opera singer who has recently sold
he owns and moved into the very slum area he sweeps -- a sacrifice made
to pay for his son's tuition at Harvard, to keep a promise made to his
late wife. Following graduation, Joey (played by Michael
comes home with attitude and a rich girlfriend, only to learn the real
lessons in life. The ensuing events complete the story in both a
heartwarming and heartbreaking way, linking the two to a controversial
yet realistic conclusion, which continues to ignite debate over
TIME: 109 Minutes