Tiburon’s International Film Festival, a showcase for independent feature and short films from around the world, will present over 60 films from 31 countries at its 14th annual event with topics from drama, fiction, politics, music, animation, children, student…to current events, all being presented at Tiburon Playhouse Theater.
The festival’s popular program, Marin Filmmakers, will once again shine upon the local filmmakers and talents, as well as a new program for the filmmakers who live and work in the San Francisco area called Bay Area Showcase with films such as: Green Thumb, Black Sheep, California: Paradise Burning, Circle of Life, Reflections of Union Square, Reformation, When the Fall Comes, Howard’s Farm, LADY and the frog.
In addition, with the festival’s long history of dedicating a good portion of its programming to current events, Focus on the Middle East will shed a new light on the situation in the most volatile area in the world with a variety of genres from fiction and documentary, to music.
The tribute the year is to maestro Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist, 1900…) who has left a significant mark in the history of cinema. Bertolucci on Betolucci, directed by two of his Italian countrymen, Walter Fasano and Luca Guadagnino, will screen in his honor.
The subjects of the films range from war in Ireland (Ardoyne) and Syria (Red Lines), to lighter subjects (The Grandad, Not My Day), to reminiscencing about the 60’s, when life was easier. The Beatles came to light, with the Beatles directed by Norwegian filmmaker, Peter Flinth, and the Fab Four dominated the world attention.
A great epic in the same class as Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains, directed by Sadyk Sher Niyaz from Kyrgyzstan, will take the audience to the good old days of the epic film.
After 50 years, the assassination of John F. Kennedy still remains a mystery. Plaza Man will look deeply at why one person could not have acted alone, and why the history was written incorrectly. Joseph McBride, author and film historian, will moderate this program.
This is just a brief look at what is planned for the 14th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival.
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The following filmmakers are confirmed to attend the 14th annual Tiburon International Film Festival:
Jennifer Juelich [director] Neon Sky
Nolan Mecham [actor] Neon Sky
Debra Knox [actor] Neon Sky
Grace DeZago [actor] Neon Sky
D. Sputnik Juelich [actor] Neon Sky
Kari Wishingrad [actor] Neon Sky
Tal Skloot [editor] Neon Sky
Tad Barker [cinematographer] Neon Sky
David Denny/Kathy Peck [music composers] Neon Sky
Debbie Brubaker [producer] Neon Sky
Lloyd Silverman [executive producer] Neon Sky
Philip Clayton-Thompson [director] Ardoyne
Colin Gerrard [director] I Know You
Harris Cohen [director] Hans
Cynthia Lubow [director] Silver Tsunami
Jim Sugar [director] Swimming: Mind, Body, Spirit
Lee Briggs [director] Baby
Ingrid Serban [director] All Sales Final
Justen Lander [director] American Standard
Kiel Murray & Phil Lorin [director] Green Thumb
Ray Arthur Wang [director] Circle of Life
Michael Horse [actor] Circle of Life
Norris Pope [producer/director of photography] Circle of Life
David Andrew Lustig [executive producer] Circle of Life
Samati Boonchitsitsak [director] Reflections of Union Square
Robin Parker [director] Black Sheep
Hoyon Jung [director] Reformation
Joshua Fulton [producer] Reformation
Tiffany Shlain Science of Character
Adriana Marchione [director] When the Fall Comes
Tina Hsu [director] LADY and the frog
Ivan Cash [director] Howard’s Farm
Jason Whisman [director] The Peace Experience
Niloofar Ghiglia [producer] The Peace Experience
Tickets are on sale now online and will be available at the theater box office when the festival starts.