Saturday, October 2, 2010

Twenty Narrative Features To Compete At American Film Festival

The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, Los Angeles and other festivals that highlight American indie films. Seven of the films are European Premieres and all are having their first showings in Poland.

“We had so many films interested in being part of our inaugural event that it was hard to choose”, AFF Artistic Director Urszula Sniegowska stated. “However, I think that we have assembled a very strong program of titles that show the energy and imagination of contemporary American independent filmmaking. We look forward to introducing these films to our public and in stimulating interest in them from distributors and programmers.”

The twenty dramatic feature films in alphabetical order include: A NY THING (director: Olivier Lécot, Polish Premiere), a New York-set contemporary comedy starring American indie darling Greta Gerwig. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS(Tim Rutili, Polish Premiere), a magical realist musical thriller that wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival; DON’T GO IN THE WOODS (Vincent D'Onofrio, European Premiere), an off-beat musical horror film that is the feature film directorial debut of the celebrated character actor of such films as FULL METAL JACKET and THE PLAYER; and GAIA(Jason Lehel, European Premiere), a compelling drama of grief, loss and redemption that premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.


guiding light81 said...

Oh gee why Poland? Why he cannot be FINALLY coming to Germany? It's not that far away Vincent!!C'mon...

Anonymous said...

Well, this doesn't actually SAY Vincent will be in Poland, only that the movie will be. I know he's passionate about it, but jeeze, he must be getting awfully tired of talking about it as it bounces endlessly around the film festivals. I keep waiting for the distributor to actually 'distribute' it...into a cinema!

guiding light81 said...

Magda Piekarska2010-10-01, last modified 2010-10-01 18:12 WROCLAW GAZETA (TRANSLATED USING GOOGLE TRANSLATE FROM ORIGINAL IN POLISH...A BIT ROUGH) Actor Vincent D'Onofrio ("Men in Black," "Feeling Minnesota") will be a guest of the American Film Festival.

well I saw this article on Nantz's fanpage so I thought he'd be there for sure

thereel said...

The Polish Gazette ( Wrocław) has this posted on their Facebook page:

translated by Google-
'Actor Vincent D'Onofrio ("Men in Black," "Feeling Minnesota") will be a guest of the American Film Festival. The film director in his "Do not go into the forest," runs in the contest and festival in Wrocław will have its European premiere. The event will start in less than two weeks, yesterday launched Internet ticket sales.'

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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