Big Eddy Film Fest at the Tusten this weekend

22 films to be shown at Art Deco theater along the Delaware


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  • "Halfway to Zen," a dark comedy about a fractured family coming together, at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 (Photo provided)



The line-up

The Boy Downstairs
Opening night film: Autumn in New York is the setting for this fresh romantic comedy starring Zosia Mamet (best known for her starring role on HBO’s “Girls”) as a writer in Brooklyn who discovers the boy living in the downstairs apartment is her ex-boyfriend.
Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m.
Meet the Makers
Shorts program: Five short documentary profiles of artists at work making the images that shape the world around them.
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
Examine the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, Armistead Maupin, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose “Tales of the City” novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth.
Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m.
Sexy Shorts
Shorts program: Explore the awkward, exhilarating, challenging, and very funny impulses of the human body through this collection of shorts.
Saturday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m.
“Meet the Filmmakers” Cocktail Party
Rub elbows with the directors, actors, editors, writers, and other creative people behind the features, shorts, and documentaries screening throughout the weekend.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 5-6:30 p.m.
So B. It
A pre-teen girl embarks on a journey across country to uncover the story of her mother’s past and discovers herself along the way.
Saturday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Halfway to Zen
Sullivan County’s own John Adams and Toby Poser direct and star in this dark comedy about a fractured family coming together to face several life-altering challenges.
Saturday, Sept. 16, at 9 p.m.
Movie Making in Sullivan County
Join us for this brunch and panel discussion about the logistics and tax benefits of producing and shooting films in Sullivan County.
Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m.
Unrest
When Harvard Ph.D. student is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
Sunday, Sept. 17, at 12 p.m.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Retrospective screening: The 1996 Disney animated feature centers on Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his struggle to gain acceptance into society.
Followed by Q&A with director Kirk Wise and actor Heidi Mollenhauer.
Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.
Icehouse Arts Kid Flix
Looking ahead to the next generation of filmmakers, the Big Eddy Film Festival presents short videos by local youth created in local filmmaking workshops led by video artist Ron Littke. Fun viewing for the whole family.
Sunday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m.
Dare to Be Different
Closing night film: New wave music was introduced to the US from Europe in the 1980s by Long Island’s radio station WLIR, which led to the rise of mega-groups like U2, The Police, Duran Duran, Joan Jett and Blondie.
Sunday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.
Other screenings include:
Dangerous Curves
Do You Like Peacocks?
Fisk, Untitled Portrait
I Like Girls
The Kodachrome Elegies
Le Clitoris
Mind Reading
The Moving Camera Project
Shy Guys
The Talk
Winter’s Watch
Yes, God, Yes

, N.Y. — The Big Eddy Film Festival, coming to the Tusten Theatre this weekend, aims to show the newest and best independent films from around the world and our own backyard.

Built in the 1930s as a single-screen movie house, the art-deco style Tusten Theatre, located at 210 Bridge St, Narrowsburg, N.Y., serves as the venue for film screenings. The festival is produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the arts council for Sullivan County.

“I’m so happy to have a new film festival in Sullivan County," said actress Debra Winger. "Life only gets better when there are great venues like the Tusten Theatre to show films that entertain, educate and shine light on the things that connect us to each other and take us to worlds we’ve yet to discover.”

The all-access pass is $100, which guarantees a seat at every film, the Saturday night party, and admission to the opening night film. A six-pack of tickets costs $40 but does not include opening night.

For the full line-up, please see sidebar.

For more information, visitbigeddyfilmfest.com or call 845-252-7576.


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