Black Bear schedule released

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:32

MILFORD - Organizers of the 2006 Black Bear Film Festival have released a schedule for events and feature films to be screened during the weekend festival, which includes on: Friday, Oct. 13 For Gold & Gala pass holders only: 6:30 p.m., Opening Night Gala: This year arrive in true Hollywood fashion at the Hotel Fauchere. 9 p.m. “Little Miss Sunshine.” Comedy. When 7 year-old Olive is invited to compete in the “Little Miss Sunshine” competition, her family of misfits rallies behind her. Join Production Designer Kalina Ivanov and “friends” for a celebratory Q & A afterwards. Saturday, Oct. 14 10:30 a.m. “Viva Cuba.” Family/adventure, Spanish with English subtitles. A heartfelt fairy tale and road movie, told from the point of view of two children. Engaging to all ages (10 and up). 12:10 p.m. “The Shutka Book of Records.” Documentary. A glimpse inside a world usually closed to outsiders ... idiosyncratic Roma act out wild and superstition-steeped stories with chutzpa. 2 p.m. “The Black Book.” Thriller / film noir Arlene Dahl, glamorous redhead & leading lady of the ‘40s and ‘50s, will be “in the house” for this feverishly entertaining screening and more. 5 p.m. “Local Color.” Coming-of-age drama . A coming-of-age story that finds commonality in the difficulties of growing up and the discipline of creating art, during a summer in Pennsylvania of all places. Actor Trevor Morgan may be in attendance. 7:20 p.m. “Solo Dios Sabe” Romantic drama, Spanish with English subtitles. Director Carlos Bolado (scheduled to attend) uses travel as a metaphor for spiritual transformation with intense performances heightened by Brazilian electronic star Otto, and Mexican alt-rocker Julieta Venegas. 10 p.m. “Leonard Cohen, I’m Your Man.” Musical documentary. Inspired by Cohen’s unique personality and haunting music, and performing in this moving homage, are: Rufus Wainwright, Linda Thompson, Nick Cave and others. Martha Wainwright is scheduled to appear live. Sunday, Oct. 15 10:30 a.m. “Live and Become.” Drama, Amharic, Hebrew & French, subtitled. A sweeping epic about cultural identity, family, and being a stranger in a strange land. 1:15 p.m. “The U.S. vs. John Lennon.” Documentary. Lively story of an anti-war artist and a government bent on suppressing those who opposed the war ... at a time “when the music mattered.” 3:15 p.m. “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Documentary. A profoundly eye-opening lesson in corporate greed and government corruption, with compelling relevance for a warming planet. 5:30 p.m. “Flannel Pajamas.” Romantic drama. Roger Ebert wrote: “One of the wisest films I can remember about love & human intimacy ... acted fearlessly & directed with quiet, implacable skill. I will not forget it.” Director Jeff Lipsky is scheduled to attend. For more information, call 570-409-0909.