Eventbrite - Ridgefield Independent Film Festival 2017

Featured Events

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Horror Night At Keeler Tavern

Screenings of the feature-length zombie film Dead Sunrise along with shorts VeneficaI Should Have Run and Toward the Entryway at the Keeler Tavern Carriage Barn on Friday, May 19th in the evening.

(Program B)

The Buddy System - Screening and discussion

Wilton, Connecticut-based filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris will present her heart-warming new documentary film about the extraordinary bond between specially trained assistance dogs and children on the autism spectrum. Screening followed by discussion with Smith-Harris and some of the documentary’s subjects. Saturday, May 20th at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

(Program J)

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What Children Do Screening and talk back with director & cast

A comedy about two estranged sisters who are thrust back into each other's lives by the impending death of their grandmother and are forced to try to repair their feral relationship. Screening on Saturday, May 20th at 7p.m. at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Director Dean Peterson and cast and crew members. Afterparty to follow.

(Program N)

Let Me Get What I Want 
Screening and talk back with director, Tim O'Keefe & others

Longform music film by Daddy (collaboration between actor/director/artist James Franco and musician/artist Tim O’Keefe) followed by Q&A with O’Keefe and others involved in the project. Franco wrote poems inspired by songs by seminal 80s band the Smiths, then he and O’Keefe turned those poems into new songs for Daddy. Andy Rourke of the Smiths plays bass on the the album and the film is a collaboration between Franco, O’Keefe and students of Palo Alto High School.

(Program I)

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Written Off Screening
and Q&A 

Documentary. Grippingly honest personal journals reveal the secrets one man worked so hard to conceal as an innocent prescription for painkillers leads to a 10-year struggle to escape opiates and the stigma that surrounds his addiction. Discussion to follow with filmmaker Molly Hermann and community leaders about the opioid epidemic. Saturday, May 20th at 4p.m. at the Ridgefield Library.

(Program F)

SHALLOW WATERS: The Public Death of Raymond Zack Screening and discussion

Screening and discussion with filmmaker Jamie Longhi. Memorial Day, San Francisco Bay. A fully dressed man walks into the cold shallow waters off a public beach, and waits as the tide rises. Curious beach-combers watch the man, and wait. Police and Fire units arrive, watch and wait. The sand in the man's hourglass runs out while everybody waits. ...for what? and why? (Program R)