RIFF2 took place May 19-21, 2017
The 2017 RIFF Awards were held Sunday, May 21st at the Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House.
A comedy about two estranged sisters who are thrust back into each other's lives by the impending death of their grandmother and forced to try to repair their feral relationship.
Beautifully shot story of a nontraditional family in Iran and their struggles with class, gender and illness.
A journey through Kashmir, a country at war for decades leads filmmakers to a story of tragedy, courage and hope for a land and a people trying to struggle for identity and hope for a better life.
Stephane hurries to a wedding for which he is the best man. Terribly late, he realizes that he forgot the bride’s bouquet. Fortune favors him when he has the opportunity to take possession of a funeral bouquet tied on a tree. But fate takes it out on him when his GPS loses its signal. Unable to get his bearings, he will have to take with him the only person who crosses his path, and who is able to help.
The story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna who have been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.
A romantic visual poem set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck.
Todd and Clayton find themselves in a world of trouble when they try to live their Art.
Jonas, the owner of a vinyl record store, stumbles into a mysterious tavern by chance one evening. The tavern is detached from time and people from different eras meet there. He falls in love with a Jazz singer, Eva Elana, from the 60s. But time will become their greatest enemy...
YOUR FIRST STOP IS RIFF CENTRAL
FILMMAKERS AND PASS PURCHASERS all passes purchased online can be picked up at RIFF CENTRAL at The Village Tavern located at 378 Main Street (near Governor Street) Ridgefield, CT.
RIFF CENTRAL HOURS
FRIDAY 1p-6p SATURDAY 10a-6p
Passes & individual tickets can also be purchased at RIFF CENTRAL
FILMMAKERS please make RIFF Central your first stop after you settle into your hotel. You will receive your gift bags and passes here and enjoy food and beverages provided by Village Tavern.
RIFF T-shirts on sale AT RIFF CENTRAL
The Rooted Plow will also have their line of exclusive Ridgefield Items for sale AT RIFF CENTRAL
BE SURE TO VISIT THE RIFF POSTER GALLERY AT THE RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY LOWER LEVEL.
A Simple Test - USA
After The Revolution - USA
Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites - Australia
An Evening of Eternity - Germany
Capital Advice - USA
Change - Singapore
Clean - USA
Cold Breath - Iran
Cradle - Iran
Dead Sunrise - Australia
Dear Anima - Taiwan
Equipoise - USA
Flawless - UK
Forgotten Farms - USA
Hoda's Story - Israel
I Should Have Run - UK
Jewish Blind Date - Switzerland
Let Me Get What I Want - USA
Lion Dance - USA
Love - Germany
My Identity - USA
My Name is Joan - USA
Nirwana Blossom - Germany
Once There Was A Girl - Israel
Once Upon A Dream - Belgium
One Big Home - USA
Petrel - Australia
Pool - Brazil
Slummy Mummy - USA
Sternenkind - Germany
Swimming in the Desert - USA
The Bouquet - France
The Buddy System - USA
The Chocolate Case - The Netherlands
The Descendants - Iran
The Green Standard - USA
The Ides of Childhood - India
The Other Side - Spain
The Star Gazers - South Africa
Toward the Entryway - USA
Two Guys - USA
Two Worlds - Poland
Venefica - USA
Wake-Up Call - UK
What Children Do - USA
What The People Want - USA
Where We Live - Australia
Wolves - Andorra
Woman Versus - USA
Written Off - USA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)