Q&A: Matt Sobel on the Delicate Balance of ‘Take Me to the River’

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Accompanying his parents to a Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t be more uncomfortable for Ryder (Logan Miller), a gay Californian teenager. For his mother’s sake he agrees to act “normal,” but nonetheless attracts some unwanted attention from his conservative relatives. The only one who seems to like him is 9-year-old Molly (Ursula Parker), but a strange […]

Q&A: David Shapiro on the Double Narrative of ‘Missing People’

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Fifteen years after his debut film KEEP THE RIVER ON THE RIGHT, director David Shapiro returns to HIFF with MISSING PEOPLE. The documentary follows Martina Batan, the director of a prominent New York art gallery as she investigates her young brother’s long unsolved murder. At the same time, she obsessively researches and collects the work […]

Oscar® Submissions From 9 Countries to Screen at HIFF

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To date, nine films screening at HIFF 2015 have been selected by their respective countries as this year’s entry into the Oscar® race for Best Foreign Language Film. And the list is growing… Be among the first American audiences to see these international gems! 11 MINUTES “11 minut” (POLAND) Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | US Premiere | Poland/Ireland After a 5-year […]

What Does ‘Sold Out’ Really Mean? Rush Line Policy Explained…

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When you’re browsing the HIFF 2015 Film Guide, don’t be discouraged if you see the words “Sold Out”—there’s still hope! Rush Sales Some of the films screening at HIFF 2015 are going to be more in demand than others; that’s just the way it is. But remember: just because advance tickets are no longer available for […]

Be the First to See These World Premieres at HIFF 2015!

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Undoubtedly, one of the best parts of attending a film festival is the heightened anticipation and thrill of knowing you are a part of the audience for a film’s very first screening… their World Premiere. The director is on hand—often with cast, crew, friends and family—the excitement is palpable, and life goals are being realized, right in front of your eyes. You know you […]