HIFF 2013: Day 5 Highlights

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It’s hard to believe today is the final day of HIFF 2013. But there are still plenty of movies to see, including the four award-winning films: a doc and a narrative from both the Golden Starfish Awards (voted on by the jury) and the Audience Awards. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to pick a winner! […]

HIFF 2013: Day 3 Highlights

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It’s Day 3 of HIFF 2013, and the Festival is in full swing. On today’s docket: movies, movies, movies, and a tribute to Working Title Films, an integral part of our Focus on UK Film program. We’ve got you covered!  If the ticketing site says “Sold Out,” keep in mind that we are hearing that […]

Q&A: Liesbeth De Ceulaer on ‘Behind the Redwood Curtain’

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Imbued with a mesmerizing, dreamlike quality, Liesbeth De Ceulaer’s confident first feature takes us to the majestic Redwood Forest and introduces us to people who have strong personal connections to this once isolated region of California. Through seamless vignettes and stunningly saturated cinematography, we meet activists, scientists, loggers, tree dwellers, and Native Americans who share […]

Q&A: Douglas and Roger Kass on ‘Emptying the Skies’

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Based on an article in The New Yorker by best-selling writer Jonathan Franzen, Emptying the Skies chronicles the poaching of migratory birds in southern Europe and introduces us to the intrepid volunteer squad of bird-lovers trying to stop it. Trapped at “pinch points” near the Mediterranean, these globetrotting songbirds are considered culinary delicacies and reap big […]

Q&A: Carlos Agulló on Plot For Peace

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A true story of intrigue, Plot for Peace traces the behind-the-scenes diplomatic maneuverings to release Nelson Mandela from jail in South Africa in the 1980s. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how Africa’s front line states helped end apartheid. One man stood at the center of […]