Frankfort Film Festival

October 20-23, 2016

Save the date for the 8th Annual Frankfort Film Festival happening October 20-23, 2016.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored, participated and enjoyed the 7th Annual Frankfort Film Festival, presented by Northway Orthodontics, at the Garden Theater in downtown Frankfort.

The 2015 Frankfort Film Festival screened 17 award-winning films from around the globe. Plus, four short films produced by students of Interlochen Arts Academy's Motion Picture Arts program were shown preceding each daily feature film.

Live music was featured prior to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday final films of the evening.

We will post information about the films screening at this year's festival as soon as possible. View the 2015 Film Festival Schedule or click the button below to download.


ALL TICKETS $10 EACH

The Garden Theater box office opens one hour prior to each film showing for individual ticket purchases. Tickets for individual shows are not available for advance purchase.     

FESTIVAL PASSES $85 EACH

Purchase a Film Festival Weekend Pass for entry to every film showing at our 2015 festival for only $85. Film Festival Weekend Passes may be purchased at the Garden Theater box office.

Questions? Please call 231.352.7561 or email info@frankfortgardentheater.com

Thank you in advance for your continued support of The Garden Theater and Frankfort Film Festival!


Frankfort Film Festival Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

PRODUCING SPONSORS:


Thursday, October 22

Mommy

thursday, 12:30 pm

DRAMA | 139 minutes | rated: R | French w/ Subtitles

A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son. As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla, the peculiar new neighbor across the street, offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

Director: xavier dolan

awards: Jury prize cannes film festival, best actress palm springs film festival, audience award stockholm film festival

imdb movie Listing

 

Phoenix

thursday, 3:00 PM

DRAMA | 98 MINUTES | RATED: PG-13 | German W/ SUBTITLES

A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.

DIRECTOR: christian petzold

AWARDS: best supporting actress German FILM awards, BEST ACTRESS seattle international FILM FESTIVAL

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

Food Patriots

thursday, 5:00 PM

Documentary | 74 MINUTES | RATED: g | english

Surprising, funny and poignant, Food Patriots is a personal film that unfolds from a home movie into a powerful consumer movement.

Food Patriots is a multi-award-winning 74-minute film that captures the roller coaster journey of one mom whose son nearly died from a food borne illness. The film follows her struggles to raise backyard chickens, change her family’s eating habits and transform her loved ones into "Food Patriots.”

DIRECTORs: jeff spitz & jennifer amdur spitz ***filmmaker MAY ATTEND***

Movie Website

 

The Hundred Year-Old Man

thursday, 8:00 PM

adventure/comedy | 114 MINUTES | RATED: r | English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Russian

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

DIRECTOR: felix herngren

AWARDS: audience choice AWARD chicago international film festival, audience award durban INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, best international feature florida film festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

friDAY, OCTOBER 23

Leviathan

friday, 12:30 PM

drama | 140 MINUTES | RATED: R | RUSSIAN w/ subtitles

Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop next to the house where he lives with his young wife and his son. When told that his house will be demolished, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

DIRECTOR: andrey zvyagintsev

AWARDS: best foreign language film golden globes, best screenplay cannes film festival, best film london film festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

Black Coal, Thin Ice

friday, 3:00 PM

crime DRAMA | 110 MINUTES | RATED: R | mandarin W/ SUBTITLES

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

DIRECTOR: Yi'nan diao

AWARDS: BEST actor asian film awards, golden bear berlin international film festival, best feature film golden horse film festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

Slow West

friday, 5:00 PM

thriller/western | 84 MINUTES | RATED: R | english

At the end of the nineteenth century, a young Scottish man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.

DIRECTOR: John maclean

AWARDS: grand jury prize world cinema dramatic sundance film festival, best film Transatlantyk International Film Festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

What We Do in the Shadows

friday, 8:00 PM

Comedy/horror | 86 MINUTES | RATED: R | ENGLISH

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up.

DIRECTOR: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

AWARDS: best narrative feature hawaii international film festival, people's choice award midnight madness toronto international film festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

saturDAY, OCTOBER 24

Happy Valley

Saturday, 11:00 AM

documentary | 98 MINUTES | RATED: NR | ENGLISH

A documentary that observes the year after Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges.

DIRECTOR: Amir Bar-Lev

AWARDS: BEST documentary feature sarasota FILM FESTIVAL

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

The Look of Silence

Saturday, 1:00 PM

DOCUMENTARY | 103 MINUTES | RATED: PG-13 | Indonesian w/ Subtitles

Through Joshua Oppenheimer's work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered - and the identity of the men who murdered him.

DIRECTOR: Joshua Oppenheimer

AWARDS: Peace film award berlin FILM FESTIVAL, best documentary bodil awards, audience award sxsw film festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

'71

Saturday, 3:00 PM

action/drama | 99 MINUTES | RATED: r | english

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

DIRECTOR: Yann Demange

AWARDS: best director british independent FILM FESTIVAL, best new director munich film festival, best picture athens international film festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

Frame By Frame

Saturday, 5:00 PM

documentary | 85 MINUTES | RATED: nR | Dari & English

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. Set in modern Afghanistan, Frame By Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

DIRECTORs: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli ***FILMMAKER MAY ATTEND***

AWARDS: audience award documentary feature brooklyn FILM FESTIVAL, grand jury prize documentary nashville film festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

Meet The Patels

Saturday, 8:00 PM

comedy/DOCUMENTARY | 88 MINUTES | RATED: pg | ENGLISH

A laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams - and his parents.

DIRECTORs: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel

AWARDS: best DOCUMENTARY FEATURE los angeles FILM FESTIVAL, audience award best DOCUMENTARY film traverse city FILM FESTIVAL

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

sunDAY, OCTOBER 25

Timbuktu

Sunday, 12:45 PM

drama | 97 MINUTES | RATED: PG-13 | french w/ subtitles

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives - which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith - abruptly disturbed.

DIRECTOR: Abderrahmane Sissako

AWARDS: BEST foreign language film academy award nomination, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury cannes FILM FESTIVAL, best director Chicago International Film Festival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

Red Army

Sunday, 2:45 PM

Documentary | 84 MINUTES | RATED: PG | english & Russian

Red Army is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union.

DIRECTOR: Gabe Polsky

AWARDS: audience choice AWARD chicago international film festival, audience award world cinema AFI Fest

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

SUNDAY, 4:30 PM

Drama | 115 MINUTES | RATED: nr | Hebrew & French w/ subtitles

An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country's religiously-based marriage laws, in this riveting drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.

DIRECTORs: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

AWARDS: best screenplay CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, AUDIENCE AWARD jerusalem film FESTival

IMDB MOVIE LISTING

 

Sunshine On Leith

SUNDAY, 7:45 PM

comedy/DRAMA/musical | 100 MINUTES | RATED: Pg | english

Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh, Scotland after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships.

DIRECTOR: Dexter Fletcher

AWARDS: british breakthrough award Richard Attenborough Film Awards, nominated best actor, best actress, best directing, best film bafta awards scotland

IMDB MOVIE LISTING


Frankfort Film Festival 2015 Previews

watch every preview of Movies at this year's festival.


The winner of the John P. Vinkemulder Audience Award for the 7th Annual Frankfort Film Festival is Phoenix.

Phoenix can add the Frankfort Film Festival to its trophy case, which also includes awards from the German Film Awards, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, and more.

Second place for the 2015 Frankfort Film Festival went to Meet the Patels.

Listening Devices underwritten by Hearing Solutions of Northwest Michigan.