Frankfort Film Festival
October 22-25, 2015
Thanks to everyone who sponsored, participated and enjoyed the 7th Annual Frankfort Film Festival, presented by Northway Orthodontics, at the Garden Theater.
Save the date for the 8th Annual Frankfort Film Festival happening October 20-23, 2016.
View the 2015 Film Festival Schedule or click the button below to download.
The 2015 Frankfort Film Festival will screen 17 award-winning films from around the globe. Filmmakers for two of this year's films may be in attendance at the festival. Plus, four short films produced by students of Interlochen Arts Academy's Motion Picture Arts program will be shown preceding each daily feature film.
Live music will be featured prior to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday final films of the evening.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of The Garden Theater and Frankfort Film Festival!
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Thursday, October 22
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
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
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***
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
friDAY, OCTOBER 23
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
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
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
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
saturDAY, OCTOBER 24
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
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
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
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
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
sunDAY, OCTOBER 25
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
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
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
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
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.
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