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6th Annual Frankfort Film Festival October 16-19, 2014.

The 6th Annual Frankfort Film Festival will announce the 2014 line up,
on Wednesday, September 24,
during the annual
Launch Party fundraiser. 

Tickets are $15.00 and
will go on sale September 4th.

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The votes have been tallied and we are excited to announce the 2013 John P. Vinkemulder Audience Award winning film is Any Day Now.  The voting for this years winner was incredibly close with honorable mention recognition going to The Hunt, 20 Feet from Stardom A Royal Affair.  

Any Day Now  

John Vinkemulder

FFF Audience Award

This wonderful film now may officially place our award laurels along side those from Tribeca, Chicago, Palm Springs & Seattle.

Thanks to everyone that attended this years Film Festival. The streets in downtown Frankfort were lined in late October, the restaurants full of patrons and movie enthusiasts abound.

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No - Historical Drama -SUNDAY 12:30PM
118 min/R

Military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive - René Saavedra - to head their campaign. With limited resources
and under the constant scrutiny of the despot’s watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.

Nominated for 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2012 Winner, Best Film–London Film Festival
2012 Winner C.I.C.A.E. Award–Cannes Film Festival

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The Spectacular Now - Comedy/Romance --SATURDAY 8PM

Sutter Keely’s the life of the party and has no plans for the future. After being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She’s the “nice girl” who reads science fiction and doesn’t have a boyfriend. While Amy dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they’re drawn together.

Special July Prize, Dramatic Acting Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley–2013 Cannes Film Festival

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Prince Avalanche - Drama/Comedy -SUNDAY 4:30PM

Driven by striking performances from Rudd and Hirsch, Prince Avalanche is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that's been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship. .

Official Selection–2013 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection–2013 SXSW Film Festiv

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This is Martin Bonner- Drama - FRIDAY 2:30PM

The striking sophomore film of writer/director Chad Hartigan, THIS IS MARTIN BONNER is a warm and perceptive meditation on friendship, human connection and getting a second chance at life. Fifty-something Martin Bonner (Paul Eenhorn) leaves his old life behind and relocates to Reno, where he finds work helping released prisoners transition to life on the outside, while trying his hand at speed dating and passing time as a soccer referee on weekends.

Winner, Film of Merit–2013 Shanghai Film Critics Award

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Stories We Tell - Comedy - SUNDAY 2:30PM

In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar (R)-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions.

Most Popular Canadian Film–2011 Vancouver International Film Festival
People’s Choice Award–2011 Calgary International Film Festival

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Houdini - Documentary - SATURDAY 4PM
60min/Filmmaker Onsite

A haunting journey into the life of the world’s most celebrated escape artist, the great Harry Houdini. Utilizing some never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with Houdini’s associates and other experts, “Houdini” focuses on the man behind the magic, and attempts to unlock the myths that surround one of the most compelling personalities of the 20th century.

Telly Award for Historical Biography

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Any Day Now - Drama - SATURDAY 12PM

Inspired by a true story and touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW tells a story of love, acceptance, and creating your own family. In the late 1970s, when Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager with down syndrome who's been abandoned by his mother, is taken in by committed couple Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), he finds in them the family he's never had. However, when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, Rudy and Paul must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own.

Winner, Chicago International Film Festival 2012- Audience Award for Best Feature
Winner Seattle International Film Festival 2012–Audience Award for Best Actor
Award (Alan Cumming)
Winner, Tribeca Film Festival 2012– Audience Award for Best Feature

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A Hijacking - Drama/Thriller- SATURDAY 2PM
103min/R/Danish with English subtitles

The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates

Official Selection–Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection–Venice Film Festival

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The Hunt - Drama - FRIDAY 12PM
115 min/R/Danish with English subtitles

A disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life. Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has
been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity.

Best Actor–2012 Cannes Film Festival
Best International Independent Film–2012 British Independent Film Awards

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A Royal Affair - Drama - THURSDAY 4PM
137min/R/Danish with English subtitles

The true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish
King Christian VII, the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda, A Royal Affair is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in the pursuit of freedom for their people... and above all, it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.

2013 Academy Awards Nominee– Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

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Starbuck - Comedy - THURSDAY 8PM

As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.


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20 Feet From Stardom - Documentary - SUNDAY 7:30PM

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

2013 Nomination, Grand Jury Prize Documentary–Sundance Film Festival
2013 Winner, Audience Award, Documentary–San Francisco International Film Festival

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Sleeping With The Fishes - Comedy/Drama - FRIDAY 8PM

A comedy which captures one girl’s journey of self discovery and the dynamics of her zany family. With its fair share of “ay dios mio” and “oy vey” moments, the film comes to life with colorful characters and one-liners that can only be found in a Latino Jewish home in Brooklyn.

Best New Director–2013 Brooklyn FilmFestival
Official Selection–2013 Brooklyn Film Festival

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The Grandmaster - Action/ Drama - FRIDAY 4:30PM
108 min/ PG-13

Mandarin/Cantonese/Japanese with English subtitles Inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master and Bruce Lee’s mentor, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

Winner, Film of Merit–2013 Shanghai Film Critics Award

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Interlochen Motion Picture Arts
We will show four Interlochen MPA shorts over the course of the film festival
preceding four feature films.

The Motion Picture Arts program provides students with a progressive interdisciplinary education through writing, critical studies, and hands-on curriculum. We will show five Interlochen MPA shorts over the film festival preceding five feature films.

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