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Thursday, November 5
 

7:00pm

Opening Night Film & Party
Limited Capacity seats available

OPENING NIGHT FILM & PARTY

Sponsored by PNC Wealth Management

Hosted by Artis—Naples

Thursday, November 5                    

7:00 PM (Red Carpet arrival begins at 6:00 PM)

Artis—Naples, Hayes Hall                       

5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108

(239) 597-1111

Suggested attire:  Cocktail

Get ready for an amazing night at the 7th Annual Naples International Film Festival Opening Night Film & Party! NIFF's Opening Night Film will be the documentary feature film THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON.  After the film presentation, VIP ticket holders will enjoy food, drinks, and a fabulous party at Artis—Naples!

OPENING NIGHT FILM:  THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON

Directed by Mark Craig

United Kingdom, 2014, 95 minutes

Featuring:  Eugene Cernan

When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan's burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON brings to the big screen rare archive material, compelling Visual FX, and unprecedented access to an iconic and historic figure.

Director Mark Craig and subject Captain Eugene Cernan scheduled to attend.

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VIP FILM & PARTY TICKET ($169)

The Complete Experience: walk the Red Carpet, mix & mingle while enjoying complimentary drinks pre-film, receive Premium seating in Hayes Hall for the film presentation, and attend the Opening Night Party with other VIPs and visiting filmmakers.

GENERAL ADMISSION FILM TICKET ($29)

Walk the Red Carpet, mix & mingle before the film, and enjoy standard seating in Hayes Hall for the film presentation and post-film Q & A with filmmakers.

Buy Tickets Online or call the Artis--Naples box office at (239) 597-1900. 



Thursday November 5, 2015 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Artis—Naples 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, Florida 34108-2740
 
Friday, November 6
 

11:00am

It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
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(USA/Hong Kong) RT: 79 Mins

Director: Emily Ting

Cast: Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Ruby and Josh spent an unforgettable night together in Hong Kong a year ago, and now their brief encounter is about to get a second chance. As effervescent as a perfect first date, this charming walk and talk romance takes full advantage of the chemistry of its leads, the playfulness of their exchanges, and the magical landscape that is Hong Kong at night. 

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Friday November 6, 2015 11:00am - 12:20pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:15am

The Chef’s Wife (On a Failli Être Amies)
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(France) RT: 91 Mins

Director: Anne Le Ny

Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Karine Viard, Roschdy Zem

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Marithé works in a training center and her task is to assist people who are seeking alternative job options. One day, Carole arrives at the center, looking for new professional opportunities. She can no longer stand the pressure of working with her talented Michelin-starred chef husband, Sam, nor does she want to live in his shadow. When she reaches out to Marithé to turn her life around, the two women hit it off immediately. Both want more out of life, but neither are sure how to obtain it. When Marithé meets Sam, she can’t help being attracted to him. Suddenly she has some very personal motives in helping Carole to start over...

In French with English subtitles.



Friday November 6, 2015 11:15am - 12:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:30am

Shorts Package 1: Expectations
It's the journey — not the destination.

Short Package includes:

BIG BOY - A dark comedy about a nine-year-old boy's first solo excursion into a highway rest stop bathroom. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 5 minutes. Director: Bryan Campbell

REST STOP - Everything changes one night for Meredith, a young backpacker desperate to find meaning in her life, when she meets a mysterious stranger in a dingy British service station...claiming to know her. Florida Premiere. 2014 - UK - 11 minutes. Director: Kate Herron

ROKSANA - Roksana, a young Iranian-American twenty-something, nervously prepares to meet her suitor and his family for the first time. East Coast Premiere. 2015 - USA - 6 minutes. Director: Shaina Pakravan - In Farsi with English subtitles.

SEXLIFE - Dan and Mia haven't had sex since before the birth of their son. Three months on, Dan feels forced to take extreme action in a ham-fisted attempt to get Mia back in the mood. Florida Premiere. 2014 - UK - 15 minutes. Director: Stefan Georgiou

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS - Losing a car in a car park can be the end of the world or the beginning of another. Florida Premiere. 2015 - Finland - 7 minutes. Director: Hanna Maylett - In Finnish with English subtitles.

THE FAKE - A tight-fisted empty-nester sets out to get a fake ID in order to snag the senior discount. 2015 - USA - 8 minutes. Director(s): Matthew Helfgott, Jared Hillman

PARIS ON THE WATER - After being offered a career- changing part, a former movie star is forced to reexamine her life. Florida Premiere. 2014 - Israel - 29 minutes. Director: Hadas Ayalon - In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:45am

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain
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(USA) RT: 82 Mins

Director: Kate Geis

Featuring: Paul Taylor, James Samson, Amy Young, Robert Kleinendorst, Sean Mahoney, Eran Bugge, Francisco Graciano, Jamie Rae Walker, Michael Novak, Jeffrey Smith, Michael Apuzzo

FLORIDA PREMIERE
PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN is a rare documentation of the creative process of one of the most acclaimed choreographers in American history. We follow Mr. Taylor making “Three Dubious Memories,” his 133rd dance -- a Rashomon-inspired exploration of memory, involving three people entangled in a relationship. We witness the work ethic that has created some of the most iconic dances of our time.

Director Kate Geis scheduled to attend.

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Friday November 6, 2015 11:45am - 1:10pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

12:45pm

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
(USA) RT: 97 Mins

Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to the Guggenheim family who would become a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included trysts, affairs and marriages with such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, which is today enshrined in her famous Venetian palazzo. The film is a compendium of the greatest 20th century art mixed with the wild and iconoclastic life of one of the most powerful women in the history of the art world.


Friday November 6, 2015 12:45pm - 2:25pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

1:15pm

Racing Extinction
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(USA) RT: 94 Mins

Director: Louie Psihoyos

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE, NIFF’s 2009 Opening Night Film) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world. 

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Friday November 6, 2015 1:15pm - 2:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

1:30pm

Landfill Harmonic
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(USA) RT: 84 Mins

Director: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley

Featuring: The Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura

LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

In Spanish with English Subtitles.


Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

2:00pm

Krisha
(USA) RT: 83 Mins

Director: Trey Edward Shults

Cast: Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Trey Edward Shults, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate, Alex Dobrenko, Chase Joliet

Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2015 South-by-Southwest Film Festival, and official selection of Critics’ Week at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, KRISHA is the story of a woman’s return to the family she abandoned years before. When Krisha shows up at her sister’s Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one which only grows in force as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time by catching up with her various relatives, chief among them her nephew, Trey. As Krisha's attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments coming to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning. 

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Friday November 6, 2015 2:00pm - 3:25pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

3:00pm

The Vanished Elephant (El Elefante Desaparecido)
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(Peru) RT: 82 Mins

Director: Javier Fuentes-León

Cast: Salvador Del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáceres

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Popular crime novelist Edo Celeste receives a cryptic envelope on the eve of the publication of the final installment in his beloved “Felipe Aranda” detective series. The envelope, which contains a series of enigmatic photographs, may be a long-awaited clue to the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée seven years prior. As Celeste descends down a rabbit hole of strange occurrences, stumbling on a steady stream of new clues, his obsession becomes increasingly more complex and dangerous, and the line between the fiction he creates and the reality he lives in quickly blurs.

In Spanish with English subtitles.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

3:15pm

Very Semi-Serious
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(USA) RT: 83 Mins

Director: Leah Wolchok

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS is an offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel. The film takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the New Yorker and introduces the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons that have inspired, baffled—and occasionally angered—all of us for decades.

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Friday November 6, 2015 3:15pm - 4:40pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

3:30pm

Autism in Love
(USA) RT: 75 Mins

Director: Matt Fuller

FLORIDA PREMIERE
AUTISM IN LOVE follows the story of four adults with an autism spectrum disorder as they search for and manage romantic relationships. Lenny, 22, has been struggling to accept his autism, a label that has been one of the biggest hurdles for him to overcome and has made meeting girls and dating seemingly impossible. Dave and Lindsey have been together for eight years and are now preparing to unite in marriage. Stephen and Gita are going through the biggest challenge of their 20- year marriage when it’s revealed that Gita has been battling ovarian cancer. These heartbreaking and brave individuals take audiences on a journey that urges them to question and reevaluate their own ideas of what it means to love and be loved.

Director Matt Fuller scheduled to attend.


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Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

4:00pm

Shorts Package 2: Balancing Act
A moment can change everything.

Short Package includes:

THE DYNAMIC DOUBLE STANDARD - Zoey's first night as a superhero is nearly ruined when she's given a sexy and impractical uniform. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 5 minutes. Director: Luke Patton

THE HOUSE IS INNOCENT - Tom and Barbara's new home has a notorious past and it's going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash its macabre history. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 12 minutes. Director: Nicholas Coles

THE BRIDGE PARTNER - A timid housewife is jolted into a fight for her survival or sanity by her new partner at a weekly bridge game when she thinks she hears a threat. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 14 minutes. Director: Gabriel Olson

PICNIC - Sarajevo, rush hour. EMIR (15), accompanied by a SOCIAL WORKER, is on his way to meet his father SAFET for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late. Florida Premiere. 2015 - Croatia - 13 minutes. Director: Jure Pavlović - In Croatian with English subtitles.

AUTO-COWRECKED - A man's life is turned upside-down by his cellphone's auto-correct. 2015 - USA - 8 minutes. Director: Hannah Leder

BIRTHDAY - A young military wife and her severely wounded husband discover much about themselves as they adjust to their new "normal." Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 12 minutes. Director: Chris King

BEAR STORY - An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama. 2014 - Chile - 10 minutes. Director: Gabriel Osorio - In Spanish with English subtitles.

MERRY XMAS - A mischievous dad tells his children that he's divorcing their mother... just in time for the holidays. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 7 minutes. Director: Boman Modine

Friday November 6, 2015 4:00pm - 5:25pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

5:00pm

A Rising Tide
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(USA) RT: 98 Mins

Director: Ben Hickernell

Cast: Hunter Parrish, Ashley Hinshaw, Tim Daly, Jonathan Togo, Nana Visitor, Victor Slezak

FLORIDA PREMIERE
A RISING TIDE tells the story of Sam Rama, a young chef trying to save his family's restaurant after it floods in hurricane Sandy. It's a love story, about his love for cooking, his relationship with his family, and it is the story of two people falling in love when they least expect it - in the wake of disasters both large scale, and personal. It explores how the American dream is changing from one of individual pursuits to one where communities have to come together to support each other. Produced by NIFF alum Kristin Fairweather (FUTURE WEATHER, 2012).

Director Ben Hickernell scheduled to attend.

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Friday November 6, 2015 5:00pm - 6:40pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

5:15pm

The Benefactor
(USA) RT: 92 Mins

Director: Andrew Renzi

Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James

Up until five years ago, Francis “Franny” Watts (Richard Gere) was enjoying a privileged and carefree adult life. But after he’s involved in a tragic accident that kills his best friends, Bonny and Mia (Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines), and leaves their young daughter, Olivia (Dakota Fanning), an orphan, Franny crumbles. Unable to escape that tragic day, Franny becomes a hermit with a dangerous morphine habit. Then, Olivia calls, telling Franny that she is newly married and pregnant, and needs his help. With a renewed sense of purpose, Franny emerges from his hibernation to welcome Olivia and her new husband, Luke (Theo James), to town. His generosity soon turns smothering and the couple tries to distance themselves from Franny, just as he’s running out of morphine and down a path of withdrawal and mania.


Friday November 6, 2015 5:15pm - 6:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

5:30pm

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
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(USA) RT: 79 Mins

Director: Robin Hauser Reynolds

Featuring: Megan Smith, Tracy Chou, Danielle Feinberg, Julie Ann Horvath, Walter Isaacson, Maria Klawe, Aliya Rahman, Claude Steele, Courtney Nash, Evelyn Cordner

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Director Robin Hauser Reynolds (RUNNING FOR JIM, 2013) returns to NIFF with her timely second feature, CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP, which exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking out opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles, and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with personal stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.

Director Robin Hauser Reynolds scheduled to attend.

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Friday November 6, 2015 5:30pm - 6:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

6:00pm

The Record Man
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(USA) RT: 110 Mins

Director: Mark Moormann

Featuring: Henry Stone, Harry Wayne ("KC") Casey, George McCrae, Steve Alaimo, Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid, Bobby Caldwell, Anita Ward, Timmy Thomas, Benny Latimore

From distributing records out of his '48 Packard to establishing TK Records as the largest independent label of the 1970's, shrewd record executive Henry Stone could always spot a hit. His funky eight-track studio and chart topping family of artists including soul legend Betty Wright, multi-platinum artists KC and the Sunshine Band and disco legend George McCrae, among others, led to the original Miami Sound and the birth of Disco which became an international sensation. When his empire collapsed on a baseball field in Chicago in 1979, Henry didn't miss a beat launching Miami Freestyle. Turning personal tragedy into an opportunity to empower others, through Henry Stone we witness the dramatic arc of the record business from inception through the digital age. With photographs unearthed after 40 years, "The Record Man" captures a forgotten, yet important, musical history.

Producers Debra Egber and Mitchell Egber scheduled to attend.

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Friday November 6, 2015 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

7:30pm

Frank and Cindy
(USA) RT: 102 Mins

Director: G.J. Echternkamp

Cast: Rene Russo, Oliver Platt, Johnny Simmons, Jane Levy, Marc Maron

FLORIDA PREMIERE
When Cindy married a rock star, Frank, in 1983 she imagined a life of glamor and GRAMMYs. But the song that propelled Frank to fame, “Whirly Girl,” would be the only chart-topper from his short-lived group, OXO. Years later, out of shape and nearly bankrupt after spending his money on 'gas, food, dry cleaning...and drugs', Frank is not the vision Cindy married. Desperate to resuscitate her dream, Cindy furnishes a new studio for Frank in hopes he'll record another hit. Instead, he'd rather drink. Upset by his lack of ambition, Cindy berates him incessantly. And now, twenty- three years after appearing on American Bandstand, Frank lives sequestered in the basement. Both appalled and amused by his parents' behavior, Cindy's filmmaker son, G.J., picks up his video camera and aims it at them. After a year of filming, what began as an attempt to mock his one-hit-wonder step-father, instead becomes a candid portrait of the pursuit of happiness.

Director G.J. Echternkamp scheduled to attend.


Friday November 6, 2015 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

7:45pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
(USA) RT: 90 Mins

Director: Valerie Weiss

Cast: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Carter Jenkins, Kali Hawk

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Director Valerie Weiss (LOSING CONTROL, 2011) returns to NIFF with her second feature, A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET, starring Taryn Manning as a young mother with bipolar disorder struggling with the looming departure of her daughter, the one force of stability in her life. Seventeen-year old Madison Davenport, gives a breakout performance as a daughter struggling with the decision whether to stay local for college where she can remain the stable rock in her mother's life, or to detach and go to her dream college across country.

Director Valerie Weiss scheduled to attend.

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Friday November 6, 2015 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

8:00pm

Band of Robbers
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(USA) RT: 95 Mins

Director: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

Cast: Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, Daniel Edward Mora, Eric Christian Olsen, Stephen Lang

FLORIDA PREMIERE
A modern day retelling of Mark Twain’s iconic books, BAND OF ROBBERS is a comedic adventure that reimagines the characters as grown men, and small-time crooks. When Huck Finn is released from prison, he hopes to leave his criminal life behind, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies, Tom forms the Band of Robbers, recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences...

Director Aaron Nee and director/actor Adam Nee scheduled to attend.

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Friday November 6, 2015 8:00pm - 9:35pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

8:30pm

Tumbledown
(USA) RT: 103 Mins

Director: Sean Mewshaw

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello, Richard Masur

Years after the accidental death of her folk-legend songwriter husband Hunter, Hannah (Rebecca Hall) is living a lonely life in small town Maine. She is the keeper of his memory and so she immediately balks when approached by a brash New York academic, Andrew (Jason Sudeikis), intent on penning a biography of her late husband. Eventually, Andrew gains her trust and they begin to collaborate on the project. As they delve into the research, they both learn new things about Hunter, a man who meant so much to them both for very different reasons.


Friday November 6, 2015 8:30pm - 10:15pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108
 
Saturday, November 7
 

10:30am

PANEL DISCUSSION: BACKSTORY

Visiting filmmakers will share the stories and source material that inspired their films.

TICKETS:  $5 INCLUDES COFFEE

Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:00am

Shorts Package 2: Balancing Act
A moment can change everything.

Short Package includes:

THE DYNAMIC DOUBLE STANDARD - Zoey's first night as a superhero is nearly ruined when she's given a sexy and impractical uniform. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 5 minutes. Director: Luke Patton

THE HOUSE IS INNOCENT - Tom and Barbara's new home has a notorious past and it's going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash its macabre history. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 12 minutes. Director: Nicholas Coles

THE BRIDGE PARTNER - A timid housewife is jolted into a fight for her survival or sanity by her new partner at a weekly bridge game when she thinks she hears a threat. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 14 minutes. Director: Gabriel Olson

PICNIC - Sarajevo, rush hour. EMIR (15), accompanied by a SOCIAL WORKER, is on his way to meet his father SAFET for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late. Florida Premiere. 2015 - Croatia - 13 minutes. Director: Jure Pavlović - In Croatian with English subtitles.

AUTO-COWRECKED - A man's life is turned upside-down by his cellphone's auto-correct. 2015 - USA - 8 minutes. Director: Hannah Leder

BIRTHDAY - A young military wife and her severely wounded husband discover much about themselves as they adjust to their new "normal." Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 12 minutes. Director: Chris King

BEAR STORY - An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama. 2014 - Chile - 10 minutes. Director: Gabriel Osorio - In Spanish with English subtitles.

MERRY XMAS - A mischievous dad tells his children that he's divorcing their mother... just in time for the holidays. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 7 minutes. Director: Boman Modine

Saturday November 7, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:15am

Very Semi-Serious
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(USA) RT: 83 Mins

Director: Leah Wolchok

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS is an offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel. The film takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the New Yorker and introduces the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons that have inspired, baffled—and occasionally angered—all of us for decades.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 11:15am - 12:40pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:30am

Autism in Love
(USA) RT: 75 Mins

Director: Matt Fuller

FLORIDA PREMIERE
AUTISM IN LOVE follows the story of four adults with an autism spectrum disorder as they search for and manage romantic relationships. Lenny, 22, has been struggling to accept his autism, a label that has been one of the biggest hurdles for him to overcome and has made meeting girls and dating seemingly impossible. Dave and Lindsey have been together for eight years and are now preparing to unite in marriage. Stephen and Gita are going through the biggest challenge of their 20- year marriage when it’s revealed that Gita has been battling ovarian cancer. These heartbreaking and brave individuals take audiences on a journey that urges them to question and reevaluate their own ideas of what it means to love and be loved.

Director Matt Fuller scheduled to attend.


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Saturday November 7, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:45am

A Rising Tide
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(USA) RT: 98 Mins

Director: Ben Hickernell

Cast: Hunter Parrish, Ashley Hinshaw, Tim Daly, Jonathan Togo, Nana Visitor, Victor Slezak

FLORIDA PREMIERE
A RISING TIDE tells the story of Sam Rama, a young chef trying to save his family's restaurant after it floods in hurricane Sandy. It's a love story, about his love for cooking, his relationship with his family, and it is the story of two people falling in love when they least expect it - in the wake of disasters both large scale, and personal. It explores how the American dream is changing from one of individual pursuits to one where communities have to come together to support each other. Produced by NIFF alum Kristin Fairweather (FUTURE WEATHER, 2012).

Director Ben Hickernell scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 11:45am - 1:25pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

1:00pm

The Vanished Elephant (El Elefante Desaparecido)
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(Peru) RT: 82 Mins  

Director: Javier Fuentes-León  

Cast: Salvador Del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáceres

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Popular crime novelist Edo Celeste receives a cryptic envelope on the eve of the publication of the final installment in his beloved “Felipe Aranda” detective series. The envelope, which contains a series of enigmatic photographs, may be a long-awaited clue to the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée seven years prior. As Celeste descends down a rabbit hole of strange occurrences, stumbling on a steady stream of new clues, his obsession becomes increasingly more complex and dangerous, and the line between the fiction he creates and the reality he lives in quickly blurs. 

In Spanish with English subtitles.


Saturday November 7, 2015 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

1:15pm

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
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(USA) RT: 79 Mins

Director: Robin Hauser Reynolds

Featuring: Megan Smith, Tracy Chou, Danielle Feinberg, Julie Ann Horvath, Walter Isaacson, Maria Klawe, Aliya Rahman, Claude Steele, Courtney Nash, Evelyn Cordner

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Director Robin Hauser Reynolds (RUNNING FOR JIM, 2013) returns to NIFF with her timely second feature, CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP, which exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking out opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles, and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with personal stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.

Director Robin Hauser Reynolds scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:35pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

1:30pm

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain
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(USA) RT: 82 Mins

Director: Kate Geis

Featuring: Paul Taylor, James Samson, Amy Young, Robert Kleinendorst, Sean Mahoney, Eran Bugge, Francisco Graciano, Jamie Rae Walker, Michael Novak, Jeffrey Smith, Michael Apuzzo

FLORIDA PREMIERE
PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN is a rare documentation of the creative process of one of the most acclaimed choreographers in American history. We follow Mr. Taylor making “Three Dubious Memories,” his 133rd dance -- a Rashomon-inspired exploration of memory, involving three people entangled in a relationship. We witness the work ethic that has created some of the most iconic dances of our time.

Director Kate Geis scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

2:15pm

Song of the Sea
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(USA) RT: 93 Mins

Director: Tomm Moore

Cast: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Jon Kenny, Pat Shortt and Lucy O' Connell

Family Friendly Film.
From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, SONG OF THE SEA is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 2:15pm - 3:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

3:15pm

The Benefactor
(USA) RT: 92 Mins

Director: Andrew Renzi

Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James

Up until five years ago, Francis “Franny” Watts (Richard Gere) was enjoying a privileged and carefree adult life. But after he’s involved in a tragic accident that kills his best friends, Bonny and Mia (Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines), and leaves their young daughter, Olivia (Dakota Fanning), an orphan, Franny crumbles. Unable to escape that tragic day, Franny becomes a hermit with a dangerous morphine habit. Then, Olivia calls, telling Franny that she is newly married and pregnant, and needs his help. With a renewed sense of purpose, Franny emerges from his hibernation to welcome Olivia and her new husband, Luke (Theo James), to town. His generosity soon turns smothering and the couple tries to distance themselves from Franny, just as he’s running out of morphine and down a path of withdrawal and mania.


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:15pm - 4:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

3:30pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP
Join director Robin Hauser Reynolds and local education and tech industry leaders for a dynamic panel discussion inspired by her enlightening film, CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP. We’ll explore answers to CODE’s key question: Why aren’t more girls and minorities seeking opportunities in computer science and programming? Learn how these issues are playing out right here in Southwest Florida.

See the film, then join the conversation! 
CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER  GAP screens:

Friday, November 6 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 7 at 1:15 pm

FREE but space is limited.

Doors open at 3:15
Venture X in Mercato at 9128 Strada Place, Naples, FL 34108

Saturday November 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Venture X in Mercato 9128 Strada Place, Naples, FL 34108

3:30pm

Harry & Snowman
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(USA) RT: 84 Mins

Director: Ron Davis

Featuring: Ron Davis, Karin Reid Offield, Paul Winston Blavin, Clay Westervelt, Nancy Stanton Talcott

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:55pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

3:45pm

Frank and Cindy
(USA) RT: 102 Mins

Director: G.J. Echternkamp

Cast: Rene Russo, Oliver Platt, Johnny Simmons, Jane Levy, Marc Maron 

FLORIDA PREMIERE
When Cindy married a rock star, Frank, in 1983 she imagined a life of glamor and GRAMMYs. But the song that propelled Frank to fame, “Whirly Girl,” would be the only chart-topper from his short-lived group, OXO. Years later, out of shape and nearly bankrupt after spending his money on 'gas, food, dry cleaning...and drugs', Frank is not the vision Cindy married. Desperate to resuscitate her dream, Cindy furnishes a new studio for Frank in hopes he'll record another hit. Instead, he'd rather drink. Upset by his lack of ambition, Cindy berates him incessantly. And now, twenty- three years after appearing on American Bandstand, Frank lives sequestered in the basement. Both appalled and amused by his parents' behavior, Cindy's filmmaker son, G.J., picks up his video camera and aims it at them. After a year of filming, what began as an attempt to mock his one-hit-wonder step-father, instead becomes a candid portrait of the pursuit of happiness.

Director G.J. Echternkamp scheduled to attend.


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:30pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

4:15pm

Racing Extinction
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(USA) RT: 94 Mins

Director: Louie Psihoyos

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE, NIFF’s 2009 Opening Night Film) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world. 

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Saturday November 7, 2015 4:15pm - 5:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

5:15pm

Outliving Emily
(USA) RT: 89 Mins

Director: Eric Weber

Cast: Zosia Mamet, Thomas Mann, Alexis Bledel, Kal Penn, Phylicia Rashad, Andre Braugher, Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zurich, Jeremy Jordan

FLORIDA PREMIERE
This is the story of the tumultuous marriage of Tim and Emily Hanratty, from the night they meet in a bar to their twilight years over half a century later. Portrayed by six diverse pairs of actors in six acts, Tim and Emily wrestle with the extraordinary push and pull of a long-term relationship – the feelings of attraction and antagonism, the desire to please and the desire to dominate. The Hanratty marriage demonstrates that no matter who we are - man, woman, black, white, gay, straight - we all love the same.

Director Eric Weber scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

5:45pm

Band of Robbers
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(USA) RT: 95 Mins

Director: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee 

Cast: Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, Daniel Edward Mora, Eric Christian Olsen, Stephen Lang

FLORIDA PREMIERE
A modern day retelling of Mark Twain’s iconic books, BAND OF ROBBERS is a comedic adventure that reimagines the characters as grown men, and small-time crooks. When Huck Finn is released from prison, he hopes to leave his criminal life behind, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies, Tom forms the Band of Robbers, recruiting their misfit friends Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences...

Director Aaron Nee and director/actor Adam Nee scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 5:45pm - 7:20pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

6:15pm

The Girl in the Book
(USA) RT: 88 Mins

Director: Marya Cohn

Cast: Emily VanCamp, Michael Nyqvist, David Call, Michael Cristofer, Talia Balsam, Ana Mulvoy-Ten

EAST COAST PREMIERE
Set in the cutthroat world of NY publishing, Alice Harvey, the daughter of a powerful book agent, finds herself trapped in a job as a junior book editor while trying to overcome her own writer's block. When asked unexpectedly by the publisher to manage the re-release of a bestselling novel based on incidents in her own life, the author reenters her life and opens a door to painful memories from her past. Alternating between past and present, Alice must find the strength to face the troubling events she has kept hidden and make decisions that will ultimately dispel her demons. Helped by her best friend, Alice starts to find her own voice, trust herself once again and re-engage in life, love and becoming the writer she always longed to be.

Director Marya Cohn scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

6:30pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
(USA) RT: 90 Mins

Director: Valerie Weiss

Cast: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Carter Jenkins, Kali Hawk

Director Valerie Weiss (LOSING CONTROL, 2011) returns to NIFF with her second feature, A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET, starring Taryn Manning as a young mother with bipolar disorder struggling with the looming departure of her daughter, the one force of stability in her life. Seventeen-year old Madison Davenport, gives a breakout performance as a daughter struggling with the decision whether to stay local for college where she can remain the stable rock in her mother's life, or to detach and go to her dream college across country.

Director Valerie Weiss scheduled to attend.


Saturday November 7, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

7:30pm

Good Ol' Boy
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(USA) RT: 103 Mins

Director: Frank Lotito

Cast: Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam, Brighton Sharbino, Hilarie Burton, Roni Akurati, Poorna Jagannathan, Samrat Chakrabarti, Shoba Narayanan, Jake Busey, Tim Guinee

FLORIDA PREMIERE
GOOD OL' BOY is the story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in small town America in 1979. While the boy's family straddles the fine line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, there are barbecues, Halloween and hunting. And as Smith falls for Amy, the girl-next-door, he finds in Amy's father Butch the cowboy he wishes his own father could be. But alas, when Smith's father Bhaaskar sees Smith is quickly losing any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy, he banishes him back to India. Nineteen years later Smith will return to America, back to a place he once called home.

Director Frank Lotito and Writer/actor Anjul Nigam scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

8:15pm

Uncanny
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(USA) RT: 85 Mins

Director: Matthew Leutwyler

Cast: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers, Rainn Wilson

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Matthew Leutwyler (THE RIVER WHY, 2010; ANSWERS TO NOTHING, 2011; SPINNING PLATES, 2012) returns to NIFF with his latest film, UNCANNY. Technology reporter Joy Andrews gets exclusive week-long access to write an article on a brilliant reclusive roboticist David Kressen and his creation, Adam: the world’s first perfect artificial intelligence. As she spends time with them, she finds herself drawn to David’s intelligence and charisma, while perceiving a shift in Adam’s attitude to her that may be menacing. As the connection between Joy and David deepens, Adam begins to exhibit startling emergent behavior that may or may not be a threat to them all... 

Director Matthew Leutwyler, producer Sim Sarna and writer Shahin Chandrasoma scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:15pm - 9:40pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

8:30pm

Night Owls
(USA) RT: 92 Mins

Director: Charles Hood

Cast: Adam Pally, Rosa Salazar, Rob Huebel, with Peter Krause, and Tony Hale

Workaholic Kevin (Adam Pally) goes home with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline (Rosa Salazar) for a drunken one night stand, but he's horrified to discover she's actually his boss' jilted ex-mistress. After she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake all night. As Madeline and Kevin banter through the night, they begin to fall for each other. 

Director Charles Hood and Producer Toby Loiue scheduled to attend.

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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:30pm - 10:05pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

8:45pm

It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
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(USA/Hong Kong) RT: 79 Mins

Director: Emily Ting

Cast: Jamie Chung, Bryan Greenberg

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Ruby and Josh spent an unforgettable night together in Hong Kong a year ago, and now their brief encounter is about to get a second chance. As effervescent as a perfect first date, this charming walk and talk romance takes full advantage of the chemistry of its leads, the playfulness of their exchanges, and the magical landscape that is Hong Kong at night. 

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Saturday November 7, 2015 8:45pm - 10:05pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

9:30pm

SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY
Limited Capacity seats available

ROW

2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Suite 1100
Naples, FL 34109
Ph: 239-389-6901

Suggested attire:  Hollywood chic               

Come mix and mingle with visiting filmmakers and other film lovers, as we celebrate the 7th Annual Naples International Film Festival weekend. Enjoy delicious food provided by ROW.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door (if still available) and include:

·      One complimentary signature drink

·      Complimentary hors d’oeuvres



Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30pm - Sunday November 8, 2015 1:30am
Row Seafood by Captain Brian 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd #1100, Naples, FL 34109
 
Sunday, November 8
 

10:30am

PANEL DISCUSSION: FILMMAKER FORUM

A candid discussion with our visiting filmmakers about making movies, the state of the industry and anything else that comes up.

TICKETS:  $5 INCLUDES COFFEE


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:00am

Harry & Snowman
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(USA) RT: 84 Mins

Director: Ron Davis

Featuring: Ron Davis, Karin Reid Offield, Paul Winston Blavin, Clay Westervelt, Nancy Stanton Talcott

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 11:00am - 12:25pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:10am

The Record Man
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(USA) RT: 110 Mins

Director: Mark Moormann

Featuring: Henry Stone, Harry Wayne ("KC") Casey, George McCrae, Steve Alaimo, Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid, Bobby Caldwell, Anita Ward, Timmy Thomas, Benny Latimore

From distributing records out of his '48 Packard to establishing TK Records as the largest independent label of the 1970's, shrewd record executive Henry Stone could always spot a hit. His funky eight-track studio and chart topping family of artists including soul legend Betty Wright, multi-platinum artists KC and the Sunshine Band and disco legend George McCrae, among others, led to the original Miami Sound and the birth of Disco which became an international sensation. When his empire collapsed on a baseball field in Chicago in 1979, Henry didn't miss a beat launching Miami Freestyle. Turning personal tragedy into an opportunity to empower others, through Henry Stone we witness the dramatic arc of the record business from inception through the digital age. With photographs unearthed after 40 years, "The Record Man" captures a forgotten, yet important, musical history.

Producers Debra Egber and Mitchell Egber scheduled to attend.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 11:10am - 1:00pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:15am

Outliving Emily
(USA) RT: 89 Mins

Director: Eric Weber

Cast: Zosia Mamet, Thomas Mann, Alexis Bledel, Kal Penn, Phylicia Rashad, Andre Braugher, Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zurich, Jeremy Jordan

FLORIDA PREMIERE
This is the story of the tumultuous marriage of Tim and Emily Hanratty, from the night they meet in a bar to their twilight years over half a century later. Portrayed by six diverse pairs of actors in six acts, Tim and Emily wrestle with the extraordinary push and pull of a long-term relationship – the feelings of attraction and antagonism, the desire to please and the desire to dominate. The Hanratty marriage demonstrates that no matter who we are - man, woman, black, white, gay, straight - we all love the same.

Director Eric Weber scheduled to attend.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

11:45am

The Girl in the Book
(USA) RT: 88 Mins

Director: Marya Cohn

Cast: Emily VanCamp, Michael Nyqvist, David Call, Michael Cristofer, Talia Balsam, Ana Mulvoy-Ten

EAST COAST PREMIERE
Set in the cutthroat world of NY publishing, Alice Harvey, the daughter of a powerful book agent, finds herself trapped in a job as a junior book editor while trying to overcome her own writer's block. When asked unexpectedly by the publisher to manage the re-release of a bestselling novel based on incidents in her own life, the author reenters her life and opens a door to painful memories from her past. Alternating between past and present, Alice must find the strength to face the troubling events she has kept hidden and make decisions that will ultimately dispel her demons. Helped by her best friend, Alice starts to find her own voice, trust herself once again and re-engage in life, love and becoming the writer she always longed to be.

Director Marya Cohn scheduled to attend.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

1:15pm

Night Owls
(USA) RT: 92 Mins

Director: Charles Hood

Cast: Adam Pally, Rosa Salazar, Rob Huebel, with Peter Krause, and Tony Hale

Workaholic Kevin (Adam Pally) goes home with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline (Rosa Salazar) for a drunken one night stand, but he's horrified to discover she's actually his boss' jilted ex-mistress. After she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake all night. As Madeline and Kevin banter through the night, they begin to fall for each other. 

Director Charles Hood and Producer Toby Loiue scheduled to attend.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 1:15pm - 2:50pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

1:30pm

Good Ol' Boy
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(USA) RT: 103 Mins

Director: Frank Lotito

Cast: Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam, Brighton Sharbino, Hilarie Burton, Roni Akurati, Poorna Jagannathan, Samrat Chakrabarti, Shoba Narayanan, Jake Busey, Tim Guinee

FLORIDA PREMIERE
GOOD OL' BOY is the story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in small town America in 1979. While the boy's family straddles the fine line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, there are barbecues, Halloween and hunting. And as Smith falls for Amy, the girl-next-door, he finds in Amy's father Butch the cowboy he wishes his own father could be. But alas, when Smith's father Bhaaskar sees Smith is quickly losing any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy, he banishes him back to India. Nineteen years later Smith will return to America, back to a place he once called home.

Director Frank Lotito and Writer/actor Anjul Nigam scheduled to attend.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

1:45pm

Uncanny
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(USA) RT: 85 Mins

Director: Matthew Leutwyler

Cast: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers, Rainn Wilson

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Matthew Leutwyler (THE RIVER WHY, 2010; ANSWERS TO NOTHING, 2011; SPINNING PLATES, 2012) returns to NIFF with his latest film, UNCANNY. Technology reporter Joy Andrews gets exclusive week-long access to write an article on a brilliant reclusive roboticist David Kressen and his creation, Adam: the world’s first perfect artificial intelligence. As she spends time with them, she finds herself drawn to David’s intelligence and charisma, while perceiving a shift in Adam’s attitude to her that may be menacing. As the connection between Joy and David deepens, Adam begins to exhibit startling emergent behavior that may or may not be a threat to them all... 

Director Matthew Leutwyler, producer Sim Sarna and writer Shahin Chandrasoma scheduled to attend.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 1:45pm - 3:10pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

2:00pm

Song of the Sea
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(USA) RT: 93 Mins

Director: Tomm Moore

Cast: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Lisa Hannigan, Jon Kenny, Pat Shortt and Lucy O' Connell

Family Friendly Film
From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, SONG OF THE SEA is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

3:45pm

Tumbledown
(USA) RT: 103 Mins

Director: Sean Mewshaw

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello, Richard Masur

Years after the accidental death of her folk-legend songwriter husband Hunter, Hannah (Rebecca Hall) is living a lonely life in small town Maine. She is the keeper of his memory and so she immediately balks when approached by a brash New York academic, Andrew (Jason Sudeikis), intent on penning a biography of her late husband. Eventually, Andrew gains her trust and they begin to collaborate on the project. As they delve into the research, they both learn new things about Hunter, a man who meant so much to them both for very different reasons.


Sunday November 8, 2015 3:45pm - 5:30pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

4:00pm

Landfill Harmonic
(USA) RT: 84 Mins

Director: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley

Featuring: The Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura

LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

In Spanish with English Subtitles.


Sunday November 8, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

4:15pm

Krisha
(USA) RT: 83 Mins

Director: Trey Edward Shults

Cast: Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Trey Edward Shults, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate, Alex Dobrenko, Chase Joliet

Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2015 South-by-Southwest Film Festival, and official selection of Critics’ Week at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, KRISHA is the story of a woman’s return to the family she abandoned years before. When Krisha shows up at her sister’s Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one which only grows in force as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time by catching up with her various relatives, chief among them her nephew, Trey. As Krisha's attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments coming to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning. 

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Sunday November 8, 2015 4:15pm - 5:40pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

4:30pm

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
(USA) RT: 97 Mins

Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland

FLORIDA PREMIERE. Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to the Guggenheim family who would become a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included trysts, affairs and marriages with such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, which is today enshrined in her famous Venetian palazzo. The film is a compendium of the greatest 20th century art mixed with the wild and iconoclastic life of one of the most powerful women in the history of the art world.


Sunday November 8, 2015 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

6:00pm

The Chef’s Wife (On a Failli Être Amies)
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(France) RT: 91 Mins

Director: Anne Le Ny

Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Karine Viard, Roschdy Zem

FLORIDA PREMIERE
Marithé works in a training center and her task is to assist people who are seeking alternative job options. One day, Carole arrives at the center, looking for new professional opportunities. She can no longer stand the pressure of working with her talented Michelin-starred chef husband, Sam, nor does she want to live in his shadow. When she reaches out to Marithé to turn her life around, the two women hit it off immediately. Both want more out of life, but neither are sure how to obtain it. When Marithé meets Sam, she can’t help being attracted to him. Suddenly she has some very personal motives in helping Carole to start over... 

In French with English subtitles.
 


Sunday November 8, 2015 6:00pm - 7:35pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

6:15pm

Shorts Package 1: Expectations
It's the journey — not the destination.

Short Package includes:

BIG BOY - A dark comedy about a nine-year-old boy's first solo excursion into a highway rest stop bathroom. Florida Premiere. 2015 - USA - 5 minutes. Director: Bryan Campbell

REST STOP - Everything changes one night for Meredith, a young backpacker desperate to find meaning in her life, when she meets a mysterious stranger in a dingy British service station...claiming to know her. Florida Premiere. 2014 - UK - 11 minutes. Director: Kate Herron

ROKSANA - Roksana, a young Iranian-American twenty-something, nervously prepares to meet her suitor and his family for the first time. East Coast Premiere. 2015 - USA - 6 minutes. Director: Shaina Pakravan - In Farsi with English subtitles.

SEXLIFE - Dan and Mia haven't had sex since before the birth of their son. Three months on, Dan feels forced to take extreme action in a ham-fisted attempt to get Mia back in the mood. Florida Premiere. 2014 - UK - 15 minutes. Director: Stefan Georgiou

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS - Losing a car in a car park can be the end of the world or the beginning of another. Florida Premiere. 2015 - Finland - 7 minutes. Director: Hanna Maylett - In Finnish with English subtitles.

THE FAKE - A tight-fisted empty-nester sets out to get a fake ID in order to snag the senior discount. 2015 - USA - 8 minutes. Director(s): Matthew Helfgott, Jared Hillman

PARIS ON THE WATER - After being offered a career- changing part, a former movie star is forced to reexamine her life. Florida Premiere. 2014 - Israel - 29 minutes. Director: Hadas Ayalon - In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Sunday November 8, 2015 6:15pm - 7:35pm
Silverspot Cinema 9118 Strada Place Suite 8205, Naples Florida 34108

7:00pm

Closing Night Film & Wrap Party
Limited Capacity seats available

CLOSING NIGHT FILM & WRAP PARTY

Sponsored by BNY Wealth Management

Hosted by Artis—Naples

Sunday, November 8                       

7 PM (Doors Open 6:30 PM)

Artis—Naples, Daniels Pavilion                       

5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108

(239) 597-1111

Suggested attire: Cocktail

The 7th Annual Naples International Film Festival concludes with an action-packed night! First, we’ll present the 2015 NIFF Awards. Then, it’s the Florida Premiere of the documentary feature film KING GEORGES, followed by our celebratory Wrap Party featuring captivating electric violinist and composer, Lorenzo Laroc!

CLOSING NIGHT FILM:  KING GEORGES

Directed by Erika Frankel

USA, 2015, 77 minutes, Not Rated

Featuring:  Georges Perrier, Nicholas Elmi, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert, Ed Rendell

Fiery French chef Georges Perrier is on a crusade to keep Le Bec-Fin, his 40-year-old, internationally renowned Philadelphia restaurant, relevant. Times have changed and the culinary world is full of new stars and shifting tastes. Perrier’s contemporaries - at Lutece, La Cote Basque, L’Orangerie - are gone and he is the last man standing of his generation. But how long can he reign? Hoping to reinvigorate Le Bec-Fin, Perrier partners with young chef Nicholas Elmi (winner of Top Chef 2014).

Spiced with archival footage and interviews from world-renowned chefs, such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Eric Ripert, first-time director Erika Frankel follows Perrier over four years from Le Bec-Fin’s raging inferno of a kitchen to quiet moments at home, capturing an intimate glimpse of a world-renowned artist in the twilight of his career who realizes he is still hungry for seconds.

Director Erika Frankel and Chef Georges Perrier scheduled to attend.

View Trailer

TICKETS: $100, which includes:

• Admittance to NIFF Awards Presentation, Closing Night Film & post-film discussion, and the Wrap Party   

• 2 drink tickets, light bites and dessert   

Tickets available:

Buy Tickets Online or call the Artis--Naples box office at (239) 597-1900.



Sunday November 8, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Artis—Naples 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, Florida 34108-2740