No Light No Land Anywhere screening

The Little Theatre will screen No Light No Land Anywhere (Amber Sealey, USA 2016, Narrative Feature Film, 75 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Amber Sealey.

Without telling a soul, Lexi hops a plane from London to LA to seek out her long-lost father, whose presence in her life is only a half-submerged memory. Awake in a strange city with scarce leads and no ties, her sudden solitude opens new depths within, and she begins to prod at her own uncertain boundaries with the sleepless curiosity of a replicant. At last, wandering into the home of her father's second wife, she senses a pull that feels like family, but she must reckon with a half-sister whose scars mirror her own. Heading up a crew of talented female filmmakers, writer/director Amber Sealey casts a steadfast beam into the gloom between generations, the dark inheritance of abandonment, and whether the captive love of childhood, once betrayed, can ever be truly satisfied. From Executive Producer Miranda July.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

Thank You For Bombing screening

The Little Theatre will screen Thank You For Bombing (Barbara Eder, Austria 2015, Narrative Feature Film, 100 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Barbara Eder.

Thank You for Bombing accompanies three frontline correspondents in Afghanistan to their working place in conflict areas, sharing insight into their daily routine aside from cameras and satellite phones. This fictional behind-the-scenes war drama is a trilogy of cautionary tales about the journalists' day-to-day lives and fateful decisions, walking the fine line between reporting the events and becoming the story, in a frenzied media environment where ephemeral news headlines are prescribed by popularity ratings.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

Women Outward Bound screening

The Little Theatre will screen Women Outward Bound (Maxine Davis, USA 2016, Documentary Feature Film, 66 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Maxine Davis.

Fifty years ago girls were not allowed to participate in the rigorous U.S. Outward Bound Wilderness School … well, until 24 women broke that barrier, among them the film's director. Find out how one month of surviving in the woods changed them, and history, forever.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

Left on Pearl screening

The Little Theatre will screen Left on Pearl (Susie Rivo, USA 2016, Documentary Feature Film, 55 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Susie Rivo.

What happens when Boston's 1971 International Women's Day marchers turn Left on Pearl Street in Cambridge, to seize and occupy a Harvard-owned building for a women's center? This fast-paced documentary explores why and how hundreds of women of diverse backgrounds decided to take a radical, collective action that would change their lives. We also see how this action intersects with the fight of surrounding African-American neighborhood against displacement by Harvard University's expansion. Left on Pearl documents a watershed moment in the early days of the Women's Liberation Movement.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

Gala & Godfrey screening

The Little Theatre will screen Gala & Godfrey (Kristin Ellingson, USA 2016, Narrative Feature Film, 118 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Kristin Ellingson.

Once upon a time, a British bad boy met a lost American girl and they lived happily ever after (yea, right). Love is like an old vinyl record — the hits aren't that good and the B-side is more interesting. Gala & Godfrey is a witty and irresistible film that is made of short, episodic visual "tracks." They chart the hurricane-force rise, fall, and chaotic aftermath of the marriage of Godfrey, a cocky Brit who sings lead in a rock band, and Gala, a perky American who wants love and stability. What begins as a fairy-tale romance between opposites soon becomes a showdown between warring kingdoms, played out via squirm-in-your-seat humor with palpable sexual tension.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

Short Films by the Women of RIT's School of Film and Animation

A tradition since the festival began in 2001, High Falls features a shorts program showcasing work by the female students of the School of Film and Animation (SOFA) at Rochester Institute of Technology. Ten films will take the screen this year, focused on an array of topics from a disgruntled T-Rex, end-of-life experiences, pigs as pets, and selling your soul for a sandwich — told in video, 3D, animation, and puppets.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

The Good Breast screening

The Little Theatre will screen The Good Breast (Bernadette Wegenstein, USA 2016, Documentary Feature Film, 94 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Bernadette Wegenstein.

The Good Breast shares the diverse emotional journeys of four women and their surgeon as they face the challenges of breast cancer. Their experiences reveal how the breast is far more than just an organ, but contains within it all the history, suffering, and power of female identity.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]