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Albany FilmFest Presents: Best of the Fest 2018 + Raffle!

  • Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Avenue Albany, CA, 94706 United States (map)

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7pm

Where: Albany Community Center, main room, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany CA

Admission: FREE (includes popcorn!)

Enjoy the award-winning documentary, animation, narrative, and youth films of the 8th Annual Albany FilmFest again or for the first time - and bring your friends! Enter our raffle for a chance to win restaurant passes, FilmFest tees, and an Albany FilmFest 2019 Festival Pass. Must be present to win.

PROGRAM (108 minutes, films not rated. Some films may not be suitable for young children.) 

SO MUCH YELLOW • Erica Milsom (Narrative, 10:30) Inspired by true stories, the film explores the impressionistic nature of memories about institutionalization and loss in a family, particularly among siblings where one child has Down syndrome AUDIENCE FAVORITE

THE ADVENTURES OF RATBOY AND WISEMAN • Dylan Hall & Coleman Ridge (Narrative, Y6-12, 3:30) Two friends go on a journey to find a better place. BEST YOUTH 6-12

THE CONSTRUCT • Jalena Keane-Lee (Documentary, 24:42) An exploration of gender inequality and rapid change in Burma through the eyes of a human rights activist and a young female day laborer. BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

SOCIAL SNAFU • The Perez Brothers (Tiny Movie, 2:18) Imagine what would happen if your Facebook News Feed came to life! BEST TINY FILM

DRIFTING AWAY • Cyprien Clement-Delmas (Animation, 14:27) Melancholy yet hopeful tale of a boy who dreams of going sailing with his father. Subtitles. SPAIN BEST SHORT ANIMATION

THE ILL-MADE KNIGHT • Matthew Celia (Narrative, 15:30) An introverted little girl who loves to read fights to save the forest behind her home from a logging company, and in doing so finds unexpected allies. KIDS’ MATINEE FAVORITE

S’ECLIPSER (SLIPPING AWAY) • Yoni Azoulay (Narrative, Youth 13-17, 6:36) One pivotal moment changes everything for these teens. BEST YOUTH 13-17

PRETTY MOUTH & GREEN MY EYES • Clair Horner (My Own Private Albany, Y13-17, 5:50) A moment in the life of Muriel and Seymour, adapted from J. D. Salinger's short story. MY OWN PRIVATE ALBANY

COCOON • Liying Mei (Narrative, 25:00) In this tender coming of age drama, a girl discovers her mother's affair with another woman and must make a decision. Subtitles. CHINA BEST SHORT NARRATIVE + BEST IN SHOW

Co-presentation of Albany FilmFest and Albany Library. The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 510-745-1400 or TDD 888-663-0660.

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