Fall International Film Festival - Oct. 27 - 30 at the Keith-Albee‏

Updated 2 years ago by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series

HUNTINGTON, WV – The Fall International Film Festival is taking place at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center October 27-30, 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to experience different cultures by viewing them on the big screen! This year’s festival is sure to provide you with a taste of entertainment from all over the globe.


Starting off this year’s festival is Mustang (Turkey), which takes place in a Turkish village where five orphaned sisters cause scandal and havoc due to innocently playing with a group of boys. Their actions result in living in a prison-like atmosphere of a home, and marriages begin to be arranged. Yearning for freedom, the sisters rebel against the limitations. Directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven, this movie has been accredited with many awards, including the César Award for Best First Feature Film (2016) and the César Award for Best Writing (2016) for an original screenplay. (This film is presented in Turkish with English subtitles, 1 hr. 37 minutes).


Mustang shows on Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 7:30pm and on Sunday, Oct. 30 @ 5:30pm.


A War (Denmark), directed by Tobias Lindholm, has been given critical praise since its release and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film (2016). This film gives detail of a Danish army commander, Claus Pedersen, in Afghanistan that gives his all in trying to lead his men with integrity after one of their young comrades is killed by a landmine. When an unexpected siege occurs, this Army commander with an exemplary record is called to make a life-changing decision, which leads to long-term effects for himself, his company, and his family. (This film is presented in Arabic, English, & Danish with English subtitles, 1hr. 56 minutes).


A War shows on Thursday. Oct. 27 @ 7:30 pm and on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 12:30pm.


Prescription Thugs (USA) is a hard-hitting exposé of Big Pharma, its marketing practices and their impact on the staggering level of addiction to prescription drugs in North America. Director Chris Bell takes this documentary and turns the camera on sensitive subjects when it comes to the abuse of prescription drugs, but also turns the camera on himself.  After witnessing friends and relatives face tragedy as they become addicted to prescription drugs, Bell sets out to explore the goals of pharmaceutical companies and doctors in this ever-growing market, and asks how they are any different from back-alley drug-pushers. (This film is presented in English, 1 hr. 26 minutes).


Prescription Thugs shows on Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 2:45 pm and on Sunday, Oct. 30 @ 7:30 pm.


A free post show discussion will take place immediate following the Saturday, Oct. 29 screening of Prescription Thugs at 2:45 p.m. The discussion panel includes: Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (Moderator), Joe Ciccarelli (Huntington’s Chief of Police), Dr. Michael Kilkenny (Cabell-Huntington Health Department) and Jan Rader (Huntington Fire Department).


Based on a true story, The Lady in the Van (UK) is a comedy-drama film that tells the story of a Miss Shepherd (played by the wonderful Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who makes the decision to “temporarily” park her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceed to live there for 15 years. What starts off as only a favor, becomes a relationship that with change both of their lives. Due to the success of this film, Maggie Smith was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (2016) and the Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy (2016). (This film is presented in English, 1 hr. 44 minutes).


The Lady in the Van shows on Thursday, Oct. 27 @ 5:30 pm and on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12:30 pm.


The Last Diamond (France), directed by Eric Barbier, is a Crime/Drama film about Simon, who has recently been released from prison and is now on parole. His friend, Albert, lures him back to his old ways for one more big hit – to steal a priceless diamond. When Simon’s plans go sour, he is faced with the fact that other criminals, including gangsters and ruthless killers, are after the diamond and things start to unravel. (This film is presented in French with English subtitles, 1 hr. 48 minutes).


The Last Diamond shows on Friday, Oct. 28 @ 5:30 pm and on Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 5:30 pm.


Héctor Medina stars in Viva (Cuba) as a hairdresser named Jesus who works for a troupe of drag performers in Havana. While having dreams of becoming a performer himself, he finally gets his chance to shine on stage. When the performance arises, a stranger from the crowd emerges and punches Jesus in the face. Shockingly enough, this stranger was his father Angel (played by Jorge Perugorría), a former boxer who has not been in Jesus’ life for 15 years. While both clash over each other’s expectations of the other, father and son struggle to understand one another and become a family again. (This film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles, 1 hr. 40 minutes).


Viva shows on Friday, Oct. 28 @ 7:30 pm and on Sunday, Oct. 30 @ 2:30 pm.


Tickets for the Fall International Film Festival are $8.00 per film and free to full-time Marshall students with a valid student ID. Tickets may be purchased at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, advance tickets are not necessary.  Tickets go on sale 15 minutes prior to each film.  For more information call 304-696-6656. To view movie trailers and to download film schedule visit www.marshallartistsseries.org


The 2016 Fall International Film Festival is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau, KEE 100, B97, WVHU, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, and the Marshall Artists Series.
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