Friday, March 6, 2020


Hungary, Feature Documentary, 2019, 83 min

Alone, Eva Fahidi returned home to Hungary after WWII. At 20, she had survived Auschwitz. Today, at age 90, Eva is asked to participate in a dance theatre performance about her life’s journey. Three women—three months—and a story of crossing many boundaries.


Directed by Réka Szabó

PROGRAM LONG-01 Friday, 3:00pm

Opening Night Party
5:00-7:00 pm

Short Films 1

PROGRAM LONG-02 Friday, 7:00pm

  • The Running Pastor
  • The Good Shepherd
  • NEFTA Football Club
  • Jack
  • The Neighbor’s Window
  • Hors Piste

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Short Films 2

PROGRAM LONG-03 Saturday, 10:00am

  • Extra Innings
  • A Sister
  • The Other Fab Four
  • Homesick
  • The Bird and the Whale
  • Danny Daycare

PROGRAM LONG-04 Saturday, 12:15pm


Canada, Feature Documentary, 2019, 90 min

Gordon Lightfoot, 80, is full of surprises, the best being his honesty and humor. He has had a spectacular career as a singer, but it pales next to his legendary songwriting impact on music. Lightfoot went from selling out stadiums in his 20s, to depression and alcoholism in his 30s, and then back on top again. If you could only read his mind.

Directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni


Poland, Feature Film, 2019, 116 min

Nominated for a 2020 Academy Award

In juvenile detention, Daniel, 20, more or less finds Christ, but is told that he can never be a priest because of his criminal record. Upon his release, Daniel convinces a young local in a remote town, Marta, that he is a recently ordained priest. Soon he’s improvising impassioned sermons, causing the number of churchgoers to swell. But before long, Daniel edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn’t revealed in the confessional booth.


Directed by Jan Komasa

PROGRAM LONG-05 Saturday, 2:30 pm

PROGRAM LONG-06 Saturday, 5:00pm


USA, Feature Documentary, 2019, 78 min

Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist and activist, recalls his father Ai Qing receiving an anonymous postcard during his long years in a Chinese labor camp. His father took great solace in the card, and Ai Weiwei never forgot it. Many years later, Ai Weiwei designed “Yours Truly,” a monumental art installation in Alcatraz Prison that included portraits—in Lego-blocks—of 172 persons currently jailed for crimes of conscience in the world. Included were thousands of pick-up postcards addressed to the prisoners. Nearly a million people attended the exhibition, 92,000 postcards were mailed, and we see how small acts can lead to significant change.


Directed by Cheryl Haines
Produced by Christy McGill (in person)

On Broadway

USA, Feature Documentary, 2019, 84 min

In the late 1960s, Times Square was, as John Lithgow puts it, “a rathole, with wall-to-wall junkies and hustlers.” There were loads of empty Broadway theaters, and attendance plunged by 50 percent in just four years, reaching an all-time low in 1972. What turned it around? For anyone who loves theater, this 50-year history of Broadway is a joy, packed with legendary stars and performances. Key players—Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen—take us behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking shows, from “A Chorus Line” to “Hamilton.” The film includes performances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Mandy Patinkin.​ On with the show!

Director Oren Jacoby
Producer Oren Jacoby, Holly Siegel


PROGRAM LONG-07 Saturday, 7:15pm

Sunday, March 8, 2020

PROGRAM LONG-08 Sunday, 10:00am


USA, Feature Documentary, 2019, 101 min

Dr. Marty Goldstein is the dog doc. He specializes in a holistic, whole-patient approach to treating animals—particularly those already diagnosed as “hopeless”—using alternative medicines along with traditional veterinary medicine. The care and love Marty shows his patients and their guardians offers an immersive view into a seldom seen world…and is something truly magical to watch.

Directed by Cindy Meehl
Dr. Marty Goldstein in Person


USA, Feature Documentary, 2018, 87 min

As one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Holocaust survivor Henri Dauman—still enthusiastic at 85—took the international photography world by storm in the ‘50s. But, for all of his achievements, few know the details of Dauman’s remarkable story. This film explores both the photographer’s traumatic past and the vibrancy of NYC that would define Dauman’s work—through a million negatives—for all of time.

Directed by Peter Kenneth Jones
Produced by Peter Kenneth Jones and Nicole Suerez (both in person)

PROGRAM LONG-09 Sunday, 12:45pm

PROGRAM LONG-10 Sunday, 3:00pm


UK, Feature Documentary, 2018, 86 min

Grand Prize winner at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

Facing his future in retirement “sitting in deck chairs and eating lemon drizzle cake,” delightful 65-year-old piano tuner Desmond O’Keeffe decides to attempt the most perilous delivery of his career: transporting a 100-yearold classic upright piano from bustling London to a school in the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas. What could possibly go wrong? If successful, the expedition will be the highest piano delivery in history.

Directed by Michael Sulima (in person)
Produced by Jarek Kotomski (in person)


Hungary, Feature Film, 2019, 88 min

Having survived the camps, 42-year old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. Outspoken 16-year-old Klara lives with her great aunt and is still writing long letters to her father and mother, hoping they will return. She meets Aldo, a father-daughter relationship begins, and the joy in both of their lives slowly returns. But, as the Soviet Empire rises to power, their relationship is misunderstood. A lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma.


Directed by Barnabás Tóth

PROGRAM LONG-11 Sunday, 5:15pm

Adventure Shorts 1

PROGRAM LONG-12 Sunday, 7:30pm

  • The Thousand Year Journey
  • 8,000+
  • Broken
  • Par for the Course
  • Camel Finds Water
  • Aziza
  • Chasing the Sublime
  • Reel Rock 14: United States of Joe’s