The Plymouth Independent Film Festival announced today its film selection for the third annual film festival. Over forty films will be screened at the Plimoth Plantation beginning on Thursday July 19 at 4pm. Highlights include seventeen films as part of the Made in Mass screenings series:
Behind the Rhyme: A Hip Hop Documentary – Conducted over the period of two years in the city of Boston, this film is a collection of interviews and performances providing a look behind the scenes of lifestyles, concepts, and expression of hip-hop culture.
Bourbon – Frank and Joe, a couple of low rent gangsters, hatch a plan to make it big by trafficking drugs cross-country. But when Joe gets greedy and brings on his pal Vince to do his errands, things go bad and everything comes crashing down” ¦
Hidden Wounds – Psychological wounds suffered by veterans returning from war may be as hard to overcome as the physical injuries of combat. Through three disturbing portraits of Iraq veterans, this powerful documentary highlights the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder, estimated to affect as many as one in five soldiers returning from Iraq.
Make Levee Not War – Plymouth filmmaker Ted Maguire’s short film about the effects of Hurricane Katrina in support of the ongoing recovery. Interviews and comparison maps of the Boston area to the devastated regions are used to help the audience better relate.
No Match – Plymouth resident and doctor at Jordan Hospital, Peter Pillitteri produced this short film about addition. When a busy photographer cannot find a match to light his cigarette, his day is substantially disrupted. Ordinary events taunt and entice him. His need for a smoke becomes desperate.
Remembering John Marshall – A portrait of filmmaker and activist John Kennedy Marshall who began his career in the 1950s documenting the lives of the Ju/’hoansi people of Namibia” ” among the last remaining hunter-gatherers. He made important contributions to cinéma vérité filmmaking and leaves behind an extensive ethnographic film archive including over 20 films on the Ju/’hoansi.
The Plymouth Independent Film Festival (July 18-22) kicks off with its opening night reception on Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm at the Memorial Hall Blue Room. Live Cuban band, hors d’oeuvres. $50/$75 (supporter level). Celebrate film at the Awards Night, Saturday, July 21 at John Caver Inn, 7pm. $25/$40 supporter level. Includes appetizers. For more information on PIFF and a complete listing of films visit www.plyfilmfest.org