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The Long Beach International Film Festival

July 30th - August 4th, 2014

The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), a 501(c)3, was founded to celebrate the art of storytelling through cinema. Presenting features, shorts, fiction and documentary format, the festival is committed to exhibiting films that convey fresh voices and differing perspectives. Our goal is that these programs will captivate, engage and enlighten our audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all ages.

Seeking out the best in international cinema, the LBIFF will showcase the work of the world’s top filmmakers and fresh talent alike, presenting more than 50 of the finest films from around the globe.

Set upon the spectacular Atlantic Ocean coastline of Long Beach, New York, and less than an hour from Manhattan, the LBIFF kicked off it’s annual event in the summer of 2012. Entering it’s 3rd year, the LBIFF expands to six days with the addition of The Madison Theatre at Molloy College.

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Mercedes Benz of RVC Presents the Long Beach International Film Festival!

Citi Bank Pre-Sale LBIFFNY VIP All Access Pass
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$200.00 July 1st-July 30th

All Access Pass Includes:

Opening Night Ceremony
July 30th, 2014
Madison Theatre 7:00pm

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$25.00 July 1st-July 30th
Performance By American Idols talented Siobhan Magnus singing the title song from “Wisdom to Know the Difference”

Featuring: The Wisdom to know the Difference
Directed By: Daniel Baldwin
Starring: Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin, Mayra Leal, Lou Diamond Philips

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Old School TBT Drive-In Movie
July 31st, 2014

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Nickerson Beach Lido Beach
$20.00 per car
1st 50 cars at $10.00 per car with code: CAR50
“Grease”
Gates open 6pm

Shorts on the Beach Film Series/Concert
Allegria Hotel Beachfront Long Beach NY
August 1st, 2014

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VIP Filmmakers Beach Tent/Red Carpet
$100.00
Performance By American Idols talented Siobhan Magnus singing the title song from “Wisdom to Know the Difference”

Free Concert Series on the beach from 6 to 8 p.m.
Featuring:

Mike Crum
Cass Dillon
Ben Metzger
And more….

Walk the red carpet at 5pm on the Long Beach Boardwalk, head down to the beach into the VIP Filmmakers Tent while concert series is playing to enjoy cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Tent closes at 8pm and films roll until 10pm *Beach lounge chair rental included in ticket price

MOVIE SCREENINGS AT THE MADISON THEATRE

August 2nd, 2014

Student Film Series
Showing: Saturday, August 2nd at 10am
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“Radical Rio”
Synopsis: Dada Figueiredo is the biggest anti-hero in Brazilian surf history. RADICAL RIO tells the story of a poor boy who trade the streets of the suburbs for the waves of Rio de Janeiro most popular surf spot at the 70s. Controversial and polemical, Dada is the living proof that neither victory nor defeat is eternal.
Country: Brazil
Director: Raphael Erichsen
Cast: no cast (documentary)
Showing: Saturday, August 2nd at 12 p.m.
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Special Short Film Block
Featuring:
“Umbrellas Kill”
“Illness”
“Mortal Dilemma”
“The Quality of Mercy”
“Surge”
Showing: Saturday, August 2nd at 2pm
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“Bridge and Tunnel”
Synopsis: Long Islanders Sal, Terry, Nate, Eric and Lina are childhood friends who grew up in post 9/11 New York, graduated high school at the peak of the War on Terror, and began adulthood amidst a global financial crisis. Now at the crossroads of their mid-twenties they find themselves unhappy with their places in life.
Country: USA
Director: Jason Michael Brescia
Cast: Arjun Gupta, Natalie Knepp, Ryan Metcalf
Showing: Saturday, August 2nd at 4 pm
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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qA2-XwEMho
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bridge_Tunnel
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“Leaving Circadia”
Synopsis: A group of guys living in a Brooklyn brownstone find their way through the harsh realities of life as they enter into their 30′s
Country: USA
Director: Evan Mathew Weinstein
Cast: Ashley C. Williams, Christian Coulson, Drew Seltzer, Evan Mathew Weinstein, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Larisa Polonsky
Showing: Saturday, August 2nd at 6 pm
Social Media:
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtNqSJAnw-U
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeavingCircadia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeavingCircadia
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“Side By Side”
Synopsis:
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. We show what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital — where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring.
Country: USA
Director: Chris Kenneally
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese, John Malkovich
Showing: Saturday, August 2nd at 8 p.m.
Social Media:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sidebysidethemovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sidebysidemovie
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr1l1NgQH4s
Website: http://sidebysidethemovie.com/
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“Trouble With Women”
Synopsis: Rock-god, rodeo clown, deep-sea diver. Aven’s online dating profile has gotten him into more than a few awkward situations. Aided by his testosterone-fueled friends, can he overcome the lies and pitfalls of online dating to have an actual, real relationship?
Country: USA
Director: Alan Ginsberg
Cast: Andrew Mauney, Brian Boswell, Montgomerry Sutton, Michelle Morrocco
Showing: Saturday, August 2nd at 9:45 p.m.
Social Media:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/troublewithwomen
Website: twwmovie.com
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_oP9bVN-PM
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Midnight Madness Horror Flick
Showing: Saturday, August 2nd at Midnight (12:00AM)
Only $5 - Take your ticket to Parlay directly afterwards for a free Bloody Mary
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Films playing:

“Zero”
Country: Australia
Director: Chris Smellin
Starring: Caleb McClure, Gabrielle Sing, Lisa Treloar,Madeleine Mackenzie, Patrick Moonie
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgfuR6eVJm4&feature=youtu.be

“Lively”
Synopsis: While looking after a precocious young boy, Amy learns that a vicious serial killer named Daniel Lively has escaped from a nearby prison in this ‘babysitter in peril’ tale.
Country: Canada
Director: Jay Clarke
Producer: Jay Clarke/Darrin Suzuki
Lead: Ali Chappell
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WWdEWE2mLk&feature=youtu.be

August 3rd, 2014

Special Short Film Block
Showing: Sunday, August 3rd at 10am
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“Visionary”
Synopsis: Ava Vallier (Sophie Frieden), a 10-year-old with high functioning autism, is forced through auditions by her mother, Rita (Melissa McMeekin). She is surprisingly cast in a major studio film by the hand of deranged director, Daniel Long (Stephen McElwain). Candice Merlot (Evalena Marie), a popular movie star, becomes aware of Daniel’s obsession with Ava, and attempts to save the young girl. However, Rita is blinded by her own dreams of success and continues to steer her daughter toward danger. When the film runs into problems and Daniel’s past unveils itself, things have already began to go horribly wrong
Country: USA
Director: Ben Proloux
Cast: Melissa McMeekin, Stephen McElwain, Sophie Frieden, Evalena Marie
Showing: Sunday, August 3rd at 12 p.m.
Social Media:
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq79fVkaAY8
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionarymovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/visionarymovie
Website: http://www.visionarythemovie.com/
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“Face of Unity”
Synopsis: Face Of Unity is the definitive Nelson Mandela documentary feature and first retrospective to be released since the president’s death in late 2013. It includes a never before seen speech where Mandela outlines the groundwork for peace and reconciliation to future generations. The piece also includes tributes to Nelson Mandela from President Barack Obama, Sam Jackson, Jack Nicklaus, George Lucas, Ray Charles, Morgan Freeman, and two former Australian Prime Ministers, among others
Country: Australia
Director: Adam Radly
Cast: Adam Radly, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama
Showing: Sunday, August 3rd at 2 p.m.
Social Media:
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR_SQaq81mM&list=UUqnInyEYxWflxH8Ogv8mnMw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adam.radly.9
Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamradly
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“Kingdom Come”
Synopsis: The sky has turned black and the world beneath it cold and unforgiving. Kingdom Come is the story of a man who in the search for survival instead re-discovers his humanity.
Country: USA
Director: Jeff Moffitt
Cast: Daniel Martin Berkey, Jeff Moffitt, Steven Komito
Showing: Sunday, August 3rd at 4 p.m.
Social Media:
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuSHoX0_9PY
Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3151724/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
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“Chapman”
Synopsis: Two best friends, in love with the same woman, incite a tragedy that tears her from them both and threatens to destroy their friendship forever
Country: USA
Director: Justin Owensby
Cast: Jesse Johnson, Alex Saxon, Caitlin Thompson
Showing: Sunday, August 3rd at 6 p.m.
Social Media:
Website http://chapmanmovie.com/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R723hCzCSgs
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChapmanMovie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chapmanmovie
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“Ink & Steel”
Synopsis: In this upstate New York drama, when a turf war engulfs the city, aging mob enforcer Michael retrieves the Don’s troubled son from his college partying. After they survive an attempted hit on the road home, Michael seeks refuge at a rural farm, imposing on a single mother and her teenage son living there.
As violence escalates in the city, Michael is ordered to wait it out, keeping the boss’ son safe while coexisting as unwelcome house guests. But, when dark pasts threaten to collide, Michael, a man more comfortable solving problems with force, must find a way to keep the peace, and decide if he should break the Don’s son free of the cycle of violence which has haunted the family for generations.
Country: USA
Director: Jonathan Ehlers (Co-Director), Patrick Ward-Perkins (Co-Director)
Cast: Molly Ryman, Richard Fiske, Tyler Noble
Showing: Sunday, August 3rd at 8 p.m.
Social Media:
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH79nXfJcgA
Website: http://inkandsteelmovie.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InkAndSteelMovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanEhlers
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Closing Night Awards Ceremony
Madison Theatre
August 4th, 2014

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7:30pm
$50.00 per person
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Performance By Chris Monte of “Shut Up Sit Down and Eat”
Performance By comedian Joey Kola
Presenters, Daniel Baldwin and Elisa DiStefano