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April 1, 2013 • 10:01:53 a.m.

'Reel' deal: Saturday guide to Geneva Film Festival

By KARA SILVA - ksilva@shawmedia.com

The film “A House, A Home” tells a story of love and death in a subterranean world. (Provided image)

GENEVA – Since Thursday, the sixth annual Geneva Film Festival has been in full swing, showcasing the talent of filmmakers, writers, producers and actors from all over the world.

The myriad films shot locally and beyond, include documentary features and shorts; narrative features and shorts; animated shorts; student shorts; and films that are categorically named “Emerging Cinematographer,” which is an award that recognizes promising cinematographers and provides them with vital exposure to their films.

Films will be shown on the Wildwood and Old Towne screens at State Street Dance Studio, 319 W. State St., in downtown Geneva.

To squeeze every ounce of movie magic out of the festival’s final day (March 30), follow the Kane County Chronicle’s Saturday guide to the Geneva Film Festival.

The film schedule for Saturday includes:

Wildwood Screen
Showing from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
• “Light Me Up” (U.S.) – The animated short runs nine minutes, and is rated G.
• “A Quest for Peace: Nonviolence Among Religions”  (U.S.) – The student short runs 10 minutes, and is rated PG.
• “The Storykeeper” (Netherlands/U.S.) – The documentary short runs 25 minutes and is rated PG.
• “Spaghetti for Two” (Germany) – The narrative short runs 19 minutes and is rated PG.
• “Party” (India) – The narrative short runs 30 minutes and is rated PG.

Showing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Emerging Cinematographer category
• “Don’t Let Your Love Annihilate” (U.S.) – The film runs eight minutes and is rated PG-13.
• “Ripple Effect” (U.S.) – The film runs 20 minutes and is rated PG-13.
• “Only Child” (U.S.) – The  film runs six minutes and is rated PG.
• “The Money Pet” (U.S.) – The film runs 10 minutes and is rated PG.
• “The Girl in the Dark” (U.S.) – The film runs five minutes and is rated PG.
• “The Carrier” (U.S.) – The film runs 18 minutes and is rated PG-13.
• “Angel” (U.S.) – The film runs 10 minutes and is rated PG.
• “Carjack” (U.S.) – The film runs 17 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Showing 4:30 to 6 p.m.
• “Invisible Hero” (U.S.) – The animated short runs 11 minutes and is rated PG-13.
• “Shoot the Moon” (U.S.) – The student short runs 27 minutes and is rated PG-13.
• “La Liste” (Canada) – The narrative short runs 11 minutes and is rated PG-13.
• “Rose, Mary and Time” (UK) – The narrative short runs 38 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Showing  from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
• “Lionfish Delusion” (Puerto Rico) – The animated short runs four minutes and is rated PG.
• “Ai” (U.S.) – The student short runs eight minutes and is rated PG.
• “Choose” (UK) – The narrative short runs six minutes and is rated PG.
• “Paper” (U.S.) – The narrative short runs 24 minutes and is rated PG-13.
• “A House, A Home” (U.S.) – The narrative short runs seven minutes and is rated PG.
• “Air Conditions” (U.S.) – The narrative short runs 34 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Old Towne Screen
Showing from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
• “Negative: Nothing – Step by Step for Japan” (Japan/Switzerland) – The documentary feature runs 78 minutes and is rated PG.

Showing from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
• “The Employer” (U.S.) – The narrative feature runs 89 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Showing from 5 to 7 p.m.
• “Sal” (Argentina/Chile) – The narrative feature runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

• Saturday morning, there will also be a film festival workshop at State Street Dance Studio. A coffee and meet-and-greet event will take place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the Fimmakers Round Table will commence.
 


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