SPIFFest Oct 10 - 12
San Pedro International Film Festival
Opening Night Feature and Short Documentary
Friday October 10
Warner Grand Theatre
1000 Times Goodnight
DIRECTED BY ERIK POPPE, NORWAY, 111 MIN
Starring: Juliette Binoche
Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of the world’s top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she’s also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment.
Saturday, Oct. 11
EVERYTHING IS FOREVER
Dir: Victor Zimet, USA/Bosnia and Herzegovina – Croatia, 87mins
5 p.m., San Pedro Theatre Club
Croatian rockstar, Nenad Bach, moved to New York in 1984, determined to use his music to spread the message of peace around the world. With a voice the New York Times says sounds like a cross between Lou Reed and Elton John, he has performed with everyone from Bono, Garth Hudson, and Brian Eno to Luciano Pavarotti – and has sold over a million records. An inspiring cinematic journey of reinvention.
Saturday, Oct. 11
PERSEPHONE SPEAKS: THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF BOSNIA (Sneak Peek & Fundraiser)
Dir: Ivana Ivkovic, USA, 20mins sneak peek
Persephone Speaks: The Forgotten Women of Bosnia is an emotional documentary about rape used as a strategy of war. It follows a survivor’s quest to shed light on the international community’s failure to acknowledge the effects this crime has on women’s lives, long after the war has ended, and the survivors’ unrelenting fight for justice.
There will be a small presentation and 20 minutes of the film will be screened, followed by a reception with the director and other invited dignitaries.