Friday, January 29, 2010

ReFrame Film Festival is finally here

Hi film lovers and ReFrame fans,

Tomorrow at Noon - ReFrame begins!

We received an excellent spread in the Arthur today:

Once again, for three film-packed days in downtown Peterborough from Friday January 29 to Sunday the 31, 2010, ReFrame turns its intensive, magical gaze on events and issues and triumphs and trials here, there, and everywhere.

On our new web site you can build your own personal festival calender, see trailers and photos and get the latest schedule and special event information.

We kick off the festival at Noon (12 pm) on Friday. We are screening the feature fiction film Bird's Nest at Showplace, documentaries A Year at Sherbrooke and Chance of a Lifetime at Market Hall as well as The End of the Line at the Public LIbrary. The Opening Night screening is 7:30 pm at Showplace. This year we are getting a rare glimpse into the lives of Burmese video journalists with Burma VJ.

Need a break from watching film? Take a walk throughout the downtown and visit the “Still ReFrame” Art Shows at Showplace, Natas, The Spill, Black Honey, and Blue Tomato Art Shop. A walking tour will leave Showplace Friday at Noon.

Come see Forgetful Not Forgotten at Showplace at 4pm- you will get a chance to hear from the director Chris Wynn on his experiences with Alzheimers.

Or go to Market Hall where filmmaker Lila Ghobady will present her film Forgotten Sun Dance which looks at the repression of dance under the Iranian revolution-also at 4 pm.

Save energy for Saturday evening, festival goers can take in singer/songwriter Sarah DeCarlo , dub poet Chet Singh, and musician Jarrett Prescott at the Kubo Lounge. Our closing night party will be at The Spill Cafe with a performance by Dub Trinity.

You can get an ALL-Access Festival Pass for only $30 for adults and $15 for students or underwaged.A single screening is paid for at the door.

Thank you to all of our pass sellers: in Millbrook at Bear Essentials, in Lindsay at Common Grounds, in Lakefield at Happenstance Books and Yarn, and in Peterborough at Have You Seen video store, Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC), and Titles Bookstore.

Reframe is a local co-operative phenomenon. Over 100 community organizations and businesses sponsor the event. Representatives of local groups introduce programs, making links between what is happening in the films and what is happening in our own communities.

alright its 2 am - I better sleep so I can smile at you tomorrow

If you have any questions please email me (Wanda Nanibush) at