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Thursday, June 4
 

7:00pm

Finders Keepers (Opening Night Film)
A hit at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, FINDERS KEEPERS tells a story so wild, so bizarre, so utterly unique that if it were fiction, no one would believe it could happen. But it did. After buying the contents of a storage locker in his North Carolina town, Shannon Wisnant was surprised to discover a human foot stored in a smoker therein. When the rightful owner of the severed appendage wants it back, Shannon refuses, sensing a Golden Ticket opportunity to capitalize on his discovery, seeing visions of fame and fortune. As the battle for the foot gears up, hilarity ensues, with everyone from the legal system, to the media to the residents of North Carolina and beyond taking sides. Proving that truth is often much, much stranger than fiction, this hilarious, engaging and ultimately touching film with a heart of gold will leave you vowing to keep track of your own body parts. IN ATTENDANCE (expected): Producer Tim Grant


Thursday June 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ
 
Friday, June 5
 

4:00pm

Shorts Block #1
Always a treat of style and form and long a LIFF favorite, this year's short films are our best bunch yet! Come check them out!

Films screening in Shorts Block #1 are: Somos Amigos, American Renaissance, Un Jour de Lucidite, 2028 O Filme, A Spring Has Passed By, Luis Eyre-Alien Invader, Scrabble.

Somos Amigos – dir. Carlos Solano Perez
A film that seeks to explore the limits between friendship and work... if they exist at
all, when a man is tasked with firing his best friend. (13m, Spain)

Luis Eyre – Alien Invader – dir. James Skerritt
A surfing mockumentary following Luis Eyre - Alien Invader during his final stages of his attack on the human race.  (10m, UK)

Un Jour de Lucidite – dir. Sarah Barbault, Emilie Barbault
Lucie, a thirty-year-old graphic designer, has been disconnected from her life since
her boyfriend left her. She is uneasy, out of sorts. She doesn't see what's in front of her... until her day of lucidity.  (28m, France)

American Renaissance – dir. Jarred Alterman, Ryan Scafuro
Explore the fantastic world of Elizabethan England... in a small town in upstate New York. “American Renaissance” is a rollicking journey to one of the largest renaissance faires in the US, and a portrait of the characters that return year after year. (9m, USA)

2028 O Filme: Based on the graphic novel '2028' form Bimbo Groovy group, this short explodes and never lets up, painting a picture of a dystopian future full of action.  (8m, Brazil)

A Spring Has Passed By – dir. Eva Daoud
The winds of change have passed by and were called the Arab Spring. He is a man swept by the blowing winds that had taken all that's dear to him and left him with invisible remnants imprinted deep into his soul. (6m, Bahrain)

Scrabble – dir. Cristian Sulser
'Scrabble' addresses the secret desire to break out of the routine of a loveless relationship and illuminates with irony the depths of humanity behind a traditional facade - using a simple board game. (10m, Switzerland)



Friday June 5, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

6:00pm

Odd Brodsky (preceded by Brigade de Cuisine)
A winning comedy about Audrey Brodsky, a loveable loser who quits her steady day job to follow a childhood passion of becoming an actress. There’s only one problem – she’s not very good at it. But what she lacks in talent, she makes up for in heart, finding that when you learn to accept yourself, the magic in life is revealed. Hitting all the right notes of comedic timing and off-beat characters, while maintaining the film is a hidden gem of recent comedies. NOTE: Screening preceded by short film Brigade de Cuisine.


Friday June 5, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Island Baptist Church 215 3rd St. Beach Haven, NJ

6:00pm

Call Me Lucky
One of the most acclaimed films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, CALL ME LUCKY is that rare film that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Legendary comedian-turned-director Bobcat Goldthwaite turns the camera on Barry Crimmons, his professional mentor and a man who remains a venerated figure in the stand up comedy world. The film pulls no punches in its exploration of Crimmons’ pursuits and crusades, both comedic and political, and in telling this fascinating, twisting story Goldthwaite has certainly made one of the finest documentaries of the year.


Friday June 5, 2015 6:00pm - 7:45pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

6:00pm

Shorts Block #2
Always a treat of style and form and long a LIFF favorite, this year's short films are our best bunch yet! Come check them out!

Films screening in Shorts Block #2 are: The Unbelievers, Grace, Comic Book Heaven, Tobacco Burn, Dive, Winter's Hold

The Unbelievers – dir. Rachel Carey*
Suppressed feelings emerge when a young woman looking for an apartment gets help from her old college friend. (15m, USA)

Grace – dir. Chris Ordal*
When her boss makes a decision that affects her ability to appear in family court, Janice has to face her addiction demons and choose whether to stay clean through adversity or 'screw it' and use. GRACE follows Janice as she tries to do the right thing for herself and her daughter.  (15m, USA)

Comic Book Heaven – dir. E.J. McLeavey-Fisher*
This short documentary follows 81 year old Joe Leisner, owner of Comic Book Heaven in Sunnyside, Queens, NY as he cantankerously assesses the status of his business, the comic book industry, and his future.  (12m, USA)

Tobacco Burn – dir. Justin Liberman*
Decades before the Civil War, the actions of a brutal overseer spark the fire of revolution on a Southern tobacco farm. Tobacco Burn chronicles true events and creates a portrait of man’s different understanding towards violence. (18m, USA)

Dive - dir. Nicole Haran*

DIVE! -- a jilted lover, an eccentric barmaid, a hapless robber, and a hopeless romantic collide on a night when "taking a chance" offers more than any of them had bargained for. (10m, USA)

Winter’s Hold – dir. Ian Voglesong*
A young farmer in self imposed isolation must come to grips with a personal tragedy or be consumed by it.  (9m, USA)


Friday June 5, 2015 6:00pm - 7:45pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

8:00pm

Abby Singer, Songwriter (Narrative Centerpiece Film)
A comedy with real heart, Abby Singer, Songwriter tells the tale of a filmmaker and a musician who meet and start working together in a union that at times seems the most ill-fated creative partnership in history. Luckily for us, it’s also one of the funniest, as terrible music video ideas come to life, recurring jokes land perfectly and don’t hold back on political correctness and the film builds layer upon layer of character driven conundrums to form its perfect NYC-set universe. Featuring real-life musician Jamie Block and real-life director Onur Tukel playing fictionalized versions of themselves, the film is a throwback to great independent films as a unique story and structure pay off in spades. As Jamie tries to survive Onur and make a real connection with his daughters he must also face the prospect that the two things are becoming increasingly, hilariously intertwined. IN ATTENDANCE: Director Onur Tukel, star Jamie Block (with accompanying musical performance post-screening)


Friday June 5, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

8:00pm

Far From Home
What do snowboarding, medical school and Uganda have in common? The answer is Brolin Mawejje. This intimate film follows Brolin in his journey to become Africa’s first Olympic snowboard competitor, documenting the struggles of his past, the pressures of his future and the intense reality of competition – both in snowboarding and in his pre-med studies - that engulfs his present as he rallies the support of an entire nation in his quest to make history for the African continent.


Friday June 5, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

8:00pm

Wildlike
A riveting debut that features compelling performances, breathtaking Alaskan landscapes and a taut, emotional story of Mackenzie, a troubled teenage girl sent to live with her uncle in Alaska and her chance meeting with a backpacker (Bruce Greenwood) who helps her find the redemptive power of friendship. Powerful and gripping, Wildlike takes us across the wilderness in search of sanctuary in the last frontier.


Friday June 5, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Island Baptist Church 215 3rd St. Beach Haven, NJ

9:00pm

Friday Night Centerpiece Party
Come out to the Friday Night party and mingle with the filmmakers and discus your favorite films of the day and what you're anticipating for the weekend. The Dutchman's indoor/outdoor space overlooking the bay is a perfect way to end a day at LIFF.

Friday June 5, 2015 9:00pm - 11:59pm
The Dutchman's Brauhaus 2500 East Bay Ave. Cedar Bonnet Island, NJ

10:00pm

The Search For Freedom
THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM is a story told through the eyes of a group of people who helped create a cultural phenomenon. It is about the freedom that is accessible to everyone; the freedom that comes from living in the moment and doing what makes us feel the most alive. It's a visceral, visual experience via some of the brightest pioneers, legends, pros, and cultural curators of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more


Friday June 5, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

10:30pm

Welcome To Angkar (Angkar Va Vous Recevoir)
A moving, first-hand account of a family’s struggles during the Cambodian genocide in the 1970s, told by a survivor. Forty years after the fact, Thell recalls in perfect detail the time period when the Khmer Rouge forced her family from their home and their subsequent life. Gripping, touching and chronicled through interviews overlaid with artists’ animation and recreations of the time, the film deftly asks the viewer to become a participant in the duty of remembrance of a family’s ancestry and a nation’s past, to great effect.


Friday June 5, 2015 10:30pm - 11:40pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ
 
Saturday, June 6
 

9:00am

Saturday Breakfast With Filmmakers Hosted by Glenn Kenny
Join acclaimed film critic and author Glenn Kenny as he talks shop with select LIFF feature filmmakers. Complimentary coffee, pastries and fruit will be served. NOTE: Event limited to Filmmakers and Passholders only.


Saturday June 6, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Joe Pop's Shore Bar 2002 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, NJ

11:15am

Sam Klemke's Time Machine
Truly a unique film, director Matthew Bate (Shut Up, Little Man!) returns with another documentary hybrid utilizing decades-old footage. This one perhaps best classified as a documentary companion to Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, it begins in 1977 when Sam Klemke began obsessively videotaping himself, creating a visual record of his life. That same year, the Voyager 1 spacecraft was launched, containing the Golden Records, a so-called history of life on Earth to be discovered by alien beings. Bate skillfully weaves the two together, showing that when it comes to the raw, messy life of a human– exemplified by Klemke and the life he has lived on camera - the Golden Record perhaps was not as complete as it should have been. Poignant, funny and at times melancholy, the film is - like life itself - a roller coaster of emotions.


Saturday June 6, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

11:15am

Shorts Block #3
Always a treat of style and form and long a LIFF favorite, this year's short films are our best bunch yet! Come check them out!

Films screening in Shorts Block #3 are: Scales, Laces, Jump Into My Arms, Liberty, Spearhunter, Knives

Scales – dir. Morgane Becerril* Childish pregnant Nora fights her father-like husband in order to take responsibility after they cause a car accident on Halloween night. (15m, USA)

Laces – dir. Jenny McQuaile*

“Laces” is the story of a heroic team of African soccer coaches, changing the face of
Liberia - one soccer game at a time.  The brave Liberians, who themselves lived through 14 years of brutal civil war, are rising up a new generation of children to not repeat the same mistakes. (22m, USA, Liberia)

Jump Into My Arms – dir. Rex Carter*
A devoted, lounge-act duo create beautiful melodies together, but their happiness on-stage belies a darker reality behind the curtain.  Through the turmoil, the spirit of their music keeps them united. "Jump Into My Arms" features an original song,written specifically for the film, that serves as the only voice for the couple's yearning and regret. (8m, USA)

Liberty – dir. Rosanne Limoncelli Libby is on the edge, stuck working at her family's diner, held back by fear and obligations. Just as her thoughts begin to turn desperate, she has a chance meeting with someone from her past that could change everything. What will it take to break free?

Spearhunter - dir. Adam Roffman & Luke Poling
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy. (13m, USA)

Knives – dir. Aaron David DeFazio*
After a string of brutal murders occurs in his suburban town,Ryan, a curious shopping cart collector, investigates a suspicious knife sharpening truck and its cagey owner. (15m, USA)


Saturday June 6, 2015 11:15am - 1:00pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

11:15am

The Philosopher King (preceded by Return)
Beautiful Swedish landscapes engulf two brothers on a road trip, mirroring the looming decisions that face each. As they recognize the reality of how their lives have diverged, they must find if there is a place of acceptance they can reach. Honest, captivating and rewarding look at the way relationships – even those held together by blood – can ebb and flow. NOTE: Screening preceded by short film Return.


Saturday June 6, 2015 11:15am - 1:00pm
Island Baptist Church 215 3rd St. Beach Haven, NJ

1:15pm

Desire In New York (preceded by Pauline)
When Karen’s strong personality collides with her sexual addiction, she has to take a closer look at her relationship with her estranged son. Featuring a terrific lead performance by Jennifer Gegan, this NYC-set film is a throwback to classic, intimate independent films unafraid to look closely at the seamier side of life and the repercussions of such indulgences. IN ATTENDANCE: Director Ed Ziari. NOTE: Screening preceded by short film Pauline.


Saturday June 6, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

1:15pm

Little People, Big Dreams
LIFF Audience Award winner Mak CK returns to LBI with his latest film, and leads us behind the curtains of the most unlikely kingdom on earth. This is China’s Dwarves Empire, where little people stand tall. Or do they? The film chronicles the journeys of several little people in their pursuit of happiness and explores the shades of modern-day morality.


Saturday June 6, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Island Baptist Church 215 3rd St. Beach Haven, NJ

1:15pm

Shorts Block #4
Always a treat of style and form and long a LIFF favorite, this year's short films are our best bunch yet! Come check them out!

Films screening in Shorts Block #4 are: Everything All At Once, Social Innovators of South Africa, Stag, The Rat Slayer of Hillside, NJ and Helio.

Everything All At Once – dir. Eleanor Wilson In the midst of private turmoil, a young woman takes a suffocating ride to the train station with her Mother, Aunt and Grandmother. They navigate each other's quirks and memories while trying to identify the incessant beep coming from somewhere in the car. A short film about aging, shifting roles and the unbearable need for family. (15m, USA)

Social Innovators of South Africa – dir. Lebogang Rasethaba, Rowan Pybus
A documentary short that follows the Indigenous Dance Academy - a self-sustaining
organisation that gives township dancers from Tembisa the chance to earn money doing what they love – during a time of transition and group turmoil.  (26m, South Africa)

Stag – dir. Kevin Newbury*
In the summer of 1963, fifteen-year-old tomboy Francesca investigates the mysterious comings and goings in her father’s basement. In a bold move, she hides out there one Friday night. What she witnesses will change her vision forever. (14m, USA)

The Rat Slayer of Hillside, NJ – dir. Andrew Keogh Ruotolo*
The charge: murder. The setting: Hillside, NJ '94. The accused: Frank Balun. The weapon: a broomstick. The victim: a rat?! Combining present day interviews and archival news footage, The Rat Slayer ofHillside NJ tells the dramatic story of Frank Balun and Lee Bernstein and the case that pitted them against each other and would eventually come to define their personal legacies. (17m, USA)

Helio – dir. Teddy Cecil*
One worker sparks a revolution when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld. (20m, USA)


Saturday June 6, 2015 1:15pm - 3:00pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

3:15pm

Boogaloo: Life and Times of a Middleweight Contender
Bobby 'Boogaloo' Watts the first fighter to beat Marvelous Marvin Hagler. A fighter out of Philadelphia who took a winding road from South Carolina to the mean streets of Philly, this film tells the tale of how he fought his way to the top of his sport only to be denied a shot at the world title and the unlikely turn of events in his life that followed. IN ATTENDANCE: Director Liam Mulvey


Saturday June 6, 2015 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Island Baptist Church 215 3rd St. Beach Haven, NJ

3:30pm

H.S. Student Films
See what's on the horizon as the next generation of the region's HS student filmmakers present their work for the first time.

Saturday June 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

3:30pm

Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South (preceded by Wrinkled Lines and Long Strokes)
In the wake of devastating climate events like Superstorm Sandy, NJ-based oceanographer Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of world-class researchers in a race to understand climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South captures some of the most stunning footage of Antarctica ever put to film. Facing impossibly difficult conditions in a virtually unknown part of the world, they struggle against the elements to show how shrinking ice at the South Pole affects climates worldwide and documenting the plight of the Adelie penguins. Gripping, powerful and an urgent call to action. IN ATTENDANCE: Director Dena Seidel NOTE: Screening preceded by short film Wrinkled Lines and Long Strokes


Saturday June 6, 2015 3:30pm - 5:15pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

5:30pm

Shorts Block #5
Always a treat of style and form and long a LIFF favorite, this year's short films are our best bunch yet! Come check them out!

Films screening in Shorts Block #5 are: The Palooka, Runaway Overture, Simpler Times, Tom In America

The Palooka – dir. Perry Martin “The Palooka” is based on one of Tennessee Williams’ long-lost short plays, in which an up-and-coming fighter meets an older palooka before his fight. The washed-up fighter takes the rookie boxer under his wing and regales him with stories of his childhood hero, Galveston Joe. Will either man get to live those storied dreams? (15m, USA)

Runaway Overture – dir. Adam Grannick*
Inspired by the Overture to Tannhäuser and shot without dialogue, Runaway Overture tells the story of an orphaned young painter who leaves home for the last time, willing to brave all obstacles for an opportunity in New York City. At the same time, it also tells the story of an aging painter who struggles to let go of his dreams of becoming a great artist and renew his relationship with his estranged daughter.  (18m, USA)

Simpler Times – dir. Steve Monarque*
Harry (Jerry Stiller), a recently widowed man in his golden years, finds himself trapped in the world of modern technology when all he wants is the newspaper. This family comedy also features a special guest appearance by the other half of legendary comedy duo Stiller & Meara, Anne Meara. (33m, USA)

Tom In America – dir. Flavio Alves*
For 50 years, Michael (Academy Award nominee Burt Young) and Betty (Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland) have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. (17m, USA)


Saturday June 6, 2015 5:30pm - 7:15pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

5:30pm

Catch Me Daddy
A breakout film from the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, CATCH ME DADDY tells the story of Laila, a girl on the run from her family and of her darkest night as she and her drifter boyfriend must stay one step in front of them. Wispy, atmospheric (set on the Yorkshire Moors in northern England) and tense throughout, the film gives a nod to noir thrillers and newcomer Sameena Jabeen Ahmed gives a standout performance in her first film role that you will not forget.


Saturday June 6, 2015 5:30pm - 7:20pm
Island Baptist Church 215 3rd St. Beach Haven, NJ

6:00pm

Top Spin (Documentary Centerpiece Film)
The struggle of an Olympic athlete is well-known and while most would not think that those competitors engaging in competition at table tennis would go through as much as more traditional athletes, this terrific film by co-directors Sara Newens and Mina T. Son proves otherwise. Structured as a traditional sports film building to its end battle – in this case the Summer Olympics – the film captures the struggle that these athletes, many of whom are high school students, face in the quest to reach their goals. As quick-paced and engaging as the game of table tennis itself, this chronicle of two girls and one boy intent on battling the world’s best as severe underdogs brings new understanding to a beloved sport, and those who play it. IN ATTENDANCE: Co-director Sara Newens as well as several of the world’s top table tennis players.


Saturday June 6, 2015 6:00pm - 7:45pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

7:45pm

The Tribe
An utter masterpiece of visual storytelling, THE TRIBE is the story of a group of students at a school for the deaf in the Ukraine and the tumult of an entire year therein as a newcomer tries to fit in amongst the criminal element of his peers – the tribe. The film unfolds entirely in sign language without subtitles or voice over narration yet remains universally accessible, a haunting, sometimes terrifying look at the scars, both mental and physical, that can develop under exactly the wrong circumstances as a forbidden love threatens to explode the entire situation. Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, The Tribe is unlike any film you’ve ever seen and its stark, often brutal tale will linger on in your memory.


Saturday June 6, 2015 7:45pm - 10:00pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

8:00pm

I Am A Knife With Legs (preceded by Dynamic Double Standard)
Bené, an international rock star, hides from an assassin in Los Angeles as he prepares for a showdown with death. Add one part incredible Borat-like character portrayal of rock star Bene and two parts hilarious, surreal and absurd conversations and intermittent Flight of the Conchords-type musical numbers and you get the full awesomeness that is I Am A Knife With Legs NOTE: Screening preceded by short film Dynamic Double Standard.


Saturday June 6, 2015 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Island Baptist Church 215 3rd St. Beach Haven, NJ

8:00pm

Safelight (preceded by Flat Brim)
Safelight opens with a tense scene in which LIFF alumni Juno Temple (2012 Centerpiece Film Little Birds) is threatened by her boyfriend/pimp and Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past, American Horror Story) intervenes, putting himself at risk for a girl he doesn’t really know. Thus begins their story and Safelight seamlessly weaves these two together as they form an unlikely travel duo, seeking lighthouses up the California coast to photograph. Director Tony Aloupis perfectly captures a moment in life when everything seems possible, with a pitch-perfect eye to period detail and story. Featuring tremendous performances, including a memorable supporting turn from Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope), Safelight promises, and delivers, on its potential for greatness. IN ATTENDANCE: Director Tony Aloupis.  NOTE: Screening preceded by short film FLAT BRIM.


Saturday June 6, 2015 8:00pm - 9:45pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

9:00pm

Saturday Night Centerpiece Party
Our Saturday Night Centerpiece party is always a crowd favorite, and this year promises to be no different, as some of the world's top table tennis pros will put on an exhibition of their skills during the party (approx. 10:30 p.m.) Courtesy of Spin. NOTE: Event limited to Filmmakers and Passholders only.

Saturday June 6, 2015 9:00pm - 11:59pm
The Dutchman's Brauhaus 2500 East Bay Ave. Cedar Bonnet Island, NJ

10:30pm

When Animals Dream
A werewolf-romance-coming-of-age story, WHEN ANIMALS DREAM premiered at Cannes to great acclaim, as its unique style, characters and story make this a groundbreaking genre film. The tale of a werewolf being hunted down in her Danish fishing village while finding love recalls now-classic fare as Let The Right One In with its sensitive and sometimes bloody tale of an unlikely protagonist. Its underlying examination of a woman’s independence in seeking out love amidst a narrow-minded community resonates throughout and provides ample food for thought.


Saturday June 6, 2015 10:30pm - 11:55pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ
 
Sunday, June 7
 

9:00am

Sunday Breakfast With Filmmakers Hosted by Glenn Kenny
Join acclaimed film critic and author Glenn Kenny as he talks shop with select LIFF feature filmmakers. Complimentary coffee, pastries and fruit will be served. NOTE: Event limited to Filmmakers and Passholders only.


Sunday June 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Joe Pop's Shore Bar 2002 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, NJ

11:15am

Runoff
The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land. A tense drama of family and fighting to keep the land that’s yours, Variety calls Runoff both “Riveting” and “Inexorably powerful.”


Sunday June 7, 2015 11:15am - 1:00pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

11:15am

Shorts Block #6
Always a treat of style and form and long a LIFF favorite, this year's short films are our best bunch yet! Come check them out!

Films screening in Shorts Block #6 are: The Dangle, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Ella At the Library, Blunderbus

The Dangle - dir. Michael E. Ravich*
When down on his luck American spy Tom Ryder comes face to face with the world's greatest mercenary in 1975 Moscow he decides to take matters into his own hands... but she has other plans.  (20m, USA)

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow – dir. Timothy Bradley*
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow showcases five acclaimed singer-songwriters hailing from Western Massachusetts and their four-day roadshow throughout the Commonwealth, revealing its true warmth and beauty and showing music’s powerful effect on our shared experiences. (22m, USA)

Ella At the Library – dir. Olivia Saperstein*
When a type A student discovers she is missing a crucial book for her dissertation, she is forced to confront a tough-as-nails librarian.  (8m, USA)

Blunderbus – dir. Ashley Louis* Two life long friends on the verge of adulthood live in a tent to save money for a cross country road trip planned since childhood. Just before they leave, unpleasant truths emerge that threaten to destroy everything. (26m, USA)


Sunday June 7, 2015 11:15am - 1:00pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

1:15pm

Shorts Block #7
Always a treat of style and form and long a LIFF audience favorite, this year's short films are our best bunch yet! Come check them out!

Films screening in Shorts Block #7 are: Lifeline, Skateboarding's First Wave, Pink Grapefruit, Una Mujer Sin Precio

Lifeline – dir. Jeffery Wang When an enigmatic traveler with an unusual lifeline pays a visit to Madame Golorio's psychic parlor, the ailing palm reader is compelled to take the future into her own hands. Lifeline is a darkly comedic exploration of the depths one person will sink to save herself and the lengths another will go to in order to lose himself. (18m, USA)

Skateboarding’s First Wave – dir. Don Burgess A look at the early days of skateboarding culture in Southern California, and the group of kids that would shape its role in the media and in society. (20m, USA)

Pink Grapefruit – dir. Michael Mohan
A young married couple brings two of their single friends out to Palm Springs for a long weekend. It does not go as planned. (12m, USA)

Una Mujer Sin Precio – dir. Alaric Rocha
When the perfectionist scientist, Dr. Victor Junco loses his wife, Maribella to a car accident he builds a robotic version to replace her. When he realizes he can continue to perfect his wife he eventually creates the perfect woman, but perfection has a price. (16m, USA)


Sunday June 7, 2015 1:15pm - 3:00pm
LBI Historical Museum 129 Engleside Ave. Beach Haven, NJ

1:30pm

Sex and Broadcasting (preceded by Learning to be Fearless)
An American tale of life, liberty and independent radio, this tale of New Jersey’s WFMU goes in depth, revealing the world’s most unique station and Ken Freedman’s attempt to keep it going in the face of persistent threats to its very existence. Featuring a wild cast of characters all bound by their love of the independent spirit that WFMU nurtures, the film gives exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes battles that rage to keep independence alive in New Jersey. IN ATTENDANCE: Director Tim K. Smith. NOTE: Screening preceded by short film Learning To Be Fearless


Sunday June 7, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

4:00pm

Applesauce (Closing Night Film)
What is the worst thing that you have ever done? This simple question is at the crux of a conversation between two couples at dinner one night when one of them admits his worst deed and sends each person into a spiral of hilarity and paranoia as they confront their own missteps. Bonds of trust are broken, re-formed and broken again as Max Casella (Inside Llewyn Davis), Jennifer Prediger , Onur Tukel (also directing) and Trieste Kelly Dunn circle one another, trying to figure out who they can count on and why you can never trust the delivery guy. Applesauce, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, perfectly mingles comedy and drama in a quick-talking, fast-moving satire that will keep you waiting for the next surprise to appear. Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that people aren’t out to get you. IN ATTENDANCE, Director/Star Onur Tukel, star Jennifer Prediger.


Sunday June 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:45pm
LBI Foundation For the Arts and Sciences 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ

6:00pm

Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony
Celebrate the end of another terrific festival with the filmmakers, staff and volunteers of LIFF and find out which films take home the Golden Lighthouse awards. NOTE: Event limited to Filmmakers and Passholders only.

Sunday June 7, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Dutchman's Brauhaus 2500 East Bay Ave. Cedar Bonnet Island, NJ