The First Glance Film Fest will be taking over the Franklin Institute with another great slate of indie features and shorts this Friday, October 17th thru Sunday, October 19th. The festival, which screens films in both LA and Philadelphia is well known for programming fun, underrated films, that you would not have a chance to check out on the big screen otherwise.
Here is a rundown of the films screening at this great little fest. Tickets are on sale now at http://firstglancefilms.com/tickets/.
Friday, October 17th @7:45pm
Leaving Circadia an off-the-cuff snapshot of a group of late twenty-somethings living in a Brooklyn brownstone apartment building and coming to terms with new responsibilities as they enter their thirties. The film stars Michael Cerveris (2 time Tony winning Broadway headliner, Fringe, Treme, The Good Wife, upcoming Steven Soderburgh show The Knick), Christian Coulson (The Hours, Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets – Tom Riddle), Joseph R. Gannascoli (Ed Wood, Men in Black 3, The Sopranos – Vito aka Johnny Cakes), Larisa Polonsky (Chicago Fire – Zoya), Stoya (Adult Film Star), and Ashley C. Williams (Human Centipede).
Screening with: Perspective (Winner 10 day Film Challenge), Whatever Linda (Web Series), It’s a Cold, Cold Night (Short), The Bus Stop (Short), Market Hours (Short), Void(Short)
Saturday, October 18th @12:30pm Matinee Screenings
Steve’s Quest (Animation)
Future Hero (Short)
Cinder Pumpkin (Short)
No Place for Soft Eyes (Short)
The Healing of Heather Garden (Short Documentary)
Saturday, October 18th @2:15pm Afternoon Screenings
Pursuit of Truth (Documentary)
Poverty Inc (Documentary)
Saturday, October 18th @4:30pm Afternoon Screenings
Seahorses – A lonely and intense man invites a mysterious woman he met on craigslist into his house. He gets much more than what he bargains for as this strange young woman takes over his life. What transpires is a dramatically intense and darkly comic journey about love, co-dependency and loss. Seahorses is a dark comedy, a drama and an unlikely romance that poses the question: Can we transcend the past so we can live freely in the present?
Screening with: Young Like Us (Web Series), Winds and Strings (Short), Catching Up (Short), Here With Me (Short)
Saturday, October 18th @7:30pm Evening Screenings
Ripped! – 1960’s British pop sensations Norman’s Normans have blasted off a rocket landing on a planet of all women. When the princess falls for Norman, the queen imprisons the British invaders. Will their catchy music win over the girls while they find a way home?
Screening with: Future Duck! (Web Series), Splash (Short), Double Leche (Web Series), Tiny Scratches (Short)
Sunday, October 19th @12:30pm Matinee Screenings
Love Lift Me 3D (Short)
The Whitewashing of Five Pointz 3D (Short)
On Blitzen (Short Doc)
A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism (Short Doc)
Sunday, October 19th @2:15pm Afternoon Screenings
Life Changing Moments(Short Documentary)
The Only Real Game(Feature Documentary)
Sunday, October 19th @4:45pm Twilight Screenings
The Yank- Shot on location in Cleveland, Dublin and County Clare, Ireland. The comedy feature film The Yank tells the story of Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Cleveland bachelor. For Tom, the perfect woman is beautiful, hard-working, family-oriented and like his parents 100 percent Irish. So when his best friend, Marty, decides to get married in Ireland, Tom’s family and friends send him off on a side splitting epic adventure. Tom does not know it yet, but he’s about to come face to face with the real Ireland. Tom’s plan to find his dreams takes him on a journey of discovery to a land that defies his original expectations. He may soon discover that the grass isn’t always greener, even in Ireland.
Screening with: Closing Up (Short), Sitting on Babies (WebSeries), One Armed Man (Short)
Sunday, October 19th @7:30pm Closing Night Screenings
Southern Comfort– A young artist ventures to the South to find himself and unleashes a catastrophic turn of events both past and future.
Screening with: ScapeGoat (Short), Bleak: The Web Series (Web Series), Operation Barn Owl (Short), Gift (Short), Blood Memory (Short)