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18th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival 2016 (DAY ONE)

Moviate Underground 18th Annual Film FestivalSpecial Friday Night Kickoff Event

HOTEL DALLAS

In Person Filmmaker Event
With Livia Ungur & Sherng-Lee Huang

Friday May 27, 2016
8:30pm
Midtown Cinema (Harrisburg, PA)
FREE ADMISSION

We are happy and excited to kick off this years festival with a brand new feature film from New York based filmmakers Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang. "HOTEL DALLAS" premiered at this years Berlin International Film Festival and has been garning great reviews around the world.

HOTEL DALLAS, a Romanian-American feature film that combines fiction and documentary, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, as part of the Panorama Dokumente program (February 2016).

In the 80s, in the twilight of communist Romania, "Dallas" is the only American show allowed on TV. It offers a vision of wealth and glamour that captures the imagination of millions. Among them are Ilie and his daughter Livia. He is a small-time criminal and aspiring capitalist; she is in love with the show’s handsome leading man, Patrick Duffy. After communism falls, Ilie builds the Hotel Dallas, a life-size copy of the “Dallas” mansion. Livia immigrates to America, becomes a filmmaker, and directs a
movie starring Patrick Duffy, as a soap opera character who dies in Texas and wakes up in Romania, in a hotel that looks just like home.

Livia guides her childhood idol on a genre-bending road trip across a Romanian dreamscape—through the failed utopias of communism and capitalism, into a realm of ghosts and lost time.

* Shown with Margaret Orr's Short Film, Mer Depré - 6 minutes

18th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival 2016 (DAY TWO)

Moviate Underground 18th Annual Film Festival*** NOTICE: Events from 12pm to 4pm are showing at the HARRISBURG CIVIC CLUB ***

Saturday 12PM El Chivo

  • El Jardin - 10 minutes - Nicholas Bunch, Arcadia Hartung
  • El Chivo - 80 minutes - Rod Murphy

Saturday 2PM Narrative Short Films

  • scamps & GOONS - 20 minutes - Giancarlo Diaz
  • Aster and Sidney - 20 minutes - Sean Temple
  • Imaginary Fiend - 10 minutes - Diana Galimzyanova

Saturday 3PM Nature/Experimental Short Films

  • Old Growth - 9 minutes - Ryan Marino (16MM PRINT)
  • Ghost Ship - 5 minutes - Peter Buntaine
  • River - 10 minutes - Stephanie Maxwell
  • From One’s Silence to Other’s - 9 minutes - Panu Johansson, Annika Rapo
  • Clandestine - 15 minutes - Atoosa Pour Hosseini
  • To Summon and Chase Away - 11 minutes - Madsen Mianx

Saturday 4PM Animation Nuggets! Curated by Dana Sink (in-person)

  • Totem - 2 minutes - Caleb Wood
  • L’ Oeil du Cyclone - 5 min - Masanobu Hiraoki
  • Afternoon Class - 4 minutes - Seoro Oh
  • Inaudible - 8 minutes - Gints Zilbalodis
  • London - 2 minutes - Peter Millard
  • Bicycle - 2 minutes - Dana Sink
  • The Poem - 7 minutes - Chen Xi & An Xu
  • Cupids Serenade - 4 minutes - Jeca Martinez
  • Love Ball Trilogy - 8 minutes - Dana Sink
  • Snowfall - 5 minutes - Conner Wheelan
  • Perfect Houseguest - 2 minutes - Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
  • Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared (Episode 4) - 5 minutes - Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling


*** NOTICE: Events from 8pm to 1am are showing at the MIDTOWN CINEMA ***

Saturday 8PM Punk Rock (MIDTOWN CINEMA)

  • PUNK ROCK - (1977) w/ In Person Introduction and Q&A with Director Carter Stevens

Saturday 10PM Fantastic Planet (MIDTOWN CINEMA)

  • REGAL - 3 minutes - Karissa Hahn (16MM PRINT)
  • FANTASTIC PLANET - (1973) 72 minutes - René Lalaux

Saturday 12 Midnight: SOCIETY & Midnight Short Films! (MIDTOWN CINEMA)

  • La Colombiana - 4 minutes - Ibai Vigil–Escalera
  • Slow Creep - 12 minutes - Jim Hickcox
  • Gwilliam - 6 minutes - Brian Lonano
  • Society (1989) - 99 minutes - Brian Yuzna

18th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival 2016 (DAY THREE)

Moviate Underground 18th Annual Film Festival*** NOTICE: Events from 12pm to 4pm are showing at the HARRISBURG CIVIC CLUB ***

Sunday 12PM Offbeat & Unique Short Films

  • Monster Movie - 22 minutes - Neil Ira Needleman
  • Stray Gods - 8 minutes - Sara Santos
  • The Nude - 10 minutes - Brian Zahm
  • A Noodle in the Rain - 8 minutes - Minki Hong
  • A B C A M - 8 minutes - Richard Martin
  • Privy - 20 minutes - David Finkelstein

Sunday 1:30PM Diary & Observational Short Films

  • Two Aries - 4 minutes - Josh Weissbach (2xSUPER 8 PRINT)
  • Model Fifty-One Fifty-Six - 11 minutes - Josh Weissbach (16MM PRINT )
  • Monument - 3 minutes - Marcin Gizycki
  • Red, Blue and Purple - 4 minutes - Janek Ambros
  • My Phenix City Story - 4 minutes - Neil Ira Needleman
  • The Bags, Probably 1971 - 6 minutes – Yates
  • Idyll - 6 minutes - Mary Billyou
  • Abandoned Generations - 10 minutes - Linda Fenstermaker

Sunday 2:45PM Experimental Medley

  • SPIDER, spinner of worlds - 8 minutes - Melissa Myser (16MM PRINT)
  • Men at Work - 6 minutes - Panu Johansson
  • DRONE - 5 minutes - Steven Lapcevic
  • The first ant to come out - 4 minutes - Stefano Schirru
  • Annie - 3 minutes - Haleema Gondal
  • The Last Place I Saw It - 9 minutes - Zach Reese, Dustin Stuppy
  • Street Twenty-Seven Number Ten Sixteen - 3 minutes - Josh Weissbach (16 MM PRINT)
  • Invocation of Uzi - 5 minutes - Ross Meckfessel (SUPER 8 PRINT W/cd AUDIO)
  • Theoria - 6 minutes - Josh Weissbach (16MM PRINT)

Sunday 4PM How the Sky Will Melt

  • Shadowbox - 13 minutes - Ryder Thomas White
  • Delusions of Grandeur - 6 minutes - Patrick Loy
  • How the Sky Will Melt - 1 hour, 29 minutes - Matthew Wade

 

*** NOTICE: Events from 8pm to 10pm are showing at the MIDTOWN CINEMA ***

Sunday 8PM FRACTION INFRACTION: (MIDTOWN CINEMA)

  • David Fair Is The King - 7 Minutes - Skizz Cyzyk
  • Nuthouse Drawings - 6 minutes - James Hollenbaugh
  • Trial Run - 26 minutes - Lawrence Klein
  • Grey Water / Black Water - 4 minutes - Josh Drake
  • Take What You Can Carry - 30 minutes - Matthew Porterfield
  • Pickle - 15 minutes - Amy Nicholson

Sunday 10PM At One Fell Swoop (MIDTOWN CINEMA)

  • XO - 4 minutes - Brian Ratigan (SUPER 8 PRINT W/CASSETTE AUDIO)
  • Catalog - 7 minutes - Dana Berman Duff
  • Filament, Filament, Filament - 9 minutes - Brandon Doherty
  • At One Fell Swoop - 1 Hour, 15 minutes - Michael Higgins