23st ANNUAL TWIN RIVERS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND FILM FESTIVAL OPENS FEB. 17-18 IN ASHEVILLE, NC
The 23nd Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival (TRMF) will celebrate this year screening the latest and greatest in independent features, documentaries, short and animated films. The festival highlights world and regional premieres on Feb 17th-18th at the Flood Fine Arts Center near Swannanoa, NC.
Carlos Steward, founder and director of the Twin Rivers Media Festival, stated, “We are pleased to announce the additional screenings at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History this year and well as the Flood Fine Arts Center with this incredibly diverse program with over 40 independent films from around the world.”
“This year,” continues Steward, “we have already selected several world premieres that will screen in Danville and Asheville, including the short dramas, ‘Happy Widow’ by Luis Antonio Pererna from Brazil, and ‘Fish” by Saman Horeinpour from Iran. We are really excited to include a new feature film by Dan Zukovic, the cult indie director of The Last Big Thing, with his global film noir Scammerhead, starring Dan Zukovic, Alex Rocco (The Godfather, Batman: Year One), Bruce Glover (Diamonds Are Forever, Ghost World) andAlex Zahara (Horns, Once Upon a Time). Scammerhead charts the chaotic adventures of Silas Breece, a legendarily unorthodox business hustler who travels the world seeking capital for a series of increasingly outlandish investments that go sour and land him in hot water with the mob. Scammerhead will be a Virginia Premiere in Danville and a North Carolina premiere in Asheville.”
TRMF has become the festival of choice for filmmakers and film lovers who are seeking a unique cinema experience and a place to indulge their passion for film. The Festival connects audiences to compelling documentaries, award-winning international releases with tantalising discussions with visiting filmmakers.
The selection process is rigorous and artist driven. Only a small percentage of the
submitted films are chosen to screen in the festival.
All events are free and open to the public and take place in the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in January, and the Flood Fine Arts Center in February 2017.
Feb. 3 ~ "M. Hulot's Holiday"
Director: Jacques Tati (France, 1953; 87 min)
Monsieur Hulot takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.
Feb. 10 ~ "My Life as a Dog"
Director: Lasse Hallstrom (Sweden, 1985; 101 min)
This is the story of Ingemar, a 12-yr-old from a working-class family sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. With the help of the warmhearted eccentrics who populate the town, the boy finds both refuge from his misfortunes and unexpected adventure.
Feb. 17 ~ Twin Rivers Media Festival Kickoff: Feature Film (8pm as usual)
Director: Dan Zukovic (1 hr 48 min)
Cult indie director of The Last Big Thing returns with another arthouse monster/global film noir, starring Dan Zukovic, Alex Rocco, Bruce Glover, Alex Zahara. Enter the chaotic adventures of Silas Breece, a legendarily unorthodox business hustler who travels the world seeking capital for increasingly outlandish investments that go sour and land him in hot water with the mob.
Feb. 18 ~ 11am-6pm Twin Rivers Media Festival continues with award-winning animation, short drama and documentaries.
Feb. 24 ~ Band of Outsiders"
Director: Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1964; 95 min)
Two restless young men enlist the object of both of their fancies (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home. This audacious and wildly entertaining French New Wave gem is at once sentimental and insouciant, effervescently romantic and melancholy, and it features some of Godard’s most memorable set pieces, including the headlong race through the Louvre and the unshakably cool Madison dance sequence.