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The Winding Stream at Berkshire Int'l Film Festival

Documentary Follows the Course of Country Music from its Roots

By: Steve Nelson - 06/09/2014
Documentary Follows the Course of Country Music from its RootsBeth Harrington’s film follows the rich musical legacy of seminal country trio The Carter Family, themselves influenced by white and black string music, as passed down to their daughters, to son-in-law Johnny Cash and to his offspring, while inspiring many other musicians. Ten years in the making, the film itself is an historical treasure.

9th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival

May 29 – June 1 in Great Barrington and Pittsfield

By: BIFF - 04/27/2014
May 29 – June 1 in Great Barrington and PittsfieldThe Berkshire International Film Festival will showcase 75 of the latest in independent feature, documentary, short and family films from some 18 countries. The festival, which takes place from May 29 – June 1, 2014 in Great Barrington and May 31 – June 1st in Pittsfield, MA, will bring films, filmmakers, industry professionals and film fans together for a four-day festival celebrating independent film featuring 29 documentaries, 28 narrative features and 16 short films. Some of the countries represented this year are Jordan, Afghanistan, Philippines, India, Chile, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Morocco, Iceland, Israel and France, and a record 41 filmmakers will be in attendance with their films.

BIFF Presents A Place at the Table

Thursday, March 13 at Monument High School

By: BIFF - 03/09/2014
Thursday, March 13 at Monument High SchoolTHE BIFF is proud to partner with Monument Mountain Regional High School (MMRHS) to present a very special community screening of the award-winning documentary A PLACE AT THE TABLE, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. The BIFF and MMRHS will present a FREE community dinner followed by the screening and panel discussion on Thursday, March 13 at Monument High School.

It Happened in Saint-Tropez

French Film Directed by Daniele Thompson

By: Jack Lyons - 02/20/2014
French Film Directed by Daniele Thompson“It Happened in Saint-Tropez” is gorgeously photographed by Jean-Marc Fabre along with a stunning production design by Michele Abbe-Vannier. The film is easy on the eyes, and is well acted. It’s a light, frothy, tasty French pastry of a movie that produces chuckles and laughs all the while being entertaining in the process. And there isn’t a calorie in sight. Enjoy!

24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Shoes Written and Directed by Ukrainian-born Costa Fam

By: Jack Lyons - 02/20/2014
Shoes Written and Directed by Ukrainian-born Costa FamThe story of the film “Shoes” is cleverly told without dialogue or seeing the faces of the actors. This unique film approach immediately engages the viewer; drawing them deeper into the story that director Costa Fam wants to tell. “Shoes” is a powerful, yet tenderly crafted movie, that traces a pair of red shoes from their purchase by a young woman just beginning to enjoy the pleasures and dreams that life has to offer.

Neil Diamond: Solitary Man

Film by BBC-TV Production Team

By: Jack Lyons - 02/20/2014
Film by BBC-TV Production Team“Neil Diamond: Solitary Man” chronicles Diamond’s early years growing up in Brooklyn and his initiation into the world of songwriters working in the famous Brill Building, in New York City in the fifties. He wrote songs for others, but always harbored a desire to become a performer of his own songs.

The 64th Berlinale Set New Records

Film Festival reigned February 6-16

By: Angelika Jansen - 02/19/2014
Film Festival reigned February 6-16The 64th Berlinale just closed after eleven days, while 400 films from around the world were viewed by 330.000 Berliners and international visitors. The talk of the city while it lasted!

The Monuments Men

WWII Saga That Saved Western Cultural Icons

By: George Abbott White - 02/07/2014
WWII Saga That Saved Western Cultural IconsThe Monuments Men is a American-German war film based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel. The film follows the story of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, an Allied group, tasked with saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II. It focuses on a squad comprised of seven museum directors, curators, and art historians who with limited resources enter Germany with the Allied forces during the closing stages of World War II to rescue artworks plundered by the Nazis. It is a terrific story.

Cambodia's Animated The Missing Picture

2014 Oscar Nominee

By: Jack Lyons - 01/18/2014
2014 Oscar NomineeCambodia’s 2014 Official Submission for the Academy Awards is “The Missing Picture”, by native Cambodian director and narrator Rithy Panh. In this deeply personal film Panh laments the genocide of almost two million Cambodians carried out by the infamous Pol Pot regime under the Khmer Rouge during the 1970s.

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