September 2021 Monthly Movie: Bill Traylor – Chasing Ghosts

SCHEDULE CHANGE: **Original screening on August 9th moved to September 13th at 6 PM**

Our Monthly Movies continue on Monday September 13th with the film ‘Bill Traylor – Chasing Ghosts’.

Tickets are $15 and include refreshments. 1st screening: Doors open at 5:30 PM; film begins *promptly* at 6 PM.

Synopsis

An inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of Bill Traylor, who in his late 80s, living homeless on the street in the thriving segregated black neighborhood of Montgomery, produced a body of extraordinary art. Born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama, Traylor witnessed profound social and political change during his life spanning slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, and the Great Migration. In his later years, Traylor poured out those memories from within, drawing and painting over 1,000 pieces of art from 1939-42. Using historic and cultural context, the film is designed to bring the spirit and mystery of Traylor’s incomparable art to life. The transcendent surprise is while Traylor kept to himself leading an unassuming life, he was nurturing a remarkable creative gift that would not be expressed for decades. Tap dance, evocative period and original music, and dramatic readings are used in surprising ways in the film, balanced with insightful perspectives from Traylor family members and expert interviews. Traylor devised his own visual language to record the stories of his life, translating an oral culture into something unique, powerful, and culturally rooted. The film reflects a tumultuous time of a forgotten world and its marginalized people, still reverberating today. A new lynching memorial and Legacy Museum recently opened in Montgomery just blocks from where Bill Traylor used to sit and work. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts explores the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. The film is a compelling human narrative that gives voice to a man who endures a long life of extreme hardships during an era of legalized racial indignities, to become one of America’s most prominent artists, exhibited in museums and collections worldwide. —Jeany Nisenholz-Wolf (IMDB)

Directed by: Jeffrey Wolf
Length: 75 minutes

How to Attend:

Tickets

Tickets are $15 and include popcorn & liquid refreshments. Use the ‘Buy Tickets’ button to purchase online. Cash or checks (made out to “Fairhope Film Festival” may be used in person during the event.

Time

FIRST SCREENING: Doors open at 5:30 PM and the movie begins at 6 PM.

Location

Ben Gall Theater in the Fairhope Film Festival Office, located on the corner of Fairhope Avenue and Summit Street, 122 Fairhope Avenue, Suite #1.

We look forward to seeing you!

July 2021 Monthly Movie: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Monday July 12th at 6 PM & 8:30 PM

Our Monthly Movies continue on Monday July 12th with the film ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’.

Tickets are $15 and include refreshments. 1st screening: Doors open at 5:30 PM; film begins *promptly* at 6 PM. 2nd screening: Doors open at 8:15 PM; film begins at 8:30 PM.

Our third screening will occur on August 9. Film to be announced.

Synopsis

From Academy Award® winning director Caroline Link (Nowhere in Africa) comes an adaptation of acclaimed British author Judith Kerr’s classic novel based on her childhood memories. The story of a Jewish family’s escape from 1933 Berlin to Europe tackles prejudice, exile, displacement and adaptation, as told from the perspective of the author’s alter ego, nine year-old Anna Kemper (Riva Krymalowski in her feature film debut).

Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father (Oliver Masucci) – based on the prominent theater critic Alfred Kerr – suddenly vanishes, the family is secretly hurried out of Germany. Anna begins to understand life will never be the same as she and her family navigate unfamiliar lands and cope with the challenges of being refugees.

Directed by: Caroline Link
Length: 120 minutes

How to Attend:

Tickets

Tickets are $15 and include popcorn & liquid refreshments. Use the ‘Buy Tickets’ button to purchase online. Cash or checks (made out to “Fairhope Film Festival” may be used in person during the event.
For reservations please email office@fairhopefilmfestival.org.

Time

FIRST SCREENING: Doors open at 5:30 PM and the movie begins at 6 PM.

SECOND SCREENING: Doors open at 8:15 PM and the movie begins at 8:30 PM.

Location

Ben Gall Theater in the Fairhope Film Festival Office, located on the corner of Fairhope Avenue and Summit Street, 122 Fairhope Avenue, Suite #1.

We look forward to seeing you!

June 2021 Monthly Movie: M.C. Escher Journey to Infinity

Monday June 14th at 6 PM & 8 PM

Join us for the return of our Monthly Movies! On Monday June 14 we’ll begin the summer series with the film ‘MC Escher: Journey to Infinity’ which profiles the Dutch graphic artist through his own words and artwork, as well as interviews with those he influenced.

Tickets are $15 and include refreshments. FIRST SCREENING: Doors open at 5:30 PM; film begins *promptly* at 6 PM. SECOND SCREENING: Doors open at 7:30 PM; film begins *promptly* at 8 PM. Proceeds benefit the Fairhope Film Festival.

The monthly series continues through the summer, with additional screenings July 12 and August 9. Films to be announced.

Synopsis

M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents while musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

Directed by: Robin Lutz
Length: 81 minutes

How to Attend:

Tickets

Tickets are $15 and include popcorn & liquid refreshments. Use the ‘Buy Tickets’ button to purchase online. Cash or checks (made out to “Fairhope Film Festival” may be used in person during the event.
Reservations not required but recommended! Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. For reservations and questions email office@fairhopefilmfestival.org.

Time

FIRST SCREENING: Doors open at 5:30 PM and the movie begins at 6 PM. SECOND SCREENING: Doors open at 7:30 and the movie begins at 8 PM.

Location

Ben Gall Theater in the Fairhope Film Festival Office, located on the corner of Fairhope Avenue and Summit Street, 122 Fairhope Avenue, Suite #1.

We look forward to seeing you!

January Monthly Movie: Shoplifters

January Monthly Movie: Shoplifters

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.

WINNER – Palme d’Or, 2018 (Cannes)

“THE WORK OF A MASTER IN FULL COMMAND OF HIS ART. A tender ensemble piece whose skillful performances dovetail into a perfectly symphonic whole, SHOPLIFTERS is a work of such emotional delicacy that you’re barely prepared when the full force of what it’s doing suddenly knocks you sideways.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Kore-eda’s personal best — and certainly one of the year’s best films.” – Emily Yoshida, Vulture

Directed by: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Length: 121 minutes

How to Attend:

Tickets

Tickets are $15 and include popcorn & liquid refreshments.
Payment: Cash or check made out to Fairhope Film Festival.
Reservations not required but recommended! Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
For reservations and questions call: (251) 990-7957 or email office@fairhopefilmfestival.org.

Time

Doors open at 5:30 PM and the movie begins at 6 PM. We will offer a second screening at 8:00 PM if the 6:00 PM screening sells out.

Location

Fairhope Film Festival Office, located on the corner of Fairhope Avenue and Summit Street, 122 Fairhope Avenue, Suite #1.

We look forward to seeing you!

– Mary and all at FFF

May Monthly Movie: Alive and Kicking

Greetings Film Fans!

On Monday, May 22nd we present a screening of Alive & Kicking (2016).

About the Film

Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society.

“There may be no fancy filmmaking steps in “Alive and Kicking,” but the jaw-dropping improvisations and physical intimacy of the dancers make it an action film par excellence — joy-fueled and gravity-defying”.  – Los Angeles Times

Running time: 1 hr 28 mins

Screening Location & Time

Fairhope Film Festival Office, on Summit Street at the corner of Fairhope Ave.

Doors open at 5:30PM and the movie begins at 6PM. Don’t forget to make a reservation! For questions and reservations call: (251) 990-7957 or email monthlymovies@fairhopefilmfestival.org.

If first screening is sold out, a second screening will begin at 8 PM.  

Tickets are $15 each. Please bring cash or a check made out to Fairhope Film Festival (we would rather not use credit cards.) You can either drop your payment into our mailbox on Summit St. with your name and movie name attached or hand it to us in person.

Popcorn, wine, beer and water are available prior to the film by donation.

We look forward to seeing you!

–Mary and all at FFF

Alive and Kicking film poster

February Monthly Movie: Captain Fantastic

Greetings Film Fans!

On Monday, February 13th we present a great “pre-Valentine’s Day” event, the screening of Captain Fantastic (2016) starring Viggo Mortensen.

About the Film

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Rotten Tomatoes says: Critics Consensus: Captain Fantastic’s thought-provoking themes — and an absorbing starring turn from Viggo Mortensen – add up to an above-average family drama with unexpected twists.

Running time: 1 hr 58 mins

Screening Location & Time

Fairhope Film Festival Office, on Summit Street at the corner of Fairhope Ave.

Doors open at 5:30PM and the movie begins at 6PM. Don’t forget to make a reservation! For questions and reservations call: (251) 990-7957.

If first screening is sold out, a second screening will begin at 8 PM.  

Tickets are $15 each. Please bring cash or a check made out to Fairhope Film Festival (we would rather not use credit cards.) You can either drop your payment into our mailbox on Summit St. with your name and movie name attached or hand it to us in person.

Popcorn, wine, beer and water are available prior to the film by donation.

We look forward to seeing you!

–Mary and all at FFF

Captain Fantastic film poster