Beginning June 3rd, 2021, RR|FF will be showcasing the 2020 selections each Thursday from June 3rd – October 28th at Zoetropolis Cinema Still House 7-10pm with filmmaker Q&A’s. Screenings will be around 1.5 hrs with time for ordering cocktails, mingling and featured filmmaker discussions after the show. Tickets are complimentary, donations appreciated.
WEEK 9 of the Red Rose Film Festival: Unforgettable Series, Thursday July 29th @ Zoetropolis
#1: Winter – (8:00) Short Film *Local Film*
In bitterly cold northeast China, generations of locals survive in the wilderness by hunting for their food. A young boy born into this culture develops a strong connection with the forest and the wildlife living there, while the relationship between the boy and his father grows increasingly tense, like the thick snow of winter that resists melting with the coming change of seasons.
Rated F – Family
Director – Guodong Yu (余國東) 🇨🇳
Producer – Brad Hawkins (Lancaster, PA)
#2: R O M A N C E – (10:53) Student Film
Henry is 20 years old American boy, who is learning a folk music in Georgia. He has a very strange habit, at night he’s singing in the park for amusement. His strange habit gets him in a queer adventure, where he’ll be a hostage, victim, fiancé, sweetheart, knight and participant of a very strange tradition…Everything is happening during several hours at night…
Rated F – Family
Director – Giorgi Tkemaladze 🇬🇪
#3: Finding Courage – (1:20:47) Documentary
A former journalist for the Chinese Communist Party (YIFEI WANG), living in exile in San Francisco, struggles to settle into life in America while working to heal her family’s wounds from their tragic past. She is seeking justice for the murder of her sister at the hands of the Chinese authorities.
Rare undercover footage of a meeting with the director of the labor camp where Yifei’s sister was killed reveals shocking admissions of torture, slave labor, corruption, and a general disregard for human life pervading the camp system today. Exclusive interviews with former Chinese Communist Party officials provide a unique insight into the hidden world of terror that many Chinese citizens live without ever knowing that life can, and does, exist with freedom outside their world.
Rated M – Mature (viewer discretion advised)
Director -Kay Rubacek 🇺🇸🇨🇳
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES: LOCAL IMPACT