The Black Bear Film Festival in Milford has announced the films that will run during its event weekend opening Friday Oct. 18. See the festival website for tickets and times.
I look forward to this moment every year. It’s fun to read the list of movies and pick out a few favorites.
Here are the just announced film titles and descriptions.
Isn’t it delicious
This heartfelt movie about relationships will put you on a roller coaster of emotions. To do the right thing before it is too late, correct past wrongs and heal the wounds already created is the goal. Joan Weldon has a finite amount of time to accomplish her goals and be at peace with her efforts. The film will make you rethink just what life is all about.
The adventures of robin hood (1938 version, 75th anniversary)
This classic film starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland celebrates its 75th anniversary. Robin Hood is already an outlaw at the onset of this film. He meets Maid Marian, part of the enemy camp, who warms to Robin’s fight against injustice, and to Robin himself, eventually becoming a trusted ally.
short term 12
This new, critically acclaimed film is a revealing drama that pulls audiences into the world of neglected youth. Grace, having dedicated her life to helping kids who have slipped through the cracks, finds her own life in turmoil. Thought provoking, complex, yet with humor, this film reveals how she copes with the truth of her own troubled past.
A story of life inside Havana, Cuba and a journey in a boat across the ocean to Miami.
A modern comic fable that explores New York, relationships, and everlasting optimism. Nothing is as it seems to Frances but she continues to live her life with the endurance, joy, and attitude that add lightness to her world. Enjoy Frances as her dwindling dreams and persistent reality become an everyday challenge.
the act of killing
A haunting testament to the confrontational power of documentary cinema. It is raw, terrifying and painfully difficult to watch.
Four men will do anything to pass the most difficult test most folks have never heard of. Somm takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of sommeliers. This documentary explores one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations and just may teach you something in the process.
good ol’ freda
Answering a want ad for a secretary, who would ever have imagined that 26 years later, Freda would have her own history of working for The Beatles. An amazing, music-filled documentary.
Notorious killer whale, Tilikum, is responsible for the deaths of three individuals. Shocking footage and emotional interviews present a convincing case against keeping these wild animals for human entertainment. This emotionally wrenching story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little humans know about these highly intelligent fellow mammals.
Carine Rotfield, doyenne of French fashion, moves to NYC in this intriguing film about transition and change. Glimpsing the fashion world from the inside out Carine transports the audience into her exciting new venture, both personal and professional. Mademoiselle c, filled with celebrities, models, and personalities, makes the world of fashion entertaining and exciting for all.
In a world
Like father–like daughter. A small town vocal coach strikes it big, but what about Daddy? After all, don’t we all want our children to succeed in life. It is a hilarious romantic comedy about the world of movie trailer voice overs, and the winner of the Sundance Film Festival best screenplay award.
Vienna, 20 years ago. Paris, 10 years ago. Greece, present day. Follow the romance and chance encounter of this star crossed couple on their third meeting with all the emotions and yearnings that originally sparked their interest. Is this romance going to weather their changing lives of 20 years, can real life ever match one’s imagination, or do present day circumstances end it all?
The patience stone
An Afghani woman struggles to survive in the reality of her world.
Ain’t them bodies saints
A love story cast in the mold of Bonnie and Clyde, this is the tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his family.