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FRIDAY, JAN 18, 2019

RETURN OF THE HERO 7:15PM

RETURN OF THE HERO (Le Retour du Heros) Laurent Tirard
France / 2017 / 91 min / French w/English sub-titles / Comedy Action Adventure

1809…In Napoleon’s army, the charming Captain Neuville is to marry the naive Pauline when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After not hearing from the captain for months, Pauline soon becomes ill with worry. Her sister, Elizabeth, devises a plan to write fake letters on behalf of Neuville thinking he would never come back.
But it all goes south when Neuville reappears.

ANIMAL HOUSE 9:15PM

National Lampoon’s Animal House / 109 mins /  is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller. It stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst, and Donald Sutherland. The film is about a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College.

SATURDAY, JAN 19, 2019

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 10AM

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – SPECIAL GUEST: KAREN ALLEN

The 9th Annual Saint Augustine Film Festival presents a Benefit Screening of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK with special guest, KAREN ALLEN who portrayed Marion Ravenswood. Proceeds will benefit The St Johns Center for the Arts at St. Augustine High School.

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Lawrence Kasdan from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by Frank Marshall for Lucasfilm Ltd., with Lucas and Howard Kazanjian as executive producers.

A POLAR YEAR 12:15PM

UNE ANNEE POLAIRE (A Polar Year), Samuel Collardey
Greenland / 2018 / 94 min / Danish & Kalaallisut w/English subtitles / Comedy

Anders, 28, has just graduated when he leaves his native Denmark to teach at the primary school in Tiniteqilaaq, a tiny village on Greenland’s remote East coast. As soon as he arrives, he finds himself at odds with tightly-knit locals. Only through a clumsy and playful trial of errors can Anders shake his Euro-centric assumptions and embrace their snow-covered way of life.

HURLEY 2:15PM

HURLEY Derek Dodge
USA / 2018 / 83 min / English

Special Guest: Hurley Haywood

With deft use of archival footage and exclusive interviews featuring actor and fellow racer, Patrick Dempsey, Hurley reveals a greater insight into Haywood’s tightrope walk between career and sexuality, while posing the question—will motorsport ever be ready for openly LGBT racers?

SONG OF BACK & NECK 4:15PM

SONG OF BACK AND NECK Paul Lieberstein
USA / 2018 / 85 min / English / Comedy

Special Guest: Paul Lieberstein

Fred has a problem. His back and neck leave him virtually incapacitated on a daily basis. He has developed ways to operate daily tasks while experiencing excruciating pain. Sound funny? Well, it is in THE SONG OF BACK AND NECK.

KAREN ALLEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: A TREE A ROCK A CLOUD 6PM

A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD. Karen Allen
USA / 2016 / 30 min / DCP / English

Special Guest: Karen Allen

Based on the short story by groundbreaking southern American writer Carson McCullers, written when she was just 25, the film, “A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.”, is set at a roadside café in the early morning in the Spring of 1947. A young boy and an older man meet by chance. The man relates a luminous tale of personal heartbreak and loss, and of his hard-won understanding of the nature of love.

FIDDLIN' 7:15PM

FIDDLIN’ Julie Simone
USA / 2018 / 96 min / English

Fiddlin’ is a celebration of true Americana and artistic expression in the face of adversity. This hopeful, optimistic film shines a light on what is best about America and shows the uplifting and healing power of music. The film is an Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the World’s Oldest Fiddler’s Convention in the Appalachian Mountains.

STARMAN 9:15PM

STARMAN / 1984 / 115 min

Starman is a 1984 American science fiction romance film directed by John Carpenter that tells the story of a humanoid alien (Jeff Bridges) who has come to Earth in response to the invitation found on the gold phonograph record installed on the Voyager 2 space probe. Bridges was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role. Karen Allen Tribute film.  An alien takes the form of a young widow’s (Karen Allen) husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

SUNDAY, JAN 20, 2019

DRIVER 11:30AM

DRIVER, Yehonatan Indursky
Israel / 2018 / 92 min / Hebrew w/English subtitles / Drama

Nahman Ruzumni lives on the fringes of the ultra-orthodox community in Bnei Berak. As a “Driver” he takes beggars to wealthy people’s homes, and helps them find the right way to tell their story in order to inspire philanthropy.

THE ART & TIMES OF FROSTY MYERS 1:30PM

THE ART & TIMES OF FROSTY MYERS, Chris Stearns
USA / 2017 / 100 min / English

The Art and Times of Frosty Myers, documents the career of sculptor Forrest “Frosty” Myers over the past half-century. Coming to New York City from San Francisco in 1961, he entered a rapidly changing art scene. American artists were ripping away established European traditions, replacing them with Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, Hard Edge painting and sculpture, and embracing Art and Technology.

THE UNICORN 3:45PM

THE UNICORN Robert Schwartzman
USA / 2018 / 88 min / English / Comedy

Facing the fourth year of their engagement, an indecisive couple is thrust into the most uncomfortable night of their lives by intentionally and unintentionally involving a third party in their relationship.

SHARKWATER EXTINCTION 6PM

Sharkwater Extinction is a thrilling and inspiring action-packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks.

From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even in Florida, Stewart’s third film dives into the often-violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose a multi-billion-dollar industry.

YEAR BY THE SEA 8PM

YEAR BY THE SEA Alexander Janko
USA / 2016 / 114 min / English / Comedy

Year by the Sea is a 2016 American comedy-drama film starring Karen Allen. It is the screenwriting and directorial debut of Alexander Janko. The film is based on Joan Anderson’s 2000 memoir A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman.

After 30 years as a wife and mother, Joan retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her husband to Kansas. Intent on rediscovering herself, but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, Joan learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life.

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