Thursday’s screening of Crossing Alaska with Horses at the Fireweed was sold out. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Documentaries’ Category
AIFF is proud to announce the winners of the Best Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary and Best Short Documentary films for the 2007 festival. (more…)
The documentary JUMP! screens 4:30pm Saturday at the Wilda Marston Theater followed by a jump rope demonstration. The film and the demonstration are free. The documentary is about eight kids who push physical and psychological limits to compete in the World Jump Rope Competition.
On the following day, Sunday, there is a jump rope workshop presented by USA Jump Rope (www.usajumprope.org) and Juneau Jumpers (www.juneaujumpers.org). The workshop is free and runs from 11am – 1pm at the Lake Otis Elementary School Gym.
The Festival is honored to present the World Premier of the Dalai Lama’s Cat directed by Michael Boswell. Peter and Michael Boswell are flying in from Sydney, Australia and will be on hand for both screenings, 12/7 Friday 6pm at Out North and 12/8 Saturday 1:30pm at the Anchorage Museum.
The docudrama tells of Peter’s lifelong ambition to go to Tibet and Michael’s ambition for Peter to pay back the money he owes him. Peter and Michael end up going to Tibet together. Their excuse is Peter’s imminent wedding which offers a novel alternative to the traditional handcuffed-to-a-lamp-post stag night. Mount Kailash — located on the remote Tibetan Plateau — is sacred to Buddhists and Hindus. A pilgrimage washes away a lifetime of sins… Peter and Michael realize they can only benefit from their journey to the roof of the world. Things then get complicated. Appointed Peter’s best man and responsible for his safe return to London for the big day, Michael must contend with Peter’s obsession with tale of the Dalai Lama’s cats, auspicious felines scattered to various monasteries around Tibet when the Lama fled the country as the Chinese army invaded in 1959. Searching for evidence of the cats, Peter and Michael discover the real situation of a country still suffering under the occupation of the Chinese government.
The festival is proud to announce the finalists for Best Short, Best Animation, Best Documentary and Best Short Documentary. (more…)
Autism: the Musical screens tonight (12/3 Monday at 6pm at the Anchorage Musuem) for the last time during the festival. Katy Parrish will be at screening and be available for questions after the film. Katy is the host of Children First, a radio program about living with children with disabilities that airs on Sunday mornings at 8am on 700AM KBYR and 99.7FM KMBQ. Checkout their website for more information: http://www.kbyr.com/cf/.
This Sunday (12/2) is a good day to see some outstanding documentaries in the festival. We are screening two films that made this year’s Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentary Feature–Taxi to the Dark Side (Out North at 12:00 pm) and Autism: the Musical (Out North at 2:30 pm).
Later in the day, we are screening The Prize of the Pole (Fireweed at 5:00 pm) and Orange Revolution (Fireweed at 7:30 pm). All four of these films are in competition for this year’s AIFF Best Documentary Feature.
Rounding out the day are two more documentaries–Gulf War Syndrome: Killing Our Own (Out North at 5:30 pm) and Vida de Ciro or Circus Life (Anchorage Museum at 7:30 pm). These are the only screenings for these two films during the festival. Decisions, decisions.
Find out more information for The Prize of the Pole.
Find out more information for Vida de Ciro.
Made the Academy Awards Oscars shortlist for Best Documentary Feature. “Autism, The Musical” screens 12/02 Sun 2:30pm at Out North Theater and 12/03 Mon 6:00pm at Anchorage Museum. “Taxi to the Dark Side”, which opens theatrically nationwide in January, screens at AIFF – 12/02 Sun 12:00pm at Out North Theater and 12/05 Wed 6:00pm at Anchorage Museum. Please do not miss the opportunity to see both of these films on the big screen.