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Gold Coast International Film Festival
October 30 - November 14
People are invited to take part in the unique opportunity to see and hear from filmmakers focusing on important women and women issues while screening their films during the 7th Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival, taking place on Long Island Sunday, November 5 through Tuesday, November 14, 2017, which also offers films screenings for the whole family to enjoy. films. Here are among some of those films being screened during this year’s film festival:
Redefining Female Body Image. With so many women and young girls feeling unrepresented in the fashion industry and media, this 2017 documentary, part of the festival’s SCIENCE ON SCREEN® SERIES, examines the industries and obstacles responsible for the present body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age. Setting out to change the imagery we are seeing and bolster a movement that is redefining society’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty to impact society at large, screening of this women message-driven film will be held Saturday, November 4 at 4 p.m. at Soundview Cinema in Port Washington and will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jenny McQuaile, Oscar-winning Producer Yael Melamede, and distinguished experts from Northwell Health. Trailer Video Link: vimeo.com/166135618
The Hedy Lamarr Story. This Long Island premier chronicles the life of screen legend Hedy Lamarr, known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, yet not known by her legion of fans as a brilliant inventor who drew up mechanical and electronic inventions by night, including a “secret communication system” that helped the Allied forces defeat the Nazis in World War II. This film’s screening is 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at The Bowtie Great Neck Squire Theater in Great Neck, which will be followed by a Q & A with the film’s Director Alexandra Dean, Dr. Christine N. Metz, a professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and journalist Fleming Meeks. The panel will be moderated by WLIW 21’s Diane Masciale. Trailer Video Link: zeitgeistfilms.com/film/bombshellthehedylamarrstory
This is a 2016 coming-of-age documentary about Naomi “Supergirl” Kutin, a seemingly ordinary New Jersey Orthodox Jewish pre-teen girl with extraordinary talent in holding a world record in squat powerlifting that chronicles her struggles with cyber-bullying, adolescence and religious obligations. The screening will be held at on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Bowtie Great Neck Squire Cinemas in Great Neck and will be followed by a special guest Q&A with Film Director Jessie Auritt will be joined by join Naomi and her family. Trailer Video Link: supergirldoc.com/
Providing an outlet for family fun are this year’s festival’s
Family Film Day
While school is closed for Election Day on Tuesday, November 7 for, the Gold Coast International Film Festival is open screening short family films that are specially selected for a family audience and include fun hands-on, movie-themed art activities with a free lunch. Every child must be accompanied by an adult (no more than four children per adult). Family Film Day will be held Tuesday, November 7 at 12 p.m. at Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck.
Free Film Friday
Through animation and live-action storytelling, Gold Coast International Film Festival offers free showings of three short films that provide Friday fun for the entire family! Free tickets are subject to availability. The screenings will be held on Friday, November 10 at 12 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington and on Friday, November 10 at 3 p.m. at Great Neck Library in Great Neck.
Produced by the nonprofit Gold Coast Arts Center, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island where the work of exceptional filmmakers are showcased while providing the public with an insider’s view of the film industry with the chance to meet with these filmmakers. The festival’s events include screenings of more than 80 films, workshops, and conversations with prominent members of the film community.
More information regarding this year’s Gold Coast International Film Festival, its screenings with full schedule and individual film screening ticket information is available at goldcoastfilmfestival.org