- Film Festival
Last week, PFS Members got a chance to see indie hit The Kings of Summer. The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, revolves around three teenage boys who have had enough of overbearing, unappreciative parents and decide to take to the woods. Reminiscent of the classic Stand By Me, the boys move to the forest, where they build a makeshift cabin and live off the land.
By Le Anne Lindsay
I was glad to make the second screening of Jeff, Who Lives at Home, particularly since the director was available for another Q & A. Well, co-director, this film is by another team of writer/director brothers. Not the Farrelly Bros. or the Coen Bros.
By Le Anne Lindsay
On Sunday, PFS members were given a chance to not only see a preview of Machine Gun Preacher, fresh from its Toronto Film Festival premiere, but we were also privileged to meet the former gang biker, and drug addict, Sam Childers, whose incredible life transformation inspired the movie.
Gerard Butler plays Childers in the film, and although Butler has a bad boy reputation of his own, he just can't quite pull off low class
On Sunday, PFS Members got a sneak peek at Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler and based on the inspiring life of Sam Childers. The film follows Childers through his personal transformation and his journey to Africa to help children orphaned by the Sudanese Civil War.
After the screening, Childers joined us for a Q&A session, where his spoke about his work in Africa as well as his efforts to help those in need here in the US. He also answered questions about this childhood, family, and what some of the kids depicted in the film are up to today.
For months, the film world has been aflutter with news of this festival darling. It is one of the few films to be screened at the "Big 3" -- Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto (September 8-18).
Martha Marcy May Marlene is about a young girl, Martha, who escapes an abusive, cult-ish "family" and moves in with her sister and brother-in-law. Transitioning from the communal community, which promoted living in the moment, to the excessive home of a yuppie couple proves extremely difficult for Martha, who went by Marcy May and Marlene in the cult.