A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Ivy Film Festival 2014

Ivy Film Festival, Brown’s annual student-run film festival, is right around the corner! From Monday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20, IFF has arranged an amazing schedule of events to descend upon College Hill. The Festival’s appeal is not solely in its exclusive screenings and guest speakers, but also in the opportunity it gives Brown’s own filmmaking community to showcase its incredible talents. BlogDailyHerald is proud to announce the Festival’s full lineup here, but make sure to check back on IFF’s Facebook page for additional event details, updates, and more information. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to get a taste of some of the film industry’s latest accomplishments from both on the Hill and off.

Monday, April 14:

Event: Free Screening: Darren Aronofsky’s Noah
Location: The Avon Theater
Time: 6:15-8:30 p.m.

For the festival’s opening night, come see Aronofsky’s latest film, Noah. This movie recounts a story of “courage, sacrifice, and hope,” inspired by the famous Biblical tale in which a man is chosen by God to lead a rescue mission before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson

Tuesday, April 15:

Event: Advance Screening: Locke
Location: List 120
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Starring Tom Hardy as lead Ivan Locke, director Steven Knight presents a suspenseful film of action and emotional turmoil that all takes place over the course of a single car ride. Locke is “an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.”

Starring: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, and Andrew Scott

Wednesday, April 16:

Event: Free Screening: Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel
Location: The Avon Theater
Time: 6:15-8 p.m.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson’s most recent critically acclaimed venture, follows the mischievous adventures of Gustave H., the legendary concierge at a famous European hotel, and Zero Moustafa, the hotel’s lobby boy and Gustave’s most trusted companion.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Mathieu Almaric, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Tilda Swinton

Event: Skype Q&A with director Wes Anderson
Location: Metcalf Auditorium
Time: 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Following the screening of his latest film, the IFF committee has arranged a Skype Q&A with director Wes Anderson himself! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Anderson speak about his directorial experiences and much more.

NOTE: Ticketing for both The Grand Budapest Hotel and the Skype Q&A will be released online to the public this Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. If you’d like to attend both events, you will have to get two separate tickets.

Thursday, April 17:

Event: Advance Screening and Q&A: I Believe in Unicorns with director Leah Meyerhoff ‘01
Location: MacMillan 117
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Brown’s own alumna and Student Academy Award nominated director Leah Meyerhoff presents the tale of a whimsical teenage girl who runs away with an older boy, yet “not even unicorns can save her now.” The film premiered in narrative competition at SXSW 2014, and you can watch the trailer and find out more at the film’s web site to see the trailer and to find out more about Meyerhoff’s film.

Event: Free Screening and Q&A: Cutie and The Boxer with director Zachary Heinzerling and artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara
Location: MacMillan 117
Time: 8-10 p.m.

Cutie and the Boxer is a critically acclaimed documentary that follows the lives of boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife of 40 years, Noriko. For his work, Director Zachary Heinzerling won the Best Director Award at Sundance 2013, and the film was also nominated at this year’s Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature. Heinzerling, Ushio Shinohara, and Noriko Shinohara will all be present for a Q&A after the screening.

Friday, April 18:

Event: Official Student Selection: Block 1
Location: Granoff Martinos Auditorium
Time: 4-6 p.m.

Event: Q&A with director David Frankel (Dear Diary, The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, Hope Springs)
Location: Granoff Martinos Auditorium
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Event: Lecture by filmmaker Casey Neistat (HBO’s The Neistat Brothers)
Location: Granoff Martinos Auditorium
Time: 8-9 p.m.

Saturday, April 19:

Event: Official Student Selection: Block 2
Location: Granoff Martinos Auditorium
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Event: Women in Entertainment Panel
Location: Granoff Martinos Auditorium
Time: 2-3 p.m.

This panel will feature notable female figures in the entertainment industry, including Nancy Josephson (talent agent), Karen O’Hara (set decorator, The Color of Money, Alice in Wonderland), Samantha Stiglitz (casting director, Final Destination 5), and Lauren Zalaznick (TV executive).

Event: Official Student Selection: Block 3
Location: Granoff Martinos Auditorium
Time: 4-6 p.m.

Event: Advance Screening: Neighbors
Location: Granoff Martinos Auditorium
Time: 7 p.m.

From the production team that brought you This is The End, Neighbors promises similar debauchery, destruction, and laughs. New parents Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne must deal with unprecedented consequences when a fraternity (featuring Zac Efron) moves into the house next door.

Event: IFF After-party
Location: Bravo, 123 Empire St.
Time: 10p.m.- 1:30a.m.

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