Ivy Film Festival
(4.16) You never can tell what up-and-coming filmmaker might be making her debut at the Ivy Film Festival (IFF) but you can have a look for free this weekend at the Avon Cinema on Thayer Street and the Martinos Auditorium at the Granoff Center on Angell Street.
Founded in 2001 at Brown University by David Peck ’03 and Justin Slosky ’03, Ivy Film Festival has become one of the world’s largest film festivals for students, by students. We are dedicated to showcasing student filmmakers from around the world.
The festival divides the short films into three blocks. The longest film seems to be 28 minutes long. Go to the Facebook page for the schedule.
Block One — Granoff Martinos, 7pm to 8:30pm, Friday, April 14
Block Two — Avon Cinema, 1pm to 3pm, Saturday, April 15 (That mob across the street will be the closing of Nice Slice Pizza. Don’t be alarmed.)
Block Three — Granoff martinos, 7pm to 8:30pm, Saturday, April 15
One keynote speaker this year was Ezra Edelman director of the Oscar-winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America.” See the write-up in today’s ProJo. (Those tickets are hard to come by. Two other keynoters, M. Night Shyamalan and Barry Levinson, also spoke last week.) Can’t wait to see what Edelman does next. This eye-opening film was extraordinary. I’m sure I wasn’t the only white person sitting at home thinking “Oh . . . I think I understand now.”
The festival ends Sunday with an awards ceremony in the afternoon and a screening of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” from 4pm to 6pm in the DECI Auditorium at the Salomon Center.