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THE ASTORIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL sets to open 8th annual fest with AWARD WINNING docs Winding Stream & Anita
Astoria, Oregon - July 25, 2014 – Astoria International Film Festival, Oregon's cherished and venerable film Festival, announces the first of the films selected for the fest's eighth year celebration. Award winning documentaries Winding Stream & Anita.
Winding Stream covers the epic sweep of this family's saga all in one film. It is told by family members; including Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Janette Carter, as well as the musicians they influenced. And their musical contribution is vividly illustrated in performances by roots music practitioners like John Prine, George Jones, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and many others. Filmmaker Beth Harrington will be joining us in Astoria to present her film.
The festival released the name of another documentary Festival Director Ron Craig and his programming team selected, Freida Mock's ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER! Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill's legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day twenty-two years ago. Lisa Schwarzbaum's, review in Entertainment Weekly: One woman, stepping into a mess of political, racial and sexual power plays, makes for rapt viewing. In addition to the screening of the Anita Hill documentary, plan to join us for a conversation on how we view Ms. Hill and her place in history today.
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About The Astoria International Film Festival
The Astoria International Film Festival is a non-profit organization staging a world-class film festival on the northern Oregon coast: the Astoria International Film Festival, an event that draws upon the outstanding talents of the northwest and the world, is becoming a magnet for international filmmakers. Our mission is to attract and showcase the work of independent film and video artists and writers, and to provide workshops and seminars for students of film and the public. by the opportunity to open doors for artists and to cast Astoria, Oregon as the cultural and economic beneficiary. The Astoria International Film Festival runs every October in downtown Astoria, Oregon at the 1925 vaudeville-style Liberty Theater in Astoria serves as a centerpiece for the viewing of entries. Plan now to attend October 17-19, 2014. Follow us on Facebook.
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