Mind Reading

Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 pm Screens in “Sexy Shorts” shorts program A figure-drawing artist and a nude model attempt to mind read one another and reveal themselves in the process. Director: Stewart McAlpine 2017, 4 min.

Yes, God, Yes

Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 pm Screens in “Sexy Shorts” shorts program Fifteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic, but when an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy, she finds herself suddenly obsessed with masturbating. Director: Karen Maine 2017, 11 min. Karen Maine co​-wrote ​Obvious Child (2014), which premiered at Sundance, screened at SXSW, Rotterdam, and several …

The Talk: True Stories About the Birds & The Bees

Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 pm Screens in “Sexy Shorts” shorts program There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is “The Talk”. In the film, adults share memories of the time when their parents first tried to explain sex to them. Using actual recordings of these recollections and a …

Le Clitoris

Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 pm Screens in “Sexy Shorts” shorts program Women are lucky, they get to have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris! In this humorous and instructive animated documentary, discover its unrecognized anatomy and its unknown herstory. Director: Lori Malépart-Traversy 2016, 3 min.   Native of Montreal (Canada), …

I Like Girls

Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 pm Screens in “Sexy Shorts” shorts program First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity. In her trademark playful style, Quebec cartoonist and animator Diane Obomsawin, a.k.a. Obom, adapts her latest graphic novel for the screen, using endearing anthropomorphic figures …

Dangerous Curves

Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 pm Screens in “Sexy Shorts” shorts program Dangerous Curves begs the question, do curvy women threaten our ideals of beauty? The answer is yes and brave women like Roslyn Mays (the focus of this doc) couldn’t be more inspiring role models. While the female figure has long been subject to objectification, documentarian …

The Boy Downstairs

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Autumn in New York is the setting for this fresh romantic comedy starring Zosia Mamet (best known for her starring role on HBO’s “Girls”) as a writer in Brooklyn who discovers the boy living in the downstairs apartment is her ex-boyfriend.

Friday, September 15 at 8:00 pm

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Meet the Makers – Shorts Program

Five short documentary profiles of artists at work making the images that shape the world around them.

Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 am

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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Examine the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, Armistead Maupin, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose “Tales of the City” novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth.

Saturday, September 16 at 1:00 pm

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Sexy Shorts – Shorts Program

Explore the awkward, exhilarating, challenging, and very funny impulses of the human body through this collection of shorts.

Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 pm

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“Meet the Filmmakers” Cocktail Party

Join us on Saturday, September 16 at 5 pm for a cocktail party celebrating the filmmakers of this year’s festival. Rub elbows with the directors, actors, editors, writers, and other creative people behind the features, shorts, and documentaries screening throughout the weekend.

Saturday, September 16 at 5 to 6:30 pm

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So B. It

A pre-teen girl embarks on a journey across country to uncover the story of her mother’s past and discovers herself along the way.

Saturday, September 16 at 6:30 pm

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Durango

This short documentary by Narrowsburg’s Matt Sukkar follows two teenage brothers on the cusp of a big change in the beautiful but isolated town of Durango, Colorado.

Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 pm
Before “Halfway to Zen”

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Halfway to Zen

Sullivan County’s own John Adams and Toby Poser direct and star in this dark comedy about a fractured family coming together to face several life-altering challenges.

Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 pm

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Movie Making in Sullivan County

Join us for this brunch and panel discussion about the logistics and tax benefits of producing and shooting films in Sullivan County.

Sunday, September 17 at 11:00 am

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Unrest

When Harvard Ph.D. student is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Sunday, September 17 at 12:00 pm

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

RETROSPECTIVE SCREENING
The 1996 Disney animated feature centers on Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his struggle to gain acceptance into society.

Followed by Q&A with director Kirk Wise and actor Heidi Mollenhauer.

Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 pm

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2017 FESTIVAL

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The 2017 lineup included:
Two new films shot in Sullivan County
“Sexy Shorts” program
Meet the Filmmakers cocktail party
Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” with director Q&A
Art-themed documentaries
Opening & closing night films & parties

Icehouse Arts Kid Flix

Looking ahead to the next generation of filmmakers, the Big Eddy Film Festival presents short videos by local youth created in local filmmaking workshops led by video artist Ron Littke. Fun viewing for the whole family.

Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 pm

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Dare to Be Different

CLOSING NIGHT FILM
New wave music was introduced to the US from Europe in the 1980s by Long Island’s radio station WLIR, which led to the rise of mega-groups like U2, The Police, Duran Duran, Joan Jett and Blondie.

Sunday, September 17 at 6:00 pm

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