The inaugural Big River Film Festival will take place July 7-9 in Savannah. Big River Film Festival is an International Competition Film Festival with over 40 countries and 120 films screening in the Savannah Civic Center. Big River Film Festival is deemed the “Hottest Film Festival in the United States”.
Big River Film Festival will add a new section in partnership with the Savannah Filmmakers Association to showcase work by filmmakers from Georgia. Selection for the festival qualifies films for nomination in several competitive award categories.
The Big River Film Festival, produced by Wonder Worthy Productions, will offer access to creative voices through film programming, master classes, live performances and conversations with the most compelling independent artists working today. The primary mission of the festival is to introduce film professionals and students to the state of Georgia and all it has to offer.
Among the film screening is ‘Miles’ in Official Selection at the 2016 inaugural Big River Film Festival for a special screening out-of-competition in high-regard on Friday, July 8, 2016, at 8:00 pm at the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center. Hot on the heels of its sold out red carpet world premiere screening at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, producer Lisa G. Black (Garnet Girl, LLC) will be in attendance for the screening and Q&A.
‘Miles’ tells the story of a young man (newcomer
Tim Boardman) who discovers his recently deceased father (Steven Root) has squandered his college tuition fund on his mistress. Desperate to get out of his small town, Miles joins the girls’ volleyball team to earn a college scholarship. Based on the true story of writer/director Nathan Adloff (‘Nate & Margaret’), ‘Miles’ also features Molly Shannon, Missi Pyle, Paul Reiser and Yeardley Smith.
Hell or High Water will also Premiere at Big River Film Festival.
The action thriller “Hell or High Water” stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster.
The screening will be held on Friday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Carmike 10 Savannah Theatre. The movie, directed by David Mackenzie, premiered to universal acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival in May and will open in theaters everywhere in August. “Hell or High Water” is about two brothers finding their way in a collision of the Old and New West.
Also screening during the festival is Bayou Maharajah directed by Lily Keber. Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation.
My Brother’s Keeper, a Georgia Film directed by Samone Norsworthy depicts a forbidden friendship that happens during a period of historical national divide, something wonderful happens.
Full details on schedule and film programming is located on the website www.bigriverfilmfestival.com