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Big Eddy Film Festival this weekend; Independent films will screen in Narrowsburg, NY

"Commie Camp"

By Isabel Braverman
September 18, 2013

The second annual Big Eddy Film Festival will be held this weekend in Narrowsburg at the Tusten Theatre from Friday to Sunday. The festival will include 28 films, from feature films, to documentaries, to shorts and animation. There will be something for everyone.

The festival opens with the Tribeca Films release “The Truth About Emanuel,” directed by Francesca Gregorini and starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Frances O’Connor and Alfred Molina.

All of the films were selected by director Tina Spangler and a screening committee. Eight of the film selections have a local connection to Sullivan County and/or the Delaware River region.

Opening-night film tickets cost $15. All other individual tickets cost $10. All-access festival passes cost $125. Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Big Eddy Film Festival aims to advance the traditional art of storytelling by showing the newest and best independent films from around the world and our own backyard. For a complete list of films and more information, visit www.BigEddyFilmFest.com.

2013 Big Eddy Film Festival official selections (feature films)

“The Truth about Emanuel”

(opening night feature) Friday, September 20 at 8:30 p.m.

Director: Francesca Gregorini

“The Truth about Emanuel” is a darkly comic yet dramatic story of a young woman (Kaya Scodelario), troubled by the death of her mother during childbirth. Emanuel feels a strong connection to her new neighbor (Jessica Biel), a single mother with a newborn, and through their budding friendship, she unwittingly enters a surreal, fictional world, in which secrets are revealed. The film, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, co-stars Frances O’Connor, Alfred Molina and Aneurin Barnard.

“Commie Camp”

Saturday, September 21 at 12 noon

Director: Katie Halper