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2017 Naples International Film Festival


Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

2017, NR, USA, Documentary, English, 86 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Phillip Baribeau
Producers: Dennis Aig, Phillip Baribeau
Cast: Eduardo Garcia, Jennifer Jane, Manuel Garcia

Charged chronicles the life-changing journey of chef and outdoorsman Eduardo Garcia after being shocked by 2,400 volts of electricity in a freak accident while hiking in the remote back country of Montana. Eduardo lost his hand, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found. Through sheer resilience, his former partner, Jennifer Jane, nursed Eduardo back to health and he learned to embrace his past, his family and his future. A survival and love story unlike any other, Charged tells Eduardo’s remarkable journey from getting up off the forest floor to becoming the man he is today.

Opening Night Film & Party
Thursday, October 26
6pm Red Carpet Walk, 7pm Film Presentation

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The Fabulous Allan Carr

2017, NR, USA, Documentary, English, 90 minutes
  Florida Premiere

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
Producers: John Boccardo, Jeffrey Schwarz

Allan Carr built his bombastic reputation producing the hit movie Grease and Broadway sensation La Cage Aux Folles, but it all came crashing down after he conceived the notorious 1989 Academy Awards.

Saturday, October 28, 11:15am
Sunday, October 29, 6:30pm

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Late Blossom Blues

2017, NR, Austria/USA, Documentary, English/German with English subtitles, 90 minutes
  East Coast Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer
Producers: Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer, Stefan Wolner

Late Blossom Blues tells the story of a 1932-born, hard-working poor black man from the Mississippi backwoods who becomes an internationally acclaimed blues star after he releases his debut album at age 81.

Friday, October 27, 11:30am
Saturday, October 28, 5:45pm

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More Art Upstairs

2017, NR, USA, Documentary, English, 77 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Jody Hassett Sanchez
Producers: Jody Hassett Sanchez, John Kingston, Andrew Mer

Four artists venture outside Manhattan’s insular art world to spend a month in the Midwest, vying for critical acclaim and big prize money at ArtPrize — a quirky contest that’s a mash-up of Art Basel and American Idol.

Friday, October 27, 11:20am
Sunday, October 29, 2:00pm

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New Chefs on the Block

2016, NR, USA, Documentary, English, 96 minutes

Director: Dustin Harrison-Atlas
Producers: Dustin Harrison-Atlas, Adrian Muys
Cast: Frank Linn, Aaron Silverman, Danny Meyer, Mike Isabella, Tim Carman, Michel Richard, Kate Diamond

Two chefs in D.C. struggle to open their first restaurants. Against all odds, one becomes the most famous new chef in America. The other is forced to redefine success. Starring Aaron Silverman (Rose's Luxury) and Frank Linn (Frankly...Pizza!). Featuring legendary chefs and restaurateurs Danny Meyer, Mike Isabella and Michel Richard.

Friday, October 27, 5:35pm
Sunday, October 29, 4:30pm

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The Paris Opéra (L' Opéra)

2016, NR, France/Switzerland, Documentary, French with English subtitles, 110 minutes
  Florida Premiere

Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron
Producers: Philippe Martin, David Thion, Lionel Baier, Ursula Meier, Frédéric Mermoud

In turn ironic, light-hearted and cruel, encompassing music and ballet, The Paris Opéra turns the spotlight on great passions and tells the story of life behind the scenes of one of the most prestigious performing arts venue in the world.

Friday, October 27, 3:15pm
Saturday, October 28, 11:00am

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

2017, NR, Canada, Documentary, English, 102 minutes

Writers: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana
Producers: Stevie Salas, Tim Johnson, Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, Lisa M. Roth

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo and others, RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Friday, October 27, 1:45pm
Sunday, October 29, 4:15pm

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Served Like a Girl

2017, NR, USA, Documentary, English, 90 minutes
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Lysa Heslov
Producers: Lysa Heslov, Seth Gordon, Linda Perry
Cast: Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe, Rachel Engler, Hope Garcia, Denyse Gordon, Marissa Strock, Andrea Waterbury

Female veterans create a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans by entering into a competition that unexpectedly catalyzes moving events in their own lives to bring them full circle in a quest for healing and hope.

Friday, October 27, 5:45pm
Saturday, October 28, 3:45pm

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2017, NR, USA, Documentary, Italian with English subtitles, 91 minutes

Director: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen
Producers: Matt Radecki

Spettacolo tells the story of a tiny hill town in Tuscany, interweaving episodes from its past with its modern-day process as the villagers turn a series of devastating blows into a new play about the end of their world.

Friday, October 27, 1:20pm
Sunday, October 29, 3:15pm

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Films are not rated except where noted. These films are not intended for children unless indicated as Family Friendly.
All programming and dates are subject to change.


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