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2019 Naples International Film Festival


 
The Dog Goc

The Dog Doc

2019, NR, USA, Documentary, 101 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Director: Cindy Meehl
Producer: Alice Henty
Cast: Dr. Marty Goldstein, Dr. Randie Shane, Dr. Jenna Lenarz-Salcedo, Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin, Leigh Hardisty, Helen Gemignani, Joni Evans

Called a maverick, a miracle-worker and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Dr. Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose.

Friday, October 25, 6pm
Saturday, October 26, 10:45am

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Ernie and Joe

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

2019, NR, USA, Documentary, 95 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Juried Film

Director: Jenifer McShane
Producer: Andrea Meditch
Cast: Ernie Stevens, Joe Smarro

Ernie & Joe is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together the duo’s experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis.

Saturday, October 26, 3:45pm
Sunday, October 27, 11:05am

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For Sama

For Sama

2019, NR, Syria/UK, Documentary, 96 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Arabic with English Subtitles

Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Producer: Waad al-Kateab
Writer: Waad al-Kateab
Cast: Waad al-Kateab

Winner of the Documentary Feature Competition in the Grand Jury Awards at South by Southwest Film Festival, For Sama is a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, telling the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria, as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama — all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Friday, October 25, 10:45am
Sunday, October 27, 4:15pm

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The Heart Dances

The Heart Dances

2018, NR, New Zealand, Documentary, 98 minutes
  U.S. Premiere
  Filmmaker in Attendance

Director: Rebecca Tansley
Producer: Robin Laing
Cast: Jiří Bubeniček, Otto Bubeniček

An iconic film is reimagined by celebrated Czech dancers Jiří and Otto Bubeniček for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, setting the stage for a voyage into uncharted territory for everyone involved.

Friday, October 25, 12:50pm
Saturday, October 26, 1:15pm

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Mr Jimmy

Mr. Jimmy

2019, NR, USA, Documentary, 112 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance
  Juried Film
  Japanese and English with English Subtitles

Director: Peter Michael Dowd
Producer: Peter Michael Dowd
Cast: Akio “Jimmy” Sakurai, Rie Nakahara, Toshio Suzuki, Kiyomi Osawa, Junko Sakurai, Shinji Kishimoto, Atsushi Iwasaki, Naoki Washida, Makoto Fukano, Kiyotaka Yokoseki

Akio Sakurai has dedicated his life to honoring Jimmy Page. For 35 years, he recreated vintage Led Zeppelin concerts note-for-note in small Tokyo clubs. Moving to Los Angeles to pursue his tribute dream, cultures clash and Akio’s idyllic vision meets reality.

Friday, October 25, 7:45pm
Saturday, October 26, 6:05pm

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Museum Town

Museum Town

2019, NR, USA, Documentary, 75 minutes
  Filmmakers in Attendance
  Juried Film

Director: Jennifer Trainer
Producers: Jennifer Trainer, Noah Bashevkin, Ivy Meeropol
Writers: Jennifer Trainer, Noah Bashevkin, Pola Rapaport
Cast: Nick Cave, David Byrne, Meryl Streep, Richard Criddle, Denise Markonish

Museum Town tells the unique story of the power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city. In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades before, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a massive shuttered factory.

Friday, October 25, 5pm
Sunday, October 27, 2pm

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Pahokee

Pahokee

2019, NR, USA, Documentary, 112 minutes
  Florida Film
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Directors: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Producers: Maida Lynn, Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan

Four high school students embark on their senior year in Pahokee, a small Florida town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. The teens navigate all the sometimes exciting, sometimes heartbreaking rites of passage as they make profound decisions about the future. As they do, the pressures of Pahokee’s economic hardships weigh heavily on their shoulders.

Saturday, October 26, 10:30am
Sunday, October 27, 1:35pm

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Runner

Runner

2019, NR, USA, Documentary, 88 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Filmmakers in Attendance
  Juried Film

Director: Bill Gallagher
Producer: Bill Gallagher

At 8 years old, Guor Mading Maker fled war-torn Sudan to take refuge in the U.S. In his new life, Maker began participating in track and field, eventually qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. Runner depicts Maker’s challenging and triumphant journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete.

Saturday, October 26, 5:30pm
Sunday, October 27, 11:30am

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Show Me the Picture

Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

2019, NR, UK/USA, Documentary, 92 minutes
  Florida Premiere

Director: Alfred George Bailey
Producer: Tatiana Kennedy
Cast: Michael Douglas, Graham Nash, Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Frampton

Jim Marshall was a maverick with a camera. An outsider who captured the heights of rock ‘n’ roll music and the seismic changes of an era, from the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to the civil rights movement, Marshall’s wild side — mixed with a compassionate eye — led him to immortalize some of the most iconic moments of the 1960s.

Friday, October 25, 3:15pm
Sunday, October 27, 6:20pm

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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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