Bradford International Film Festival 2009

Indie offerings from the US.

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O'er The Land O'er The Land
O'er The Land and Hoopeston
Brave New West (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Doug Hawes-Davis, Drury Gunn Carr ; Stars: Jim Stiles, Edward Abbey)
Documentary about the changes seen by an editor living in a remote corner of Utah.
California Company Town (Country: US; Year: 2008)
Topical tour around some back-of-beyond, rusted corners of the Golden State.
Hoopeston (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Thomas Bender)
A landscape documentary.
Immokalee USA (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Georg Koszulinski)
Chronicling the tough lives of the migrants upon whom Florida's economy crucially depends.
Lunch Break And Exit (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Sharon Lockhart)
Lunch Break/Exit yield from Lockhart's timely new film and photographic series about the bleak state of US labour. In Lunch Break, a single tracking shot through a long corridor where workers take their lunch hour at the massive shipyard, Bath Iron Works in Maine, reveals how 42 workers spend their lunch break. In Exit, the frame constantly fills with teaming workers each day as they head for home after a long day's work.
O'er The Land (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Deborah Stratman)
A meditation on the US national psyche and the milieu of elevated threat, O'er the Land addresses gun culture, national identity, wilderness, consumption, patriotism and the possibility of personal transcendence.
Omg/HaHaHa (Country: USA; Year: 2007; Director: Morgan Jon Fox; Writer: Declan Deely, Morgan Jon Fox, John Tom Roemer, Jon W. Sparks; Stars: Suzi Crashcourse, Andy Harper, Ed Porter, Amber O'Daniels, Ritchie Longoria, Ryan Carter, Shaleen Cholera, Morgan Stewart, Eileen Townsend, Lisa Sanchez)
A look at the facebook generation.
Parade (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Brandon Cahoon; Writer: Brandon Cahoon; Stars: Tommy Bertelsen, Zach Devitt, Allyson Draper, Zachary J Gray, Hannah Holman, Steven Holman, Christie Peterson, Ryan Reyes, Adam Ruiz, Sarah Scott)
Coming of age drama about to cousins who are best pals.
Team Picture (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Kentucker Audley; Writer: Kentucker Audley; Stars: Kentucker Audley, Bill Baker, Chellie Bowman, Greg Gaston, Terry Hamilton, Amanda Harris, Timothy Morton, Dana Terle, Cole Weintraub, Shawna Wheeler)
Character study of a "just-loafing-around" guy.
Yeast (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Mary Bronstein; Writer: Mary Bronstein; Stars: Mary Bronstein, Ignacio Carballo, Greta Gerwig, Amy Judd, Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie, David Sandholm, Sean Price Williams)
Traces the turbulent dynamics between three young women who have known each other for a long time, as they drift apart.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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