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Film Fest 919

It’s the best time of the year!! FILM FEST 919 PRESENTS 2021 PROGRAM

It’s the best time of the year!! FILM FEST 919 PRESENTS 2021 PROGRAM

My favorite Film Festival is kicking off in it's 4th edition with highly anticipated movies for the year. Film Fest 919 takes place in Chapel Hill, NC as a live, in-person event from October 18-24, 2021.     Film Fest 919 (FF919) embodies the true spirit of a film festival, presenting a diverse breadth of compelling features to the area’s enthusiastic, film-loving audience.  Showcasing the season’s most talked-about films selected by Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, audiences will have an opportunity to see awards-worthy films early on. FF919 kicks off the week on Monday, October 18 with the Spotlight Award presentation to multi-award-winning songwriter Diane…
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Film Fest 919 Review | Farewell Amor | A Film that prompts a search for beginnings

Film Fest 919 Review | Farewell Amor | A Film that prompts a search for beginnings

Jayme Lawson, Zainab Jah and Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine Warmth and heartfelt emotions in Ekwa Msangi's Farewell Amor, a film consists of three well-made chapters filled with many quiet conversations between a newly reunited family of three as this Angolan family was separated for 17 years. Though they tried to keep in touch, everyone has changed.  Silvia is calm and distant,  Esther is now very religious, & the patriarch Walter, a taxi driver who paved the way to New York City so long ago, has his own secrets after spending so much time away from his family.  Msangi has a…
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FilmFest 919 Reviews | Part 1

FilmFest 919 Reviews | Part 1

In a year where everyone else is figuring out how to make things happen virtually FilmFest919 says “Ain’t nobody got time for that”! North Carolina, being one of the most stringent states when it comes to COVID-19 protocols, caused the folks at 919 to approach things differently than they have in the past. Now I know all film festivals have had to deal with the nightmare that is this pandemic, we've been covering some of them, but unlike CIFF and NYFF, who are on their 56th & 58th iteration respectively, FF919 has only been on the scene for three years.…
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Film Fest 919 announces 2020 Festival Plans

Film Fest 919 announces 2020 Festival Plans

With movie theaters still under mandates in certain states to stay closed, some film festivals decided to cancel their 2020 rounds and some festivals tried to explore different ways of keeping their periodic editions. The team behind Film Fest 919 decided to present a reimagined 2020 version of Film Fest 919 with a LIVE event, offering the best in pandemic viewing, using two outdoor venues: the newly-created Drive-in at Carraway Village and The Green at Southern Village. Creating a safe, clean and healthy environment to adhere with CDC's recommendation while giving the film lovers and movie goers a unique and exciting theatrical experience. Film Fest…
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