Early Looks and World Premieres Added for BFF 2019
Check out the newest additions to BFF 2019 with World Premiere films and early access to the next Indie smash hit, months before they hit the theaters. From Netflix premieres to Free events for the whole family, you don’t want to miss these special events!
Good Sam: World Premiere w/ Q&A
Check out the Netflix World Premiere of new show “Good Sam”. When intrepid New York City TV news reporter Kate Bradley (Tiya Sircar) is assigned a story about a mysterious good samaritan who keeps leaving $100,000 cash gifts on citizens’ doorsteps around the city, she’s sure there’s a catch. Kate sets out to identify the anonymous Good Samaritan, aka “Good Sam,” and their true motives. As news of Good Sam sweeps across the country and the pressure mounts to uncover the truth, Kate’s drawn down a surprising path that flips both her career and personal life upside down. As Kate unravels the surprising reasons behind the mysterious cash gifts, she opens her heart to a new love and the hope that selfless good is all around.
Director(s): Kate Melville
Writer(s): Dete Mesereve
Producer(s): Jesse Prupas
Tia Sircar (Kate), Chad Connell (Eric), Marco Grazzini (Jack)
When Alice Guy-Blaché made her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to head of production a year later, and her 20-year career in France and in the United States as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films — after which she was veritably erased from history…until now. The film is directed by Pamela B. Green and narrated by Jodie Foster.
Director(s): Pamela B. Green
Writer(s): Pamela B. Green, Joan Simon
Producer(s): Pamela B. Green
Editor(s): Pamela B. Green
Cinematographer(s): Boubkar Benezabat
Music Composer(s): Peter G. Adams
Jodie Foster (Narrator), Interviewed: Evan Rachel Wood, Peter Farrelly, Catherine Hardwicke, John Bailey, Walter Murch, Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Anthony Slide, Stephanie Allain and more.
Director Pamela Green and Joan Simon to attend for Q&A!
When: Wednesday, May 8th – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Record North
From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.
“Blinded by the Light” is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “The Boss,” Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.
Speaker Sarfraz Manzoor
Speaker Viveik Kalra
When: Thursday, May 9th – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Record North
“Sin Miedo A La Verdad” is a spanish film with English subtitles, and it’s about the story of Manu, an introverted boy with special technical skills, that can be used not only to repair cell phones, but to infiltrate computer systems and passwords. Thanks to his mentor doña cata, Manu has overcome a cruel past. But that history left a mark on his face and a terrible shadow in his soul. through his job working with computers, Manu loves to help others. In that same vein, he created a vlog, “Sin Miedo A La verdad” (“No fear of truth”), through which he anonymously protects those who have been victims of injustice. In each episode we will learn a different story with conflicts related to issues like online harassment, cyberbullyng, sexting, and catfishing, which have become a growing stain on the country. as Manu resolves cases, we will discover his tragic past, and we will see how he is persecuted by Horacio, a corrupt police officer, who seeks revenge on Manu for having killed his brother.
Update: This Spotlight Film is now available for FREE! Seats are first come, first serve so get there early for the whole family to get a seat!
The film is about an adorable animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls, lead by Moxie (Kelly Clarkson), journey beyond Uglyville to discover the town of Perfection. There they confront their desire to be loved and what it means to be different, ultimately realizing that being who you truly are is what matters most.
Director(s): Kelly Asbury
Writer(s): David Horvath, Sun-min Kim, Alison Peck, Erica Rivinoja, Vivian Wang
Producer(s): Jane Hartwell, Andrea McCarthy Paul, Robert Rodriguez, Vivian Wang
Editor(s): Julie Rogers, Nolan Southerland
Kelly Clarkson (Moxy), Blake Shelton (Ox), Nick Jonas (Lou), Janelle Monae (Mandy), Pitbull (Ugly Dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Babo), Wanda Sykes (Wage)
When: Friday, May 10th – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Record North