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Film Selections

Hello From Taiwan

in-person • usa • Dir. Tiffany Frances

A Taiwanese American family struggles to reunite across language and cultural barriers, set in the late 1980s.

If I'm Alive Next Week

in-person • usa • Dir. Jennifer Morris, Robbie Sublett

When a foul-mouthed, 80-year-old grandma gets dumped and booted from her boyfriend's brownstone, she's forced to return to the rent-stabilized apartment housing her broke-ass, ungrateful kids.

In The Cards

in-person • usa • Dir. Colin Kane Healey

A dark comedy series that follows a notorious psychic scammer on the dirty road she takes to riches — and a spot on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

in-person • usa

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci is Italian on both sides and obsessed with the culture and cuisine of his forefathers. Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy - a CNN Series that follows Tucci as he travels the peninsula to discover the secrets and delights of Italy’s regional cuisines. From the luxurious creamy carbonara of Rome, to the delicious simplicity of Sicily’s pasta alla Norma, the food is a gateway through which you can glimpse Italy’s history and culture. In this episode, Stanley feasts on pizza in Naples and toasts the sunset on the Amalfi Coast with a limoncello.

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Creating Independent Television: A Special Conversation and Screening

In-Person • USA

In 2019, Elias Plagianos created the independent pilot, Distemper, with support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the goal to bring compelling stories about science and technology to the screen. In 2020, that same spirit of science working with filmmaking was applied in creating a safe set during the global pandemic for Plagianos’ latest episodic work, Hudson Falls. Join SeriesFest for a special screening and behind the scenes conversation with the creator of Distemper and Hudson Falls, Elias Plagianos, and lead cast Tara Westwood (The Grudge) and Chike Okonkwo (The Birth of a Nation, NBC’s La Brea) to discuss the ever changing landscape of independent television.

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