BIFF’s Boffo FIlm Fest Underway in Pittsfield, Great Barrington

Film cans often got lost or delayed in the old days of film festivals.

In the old days, films arrived canned. Today they are more likely to be on a high resolution DVD disc.

BIFF (The Berkshire International Film Festival) is a major undertaking, and is in danger of making Great Barrington and Pittsfield the east’s Sundance or Santa Fe.

This year’s festival will be held June 3 through 6 in Great Barrington and June 4 through 6 in Pittsfield. Tickets may be purchased on the BIFF website or the site-specific venues where the films will be showing; the Mahaiwe Theater, Triplex Cinema or Beacon Cinema.

While there are films for all tastes, the only breakdown of films that are of interest to the LGBT fan base is here.  In other cities, they are often a major component of the marketing strategy. All film descriptions, times, and locations are also available on BIFF’s website at http://www.biffma.org. To purchase any tickets for all venues over the phone call (866) 811-4111. The complete schedule of films to be shown at the Berkshire International Film Festival is outlined below.

"Keep Dancing"

Thursday, June 3rd

7:30 PM Keep Dancing

7:30 PM Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

7:30 PM Great Barrington Opening Night

The 2010 Biff Achievement Award Night

Friday, June 4th

9:15 AM Les Signes Vitaux (Vital Signs)

9:30 AM Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You Mommy)

11:15 AM Last Train Home

11:30 AM Welcome

11:45 AM Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

1:30 PM Family Affair

2:00 PM Mad, Sad & Bad

2:00 PM SHORTS #1

4:15 PM Countdown to Zero

"What I Meant to Tell You"

4:15 PM What I Meant to Tell You: An American Poet’s State of the Union

4:45 PM SHORTS #3

6:30 PM The Taqwacores

6:45 PM Lebanon

6:45 PM Vlast (Power)

7:30 PM Pittsfield Opening Night

7:30 PM Cairo Time

7:30 PM Patricia Clarkson Tribute Evening

Atletu

7:30 PM Atletu (The Athlete)

8:45 PM Dear Lemon Lima

9:00 PM SHORTS #2

9:15 PM Soul Kitchen

Saturday, June 5

9:15 AM 1981

9:15 AM My Neighbor, My Killer

9:15 AM Con Artist

9:15 AM SHORTS #2

9:15 AM Atletu (The Athlete)

9:15 AM Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

10:00 AM Kid Flix Mix 2009

11:00 AM A Shine of Rainbows

11:30 AM My Year Without Sex

11:30 AM SHORTS #1

11:30 AM Gaia

11:45 AM Climate Refugees

11:45 AM The Oath

1:30 PM Tanztraume (Dancing Dreams)

1:45 PM Ahead of Time

2:00 PM Alamar (To the Sea)

2:15 PM Olhos Azuis (Blue Eyes)

2:15 PM Family Affair

2:30 PM SHORTS #1

4:00 PM I Am Love

"The Response"

4:15 PM The Response

4:45 PM A Woman Like That

5:00 PM Ondine

5:00 PM The Taqwacores

5:30 PM Waste Land

6:30 PM Climate Refugees

6:45 PM Gaia

7:15 PM Eyes Wide Open

9:00 PM Hungry Ghosts

9:15 PM The Owls

9:15 PM Toe to Toe

BIFF Party Time

Sunday, June 6th

9:15 AM Last Train Home

9:15 AM Sweet Crude

9:15 AM A Shine of Rainbows

9:30 AM Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

9:30 AM How to Fold a Flag

11:00 AM 1981

11:15 AM Con Artist

11:30 AM Bananas!*

11:45 AM Ahead of Time

11:45 AM L’enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno)

12:00 PM Berkshire Student Film Festival

12:00 PM School Play

1:30 PM Olhos Azuis (Blue Eyes)

2:00 PM Ondine

2:00 PM My Year Without Sex

2:15 PM Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

2:15 PM A Woman Like That

2:30 PM Vlast (Power)

4:00 PM SHORTS #2

4:00 PM Jidl Mitn Fidl

4:15 PM Waste Land

4:45 PM Alamar (To the Sea)

5:00 PM Dear Lemon Lima

5:00 PM Soul Kitchen

5:30 PM The Oath

"The Extra Man"

6:30 PM The Extra Man

6:30 PM World Shorts

6:45 PM Countdown to Zero

To put details with these titles, check out the BIFF website or check their own calendar.

One thought on “BIFF’s Boffo FIlm Fest Underway in Pittsfield, Great Barrington

  1. Pingback: “My Dog” as seen by Glenn Close, Isaac Mizrahi, Richard Gere « Berkshire On Stage

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s