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Peekskill Film Festival Announces Selections, Venues

The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater will host some screenings during the Peekskill Fim Festival.
The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater will host some screenings during the Peekskill Fim Festival. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill Film Festival has announced this year's official venues and selections.

Friday, May 13:

"But Not for Me" (2015) will screen at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater at 8 p.m. The film follows a disillusioned, struggling writer who discovers hope when a beautiful violinist moves in next door and agrees to perform with him on the streets.

Peekskill area resident Marcus Carl Franklin will perform the movie’s unofficial theme song, “20something” after the film. Director Ryan Carmichael and producer Ryan Stefaniak will follow with a Q&A.

Saturday, May 14:

Ryan Carmichael and Jason Stefaniak, producers, directors, and founders of the production team Impolite Company will lead a workshop featuring clips by underrepresented and overlooked minority filmmakers at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The following films will screen at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater from 2 to 6 p.m.:

  • “Americanos : Latino Life in the United States” (2000). Directors: Susan Todd and Andrew Young. New HD version of this multiple- award winning documentary.
  • “A Way Out” (2015). Director: Jason Tostevin
  • “Mother of the Week”(2015). Director: Lee Davis
  • “Break Away” (2015). Director: Dalton Thorvilson
  • “Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103” (2015). Director: Phil Furey

Special Selection “La Jaula De Oro” (2013) will screen at the theater at 8 p.m. Diego Quemada-Diez's film tells the story of three Guatemalan teenagers who travel to the United States in search of a better life. It has received more than 80 international accolades.

Sunday, May 15:

The following films will screen at the Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art (HVCCA) from noon to 4 p.m.:

  • “Last Train to Babylon” (2016). Director: Luis Ayala
  • “The Usual” (2014). Directors: Robert Cafarelli and Troy Peterson
  • “Evergreen” (2015). Director: Beatrice Copeland

The Peekskill Coffee House will screen Andrew Stein's "The Great American Jukebox" (2011) from 5 to 6 p.m.

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