Screening date: Sun. November 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / $14 at the door
Category: MN Premier
Run Time/Year/Country: 85 min, 2018, USA & Israel
Director: Noga Ashkenazi
Sponsored by Trylon Cinema & Peace Coffee
A drama set in small-town Iowa, Saints Rest tells the story of two estranged sisters, who over the course of one summer, form a connection through their shared love of music as they grieve the recent death of their mother. Featuring amazing original music performed live on set, the film stars Hani Furstenberg (The Loneliest Planet), Allie Trimm (Original Broadway Cast of 13), and Dana Ivgy (Zero Motivation, Next to Her).
Saints Rest is set in small-town Iowa and celebrates the authentic aesthetics of the rural Midwest: Self-made music in wide open coffee shops, near-empty bowling alleys, and quiet Saturday nights spent sitting on the porch, waiting for a train to pass. Using simple guitar and piano-based music, the film serves as "musical comfort-food" for those who miss home, their childhood and their families, regardless of how imperfect it all may seem from a distance.
Film Title: The Wedding Song
Director: Rex New & Thia Schuessler
Run Time/Year/Country/Etc: 13 min, 2018, USA, MN Premiere
Synopsis: When bride-to-be Mae hits a wall writing a song for her future husband, she solicits the guidance of her musician friend Johnnie, who helps her find the inspiration she was lacking.