Rural Route Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Rural Route Film Festival

SINCE: 2003

WHERE: New York City, NY, USA

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and learning something new about our constantly amazing world.

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Film Line-up with Trailers for 2014 Rural Route Festival

Film Line-up with Trailers for 2014 Rural Route Festival

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The lineup was announced earlier this week for the 10th annual edition for the Rural Route Festival taking place August 8 to 10 at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.  Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include a 50th anniversary presentation on restored 35mm of Parajanov’s legendary Ukraine/Carpathian-set Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, plus a new DCP Director’s Cut restoration of the British cult classic, Wicker Man, and a rare 16mm print of the great ethnomusicologist, Alan Lomax’s film on British May Day celebrations, Oss Oss Wee Oss.  

“TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE” “THE MOSUO SISTERS” “MAGNETIC RECONNECTIONS” Are Winning Films of 2013 Rural Route Festival

“TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE” “THE MOSUO SISTERS” “MAGNETIC RECONNECTIONS” Are Winning Films of 2013 Rural Route Festival

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The Rural Route Festival which ran July 27 – August 4, 2013 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York City, is calling this year’s festival, ‘one of the best yet.”  The festival announced this year’s winning films which included Best Narrative: “TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE”;  Best Documentary: “THE MOSUO SISTERS”; and  Best Experimental: “MAGNETIC RECONNECTIONS”

WATCH Official Trailers for 2013 Rural Route Film Festival

WATCH Official Trailers for 2013 Rural Route Film Festival

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Rural Route will screen what the festival describes as “4 of the BEST new independent films to the beautiful big screen” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York City on August 3 and 4, 2013.  The 4 films are TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE directed by Jeremy Teicher, SALT directed by Diego Rougier, THE MOSUO SISTERS directed by Marlo Poras and BAIKONUR directed by Veit Helmer.

Rural Route Film Festival in Queens NYC Releases Full Line-Up for July 27 & Aug. 1-4

Rural Route Film Festival in Queens NYC Releases Full Line-Up for July 27 & Aug. 1-4

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The Rural Route Film Festival is back for 2013 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York City, and kicks off with a special July 27 environmental ‘Green’ screening of director Jared Fletcher’s  “SOURLANDS” and will close with a Sunday night shorts party on August 4. 

The film lineup for the 2013 Rural Route Film Festival includes some of what the festival describes as ‘the best-but-least-seen’ new indie features, such as a fairytale space romance on the Kazakh Steppe, a Chilean western, a touching Senegalese drama, and a documentary about sub-Himalayan sisters caught in the crunch of modern China.