Indie Memphis Film Festival will close this year’s edition with JUST MERCY by Destin Daniel Cretton, starring Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Foxx.
Christmas Again (2014)
NAME OF FILM: CHRISTMAS AGAIN
DIRECTOR(S): Charles Poekel
STARRING: Kentucker Audley, Hannah Gross, Jason Shelton, Craig Butta, Caitlin Mehner, Andrea Suarez Paz, Oona Roche
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: A heartbroken Christmas-tree salesman returns to New York City hoping to put his past behind him. Living in a trailer and working the night shift, he begins to spiral downwards until the saving of a mysterious woman and some colorful customers rescue him from self-destruction. Kentucker Audley is mesmerizing to watch as he saws off tree trunks, wraps up trees, and pops caffeine pills from the advent calendar to stay awake.SFF directing alum Charles Poekel returns to Sarasota with this visual masterpiece of a film that shows how his past experience as a cinematographer has influenced his directing style, with a seamless blend of stylish camera angles and rich color palettes that contrast the warm glow of twinkly lights and the frosty, winter weather.
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CHRISTMAS, AGAIN, about a heartbroken Christmas tree salesman in NYC, will open in New York at the MoMA on Thursday, December 3rd, and Los Angeles on Friday, December 11th. CHRISTMAS, AGAIN is written, produced and directed by Charles Poekel and stars Kentucker Audley and Hannah Gross. For a fifth consecutive December, a heartbroken Noel returns to New York City to work the night shift at a sidewalk Christmas tree lot. Devoid of any holiday spirit, […]
Maryland Film Festival revealed the names of ten more films on the the lineup for the upcoming 17th annual festival, which will take place May 6–10, 2015 in downtown Baltimore. Films include Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again; Todd Rohal’s comedy Uncle Kent 2; and new documentary work from Bobcat Goldthwait, Amy Berg, and Alex Winter. The films include: THE AMINA PROFILE (Sophie Deraspe) Two women, Sandra in Montreal and Amina in Syria, meet online, and begin a flirtatious relationship that quickly turns serious. When […]
The Sarasota Film Festival announced its full line-up, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, its Sundance/Gate Foundation Shorts, its Centerpiece and Spotlight films, and its Best of the Web Program for the 2015 Festival taking place April 10th Through April 19th, 2015. Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-Winning British-American actress Jane Seymour (LIVE AND LET DIE, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) will be in attendance to showcase Evangelos Giovanis and […]
The first nine official selections are announced for the 44th New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), taking place March 18 to 29, 2015 in New York City.