The Third Wife, directed by Ash Mayfair, won the Narrative Feature Jury Prize; and American Factory, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, won the Documentary Feature Jury Prize at the 2019 Sarasota Film Festival.
NAME OF FILM: THE PLAGIARISTS
DIRECTOR(S): Peter Parlow
STARRING: William Michael Payne, Emily C. Davis, Lucy Kaminsky
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: A young novelist (Lucy Kaminsky) and her cinematographer boyfriend (Eamon Monaghan) are waylaid by a snowstorm on their way to visit a friend in upstate New York and are taken in by the kindly yet enigmatic Clip (Michael “Clip” Payne of Parliament Funkadelic), who puts them up for the night. But an accidental discovery months later recasts in an unnerving light what had seemed like an agreeable evening, stoking resentments both latent and not-so-latent.
This year’s lineup for the 48th annual New Directors/New Films will introduce 24 features and 11 short films to New York audiences, with 15 films directed or co-directed by women.
The 49th edition of Forum as part of the Berlin International Film Festival will consists of 39 films, 31 of which world premieres.