SIFF’11 Film Schedule

SIFF ’11 OPENING NIGHT FILM
Wed * June 8th * 7p * St. George Theatre

SING YOUR SONG
A film about the life of Harry Belafonte
Directed by Susanne Rostock
Wonderfully archived, and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, Susanne Rostock’s inspiring biographical documentary, Sing Your Song, surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, inspired by Paul Robeson, and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social-justice movements. Rostock reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and the incarceration of youth. 

Because of his beliefs, Belafonte drew unwarranted invasions by the FBI into both his personal life and career, which led to years of struggle. But an indomitable sense of optimism motivates his path even today as he continues to ask, at 82, “What do we do now?” His example may very well inspire you to action.



SHORT FILM BLOCKS
Meet the Locals, We Know Drama, Celebrate the Arts, Action Satisfaction, Characters Welcome, Powerful Woman, A Comedy Tonight, Supernatural Spectacular!, Films From Around The World

THURSDAY 6/9

St. George Theatre

12p      7 Day Diary 
  2p       Fields of November 
  4p       Meet the Locals
  6p       Night Club  
  8p       We Know Drama
10p       Desert RainSnug Harbor Music Hall  

FREE EVENT!
TRIBUTE TO THE 80’s
6p        Music Videos
8p        TRIBUTE BANDS
                The Fog
                Dueling Pianos
                Joan Caddell
                & the Midnight ChoirSnug Harbor Veteran’s Hall

6:10p    Celebrate The Arts
8:10p    Action Satisfaction 
10:10    Characters Welcome

5-9p
SIFF ’11 Children’s Film Series


FRIDAY 6/10

St. George Theatre12p      Finding Yourself
  2p       Films From Around The World
  4p       Powerful Woman
  6p       Vanishing City
  8p       A Comedy Tonight
10p       Desert Rain Snug Harbor Music Hall12p    Road Trip: Staten Island
  2p    Floating Underground
  4p    Fordson: Faith,Fasting , Football
  6p    BODHISATTVA
  8p    Fields of November
10p    Road Trip: Staten IslandSnug Harbor’ Vetran’s Hall12:10p    A Safe House
  2:10p    Stalemate
  4:10p    Secret Friend
  6:10p    We Know Drama
  8:10p    All In The Family
10:10p    Close-UpStaten Island Zoo

5 – 9 p 
SIFF ’11 Children’s Film Series


SATURDAY 6/11

St. George Theatre12p   Defining Beauty:
          Ms Wheelchair America
  2p    Beautiful People
  4p    Action Satisfaction
  6p    Night Club
  8p    Stalemate
10p    The 7-Day Diary

Snug Harbor Music Hall12p    Close-Up
  2p    Tanzania: A Friendship Journey
  4p    A Safe House
  6p    Characters Welcome
  8p    A Comedy Tonight
10p    Supernatural Spectacular

Snug Harbor Vetran’s Hall12:10p     Irena Sendler – 
                  In the Name of Mothers
  2:10p     Powerful Women
  4:10p    CLS Hosts,,,,
  6:10p     Meet The Locals
  8:10p     White Irish Drinkers
10:10p     All In The Family

Staten Island Zoo

5-9p
SIFF ’11 Children’s Film Series