New Film Fest Kicks Off OSF's DAEDALUS PROJECT This Weekend
The Daedalus Project, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's annual fundraiser to end the spread of HIV/AIDS, will launch its first-ever film festival today, August 16-18 the Varsity Theatre in Ashland.
Tickets are $10 and available at the OSF Box Office at 800-219-8161or online at www.osfashland.org/DaedalusFilmFest.
The Daedalus Film Fest, produced in partnership with the Ashland Independent Film Festival and Coming Attractions Theatres, includes a slate of five bold, original, award-winning documentaries about the ongoing global HIV/AIDS crisis.
"For years, we've come together as a community to save lives at Daedalus. This Film Fest is a new way for audiences to engage in the conversation about HIV/AIDS and to participate in OSF's life-saving efforts," says Daedalus organizer and OSF company member Eduardo Placer.
Festival selections originated on four continents and garnered significant awards and nominations including the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the 2013 Sundance Audience Award, the 2012 Independent Spirit Award and a 2012 Academy Award nomination.
2013 Daedalus Film Festival Selections:
BLOOD BROTHER, 2012, 93 mins, India/US
Director, Steve Hoover
2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner and Audience Award Winner
The unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one American's decision to move to India and restart his life among children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV.
Friday, August 16 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 18 at 7:30 PM
THE DREAMS OF ELIBIDI (NDOTO ZA ELIBIDI), 2010, 75 mins, Kenya
Directors Nick Reding, Kamau Wa Ndung'U
S.A.F.E. (Sponsored Arts for Education) Production
Originally a stage play with actors from the Nairobi slums, this film combines fiction and documentary as its lively protagonists come to terms with HIV and life in the slums.
FIRE IN THE BLOOD, 2012, 80 mins, UK/India
Director, Dylan Mohan Gray
An untold corporate crime story of immense proportions about pharmaceutical companies and governments blocking access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and India causing millions of nnecessary deaths - and of the people who decided to fight back.
Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, August 18 at 1:00 PM
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, 2012, 110 mins, US
Director David France
Academy Award Nominated film for Best Documentary
The story of young activists who created some of the most powerful social movements of our time, saving their own lives and millions more. Their activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Saturday, August 17 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 18 at 7:00 PM
WE WERE HERE, 2011, 90 min, US
Director, David Weissman
2012 Independent Spirit Nominated film for Best Documentary