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Mar
27
Fri
2020
Life & Larry Brown @ Online World Premiere!
Mar 27 – Jul 31 all-day
Life & Larry Brown @ Online World Premiere!

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW Q&A WITH DIRECTOR, SCOTT D. ROSENBAUM

The link to the film will only be valid for a limited time – so we encourage you to watch the film with us as it premieres right here at Gold Coast.

This special world premiere screening is being offered as a free event exclusively to friends of Gold Coast Arts.

ABOUT THE FILM

Larry Brown was born in 1953 in Forsyth, Georgia, a town steeped in oppression and racism. This deeply moving 37 minute film follows Larry as he reflects on a tumultuous life that led to a murder conviction, subsequent 34-year prison sentence and the salvation that his mother’s love and a guitar provided. “Music was the game changer” for Larry Brown and helped him survive 34 years, across seven different prisons and five parole denials.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Scott Rosenbaum is an independent writer/director/producer based in New York. He founded Red Hawk Films in 2006. His award-winning documentary “Sidemen: Long Road To Glory” is about the lives and legacies of three former Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf musicians. He has written, directed and produced feature films, commercial spots, corporate and music videos.
Please join us for a recorded Q&A after the film with Scott and our Gold Coast Arts Executive Director, Regina Gil.
Documentary, Short, Music | Scott D. Rosenbaum | 2020 | 37 mins | USA

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Apr
27
Mon
2020
The American Nurse @ Online Screening & Q&A!
Apr 27 – Jul 31 all-day
The American Nurse @ Online Screening & Q&A!

In honor of nurses and all essential workers on the front lines of Covid-19, we are proud to present a free screening of the acclaimed film The American Nurse.

Marking the six-year anniversary since its release in 2014 and based on the critically-acclaimed and award-winning book, THE AMERICAN NURSE is a heart-warming documentary highlighting the lives of five American nurses from diverse specialties, bringing to the big screen a sincere look at the commitment, necessity, and compassion behind this profession that impacts us all. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America.

Carolyn Jones  |  Documentary, Biography, News  |  81 mins  |  USA  |  2014

Nurses receive 1 free contact hour, limited time only, for watching the film and completing the evaluation, thanks to the generous support of Walden University. To receive your contact hours and more info, visit  https://americannurseproject.com/cne

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FILM NOW


Special Q&A with Director Carolyn Jones, Producer Lisa Frank, and Gold Coast Arts Festival Director Caroline Sorokoff following the film!


See More

A Celebration of Nurses
100 People: A World Project
The American Nurse Project 

SUPPORT THE CAUSE

Please help us support nurses on the front line by donating to the Gold Coast Arts Nurse’s Fund. 100% of donations to this fund will be given to the Emergency Nurses Association Foundation, an organization that provides relief funding to nurses serving on the front lines so they can respond in real time to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jun
22
Mon
2020
Alice @ Online Screening
Jun 22 – Jul 13 all-day

After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means for caring for herself and her child.

Gold Coast Arts Virtual Cinema Audiences receive a special discounted price of $12, from $18, with our unique promo code goldcoast applied at checkout.

 

GRAND JURY AWARD – SXSW

CHERRY PICKS FEMALE FIRST FEATURE AWARD – SXSW

SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD – RAINDANCE

“One of the best films of SXSW 2019” – Variety

“Makes the case for Emilie Piponnier to be a movie star. She dominates every frame with a mesmerizing screen presence.” – Indiewire

 

Josephine Mackerras | 105 mins | Comedy, Drama, Romance | UK, Australia, France | $12

 

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Jun
29
Mon
2020
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things Encore! @ Online Screening
Jun 29 – Jul 15 all-day

Everyone knows Ella Fitzgerald was the ‘Queen of Jazz’, but few know how she achieved legendary status. “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.

Moving beyond a conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times so as to bring to life the context of Ella’s unique career. Featuring interviews with Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Norma Miller, and Jamie Cullum, who said “her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet”.

Here is an Ella the world never knew – tough, thoughtful, funny, a dazzling musical innovator. The film also uncovers Ella’s commitment to the battle for Civil Rights; and it explores the conflicts that always haunted this intensely private woman: the struggle to reconcile her hunger for adoring audiences with her longing for a domestic life with her husband and son. At a time when she was the biggest singing star in the world, her pianist and friend Oscar Peterson said Ella was “the loneliest woman in the world”.

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Director | Leslie Woodhead
Running Time | 90 minutes
Production Country | USA, UK
Release Year | 2019
Language | English

**Photo credit Larry C. Morris.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR SPECIAL ELLA CONVERSATIONS RECORDED ON SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2020.

MARGO JEFFERSON and REGGIE NADELSON

CAMILLE THURMAN and REGGIE NADELSON

Jun
30
Tue
2020
Leonardo: The Works with EXCLUSIVE Q&A! @ Online Screening
Jun 30 – Jul 10 all-day

Gold Coast Arts is proud to present a virtual cinematic tour of the art of Leonardo da Vinci, the latest in a line of documentaries by EXHIBITION ON SCREEN.  Galleries from around the world show off their prized paintings in this impressive, authoritative documentary directed by Phil Grabsky, as part of a strictly limited run in celebration marking the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death in 2019.

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favorite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others.

This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills,  his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. This is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story.


“Undeniably impressive…this is pretty monumental!” –  The Guardian


Phil Grabsky | Documentary, Art on Screen | 102 mins | UK | $12

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Please join us for an EXCLUSIVE conversation with Director Phil Grabsky and Gold Coast Arts Executive Director Regina Gil.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Phil Grabsky is a filmmaker who has won multiple awards for his directing, writing, producing and cinematography.

In 2009, Phil and his colleagues began work on a new arts genre for the cinema called EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. This brings major art exhibitions – and the stories of both the galleries and the artists – to cinema, TV and DVD audiences worldwide.

He and his company SEVENTH ART PRODUCTIONS are behind cinema films such as Muhammad Ali – Through the Eyes of the World, In Search of Beethoven, and In Search of Mozart, as well as six enormously popular history films with Monty Python’s Terry Jones.  SEVENTH ART is noted as being the world’s biggest producer of arts films for cinema and TV over the last 20 years.

Phil has also written four history books, lectures and gives master classes, and is regularly involved as a judge for the Emmys, Bafta, Grierson and One World awards. He has won numerous personal awards himself including Royal Television Society awards for both ‘Best Director’ and ‘Services to Television’, and a Voice of the Listener and Viewer Award for ‘Services to Education.’


ABOUT REGINA GIL

Regina Gil has been the Executive Director and Founder of Gold Coast Arts for the last 25 years. Regina holds a Master’s Degree in Studio Art as well as one in Arts Education, and has been a professional artist her whole life having worked as a painter, sculptor, commercial illustrator and art director.

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Jul
3
Fri
2020
John Lewis: Good Trouble
Jul 3 – Jul 17 all-day

“My greatest fear is one day we may wake up and our democracy is gone,” said U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 79 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary, and could not be more relevant.

Additionally, on July 9, all ticket-buyers are welcome to stream a live panel discussion presented by the Freedom Rides Museum of Montgomery, Alabama, featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with Director Dawn Porter. In partnership with the Capri Theater. The live panel begins at 7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST and will also be archived to watch afterward.


Dawn Porter | Documentary | 96 mins | USA | 2020

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SPECIAL BONUSES AVAILABLE ONLY TO VIRTUAL THEATER AUDIENCES:

Click on the links below to read some moving recent interviews with Congressman Lewis:

THE WASHINGTON POST

OPRAH MAGAZINE

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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Jul
6
Mon
2020
Sometimes Always Never WITH SPECIAL Q&A! @ Online Screening
Jul 6 – Jul 13 all-day

Starring the fabulous Bill Nighy – Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.

“Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Alice Lowe are brilliantly cast as father, son and daughter-in-law. Their comic timing is sublime. They were a director’s dream and bring to the screen a chemistry that keeps you glued to their every word.” – Carl Hunter

Carl Hunter | 91 mins | Comedy, Drama | UK

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Carl Hunter initially started his creative journey by studying Graphic Design in Liverpool and then working as a designer/art director producing record sleeves, an area of design he had a love for. This love he later turned in to a five part documentary series for Granada television. Music and Design have played a huge part in his life, when not designing record sleeves he’d be recording and touring with Liverpool band The Farm.

A musical break meant he could expand on his interest in direction and moved into filmmaking. He’s produced and directed thirty broadcast documentaries, a few Short Films, some Pop Promos and produced the feature film, Grow Your Own. This was produced for BBC Films/WarpFilms/Pathe/Northwest Vision and co-written by Carl and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Frank and Carl have shared a long working relationship in film and other disciplines. Carl has composed music and songs for Frank’s Radio 4 play, The Believers. He recently collaborated with Clare Heney producing atmospheric Polaroids for The Unforgotten Coat, a children’s book written by Frank, which won The Guardian’s Children’s Literature Award and Germany’s biggest Children’s book award, the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis.

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A special Q&A with Director Carl Hunter and Gold Coast International Film Festival Director Caroline Sorokoff. CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO VIEW THE Q&A.


We need your help now more than ever!  Please consider donating so we can continue to bring our visual and performing arts programs to our community and beyond.

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