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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!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FILM

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
2
Thu
2020
Balloon @ Online Screening
Apr 2 – Jul 31 all-day
Balloon @ Online Screening
Gold Coast Arts Cinema Series hosts an encore presentation of Balloon, a hit at our 2019 GCIFF!

In the summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families–who had been working on their audacious plan for more than two years–try to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But after the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border, the Stasi find traces of the attempted escape and immediately launch an investigation. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two families attempt to build a new escape balloon as the Stasi get closer and closer each day…

Michael Bully Herbig | Drama | 125 mins | 2018 | Germany

Offer Available April 2, 2020 through May 31, 2020


STREAMING INFORMATION

CLICK HERE TO STREAM THE FILM

  • Click the link below when it goes live on Thursday, April 2 to purchase entry to our digital screening of Balloon for only $10 on Distrib Film’s secure virtual screening room created just for patrons of Gold Coast International Film Festival.
  • Create an account and complete your purchase, you can also gift a screening to a friend or family member.
  • Watch as much as you like for 3 days!
  • For any questions regarding streaming, device, connection, or payment issues, you will need to reference these links and reach out directly to that site’s customer support.
  • For non-streaming questions, please feel free to reach out to our Film Team at info@goldcoastarts.org.
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Apr
20
Mon
2020
A Look Inside “The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm” @ Cultural Insider Series
Apr 20 – Jul 31 all-day
A Look Inside "The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm" @ Cultural Insider Series

A LOOK INSIDE “THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDPA’S ARM”: A conversation with Award-Winning Animator and Painter Jeff Scher. Moderated by Michael S. Glickman, Gold Coast Board Member.

Directed by Amy Schatz, and inspired by the book by David A. Adler (“The Number on My Grandfather’s Arm”), the Emmy-Award winning documentary film is a conversation between a boy and his great-grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor, interwoven with haunting historical footage, photos, and hand-painted watercolor animation by Jeff Scher. “The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm” is both a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust, and a heartwarming story of a bond that reaches across generations.

Jeff Scher combed through archival photographs and historical films of the Holocaust, shot by shot and frame by frame, to give life to the story of one of its survivors. With his use of the rotoscope technique, he is able to trace film footage frame by frame to give a realistic look to the animation. Scher won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for his production design for the documentary.

To view the CONVERSATION, please click on the video below.

To view the the family-friendly short film,”The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm”, click HERE
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To view the Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look inside the studio of artist Jeff Scher, click HERE


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Looking at the Holocaust Through Film @ Cultural Insider Series
Apr 20 – Jul 31 all-day
Looking at the Holocaust Through Film @ Cultural Insider Series

LOOKING AT THE HOLOCAUST THROUGH FILM: A Conversation with Writer, Historian and Film Consultant Dr. Michael Berenbaum. Moderated by Michael S. Glickman, Gold Coast Arts Board Member.

Dr. Michael Berenbaum is an American Scholar, professor, rabbi, writer, and filmmaker, who specializes in the study of the Holocaust. He is the Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust, and a Professor of Jewish Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

He was Project Director overseeing the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the first Director of its Research Institute and later served as President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which took the testimony of 52,000 Holocaust survivor in 32 languages and 57 countries. His work in film has won Emmy Awards and Academy Awards.

Dr. Berenbaum is the author and editor of eighteen books, scores of scholarly articles and hundreds of journalistic pieces. He won the Simon Rockower Memorial Award of the American Jewish Press Association three times in three different categories during a two-year period.

To view the CONVERSATION, please click on the video below.

After the conversation, and in honor of Holocaust Remembrance, we invite you to explore over a dozen moving films and a podcast series about the Holocaust that are worth seeing, listening to and sharing. These are just a few of the many narrative and documentary projects that filmmakers from all over the world have made to tell the stories that need to be told.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR LIST OF FILMS


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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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May
15
Fri
2020
The Untold Story of the National Enquirer @ Cultural Insider Series
May 15 – Jul 31 all-day
The Untold Story of the National Enquirer @ Cultural Insider Series

Sex! Gossip! Scandal! Listen in on our exclusive and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the documentary “SCANDALOUS: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer”, with Director Mark Landsman and Cinematographer Michael Pessah. This eye-opening and sensational documentary premiered at our Gold Coast International Film Festival back in November 2019 and is still remarkably relevant today as it relates to the limits of journalism and the blurring of lines between truth and fiction.

Mark Landsman is a Los Angeles-based director, writer and producer with a background in documentary productions. His films include the acclaimed feature-length film, Thunder Soul, on the extraordinary reunion of the legendary Kashmere Stage Band. The film had its World Premiere at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, where it won an Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary. Mark also directed and produced Los Jets, a six-part television documentary series that focuses on the team from Jordan-Matthews High School, and how it secured its place in history by being the first predominately Latino sports team to win a statewide sports championship in North Carolina. Most recently, he was the supervising producer for the Molly Ringwald episode of Who Do You Think You Are, the show where celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results.

Award-winning cinematographer and Great Neck native Michael Marius Pessah is known for his work in black and white as well as his bold use of light. Pessah’s images can be seen in theatres, television, museums and mobile devices and merge an avant-garde sensibility with classic visual storytelling. In addition to Scandalous, his most recent work includes the visually-rich series The Shape of Pasta for Quibi, as well as the film Saving Flora. He also lensed the documentary Absent which was recently added to the permanent collection of the Y’ad Vashem museum, as well as Viva la Causa, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award. He has been on the Cinematography Faculty of the AFI Conservatory since 2010 and is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

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May
20
Wed
2020
Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations @ Cultural Insider Series
May 20 – Jul 31 all-day
COMMUNITY FOCUS on ANTISEMITISM ENCORE SCREENING EVENT!

Gold Coast International Film Festival presents an exclusive screening of the important documentary Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations, followed by an encore Q&A with Director Andrew Goldberg, moderated by Gold Coast Arts Board Member Michael S. Glickman.

ABOUT THE FILM

Mass murders, vandalism, social media abuse, propaganda, assault – by virtually every yardstick, antisemitism in the U.S. and Europe is rising and worsening in ways not seen since the 1930s. Like a virus, it mutates and evolves across cultures, borders and ideologies, making it all but impossible to stop. Filmmaker Andrew Goldberg explores its infectious behavior in this important new film which features interviews with Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, academics, activists, and journalists, as well as survivors of the attacks on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue and the kosher supermarket in Paris.

Andrew Goldberg is an Emmy Award-winning investigative producer and director. He has executive produced and directed 13 prime-time documentary specials for PBS and Public Television, two broadcast series (spanning 39 episodes) for HGTV, and countless long and short-form segments for such outlets as CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC News, E! Entertainment Television, Food Network and NPR. Some of his many film credits include: The Armenian Genocide; Jerusalem: Center of the World; They Came to America; Proud To Serve: The Men and Women of the US Army. Goldberg’s work has been supported by more than 50 foundations around the world including FORD Foundation, The Koret Foundation, The Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Skirball Foundation, and Goldman Sachs Gives. Andrew has been honored with some 20 major awards including the EMMY, five CINE Golden Eagles, 10 Telly Awards, a NY Festivals Worldmedal, The Genesis Award (Guest of Honor), The St. Vartan’s Award, The Joachim and Anne Humanitarian Award and numerous others.

“Powerful” – Newsweek

“Excellent” – Culture Vulture

“Eye-opening” – CBS New York

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OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER

TO WATCH THE CONVERSATION:

Our conversation with Andrew Goldberg, moderated by Gold Coast Arts Board Member Michael S. Glickman, can be viewed below.

 

We would like to thank the following organizations for partnering with us on this special event:

United Long Island, Nassau & Suffolk County’s Anti-Hate Task Force
AHA, Inc.
The Community Synagogue, Port Washington
Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island
Lake Success Jewish Center
Midway Jewish Center
Port Jewish Center
Reconstructionist Synagogue of North Shore
Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
Temple Beth-El of Great Neck
Temple Chaverim
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck
Temple Judea of Manhasset
Temple Sinai of Roslyn
Voices for Truth and Humanity, Jericho
Young Israel of Woodmere


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May
29
Fri
2020
A Conversation with Award-Winning Actor & Producer Navid Negahban @ Cultural Insider Series
May 29 – Jul 31 all-day
A Conversation with Award-Winning Actor & Producer Navid Negahban @ Cultural Insider Series

Navid Negahban, sometimes referred to as “the man of a thousand faces,” is widely regarded for his portrayal of “Abu Nazir” on the Emmy award-winning Showtime Series HOMELAND opposite Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Damian Lewis.  His quiet and composed portrayal of the dangerous Al-Qaeda leader won him worldwide recognition and made his character a household name after just two seasons.

On the big screen, Navid recently starred opposite Will Smith as the Sultan in Disney’s 2019 remake of ALADDIN, and in the internationally acclaimed film BABA JOON, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win five Ophir Awards, the equivalent of the Israeli Oscar. Other notable credits include 12 STRONG, starring Chris Hemsworth; BRAIN ON FIRE directed by Gerard Barrett and starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Armitage and Carrie-Anne Moss; DAMASCUS COVER, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, and John Hurt; Clint Eastwood’s AMERICAN SNIPER, starring  Bradley Cooper; BROTHERS starring Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal; CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams; and WORDS AND PICTURES with Clive Owens and Juliette Binoche. On television, in addition to HOMELAND, Navid is widely known for his starring role in LEGION.

Navid is the founder of the Romany Artist Center & Studio, an artist hostel and creative space located in L.A.’s Boyle Heights neighborhood that provides “housing, a studio and recording space, and an opportunity to earn an income, for artists who need a place to stay and work while they get on their feet.” Click HERE to learn more about this incredible center.

Click the video below to view the conversation with Navid Negahban & Gold Coast Arts Executive Director, Regina Gil.

Click the video below to watch Navid accepting the Gold Coast Arts 2015 Artist of Distinction Award from HOMELAND’s Executive Producer Michael Cuesta. 


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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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OFFICIAL TRAILER


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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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OFFICIAL TRAILER

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