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Savannah Film Festival Schedule (week 2)

Wednesday, Oct. 31

The Amazing Spider-Man (3D).  9 a.m., Trustees Theater. Followed by a Q&A with Stan Lee.

Panel: Long Story Short: The Challenges of Short Filmmaking, 9:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery.

Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey. 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater.

A Place at the Table. 11:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. Followed by a Q&A with director Kristi Jacobson.

Panel: Filmmaking on a Budget, 2:30 p.m., GutsteinGallery.

The Girl. 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. Toby Jones and Sienna Miller as Alfred Hitchock and Tippi Hedren, in a real-life story of obsession in Hollywood. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Julian Jarrold and Amanda Jenks.

I Do. 2:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre. A romantic drama about a complicated love triangle. To stay in the U.S., gay Brit Jack convinces his lesbian best friend Ali to marry him. Things get messy when he falls for a sexy Spanish architect while his commitment to his brother's widow complicates his decision either to stay or to follow his lover. Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Glenn Gaylord and David Ross.

Director's Choice. 7 p.m., Trustees Theater. What will it be?

Dracula. 8 p.m.., Lucas Theatre. Yes, it's the 1931 classic, with Bela Lugosi.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Missed Connections. 9:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. In a city of 19 million people, love at first sight happens every instant. But if you fail to act in the moment, how can you find each other again? Missed Connections is an independent comedy about the lengths New Yorkers will go to find love.

SCAD Student Showcase. 9:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre.

Panel: How to Launch Your Film in Today's Market. 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery.

A Little Romance. 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. USA, 1979. A French boy (Thelonious Bernard) and an American girl (Diane Lane), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. Followed by a Q&A with Diane Lane.

Switch. 11:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. What will it really take to switch from oil and coal to alternatives? Dr. Scott Tinker explores the world's leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, to find out. Along the way, he gets straight answers from energy leaders and lays out a path to our future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic.

Panel: Casting the Net: Agent/Actor/Casting Director. 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery.

In Our Nature. 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. When Brooklynite Seth (Zach Gilford) takes his girlfriend Andie (Jena Malone) to his family's weekend house in upstate New York for a romantic getaway, they are unexpectedly joined by his estranged father Gil (John Slattery), and his much-younger new girlfriend. Followed by a Q&A with Zach Gilford.

Sweet Dreams. 2:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre. A group of Rwandan women embark on a journey to heal the wounds of the past and create their own unique path to a future of peace and possibility.

Rust and Bone. 7 p.m., Trustees Theater. Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Preceded by Diane Lane Tribute.

Tomorrow You're Gone. 9:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. Charlie Rankin (Stephen Dorff), recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jailhouse mentor William "The Buddha" Pettigrew (Willem Dafoe). Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane (Michelle Monaghan). They embark on an unlikely road trip. Preceded by Michelle Monaghan award presentation and followed by a Q&A with Michelle Monaghan and director David Jacobsen.

Friday, Nov. 2

Animated Short Films. 9:30 a.m., Trustees Theater.

Wonder Women! 9:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. “The Untold Story of American Superheroines” traces the birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

Fort McCoy. 11:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. Based on a true story when the Stirn family lived next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during World War II. It is a coming of age story beset with tragedy, a love story between a Jewish soldier and Catholic girl, and the journey of one man (Eric Stoltz) struggling to find his worth in a war that does not want him

Student Competition. 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater.

Panel: Behind the Slime at Nickelodeon. 11:30 a.m., Gutstein Gallery.

City of Ghosts. 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. USA, 2002. Jimmy (Matt Dillon) is a New York con man whose luck runs out and he heads to Cambodia to escape a federal investigation. He is also in search of his mentor and partner in crime who owes him his share of an insurance scam. Followed by a Q&A with Matt Dillon.

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. 2:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre. Filmed over a decade, “Brief Encounters” follows internationally renowned photographer Gregory Crewdson’s quest to create his unique, surreal, and incredibly elaborate portraits of suburban life. He sets a house on fire, builds 90-foot sets with crews of 60, shuts down city streets ... all in the service of his haunted image of American life, and his own anxieties, dreams and inner desires.

Panel: ADOBE Panel. 2:30 p.m., Gutstein Gallery.

The Sapphires. 7 p.m., Trustees Theater. Inspired by a true story, it follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group, The Sapphires, entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Preceded by Matt Dillon Tribute.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Amour. 11:30 a.m., Trustees Theater. France, 2012. Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

A BIG Love Story. 11:30 a.m., Lucas Theatre. Seven years ago, Sam was a 260 pound NFL prospect. Now, he's a lonely 413 pound bowling alley cashier. Realizing that he can’t change his life on his own, the personal trainer he hires makes a bigger impact on him than he’d bargained for.

Fat Kid Rules the World. 2:30 p.m., Trustees Theater. Troy is a depressed and overweight teen that gets sucked into the world of punk rock by a young street urchin named Marcus. But, as their friendship grows, Troy discovers Marcus’ drug addiction and battles to do the right thing.

LUV. 2:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre. Eleven-year-old Woody Watson is a timid Baltimore orphan who dreams of a better life -- and his absent mother who may or may not be in North Carolina fighting drug addiction. Woody also reveres his uncle Vincent as the father figure he never had. A street hustler and former drug dealer, Vincent's fresh off an eight-year stint in prison and wants a new direction. A day once bright with optimism quickly spirals downward into a world of violence. Followed by a Q&A with producer Jason Michael Berman.

Rise of the Guardians. 7 p.m., Trustees Theater. DreamWorks' CGI-animated adventure with voices by Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Alex Baldwin and others. In 3-D!


Details and tickets:

Trustees Theater: 216 W. Broughton Street

Lucas Theatre: 32 Abercorn Street

Gutstein Gallery: 201 E. Broughton Street