Rated SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival
March 14-20, 2014
Quad Cinema 34 West 13th Street # B New York, NY 10011
Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York is a new non-profit film festival which will run March 14-20, 2014 at New York’s Quad Cinema. Founded by award-winning actor, filmmaker and curator Nora Armani, the festival will showcase films with human interest stories and socially relevant themes as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. Rated SR aims to promote positive social change through the powerful medium of cinema. It believes that through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, and the human condition as a whole, it is possible to create a better world free of violence, hate and crime.
Over thirty narrative and documentary films will screen including twelve feature films which will compete for the Grand Prize, a week-long theatrical engagement at the Quad Cinema, courtesy of the QuadFlix Select Program, and ten documentaries will compete for the documentary prize. The winner will receive a VOD DVD distribution deal courtesy of Cinema Libre Studio, a leader in the distribution of social issue documentaries and independent feature films.
Among the 30 selected films, two rare French documentaries are competing:
Flore [US Premiere] Jean-Albert Lievre, France, 2014, 85min, documentary J-A Lievre delivers a touching, personnal film about his mother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The documentary portrays her condition from her first meanderings in Paris to her move in Corsica.
Indian Summer [US Premiere] Simon Brook, France, 2013, 84min, documentary Medical road movie following the journey of a surprising couple: a world famous French oncologist and a patient who chose traditional Indian medicine to cure her cancer.
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