Trenton World Cinefest Double Feature - La Belle at the Movies & Short Stay
Double feature with reception and Q&A with Ted Fendt and Jed Rapfogel, Curator Trenton World Cinefest
La Belle at the Movies
(Cecilia Zoppelletto, 2015, UK/Belgium/Congo, 67 mins)
Kinshasa (also known as Kin la Belle), the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a city of 10 million people without a single movie theater. La Belle At the Movies documents the disappearance of Kinshasas entire cinema industry over the past decade through interviews with filmmakers, cinema owners, and government officials. The story of the demise is woven with the history of the apartheid era and neo-colonialism under Mobutu through powerful poetic imagery of a city and a population nostalgic for the magic and the social tissue cinema once provided.
(Ted Fendt, 2016, USA, 61 mins)
From Haddonfield, NJ native Ted Fendt comes a gentle comedy about Mike, a man whos always wandering but hardly on the move. His stomping ground is modest, the strip of suburbia between his moms house in New Jersey and the pizza place where he works. One day, Mike bumps into an old school friend Mark, who asks Mike to take over his walking tour job and Philadelphia apartment, despite the fact that Mike can barely keep up a conversation. This debut feature showed at the Berlin International Film Festival and New Directors/New Films.
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