Friday, March 30, 2012

11th Annual Ashland Indepent Film Festival - Tickets on Sale Now

The 11th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival has 94 documentary, feature and short films scheduled for the five day event this year. The Ashland Independent Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film, inspiring and educating audiences of all ages. Tickets are already on sale for this years showings and can be purchased at their online box office for shows from April 12th-16th.

This years films include "Ethel," a documentary about Ethel Kennedy by her daughter, Rory, "Your Sister's Sister," a delicate and funny rom-com by Lynn Shelton, and "Chasing Ice," a beautiful documentary about the warming of the polar ice caps.  There will be a conversation with documentarian Ondi Timoner and a celebration of the career of Director Julie Taymor, along with screenings of her films "Across the Universe" and "The Tempest."

Three screenings were added to the line up by popular request. The first was "Shakespeare High," a documentary following highly motivated students from very diverse backgrounds as they prepare for the 90th Annual Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC).

The second added was "Detropia." This gorgeous verité documentary follows a blogger, a club owner, an auto union rep, an operatic impresario, and a band of illegal salvage scrappers. The inevitable question is whether this storied metropolis has the courage, creativity and grit to reinvent itself in the face of new realities.


The third added was "Kyle Kinser: Made in Makanda." In an isolated Illinois forest, Kyle Kinser, one of the last master woodworkers, wanders in search of fallen trees out of which he makes beautifully conceived minimalist furniture pieces. This tactile film celebrates the humanistic pleasures to be found in one-of-a-kind goods in a world of mass production. 
Stay informed on the happenings of the festival by visiting their blog and facebook page! We hope you get a chance to check out some of the films.

Until next time,

Lauren of Team Yala

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