2014 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival Spotlight Films

It’s time to mark your calendars! We’re proud to announce our three Spotlight Films for the 2014 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival!

Friday, August 22nd, 7:00 PM: The Infinite Man

The Infinite Man is a time travel comedy-romance about a man whose attempts to
construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover
in an infinite loop. Directed by Australian filmmaker Hugh Sullivan, this hit from the 2014 SXSW Film Festival has something for everyone!

 Saturday, August 23rd, 7:00 PM: Zero Motivation

 

From Israeli director Talya Lavie, Zero Motivation tells the story of young female Israeli soldiers serving in the human resources unit of a remote desert military base. Told in three sections, the film explores how the trials of young female adulthood are complicated by serving in a dysfunctional military office. This film, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, won the festival’s Best Narrative Feature award as well as the Nora Ephron prize for outstanding female directors or writers.

Sunday, August 24th, 5:30 PM: This Time Next Year http://vimeo.com/78058117

 

Directed by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (with additional photography by local filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar), the documentary This Time Next Year tells the story of a community banding together to support each other after the devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to Long Island Beach, New Jersey. Both directors will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

Saturday, August 23 – 2 PM – The Neon: Give To Live the Movie

The topic of aid to Africa has long raised controversy, pitting skeptics against idealists, pairing rock stars with politicians, conjuring images both true and inaccurate. This film hopes to explore the controversy by inviting answers to pressing questions.

Give to Live, a documentary film, explores charitable giving and foreign aid and its effects in Africa by examining the psychological effects of giving and receiving, the economic impact of charity and foreign aid, and the social effect of compassion. This project was filmed in the United States, Kenya, and Tanzania and aims to foster critical conversation and thoughtful action.

 Sunday, August 24, 3:15PM – The Neon: Stomping Ground

Ben & Annie are a young couple on a weekend trip to Annie’s small North Carolina hometown. At the local bar they run into Paul, a charming old friend of Annie’s, and Ben learns something he never knew about his girlfriend: She believes in Bigfoot. In fact, she and her friends used to ‘hunt’ for the creature when they were kids. 

Before Ben knows it, he’s off on an impromptu Squatchin’ trip deep in the Carolina backwoods. Amidst the Squatch calls, campfire stories and beers, Ben quickly realizes that Paul may have an ulterior motive in bringing Annie to the woods. And something else out here seems to be after her as well. Everyone but Ben thinks it’s Bigfoot. But it can’t be, can it? After all, Bigfoot isn’t real…

Stomping Ground is a microbudget relationship dramedy/horror hybrid feature by television producer & first time feature director Dan Riesser.

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