Friday, June 15, 2012
Waterfront Film Festival
Great Line up, here's a few we dig!
Saugatuck, Michigan – With a rich tradition that includes the Midwest premieres of ground-breaking and Oscar Award-winning films such as “March of the Penguins” and “Man on Wire”, Waterfront Film Festival again will screen a list of world- class documentaries that artfully assist audiences in expanding their world view and their overall appreciation for independent film.
The documentary lineup for the 14th annual event June 14-17 in Saugatuck, Mich., includes the tale of a couple attempting to recover after the ill-timed decision to build the largest home in the U.S., the story of a vocal group of Americans fed up with the disparity between average and corporate tax payers, and the saga of two young Thai girls who make a living in the boxing ring:
• “Queen of Versailles” (Best Director Award – Sundance Film Festival) Queen of Versailles follows billionaires Jackie and David’s tumultuous story of constructing a 90,000 square-foot home and uncovers the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream. Special Engagement Screening – Sunday June 17 at 2 p.m.
• “We're Not Broke” (Michigan Premiere) We're Not Broke tells the story of U.S. corporations dodging billions of dollars in income tax, and how seven fed-up Americans take their frustration to the streets...and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share. Preceded by: “Spoilt Broth” Friday June 15 at 11:30 a.m. | Saturday June 16 at 2 p.m.
• “Buffalo Girls” (Midwest Premiere) The heartbreaking story of two eight year-old girls who fight in rural Thailand's underground child boxing world to earn money to support their families. Preceded by: “Line 102” Friday June 15 at 2 p.m. | Saturday June 16 at 4:30 p.m.
• “Sadermania” (Michigan Premiere) A Hulk Hogan fanatic experiences his obsession with the wrestler turn into a genuinely reciprocated friendship. Preceded by: “Glue Man” Friday June 15 at 4:30 p.m. | Saturday June 16 at 11:30 a.m.
• “This Is What Love In Action Looks Like” (Michigan Premiere) This documentary follows the inspirational story of teens protesting a “Fundamentalist Christian” program that strives to turn gay people straight. Preceded by: “Love is All You Need?” Friday June 15 at 9:30 p.m. | Saturday June 16 at 11:30 p.m.
• “Wild Horse, Wild Ride” (Midwest Premiere) Stunning and poignant, this crowd-pleaser with a big heart chronicles a handful of unforgettable characters from their first uneasy meeting with their horses and over three months as they attempt to transform from scared strangers to the closest of companions. Preceded by: “Tea For Two” Friday June 15 at 11:30 a.m. | Saturday June 16 at 2 p.m. | Sunday June 17th at 9 a.m.
• “Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians” Holy Rollers is the compelling true story of a team of card counting Christians who take millions from casinos. Preceded by: “Tumbleweed!” Saturday June 16 at 9 a.m. | Sunday June 17 11:30 a.m.