The Film Society of Rochester Releases List of Films for Inaugural Film Festival in Downtown Rochester

The Film Society of Rochester will present its inaugural film festival on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 in downtown Rochester. Eight movies will be shown during the two-day event at the Rochester Ballroom, Second Floor, 322 Main Street, Rochester, MI.

The festival’s main film will be the documentary 20 Years of Madness written by former Rochester resident Jerry White Jr. In the film, friends and alumni of Rochester High School reunite after 20 years to film a new episode of an eccentric public access cable show that originally aired in the early 1990s. As part of the original cast, the friends must come to terms with the choices they have made over the past two decades and face the realities of adulthood.

20 Years of Madness was awarded honorable mention for Documentary Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT, and was named Best Documentary at the Oak Cliff Film Festival in Dallas, TX.  Jerry White, Jr., who now resides in Los Angeles, will be attending the Rochester Film Festival for a meet & greet and Q & A session following the screenings of his film. There are no ratings given except for a comment following the 20 Years of Madness movie.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
(All Tickets are $10.00 except for 20 Years of Madness, which is $15.00)

11:00 a.m.:  Maps to the Stars (111 minutes)
1:15 p.m.:   White Bird In A Blizzard (91 minutes)
3:15 p.m.:   The Homesman (122 minutes)
5:40 p.m.:   Love & Mercy (90 minutes)
7:30 p.m.20 Years of Madness (90 minutes). This film contains language, drug reference, and brief nudity. Jerry White Jr., a graduate of Rochester High School, will be the guest of honor for a Q & A and a Meet and Greet (45 minutes) about his movie and will present an update about the 30 Minutes of Madness movie (30 minutes).

Sunday, September 20, 2015
(All Tickets are $10.00 except for 20 Years of Madness which is $15.00)

11:00 a.m.: Fading Gigolo (90 minutes)
1:00 p.m.Dear White People (108 minutes)
3:00 p.m.I’ll See You in My Dreams (2015 film) (92 minutes)
6:00 p.m.20 Years of Madness (90 minutes). This film contains language, drug reference, and brief nudity. Jerry White Jr., a graduate of Rochester High School, will be the guest of honor for a Q & A and a Meet and Greet (45 minutes) about his movie and will present an update about the 30 Minutes of Madness movie (30 minutes).

Tickets may be reserved by calling 248-651-5000. Tickets will be held at the door and payable in cash or check only. Credit cards will not be accepted.

For more about the film festival, visit the Film Society of Rochester Facebook page or www.TheatreGroupOfRochester.org.

The Theatre Group of Rochester Company is a collaboration of Rochester area residents joining together to bring the magic of movies back to our great American downtown. As a cross generational group we have a unique and wonderful perspective of experiencing Rochester throughout the decades. We are proud of our rich history and the potential for our great city. We aim to establish a new Art House Movie Theatre as a cultural center in the heart of Downtown Rochester.

www.TheatreGroupOfRochester.com or www.FilmSocietyRochester.org.

 

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