Narrowsburg

Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm

This new documentary delves into the story of a French film producer and mafioso-turned-actor who attempted to turn our tiny town in Sullivan County, NY into the “Sundance of the East.”

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Four Deadly Reasons

Friday, September 20 at 10:00 pm

From 1999, this film was shot locally, and is the subject of the opening night documentary, Narrowsburg. Gambling debts, a new bride, and a baby on the way force New York City street hustler Bobby Venuti (Richard Castellano), to rethink his lifestyle and move upstate.

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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Saturday, September 21 at 11:00 am

For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news twenty-four hours a day.

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Gay Chorus Deep South

Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 pm

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarked on a tour of the American Deep South.

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Icehouse Arts Kid Flix

Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 pm

Come and see what the kids of our community produced this summer.

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Rural Stories Shorts

Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 pm

These short films highlight the experiences of people living in non-urban communities. The program includes documentaries, scripted stories, and animation. Three of the films were shot in Sullivan County, NY.

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Meet the Filmmakers Cocktail Party

Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 pm for a cocktail party celebrating the filmmakers of this year’s festival. Rub elbows with the directors, actors, composers, writers, and other creative people behind the documentaries, shorts, and features screening throughout the weekend.

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Guest Artist

Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 pm

Joseph Harris (Jeff Daniels), a legendary but troubled playwright arrives at a small Michigan town at Christmastime to mount his latest play. Greeting the cynical New Yorker is a young aspiring writer who challenges his literary hero to be the icon he’d hoped for.

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Saint Frances

Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 pm

After her decision to end an unwanted pregnancy, 34-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan, who also wrote the script) reluctantly agrees to nanny the bright and rambunctious six-year-old Frances (newcomer Ramona Edith-Williams).

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Panel Discussion: Married to the Work

Sunday, September 22 at 10:00 am

Join us for this brunch and panel discussion “Married the the Work: Partners in Filmmaking and Life” featuring an informal talk with three producer/director couples who are also life partners.

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The Dog Doc

Sunday, September 22 at 11:00 am

As a pioneer of integrative medicine, veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein has been called everything from “maverick” to “miracle-worker.” Attracting four-legged patients from around the world, Dr. Goldstein’s practice, Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, provides holistic treatment for animals after other vets have given up hope.

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Martha: A Picture Story

Sunday, September at 1:00 pm

In the 1970’s, as the boroughs of New York City burned, Martha Cooper worked as a photographer for the New York Post, seeking images of creativity and play where others saw crime and poverty. As a result, she captured some of the first images of New York graffiti, at a time when the city had declared war on this new culture.

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The Show’s the Thing: The Legendary Promoters of Rock

Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 pm

When legendary talent agent Frank Barsalona handpicked promoters around the country to feature his musical acts beginning in the 1960s, he changed the shape of live music performance forever and helped launch the likes of the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie and Bon Jovi into superstardom.

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Official Closing Day Party

Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 pm for live music, fine food and drink, and stunning views of the Big Eddy and Narrowsburg Bridge at the official closing party of the 8th annual Big Eddy Film Festival.

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Film & Event Schedule

See the entire weekend’s schedule of films and special events at a glance.

A Rose From My Garden

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program In 2017, mysterious stone figures began to appear, along the banks of the Hudson River in Upper Manhattan. Director: Deborah Peretz 2018, 19 min.  

Hula Girl

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program At 94 years of age, Joan Anderson has waited 60 years to set the record straight on the history of the hula hoop. Director: Amy Hill and Chris Riess 2018, 10 min.

Mother’s Day

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program Over 850,000 children in California have a parent in prison. Once a year, a charity buses children to remote prisons to visit their mothers. Director: Elizabeth Lo, R.J. Lozada 2018, 8 min.  

Catskills

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program The Catskills was a bustling community in the 1950s; 86-year-old dancer Jackie Horner reflects on the region that has defined her life. Director: Ben Kitnick 2018, 7 min.  

I Heart NY

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program A short film about Milton Glaser, the creator of the famous I Heart NY symbol and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time. Director: Andre Andreev 2018, 5 min.