Main Stage Schedule

Milford Theater
114 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA  18337

Friday, October 20, 8:00 PM (only available with a Gold or Gala Pass)

TAB HUNTER,  CONFIDENTIAL- Allan Glaser – Producer –  90 mins

While he was one of Hollywood’s most bankable romantic stars during the 50’s and 60’s in such movies as Battle Cry and Damn Yankees, Tab Hunter was also gay.  With over 40 films to his credit, this candid showbiz biography reveals the pressures of Hunter’s double life—and his decision to step out of the closet. Cast includes:  Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, Clint Eastwood, George Takei, Portia de Rossi, Noah Wiley, John Waters, Connie Stevens and more. (A live interview will follow with Tab Hunter.)

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 AM

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI – Animation – Directed by Claude Barras – 70 mins

After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home. The silly title and adorable characters belie a sober story with visuals that will delight the senses as it braves dark emotional depths.  Great lessons for a young audience.

 

 

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 AM

A GOOD DAY TO DIE, Hoka Hey –Documentary-Directed by Harold Monfils – 87 mins

Hoke Hey documents the adventures of a British combat photographer Jason P. Howe. He survived 12 years in four wars that define the present day, photographing humanity at war, and its suffering.  Jason’s journey exposes the physical and emotional impact of love, loss, friendships, suffering and disillusionment.  This is an insight of how passion led to a downward spiral in this crazy tale of survival and change.  Jason went down the rabbit hole and we don’t know if he has fully come out.  Writer/ director Harold Monfils met Jason and was blown away by his work and life stories.

Saturday, October 21 – Double Feature of Pennsylvania Film Makers

1:00 PM – THE WILDERNESS- Drama- directed by Walker Higgens– 18 mins.  (Local PA Production shot in the Promise Land State Park and Greentown, PA.)

The Wilderness is the story of two small time crooks, Mitch (Paul Hickert) and his young protégé,   Henry (Garrett J. Gray), who flee to a hidden cabin in the Poconos after a fruitless bank robbery, only to discover that it’s already occupied by an ex-banker by the name of Stuart (John Austin Wiggens).  In the tight isolated quarters of the cabin, Mitch and Stuart’s opposing ideologies collide, and Henry is forced to choose between his mentor and his survival. (A Q&A with director will follow.)

2:00 PM – LIVING TREASURES OF THE YUCATAN- Documentary-Local Writer/Producer-Bill Rosado -21 mins

Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is a magical place. A place whose recorded history dates back to 1500BC.  Yucatan’s capital Merida, like  many other historic cities around the world embraced the 21st century, but the smaller, less visual treasures which are in many ways equally important are the traditions that are practiced by the most important assets of the land: it’s people.

Living Treasures of the Yucatan tells the personal stories of men and women who work at jobs which are essentially unchanged from the way they were performed 50, 100, even 500 years ago.  Jobs that will, in some cases, disappear when these last few practitioners are no longer with us.  (An interview with Milford native Bill Rosado will follow.)

Saturday, October 21, 3:oo PM

BORGIA – Period Drama- Created and Produced by Tom Fontana- 60 mins

It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement.  But it was also the age of Machiavelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant war and unspeakable depravity.  At the heart of the world order was the Vatican, and at the center of the Vatican was a man Rodrigo Borgia (John Doman) whose reign as Pope would become synonymous with ruthlessness and whose reign as Pope would be remembered as the most infamous chapter of the history of the Catholic Church.  Borgia is a cauldron of intrigue, violence, murder, lust, politics, faith, incest, betrayal and redemption.  John Doman stars as Borgia, the only American actor in an all European cast.  Produced by award winning producer Tom Fontana.

Saturday, October 21, 5:00 PM

THE NORMAL HEART – Drama –Written by Larry Kramer, Directed by Ryan Murphy – 83 mins

In New York City between 1980 and 1990, 5000 people died of AIDS-HIV.  This film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo), the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.  Weeks prefers confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends and closeted lover Felix Turner (Mat Boner).  Their differences of opinion lead to arguments that threaten to undermine their shared goals.  The film also stars Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts.  It was directed by Ryan Murphy and was based on the play of the same name written by Larry Kramer, who also wrote the screen play. (Q&A with Larry Kramer after the film.)

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 PM

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP – Mystery/Drama, Directed by Rowan Joffe – 92 minutes
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong

Kidman plays Christine, a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing due to a mysterious accident in her past.  But when she tries to piece together her former life, she uncovers terrifying secrets that leave her with no one she can trust, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Firth).  “Power House Performances.” – NBC

Saturday, October 21, 9:30 PM

BLOODRUNNERS- Comedy/Horror Thriller (PA Production) directed by Dan Lantz – 95 mins

It’s 1933 and prohibition has proved very profitable for corrupt cops like Jack Malone.  He collects “luxury tax” from every bootlegger in town.  Shaking down the newly owned speakeasy should have been easy, but instead, Jack and his men discover a clan of vampires hell bent on taking over the whole town.  In a wild and bloody climax, Jack makes his stand against Chesterfield and his vampires.  ICE-T (Law and Order SUV) plays Chesterfield, an ancient vampire, Michael McFadden (Into the Lion’s Den) plays detective Jack Malone, and Kerry McGann plays Rosie, the local madam.  In a time of corruption, evil hides in plain sight.  (Q & A with director and cast members will follow.)

Sunday, October 22, 11:00 AM

THE PEACE AGENCY – Documentary – Produced by PA Native, Sue Useem, 92 mins

Lian Gogali and her 500 female students are a force to be reckoned with in the conflict torn area of Poso, Indonesia.  They are part of a powerful movement for peace and justice in the area that has been racked by inter-religious violence for over a decade.  But just five years earlier, Lian was just a single mother living in rural Poso with a broken leg and a big dream to educate marginalized women.  The Peace Agency follows her remarkable journey from her village to New York City to create The Woman’s School; an institution that transforms its all female class into agents for peace and form a non-violence grassroots activism that has altered the course of the conflict in Poso, and possibly the future of Indonesia.  (Discussion panel will follow with producer.)

Sunday, October 22, 1:00 PM

CITIZEN JANE – Documentary – Directed by Matt Tyrnauer – 92 mins

Arguably, no one did more to shape understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and author of “Death and Life of Great American Cities” who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive projects.  Here, she fights against the ruthless redevelopment projects of urban planner Robert Moses. (A panel discussion will follow on the lessons learned and there relevance to little towns such as Milford, PA.)

Sunday, October 22, 3:30 PM

CY WALTER TRIBUTE – Musical Documentary (World Premier) – Produced by Mark Walter

Cy Walter was one of the finest popular pianists of the 20th century, a reputation his son Mark has been working hard to revive decades after the musician’s death.  Walter spent most of his career playing in classy hotel lounges for Manhattanites who got dressed up to go drinking.  He was closely identified with the Drake Room of the now-defunct Drake Hotel, where he performed on and off from 1945 until his death.  His fans included Marlon Brando, Tallulah Bankhead, Leonard Bernstein, Noel Coward, Arthur Miller, Cole Porter, Jerome Robbins and Tennessee Williams. Mark Walter, the son, has produced this documentary to commemorate his father’s centennial with a filmed celebration of his music at New York City’s The Cutting Room, performed by some of the finest singers and players in the business.  “Its music, and it’s gorgeous—with or without a Martini,” says Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal.

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