Independent Film Quarterly
DAY LABORER DOC OPENS IN MEXICO
October 1, 2005
(New York, NY)
Moxie Films is pleased to announce that Farmingville the searing documentary that examines the tensions surrounding the presence of Mexican day laborers in a small Long Island town will have its Mexican theatrical debut on October 5 as part of the highly prestigious 25th Annual Foro Internacional de la Cineteca.
The Foro is an annual event organized to show documentaries and outstanding first features. It represents a link between quality independent cinema and Mexican audiences, as well as an alternative to commercial cinema. The Foro screens throughout Mexico City, in venues such as the Cineteca Nacional, the National University, and commercial complexes such as Cinemex and Cinépolis. The Foro is also distributed to approximately 34 cities throughout Mexico. A complete listing of screenings is attached.
The Foro is a presentation of the Cineteca Nacional, the Mexican National Film Archive charged with preserving, restoring, researching and exhibiting the most important national and foreign films.
Hailed by The New York Times as “unusually sensitive and sophisticated” and “provocative and heartbreaking” (Time Out) Farmingville opened the 2004 season of PBS’ premier non-fiction showcase, P.O.V. It received the Sundance Special Jury Award 2004, The Henry Hampton Award, The CINE Golden Eagle Award, numerous film festival awards, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
Farmingville’s participation in the Foro was made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and by Moxie Films and its partners, FujiFilm USA, Swiss Effects, and Magno-LabLink,
Moxie Films, founded by Drew R. Figueroa , is a NYC based production company, which includes the brand Moxie Films Documentaries, aka MoxieDocs, a 501 (c) 3. Launched in January 2001, Moxie Films has raised over $500,000 of production assistance. States Figueroa, "Our mission is to nurture the growth of independent filmmakers, encourage the exploration of innovative storytelling, and promote exhibition to a broader public.
Farmingville’s participation in the Foro was made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and by Moxie Films and its partners, Swiss Effects, FujiFilm USA, and Magno-LabLink.
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XXV FORO INTERNACIONAL DE LA CINETECA
“FARMINGVILLE” SCREENING SCHEDULE
Mexico City Metropolitan Area
-- Cinema Masaryk (September 29)
-- Cinemex Altavista (September 30)
-- Cinemex Insurgentes (October 1)
-- Lumiére Reforma (October 2)
-- Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Escuela Superior de Medicina – October 3)
-- Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Auditorio Alejo Peralta, Zacatenco – October 4)
-- Cineteca Nacional (October 5 & 6 with the Filmmakers)
-- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Sala Julio Bracho October 8 & 9)
-- Cuernavaca, Morelos (Instituto de Cultura de Morelos – October 8)
-- Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes (Universidad Autónoma – October 15)
-- Moneterrey, Nuevo León (Consejo para la Cultura y las Artes – October 29 & 30)
-- Guadalajara, Jalisco Universidad de Guadalajara (November 3 & 4)
-- Oaxaca, Oaxaca – Secretaría de Cultura de Oaxaca (November 13)
-- Jalapa, Veracruz – Universidad Veracruzana (November 25)
-- Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas – Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Chiapas (Dec. 1)
-- San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chipas – Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes (Dec. 4)
-- Pachuca, Hidalgo – Consejo para la Cultura y las Artes de Hidalgo (December 12)
Schedule subject to change.
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2004 SPECIAL JURY AWARD BESTOWED TO MOXIE’S FARMINGVILLE
Drew Figueroa, President Moxie Films, Carlos Sandoval Dir. Farmingville,
Marta Sanchez Women Make Movies, Eileen Newman Exec. Dir. Film Video
Arts, Luca Bentivoglio Exec. Dir. Latino Public Broadcasting.
Drew Figueroa, President Moxie Films and Rory Kennedy Sundance Film
Festival 2004 Documentary Jury Panelist.
L-R: Back to front John Carlino Producer Moxie Films; Drew Figueroa
President Moxie Films; Carlos Sandoval Dir. Farmingville; Mary Manhardt
Editor Farmingville, The Execution of Wanda Jean and The Farm; Farmingville,
Long Island Residents.
L-R: Drew Figueroa President Moxie Films; Carlos Sandoval Dir. Farmingville;
Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski Dirs. Born To Brothels, Catherine Tambini
Dir. Farmingville; Morgan Spurlock Dir.
MOXIE FILMS is pleased to announce that Carlos
Sandoval and Catherine Tambini ’s
documentary film FARMINGVILLE, MoxieDocs 2001 Award
recipient, was presented with the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
2004 SPECIAL JURY AWARD on Saturday January 24th Awards
Ceremony at the Racquetball Club in Park City, Utah. The 2004 Sundance
Film Festival Documentary Competition program marked FARMINGVILLE’s
US Premiere. The 2004 Documentary Jurors includes
Rory Kennedy, Mary Ellen Mark, Robb Moss, Robert Shepard
and Chris Smith.
The chilling hate- based attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers
catapults Farmingville, a small Long Island town, into national
headlines as the frontline of the new border wars – suburbia.
Blending the stories of town residents and day laborers, Farmingville
reveals the human impact of mismanaged national policies that lead
to fear, isolation, racism and violence.
for FARMINGVILLE this week is the 2004 Miami International
Film Festival Documentary Competition. Screening dates
and venues include: Regal 17, Saturday, January 31, 2004, 7:30 pm
& Regal 17, Wednesday, February 04, 2004, 9:45 pm
Moxie’s documentary division, stands as a testimony to the
voice of the individual, and potential to make a lasting difference
in public awareness via the moving image. The Award has become one
of the most valuable production resources available to documentary
filmmakers. Projects considered are those in work-in-progress stages.
Each competition receives an average of 200 submissions, five finalists
are then selected for the "pitch" ceremony, and presented
to a panel of jurors made up of award winning documentary filmmakers,
producers and acquisitions, past panelists have included Stephen
Gallagher , publisher Filmmaker Magazine; Liz Garbus ,
prod./dir. The Execution of Wanda Jean; Sara Lash ,
Director of Acquisitions IFC Films. Submissions are judged based
on subject matter, filmmaker's access to that issue, and technical
is the first feature length film completed under the support of
MoxieDocs Award and Moxie Films co-production program. Other MoxieDocs
Award projects in production include MAMMARY LANE : A TALE
OF TWO TITTIES, HART ISLAND: AN AMERICAN CEMETERY, and CHEEKS. Drew
R. Figueroa , Moxie Films President, states "Our mission
is to nurture the growth of independent filmmakers in the documentary
format, encourage the exploration of innovative storytelling, and
promote exhibition to a broader public.”
is a Camino Bluff Production in Association with Moxie Films, Sundance
Institute, International Television Services (ITVS), PBS- POV, Latino
Public Broadcasting (LPB).
Moxie Films programs are supported and sponsored by Avid Technology,
Panasonic, SoundSpace Studio, PostWorks, Liman Video Rental, Kits
& Expendables, Movie Magic Technologies, CineMedia Systems,
Arista Printing, fantascope entertainment, Filmmaker Magazine, IndieWire,
additional support provided by: AIVF, IFP East, International Documentary
Association, DocuClub, Film/Video Arts, New Century Writer Awards,
Women Make Movies, NY Women in Film & Television, San Francisco
Film Arts Foundation.
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MOXIE’s CHEEKS Official Selection at the 26th Annual IFP Market & Conference
(New York, NY)
Moxie Films is pleased to announce that Tal Sharon and Daniel Barcelowsky's documentary film CHEEKS has been selected to screen at Spotlight On Documentaries at the 26th Annual IFP Market & Conference. CHEEKS , focuses on an everyday southern New Jersey family as they face the usual concerns, despair, suicide attempts, manic depression, schizophrenia and secret societies trying to ruin their lives. A remarkable and telling story. The film is scheduled to screen on Monday, September 20th at 12:45 pm and Tuesday September 21, 2004 at 3:45 pm, at Angelika Film Center.
Cheeks, is not out to judge or exploit this unique family situation but to explore the power of a family as a structure and its dynamics under these circumstances. The photographic style played a significant part in order to introduce the characters and to create the internal mood and environment that we captured during the principal photography process.
The film strays away from the traditional documentary style by involving the camera that translates the emotional state of mind of the family through cinematic tools, states Sharon.
An equal significant part was to employ the musical elements, which serves the family an emotional escape. It was key to record and utilize the Cheeks music not only as a score, but also as dialogue, states Barcelowsky.
Moxie Films, founded in 1995 by Drew R. Figueroa , is a NYC based organization, which operates its screenings and competitions under the brands MoxieDocs and NewCentury Writer Awards Screenplay and Stage Play. In the last year, Moxie Films has raised over $500,000 of in-kind production services to assist its winning filmmakers with production support. States Figueroa, "Our mission is to nurture the growth of independent filmmakers in the short and documentary formats, encourage the exploration of innovative storytelling, and promote exhibition to a broader public.
The Moxie Films programs are supported and sponsored by Avid Technology, Panasonic, SoundSpace Studio, Post Works, Liman Video Rental, Movie Magic Technologies, CineMedia Systems, fantascope entertainment, Filmmaker Magazine, IndieWire, AIVF, International Documentary Association, DocuClub, Film/Video Arts, New Century Writer Awards, Women Make Movies, NY Women in Film & Television, San Francisco Film Arts Foundation, Arista Printing, M@xracks.