2017 Festival - A decade of docs

We celebrated 10 years finishing with one of our most successful festivals ever. And you were with us at every film and every Q/A. We thank you for coming in droves and for being an audience fully engaged with the filmmakers and excited to see more. We’ll be looking for you in 2018.
 

 

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We know that there is no festival without an audience, without eyes, ears and spirits attuned to life’s fascinating stories as told by talented documentary filmmakers.

My personal thanks to the incredible HT2FF team for their energy and help; to Karen Arikian for her experience and talent for creative content; to our Advisory Board and Board members whose synergy combine to assure you a great festival experience. Let the celebrations begin.
 

- Jacqui Lofaro, Founder and Executive Director


 

 

 

THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 30, 2017

10:30 – YOUNG VOICES – for students, faculty, families only
Close Harmony, 30 min

2:00 High School 9-1-1, 86 min

4:00 Last Dance, 84 min 

6:00 Acorn and the Firestorm, 84 min 

8:00 – OPENING NIGHT FILM
The Opera House, 110 min


FRIDAY
DECEMBER 1, 2017
 

10:30 – TOP TAKE 2 SHORTS PROGRAM, 60 min
Do You Like Peacocks? 30 min
Election Day, 15 min
Driven Blind, 15 min

12:00 Crazy, 60 min 

1:30 The Bullish Farmer, 82 min 

3:30 Marvin Booker Was Murdered, 102 min 

6:00 The Way It Goes — Nathan Slate Joseph, 60 min 

8:00 – FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT
Spielberg, 147 min

 

 

SATURDAY
DECEMBER 2, 2017

 

10:00 Bean, 65 min page 29

11:30 – FILMMAKERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Into the Night: Portraits of Life & Death, 125 min 

2:00 Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, 83 min 

4:00 – BREAKOUT DIRECTOR AWARD
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, 102 min

GALA: HONORING LIZ GARBUS
7:00 Cocktail Buffet Reception
7:30 Lumiere Award to Liz Garbus
8:00 Film: Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech, 75 min
9:30 Q&A with Liz Garbus and Martin Garbus

 

SUNDAY
DECEMBER 3, 2017


12:00 – HECTOR LEONARDI ART & INSPIRATION AWARD
I Know A Man...Ashley Bryan, 56 min 

1:30 SLOANE SHELTON HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
The Lavender Scare, 78 min 

3:30 The Rape of Recy Taylor, 91 min 

5:30 Risk, 93 min

8:00 – SUNDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT
Letters From Baghdad, 95 min

 

 

 

 


 

 

MONDAY
DECEMBER 4, 2017

 

DOUGLAS ELLIMAN COMMUNITY DAY
Free Entrance All Day!

2:00 Eye of the Lammergeier, 41 min 

3:30 I Know a Man...Ashley Bryan, 56 min 

5:00 The Lavender Scare, 78 min 

7:00 – CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Killer Bees, 85 mi

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TICKET PRICING
Film Tickets: $15 each
Seniors: $13 (no online sales)
Liz Garbus Gala 12/2: $50
Spotlight Films: 12/1 and 12/3: $25
Festival Pass: $150
Monday: Free entrance all day

Online ticket sales here at ht2ff.com closed as of 12pm, November 29th. Tickets can still be purchased at Bay Street Theater Box Office or from Bay Street Theater online.

 
 
 
 

FESTIVAL
CO-HOSTS

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Andrew Botsford & Bonnie Grice, whose Q & A skills with filmmakers give audiences the behind-the-scenes information they love.

 
Andrew Botsford Visiting professor, communications consultant, writer, actor and director


Andrew Botsford Visiting professor, communications consultant, writer, actor and director

 
Bonnie Grice Award-winning broadcaster, producer, interviewer and D.J.


Bonnie Grice Award-winning broadcaster, producer, interviewer and D.J.

 
 

Special Programs

 
 
 
 


2017 Festival film Program

 
 
 

Thursday, November 30, 2017
 

 
 

Friday, December 1, 2017
 

 
 

Saturday, December 2, 2017
 

 
 

Sunday, December 3, 2017
 

 
 

Monday, December 4, 2017
Douglas Elliman Community Day

All films free to the community