Thanks to everyone for braving the elements on December 15th for the BIFF REEL Friends Film Society screening and brunch – it was a great success, so we have decided to do it again! BIFF will once again host a special screening on January 19 at 11am at the Triplex Cinema followed by another delicious brunch at Allium Restaurant.
The film and brunch are open to the public and cost $25/per person (gratuity not included). If you only want to attend the film, it is $5 at the door. RSVP to the BIFF office at 413-528-8030 or send a check to reserve your seat to 40 Railroad Street, Great Barrington. Don’t miss out, as seating is limited!
Director Holly Hardman will hold a Q&A immediately following the film which is sure to be as interesting as the film! Allium Restaurant’s chef, Daire Rooney, will create another delicious and cozy farm-to-table brunch featuring made to order crepes! Don’t miss out – get your tickets NOW! For more information on the film, please visit: www.goodpeoplegotohell.com.
The BIFF will present the full-length film GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HELL, SAVED PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN. Director Holly Hardman will be in attendance. Set against a backdrop of hurricane devastation and apocalyptic fear, Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven penetrates the complex world of evangelical Christianity along America’s Gulf Coast. The film follows a cross-carrying fundamentalist preacher, an impassioned youth choir leader and her family, as well as a compelling array their born-again brethren. Unnervingly authentic, the film explores the deep, and often desperate, reasons evangelical believers have for embracing their religion. The result is a film of stunning candor and vital insight into the paradoxical world of evangelical compassion, fear, love and intolerance.
Critics are praising the film and Hardman. New York Arts wrote, “Hardman has bravely taken on one of the great American themes, religious “enthusiasm,” or fanaticism…See this film, see it twice and more. It is a fascinating and disquieting picture of an aspect of American life few of us will see in any other way.” And Le Film Snob wrote, “Director Holly Hardman has the rare talent Michael Moore displayed in his début movie (before he made himself the star of his subsequent documentaries), that of having the patience to let the subjects speak long enough without interference.”