Boston International Film Festival
                     Session 4
Thursday June 7, 2007    6:30PM TO 9:00PM
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston

The Killer    (8min : 31sec)

A new homage to the macabre of old. After years on the road, a Killer
may have found the perfect spot to call home.

Michael Learned, Lead Actor
Brenna Hanly, Supporting Actor
Writer, Director, Producer & Exec. Producer:  David Nelson
Matthew Spiegel, Coproducer
Alan Jacoby, Cinematographer/DP

Privateer Films
Co-Producer: Matthew Spiegel


A.W.O.L    (22min)

Vietnam. 1972. US Army Special Forces Major Cliff Marquette (David
Morse) leads a squad to investigate unusual reports and secure a
remote jungle temple locals believe has mystical powers. Marines
guarding the temple have withheld provisions for days from a Viet
Cong prisoner, who shows no signs of suffering. In fact he lies bound
to a stone slab in the temple with an inexplicable smile on his face.
Marquette confronts the Marine in-charge, Garris (John C. McGinley),
and threatens to charge him with torturing a prisoner of war. Their
argument is interrupted when mortar shells rock the temple and blasts
of gunfire erupt outside. An exceptionally heroic, but ultimately losing
battle lands Marquette in the hands of a merciless Viet Cong torturer.
Marquette gains consciousness bound to the very temple slab the
smiling prisoner escaped. At the height of agony, Marquette’s world is
suddenly turned upside down. In the blink of an eye, he's home, living
an idyllic life, with a loving wife and children he’s never seen before.
As Marquette struggles to take in what-- and how-- this is happening
to him, he discovers the cruel pain of war isn't over after all. As the
clock strikes midnight every night, Marquette is back in Vietnam, and
his torture resumes a few minutes each time. Trapped in unending
cycle of pain, he must find a way to endure…unless, with the clock
counting down, Marquette can cheat fate. Escaping will take his wits.
And it will require a gun.

David Morse, Lead Actor
John C. McGinley, Supporting Actor
Jack Swanstrom Director; Executive Producer
Jessica Wethington, Producer
Shane Black (As Holly Martins)Executive Producer, Writer
Sukee Chew, Executive Producer
John C. McGinley, Supporting Actor
Lynda Cohen, Cinematographer/DP
35mm/ U S A


Vanaja    (1hour : 51min)

Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built
stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides
classes as a young girl struggles to come of age. Vanaja (Mamatha
Bhukya) is the 14 year-old daughter of a poor, low caste fisherman,
struggling with dwindling catches and mounting debt. When a sooth-
sayer predicts that she will be a great dancer one day, she goes to
work in the house of the local landlady, Rama Devi (Urmila
Dammannagari), in hopes of learning Kuchipudi dance while earning
a keep. She is hired as a farmhand, and her vivacious ways and
spunk soon catch the landlady’s eye, eventually securing her the
landlady’s mentorship – first in music, and then in dance. Vanaja
excels at the art, and seems to be on a steadily ascending path when
Shekhar (Karan Singh), Rama Devi’s 23 year old son – handsome,
muscular and rather insecure, returns from the US to run for local
political elections. Sexual chemistry is ignited between Shekhar and
Vanaja (still a minor at 15), as flirtation and innuendo bloom. But, the
situation suddenly turns ugly when Vanaja’s superior intellect pits her
against Shekhar in a public incident, which ultimately humiliates him in
front of his mother. Matters escalate, spiraling downwards and she is
pitched into a tale of class, family and animus from which there is only
one escape.

Lead Actor, Mamatha Bhukya
Supporting Actor,Bhavani Renukunta,
Supporting Actor, Krishnamma Gundimalla
Writer & Director:  Rajnesh Domalpalli
Producer: Latha R. Domalapalli
Executive Producer:  Andrew Lund
16mm Super
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