The UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival officially kicks off with a Grand Opening night on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Aquarius Theatre on Emerson Street in Palo Alto.
The next Monday, Oct. 22, however, represents a special night for both UNAFF and Palo Alto Patch/AOL. That's when two films, "Rebels With a Cause" and "This Space Available," will be presented at the AOL/Palo Alto Patch Theater at 395 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto.
The theme of this year's festival is "Human Dignity," and it flows through both films to be shown on Monday the 22nd.
The evening begins with a "Meet the Film Makers" Reception at 5:45 p.m., followed by "Rebels With a Cause" at 6:45 p.m.
"This Space Available" is scheduled to start at 9:15 p.m., with a panel (free) on "Visual Pollution" preceding the film at 8:15 p.m.
Admission for the entire evening is $10. "Rebels" directors/producers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto are expected to be on hand for the reception along with "Space" director Gwenaelle Gobe and producer Marc Gobe, Gwenaelle's father.
A full synopsis and bio information is included on the attached PDF.
Thursday's Grand Opening features international recording artist James Henry at 5:30 p.m., following by opening words from Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh.
The full schedule for the session is as follows:
THURSDAY October 18
5:30 PM Opening Night, Sponsored by FACT and THE 3RD DOOR
Music by international recording artist, James Henry
6:45 PM Opening words by Mayor of Palo Alto Yiaway Yeh
7:00 PM MEXICAN CUISINE (Mexico/Spain/USA) 5'
co-presented with Center for Latin American Studies
7:15 PM THE WELL: WATER VOICES FROM ETHIOPIA (Ethiopia/Italy) 56'
co-presented with Center for African Studies and Italian Cultural Institute
8:30 PM THE RED BUTTON (Russia/USA) 52'
co-presented with Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
OPENING NIGHT FILMS and CEREMONY only, $15 for general public
OPENING NIGHT FILMS, CEREMONY & PARTY with the filmmakers, $75
For a full schedule and pricing information, visit the UNAFF website.