13th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival

Day 2




Ticket Info

Purchase Tickets Online or by phone at (505) 988-1234

General Admission: $15

Students (with ID): $10

Single tickets, ticket packages and a limited number of VIP All-Access passes go on sale Monday, November 26 online or at 505/988-1234

Event Description

A four day celebration of the best in independent world cinema. Presenting over 60 screenings, panels, "Artists in Conversation", parties and networking events. Visit santafefilmfestival.com for
program, schedule and event details.

Day 2 Films:

Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder – stricken by polio – reinvented himself first as blues singer Doc Pomus, then as the writer of hits including “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” and “Viva Las Vegas.” Doc’s tale of disability and possibility is told by friends including Dr. John, Ben E King, Joan Osborne, Dion, Leiber and Stoller, and Lou Reed, who reads from Doc’s private journals.

“Casts a spell. You’ll never be able to hear ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ again without remembering a man who could never negotiate the dance floor.” – Bay Area Reporter

“Last night we had the US premiere of one of the strongest documentaries we have shown in 17 years – if not the strongest. Over 975 people cheered and gave a long standing ovation. This documentary had everything and absolutely blew people away.”

– Alan Inkes, Director, Stony Brook Film Festival


  • 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm (CCA) - DAVE

An unlikely mentor uses basketball to shepherd an intellectually disabled teen and in turn becomes led himself into reconciliation with his estranged father. Coach D’ Adam Donyes and Big Dave “Diesel” Sterling, serving as ‘bridges’ for each other in reconciling with their respective fathers who had abandoned each of them long ago.


Dave Sterling—an intellectually disabled, 6 ft. 6 inch/350 lb. African American kid—fatherless, in poverty, in racially charged southern Missouri who was falling through the cracks as a sophomore in high school connects with a 23 year old white volunteer coach (Adam); a former undersized walk-on point guard at Boise State who overcame extreme odds himself just to graduate high school, get into college and to make the team; becoming team captain his senior year. Growing up in and around San Diego, Adam was essentially an orphan falling through the cracks and used basketball as a way to rise above his dire circumstances and ultimately transcend his environment; finding success both on and off the court.

Director: Eric Geadelmann

Category: Documentary | USA 2012 | 93 minutes | In French with English Subtitles



  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (at the Screen) - LA SIRGA

Haunted by war memories, Alice tries to reshape her life in La Sirga, a decadent hostel on the shores of a great lake in the highlands of the Andes. There, on a swampy and murky beach, she will try to settle down until her fears and the threat of war resurface again

“Impeccably elegant [and] quietly devastating…Vega’s mastery of old-school arthouse technique is impressive.”
- Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

“Evocative! William Vega’s first feature is the latest in an impressive string of Colombian arthouse films.”
- Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

Director: William Vega

Category: Drama | Columbia, France, Mexico 2012 | 88 minutes | Spanish with English subtitles


From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe - Trailer from cristina mccandless on Vimeo.

Seduced by visions of selling their folk art in America, three engaging rural Zimbabwean women succumb to prosperity’s siren call. As they prepare for the world’s largest folk art market held one weekend a year in Santa Fe, NM, each stretches beyond her comfort zone, bridging cultural-economic divides with persistence and humor that highlights our shared humanity.


  • Pesaran-e-Buzkashi (Buzkashi Boys) Director: Sam French
  • Mossadegh Director Roozbeh Dadvand USA 2011 | 23 minutes | English, Persian with English subtitles
  • ASAD Director Bryan Buckley  USA 2012 | 18 minutes | Somali with English subtitles.



The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late ‘60s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices – called The Sapphires – are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia’s answer to the Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, experience loss and grow as women.


The Highway Director: Brock Mullins (11 minutes) USA
HowardCantour.com Director: Shia LeBeouf  (10 minutes) USA
Plush Director:   (11 minutes)  USA
Prodigal Director:  Benjamin Grayson      (24 minutes)  USA
Chilly   Director:  Dylan Kohler  (6 minutes) USA
Blackwood Director: Bryony McLachlan/Natasha Johns-Messenge Australia/USA (15 minutes)
Spaghetti fur Zwel Director:  Matthias Rosenberger  Germany (19 minutes)


Shun Li works as a bartender in Chioggia, a small fishing village in the Venetian lagoon. There, she meets a Yugoslavic fisherman, Bepi, nicknamed “The Poet”. A tender, delicate friendship grows between them but gossip soon threatens their innocent relationship.


Director: Ben Shapiro

Category: Documentury | USA 2012 | 79 minutes | English

An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist’s process—and it’s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves.


  • 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm (Lensic) - QUARTET

Director: Dustin Hoffman  Screenplay: Ronald Harwood


Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they’re in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their… differences in time for Beecham House’s gala concert?


Director: Broderick Fox

Category: Documentary | USA 2012 | 86 minutes | English

The story of an eagle scout/valedictorian/professor/filmmaker/drag queen/hustler/alcoholic, his brush with death and his search for self through the transformative ritual of tattooing. It will provoke, surprise, and inspire you to reimagine who you are.


Director/Screenplay: Jacques Audiard  Screenplay: Thomas Bidegain, Craig Davidson


Category: Drama, Mystery | France, Belgium 2012 | 120 minutes | French with English subtitles

Damaged inside and outside the ring, World weary boxer Ali arrives in Antibes from Belgium with his young son and the hope of creating a family for him by moving in with his sister and her husband. There, Stephanie, a beautiful orca trainer, is tragically injured and through their shared broken lives, their relationship deepens.

The formidable Marion Cotillard stars in the new dark romance drama that has astounded Cannes film festival 2012. “Rust & Bone” (De rouille et d’os) will take you into a journey of love, hurt, and ultimately the passion to live.


Director/Writer: Beth Kruvant

Category: Documentary | USA 2012 | 73 minutes | English


Suffering from burnout in the 1980’s, New York roots musician, David Bromberg, disappears to become a full-time violin-maker, collector and appraiser. Years later, he opens a violin shop in Wilmington, DE, and soon records a Grammy-nominated album. Bromberg’s musical life is reignited as he helps bring music to the poor, once culturally rich downtown.