2007 Film Festival

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2007 SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL

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Schedule: Friday April 27

Program 1 | 7:00PM
1mybro
MY BROTHER
86 min./narrative/2005/USA

A New York story of two impoverished brothers, one of whom is developmentally disabled, and the bond of love they have for each other. Features performances by Vanessa Williams, Nashawn Kearse, Tatum O’Neal and introducing Christopher Scott and Donovan Jennings.

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Schedule: Saturday April 28

Program 2 | 11:00AM
1mark
MARK
3 min./animation/2005/Canada

Mark is a film that will question our tendency to rush through life, while we ignore beauty and fulfillment in the many instances that pass us by.


1life
LIFE IN THE SHADOWS
10 min./documentary/1999/USA

This important documentary focuses on President John F. Kennedy’s pioneering effort to improve the lives of persons with mental retardation.


1how
HOW’S YOUR NEWS?: ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
27 min./documentary/2005/USA

The world famous “How’s Your News?” crew are at it again with their insightful, and often times, hilarious coverage of the 2004 Presidential campaign.


1thereal
THE REAL RAIN MAN
42 min./documentary/2005/UK

Kim Peek is a confounding mix of disability and brilliance and the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Rain Man. This documentary follows Kim and his father on an incredible journey to unlock one of the world’s most extraordinary minds.

Program 3 | 2:00PM
1kids
KIDS LIKE THESE
93 min./narrative/1986/USA

Co-written by Emily Perl Kingsley, the mother of a Down syndrome child, the script for this TV movie is based on her own experiences; the mother (Tyne Daly) devotes herself to training her child to surmount his handicaps.

Program 4 | 4:30PM
1brain
BRAIN MAN
50 min./documentary/2005/UK

This captivating film explores an unusual form of human intelligence, the autistic savant. Daniel Tammet, unique in his ability to articulate his savant experience, is featured.


1theboy
THE BOY INSIDE
47 min./documentary/2006/Canada

The captivating story of the filmmaker’s son Adam, a 12-year-old Asperger’s Syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family.

Program 5 | 7:00PM
1jimmy
JIMMY
2 min./music video/1998/Brazil

Two kids on a merry-go-round, one is “normal”, the other has Down syndrome. As you get to know their daily activities, you conclude the obvious, but the ending is a significant surprise.


1rodney
RODNEY
14 min./narrative/2006/Australia

With unfailing determination, a man with a developmental disability forces his family to understand his perspective of the world he lives in.


1difference
DIFFERENCE IS NORMAL
3 min./music video/2006/Lebanon

A unique music video from Lebanon with a universal message of acceptance and tolerance.


1giron
BROTHERS IN GIRON
28 min./documentary/2004/Sweden

This moving film portrays two pairs of brothers living in a remote and isolated area of Sweden. Both pairs have chosen to live together for most of their lives, but for very different reasons. in Swedish with English subtitles


1carmela2
CARMELA
30 min./documentary/2005/Mexico

Carmela is a life affirming film about a mother with polio and her son with Down Syndrome. Despite their disabilities, they manage to survive and overcome the daily challenges that Mexico City offers their extraordinary lives. in Spanish with English subtitles

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Schedule: Sunday April 29

Program 6 | 2:30PM
1mathew
MATHEW’S ANIMATION
2 min./animation/2006/Canada

A fascinating collection of four short films by Montreal artist Mathew Brotherwood.


1use
USELESSSEA’S
5 min./animation/2005/Ireland

Andrew Pike, the creator of this wonderful animation, puts himself in a hypothetical meeting with the writer James Joyce.


1secrets
SECRETS OF EARLY US HISTORY
5 min./animation/2006/USA

This beautifully made animated music video brings to light little known events that shaped America’s journey from dependence to independence.


1learning
LEARNING TO LOVE
11 min./narrative/2006/USA

A captivating tale of a young couple facing difficulties in their relationship and learning, from their own mistakes, the power of interpersonal communication.


1jessica
MY SENIOR YEAR…IT’S ONLY JUST BEGUN
15 min./documentary/2006/USA

This heartwarming documentary features Jessica and the wonderful events that took place during her last year in her beloved high school.


1ruler
KARATE RULER
14 min./narrative/2000/USA

The year is 3168 and planet Earth is being threatened by the evil batas, from planet Olvidan. Hope for a peaceful futures lies in the hands of the Karate Ruler.


1forgo
THE FORGOTTEN ONES
45 min./narrative/2004/Canada

Darkness shrouds the world, both day and night, and anyone who ventures outside is consumed immediately by vicious brain-sucking insects from outer space. This suspenseful film tells the story of 100 students trapped in their high school after an alien invasion.

Program 3 | 2:00PM
1kids
KIDS LIKE THESE
93 min./narrative/1986/USA

Co-written by Emily Perl Kingsley, the mother of a Down syndrome child, the script for this TV movie is based on her own experiences; the mother (Tyne Daly) devotes herself to training her child to surmount his handicaps.

Program 4 | 4:30PM
1brain
BRAIN MAN
50 min./documentary/2005/UK

This captivating film explores an unusual form of human intelligence, the autistic savant. Daniel Tammet, unique in his ability to articulate his savant experience, is featured.


1theboy
THE BOY INSIDE
47 min./documentary/2006/Canada

The captivating story of the filmmaker’s son Adam, a 12-year-old Asperger’s Syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family.

Program 5 | 7:00PM
1jimmy
JIMMY
2 min./music video/1998/Brazil

Two kids on a merry-go-round, one is “normal”, the other has Down syndrome. As you get to know their daily activities, you conclude the obvious, but the ending is a significant surprise.


1rodney
RODNEY
14 min./narrative/2006/Australia

With unfailing determination, a man with a developmental disability forces his family to understand his perspective of the world he lives in.


1difference
DIFFERENCE IS NORMAL
3 min./music video/2006/Lebanon

A unique music video from Lebanon with a universal message of acceptance and tolerance.


1giron
BROTHERS IN GIRON
28 min./documentary/2004/Sweden

This moving film portrays two pairs of brothers living in a remote and isolated area of Sweden. Both pairs have chosen to live together for most of their lives, but for very different reasons. in Swedish with English subtitles


1carmela2
CARMELA
30 min./documentary/2005/Mexico

Carmela is a life affirming film about a mother with polio and her son with Down Syndrome. Despite their disabilities, they manage to survive and overcome the daily challenges that Mexico City offers their extraordinary lives. in Spanish with English subtitles

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