By Tim Hauserman
The Tahoe Film Festival will bring twenty-three full length films to the Incline Village and Northstar Cinemas between December 1-4. The Festival, which supports SWEP, the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, is focused on films about the environment as well as award winning independent films covering a wide range of topics. Most importantly, it is an opportunity for people at Tahoe to see amazing films that would otherwise not appear in the region.
“Certain Women” a story about several women facing personal crossroads staring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern.
“When Two World’s Collide” , a Sundance Film Festival Award winner about the battle between indigenous people from the Amazon, and the President of Peru.
“Before the Flood” which tells the story of climate change staring Leonardo Dicaprio.
“Antarctic-Ice and Sky”
“For the love of Spock” by Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam Nimoy.
“The last laugh” a documentary in which famous Jewish comedians including Mel Brooks and Sarah Silverman discuss joking about the holocaust.
“A man called Ove” is a funny and heartwarming story that has won the Audience Award at several festivals.
“Thank you for your service” about mental illness in the military
“Casting by” about the life of a casting director.
In addition to the films, there will be a SWEP Gala on December 4th, and an Opening Film Party on December 1st. Many directors and actors will be in attendance at the festival to discuss their work with the audiences.
Go to tahoefilmfest.org for ticket and schedule information. The festival not only supports the very worthwhile programs of SWEP, but the concept of a film festival in Tahoe, so get out there and buy some tickets!