Mountainfilm Film Festival with Tom Shadyac, Hosted by CUFF Sunday, October 24

CUFF (City University Film Festival) is pleased to bring Mountainfilm of Telluride, CO, to Macaulay Honors College, CUNY. Deadline for RSVP’s is October 20.

Now in its 32nd year as a film festival, Mountainfilm’s mission is “dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.”

Two award-winning films from the 2010 Film Festival will be screened, beginning at 5 pm on Sunday, October 24. Sons of Perdition will be shown at 5 pm and I Am at 7 PM. Special guests are Tom Shadyac, Director of I Am, and David Holbrooke, Festival Director of Mountainfilm.

Sons of Perdition directors Measom and Merten

Sons of Perdition directors Measom and Merten

Sons of Perdition, which won the Festival Director’s Award, provides a riveting look at the lives of three “lost boys” who are thrown out of the polygamous Mormon compound where they grew up and where their families remain.

Click here for more information about Sons of Perdition. Follow these links for information on the directors (above left) Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten.

Director Tom Shadyac

Director Tom Shadyac

By the director of such blockbuster films as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty, the autobiographical documentary I Am is Tom Shadyac’s (at right) own story about what it means to have achieved the wealth and recognition of the American Dream only to discover that it left him penniless in a spiritual sense. The film’s tag line sums it up this way: “The shift is about to hit the fan.”

Click here for more information about I Am.

Mountainfilm at Macaulay is open to the public but requires RSVPs by October 10. Click here to RSVP.

A reception will follow the Q & A with Tom Shadyac.