Siesta Cinema

2011 Festival

Fri, May 6 @ 1:30 p.m.

This package of festival favorites includes 3 Oscar-nominated films. At the end of this package, filmmaker Andrew Wainrib (Cohen on the Bridge: The Entebbe Rescue) will participate in a 15-minute Q and A.

Poppy

Trapped behind enemy lines on France’s western front in World War I, two New Zealand soldiers find a baby under her dead parents in a muddy ditch in France. One of them wants to save her; the other does not. Based on true events, Poppy was written by the great-grandson of one of these soldiers.…

Wood If

Wood If profiles the work and process of world-renowned Vancouver artist and furniture designer Judson Beaumont as he creates a new piece and his previous work is shown with new context and perspective.

Careful With That Crossbow

Presenting Sponsor:  Capstan Hauling Ltd. A young boy has fun in the park firing a crossbow … at his sister.

The Confession

Quiet and sincere nine-year-old Sam is worried about making his first confession.  His conscience is clear, therefore he cannot hope for any relief from the experience.  He and his friend Jacob decide to remedy that situation, but their innocent prank turns unexpectedly tragic.  Nominated for an Oscar.

Cohen on the Bridge: The Entebbe Rescue

Filmmaker in Attendance:  Andrew Wainrib.  On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 en route from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by German and PFLP terrorists and taken to Entebbe, Uganda.  Seven days later the hostages were rescued by Israeli special forces in one of the most brazen rescue operations in history.  This 2d and…

Born and Raised (Geboren en Getogen)

Elsa and Bo are eagerly expecting their first baby.  While Elsa gets the baby’s room ready, Bo composes a special musical piece for the occasion.

The Crush

Ardal, an 8-year-old schoolboy, is in love with his teacher, Miss Purdy. When she becomes engaged to her unworthy, crass boyfriend, Ardal is forced to take drastic action. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Purdy Pictures Ltd. Nominated for an Oscar.

Wish 143

When a fifteen-year-old boy discovers he has months to live, he is granted one wish from the Dreamscape Charity. However, David doesn’t want to go to Disneyland or meet a star footballer; what he really wants is an hour alone with a naked woman. Based on true events,  Wish 143 tells the story of a…