The festival begins with the screening of the acclaimed Korean film "Poetry." Awarded Best Screenplay at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, the film stars treasured Korean actress Yun Jung-Hee as Mija, a woman who finds strength and purpose in poetry while struggling with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and raising her delinquent adolescent grandson. A discussion and boxed dinner follows the film.
The second film of the festival is the documentary, "How to Live Forever." Filmmaker Mark Wexler embarks on a curious and lively investigation to uncover the secrets to living forever. For this documentary, Wexler interviews fitness legend Jack LaLanne; receives hormone replacement advice from actress and author Suzanne Somers; meets Buster Martin, a chain-smoking, beer-drinking centenarian marathon-runner;
A discussion with wine and cheese will follow the film.
To learn more about the film festival and purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call (239) 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org;
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