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Charleston International Film Festival: Sunday, Block 2

Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 1pm

at Charleston Music Hall
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Documentary Program

120 DAYS
Documentary Feature (79 mins.)

Director/Writer: Ted Roach
Producers: Ted Roach, Margaret Herman, Brad Allgood, Sandra Sampayo, Lagan Sebert
Cast: The Cortes Family

Synopsis: An intimate look inside the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who are living, working, and studying in the United States illegally. After twelve years avoiding detection, father and husband Miguel Cortes faces deportation as the result of a traffic stop. However, the immigration judge offers Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order before leaving, in exchange for him paying a $5000 bond, and agreeing to leave the country “voluntarily” at the end of this reprieve. So Miguel has 120 Days to work hard, save his money, and weigh his options about either returning to Mexico alone, or disappearing into another U.S. city illegally to keep his family together.

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Documentary Short/Biography/ Music (39 mins.) USA/CANADA, SC Premiere

Director/Writer: Malcolm Clarke
Producers: Nick Reed, Chris Branch and Malcolm Clarke
Cast: Alice Herz-Sommer

Synopsis: The Lady In Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. 109-year-old Alice Herz Sommer, the world's oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life. She discussed the importance of music, laughter, and how to have an optimistic outlook on life.

Charleston Music Hall

37 John St.
Charleston, SC 29403