OCTOBER 16 - 26, 2014

 

October 16-26

2014

TEN DAYS

of film and music

on the

Mississippi Gulf Coast!

 

Each year, Sun & Sand holds film competitions in 3 categories.

including:

Narrative

Documentary

Short

 

From major motion pictures and independent shorts,

to movies with Mississippi roots, a variety of films will be screened for all to see.

 

 Films that win in their respective category

will be announced at the end of the festival.

CELEBRITY GUESTS

Burt Reynolds

SPECIAL GUEST,

BURT REYNOLDS

STAR OF "CATEGORY 5."

COME OUT AND SEE BURT AT THE PREMIERE OF "CATEGORY 5"

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT

SUN & SAND AT CINEMARK IN GULFPORT!

Gerald McRaney

Marco St. John

SPECIAL GUEST, GERALD MCRANEY, STAR OF "THE BEST OF  ME," "MAJOR DAD," AND "HOUSE OF CARDS."

Marco St. John has starred in many films and on television. He is best known for his roles in Monster, Thelma & Louise, and Friday the 13th.

OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS

Rob King, Director

Barry Rosen, Producer

Conor Riley, Producer

Christopher Sean Brown, Producer

Paula Lindsay, Producer

Eric Thompson, Producer

James Cotton, Director

Special

Conversations with the Stars

 

 

 

Gerald McRaney

Please Note that only the Burt Reynolds event is sold out!  The Gerald McRaney event is free and open to the public!

Gerald McRaney

Saturday 10/18/14 at 4 P.M.

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education

1600 Government St, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NO CHARGE!

 

ART AND CRAFT

Short Films

Updated 10-14-14

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DESK

Two HR recruiters humiliate a series of job applicants for fun and sport until the tables are turned.

A SUMMERHOUSE

Walter is an incredibly attentive kid who is ignored most of the time by his numerous family. As he roams through their big summerhouse he ends up finding an odd task for himself which leads him to a great discovery.

LOMAX

In 1941, folklorist Alan Lomax was sent from the Library of Congress to the Mississippi Delta to record an oral history of the Blues.  Hauling 500 pounds of recording equipment powered by his car battery, Lomax ventured across nameless roads to discover the most beautiful and harrowing songs ever sung.

CABBIE

An aspiring writer who has become stuck behind the wheel of a cab picks up a fare that changes her life forever.

THE HEALING GARDEN OF HEATHER

Prepare to get worse,' Heather is told while confined to a wheelchair, 'your illness is incurable'.Heather refuses this prognosis of medical experts and sets out on a journey of hope that leads her back to full health and mobility. Today, more than a decade since taking her first step without a cane or wheelchair, she lives a full and vibrant life.

THE GAME CHANGER (US, 2014)

Every Sunday afternoon for the last seven years, Susan Slotnick has driven an hour up the mountains to the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men, to teach modern dance. The lives of men whom she touched have never been the same since. This is her story...

LOVE BIRDS

Close encounters of the bird kind.

INDIAN SUMMER

A politically incorrect story of new places, new faces and trying to make amends for a small fire and bits of horse chestnut in the eyes. Young Jonny acts as tour guide to Rhia, an Asian girl from London around his hometown. He thinks that it's the best place in the world but can he bring her around to the idea of calling it home.

TROUBLE & THE SHADOWY DEATHBLOW

 No man is an island, but there are always exceptions. Meet Jim Funkle, played by Tony Hale. A once promising food scientist, his career came to an end with a catastrophic failed experiment involving spray-on cheese. Ostracized, unemployed, and middle aged, Jim Funkle was American mediocrity at its best until one night he was given the chance to become omnipotent. Follow one man's fight against being a mediocre man.

MATCHBOX

Michael, a man who spent his life running away from responsibility has committed the worst mistake of his life. He attempts to hide away in a nearby barn after causing an accident, only to be found by Theo, a young and innocent boy who befriends and aids the injured Michael. He then comes to face a shocking truth he can't run or hide from.

ONE ARMED MAN

A wealthy cotton gin executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of an arm lost in the gin's machinery, in Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote's chilling drama, One Armed Man.

LETTER TO BODDAH

April 5, 1994. Kurt Cobain writes a note to say bye to the world.

POOR EARL

 Bethany and Earl's marriage has grown complacent. Earl is a simple guy and he just wants to go fishing and enjoy his retirement, but when his car goes missing and then reappears again with a mysterious note, Earl and Bethany are thrown into a wonderful and unexpected night out.

FREEMAN VELOCITY

 A young teen unsuspectingly connects with his older brother, who has Autism, as he chases down his special comic book stolen by a group of bullies.

THE SURFACE

 Maintain consistency, that is key...

O-STAR

 Good-natured country boy Rudy is 19 when he discovers that life on Earth may end in four days. But the worst part's already happened: His girlfriend just dumped him.Now he has just a few days to find her in Las Vegas and try to salvage their relationship.Told through fantastical music videos, 'O-Star' features a core cast of actor-singers performing seven original pop-punk rock songs, hearkening back to 'American Idiot on Broadway', 'RENT', and 'Across The Universe'.

PARTNERS' SEASON 1, EPISODE 1 & 2 A SAG-AFTRA New Media Web Series

Focuses on the lives of two, veteran uniformed patrol officers. Their lives, emotions, & stories.

MY CONVERSATIONS WITH KATIE

 A man suffering with Asperger's syndrome attempts to find a partner by joining an online dating website.

COME DARKLY NEAR

 After a teenage girl goes missing, her friends and family struggle to cope with their sorrow and uncertainty over the course of her three year disappearance.

GOODNIGHT SUN

A mother tells a scientifically accurate bedtime story about the death of the Sun, the Earth, and all life as we know it.

COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN

 A short comedy that explores a marital spat in a unique way.

B-FLAT

The notice of an old friend that is just about to die brings Amar back to India 40 years after he left, in order to deliver a mysterious box.

BREAKING UP WITH CELIA

A young man endeavors to break up with his girlfriend but keeps failing.

A CASE OF PYROPHILIA

 A recently widowed forensic psychologist is seduced and manipulated by the fire-loving patient he's supposed to evaluate.

CLAIRE

 Alone on her first night in Berlin, a young woman gathers the courage to go out on her own, but after meeting a few locals at the corner bar, she is faced with more adventure than she bargained for.

STRINGS

A surreal, musical journey about a mother and daughter who end up in two different dimensions as the result of an ice skating accident. STRINGS deals with concepts of gravity and superstring theory, as well as the strings of the heart, while exploring  the connectedness that exists between all humans and the universe in which we live.

GRAFTERS

 Kurt steals the cars, and Larry, a shady chop-shop owner, sells them. But, Kurt's life soon becomes complicated by offbeat romance and professional competition.

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

A french veteran of the second world war remembers a particular day.

A MAN ON THE EDGE

When a troubled man on a cliff top contemplates suicide he is interrupted by an unexpected stranger.

THE FOOD TRUCK DEAL

 A junkie trailer-trash girl has to pay a debt to her drug dealers, she seduces their street-dealer to help her play a trick on them, but they have other plans for him - a promotion, if he kills her.

DIAMOND PLANET 2: EMERALD HORIZON

When one Hollywood producer overhears another's idea at a bar the night before the annual Pitchtime event, what follows is a back and forth one-up as each producer tries to out-pitch the other with the same idea to the same studios.  What's more, they're seated next to each other.

FLOWERS

A boy falls in love with a deaf and mute girl and has to find a way to communicate his feelings for her.

MR MAPLE LEAF

We follow Alex on a stake-out to find a mysterious man.

SING THE BLUES

 Sing The Blues is the story of Travis Preston, an aging artist and troubadour who as a teenager in the 80's was considered by many in the music industry to be the 'Next Big Thing.'  Now 25 years later he continues to write and play music in spite of an industry that has left him behind and in spite of his struggle to even survive. After receiving a call that his former bass player Adam has died, he borrows a car from his father and sets out for Nashville to play for the celebration of life gathering. At the gathering, he reconnects with his other band-mates and is forced to confront the reason for Adam's death and his own uncomfortable past.

BURNING FOR LOVE

 suicidal teenager whose lover's requests to marry her were repeatedly rejected by her parents, is taken to the wilderness by her uncles to kill her and cleanse their tarnished honour.

 

 

Sun and Sand Trailers

 

Film Schedule

 

You asked, and we listened!

With the exception of one screening at Keesler AFB,

all of the movies will be shown under one roof at the

Cinemark in Gulfport!

Filmmakers will have 30 min. after each block for a Q&A session.

SCHEDULE UPDATED 10-21-2014!

 

Thursday 10/16

7:00 PM

The Best Of Me

 

9:00 PM

Sing The Blues

(and short films block)

B-Flat , Lomax , Habs, November's Fall,

Love Birds

 

Friday 10/17

6:00 PM

The Global Warming War

(and short films block)

Goodnight Sun, The Diamond Planet 2: Emerald Horizon,

Communication Breakdown

 

8:30 PM

Suck It Up Buttercup

(and short films block)

Cabbie,

Trouble & The Shadowy Deathblow

 

Saturday 10/18

4:00 PM

The Road Less Traveled

(and short films block)

The Other Side Of The Desk,

Claire, Mr Maple Leaf

 

 

Sunday 10/19

3:00 PM

Drei Stunten

(and the short film)

 Matchbox

 

5:30 PM

The Buddha, The Red Shoes & The Kite

(and short films block)

The Healing Of Heather Garden

 

Monday 10/20

6:00 PM

The Historian

 

8:30 PM

Drei Stunten

(and the short film)

A Man On The Edge, Strings

 

Tuesday 10/21

6:00 PM

Art & Craft

Q&A session afterwards with cast and crew

 

8:30 PM

Sweet Kandy

(and short films block)

Breaking Up With Celia, Grafters,

My Conversations With Katie

 

Wednesday 10/22

4:00 PM Category 5

Special reception and screening

 at Keesler AFB

-Invitation only-

 

At Cinemark Gulfport

6:00 PM

Oil & Water

(and the short film)

Who owns the water

 

8:30 PM

Category 5

 

Thursday 10/23

6:00 PM

A Reason

(and the short film)

Burning for Love, Dream Weavers

 

8:30 PM

The Navigator

(and short films block)

A Case Of Pyrophilia,

Remembering The Fallen, The Game Changer

 

Friday 10/24

6:00 PM

Evolution of a Criminal

(and short films block)

Partners, Indian Summer

 

9:00 PM

Rites Of Spring

(and short films block)

The Food Truck Deal, The Surface, Letter to Boddah

 

Saturday 10/25

4:00 PM

Music City USA

(and short films block)

 The Young Ancestors, Beneath Existence,

Flowers

 

7:00 PM

Last Spring Break

(and short films block)

Freeman Velocity, Poor Earl,

One Armed Man,

A Summerhouse

 

 

15171 Crossroads Pkwy, Gulfport, MS 39503

Tickets and Passes

Tickets will be sold at theater, on a first come, first serve basis.  Please arrive ten to fifteen minutes early to ensure you get your seat!

 

DAILY PASS

$10

PER TICKET OR BLOCK

$10.00 Adult

$7.00 Seniors & Military

$5.00 Children

FESTIVAL PASS

$50

ALL FILMS

$50.00 Adult

$25.00 Seniors & Military

$25.00 Children

TEN DAYS OF FILMS!

Amazing Value!

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