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Gold Coast International Film Festival’s Spring Furman Film Series Continues with Upcoming Presentations in April and May

Gold Coast International Film Festival’s Spring Furman Film Series Continues with Upcoming Presentations in April and May

More Independent Films and Studio Releases Coming to Great Neck at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas


April, 2016 (Great Neck, NY) — With the Gold Coast International Film Festival’s  Spring Furman Film Series in full swing having already shown two compelling films last month, the series is set to continue with another round featuring L’attesa Wednesday, April 13th, The Man Who Knew Infinity Wednesday, May 4th, and Eva Hesse , Wednesday, May 18 and a special bonus film on June 1. Along with these special presentations of some of the most remarkable films in the industry, the series is unique in its inclusion of Q&As with filmmakers and industry professionals that allow film buffs and fans to get up-close-and personal with the creative minds behind today’s best releases at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas 115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck!




Series dates: April 13; May 4, 18; June 1 (BONUS)

Individual tickets $15 ($10 students) in advance/$20 at the door



Wednesday, April 13, 7:30pm

Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)


Starring Juliette Binoche. Directed by Piero Messina. Italy/France, Narrative, 110 min. In Italian and French with English subtitles.

Stunningly shot and deeply resonant, L’ATTESA heralds the arrival of a talented new voice. With Sicily as his backdrop, Piero Messina (assistant director on Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY) navigates a range of emotions in telling the strange, irresistible story of the relationship between two women from different generations. Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche stars as Anna, who is meeting her son Giuseppe’s French girlfriend, Jeanne (Lou de Laâge), in the lead up to Easter festivities. Young and enchanting, Jeanne arrived with excitement before Giuseppe, whose continued delays and lack of presence cast a dark, mysterious shadow over the household. Why is Giuseppe not here and when will he appear? As Anna and Jeanne wait, they grow closer than either imagined they would, despite the secrets they’re harboring from one another.

Official Selection – Venice Film Festival

Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival


*Guest Speaker Anthony Julian Tamburri, Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY).




Wednesday, May 4, 7:30pm

Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)


Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons. Directed by Matthew Brown. UK, Narrative, 114 min.


Based on the untold story of one of the greatest minds of his generation, The Man Who Knew Infinity charts the incredible life of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel), whose genius for mathematics takes him from the slums of India to Trinity College, Cambridge University in the early 20th-century. Spurred on by his mentor G. H. Hardy (Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons), Ramanujan overcomes racism and the rigidity of academia to revolutionize the field with his startlingly original theorems, which he attributes to divine inspiration. Driven by the engaging rapport between Patel and Irons as two vastly different men who find common ground in the world of numbers, The Man Who Knew Infinity is a fascinating look at how an unlikely, cross-cultural friendship changed the world.


Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

“It tells such a good story that it is hard to resist” – Screen Daily

“Highly engaging performances by Dev Patel…and Jeremy Irons” – The Hollywood Reporter


Wednesday, May 18, 7:30pm

Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)


Directed by Marcie Begleiter. USA/Germany, Documentary, 108 min.

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists.  Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization. EVA HESSE, the first feature-length appreciation of her life and work, makes superb use of the artist’s voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and contemporary as well as archival interviews with fellow artists (among them, Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, Dan Graham) who recall her passionate, ambitious, tenacious personality. Art critic Arthur Danto has written that her work is: “full of life, of eros, even of comedy… Each piece vibrates with originality and mischief.” The documentary captures these qualities, but also the psychic struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the 1960s, was one of the few women to make work that was taken seriously in a field dominated by male pop artists and minimalists.  −Karen Cooper, Film Forum

“Finally, a Documentary About Eva Hesse” -Hyperallergic

Join the Gold Coast International Film Festival in welcoming these films to the outstanding Furman Film Series repertoire and get your tickets today!


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More About the Gold Coast Film Festival:


Located on the “Gold Coast” in the Town of North Hempstead, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Year-round festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, parties and a gala.

During the annual seven-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns and villages of Long Island’s Gold Coast. In addition to the Fall festival, GCIFF also presents dozens of preview screenings and filmmaker Q&As throughout the year at their year-round Furman and Douglas Elliman Film Series.

The Gold Coast is just a short ride from New York City, and is easily accessible by car, train and the area’s three major airports: John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and MacArthur.

The Gold Coast International Film Festival is produced by the Gold Coast Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1993 and dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach.

More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:


The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our (1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.


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