“Resurrect Dead” to Open “Stranger Than Fiction” Series at IFC

Posted on: March 29th, 2011 at 11:37 am by

The spring season of IFC’s weekly “Stranger Than Fiction” series kicks off tonight, and Toynbee Tile lovers across the Five Boroughs have reason to rejoice!  Resurrect Dead: Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles is the premiere film to open the fifteenth annual documentary program, held at the IFC Center on Sixth Avenue.

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Resurrect Dead is an excellent glimpse into the decades-old street stamp phenomenon, and we highly recommend attending.  Director John Foy, who received a Sundance Best Director nod, will host a Q&A after the screening.

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And below is the full schedule for Stranger Than Fiction:

Mon, Mar 28 – Mon Night Special
THE PIPE (2010)
When Shell attempts to build a gas pipeline on Ireland’s west coast, local farmers and fishermen rise up to fight.
Q&A w/ dir Risteard Ó Domhnaill & prod Rachel Lysaght

Tues, Mar 29 – Opening Night
RESURRECT DEAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TOYNBEE TILES (2011)
Sundance Best Director winner, Jon Foy looks into the mysterious tiles embedded on streets of Philadelphia, NY and elsewhere.
Q&A w/ dir Jon Foy

Tues, Apr 5
STOLEN (2009)
Filmmakers stumble upon accusations of modern slavery in the Western Sahara and wind up in the middle of international controversy.
Q&A w/ dirs Violeta Ayala, Dan Fallshaw

Tues, Apr 12
WHOLPHIN
From the publishers of McSweeney’s comes this quarterly anthology of strange and wonderful short films. Wholphin curator Brent Hoff presents doc surprises.
Q&A w/ Brent Hoff & others

TBA
BRICK CITY (2011)
This epic doc series about Newark, NJ is like a reality version of The Wire. Tonight the makers show selections and discuss behind the scenes.
Q&A w/ Marc Levin & Mark Benjamin

Thurs, Apr 21
THESE AMAZING SHADOWS (2011)
A film lover’s delight, this doc celebrates the National Film Registry with clips from silent era, Hollywood’s golden age, historic home movies and more.
Q&A w/ TBA

Tues, Apr 26
CUL DE SAC: A SUBURBAN WAR STORY (2002)
A meth addict steals a tank from a military base and plows through San Diego’s suburbs. This night also showcases recipients of Garrett Scott grant.
Q&A w/ editor Ian Olds

Tues, May 3
WE STILL LIVE HERE (ÂS NUTAYUNEÂN) (2011)
The language of the Massachusetts-based Wampanoag Indians was lost until Jessie Little Doe makes it her mission to revive it.
Q&A w/ dir Anne Makepeace

Tues, May 10
THREE OF HEARTS: A POSTMODERN FAMILY (2004)
Directed by the founder of DocuClub and filmed over 8 years, an experiment to maintain a menage a trois makes for riveting real life drama and raises provocative questions.
Q&A w/ dir Susan Kaplan

Tues, May 17
THE PANAMA DECEPTION (1992)
Oscar-winning doc investigating George Bush’s 1989 invasion of Panama and the media’s compliance in skewing the story.
Q&A w/ dir Barbara Trent

Tues, May 24
MEGAMALL (2009)
A searing look at the politics of property development, following a 12-year battle over the Pallisades Center mall in West Nyack, NY.
Q&A w/ dirs Vera Aronow, Roger Grange, Sarah Mondale

Tues. May 31 – Closing Night: BUCK (2011)
Sundance Audience Award winner, Buck profiles the real life horse whisperer who overcame an abusive childhood to teach a gentler approach to training horses.
Q&A with director Cindy Meehl

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