The Brooklyn International Film Festival continues through this weekend at the Brooklyn Museum. Tickets are $10 (A package including any four films goes for $25); $8 for seniors, students, and Museum members. Schedule and info www.wbff.org. (notable selections accompanied by an asterisk *)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 8PM
*The Real Dirt on Farmer John (Taggart Siegal) 83 min A loving documentary about a free-spirited, cross-dressing Farmer John who confronts the Midwestern community that had spread ridiculous rumors about him. (SG) Mouth to Mouth (Alison Murray, 2004) 102 min. A teenage girl escapes her home somewhere in Europe and joins an alt-lifestyle group. With: Facechasers (Gabriel Judet-Weinshel) 4 min. Absolut (Romed Wyder, 2004) 95 min. Q & A with the Swiss director follows the screening. With: Olli (Jack Rath) 11 min.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 8PM
* You Are Alone (Gorman Bechard, 2005) 84 min. An engaging little film about a schoolgirl who truns tricks and her grieving middle-aged neighbor. Sexy and haunting. (JB) With animated shorts: Short Circuit (Antanas Janauskas) 4 min. 1440 Sketches (Maurice Falise) 3 min.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 10PM
* Kebab Connection (Anno Saul, 2004) 96 min. Antic comedy of a reluctant fatherhood. notable, is its place within Hamburg’s Turkish community depicted in Head On, from which it borrows Fatih Akin who co-wrote this and, for a few fleeting scenes, Sibel Kekilli. (MA) With: Frijolito, Go! (Tony Mosher) 19 min.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 8PM
* Erosion (Ann Lu, 2005) 100 min. A man and his married lover break into other people’s houses to have sex. With: Mantra (Arcadi Palerm) 10 min.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 10PM
Flip a Coin (David Flamholc, 2004) 97 min. Two aimless, coin-flipping youth meet a beautiful French girl and rob the house she works at. With: Empire (Edouard Salier) 4 min. 1976 (leftchannel) 3 min.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 7PM
Devot (Igor Zaritzki, 2003) 92 min. A two-person psychological thriller from Germany. With: Leo and Sandra (Alessandro Celli) 7 min.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 9PM
Revenge of the Teenage Zombies (Matthias Dinter, 2004) 88 min. A trio of high school buddies party, fall in and out of love, eat flesh and wreak general havoc on their town after waking up in a morgue as zombies. With: Cheyenne (Alexander Meier) 5 min.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 6PM
A Perfect Fit (Ron Brown, 2004) 85 min. Adrian Gernier stars as a troubled man in a volatile relationship. With: Obras (Hendrick Dusollier) 12 min.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 8PM
In addition, some highlights from the festival’s selection of experimental and documentary films include:
Element (Diane Koller) 72 min. A German experimental film interweaving music and multicultural experiences. With: Circular Capital (Ricardo Mehedff) 10 min.
EXPERIMENTAL & DOCUMENTARY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 10PM
Guard Dog (Bill Plympton) 5 min. The Ancestor (Claudio Capanna) 6 min. Alongside the Quay (Anne de La Roche Saint-Andre) 5 min. Mary (Aaron Ruell) 3 min. The Phantom Inventory (Franck Dion) 10 min. * Battaglia (Daniela Zanzotto) 58 min. The life story of Letizia Battaglia. From homemaker, to crime scene photographer, to anti-Mafia activist, to fine artist, to politician, her photography, of both murder victims, and young children, is the film’s most stunning feature. (CL)
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 5PM
String (Kevin Watkins) 4 min. Jane Doe (Kramer O’Neill) 5 min. Night in a Hotel (Matus Libovic) 8 min. Untitled (Anders Bramsen) 4 min. The Big Thing (Carl Laudan) 9 min. Joyride (John Cernak) 5 min. Seoul Train (Jim Butterworth, Anna Lubarsky, Lisa Sleeth) 54 min. Documentary looks at the lives of North Koreans trying to make it out of their country.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 10PM
Awards ceremony (free)