The LIIFE will be held at the Bellmore Movies from July 12-19, featuring short and feature-length independent films from all over the globe and in all genres. Here are 14 films to look for with Long Island ties.
- Conciliation A man in the twilight of his life must reconcile the relationship of his children, thus preserving his family. Filmed in East Meadow and Garden City.
- Death by Suspense Charlie and Briggs run Suspense Inc, the best detective agency in town. When a cold case of self-decapitation heats up, Charlie and Briggs step into action. Filmed in Huntington Station and Ronkonkoma.
- Hard Times: Lost on Long Island The Great Recession officially ended in the summer of 2010, but for 25 million unemployed and underemployed Americans, the fallout continues. Filmed in East Hampton, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Huntington, Jones Beach, Levittown, Long Beach, Massapequa, Medford, Melville, Montauk, Plainview, Sayville, Smithtown, Syosset, Uniondale, and Wantagh.
- Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island Explore the work of the region’s best post-war architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durell Stone, and others. Filmed all over Long Island.
- My Butterfly A tragic love story, inspired by the music and times of Maria Callas, this 1950s’ period piece plays like an opera. Jack, a handsome young man, meets Maria, a beautiful writer, and the two develop a relationship that parallels the intensity of the accompanying sound track of arias. Filmed in Sands Point.
- My Really Cool Legs Follows a team of pediatric amputees who refuse to let their disability define who they are and how far they can go. Filmed in Riverhead, Garden City and Hicksville.
- Neighbors In this quirky comedy, a drug user trying to find a lighter meets his neighbor who has been trying to murder his wife so as not to share his windfall raise. Filmed in Northport, Lindenhurst & Jericho.
- Night Never Sleeps Follows the journey of a police sergeant during the course of one night as he and his partner hunt down a Latino gang for the murder of one of their task force. Filmed in Oceanside, Baldwin, Hauppauge, Shirley & Islip.
- Ordinary Joe Meet Joe Sciacca, a beer drinking, blue-collar roofer and Vietnam War veteran from Long Island. Driven by complex motives, Joe annually returns to Vietnam, traveling its back alleys and country roads seeking out the poor, diseased and disabled, delivering them his own brand of aid and hope. Filmed in Babylon, Smithtown and in Vietnam.
- The Pornographer An artist struggling to come to terms with his own creativity and his self-destructive behavior. Filmed in West Islip.
- Purification A wealthy real-estate investor is caught between reality and the supernatural. There he crosses paths with people who are in a stationary place for the terrible things they have done in their lifetime. Filmed in Roslyn Harbor, Bohemia, Wantagh, Merrick and Oceanside.
- Sex Line Harry, a newspaper editor, is suddenly laid off from work. Struggling, he calls a sex line rather than a therapist as a cheaper alternative. Harry and Diane soon discover they have a lot in common. Filmed in Muttontown.
- Unseen A scream in the middle of the night turns the simple, quiet life on an elderly innkeeper upside down. The Easy Come, Easy Go bed and breakfast is known locally as a peaceful break from the outside world until an uninvited stranger intrudes. The events that follow show how the greatest horrors of humanity can go unseen. Filmed at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
- Welcome Home When a recent graduate loses his job, he is forced to return home only to get stuck spending the day with his outspoken 7-year-old brother and 9-year-old selectively mute sister. Filmed in Rockville Centre and Valley Stream.
For a full line up of films from around the globe and screening schedules, visit www.liifilmexpo.org.