2018 Screenings
Hello Girls
December 7, 2018
7:00 p.m.
101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Filmmaker Jim Theres' has created a one-hour documentary about the American telephone switchboard operators who served in the Army Signal Corps during World War I to shine a spotlight on a group of brave, selfless women whose story was lost and service was unrecognized. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. They were known as the Hello Girls -- American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators who could also act as translators between American and French troops. They took oaths to join the U.S. Army Signal Corps, underwent training by AT&T before boarding ships to Europe, heading to war before most of the American doughboys arrived in France, connected 26 million calls and ultimately proved to be a significant factor in winning the war. And then they were forgotten. This is their story.
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2019 Screenings
Back to Burgundy
February 15, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Screening/ Wine Tasting
The Arlington, Ship Bottom
Cost: $40. per person
Reservations Strongly Encouraged
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Three siblings reunite at their home in picturesque Burgundy to save the family vineyard in this tender tale of a new generation finding its own unique blend from acclaimed director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole). Jean (Pio Marmaï), the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. He's welcomed by his strong-willed sister, Juliette (Ana Girardot), who took over the reins of the vineyard after their father fell ill, and Jeremie (François Civil), the youngest of the three who has recently married into one of the region's more prestigious wine families. Their father passes shortly after Jean's return, leaving them with the estate and a looming inheritance tax of half a million dollars. As four seasons and two harvests go by, Jean, Juliette, and Jeremie have to learn to reinvent their relationship and trust in each other as they work to preserve the land that ties them together.

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The Providers
March 9, 2019
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
Loveladies, NJ
7:00 PM
Cost $5
LIFSOCIETY Members: Free
Supported by Coastal Volunteers in Medicine
Reservations Strongly Encouraged
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Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, award winning documentary The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers' relationships with marginalized patients.

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Andy Irons: Kissed by the Gods & Far Out
November 24th
South End Surf and Paddle
220 S Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
(609) 492-8823
$ 5 per film per person
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5 - 7 pm - 1st screening Far Out
7 - 8 pm Intermission light refreshments will be served.
8 - 10 pm - 2nd screening Andy Irons: Kissed by God

The Lighthouse International Film Festival and SouthEnd Surf and Paddle have teamed up to celebrate the Shop Local initiative. Advanced tickets strongly encouraged, space is limited. Come to one or both!

Andy Irons: Kissed by God (1 hr 40 min)
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences just announced Andy Irons: Kissed by God has been selected by the Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2019 Oscar award consideration. Andy Irons: Kissed by God is a documentary film that focuses on the true, untold story of one of the worlds most prolific surfers. The intent of the film is to show the unfiltered life of Andy Irons, one that was filled with energy, passion, success, and challenges. Challenges that pushed Andy to the brink and were both the best parts of Andy and the hardest to handle. The filmmakers, Steve and Todd Jones, wanted to create a film that captured the true essence of Andy Irons - his family, and his friends.

Far Out (Run time 1 hr 11 min)
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Far Out embodies the imagination as much as it does a physical space. It is the quest to seek out undiscovered realms and inspire new waves of creativity, enlightenment, and progression. It is the quest to be blown away. Join the TGR crew on one of its boldest missions ever. The film follows the perspective of an athlete as he embarks on a journey to one of the most remote and unexplored mountain ranges on the planet, the Albanian Alps.

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The Guardians
Saturday, October 13
7:00 p.m.
Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Station
2006 Central Ave.
Ship Bottom, NJ
Admission : $5
LIFSociety members, students- FREE
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An Indigenous community in Mexico confronts internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the ancient forest they nearly destroyed. Like the millions of monarchs that also call this forest home, their survival depends on it.

Thank you to our sponsors for this LIFSociety screening- The Garden Club of LBI, Bay Ave Plant Company, and Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Station.
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Half Empty/Half Full
August 18, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Long Beach Island Museum
129 Engleside Ave
Beach Haven, NJ
$5 Admission
FREE LFS Members

In the drama Half Empty/Half Full four friends reunite for a dinner to catch up on each other's lives. As the night progresses, it devolves into a whirlwind of jealousy, lies and big revelations. This dramatic story unfolds in real time.

Writer, actor and director Andy Gershenzon will be on hand for a lively Q&A. Andy has starred in comedies such as The Engagement, Lowenstein is Not a Terrorist and wrote, produced and acted in the TV series (Not) Brothers.

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April 28, 2018
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
Q & A with Director Vanessa Gould
More details to be announced

As documentaries go, few of them are as outright entertaining to watch as director Vanessa Gould's fascinating treatment of The New York Times obituary reporters, called, appropriately enough Obit. It's not hard to believe that no one has ever touched this subject as a feature film before, as on the surface it doesn't seem that appetizing, but there is a lot of meat on these bones and Gould mines it for all its worth - and then some. Focusing on the often forgotten journalistic art of obituary writing, Gould and her cameras invade The New York Times newsroom and zero in on their staff of obit reporters. This is a top notch group of newspaper veterans, now somewhat older, who have graduated to the obit desk where on a daily basis they act almost like investigative journos attempting to get to the essence of the now deceased and the lives they once led.

Adele and Everything After
Saturday, March 10, 2018
7 p.m.
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd
Loveladies, NJ
Phone: 609. 494.1241
Family Friendly- Children under 12 FREE

Adele and Everything After is an award winning documentary about a woman with a broken heart, and the service dog who saved her. Marty had a heart condition that used to make her faint every day. Adele was one of the world's first cardiac alert service dogs and she stopped Marty from fainting at all. They were the perfect team. They were soulmates. Adele could literally sense the the beating of Marty's heart. Canine Partners the service dog organization who trained Adele will be presenting a service dog demonstration.

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Talking Sticks
Saturday, Feb 17
7:00 p.m.
Surf City Firehouse
713 Long Beach Blvd.
Surf City, NJ 08008
Fee: $5 /Children and LIFS members Free

Vibes and marimba are the focus of this extraordinary and compelling film, Talking Sticks, about creativity, culture and connection. Leading percussionist Arthur Lipner is our journeyman. His personal experiences and search for fulfillment bring us to a small village in Ghana, Carnival in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, a marimba factory in Mexico, improvisation on an ice xylophone in Norway, and much more. Talking Sticks includes a brief history of vibes and marimba, footage of the instruments being made by artisans in several countries, and glimpses of the critical role of music in different cultures. Grammy-winning vibes player Gary Burton, jazz legend Mike Mainieri, ice musician Terje Isungset (interviewed in an igloo!) and other top musicians discuss percussion and music in their lives. Talking Sticks brings performances, education and extraordinary locations together to create a unique and inspiring documentary for all ages. ( 63 mins).