Welcome to the world premiere of the Young Leaders Film Festival –screening this weekend, June 22-24 – in the Four Flowers Theater at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037. Two free parking lots are available off Genesee and off Eastgate Mall.
For new trailers and to purchase tickets, visit YoungLeadersFilmFestival.com.
An official selection at the Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festivals, this documentary recounts the untold story of Harry Belafonte, an important catalyst in the civil rights movement. Sing Your Song is a New York Times Critic Pick.
SHOWTIME: It’s opening night! Friday June 22 - 6:30 p.m.
A documentary collaboration between an Israeli and a Palestinian farmer whose life is disrupted by the building of Israel’s security fence near his west bank village. The story is told through the lenses of five cameras, each which is broken in the struggle.
SHOWTIMES: Saturday June 23 – 10 a.m. and Sunday June 24 – 4 p.m.
A sports drama depicting the struggles and successes Matt Hamill faces on the way to becoming the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship.
SHOWTIME: Saturday June 23 - 1 p.m.
A battered suitcase with Hana Brady’s name on it is delivered to the Tokyo Holocaust Museum from the Auschwitz Museum. The film follows the search to discover the details of Hanaʼs life.
SHOWTIMES: Saturday June 23 – 4 p.m. and Sunday June 24 – 1 p.m.
Susan Seidelman’s romantic tale of two New Yorkers who come together through their love of ballroom dancing. When a tragic accident puts one of them in a wheelchair, she is introduced to the world of competitive wheelchair ballroom dancing.
SHOWTIMES: Saturday June 23 – 7 p.m. and Sunday June 24 – 10 a.m.
The Festival concludes Sunday at 7 p.m. with free “Sunday Night Shorts,” six short films, plus animated shorts provided by National Public Radio’s StoryCorps, and films from the 1st Annual La Jolla Country Day School Student Video and Film Festival.