“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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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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