“But Not For Me" is a Brooklyn Film Festival winner (Audience Award and Best Original Score). A struggling, disillusioned young writer discovers a fledgling sense of hope when a beautiful violinist moves in next door and agrees to perform with him on the city streets. Q and A with director Ryan Carmichael and producer Ryan Stefaniak to follow.
The most awarded Mexican film in history -with over 80 international accolades including 9 Ariel awards and the Un Talent Regard from the Cannes Film Festival-- Diego Quemada- Diez's acclaimed debut feature tells the story of three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala who travel to the USA in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil teen from Chiapas who doesn’t speak Spanish. Travelling together in cargo trains, walking on the railroad tracks, they will soon have to face a harsh reality.
"I am so honored that this film will be coming to the Hudson River Valley for the 1st
Annual Peekskill Film Festival. This story has such a deep local connection as many of Pan Am Flight
103's victims and their families lived in the tri-state area. Bringing this film to this festival is a
significant step forward to properly memorializing the unwilling sacrifice of some of our neighbors to
this brutal terrorist attack. Pan Am Flight 103 has largely been forgotten by the public, and this
film's goal is to help give it its proper due in the pages of history."
- Director Phil Furey
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The 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killed 270 innocent people and began the new age of terrorism. Bound together in tragedy, the victim's relatives fought for justice, only to watch it unravel for Libyan oil.