The town of North Hempstead on Long Island is the place to be June 1-5, 2011 when the Gold Coast International Film Festival launches. It’s first year seems to be off on a good start with a film lineup that features titles from places around the world including India, China, France and England according to the Huffington Post.
One of the highlights of this upcoming event is a documentary called “Chasing Madoff” that chronicles a decade long investigation to uncover Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme that affected the wallets of many people, including Nassau County residents.
This Madoff centered movie may help to answer some questions that people have about who and what was involved in bringing justice for the crimes he committed but this is not a movie that I would exactly pay to watch unless it had some kind of educational value. I would wait for it to come on TV or Netflix streaming or something.
Now, “Holy Rollers” starring Jesse Eisenberg from “The Social Network” may be a ticket worth purchasing because it has an entertaining plot. Eisenberg plays a youngster studying to be a Rabbi who is recruited into an Ecstasy smuggling ring. The “Holy Rollers” screening should be refreshing, giving audiences a chance to see Eisenberg in another performance that is different enough to keep him from always being known as the Facebook guy.
Here is the trailer:
If you’re in or near Long Island, visit one of the screenings at the Gold Coast International Film Festival and come back here to share your thoughts on the event and movie!
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