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“Rocket Science” Jets to Berkshire Fest Opener

"Rocket Science" Jets to Berkshire Fest Opener

Fifty features docs and shorts are slated for the Berkshire International Film Festival, taking place in Great Barrington, MA. Jeffrey Blitz‘s “Rocket Science,” a wry comedy of adolescence “tackling the mysteries of life, love and public speaking,” will open the festival–Picturehouse will open the film theatrically this summer. Among the feature, documentary and short films from the U.S. at this year’s fest are: “Broken English” by Zoe Cassavetes, Dan Klores’ “Crazy Love,” “The Music Inn” by Ben Barenholtz, David Wain’s “The Ten,” “Cook Off!” Guy Shalen and “Darius Goes West” by Logan Smalley. As previously reported, the 2007 festival tribute will be given to director, Arthur Penn, (“Bonnie and Clyde“) a Berkshire County resident, who has worked in film and theater for over 50 years. “I am amazed at the incredible talent in the independent filmmaking world that we have garnered for the festival, commented BIFF founder and director, Kelley R. Vickery in a statement. “It is with great pride, through the hard work of many individuals, that we present an incredible second year with over 50 films representing a dozen countries.” For a full line up and additional information, visit the BIFF website. [Brian Brooks]

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