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Sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the Series Continues With Sneak Peeks of the Most Anticipated New Independent and Studio Releases and Filmmaker Q&As. New Series Starts February 7th

January, 2017 (Great Neck, NY) – The Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF) has a reputation for delivering some of the highest quality film experiences as part of their stellar year-round lineup. This year the Festival has already begun showcasing exceptional films and filmmaker Q&As through their Furman Film Series in Great Neck. On February 7 the excitement continues as the 4th year of the Elliman Film Series kicks off at the Soundview Cinemas (7 Soundview Marketplace, Port Washington.) Sponsored by Douglas Elliman, the series is part of the overall commitment the company has to the arts and the historical significance of the Gold Coast community.

The Elliman Film Series, consistently offers some of the most culturally, historically, aesthetically and artistically important films to the Long Island and Queens communities. This trend will continue on Tuesday, February 7th with a preview screening of Year By the Sea featuring a Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize winning team including Karen Allen and Celie Imrie. A Q&A with the film’s Writer/Director/Composer Alexander Janko will follow the screening. The Series’ second offering, on Tuesday March 7, is The Man Who Saved the World, a frighteningly relevant docu-drama featuring appearances by Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner and others. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s executive producers. More about each film is listed below.


Dates: Tuesdays Feb 7th; Mar 7th; Apr 4th; May 9th; Jun 13th

Venue: Soundview Cinemas, 7 Soundview Marketplace, Port Washington

Time: 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm

Series Subscriptions: $75/$65 (seniors)

Tickets to individual films (subject to availability): In advance $15 /$10 (students); $20 at the door.


Tuesday, February 7th

It’s never too late to reclaim your life…

After 30 years as a wife and mother, an empty-nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, our heroine learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life—ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire.

The magnificent Cape Cod National Seashore, whose turning tides unveil the pleasure of life’s natural rhythms and enable Karen to access her true nature, reinforces the message that no matter our age, we can change in meaningful ways, experience new adventures and find happiness.

Based on the New York Times Best-selling novel by Joan Anderson, the film adaptation has won numerous festival awards and international accolades.

Q&A with Writer/Director/Composer Alexander Janko following the screening!


Tuesday, March 7th

Few people know his name… yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him.

On September 26, 1983, the Soviet early warning satellite system reported that American missiles were heading their way. But Stanislov Petrov, the duty officer that night, correctly suspected that the system was malfunctioning and convinced his superiors to delay a counter attack until further confirmation, thus saving the world from nuclear Armageddon. This gripping true story of the man who single-handedly averted a nuclear world war mixes fact and fiction by intertwining historical re-enactments with real life footage of Petrov as he tries to get his life back on track.

Special Q&A following the screening with Executive Producers: Raphael Avigdor, Christian D. Bruun and Mark Romeo!

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About the Gold Coast Film Festival:

Located on the “Gold Coast” in the Town of North Hempstead, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, special events and parties.

During the annual seven-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns and villages of Long Island’s Gold Coast. In addition to the Fall festival, GCIFF also presents dozens of preview screenings and filmmaker Q&As throughout the year at their year-round Furman and Douglas Elliman Film Series.

The Gold Coast is just a short ride from New York City, and is easily accessible by car, train and the area’s three major airports: John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and MacArthur.

About the Gold Coast Arts Center:

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our 1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival, now in its 6th year. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.

About Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the fourth largest residential real estate company nationwide. With more than 6,000 agents, the company operates over 85 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Long Island, the Hamptons & North Fork, Westchester, Greenwich, South Florida, Colorado and Beverly Hills. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 59 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Manhattan’s largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management with over 250 buildings; and DE Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit www.elliman.com.

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