Rochester Institute of Technology is among this year’s venues for the annual Rochester High Falls International Film Festival May 13-18. The festival’s mission is to feature exceptional work of women in all areas of film, video and new media.
RIT presents two documentaries at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium on the RIT campus. Tickets can be purchased at the High Falls Film Festival box office at Spot Coffee, 200 East Ave., Rochester.
RIP: A Remix Manifesto, a documentary directed and written by Brett Gaylor and produced by Katherine Baulu and Mila Aung-Thwin, explores issues of copyright in the 21st century. The film centers around Girl Talk, a mash-up musician who is topping the charts with his sample-based songs. The film lets people weigh in on the issue of corporate greed versus free-form creativity. The film premieres at 7:15 p.m.
At 9:15 p.m., baseball fans and history buffs can see Signs of the Time, a researched baseball documentary that explores the origins of hand signals. Imagine watching one of baseball’s earliest games in the presence of thousands of fans, without the signals for strike, safe, out or foul. The only signal was the umpire’s voice trying to compete against the roar of the fans. Signs of the Time was shot on location in eight states, featuring interviews with many baseball greats and re-enactments of scenes from old-time baseball games. Caroline Maynard is co-executive producer, graphic designer and animator of Signs of the Time. Don Casper, a 1990 graduate of RIT’s School of Film and Animation, directed the film.
For more information about the complete festival schedule, call (585) 279-8312 or visit www.rochestersmoviefest.com.