Poor White Trash


Poor White Trash (2000)

Release Date: June 16, 2000
Starring: Jaime Pressly, Jason London, William Devane, Sean Young
Genres: Crime, Comedy
Runtime: 85 min
Original Title: Poor White Trash
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Kingsize Entertainment
Mike and Lenny are two buddies who dream of getting out of the trailer park. Out of desperation they resort to burglary as a means of financing Mike's college education. Their dream is jeopardized one summer day when their ploy to shoplift Near Beer begins a crime spree and a series of mishaps during which they are threatened with jail.

Cast Poor White Trash

  • Jaime Pressly
  • Role: Sandy Lake
  • Jason London
  • Role: Brian Ross
  • William Devane
  • Role: Ron Lake
  • Sean Young
  • Role: Linda Bronco
  • M. Emmet Walsh
  • Role: Judge Pike
  • Richard Livingston
  • Role: Prosecutor Machado

Trailer Poor White Trash

Poor White Trash was the only film in this festival from which I walked out.
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The Natural History of the Chicken


The Natural History of the Chicken (2000)

Release Date: September 1, 2000
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 60 min
Original Title: The Natural History of the Chicken
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: DeVillier Donegan Enterprizes, FilmFour, Mark Lewis Radio Pictures, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Through interviews and reenactments, The Natural History of the Chicken investigates the role of the chicken in American life and tells several remarkable stories. A Maine farmer says she found a chicken frozen stiff, but was able to resuscitate it. Colorado natives tell a story of the chicken who lost its head-- and went on living. A Virginia farmer tells about (and demonstrates) the benefits of raising chickens for his own consumption. Perhaps most surprising is the case of the Florida woman: she bathes her pet bird, and takes it both swimming and shopping. Through these and other stories, this documentary illuminates the role that chickens play in (some of) our lives.

Cast The Natural History of the Chicken

Trailer The Natural History of the Chicken

Director Mark Lewis is described in his short festival biography as “a master of the eccentric animal documentary.”
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The Target Shoots First


The Target Shoots First (2000)

Release Date: March 9, 2000
Starring: Christopher Wilcha, Steven Tyler, David Hasselhoff
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 70 min
Original Title: The Target Shoots First
Original Film Language:
Production Companies:
An NYU philosophy grad struggles to maintain artistic and personal integrity as a production manager for Columbia House.

Cast The Target Shoots First

  • Christopher Wilcha
  • Role: Himself
  • Steven Tyler
  • Role: Himself
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Role: Himself

Trailer The Target Shoots First

What started out as counter-culture basement bands in Seattle quickly became mainstream.
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Playing Mona Lisa


Playing Mona Lisa (2000)

Release Date: May 1, 2000
Starring: Alicia Witt, Brooke Langton, Johnny Galecki, Ivan Sergei
Genres: Comedy
Runtime: 97 min
Original Title: Playing Mona Lisa
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies:
A young pianist is looking for love in all the wrong places once her fiancee drops her. Maybe her flame will be rekindled both for the piano and a new love?

Cast Playing Mona Lisa

  • Alicia Witt
  • Role: Claire Goldstein
  • Brooke Langton
  • Role: Sabrina
  • Johnny Galecki
  • Role: Arthur
  • Ivan Sergei
  • Role: Eddie, Carl, and Ben
  • Marlo Thomas
  • Role: Sheila Goldstein
  • Elliott Gould
  • Role: Bernie Goldstein
  • Harvey Fierstein
  • Role: Bennett
  • Molly Hagan
  • Role: Janine Goldstein

Trailer Playing Mona Lisa

Playing Mona Lisa, based on the play “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” is really a film about life’s meandering journey wrapped in a charming comic shell.
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The Forest for the Trees


Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Release Date: October 27, 2000
Starring: Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan, Erica Leerhsen, Tristine Skyler
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Runtime: 90 min
Original Title: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Haxan Films, Artisan Entertainment
Young adults become fascinated by the events of the three missing filmmakers in Maryland, so they decide to go into the same woods and find out what really happened.

Cast Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

  • Kim Director
  • Role: Kim Diamond
  • Jeffrey Donovan
  • Role: Jeffrey "Jeff" Patterson
  • Erica Leerhsen
  • Role: Erica Geerson
  • Tristine Skyler
  • Role: Tristen Ryler
  • Stephen Barker Turner
  • Role: Stephen Ryan Parker
  • Lanny Flaherty
  • Role: Sheriff Cravens
  • Lauren Hulsey
  • Role: Eileen Treacle
  • Raynor Scheine
  • Role: Rustin Parr
  • Kennen Sisco
  • Role: Peggy
  • Dina Napoli
  • Role: Reporter
  • Joe Berlinger
  • Role: Burkittsville Tourist
  • Andrea Cox
  • Role: Burkittsville Resident
  • Pete Burris
  • Role: MBI Man
  • Briton Green
  • Role: Stoner
  • Anja Baron
  • Role: Tourist
  • Kurt Loder
  • Role: 
  • Chuck Scarborough
  • Role: 

Trailer Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Berlinger should stick to his roots.
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