Film buffs with friends in Rochester, better call them up and reserve space on their couches next week for the 360 | 365 George Eastman House Film Festival (previously known as the High Falls Film Festival), five days of films and filmmakers to please all tastes. The festival begins on Wednesday (May 5) with The City of Your Final Destination, the new film by director James Ivory, of the legendary Merchant Ivory team, from a screenplay by longtime collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Ivory will be present to introduce the film. Too many other must-see films in the first two days (I’ll preview the remainder next week) include It Came From Kuchar, about underground film legends Mike and George Kuchar, Gone with the Pope, the “lost” film by Duke Mitchell (Massacre Mafia Style), Videocracy, a documentary tracing how naked women helped make Silvio Berlusconi Prime Minister of Italy; L’enfer De Henri-George Clouzot; Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, and more.
Various Rochester locations including the George Eastman House 900 East Ave., (585) 271-3361; Little Theater, 240 East Ave., (585) 258-0400. Check out film360365.com or film360365 on Facebook.