Silent River Film Festival Runs Deep

Kalpna Singh-Chitnis' nonprofit brings world cinema to Irvine

3. Reds. Valenti Figueres' feature drama The K. Effect: Stalin's Editor imagines a childhood friend of agitprop filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein being recruited by the Kremlin to spy on the ol' "Father of the Montage" during the first decades of the USSR. The assignment takes the spy to the U.S. (where he helps start the Great Depression!), North Africa and the country from where Figueres' picture hails, Spain.

4. Senior projects. The documentary short A Second Chance, which explores and pays tribute to service dogs that help war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, earned director David Aristizabal, a 2012 USC grad, a first-place award at this year's 40th Student Academy Awards. The Oscars-sanctioned awards recognize the outstanding work film students create before they finish school.

Dead Drop
Dead Drop
The Kin
The Kin

Location Info


Edwards Westpark 8

3735 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606

Category: Movie Theaters

Region: Irvine

Irvine Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606

Category: Community Venues

Region: Irvine


Silent River Film Festival at Edwards Westpark 8, 3735 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, and Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine; Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 17-20. Visit website for show times and ticket prices.

5. Celebrity-ness II. Awards Night is worth a visit just to see if previously announced recipients will show up: Prince Charles (River Spirit Award), Michelle Yeoh and Daryl Hannah (River Glory Award), His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa (River Admiration Award), Dusty Brandom (River Spirit Award for Youth), Irina Maleeva (River Symphony Award), and Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes (River Rhythm Award).

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