APRIL 24 - 28, 2019

DOWNTOWN DUBUQUE

All venues are           accessible.

DAYS TO GO!

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Tickets can be purchased online OR at the JDIFF box office,

in the lobby of Hotel Julien, beginning Wednesday, April 25.

 

 

Directed by Bob Demaree and Karmella Sellers, dubuquechorale.org

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

7:30pm

 

$15

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

JDIFF Trailers & Great Music

 

Directed by Bob Demaree and Karmella Sellers, dubuquechorale.org

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

2:00pm

 

$15

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

JDIFF Trailers & Great Music

 

Gather on film festival eve, review the screenings and film descriptions, meet filmmakers, reviewers and producers of the film festival in a casual atmosphere.  Make your plans of which films you don’t want to miss.  Open to participants and general public.

FIVE FLAGS LOWER PROMENADE

6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Hors D’Oeurves, Cash Bar, Great Company

FREE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

Five Flags meet, mingle and welcome to the festival!

 

FREE EVENT!

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

 

RUNDE FREE DAY!

Thursday is a Dubuque National Holiday.  It's Runde Free Day -

ALL FILMS FREE THANKS TO RUNDE AUTO GROUP.

 

ALL VENUES!

ALL DAY!*

 

*Does not include the Laurel & Hardy Silent Short Event.

 

The special that will be run during this event is $1.00 off a glass of wine. Hang out with your friends, meet some new friends and mingle with filmmakers! Open to the public, no ticket required.

 

STONECLIFF WINERY

4:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Happy Hour: Stonecliff Winery

 

FREE EVENT!

Silent Short film showcase – Laurel & Hardy “Big Business”,” Do Detectives Think?”, “Battle of the Century”

 

Original score performed live by the band Ceili Rain.

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

8:00pm

 

$15 in advance

$20 at the door

Laurel & Hardy Silent Shorts

 

'CELEBRATING CANADA'

Opening Night: ASHES

Follwed by Q&A w/Filmmakers.

 

After discovering his parents' final wish is to have their ashes scattered where they first met, Liam and his friends set out to explore the place for themselves as they navigate old memories while creating new ones.

 

This film is JDIFF rated Mature

 

Ashes is presented in partnership

with the Consulate General of Canada.

 

DRAMA

Directed by: Dan Slater

Rating: Mature

 

PHOENIX THEATRES

7:00pm

After party with C-N- C Karaoke!

 

In partnership with the Consulate General of Canada.

 

RIVERBOAT LOUNGE  |  HOTEL JULIEN

9:30pm - MIdnight

 

FREE Karaoke

 

FREE EVENT!

FREE EVENT!

Drink specials, free munchies, classic funk, film backdrop, & mingle with filmmakers from the festival! All on Smokestack’s 2nd floor and two rooftops (weather permitting)

 

This is open to the public, no ticket required.

 

The Smokestack (Upstairs)

4:00pm - 7:00pm

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Happy Hour: The Smokestack

 

FREE EVENT!

RED CARPET SPECIAL SCREENING: Upcoming Sony release SUPERCON

 

Premiere screening of the Sony release of Supercon, starring Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Mike Epps, Brooks Braselman, Russell Peters, Clancy Brown, and John Malkovich.

 

A rag-tag group of former TV stars and comic book artists who make their living working at conventions decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.

 

RATED R

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER  |  $10

Doors Open  |  5:30pm

Film Begins  |  6:30pm

Q&A session to follow with Director and Writers, as well as lead cast Brooks Brasleman, Caridee English (Actress/America’s Top Model) and Tyrus (spokesperson on The Greg Gutfred show, former WME wrestler).

 

 

BROOKS BRASELMAN, Actor: voiceover actor known for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies and more.

 

CARIDEE ENGLISH,  Actress: actress known for One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and more; winner season 8 of America’s Next Top Model.

 

TYRUS, Actor: professional wrestler, Tyrus with Impact Wrestling and Brodus Clay with WWE. Currently political commentator on The Greg Gutfeld Show on FoxNews

 

ZAK KNUTSON, Director/Writer: directed feature documentary Millius, followed by the ESPN documentary Shock The World; along with two critically acclaimed documentaries for Marvel Studios and ABC Television - Marvel’s 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop, and Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic years and so much more.

 

DANA SNYDER, Writer: voiceover actor such as Master Shake Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Dr. Colossal The Thundermans, Granny Squidbillies, Fat Paul Dallas & Robo and more.

 

ANDY SIPES, Writer: known for Code Monkeys, Archer, Dallas & Robo and many more.

 

 

JDIFF ‘70s Block Party

Sponsored by American Trust

 

OPENING BANDS:

The Lonely Goats  |  6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Lovebenders  |  7:45pm – 9:15pm

 

HEADLINER: The best in Disco and Dance – V05

9:30pm – Midnight

 

Beer gardens, games and more!

 

ON MAIN STREET BETWEEN 2ND & 3RD

6:00pm - Midnight

FREE EVENT!

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

Kids Day at Creative Adventure Lab!

Sponsored by The Chandlee Family

 

Lots of adventures, kids films and workshops throughout the day.

Enjoy the Lab!

 

CREATIVE ADVENTURE LAB

210 Jones Street, Suite 100

10:00am – 4:00pm

FREE EVENT!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Actor/Producer/Writer. He has over 20 years in the industry; his acting credits include Prison Break, Friday Night Lights (TV), A Scanner Darkly, The Ringer and many more. Past VP of Development at Cross Creek Pictures (Black Swan) and is currently President of independent films at The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).

 

HOTEL JULIEN, RIVER ROOM

11:30am

ONE-on-ONE: Steven Prince

 

FREE EVENT!

SPECIAL SCREENING

JDIFF in the Community

Sponsored by Inclusive Dubuque, Community Foundation

and Humanities Iowa

 

Special screening of the films “Joy” & “Los Lecheros”

 

Followed by a special Q&A panel with the following filmmakers:

 

LOS LECHEROS:

Coburn Dukehart, Digital and Multimedia Director for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Dukehart previously was a senior photo editor at National Geographic.

 

JOHN ROSENOW:  Lead subject and farmer in the documentary Los Lecheros.

 

JOY:

LORENA LOURENCO:  Director of the film JOY

 

JOY OKON:  Actress from the film JOY

 

Inclusive Dubuque Panelist:

SISTER MARY MCCAULEY, BVM: Sister Mary retired from active ministry in the fall of 2008.  Her focus now is to share the pain of the people most directly affected by the now infamous immigration raid and to do all that she can to educate and advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.

 

DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART - DUMA

12:00 pm - Hors d'oeuvres mingle

12:30 pm - Films begin

FREE EVENT!

JDIFF Celebration and Awards

 

Musical guests to include The Lovebenders, Caroline Curtis, Credenza (Dubuque Chorale) and a surprise artist.

 

Plus! "It's A Wrap" Winner to be announced on awards night!

Winning film will receive cash prize of $1,000.00.

 

After-party in the Five Flags arena immediately following Awards show. Free food sponsored by Eastmill Bakery, cash bar, and amazing music with the band Ceili Rain.

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER & ARENA

8:00pm

 

$25

A minor league baseball player refuses to believe his career is over and takes desperate measures to keep his dream alive.

 

Starring Ernie Hudson, Phil Donlon and Geoffrey Lewis", Directed by Evald Johnson. Lead Actor Phil Donlon and Director Evald Johnson to attend the screening and Q&A following the film.

 

This film is JDIFF rated Mature for Sexual Content,

Language and Nudity.

 

PHOENIX THEATRES 2

6:30pm

 

Q&A with the lead actor, Phil Donlon and Director Evald Johnson following the film.

 

$10

CLOSING FILM: High and Outside

 

BUY TICKETS

Congregate to the IRON BAR in the Millwork District for last drinks, the announcement of the Audience Choice Award and final goodbyes!

 

THE IRON BAR

333 E 10th St

9:00pm

LAST CALL FOR JDIFF!

 

FREE EVENT!

Tim & Christine

CONLON