2022 AIFF Films

We are proud to announce the 2022 Anderson Island Film Festival film selection. We picked a wide variety of films that will be enjoyed by everyone.

All films will be shown on September 17 and 18 at the Anderson Island Johnson Farm Archival Building. Tickets are $7 for one film or $30 for five films. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Anderson Island General Store or the Johnson Farm Gift Shop. We hope to see you at the movies!

Saturday, Sep 17, 10:00 am


Rated PG-13. 1 hr 38 mins.

Biography. Drama.

Director and Writer: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Judie Dench, Ciaran Hinds and Jude Hill

Belfast, 15 August 1969. Surrounded by sporadic violence and growing danger, nine-year-old Buddy finds himself confronted with the ugly reality of sectarian conflict. And, as the suffocating stranglehold of increasing turmoil tightens around his once-peaceful working-class neighborhood, Buddy tries his best to understand The Troubles–after all, someone must be responsible for forcing people to flee their homes. Now, Buddy’s family must come face to face with a nearly impossible, life-altering decision: stay or start packing? (IMDb)

Watch the film trailer here.

Saturday, Sep 17, 12:00 pm

Ghost Town to Havana

Not Rated. 1 hr and 26 mins.

Documentary. Sport.

Directors: Eugene Corr and Roberto Chile

A life rampant, street-level story of mentorship and everyday heroism in tough circumstances. An inner city coach’s son, estranged in his youth from his father, spends five years on ball fields in inner city Oakland and Havana, following the lives of two extraordinary youth baseball coaches, Roscoe in Oakland and Nicolas in Havana. The coaches meet on videotape and two years of red tape later, Coach Roscoe and nine Oakland players travel to Havana to play Coach Nicolas’ team. For one week, the players and coaches eat, dance, swim, argue, and play baseball together. But when the parent of an Oakland player is murdered back home, it brings back the inescapable reality and challenges of life in an American inner city. (IMDb)

Watch the film trailer here.

Saturday, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

Short Films Block

“Killing Irma”

“Some Part of Her”


With filmmakers Peter Johnson, and Anderson Island resident Hayley Young in attendance. A mix of intriguing, inspirational, and entertaining shorts from a variety of voices. Featuring short films “Killing Irma,” “Some Part of Her,” and “Drive.”

Watch “Killing Irma” film trailer here.

Watch “Some Part of Her” film trailer here.

Watch “Drive” film trailer here.

Saturday, Sep 17, 5:00 pm

McCurry: The Pursuit of Color

Not Rated. 1 hr and 30 mins.


Director: Denis Delectrac

An intimate look at Steve McCurry, best known for his famed photograph ‘Afghan Girl,’ who has braved hardship and personal risk over his 40-year career to create some of the most enduring images of our time. (IMDb)

Watch the film trailer here.

Saturday, Sep 17, 7:00 pm

Where the Crawdads Sing

Rated PG-13. 2 hrs and 5 mins.

Drama. Mystery. Thriller.

Director: Olivia Newman
Starring: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson

Abandoned by her family, Kya Clark, otherwise known to the towns people of Barkley Cove as the Marsh Girl, is mysterious and wild. “Where the Crawdads Sing” is a coming-of-age story of a young girl raised in the marshlands of the south in the 1950s. When the town hotshot is found dead and inexplicably linked to Kya, the Marsh Girl is the prime suspect in his murder case. (IMDb)

Watch the film trailer here.

Sunday, Sep 18, 10:00 am

The Anderson Island Story

Not Rated. 1 hr and 19 mins.


Director: Bob Bedoll

Rick Stockstad hosts his original film by the Historical Society, which presents the history of Anderson Island, from 20,000 years ago, to today.

We will show “The Anderson Island Story” at no charge. This vital film, directed by Bob Bedoll and produced by the Anderson Island Historical Society, is a must-see for islanders and visitors to the island.

Watch the film trailer here.

Sunday, Sep 18, 12:00 pm

Fire of Love

Rated PG. 1 hr and 38 mins.


Director: Sara Dosa
Starring: Miranda July, Katia Krafft and Maurice Krafft

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.

Watch the film trailer here.

Sunday, Sep 18, 2:00 pm

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Rated R (Sexual Material | Language | Some Violence). 2 hrs and 19 mins.

Action. Adventure. Comedy.

Directors and Writers: Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan

With her laundromat teetering on the brink of failure and her marriage to wimpy husband Waymond on the rocks, overworked Evelyn Wang struggles to cope with everything, including a tattered relationship with her judgmental father Gong Gong and Joy, her daughter. And, as if facing a gloomy midlife crisis weren’t enough, Evelyn must brace herself for an unpleasant meeting with an impersonal bureaucrat: Deirdre, the shabbily dressed IRS auditor. However, as the stern agent loses patience, an inexplicable multiverse rift becomes an eye-opening exploration of parallel realities. Will Evelyn jump down the rabbit hole? How many stars are there in the universe? Can weary Evelyn fathom the irrepressible force of possibilities, tap into newfound powers, and prevent an evil entity from destroying the thin, countless layers of the unseen world? (IMDb)

Watch the film trailer here.

Sunday, Sep 18, 5:00 pm

The Hunt for Planet B

Not rated. 1 hr and 33 mins.


Director: Nathaniel Kahn

Taking us behind the scenes with NASA’s high-stakes Webb Space Telescope, The Hunt for Planet B follows a pioneering group of scientists, many of them women, on their quest to find another Earth among the stars. What begins as a real-time scientific adventure turns into a deep meditation on human longing. On the brink of seeing farther out than ever before, we find ourselves looking back at our own imperiled planet – and seeing it with new eyes. (IMDb)

Watch the film trailer here.

Sunday, Sep 18, 7:00 pm


Rated PG-13. 2 hrs and 39 mins.

Biography. Drama. Music.

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge

Elvis follows the story of infamous rock ‘n’ roll star Elvis Presley seen through the eyes of his controversial manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film explores Elvis Presley’s highs and lows and the many challenges and controversies he received throughout his career. (IMDb)

Watch the film trailer here.

$7 for any one film

$30 for any five films

Get your film tickets at the door or you may purchase them in advance at the Anderson Island General Store and the Johnson Farm Gift Shop.