Big Apple-Big Easy Film Exchange

Film Screening: 6:00pm Sunday, March 28, 2010
Location: Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

You are invited to a special screening and reception for New York filmmaker Mirko Rucnov. Mirko will be in New Orleans for the next few weeks to conduct research for his new feature film. Please join us in welcoming him to the Big Easy.

FIRST DAY OF PEACE
By Mirko Rucnov

First Day of Peace, takes place at the end of the civil war in Bosnia. The film follows Marko, a middle-aged peasant, who decides to plow his land at the disputed border on the day a peace agreement is announced. While scattered and “friendly” gunfire echoes from both sides, Marko’s simple human action brings a moment of harmony to a land torn apart by the madness of war. (16 minutes)

Admission FREE
R.S.V.P. to mail@charitablefilmnetwork.org.

Writer: Mirko Rucnov
Producer: Sonja Rucnov
Co-Producers: Shrihari Sathe & Mirko Rucnov
Director of Photography: Rolf Dekens
Editor: Mirko Rucnov
Cast: Rajko Rucnov, Sivac, Rodoljub Burazor, Mile Grbic

AWARDS:
Killer Films Development Award
Faculty Select, Columbia University 2009
Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short, Slamdance 2010

DIRECTOR’S BIO:
Mirko Rucnov, Mirko Rucnov, originally from Bosnia, graduated from Columbia University Graduate Film School in May 2009. “First Day of Peace” is his thesis film. He is currently preparing the groundwork for his first feature film, MOTHER. Contact: mirkorucnov@gmail.com

The Big Apple-Big Easy Film Exchange is an initiative of the Charitable Film Network. Established in 2008, “Big[BIG]Films” cultivates creative collaborations between New Orleans and New York filmmakers through networking and outreach. Contact mail@charitablefilmnetwork.org for additional details.

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