BIFF Presents: ARTS GO! Tickets Available Today


The Beacon Independent Film Festival presents: ARTS GO, a fundraiser to support our annual festival. Please join us on Saturday, June 6 at 7pm for an evening of film, visual art, music, food and drink as BIFF honors Kelly Ellenwood for her amazing and vast contributions to arts community in Beacon.

film: DAN DOWD: MATERIAL by Mike Arginsky
food: THE BEACON BITE and more
art: DAN DOWD – Phippsburg, Maine
community: YOU

Beer provided by The Hop. Wine provided by Artisan Wine Shop

BIFF prides itself on working for and coming from the Hudson Valley community. Today, we ask our community to come out and support the festival that has brought another amazing venue for arts and culture to Beacon. Can’t come but still want to support BIFF? Volunteer or make a donation.

So, mark your calendars!

BIFF Presents: ARTS GO 2015 Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, June 6
The CineHub, Beacon, NY

Little White Lie Screening at The Beacon Hebrew Alliance

The Beacon Independent Film Festival and the Beacon Hebrew Alliance are co-sponsoring a screening of Little White Lie on March 28.

Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family’s explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different.

At age of 18, she finally confronts her mother and learns the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney with whom her mother had had an affair. Afraid of losing her relationship with her parents, Lacey doesn’t openly acknowledge her newly discovered black identity with her white family. When her biological father dies shortly before Lacey’s 30th birthday, the family secret can stay hidden no longer. Following the funeral, Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her relationship with the only father she ever knew.

Seating is limited; please register in advance to reserve a seat.

Rabbi Brent Spodek will moderate an informal discussion following the screening.

Tickets can be purchased at

March 28th, 2015 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Beacon Hebrew Alliance
331 Verplanck Ave
Beacon, NY 12508
Phone: 845.831.2012 x3

Suggested Donation:
BHA or BeaconArts Member$ 5.00
Community Member$ 7.50