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5933Timor documentary at Tribeca NYC and Montclair Film Festivals

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    15 de abr de 2013
      Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution tells the tale of Kirsty Sword Gusmao as a young Australian activist who adopts the alias Ruby Blade while working for the underground Timorese resistance in Indonesia.

      Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, April 19 - 27
      North American Premiere

      Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution


      FRI       4/19      8:30 PM   AMC Loews Village 7 - 3   BUY TICKETS
      SAT       4/20      4:00 PM   AMC Loews Village 7 - 2   BUY TICKETS
      TUE       4/23      3:30 PM   Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 6       BUY TICKETS
      SAT       4/27      3:00 PM   AMC Loews Village 7 - 1   BUY TICKETS

      Q and A with Director Alex Meillier after all screenings.


      Montclair Film Festival
      Saturday, May 4, 2013, 1 pm at the Clairidge Cinemas in Montclair, NJ

      Film goers to this movie will also get a chance to meet cinematographer Shane Sigler.

      Also at the Montclair Festival is The Act of Killing, about the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-66. Werner Herzog and Errol Morris took roles as executive producers for this cinematic fever dream about Indonesian death squad leaders who reenact their crimes in the style of American movies. Acclaimed at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Act of Killing “could well change how you view the documentary form” (Los Angeles Times).  Sun, May 5 6:15 PM

      The festival runs from April 29th to May 5th, 2013.

      Follow the links below for more information on the films, purchasing tickets, and exploring Montclair. And take a look at the schedule – this is only one of many films at Montclair Film Festival! Visit our homepage at , like us on Facebook, , or tweet us at!/MontclairFF .  Visit this page to plan your visit:


      SYNOPSIS of Alias Ruby Blade

      Veteran documentary editor and producer Alex Meillier takes a turn in the director’s chair to tell the remarkable story of documentarian-turned-activist Kirsty Sword Gusmão. Beginning with only a simple curiosity in the islands to the north of her native Australia, she becomes a forceful advocate for the tiny nation of Timor-Leste and a lynchpin in its harrowing, decade-long struggle for independence. Meillier turns Gusmão and her team’s firsthand footage of the revolution into an insider’s guide to the personalities and secret networks that kept it alive. Along the way, we meet the charismatic leader of the resistance, Xanana, whose relationship with Kirsty would redefine the cause for which they both were fighting.

      Alias Ruby Blade is an engaging portrait of a revolution with deep resonance in the events of the Arab Spring. By focusing his film on the movement’s most unlikely member, who in turn becomes one of its most indispensable agents, Meillier gives a personal edge to the individual sacrifices and courage needed to create a new democracy in modern times.  ­Arthur Ryel-Lindsey for Tribeca Film Festival

      2012 | 78 minutes | Documentary Feature


      Copies of Kirsty Sword Gusmao's memoir, Woman of Independence, are available from ETAN.


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      2012 Recipient of the Order of Timor (Ordem Timor)

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