On Tuesday – May 28, Jeff will present the dark-comedy film BURN AFTER READING (2008), part of an ongoing monthly film series of Hidden Masterpieces of Comedy for the Albany Public Library.
MAY 1, 2013
Jeff is a feature-film programmer for the upcoming San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, which is held June 6 – 20 at the historic 103 year-old, Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Giordano brings his own award-winning experience in the documentary genre to the festival, with selecting quality films for DocFest.
*Jeff programmed 15 feature-documentaries, which will soon be announced.
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Jeff’s directed film, King David: Part One wins a Director’s Citation Award at the 32nd Black Maria Film Festival!
Pictures from SF IndieFest (including Jeff during Q & A’s with filmmakers):
JANUARY 23, 2013
NOVEMBER & BEYOND 2012:
*Jeff presented Ridley Scott’s summer blockbuster Prometheus (2012) at the Alameda Public Library on Monday, November 26 in Alameda, California. In October, Giordano presented Phantom of the Paradise (1974) at the library. All screenings will be introduced by Jeff, followed by post-discussions based on his research.
December 17: The Gunfighter (1950), starring Gregory Peck in a rare western
January 14: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), the breakout indie hit of Sundance
February 11: Caprice (1967), with Doris Day in a Frank Tashlin thriller-comedy
March 11: Paprika (2007), the mind-blowing Japanese animated masterpiece
April: Cold Dog Soup (1990), a widely unseen dark comedy starring Randy Quaid
May: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957), a hilarious Jayne Mansfield classic
*Jeff will be the film curator at the Albany Public Library in California. He will present a monthly film series of Classic American Comedies: After the Fox (1966) directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring Peter Sellers in a legendary multiple role performance. In February, Jeff will present Elaine May’s underseen classic A New Leaf (1971), followed by the offbeat Martin Scorsese film After Hours (1985), and the zany Marx Brothers-inspired Brain Donors (1992), closing with Burn After Reading (2008) directed by the Coen Brothers in May.
*Giordano selected the Italian masterpiece, The Flowers of Saint Francis (1950) to screen in Williamstown, NJ for the Free Film Series on December 17.
*Jeff selected the indie-documentary Bombay Beach (2011) to screen in Williamstown, NJ for the Free Film Series on November 19 at 6:30pm.
*On Friday, October 19 at 8pm Giordano will curate the San Francisco Premiere of Ross McElwee & Michel Negroponte’s documentary Space Coast (1979) at Oddball Film + Video Archive on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8pm.
Oddball Film is the largest film archive in Northern California.
Oddball Films is located at: 275 Capp Street, San Francisco.
*2 block from 16th & Mission BART.
*Enter under “Sutter Furniture.”Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating. RSVP to email@example.com or (415) 558-8117
***More details on the screening***
Space Coast SF Film Premiere!
*Jeff will curate a Six-Film Series for the Alameda Public Library in Alameda, CA starting with Monday, October 22 for Phantom of the Paradise (1974) directed by Brian DePalma.
Here’s the details:
Phantom of the Paradise in Alameda, CA
*Jeff is a Pre-Screener for the San Francisco Film Society from September 2012 through January 2013.
*Giordano is a Programmer for the SF IndieFest from September through February 2013.
*He is Guest Programmer for the 12th Cape May Film Festival in Cape May, New Jersey.
* AUGUST 16, 2012
*Gloucester County Times article about Jeff and the Free Film Series he founded in New Jersey. Click here: New Jersey Filmmaker & Free Film Series Article
JULY 4, 2012
Jeff’s directed film King David: Part One has officially been selected to screened at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival on Friday, July 13 at 8PM and Saturday, July 14 at 12:45PM. Both screenings were at the historic Roxie Theater — San Francisco’s oldest film theater.
***Go here for details: San Francisco Frozen Film Festival ***
NOW SUBMITTING TO FILM FESTIVALS: King David: Part One
The film had its World Premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival in June 2012. A full-length documentary is in development.
*** The film was reviewed for Indiewire ***
Directed/produced/shot by Jeff M. Giordano, this mysterious experimental-documentary illuminates David, an ex-gangster from NYC…whom Jeff met in 2006 while doing research for his thesis film (The Sheriff) at the University of North Carolina: School of the Arts – Film School.
*Jeff will serve as film curator and moderator for a July Film Series at the historic Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, NJ. On Fridays in July, he will present the films Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), The Gold Rush (1942 version), and Roxie Heart (1942).
NOW IN POST-PRODUCTION
An epic, mesmerizing journey spanning from 2001 to the present — about Jeff’s best friend (Mark) since kindergarten who underwent a profound transformation.
NOW IN POST-PRODUCTION
UNTITLED WWII-POW DOCUMENTARY
A personal, historical portrait following the 93 year-old World War II Army veteran Harvey Conn in the present day, as he recounts the journey of his life: from growing up with Native Americans in the Michigan wilderness…to Harvey’s capture in North Africa by German forces, and subsequent imprisonment in Germany during WWII. Jeff’s known Harvey since May 2010.
NOW IN PRODUCTION
UNTITLED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JMG
In the tradition of the personal essay documentaries of Chris Marker, Ross McElwee, Alan Berliner, Ed Pincus, Jonas Mekas, and Caveh Zahedi comes an autobiographical documentary about Jeff M. Giordano. In 2010, Jeff finished the 70 minute film “Long-Distance Runners: A Cross-Cultural Love Story,” which had an exclusive screening at the Anthology Film Archives (New York City). This film utilized 10 years of home video footage of Giordano, featuring romantic intrigue, global travels, and ancient experimental music performances from Jeff’s early band groups. Untitled Autobiography of JMG will be a re-conceptualized brand new film, consisting of footage from the 70-minute film and brand new sequences — expressing Jeff’s life from the year 2000 to present day.
NOW IN DEVELOPMENT
Thomas O’Keefe, Jeff’s film school classmate directed Jeff as an actor in 5 short fiction films while they both attended film school. Most notable, Night in Space was a 16mm science-fiction short film about a man and a woman living on a space station in the distant future. Jeff co-starred with Martha Stephens, acclaimed independent director for the feature-films: Pilgrim Song (2012) and Passenger Pigeons (2010). O’Keefe is now writing a full-length, original screenplay about a detective. Jeff will act in the leading role as the detective.