Screenings

GUANAJUATO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

July 25th - Aug 3


PAST SCREENINGS:

REHOBOTH FILM FESTIVAL
Delaware

May 23rd

US THEATRICAL RELEASE
Jan 31 - May 25
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CINEMA du PARC MONTREAL
One week run: Jan 31 - Feb 6

GUILD CINEMA ALBUQUERQUE
February 17-19
7:00pm

SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL
February 22-March 2

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Mar 19-30

ASHLAND FILM FESTIVAL
April 3-7

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL
INT'L FILM FEST

April 3-19

IRVINE FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, January 16th
2:30pm

ECU in Barcelona
Saturday, Nov. 16
2:30pm

DOCTOBER FILM FESTIVAL
Bellingham, Washington
Sunday, Oct. 6th

Pickford Theater

NEWBURYPORT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Newburyport, Mass
Saturday, September 21
Shorts Block #2

GUAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Hagatna, Guam
Wednesday, September 25, 6:10pm
Thursday, September 26, 8:30pm

NUART THEATER
Los Angeles
Friday, July 29 - Thursday Aug 1
Matinees


CENTER for CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tuesday, July 9th, 7pm
Sunday, July 14th, 11:30am

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SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 20 @ 9:15pm
Palladium Theater

MAUI FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 16 @ Noon
Castle Theater - Maui Arts &
Cultural Center

BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 2 + Thursday, June 6

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
Newport Beach, California
Tuesday, April 30th


ÉCU European Independent
Film Festival

Paris, France
Saturday, March 30th


 

News

Art Kunstmagazin
Ra Paulette in Art Kunstmagazin

 

The Oscars
CAVEDIGGER OSCAR NOMINATED
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Shorts International Filmfest
Documentary Short Film Nominee
Cave digger Ra Paulette is the subject of an Oscar-nominated [ CLICK ]

 

The Dinner Party

Director Karoff interviewed on
NPR's Dinner Party Download
Episode #237
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New Mexico Magazine

Cave digger Ra Paulette is the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary

February 2014

Jeffrey Karoff was enjoying pancakes at a community fund-raiser in 2000 when a neighbor said something that sounded absurd: A local artist was digging a cave for him. Intrigued, Karoff and his wife paid a visit.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Oscars: Eight Documentary Short Subjects
Make the List
by Gregg Kilday

Wednesday, October 10, 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' documentary branch has selected a short list of eight documentary short films that will compete for the 86th Academy Awards.
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io9 - We come from the future

Sculptor carves mythic cathedrals out of New Mexico's sandstone cliffs
by Lauren Davis

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sculptor Ra Paulette digs into sandstone walls in New Mexico, hand carving caves covered with shells, flowers, leaves, and abstract designs and transforming the natural features of the stone into otherworldly shrines.
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io9 - We come from the future

INTERVIEW: JEFFREY KAROFF ON GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ENIGMATIC “CAVEDIGGER”
by Stephen Saito

November 2013

In the hundreds of times Jeffrey Karoff has watched his short film about Ra Paulette, a 67-year-old man who developed a passion for carving out caves in New Mexico at the age of 39, he always comes back to the same thing.
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LA WEEKLY

Cavedigger
by Aaron Hills

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The line between creative ambition and risky obsession is sharply drawn--or rather, carved out of New Mexico sandstone--in the life and work of wholly motivated artist Ra Paulette, an aging environmental sculptor whose labyrinthine, intricately detailed, functional art-caves are literally so underground that you've never heard of him.
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Shoot Online Magazine

"CaveDigger" Wins Two More Film Festival Awards

Tuesday, July 23, 2014

Jeffrey Karoff's documentary, "CaveDigger," took BEST SHORT AUDIENCE AWARD at the Maui Film Fest and BEST SHORT DOC at the San Antonio Film Fest. The film had already won BEST NON-EURO DOC at its March premiere at The European Independent Film Fest.
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A Woman Defined By Mahvash Mossaed

Cavedigger at the Newport
Beach Film Festival


May 11, 2013

In his thirty-nine-minute documentary, Cavedigger, director Jeffrey Karoff brings us the extraordinary art and inspiring story of the struggles of Ra Paulette, an artist who has been carving caves, creating his magnificent architectural-like wall sculptures and spaces, in northern New Mexico for the last twenty-five years.
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Shoot Online Magazine

The European Independent Festival Honors Cavedigger with Top Award

PARIS, April 12, 2013 | SHOOT Publicity Wire

"Cavedigger," directed and produced by Jeffrey Karoff, about artist Ra Paulette wins Best Non-European Documentary at ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival.
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