NewFilmmakers NY Celebrates Valentine's Day Tonight
Tonight, February 13th, NewFilmmakers NY celebrates Valentine's Day.
6:00 PM Short Film Program
Ian Savage TIMELESS SEASONS: WOMEN'S HISTORY (2012, 5 minutes)
In honor of women's history week in Pheasant Crest, the 'Timeless Seasons' hosts are visited by a living legend: Makeup mogul Raven Williams! Raven drops by to share her latest product (for women only), but leaves us all with much, much more.
Grace Lee LUCID DREAM (2012, 16 minutes)
Every night in Joel's dreams, he longs for his wife who has left him due to his mistake. He lives in a dream by practicing lucid dream in which he is aware that he is dreaming.
Josh Accardo KILLER EYES (2012, 10 minutes)
The heart wrenching tale of a man who loses his girlfriend to cancer and woman who loses her boyfriend to another woman-struggling with loss, their paths cross on one fateful night.
Emma Berliner, Josh Cohen DREAMCATCHERS (2011, 14 minutes) A photo store clerk must save the girl of his dreams before it is too late.
Yana Alliata di Montereale REQUIEM FOR EMILY (2011, 15 minutes)
Will is devastated after the sudden loss of his wife, Emily. In the depths of his grief, he abruptly confronts his own mortality with no guaranteed outcome.
Alexa DiCambio OUT OF THE BLUE (2012, 16 minutes)
Small-town social outcasts, Andrea and Mark, struggle with life in high school. Their friendship grows tense as a new girl threatens to come between them. Suddenly a tragic death causes things to never be the same.
7:30 PM First Feature Presentation
Maja Dueholm SUNFLOWER (2012, 14 minutes)
A man in love, but unable to communicate with people, throws his love onto a sunflower, but when the flower stretches for the sun the man tries to force the flower's attention back to him.
Anthony Misiano MOONFLOWER (2011, 44 minutes)
MOONFLOWER is the story of Scott (Anthony Misiano), a hopeless romantic with a broken heart at a crossroads in his life. Unsure of his every move, Scott is thrown into an unfamiliar world, and launched head first on a quirky, sometimes surreal adventure.
8:45 PM Second Feature Presentation
Darren Press, C. Fraser Press THERESA IS A MOTHER (2012, 102 minutes)
Theresa McDermott has chased her "ideal" life as an urban-dwelling, punk-ish singer/songwriter to the very end of its possible existence. She is broke, options have run out and she happens to have a few kids she is raising on her own since their dad split a year ago. Facing eviction and nowhere to go, Theresa packs up her children and what is left of her life and moves back to the small rural town, childhood home and parents she deliberately ran from a decade ago. Her parents' mutual misery and depressingly gloomy lives were a "downer" she felt had no place in her fun city life. Yet from the moment Theresa drives back up her old driveway, it is clear that there have been some major changes. Her parents, armed with a plethora of hobbies, a hot tub and a new philosophy, are not exactly the old folks she left behind. Theresa needs a job, her parents need their space and a painful family history needs some closure. Old wounds, unattainable dreams, and some "other things" are exposed as a fractured family works to become whole and a woman with a few kids learns to become a mother.
NewFilmmakers screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. NewFilmmakers LA screens in the Stanley Kramer Theater at the Sunset Gower Studio and has become a leading showcase for new films in Hollywood. Many features screened at NewFilmmakers are now available on NewFilmmakers Online. New York Admission is $6 for the whole evening and tickets are available at the Anthology Box Office the night of screening.
Additional information is available at www.NewFilmmakers.com.