NewFilmmakers NY to Present OCCUPY CENTRAL PARK & More in Brooklyn, 8/28
On Tuesday, August 27th, NewFilmmakers presents films from Brooklyn and on Wednesday, August 28th, NewFilmmakers celebrates Labour Day.
Tuesday, August 27th
6:00 PM Documentary Series
Max Kutner AT THE CORNER OF 3RD AND 3RD (2013, 21 minutes)
The film explores the evolving character of Gowanus, Brooklyn and the mysterious New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building.
Ardalan Keramati DAY (2013, 41 minutes)
Two twenty-something roommates (JT and Patrick Holt) start The Day in their Queens apartment (Kew Gardens) and spend the afternoon in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area of Brooklyn.
7:15 PM First Short Film Program
Matthew Boda BED-STUY LULLABY (2012, 9 minutes)
A 9-minute short dramedy about a young suburbanite in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, who learns he must adapt to living with his overly crack addict neighbor.
Nadia Bedzhanova ADRIFT (2012, 11 minutes)
Benji is an insecure teenager, tagging along with his older brother John, and John's risk-taking girlfriend Molly.
Rick Carmona MOTIVE (2012, 13 minutes)
A young out-of-towner rolls into Washington Heights, NYC well past midnight. He is with the beautiful lady he lucked into earlier that evening.
Alexander Smith DEAREST SAMUEL (2012, 15 minutes)
Former esteemed novelist Samuel Mossback tells us the story of his life and eventual downfall as he writes his final piece of literature.
8:30 PM Second Short Film Program
Sam Roden and Nick Hartanto co-direct AN ACT OF REVENGE (2013, 16 Minutes, Video)
Janice Biggs SURF (2012, 13 minutes)
Two best friends set out on a sunrise escapade to repair their falling out.
ORIT BEN-SHITRIT VIVE LE CAPITAL (2012, 15 minutes)
Pascal works on Wall Street and surpasses greed to become a prominent philanthropist. Greed surpasses Pascal because he works on Wall Street.
Tim Hall THE PHOTOGRAPH (2012, 14 minutes)
A photo of a mysterious house changes to reveal a dark secret. Adapted from the M.R. James story The Mezzotint.
9:30 PM Feature Presentation
Diego Costa MATRICÍDIO (2013, 93 minutes)
Luso-Brazilian filmmaker Diego Costa traces back (and forth) the sources of his femininity.
Wednesday, August 28th
6:00 PM Special Program with Sci Fi Group curated by Daniel Abella, Director Philip K. Dick Film Festival
Also Romero SILENT THREAT: PRELUDE (2013, 15 Minutes)
Todd Wiseman Jr THE EXIT ROOM (2013, 10 minutes)
It is 2021, and imprisoned journalist Joseph Michaels faces government execution as he contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and new-born in The Exit Room.
Nir Yaniv MICROTIME (2013, 15 minutes)
Bernie Eckstein, a young physics PhD student, is about to test the time machine he has built out of the microwave oven in his kitchen. He sets a camera to document the experiment - but it takes him some time to realize that he needs to remove the lens cover.
Marcia Goetsch THE HOUSE (2012, 13 minutes)
Woman and artificially intelligent house are shackled by their symbiotic relationship in world of the future.
7:00 PM Short Film Program
Takahisa Shiraishi SALOME (2013, 6 minutes)
The film Salome is an experimental film based on the theatre play 'Salome' written by Oscar Wilde, visualizing the story of Salome with very minimalistic visual style. This visual style is strongly inspired by Beardsley's illustrations.
Yunyi Yi MAYA (NOT THAT) (2012, 7 minutes)
Maya (not that) creates a narrative based on a multicultural understanding of a name. The title of this video is borrowed from the real name of the main character, Maya Jeffereis.
jan vardoen WORKING STIFF (2013, 9 minutes)
Our hero, the working stiff, leaves for work. His life is a daily uphill struggle. Arriving at work he clocks in, enters his office and prepares for his shift.
Edward Pomerantz NEW PROJECT LA COMIDA (2012, 11 minutes)
Two strangers--a poor young Latina mother and a starving young Latino laborer--meet on a train and share a meal they'll never forget.
Michael Sharpe THE DESTRUCTION ARTIST (2012, 13 minutes)
A short film based on the monolog THE DESTRUCTION ARTIST by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham.'I want to thank you for that remarkable performance. I confess that it was strange, and wonderful, to see the piece done by a gifted actor....
8:00 PM First Feature Presentation
John McCabe AMERICAN FINANCIAL (2012, 17 minutes)
A film about Tim. After the suicide death of 99% activist and previous branch manager Herbert Spencer, nice guy - Tim is un-expectantly promoted by William Howell -corporate big wig and vice president of American Financial - one of the few mortgage banking firms that survived the real estate crash of 2008 and yet is still under investigation by consumer rights activists and the 99% movement.
Phillip Gara OCCUPY CENTRAL PARK (2012, 90 minutes)
Occupy Central Park follows a 19-year-old student's efforts to organize a large Occupy Wall Street benefit concert in Central Park at the height of the OWS movement in the fall of 2011.
10:00 PM Second Feature Presentation
Odin Ozdil CALIFORNIA WINTER (2012, 82 minutes)
In 2005 Clara Morales begins a rising career in real estate by encouraging sub-prime loans to her clients in order to afford houses that might be above their means. Loans that she did not fully understand.