NewFilmmakers NY to Screen Short Experimental Docs, Feature MEN WITH ARMS and More, 3/19
On Wednesday, March 19th, NewFilmmakers presents short experimental documentaries, a short film program, and the new feature MEN WITH ARMS.
6:00 PM Documentary Series
Short Experimental Documentaries
Curated by Tova Beck-Friedman
A program of short innovative and unconventional documentaries.
Jim Davis MEMORIES, DREAM & SHADOWS (20 minutes) Four personal stories of transcendence, fear, desire and wonder.
Jennifer Hsu BARE LIFE, BEARE LIFE (16 minutes)
Iraqi and Palestinian refugees living in Damascus, Syria coping with trauma, uncertainty and vulnerability.
Javier Roberto Carlos EL SON?ADOR (11 minutes)
An intimate portrait of a dreamer, Marcos "El Son?ador" Alvarez, a blind street musician from El Salvador living in San Francisco.
Jessica Sison KUNA NI NANANG (MY MOTHER SAID) (5 m) Ninety-nine year old, Elena Bautista tells her life story.
Navid Sinaki THE ASSUMPTION (6 minutes)
Alternative diaries, portraits of the filmmaker as an Iranian gay artist living in the U.S.
7:15 PM Short Film Program
Chris Knight POSSUM (2012, 10 minutes, video)
When James decides to lie down on the floor of his apartment, nothing can convince him to get back up again.
Cate Carson MY PRETTY MAURA (2012, 14 minutes)
A young woman suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder faces a dark secret from her childhood.
Rajeev Ananda ME AND I (2013, 17 minutes)
The city can be a cruel place when you're lonely and afraid. Luckily, Sam's got his best friend watching his back. The problem? His friend isn't real. How do you say goodbye yourself, and what happens next?
Brian Wiebe BALLAD (2013, 12 minutes)
The events that take place within the film are open to interpretation: Perhaps, John, an anthropologist, makes a discovery that drives him to recreate the tragic events of the past. Or perhaps the events of the past are a hallucination created by his tortured mind to justify his unpardonable actions. Or perhaps there is room for both myth and truth.
Alvero Serna IN DEEP SIGHT (2010, 22 minutes)
After spending almost nine years inside a mental institute, Bryan, a man who fears eye contact (as it results in him seeing the desires & memories of others), is about to be released. However an unlikely event leads him to fall into the mind of Theresa.
8:45 PM Feature Presentation
Matthew Spevack MEN WITH ARMS (2012, 86 minutes)
A reclusive young clock repairer breaks free of his father's yoke and discovers himself through the sounds of New York City.
NewFilmmakers screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. NewFilmmakers LA screens at the AT&T Center, 1139 S Hill Street, 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.