NewFilmmakers NY to Screen DO YOU LIKE MY BASEMENT? and More for Experimental Doc Series, 5/29

On Wednesday, May 29th, NewFilmmakers presents its Experimental Documentary Series, a Short Film Program, and the new horror feature DO YOU LIKE MY BASEMENT.

6:00 PM Documentary Series

Experimental Documentaries
Curated by Tova Beck-Friedman
A program of short innovative and unconventional documentaries.

Anja Drnieden EINGENHEIL (HOME) (17 minutes)
Eingenheim looks at dollhouses children played with in East Germany to explore the remnants of a lost world.

Eva Kolcze MODERN ISLAND (6 minutes)
A hand processed film exploring the aging Modernist structures of a popular amusement park on the Toronto Islands.

Elizabeth Henry THE TABLE TURNED (8 minutes)
A journey to Las Vegas with a loved one, using "found footage".

Tony Gault GHOST OF YESTERDAY (5 minutes)
A collage of rotoscoped home movies inspired by childhood memories.

Annie Berman OF BIRDS AND BOUNDARIES (23 minutes)
an animated documentary short, tells the story of 'Marty,' a 25-year-old Hasidic family man in Brooklyn, who, yearning for freedom from his community.

7:15 PM Short Film Program

Peter Valente THE DESERTS OF LOVE (2012, 15 minutes, VIDEO)

Süleyman Süleymanolu 1848 (2012, 6 minutes)
This work is a draft, about understanding 1848 as a date and history with help of visualized political text.

Jenny Plante THE SECOND NURSE (2013, 16 minutes) An electric film about memory, a nurse and her patient.

Michael Reynolds RAIMONDO'S RUXPIN (2012, 10 minutes)
A lonely man is led by a talking toy bear on a journey through his dreams and memories that ends in fiery catharsis.

Joseph Dwyer THE DIDDLER (2012, 17 minutes)
The Diddler is a loose homage to the immortal series 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'. Love triangles, mickey-slipping with unusual results, imaginary friends with imaginary guns... All this leads us to one question: Who is THE DIDDLER?

8:30 Feature Presentation

Roger Sewhcomar
DO YOU LIKE MY BASEMENT (2012, 87 Minutes, Video)

Do You Like My Basement? tracks how one man's creative frustration bore a need to make the perfect horror film. Stanley Farmer was rejected universally by the film world. His frustration provoked a darker side and soon cunning, guile, devilish charm and a sociopath's streak compelled him to produce a home-made magnum opus. A film that blurs the lines between reality and fiction and demands the attention of the very world that spurned him.

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.

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