The Filmmakers Announce Thanksgiving Holiday Shows and Receptions

Thanksgiving Holiday Shows Meet The Filmmakers Receptions: Tuesday - Carter, Wednesday - Another Day

Admission Is Still $6 For The Whole Evening

Anthology Film Archives  32 Second Avenue @ 2nd Street

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

NewFilmmakers discovers the meaning of life
but you will have to buy a ticket to find out

6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS MIDDLE EAST DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Bruce Barrett THE BILLBOARD FROM BETHLEHEM
Writer, director, producer and editor Bruce Barrett delivers his debut film The Billboard From Bethlehem, a stunning and timely documentary about the owner of an American billboard company who engages Israeli soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters.

7:10PM NEWFILMMAKERS SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Melanie Delloye JALOUSE
Masha Froliak WORLD
Matthew Gooley PAIR O' DICE
Joanne Nerenberg BODY JOB
Caryn Cline SEATTLE SOLSTICE
Elkan Spiller MAMA L'CHAIM I
Tony Sears THE PATH
Lauren Kinsler WIDOW
Peter Biegen CEREMONIES OF THE HORSEMEN

8:45PM NEWFILMMAKERS FEATURE PRESENTATION

Ryan Balas CARTER
When Jebadiah Sminch was 17, he vowed to kill himself at age 25, if he wasn't Married by the time he was 23. On Saturday, Carter will be throwing a going away party for Jeb. The two days before the party, we find our two lead characters roaming the streets of a hip neighborhood in Queens, New York City, recalling childhood memories, day dreaming and spending time trying to figure everything out.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

NewFilmmakers presents our annual Thanksgiving Show without any turkeys. This year we present two new works in progress films. Your feedback will help their directors make better final films.

6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Joseph Alexandre WARRIORS OF THE DISCO: THE STARCK CLUB DOCUMENTARY

Semyon Pinkhasov WHAT IF: THE HELENE MAYER STORY
Helena Mayer was a German Jew who won the gold medal for Germany in the 1928 Olympics.

7:15PM NEWFILMMAKERS SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Laura Klein THE FALLING OF THE BRIGHT
THE FALLING OF THE BRIGHT tells the story of a pair of teenage siblings, Lilly & Lenny, struggling to celebrate Thanksgiving on their own after the loss of both parents.

Kathy Kolla ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DIME
When a young married couple gets stuck in debt, dollars and dimes are hard to come by. Taking advice from a wacky motivational speaker, however, could cause a turn for the worse.

8:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS FIRST WORK IN PROGRESS SCREENING

Jivko Darakchiev OS
A boy leads a grieving French woman through a series of surreal circumstances where she is forced to make internal sacrifice and assuage her own consciousness. Will the child prevail or will the woman's lustful and restless nature render his attempts to help useless?

9:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS SECOND WORK IN PROGRESS SCREENING

Eric Fischer LAST DAY OF SIMON
Simon Keenan is a young man with no direction in life. Working at a videogame store in his small suburb, Simon wastes time smoking pot and complaining. Only after his girlfriend dumps him and his mother kicks him out of the house does Simon realise that it is he who must make changes. [ Followed by Discussion with the filmmaker ]

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