New York City Program

September 9th

 

 

 

SUPER SHORTS



Dependent
by Eva Lanska | 2:28

The story of one person who is susceptible to addiction. Life, where nicotine, alcohol, caffeine or other addictions in an instant become the only motivation and meaning in life.

J'adore J'adore
by Maxime Ginolin | 6:06

MagicJack is an alien shape-shifter, coming over the earth to save humanity from self-destruction.

Absence
by Dorothee Briere | 2:40

A mother is on the phone with her daughter.

Rub Your Eyes Until You See Stars
by Guy Renardeau | 2:40

For a moment a young woman’s fear of losing her freedom seems to make a break up inevitable. The constant pressure of the possible return of the other enlarges the nerve wrecking process.

BPM
by Greg Robbins | 4:00
A jogger searching for cheap thrills stumbles upon something more exhilarating.

June Forth Elegies 
by Ina Chen| 7:06

At least 10,000 unarmed civilians were shot on June 4th, 1989, at Tiananmen Square.

Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan
by Guillaume Juin | 4:04

Central Asia was epic! The landscapes were incredibly beautiful and diverse, in such little areas. The people were really nice also. This a great underrated destination to travel.

MUSIC VIDEOS


Alex - Youth (ft. Rachel McAlpine)
by Seth Lopez | 3:40

The ALEX Youth video: an ode to midnight urban landscapes, oddly quiet and empty streets bathed in neon.

Tiwayo "Wild"
by Filip Zaluska | 4:13

A need for freedom, wildness, honesty, even stifled humiliation could be seen as closeness and joy of genuine friendship.

 

 

 

NARRATIVE
SHORTS

 

T(HE)Y
by Caroline Callender, Silver Liftin | 11:04

T(HE)Y was created with the idea of identity in mind. What we’ve each been through and how we are treated by others and society shapes us in very distinct ways.

Sweetheart
by Jeremie Seguin | 17:19

Overtaken by his childhood memories, a teenager finds out the emotional gap that séparâtes him from his mother, who has never shown any sign of affection towards him.

Just After Midnight
by Jean-Raymond Garcia, Anne-Marie Puga | 20:00

Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology.

DNA of Wild Beasts
by Delphine Montaigne | 17:50

Along with her team, the “36′, Lea, commander of the operation, faces the true face of the news, filled with blood crimes, and is on the top on the French police force.

LIGHT ME UP
by Miri Stone | 14:29

“Light Me Up” is about a couple struggling to start a family. After yet another heartbreaking miscarriage, Ivy follows a sprite into a fantasy world to escape her pain.

Alone
by Antoine Laurens | 15:25

A short film adapted from the graphic novel “Tout Seul” by Christophe Chabouté.

Staff Pick
by Cindy Di Xin | 10:25

In 90’s Brooklyn, Cora, a lonely girl in search of connection, discovers a movie rental store that delivers films based on how she feels.

Old Habits
by Sophie Ellsberg | 13:25

Two women are reunited at the scene of the hunting accident that left one of them disabled.

We’re going to Paris
by David Norris | 8:39

An old married couple tries to rob a bank for the purpose of saving their house which has a foreclosure on it, but the couple receives a tremendous surprise when they enter the bank.

Drop Pocket
by Margaux Hemard | 8:59

An estranged middle-aged father arrives back into his childhood town after 20 years for the first time. He attempts to reconnect with his son, whom he abandoned as a toddler, over a high stakes pool game. The son is not aware of the stranger’s true identity.

Feature Films

Kook
by Joseph McKelheer | 01:28:26

It’s the summer of 1983 in a small beach town on the Southern California coast. Recent transplant and awkward teen Doug “Minnesota” Mills is determined to find his way amongst the sun-kissed surfers, renegade latch-key kids, and so-cool-it-hurts skateboarders.

Barney's Wall: Portrait of a Game Changer
by Williams Cole |01:14:00

Barney Rosset’s Grove Press, Evergreen Review and a slate of films changed the cultural landscape of America.

Documentary Shorts

And Then They Came for Us
by Abby Ginzberg, Ken Schneider | 50:00

After calling for a Muslim registry and trying to enact an immigration ban against people from Muslim majority countries, the Trump administration has cited the unconstitutional incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as the precedent. As the documentary And Then They Came for Us demonstrates, the registration and incarceration of Japanese Americans were one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history.

Living on a Dollar a Day
by Thomas Nazario |46:02

This film is based on the making of the award-winning book, Living on a Dollar a Day. It follows the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer as she explores the personal experiences of women, children, and families who live in extreme poverty in ten countries around the world. Her acclaimed images, along with the book’s author, Professor Thomas Nazario’s knowledge of the causes and effects of poverty, as well as other experts in their respective fields, help tell the stories of the daily lives of the poor.

Nothing on US: Pinays Rising
by Evelyn Obamos | 24:39

In NOTHING ON US: PINAYS RISING, Pinay Rapper Ruby Ibarra makes her directorial debut showing how she orchestrated an ambitious vision for her music video of “Us,” working through logistical nightmares and corralling a crowdsourced all-Pinay cast of 200 to create a multi-dimensional narrative. This documentary showcases the song’s global tropes of resistance and solidarity, serving as a Pinay anthem for women to continue rising.

Becoming Visible
by Janet Solomon | 33:00

Becoming Visible is a short multiscreen environmental documentary that explores the pressing issue of offshore oil and gas development off the South African coastline and it’s consequence to our marine life. It advances the theme of nature as political asset and questions the scripts of consumptive economics embedded in South Africa’s governmental approaches to environmental policy. The film focuses on a seismic survey off the East Coast of RSA, which was extended into the whale migration season in July 2016. There were a number of unusual deepwater-mammal strandings during and after this survey.

Paris Program

September 20th - 21st

 

 

 

 

SUPER SHORTS



Dependent
by Eva Lanska

The story of one person who is susceptible to addiction. Life, where nicotine, alcohol, caffeine or other addictions in an instant become the only motivation and meaning in life.

J'adore J'adore
by Maxime Ginolin | 6:06

MagicJack is an alien shape-shifter, coming over the earth to save humanity from self-destruction.

Absence
by Dorothee Briere | 2:40

A mother is on the phone with her daughter.

Rub Your Eyes Until You See Stars
by Guy Renardeau | 2:40

For a moment a young woman’s fear of losing her freedom seems to make a break up inevitable. The constant pressure of the possible return of the other enlarges the nerve wrecking process.

BPM
by Greg Robbins | 4:00
A jogger searching for cheap thrills stumbles upon something more exhilarating.

June Forth Elegies 
by Ina Chen| 7:06

At least 10,000 unarmed civilians were shot on June 4th, 1989, at Tiananmen Square.

Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan
by Guillaume Juin | 4:04

Central Asia was epic! The landscapes were incredibly beautiful and diverse, in such little areas. The people were really nice also. This a great underrated destination to travel.

Feature Films

Kook
by Joseph McKelheer | 01:28:26

It’s the summer of 1983 in a small beach town on the Southern California coast. Recent transplant and awkward teen Doug “Minnesota” Mills is determined to find his way amongst the sun-kissed surfers, renegade latch-key kids, and so-cool-it-hurts skateboarders.

Barney's Wall: Portrait of a Game Changer
by Williams Cole |01:14:00

Barney Rosset’s Grove Press, Evergreen Review and a slate of films changed the cultural landscape of America.

Documentary Shorts

And Then They Came for Us
by Abby Ginzberg, Ken Schneider | 50:00

After calling for a Muslim registry and trying to enact an immigration ban against people from Muslim majority countries, the Trump administration has cited the unconstitutional incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as the precedent. As the documentary And Then They Came for Us demonstrates, the registration and incarceration of Japanese Americans were one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history.

Becoming Visible
by Janet Solomon | 33:00

Becoming Visible is a short multiscreen environmental documentary that explores the pressing issue of offshore oil and gas development off the South African coastline and it’s consequence to our marine life. It advances the theme of nature as political asset and questions the scripts of consumptive economics embedded in South Africa’s governmental approaches to environmental policy. The film focuses on a seismic survey off the East Coast of RSA, which was extended into the whale migration season in July 2016. There were a number of unusual deepwater-mammal strandings during and after this survey.

 

 

 

 

NARRATIVE
SHORTS

T(HE)Y
by Caroline Callender, Silver Liftin | 11:04

T(HE)Y was created with the idea of identity in mind. What we’ve each been through and how we are treated by others and society shapes us in very distinct ways.

Sweetheart
by Jeremie Seguin | 17:19

Overtaken by his childhood memories, a teenager finds out the emotional gap that séparâtes him from his mother, who has never shown any sign of affection towards him.

Just After Midnight
by Jean-Raymond Garcia, Anne-Marie Puga | 20:00

Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of bling people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology.

DNA of Wild Beasts
by Delphine Montaigne | 17:50

Along with her team, the “36′, Lea, commander of the operation, faces the true face of the news, filled with blood crimes, and is on the top on the French police force.

LIGHT ME UP
by Miri Stone | 14:29

“Light Me Up” is about a couple struggling to start a family. After yet another heartbreaking miscarriage, Ivy follows a sprite into a fantasy world to escape her pain.

Alone
by Antoine Laurens | 15:25

A short film adapted from the graphic novel “Tout Seul” by Christophe Chabouté.

Staff Pick
by Cindy Di Xin | 10:25

In 90’s Brooklyn, Cora, a lonely girl in search of connection, discovers a movie rental store that delivers films based on how she feels.

Old Habits
by Sophie Ellsberg | 13:25

Two women are reunited at the scene of the hunting accident that left one of them disabled.

We’re going to Paris
by David Norris | 8:39

An old married couple tries to rob a bank for the purpose of saving their house which has a foreclosure on it, but the couple receives a tremendous surprise when they enter the bank.

Drop Pocket
by Margaux Hemard | 8:59

An estranged middle-aged father arrives back into his childhood town after 20 years for the first time. He attempts to reconnect with his son, whom he abandoned as a toddler, over a high stakes pool game. The son is not aware of the stranger’s true identity.