SCHEDULE & PROGRAM
Every year, a panel of jurors selects films that provoke emotions that range from the comic to the truly poignant. The three day festival weekend kicks off with screening of the winning feature Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty and the winning short Cork’s Cattlebaron from theThe L Magazine’s Northside DIY Film Competition. Also screening are a number of made in Bushwick films and music videos followed by live musical performances. The night is light hearted and fun and a great way to end the week and prepare for the weekend!
Saturday night’s program will focus more on world issues with the screening of Invisible Children’s new documentary film MOVE and German filmmaker Raff Schmerberg’s documentary PROBLEMA. Also screening, will be NAUFRAGE (seen above) by Clorinde Durande as a part of a collection of short films titled “Unrest” presented by Imagespassages, a contemporary visual arts organization based in France.
6:00 – 6:30 Reception
6:30 – 6:45 Music Videos
The Right One
Director: Moh Azima
Band: Phenomenal Handclap Band
Genre: Electro Psych-Soul
New York-based creative production house Cause & [Effect] and director Moh Azima mix visual inventiveness with black and white cinematography to clone Eastern goddesses for electro psych-soul act Phenomenal Hand Clap Band. The muses, with singing lips on the palms of their hands, are surrounded with pyramid-inspired geometric shapes, among other visual techniques, in the ’80 s disco-influenced music video “The Right One”
Director: Frank G. Demarco
Band: Sky White Tiger
Tween sized teentigress Jena Malone, stars as a ghostwhisperer in the debut live music film of brooklyn psych pop band sky white tiger. “Time” Shadows an artist married to her own madness. All filmed in a Synagogue in Ridgewood.
Director: Michael ‘Yoshi’ Jasionowski
Band: I Am The Avalanche
The video for “Brooklyn Dodgers” takes fans back to where it all started for the band, I Am the Avalanche. Set amidst their version of Brooklyn and spanning the neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg & Bushwick, the video follows I Am the Avalanche as each band member takes to the streets of Brooklyn while going about their daily routine. The metaphorical journey was meant to illustrate the five years of dormancy culminating in the bands re-emergence and release of their sophmore album, ‘Avalanche United’. ‘Brooklyn Dodgers’ attempts to capture the band’s nostalgia for the long gone days of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York gentlemen with the present day scene of graffiti, tattoos, beers and buds.
6:45 – 7:00 - Shorts
Director: Michelle Günther and Lucas Marx
Director: Jeanne Susplugas
A young lady, apparently suffering, is taking a bath of capsules. She moves slowly the head, tries to get up, falls again. This film investigates the problem of excessive drug consumption in western countries, their omnipresence in the daily life and these multiple uses. The chosen kind of bathtub makes reference to the luxurious bathrooms, the sets of Hollywood tragedies bound to pain, suicide, medicines, alcohol. This film also expresses the loneliness of our nomads’ generations where legal or illegal drug becomes a privileged travel companion.
Director: Mihai Grecu
Genre : Experimental
Men and dark dogs move in an dream-like universe, cold and hostile. Tensions appear and circulate in the different places. This is an abstract dialogue, fed with aggressiveness and half-ritual gestures which are reciprocally starting and cancelling each others. The correspondences which are being created between actions and spaces transform bodies, deceive physical laws and transfigure the matter.
7:00 – 10:00pm L Magazine’s Northside DIY Film Competition presents…
Director: Eric Steele
A young protege and his boss sit down for a life-changing steak dinner in Omaha, Nebraska.
7:15 – 7:45: Intermission
7:45 – 9:15 – Feature
Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty
Director: James Yaegashi
“Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty” is the story of three friends who are too old to be young and too young to be old. In this charming romantic comedy set in Park Slope, Brooklyn, mid-life crises overtake a group of friends Michael, Franklin and Lloyd who are facing the precipice of middle-age. Michael, a former indie rocker, is a new dad and not sure how he feels about his life of comfortable domesticity. Franklin is a recently divorced college professor who’s convinced he’s a loser and no one will love him ever, ever again. Lloyd is an aspiring novella-ist and reluctant part-time notary who’s most successful at eating nachos and shunning commitment from his longtime on-again/off-again friend-with-benefits Kit.
4:00 – 4:45 Reception
4:45 – 5:05 Shorts
Until the Quiet Comes
Director: Kahlil Joseph
Music By: Flying Lotus
Director: Moussa Sarr
Director: Momoko Seto
Salt: trace, absence of water, passage of time,invading epidemic, living cemetery.
Water: manoeuvre, absolute value, fertility, rhizomes, chance.
Cotton: corruption, economic issues, hydrophily, desertification.
Director: Clorinde Durand
“Naufrage” lists fears: the narration stops at the frozen instant. But “Naufrage” relates something. What is it talking about ? We don’t know…perhaps an accident, a depression, an explosion ? This scene might be the summit of a catastrophe scenario : the moment of physical emotion. However, nothing in the sequence of events tries to explain this state of things.
5:05pm – 6:00pm
Director: Jedidiah Jenkins
Produced and Presented by: Invisible Children
Run Time: 30 mins
Invisible Children’s latest film documenting their efforts to bring a permanent end to atrocities being carried out by rebel group The Lord’s Resistance Army in Central and East Africa.
6:00 – 6:30 Break
6:30 – 6:45
Presenting One Liberia with donations to go towards supporting A liberian college education.
6:45 – 8:30 – Short & Feature
Director: Jean Gabriel Periot
6:50 – 8:30 - Feature Documentary
Director: Ralf Schmerberg
Run Time: 97min
A cinematic interpretation of the world’s largest round table gathering, PROBLEMA is a visually imaginative, thought-provoking invitation to a world of global dilemmas. Spanning seventeen questions confronting who we are and where we’re going, the film follows the insights, perceptions, reflections and views of over 100 people from more than 50 nations sat together in Bebelplatz square – the very place where, seven decades before, the Nazis made a bonfire of books.
3:00 – 3:30 Reception
3:30 – 4:30 Panel Discussions
We will open with a panel discussion with Directors Randy Wilkins, Janice Ahn, Billy Gerard Frank and actress Serena Reeder. The discussion will be moderated by actor Ernest Wadell of Law & Order and The Wire. The following topics will be discussed.
Filmmaking – Indie or Studio? What are the pros and cons?
How has the internet and technology changed the face of filmmaking?
Is self-distribution helping or hurting independent filmmakers?
The effect of American films dominating the world box office.
4:30 – 4:45 Break
4:45 – 5:55 Shorts
There’s a Dead Crow Outside
Director: Morgan Miller
Genre: Short Animation
It hasn’t been dead for too long. Still edible.
Director: Philippe Astorg
Director: Adam Waltner
Genre: Experimental Dance Video
A hypnotic and effecting dance piece set to “Waldlander im Herbst” from the Funeral Doom phenomenon CELESTIIAL (Tanner Anderson)
Director: Eric Phelan
How Far Will One Man Go to Keep a Secret? Everyone Has a Price
Killing Time with Lizzie Boredom
Director: Lizzie Boredom
Genre: Alternative Comedy
Lizzie Boredom is an agoraphobic hypochondriac who dreams of becoming the next big thing. Elizabeth J. Theis directs and stars in this absurd comedy pilot – a disturbing and hilarious portrayal of the madness and mania that occurs when a girl simply has too much time (and blood) on her hands.
Director: Romas Zabarauskus
Created as a reaction to the state’s homophobia in Lithuania, a short film “Porno Melodrama” tells an original story about the dangers of love. Jonas enjoys his life with his boyfriend Matas, but he wants to emigrate from homophobic Lithuania. In order to earn money, Jonas accepts to star in a porno film with his ex-girlfriend Akvile. But what if some unrequited love still lingers in Akvile’s heart?
5:55 – 6:15 – Break
6:15-7:00 – Shorts
Writing on the Wall / Escrito en la Pared
Director: Michael Goode and Nina Soriano
Bogotá has become a center for urban art, and we highlight 2 of the most prominent artists here, and explore exactly what graffiti is.
Infidelity Mutual LLC
Director: Marcela Coto
Band: Cuban Cigar Crisis
Genre: Music Video
San Francisco based band Cuban Cigar Crisis release a sexually deviant, Depeche Mode inspired, track and video from their upcoming album. The video see’s a man haunted by his past loves and a glitching, digital monster that eventual consumes him.
Director: Mike McSweeney
Run Time: 32:00
Genre: Experimental Music Film
The police are not the good guys in this wonderful piece of impressionistic sound chronicling the musicians who play for tips (and love of the art) in New York’s subway system. McSweeney lets the music and the sounds of the trains tell the story, with no narration. He skillfully edits city and subway scenes with the musicians — who play everything from saws to saxophones in every style from folk to flamenco to jazz-funk. “Sound Underground” is a joyous film that illustrates why people play music.
–End Of Program