Event

Short Films: ‘Documentaries’
14
Oct
2017

Short Films: ‘Documentaries’

  • Location:1115 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Venue:LightSpace Studios New York
  • Length:12:00 pm – 01:30 pm

SHORT FILMS: ‘DOCUMENTARIES’ // 1hr 30min // Saturday 10/13 // 12:00pm // Lightspace Studio A/B // Q&A with Directors Post-Screening


THE HUMAN FACE // Aline Pimentel // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2wDssRD

SYNOPSIS:

By giving meaning to each and every mark on his sculptures Kazuhiro gives meaning to his own

life. Experiencing what is behind every wrinkle of time on the human face, transforms a superficial mask into a window to the soul. The film is a door into the life of makeup artist and hyperrealistic sculptor Kazuhiro Tsuji. We see how his life mixes with that of his creations. Characters such as Abraham Lincoln and Frida Kahlo, who had breakthroughs in their life, as did Kazu. We learn why he decided to leave the movie industry and concentrate solely on his sculptures.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Aline Pimentel is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and now lives and works in New York City. She started her career in fashion, collaborating for years with numerous magazines such as Vogue, GQ, ShowStudio and more. As the fashion industry began increasingly moving towards digital and video, Aline pivoted her focus to production work and has since produced a multitude of fashion and art videos. She also expanded her reach into video interviews with the Huffington Post, in which she works with leading personalities in the worlds of fashion, art and pop culture.


I AM HER // Sasha Pezenik // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2yQDUa0

SYNOPSIS:

Out of the limelight, under the streetlight, enter the world of NYC’s transgender underclass. One church opens its doors to provide meals, clothing and sometimes, a little drag show magic.


LOOK AT ME // Patrick G. Lee, Marco Alessi // USA

WATCH TRAILER: http://bit.ly/2jHpaGM

SYNOPSIS:

An exploration of queer and trans self-representation in the age of social media. Contains graphic nudity.

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:

Patrick G. Lee is a queer Korean American storyteller. He’s working on a documentary on Asian American coming out narratives, and another on New York as a place of queer coming of age. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Mother Jones, ProPublica, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and CNN.com.

Marco Alessi is a film director and occasional producer looking to unsettle convention but still tickle the masses. He also works with In Trust Films as a production assistant and researcher to help them develop their next feature film. Marco graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in English Literature and Language.


KENT STAYS IN THE WOODS // Jackson Devereux // USA

SYNOPSIS:

A portrait of a life in rural America, KENT follows an amiable cab driver in Central Maine who lives alone in a trailer in the woods.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Jackson is an emerging Australian documentary producer currently working out of NYC. Since moving to the city, he has co-produced the feature “Rikers” which premiered at DOC NYC Fest 2016, aired nationally on PBS last spring and was awarded the Media Advocacy Award at the 49th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. Most recently he spent the last year and a half implanted with the FBI’s New York office for a Docuseries on USA Network called INSIDE THE FBI: NEW YORK. He is now working on several projects in early production for Blowback Productions and Brick City TV, run by award winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin.


THE TABLES // Jon Bunning // USA

SYNOPSIS:

A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Jon Bunning grew up on Air Force bases around the Midwest eventually landing in Omaha, Nebraska. After college he moved to New York to pursue a career as an advertising creative director. In recent years he branched out into photography and documentary filmmaking. His photo essay on Bhutan was recognized by National Geographic. His first two films were shot entirely by himself, playing the roles of director, producer, cinematographer and sound recordist. His second documentary The Tables won the audience award for best short documentary at the world premiere in the Ashland Independent Film Festival. It sold out at the New York premiere in The Manhattan Film Festival. The success of The Tables has already led to his first commercial directing project for Google.

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