Film

Thursday, September 26

8:15 PM

Opening night Film for 2013

In this charming romantic comedy, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters – two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, “Hank and Asha” is a film about identity, longing, and the irresistible appeal of entertaining life’s what-ifs.

www.hankandasha.com
www.facebook.com/HankandAsha
https://twitter.com/HankandAsha

Winner, Audience Award, 2013 Slamdance Film Festival – World Premiere
Winner, Best Producer, 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival
Winner, Best Cinematography, 2013 Woods Hole Film Festival
Winner, Best Feature, First Prize, 2013 Rhode Island Film Festival
Winner, Best Feature, 2013 Portland Film Festival

 

Friday, September 27

6:00 PM

camino

Camino The Journey to Santiago

An impressionistic film, it explores the ancient pilgrimage across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. The images and sounds of the adventure gradually unfold with music by Andy Reed, revealing unique experiences and inspiring and encouraging you to travel the Camino Frances or The Way of St. James.

finding-franklin

Finding Franklin

Upon returning home for the funeral of her grandfather, Violet finds that she has been left with more than just mementos but also a mystery—a man named Franklin.

louder-please

LOUDER, please

Even though Michael is a very smart student, he believes that people can read his mind. The biggest danger he sees in his classmates.  In attempts to reveal the mysterious mind reader, Michael reveals something else.

Recently screened at: Brooklyn Shorts Film Festival, New Hope Film Festival

badass-brock

Badass Brock

Badass Brock is badass, so badass, in fact, he wears leather pants, and has a bigger pistol than you could ever hope for. Bottom line, he’s the best damn agent there is. After he’s paralyzed in a fiery explosion, Brock grabs a chair and starts wheeling to the rescue…because that’s just how he rolls.

things-father-never-taught

The Things My Father Never Taught Me

Melvin gives useless dating advice to his three-year-old son.  He teaches him to dress well, act with confidence and spend time in the right places.  Everything goes horribly wrong, until Melvin meets Mary, an attractive single mother.  After a clumsy romantic advance, Melvin is shot down and forced to reconsider his role as romance expert.

girls-named-pinky

Girls Named Pinky

When a woman is assaulted in a late night bar, Morris Munsey steps in.  Morris is an average guy who wants nothing more than a beautiful woman to share his life with, but the danger that surrounds him challenges his chances with this sexy foreign stranger.

https://www.facebook.com/girlsnamedpinky

ed

Ed

Meet Ed and his extraordinary life. Fifty years of an unforgettable journey. Many loves, adventures and remarkable stories. What nobody knows is why Ed wants to end it.

http://www.edthemovie.com/

https://www.facebook.com/edfilme

FucKtheparents

F**K the Parents

When Max gets dumped by his girlfriend, he starts dating the next best thing: her parents. The film has been called “funny,” “shocking,” and “strangely tender.” It’s a highly weird, highly personal story about relationships of all shapes, sizes, and ages.

white-reindeer

Suzanne Barrington is a contented middle-class real estate agent with a picture-perfect future, complete with a loving husband and a tropical Hawaiian home in the works. But when a tragedy occurs, she finds herself confronting an alternate future during one long cold Christmas season. Blending subversive humor with a poignant character study, this dark comedy examines the intricacy of grieving and how one moves unconsciously forward, even when it feels like standing still. Heavy adult content.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Reindeer/472663162801632

Recently screened at: SXSW

8:30 PM

loves-her-gun

After being accosted in her Brooklyn neighborhood, a traumatized Allie (Trieste Kelly Dunn) follows some hipster friends to Austin. Once there, however, another Texas subculture influences her vulnerable state of mind, causing her to act and react in ways that she wouldn’t otherwise. This patient drama takes a balanced look at the gun culture as well as the effects that violence has on the mind.

https://www.facebook.com/LovesHerGun
http://swervepictures.wix.com/loves-her-gun

Recently screened at: SXSW

broken-side-time

Dolce, a risqué photography “model,” has grown older and wary of the lifestyle that accompanies her profession. Determined to start over, she heads home (to Bay City, Michigan) and revisits many of her old photographers along the way. Her intensely provocative sexual journey captures a world rarely spoken of, let alone broken wide open. Heavy adult content.

https://www.facebook.com/BrokenSideOfTime

Recently screened at: Vision Film Festival (premiered)

11:15 PM

route-30-too

In this remote region of Pennsylvania, anything can happen (and usually does), especially when the ghost woman who haunts a local highway begins to feel threatened by the arrival of a spaceship carrying an alien (Beth Behrs, Two Broke Girls). As the townspeople mix with UFO hunters at a local (if prudish) strip club, events turn even stranger. This goofy farce blends over-the-top comedy with local flavor to mock everything from small town mores to long-held conspiracy theories.

http://www.route30too.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RT30Trilogy

Recently screened at: Berlin Independent Film Festival  - Winner Best Sci-Fi/Horror; Buffalo Niagara Film Festival – Winner Best Comedy

Saturday, September 28

10:00 AM

cellar-dwellers

Cellar Dwellers

When the real world treats his college degree as laughable, Luke Jones takes matters into his own hands in true slacker style.

http://vimeo.com/71245203

special-delivery

Special Delivery

Uncle G’s got some skeletons in his closet, and Paulie’s getting tired of cleaning up his messes… really tired.

flip-this

Flip This!

One hapless man follows his sudden passion for real estate investments and drags his poor son along for the ride.

handbag

The Handbag

In a single day, a woman finds a handbag in the woods, meets a would-be Prince Charming, and makes a decision that will change her life.

like-glue

Like Glue

John and Melissa have a combative, dysfunctional relationship. John, an ex-cop who was discharged after suffering a crippling injury on the force adopts Melissa, an emotionally troubled older girl.

gunned

Gunned

A young man contemplates his life while at gunpoint.

11:30 AM

felt-like-love

Navigating the rough beginnings of her adolescence as well as the rough neighborhood of her New Jersey setting, Lila befriends Sammy, an older boy with whom she can relate. Their relationship, however, become strained when their age difference becomes an issue. This riveting, realistic account of growing-up too fast features a breakout performance by Gina Piersanti.

https://www.facebook.com/ItFeltLikeLove

Recently screened at: Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Nashville Film Festival

route-30-too

In this remote region of Pennsylvania, anything can happen (and usually does), especially when the ghost woman who haunts a local highway begins to feel threatened by the arrival of a spaceship carrying an alien (Beth Behrs, Two Broke Girls). As the townspeople mix with UFO hunters at a local (if prudish) strip club, events turn even stranger. This goofy farce blends over-the-top comedy with local flavor to mock everything from small town mores to long-held conspiracy theories.

http://www.route30too.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RT30Trilogy

Recently screened at: Berlin Independent Film Festival  - Winner Best Sci-Fi/Horror; Buffalo Niagara Film Festival – Winner Best Comedy

1:30 PM

tall-as-baobab-tree

When her brother injures himself, Coumba must assert herself to stop her father from marrying-off her younger sister instead of allowing her to finish her education. This superbly shot and acted drama, set in a remote Senegalese village, examines one’s responsibilities to culture and to family weighed against the greater opportunities offered by the wider modern world. Not just a family drama, the film is a deep allegory for such conflicts across civilizations.

http://tallasthebaobabtree.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TallastheBaobabTree

Recently screened at: San Francisco International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam

street-saints

Street Saints

A documentary portrait that journeys into the heart and soul of New Orleans’ unique brand of music and culture through the eyes and ears of a diverse and talented ensemble of artists, musicians, and entertainers who share a deep passion for the city they call home.

light-me-up

Light Me Up

When people leave a room light bulbs come to life. The Wattsons are a family of bulbs that work in an antique shop. Frank and Linda manage all the bulbs in the store, but when they ask their son, Louie, to take over they find out he has bigger dreams of traveling across the street to be a spotlight.

https://www.facebook.com/lightmeupfilm

best-both-worlds

Best of Both Worlds

Struggling to find a normal woman, Charlie meets Michelle and questions if he can accept the “best of both worlds” when she reveals she turns into a guy named Michael during the day.

https://www.facebook.com/BOBWShortFilm

shoot-er

Shoot’er

Alex is a highly skilled shooter, a hired gun for a special clientele. We follow him on his current job as he retells how he came to be.

https://www.facebook.com/shooterthemovie

eat

Eat

A photo shoot. The model Helen is unnerved. Back in the changing room she makes a surprising discovery. Everything around her is edible—the chair, the TV, the walls…

soul-chamber

Soul Chamber

The surrealist tale of a father who becomes corrupted as he betrays his daughter. Removing her soul, he places it in a chamber and displays it and her lifeless body for profit throughout the countryside. For the daughter it is a journey of becoming herself and rising above betrayal through forgiveness.

https://www.facebook.com/soulchamberfilm?fref=ts

gunned

Gunned

A young man contemplates his life while at gunpoint.

treibjagd

Treibjagd (The Driven Hunt)

On a driven hunt a young huntress aims to shoot her first stag—and deeply hits her dad’s hunter-heart.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Treibjagd-The-Driven-Hunt/385832901433177

burmese-refugee

Burmese Refugee

San Aung, a refugee from Burma, has escaped his oppressive homeland. He now faces an uncertain future in America. Unable to work in his learned trade, San Aung slaves day after day in a dingy restaurant kitchen. Meanwhile, his family is still stranded in a Thai refugee camp.

https://www.facebook.com/burmeserefugee/info

3:30 PM

DETONATOR-still01

Sully fights to hold on to his family when a toxic friend resurfaces. In this gritty thriller, Sully, former frontman of a once prominent punk band, anxiously trudges toward a new world in order to remain in his young son’s daily life when ex-bandmate, Mick, catches him mid-stride with a promise to make good on an old debt. In one hellish night that stretches till dawn, Sully chases Mick through the recesses of Philadelphia. Original score & Music by punk icon, Joe Jack Talcum, guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the Dead Milkmen.

http://www.detonatormovie.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DETONATOR/213622322008013

Recently screened at: Cinequest Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival

larrikin-lad

Meet Warren Fahey, Australia’s foremost musicologist and folklorist, responsible for spreading music throughout his native land. From roaming his country with a tape recorder to starting his own record company, Fahey has had only one goal: to keep his nation’s music alive. This absorbing documentary follows the lad’s story from pure passion to earned authority.

http://www.warrenfahey.com/

Recently screened at: Australian National Folk Festival, Woodland Film Festival, Tenerife International Film Festival, World Music & Independent Film Festival

Rabbit Stories - poster

What do an unhappy suburban couple, a death row inmate, his changeling pen-pal, a neurotic therapist, and her cult-leading father have in common? Find out in this quirky comedy that threads three separate narratives into one wild ride. This lengthy feature packed full of memorable characters and laugh-out-loud moments includes something for everyone.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rabbit-Stories/266423421060

6:30 PM

band-called-death

Discover Punk Rock before it became cool. Discover a band called “Death,” three Detroit brothers who, in their bedroom in the early1970s, would begin a movement before its time, only to be prematurely discarded in the age of Disco. This absorbing documentary follows the life, death, and re-emergence of the first “black” Punk band, perhaps the first Punk band period. Featuring commentary from Alice Cooper and Henry Rollins.

http://abandcalleddeath.com/

https://twitter.com/bandcalleddeath

Recently screened at: SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival

lily

Recovering from her intensive cancer treatments while juggling her relationship with an older man and his children, Lily find herself at odds with what she should do next. An ambitious artist, she attempts to reclaim some of her old life only to be haunted by her estrangement from her father. This psychological portrait of a young woman at a crossroads explores the rigors of life post-cancer.

Recently screened at: Tribeca Film Festival

8:30 PM

gbf

Caught in a battle for popularity among three girls at his school, Tanner is accidentally “outed,” making him the coveted G.B.F. (“gay best friend”). This sharp-tongued take on the teen comedy genre, in the tradition of Mean Girls and John Hughes, deconstructs the gender role clichés formed in high school and the media. Featuring cameos by Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, Jonathan Silverman, and Rebecca Gayheart.

https://www.facebook.com/GBFmovie

Recently screened at: Tribeca Film Festival

things-i-dont-understad

Stalled in her personal and professional life, Violet Kubelick attempts to fuse the two together as she befriends a cancer patient in order to finish her post-graduate degree on near death experiences. The results, however, are messy as she finds her preoccupation with death influencing every aspect of her life, including her relationship with the handsome bartender who works below her apartment. This honest romantic-comedy probes beneath the surface of simple longings, revealing complexity in even the smallest choice.

http://www.tidu-film.com/
https://www.facebook.com/THINGSIDONTUNDERSTAND

Recent awards: Best Narrative Feature – Indie Spirit Film Festival; Best Feature – Philadelphia Independent Film Festival; Best Feature – Coney Island Film Festival

Sunday, September 29

12:00 PM

tall-as-baobab-tree

When her brother injures himself, Coumba must assert herself to stop her father from marrying-off her younger sister instead of allowing her to finish her education. This superbly shot and acted drama, set in a remote Senegalese village, examines one’s responsibilities to culture and to family weighed against the greater opportunities offered by the wider modern world. Not just a family drama, the film is a deep allegory for such conflicts across civilizations.

http://tallasthebaobabtree.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TallastheBaobabTree

Recently screened at: San Francisco International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam

lily

Recovering from her intensive cancer treatments while juggling her relationship with an older man and his children, Lily find herself at odds with what she should do next. An ambitious artist, she attempts to reclaim some of her old life only to be haunted by her estrangement from her father. This psychological portrait of a young woman at a crossroads explores the rigors of life post-cancer.

Recently screened at: Tribeca Film Festival

gbf

Caught in a battle for popularity among three girls at his school, Tanner is accidentally “outed,” making him the coveted G.B.F. (“gay best friend”). This sharp-tongued take on the teen comedy genre, in the tradition of Mean Girls and John Hughes, deconstructs the gender role clichés formed in high school and the media. Featuring cameos by Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, Jonathan Silverman, and Rebecca Gayheart.

https://www.facebook.com/GBFmovie

Recently screened at: Tribeca Film Festival

2:00 PM

remote-area-medical

Attracting the rural population within the Tennessee Valley, a mobile medical unit provides attention to those desperately needing all manner of medical treatments. This harrowing documentary chronicles a weekend in the life of volunteer doctors and their patients, hypnotically capturing the simple comforts and overwhelming frustrations of those in need. This uncomfortable portrait of American life shines a light beneath the usual political and economical arguments surrounding health care.

https://www.facebook.com/remoteareamedicalmovie

Recently awards: Audience Award for Best American Indie – RiverRun International FF, NTP Human Spirit Award – Nashville FF, Special Jury Prize – IFF Boston

boogie-stomp

Rediscover the roots of jazz, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll, as two piano masters (Bob Seeley and Bob Baldori) attempt to preserve and bring back the long-lost art of the “boogie-woogie.” Featuring a detailed history of the genre and foot-stomping concert footage, this documentary begins in a Michigan seafood restaurant and travels as far as Russian concert halls to tell the story of a music that just won’t quit. Sure to excite aficionados and general music lovers alike!

 http://www.boogiestomp.com/documentary.htm

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seeley-Baldori/42522549847

Recently screened at: Chain NYC Film Festival (awarded BEST OF FEST), and Director Bob Baldori was awarded Best Director of a Documentary

loves-her-gun

After being accosted in her Brooklyn neighborhood, a traumatized Allie (Trieste Kelly Dunn) follows some hipster friends to Austin. Once there, however, another Texas subculture influences her vulnerable state of mind, causing her to act and react in ways that she wouldn’t otherwise. This patient drama takes a balanced look at the gun culture as well as the effects that violence has on the mind.

https://www.facebook.com/LovesHerGun
http://swervepictures.wix.com/loves-her-gun

Recently screened at: SXSW

4:30 PM

white-reindeer

Suzanne Barrington is a contented middle-class real estate agent with a picture-perfect future, complete with a loving husband and a tropical Hawaiian home in the works. But when a tragedy occurs, she finds herself confronting an alternate future during one long cold Christmas season. Blending subversive humor with a poignant character study, this dark comedy examines the intricacy of grieving and how one moves unconsciously forward, even when it feels like standing still. Heavy adult content.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Reindeer/472663162801632

Recently screened at: SXSW

things-i-dont-understad

Stalled in her personal and professional life, Violet Kubelick attempts to fuse the two together as she befriends a cancer patient in order to finish her post-graduate degree on near death experiences. The results, however, are messy as she finds her preoccupation with death influencing every aspect of her life, including her relationship with the handsome bartender who works below her apartment. This honest romantic-comedy probes beneath the surface of simple longings, revealing complexity in even the smallest choice.

http://www.tidu-film.com/
https://www.facebook.com/THINGSIDONTUNDERSTAND

Recent awards: Best Narrative Feature – Indie Spirit Film Festival; Best Feature – Philadelphia Independent Film Festival; Best Feature – Coney Island Film Festival

camino

Camino The Journey to Santiago

An impressionistic film, it explores the ancient pilgrimage across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. The images and sounds of the adventure gradually unfold with music by Andy Reed, revealing unique experiences and inspiring and encouraging you to travel the Camino Frances or The Way of St. James.

finding-franklin

Finding Franklin

Upon returning home for the funeral of her grandfather, Violet finds that she has been left with more than just mementos but also a mystery—a man named Franklin.

louder-please

LOUDER, please

Even though Michael is a very smart student, he believes that people can read his mind. The biggest danger he sees in his classmates.  In attempts to reveal the mysterious mind reader, Michael reveals something else.

Recently screened at: Brooklyn Shorts Film Festival, New Hope Film Festival

badass-brock

Badass Brock

Badass Brock is badass, so badass, in fact, he wears leather pants, and has a bigger pistol than you could ever hope for. Bottom line, he’s the best damn agent there is. After he’s paralyzed in a fiery explosion, Brock grabs a chair and starts wheeling to the rescue…because that’s just how he rolls.

things-father-never-taught

The Things My Father Never Taught Me

Melvin gives useless dating advice to his three-year-old son.  He teaches him to dress well, act with confidence and spend time in the right places.  Everything goes horribly wrong, until Melvin meets Mary, an attractive single mother.  After a clumsy romantic advance, Melvin is shot down and forced to reconsider his role as romance expert.

girls-named-pinky

Girls Named Pinky

When a woman is assaulted in a late night bar, Morris Munsey steps in.  Morris is an average guy who wants nothing more than a beautiful woman to share his life with, but the danger that surrounds him challenges his chances with this sexy foreign stranger.

https://www.facebook.com/girlsnamedpinky

ed

Ed

Meet Ed and his extraordinary life. Fifty years of an unforgettable journey. Many loves, adventures and remarkable stories. What nobody knows is why Ed wants to end it.

http://www.edthemovie.com/

https://www.facebook.com/edfilme

FucKtheparents

F**K the Parents

When Max gets dumped by his girlfriend, he starts dating the next best thing: her parents. The film has been called “funny,” “shocking,” and “strangely tender.” It’s a highly weird, highly personal story about relationships of all shapes, sizes, and ages.

7:00 PM

farah-goes-bang

A young, low-level staffer working within John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, Farah has another goal in mind besides winning the election: losing her virginity. Her quest parallels the cross-country campaign, as she and her friends visit various battleground states, coming to terms with both the country and themselves. This provocative feature film probes beneath large movements and personal desires, exploring the expectations we create for our lives.

http://www.farahgoesbang.com/
https://www.facebook.com/farahgoesbang

Recently screened at: Tribeca Film Festival