December 18, 2013

NewFilmmakers Christmas Show

On Wednesday, December 18th, NewFilmmakers presents its annual Christmas Screening Series.
7:15 PM Second Short Film Program

Pierre Stefanos BRIGHTON (2012, 27 minutes)
'Brighton' follows the journey of Edward as he ventures to the famed English south coastal resort for a day on the town. The reason for his trip is unclear, at first, as we watch him paste photographs of himself as a young boy at famed monuments around Brighton, all the while ignoring phone calls that come in to his mobile throughout the day from his boss and his boyfriend. After breaking up a moment of schoolboy bullying, Edward's demeanor changes. Upon meeting, and then flirting with, a Canadian tourist named Ben, Edward becomes more resolute to resist the man's charms, making his way to the Brighton seafront in the dark of night.

Dustin Shroff DEFLATED (2012, 5 minutes)
Chris has come to the super-store with his dad to spend his allowance - his heart set on getting a bouncy ball. But when he gets to the toy aisle, he soon discovers that all of the balls in the ball cage are bright pink.

Michael Natale KATE (2013, 27 minutes)
After 5 years with his boyfriend, film blogger Gary Willis has grown tired of the annoyances that come with dating men.

8:30 PM Third Short Film Program

Hannah Leshaw FICTIONAL ME, FICTIONAL YOU (2013, 12 mins)
A self-conscious man escapes from his loneliness into an elaborate romantic fantasy about his neighbor.

Joseph Megel ABOUT TIME (2012, 19 minutes)
A short film about love, loss and letting go. A young man, raised by his father after the death of his mother, finds himself stalled in his life and unable to pursue his dreams of pursuing an acting career.

James Marcolin LEFT WITH A BITTER TASTE IN THE MOUTH (2012, 25 minutes)
The story follows the emotional journey of a friendship between Adam and Alice. Together they move from Jersey to New York City, but with different goals and desires for their lives. The film examines the harsh realities of love, sexuality, sex, paranoia, selfishness and addiction in today's society. A world where values are slipping and the human beings are living their lives oblivious to their own selfishness.

NewFilmmakers,now in its sixteenth year, is New York’s leading Screening Series. NewFilmmakers screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. New York Admission is $6 for the whole evening and tickets are available at the Anthology Box Office the night of screening.