Adama

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Directed by David Felix Sutcliffe

Adama, a Muslim girl from Harlem, became the youngest person swept up by the FBI in a terrorism investigation when she was just 16. Released after six weeks with no charges, Adama must struggle to keep her family together when her father is deported.

  • 58mins 13secs
  • New York Premiere

Bad Mother Fucker

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Directed by: Ilya Naishuller

An action packed first person adventure with elements of sci-fi, featuring death defying stunts and a rocking soundtrack.

  • 5mins


 

Bewilderbeast

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Directed by Balder Skånström-Bo

Mads is living on the brink of deadly apathy in the aristocratic family mansion. He moves numb through life until the day his doctor prescribes him a trip out into the "real world". Here Mads' undiscovered fondness for absurd vulgarity and voluminous violence is awakened, and his life can begin.

  • 25mins 20secs
  • New York Premiere

 


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The Birdman

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Directed by: Jessie Auritt

With CDs, VHSs and old cassettes stacked head high, Rainbow Music is a hoarders’ paradise but its quirky owner, 'Birdman', knows exactly where everything is. Despite the rise of online music sales and the infiltration of Starbucks and Subways, this East Village shop maintains its mom-and-pop feel.

  • 10mins 37secs

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The Caretaker

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Directed by Lauren Lillie

"The Caretaker" is about a seemingly normal woman who tends to an otherworldly creature within the confines of her apartment.

  • 7mins 24secs

 


 

Cicada Princess

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Directed by: Mauricio Baiocchi

Cicadas go to the party at the end of their lives

6mins


 

Fear of Flying

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Directed by Conor Finnegan

A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading South for the winter.

  • 9 mins 


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The Go Doc Project

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Directed by Cory Krueckeberg

Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he's cyber-obsessed with. THE GO DOC PROJECT is a fast, fleeting summer fling. It's one young man's foundation firming up as he steps into his future.

  • 91 mins
  • New York Premiere

 


 

Having You

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Directed by Sam Hoare

Jack has finally managed to propose to his infertile girlfriend when his life is turned upside down by the arrival of an old one-night stand that introduces him to his seven year old son.

  • 1hour 25mins
  • New York Premiere

 


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The History of Future Folk

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Directed by Jeremy Kipp Walker & J. AndersonMitchell

Aliens from the planet Hondo cancel their plans of world domination to form a bluegrass band and fall in love in this wonderfully odd, surprisingly sweet sci-fi musical comedy.

  • 1 hour 25 minutes


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How to Follow Strangers

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Directed by Chioke Nassor & Featuring Ilana Glazer and Chris Roberti

 

There's a true story of a woman who died in her apartment and it took people a year to find her body. A young man obsessed with this urban tragedy disappears, wondering if anyone will notice. A woman who shares his commuting schedule DOES notice and makes an effort to figure out what happened...

  • 80 mins
  • New York Premiere
  • Available On Demand Here

 


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i hate myself :)

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Directed by Joanna Arnow

Filmmaker Joanna Arnow documents her relationship with racially charged poet-provocateur James Kepple. What starts out as an uncomfortably intimate portrait of a dysfunctional relationship, quickly turns into a complex commentary on societal repression, sexuality and self-confrontation through art 

  • 56mins
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I Have Your Heart

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Directed by Jim Batt

The story of a good girl with a bad heart, and the boy whose death will save her life.

Told through darkly whimsical stopmotion, the film is a tale about love, loss, and open‐heart surgery. 

  • 4min 25secs
  • New York Premiere

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Il Nozzo

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Directed by Sarah Rothberg

A fellow sits down for a scrumptious meal. A courageous pepper finds itself somewhere unexpected.

  • 1 min
  • World Premiere

 


 

Move Mountain

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Directed by Kirsten Lepore

A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.

  • 11mins

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The Needle

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Directed by Carmen  Oquendo-Villar & Jose Correa-Vigier

An intimate and moving documentary that peeks into Jose Quiñones' improvised cosmetic clinic out of his modest home in Puerto Rico. Quiñones offers inexpensive collagen treatments and life advice to his largely LGBT clientele, in particular to Kelly and Maybelline who seek refuge under his wings. But in spite of the tight bond he has formed with his clients and neighbors, Jose is ready to mend wounds from the past and reach out to his estranged family who has never came to terms with his sexual identity.

  • 39mins

 


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Night Terrors

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Directed by Brian Leider and Brian Parrish

Katie's dreams threaten to turn her relationship with Tim into a nightmare, or something worse. Through the diffracted view of a couple on the verge, Night Terrors explores the psychological consequences of intimacy both conscious and unconscious, finding only one thing is certain: love is scary.

  • 12mins 55secs
  • World Premiere

 


 

Recycling of Souls

 

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Directed by Piotr Malecki

Ekon Association in Warsaw is a recycling plant that provides jobs for people with learning difficulties or mental health issues; who would otherwise find it difficult to get work. When you're often excluded from society work is 'A pleasure'. Part of an ongoing series about life in Warsaw.

  • 5mins 33secs

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Replace Clothes with Paint

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Directed by Michael Fequiere

A piquant look into the mind and work of Austrian body-painter Neil Curtis as he prepares for his New York City performance debut at the Leslie Lohman Museum.

  • 17mins
  • World Premiere

 


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Showstopper

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Directed by Pamela Corkey

An aspiring stage mother sees a chance to reclaim dominion over her teenage son when a freak baton accident leaves him paralyzed from the waist up and he’s forced to rely on his rusty childhood tap repertoire to communicate.

  • 16mins


 
 

Side Effects

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Directed by Traven Rice

A young woman, desperate for money, enters a risky month-long drug trial. In isolation from friends and family, she finds herself on a strange journey that is both harrowing and life changing.

  • 19mins 57secs
  • New York Premiere

*This film is not in competition

 


 
 

The Super Soaker

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Directed by Chris  Koelsch

MeanMug & Slim is loosely based upon my relationship with my girlfriend. In this particular episode we see what happens when MeanMug plays with a Super Soaker.

  • 1 min 
  • World Premiere

 


 
 

TIME 2 SPLIT

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Directed by FABRICE BRACQ

A couple, a young child. Life is such that sometimes it is time to separate and live his life.

  • 4mins 38secs


 
 

Dosa Hunt

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Film By Amrit Singh

In DOSA HUNT, "The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!", an all-star cast of NYC musicians (Vampire Weekend, Das Racist, Yeasayer) join filmmaker/journalist Amrit Singh to form a multicultural posse on a quest to find their hometown’s best South Indian crepe: dosa.

Featuring: Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Ashok Kondabolu (Das Racist), Vijay Iyer (Vijay Iyer Trio), Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Amrit Singh (Stereogum), Himanshu Suri (Das Racist), Anand Wilder (Yeasayer)

  • 23mins


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Use Your Head

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Directed by Gabriel Gomez & Julien Melendez

A struggling writer, who finds himself going toe-to-toe with the infamously-dreaded "writer's block", resorts to new techniques.

  • 3mins

 


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Wright's Law

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Directed by Zack Conkle

An amazing educator in the Louisville School System, Jeffrey Wright pours his heart and emotion into the well being of his students. Little do they know that Wright's life at school is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the love he carries for his own family.

  • 12 mins 
  • World Premiere

 

 


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Venues


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SUNSHINE CINEMA

Built in 1898, the Sunshine Cinema building was formerly the Houston Hippodrome motion picture theatre and a Yiddish vaudeville house but for over 50 years it had been shuttered serving as a hardware warehouse. Landmark restored the theatre back to its artistic roots and now offers the art-house film lover five brand new state-of-the-art screens dedicated to first-run independent and foreign film as well as non-traditional studio programming. The Sunshine Cinema has exceptional presentation and amenities including stadium seating, Dolby Digital Surround EX sound and gourmet concessions.
 

  • Address:  143 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
  • Phone: (212) 260-7289
  • Transit: 2 Av

 

 

 


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ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema.

  • Address:  32 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003
  • Phone: (212) 505-5181
  • Transit: 2 Av

 

 

 

 


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CROSBY STREET HOTEL

This state-of-the-art screening room has 99 seats, the most advanced technology in sound and projection and the latest digital capabilities including 3D.

  • Address:  79 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
  • Phone: (212) 226-640
  • Transit: Spring St

 

 

 


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CASA MEZCAL

Casa Mezcal is the joint vision of Guillermo Olguín, a well-known Mexican painter, and the young entrepeneur, Ignacio Carballido. 

The bar integrates art, traditional Mexican food and of course, mezcal. Artists from all corners of the world will be showcased, including writers and poets, the independent cinema, and international music. 

  • Address:  86 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002
  • Phone: (212) 777-2600
  • Transit: Delancey St

 


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KATRA LOUNGE

  • Address: 217 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
  • Phone:(212) 473-3113
  • Transit: Bowery 

 


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FONTANA'S

Located astride Chinatown and The L.E.S., Fontana's is one of the most spacious clubs downtown, housing 3 separate and distinctive levels with 3 bars - 2 on the main floor and 1 in the basement.

  • Address:  105 Eldridge St, Manhattan, NY 10002
  • Phone: (212) 334-6740
  • Transit: Grand St

 

 



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2A 

This icon of East Village boozemanship has been a pioneer since the '80s. Sitting on the corner of, you guessed it, 2nd St and Ave A, this spot is perfect for sipping your drink, dancing, flirting, and watching people pass by its massive film projection on the brick wall opposite from the 2nd Floor. 

  • Address:  25 Ave A, Manhattan, NY 10009
  • Phone: 212-505-2466
  • Transit: 2nd Ave F Train