A BRAVE HEART - CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

A BRAVE HEART - CLOSING NIGHT FILM

  • Village East Cinema

This powerful film follows the inspiring journey of 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. From being called "The Ugliest Woman In The World" to leading a multi-million viewed TEDx Talk, Lizzie's story is an undeniable triumph that has and will truly effect change.  

MUSIC VIDEO NIGHT
Jun
20
9:30 pm21:30

MUSIC VIDEO NIGHT

  • Village East Cinema

Snakes, sausage fingers, acid trips, speed boats, and trips to the moon - all to set to tunes that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the night. In a GOOOOD way. 

ENCORE SCREENING OF LIFE IN COLOR
Jun
20
8:30 pm20:30

ENCORE SCREENING OF LIFE IN COLOR

  • SOHO HOUSE

SOLD OUT!! // Join us for The Encore Presentation of our Opening Night film, Life In Color, starring Katharine Emmer, Josh McDermitt from THE WALKING DEAD, Jim O’Heir from PARKS AND RECREATION, and well-known comedians Adam Lustick from Harvard Sailing Team and THE OFFICE, and Fortune Feimster from CHELSEA LATELY and LAST COMIC STANDING.

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

  • Village East Cinema

Tonight features short films in several genres from all across the globe. We got Mexico! We got Canada! We got France! We got the UK and beyond! All for your viewing pleasure.

PARTY TIME PARTY TIME - FEATURE
Jun
19
9:30 pm21:30

PARTY TIME PARTY TIME - FEATURE

  • The Crosby Street Hotel

In this absurd ensemble comedy, Coney's having a bad day. His wife just asked him to move out, he's fat, and his friends are dragging him to a party in the hopes of recapturing the optimism of their youth. Unfortunately the rest of the party is just as sad as he is.

JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND - FEATURE
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND - FEATURE

  • The Crosby Street Hotel

SOLD OUT!  // Eliza Dushku and Louisa Krause star in this romantic comedy about a young woman looking for love in New York City, despite dealing with the everyday challenges of being on the autism spectrum.

THE SECRET BIERGARTEN PRESENTED BY RADEBERGER
Jun
18
7:30 pm19:30

THE SECRET BIERGARTEN PRESENTED BY RADEBERGER

  • Location: A SECRET!

SOLD OUT!! /// Ever stumble upon a garden in the city you never knew existed? 
Buy a ticket to our SECRET urban oasis, receive an email the day prior with more details, screening at dusk, picnic tables, special surprises, and all the BEER you can drink! 

DOC NIGHT FEATURE - CROSSING OVER
Jun
17
9:30 pm21:30

DOC NIGHT FEATURE - CROSSING OVER

  • Anthology Film Archives

This feature doc follows the powerful stories of 3 different Transgender individuals who have immigrated to Los Angeles across the Mexican border in hopes of a safer, more stable life - which is not always a guarantee. 

DOC NIGHT - Shorts Showcase
Jun
17
7:30 pm19:30

DOC NIGHT - Shorts Showcase

  • Anthology Film Archives

Our docs are the best! Don't take our word for it. Check out some of the best short documentaries from around the world!

MIND F*CK NIGHT FEATURE - POP MEETS THE VOID
Jun
16
9:30 pm21:30

MIND F*CK NIGHT FEATURE - POP MEETS THE VOID

  • Anthology Film Archives

In a hyperreal combination of live action and animation, the act of making music transcends the limits of time and identity in this feature film from director William Cusick. WORLD PREMIERE · Filmmaker in attendance

MIND F*CK NIGHT
Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

MIND F*CK NIGHT

  • Anthology Film Archives

Join us for one of our most popular nights: MIND F*CK NIGHT is a series of shorts that will definitely F with your mind. 

LADIES NIGHT
Jun
15
9:30 pm21:30

LADIES NIGHT

  • Anthology Film Archives

Hey Ladies (and Lady Loving Men)!

This shorts showcase features a series of films made by women, about women, with women in them - just generally lady themed!

NYC FILMMAKERS NIGHT
Jun
15
7:30 pm19:30

NYC FILMMAKERS NIGHT

  • Anthology Film Archives

I Heart NY. A shorts showcase featuring films made by some of New York City's top talent. 

DESERT CATHEDRAL - FEATURE FILM
Jun
14
7:30 pm19:30

DESERT CATHEDRAL - FEATURE FILM

  • AMC Loews Village 7

A broken real estate developer, played by Lee Tergesen (Oz, Generation Kill, Monster), mysteriously disappears into the Southwest in 1992, leaving behind a series of VHS tapes to his employer and family. Without the aid of the police, his desperate wife hires a private investigator, played by Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga), to locate his whereabouts and bring him home. 

MEATBALL NIGHT (the artist formerly known as Lasagna Night) - Filmmaker Reception
Jun
12
7:30 pm19:30

MEATBALL NIGHT (the artist formerly known as Lasagna Night) - Filmmaker Reception

  • MEET on Chrystie

Let's all break bread.

LESFFs first ever MEATBALL NIGHT (the artist formerly know as Lasagna Night) just got a whole lot better! We're sponsored by The Meatball Shop, which means balls for all! #showusyourballs

You don't have to be a movie insider to attend. Meet and mingle with this year's filmmakers. We give you meatballs, you'll preview our films and drink FREE Booze.

Salute and enjoy som-a tasty meat-a-balls! (in your Italian grandmother's accent)

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Jun
11
Jun 12

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

  • Home Sweet Home

LESFF 2015 is underway! Let's celebrate. It's our fifth year, so how about complimentary wine, beer, and anniversary celebrations for only five bucks?

Featuring DJ Anomaly Code.

OPENING NIGHT - LIFE IN COLOR
Jun
11
7:30 pm19:30

OPENING NIGHT - LIFE IN COLOR

  • Sunshine Cinema

SOLD OUT!  // Join us for our 5th Annual LESFF Opening Night Film, Life In Color, starring Katharine Emmer, Josh McDermitt from THE WALKING DEAD, Jim O’Heir from PARKS AND RECREATION, and well-known comedians Adam Lustick from Harvard Sailing Team and THE OFFICE, and Fortune Feimster from CHELSEA LATELY and LAST COMIC STANDING.

Directed by Katharine Emmer (filmmaker in attendance)