Studious Student Shorts II 7:00pm Wed June 28 Support Our Emerging Filmmakers A Star Studded Serious Selection Of High School & Under Graduate Studious Student Films.... Future Stars That Is
"Trust" Directed By: Heather Mooney - A refugee and an immigrant redefine the meaning of home and family and discover what it means to be free. 7.0
"Newsman" Directed By: Clay Bloodworth - A passionate young sportswriter hearkens back to an era when print journalism was at its peak, a specific time and place he’s only romanticized up to this point. Age at the time of completion: 17 years-old 9.25
"Covered" Directed By: TJ Noel-Sullivan - What is it like to live without insurance? Examining healthcare in America, Covered highlights the stories of those who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act, as well the unintended consequences of the law. 18.25
"Oma, Mom, and Amanda" Directed By: Jennifer Royka - Three generations of women explore their thoughts on motherhood and one another. 9.5
"The Dance of the Outsider" Directed By: Eleanor Levine - Genevieve, a Parisian prostitute, happens upon the wrong house one day—the house of Olivier, son of a Burundian diplomat. As the hours pass, they have no choice but to realize they’re more alike than they could have imagined. 12.5
"Role Model" Directed By: TJ Noel-Sullivan - 19-year-old Jason does everything he can to be a good role model for his brother Jordan. Years of hard work in the face of adversity have paid off, giving Jason an opportunity to go to college and help his brother do the same. However, everything suddenly changes, as Jason is forced to choose between letting down his family and breaking the law. 10.5
“Gummy Bears” Young father bonds with his son for the first time. 3.0
"The Best Laid Plans" Directed By: Avi Abrams - A teenage boy tries to buy an essential item for a special night with his girlfriend. Initially not up to the challenge of making the purchase, he has to relive the moment until he can perfect it. 5.25
"Under the Wound" Directed By: George Luo - After being framed for cheating on a test, Emily asks her roommate, Sophie, to help her find out who framed her. However, as Sophie gets deeper in the case, she discovers a darker, revengeful story behind people around her, as well as everyone's duality, including that of herself. 9.25
"Neglect" Directed By: Olivia Rose Wallace - A mother's visceral outrage over an empty jug. 4.25
“The Spirit of the Dead” Directed, Produced, Written & Acted by students from: The Marvelwood School in Kent CT. A modern reinterpretation of Edgar Allen Poe's poem Spirit of the Dead. A 16 year old girl struggles with depression & loss while she endures unwanted attention on social media. 4.5
"NIGHT BIRD SONG: THE INCANDESCENT LIFE OF THOMAS CHAPIN" Fundraiser Ticket $25.00 6:00pm Leukemia Society VIP Fundraiser Party FREE Donor Registration Courtesy: Love, Hope Strength.org 7:00pm Film And Q&A With Director/Producer/Writer: Stephanie J. Castillo
Destined to be among the great jazz virtuosos, sax, flute master and
Connecticut Native: Thomas Chapin was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia took him at the age of 40.
This 90-min. music documentary presents the life and music of 90's jazz legend and Connecticut native Thomas Chapin who left us too soon.
Destined to be among the great jazz virtuosos, sax and flute master Thomas Chapin was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia took him at the age of 40. Decades later, his passionate life and incandescent music continue to inspire new generations of artists and musicians. The new documentary THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG draws an intimate portrait of a musical explorer who transcended the boundaries of jazz and dissolved the distinctions between sound and music. Because of this film, he will no longer be only a footnote in jazz. His indelible mark on jazz will be known.
Beautifully Scary 7:00pm Wed TBD A Documentary Film On Modern, Contemporary Classical Music In America Beautifully Scary explores the landscape of modern, contemporary classical music in America in the 20th century and beyond. The film highlights the founding and successive generations of composers representative of trends in modern classical music. Interviews with some of the most influential American composers will give the viewer a better sense of both the circumstances that shaped this tradition, and the creative visions that have emerged from it. The overall purpose is to bring greater attention to the innovative work being done, and it’s importance to the fabric of modern American culture. The film contains a short history of modern music in America, highlighting some of the great American composers (Ives, Copeland, Cage, Bernstein) through archival photos and film footage combined with short musical excerpts. This section also includes brief references to the earlier European influences (Wagner, Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky). Using personal interviews, the composers talk about their lives and work that has helped contribute to the form. They also discuss their music, and the effect of their approaches to composition upon the contemporary music scene. The program includes several short excerpts from performances of works by several of the featured composers. The instrumental forces range from solo and small instrumental combinations, to full orchestra, showing the broad expressive range of this unique music. Beautifully Scary: Contemporary Music in America is a documentary film project developed in partnership between Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS), Beyond Definition Films, and director Russ Wiltse.
FilmFest52 Classic Cine Series The Third Man The Ultimate In Film Noir 7:00pm Wed TBD Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna at the invitation of his childhood friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles) only to find him dead. Martins develops the ultimate conspiracy theory after learning of a “third man” present at the time of Harry’s death, butting up against interference from British police officer Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), and falling head-over-heels for Harry’s grief-stricken lover Anna (Alida Valli). Awards and Recognition: Grand Prix du Festival (Cannes Film Festival, 1949) Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Academy Awards, 1951) Best Director, Best Film Editing nominations (Academy Awards, 1951) Best British Film (BAFTA Awards, 1950) Best Film from Any Source (BAFTA Awards, 1950) Top Foreign Films (National Board of Reivew, 1950) Official Slection, Cannes Classics (Cannes Film Festival, 2015) TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/128391695 <https://vimeo.com/128391695>
The Lost Village
In Greenwich Village there is Debt Slavery and prostitution at NYU due to high tuition and fees for students. NYU and other Land Lords are changing the character of the Bohemian Village due to outrageous rents and pass along real estate taxes.