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Sunday, June 15
 

12:30pm

Paper Gardens Records presents: ARMS, Mystery Lights, Friend Roulette, Lip Talk
5:00pm    Friend Roulette 
4:00pm   Sunflower Beams
3:00pm   ARMS 
2:00pm   Mystery Lights 
1:00pm   Yellerkin

DAY SHOW
DOORS AT 12:30 PM
FREE
BUY MUSIC AND PREMIUM BADGES HERE
21+


Sunday June 15, 2014 12:30pm - 6:30pm
Spike Hill 186 Bedford Ave.
 
Monday, June 16
 

6:30pm

Short Circuit screening with Bridge High presented by the Cinema Conservancy Screening Series
Limited Capacity seats available

Short Circuit presented by Cinema Conservancy Screening Series
Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer
45min/1973/USA/English
Presented in 16mm

In his apartment on the corner of 101st Street and Broadway, a documentary filmmaker begins to question his interactions to the white family and black workers he shares his daily existence with. Staring out his window he begins to drift and fantasize a parallel life, which turns into a complex sound and image montage of street photography depicting an long-since vanquished Upper West Side. Full of doubt, a lifelong city resident looks at his liberalism and doesn’t like what he sees. Constructed reality and documentary fiction, an unclassifiable masterpiece of ideas and technique that by all rights should be considered a landmark, had it not been virtually impossible to see.

SCREENING WITH

Bridge High presented by Cinema Conservancy Screening Series
Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer
10min/1975/USA/English
Presented in 16mm

Passage across a suspension bridge, moving from the country to the city, a half minute trip – expanded. Choreographed cables, girders and arches.

***
Cinema Conservancy is the distribution, preservation and screening program of Artists Public Domain, a New York-based non-profit production company, dedicated to ensuring the legacy of American Independent Cinema, past and present.

http://www.uniondocs.org/2014-06-16-bridge-high-short-circuit/ 


Monday June 16, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.710524
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.950673

7:00pm

Downloaded: The Story of Napster presented by VH1 Rock Docs
Limited Capacity seats available


rDirected by Alex Winter
106 min/2013/USA/English

In 1998 Shawn Fanning, a teenage hacker and programmer, created the code that would become the basis for all peer-to-peer file sharing. In 1999, Fanning and his business partner, fellow teenager Sean Parker, launched the file-sharing service Napster. And what had begun as a largely unknown underground distribution medium erupted into a full-blown global revolution. “Downloaded” explores this revolution from its genesis to its peak and explains Napster’s downfall. “It’s about the music and the bands, the fans and the moguls, and the brilliant young minds that ignited the biggest youth revolt since Alan Freed hit the radio,” says director Alex Winter.

Free with RSVP

Monday June 16, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wythe Theater 80 Wythe Ave.

7:00pm

Filmwax Radio Live Podcast at Northside Film
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Adam Schartoff, host of the popular indie film chat show, Filmwax Radio for a live podcast with some of Northisde Film Festivals’s talented filmmakers. Guests include filmmaking team behind the recent SxSW hit Fort Tilden, Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers and the director of Homemakers, Colin Healey. More guests to be announced.

 

Doors at 7pm

Event at 7:30pm


Monday June 16, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

7:15pm

Homemakers (NY Premiere) presented by IFP
Limited Capacity seats available

Homemakers (NY Premiere) presented by IFP

Directed by Colin Healey

85min/2014/USA/English

A rootless young singer with a knack for destruction attempts to restore her late grandfather's abandoned Pittsburgh home


screening with:

Awesome Asian Bad Guys

Directed by Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino

8:30/2014/USA/English

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/homemakers/




Monday June 16, 2014 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.716542
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.962324

7:30pm

Derby Crazy Love (NY Premiere) presented by Women Make Movies
Limited Capacity seats available

Derby Crazy Love (NY Premiere) presented by Women Make Movies

Directed by Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott

64min/2013/Canada/English


Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott’s newest adrenaline-inducing documentary Derby Crazy Love takes viewers into the heart of the emerging roller derby phenomenon, a vibrant DIY community of third wave feminist empowerment.


https://derbycrazylove.eventbrite.com


Monday June 16, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
indieScreen 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.715403
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.966273

7:30pm

Ya Wooto (World Premiere) - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

Ya Wooto (World Premiere) - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature

Directed by Jenny Cartwright

68min/2014/Burkina Faso and Canada/French and Mooré with English subtitles

Sylvain did not complete grade school. That is why he dreams of getting his driver's license. With a driver's license in hand, Sylvain could drive merchandise trucks, a job which would allow him to find a wife and start a family. In Burkina Faso, you are not really an adult until you are married.

 

Meanwhile, he works seven days a week serving beers in one of Ouagadougou's thousands of "buvettes". Work is home for him: he sleeps in the backroom and is fed every day. He saves 100% of the 20$ he makes in a month in order to reach his goal.

 

 

In a year's time and with God's help he will have saved up enough cash to start his driving lessons.

 

Q&A with director Jenny Cartwright

https://yawoooto.eventbrite.com


Monday June 16, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Videology 308 Bedford Avenue #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.714232
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.961831

8:30pm

When I Walk presented by POV
Limited Capacity seats available

When I Walk presented by POV
Directed by Jason DaSilva
85 min/2013/USA and Canada/English

Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything — and inspired him to make another film. When I Walk is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man’s struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S. while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva’s spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother’s tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor. Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

*Screening followed by party in honor of POV’s 2014 season

http://www.uniondocs.org/2014-06-16-walk/

Monday June 16, 2014 8:30pm - 10:30pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.710524
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.950673

9:30pm

Human Geography - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

Human Geography - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature

Directed by Misha Spivack

44min/2012/USA/English

A young man follows a girl from Boston to New York. Human Geography maps the intertwined and complex network of connections, casual friendships and love triangles that keep Alex a perpetual arm's length away from Nyle.

Q&A with director Misha Spivack

https://humangeography.eventbrite.com


Monday June 16, 2014 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Videology 308 Bedford Avenue #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.714232
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.961831

9:45pm

Heavenly Creatures screening with Dyketactics presented by Queer/Art/Film, curated by JD Samson
Limited Capacity seats available

Heavenly Creatures presented by Queer/Art/Film, curated by JD Samson
Directed by Peter Jackson
99min/1994/New Zealand/English

Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

SCREENING WITH

Dyketactics
Directed by Barbara Hammer
4min/1974/USA/English

Born in Los Angeles but a New Yorker by choice, Barbara Hammer is a whole genre unto herself. Her pioneering 1974 short film Dyketactics, a four-minute, hippie wonder consisting of frolicking naked women in the countryside, broke new ground for its exploration of lesbian identity, desire and aesthetic. Abdellatif Kechiche, director of last year’s sexually sensationalist Blue Is the Warmest Colour, might have done better if he had taken a leaf out of Hammer’s book. Hammer calls the film her ‘lesbian commercial’.
- Selina Robertson, “Ten Great Lesbian Films”
(http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-great-lesbian-films)

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/heavenly-creaturesshort/ 

Monday June 16, 2014 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.716542
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.962324
 
Tuesday, June 17
 

7:00pm

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger (NY Premiere) presented by DCTV
Limited Capacity seats available

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger (NY Premiere) presented by DCTV
Directed by Sam Feder
70min/2014/USA/English

Kate Bornstein Is A Queer and Pleasant Danger captures the many facets of a queer hero and pioneering gender outlaw. Whether she is charming an enraptured audience on her latest book tour, tweeting to her 20 thousand followers from her home office, or cuddling with her puggle, this documentary portrait highlights Kate’s style, wicked wit, and astonishing candor.

screening with

Grit & Grind (US Premiere) presented by DCTV
Directed by Felix Endara and Sasha Wortzel
10min/2014/USA/English

Grit & Grind is a short documentary about the Clit Club, an edgy lesbian party set in New York City’s Meatpacking District in the 1990s, as this large metropolis struggled with the AIDS epidemic. The film acts as a poly-vocal recollection of the sexually charged energy produced by this intergenerational, cross-racial, mixed class venue; and serves as a record of a vibrant neighborhood before it became home to homogeneous trendy boutiques and luxury hotels.

 

Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.710524
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.950673

7:00pm

Natural Life - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

Natural Life - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature

Directed by Tirtza Even

77min/2014/USA/English

Natural Life is a feature length experimental documentary challenging inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to Life Without Parole (Natural Life) for crimes they committed as youth.

The youthful status and/or lesser culpability of these youths, their background and their potential for rehabilitation, were not taken into account at any point in the charging and sentencing process. The five will never be evaluated for change, difference or growth. They will remain in prison till they die.

The project portrays the ripple-effect that the sentence has had not only on the incarcerated youth and their victims, but also on the community at large.

Q&A with director Tirtza Even

https://naturallifenorthside.eventbrite.com


Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Videology 308 Bedford Avenue #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.714232
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.961831

7:00pm

The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop presented by VH1 Rock Docs
Limited Capacity seats available

The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop presented by VH1 Rock Docs
Directed by Billy Corben
88 min/2012/USA/English

VH1’s The Tanning of America is a docu-series based on Steve Stoute’s best-selling book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy,” a thorough examination of hip hop as a pop cultural movement, whose profound influence eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama.

The Tanning of America will attempt to bring Stoute’s theory to life and provide a visual history of “tanning” and illustrate how hip hop has affected music, TV, film, language, politics, fashion, and race relations in America. Stoute describes “tanning” as “the catalytic force majeure that went beyond music boundaries and into the psyche of young America – blurring cultural and demographic lines so permanently that it laid the foundation for a transformation.

Over the last three decades, hip-hop culture and its seminal figures have gone from being an urban counterculture moment to permeating virtually every aspect of American life: the music we listen to, the fashion we wear, the food we eat, the cars we drive, etc. Hip-hop has done more to erase perceptions about racial distinctions for the generations that grew up exposed to it than any other force since the Civil Rights Movement. There’s now a whole generation of Americans who grew up immersed in this culture that are, for all intents and purposes, colorblind. This is the true story of that evolution.

Each one-hour episode will explore pivotal moments in American pop culture history beginning in the 1970’s to present day and how the influence of hip-hop music is woven throughout the very fiber of the American cultural fabric. The list includes: Al Sharpton, Andre Harrell, Ben Horowitz, Bethann Hardison, Bill Adler, Brett Ratner, Brian Grazer, Cory Booker, Dan Charnas, Dapper Dan, Daymond John, Dr Dre, Fab 5 Freddy, Jacob the Jeweler, Jesse Schiedlower, Jimmy Iovine, Joan Walsh, John Demsey, Jonathan Shecter, Rev. Run, Keith Clinkscales, Lyor Cohen, Marc Ecko, Meg Cox, Melvin van Peebles, Mona Scott-Young, Naomi Campbell, Nas, Nelson George, Norman Lear, Pharrell, Puffy, Ralph McDaniels, Rick Rubin, Ron Howard, Russell Simmons, Steve Stoute, Tommy Hilfiger, Toure, Wendy Day, and Will.i.am and many more.

Free with RSVP 


Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wythe Theater 80 Wythe Ave.

7:30pm

FORTY YEARS FROM YESTERDAY (NY Premiere) presented by Hammer to Nail
Limited Capacity seats available

FORTY YEARS FROM YESTERDAY (NY Premiere) presented by Hammer to Nail

Directed by Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

77min/2013/USA/English

Grief quietly reverberates through a family after a man discovers his wife of forty years has unexpectedly passed away. Filmmakers Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and and Robert Machoian make their feature directorial debut with this quietly powerful examination of love and loss.


Screening with:


THE IMMACULATE RECEPTION

Directed by CHARLOTTE GLYNN

16min/2014/USA/English

Q&A with curator Brandon Harris and director Charlotte Glynn

https://fortyyearsfromyesterday.eventbrite.com


Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
indieScreen 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.715403
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.966273

7:30pm

If You Take This (NY Premiere) presented by BAMcinemaFest
Limited Capacity seats available

If You Take This (NY Premiere) presented by BAMcinemaFest
Directed by Craig Butta
75min/2014/USA/Arabic, Berber, French, English

A psychedelic, hybrid ethnography that takes us into Morocco to discover its music and culture. An American film crew is hired by a Moroccan-born Wall Street financier to document his family, but they soon go off on their own path, chasing the legendary Joujouka musicians. Recalling the myths and legends about the place that first excited them, the crew soon finds history repeating itself in bizarre ways. Part road movie, part head trip, If You Take This is about sound, image and the distortions within the idea of “authenticity.” It might also be about the end of the world.

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/if-you-take-this

Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.716542
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.962324

9:00pm

Beyond the Doors (aka Down On Us) presented by A.S. Hamrah from the N1FR (the n+1 film review)
Limited Capacity seats available

Beyond the Doors (aka Down On Us) presented by N+1FR, the N+1 Film Review
Directed by Larry Buchanan
117min/1984/USA/English

 

The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot. Directed by schlock cinema auteur Larry Buchanan (Zontar the Thing from Venus, Mars Needs Women, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald) seven years before Oliver Stone’s The Doors, Buchanan’s film mixes generational war and conspiracy theory in a dead-end mise en scene in which political and pop history compete for attention in anonymous hotel rooms linked by TV sets nobody is watching. Buchanan, an Austin, Texas-based no-budget filmmaker, could not afford the rights to any Hendrix, Joplin, or The Doors hits, so instead commissioned unconvincing sound-alike songs for his cast of local actors to perform. Beyond the Doors/Down on US, which never played in any theater outside of Austin, presents a posthumous history of classic rock from before the point it was fully commodified, when it was still open to peculiar interpretation and awkward deification. 

Q&A to follow

http://www.uniondocs.org/2014-06-17-beyond-the-doors/

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.710524
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.950673

9:00pm

DIY Film Competition Narrative Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

DIY Film Competition Narrative Shorts

Total Runtime: 65min


The Gravedigger’s Tale

Directed by Min Young Oh

13:06/2013/UK


Stone Cars

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green

14min/2013/USA and South Africa/Xhosa with English subtitles


Sweating in the Night

Directed by D.W. Young


Ving Rhames

Directed by Dean Peterson

9min/2014/USA/English


Q&A with select filmmakers following the screening

http://diyshorts.eventbrite.com




Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Videology 308 Bedford Avenue #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.714232
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.961831

9:00pm

The Selfish Giant presented by Shooting People UK and British Consulate General New York
Limited Capacity seats available

The Selfish Giant presented by Shooting People UK and British Consulate General New York
Directed by Clio Barnard
91min/2013/UK/English

THE SELFISH GIANT is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighborhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapdealer – the Selfish Giant. They begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses while Arbor emulates Kitten – keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favors Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build, leading to a tragic event, which transforms them all.


screening with

Avalanche
Directed by: Ginevra Boni
2:32/2013/UK/English

On a day like any other, a silent mountain appears as a mirror on the ice. 
An uncertain character is about to make a discovery that will change his life forever.

Based on a story by Paul Auster

http://theselfishgiant.eventbrite.com 


Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Wythe Theater 80 Wythe Ave.
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.722429
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.958097

9:30pm

Homemakers presented by IFP
Limited Capacity seats available

Homemakers (NY Premiere) presented by IFP

Directed by Colin Healey

85min/2014/USA/English

A rootless young singer with a knack for destruction attempts to restore her late grandfather's abandoned Pittsburgh home


screening with:

Awesome Asian Bad Guys

Directed by Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino

8:30/2014/USA/English

https://homemakers.eventbrite.com 




Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:30pm - 11:30pm
indieScreen 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.715403
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.966273

9:45pm

Fort Tilden (Brooklyn Premiere)
Limited Capacity seats available

Fort Tilden (BK Premiere)
Directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers
97 min/2014/USA/English

Fort Tilden: New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliott) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/fort-tilden

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.716542
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.962324
 
Wednesday, June 18
 

7:00pm

Anvil! The Story of Anvil presented by VH1 Rock Docs
Limited Capacity seats available

Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
80min/2009/Canada/English

At 14, Toronto school friends Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. They meant it. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the “demigods of Canadian metal,” releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982’sMetal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil’s career took a different path – straight to obscurity.

Director Sacha Gervasi has concocted a wonderful and often hilarious account of Anvil’s last-ditch quest for elusive fame and fortune. His ingenious filmmaking may first lead you to think this is a mockumentary, but it isn’t. Gervasi joined the legendary heavy-metal band as a roadie for a tour of Canadian hockey arenas, so he has intimate insight into the members’ eccentricities. It’s fascinating to see the reality of their day-to-day lives as they struggle to make ends meet, take a misguided European tour, and engage in antics on the road – which is not always lined with fans. Gervasi even finds a softer center to this raucous film, introducing us to band members’ ever-supportive, but long-suffering, families. At its core, Anvil! The Story of Anvil is a timeless tale of survival and the unadulterated passion it takes to follow your dream, year after year. Anvil rocks – it has no other choice.


Free with RSVP

Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wythe Theater 80 Wythe Ave.

7:00pm

Flood Tide (NY Premiere) - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

Flood Tide (NY Premiere) - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature

Directed by Todd Chandler

70min/2013/USA/English

A group of artists and musicians living in a small, post-industrial town chase jobs, struggle with bills, and use art and music to build their own small world. When their friend Maya dies, they set out on an extraordinary voyage, unknowingly accompanied by her ghostly presence. And while they drift past empty new condo developments, explore crumbling castles, and swim in iridescent quarries, Maya narrates a parallel story about a strange and meandering river that flows both ways.

Flood Tide is a collaboration with the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, a project dreamed up by the artist Swoon and built by a group of artists and performers who floated seven large sculptures down the Hudson River. Flood Tide interweaves documentation of this journey with layers of fiction, mythology, and oral history to create a film that both documents and reimagines the real-life project.

Music is an integral part of Flood Tide, both on screen and off. The film features an all-original score by the band Dark Dark Dark and includes several onscreen performances by the band as well as a special performance by renowned experimental musician Pauline Oliveros.


Q&A with director Todd Chandler


http://floodtide.eventbrite.com


Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Videology 308 Bedford Avenue #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.714232
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.961831

7:00pm

Crazy, Quirky, Scary & True presented by Narratively
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Narratively and friends for a rowdy yet refined evening of short docs and unfettered variety.

Playing By Ear

Directed by Daphnée Denis & Hoda Emam

5:30/2013/USA/English


The Caucasian Sensation

Directed by Alison Brockhouse

7:50/2013/USA/English


Loving the Bony Lady

Directed by Scott Elliott

6:28/2012/USA/Spanish with English subtitles


Karaoke Kills in Brooklyn

Directed by James Boo

6:22/2013/USA/English


No Strings Attached

Directed by: Emon Hassan

8:01/2012/USA/English


Matron of Morbidity (2013)

Directed by: Joel Tozer and Ella Rubeli

3:53/2013/USA/English


Kung Fu Noodles

Directed by: Yihuan Wu and Xiaoran Liu

7:46/2013/USA/English


http://www.uniondocs.org/2014-06-18-crazy-quirky-scary-true-2/

Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:15pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.710524
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.950673

7:15pm

Summer of Blood (BK Premiere) presented by Factory 25
Limited Capacity seats available

Summer of Blood (Brooklyn Premiere) presented by Factory 25
Directed by Onur Tukel
Starring: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Dakota Goldhor, Onur Tukel, Dustin Guy Defa, Melodie Sisk, Jason Selvig
86min/2014/USA/English

Erik Sparrow is one of the lucky ones. He’s got a good job. He’s in a stable relationship. He lives in one of the greatest cities in the world. Does he deserve it? Probably not. He’s not too bright. He’s not very attractive. He’s not at all ambitious. He’s chubby and he’s always complaining. And when his girlfriend Jody proposes to him, he doesn’t even have the good sense to accept her offer. He’ll never find a woman like this again. Instead, Erik bumbles his way around the issue, offering one excuse after another for not getting married. When Jody dumps him and starts seeing an old flame from college, Erik tries to win her back. When he fails, he attempts to date other women, but the results are disastrous. Erik’s starts falling apart. His job grows more unfulfilling. He becomes obsessed with a kinky co-worker who has no interest in him. He becomes riddled with despair. One night, Erik meets an enigmatic stranger named Gavin who asks him, “Do you want to die?” Erik shrugs and says, “I do.” Then everything goes pitch black.
When Erik wakes up from the darkness, he finds himself changed forever. He’s stronger, more confident and free to do whatever he wants. Dating is a synch. He’s a lothario, a sexual dynamo; able to seduce any women he wants without even trying. He quits his job. Finally, he’s free and unshackled with not a care in the world. Except for one little thing, the excruciating stomach pains. There’s only one remedy for that….BLOOD!

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/summer-of-blood/

Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.716542
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.962324

7:30pm

New Short Shorts from the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective
Limited Capacity seats available

New Short Shorts from the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective


Intuition

Directed by Danielle Lurie

8min/2014/USA and Spain/Spanish with English subtitles


Spider Drove a Taxi

Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein

3min/2013/USA/English


Take My Time

Directed by Brad DeCecco

4min/2013/USA/English


I Fenicotteri // Flamingos

Directed by Francesca Coppola

16min/2013/Italy/Italian with English subtitles


Carla & Cecil

Directed by Veena Rao and Emily Sheskin

6 min/2014/USA/English


This Is Just To Say

Directed by Lam Thuy Vo

1:30/2012/Hong Kong/no language


Between Colors Of I

Directed by Iva Radivojevic

7 min/2013/USA and Morocco/French with English subtitles


The Last Bread

Directed by Maria Rosa Badia

7 min/2013/USA/Spanish with English subtitles



Upgrade

Directed by  Andrey Alistratov and Hazuki Aikawa

1:30/2013/USA/English


Watching the Rain

Directed by Alex Mallis

4 min/2014/USA/Spanish with English subtitles



The Deadly Cost of Fashion

Directed by Nathan Fitch & Ismail Ferdous

5 min/2014/USA and Bangladesh/English


Hummingbird

Directed by Kai Beverly-Whittemore

5 min/2014/USA/English


Q&A with select filmmakers


http://shorthortsnorthside.eventbrite.com


Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
indieScreen 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.715403
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.966273

9:00pm

DIY Film Competition Experimental Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

DIY Film Competition Experimental Shorts

Total Runtime: 71min


Adam's Pineapple (Ananas Spleen)

Directed by Guillaume Miquel

11min/2013/USA and France/English


Concert Video Recording

Directed by Ethan Knecht

2:48/2014/USA/English


Dead White

Directed by Ali A. Rashti

6min/2013/Canada/English


Dear Lucas

Directed by Winnie Cheung

19min/2014/USA/English


Macaulay Culkin Eating a Slice of Pizza

Directed by Macaulay Culkin

5min/2013/USA/English


Meet My Rapist

Directed by Jessie Kahnweiler

7:44/2013/USA/English


The Misadventures of Incredible Dr. Wonderfoot

Directed by Brett Glass & Grier Dill

12:17/2013/USA/Japanese with English subtitles


A Truncated Story of Infinity


Directed by Paul Trillo

8:08/2012/USA/English


Wawd Ahp


Directed by Steve Girard and Josh Chertoff

2:45/2013/USA/English



Q&A with select filmmakers



http://experimentalshorts.eventbrite.com


Wednesday June 18, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Videology 308 Bedford Avenue #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.714232
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.961831

9:00pm

Rezeta presented by Cinema Tropical
Limited Capacity seats available

Rezeta presented by Cinema Tropical

Directed by Fernando Frías

83min/2012/Mexico/Spanish with English subtitles

Winner of the Grand Jury Narrative Prize at Slamdance, Frías' auspicious directorial debut follows Rezeta, a 21-year-old model born in Albania, arrives in Mexico City after living off of her beauty in many different countries. Soon she meets Alex, the guy in charge of cleaning her trailer during her first commercial gig in Mexico. Their friendship unfolds naturally, but after two failed attempts at dating stereotypical Mexican males Rezeta becomes romantically interested in Alex. This is the story of their complicated love.

Q&A with Carlos Gutierrez (Cinema Tropical) and director Fernando Frias


http://rezeta.eventbrite.com


Wednesday June 18, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Wythe Theater 80 Wythe Ave.
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.722429
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.958097

9:00pm

Ne Me Quitte Pas (BK Premiere) presented by the Dutch Consulate and Indiewire
Limited Capacity seats available

Ne Me Quitte Pas (BK Premiere) presented by the Dutch Consulate and Indiewire
Directed by Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden
107min/2013/Netherlands and Belgium/Flemish and French with English Subtitles

Ne Me Quitte Pas is a tragicomic ode to failure. Set in a village on the edge of Belgium, Bob (Flemish) and Marcel (Walloon) share their solitude, sense of humor and carving for alcohol. They have agreed that suicide is the best way out if worse comes to worst. In that case, they have chosen the perfect spot to do so: under Bob’s tree of life.

Bob is a retired cowboy who loves his freedom and forest, while Marcel is trying to hold on to the family he is about to lose. Time passes slowly in the Wallonian countryside. Fortunately, there’s wood to be chopped, sticky flypaper to be hung and there are the occasional trips to the dentist. The remaining time is killed with drinking.

In direct cinema style we witness a Walloon carnival, a car accident and a failed attempt to find Bob’s son. Even Bob’s tree of life appears to have vanished. Despite all, the two men never indulge in selfpity. They stand strong together, until Marcel decides to stop drinking and Bob refuses to join him in rehab.


http://www.uniondocs.org/2014-06-18-ne-me-quitte-pas/

Wednesday June 18, 2014 9:00pm - 11:15pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.710524
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.950673

9:30pm

If You Take This presented by BAMcinemaFest
Limited Capacity seats available

If You Take This (NY Premiere) presented by BAMcinemaFest

Directed by Craig Butta

75min/2014/USA/Arabic, Berber, French, English

A psychedelic, hybrid ethnography that takes us into Morocco to discover its music and culture. An American film crew is hired by a Moroccan-born Wall Street financier to document his family, but they soon go off on their own path, chasing the legendary Joujouka musicians. Recalling the myths and legends about the place that first excited them, the crew soon finds history repeating itself in bizarre ways. Part road movie, part head trip, IF YOU TAKE THIS is about sound, image and the distortions within the idea of "authenticity." It might also be about the end of the world.


Q&A with director Craig Butta


https://ifyoutakethis.eventbrite.com


Wednesday June 18, 2014 9:30pm - 11:30pm
indieScreen 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.715403
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.966273

9:30pm

Brooklyn Comedy Festival presents: Our Northside Party!
Live music by Jean Grae and Shellshag, Heavy Metal Parking Lot Karaoke with The Kings of Karaoke, + midnight dance contest to win tickets to every Brooklyn Comedy Festival 2014 event!



Wednesday June 18, 2014 9:30pm - Thursday June 19, 2014 2:00am
Bar Matchless 557 Manhattan Ave.

9:45pm

The Babadook presented by IFC Midnight
Limited Capacity seats available

The Babadook (Brooklyn Premiere) presented by IFC Midnight
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall
92 min/2014/Australia/English

 

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

 

Website: http://www.causewayfilms.com.au/#!the-babadook

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/the-babadook/


Wednesday June 18, 2014 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.716542
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.962324
 
Thursday, June 19
 

7:00pm

Seventeen presented by BOMB Magazine
Limited Capacity seats available

Seventeen presented by BOMB Magazine
Directed by Joel DeMott and Jeff Kreines
120min/1983/USA/English

A film about coming of age in the working class. We decided to follow a group of teenagers — girls and boys, white and black — whose lives intertwine during their last year in high school. By filming for more than a year, and by living where we were filming, we encountered a range of experience. A white girl has a cross burned in her yard because she has a black boyfriend. A pal of hers from the neighborhood loses his best friend, who is killed in a car accident. Another classmate fathers an illegitimate baby.

From the beginning we mixed easily with the kids. We each use only a one-person rig we designed — a camera/tape recorder combination that allows the filmmaker to act intuitively and feel untied — no sound person, lights, crew, or crates of paraphernalia. It matters, too, that one of us is male, the other female: we could film those moments of high girlishness and boyishness that occur only out of earshot of the opposite sex.

The result is a free-flowing intimacy with the teenagers’ world. Kids smoke dope, get drunk, sass their teachers, disobey the taboo against race-mixing, try to break away from their mothers and fathers. It’s clear that they, on occasion, fuck and fight.

But the film is not scandalous. It got that reputation, sight-unseen by most citizens, when the authorities banned it from television, and boughten mouths told lies about it, over and over till invention became objective record, elevated to that pinnacle, and secured, by the typing sheep. Nothing new there — that the powerful have power. We refused to change our film.

We respected the kids’ complexity, celebrated their liveliness, despaired of their future. And we loved them dearly. But it was impossible to oblige America’s notion that to be worthy film subjects, the working class must be saintlike, and to be embraceable, cinema-verité (or any art) should become a broken version of what the makers made.

–Joel DeMott and Jeff Kreines

http://www.uniondocs.org/2014-06-19-seventeen/

Thursday June 19, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.710524
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.950673

7:30pm

Selected Shorts presented by NoBudge
Limited Capacity seats available

Selected Shorts presented by NoBudge Films

Total Runtime: 70min


Infinite Solutions:  Visit New York on $100

 

Directed by Fatal Farm

3:55/2007/USA/English


The Greggs

Directed by Bruce Bundy, Nigel Defriez, Jesse Levandov, Rob Malone, Alex Mechanik, and Jonathan Rosenblit

20:06/2013/USA/English


The Meteor

Directed by Charles Griffin Gibson

14:11/2013/USA/English


Life In Between

Directed by Stephen Gurewitz

7:30/2014/USA/English



We'll Be Happy Over There

Directed by Zach Fleming

13:07/2014/USA/English


Santa Monica

Directed by Andrew DeYoung

10:18min/2014/USA/English


http://selectedshortsnorthside.eventbrite.com




Thursday June 19, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
indieScreen 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.715403
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.966273

7:30pm

The Past is a Grotesque Animal presented by Oscilloscope
Limited Capacity seats available

The Past is a Grotesque Animal (NY Premiere) presented by Oscilloscope
Directed by Jason Miller
76min/2014/USA/English

The Past is a Grotesque Animal is a personal, accessible look at an artist – Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band of Montreal – whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he’s forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question – is this really worth it?

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/the-past-is-a-grotesque

Thursday June 19, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.716542
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.962324

8:00pm

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton
Limited Capacity seats available

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records
Directed by Jeff Broadway
92 min/2014/US/English

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following.

https://ourvinylweighsaton.eventbrite.com

Thursday June 19, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wythe Theater 80 Wythe Ave.
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.722429
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.958097

8:45pm

i hate myself : ) - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature
Limited Capacity seats available

i hate myself : ) - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature

Directed by Joanna Arnow

56min/2013/USA/English


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


Q&A with director Joanna Arnow


http://ihatemyself.eventbrite.com


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:45pm - 10:15pm
Videology 308 Bedford Avenue #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.714232
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.961831

9:30pm

Transexual Menace presented by Dirty Looks and MOTHA (Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art)
Limited Capacity seats available

Transexual Menace presented by Dirty Looks and MOTHA (Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art)
Directed by Rosa Von Praunheim
75min/1996/USA/English

Transexual Menace takes its title from the name of “the most exciting political action group in the USA”—transgendered people who are defining themselves, demanding their legal rights, and fighting for medical care and against job discrimination. Considered by von Praunheim to be the “most fascinating [project] in my long life as a filmmaker,” Transexual Menace is a sensitive and carefully crafted portrait that deals with issues openly and honestly. “I was able to earn the trust of many who are often reluctant to be interviewed. Courageous people talked to me, who transitioned in such problematic professions as law enforcement and firefighting.” Transexual Menace gives viewers remarkable insight into the home and work lives of transsexuals from many cultures and countries, including female-to-male transsexuals and those with families and children.

http://www.uniondocs.org/2014-06-19-transexual-menace/

Thursday June 19, 2014 9:30pm - 11:15pm
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.710524
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.950673

9:30pm

Daises presented by Reverse Shot and Janus Films
Limited Capacity seats available

Daisies by Reverse Shot and Janus Films
Directed by Vera Chytilová
76min/1966/Czechoslovakia/Czech with english subtitles
Presented in 35mm

One of the most anarchic films of all time, Vera Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing—food, clothes, men, war—is taken seriously. An aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema, Janus Films is proud to present Daisies in a new 35mm print.

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/daisies

Thursday June 19, 2014 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.716542
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.962324

10:30pm

DIY Film Competition Documentary Shorts
Limited Capacity seats available

DIY Film Competition Documentary Shorts

Total Runtime: 71min


After Trayvon

 

Directed by Alex Mallis

5min/2014/USA/English


Eleanor Ambos Interiors

Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis

15:15/2014/USA/English


Elvis Loses His Excess & Other Tales From The World's Longest Yard Sale

Directed by Riley Hooper

18:46/2014/USA/English


A Film Is A Film Is A Film

Directed by Eva von Schweinitz

16min/2013/USA/English


Self-Diagnosis

Directed by Alexander Jorgensen

3:10/2011/USA/English



Solo, Piano - NYC

Directed by Anthony Sherin

5min/2012/USA


STREET VIEWS

Directed by Annie Berman

8 min/2013/USA/English

 


http://documentaryshortsnorthside.eventbrite.com




Thursday June 19, 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Videology 308 Bedford Avenue #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
  • Venue GPS Latitude 40.714232
  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.961831