A celebration of water and people in it.
Factory worker at night. Father during the day. The poetic journey through the life of RenaZance – a man who uses the spoken-word to express himself and to communicate with others about his daily struggles to rise above poverty and the streets where he was raised, as well as his determination to be a good [...]
Twitch tells the poignant story of a young girl torn between two worlds: her domestic life where she must care for her wheel-chair bound mother and her escape into the emerging world of sexuality with her eager, hormone-addled boyfriend.
Sonic Youth: Do You Believe In Rapture?
Both a document of the thrill of live performance and a poetic elegy to a legendary landmark: New York’s recently-closed CBGB punk club, “Sonic Youth: Do You Believe In Rapture?” transcends the traditional music video to create an impressionistic tribute to the memory of all the great shows we’ve all ever been to.
Bystanding: The Beginning of an American Lifetime
A convergence of the music video style of in-camera performance and the spoken word poetry of acclaimed Kelly Tsai, “Bystanding” captures the powerful words of this anti-war poem against a backdrop of charged New York City images.
Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story
Terrence Fisher, a teen living in a housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, had seven of his friends shot and killed by a gun violence. What could Terrence do to stop gun violence in Bed-Stuy before losing another friend, or his own life? Terrence and a fellow teen filmmaker, Daniel Howard, picked up a camera to [...]
Dreaming requires practice. Flying Lesson is a sweet sail one foot above Brooklyn, conceived and performed by Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner, known for their fantasy and raw movement. Jury Prize, 2008 Dance on Camera Film Festival, Lincoln Center (NYC); Best Experimental Film, 2008 Brooklyn International Film Festival (NYC)
The Last Vacation
Amidst wintry winds and crashing waterfalls, a mother and son contemplate their last remaining moments together on this final journey.
A spring morning. Birds chirp peacefully. In an old muscle car sit a big, brooding guy and his accomplice, staking out a house. When an elderly man emerges from the house, the guys grab him, stuff him in the car and drive off. What could this poor old man have done to deserve this treatment? [...]
New York-based Katrin is returning to her native Iceland for her grandfather’s 70th birthday. Her family in Reykjavik unwittingly engages her in discussions about marriage, children and her future – while she sneaks in phone calls to her girlfriend in New York. As she struggles with coming out, events reveal that other family members have [...]