Please save April 8 for a special program of New York shorts at the Pioneer Theater, co-presented by The Journal of Short Film and The Reeler. Filmmakers include Ian Olds, Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky, Peter Sillen, Marie Losier and many others; visit the Pioneer’s site for information and please join us if you can.
The Reeler Presents
The Journal of Short Film: NYC Series
Sun., April 8th, 7pm
@ The Pioneer Theater, NYC
(East 3rd Street, between Avenues A and B)
Many filmmakers will be in attendance. Plus, film submissions will be accepted in person. Below is the program.
1. Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky, GOD PROVIDES, 8:30, v.7
Shot in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina this unexpected short examines faith and inexplicable loss in the American South.
2. Josh Safdie, WE’RE GOING TO THE ZOO, 14:40, v.6
Driving to the zoo, a young woman and her little brother pick up an unconventional hitchhiker.
3. Marie Losier, ELECTROCUTE YOUR STARS, 8:00 v.3
A dream-portrait in which American Underground legend George Kuchar tells stories of extreme weather and how not to kill the actors.
4. Ian Olds, BOMB, 14:00, v.7
An offbeat love story set on the edge of an old Air Force bombing range.
5. Natalie Frigo, FIRST LADIES, 1:30, v.6
In FIRST LADIES, the focus of news footage is altered, addressing alternate histories disregarded due to implicit cultural structures.
6. Joel Fendelman, BAND OF SISTERS, 8:00, v.4
A group of 1.15 million women and men march through Washington, D.C., in the largest march in U.S. history.
7. Paul Karlin, WHY I DON’T GO TO THE MOVIES, 7:00, v.4
The force of romantic obsession and the doldrums of life with a goddess lead to a strange vow.
8. J.J. Adler, FINAL LAP, 11:50, v.2
A sleepy American suburb. A mysterious car roars around the block each night. Tom Bickerton, 15, watches and waits.
9. Peter Sillen, GRAND LUNCHEONETTE, 5:00, v.5
This film documents the final days of Fred Hakim’s unforgettable 42nd Street lunch counter.