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Fall 2012 Weekly • Anthology Film Archives • 32 2nd Avenue • $6 All Night

photo Barney Oldfield

Welcome to NewFilmmakers Fall Screening Series. Many of the films we will screen at Anthology Film Archives are now available on NewFilmmakers Online. Our Fall Screening Series begins with our annual Fall Festival, which runs from October 4th to 14th, and continues weekly through December. We will screen 200 new short, documentary, and feature films. Programs will include our popular Latin, Christian Sex, and Student Series as well as our Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Shows. All screenings are at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street) on the Lower East Side in New York City. Admission for a whole night is still only $6 to see all the films and includes free receptions with filmmakers and much more.

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Wednesday, October 31st

NewFilmmakers begins its Fourteenth Annual Fall Series

6:00PM NEWFILMAKERS ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PROGRAM

with The Latino Horror Group curated by Edwin Pagan

Wednesday, November 7th

Courthouse Theater @ Anthology

NewFilmmakers celebrates Christian Sex night.

6:00PM DOCUMENTARY SERIES Nick Twemlow THE LAYING ON OF HANDS Esther Podemski THE PEASANT AND THE PRIEST

7:15PM FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM Experimental Films

Peter Valente THE DESERTS OF LOVE Slawomir J. Milewski ECSTASY OF ST. AGNES

8:15PM SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM Adriano Valentini CLUBSCENE: THE BARTENDER Stefanie Sertich BOYS AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS Nadja Marcin KIDS Rachel Voter WHAT YOU CAN’T HAVE Kirsten Eleanor Anderson ATROPOS

9:30PM FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION Zane Cooper MAYFLIESI n a society where humans are born, reproduce, and die in 24 hours, a man named Harvey inexplicably lives day after day, amidst this endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

Directed by Eric Norcross Screening October 3rd @ 7:30pm

10:30PM SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION Jeanine Corbet THE GODMOTHER A 60 year old Staten Island native, Rain and his staff pluck, tuck, dye, corset and coax the female side out of his clients allowing them to become their fantasy selves.

Wednesday, November 7th

Maya Deren Theater @ Anthology

NewFilmmakers presents a double feature.

6:00PM DOCUMENTARY SERIES Roslyn Broder TEARJERKER Tearjerker is an essay documentary video about crying and tears, and their transforming power. What makes us cry, and how that is reflected in life and art?

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Hilary Tapper WOMEN OF BHAKTI An artistic film about women in the Bhakti Yoga Tradition.

7:15PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM Ljiljana Novakovic IT TAKES TWO Osaretin Omorodion INFATUATION Alex Merkin HEADS UP Elizabeth Page CAUGHT

8:15PM FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION Anthony DiFerdinando SWEET PIA Sweet Pia is the story of a girl who is haunted by the decisions she’s made in the past, the mistakes she continues to make in the present and the illusions of what may become of her in the future. When her internal demons begin to take their toll physically and mentally, she’s faced with the chance to redeem herself. Through the story of one girl’s struggles, Sweet Pia raises the ultimate question - what would you do the moment you realize the true meaning of your life?

9:45PM SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION Mark Jackson & Simon Kassianides GEEZAS Dodger is sent to Los Angeles by his London Gangster father to retrieve his baby sister and the cash she ran away with. Things don’t go as planned, putting Dodger and his new crew (Eddie, a hipster bookie and Jones, an underground boxer) in the sights of Latino Gangbangers and West Hollywood’s notorious Gay Mafia.

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Fall Schedule • October 31st - November 7th


October 3rd - October 14th

Fall Fest

For updated screening information check out our website www.NewFilmmakers.com

Our Fall Season starts with our annual Fall Festival from October 3rd through the 14th and will include a hundred new short, documentary, and feature films as well as many premieres. Films include the new feature WELCOME TO HARLEM , a musical comedy designed and choreographed entirely by artists living the Harlem, and MY LITTLE HOLYWOOD directed by Matt Harrison, who wrote and directed Rhythm Thief and Kicked In The Head, as well as the new webseries THE THING.

Theater @ Anthology Film Archives Wednesday, October 3rd

7:30PM SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM Love & Family

Matt August HOW TO GET TO CANDYBAR Mario Corry BOLOGNA & LETTUCE Eric Norcross LIPSTICK LIES

Fall Fest 2012 begins with eight days of new Documentaries. Short Films, and Features.

8:45PM FEATURE PRESENTATION

6:00PM FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Gregg Lachow CHARLIE AND ME A somewhat comic tale of Gregg and his 12-yr old son Charlie who, separated for the first time while Gregg travels alone in Europe, exchange stories of love and desire via Skype.

Social Issues & Challenges

Jenny Savage & Eric Norcross LANCASTER SQUARE Mario Corry MANIPULATION Joseph Marconi CROTON FALLS Kristina Harris DIMINISHED CHORDS

Theater @ Anthology Film Archives Thursday, October 4th

9:15PM FEATURE PRESENTATION Mark Blackman WELCOME TO HARLEM Welcome to Harlem is a feature-length musical comedy film that is written, directed, produced, drawn, designed and choreographed entirely by artists living in Harlem, NYC.

Fall Fest 2012 continues with WELCOME TO HARLEM.

6:00PM DOCUMENTARY SERIES John Barry CLASSICAL STEEL Tariq Richards AFRICAN DRUM, BEYOND THE BEAT

7:45PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM Lori Nelson UNRAVELED Andrei Enoiu A MISTAKE Joseph Christiana TIME TRAVELERS

Fall Fest • October 3rd - October 4th

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Friday, October 5th

Sunday, October 7th

6:00PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM

6:00PM DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Lori Petchers SPIRIT FIGURES Amy Stern MEET ALEX Vika Evdokimenko LET ME GO Julia Doran HOMELESS IN THE HOMELAND

Sandy Patch EL ULTIMO HIELER For the last 53 years, Baltazar Ushca has harvested glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador. His brothers, Gregorio and Juan, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a tale of cultural change in a small indigenous community and how three brothers have adapted to it.

NewFilmmakers presents Documentary Night.

NewFilmmakers presents Latino & other films.

7:00PM SECOND SHORT PROGRAM Jonathan Napolitano BEN FRANKLIN BLOWING BUBBLES AT A SWORD: THE JOURNEYS OF A MENTAL ATHLETE Ronnie White, a Navy veteran from the war in Afghanistan, can meet a conference room full of strangers and minutes later recall every person’s name. Nelson Dellis, a software developer, can remember the order of a shuffled deck of playing cards. Paula Heredia SLAVERY AND THE LAW Slavery and the Law is a captivating documentary that follows a group of Brooklyn youth as they work to create a wall mural that commemorates the shift from enslavement to the Civil Rights Movement.

9:00PM THIRD SHORTS PROGRAM

Chloe Smolarski ADMISSIONS Admissions is a character driven, creative nonfiction film exploring the stories of four undocumented college students. Trapped at the intersection of education policy and broken immigration systems, the obstacles these students face: financial, legal and psychological are presented, demonstrating the dehumanizing effects of marginalization and unequal educational access.

7:15PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM Eliane Lima ALBERTINE Chistiane Hitzeman ONE BEDROOM Gabriella Loutfi THE FORGERY Jason Aydelott LIFE WITH SUBTITLES

Maryanne Galvin REAL DANGER: RESTRAINTS AND OUR CHILDREN Since 1999 the Government Accountability Office has issued three shocking reports on death and abuse resulting from restraint and seclusion use. The subjects: NOT terrorist detainees housed at an off-shore detention facility, BUT children and adolescents receiving services in hospitals, juvenile justice settings, residential programs and public and private schools throughout our nation. Real Danger: Kids & Deadly Restraint illuminates the controversial practice of restraint use in a variety of settings.

8:30PM NEWFILMMAKERS FEATURE PRESENTATION

Monday, October 8th

Thursday, October 11th

6:00PM FIRST SHORT PROGRAM

6:00PM SPECIAL PROGRAM

Michael Justice FAMILY JUSTICE Michael Rader MAN VS. ULTRAMAN

7:30PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM

NewFilmmakers presents SciFi and Horror films.

Eva Aridjis LOS OJOS AZULES In this supernatural thriller, Karen Fisher and Paul Henderson, a young American couple, travel to Chiapas, Mexico on holiday. While there they encounter a shapeshifting witch who they are connected to through events in the distant past which they are unaware of. This encounter will change their lives forever.

NewFilmmakers presents Matt Harrison’s new feature film MY LITTLE HOLLYWOOD. with Third World Newsreel

7:30PM SECOND SHORT PROGRAM

Igor Stevanovic WELTSCHMERZ Justin Kulik THIRTY YEARS IN RENO Rob Nguyen THE SHUFFLE

Hilton Ariel Ruiz ZOMBIE WITH A SHOTGUN Zoe Calman OTHER GHOSTS Eric Norcross GNARLED HOLLOW ROAD Jonathan Finnigan THE VISITOR Laura Maxfield HUNTING Marvin Suarez ZOMBIE CHRONICLES:THE INFECTED

8:15PM FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION

9:00PM FEATURE PRESENTATION Jon Gorman & Tom Seymour MARK OF THE BEAST For the first time ever the famous horror story by Rudyard Kipling comes to the big screen. Starring Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me Showtime series) and New York Independent film legend Debbie Rochon. Directed by Jon Gorman and Thomas Edward Seymour who many consider to be a top contemporary underground filmmaker in the U.S. It is the tale of two heroes who lose their way fighting off a silver faceless leper in the woods. The film has strong female roles. This moral tale shows the repercussions for the use of torture and has deep political, religious and moral themes all bundled into a 70′s style horror film..

Matt Harrison MY LITTLE HOLLYWOOD MY LITTLE HOLLYWOOD humorously and sweetly documents the fantasy world inside the mind of every boy and girl who travels to Hollywood to fulfill their movie dream. Under fire from his enraged ex in New York, wandering adventurer Cost (Matt Harrison RHYTHM THIEF) drops into California where he teams up with teen-idol Revs (Shawn Andrews DAZED AND CONFUSED) to make a Hollywood movie. Things don’t quite go as planned when Revs runs off with each actress Cost auditons, and it looks like the movie is a bust. Then Cost discovers 17 year-old liquor store delivery driver Rose (Tiprin Mandalay ROBERTA), the only actress immune to Rev’s charms and willing to get down to filmmaking.

9:30PM SPECIAL PROGRAM Webseries Showcase

Marc Palmieri THE THING A group of friends who left the scene, the city, the arts, after their glory years in the 90s are reunited in an Off Off Broadway play.

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Fall Fest 2012 • October 5th - October 11th


Saturday, October 13th

NewFilmmakers presents new films about crime.

6:00PM SPECIAL PROGRAM

with the Women’s Film Group curated by Lili White Ana Rodriguez Leon BELL & HOWELL 2146 XL Lili White MY LOVE IS LIKE ROSE & BLUE Alexis Bravos HEPWORTH Lili White 8 HAPPINESSES IN 8 MINUTES AT THE PARK Jodie Mack MANNEQUINS HARLEQUIN Orit Ben-Shitrit & Harold Moss THE LONG FROM INSIDE Angela Ferraiolo SUBWAY Dayna Moses BLIND DATE Liliana Resnick INSIDE OUT Jodie Mack LILLY Dariya Yalova FIREFLY

7:30PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM Dennis Hauck SUNDAY PUNCH Salvatore Pesce STEEL AND GLASS Micki Mihich THE 100TH JOB

9:00PM FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION Rocco Mesiti THE JOE BACCALA STORY The Joe Baccala Story is a faux documentary of an individual and his friends who have taken on the Mafioso Stereotype as their own. Using satire and comedy, the Joe Baccala Story addresses Hollywood and mass media’s stereotypical portrayal of Italian Americans, pop culture and society’s acceptance of the guido and mafia images, and those who take on that identity as real and incorporate it into their daily lives.

10:15PM SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION Christian Filippella SILVER CASE In Tinseltown, the world of scheming reaches a nasty low when a powerful producer known as the ‘Senator’ hatches a plan to undermine the future success of the ‘Master’, his shady arch rival. His plot begins with the delivery of a silver briefcase. But the case goes missing, which sets off a chain of events that are not part of the plan. Stars Eric Roberts, Brian Keith Gamble, Claire Falconer, Seymour Cassel.

Sunday, October 14th

NewFilmmakers presents it Web Series Showcase and the new features PLAYGROUND OF DREAMS and FRIENDS AND LOVERS.

6:00PM SPECIAL WEB SERIES Danielle Earle BROOKLYN IS IN LOVE The story of three twenty-somethings living in one of the most beautiful places in all of New York City - Brooklyn.

6:30PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM Alison Chin FISH TANK FANTASY David Liz LUZ Ryan Frost REUNION Dominic Haxton TEENS LIKE PHIL Heather de Michele LACUNA

8:00PM FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION Shireen Daryadel PLAYGROUND OF DREAMS Playground of Dreams is a story about a doctor who finds a mysterious book of matches that lead him to an underground tavern off of Angel Island in San Francisco.

9:30PM SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION Ron Pike FRIENDS AND LOVERS Sometimes the Heart Needs a Mechanic. After a failed relationship with a waitress, a young gay man is challenged by his love for a straight mechanic.

Screening Sunday October 14th @ 8:00PM www.playgroundofdreams.com Fall Fest 2012 • October 13th - October 14th

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NewFilmmakers Online

Many of the films we screen this Summer at Anthology will be available on NewFilmmakers Online. If you can not attend the screening at Anthology or would like to see a film again, go to www.newfilmmakersonline.com. You can watch most of the films online or you can download them to your computer, Ipod, or burn them on a DVD. The entire purchase price of an an online download goes to the filmmaker.

NewFilmmakers Online puts the popular New York and Los Angeles screening series on the Internet and gives independent filmmakers the ability to reach audiences worldwide. Now NewFilmmakers Online awards the Film of the Month prize to the online film which sells the most copies. The NewFilmmakers Film of the Month Award is based on actual sales and demonstrates to festival programmers and distributors that the winning film is popular with audiences. Film of the Month winners receive a NewFilmmakers New York Screening and a NewFilmmakers Mailing promoting the film to 25,000 Festival Programmers, Distributors, and Indie Film Fans as well as Featured Placement on the NewFilmmaker web sites for one month.

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Tuesday, November 13th

NewFilmmakers presents China Animation with Sandy Ding.

6:00PM DOCUMENTARY SERIES

THE FIRST SEASON Produced and Directed by Rudd Simmons

Rudd Simmons THE FIRST SEASON Believing that a small, family farm is the best place to raise their family, Paul and Phyllis van Amburgh leave their jobs, sell their home and go into debt to buy a defunct dairy. They struggle against the odds and fight to become full time dairy farmers.

7:30PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM Tatsuhiro Kimijima THE MAGIC RABBIT 2 tells the story of a girl’s desperate search for her ex-boy friend, who went to Japan after their romantic relationship has failed. Erik Spink CINCH MARKS Cinch Marks: Minute scratches on film surface caused by slippage between turns of a loose roll. Kevin Margo GROUNDED One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer

8:00PM SPECIAL PROGRAM China Animation with Sandy Ding curated by Eric Leiser

Screening Tuesday November 13th @ 6:00pm “Iconically American” -Hollywood Reporter

“Up close and personal” - The Chicagoist

“Engrossing, sympathetic, unsentimental” - New City Film, Chicago Moves with deliberate elegance -Metroland Magazine

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Wednesday, November 21st

Wednesday, November 28th

6:00PM DOCUMENTARY SERIES

6:00PM DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Zahary & CJ Maxwell YUCK: A 4TH GRADER’S SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCH A brave fourth grader goes undercover to reveal the truth about the food service program at his elementary school.

Alexandra Stergiou CITIZEN ZERO Immigrant. Activist. Marxist. All-American Dad. This film is about my father, his politics, his love for Woody Guthrie, and the 78 year long journey he has taken to become a U.S. citizen.

NewFilmmakers presents our Thanksgiving Show.

NewFilmmakers occupies Anthology.

Dena Greenbaum WARM BEER LOUSY FOOD Warm Beer, Lousy Food is the untold story of America’s first comedy club, the Crazy Country Club in Brooklyn, and its founder and self-proclaimed nut, Lou Burdo. The film includes rare footage of the club throughout its nearly 50 year history and testimonials from the founder, staff, and patrons, breathing life back into a storied institution.

Dennis Trainor Jr AMERICAN AUTUMN: AN OCCUDOC What would a world look like that had a culture and an economic system that places human need above corporate greed, and how do we bring that world into being? Who cares what it is called. Call it Socialism, Call it Real Democracy Now, and Call it Chunky-Monkey-Cherry Garcia. The world needs to change radically, it needs to change dramatically, and it needs to change fast. This documentary is an invitation for you to participate in that positive change.

7:30PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM

8:00PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM

Clea Stone GRANDMA’S GIBLET A.M. Cooper HEARTLIGHT Henry Winnik HARD PLACE Babetta Kelly DANTE’S HAMLET

Milica Zec CHRISTINA Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck ABIGALE Brennan Vance ALMA Joseph Stankus EDNA Michael Sykora MELISSA!

8:30PM FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION Chris Dimoulas EVER LAST Kimberly Alves, an assistant bank manager, meets Wolf Sutcliff, an overweight immortal man, when he robs the bank she works at. Kimberly realizes that after being alive for thousands of years Wolf feels as though he has nothing to live for and she takes it up herself to help him find reason and purpose for his life, while Kimberly discovers what she values most in her own.

10:15PM SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION Stephen Root UNCONSCIOUS A comedy about Raymond Hopajoki, A.K.A. Hop, a small town guy with big dreams of becoming a novelist. Unfortunately, he’s got one problem - he’s got nothing to write about.

Fall Schedule • November 13th - November 28th

9:30PM FEATURE PRESENTATION Fredrik Stanton UPRISING Produced by an Academy Award-winning team including the Executive Producer of Taxi to the Dark Side and the Editor of Inside Job, UPRISING tells the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of a brutal dictatorship has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. Above all, it is a story of profound hope, of courage rewarded, of a people who beat back a police state and threw off the shackles of decades of degradation and oppression.

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Wednesday, December 5th

NewFilmmakers welcomes University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts as part of its Film School Series.

6:00PM SPECIAL PROGRAM FILM SCHOOL SERIES

with University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts

8:00PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM Gail Thomas and Jim Sapione MY BFF Ruchi Mital RAGA FOR THE LIGHT Nicholas Vafio A COMMON RELATIONSHIP

9:00PM FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION Mike Basone LIFE IS PARALLEL A student filmmaker goes through the trials and tribulations of his senior thesis, all the while learning that his life on screen is not so different from the one off

10:15PM SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION Douglas Brekan LIGHTHOUSE LANE Dawn Snyder, a 25 year old college student, drops out of Yale after becoming mentally ill. Moving back home with her overbearing mother, Dawn spirals downward in a haze of psychotic delusions and nightmarish hallucinations. She soon discovers there is no escape from the madness on Lighthouse Lane.

Tuesday, December 11th

Wednesday, December 12th

6:00PM DOCUMENTARY SERIES

6:00PM SPECIAL PROGRAM

NewFilmmakers presents a double feature.

NewFilmmakers presents our annual Christmas Show Short Experimental Documentaries curated by Tova Beck-Friedman

Saman Maydani HACK Nathaniel Flynn-Ryan FACTORY OF ONE

Ken Paul Rosenthal CROOKED BEAUTY Neil Ira Needleman VISION OF WASTED TIME Neil Ira Needleman TWO JOURNEYS Dorit Weisman GOOD MORNING Iva Radivojevic GAWKING REG Lindsay McIntyre WHERE SHE STOOD IN THE FIRST PLACE Jayne Wilson ALL THAT MIGHTY HEART

7:45PM SHORT FILM PROGRAM Kyra Nicole Rogers THE HIPSTER PARADOX Bryce Prevatte HIPSTER TREATMENT

8:30PM FIRST FEATURE PRESENTATION Chris Ernst IN CARCOSA IN CARCOSA is a no-budget, quasi sci-fi, surrealist-psychonautic, character-study, urban ‘space’ operetta feature film. Under the insane leadership of two mysterious figures, an underground support group for sufferers of ‘reverse deja-vu’ starts to fall apart at the seams, pulling the group members down into a fractured world of strange visions and surreal flashbacks, as they try to make sense of the city around them. Featuring a fantastic ensemble cast and a driving original score by rock band Kill Dalton Ames (Gordon Withers with J. Robbins and Zach Barocas of JAWBOX), the film twists textured visual montage sequences, experimental narrative, genre tropes, abstract cinema art, absurdist drama, and improvised performance into what has been called a ‘fairly insane’ motion picture.

10:15PM SECOND FEATURE PRESENTATION Brad Rosier CURRENCY Currency weaves together a tapestry of tales as we observe several lives over the course of eight decades. A writer asks why we live. A child asks why we die. Mobsters ask why life has value. An old woman asks why we are alone. A scientist asks why there is anything at all. Part mystery, part drama, Currency is a collection of simple stories about the hard questions we are all dying to have answered. We all want to know why.

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7:15PM FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM Deirdre Vertucci THE TALE OF PARIS ECHO GOLD Mekki Leeper CHRISTMAS IN SUMMER Jack McCabe CHRISTMAS EVE AT MCTAVISH’S

8:15PM SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM Kantarama Gahigiri THE ELEVATOR Anthony Tocchio CANDYMAN Douglas Horn COFFEE & PIE Michael Rose PARTY ON THE 49TH FLOOR

9:30PM FEATURE PRESENTATION Jesse Wolfe EYE OF THE HURRICANE EYE OF THE HURRICANE tells the story of a small Everglades community struggling to put their lives back together in the wake of a devastating hurricane. In the spirit of films such as ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, Hurricane is told through the eyes of a determined child, a troubled adolescent, a wounded parent and a loyal friend.

Fall Schedule • December 5th - December 12th

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