Wednesday / February 19th
6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
Lasse Lau THE RAVEN AND THE SEAGULL (2019, 70 minutes, digital)
The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is shaped by a history of colonialism, subjugation and dependence. The film the Raven and the Seagull sets out to dispel some of the myths and prejudices that persist to this day, even as Greenland is moving ever closer to independence. Lasse Lau and his troupe of performers blend authenticity and reconstruction to paint a portrait of how such misconceptions have influenced the collective consciousness of both nations.
7:15PM NEWFILMMAKERS FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Samantha Huang PROJECT HUMAN (2109, 11 minutes, digital)
Jaret Martino THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE (2019, 13 minutes, digital)
Khushnuda Shukurova DETAINED (2018, 10 minutes, digital)
8:15PM NEWFILMMAKERS SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Les El Blatino Cineninja WEB (2018, 15 minutes, digital)
Dekel Berenson ANNA (2019, 15 minutes, digital)
9:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION
Jessica Watkins SPECIALISH (2019, 88 minutes, digital)
Part comedy special, part documentary, SPECIALish follows Jessica Watkins, a NYC stand-up comedian who quits her job waiting tables, and walks across America. Raw memories come into focus as she tries to write new material, heal from her past and once again trust the kindness of strangers.