Wednesday / March 18th
6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS SPECIAL PROGRAM
Regev Berkovitz MOVING DAY (2109, 10 minutes, digital)
Yariv is helping his son Dekel move into his boyfriend’s apartment on a quiet weekend afternoon, but when he has to go into the basement to help with a plumbing emergency, he notices some strange things going on.
Naomi Meroz DAYENU (2019, 30 minutes, digital) Gabi spends the Passover dinner on her own. Her mother tries to reach out but Gabi avoids her. As the evening unfolds she can’t find her place and loses direction. The name of the film is “Dayenu”, a phrase from a main Passover song, an important jewish Holiday. The film “Dayenu” is a Final Project in the Steve Tisch School of Film & Television, Tel Aviv University.
7:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Mia Jessup BAGGAGE (2019, 7 minutes, digital)
Jamal Bilal THE NORM (2019, 15 minutes, digital)
Florian Schewe OSLO (2019, 16 minutes, digital)
Abdullah Habib FINGERS (2019, 18 minutes, digital)
8:15PM NEWFILMMAKERS SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Sophie Cowley ABI (2019 14 minutes, digital)
9:15PM NEWFILMMAKERS DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION
Maya Hardinge PENNY (2019, 64, 2019)
Penny’ is the story of a woman who grew up in the 60’s in working class England. Attracted to the Hippie movement and a flare for her own individual style, she wishes to go to Art school, but doesn’t have the means or know how to do so. She ends up working in a chicken factory, where she meets a guy who becomes a huge influence on the course of her life. The story follows her time traveling overland from England to Asia on a bus and living on the beach in Pakistan. After returning to England, through lack of money, she heads towards a bohemian life of travel, drugs, male abuse and a run in with the law in Germany . Unable to cope with her own life, she bares a life long guilt of not fulfilling her life as a mother and feels that void at one point by taking care of 32 cats. Finally she ends up full circle, back where she started, taking a replica of her previous apartment with her. Tattooed cats paw prints cover her arms and a new family of animals have been adopted to take care of.