Wednesday / March 25th
6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS SPECIAL PROGRAM
Sibongile Nene INSILA KASHAKA (2019, 21 minutes, digital)
Nogandaya, king Shaka’s food tester, has a mission to secure an heir for a king who kills his unborn sons to save the bloodline and the Zulu kingdom. A terrified young virgin agrees to his plan to bear the heir but must leave the kingdom to be safe from the wrath of King Shaka.
Adrienne Gruben LILY (2019, 26 minutes, digital)
LILY is an intimate portrait of the first female comic book artist: an extraordinary woman and formidable presence whose story is almost as heroic as her impact on modern entertainment as the co-creator of iconic works “Señorita Rio” and “Werewolf Hunters”. Filmmaker Adrienne Gruben (“Treasure Island,” “You’re Gonna Miss Me”) brings the groundbreaking story of Lily Renée to life with candid interviews, riveting archival footage, and newly commissioned illustrations. Ms. Gruben chronicles Lily’s heroic journey from Nazi-controlled Austria to New York’s Golden Age of comics.
6:30PM NEWFILMMAKERS FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Elia Sahlman BUT MOM! IT IS THE END OF THE WORLD (2019, 9 minutes, digital)
Alexandra Neuman OVA (2019, 16 minutes, digital)
Julian Karian ALONE (2019, 19 minutes, digital) Greti Claggett STORMCHASER (2019, 28 minutes, digital)
7:45PM NEWFILMMAKERS SECOND SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Danny Ashkenasi THE TELL-TALE HEART (2019, 38 minutes, digital)
A musical adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic horror story. A man is so disturbed by an old man’s “vulture eye” he resolves to murder and dismember him. But the murderer is driven to madness and confession by the incessant beating of victim’s heart under the floor boards.
8:45PM YOUNGFILMMAKERS FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION
Ben Senior THE FALL (2019, 101 minutes, digital)
When Michael (Robbie Petrie) meets Evie (Sara Gray), they believe they’re meant for each other. But as the leaves fall and the weather grows colder, their all-too-perfect tale of love at first sight is confronted with reality.