This Friday, June 2nd kicks off the 20th annual Brooklyn Film Festival, which will screen over 122 narrative features, documentaries, narrative and documentary shorts, animated and experimental films from 32 countries spread over six continents. Two of the festival’s venues are in Greenpoint: Windmill Studios NYC (300 Kingsland Ave) and the Kickstarter headquarters(58 Kent St)—also the site for the BFF Exchange—a day of free panels, and a happy hour sponsored by Stella Artois on Saturday June 10th. Continue reading
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Last week, the Brooklyn Film Festival kicked off its 19th year of showcasing local and international feats of independent cinema in a handful of venues, including two Greenpoint landmarks: The Wythe Hotel and Windmill Studios. With a number of networking events and screenings, there’s plenty of action for filmmakers, film supporters, and film lovers to get into this week.
This year’s festival premieres 12 narrative features, 24 narrative shorts, 9 feature documentaries, 18 short docs, 25 animated and 20 experimental films. The theme is “Experiment.”
With our 20th anniversary around the corner, the festival feels like floating in mid-air between our history and our plans for the future. It is this subtle sense of instability that fuels “Experiment” Edition. The experiment is reinventing ourselves, it is about allowing the unknown, and it’s about paying attention to the youngest storytellers. Every year we launch a new generation of talent, and this year’s selection is as experimental as mind-altering.
This year’s Northside Festival nixed the film section in favor of a new Content Section but the Brooklyn Film Festival is filling the void with over 107 features and shorts, most of which are screening right here in North Brooklyn. Windmill Studios NYC (300 Kingsland Ave) in Greenpoint and the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) nearby are the main venues for the event. It’s a great chance to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking just walking distance away.
I’m particularly psyched about the animation shorts that are showing tonight (Wed, June 8) at Windmill Studios starting at 10:30PM.
Check out the Brooklyn Film Festival site for the full schedule and more info.
A Hermit, A Rat Slayer, Dull Men, A Green Card Hopeful, Newbies, Cuddle Connection Customers: Protagonists of Brooklyn Film Festival Documentary Shorts
Northside Film Festival starts June 8, but if you are a cinephile, you don’t have to wait until then to feast your senses on what’s new. This is the last weekend of the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) and two main venues for the films are in North Brooklyn: Windmill Studios (300 Kingsland Ave, Greenpoint) and Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg). There is no shortage of stories to be seen and heard. Here are the schedules for Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.
There are 23 selections in the documentary shorts category this year. The six documentary shorts reviewed below are worth the watch tonight in their encore presentation (runtime total of 77 minutes altogether). They play at 10:30pm at Windmill Studios. Tickets are $13. Continue reading
And they are worth seeing. Like this year’s 17th Brooklyn Film Festival. It’s a keeper. Nothing can compare to watching a movie in an intimate theater (like IndieScreen on Kent) with a bunch of people so open to new (or old) ideas. Continue reading
In preparation for Summer, PS1 has announced the full lineup for the 2014 Warm Up series, which will take place around the new outdoor installation, Hy-Fi, “a staggering and magnificent waste, energy, and carbon-emmissions-free circular tower of bricks made out of cornstalks and living root structures.” Since that description makes no sense at all, I guess you’ll have to go see it for yourself.
This is terrifying. A Greenpoint resident was locked in the McCarren Park Bathroom by an evil park worker…
Oh and hey, do you need a butt facial? You can get one in Williamsburg. Just ask for the “Shiney Hiney.”
Tonight, Friday June 7th from 9-11pm, a video installation a photography exhibition called The Rink by Sarah Friedland and Ryan Joseph with music by Brian Time will be on display at Dobbin Project Space (50 Dobbin St, Storefront). RSVP.
Celebrating the New York premiere of The Rink documentary at the Brooklyn Film Festival 6:30pm, Friday June 7th at indieScreen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Rink video installation will also be on view Saturday June 8th, 8pm-11pm at Dobbin Project Space.
The Rink documentary will also screen Sunday June 9th, 4pm at Windmill Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.