On Wednesday, November 28th, NewFilmmakers continues its Fall Screening Series with films about social change and our Short Film Program.
6:00 PM Documentary Series
– CITIZEN ZERO (2012, 18 minutes)
Dir: Alexandra Stergiou
About the filmmaker’s father, his politics, and the seventh-eight year long journey he has taken to become a U.S. citizen.
– AMERICAN AUTUMN: AN OCCUDOC (2012, 76 minutes)
Dir: Dennis Trainor Jr
The first feature length documentary on the Occupy movement. The Occupy movement seeks to be an equalizing force for good in a world dominated by greed.
8:00 PM Short Film Program
– CHRISTINA (2012, 5 minutes)
Dir: Milica Zec
A story about a seduction, a break-up and a mysterious blonde figure who might be its cause, and is set against an iconic New York City backdrop.
– ABIGALE (2012, 16 minutes)
Dir: Robert Machoian
A short film based off a conversation overheard shouted while filmmaker sat in the welfare office.
– EDNA (2012, 21 minutes)
Dir: Joseph Stankus
– ALMA (2012, 20 minutes)
Dir: Brennan Vance
Suspecting her husband is trapped in an out-of-body experience, Alma turns to her estranged step-son for help escaping her own body.
– MELISSA! (2011, 23 minutes)
Dir: Michael Sykora
The tale of a man and the love for his daughter. Born through the perversion of science, the grotesque Melissa must be kept hidden from a fearful society.
9:30 PM Feature Presentation
– UPRISING (2012, 85 minutes).
Dir: Fredrik Stanton
In January 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets in a spontaneous eruption against thirty years of oppression under the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Communicating via Facebook and Twitter, the largely peaceful protesters braved tear gas, beatings, and live bullets in the hope of facing down security forces and overthrowing the government. Over eight hundred lost their lives, and several thousand were arrested and tortured by security forces. 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 story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed.
Read Our Interview with Director Fredrik Stanton – HERE
About NewFilmmakers NY
NewFilmmakers screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. NewFilmmakers LA screens in the Stanley Kramer Theater at the Sunset Gower Studio and has become a leading showcase for new films in Hollywood. Many features screened at NewFilmmakers are now available on NewFilmmakers Online. New York Admission is $6 for the whole evening and tickets are available at the Anthology Box Office the night of screening.