NewFilmmakers NY – December 5, 2012 @ Anthology Film Archives

On Wednesday, December 5th, NewFilmmakers continues its Fall Screening Series with a Documentary Series, three Short Films, and two new Features.

6:00 PM – Documentary Series.

Dir: Kathleen Foster
After more than a decade of fighting 10 Years On, Afghanistan & Pakistan, provides an up to date account of the consequences of the War on Terror in Afghanistan and now Pakistan, as the US expands the war through the use of remote control drones fired over the Afghan border into Pakistan.

–  DHARMA (2012, 27 minutes)
Dir: Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis
A poignant documentary following a family’s involvement in a Cambodia medical mission after the death of their grandfather. The three Fan women deal with the loss of a loved one while aiding the underprivileged people of Cambodia.

Dir: Ethan Downing
Following Chinese children who are trafficked to the U.S., sent by their parents through ‘snakehead’ smugglers as they work in unsafe conditions for less than minimum wage, bound by smuggling debts as high as $100,000.

8:00 PM – Short Film Program.

RAGA FOR THE LIGHT (2012, 13 Minutes, 8mm)
Dir: Ruchi Mital
We take a train journey through India on our way to meet the narrator’s grandparents. Along the way, we hear stories and memories of the grandparents and their house, along with their voices in conversation and letters they have written.

A COMMON RELATIONSHIP (2012, 30 Minutes, Video)
Dir: Nicholas Vafio
A story about a man and woman that after ten years of living together they are splitting up due to another person coming in between them. How does each one of them reacts to this and how important forgiveness is when it comes to real love?

MY B.F.F. (2009, 12 minutes)
Dir: Gail Thomas, Jim Sapione
Asks the question how far would you go to keep a friend?

9:00 PM – First Feature Presentation 

LIFE IN PARALLEL (2012, 62 minutes).
Dir: Mike Basone
A student filmmaker goes through the trials and tribulations of his senior thesis, all the while learning that his life on screen is not so different from the one off.

10:15 PM – Second Feature Presentation

LIGHTHOUSE LANE (2012, 75 minutes).
Dir: Douglas Brekan
Dawn Snyder, a 25 year old college student, drops out of Yale after becoming mentally ill. Moving back home with her overbearing mother, Dawn spirals downward in a haze of psychotic delusions and nightmarish hallucinations.

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.


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