Dreamover
Dreamover
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Roman Olkhovka
Dreamover
Written & Directed by
Roman Olkhovka
Russia
NYC Premiere

100 min
Russian with English Subtitles

When life turns unbearably miserable, a lonely old man takes part in a medical experiment, reviving a long-forgotten story of his love...
When life turns unbearably miserable, a lonely old man takes part in a medical experiment, reviving a long-forgotten story of his love...
Block 7
Sunday September 26
12pm
Soyka
Soyka
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Anastasiya Sergienya
Soyka
Written & Directed by
Anastasiya Sergienya
USA

10 min

Losing hope under the pressure of pursuing a creative dream in New York City, Belarusian emigrant Anna takes desperate measures -all while sugar-coating stories of her life to impress her grandmother back home.
Losing hope under the pressure of pursuing a creative dream in New York City, Belarusian emigrant Anna takes desperate measures -all while sugar-coating stories of her life to impress her grandmother back home.
Block 7
Sunday September 26
12pm
Finding Ophelia
Finding Ophelia
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Stephen Rutterford
Finding Ophelia
Written & Directed by
Stephen Rutterford
USA
73 min
William Edgar inhabits a strange dream-like reality.
His obsession with a mysterious woman leads down a bizarre, dark path of signs and wonders.

Sometimes finding the girl of your dreams can be a nightmare.
William Edgar inhabits a strange dream-like reality.
His obsession with a mysterious woman leads down a bizarre, dark path of signs and wonders.

Sometimes finding the girl of your dreams can be a nightmare.
Block 8
Sunday Sept. 26
3pm
The Beautiful Logic
The Beautiful Logic
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Tomomi Muraguchi
The Beautiful Logic
Written & Directed by
Tomomi Muraguchi
Japan
22 min
Japanese with English Subtitles
A Programmer seeks all kinds of lean logic and throws away his own existence.
A Programmer seeks all kinds of lean logic and throws away his own existence.
Block 8
Sunday Sept. 26
3pm
Talking Cure
Talking Cure
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Maren Krüger
Talking Cure
Written & Directed by
Maren Krüger
Germany
New York Premiere

6 min

A black room, a chair, a couch and two man. The constellation resembles a psychoanalytic session, with the frappant difference that neither of the man is talking.
A black room, a chair, a couch and two man. The constellation resembles a psychoanalytic session, with the frappant difference that neither of the man is talking.
Block 8
Sunday September 26
3pm
Safeguard: An Electoral College Story
Safeguard: An Electoral College Story
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
M.A. Taylor
Safeguard: An Electoral College Story
Written & Directed by
M.A. Taylor
USA
NYC Premiere

76 min

This timely and urgent new public affairs documentary examines the U.S. electoral college system. The film avoids any partisan bickering to ask the questions: How does it work? What happens if we change the rules? Is democracy just “two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner?” Or can a democratic system be designed to protect minority rights? Does our Constitution strike the right balance?Is any of that still true today? Safeguard: An Electoral College Story avoids the partisan bickering.
This timely and urgent new public affairs documentary examines the U.S. electoral college system. The film avoids any partisan bickering to ask the questions: How does it work? What happens if we change the rules? Is democracy just “two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner?” Or can a democratic system be designed to protect minority rights? Does our Constitution strike the right balance?Is any of that still true today? Safeguard: An Electoral College Story avoids the partisan bickerin
Block 9
Sunday Sept. 26
6pm
Birth of a Union
Birth of a Union
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Josh Karan
Birth of a Union
Written & Directed by
Josh Karan
USA
Queens Premiere

20 min

Despite being full time employees of the State of North Carolina, wages have been so paltry, that many qualified for Federal food stamps to lift them out of poverty. This film chronicles the historic effort of low wage, largely African American workers to organize for a union contract, where it is illegal to obtain one.
Despite being full time employees of the State of North Carolina, wages have been so paltry, that many qualified for Federal food stamps to lift them out of poverty. This film chronicles the historic effort of low wage, largely African American workers to organize for a union contract, where it is illegal to obtain one.
Block 9
Sunday Sept. 26
6pm
Hostage
Hostage
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Written & Directed by
Nestor Villasmil
Hostage
Written & Directed by
Nestor Villasmil
USA/Venezuela
NYC Premiere

3 min

During the 2017 protests in Venezuela against a cruel dictatorship, The T-shit soldiers face the power of security forces with nothing but courage. This is their story.
During the 2017 protests in Venezuela against a cruel dictatorship, The T-shit soldiers face the power of security forces with nothing but courage. This is their story.
Block 9
Sunday Sept. 26
6pm
Angie: Lost Girls
Angie: Lost Girls
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Directed by
Julia Verdin

Written by
Julia Verdin and Janet Odogwu -Butters
Angie: Lost Girls
Directed by
Julia Verdin

Written by
Julia Verdin and Janet Odogwu -Butters
USA
Queens Premiere

102 min

After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and her family after her ordeal. Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers - no matter the cost.
After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, one teenage girl struggles to reconnect with herself and her family after her ordeal. Ultimately, in order to find herself and rescue her helpless friends, she must confront her own fears and help lead the police to her traffickers - no matter the cost.
Block 10
Sunday Sept. 26
8:30pm
Lepidopterist
Lepidopterist
Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent graduate whose post college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-lb punk rock Samoan who challenges him with a kick in the ass to break from the loop and start living or risk driving in circles forever.
Directed
Sophie Black

Written
Sophie Black & Tommy Draper
Lepidopterist
Directed
Sophie Black

Written
Sophie Black & Tommy Draper
United Kingdom
North American Premiere

18 min

A young scientist drives away from a lab with a large box in the back of her van. But what does it contain?
A young scientist drives away from a lab with a large box in the back of her van. But what does it contain?
Block 10
Sunday Sept. 26
8:30pm
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