Perro De Calle
Perro de Calle
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
Jose Guerrero
Perro de Calle
Written & Directed by
Jose Guerrero
USA
9 min

A bullshit artist tries to get money to buy drugs.
A bullshit artist tries to get money to buy drugs.
Block 23
Thursday Sept. 30
12pm
The Prince
The Prince
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
Sebastián Muñoz

Written by
Luis Barrales & Sebastián Muñoz
The Prince
Directed by
Sebastián Muñoz

Written by
Luis Barrales & Sebastián Muñoz
Chile
95 min
Spanish with English Subtitles

During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime, a narcissist 20-year-old, stabs his best friend in what seems like a passionate outburst. In prison he will discover the affections and loyalties of an everyday life marked by violence.
During a night of heavy drinking, Jaime, a narcissist 20-year-old, stabs his best friend in what seems like a passionate outburst. In prison he will discover the affections and loyalties of an everyday life marked by violence.
Block 18
Tuesday Sept. 28
9:30pm
#PrincessProblems
#PrincessProblems
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
Maritza Gomez

Written by
Brittney Lee Hamilton
#PrincessProblems
Directed by
Maritza Gomez

Written by
Brittney Lee Hamilton
USA
Queens Premiere
19 min

In the strenuous world of children’s party entertainment, an overly positive and well-meaning “princess” must win over a practical writer who is doing a story on female role models.
In the strenuous world of children’s party entertainment, an overly positive and well-meaning “princess” must win over a practical writer who is doing a story on female role models.
Block 12
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Procedural Justice
Procedural Justice
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
David Alfano

Written by
Josh Callahan & David Alfano
Procedural Justice
Directed by
David Alfano

Written by
Josh Callahan & David Alfano
USA
11 min

The world's dumbest cop tries to clean up the world's dirtiest city. It goes about how you'd expect.
The world's dumbest cop tries to clean up the world's dirtiest city. It goes about how you'd expect.
Block 33
Saturday Oct. 2
2:45pm
Psycho Therapy
Psycho Therapy
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 Scott O'Hara
Psycho Therapy
Written & Directed by
Scott O'Hara
USA
East Coast Premiere

8 min

When a hot-headed therapist loses control of a group session, the newest member reveals an alarming secret that will make heads roll.
When a hot-headed therapist loses control of a group session, the newest member reveals an alarming secret that will make heads roll.
Block 2
Saturday September 25
12:00pm
Purgatory
Purgatory
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
Nadyja von Ebers

Written by
Grace Melon
Purgatory
Directed by
Nadyja von Ebers

Written by
Grace Melon
USA
New York Premiere
13 min

When faced with discharge, a psychiatric patient is ambivalent about returning to the real world.
When faced with discharge, a psychiatric patient is ambivalent about returning to the real world.
Block 31
"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
Remembrance
Remembrance
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
Shane Joseph Willis
Remembrance
Written & Directed by
Shane Joseph Willis
Australia
15 min

A thief who downloads memories and information to sell to the highest bidder is cornered by a mysterious woman who wants information of her own; but the woman is not all that she appears.
A thief who downloads memories and information to sell to the highest bidder is cornered by a mysterious woman who wants information of her own; but the woman is not all that she appears.
Block 29
Friday October 1
5:30pm
The Resentful Angel
The Resentful Angel
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
Shelley Daniels, Carmen Romen, Emily Ralsback

Written by
Shelley Daniels
The Resentful Angel
Directed by
Shelley Daniels, Carmen Romen, Emily Ralsback

Written by
Shelley Daniels
USA
East Coast Premiere
29 min
Kenna, a long-time Chicago actor, bitter and pissed that no good roles – or any roles – are coming her way, is lured into a bizarre and disorienting acting class, where she discovers that the stakes of the acting exercises are truly a matter of life and death.
Kenna, a long-time Chicago actor, bitter and pissed that no good roles – or any roles – are coming her way, is lured into a bizarre and disorienting acting class, where she discovers that the stakes of the acting exercises are truly a matter of life and death.
Block 25
"Stories of Self Discovery"
Thursday Sept. 30
6pm
Rooftop Intermission
Rooftop Intermission
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
Masa Gibson, Abby J. Smith

Written by
Masa GIbson
Rooftop Intermission
Directed by
Masa Gibson, Abby J. Smith

Written by
Masa GIbson
USA
Queens Premiere
9 min

Seeking a momentary respite from the strains of life in 2020, two strangers from the same building end up on a roof together and make a socially distant connection. (Shot on a mobile phone by the sheltering-in-place cast.)
Seeking a momentary respite from the strains of life in 2020, two strangers from the same building end up on a roof together and make a socially distant connection. (Shot on a mobile phone by the sheltering-in-place cast.)
Block 25

Short films -
Stories of Self Disccovery

Thursday Sept. 30
6PM
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
Savage Days
Savage Days
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
David Lanzmann

Written by
David Lanzmann & Mikael Fitoussi
Savage Days
Directed by
David Lanzmann

Written by
David Lanzmann & Mikael Fitoussi
France
80 min
English Subtitles

A student eager for experiences, a dealer who wants out of the business, and a trader tired of his loneliness ... Money , pleasure, ambition and lies are the foundation of their relationship.
A student eager for experiences, a dealer who wants out of the business, and a trader tired of his loneliness ... Money , pleasure, ambition and lies are the foundation of their relationship.
Block 34
Saturday Oct. 2
5:30pm
Sex, Drugs & Bicycles
Sex, Drugs & Bicycles
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
Jonathan Blank
Sex, Drugs & Bicycles
Written & Directed by
Jonathan Blank
The Netherlands
New York Premiere
86 min
English
An award-winning documentary that exposes the nightmare of paid vacations, universal healthcare & windmills!
An award-winning documentary that exposes the nightmare of paid vacations, universal healthcare & windmills!
Block 27
Friday October 1
12pm
Shadowed
Shadowed
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
Juliette Hagopian

Written by
Alan Shell
Shadowed
Directed by
Juliette Hagopian

Written by
Alan Shell
Canada
North American Premiere

10 min

In hot pursuit of his mark and SHADOWED through the streets and nightclubs of Barcelona, international spy Joan takes on one last dangerous assignment before he gets out of the game.
In hot pursuit of his mark and SHADOWED through the streets and nightclubs of Barcelona, international spy Joan takes on one last dangerous assignment before he gets out of the game.
Block 20
Wednesday September 29
3pm
Shellfish
Shellfish
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
Hunter Hopewell
Shellfish
Written & Directed by
Hunter Hopewell
USA
82 min

A stop-motion filmmaker has a week to produce a film with his brother and lifelong crush, as tensions rise and things fall apart.
A poignant tale of longing and loss is revealed when a timeworn journal transports a young girl to a place of enchanting wonders.
Block 12
Monday Sept. 27
3pm
Sijou
Sijou
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
Vishal P.Chaliha
Sijou
Written & Directed by
Vishal P.Chaliha
India
North American Premiere
108 min
Bodo with English Subtitles

Sijou's life takes a drastic shift when he becomes a victim of the Feudal Land Tenure System which was in practice in Bhutan till 1958.
Sijou's life takes a drastic shift when he becomes a victim of the Feudal Land Tenure System which was in practice in Bhutan till 1958.
Block 26
Thursday Sept. 30
9:30pm
The Silent Party
The Silent Party
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
Diego Fried & Federico Finkielstain

Written by
Diego Fried, Nicolas Gueilbert, Luz Orlando Brennan
The Silent Party
Directed by
Diego Fried & Federico Finkielstain

Written by
Diego Fried, Nicolas Gueilbert, Luz Orlando Brennan
Argentina
East Coast Premiere
86 min
Spanish with English Subtitles


Just hours before her wedding party at her father's ranch, Laura sets out on her own and finds an unusual party. The music and the vibe relaxes her from the stress, but a violent act changes the course of the night and of her life, implicating her father and fiancée.
Just hours before her wedding party at her father's ranch, Laura sets out on her own and finds an unusual party. The music and the vibe relaxes her from the stress, but a violent act changes the course of the night and of her life, implicating her father and fiancée.
Block 16
Tuesday Sept. 28
3pm
The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan
The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan
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
Ricardo Figueredo Oliva
The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan
Directed by
Ricardo Figueredo Oliva
Cuba
52 min
Spanish with English Subtitles

Divided into chapters covering rations, the marketplace, CUC stores, private business, corruption, economic migration, and future Cuba, the documentary walks us through how each of these affects Juan and those like him.

This Special Event is presented in partnership with the Americas Media Initiative. Part of the proceeds from tonight's screening will be donated to assist with relief efforts in Cuba.
Divided into chapters covering rations, the marketplace, CUC stores, private business, corruption, economic migration, and future Cuba, the documentary walks us through how each of these affects Juan and those like him.

This Special Event is presented in partnership with the Americas Media Initiative. Part of the proceeds from tonight's screening will be donated to assist with relief efforts in Cuba.
Block 17
Tuesday Sept. 28
7pm
6:45
6:45
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
Craig Singer

Written by
Robert Dean Klein
6:45
Directed by
Craig Singer

Written by
Robert Dean Klein
USA
100 min

A couple arrives for vacation in the quiet island resort called "Bog Grove." To their bewilderment, the sleepy beach town is curiously deserted and they quickly learn about its deadly history that's about to repeat itself.
A couple arrives for vacation in the quiet island resort called "Bog Grove." To their bewilderment, the sleepy beach town is curiously deserted and they quickly learn about its deadly history that's about to repeat itself.
Block 29
Friday October 1
5:30pm
Smoking Wet
Smoking Wet
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
Michael Hilf

Written by
Michael Hilf & Robin McDonald
Smoking Wet
Directed by
Michael Hilf

Written by
Michael Hilf & Robin McDonald
USA
Queens Premiere
20 min

When funeral director Lois Yerdun accidentally takes the drug ecstasy, it turns her world upside-down, in this hilarious screwball comedy with a heart.
When funeral director Lois Yerdun accidentally takes the drug ecstasy, it turns her world upside-down, in this hilarious screwball comedy with a heart.
Block 21
Wednesday Sept. 29
6pm
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
Tales From The Jumpseat: Sudden Drop
Tales from the Jumpseat: Sudden Drop
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
Oc London

Written by
Rob Romero
Tales From the Jumpseat: Sudden Drop
Directed by
Oc London

Written by
Rob Romero
USA
North American Premiere
11 min

Dr Jen tries to get the crew to open and understand what has happened to them.
Dr Jen tries to get the crew to open and understand what has happened to them.
Block 31
"Underground Shorts"
Friday Oct. 1
10:45pm
Talk
Talk
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
Romuald Boulanger
Talk
Written & Directed by
Romuald Boulanger
France
Queens Premiere
26 min

In a Los Angeles radio station, the host of an emblematic night talk show gives advice to live callers. One call might destroy his career, his family, and his life.
In a Los Angeles radio station, the host of an emblematic night talk show gives advice to live callers. One call might destroy his career, his family, and his life.
Block 34
Saturday Oct. 2
5:30pm
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
The Taxidermist
The Taxidermist
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
Natalie Johnson
The Taxidermist
Written & Directed by
Natalie Johnson
USA
8 min

Claire, a woman taxidermist grieves her recent, late-term miscarriage alone in her taxidermy shop.
Claire, a woman taxidermist grieves her recent, late-term miscarriage alone in her taxidermy shop.
Block 30
Friday October 1
8:15pm
Ten Tricks
Ten Tricks
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 Rick Pagano
Ten Tricks
Written & Directed byRick Pagano
USA
88 min

It’s Nancy's birthday, she’s ovulating, and she’s surrounded by men trying to have sex. As the night wears away, she realizes that her choices—the “tricks” in her house--all carry an air of desperation, loneliness, depression, rage, grief. Her last hope appears to reside with Magno the Magnificent, whose magic act across the street has by now degenerated into a chaotic string of infantile outbursts.
It’s Nancy's birthday, she’s ovulating, and she’s surrounded by men trying to have sex. As the night wears away, she realizes that her choices—the “tricks” in her house--all carry an air of desperation, loneliness, depression, rage, grief. Her last hope appears to reside with Magno the Magnificent, whose magic act across the street has by now degenerated into a chaotic string of infantile outbursts.
Block 2
Saturday September 25
12:00pm
Thank You for Patiently Waiting
Thank You For Patiently Waiting
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
Max Marklund & Anders Jacobsson
Thank You For Patiently Waiting
Written & Directed by
Max Marklund & Anders Jacobsson
Sweden
18 min
Swedish English Subtitles
A short film about the inevitable ups and downs in life.
A short film about the inevitable ups and downs in life.
Block 22
Wednesday Sept. 29
9pm
Things I Can't See
Things I Can't See
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
Andi Rados
Things I Can't See
Written & Directed by
Andi Rados
USA
World Premiere

10 min

Following the suicide of her little brother who believed in Fairies, Goblins, and other mythical creatures. Grace struggles to find acceptance for his death. She tries to see things through his eyes following his tracks hoping to see the magic that he once saw that she was never able to.
Following the suicide of her little brother who believed in Fairies, Goblins, and other mythical creatures. Grace struggles to find acceptance for his death. She tries to see things through his eyes following his tracks hoping to see the magic that he once saw that she was never able to.
Block 5
Sunday September 25
8:15pm
Throwaway Boy
Throwaway Boy
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
Michael "Boogie" Pinckney

Written by
Charles Becco
Throwaway Boy
Written
Michael "Boogie" Pinckney

Written by
Charles Becco
USA
East Coast Premiere

16 min

Throwaway Boy really is emblematic of the accepted 'disposable nature' of black men in America who humiliate themselves, by various means, to achieve their goals.
Throwaway Boy really is emblematic of the accepted 'disposable nature' of black men in America who humiliate themselves, by various means, to achieve their goals.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
Trophies
Trophies
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
Angelica Rosas McDaniel

Written by
Brian McDaniel
Trophies
Directed by
Angelica Rosas McDaniel

Written by
Brian McDaniel
USA
Queens Premeire
13 min

On a perfect Santa Barbara day the illustrious Amanda Cara sets her trophy husband about the task of getting her an "indoor tree" . With the many obstacles that stand in his way, he's gotta suck it up and accomplish his trendy task despite his entire lifestyle being thrown into jeopardy.
On a perfect Santa Barbara day the illustrious Amanda Cara sets her trophy husband about the task of getting her an "indoor tree" . With the many obstacles that stand in his way, he's gotta suck it up and accomplish his trendy task despite his entire lifestyle being thrown into jeopardy.
Block 13
Monday Sept. 27
6pm
Two is a Magic Number
Two is a Magic Number
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
Holger Borggrefe, Stefan Hering

Written by
Holger Borggrefe, Elena Jansen
Two is the Magic Number
Directed by
Holger Borggrefe, Stefan Hering

Written by
Holger Borggrefe, Elena Jansen
Deutschland
Queens Premiere
85 min
German with English Subtitles
A day at the lake. Andrejs ex-girlfriend Nadia pays him a visit. Nadia and Andrej's former best mate Claudius are a couple now. Nadia's request for help from Andrej reveals a dark secret all three share.
A day at the lake. Andrejs ex-girlfriend Nadia pays him a visit. Nadia and Andrej's former best mate Claudius are a couple now. Nadia's request for help from Andrej reveals a dark secret all three share.
Block 24
Thursday Sept. 30
3pm
Vacation
Vacation
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
Dylan Filingeri

Vacation
Written & Directed by
Dylan Filingeri
USA
NYC Premiere
6 min

A mother grows confused by the whereabouts of her husband when her young daughter insists that, “Daddy’s on Vacation.” She attempts to have a normal dinner meal with her daughter when a series of increasingly strange occurrences take place in her home. It isn't long before the mother is forced to confront the heartbreaking reality of her situation.
A mother grows confused by the whereabouts of her husband when her young daughter insists that, “Daddy’s on Vacation.” She attempts to have a normal dinner meal with her daughter when a series of increasingly strange occurrences take place in her home. It isn't long before the mother is forced to confront the heartbreaking reality of her situation.
Block 19
Wednesday Sept. 29
12pm
Val
Val
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
Valentine Aprile
Val
Written & Directed by
Valentine Aprile
USA
Queens Premiere
14 min
VAL is about a New York artist and single mother striving to overcome the reality of a zero dollar bank balance. On a metaphoric motorcycle ride, hopefully on her way to making (art) history, Val and her daughter Luci deal with issues of identity, financial security, and sexuality with unsparing honesty, grit, and a vibrant sense of fun.
VAL is about a New York artist and single mother striving to overcome the reality of a zero dollar bank balance. On a metaphoric motorcycle ride, hopefully on her way to making (art) history, Val and her daughter Luci deal with issues of identity, financial security, and sexuality with unsparing honesty, grit, and a vibrant sense of fun.
Block 25
"Stories of Self Discovery"
Thursday Sept. 30
6pm
Valley
Valley
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
Allan Zhang Tran
Valley
Written & Directed by
Allan Zhang Tran
USA
NYC Premiere
21 min
It's ditch day in California's San Gabriel Valley as two high school seniors realize they might be on very different paths.
It's ditch day in California's San Gabriel Valley as two high school seniors realize they might be on very different paths.
Block 25
"Stories of Self Discovery"
Thursday Sept. 30
6pm
Where you Are
Where You Are
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
Christopher J. Aran
Where You Are
Written & Directed by
Christopher J. Aran
USA
Queens Premiere

5 min

Zaxai is confronted with the most difficult moment in his relationship with Nafsica. The question is, can he still reach her when all seems lost. “Where You Are” is a story about everlasting love.
Zaxai is confronted with the most difficult moment in his relationship with Nafsica. The question is, can he still reach her when all seems lost. “Where You Are” is a story about everlasting love.
Block 4
Saturday September 25
5:15pm
With Nora
With Nora
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 Micky Govern
With Nora
Written & Directed by Micky Govern
USA
East Coast Premiere

19 min

Nora Oswood takes a sunrise walk along Lake Michigan and runs into a childhood friend, David. It’s been a while since they last saw each other so she shares with him the stories of the odd and unexpected ups and downs since the last time they talked.
Nora Oswood takes a sunrise walk along Lake Michigan and runs into a childhood friend, David. It’s been a while since they last saw each other so she shares with him the stories of the odd and unexpected ups and downs since the last time they talked.
Block 2
Saturday September 25
12:00pm
You'd Look Better in Boots
You'd Look Better in Boots
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
Derek Myers
You'd Look Better In Boots
Written & Directed by
Derek Myers
USA
East Coast Premiere
14 min

Mark can't understand why his roommate would mindlessly buy things advertised to him until he begins paying attention to exactly how accurate ads have gotten.
Mark can't understand why his roommate would mindlessly buy things advertised to him until he begins paying attention to exactly how accurate ads have gotten.
Block 33
Saturday Oct. 2
2:45pm
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