FRIDAY, APRIL 29th
GODDARD RIVERSIDE at the
BERNIE WOHL COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER
647 COLUMBUS AVENUE, NY, NY
Shorts Block One 10:00 am
otherworldly & very real
Directed by Arthur Vincie
Two board game playtesters get together after the death of their best friend, to figure out what it all means. Oh, and one of them is an alien.
THE OLD ROGUE
Directed by Steve Perkins
An elderly expatriate returns to the USA after a life overseas only to find that technology, and the social network, has changed his reality with several unintended consequences.
Directed by Rajiv Mallick
A married man, wrestling with constant marital strife, anger issues of his wife, and an emptiness over not having had a biological child, is drawn to online chatting with a much younger woman, rationalizing in terms of a higher purpose of having a family. The co-protagonist, the young adult woman, has an equally deep emotional void, due to not having had a father, mental health issues, lack of self-esteem and unrequited love life with someone her age group. As they both seek meaning with each other, will their rendezvous lead to what they think they want, or what they really look for?
Directed by Pat Battistini
Dignity" is a love story between a woman and her family. However, the family's strength is tested when a moral decision must be made.
Shorts Block Two 12:00pm
big stories in small packages
Directed by Susan Skoog
After losing custody of her children in a contentious divorce, Jill who now works as a dog walker and lives in the low income section of her upscale town, takes revenge on a privileged client.
Directed by Shruti Tewari
When a distraught teen encounters a grieving mother at the train tracks in Silicon Valley, he must choose between his conviction and empathy before time runs out.
Directed by CK Love
The moments after a woman kills her abusive partner.
Directed by Steve Perkins
Harry hit a rough patch some years ago. While his peers have retired, he's stocking shelves at a grocery to stay afloat. When you've lived long enough, there are things that haunt you. There are things that have been done that cannot be undone.
Doc Shorts 2:00pm
powerful personal true stories
A NEW VOICE IN MISSISSIPPI
Directed by Doug Magee
A filmmaker named Doug Magee chronicles the ersatz campaign for Congress of a man named Doug Magee
BENEATH THE SURFACE: WATER POLO
Directed by Dawn Young
NYC boy, Wolf Wigo, has a dream to be on the USA Olympic water polo team and who overcomes physical and geographical obstacles until through practice, persistence and perseverance he makes it happen 10 years later.
MARRIED TO MATH
Directed by Nina Zaretskaya
Married to Math is a 17-minute video film profiling the extraordinarily creative lives of three U.S. mathematicians, all from the ex-USSR, in the vibrant fields of visual arts, music, and literature. The film, with the power of math in mind, is based on the geometric artworks of Yana Semenovich (2009 – 2019), the classical-sounding music of modern composer Alexey Shor (2014 – 2018), and the mirrored worlds of Asya Semenovich’s science-fiction novel The Fire of the Dark Triad (2019) which uncannily prophesied the emergence of our current COVID-19 pandemic.
Falling, The New Abolitionist & Can't Stop the Sun From Shining
Directed by Melissa Hacker
THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS TRAILER
Directed by Christina Zorich
Filmmaker Christina Zorich follows four NGOs throughout Southeast Asia as they fight to affect change and end human sex trafficking.
CAN'T STOP THE SUN FROM SHINING
directed by: Dr. Teresa Mular
A documentary about four centenarian and almost centenarian women living in New York who unravel their courage, strength and zest for life in unique and inspiring ways. An homage to aging without regrets.
Chemistry Read &
The Fabulist 6:00pm
Followed by Q/A with Sandi Marx
Directed by Norm Lang
After a hiatus in her acting career, Toni's agent gets her a "chemistry read" with the reality show, rapper Top Dogg for his upcoming movie. Their paths have crossed before; now she has to face his entourage, and he has to face his childhood.
Directed by Frank Ruy
A successful talent agent for nearly 20 years decides to take up a new career as a Live Storyteller at an age when most people are retiring. “The Fabulist” is the story of Sandi Marx as she navigates the NY Storytelling and Comedy scene, performing in bar basements and back rooms while battling the challenges of her age and compromised health.
Funny Ladies 8:00 pm -
proving woman are funnier!
Ruthless Comedy Live - Karen, Cindy & Corey
Hey Lady trailer
The Taste of the Ruthless Comedy Hour - with Karen Bergreen, Cynthia Kaplan & Corey Kahaney
The Ruthless Comedy hour is a comedy variety show for grownups with half an effing brain. In its 5th smash year, it features top stand-up comedians, musicians, and celebrity interviews, and addresses social, political, and local concerns by making brutal fun of them. Bergreen is a veteran stand-up comedian and author of two acclaimed novels. Kaplan tours extensively with her comedy rock band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal, and is the author of two just as acclaimed collections of humorous essays. Kahaney was a grand finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, has been on all the late-night shows and has had specials on Comedy Central and HBO.
Hey Lady! Trailer
Directed by Sarah Polley, Adriana Maggs & Will Bowes
Get a sneak peak at the hiarious award winning web series that will be screened on Sunday proving that fun never gets old.
Hysterical Special Event Screening
Directed by Andrea Nevins
Stand-up comedy had always been a male domain. Only a tiny handful of women have broken out of the brutal world of comedy clubs to become household names. After decades of fighting for a place in the spotlight, things have finally shifted. Hysterical, a feature documentary from director Andrea Nevins (Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie), journeys backstage and on the road with veteran comedians, rising stars and novices to discover how an intrepid group of boundary-breaking females are changing the game and exploring what it takes to become the voices of their generation and their gender.
Hysterical takes an intimate look behind the velvet curtains and beer-soaked clubs of the comedy scene into the lives of the women shattering comedy’s glass ceiling with raucous laughter and perfectly timed punch lines. From newcomers to super stars, the funniest women in comedy drop the mic with their heartfelt struggles, personal stories and hilariously bold opinions. Featuring Kelly Bachman, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Jessica Kirson, Lisa Lampanelli, Wendy Liebman, Carmen Lynch, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherri Shepherd and Iliza Shlesinger.
Produced by Campfire and Ross M. Dinerstein (FX’s The Most Dangerous Animal of All, Jiro Dreams of Sushi), Rebecca Evans (FX’s The Most Dangerous Animal of All) and Carolina Groppa (Sylvie’s Love), and executive produced by Nevins, Ross Girard (FX’s The Most Dangerous Animal of All), Jim Serpico (FX’s Rescue Me) and stand-up comic Kirson, Hysterical is a backstage pass into a rarely-seen world and an examination of ground-breaking female artists commanding the stage in a post-#MeToo era.
Hysterical streams on Hulu.