SATURDAY, APRIL 30th
GODDARD RIVERSIDE at the
BERNIE WOHL COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER
647 COLUMBUS AVENUE, NY, NY
Covid Short Stories 9:30am
With humor and grace, filmmakers use art to get through the pandemic
Directed by Jody Hassett Sanchez
Remotely Learning offers an intimate look at family dynamics and the extraordinary demands placed on women during the pandemic. Filmed almost entirely on mobile phones by moms in Texas, North Carolina and Massachusetts, the film captures who succeeds and who doesn’t when families “do school” from home.
Directed by Harris Shore,
Midsummer, 2020. When trophy wife Karen Davis gets the dreaded call from the hospital that her husband, Harvey has died of COVID 19, she promptly summons their attorney, Stan to read Harvey's trust to her and their son, Barron on Zoom. But when Harvey's new CPA arrives unexpectedly, Karen's life is turned from upside down to inside out - and who is that at the door in the middle of a pandemic?
Directed by Caytha Jentis
It's April 2020; a man and a woman meet on a bench in an unusually stark Central Park while the city and its residents are grappling with life at the epicenter of the pandemic. Sirens fill the air as a constant reminder that everything has suddenly changed.
QUARANTWEEN: THE MUSICAL
Directed by Asad Javed
is a digital special celebrating the resilience of a group of 9-year-old kids. When Coronavirus sends them all home from school, canceling the school musical they’d been rehearsing for and excited about, they figure out a way to stage and perform their own musical online.
KURTIS ON ZOOM
Directed by Julie Hays
KURTIS on ZOOM is a five episode series about the anxiety and frustration of love and loneliness during COVID.
The incredible story of Oleg Vidov
Followed by Q/A with the filmmakers
Directed by Nadia Tass
Based on his soon to be published autobiography, OLEG tells the incredible life story of Oleg Vidov. Born in communist Russia to a teacher, by the age of 25, Oleg had become one of the Soviet Union’s most celebrated actors of his time. However, no amount of fame could save him from the political system that tried to control his life. He married into General Secretary Brezhnev’s inner circle only to wind up blacklisted, threatened with death, and forced to defect to the West. Reinventing himself in Hollywood, his efforts to counter anti-Russian stereotypes were attacked by the same forces that ruined his career decades earlier. Finally, in October 1991, with Oleg’s fears of persecution calmed by rise of perestroika, he returned to Moscow to star in a Danish film. Two months later, on Christmas Day 1991, President Gorbachev resigned from office and the USSR collapsed.
Edge of Your Seat Set 1:00pm
thrillers and biting satire
TIFFANY BRITTANY BROOKE
Directed by Cevin Soling
Tiffany Brittany Brooke tells the story of a young woman who leaves home to go to Hollywood so that she can follow her dream of becoming a prostitute, but instead, she gets sucked into the sleazy world of acting.
GREETINGS FROM SARAJEVO
Directed by Melissa Skirboll
Greetings From Sarajevo is a story of vengeance and possibly of redemption. When Sofia, a survivor of the Bosnian genocide runs into one of the soldiers who destroyed her world she seeks retribution. A young woman, Hana, an assassin, is sent to make sure justice is served. When Hana reaches her target she discovers Stanislav, the monster she was raised to hate is just a sick, blind, old man. Whether Hana carries out the mission or frees herself from the bonds of the past is the the heart of Hana's journey.
THE PEPPER PROJECT
Directed by Caris Vujcec & Eric Yellin
Ex-CIA super-sniper Pepper and her boys Friday must solve a series of increasingly dangerous puzzles in order to find her missing sister. We tell a story of personal challenge with intriguing and complex characters, plot lines that intersect and unravel, sans gratuitous violence.
TJ English in Conversation with Richard Price
Author and Journalist, TJ English (THE CORPORATION, HAVANA NOCTURNE, THE WESTIES) sits down with screenwriter Richard Price (THE OUTSIDER, SEA OF LOVE, THE WIRE) and discusses the successes and failures of writing.
Short but Sweet 5:00pm
come of age at any age
THE CLAM KID
Directed by Jim Morrison
Self sufficient teenager, Clammy James struggles with a chaotic home life, as he finds solace in shellfishing the bays of the small seaside tourist village of Greenport Long Island, in hopes to provide food for his family.
40 YEARS FROM NOW
Directed by John Manna
Forty years after graduation, three High School friends reunite to fulfill a pact to dig up a coffee can they buried containing predictions and secrets written by their younger selves. The contents spark revelations about their past, while potentially changing the course of their futures. 40 Years From Now challenges the widely held belief that "you can never go back" while exploring tough questions of whether it's ever too late to chase a dream.
HOW AM I DOING?
Directed by Colleen Davie Janes
How Am I Doing, a dramady series, is a deep dive into the world of recovering alcoholic Eli Meyer, a charming, not quite so handsome fifty-something former actor everyone seems to recognize from “That Doctor Show.” Working to prove his stability and reconcile with his family, Eli decides to resurrect his acting career, but is thrown through a loop when ex-wife Ronda announces her engagement to cardiologist, Nick Pappas. With temptation and potential failure lurking at every turn, Eli consistently fights to do his best, but will soon realize progress is anything but linear. How Am I Doing is a 360 degree view of the conflicts, small victories, unexpected humor and bittersweet joys of middle age, with a gritty, real-life perspective of family, addiction, and life in none other than New York City.
Directed by Jeff Blankenship
When a dedicated priest in a Polish-American parish is faced with having to clean out the home of a deceased elderly woman, an old photograph of a dead child raises questions. Chilling occurrences prod him to uncover an unexpected answer.
Book Ends and Give or Take 7:00pm
Special Event Screening
Followed by Q/A with writer/director Paul Riccio
Directed by: Vladimir Minuty & Written by Jennifer Rapaport
Two lifelong friends--Nailah, a pragmatic book nerd, and Uma, a super-social math geek—butt heads over the proper way to approach a literature paper before making things right between them.
GIVE OR TAKE
Directed by Paul Riccio
After the death of his father, a New Yorker returns to Cape Cod to prepare his childhood home for sale.With his father's boyfriend still living there, they butt heads and negotiate how to remember the man they both loved.
Meet the writer/director and members of the cast.
The film stars two time Tony award winning actor Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline), Cheri Oteri (SNL), Joanne Tucker and Jamie Effros, Give or Take is now available on DVD and on all major VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and local cable & satellite providers from Breaking Glass Pictures.
Shorts After Dark 9:00pm
Hosted by Queen Mum Stella D'oro
Gold Standard Cult Classics
THE LIBBY SHOW: LUNCH WITH THE LADIES
Created by Suzanne Curry
The Libby Show: Lunch with the Ladies is a new web series from producer and host Suzanne Curry. This episode is an interview with Real Housewife Margaret Josephs.
SON OF THE SEED
Directed by Randy Slagle
Refusing to accept his royal duties, LEROY the last Emperor of the planet Mustardos, has gone awol and headed to Earth to be an incognito college nerd. He’s dodging his leadership role in pursuit of knowledge and the comforts of a drift-less youth.
DRIFTWOOD II - LIZARD MOM
Directed by Roberta Wallach
A Lizard Person Mother in Law wants to get her son back from being abducted by Aliens!
DRIFTWOOD III - BABY ALIEN
Directed by Darren Campo
A young man falls in love with an alien!
A GOLDFISH CONTEMPLATES
directed by: Robert Sebastian Webb
A sad and lonely goldfish dreams of escaping his fish bowl so that he can fight zombies, halt global warming, and meet Justin Bieber.