DCTV Presents Today
Today is the only film of its kind, the true story of one day in the life of three families in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Stylistically bold, each scene shot with gripping intimacy, this film is about far more than just New Orleans. In the heroism of Robert McPeek, a policeman patrolling the crime ridden city, in the struggle of Alice and Lewis Blaise to catch just one fish to feed their children, in the tragic life passions of young Angelo Stanich Jr. -- amidst three fascinating families and their prayers, songs, fights, laughter, and love, Today is the story of a day in the life of America, in all of its beautiful, disturbing, hilarious glory.
Screening followed by a Q&A with Director Naftali Beane Rutter.
Naftali Beane Rutter is a writer, director and editor. His newest music video is a dance epic for "Underwear," by Peck the Town Crier. His short film credits include The Trial of Shahawar Matin Siraj, an examination of the case of a young Pakistani man who was convicted of conspiring to bomb the Herald Square subway station in downtown Manhattan, and Your Neighbor's Steps, about two young guys from Brooklyn who decided to make two magical portals connecting Brooklyn and New Orleans. Both of these films were broadcast on national television, and have been screened at festivals, galleries, and museums across the United States. Naftali has collaborated on a wide range of projects, working as an editor, producer and cinematographer on feature films, commercials and series for PBS/NOVA, the Wall Street Journal, and TruTV. He is currently writing a narrative feature, a ghost story about a journalist's encounter with a whale. Today is his first feature documentary.
$8 / DCTV Members
$10 / Shooting People, IFP, DocuClub, NYWIFT, WMM Members
$12 / General
87 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
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