After-Set Film Program - Saturday, February 2nd
After-Set & ECU (The European Independent Film Festival) Presents
Tickets: $10 online - $15 at Box Office
Curator: Victor Medina-San Andrés
"Havana In Bushwick" - Dir. Gabe Rodriguez
Synopsis: A surreal film about a Cuban American...finding himself in Brooklyn. Features English, Spanish, and Russian! A charming narrator relays to us a simple tale: Garcia is a Cuban American living in Brooklyn. Feeling culturally displaced and unlucky in love, he is led by a Spaniard muse outside of the realm of cinema. And that's where the story becomes hard to tell, as Magical Realism takes over. Inanimate objects come to life, images surround us...and yet the story keeps a very Cuban flavor.
Gabe Rodriguez is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and lyricist. He has worked on The Apprentice, Make Me a Supermodel, and Bill Moyers' Journal, and been published in Hispanic Business, The World and I, and MovieMaker magazine. Through his moniker of HoneyDew546 Productions (the AOL screenname of an ex girlfriend) he has created several projects for the screen. His major works are the feature film FIGHTING NIRVANA, the television pilot LARRY RAVIOLI, and the three short films that make up his Life Trilogy: SUSIE IN THE AFTERLIFE, Q TO THE 6 TRAIN, and HAVANA IN BUSHWICK. You can also read his personal blog about the art of filmmaking at www.G-RodBuzz.blogspot.com.
At age 24, Gabe not only wrote and directed his first film, FIGHTING NIRVANA, but personally financed it. The result premiered in a Times Square theatre and was distributed by Echelon Studios. You can see FIGHTING NIRVANA's official website at www.fightingnirvana.weebly.com. It is also currently available at Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Nirvana-Heather-Cavalet/dp/B002IYDR60/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1249232441&sr=1-1!
SUSIE IN THE AFTERLIFE won the Spirit Award at The Queens World Film Festival in 2011. Q TO THE 6 TRAIN was selected by the Anthology Film Archives as part of a retrospective for the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, and has since played in part of The Subway Film Series. Read about the making of the film at http://www.examiner.com/article/director-gabe-rodriguez-discusses-lisa-redford-and-q-to-the-6-train. Finally HAVANA IN BUSHWICK recently premiered at The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and its making was covered by the publication Examiner.
"From The Ground Up" - Dir. Clark Slater
Documentary on the changes in Greenwich Village through the people
that see it everyday.
In the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, Greenwich Village was known as
the bohemian capital, filled with artists, musicians, and even
considered the East Coast birthplace of the Beat movement. What
provided the initial attractive character of the community eventually
contributed to its gentrification and commercialization. Although the
gentrification of the area started in the 60's, it is the
commercialization in the recent years, that has pushed out local
business and raised rents to astronomical levels. More recent and
on-going preservation issues in the Village include: New York
University's (NYU) expansion in the neighborhood and the closing of
St. Vincent's Hospital. Nevertheless, residents of Greenwich Village
still possess a strong community identity and are proud of their
neighborhood's unique history.
"From Clark Slater"
I am a 22 year old videographer, born and raised in Greenwich Village.
I recently graduated (December 2012) from the State University of New
York at New Paltz, receiving a BA Digital Media Production. Since a
young film and I have had a special relationship; writing and drawing
stories, and acting. Through certain classes and professors In
college, I became more exposed to the journalistic side of film,
learning how to creatively tell real people's stories or issues. When
I saw what was unfolding right in front of me in The Village, I
decided to put these talents to use and be a voice for my
neighborhood. I like writing for screen and have also directed and
produced 3 short documentaries, in an addition to a variety of
narratives. I enjoy traveling the world, good food, creating and
capturing street art, DJing, photography, and producing/ directing,
but most of all, seeing my writing, ideas, or any project I'm involved
in come to life.
Samantha Lobo is currently a senior at SUNY New Paltz. She is majoring
in Television and Radio Production. She currently works at the campus
television station as Assistant Director of Videography. Last spring,
Samantha interned at CBS New York and gained a lot of hands on
experience. Samantha hopes to one day work at a major television
Two kidnappers get more than they bargained for when they let their guard down.
Alex Segal is a 23 year old filmmaker in his last semester at the City
College of New York bfa Film and Video program where he studies
directing and writing. Alex was exposed to visual arts at a young age,
working as an asistant to his uncle, a photographer for the New York
Times and Time Magazine. As a teenager he made many short films with
his friends, and took improv comedy classes at the UCB theater. Now
Alex spends his time working on film sets, making films of his own,
and refining his understanding of the human expierience through life
experience and adventure.
Alex recently returned from a 20 day sailing trip down the Elizabethan
Islands with 3 friends on a small 22 foot vessel. Using his abilities
as a videographer and editor he made brief travel logs capturing the
essense of each stop on the journey.
Alex wrote Nappers as a result of his desire to grow as a story
teller, by stepping away from his comfort zone in writing short
comedies. With help from colleagues, fellow students, and friends at a
production studio, Alex financed, produced and directed the short
About The After-Set Film Program
The Program is operated on a bi-weekly basis depending on availability on the screening room at The Anthology Film Archives. As a courtesy, we do not charge the filmmakers to screen their films and we allow them to showcase their work to their own audience. However, we do ask for an online admission to keep the program running. For more information please visit www.after-set.com. If you are a filmmaker and would like to screen your work with us, feel free to email us at email@example.com
After-Set has become an official partner of "ECU - The Independent European Film Festival".
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