4-day all access pass including all 13 programs, dinners and parties.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
Shirley Clarke - 1959, 20"
This Academy Award winning short film, documents the complete construction of the now infamous, 666 Broadway. A riveting reflection on the cycles of destruction and renewal that make up the life of a great city, filtered through a wry, beatnik sensibility that Clarke refined with the help of notable collaborators Teo Macero and D.A. Pennebaker.
THE SOCIAL LIFE OF SMALL URBAN SPACES
William H. Whyte - 1980, 58"
A documentary exploring public plazas and the ways that people behave in them. While Skyscraper is told from the point of view of an artist, this film takes the stance from a city planner, architect.
THE ROAD TO MAGNASANTI
John Wilson - 2017, 15"
In 2010, an obsessed gamer designed the perfect game of Sim City. Achieved through a repeating pattern of clustered high rises, Magnasanti exposes the hellish consequences of top-down civic design. In his new documentary, John Wilson explores how New York City is creeping closer and closer to realizing this fictional metropolis.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt - 2018, 92"
Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius. Cannes award winner and official selection at New York Film Festival. Directors in person.
Includes Sarah Owens dinner and drinks at the Castle following screening.
Dinner will feature Persian koofteh meatballs (prune stuffed beef, rice, and herbs) in a tomato broth, fresh herbs and feta on the side, served with plov stuffed baked pumpkins, a crunchy and fresh seasonal salad, dips and spreads with bread, cakes and tarts for dessert. A vegetarian option will be available upon request. Served with a complimentary cocktail.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
THE LITTLE FUGITIVE
Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Raymond Abrashkin - 1953, 80"
Fearing that he shot his older brother, a young boy runs away to Coney Island. and gets money by returning soda bottles for their deposits.
REGULAR OLD GOOFY SHREDDING
Rare VHS Skate films presented by Matt Lilly
MEETING - Thomas LaGrega, Paul Schmidt - 2018, 30"
SURFIN BIRD ODYSSEY - Pat McCarthy - 2018, 13"
+ More surprises
Ramona Diaz 2017, 94"
(Presented by cinematographer and Rockaway resident, Nadia Hallgren)
Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers. As the film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the women at the heart of the story increasingly familiar.
What does it mean to be a human, to be a man? The Ecstatic Male program presents a series of documentary portraits of men who are a true ones of the kind.
CRUISING WITH JERRY RAE Kelly Loudenberg (2013), 7"
MAN IS NOT A SIMPLE CREATURE VI Matt Webster (2014), 12"
HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD Jessica Bashir (2017), 6"
GARYS BIRDS OF MIDDLETOWN Sam Fleischner (2003), 7"
THERE WERE ALWAYS DOGS NEVER KIDS Alessandro Magania and Max Tannone (2017), 24"
Haskell Wexler - 1969, 111"
The "cooler" the medium, "the more someone has to uncover and engage in the media" in order to "fill in the blanks." This film questions the role and responsibilities of television and its newscasts through a news reporter who finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Shot at a time of great social and political counterculture upheaval in the United States, Wexler's film reflects the conflicted nature of a country divided by issues of race, gender, poverty, crime, and war. This is verite filmmaking at its finest: mixing scripted and documentary techniques to present the enduring issues that we still face today, 50 years late.
Tickets include 2 Tacobay tacos and 2 beers from Rockaway Brew Co.
Dance party with DJs Andrew Vanwyngarden and Taka.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
THE RED BALLOON
Albert Lamorisse - 1956, 34"
A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.
THE BLACK BALLOON
Josh & Benny Safdie - 2012, 21"
A black balloon, alien in a crowded land, searches for some semblance of companionship after losing all of its friends.
Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou - 1996, 80"
An immersive, live-action exploration of insect life in meadows and ponds. Seeing this film in a cinema is a Biblical experience.
SHORTS PROGRAM 1 : NEW NARRATIVES
8 MILLION MILES FROM HINTAHOOD Justin Denis (2018), 15"
CAROLINE Logan George & Celine Held - 2018, 12"
OLD HABITS Sophie Ellsberg - 2018, 13"
OLLEJ Zachary Heinzerling - 2018, 25"
WEIGHT Heather Kramer - 2011, 11"
BLADES Kevin Hayden - 2018, 6"
SHORTS PROGRAM 2 : FAMILY FORMATION
TWO HEADS Betzabe Garcia - 2018, 13"
NATURE SACRÉE Michella Bredahl - 2018, 26"
NATTO Iva Radivojavec - 2018, 8"
SISTER DIARY Martin de Thura - 2018, 10"
FAMILY NIGHTMARE Dustin Guy Defa - 2012, 10"
FEINER Natasha Giliberti - 2018, 14"
VINCENT MOON PRESENTS
Vincent Moon built a following over a decade ago with Le Blogotheque, where he filmed pop musicians performing songs around the streets of Paris. Since then he has become a nomadic filmmaker who travels into remote pockets of the earth and records musical rituals. He is a modern day Alan Lomax with the eye and dedication of a singular artist. Vincent will be in Rockaway to present and discuss exclusive new films from various ceremonies around the globe.
WAH DO DEM
Ben Chace & Sam Fleischner - 2009, 76"
A hapless hipster wins a cruise from Brooklyn to Jamaica but when he gets there, the boat leaves without him. With only a pair of shorts he must find his way to the embassy across the island in Kingston.
10 year anniversary screening with Norah Jones, Sean Bones, Kev Bewersdorf, Sam Fleischner in person.
Rockaway Cinema (View)
3-23 Beach 74th St
Far Rockaway, NY 11692