This program, now in its third year, showcases work from some of the most exciting filmmakers living and working in New York today, including established names and ones to watch. Programmed by Dan Sullivan
Directed by Jason Giampietro
Giampietro confronts our uncertain political moment head-on with this dark comedy, in which a man attempts to justify his having bet on Trump to win the 2016 presidential election.
USA, 2017, 14m, New York Premiere
Cheer Up Baby
Directed by Adinah Dancyger
The experience of a young woman (India Menuez) who has been sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in Dancyger’s elliptical tale.
USA, 2017, 12m, World Premiere
Directed by Ashley Connor & Joe Stankus
This subtle, funny miniature offers a tender glimpse at the shared life of two flight attendants as they observe the one-year anniversary of their beloved dog’s passing.
USA, 2017, 10m, World Premiere
My Nephew Emmett
Directed by Kevin Wilson, Jr.
This visually ravishing and thought-provoking work portrays one of the USA’s great shames—the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till by two white men in Mississippi—and movingly reminds us of this dark episode’s enduring relevance.
USA, 2017, 19m, New York Premiere
The Road to Magnasanti
Directed by John Wilson
Wilson welcomes us to the terrordome with his latest, in which he hilariously and chillingly illustrates NYC’s not-so-gradual transformation into a late-capitalist paradise-cum-dystopia.
USA, 2017, 15m, World Premiere
Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt
Directed by Pacho Velez & Yoni Brook
A man’s inability to get a subway turnstile to accept his Metrocard encapsulates NYC’s ongoing public transit crisis in Velez and Brook’s elegant and formally audacious documentary.
USA, 2017, 9m, New York Premiere