2023 Fall Hot Films

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Wild Horses at the Door

Documentary

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"Wild Horses at the Door" is a short documentary about John Wayne Smith whose past struggles with homelessness and alcoholism led him to find refuge on a remote Colorado mesa where he gains purpose caring for wild horses.

Remembering the Future with Herb Greene

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In the 1950’s, when the American Dream was being built with cookie cutter architecture, a revolutionary countermovement emerged from an unlikely place. Architect Lila Cohen looks at the groundbreaking organic architecture that bloomed out of Oklahoma by exploring the complicated legacy of her great-uncle, Herb Greene, from his Jewish upbringing in depression-era New York to becoming a trailblazer in the heart of the USA under a changed name.

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An autistic teenager with dwarfism is hidden away from an unforgiving world by his superficial mother but he discovers that his talent for drawing can set him free.

Reviver

Feature

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Withdrawn teenager Hannah invents a transceiver that allows her to communicate across space and time. She receives transmission from Sahas, a survivor of a post-apocalyptic world devastated by a human-engineered virus. He asks her to help him prevent the catastrophe. Despite objections and interference from the people around her, Hannah believes in Sahas and sets out to help him locate Dr. O, the mastermind behind the viral pandemic. Every day that brings them closer to Dr. O, brings them closer to each other. With the help of Sahas's knowledge of the future, Hannah navigates the present-day world, in a race against time to save humanity.

A Place For Lost Things

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When a tempestuous moment fractures his loving relationship with Jess, Griff’s world becomes a puzzle of lost connections and unraveling memories. ‘A Place For Lost Things’ ushers us into the shadowy and disorienting corridors of shame, self-recrimination, and buried memories. Set within a ‘skewed reality,’ where the passage of time is ambiguous, our narrative revolves around Griff’s untempered rumination in self-imposed exile. Probing the past, a shaken sanity, and the core of his identity.

A whale a submarine and the sound in between

Short

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A whale a submarine and the sound in between will be a
short stop motion animation film which is based
on true events (10-15 minutes). It tells the story of a conflict
between homeland security and the protection of the Deep
Sea eco system. We dive deep with the Cuvier’s beaked
whales to discover their home. It seems to
be a regular night in the deep. However, as the whales start
to surface, they encounter a massive sound wave (an active
sonar pulse) which comes from a military anti-submarine
training. This night changes the course of these whales and
their entire ecosystem.

Tomás Is Not a Clown

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Tomás has auditioned for the last five years to become the broadcaster for the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team. On the day of the results, Tomás struggles with past rejections and the opinions of coworkers that completely shatter his sense of self.

your love: behind me

dance film triptych

alikennerbrodsky.com

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“your love: behind me” explores the dichotomy of love being in our past and supporting our steps forward. This new film work challenges the stigma around grief by giving audiences a moment to be present with their personal experiences of loss.

Painting in Darkness

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Painting in Darkness tells two parallel stories: that of the brilliant and eccentric painter Albert Pinkham Ryder, as well as the coming of the modern art uprising to New York City in 1913 at the controversial Armory Show. Ryder's journey through the film takes him to the intellectual cafés of New York City, to homeless encampments, to a snow-encrusted racetrack, and to the mansions of wealthy patrons.

The film is an animated feature and we have assembled a diverse and multi-talented international team of animators and voice actors who work in a wide variety of styles: hand-drawn animation, stop-motion, claymation, and painted frames to share the power of art to make real change.

The Distance Between: Barry Martin

Documentary

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Barry Martin was an African-American dancer who was injured in a car accident in South Africa while on tour in 1983. Because of the Apartheid system of institutional segregation at that time, he was denied immediate medical care which caused him to become a quadriplegic. After two years of rehabilitation Barry received a Masters Degree from NYU and started his own dance company in New York City that he called "Deja Vu". He also choreographed for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. We followed Barry's journey for 10 years and are bringing his story to the forefront now to preserve his legacy and inspire others to rise above their perceived limitations and thrive.

ECHOES

Feature

imdb.com

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ECHOES explores the relationship between Darcy and Jake over a decade in Los Angeles as the dreamscape of their early romance mutates into addiction and obsession, fracturing their love and forcing them to make life changing decisions.

Bad Summon

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Aaron is an accountant who lives with his wizard roommate, Jasper. Jasper often gets the two of them roped up in magical shenanigans. In this sitcom-like story, Aaron returns home from a long day at work to discover that Jasper has summoned something by accident, and the two must keep this new monstrosity a secret from Aaron's girlfriend, Jessica, as she arrives for a surprise visit.

Shallow End

Short

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A young woman comes home from rehab in hopes to reconnect with her childhood best friend, only to find that they have tragically outgrown one another.

The Hidden Scream

Anthology TV series

thescreamthefilm.com

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Unveiling the Bystander Story
Beyond Silence

An anthology series united in theme/subject rather than character and plot.

Every day there are murders, rapes, assaults and accidents. Eye witnesses or those within earshot and other bystanders are increasingly apathetic.

Each episode portrays a different incident with different characters inspired by actual events.

The journalist appears throughout as the voice of reason, asking the important questions.

CRASHCAM

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After growing sick of their brutal routine at the car crash test facility, one night, two Crash Test Dummies decide to take matters into their own hands, coming to life to torment the night shift security guard.

Ducky

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After a 2020 skiing accident left student-athlete Devon Corbett with a brain injury, his parents, family and friends celebrate his accomplishments, endure heartbreaking setbacks, and strive off of the kindness of strangers and they fight to get Devon back to normal.

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