Long Island International Film Expo 2010
July 9-19 2010
Official Selections (Alphabetical order)

 

Abidjan (30m, Cote d Ivoire/Africa, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:45 pm Film Block
The story follows a hesitant young soccer player from Brooklyn to his mother’s homeland in Africa during a summer vacation. During his time in Africa, he tries to get his parents back together. World Premiere. Writer/Director/Producer: Alexander AE Etseyatse.

Able (9m, Woodbury, NY, Los Angeles USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
College-bound Cliff is caught between his own desires for a car and the financial needs of his younger autistic brother. Student film. New York premiere. Writer/Director: Daniel Kahn.

Apostles of Park Slope (85m, Brooklyn, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
When Mike Callahan loses his mother Mary, the old crew from his neighborhood rallies the troops and takes Mike out to a local restaurant in an attempt to cheer him up. Father Paul, a priest returning to Brooklyn after spending several years in South America rebuilding churches, is invited to join dinner. After some thought Father agrees in the hopes of convincing Mike and the gang to turn to the Lord during their time of loss. What ensues is an unlikely reunion of friends where Father comes to see the true meaning of friendship and where sometimes the word of the Lord has four letters. World Premiere. Co-Producer: Andrew Piktin, Jason Cusato, Edward Hegan, Nicole D’alessio, Scott Nawrocki. Co-Writer/Director: Jason Cusato. Writer: Jennifer Kalison. (Language)

Asbury Park (22m, Jersey City, New Hampshire USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A young man returns to his hometown seeking redemption and forgiveness for the wrongs of his past. While his mother greets his return happily, he must struggle to rebuild his relationship with his brother, just as the town around him struggles to rebuild itself. New York Premiere. Producers: Alex Mitrushi, Robert Andersen. Writer/Director: Robert Andersen.

Attention to Detail (1m, MA, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 3:15 pm Film Block
Three friends talk about what would be the best outfit for a certain occasion. As one episode of a series of shorts based around improvised conversation, the film is a small portrait of three characters. The conversations focus on the trivial and glorify the mundane. Director: Steve Madden

Bathtub Gin (9m, North Bellmore, NY, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Amateur bootleggers in The Great Depression scheme to get the money they need to survive. Violence. Director/Writer: Lou Yablonsky.

Beat Boys, Beat Girls (30m, CA, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
‘Beat Boys, Beat Girls’ follows 30-year old Mort Livingston as he returns to live back home with his parents, indefinitely, after a failed career as a performance artist, trading his Hollywood life of models, drug dealers, strippers, drunks, and gold diggers for a chaotic house made up of his feuding mother and father, his dead grandmother’s bedroom, and his younger brother, named Jake. World Premiere Producer/Director/Writer: Yariv Sponko. (Drug use, nudity).

Bedfellows (15m, NY,USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Bedfellows follows the adventure of 20-something Bobby as he returns to the gay bar where he got his heart broken for the first time. Upon meeting and spending the night with an attractive stranger named Jonathan, Bobby dreams about what a lifetime relationship with him could be like. Simulated sex. This was partially shot in Nassau County. Nassau County premiere. Producer: Wendy Shear, Pierre Stefanos. Writer/Director: Pierre Stefanos.

Bereavement (117m, Bellport, NY, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
The tragic story of Martin Bristol, abducted at age 6 from his backyard swing in Pennsylvania and forced to witness the horrific crimes of Graham Sutter, who murdered dozens of young women at his rural pig farm over a 10 year period. Stars John Savage (Carnavale) and Michael Biehn (Terminator) Violence. Not for the weak of heart. World Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer: Stevan Mena.

Bind (7m, Minnesota, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
A man keeps his infected wife hidden from security forces, hoping to heal her before she’s discovered. As his frustration with her ‘progress’ grows, he finds himself rationalizing the only option left open to him. Challenging the assumptions of a typical zombie film, ‘Bind’ takes 7 minutes to ask questions about the moral code of those caught in a doomsday pandemic and the true motivations of a hero before bringing us to a final, violent end. World Premiere. Writer/Director/Producer: Brian Forrest.

A Bloody Mess (12m, Levittown, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A Bloody Mess is the story of Roy Offerman, a teenager facing a very mature problem at a very immature time in his life. Bloody. World Premiere. Producer: Matt Rosenberg, Richard D’Angelo, Director/Writer: Ryan O’Leary. Actors: Robert Clohessy, Allen Enlow.

Blues (13m, Woodmere, NY, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Blues tells the story of two boys, a religious Jew and African American who develop an unlikely friendship through their love of Blues music during The Crown Heights, Brooklyn riots in 1991. Student film. World Premiere. Co-Producer: Michelle-Anne Small. Co-Producer/Director: Dena Greenbaum.

Breadwinner (10m, Bronxville, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 15, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Douglas a man in the middle of his life reflects back on his relationship with his recently deceased father. World Premiere. Student film. Writer/Director: Cornelius Murphy.

Break (20m, Lindenhurst, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 15, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Four small children at home all day, every day, a distant husband, an oppressive church. A household on the edge. One phone call and everything changes. BREAK explores the harrowing descent of one woman into postpartum depression. Producer: Jenni Tooley. Directors: Keith Oncale & Shawn Washburn. Writer: Vicki Caroline Cheatwood.

Breaking the Chain (14m, NY, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
In 1939, physicist Leo Szilard must convince his colleagues at Columbia University to keep their nuclear research secret and protect the world from atomic weapons. Student film. Festival Premiere. Producer: Shrihari Sathe. Writer/Director: Stuart Weinstock.

The Burial (Defin) (17m, Turkey) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
This is the story of two brothers who have a bond stronger than blood. The legend starts in the 50s, in a dark unknown place where two merciless gangsters (Tarik and Kenan) fall in love with the same girl. And it resolves with the murder the girl (Selma). Upon this, the brothers leave the town and the ones who know the real story keep their silence for years as the story turns into an urban myth. Until 20 years later, two men appear and start inquiring about the past. Now nobody is safe. Like every deadly secret, there is a time when somebody has to pay. Violence. World Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer: Goksel Ergene.

Calendar (18m, Pakistan, VA, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Annu and Shuja are small-time thugs who want to make it big, ruthlessly. Convinced they’re the lords of their own destiny, the gangsters keep turning a fast buck until they bump into a self-glorified palmist who gives them the warning of a lifetime: “Shuja’s days are counted . . . two months to go, precisely.” The ill-omen-ed prediction entangles the three men into an inescapable journey to self-destruction and alters the way they would live their lives and the way they would embrace death on the most unexpected of all days. Director/Producer/Writer: Farhan Alam.

The Cemetery Club (23m, Bronx, NY, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Edgar, recently deceased and enjoying his afterlife, discovers that his nagging widow Helen has bought the plot next to his own. Now he must see to it that Helen doesn’t die before he can find a way to prevent her from joining “The Cemetery Club”– and ruining his afterlife. Edgar is forced to act as her temporary guardian angel while working out a plan to scare her off. But while watching over her, he falls back in love with the woman he thought he was happy to leave behind. Student film. World Premiere. Writer/Director: Yitz Brilliant. Producer: Geoffrey Booth.

Chews and Munches (4m, Brooklyn, NY, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A librarian lives a lonely life in this beautifully hand-rotoscoped short. All he has are his books and the shelves that they sit on, until a beautiful widow enters his life. He takes interest in her, with every book that she checks out helping to form a clearer picture in his mind of who she is, until eventually he can’t help but get involved. Director/Producer: Nathan Luce.

Cities of Preferences (18m, NY, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
A short documentary about the spatial organization of communities within the modern city which presents the neighborhood segregation model developed by Thomas Schelling, a 2005 Nobel Laureate in Economics. This documentary illustrates some of the culturally rich enclaves found across the boroughs of New York City to reflect upon the positive and negative aspects of segregation and congregation and how designers might engage with this phenomenon. Producers: Mathan Ratinam. Co-Directors: Andrea Zalewski, Toni Schade, Andrea Zalewski.

Clemency (18m, California, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A sadistic killer takes a reporter on an emotional thrill ride she will never forget. Student film. Violence.
NY Premiere. Producer: Doug Thagard. Co-Writer/Director: Joseph Albanese. Co-Writer: Charlie Frazier.

Cold Turkey (11m, Ireland) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Cold Turkey concerns the misadventures of a frustrated Foley artist, curious children and petrified poultry. Producer: Ruth Coady. Writer/Director: Gavin Keane.

The Curious Complications of Role Playing (17m, New York, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
An S&M dominatrix falls in love for the first time, and is faced with the challenge of whether she can show her “dark side” to her new vanilla boyfriend. Student film. Sexual situations, S & M.
World Premiere. Producer: Alvy Johnson. Writer/Director: Jessica Rotondi.

Cycles (6m, Woodside, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Intermittent phases are an inevitable part of our lives and development. Touching on several emotions, this piece takes a look at one of these many Cycles. Producers: Paul Natale, Paul T. Laino. Director/Writer: Paul Natale.

The Dance (23m, Brooklyn, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Sandra returns home for her 20th year reunion to ask her prom-date for the slow dance she never gave him. This is a student film. Sexual situations. Director: Zachary Donohue.

The Day I Thought I Died (10m, Canada) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A 10 minute personal narrative about the possible meaning of ones own death.
Festival Premiere. Producer: Aeschylus Poulos, Martha Burns, Sonya Di Rienzo, Stephanie Markowitz, Sara Freidland, Sonia Hosko. Writer/Director: David McCallum.

Deep Sleep (15m, Canada, United Kingdom) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
With the help of a psychiatrist, Cameron and his sister Fiona struggle to bridge the chasm left by the suicide of Eleanor, his wife and Fiona’s best friend. Slipping deeper and deeper into depression, Fiona spends her days sleeping, dreaming, trying to escape the reality of what happened while Cameron is left alone to deal with his own anger and loss. World Premiere. Writer/Director/Executive Producer: Alejandro Alvarez. Executive Producer: Alexis Dionne.

Department of Homeland (In)Security (11m, Spain, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
The love between an American woman and a Spanish man threatens to fall apart as they struggle to prove that their marriage is not a fraud for him to obtain U.S. citizenship. Student film.
World Premiere. Producer: Amanada Tomasetti, Angelica Witherspoon-Cassanova. Director: Pablo Gomez-Castro. Writer: Julia Fontana Bassols.

Did You… (10m, CA, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 3:15 pm Film Block
Kane is just your normal ever day teen – an underachiever who is angry at his teachers, parents and life. His girlfriend, Lynn, is the lone saving grace in his life. DID YOU… follows Kane through a regular day as he focuses on the things important to him. But is everything as it seems? Producer/Director?Writer: Chris Record, Corbin Record.

Dig Comics! (19m, CA, USA) DVD, Mini DV, DV Cam
Friday, July 9, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
Is the American art form of comics dying? ‘Dig Comics’ hits the streets to convert everyday people into new fans. Comic creators, retailers, and historians weigh in on what went wrong and whether it’s too late to reverse the trend. The battle is on to get America to Dig Comics!
World Premiere. Producer/Director: Miguel Cima

Dorothy Parker’s The Sexes (8m, New York, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
At the height of the Roaring Twenties in upper class Manhattan, Adam insists on knowing why Evelyn is giving him the silent treatment. Could the seductive Florence Leaming be to blame? All’s fair in love and war and the two meet in a battle of The Sexes.
New York Premiere. Director: Bridget Palardy. Producer: Mario Brassard Writer: Dorothy Parker.

Drawing With Chalk (87m, White Plains, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 15, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Drawing With Chalk tells the story of two factory workers, Jay and Matt who grew up together and had played in a rock band years prior but missed their shot at ‘the big prize.’ As they hit 40 they decide to give it one more try. As they begin the process, Jay struggles between his artistic dreams and his responsibilities to his wife Jasmin and son Bryan. Matt has his own demons to contend with as he battles depression and a universal fear of simply being too old to make it in an industry that thrives on youth. Eventually, Jay’s fierce commitment to his music begins to take a toll on his family. He is ultimately faced with having to make a decision whether or not to say goodbye to one part of his life and begin a new journey with the other. New York Premiere. Director/Producer: Todd Giglio. Producer/Collaborating Director: Christopher Springer.

Earthwork (93min, California, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
Earthwork is the true story of real life crop artist Stan Herd who plants his unique, rural art form in New York City with the help of a group of homeless characters on a plot of land owned by Donald Trump. Stars John Hawkes (Deadwood) and James McDaniel (NYPD Blue). NY Premiere. Producers: Chris Ordal, Laura Kirk, Matt Cullen, Scott Allegrucci. Director/Writer: Chris Ordal.

Echoes (18m, California, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
Lisa is trying to maintain a normal life with her husband David, a poet that even though young, is developing Alzheimers disease. Lisa lives in denial, but is, after a horrible incident, forced to confront the reality of her relationship. Sexual situation. World Premiere. Producer: Danijel Sraka. Director: Giulio Musi.

Edge of the Desert (17m, Canada) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
One hot August morning, best friends Josie and Natasha skip school and hitch a ride with two oilfield workers into the Great Sand Hills. In the dream-like desert landscape something happens that changes their friendship forever. North American Premiere. Producer: Adam Budd, Simon Nakonechny. Writer/Director: Lea Nakonechny.

The Empty Space In Between (17m, California, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
As Cassandra, who exists in an empty yet seemingly perfect marriage finds herself alone in the Bel Air house, her dark past starts to call her. World Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer Maria Tornberg.
(Sex, brief nudity)

Envirometer (5m, Minnesota, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
When the forces of conservation and industrialization within a common society compete head to head, the only entity that can regulate the fight is the fantastic measuring contraption known as the Envirometer. But, as the conflict escalates and the situations become increasingly more destructive and selfish, the vengeful and godlike Envirometer may be the only hope to unite the opposing viewpoints and create a progressive world where everyone can live in harmony. Animation. World Premiere. Director: Danny Robashkin.

Everyone Has Their Miracles (Todos tienen sus Milagaros) (24m, NJ, Argentina) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 3:15 pm Film Block
In Latin America, ‘santerias’ exploit the fear of God to turn a profit. In Argentina, Catholic santerias must compete with pagan ones for business, also battling against an increasingly secular society. Yet, even in this industry devoid of innocence, everyone seems to have experienced their own modern-day miracles. Director/Producer: Alex Kahn.

Excerpts From Suki’s Diary (8m, New York, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
A quite ordinary, french speaking, domestic cat, shares the story of his day, in which he attempts to make his escape from his hardwood hell hole of a home. Student film. World Premiere. Producer/Director: Michael Sassano. Writer: Michael Sassano.

EXT. LIFE (28m, California, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A young actress on the brink of potential stardom, suffers an out of body experience during a surreal, life-changing night. World Premiere. Producer: Denis Widmyer. Director: Kevin Kolsch.

Eye to Eye (25m, Cameroon, California) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 1:00 pm Film Block
In the paradise of Cameroon’s rainforest, chimpanzees and gorillas face imminent extinction at the hands of bushmeat hunters. Courageous conservationists lead the battle for survival of man’s closest relatives in the animal world before it is too late. World Premiere. Producer: Jeff Swimmer. Co-Producers/Director/Writer: Andrea Capranico, Nicholas Wiesnet, Breanna Wing, Hannah Taylor.

Faith In A Seed (13m, New York, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
As in ‘A Christmas Carol’, our muse guides us from the past to the present and then to a choice that each of us must make for the future. As a community, and as individuals we must develop an ‘environmental ethic’ or leave our children a legacy of waste, destruction and over-development. World Premiere. Producer/Director: William Goins.

Fall of Particles (1 min, Smithtown, NY, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
The film is about a teenager in a dream and the dream is a fantasy about the end of the world. Fall of Particles was filmed during the day. Film by 11th grade high school student. World Premiere. Producer/Director: Richard Vernillo.

A Farewell to Arm (8 min, Island Park, NY, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A Hemingwayesque spoof of manhood via a father-son arm wrestling challenge.
World Premiere. Gore. Co-Director/Co-Producer: Philip Snyder, Robert Snyder.

Father and Sister (5m, California, South Korea, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A series of coincidental happenings at the church results in an unspeakable act of sin… Or not! Animation. Festival Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer: Soyeon Kim.

The 5th Quarter (90min, Calfironia, USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 7:00 pm Opening Night Film Block
Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke Abbate, and wearing Luke’s number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history. World Premiere. Stars Andie McDowell and Aiden Quinn. Producer: Alan Cohen, Bob McCreary, Doug Ames, Rick Bieber, Ryan Johnston. Director/Writer: Rick Bieber.

Flowers For Annabelle (9m, Georgia,USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
A simple story of a veteran assisted living home resident and his attempts to befriend a new arrival. Student fim. World Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer: Jonathan Pope.

14 Days (13m, Levittown, NY, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A comatose man, dying since his wife pulled his feeding tube, dreams.
World Premiere. Writer/Director/Producer: Daniel Bulger.

François (13m, Italy) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
In an intimate and fine bar, three women and three men always choose the same table to look for their soulmate. The play goes on until the arrival of a mysterious entity, who speaks french inexplicably. Long Island Premiere. Writer/Co-Director: Dario Gorini. Co-Director: Iacopo Zanon. Producer: Riccardo Neri.

The Grave (14m, PA, USA, Student) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
In 1849, a grave digger discovers someone may have been buried alive in his cemetery.
New York Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer: Alexander Monelli. (Mild gore).

Green Water (Aguas Verdes) (89m, Argentina) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Aguas Verdes is the name of the seaside resort where Juan plans to spend the summer holiday with his wife and two children. But on their way there things start to go wrong. The first alarm bells go off in Juan’s head when he sees his teenager daughter Laura talking to a young man at the filling station. And once they arrive things only get worse. Nudity. New York Premiere. Writer/Director/Producer/Executive Producer: Mariano De Rosa.

Happy Face (14m, Islip, NY, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
‘Happy Face’ is a psychological thriller about a troubled Hollywood starlet, named Katie, who seeks to escape from the media spotlight by hiding out in a rehab facility on Long Island. However, when Les, her overbearing agent, tracks her down and attempts to whisk her back to LA, Katie must plan her next move, even if it means taking drastic measures that will affect the course of their twisted relationship and her own identity forever … Director/Producer/Writer: Franklin P. Laviola.

Heart & Soul (24m, Brooklyn, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
In 1950’s New York, an era when nightclubs were a symbol of class and style, singer Tony Mann was at the center of it all. With a wife and kids at home, Tony is tempted by the allure of success. Battling his inner demons, Tony has an epiphany in his old age and begins to see what is really important in life. World Premiere. Producer: Anthony Mangano, Ari Taub, Donna McKenna, Joseph Mangano, Joseph Mangano Jr., Michael Goldfinger, Thomas Biscione, Thomas Mangano, Thomas J. Biscione, Vincent Biscione. Director: Vincent Biscione. Writer: Anthony Mangano.

Here’s Herbie (11m, California, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 3:15 pm Film Block
A discouraged teenager sees new hope in life through a chance encounter on a NY subway with Herbie, a mentally disabled man whose joyful outlook is contagious. Festival Premiere. Producer: Michael Silberman. Director/Writer: Mary Wickliffe. Co-Writer: Mike Feder.

High Hopes (27M, Huntington Station, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 8 , 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A bittersweet TV comedy pilot about an Italian American who is about to turn 50 and realizes he has wasted his life driving a cab while pursuing an unsuccessful acting career. World Premiere. Director: Dennis Cabrini.

Hindsight (20m, Wantagh, NY, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
A look at the heroin epidemic affecting Long Island through the perspectives of those fighting against it. World Premiere. Producer/Director: John Lazzaro.

The Hybrid Union (4m, California, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A series of little animated comedies. The heroes, Plus and Minus, whose energy is running out, go on a quest to find a new source. On their journey, they meet unusual new characters and novel challenges. World Premiere. Directed by Serguei Kouchnerov.

If I Were A Tree (Si Jetais Un Arbre) (6 min, NY, Paris) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Two ex-lovers cross paths in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris. Is it a chance encounter or fate? Student film. Director: Sandra Beltrao.

In Dreams (3m, Port Washington, NY, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 3:15pm Film Block
Two teens detail a harrowing dream they’ve both had. Director/Producer/Writer: Miles Trahan

In Memoriam (7m, New York, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
Through a brief personal experience, a man develops a moral conscience. World Premiere. Producers: Soopum Sohn, Paul Taylor. Director/Writer: Paul Taylor.

In The Blink of Love (18m, California, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:00 Film Block
The film is a visually poetic portrait of a musician who begins to suspect his girlfriend and his best friend are having an affair after he loses his sight in a motorcycle accident. World Premiere. Producer: Amritpal Bindra, James Lynch, Snigdha Puri. Writer/Director: Pedro Ciampolini.

In The Key of D (20m, East Islip, NY,USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Timothy shares a rare connection and deep friendship with his dog Samantha and is able to communicate with her using a silver flute that his father gave him. Due to a recent divorce, Timothy’s mother can no longer tolerate Samantha in the house. Once Samantha is taken away, Timothy discovers that other animals around him such as birds and even whales respond to his flute playing. Based on the notes he hears from these creatures, he begins to write music. But the only piece of music Timothy doesn’t have is Samantha’s song, and thus a unique journey to find her and complete her piece of music begins. Student film. World Premiere. Producer: Nick Parker. Director/Writer: Joseph Minasi.

Intermission (12m, CT, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 3:15 pm Film Block
A man attending the theater with his wife sees a woman from long ago–and is plunged into the drama of that torn love from decades past. Now, in the tight confines of a twelve-minute intermission, he faces a choice: to approach, or to leave things as they are. Director: Elisa Lieras. Producer/Writer: Kenneth Murphy.

It’s Time (4 min, China) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Drama. A woman is raped and confronts her fears to her therapist. World Premiere. Director: Jeannie Sconzo.

Jackie Robinson: My Story (67m, Bohemia, NY, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Jackie Robinson was the ballplayer who broke the color barrier that kept black athletes out of Major League baseball until the mid 1940’s. Jackie Robinson: My Story is a ‘first person docudrama’ that blends a powerful and dramatic portrayal of Robinson by actor Stephen Hill with historic and archival footage, interviews and newsreels to tell Jackie Robinson’s story as it’s never been told before. World Premiere. Producers: Chris Isca, Myra Weinstein, Pat Boone. Writer/Director: Marino Amoruso. Executive Producer: Michael Sutton

Just A Kiss (11m, Oceanside, NY,USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Sam and Tracie are two people that shared a perfect kiss ten years ago. Now, they’ve reconnected at a friend’s bachelorette party, but where do they go from here? World Premiere. Writer: Steve Strangio. Director: Shana McHugh. Producer: Steve Strangio and Peter Lufrano.

King of the Road (21m, California, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
An old school biker, Wild Bill, fights to win back his favorite bar, the last vestige of his faded glory. Student film. Producer: Melanie Wagor,Tess Ortbals. Writer/Director: Monica Surrena.

Kings Park (20m, Brooklyn, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:45 pm Film Block
A documentary on the history of state mental hospitals and their consequent deinstitutionalization, as experienced by the town of Kings Park, NY. Director: Brian Walsh.

Kiss Me A’ready (8m, Canada) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 7:00 pm Opening Night Film Block
He has fulfilled her criteria; she exceeds his. The power of a purple dress should NEVER be underestimated. It’s a recipe for a nightcap at the very least. So considering the ease of their first date tonight, she finds his hesitancy at the goodnight kiss moment, baffling. Hell hath no rage like a love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned! World Premiere Producer/Director/Writer: Michael Anthony Rawlins.

KNUCKS (21 min, Massapequa, NY, USA)
Monday, July 12, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Knucks, kids’ macho, and sometimes bloody card game, played to show manliness and guts, is played by four aged men to reminisce their childhood days. Knucks played this night, however, changes their lives forever. World Premiere. Writer/Director: Richie Allan.

The Kiddush Man (11m, Bronx, NY, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
The Kiddush Man is a coming-of-age drama set in Israel, about 10-year-old Yoni who each Sabbath attempts to sneak past curmudgeonly Mr. Katz into kiddush before the end of services– but one day Mr. Katz is nowhere to be seen. Student film. Long Island Premiere. Writer/Director:Yitz Brilliant. Producer: Joshua Greenberg. Co-Producer: Geoffrey Booth.

The Last Day of Summer (85m, NY, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who’s reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss. Finally on the last day of summer, Joe snaps and decides to take revenge on his boss but his plans are disrupted when a quick glance from a beautiful girl catches his attention leading him to kidnapping her instead, changing both their lives forever. Violence, language. New York Premiere. Producers: Kevin Arbouet and Larry Strong. Co-Producer: Ed Mejia Director/Writer: Vlad Yudin. Cast: DJ Qualls, William Sadler, Nikki Reed.

Last Remaining Light (29m, CA, FL, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A headstrong woman traveling cross country with a friend ends up stuck and lost in a completely deserted city at night. While trying to find her way back to her car and to safety, she encounters a few strange things waiting in the darkness. Desperation settles in while she attempts to find help, and escape in one piece. Director/Writer: John Aniu. Producers: Felix Ortiz, Jennifer Vargas.

Lenny Cocco & The Chimes – Still In The Mood For Love (42m, Sayville, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
This documentary traces the 50 year musical journey of the doo-wop group, The Chimes from their formation on the Brooklyn streets, to their gold records, and finally to their modern day struggle to keep their music alive. World Premiere. Director: Thomas Hoffman.

A Little Help (1 hr, 45 min, Hollywood, CA, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 201 0 7:00 pm Film Block
A woman gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son. Shot partially in Plandome, Long Island. Long Island Premiere. Producer: Dena Hysell, Joe Gressis, Michael J. Weithorn Writer/Director: Michael J. Weithorn. Stars: Jenna Fischer and Chris O’Donnell. (sex and drug use).

Little Red Riding Hood (4m, California, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 201 0 1:45 pm Film Block
A retelling of the classic folk tale Little Red Riding Hood through a series of modern photographs. In this late 1800’s French rendition of the story, Little Red Riding Hood sets out for her Grandmother’s house to comfort her while she is ill. During the walk to her Grandmother’s house she meets a wolf who leads her to some flowers to bring to her grandmother. Once Red had finished picking flowers, she goes to her Grandmother’s house where the wolf lies and waits – pretending to be her Grandmother. World Premiere. Co-Writer/Director: Nick Trivundza. Co-Writer/Producer: Lexie Findarle.

Lunch Money (8m, Staten Island, NY, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Racial tension at a Brooklyn junior high school circa 1978. Violence. Producer/Director/Writer: Frank Terranova.

The Macabre World of Lavender Williams (26m, California, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Eight year-old Lavender Williams, who recently lost her mother to cancer, sets off on an epic journey to find her Dad, whom she’s never met. Her only companion is Lester, her late pet who has returned from the grave to help her. But the journey won’t be easy for the girl and her zombie dog, for the evil presence of Sheriff Murdstone stalks them at every turn… Producer: Begona Castillo, Brian Keithley, Nicolas Delgado. Director/Writer: Nicolas Delgado. Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Rex Linn, and the voice of John Lithgow.

Mafia Sons (10m, Shirley, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 15, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Two real life Mafia sons, Paul Giordano and Anthony Sirna, born into the life of organized crime and destined to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, are bitten by the acting bug. The two life-long friends manage to escape the mob life and try to find normalcy in a wake of crazy characters along the way. Producer/Director: Fred Carpenter. Writers: Fred Carpenter, Joanne Tamburro.

Maggie Marvel (1 hr 30 m, Port Washington, NY, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A single Mom moonlights as a contract killer. Violence. World Premiere. Producer/Cinematographer: Jeanne Brenna Director/Writer: Dan Brennan. Shot at various locations in Nassau County.

Make Me (7min, Australia) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A kidnapped man is presented with a loved one’s token, before being set free. The threat to her life is confirmed when the man returns to an empty home and finds a ‘package’ to deliver. World Premiere. Director/Writer: John Ma.

The Man with All the Marbles (Mannen med kulorna) (15m, Sweden) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Two thirty-something brothers play marbles for their inheritance.
Produer: Jonas Moberg. Writer/Director: Hans Montelius.

The Marked Man (6m, California, USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
The Marked Man is a 3D animated short film. The story is about an ex-convict suffering from people’s prejudice. Student film. The ‘marked’ man stands not only ex-convicts, but also all the alienated people in every society. World Premiere. Writer/Director: Hyunjung Rhee.

The Middle Piece (8m, Mineola, Wantagh, NY, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
The Middle Piece follows a young man named Steven, as he embarks on his first experience with intimacy. He meets a girl name Josie and is caught off guard when Steven’s parents spoil the couple’s alone time. The Middle Piece is a fun-filled comedy that is loaded with awkward family moments that most people are all too familiar with. Student film. World Premiere. Producer/Director: Kevin Etherson, Dan McElroy. Writer: Kevin Etherson

Mildred Richards (19m USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 7:00 pm Opening Night Film Block
Mildred Richards, an egomaniacal, nearly bankrupt actress, enlists the assistance of her reluctant brother, Gerald, to wrest away the fortune of their elderly, ailing aunt. Mildred has nothing short of murder on her mind, as she and her brother drive to their aunt’s country estate, but things get complicated by the aunt’s doctor, lawyer and maid! World Premiere. Producer/Director: Jill Schissel Writer: Marc Kess.

Milestone (9m, New York, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Milestone is a short comedy about what a woman’s friends will do to help her through a divorce. Sexual situations. World Premiere. Producers: Alicia Arinella, Julie Tortorici. Director/Writer: Julie Tortorci.

Miracle (9m, France/Moscow) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
A deeply religious hit man must decide between his faith and career when he is assigned for a new hit that has to be performed in a church. A ‘divine intrusion’ prevents him from performing the routine murder but leads to another murder, performed in good faith. Director: Pavel Serdiuk.

Miracle Ball “The Hunt for the Shot Heard Around the World” (70m, Bellmore, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
A filmmakers’ journey as he hunts for the infamous Maltese falcon of sports memorabilia, the Bobby Thomson home run ball, dubbed ‘The Shot Heard Around the World’. World Premiere. Producer/Director: Sal Del Giudice.

Miracle Fish (18m, Australia) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
8-year old Joe has a birthday he will never forget. After friends tease him, he sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality. Violence. North America Premiere. Writer/Director: Luke Doolan. Producer: Drew Bailey.

The Mourning After (37m, Brooklyn, NY, USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Chris and Felicia were supposed to be in the World Trade Center on 9/11 2001… They were in a hotel room having an affair, instead… World Premiere. Co-Producers: Angela Gulizio, Elyse Sams, Lawrence ‘Law’ Watford. Director: Lawrence ‘Law’ Watford. Writer: David Ray.

Mr. Danby’s Son (34m, East Northport, NY, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
A kind father forgives his son’s discretions, and welcomes him back to the family. But when the father is murdered, the pastor planning the funeral with the son discovers the father’s forgiveness is greater…and more chilling…than he thought. Producer/Writer: Dennis Hartin. Director: Robert Sean Miller.

Murphy’s Short’s (2m, California, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Animation. A childhood memory of a boy who is very impressed with himself.
Festival Premiere. Producer: Audrey Robinson-Favorito. Director/Writer: Todd Hemker.

My Father’s Son (25m, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
After an American father picks up the son he had never met from a Mexican orphanage, they head for the States by car. When they get stranded in the desert overnight will their estrangement and inability to speak each other’s language keep them from getting out and having a future together? East Coast, New York premiere. Producers: Jordan Fuller, Victoria Westover. Writer/Director: Jordan Fuller.

My Name is Jerry (100m, Indiana, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A special film about a man attempting to redefine his life. He becomes inspired by a group of punk rockers and a very special young woman. He’s a 45 year old man toying with becoming a punker who suddenly finds his estranged daughter on his doorstep. Doug Jones, star of ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘The Fantastic Four: The Silver Surfer,’ and ‘Hell Boy’ steps out from behind his many masked characters to reveal an engaging and quirky actor who will steal your heart. Also stars Catherine Hicks (7th Heaven, Ryan’s Hope). New York Premiere. Writer: David Hamilton. Co-Producer/Director: Morgan Mead. Executive Producer: Bruce Economou: Producer: Rodger Smith.

My Sweet Misery (107m, South Carolina, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A suicidal man and his sociopathic brother are haunted by a past that is coming full circle in strange and unexpected ways. NY Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer: Matthew William Jordan. Starring: Thomas Jay Ryan and Anna Chlumsky.

The Nature of Fall (13m, California, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Eleven year-old Ryan has been eagerly anticipating his brother’s military leave. But when the expected return brings along a sudden change in plans, Ryan sets out to keep his brother home, even if it means defying time itself. Student film. Producers: Tyler Knell, Peter Sjolander. Director: Tomer Stolz. Writing: Naomi Klimaszewska.

New York Minutes (4m, Canada) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
New York Minutes are three very shot slices of life from NYC. The idea behind them is to start a web site called, newyorkminutesonfilm.com, they are the first three films for the site. Filmmakers will be able to upload films about New York that are under three minutes long. World Premiere. Co-Writer/Director: Michael Farrell. Co-Writer/Producer: Teri Robinson.

No Pity (19m, Wisconsin, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 15, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
For centuries, individuals with disabilities were viewed through the denigrating lens of pity. In striking contrast, business and industry have for centuries promoted their services in the most glowing of ways, aiming to evoke positive feelings of happiness, pride, and prosperity. But disability fundraising purposely aimed to arouse feelings of pity, guilt, and fear. Therefore, following other civil-rights movement of the 1960s and 70s, the disability-rights movement evolved in the 1980s and 90s, and disabled individuals directly confronted the denigrating tactics used in pity-based fundraising. This short documentary vividly portrays these movements. Teenage filmmaker (14), Drew Morton is an autistic self-advocate. New York premiere. Director/Producer: Drew Goldsmith. Executive Producer: Rolling Credit, LLC.

Notes on Being Young (28m, New York, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
After breaking up with his fiance and losing his top job in finance, Daniel, finds himself at a retreat where he meets Penelope, a soul mate with a mysterious past. Daniel and Penelope embark on a journey through the world of unknowing, distancing themselves from their bodies and resurrecting Daniel’s soul. Student Film. Co-Producer: Peter Scudese. Producer/Director/Writer: Michael Massarof.

Nothing Happened (10m, Brooklyn, NY, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
On her lunch hour, Barb shows up at her best friend’s gallery bearing sushi and a smile. But Liza senses she also has a secret. In a gallery full of erotic art and curious patrons, Barb wants to confide in Liza. But she’s scared that this is the one secret that girlfriends shouldn’t share… World Premiere. Producers: Sarah Louise Lilley, Jessica Henson, Jessica Provenz. Director: Julia Kots. Writers: Jessica Provenz.

O’Luckyman (О, счастливчик!) (1 hr, 30 min, Russian Federation) DVD NTSC
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Life has become senseless for a young man, but being on the last step from death he is persuaded that suicide is not the way out. He is offered to change his biography and start a new and successful life. But he barely escapes from his own problems as he finds new problems. The game called New Life becomes a kaleidoscope of funny, sad and sometimes even terrible histories! Subtitles. Director: Maria Stepanova.

Omie Wise (16m, NY, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
A folktale about a strange girl dealing with misfortune and loneliness in unusual ways. Student film. Producer: Michael Long. Director/Writer: Dylan Tuccillo.

One Day (19m, California, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Joshua has left town with the body of his friend Jef, whom he killed with his car just hours before. Out of shock, he threw the body into the trunk, but not before Jef’s brother Corey witnessed everything. Now Joshua is left alone with his thoughts, fears and ultimately what to do next. (Some gore) New York Premiere. Producers: Bernard Garceau, Jonathan Graves. Writer/Director: Bernard Garceau.

The One That I Want (9m, Ridgewood, NY, USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A lonely-hearted egoist, with a homemade cloning machine, repeatedly fails to create the perfect woman. World Premiere. Producers: Chris Tine, David Matthew Douglas, Erik Bryan Slavin, Jackie Stolfi, Virginia Cromie, Director: Sean Gannet. Writer: Eric Bryant, Ethan T Berlin.

Out Here In the Fields: Quail Hill Farm (10m, Amagansett, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Quail Hill is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located in Amagansett, New York. The farm has over 200 member families, with 30 acres of land in production. This prime, resort area land is part of a 192 acres, donated to the Peconic Land Trust by Deborah Ann Light in 1995. The inspirational story of this donation and the success of the farm is told through the voices of Ms. Light, Scott Chaskey (manager/farmer) and noted landscape photographer Kathryn Szoka. World Premiere Producer/Director: Alec Hirschfeld.

Out Here In The Fields: The Field On Beach Lane (14m, Amagansett, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:45 pm Film Block
Part of a family farm located within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean in the resort town of East Hampton, New York; this field was nearly sold for residential development. The Peconic Land Trust worked with farmer Andy Babinski, his neighbors, and the town to raise over two million dollars to protect this land through the purchase of development rights. The land will now be farmed by the next generation, and the neighborhood will continue to have access to locally grown food.
Festival Premiere. Producer/Director: Alec Hirschfeld.

Passing Fancy (26m, Long Island City, NY, USA, Japan) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
On the way of a trip, a young couple stumbles into a man’s yard sale. The girl of the couple takes a sudden interest in the man’s motivation behind the sale while her boy friend is confused by her whimsical action. The relationship between the three will take a dramatic turn…World Premiere. Writer/Director: Wei-Hsin Yang. Producer: Tomoe Kimura.

Penguins (3m, Italy) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 1:00 pm Film Block
The first music video on Clarity Kaufmann’s debut album “Careless” for the track entitled “Penguins”, produced by Fabrica, Benetton’s Media and Communication Research Centre, co-directed by animator Hanna Abi-Hanna and designer Maia Ruth Lee. It follows the fantasy world of creatures sharing an apartment with a lonely girl. World Premiere.

The Person Down The Street (4m, New Jersey, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:45 pm Film Block
Five Veterans. Five Generations. From every corner of our land, there is a woman and man who has served. A documentary film meant to honor all who have served…and all who will. World Premiere. Director/Producer/Writer: Jeff Buccellato.

Phantom Font (10m, California, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Ed Scott is desperate to hire an IT Technician to perform basic duties at his company. His job depends on it. He can’t understand why all the candidates have left so abruptly. His finial applicant is Rodger ‘The Dodger’ Dupree, a recent graduate of little known BIT Technology and is the last person anyone would hire. In this mystery, the rules of the work place have changed and looking for a job can be terrifying. Phantom Font takes us to an office where strange things happen. World Premiere. Writer/Producer: Michael J. Lynch. Director; Producer: Tim Reischauer.

The Plan Doctor (13m, Garden City, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Two desperate thugs encounter more than they bargained for when they attempt to steal narcotics and rob patients at a doctor’s office. Director Ben Fiore hails from Valley Stream, Long Island. The Plan Doctor was filmed entirely on location in Garden City, Long Island. World Premiere. Producer/Writer: Vincent Garbitelli. Director: Ben Fiore.

Play Again (88m, Oregon, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
At a time when children spend more time in the virtual world than the natural world, Play Again unplugs a group of tech savvy teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure, documenting the wonder that comes from time spent in nature and inspiring action for a sustainable future. Documentary. World Premiere Producer: Lowan Stewart, Meg Merrill. Director: Tonje Schei.

Poetry Man (25m, Bronx, NY, USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Based on a true story, Jimmy, an aspiring writer and his cousin Nicky, a neighborhood miscreant suspected of murder, face each other and the truth on the mean streets of the Bronx in this gritty tale of trust and betrayal. What would you do if you had to make a choice between seeing and believing when the absolute truth lay just beyond your grasp? Poetry Man is about the redemptive power of art when everything else fails you. Violence, language, drug use.
Producer: Iris Montalvo, Marc Anthony Seda, Wayne Gurman. Producer/Director: James McSherry, James McSherry Writer: James McSherry Actor: Peter Green.

Poi Dogs (12m, Hawaii, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Poi Dogs is the story of two local Hawaii teenagers who take a small step towards love by moving beyond their desires to act cool. New York Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer: Joel Moffett.

Poligamy (85m, Hungary) DVD NTSC
Thursday, July 15, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Andras and Lilla are a young couple. Lilla wants marriage and children, Andras well he doesn’t really know what he wants. One day Lilla announces that she is pregnant. Andras becomes confused and a series of strange situations start controlling him. Every day he wakes up next to a Lilla who is the same but always different from the real one. From this point on he has relationships with a variety of women, all very different from each other – so he is off to a journey exploring all phases and possible relationships between men and women. World Premiere. Sex, nudity. Writer/Director: Denes Orosz.

PostNup (3m, California, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
PostNup is a show about marriage. It is about that last hour of the day, when it is clear, at least to the woman, that there is not going to be any sex that night. Animation. World Premiere. Writer/Producer: Sandeep Sood. Director: Katharine Woodman-Maynard.

Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America (62m, Bronx, NY, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
Domestic violence persists in our society and has increased sharply during the recent economic collapse. The complex and troubling causes and consequences of violence against women are refracted through the transformational story of Kim, a Duluth, MN mother of three. Duluth was the unlikely birthplace of a revolution in the nation’s response to domestic violence, and now the founders of that movement are working to energize their movement as services are reduced and the violence spikes. We follow Kim’s journey from her first days in a battered women’s shelter, to the days when she makes a hopeful new beginning, and through a final and troubling twist that powerfully illustrates the complexity and persistence of family violence. Producer/Director: Peter Cohn.

Predilection (Predilecao) (17m, Brazil) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Seven men, one woman, one plan: the perfect bank job. But one small unforeseen glitch leads the band of robbers into a deadly shootout throughout the city of Rio de Janeiro…or was it really unforeseen? Violence. World Premiere. Producers: Arthur Gonoretzky, Uri Singer. Director/Writer: Marcio Garcia.
Public Access (20m, Port Washington, Brooklyn, NY, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A satirical short about a dysfunctional suburban couple whose problems are falsely resolved by watching a talk show on public access television.
Producer: Jenna Morse, Lauren Wade, Zachary Allia Director/Writer: Trevor Cohen.

Purgatory Comics (91m, Lake Grove, USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
Purgatory Comics tells the story of a young woman named Cola who arrives at a crossroad in her life. Instead of facing the challenges that come with adulthood, she escapes her responsibilities and hides in a dwindling comic book store. She finds new friends in store owner Evan and customer Berner, and uses her marketing savvy from her old job to help the little store stay in business. As part of her plan for an upcoming sale, she sets out to recruit legendary comic book writer and recluse Peter Whales to do an in-store signing. Her plans goes array when Whales cleverly deconstructs her life and shines a light on her fears, leaving Cola to question how long she can hide from the past. World Premiere. Writer/Director: Ralph Suarez. (nudity, vulgarity, raunchy humor)

Quantum Quest (1m, California, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 1:00 pm Film Block
A family-friendly animated tale focuses on a photon named Dave and his heroic efforts to save his people, who are caught in a galactic battle between the forces of good and evil. World Premiere. Stars: William Shatner, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, Amanda Peet, Jason Alexander, James Earl Jones, Mark Hamill, Doug Jones, Abigail Breslin, Sandra Oh, Neil Armstrong, and others. Producer/Director/Writer: Harry Kloor.

Reheasing Shakespeare (6m, Canada) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
All the passive aggression of, ‘Office Space’, done while rehearsing Shakespeare. Director/Writer/Producer: Andrew Pifko.
Ripe Strawberries (8m, New York, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Ripe Strawberries is a droll comedy featuring Raul Julia as an opportunistic Lothario courting an aging Countess while caught in the act of stealing a lustful kiss from another–a pearl handle revolver, champagne and delicious ripe strawberries provide a surprise ending. World Premiere. Producer: Carol S. Maierson, James D. Pasternak, Jessica Scott Gray Director/Writer: E. Randahl Hoey. Actor: Raul Julia.

Rosewood (18m, California, USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Paul (Shaan Sharma), a college student, gets his first job as a part-time dishwasher at an old diner named Rosewood, but to survive his first night on the job he must contend with the tyrannical head chef, Sully Rodriguez (Alex Alfaro), and the veteran pasta man, Daniel Norville (Darnel Powell), and learn what it takes to work in a real restaurant. World Premiere. Language. Producer/Director/Writer: Marvin Choi.

Rosey At One Hundred (54m, Bellmore, NY, USA,) DVD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:45 pm Film Block
Rose Kramer was born on January 1, 1908 in Smorgun, Russia and is a multi talented individual with a compelling and dynamic personality. This documentary follows this fascinating woman through her 100th year as she reflects on her life and relationships. Always a leader, Rose is once again a pioneer as we have a glimpse into what it may be like for the future generations who will probably live to be one hundred or more. World Premiere. Producer/Director: Leslye Abbey.

The Same Deep Water As You (13m, Connecticut, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Hurt feelings, misunderstandings, white lies, and dark deceptions create the deep water drowning Kevin and Gwen’s marriage. Will they work together and swim to shore or pull each other down? Violence, gore. World Premiere . Producers: Lauren Walker, Steve Vanderwoude. Director, Co-Writer: Ronald Jarrett. Writer: Lauren Walker.

The Scientist (88M, Illinois, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
After the death of his wife and daughter in a car accident, a reclusive scientist becomes obsessed with building a mysterious machine he believes will open a door to another dimension. World Premiere. Producer/Director/Writer: Zach LeBeau.

Scissu (27m, Germany- with English Subtitles) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Scissu tells a story out of chronological order about a lonely cop and an addicted couple. Sex, violence and drug use. New York Premiere. Producer: Alex Beier. Writer/Director: Tom Bewilogua.

Sebastian’s Voodoo ( 4m, California, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. A 3D animated film created at the UCLA Animation Workshop by award-winning filmmaker Joaquin Baldwin. Director/Producer: Joaquin Baldwin.

Skylight (5m, Canada) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
An animated mock documentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the Antarctic, possibly foretelling cataclysmic results for the rest of the world. Festival Premiere. Director: David Baas.

Soap (15m, Canada) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4: 30 pm Film Block
Eileen finds herself in a sticky situation when she discovers her lover dead from having slipped on a bar of soap. Sexual situations. U.S. Premiere. Producer: Harry Cherniak. Writer/Director: Dusty Mancinelli. (Sex, violence).

South Pole (27m, Massachusetts, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 1:00 pm Film Block
Alex Cormack presents the Christmas tale of Kris Kringle’s brother Kyle, who has had enough of Christmas and decides to end the festivities and destroy his brother through the 24-hour news media. Animation. Festival Premiere. Producer/Director: Alex Cormack. Writer: Alex Cormack, Ashley Cook.
Special Delivery (6m, United Kingdom) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Completely out of his comfort zone Nick is forced to fight for his life. A high octane film about mistaken identity. Lock Stock meets Bourne. Violence. Producer: Richard Cambridge. Director/Writer: David Hawk.

Space Between (27 m, Jersey City, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Sam and Ben have found that immediate connection of depth with one another, which has not only ignited excitement but also confusion and despair. The bond between the two is palpable, yet Ben puts a deliberate distance between them to deal with his own circumstance. With nothing said out loud, Sam and Ben try to find a balance. In that time away from each other, they hope to discover their affinity towards one another as nothing extraordinary, hoping to get back to what their lives used to be. Nothing tangible ever happened between them. So there is no real reason for them to be so affected. Or is there? Director/Producer/Writer/Lead Actor: Jamie Lee. Co-Director: Nick Patten.

STONES (19m, USA/Sweden) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A story between two soldiers that in the midst of the Bosnian war start to doubt their own faith. Violence. World Premiere. Director/Writer: Giulio Musi Wennergren.

The Stoop (26m, New York, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Lansky and Ali are best friends always justifying their relationship to others. Lansky, born and raised in Brooklyn to second generation Eastern European Jewish immigrants while Ali was born in Yemen to traditional parents, but moved to Brooklyn at the age of 9 Americanizing him drastically. Both have different views on the world, dissimilar traditions and customs and disagreeing on many things. However, both share the same lazy tendencies that frequently find them at the same place, their apartment building’s front stoop. Some language. Long Island Premiere. Writer/Producer: Shevy Berkovits Gutierrez, Director/Producer: Susan E. Wilson.

SubCon (14m, Jersey City, USA) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Peter, an almost retired subway train conductor in New York City, has trouble in dark places. Since childhood, he wishes nothing more than go to the movies without running scared. His family encourages him to give his desire one more try.
World Premiere. Writer/Director/Producer: Felix Alexander Dausend.

Superstitious? (4m, Ireland) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
An animation about the perils of having faith in nonsensical beliefs. Set in a pop-up book world, it’s the story of Ted, a lonely and isolated man, who becomes obsessed with changing his luck after breaking a mirror. So he takes drastic measures to horde good luck talismans. But luck is only perceived, and its only a matter of time before he realizes this. World Premiere. Director: David Magnier.

Super Sunday (14m, Garden City, NY, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Four friends’ afternoon of football watching is ruined, when one of them decides that he’s better than the players on the field and sets out to prove it with disastrous results. Producers: Adam Lawrence, Ramfis Myrthil. Director: Matt Golub. Writer: Mike Shelton.

Taste (1m, USA, Ridgewood, NY, Animation) DVD
Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
A man and a woman are having dinner in a restaurant. World Premiere. Director: Yvonne Grzenkowicz.

Taught to Hate (27m, Brentwood, NY, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 3:15 pm Film Block
The story of an Hispanic immigrant trying to find a job in America and an American family whose uncle’s racial intolerance has a strong effect on his nephew.
North America Premiere. Violence. Writer/Director/Executive Producer:James Garcia Sotomayor, Writer/Producer: Richard Caban. Producers: Helen Proimos, Jennifer Caban.

Team Zed (9m, Huntington Station, NY USA) DVD
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Your basic third-string spies, Team Zed have been launched into the action. Their mission; find out who is hacking into their computer system and stealing valuable information. The General and his agents must stop this mastermind before it’s too late! World Premiere. Producers: RJ Weyant, Jim Treacy. Director: RJ Weyant.

Tenderloin (80m, California, USA) DVD
Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Troubled young Iraq veteran Ben Keegan doesn’t realize what he’s getting himself into when he takes a job managing a low-rent hotel in San Francisco’s edgy, drug- and violence-ridden Tenderloin District. Sex, drug use, violence. World Premiere. Producer: Sam Rider. Director: Michael Anderson, Ned Miller. Writer: Ned Miller.

Thief (15m, Canada) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Thief is a character drama about a pickpocket named Earl who is seeking a better life. When his theft of a purse containing a brick of cocaine sets off a series events, he is faced with the difficult repercussions of his actions. This story is ultimately about our incapacity for meaningful human relationships and communication in the bleak urban landscape of our time. Director/Writer: Adam Azimov. Producer: Chris Bennett.

There’s Bliss in the Kiss (1m, Germany) DVD
Monday, July 12, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Animation. A princess on the lookout for Mr. Right is willing to give even the most unlikely candidate a try. New York Premiere. Writer/Director: Melanie Beisswenger.

This Mortal Coil (18m, Rocky Point, NY, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 9:30 pm Film Block
Based on a true story. Matthew, an introverted teen obsessed with Vampire culture, goes to dangerous limits to gain the attention of Alex, a mysterious foreign girl who tells friends she is among the undead. Producer/Director: Sean King. Writer: Paul Natale.

Thy Will Be Done (25m, California, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A fun, lighthearted version of what ‘might’ have happened to the Apostles. Being hunted by the Romans, they struggle with doubts, confusion and their own humanity as they come together one final time and choose who will be the 12th Apostle. World Premiere. Producer: Nate Tuck, Paul Bojic, Director/Writer: Paul Bunch.

Too Good to be True (29m, Brooklyn, NY, USA) DVD
Friday, July 16, 2010 3:1 5pm Film Block
A comic tale of mistaken identity, Too Good To Be True, follows Max a family man about to embark on a business trip with his obnoxious boss Phil Sanders. Charlie, the local mob boss, is concerned with his daughters engagement to Phil. He hires Kate the Hit Woman to test his soon to be son-in-laws faithfulness. Kate doesn’t know what Phil looks like, but her partner Tony T. can ID the target. They leave with instructions to test Phil and should he fail Put the fear of God into him. Danger and hilarity ensue as hit woman Kate moves in for the kill but on the wrong man! Producer/Director: Gary Silberman. Writer: Sean Ryan.

2095 (24m, California, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
A young man who falls in love with a woman he thinks is his female co-worker, discovers that his own computer may offer him more than any human ever could.
Festival Premiere. Co-Producers: Julia Stemock, Troy Romeo. Writer/Director: Troy Romeo.

Two Roads (20m, Amityville, NY, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
On the night of their high school graduation, siblings Jack and Regina Rhodes find themselves at the same party with different motives: salutatorian Regina wants to tell the girl of her dreams she has feelings for her, and rebellious Jack has the principal tied up in the basement.
Producers: Daniel Fox, Jacob Cohen, Terence Krey. Director: Daniel Fox. Writer: Terence Krey.

Underestimated (11m, California, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
Inspired by actual events. Two low- lifes plan to score a quick few dollars and discover that the score isn’t as easy as they thought it was going to be and are unprepared for what they encounter. Violence. World Premiere. Student film. Co-Producers: Larry Ervin, Sheila McKinnon, Michele Ervin
Director: Michele Ervin. Cowriters: Michele Ervin, Sheila McKinnon.

An Unexpected Rendezvous (3m, TN, USA) DVD
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
By chance happening, two individuals are introduced and immediately click, despite their differing professions. Director: Amy Obarski.

War (UERRA) (16m, Italy) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
Italy summer of 1946. The war has ended but there are no signs of peace between fascist Paolo and socialist Luigi. Subtitled. Producer: Tommaso Arrighi. Director/Writer: Paolo Sassanelli. Writer: Antonella Gaeta.

Wild about Harry (51m, Maryland, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
‘Wild about Harry’ is a documentary about an improbable hero, the nation’s only Chinese-American Sheriff, a brash 350-pound cowboy who became one of most popular elected officials in Louisiana.
Producer: Anita Semjen/Deno Seder/Jeorge Seder. Director: Deno Seder, Jeorge Seder.

The Windmill & The Watershed (20m, Nesconset, NY, USA) DVD
Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:30 pm Film Block
A New York writer goes to visit his aging father, a drip painter who has begun to lose grip of reality. The two struggle to see eye to eye in their last brief interlude before his fathers final masterpiece ends it all. North America Premiere. Writer/Director: Gregory Behrens. Producer: Mark Donne.

Window Shopping: Attack of the New Releases (12m, Brooklyn, USA) DVD
Friday, July 9, 2010 2:00 pm Film Block
An afternoon stroll leads two Brooklyn roommates into the local video store. An assortment of bizarre customers, never-ending walls of Hollywood sequels, a clerk that has seen it all before and two romances going in opposite directions await them. In the end, will friendship prevail over immediate gratification? USA Premiere. Co-Producer: Margaret Laney. Producer/Director: Leo Fiorica. Writer: Tom Sanchez Prunier.

You Shouldn’t Have (18m, Chicago, USA) DVD
Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:00 pm Film Block
The cancellation of brunch reservations sets off a series of mishaps for one family that turns their Mother’s Day into a day they won’t soon forget. New York Premiere. Producers: Larry Ziegelman, Daniel Cook. Writer/Director: Larry Ziegelman.