Long Island International Film Expo 2012
July 12-19 2012
Official Selections (Alphabetical order)

Nassau County’s Participation in this event is not an endorsement of the views or opinions expressed within the films or by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation

 

Abby (7m, Los Angeles, CA)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
The life of a thirty-something adolescent-adult. Abby sits in an empty bar waiting for anyone to talk to. The first person to enter the bar gets trapped in her desperate and disjointed dialog. As she unravels the random stories of her life: her dysfunctional co-dependent relationship with her mother, her childhood traumas, and her journeys into pseudo-spiritual awakening, we begin to question the reliability of her information and the truth of who she really is. The film culminates in the revelation of Abby’s true situation. Director: Dash Mihok. Producer: David Kebo. Writer/Producer: Gwen Mihok. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity)

Affairs Across America:
The Ashley Madison Story (Trailer) (1m, Canada)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
How did one man convince over 11 million people that infidelity was acceptable? We follow the phenomenon of the world’s most hated website—The Ashley Madison Agency, which is a site for married people wanting to cheat on their spouses. How did they get their start? How does a company that is not allowed to advertise get noticed? How big have they grown in the ten years since their inception, and where do they go from here? This in-depth documentary looks at the genius marketing side of the company—how they choose their controversies and of course how they manage to get international appeal without paying for advertising. Starring Dave Navarro, Dave Attell, Evan Seinfeld, Richard Dreyfuss, Robin Leach, Sasha Grey, Savanna Samson, Theresa Flynt. Director/Producer/Writer: Samuel Jacob. Foreign. World Premiere. (Sex)

After (8m, Sydney, Australia)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
It’s the morning after the night before… Do Issy and Guy still feel the same way? Director/Writer: Joey Jameson. Short Film. Foreign. North America/New York Premiere. (Nudity)

All Dressed Up (9m, Los Angeles, CA)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
Food. Wine. Facebook. Wine. Self-pity. More wine. There’s only so many things a girl can do while waiting for her date to show up before she says ‘screw it’ and just gets drunk. Filmmaker from Roslyn. Starring Maria Monedero. Director/Writer: Michael Raphan. Producers: Kobi Zaig, Maria Monedero. Short Film. New York Premiere.

Apartment 310 (15m, Los Angeles, CA)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
An ordinary man is spun into a strange web of murder, mystery and suspense after a chance encounter with a beautiful girl changes the course of his day. Starring Matt Anderson, Kayla Sarian, Harry Karp. Director/Producer/Writer: Sean J. Daly. Producer: Gema Interiano. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence)

Attack of the Killer Mutant Chickens
[Murgi Keno Mutant] (15m, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
In the near future, Bangladesh is terrorized by killer mutant chickens. Our heroes, a team of kung-fu fighting chefs, hunt the monster chickens; they are determined to keep chicken on the menu. But are they really heroes? Or are they merely hunters? The chickens may have a legitimate grudge against their former human masters. Director/Writer: Nayeem Mahbub. Producer: Zahin Hasan. Animation. Short Film. Foreign. Long Island Premiere. (Violence, gore, profanity)

Baggage (5m, New York, NY)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
While on a first date, a man interprets each of his date’s seemingly innocuous statements as physical, visual baggage. When Cyrus meets Melinda for an online date, all is not as it would seem, as he nervously interprets her every innocuous statement as physical emotional ‘baggage.’ However, Melinda isn’t exactly as well put together as initially believed. Director/Writer: John Kelley. Producer: Nkiru Ejims. Short Film. World Premiere.

Behind Closed Door (9m, New York, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
Consequences from a political scandal ripple across a family home. On the brink of a major announcement, the members retreat to their own spaces, and Maryann Davis—mother, wife, daughter—becomes burdened by the emotions and resentments that are forced to the surface. It begins with a final moment of solitude behind a closed door, until she can find the determination to face her family, her community and herself. Director Joan Stein Schimke. Produced by Joan Stein Schimke, Cameron Leel and Alana DaSilva. Screenplay by Cameron Leel. Cinematography by Alana DaSilva. Short Film. World Premiere.

Blood, Sweat and Gears (1h 28m, Melbourne, FL)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A world-renowned custom motorcycle builder documents a patriotic themed tour in this film which chronicles the tour that hit bike rallies across the country with live, in your face fabrication. Dedicated to the members of the US Armed Forces, these master builder colleagues upgraded, modified, and tricked out custom choppers in front of tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. Starring Billy Lane, Mondo Porras, Aaron Greene, Paul Cox, Kendall Johnson, Jennifer Scott. Director/Producer: Jason Edwards. Executive Producers: Adam Ben Frank, Billy Lane. Documentary. Feature Film. New York Premiere. (Nudity, profanity)

Boy Who’d Never Seen the Rain, The (29m, Sydney, Australia)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
On a struggling Australian sheep farm, a family begins to fall apart as they face impending bankruptcy spurred by years of drought. Director/Writer/Producer: Kim Ramsay. Foreign. Short Film. World Premiere.

Boyz of Summer, The (1h50m, Elizabeth, NJ)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
Summer never ends without the fall. Watch as the summer unfolds from the gritty city streets of Elizabeth, NJ to the Jersey Shore for childhood friends, Rocco, Drew and Sal. As art student Rocco returns home for the summer, dreams start to become reality. His art is amplified each night as dreams thrust him to draw what he is seeing and feeling. The bonds of friendship and love are tested as the boys struggle with the limits of their upbringing and the challenges at home. For the three boys, summer will never be the same. Produced in Port Jefferson. Filmmakers of Stony Brook University. Director/Writer: Antonio DiFonzo. Producer: Mark Sternberg. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Violence)

Broadway’s Finest (1h28m, New York, NY)
Friday, July 13, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
A diverting story about three struggling men who impersonate NYC undercover cops. Desperate for success, they enter the dangerous world of undercover police work and chase down a notorious drug dealer to get the authentic material they need to create their own cutting edge police drama. Do these guys really know what they’re playing with? Will they survive the dangers of the street? Things are rarely what they seem in this gritty action comedy. Filmed in Long Beach, Mineola, Uniondale, New Hyde Park, NYC. Filmmaker from Long Beach/Lido Beach. Starring Adam Storke, John Lavelle, Nick Cornish, Larry Pine, Robert Clohessy, Thomas G. Waites, Lauren Hodges, David Lansbury, Robert Funaro. Director/Producer/Writer: Stephen Marro. Producer: Jack Adalist. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Nudity, profanity, violence)

Buon Giorno Sayonara (9m, United Kingdom)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
Romance bridges the language gap in a short-but-sweet seaside encounter between two foreign tourists. Director/Producer/Writer: Karen Hope. Foreign. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

Busted [Mevuasim] (23m, Israel)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
A comedy that depicts the life of the Simchon family. As the series begins, the family’s car is foreclosed and the family is forced to take the bus to work and school every day. The film takes place entirely on the bus and the stops on the way. The viewers are gradually exposed to the relationships that must take place in a public setting, a place where the family cannot say whatever they want to one another, a place where everyone can hear (and annoy) you. Directors/Writers: Asaf Yecheskel, Rotem Geva. Producers: Riki Carmi, Asaf Yecheskel. Foreign. Subtitled. Short Film.
CART (8m, Toronto, Canada)
Friday, July 13, 2012 1:00pm Film Block
Abandoned on a street corner, a grocery store shopping cart seeks justice against the irresponsible customer who left it there. Director/Producer/Writer: Brian Yung. Producer: Natalie Nicholas. Foreign. Short Film. North America Premiere.

Closure (6m, Burbank, CA)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
An easygoing guy tries to enjoy a party until his needy ex-girlfriend shows up uninvited to ask why their relationship ended, because it turns out the reason they’re no longer together goes a lot deeper than a personality clash. Starring Scott Krinsky, costar of the NBC-TV series ‘Chuck’. Director/Producer/Writer: Peter Hanson. Producer: Donna Pedraza. Short Film. East Coast Premiere. (Profanity)

Coming Down (Music Video) (4m, New York, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
A testament to the unpredictability of life’s sudden moments. Anais Mitchell’s beautiful folk ballad, ‘Coming Down’, provides utter beauty to our story of a young couple growing up, foretold by lost 16mm film footage from before the Second World War. Filmed in Manhattan, Nassau, and Suffolk County. Director/Writer: Jay Sansone. Producer: Bjorn Delacruz. World Premiere.

Conciliation (12m, East Meadow, NY)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
A man in the twilight of his life must reconcile the relationship of his children, thus preserving his family. Filmed in East Meadow and Garden City. Director/Producer/Writer: David Salazar, Francisco Salazar. Subtitled. Short Film. World Premiere.

Cool Toys (11m, Queens, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
At a sunny weekend barbeque, Timmy, a studious and kind natured nine year old boy plays peacefully by himself. That is until the ten year old Bradley arrives. Bradley, a restless and destructive force of nature seduces Timmy into playing with his father’s old service revolver resulting in an act of self-sacrifice and an explosive conclusion. Filmed in Australia. Director/Producer/Writer: Jordan Fong. Producer: Aigline Elle Olivier. Short Film. World Premiere.

Crane Wife, The (12m, New York, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
Based on the Japanese folktale, ‘The Crane Wife’ is the story of a poor man who nurses an injured crane back to health and sets it free. This simple act of kindness changes his life forever when a woman suddenly appears at his doorstep. Director/Writer/Producer: Alexa DiCambio. Short Film. World Premiere.

Dangerous Place, A (1hr 32m, Cedar Grove, NJ)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:15 pm Film Block
An action/thriller about Claire Scully, an executive at a New Jersey pharmaceutical company, who begins to suspect that her fellow employees are poisoning people in the public because their company makes the antidote. Starring Kristen Dalton of “The Departed” and “Dead Zone”. Director/Writer: Gregory J. Corrado. Producer: David W. Schoner, Jr. Feature Film. New York Premiere. (Violence, profanity)

Darkest Game, The (17m, Los Angeles, CA)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
The story of a man dealing with an unlikely addiction. Director/Writer/Producer: Paul Connor. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence, profanity)

Deadbeat (17m, Venice, CA)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
When the people you love are the people you need to fear, the only thing you can do is run! Deadbeat is a psychological thriller with a dynamic twist ending. Starring Francois Chau of ‘Lost’ and Kim Rhodes of ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.’ Director/Writer: Brenda Lee Lau. Producers: Adam Davis, Michelle Summers. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Violence, profanity)

Death by Suspense (11m, Huntington Station, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
Charlie and Briggs run Suspense Inc, the best detective agency in town. When a cold case of self-decapitation heats up, they step into action. Suddenly this doesn’t seem like a suicide, and they won’t rest until they track down the killer, and some tacos. Filmed in Huntington Station and Ronkonkoma. Director/Producer/Writer: RJ Weyant. Producer/Writer: BJ Jackson. Producer/Writer: JC Treacy. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence, gore, profanity)

Deep Water (Music Video) (4m, Philippines)
Friday, July 13, 2012 3:30pm Film Block
Featuring Vietnamese artist Vu Ngoc Phuong as the Angel of Death. He waits for his love as he carries on his duties as the Angel of Death and accompanies souls to the light. He stays by her side, watching over her, until she dies of old age. Director/Producer/Writer/Cinematographer: Janice Villarosa and Vu Ngoc Phuong. Foreign. World Premiere.

Destiny Calling (14m, New York, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
Fate is kind enough to make soulmates come across each other but what if they are a little out of sync? Shot in Manhattan and Queens. Filmmaker from South Korea. Starring Marion S. Servole, Christopher Syrett, Kendelle Rose Pitts, Jinho Jang. Director/Producer: Boim Hwang. Short Film. World Premiere.
Destroying Angel (Music Video) (7m, New York, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A dark narrative without dialogue set to an evocative indie rock song of the same title. It tells the story of a heroin user and a stripper who fall in love and face an accidental overdose. The ghost of the stripper comes to her lover’s jail cell to visit him as he pays his penance, wracked with pain and regret. Filmed in East Meadow. Director/Writer: Hannah Reimann. Short Film. World Premiere. (Sexual situations, nudity, violence)

Dimensions:
A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads (1h37m, Cambridgeshire, UK)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:15pm Film Block
Stephen is a brilliant young scientist who lives in England, in what appears to be the 1930s—but nothing is Stephen’s life is quite as it seems. A tragic event leads Stephen to become obsessed with finding a way to revisit his past. Love, jealously, desire and greed surround him, clouding his judgment and sending him spiraling towards madness. Starring Camilla Rutherford, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Patrick Godfrey. Director/Producer: Sloane U’Ren. Producer/Writer: Antony Neely. Foreign. Feature Film. New York Premiere. (Violence)

Dream Job (19m, Hoboken, NJ)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
An out of work filmmaker is offered what he thinks is his dream job, the chance to work for George Lucas. Filmed in NYC and Hoboken, New Jersey. Starring Dave Hill and Victor Varnado. Director/Writer: Joe Lipari. Producer: Padraic Gallagher. Producer: Jon Sosis (from Long Island). Short Film. World Premiere. (Sexual situations, profanity)

E.A. Poe’s Berenice (21m, Port Jefferson Station, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
One of Edgar Allan Poe’s hidden gems. A macabre tale of loss and obsession. Egaeus is the heir to a vast estate. The only light in his life is his beautiful cousin, Berenice, and while he has no feelings for her, she secretly pines for him. After summoning the courage to confess her love, Berenice is struck down by a disease that wilts her beauty and spirit, sending Egaeus further into depression and triggering obsessive compulsive episodes. Desperate to overcome them, Egaeus proposes marriage to Berenice, hoping her happiness will restore his own, but it only creates a new nightmare as Egaeus fixates on Berenice’s last surviving trace of beauty and becomes determined to possess it at any price. Director: Michael Stern. Writer/Adaptation: Iwan Benneyworth. Author of Adapted Material: Edgar Allan Poe. Short Film. World Premiere. (Blood, sexual situations)

Easy Street (24m, Brooklyn, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
A young, Southern lawyer goes to New York for a job interview with the country’s most eccentric and intimidating Federal Judge. After experiencing the weirdest encounter of his life, he is given an ultimatum that pits his morality against his ambition. Both comically absurd and socially relevant, the film asks: How far would you go to land your dream job? Filmed in NYC. Director/Writer: Russell Greene. Producers: Belinda Blair, Cliff Gardner. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

Elevator (4m, New Jersey)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
Sometimes the elevator doors don’t open. This is what happens when you get stuck in an elevator for a couple of days. Director/Writer: Thomas Holcombe II. Animation. Short Film. World Premiere.

Ester’s House [La Casa di Ester] (15m, Roma, Italy)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
In the frame of everyday life, a married couple is hiding a history of domestic violence until the wife finally realizes the intolerable drama she is suffering by bringing up an unforgotten past. Starring Cecilia Dazzi, Sergio Albelli. Director/Writer: Stefano Chiodini. Producer: Tommaso Arrighi. Foreign. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence)

Excuse Me For Living (Trailer) (4m, Filmed Westchester, NYC) DVD
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:45 p.m. Film Block
Brilliant and debonair, but drug-addicted Daniel Topler is saved from a suicide attempt. In court, the judge entrusts the wisecracking young man to the care of Dr. Bernstein, an elderly psychiatrist at an upscale rehab clinic. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple men’s group he leads – or face incarceration. Dan meets Bernstein’s luscious daughter, Laura. But the psychiatrist forbids them to meet again. The thread of Dan’s struggle to seek self-redemption, capture Laura’s love and Bernstein’s approval weaves to the story’s surprise conclusion. Stars Tom Pelphrey, Christopher Lloyd, Wayne Knight, Jerry Stiller, Robert Vaughn, Melissa Archer, Ewa De Cruz, James McCaffrey, Tonja Walker, David A. Gregory, Shenaz Treasury, Dick Cavett, Kevin Brown (Dot Com in 30 Rock). Director/Writer/Producer: Ric Klass. Co-Producers: Donna McKenna, Mark Tocher.

Falcon and the Duck, The (4m, Nerungri, Russian Federation)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
This is based of the story by Leonardo da Vinci. A falcon unable to endure patience. The disappearance of a duck. Director/Writer/Producer: Oleg Noskoff. Foreign. Animation. Short Film. World Premiere.

4-1-9 (19m, Brooklyn, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
Centers around two British-Nigerian brothers, older brother Ade and younger brother Segun are involved in an illegal family business. Ade is ending it while Segun wants to continue it. Filmed in Manhasset. Director/Writer: Alexander Etseyatse. Producer: Will Mahr. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Profanity)

Gas and Gulp (3m, Deer Park, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
Girl goes to fuel up but gets more than she bargained for. Director/Writer: Brian Hession. Short Film. World Premiere.

Give Up the Ghost (18m, Los Angles, CA)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
Chris and his high school friends have a yearly tradition. No matter where their lives take them, on the anniversary of their friend Jono’s death, they meet up at the train tracks where he died. This year is different. Chris is the only one who shows. Well, the only mortal. Now, with the help of Jono’s ghost, Chris will track down his old friends and find out where they were and why they didn’t show. Filmmaker from Smithtown. Starring Jayme Lynn Evans. Director/Writer: Jeffrey Hersh. Producers: Annalis Clint, Eric Van Aelstyn. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Profanity)

Guilty Party, The (13m, Brooklyn, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A timid young man named Jimmy is bullied into covering up the accidental murder of his roommate, by his coke-addicted, antagonizing friend named Grant. As the evening wears on, Jimmy struggles to keep his mind and his guilt in check, while simultaneously entertaining a young woman named Kelly, and dealing with Grant’s menacing temper. Director/Writer/Producer: Tom Sutch. Short Film. (Violence, profanity)

Hard Times: Lost on Long Island (54m, New York, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
The Great Recession officially ended in the summer of 2010, but for 25 million unemployed and underemployed Americans, the fallout continues. For too many, their middle-class life has been foreclosed and their dreams have turned into nightmares. Sadly, their stories have too often been ignored. In a strange way they have been disappeared, evicted from our collective conscience. A permanent new underclass of long-termed unemployed. Filmed in Manhattan, East Hampton, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Huntington, Jones Beach, Levittown, Long Beach, Massapequa, Medford, Melville, Montauk, Plainview, Rego Park, Sayville, Smithtown, Syosset, Uniondale, and Wantagh. Director: Marc Levin. Producers: Daphne Pinkerson, Jennifer Weiss, Kara Rozansky. Short Film. Nassau County Premiere.

Hath No Man (15m, Victoria, Australia)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
An Australian World War II veteran walks into a church and as he sits down, he reminisces of his time in the war. Emanating from Crete, 1941, his memories take him through the vents of a German ambush that changed everything. A story of camaraderie, friendship and love between an Australian war cameraman and his battlefield comrade. Writer/Director/Cinematographer: Linus Koh. Foreign. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Violence)

Heartbeat (Music Video) (3m, New York, NY)
Friday, July 13, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
Heartbeat is an original song, written and performed by Sami, a 15-year-old from Long Island, New York. Producers: Sami Miller, Alana da Fonseca.

Heat Wave (9m, New York, NY)
Friday, July 13, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
Three girls sunbathing on a hot rooftop get more than they bargained for when one of them calls an ex-boyfriend. Filmed in Manhattan. Starring Stoya (Adult film star). Director/Producer/Writer: Joey Grossfield. Short Film. World Premiere. (Nudity)

Hellion (12m, Brooklyn, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
In order to win a scholarship to college and escape her hometown, Helen must spend the night babysitting the child of the town’s most influential mom. The only catch is the child is a zombie. Filmed in Brooklyn and The Bronx. Director/Producer: Steven Gladstone. Writer: Cameron Harrison. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Violence, gore)

Hit the Road, Granny [Hit the Road, Nonna] (1h4m, Roma, Italy)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
Delia is 88 years old. She has a husband twenty years her junior and has spent her life traveling around the world, ever since she emigrated from Italy to France when she was only six months old. Having come back for love, in the 1960s, she starts working in the textile industry. Soon her products start filling the shelves of European department stores, procuring her with huge fortunes and making her one of the first female entrepreneurs of the prêt-à-porter world. But Delia wants more and
throws herself into high fashion, without understanding that perhaps the time has come even for her to stop. Filmed in Italy, France and Germany. Director/Writer: Duccio Chiarini. Producer: Tommaso Arrighi. Foreign. Subtitled. Feature Film. North America Premiere.

Holding the Line (25m, London, UK)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
Documents the horror and idiosyncrasies of life on the front line and explores the differences between the men’s preconceptions of war and the realities they have experienced. The fighters share their private reflections on the realities of killing, fear, loss and death, explaining their motivations and the ways in which the war has changed them. Director/Producer: Patrick Wells. Documentary. Foreign. Subtitled. Short Film. North America Premiere. (Violence)

I Love You (6m, New York, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
An effort to send love out into the universe. 75 actors in 5 minutes expressing all kinds of love in all kinds of ways. Writer/Director: John Gallagher. Producers: Ryan O’Callaghan, Sibyl Santiago. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.
Immanuel (Trailer) (4m, Westchester, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
Preview of Son Pictures upcoming documentary based on a conceptual work of art created in a charter middle school. Immanuel is a journey into some of life’s worst tragic events through the lives of real people. In this documentary we seek answers through live testimonies and some of the world’s greatest experts in their fields. Immanuel has a twist as we discover how their lives are redeemed. Director/Writer/Producer: Marc Greenblum. World Premiere. (Violence, drug use)

Impressions (20m, Los Angeles, CA)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
A dramedy about two people who come from very different backgrounds and the inherit struggles they face in a relationship. The two will encounter unsupportive friends, family, and at times each other. Director: Robert Schwartz. Writers/Producers: Leesen Ley, Seth Laird. Short Film. World Premiere.

Indies, The (27m, Brooklyn, NY)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
The world sees professional wrestling as a sideshow performance loaded with freaks, giant men in tights and a source of raunchy entertainment. But for wrestling fans, it’s a live action soap opera, a spectacle of colorful characters and an epic form of action packed storytelling. The stigma of steroids and early deaths plague the existence of professional wrestling, which thrives mainly within the company World Wrestling Entertainment. But, start up federations all over the world, made up of brand new grapplers, freelance wily veterans, and weekend warriors provide cheap entertainment for local crowds as well as a launching pad and training ground for up and coming wrestlers to hone their craft and strive to make it to the WWE. Director/Producer: Mark Rattelle. Producer: Dennis Mozzacco. Documentary. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity)

In Montauk (1h 8m, Queens, NY)
Friday, July 13, 2012 1:00pm Film Block
A drama about an artist on the cusp of success, who has an affair that leads her to a shocking life decision. Photographer Julie Wagner is taking photos in Montauk in the off-season for her first solo show. Pregnant, alone and under pressure to create new work for the impending show, she becomes involved with Christian, a composer, who becomes her muse and lover. Complicating matters is Julie’s husband Josh. Who will she choose? And who will pay the consequences? Filmed in Montauk. Director/Writer/Producer: Kim Cummings. Producer: Jeremiah Kipp. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Sex, nudity)

In Tune With You (19m, Los Angeles, CA)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
Sarah and John face a life-changing situation and they struggle to adapt in order to save their relationship. Director/Writer/Producer: Ruben Navarro. Producers: Jose R. Navarro, Ana C. Amores, Julia Susanna Urban. Short Film. World Premiere. (Sexual situations)
It’s In the Blood (1h21m, Burbank, CA)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
When a father and son become stranded in the wild, they must confront the horrors of their past to escape with their lives. Starring Lance Henriksen. Director/Writer/Producer: Scooter Downey. Writer/Producer: Sean Elliot. Executive Producer: Bill Heumann. Feature Film. New York Premiere. (Violence, gore, rape, profanity)

Jambo Jumbo [Welcome Jumbo] (52m, Los Angeles, CA)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
The documentary is stylized and observational with an internal narrative built through intimate portrayals of 10 European volunteers that volunteer to help rebuild a school. Through the children in this abandoned school and their families we see a human side of the Masai and the troubles its people face. The beauty of nature, the joy, the pain, the hope of the volunteers as well as the community they are there to help. This is a documentary about hope and what a small group of people can do in little time and how that can have a lasting effect and can not only help change the lives of others of but also change their own lives forever. Starring and narrated by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group Ltd. Director: Carolyn Scott. Producer: Amanda Annan. Executive Producer: Richard Branson. Documentary. Subtitled. Short Film. World Premiere.

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (1h29m, Westport, CT)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
A coming of age, adventure drama that is a warm depiction of parental love and wisdom, and a boy growing into his own understanding and acceptance of life. Twelve-year-old Jeremy receives an engraved wooden box in the mail from his deceased father. The four keys needed to open the box are missing. Jeremy and his best friend Lizzy set off on a quest around Manhattan to find the keys. The duo meets a wide range of characters who share their perspectives on the meaning of life. Jeremy and Lizzy unexpectedly find insights into science, religion, friendship, and family. Filmed in Manhattan, Queens, Coney Island, Brooklyn, Bronx. Starring Mira Sorvino, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Urie, David Thornton, Daniel Cosgrove, Roscoe Orman. Director/Writer: Tamar Halpern. Producer: Lauren Bullock, Ken Keller. Feature Film. World Premiere.

Joseph Szabo Project, The (15m, Los Angeles, CA)
Friday, July 13, 2012 1:00pm Film Block
A visually stunning first person portrait of a photographer’s journey to capture the lives of his teenage students, a photographic time capsule of 1970s suburbia. Filmed in Amityville. Directors/Producers: David Khachatorian, George P. Pozderec. Documentary. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

Junction (1h 31m, Guttenberg, NJ)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
In the idyllic upscale neighborhood of Verterra Hill, a privatized community full of manicured lawns and sprawling colonials, four strangers make a choice that sets in motion a series of events that will change their lives, the lives of some not-so-innocent homeowners and a troubled police force forever. On a road full of twists and turns each group will be forced to make a decision that will send them all careening headlong into a deadly confrontation. In a place where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be, only one thing is certain: all choices come with a price. Starring David Zayas, Michael O’Keefe, Anthony Ruivivar, Anthony Rapp, Tom Pelphrey. Director/Writer: Tony Glazer Producers: Pat Patterson, Roy McDonald, Summer Crockett Moore. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Violence, rape, language, drug use)

Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald (1h33m, New York, NY)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
The story of four men who, as young boys, were imprisoned by the Nazis in the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp and who, sixty-five years later, return to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of their liberation. The film tells the story of the effort undertaken by the camp’s Communist-led underground to protect ad save Jewish children who were arriving in Buchenwald toward the end of the Holocaust. Kinderblock 66 also tells the story of Antonin Kalina, the head of the block who was personally responsible for saving 904 boys in Buchenwald. Filmmaker lives NYC. Filmed in Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, NYC, Great Neck. Narrated by Liev Schreiber. Director/Writer: Rob Cohen. Producers: Brad Rothschild, Martin Pohl, Paul Turlick. Documentary. Subtitled. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere.

Knocking on the Devil’s Door (1h36m, New York, NY)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
The nuclear reactor catastrophes at Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and now at Fukushima, Japan, remind us that a heinous specter hovers over the health and security of millions of people worldwide. Not only does the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation remain but every nuclear station sits as a ticking bomb awaiting meltdown and terrorist attack. Many Russian studies conclude that the Chernobyl disaster has been responsible for the deaths of approximately a million people since the 1986 meltdown. And the cost of the Daiichi Fukushima crisis may be higher. From the mining of radioactive materials to their transportation, from reactor fusion to the storage of radioactive waste, the energy cartel is contaminating natural habitats, rivers and aquifers while endangering millions of lives. Director/Producer: Gary Null. Documentary. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere. (Intense graphic images)

Last Kodachrome, The (Trailer) (2m, Getxo, Spain)
Friday, July 13, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
The last Super 8 film travels around the world and collects our dreams. A tribute to the magic of cinema and to the power of imagination. Filmed in France, Spain, USA. Director/Producer/Writer: Jacques Burtin. World Premiere.

Lesser Half, The (22m, Woodmere, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A young man’s performance anxiety is pushed to the brink when he brings a model home for the first time. While in the bathroom freaking out, he’s coaxed into handing over his situation to the confident reflection of himself in the mirror. Director/Writer/Producer: Thomas LaRosa. Short Film. World Premiere.

Lifted (16m, Roxbury, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
A fleeting kinship forms between a lonely, isolated girl and a boy endowed with the ability to fly after his latest fall from the sky behind her home leaves him injured. Filmmaker currently lives in Plainview. Director/Writer: Zachary Goldberg. Producer: Sarah Sellman. Assistant Director: Salome Buelow. Short Film. World Premiere.

Little Brother (11m, Brooklyn, NY)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
When Jack’s parents go out to a Christmas party and leave him in the care of his brother Eric, he expects a great night with his idolized older brother. Quickly he realizes that Eric has other plans, when he leaves for a secret rendez-vous with his girlfriend Jessica. Eric brings Jessica home and pushes Jack to the margins of the house, which infuriates him, until he gets a small glimpse at what his brother sees in Jessica. Director/Writer/Producer: Calvin Robertson. Producers: Marco Velez, Allison Korrey. Short Film. World Premiere.
(Sex)

Little Lost, A (8m, Germantown, TN)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
The relationship between the son and his demented father gets into a rift as the son plans for an assisted living facility for his father. Director/Producer/Writer: Anupam Lahiri. Executive Producer: Mike S. Ryan. Music Composer: Shantanu Moitra. Short Film. World Premiere.

Live Outside the Box (5m, Fremont, CA)
Friday, July 13, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
Simon is a workaholic without any social contact. Gradually his world becomes smaller and smaller and even at the very end, there is nothing left in his world but only his work. This severe impact finally wakes him up and now Simon has to find the right way to bring his life back before everything is too late. Produced in Taiwan. Director/Writer/Producer: Shu-Hsuan Lin. Animation. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

Looking for Liana (24m, Los Angeles, CA)
Friday, July 13, 2012 1:00pm Film Block
A young composer struggling to complete a new piece of music wants nothing more than to escape Los Angeles to be alone with his thoughts and find inspiration. But his plans are thwarted when he is kidnapped by an old man with a failing memory and a mission of his own. Director/Writer: Jimmy Chen. Writer/Producer: Paris Bauldwin. Short Film. World Premiere.
Love Hitch (Music Video) (8m, Coral Springs, FL)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
A psychedelic journey that visualizes the cognitive process of forgetting a lost love; an experience that represents the chemical reactions in our brains. Filmed in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Director/Producer: Adam Badlotto. Producers: Antonio Gonzalez, Jeff Rose, Jordy Asher. New York Premiere.

Madly in Love (6m, Los Angeles, CA)
Friday, July 13, 2012 1:00pm Film Block
The last thing Damian and Pippa want, is to fall in love. Yet when they first look into each other’s eyes love is exactly what happens. So much so that it makes them, and everyone else in the park burst out in song and dance. Director/Writer/Producer: Yfke van Berckelaer. Producer: Darren Herczeg. Short Film. World Premiere.

Michigan (Music Video) (5m, Clearwater, FL)
Friday, July 13, 2012 3:30pm Film Block
Tim Hutchinson’s song ‘Michigan’ is the story of a ‘carpenter by day-musician by night’, family man living in Ohio. Due to lack of work in the area, Tim must leave for weeks at a time and travel to Michigan. The stress from his absence on his young family finally brings about change and a full-time musician is born. Director/Producer: Rob Reilly. Producer: Lou Farragher. World Premiere.

Mile 27 (15m, Queens, NY)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
Stranded on a deserted road in New Mexico, two children discover a man locked in the cellar of an abandoned gas station and are faced with the decision of whether or not to help him. Director/Writer/Producer: Merilay Fernandez. Short Film. New York Premiere.

Miserable (Miz-er-rob) (Music Video) (10m, Philadelphia, PA)
Friday, July 13, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
The epic revenge tale of a heart-shattered accountant whose fiancée is murdered in cold blood by Philly’s most notorious crime boss. Left for dead, the accountant makes a deal with the devil through the unlikely appearance of an old witch doctor. Director/Writer/Producer: Dave Patten. Producer/Assistant Director: David Ricks. World Premiere. (Violence)

Modern Tide:
Midcentury Architecture on Long Island (1h28m, Denver, CO)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
20th century modern residential architecture by top architects and designers is being systematically deleted from the cultural landscape of Long Island, New York. Explore the work of the region’s best post-war architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others. The film features interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these influential designers. Both rare archival material and gorgeous current-day cinematography highlight Long Island’s often unappreciated modernist architectural treasures. Filmed all over Long Island. Filmmaker from Northport. Director: Jake Gorst. Producers: H. Kirk Brown III, Jill A. Wiltse, Heather Purcell Leja, Tracey Rennie Gorst. Documentary. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere.

Mother for Dinner (13m, Venice, CA)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
Six sisters visit their mother with a blasphemous plan in mind. To stay young forever they perform a sacrifice, using pop-scientific resources on the workings of DNA. A contemporary ritual, inspired by 16-century Slovenian witches. Filmmaker is Slovenian. Director/Writer/Producer: Nataša Stearns. Subtitled. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence)

My Butterfly (27m, Babylon, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
A tragic love story, inspired by the music and times of Maria Callas, this 1950’s period piece plays like an opera. Jack, a handsome young man meets Maria, a beautiful writer, and the two develop a relationship that parallels the intensity of the accompanying sound track of arias, mainly sung by Maria Callas. The situation is complicated when their relationship is challenged by a highly intense, powerful, and stunning young woman Eve, who appears on the scene. Filmed in Sands Point. Director/Writer: Joe Pomarico. Short Film. World Premiere.

My Dad vs. Yours: Happy Wanderer / Carry the Weight (Music Video) (6m, Ottawa, Canada)
Monday, July 16, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
Follows an elderly office worker moments before he loses his job, and the ensuing chaos that follows. The band, ‘My Dad vs. Yours’ sets this tone perfectly by providing soft-spoken, slow rising music for ‘Happy Wanderer’ and the thunderous response in ‘Carry the Weight.’ It is about the love of child like qualities in all of us, and how we should not be afraid to let them out. Director: Luca Fiore. Producer: Richard Towns. Foreign. US Premiere.

My Mind (5m, Ithaca, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
Celebrate the power of imagination and mind. Beautifully mixing hand-drawn and digital animation, it follows the journey of a butterfly girl born from the imagination. Her flight takes us across oceans, through cities and we watch her as she ‘places the sun upon the horizon’ and balances on the arm of a record player that soulfully scratches out the melancholic rhythm of an acoustic guitar. As she transcends the confines of the mundane and dances upon the clouds, we are reminded of the joy of our own creativity and the power of our minds. Director/Writer/Producer: Jason Harrington. Animation. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

My Mother (13m, Los Angeles, CA)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
Rita comes to Los Angeles from Germany to visit her daughter Paula, a struggling filmmaker about to turn 30. Paula’s excitement to spend some quality time with her mother soon fades, when Rita is more interested in exploring the Hollywood lifestyle. Rita follows her own adventurous instincts to explore the city and ends up presenting Paula with a much-needed opportunity. Paula realizes and accepts that her mother’s individual ways are not that bad after all. Director/Writer/Producer: Sandra Seeling. Producer: Mahmoud Awad. Short Film. World Premiere.

My Really Cool Legs (57m, Sayville, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
Follows a team of pediatric amputees who refuse to let their disability define who they are and what is possible. Led by their amputee mentor and coach, these kids ski, dance, run, fly, and refuse to let their limb loss define who they are and what they can achieve. Filmed in Riverhead, Nassau Community College, Garden City, Hicksville, Brooklyn, NYC. Director/Writer/Producer: Suzanne Guacci. Writer: Ruth Schell. Producer: Theresa Aquilina. Documentary. Short Film. World Premiere.

My Rollercoaster (Music Video) (3m, Huntington, NY)
Friday, July 13, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz joins together with Don Chaffin to bring you their 2012 release featuring lead singer Jaymee Lynn Frankel. Having traveled to London and Tokyo with this album and video, Kasenetz, Katz & Chaffin leave no stone unturned with this new release. Director/Producer: Donald Chaffin. Producers: Jeff Katz, Jerry Kasenetz. World Premiere.

My Son [Mijo] (10m, Rockville, MD)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
An immensely personal documentary about the relationship between a young mother who is a professional dancer and her 6-year-old son, as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. The film is a delicate balance between the son’s innocence and the mother’s attempts to communicate her battle. Ultimately, the film is an affirmation of love and the purpose of life. Director/Producer: Chithra Jeyaram. Documentary. Short Film. New York Premiere.
My Will to Live (Music Video) (4m, Vasto, Italy)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
Peace & Love meets Japan in Nico Greco’s first music video for ‘My Will To Live’. Thanks to its magical colors and nostalgic vibes, you will feel like the Italian sun is pouring out of the screen. Director/Writer: Lara Celenza. Producer: Antonio Guidone. Foreign. New York Premiere.

Neighbors (25m, Northport, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
An independent comedy filmed in Northport, Lindenhurst, and Jericho. In this quirky comedy, a drug user tries to find a lighter and meets his neighbor who has been trying out how to murder his wife so as not to share his windfall raise. Director/Writer/Producer: Tom Rizzuto. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence, profanity, drug use)

Night Never Sleeps, The (1h19m, Shirley, NY)
Friday, July 13, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
Follows the journey of a police sergeant during the course of one night as he and his partner hunt down a Latino gang for the murder of one of their task force. Boundaries are crossed, lines are blurred… How far will they go for justice? Filmed in Oceanside, Baldwin, Hauppauge, Shirley, Islip, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx. Starring Armand Assante, Eric Roberts, Dan Brennan, Russ Camarda, Robert Clohessy and Eliza Roberts. Director/Producer: Fred Carpenter. Executive Producer: Helene F. Schulman. Writer: Mike Lovaglio. Co-Producer: Russ Camarda. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere. (Violence, sex, nudity, profanity)

Nobody’s Child (25m, West Hollywood, CA)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
Annie and Paul have been best friends for years. Annie discovers she may have breast cancer and wants Paul, who is gay; to raise her son if anything happens to her, rather than the boy’s father. Paul, young and in love with a fast gay lifestyle, is not so sure that’s such a great idea. Director/Writer/Producer: Dennis Nollette. Short Film. New York Premiere. (Sex, profanity)

Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance (27m, New York, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
Protima Bedi, a flamboyant socialite in Bombay, found her purpose in life completely turned around when she saw a guru performing the Odissi Indian dance. She devoted herself to studying Odissi—became a famous dancer and then, in 1988, built the groundbreaking Nrityagram Dance Village near Bangalore in India. Her aim: to preserve Classical Indian dance. The film largely focuses on her legacy: the renowned school and beautiful dancers of Nrityagram Dance Ensemble. It showcases the successful continuance of the company after her tragic death in a mudslide while on a pilgrimage and how they contribute to the growing appreciation of Indian classical dance in India and around the world. Director/Producer: Nanette Melville. Documentary. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

Odd One Out [Nie Ten Czlowiek] (1h27m, Lodz, Poland)
Monday, July 16, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
The film is a surreal collage of interrelated threads revolving around history of thirty-year-old Kuba who, with his parents’ encouragement, decides to take his first job. Though none too convinced, he starts work as a deliveryman. Having set out on his first delivery soon after he witnesses a traffic accident. He ends up giving a statement at the police station. And his plans begin to unravel. By a twist of fate Kuba has no idea about the significance of the part he will have to play on this particular day. Director/Writer/Producer: Paweł Wendorff. Foreign. Subtitled. Feature Film. New York Premiere.

Off Season (23m, Union, NJ)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A former cop is conflicted between the demands of a new relationship and his desire to be a competitive bodybuilder. Director/Writer/Producer: Eugene Ioannou. Producers: Harry Bainbridge, Samuel Baumel. Short Film. Long Island Premiere. (Profanity)

Oh, How the Times Have Changed (40m, Farmingdale, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
Produced in the style of, and as a loving homage to the classic silent B&W films of Buster Keaton, ‘Oh How the Times Have Changed!’ tells the story of Joe, a lovable sad-sack who, after having his heart broken by his beloved, is haplessly transported from his home in 1928 to the the year 2009. While running for his life from futuristic cars and a menacing pair of ticked-off bar-room bruisers, can Joe find true love again, and a place in this new world? Director/Writer/Producer: Michael Danisi. Producer: Dan Parilis. Short Film. World Premiere.

One Night Stand and Consequences
[One Shot et Petites Conséquences] (20m, Montrouge, France)
Monday, July 16, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
Every new girl is just another one night stand for Nicolas. That is, until he meets Nina and is confronted with the young girl’s father. A curious confrontation full of perversity and violence. Director/Writer/Producer: Sylvain Giannetto. Foreign. Subtitled. Short Film. North America Premiere. (Sex, nudity, violence)

Ordinary Joe (1h19m, Roslyn, NY)
Friday, July 13, 2012 3:30pm Film Block
Meet Joe Sciacca, a beer drinking, blue-collar roofer and Vietnam War veteran from Long Island, New York. Contrary to appearances this ‘Ordinary Joe’ has a life purpose that proves to be anything but mundane. Driven by complex motives, Joe annually returns to Vietnam, traveling its back alleys and country roads seeking out the poor, diseased and disabled, delivering to them his own brand of aid and hope. By adopting a ‘do-it-yourself’ attitude this brash New Yorker has become an unlikely champion to a far away and seemingly forgotten people. Filmed in Babylon, Smithtown and in Vietnam. Director/Producer: Carlo Gennarelli. Producer: Bill Day. Documentary. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere. (Graphic images)
Pact, The (1h15m, Brookings, SD)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
Their love lives in shambles, two brothers make a pact: No women for a year! The pact holds them under an almost magical spell as they take turns trying, but failing to break it. Director/Producer: Matt Toronto. Writer/Producer: Aaron Toronto. Producers: Bob Brown, Jonathan Burns. Feature Film. East Coast Premiere.

Peace Aqua (15m, New York, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
A fateful turn of events stands in the way of a man’s attempt to reconcile with his sister. Filmed in Sag Harbor, Westhampton Beach, Long Island City, NYC. Starring Andrea McArdle, Jarrod Emick. Director/Writer/Producer: Joseph Sguera, who hails from Port Jefferson. Producers: Walter Bruan, Evan Seplow. Short Film. World Premiere.

Pornographer, The (16m, Suffolk County, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:15pm Film Block
An artist struggling to come to terms with his own creativity and his self destructive behavior. An intimate glimpse into the mind of a struggling artist. The film is an ode to Austrian artist Egon Schiele and his turbulent relationships with two of his greatest Muses. Filmed in West Islip. Starring Josef Urban, Maria Arenlind, and Kristin Cooke. Director/Writer/Producer: Michael Staffieri. Short Film. World Premiere. (Sex)

Purification (1h24m, Wantagh, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A wealthy real estate investor located in New York is caught between reality and the supernatural. There he crosses paths with people who are in a stationary place for the terrible things they have done in their lifetime. As Bret begins to wake up to the dark forces from his devastating past, he confronts members of the underworld and has 24 hours to redeem himself. Filmed in Roslyn Harbor, Bohemia, Wantagh, Merrick and Oceanside. Director/Executive Producer: Joseph Ciminera. Feature Film. Long Island Premiere. (Violence, profanity)

Queen (22m, New York, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
After finding out that her plans to adopt a child will be denied, Nikki Holiday, a drag queen cabaret star, still getting over a break up from her long term boyfriend, does her best to fill the void in her life. When a young bouncer, who works at the theater, lends a helping hand in continuing her pursuit to become a parent, Nikki comes to realize what she’s had all along. Filmed in California. Starring Ryan Eggold, Bobby Campo, Evan Peters. Director/Writer/Producer: Adam Rose. Producer: Sam Wasserman. Short Film. Long Island Premiere. (Profanity)

Record/Play (10m, Los Angeles, CA)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A malfunctioning cassette tape captures more than just audio in this sci-fi love story. Director/Writer: Jesse Atlas. Co-Writer: Aaron Wolfe. Executive Producer: Thom Fennessey. Producer: Chris Bryant. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence)

Reflector (26m, North Hollywood, CA)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
It’s 1977, and two young missionaries in the deserts of South West Africa take a weekend off to do a little amateur astronomy. Things don’t go quite as planned. Director/Writer/Producer: Dave Hill. Short Film. World Premiere.

Return of Ulysses, The [Il Ritorno di Ulisse] (1h18m, Bari, Italy)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
Ulysses, a brilliant Italian guy, goes back to his hometown in Italy after three years spent in Los Angeles studying a Master’s Degree. He would like to find an interesting job and try to reestablish his old friendships, but things at home have changed. His father is depressed, his sister doesn’t feel comfortable with her job, his old friends have become cynic and superficial, and the girl he likes doesn’t want things to change so fast. Ulysses discovers that home is not as sweet as he hoped. Director/Writer/Producer: Pietro Loprieno. Foreign. Subtitled. Feature Film. World Premiere. (Sexual situations, profanity, drug use)

Risk Project, The: PSA on Fraternity Hazing (11m, Commack, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A public service announcement on fraternity hazing showing the lives of four characters that are all guilty based on their actions. During the final night of their pledge process, a fraternity throws a party to celebrate. When one member takes it too far, we see who decided to help out and became involved. Director/Writer/Producer: Ryan Chatel. Producers: Shawn Babine, Lance Levesque, Drew Arvin, Caitlin Thistle. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity)

Scraps [Frammenti] (11m, Rome, Italy)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
The feelings of an earthquake victim. Filmmaker lives in NYC. Director/Writer/Producer: Emanuele Michetti. Foreign. Subtitled. Short Film. North America Premiere. (Violence)

Seasons (2m, Jersey City, NJ)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:30pm
A surreal motion graphics animation based on the changing seasons. Beginning with spring, the richly hued illustrations in this work come alive as they transform in color and rhythmic tempo to reveal the full seasonal spectrum. The viewer is transported into an immersive visual space, which is neither reality nor abstraction, but somewhere in-between. Director/Producer: Haowei Hu. Animation. Short Film. World Premiere.
Secret Friend, The (16m, Queens, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
A reclusive, elderly widow lives in quiet desperation following her husband’s death until she begins receiving daily phone calls from a silent stranger. At first Anna finds the calls intrusive, but as the calls continue unabated Anna finds herself waiting for her phone to ring with growing anticipation prompting her to reach out to her silent prankster. An odd and mysterious friendship evolves between the two as Anna shares her life experiences with startling honesty. Empty days are given new hope, but when the calls abruptly end a devastated Anna is compelled to surprising action to fill the unbearable void. Filmed in Queens and Brooklyn. Starring Viola Harris and Siobhan Fallon. Director/Writer/Producer: Flavio Alves. Producers: Michael Pertain, Nicholas Eisenberg, Raina Oberlin, Fernando Pinheiro, Christine Dehne. Short Film. World Premiere.

Selling It (12m, Mendham, NJ)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
Brandon has been writing scripts for years and waiting for his big break. When it finally arrives, he learns that of all people, the break is from Matt Damon, the person he wrote his script for in the first place. Now he must sit back and wait and try and maintain his sanity as his project morphs and changes before he can finally sell it. Director/Producer: Choice Skinner. Writer/Producer: Tony Germinario. Producers: Chris Marcon. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity)

Send Me to Heaven (5m, Miami, FL)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
Lila, a whimsical girl who is full of magic makes an attempt to win the heart of Leopold. An equally magical, but distracted man. With the add of balloons and humor the two of them unite in happily ever after. Director/Writer: Andrew Aidman. Producer: Stephanie Rancier. Short Film. World Premiere.

7 to Seven (7m, North Babylon, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:15pm Film Block
Jax Spinx is an agent of O.T.G. (Off the Grid), a secret government agency created back in the early 1960’s shut down in 1963 and re-opened in 2011. 7 To Seven is a series of short 7 minute films. It is design to tell the back stories of each team member of O.T.G. populated by 7 beautiful sexy women, and anchored by a hormone driven, blood thirsty ex-marine, a scientist, a mysterious ninja, and an outlaw only known by one name. Follow Jax as she confronts every one of these deadly assassins in each installment of 7 to Seven. Director/Producer: Wes Clark. Producers: Jaime Miller, Michael Michael. Writer: Heaven Clark. Short Film. World Premiere. (Profanity)

Sex Line (8m, Old Westbury, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
Harry, a newspaper editor, is suddenly laid off from work. Struggling, he calls a sex line rather than a therapist as a cheaper alternative. Harry and the woman on the other end of the line, Diane, soon discover that they have a lot in common. The film examines life’s challenges with a twist. Filmed in Muttontown. Director/Writer: Eric Rich. Short Film. World Premiere. (Sex)

Shopping (7m, Sydney, Australia)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
A poetic journey of two women in search of love in an ever changing world. Director: Will Kuether. Writer: Peter Cross. Producer: Melissa Azizi. Foreign. Short Film. North America Premiere.

Sic Transit Gloria (27m, Wantagh, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
The year was 1965. A year prior, the Beatles had made their tremendous debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, igniting the British Invasion and prompting the emergence of bands all over the United States. 63% of all kids under 20 were in a band. Most teens wanted to be like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, etc. They had the drive to pick up an instrument, get together and create songs with a powerful and expressive delivery, but never entered the musical mainstream. This is the story of the very lucky ones. Director/Producer: John Lazzaro. Documentary. Short Film. World Premiere.

Sicky (18m, Astoria, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
A six-year-old girl invents an imaginary friend to cope with her mother’s illness.
Director/Writer: Lauren Minnerath. Producer: Joseph Steven Madura, Brooke Martin, Duane Sikes, Hakan Yildiz, Harry Ellard, Sara Blechman, Myah Williams, Matthew Patches. Short Film. World Premiere.

Silence (10m, Burbank, CA)
Monday, July 16, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
A determined teacher takes an investigation upon herself when one of her students goes missing, only to find that the truth is best left uncovered. Filmmaker from Suffolk County. Director/Executive Producer: Tom Colarusso. Producer: Jenny Meier. Short Film. World Premiere.

So Much Left to Do (10m, Portland, ME)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
A fifteen year-old girl and a thirty year-old woman craft lists and plans to shake up their day-to-day lives, but opportunity does not always arrive according to plan. Filmed in Brooklyn and Point Lookout. The Filmmaker and the Producer from Lynbrook. Director/Writer/Producer: David William Turner. Producer: Doug Dean. Short Film. World Premiere. (Brief profanity)

Somewhere West (1h43m, Traverse City, MI)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
A visually breathtaking road film that explores the human spirit with emotional breadth and quiet subtlety. After battling a terminal illness, Ian decides to forgo treatment and head west in search of solitude and a beautiful place to spend his final moments. However, despite his best efforts to isolate himself, Ian becomes the center of a makeshift family of kind-hearted characters who help him in the redemptive process of letting go, opening his heart and finally reaching his undetermined destination.
Director/Writer/Producer: David Marek. Writers/Producers: Adam Benn, Judson Webb. Writer: Barrett Ogden. Producers: Mark Fischer, Josef Schroeter, Jennifer Summers. Feature Film. New York Premiere. (Profanity)

Sorry (5m, Oceanside, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
He really wants to apologize for cheating and she really doesn’t care… or does she? Filmmaker from Oceanside. Starring Josh Shaffer, Meghan McAsey. Director: Dan Marquardt. Writer/Producer: Steve Strangio. Short Film. World Premiere.

Spark (17m, New York, NY)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
A young woman finds herself through writing an article about inspiration. Director/Writer/Executive Producer: Alan Ginsberg. Writer: Meg Ruggieri. Producer: Jeremy Fiest. Short Film. World Premiere.

Spoiled Child (15m, Kalamazoo, MI)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
Over a weekend in New York City, a spoiled college student decides it is time to try and end her relationship with her father. Filmed on Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, NYC. Director/Writer/Producer: Christopher Jarvis. Producer: Nicki Doyamis. Short Film. Long Island Premiere. (Sex, nudity)

Stacked (16m, Long Island City, NY)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
When the Quicksilver Pro surf competition makes an unprecedented stop in the small town of Long Beach, New York, 20 year-old local surfer Balaram Stack must represent his hometown by competing against Kelly Slater and the world’s best surfers in the biggest contest in the history of professional surfing. Filmed in Long Beach. Directors: E.J. McLeavey-Fisher, Patrick Cummings. Producer: Veronica Balta. Documentary. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

Static (12m, Brooklyn, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
Sia has returned home in an emotional twilight, paralyzed by a secret she can’t confront. When a friend from the past arrives through their reconnection she is able to find solace and an equilibrium. Filmed in Australia. Director/Writer: Mel Miskell. Producer: Emma Haarburger. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.
Sunshine (14m, Hollywood, FL)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:30pm Film Block
A visual interpretation of a husband’s mindset brought on by the repetitiveness of caring for his ailing wife. The numbness between loss and morning when a loved one has past. The film follows a man in the wake of losing his wife and accepting the fact that she is gone. Director/Writer/Producer: Franco Parente. Short Film. World Premiere.

Sweet Tooth (7m, Melbourne, Australia)
Friday, July 13, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
Under a chemical sky, the world is wild; laid waste by an unknown catastrophe. There are no cities, no governments, only scattered military groups left without orders. Soldiers control territories without purpose, their captains ruling like warrior chieftains. This world has made Sergeant Ash savage. Determined. She broke ranks with the unit, and her Captain has turned against her. Convinced she’s hiding a map he desperately covets, he is willing to do anything to get it back. Ash must fight to escape, but still has time to enjoy the sweeter things in life. Director/Writer/Producer: Cassie Dart. Producers: Genevieve Brock, Paul Puccio. Foreign. Short Film. North America Premiere. (Violence)

Tell Tale Heart, The (23m, New York, NY)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
An adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s chilling story of terror, murder and insanity. A young Man becomes obsessively terrified of the sickly eye of the old man whom he cares for. All is seen from the perspective of the protagonist in a world inhabited entirely by puppets, which play all of the characters. The heightened reality of this disturbing puppet world reflects the near dream quality of the protagonist’s mental state, his perception and his stretched and twisted memory. Director/Adaptation/Producer: Lynne Cohen. Writer: Edgar Allen Poe. Short Film. New York Premiere.

That’s What She Told Me… (17m, New York, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
Struggling New York City artist, Carly North is having an existential crisis when she accidentally summons the ghost of Johnny Cash, who propels her on a mind-bending road trip throughout the wilds of Upstate NY to find the father she has never met. Filmed in Queens, Manhattan and Upstate NY. Director: Kim Cummings. Writer/Producer: Kate Greer. Producers: Stephanie Getzewich, Stephanie Scott, Jeremiah Kipp. Short Film. World Premiere.

Things My Father Never Taught Me, The (7m, East Perth, Australia)
Friday, July 13, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
Melvin gives useless dating advice to his three-year-old son. He teaches him to dress well, act with confidence and spend time in the right places. Everything goes horribly wrong, until Melvin meets Mary, an attractive single mother. After a clumsy romantic advance, Melvin is shot down and forced to reconsider his role as romance expert. Director/Writer/Producer: Burleigh Smith. Short Film. World Premiere.

This Shining Night (17m, Lindenhurst, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
Marc and Hank live in the Connecticut suburbs with their two children. Their youngest and most precocious, Grace, has just started first grade. Meaghan, their oldest, is growing up and is drawn to a ghostly female figure in the nearby woods. On this night, Marc must let something go, so that he and his daughter can discover something new and precious. It is the story of the journey of a man and his daughters. Starring Eric Roberts and Kevin Brown. Director/Writer: Keith Oncale. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

Three Small Words (7m, Toronto, Canada)
Friday, July 13, 2012 3:30pm Film Block
Charlie’s life changed when he met Scarlett, but he can’t tell if this new relationship is love or just passion. His vivid imagination takes him a journey through the perfect romance in an instant. Director/Writer/Producer: Tyson Breuer. Producers: Jill Chin, Sam Halpern. Foreign. Short Film. World Premiere.

Time of the Plums [Erik Zamanı] (10m, Ankara, Turkey)
Friday, July 13, 2012 3:30pm Film Block
Yasemin lives in her own world of fantasy with the notes she feels and sounds she sees. She takes refuge in the colors of her own world whenever her life coincides with reality. On a day she spends with her mother and her grandfather, who desperately try to embrace her, the polyphony of her fantasy world hinders her first encounter with death. Director/Writer: Sezen Kayhan. Foreign. Subtitled. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.

Time Travel Boy (13m, Clarks Summit, PA)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
A dimwitted little boy travels to great lengths to deliver his mother’s birthday present. Filmmakers live in Manhasset and Stony Brook. Director/Writer: Alexander Monelli. Producer: Brian Ariotti. Short Film. World Premiere.

Tiny Pupil (15m, Tokyo, Japan)
Friday, July 13, 2012 3:30pm Film Block
5-year-old Tong doesn’t understand why her kindergarten teacher insists that 1 plus 1 equals 2. A story from a 5-year-old child’s perspective, the world through her eyes is different from adults. Filmed in China. Director: Komaki Teng. Producer: Edmund Yeo. Foreign. Short Film. World Premiere.

Tony Testa – “Hustle” (Music Video) (4m, Commack, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
The life of a Mafia member serving time in jail with parallels to his 7-year-old son on the same path. Tony Testa is rapping about his life and his son being raised as a Testa and having all the responsibilities that comes with it. Filmed in East Meadow. Director/Producer: Ryan Chatel. World Premiere. (Profanity)

Touch (30m, Long Beach, CA)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:30pm Film Block
The emotional account of two distressed souls who come together and experience, through human contact, how healing begins. Starring Laura Nickerson. Director: Jane Lanier. Writer/Executive Producer: Justin Bowler. Producer: Patricia Steffy. Short Film. New York Premiere.

Transference Love (11m, New York, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 5:00pm Film Block
A woman’s reunion with her father takes unexpected turns when he brings along his young, attractive girlfriend. Filmed in Long Beach. Director: Sonya Goddy. Writer/Producer: Darya Zhuk. Short Film. Long Island Premiere. (Nudity)

Two Brothers (10m, Seoul, South Korea)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
Two brothers have been living on their own terms in a fast developing city suburb. Today is a memorial service at the old house they live in. Strange things happen. Maybe it’s because the brothers’ ancestors and servants are taking their revenge. Director: Boyoung Lim. Producer: Sungwon Hong. Foreign. Subtitled. Short Film. World Premiere.

Two Rooms (20m, Norwalk, CA)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45 p.m. Film Block
A mysterious man listens in on three gangsters planning a heist in the motel room next door. Director/Writer: Marvin Choi. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence, profanity)

2-Star (10m, Los Angeles, CA)
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
Living in Los Angeles can be very lonely. Sara and Derek find each other through an online dating website and agree to meet at a hotel for an adult, uninhibited rendezvous only to discover they have far more in common than meets the eye. Director: Jacob Halajian. Producer: Morgan Lariah. Short Film. World Premiere. (Sex, profanity)

Under Her Skin (Trailer) (3m, New York, NY)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:30pm Film Block
A psychological drama set against the backdrop of New York City. Kate and Lana have both recently experienced recent traumas that have left them shaken and disillusioned. The girls, formerly strangers, meet and quickly become friends. However, as events unfold, we realize that Lana may not be the girl she appears to be. Will Kate discover the truth about Lana, or will this friendship shatter both their worlds forever? Filmed in Brooklyn and Queens. Director: Meredith Edwards. Writer/Producer: Naomi McDougall Jones. Producers: Caitlin Gold, Megan Segarra. World Premiere. (Sex)

Unseen (24m, Selden, NY)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:15pm Film Block
A scream in the middle of the night turns the simple, quiet life on an elderly Innkeeper upside down. The ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ bed and breakfast is known locally as a peaceful break from the outside world but an uninvited stranger intrudes. The events that follow show how the greatest horrors of humanity may go unseen. Filmed at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Director/Writer: Peter Tedon. Short Film. World Premiere.

Waiting for the Turning of the Earth (23m, St Ives, Australia)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
It is not everyday that you meet a man on the beach in his pajamas. It is even less often that you find he has brought his bed with him. A gentle film about life, death, and forgiveness. Director/Writer: David Evan Giles. Producer: Anita Cooper. Foreign. Short Film. New York Premiere.

Wedding Ring, The (15m, Gainesville, FL)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
The old woman is an Alzheimer’s patient in a nursing home, and does not even acknowledge her daughter and son-in-law who are visiting. But her mind is not as inactive as people believe. She doesn’t respond to her daughter’s attempts to talk to her, but her mind conjures up memories of the life that she once lived, of the child she once was. Her vacant stare belies the images, the activity, that stories that reverberate inside her head. For her, these mental images are very real; so real, in fact, that when her daughter and son-in-law leave, she, slowly, methodically, gets up, inconspicuously walks out of the nursing home, and goes in search of them. Director/Producer/Writer: James Babanikos. Writer: Sean Webley. Producers: Serya Yesilcay, Tim Sorel. Short Film. World Premiere.

Welcome Home (15m, Rockville Centre, NY)
Monday, July 16, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
When a recent graduate loses his job, he is forced to return home only to get stuck spending the day with his outspoken 7-year-old brother and 9-year-old selectively mute sister. Filmed in Rockville Centre and Valley Stream. Director/Writer: Frank Dale Arroyo. Producer: Jo Henriquez. Short Film. East Coast Premiere.

#WhileWeWatch (40m, Rockaway Beach, NY)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:45pm Film Block
A gripping portrait of the Occupy Wall Street media revolution. Citizens came
together at Zuccotti Park with energy, intelligence and guts to impassion their message, “We are the 99%.” #WhileWeWatch discovers the #OWS media team who had no fear of a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police, or a lagging main stream media to tell their story. Through rain, snow, grueling days, sleeping on concrete; they pumped out exhilarating ideas to the world. Fueled with little money, they relied on the power of Twitter, texting, Wi-Fi, posters, Tumblr, live streams, YouTube, Facebook, dramatic marches, drumbeats and chants. We witness a new dawn with the power of social media. Director: Kevin Breslin. Producer: Mike Vanderfield. Associate Producer: Karen A. Brown. Documentary. Short Film. World Premiere. (Violence)

Winter Time (Music Video) (5m, New York, NY)
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 Noon Film Block
A weary, neglected doll finds herself transfixed by an actress on television. Like the doll, the actress suffers from loneliness and a numbness of the heart, but even the heaviest of sorrows can fuel innovation. Using the materials at hand, the doll gathers the courage she needs to transform herself from the inside out. Get your dreamin’ on. Director: Alicia Maye. World Premiere.

World Chants Zayed, The (Music Video) (4m, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:15pm Film Block
An old Emirati man quotes Sheik Zayed to the Bedouin children of their homeland, explaining to them how to embrace their youth, to go forth with wisdom to acquire knowledge for the future. Meanwhile the youngest Bedouin girl falls asleep and dreams of her being a beautiful singer praising the late ruler of the United Arab Emirates. Director: Mansour Al Dhaheri. Executive Producer: Nadia Fares. Foreign. World Premiere.

Wrigley and King (9m, Lynnfield, MA)
Sunday, July 15, 2012 7:00pm Film Block
A man attends his brother’s funeral and reflects on a childhood memory when his brother took revenge against a neighbor for killing the family dog. Director/Writer/Producer: Cornelius Murphy. Producers: Robert Giordani, Jessica Surber, Qinshu Zuo. Short Film. Long Island Premiere.