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Art of Brooklyn Film Festival – Best of the Fest – FREE!
Jun 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is proud to partner with the NYC Parks Dept. on “The Best of the Fest” as part of their 2016 Free Summer Screenings series!
AoBFF is the ONLY independent, international film festival in the world where every selection is connected to Brooklyn. And we’re excited to be the first film fest to take part in one of the Parks Department’s most popular events. Come on down for an old-school Brooklyn block party with food, music and free movies when the sun goes down!
** SPECIAL DJ SET BY DJ SUGARFREEBK STARTS AT 7PM!! **
Rhythm of the City
Animation, 2 min. Directed by Julie Gratz
WINNER Best Animation – 2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
An invitation into the heart of New York City through the atmospheric art of BUA, and the extraterrestrial music of DJ Qbert and Dana Leong. Escape into moments in the streets that are filled with artistic expression from the hip hop culture of a vibrant metropolis. Directed by Julie Gratz, and animated by Julie Gratz and Ivo Stoop at KALEIDA in Brooklyn.
Experimental, 5 min Directed by Noah Shulman
WINNER Vanguard Award – 2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
There is always movement, even in stillness. Things around us are constantly changing in tiny ways that we don’t notice, eventually building up to growth and death. In ‘Confluence,’ a new film by Brooklyn-based director Noah Shulman, viewers look beyond what the human eye is capable of seeing to experience those moment in between the transformations that we perceive.
How You Doin’ Boy? Voicemails from Gran’pa
Comedy/Animation, 4 min Directed by William D. Caballero
WINNER Best Animation – 2014 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
In this comedic character-driven hybrid short film, a miniature elderly Latino Gran’pa sits next a rustic rotary phone, leaving a quirky voicemail in broken English to his grandson Davy. Through a serious of a few voicemails, which range from birthday wishes to folksy advice about how to garner respect and get ahead in life, Gran’pa begins to express frustration at Davy’s lack of communication. Finally, the phone finally rings with Davy on the line as the credits roll. Filmmaker Will Caballero was born and raised in Coney Island. Watch new episodes of Gran’pa on HBO Latino, HBO GO, HBO On Demand & HBO Now!
The Life and Times of Tommy Chaos and Stacy Danger
Sci-Fi/Comedy, 10 min. Directed by Michael Lukk Litwak
WINNER Best Super Short Film – 2014 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
“The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger” is a short film about true love and dinosaurs. A drunk person once described it as “a cross between Blue Valentine and Jurassic Park.” Director Michael Lukk Litwak is based in Brooklyn.
Horror, 50 min. Directed by Christopher Phelps and Maxim Van Scoy
WINNER Best Director – 2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
From the vaults of the golden age of slasher films comes LAKE NOWHERE, a raucous, bloody romp which resurrects the thrill of gory midnight movies for an hour-long plunge into the depths of horror. Inspired by the dusty days of VHS, LAKE NOWHERE is preceded by original trailers & commercials, replicating the experience of watching a long lost bootleg tape. When a group of friends arrive at a desolate lakeside cabin, they are stalked and murdered by a Masked Maniac, whose lust for blood transcends our world. This age-old tale of senseless slaughter quickly spirals into the realm of supernatural horror and classic monster movies, as we learn the true power that lies within LAKE NOWHERE. The film was created by a Brooklyn-based cast and crew.