As Brokelynites, we love free stuff, especially, lately, of the movie and festival variety. And especially, especially, we love taking previously un-free stuff, making it free and giving it to you. Enter the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Really, enter it, with the two all-access passes we’ll be giving away to one lucky Brokelyn subscriber. Win and you’ll have two keys to the kingdom that is BIFF, where you can spend Jun. 4 to 13 jaunting around the borough, watching more than 100 films from 25 countries and keeping your eyes peeled for the next Spike Lee or two.
How to enter: Send us a subtitled 8mm video of yourself singing the theme to Saturday Night Fever while unicycling past Michelle Williams’ house. Or you could just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Thurs, Jun. 3 at 7 p.m., and you’ll be entered to be randomly selected for the two passes (much like the random winners we’ll pick from the forthcoming RAFFLE OF THE CENTURY, but even easier). The only requirement is that you be a Brokelyn e-mail subscriber. Not one? Sign up here (but remember, you still have to email us at the above address).
We love this festival because it’s like the Cannes for the can-do set. This year, BIFF is presenting a great selection of Brooklyn-based (16 from ol’ BK) and international films. Some of the Brooklyn highlights include The Prospects, and Colin Hearts Kay, both of which were shot in Park Slope. On the documentary front, there’s the World Premiere of Freddy’s, about the recently closed Prospect Heights landmark, and the U.S. premiere of Our House, which follows a crew of Williamsburg squatters. Here’s the whole lineup of films.
So… subscribe, email us by 7 p.m. on Thursday and BIFF could be your home for the next week.