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2014 Sundance Film Festival Shorts

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 94- minute theatrical program of eight short films from the 2014 edition of the January Festival, which over the course of its 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. With both fiction and documentary, the diverse 2014 program ranges from beautiful insight and the struggle to understand the meaning of life to a hilarious, all-too familiar government deposition.

Afronauts

Written and directed by Frances Bodomo. USA, 12 minutes. It’s July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of kilometers away, a group of Zambian exiles are trying to beat America to the moon.

The Cut

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction / Written and directed by Geneviève Dulude-Decelles. Canada, 15 minutes. The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut.

Dawn

Directed by Rose McGowan, Written by M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller. USA, 17 minutes. Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.

I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked

Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction / Directed by Yuval Hameiri, Co-Director: Michal Vaknin. Israel, 9 minutes. A man with poor means recreates a lost memory of the last day with his mom. Objects come to life in a desperate struggle to produce a single moment that is gone.

I’m a Mitzvah

Directed by Ben Berman, Written by Ben Berman, Josh Cohen. USA, 19 minutes. A young American man spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.

Love. Love. Love.

Short Film Special Jury Award: Non-fiction / Directed by Sandhya Daisy Sundaram. Russia, 12 minutes. Every year, through the endless winters, her love takes new shapes and forms.

MeTube: August Sings Carmen “Habanera”

Written and directed by Daniel Moshel. Austria, 5 minutes. George Bizet`s “Habanera” from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, and gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.

Verbatim

Directed by Brett Weiner, Screenwriter: Court Document. USA, 7 minutes. A jaded lawyer wastes an afternoon trying to figure out if a dim-witted government employee has ever used a photocopier. All the dialogue in this short comes from an actual deposition filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation: 30th Anniversary

Monday, September 29th, 2014

IT’S BACK! Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation returns for a ONE NIGHT ONLY special event. Featuring 3 BRAND NEW, Exciting, Hilarious & Award Winning screenings as part of New York Comic Con Super Week.

This screening includes Spike & Mike’s best Award Winning Animations from across the world. Represented are 13 Countries whose combined efforts have garnered Oscar Nominations, Sundance Awards, Cannes Awards, & nearly every other accolade one can name. Don’t Miss Out! Ages 10+

Spike & Mike’s Pop Culture Festival of Animation

Monday, September 29th, 2014

IT’S BACK! Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation returns for a ONE NIGHT ONLY special event. Featuring 3 BRAND NEW, Exciting, Hilarious & Award Winning screenings as part of New York Comic Con Super Week.

Hold on to your seats Sci Fi and Pop Culture fanatics! This Animation Festival features more than 25 short animated films dedicated to your favorite genres! Come see TV show spoofs, super heroes, worldwide viral videos, mock commercials and so much more. Ages 18+

Spike & Mike’s Twisted Animation: Halloween Animation Special

Monday, September 29th, 2014

IT’S BACK! Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation returns for a ONE NIGHT ONLY special event. Featuring 3 BRAND NEW, Exciting, Hilarious & Award Winning screenings as part of New York Comic Con Super Week.

Halloween: Welcome ghouls and goblins to the Festival of Animation this Halloween. Featured are the best, funniest and most horrifying and bloody short animations in the world featuring Zombies, Frankensteins, Mutan Slugs, Horrible nightmares and everything Halloween. You won’t be disappointed. Ages 18+.

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Filmmakers and subjects in person!

SHOWRUNNERS is the first ever feature length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These people are responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of the United States’ biggest exports – television drama and comedy series. The film intends to show audiences the huge amount of work that goes into making sure their favorite TV series airs on time as well as the many challenges that showrunners have to overcome to make sure a new series makes it onto the schedules at all.

Part of New York Super Week

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Following the events from the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of the series will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from Dragon Ball creator, himself, Akira Toriyama.

Part of New York Super Week

Hellsing Ultimate 9 & 10

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Alucard awakens and his thirst for vengeance is stronger than ever. This anarchist must use everything in his mythical repertoire to show that his bite is far worse than an army of snarling Nazi werewolves. As Alucard absorbs every drop of blood in sight, all begin to realize that the ultimate slaughter might be too much to handle even for the deadliest of demonic slayers. Find out which diabolical establishment proves dominant as this epic battle of the supernatural reaches its bloody end.

Part of New York Super Week

Movie Night with Baz Luhrmann: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Tickets for this event will go on sale Monday, September 29 at 1:00pm.

Post-film discussion with Baz Luhrmann! DCP projection

“Why did the fans turn late-nite screenings of this cult favourite into an elaborate ritual of dressing-up, singing along, throwing rice and waving cigarette lighters? Well, for one thing, the material inspires affection, given its knowing pastiche of everything from Universal horrors to ’50s grade-Z sci-fi, and a shamelessly hedonistic, fiercely independent sensibility that must have seemed a welcome relief from the mainstream bombast of other ’70s musicals (not exactly Jesus Christ Superstar, is it?)… Fresh-faced Sarandon and Bostwick are the all-American honeymooners who wind up in the tender care of Tim Curry’s camper-than-thou Transylvanian transvestite, O’Brien’s hunchback butler and sundry kinky cronies. A string of hummable songs gives it momentum, Gray’s admirably straight-faced narrator holds it together, and a run on black lingerie takes care of almost everything else.” – Time Out (London)

Part of New York Super Week

Shaolin vs. Lama

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Rare 35mm print!

A Tibetan Lama (not a llama) steals a sacred Shaolin manual outlining all 72 kung fu fighting styles. At the same time, a young street fighter goes to the Shaolin Temple and meets an alcoholic kung fu master who agrees to train him. The Lama villain becomes an unstoppable master who begins to unleash his fury at Shaolin, resulting in a flurry of vicious kung fu fights. Now it’s up to the young fighter to save the day with his “Buddha Finger” technique. This movie is non-stop ferocious kung fu madness!

Part of New York Super Week

Inner Demons

Friday, September 26th, 2014

NY Premiere Fri Oct 3 at 12:15am as part of New York Super Week!

When the teenage daughter of a religious family transforms from A-student into heroin addict, her parents agree to allow a reality TV crew to stage an intervention and tape her recovery. What they don’t know is that she has been taking drugs to deal with the unnatural, evil feelings growing inside her. When she agrees to rehab, with no drugs to suppress what’s inside, the demon emerges.

Exploring the blurry lines between addiction, possession and mental illness, director Seth Grossman refreshes the horror genre with a grounded, layered story of a young girl’s battle against demonic possession. INNER DEMONS utilizes the reality show format to good effect, opting for minimal but effective special effects contribute to the film’s mood of gnawing dread that the worst is yet to come.

Part of New York Super Week



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