Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Friday, March 5, 2021

Screening online as part of “Wish We Were Here: Shorts by IFC Center Staff”

Todd Verow’s CRUISING 2020 presents an update on William Friedkin’s classic film CRUISING, starring James Kleinmann.

While our theater is closed as part of efforts to slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, we’ve taken our signature short film programming online with “Wish We Were Here: Shorts by IFC Center Staff,” a showcase of short documentary, comedy, drama, animated and experimental work by the creators who work as our ushers, floor staff, box office cashiers, managers and projectionists. A different film will be posted to our website every few days, watchable for free. The series is sponsored by subscription streaming service IFC Films Unlimited.

The theater is proud to partner on this new initiative with IFC Films Unlimited, a streaming service from our sister company IFC Films. Although our screens are dark during this temporary closure, IFC Films Unlimited lets audiences discover or revisit hundreds of our favorite films at home or anywhere they can stream, from the movie we opened our doors with, Miranda July’s ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, to IFC Center hits like BOYHOOD, 45 YEARS and THE BABADOOK, along with the work of international auteurs like Claire Denis, Olivier Assayas, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, and many, many more. Free trial subscriptions are available.

“Wish We Were Here” is an evolution of the ongoing “Short Attention Span Cinema” series that was inaugurated with IFC Center’s opening in 2005. Since then, for almost 15 years until our temporary closure on March 13, 2020, SASC has presented great short films before the theater’s regular features, day in and day out. Earlier films in the program are here.

About the filmmakers:

Todd Verow (director, writer, cinematographer, composer, lead) was born in the town of Bangor, Maine on November 11th 1966. He studied film making, acting and directing at Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and the AFI Conservatory. He made short experimental films and worked as a cinematographer before making his feature film debut with FRISK in 1996.

James Kleinmann (cinematographer, lead) is a New York-based British actor, filmmaker, and journalist. He wrote and directed the short film LDR, and produced and acted in the feature films Squirrels, This Side of Heaven, and the forthcoming Goodbye Seventies.

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  • Director Todd Verow
  • Writer Todd Verow
  • Cinematographer Todd Verow, James Kleinmann
  • Cast James Kleinmann, Todd Verow

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