Blood Steel Water Wood
Short Film Program
$5 suggested donation at the door

Saturday Oct 23, 2010
The even will take place indoors (with some outdoor projection)

Basilica Hudson
Inside the main hall of the Basilica Hudson
110 South Front Street Hudson, NY 12534
Take Exit 82 off the Taconic or take Amtrak to the Hudson station.


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Basilica Hudson
The Film Desk
This event is run and fueled by volunteers - with a suggested donation of $5 at entry.

A program of short films presented by Rooftop, The Film Desk and the new owners of the Basilica Hudson.

We are excited to announce the Basilica's first and only event of 2010, Saturday Oct. 23rd. Come join us for this last-minute, last-chance evening event, before the winter sets in and the Basilica closes down for renovations. We will be presenting a program of short films in the theme of Blood, Steel, Water, Wood featuring local and nationally acclaimed films presented in partnership with The Film Desk and the new owners of the Basilica Hudson.

We are also pleased to be joining forces with Swoon Kitchenbar and Strongtree coffee who will be providing snacks and beverages. This event is run and fueled by volunteers - with a suggested donation of $5 at entry.


City of Cranes (Ana Weber | United Kingdom | 13 min.)
Cranes dominate our skylines, yet few people ever notice them, nor do they notice the men and women who operate them. Spending most of their time alone up in the crane, crane drivers seem to merge with their machines, becoming invisible to passers-by. City of Cranes takes the viewer hundreds of feet above the ground to hear the insights of crane drivers, and see a glimpse of the poetic, mesmerizing world of cranes.

Danse Macabre (Pedro Pires | Canada | 8 min.)
For a period of time, while we believe it to be perfectly still, lifeless flesh responds, stirs and contorts in a final macabre ballet. Are these spasms merely erratic motions or do they echo the chaotic twists and turns of a past life?

Out of Our Minds (Tony Stone and Melissa Auf Der Maur | Hudson, NY | 30 min.)
Three time periods, one connection: blood. The central characters are a woman and her car. The film follows her in a strange ritual that climaxes in a collision between past and future, crashing through the gateway to parallel worlds in the same forest. A fantasy world where a Viking heart, a car crash and a bleeding forest connect. Borrowed from mythology, the Hunt for the Heart is the eternal quest envisioned in OOOM. Conceived by musician Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole / Smashing Pumpkins) and birthed by filmmaker Tony Stone ( Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America) this mini epic is proudly self-produced and shot in HD fuelled by solar power.

Reise Zum Wald (Jorn Staeger | Germany | 7 min.)
A Journey to the Forest is a cinematic piece of poetry, a search for landscape and nature in a world in which vast forests, which once covered the land, do not exist anymore. After seeing romantic views from windows, bizarre miniature landscapes, trendy climbing facilities in the forest, old fashioned-photographic wallpapers and urban green spaces, the viewer follows the spoor of trees in the city, eventually becoming entangled in the chaotic structures of primeval forests.

Sketches From the Great Gull (Nicholas Laviola | Long Island, New York | 8 min.)
A sea-faring poet muses on Great Gull Island.

Spiral Jetty (Robert Smithson | Utah | 30 min.)
Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah. April 1970. Mud, precipitated salt crystals, rocks, water coil. 1500' long and 15' wide

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

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