Free Show

Tuesday Sep 20, 2011
7:30PMDoor Open
8:00PMScreening followed by filmmaker Q&A and meet-and-greet

Walter Reade Theater
Indoors in the Walter Reade Theater
Upper West Side
165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Take the 1 or 2 to 66th Street, Lincoln Center


This Show Presented in Partnership With
IFP Labs
MOVED INDOORS TO THE WALTER READE THEATER, 165 West 65th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway), New York, NY 10023

Discover tomorrow’s next great independent films today! Exclusive excerpts from the 21 projects participating in IFP’s 2011 Documentary and Narrative Independent Filmmaker Labs.

The Labs are a year-long mentorship program supporting narrative and documentary directors throughout post production and the completion, marketing and distribution of their first feature film. The program has become the leading U.S. forum for industry to discover and support fresh talent on the independent scene just prior to their introduction to the marketplace. Previous Lab alumni have found success at festivals around the world including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Venice and SXSW. All projects presented in the Labs will be premiering at domestic and international film festivals over the next 18 months.

Submissions for 2012 Labs open in February. www.ifp.org/labs


Booster (Matt Ruskin)
Directed by Matt Ruskin, produced by Andrea Roa, and executive produced by Troy Johanson.When Simon’s brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted.

The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (Ryan O’Nan)
Two musicians on the verge of abandoning hope drive across the country armed with a guitar, a broken heart and an arsenal of children’s instruments.

Detroit Unleaded (Rola Nashef)
Between inner-city Detroit and Arab America, Sami works behind the bulletproof glass of a twenty-four-hour gas station. When the beautiful Najlah walks in, Sami’s routine and both their worlds are jolted.

Extracted (Nir Paniry | Nir Paniry)
An engineer is trapped in the memories of a criminal, and must find a way to get back home to his family.

Future Weather (Jenny Deller)
Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.

The Lost Children (Mark Harris)
Evelyn Hamilton joins The Lost Children cult, where she comes to believe in her own mystical powers, and becomes convinced that her death alone can save the world.

Nancy, Please (Andrew Semans)
A black comedy that explores obsession, self-righteousness, and the perverse allure of victimhood in New Haven, Connecticut.

Otelo Burning (Sara Blecher)
South Africa, 1989. Everything is about to change.

Pavilion (Tim Sutton)
A hypnotic narrative of teenagers meandering through endless summer days, “Pavilion” visualizes an innocent way of life coming apart at the seams, constructing an indelible image of the enigma of youth.

Pervertigo (Jaron Henrie-McCrea)
Lloyd Gills, a lonely Peeping Tom, falls in love with the woman of his dreams. Too bad he’s been hired to kill her.

Welcome to Pine Hill (Keith Miller)
A solitary former drug dealer returns to his past, confronts mortality, and seeks freedom in the unknown in this blend of meditative reality and fiction.

Herman's House (Angad Bhalla)
What kind of house does a man who has been imprisoned in a six-by-nine-foot cell for over thirty years dream of?

High Tech, Low Life (Stephen Maing)
Two of China’s first and most daring citizen reporters challenge the status quo by reporting on censored news and pushing the boundaries of free speech.

The Light In Her Eyes (Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix)
A documentary about an inspiring female Qur’an teacher giving women and girls the tools to challenge cultural traditions in Damascus, Syria.

Northern Light (Nicholas Bentgen)
Framed against a bleak and unforgiving winter, three families live paycheck to paycheck in the northwoods of Michigan. Debts loom, children grow, marriages endure.

Oscar's Comeback (Lisa Collins and Mark Schwartzburt)
An all-white town. Its black native son. Worlds collide. Witness the melodrama and hijinks fueling the annual Oscar Micheaux Film Festival in Gregory, South Dakota.

Sister (Brenda Davis)
On the ground with maternal health workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Haiti. No white talking heads, no policy makers, and no blood banks.

Sun Kissed (Maya Stark and Adi Lavy)
When both their children are diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, a Navajo couple uncovers a hidden link between their disease and American colonialism.

The Twelve O’Clock Boyz (Lotfy Nathan)
Pug, a young boy growing up in the West Baltimore hood, seeks out the notorious, law-evading dirt bike group called the Twelve O’Clock Boyz.

Us Naked: The Adventures of Trixie and Monkey (Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander)
Acrobatic burlesque duo Trixie and Monkey aren’t satisfied as underground superstars; they perform relentlessly, trying to make their way from weirdly subversive to wildly successful.

Welcome To The Machine (Avi Zev Weider)
Upon fathering triplets, filmmaker Avi Zev Weider explores the nature of technology, revealing that all its discussions are about what it means to be human.

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