|11:30PM||After Party at Fontanas (105 Eldridge Street, btwn Grand St. and Broome St.)|
(above New Design High School)
Lower East Side
350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z to Delancey Street-Essex Street; B, D, Q to Grand Street
It’s Your City. Take a Look.
One’s a hustler. One’s a magician. Several are men of music. And one’s just a regular guy. But they have two things in common: They’re all New Yorkers, and they all have a story. One that distinguishes them. One that defines them. One that strikes a universal chord, yet is uniquely New York. These New York stories will stick with you.
- Michael Sauter
Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard (Todd Bieber | NYC | 3 min.)
While skiing in Prospect Park – after THE blizzard - Todd Bieber found a lost roll of film in the snow, and made it his mission to find the owner. His wry voice-over speculations as he tries to decode the lost photos set the tone for this whimsical adventure
A Man Named Magick (Joaquin Perez and Robert Hatch-Miller | Brooklyn, NY | 12 min.)
Meet Magick Balay, who runs a midtown Manhattan magic shop by day, and at night performs his own legerdemain at clubs and private parties. A close-up portrait of a charismatic guy whose greatest feat is how he has transformed himself through his art.
The Bowler (Sean Dunne | NYC | 14 min.)
Rocky Salemmo makes his living as a bowling alley hustler. It’s not for the money. It’s about the feeling of winning. Or so he says in this colorfully candid profile, in which Rocky talks a mile a millisecond about booze, “broads” and the bowling balls he’s left behind while climbing out windows to duck bet collectors. He’s like a Scorsese character, come to life.
Legend: A Film about Greg Garing (Emily Branham | NYC | 8 min.)
By his early 20s, gifted musician Greg Garing had played with all the greats on the Nashville Opry scene. They all called him The Kid. Now he’s 43, and battling a life-threatening condition that he can’t afford to have treated. But he plays on. This film captures the grace and dignity with which he perseveres.
Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard, Part 2 (Todd Bieber | NYC | 3 min.)
Todd Bieber’s quest to find the owner of a lost roll of film becomes a global cause, as thousands who’ve viewed his YouTube video (aka Part 1) connect with him via e-mail – many with amusingly unhelpful hints, insights and suggestions.
125 Franco's Blvd. (Sia Nyokor and Jacob Templin | New York, NY | 21 min.)
With colorful strokes, Franco “The Great” Gastin has been painting murals on the storefront roll-down gates in Harlem’s 125th St. for 40 years. Now rezoning legislation threatens the aging artist’s livelihood and legacy. 125francosblvd.com
White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug (Travis Gutiérrez Senger | NYC | 26 min.)
DJ Junebug was considered the greatest DJ of all, back at the dawn of hip-hop. But he had a sideline dealing cocaine that led to a tragic end. Those who knew him best recall this turntable wizard, who flew high and flashed bright, all too briefly.
Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard, Part 3 (Todd Bieber | NYC | 6 min.)
Todd Bieber’s search for the owner of the famous lost film roll leads to a European road trip that culminates in Paris – and an (almost) Hollywood ending.
"...Balún makes dreamy, twinkling electro pop. The classically trained musicians use barely-there guitar motifs, mournful accordion swells, and delicate glockenspiel melodies to sculpt gorgeously glitched-up, densely layered arrangements that recall the ethereal, brooding magic of Múm or the "lead-guitarlessness" of shoegaze heroes Slowdive... " - Flavorpill