Northside Shorts - This Point in Time
$10 online.
Thursday Jun 16, 2011
6:00PMFilms Begin
7:30PMQ and A with the filmmakers

VENUE
indieScreen
In the theater at indieScreen
Williamsburg
285 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn 11211
L train to Bedford Avenue (first stop in Brooklyn), walk south on Bedford to South 2nd Street (8 blocks), take a right on South 2nd street and walk 3 blocks to Kent Avenue.

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A collection of New York shorts about people and places, time and forgetting, plus a special presentation of Welcome To Pine Point, an interactive video scrapbook about a town that disappeared.


THE FILMS

Welcome to Pine Point (Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons of The Goggles | Canada | 14 min.)
Imagine your hometown never changed. Part book, part film, part family photo album, Welcome to Pine Point unearths a place frozen in time and discovers what happens when an entire community is erased from the map. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada. interactive.nfb.ca/#/pinepoint

Broad Channel (Sarah J. Christman | Brooklyn, NY | 13 min.)
Over the course of four seasons, nuances of everyday activity are examined along one narrow stretch of public shoreline on New York City's Broad Channel Island. Moments of recurrence and change cycle through an ecosystem rooted in migration

Door Man (Andrew Goldman and Andrew Blackwell | Brooklyn, NY | 5 min.)

Block (Chadd Harbold | Brooklyn, NY | 12 min.)
A young actress living in Brooklyn discovers how profoundly her hostile environment has affected her.

Love Lockdown (Nadia Hallgren | Bronx, NY | 19 min.)
Love Lockdown is a short documentary inspired by the impassioned phone calls and shout-outs made to prisoners on Lockdown Love, a popular late-night radio show in New York City. The film tells the story of Shoshanna, a young mother from the Bronx as she waits to learn the fate of Felix, the father of her children, who is incarcerated and faces a 10 year sentence. Dialing tirelessly, waiting hours on hold, Shoshanna’s phone calls tell an unconventional story of love and commitment, as she works to realize a life with or without the man she loves.

Train (Darius Clarke Monroe | Brooklyn, NY | 7 min.)
Carl just wants a quiet ride home to Brooklyn at the end of the day.

The Voyagers (Penny Lane | New York, NY | 16 min.)
In the summer of 1977, NASA sent Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 on an epic journey into interstellar space. Together and alone, they will travel until the end of the universe.

Each spacecraft carries a golden record album, a massive compilation of images and sounds embodying the best of Planet Earth. According to Carl Sagan, “[t]he spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet.”

While working on the golden record, Sagan met and fell madly in love with his future wife Annie Druyan. The record became their love letter to humankind and to each other.

In the summer of 2010, I began my own hopeful voyage into the unknown. This film is a love letter to my fellow traveller.
--Penny Lane

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