|8:30 PM||Emotional Arcade|
Roof and Courtyard
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
Take the D, N, or R trains to 36th Street
Whether you want to or not, you’re going to remember these short films in the morning.
Romantic short films that demonstrate love’s power to connect and destroy, embolden and emasculate, and make us question everything we thought we knew about guns, porn, language, meat and Wikipedia’s authenticity.
Tim and Susan Have Matching Handguns (Joe Callander | 2 min.)
Love is swapping clips with your spouse in the middle of a three gun problem.
Keep the Change (Rachel Israel | 16 min.)
A young man is forced to attend a support group that leads to an unexpected connection.
Introduction to a Care Home (Niklas Holmgren | 27 min.)
Linda is a middle-aged woman working at a care home for people with chronic psychological disabilities. One day a young, attractive guy comes to live there. Linda is overwhelmed by sexual desire for him.
Darling (Izabela Plucińska | Poland | 6 min.)
What is memory loss? In the labyrinth of fear, a stranger becomes a close person and home turns into a trap. Groping her way down the track of familiar objects and shapes, the character is trying to go back to the life that used to be her own. This latest clay animation from Izabela Plucińska is a captivating picture of the feeling of being lost and alienated and an attempt at putting the pieces that fail to fit together into a whole.
Flirting Or Coquetry (Julian Petschek | 4 min.)
A brief summary of flirting behavior provided by the contributors of Wikipedia.
Hi, My Love (Oi, Meu Amor) (Robert G. Putka | 3 min.)
Men are from Mars, women are from Brazil. A conversation unfolds, and two lovers find themselves on separate wavelengths.
Bradford-Halifax-London (Francis Lee | 10 min.)
On the 10.22 train from Bradford to London Dad looses his rag, pregnant Mam concocts a surprise whilst their teenage daughter aches from embarrassment on just another 'typical' family outing...
Pleasure (Ninja Thyberg | Gothenburg, Sweden | 15 min.)
Behind the scenes of a porn shoot, the actors practice various positions. The rumor is that one of the girls (Jenny Hutton) is doing an advanced routine that requires someone extremely tough. Pleasure is a startling film about workplace intrigue.
La Viande + L'amour (Johanna Rubin | Sweden | 1 min.)
A very short romantic comedy: the essence, the very crescendo, the embrace and the kiss. All of it represented in raw meat. It can't get more physical than this.
Love Doesn't Care (Farzad Farzaneh | Sweden | 14 min.)
Rakel and her boyfriend Dag clearly have a perfect relationship. Romantic, fun, easygoing and passionate. This evening they are having Dags childhood friend over for dinner - a friend that Rakel has never met. And when he arrives love doesn't seem to care.
The Emotional Arcade is an interactive installation where experiencers engage in competitive games using their emotions. The high-tech, hacked brainwave devices are designed to create a safe space for introspective exploration, because there should be one place on the planet where the unrestrained is celebrated and because it's fun.