|7:00PM||Live Music by Vulkano|
on the grass along the water
Long Island City
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
Take the N or Q train to the Broadway stop in Queens and walk eight blocks west on Broadway (toward the East River) to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard.
Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on various elicit relationships
Dissensions can take many forms; an all-female band debating the very definition of their feminism, a soon-to-be-divorced couple bickering, a brood of misfit animals squabbling. With unfailing shrewdness, the following shorts depict various clashes and the intense relationships that trigger them. Sharing a penchant for naturalism and distaste for gender binaries, these clever films are further proof of Swedish cinema’s incredible vitality. - A.B.
I Turn to You (Victor Lindgren | Sweden | 15 min.)
Elin and Jennie's parents are separated and have an infected relationship. Depicted from the two sister’s perspective we follow them through their everyday life dealing with parental intrigues.
Bath House (Niki Lindroth von Bahr | Sweden | 15 min.)
Six animals meet at the swimming pool. The horse, the pool’s manager, is a dedicated, conscientious friend of order. Over the years the premises have become her whole world. Two wolves come to the pool to bathe. Their relationship is hard to define, but one wolf constantly wields power over the other. Three mice also visit the pool, but they have a different agenda altogether…
All We Share (Jerry Carlsson | Sweden | 25 min.)
Two arborists, Samir and Sara, are hired to cut down a healthy tree in a family's backyard. Why the family wants the tree removed seems at first quite incomprehensible, yet the wife is determined, while the husband behaves rather strangely. It's obvious there's something they don’t want to talk about. While taking the tree down, Samir observes the backyard and the people he meets.
Boy-Razor (Peter Pontikis | Sweden | 12 min.)
A bullied boy tries to get even with his tormentors by sticking a razorblade through a crack in a water slide. When he realizes his revenge is out of proportion he starts a race against time to set things right.
Pussy Have the Power (Lovisa Sirén | Sweden | 15 min.)
Pussy Have the Power is the song improvised by four girls in a recording studio. When an established music producer walks in, they face the choice of selling out their work to something that could lead to success, while they risk losing their own message.
Vulkano is an uncompromising extrovert wilderness riot with roots in the supernatural. Seductive melodies and hypnotic rhythms are mixed with pumping bass lines and Cissis expressive voice. Headstrong lyrics that touches subjects as magic, nature, loneliness, friendship, death, spirituality and fantasy creates a unique mystery and atmosphere. They call the music genre “spiritual punk’n’art”.
Over and above the music, the visual expression plays an important roll to the band as they also do art and film.