|8:00PM||Doors Open & Reception, sponsored by Ommegang Brewery|
On the pier along the water
24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY 10010
R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east.
Uncanny short films about images that burn themselves into our minds.
Sometimes you see something that you can't un-see. It frightens you, haunts you, changes you. But you can't look away because you need to know more. You wait, stare, try to figure it out, knowing you don't want to know. Your eyes go blank, your jaw clenches, your heart races and breaks and stops. You want to help the lost little girl, chase the mystical creature, stop the monster, but you can't. You are the helpless, the bizarre, the dreadful. You can't escape yourself. But the experience, in these films, is funny and shocking, gorgeous and sublime.
Nugget (Sarah Salovaara | Brooklyn, NY | 10 min.)
A food conscious shut-in has a rather aggressive neighbor who needs a lift to the locksmith.
Gun Shy (Sam Goetz | Brooklyn, NY | 3 min.)
A police officer's attempt to help a stranger in a public bathroom takes a turn for the worst resulting in a disturbing inexplicable memory he'll never ever be able to shake.
Teeth (Tom Brown and Daniel Gray)
Things of worth are often neglected in favour of that which is more immediately gratifying. Unfortunately, things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.
Slope Park (Dudi Dorham | Israel | 21 min.)
This is not the first time that 30-year-old Erez and 12-year-old Arbel have met at a local park. Only today, Arbel refuses to return to her home and puts the nature of their relationship to the test.
Sea Devil (Dean Marcial and Brett Potter | USA | 9 min.)
Immigration is hell.
Unicorn (Grace Nayoon Rhee | USA | 1 min.)
GIRL and BOY meet little strangers.
102A: Couple Fucking (Peter Modestij | Sweden | 14 min.)
A man in search of status buys a copulating couple at an auction. But every action has consequences.
A Million Miles Away (Jennifer Reeder | USA | 28 min.)
Melancholy as a survival strategy in the American Mid-West: An adult woman (the conductor) on the edge of failing and a pack of teenage girls (the choir) simultaneously experience a supernatural version of coming-of-age. The transformation is equal parts tense and tender. It unravels patiently to the infectious beat of an '80s era heavy metal anthem rearranged as a lamentation.
The EZTV mantra: presenting songs with only the required embellishments. They’ve got one foot firmly planted in classic American power-pop and college rock while the other utilizes more left-of-the-dial sonic experimentation. The result is a sound that’s both familiar and new, but always about the songs.