First Comes Love: Romantic Short Films
Short Films Program
$15 at the door

Saturday Jul 25, 2015
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Summer Fiction
9:00PMFilms Begin
10:30PMAfter party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
FOR THIS SHOW WE WILL BE SCREENING THE SAME FILMS ON TWO ROOFTOPS SIMULTANEOUSLY. SOUTH ROOF WILL BE FILLED FIRST, THEN THE NORTH ROOF.

PARTIES MUST ARRIVE TOGETHER TO ENSURE SEATING IN THE SAME AREA.SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL GO ON INDOORS IN THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

VENUE
Industry City
Sunset Park
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St

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Romantic short films about heartbreak, foolish devotion, and the ephemeral flash of love


How sweet is the ache for the love we cannot have. You had an encounter once, then off she flew. You had a date once, but he never showed up. You have a passion that’s forbidden, by culture or by nature, but oh how that delicate desire remains unbreakable. These sexy and romantic short films are all the more potent for the misguided, unrequited, impossible loves they present. You might wish you could warn yourself away, or try to run from heartbreak before it happens, but a fleeting moment of happiness may be the best moment there is. ‐MER


THE FILMS

Minor Monuments (Joe Kowalski and Zoe Logan | Brooklyn, NY | 3 min.)
In this unconventional love story, a failed relationship is reminisced upon through the otherwise banal objects and places that defined it.

Nena (Alauda Ruiz de Azúa | Spain | 12 min.)
Javier Gorrigaramendi was the first boy who broke Ana's heart. Sixteen years later he appears. Ana Teenager doesn't want to open the door. What does Ana Adult want?

Fifteen (Maurilio Martins | Brazil | 25 min.)
At the suburbs of Contagem, Brazil, under uncoated walls, Raquel has some dreams. For now her daughter’s sweet 15 party is the biggest of it all. In between everything around her, there is bills to pay, the search for the next way of earning some money and there is her love for Cleide.

Gary Has an AIDS Scare (Joe Callander | USA | 17 min.)
She said she was allergic to latex.

She Walks (Victoria Visco | France | 17 min.)
Marion was actually pretty happy in the 'banlieue' with her friends, her part-time job and her boyfriend, but something has changed since she witnessed a local boy jump of some fats. She wants to leave, go somewhere else; what’s stopping her really? A likeable, liberating coming-of-age story.

Feelings (Hannah Jacobs | United Kingdom | 4 min.)
A tiny man loves a beautiful swan.

My Gal, Rosemarie (Jason Tippet | USA | 15 min.)
Somewhere on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Rosemarie and Ray pass time in an apartment packed and cluttered with the detritus of a half century of marriage. With their meager social security checks gone straight to covering rent every month and nothing in savings, Ray collects cans to get a little cash together so he can grant Rosemarie her one and only 90th birthday wish: a trip to In N Out for hamburgers.

MUSIC

Summer Fiction
SUMMER FICTION is the new music project from Bill Ricchini. The self-titled debut album was recorded in Philadelphia studios, bedrooms, and church basements and features a cast of over 20 classical and rock musicians including a string quartet and a horn section, among others.

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