Human Resources
Free with RSVP

Tuesday Aug 4, 2015
8:00PMDoors Open and Pre-Show Reception Sponsored by The Naked Grape and Brewery Ommegang
8:30PMLive Music by Hunter & Wolfe
9:00PMSneak Preview of the Season 2 Premiere of Human Resources
9:30PMQ&A with the cast
9:45PMShort Films Begin
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VENUE
Solar One
On the pier along the water
Kips Bay
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.

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Special sneak preview of Season 2 of Pivot’s critically acclaimed docu-comedy, and Q&A with cast members, plus brilliant short films from around the world.


THE FILMS

Human Resources
Pivot’s Human Resources is an unconventional, comedic, behind-the-scenes look at TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company whose mission is to eliminate the idea of waste. TerraCycle takes anything and everything that is landfill bound—from potato chip bags to cigarette butts—and recycles, upcycles, reuses, or otherwise transforms these objects into something else. Using science, creativity, and a little DIY-attitude, they're changing the way we think about trash.

Catch a special sneak preview of the season premiere on Tuesday, August 4th, and watch an all-new season of Human Resources starting Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, only on Pivot.

The Land (Erin Davis | USA | 23 min.)
The Land is a short documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in The Land, a Welsh "adventure” playground. At The Land children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.

Call of Duty (Matt Lenski | NY | 7 min.)
That seemingly inescapable civic purgatory greeted with an enthusiasm reserved for root canals. CALL OF DUTY is a portrait of New York City Jury Duty Clerk Walter Schretzman who has learned how to lull thousands of his fellow grumpy New Yorkers into Jury Duty compliance. He plays the role of Government worker, crisis negotiator, and borscht belt comedian and shares his wisdom with Jurors during their days together. Perhaps Walter’s experience as a Jury Duty Clerk has granted him a deeper understanding of all of our egos, and attitudes. Either way, it is hard to dispute his delightful take on the mundane. Walter Schretzman has been profiled by The New York Times and listed in Time Out Magazine as one of the people that make New York unique. No cameras are allowed in New York Court buildings, yet Call Of Duty was granted access to the jury waiting rooms, for which we are very grateful. Next time you’re at jury duty and don’t think you’re doing much just remember: “You are the only folks standing between civilization and anarchy.” So sit back relax and enjoy the show.

The Little Deputy (Trevor Anderson | Canada | 9 min.)
Trevor tries to have his photo taken with his father.

Copycat (Charlie Lyne | USA | 9 min.)
In the summer of 1990, a teenage filmmaker successfully raises $100,000 to shoot a pioneering horror film. 25 years later, he tells the story of a cult classic that never was.

MUSIC

Hunter & Wolfe
"You know those brilliant thoughts you have before sleep that disappear by morning? If there is a place our nightly epiphanies go, Hunter & Holfe has found it and put the lot to music... Just when you think you’ve finally got a grasp, the trumpets come in." - Comb Magazine

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