In the Treetops
Feature Film Program

Thursday Jun 23, 2016
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Long Beard
9:00PMFilm Begins
10:30PMQ&A with filmmaker Matthew Brown, Donald Monroe (DP), Gabriel Douglas (actor), Cameron Morton (actor), and Emma Geer (actor)
11:00pmAfter Party sponsored by Stella Artois

VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
Roof and Courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
XO Projects
Stella Artois

Driving all night, packed in one car, five high school friends avoid their final destination - home.


THE FILMS

In the Treetops (Matthew Brown | USA | 78 min.)
William, Alissa, Gary, and Eric are close friends at different stages in their high school careers, but the social playing field levels out when they all pack into William’s hand me down car on a cold winter’s night. Their common goal—avoid going home. When a party is busted, the group picks up Alexa, William's dream girl who joins their road trip to nowhere trespassing and soaking in hot tubs. Alissa takes advantage of a rare moment to get to know William who seems solely focused on his pursuit of Alexa. Finally winding up alone with Alexa, Williams discovers she is not the girl he thought she was. As the sun rises and potential transgressions are illuminated, William and Alissa’s friendship could change forever.

MUSIC

Long Beard
'New Brunswick's Long Beard makes romantically restless dream pop with shades of Azure Ray and Galaxie 500. It might be a little unpolished, but Long Beard is good at making music that sounds best played in a lit bedroom, late at night, on a suburban street when everyone else is snoozing in their beds." —Pitchfork

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