|8:30PM||Live Music by Long Beard|
|10:30PM||Q&A with filmmaker Matthew Brown, Donald Monroe (DP), Gabriel Douglas (actor), Cameron Morton (actor), and Emma Geer (actor)|
|11:00pm||After Party sponsored by Stella Artois|
Roof and Courtyard
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union
Driving all night, packed in one car, five high school friends avoid their final destination - home.
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.
'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