Eternal Love
Romantic short films about people committing their bodies, beliefs and lives for love.

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FRI., JUNE 22, 2007
8:30 - Live Music by The Fools (click for details)
9:00 - Movies Begin
11-1AM -After Party: Open Bar at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St @ Grand)
Courtesy of Dewar's Scotch Whisky and Martin Miller's Gin

On the roof of the Open Road Rooftop Project
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350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
F/J/M/Z to Essex / Delancey
In the event of rain the show is indoors at the same location.
Tickets -$8 at the door or $5 online HERE with code: RFJUNE
Presented in partnership with - IFC.com, New York magazine & Open Road New York.



ETERNAL LOVE
Love will twist you up in a knot. Love will fling you over a waterfall in a barrel. You'd give your left arm, your best hairstyle, your life for love. This amazing collection of fantasy fiction, carnival-esque cartoons and deeply personal documentaries shows people who are willing to risk everything for the love of their lives.

Death to the Tinman
(Ray Tintori | Brooklyn, NY | 12:00)

Winner of the Honorable Mention for Short Film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Why did the Wizard of Oz' Tinman have no heart? This scrappy story of a man reduced to scrap-metal is desperately romantic and dazzlingly inventive.

Knospen Wollen Explodieren (Exploding Buds)
(Petra Schroder | Germany | 20:00)

In this visually-arresting fantasy musical, the young girls Kate and Echo live in their own land of make believe. When one of them stumbles across the real world (a young man who works at the local mega-hardware store), their friendship faces a serious challenge.

Magda (Chel White | Portland, OR | 5:30)
A first love is corrupted as a man recalls his affair with a beautiful circus contortionist in this stop-motion animation of wooden manikins. Chel White brings Joe Frank's quirky storytelling to vivid life in this off-center parable about lost innocence and the corruptibility of human nature.

Overdue Conversation (Charles Lum | New York, NY| 9:00)
In the heat of passion, why do we take the chances that we do? And if we get away clean, do we ever look back? This cleverly confrontational work addresses AIDS with a new tactic which de-objectifies the documentary interview by triangulating the audience between two video perspectives.

Between Me and the Earth
(Christopher Miner | New York, NY | 18:00) "Between Me and Earth centers on the artistís trip to Niagara Falls with his girlfriend. The video unfolds against a backdrop of striking vistas and man-made sites, contrasting natural beauty with tawdry tourist traps. In his accompanying monologue, Miner uses the quixotic goal of going over Niagara Falls in a barrel as a metaphor for a monumental decision concerning his own sexual and religious commitments." - Mamie Tinkler | Courtesy Mitchell-Innes + Nash Gallery

Freeheld (Cynthia Wade | Brooklyn, NY | 40:00)
Winner of the Special Jury Prize for short film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Lieutenant Laurel Hester is dying. All she wants to do is leave her pension benefits to her life partner, Stacie, so Stacie can afford to keep their house. Laurel is told no; they are not husband and wife.

THE MUSIC:

Before the films you will hear the bittersweet love songs of The Fools. It's hard not to pay attention when Jen Tobin opens her mouth to sing. Her
voice is soft and sweet, and floats like a storm cloud showering the
audience with hope-filled, broken-hearted lyrics. Uchena Bright on bass
modestly supplies the backbone to Jen's sparce melodies. This graceful duo has real presence, no foolin!Check out their beautiful recordings on their MySpace site.