Short Film Program

Dangerous Docs

Venture along the boundary between danger and adventure, through abnormal nonfiction borderlands too unusual to be invented.

Sat Jun 10 8:00 PM

In a modern world full of falsehoods, documentary filmmakers are essential purveyors of unfettered truths, so join us on the roof of The Old American Can Factory for a program of new documentaries that upend expectations, uncover past horrors, dispel official fabrications, and take us to perilous and under-explored corners of the world.

More shorts to be added soon!

The Films

Alpha Kings

Enrique Pedráza-Botero & Faye Tsakas | US | 15

From a rented mansion in suburban Texas, a group of young men sell a hyperbolic, alpha-male version of themselves on the internet.

Balloon Boy

Arlin Golden & Brian Gersten | US | 17

On October 15, 2009, America watched with rapt attention a large balloon float through the skies of Colorado on live TV.

Holy Cowboys

Varun Chopra | India, US | 24

In small-town India, where cows are considered sacred, a teenaged boy and his group of friends set off on a quest to become saviors of the holy cow only to be caught in the grip of right wing radicalism.

Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles

Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk | US, Ukraine | 12

In western Ukraine, sculptors who used to make religious statues are retraining for different skills. They now build anti-tank obstacles to help fend off the Russian invasion.

The Pedestrian

Nora DeLigter & Claire Read | US | 19

A pedestrian sets off on a nine-day walk from Brooklyn to Montauk. As he makes his way, a chorus of Long island characters question his motives: is it a practice or a calling? Is he getting lost or finding himself?


Angélica García

With roots in El Monte, California, and Richmond, Virginia, Angélica García’s sound formed as an amalgamation of a bicoastal Southern experience. As García moved locations, her songs followed suit, sometimes switching from noise pop to the textured polyrhythms of Latin America and vocal production inspired by ambient electronica. She has previously been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk, NY Times year-end lists, and on Barack Obama’s annual best-of music list for her song "Jícama".

Her most recent EP, 2021’s Echo Eléctrico, is a testament to her Salvadoran-Mexican American heritage and an expression of her vocal study of Alternative Rock, Pop, & Ranchera styles. A completely a cappella album, Echo Eléctrico especially showcases the carefully constructed world of Angélica’s vocal production style.

The upcoming iteration of García's work brings her to Brooklyn, NY. After working closely with Carlos Arévalo (Chicano Batman) on her forthcoming album, to be released on Partisan Records, she eagerly experiments with closing the divide between her many identities. She released recent single "Y Grito" in conjunction with a feature in Apple’s annual keynote, followed by a feature in Apple TV's launch of their Major League Soccer partnership. The future of her storytelling lies in harnessing the power of tradition and alchemizing it into the present, singing about the intersection of spirit and body.

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music from Angélica García
9:00 PM
Films Begin
10:20 PM
Q&A with Filmmakers
10:45 PM


The Old American Can Factory

232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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