Announcing the films to be screened at our location in Bay Ridge
SATURDAY, MAY 10 - 9:30PM | THE DARK SIDE 2
PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION BEGINS AT 9:30PM, FILM STARTS AT 10:15PM.
Suspense/Horror/Noir, 6 min. USA
Directed by Jesse Burks
Mommy and Daddy love you...very, very much. Starring Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes)
Jesse Burks is an emerging filmmaker with a keen interest in whiskey and odd little stories.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Drama, 90 min. USA
Directed by Nick Sicurella
Behind Closed Doors follows three main storylines that are interwoven into a complex web of mystery and truth which takes place in a small, quiet Long Island town. Tiffany and John's college relationship is put to the test when John discovers Tiffany's obscure perspective about love. Larry, an elderly man suffering from Alzeihmer's, lives a simple life with his daughter Natalie, who's constantly fighting for their financial survival. Paul, an elementary school principal, has gained respect not only from his place of work but at home for being a loving family man. These seemingly unrelated stories collide when one horrifying event sends their lives into a whirlwind of chaos.
As Nick Sicurella grew up in Nassau County, Long Island and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan with a BFA in film. During school he created several shorts and one feature that explored metaphysical and psychological themes. He see's his films from beginning to end, from pre to post production, which has given him the versatility to execute his visions with precision and accuracy.
PRE-SCREENING RECEPTION BEGINS AT 7PM, FILM STARTS AT 8PM.
CONEY ISLAND DREAMS FOR SALE
Documentary, 81 min. USA
Directed by Alessandra Giordano
Coney Island, the once magnificent "Playground of the World" has survived many battles, but now faces its greatest enemy: corporate greed. Center stage in the passionate struggle to protect the amusement park from an unscrupulous developer and a group of misguided politicians is Dianna Carlin, owner of the celebrated Lola Star boutique,and newly turned political activist. This modern day David and Goliath tale chronicles the courage and determination of a community to preserve the spirit and authenticity of a legendary American Icon and an entire way of life in the face of “Big Money” and ruthless real estate development.
Alessadra began her carrier in England as a free-lance photographer, and then made a leap to television. She now lives in the US and works as a free-lance shooter producer on documentaries and reality TV shows. She ended up in Coney Island by chance on a breezy summer day of 5 years ago and immediately fell in love with its raffish charm and unforgettable characters. What began as a short film turned into her first feature documentary.