Thursday, September 6, 2018

3rd Annual Alphabet City Short Film Festival is Saturday at the 6BC Botanical Garden

The 6BC Botanical Garden, located on Sixth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C, is playing host to the 3rd Annual Alphabet City Short Film Festival Saturday evening.

Here's info via Facebook:

Join us for a rare screening of diverse shorts by local filmmakers. Curated by 6BC member and filmmaker Kris Enos.

• “I Aint Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin” 2015, 7 minutes
A concept music video that harkens back (...or forward?) to a time of hobo prophets, mulligan stew, orange ladies, bowery boys, bawdy vaudeville acts, and the fuzz. A burlesque club musician en route to work imagines magical dreams ... or is he living them? Featuring cameos by several Downtown NYC filmmakers and performers.
Director: Bill Poznanski

• "SunnySide Up" 2003, 26 minutes
A comedy from NYC... Where do babies come from? Marie doesn't want to know, but she's going to find out.
Director: Charles Krezell

• “Downfall” 1989, 6 minutes
An experimental documentary, shot between 1988-1989. The East Village May Day protests, interspersed with New York City Marathon footage. The demolition and beginnings of gentrification in Alphabet City — a neighborhood under siege.
Director: Kris Enos

• “Willow Weep For Me” 2017, 8 minutes
After 41 years of Cher, a willow tree beloved by her community and strongly identified with La Plaza, she's dismantled for the neighborhood safety. Her life is celebrated with a wake in the garden, officiated by community members.
Director: Alvah Holmes

• Mahagonny Songspiel Animation Reel” 2018, 5 minutes
Hand-painted animation inspired by Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht's early operatic work. The city of Mahagonny offers prosperity, but its citizens prove to be its undoing.
Director: Klay-James Enos

• “Penelope & Kennedy” 2017, 19 minutes
Two women face the challenges of their unique relationship.
Director: Anthony Laura

The films start at 8 p.m.

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