4th Edition Special Screenings

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING  –   AS YOU ARE                                                                                                2016 Sundance Special Grand Jury Prize Winner           

When you’re a teenager, finding a new best friend can carry the giddy thrill of falling in love for the first time. Everything is heightened; everything matters more. And connecting with someone on an intimate level who truly gets you can be intoxicating—even as you’re still figuring out who you are.  Director and co-writer Miles Joris-Peyrafitte conveys that sensation in ways that are both dreamlike and startling with his assured feature debut, “As You Are.” At only 24, Joris-Peyrafitte shows confidence and talent beyond his years, with an artful eye for imagery and a truthful ear for dialogue.  Read the complete review on Roger Ebert.com

ICE EAGLES, the heroic story of U.S. aviation in Antarctica

A Sneak Preview:  ICE EAGLES  by documentary filmmaker Tom Henderson

An heroic account of American aviation in Antarctica, ICE EAGLES reveals the extraordinary history of the frozen continent. The most challenging and dangerous flying outside of combat, this remarkable story is about those who accepted the challenge, what they endured and accomplished, what they suffered and lost.  Much of what has been learned about Antarctica would not have been possible without the efforts of these pilots and the dedicated personnel who built and maintained the air facilities.  Henderson uncovers the entire history from Admiral Byrd’s first expedition in 1928 to the present day activities of Operation Deep Freeze.  Part 1 of 2 screened.

A Q&A with director, Tom Henderson, and editor, Tracy Cring (Lee’s 88 Keys) followed.

SHORT FILMS PROGRAM  *for descriptions, please see International Shorts*

GHOSTS OF NEW YORK * 6m30s Brad Robinson New York City
IN THROUGH THE NIGHT 4m21s Josiah Cuneo Brooklyn, NY
REMEMBERING THE FUTURE 3m13s Josiah Cuneo New York
LILT 12m37s Josiah Cuneo New York
JUST WORDS 23.57s Ilia Antonenko Moscow
PSYCHOSIS * 11m48s Dan Vantresca Schenectady
SCALLYWAG 2m40s Jason McCullough Los Angeles
STOP THE STIGMA * 9m36 Michael Turner Albany, NY
THE STAIN * 9m19 Anthony Schubert Los Angeles
* filmmaker present