New York No Limits Film Series
Calling all film lovers! New York No Limits Film Series third short film program of 2012 spotlights several woman filmmakers and cuts across a broad spectrum of genre. The six selected short films form a thematically impactful and diverse style of expression.
The event will take place on Thursday June 14th at NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 E. 3rd St. NYC. The program will begin at 9:00 pm, tickets are $8.00 in advance and $12 at the door the day of the event.
The program is highlighted by Bryce Dallas Howard’s WHEN YOU FIND ME created via Canon’s “Long Live Imagination” campaign, U-TURN directed by Ewa Sklodowska about a woman’s desperate act after a miscarriage, the animated TREPPENWITZ directed by Ivan Orkeny delivers a beautiful dance of visuals and music and the comedy THE ELEVATOR by Kanta Gahigiri.
The series will culminate with the NYNL Film Series 2012 Summit in November showcasing the outstanding short films from the past year and Feature film selections.
June 14th Films
THE BIRTHDAY BOYS, Rafael De Leon Jr. dir. (U.S.) World premiere 10 minutes
On her deceased boyfriend’s birthday, a young girl in a desperate situation turns to a friend for help, unaware of the grave and deadly consequences lying ahead.
THE ELEVATOR, Kantarama Gahigiri dir. (U.S.) NY premiere 6 minutes
Thankful for a rare job opportunity in a darkened world, Slip takes on his new post as elevator operator with enthusiasm and dedication. But his best efforts can’t keep the mistakes from adding up, especially as the odd and mysterious occupants toy with him. Desperate to keep his job Slip finds himself locked in a survival battle with the elevator itself.
FIGURE #1, Chus F. Sarrion dir. (Spain) 13 minutes
Rebecca Poulson, was born with disgust for human contact. Isolated in her home by her bizarre artistic creations, her biggest dream is to exhibit her sculptures at The Gallery. After being constantly rejected by the gallery owner, she decides to try something innovating by building Lus, a humanoid doll that will radically changer her career and personal life.
TREPPENWITZ, Ivan Orkeny dir. (U.S.) NY premiere 13 minutes
A miniature spiral staircase model, born of an 18th century carpentry guild, is paralyzed by its future and enchained by its past. It resents everything about its existence including the fact that it was carved by a craftsman rather than having sprung from the womb of a Matryoshka doll. Nor was it conceived as the creation ladder of Ramon Llull’s 14th century eight step ascension theory.
U-TURN, Ewa Sklodowska dir. (U.S.) World Premiere 9 minutes
Maria is pregnant and dreams about having a happy family with her married lover. One night she has a miscarriage and he decides to stay with his wife. After leaving the hospital, Maria steals a baby from Central Park and escapes in a cab.
WHEN YOU FIND ME, Bryce Dallas Howard dir. (U.S) 29 minutes
The story of two sisters whose childhood bond is tested by a tragedy they are too young to understand. Alternating between past and present, ‘When You Find Me’ is an emotional fable of two people coping with loss in very different ways, and what it takes to find peace within yourself and reconciliation with the ones you love.
NYNL focus is curating films that reflect the filmmaker’s purest vision with strong theme, visual styling and character elements. NYNL launched in November 2010 to serve as a platform for daring and emerging filmmakers. The series has screened over 100 films from 15 countries thus far.