First Run Film Festival | Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
A brief animated window into the life of a young man with a strange obsession.
After falling in love at the dawn of spring, two leaves must find a way to reunite after Mother Nature's inevitable forces tear them apart.
A modern retelling of an Old Testament story about a man in love with his girlfriend's sister.
When Paige and Holly decide to engage in a threesome for their two-year anniversary, the limits of their relationship are tested.
Working in a make-shift sweatshop and distracted by the sounds of nearby schoolchildren, twelve-year old Xiao-ru tries to escape her reality, but in the end only gets pushed further from childhood.
77 minutes (feature) min
In 2005, the director of this film, Frank Hall Green, was shot (with a gun, not a camera) in the stomach in New York City. He survived, and emerged four years later with this documentary feature: upbeat, humorous and unabashed in honesty, Shooting Script is about a filmmaker using a traumatic real life experience to create a story about perseverance, perspective and love.
Susan is leaving her husband for one night to attend a teacher's conference. With twenty-four hours of freedom, she tries to rekindle a romance with a female coworker, and ends up having an unforgettable weekend.
Slim and Lena is a modern film noir set in the grit and glamour of the neo-burlesque scene. The story begins, narrated by Slim, when he returns to NYC to settle a beef with Big Daddy, the proprietor of a hip burlesque lounge on the Lower East Side. When Slim discovers that his long lost true love, sweet Lena, has become a burlesque dancer; the typical roles of a noir are turned on their head. Packed with love, sex, and redemption, "Slim and Lena"" is the story of how Lena finds her voice and becomes the heroine and narrator of her own story."
Short story about a young editor who loses one film frame. Even though he is stuck in a little editing room he has to get on a great adventurous trip in order to find it.
A man and his backyard.
When a singing single mother moves in to the apartment next door, music is brought back into the life of a reclusive jazz pianist.
Ayesha, a Muslim African American struggles to balance her faith and liberal freedom. Kurt - yearning for a sense of belonging gets caught up in the bludgeoning Brooklyn hipster neo-subculture. A unexpected encounter brings the two together, and in despite worlds of differences, they not only find love, but discover their true selves.