New Directors/New Films 2012

Shorts Program 2

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Shorts Program 2

95 minutes

A teen tries to make it home with a stash of porn in suburban New Jersey, circa 1994, while a transman and his girlfriend travel towards a mysterious roadside attraction called "The Thing." Matt Wolf (Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell) returns with a stirring exploration of the life of New York poet and artist Joe Brainard. Plus, couples dealing with age differences, breakups, and the most important question of all: who gets to keep the cat?

Jackpot
Adam Baran | USA | 2012 | 10m

Jack, a frustrated 14-year-old (in 1994), embarks on a quest to make it home with a stash of gay porn before the local bullies catch him. Will a sexy coverboy come to his rescue?

The Thing
Rhys Ernst | 2012 | USA | 15m

A woman, a transgendered man, and their cat travel towards a mysterious roadside attraction known as "The Thing." Their destination turns out to be not what they were searching for.

Coffee & Pie
Douglas Horn | 2011 | USA | 15m

A couple must come to terms with the fact that theirs is a love that could never be.

The Eyes and the Ice
Ian Samuels | 2011 | USA | 11m

A young man faces insecurities about his relationship and what appears to be a human eye frozen in the ice outside his vacation cabin.

Two Bodies
Nijla Mumin | 2011 | USA | 10m

At a major life crossroads, Nadia, 26, returns to her mother's home from New York City with a secret (body) that her mother doesn't want to accept, but is determined to expose.

The Shower / La Ducha
María José | 2011 | Chile | 10m

Two women share a final shower together as their relationship falls apart.

I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard
Matt Wolf | 2012 | USA | 24m

An inventive biography of artist and writer Joe Brainard, and an elliptical dialog about friendship, nostalgia and the strange wonders of memory.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2012

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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