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We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
As part of their 25th anniversary, Rooftop Films is proud to announce their latest Summer Series slate of films and programming for 2021. The Rooftop Films Summer Series runs from June 17 to mid September with over 40 outdoor screenings of shorts, features, and more.
The series kicks off on June 17 with This is What We Mean by Short Films at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. What We Mean features seven unique short films including Melting Snow, Audible, and Pussymask. On June 22, Jane Schoenbrun’s psychological computer horror film We’re All Going to the World’s Fair will make its New York debut at the New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th St, Corona, NY). On June 19th the documentary October Country, which looks at a small town’s life from one Halloween to the next, screens at the Green-Wood Cemetery with a live score performed by filmmakers Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher. Juneteenth Celebration: (RE)VISION, presented by 651 ARTS at The Plaza At 300 Ashland in Brooklyn, highlights films that look through the lens of futurism and movement to illuminate stories about the Black perspective and the Black experience in America told through a hybrid presentation that explores what it means to be Black and how to imagine a way forward together.
To learn more, go to: https://rooftopfilms.com/
Rooftop Films Summer SeriesJune 17 - Mid September, 2021
Streamed online, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is now live as a virtual film festival for its 19th edition. Running May 20 to the 27th, the IFFLA not only offers films but also panels focused on gender inclusion and diversity. Special programs include “Childhood on Edge” curated by Uma da Cunha, a panel featuring South Asian showrunners, and a special screening of Prakash Deka's Fireflies, followed by a panel on transgender and non-binary representation in India and the diaspora. The festival features 40 films, including 3 World, 8 North American, 5 U.S. and 17 Los Angeles premieres, spanning 17 languages, with 16 women directors.
IFFLA will open with the Los Angeles premiere of Fire in the Mountains, the 2021 Sundance-selected debut feature by Ajitpal Singh that immerses audiences in the splendor of the Himalayan mountains. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Amy, Sienna) will join Singh for an insightful conversation and Q&A, highlighting the journey of the making of the film.
IFFLA’s Closing film on May 27 will feature a screening of Sthalpuran (Chronicle of Space) by Akshay Indikar, the Marathi film that premiered at Berlinale 2020. Long-time IFFLA alum Anurag Kashyap (Sacred Games, Gangs of Wasseypur) will join Indikar in a Q&A discussion.
To learn more, go to: https://www.indianfilmfestival.org/Indian Film Festival of Los AngelesMay 20 - 27, 2021
DOC NYC, one of the largest documentary festivals in the US, is initiating a new festival for the spring season. The DOC NYC Spring Showcase, an online screening series for documentary lovers, runs from May 24th – June 20th, 2021. Spring Showcase gives viewers FREE ACCESS to 14 of this year’s most talked-about nonfiction films and series, paired with exclusive conversations featuring the creative teams behind them. Over the course of four weeks, hear from creators Padma Lakshmi, Steve James, Fran Lebowitz, Asif Kapadia, Dr. Orna Guralnik, Louis Theroux, and more, in Q&As moderated by DOC NYC’s programming team. The lineup spans a wide variety of nonfiction formats and subjects, from hosted series to biographies, vérité films, and multi-part cultural explorations, covering everything from culinary history to city politics, pop music, and the inner workings of intimate relationships.
Films and events include:
To learn more, go to: https://www.docnyc.net/spring-showcase-2021/
DOC NYC Spring ShowcaseMay 24 - June 20, 2021
With a whopping 54 films being shown, the South East European Film Festival (or SEEFest for short) has a bingeable line up of movies. Comprised of films from countries such as Turkey, Croatia, and Armenia, SEEFest promotes the cultural diversity of South East Europe while also tackling issues facing the region. Running April 28 to May 5, this is the 16th installment of the fest and will screen the films online.
To learn more, go to: https://seefilmla.org/
16th Annual SEEFestApril 28 - May 5, 2021
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