The nine short films in the OPENING NITE screening of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival address the dynamics of family, shining in the face of adversity, and attempting to make meaningful connections. New York stories punctuate this program.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AT 7PM. INCLUDES Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS.
Image: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA! (directed by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel).
Everyone freaks out at a Christmas party when Kim goes missing.
A stay-at-home mom experiences an unexpected upheaval during her daily routine.
A Juilliard-trained violinist is unwavering in his pursuit of harmony by North and South Korean musicians straddling their heavily militarized border — despite military aggression, geopolitical paralysis, and apathy which threaten to derail a dream that many called crazy to begin with.
“Full Moon, all the crazies are out.” Four seedy stories transpire over the course of one late-night order at 24-hour deli.
Family tensions erupt the morning after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.
LOW ROAD is a tense slow burning thriller about a woman consumed by the image of her husband’s affair. She takes to the country to clear her head and becomes entangled in a bigger injustice.
MARIA EL DIABLO tells the story of Cucha, a 79 year-old artisan mask maker from Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico (a region famous for its elaborate masks.)
On an isolated cacti farm, three stressed out birds ask a cowgirl to help put a stop to the elusive Ax-Man.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA! commemorates Black transgender activist and performer Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and her role in instigating the 1969 anti-policing riots at the Stonewall Inn, a watershed event for the gay liberation movement.