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Saturday, August 10th

4:45pm-6:15pm

Now You Know (NY), Papa (UK), Ballet After Dark (NY), Dear Dad (NJ), Liberty (CA), How Does It Start (NY), Still Plays With Trains (NJ).

Now You Know

An uninhibited 10 year old girl faces the fallout from flashing her class at her strict Catholic school.

Director(s): 

Molly Gillis

Narrative - Coming of Age, Dramedy

Genre:  

10m

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United States

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NY

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Key Cast:  

Bryce Lorenzo

PAPA

How does a father explain prostitution to his eight year old son while riding in a taxi in Paris? It depends on the driver.

Director(s): 

Christophe Switzer

Narrative - Drama

Genre:  

14m

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France

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Key Cast:  

Gil Alma, Valentin Troise, Marc Gibert

Ballet After Dark

Ballet After Dark tells the story a young woman who found the strength to survive after an attack. She created an organization that is helping sexual abuse and domestic violent survivors find healing after trauma through dance therapy.

Director(s): 

B.Monét

Narrative - Drama, Dance

Genre:  

16m

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United States

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NY

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Key Cast:  

Tyde - Courtney Edwards

Dear Dad

A father and son struggling to communicate; a conceptual film about dialogue, without dialogue.

Director(s): 

Nick LeDonne

Narrative

Genre:  

3m

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United States

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NJ

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Nick LeDonne

Liberty

Alex and Milagros deal with great life upheaval as they prepare to dance at their community’s redevelopment groundbreaking ceremony.

Director(s): 

Faren Humes

Drama, Coming-of-Age

Genre:  

17m

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United States

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CA

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Key Cast:  

Milagros Gilbert, Alexandra Jackson

How Does It Start

It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love and adulthood, and learns to do it her own way.

Director(s): 

Amber Sealey

Narrative - Drama, LGBT, Coming of Age

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15m

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United States

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Lola Wayne Villa

Still Plays With Trains

Still Plays With Trains captures one man’s passion to share the joy of childhood. By recreating his 10th birthday with a 3000 square foot replica of the old Lackawanna Railroad in his basement, he gives us a nostalgic glimpse of what it was like growing up in the 1950’s.

Director(s): 

Ross Kauffman

Documentary

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16m

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NY

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P.O. Box 274

Holmdel, New Jersey

Tel: 732-344-0946

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