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CG: NewFilmmakers Announces Summer Series 2011

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The NewFilmmakers NY Series screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. NewFilmmakers LA screens in the Stanley Kramer Theater at the Sunset Gower Studio. Many features screened at NewFilmmakers are now available on NewFilmmakers Online.

Tickets for the evening at NewFilmmakers NY, are only $6 and are available starting at 5:30PM at the Anthology Box OffIce The night of screening.

Visit NewFilmmakers.com for more information

6:00 PM Short Film Program
about Birth

Elizabeth Newman HATCHED: A TALE OF GREAT EGG-SPECTATIONS
'Hatched: A Tale of Great Egg-Spectations' is a lighthearted flight of fancy into a world where women, instead of having normal pregnancies, carry around large eggs for nine months, hold 'nesting showers' and have check-ups with their OBG-EGG's.

Lindsay Ellis THE A-WORD
In the fall of 2009, Lindsay Ellis, a 25 year old graduate student, made the decision to terminate her first and only pregnancy, finding the decision much more difficult than she anticipated.

6:45 PM Short Film Program
about Death

James P. Gannon, Joseph K. Gannon THREE ENVELOPES
Concerned about the inevitable death of their parents, filmmakers Joseph and James Gannon sit down with their parents for an intimate conversation about death.Hoping to get answers from them before its too late.

James Perkins GRAVE ENCOUNTER
Otis Harte is a man haunted by the future and a burden he is compelled to carry. As he nears the point of no return he is forced to come to terms with his conscience and make the best decision he can to protect those closest to him.

Brooke Sebold AFTER THE SNOW
AFTER THE SNOW tells the story of a very pregnant and impulsive young woman named June. Brandishing a gun, June bursts into the home of the man who raped her eight-months prior and demands a confession; instead she learns that all actions have consequences.

David Evan Giles WAITING FOR THE TURNING OF THE EARTH
It is not everyday that you meet a man on the beach in his pajamas. It is even less often that you find he has brought his bed with him. A gentle film about life, death and forgiveness, starring two of Australia's best loved actors.

8:00 PM Special Program
The Women's Filmmaker Group and EYE:AM presents ANOTHER EXPERIMENT by WOMEN curated by Lili White

Liliana Resnick SORROW
Every war has its end. Only, every war has its beginning too. In 2003 during the war on Iraq, an American reservist refused his wife's advIce To flee the country rather than being activated for duty in war. "I'll come back" he said.

Gia Michael EVERY MORNING WE WERE AWAKENED
This work is part of a larger film entitled 'DISINHERITED EARTH.' this chapter is a reflection on notions of religion as motive and the construction of identity. The work is an investigation into the dichotomies of convention, ancestry, and cultural inheritance.

Kathryn Ramey YANQUI WALKER & THE OPTICAL REVOLUTION
This film explores a now-obscure American expansionist and military dictator, William Walker, who through military force and coercion became president of Nicaragua in 1856.

Carolyn Radlo & Alanna Simone RICE RELIEF
C + A Projects is Carolyn Radlo & Alanna Simone live in San Francisco and collaborate on projects which deal with social and political situations through the lens of their own particular experience, communicating through sparse text and evocative imagery.

Jennifer ProctorA MOVIE BY JEN PROCTOR
A loving remake of Bruce Conner's seminal 1958 found footage film, "A MOVIE" uses appropriated material from YouTube and LiveLeak; and provides a parallel narrative that explores the changes in historical and visual icons from 1958 to 2010 - and those images that remain surprisingly, and delightfully, the same.

9:45 PM Feature Presentation

Gregg Grossman RELATED BY BIRTH
Related by Birth explores the the differences and similarities of Birthmothers, Adoptive Parents and Adoptees and how each has been affected by the adoption process.

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