NewFilmmakers has announced their next film of the month screenings for Wednesday, February 1st.
The NewFilmmakers NY Series screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side
at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street. Tickets for the whole evening at NewFilmmakers NY are only $6 and are available at the Anthology Box Office the night of screening.
Visit NewFilmmakers.com for more information.
6:00 PM Documentary Series
Vinit Parmar LIVING RIVER
Revered as sacred, the Ganges River is said to wash away sins and cure illnesses as over 400 million Indians rely on its water for life. But, its’ water is heavily polluted by leather factories. Leather production is an age-old industry crucial to the national economy, producing a significant quantity of exported goods. Yet in trying to compete globally, the factory owners are challenged by environmental laws as factories face closure. Should one save a river by killing an age-old industry?
7:15 PM Special Program
Yvete Morales FOUND ART
A video artist pursues an actress for her latest video in an industrial neighborhood on the fringes of the New York art world while nearby a privilegEd Gallery owner courts an irreverent artist to show work in his new gallery. When the pairs converge, so do folly, chance and the true spirit of art.
Aaron Mark COMMENTARY
COMMENTARY follows nine people as they record a DVD commentary for a film-within-the-film that is never seen, called WASTE. In RASHOMON fashion, the film documents four groups as they record their commentaries: The writer/director of WASTE (Zachary Isaacson) and the film's Oscar-winning star (Alison Fraser), three supporting actors from WASTE (Leslie Kritzer, Gerry McIntyre, and Peter Vack), the producer (Tom Hewitt) and his assistant (Katie Klaus), and the parents of the recently deceased starlet of WASTE (Chip Zien and Liz Larsen).