NewFilmmakers NY, Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship
On Thursday, May 17th, NewFilmmakers presents a Documentary Series, a Short Film Program, and the Feature BERT AND ARNIE'S GUIDE TO FRIENDSHIP.
The 6:00 PM Documentary Series presents three new
films. Nobutaka Aozaki THE LIFE IN UNDERGROUND - NEW YORK (2011, 9 minutes) is a movie made in May 2011 in response
to the feeling of displacement that the filmmaker experienced in New York during Japan's Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster. Mark Rogovin BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT (2011, 9 minutes) is a dynamic look into the traditions of the black storefront churches as photographed by noted social documentary photographer, Milton Rogovin. Tom Dowler 24 HOURS AT THE SOUTH STREET DINER (2011, 25 minutes) is about a downtown Boston diner that's been there since the 1940s and has become a historical and cultural icon.
NewFilmmakers' 7:00 PM Short Film Program presents four new short films. In Dylan Paffe THE BRIDGE (2011, 10 minutes), heartbroken and alone, a young girl searches for the courage to move on with her life independently. Chi Whitley A QUESTION is being rescreened from a previous show. In Catherine Licata WILLIAM GOES DOWN (2011, 13 minutes) William in the midst of a professional and existential crisis encounters an unlikely guide. In Tess Sweet I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY (2011, 22 minutes) Dan is crazy. He's schizophrenic, he has delusions that he's a rock star, and he's haunted by the voice of a controlling band manager who doesn't actually exist.
The 8:15 PM Special Program is Jeff Kaplan's BERT AND ARNIE'S GUIDE TO FRIENDSHIP (2012, 86 Minutes). Bert Sheering thought he had it all: he was a brilliant academic and a successful author. Arnie Hubert thought he was living the dream: he was a high-powered executive with women hanging all over him. A series of odd occurrences bring these two very different men together into a kind of friendship... until they meet Sabrina. Best friends turn to bitter rivals and back again as Bert and Arnie pull out all the stops to win Sabrina's heart.
NewFilmmakers 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 and has become a leading showcase for new films in Hollywood. Many features screened at NewFilmmakers are now available on NewFilmmakers Online. New York Admission is $6 for the whole evening and tickets are available at the Anthology Box Office the night of screening. Additional information is available on our website at www.NewFilmmakers.com.