4PM - 6PM
This screening features 3 shorts and 1 feature film. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
25 North Avenue West
Cranford NJ 07016
Tickets are only $5.00 per screening session. Get your tickets now.
Free tickets available for students (25-), seniors (65+), and unemployed or low income guests. Submit a request.
WOUND RIDERS (USA) BY ANGEL BARROETA
Synopsis: When a young woman ventures into the unknown night, unexpected obstacles and the tantalizing distractions of creatures of the night transform her mission into a journey of self-discovery. Surrounded by throbbing humanity, she stands alone until she finds what she is looking for. Running time: 00:13:28.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, Super Shorts NY FF, and more.
About the director: Angel was born in the USA and raised in Venezuela. He started his career shooting skateboarding videos when he was 15 years old and received his BA in Audiovisual Journalism in 1998. He is known for his award winning Short DIVA & ASTRO and as the cinematographer of films like Bravetown, Mondays Night at Seven and Operacion Jaque, as well for his extensive work in the music video world.
A REAL JOB (USA) BY NICOLE ROMERO
Synopsis: 13- year old Mia just wants to fit in and walk home with the cool girls at school, but with ICE Raids taking over her neighborhood, she is stuck walking home with her paranoid mother. Running time: 00:10:07.
THE GATE (USA) BY KINO JIN
Synopsis: 2D animation. Genderless children are raised inside the walls of a rigid city. At the age of 12, the children are forced to become “adults,” and give up their emotions and memories. When they become adults, their faces are hidden by masks, and they lose their individuality. A child, K-12012, and their friend, J-12606, accidentally discover a unique device in the library, which reveals the history of their city and allows them to escape. Running time: 00:04:16.
Selections/awards: Pratt Department of Digital Arts 2021 Best Animation.
About the director: Kino Jin is an animator who was born and raised in China. She received her BFA in Animation at Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated from Pratt Institute with an MFA in Digital Arts.
DARKNESS OF OTHERWHERE (JAPAN) BY AYOUB QANIR
Synopsis: A young woman gets emotionally caught in a voyeuristic game on the dark shades of Tokyo only to reveal a darker past of her own. Running time: 01:24:00.
Selections/awards: Venice Film Week, Brussels Independent FF, Toronto Arthouse FF, Amsterdam Independent FF, and 'Best Narrative Feature Film' at our 2021 edition.
About the director: With over 12 years of experience; 3 feature films, 5 short films, a dozen music videos and more than 80 world nominations, Ayoub has a scientific spirit and depth in the choice of his filmic thematics – making films where psychology and science are the main actors. Original and thoughtful, the young director expresses himself with a cinema where philosophy and symbolism make perfect sense. Qanir likes to create a reality where the thriller is cerebral and psychological. His films ponder existential questions and show his admiration for the power of neorealist cinema.