FILMS


Escape & Connect
Take some time to get lost in a story. Gather together to make positive change. Indie Street is honored to present films from some courageously Independent human storytellers.



35MM MONSTERS

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Remington Smith
Runtime: 3 min

A projectionist threads up a 35mm trailer for The Monster Squad before his beloved projectors are dismantled. A short documentary that illustrates the technical process of projecting 35mm film while lamenting its decline.


BROTHERS

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Street Cred Selects, Documentary
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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· WORLD PREMIERE ·
Directed by: Jack Ballo
Runtime: 33 min

Broke and alone, two brothers who drank away their inheritance start a new life together while trying to put their troubled past behind them. Living off the grid in Sayreville, NJ, their innovative ability to survive went on for four years…until one of them decided it was time to get out, leaving his brother to make an important decision.


DOBLE 9

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Aisha Schliessler
Runtime: 11 min

DOBLE 9 is an expositional documentary that delves into the world of four Cuban exiles living in Miami’s Little Havana. In this documentary, the game of dominoes, played at the Maximo Gomez Domino Park, brings these people together in a unique way. The game allows them to form a camaraderie, while the park serves as a sanctuary to all the players. A place where they go to have fun and share their culture. We explore the philosophy of the game, along with the Cuban tradition of playing dominoes- which often starts at an early age at home with their family.

The name DOBLE 9 comes from the way Cubans play dominoes. It consists of 40 tiles, the largest being the “double nine”. Most of the world plays “doble seis” or “double six”, which only has 28 tiles. The “doble nueve” is native to Cuba and no one really knows how it originated and why it came to be so popular in that region.


DUST AND DIRT

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Chris Stanford
Runtime: 5 min

Mason Massey dreams of one day making it to the top level of racing but with a lack of big money sponsorship he knows that it is going to be a long, hard road.


ECHOES OF FADO

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Yuri A. Alves
Runtime: 9 min

This short documentary explores the melancholic music of Portugal known as "fado", renowned for expressing the unique sentiment of "saudade," and designated as an UNESCO world cultural asset.
Nathalie Pires, the first American fado singer to tour internationally, reveals her origins, passions, and fears, while her fado godmother, the legendary Anita Guerreiro, and oldest touring "fadista" in the world, reflects on her epic career. The film includes intimate yet sweeping performances from these inter-generational ambassadors of a musical art form that mesmerizes audiences worldwide.


FISH STORY

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Charlie Lyne
Runtime: 14 min

Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon's grandmother was invited to a gathering on the Welsh island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames. Or so he says. Thirty years later, filmmaker Charlie Lyne attempts to sort myth from reality as he searches for the truth behind this fishy tale.


IRREGULARS

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Fabio Palmieri
Runtime: 9 min

Against a tellingly hypnotic factory backdrop, a refugee encapsulates the global immigration crisis in his own wrenching words. Each year 400.000 people from Africa, Asia and Middle East, try to enter Europe. They flee from war, persecution and poverty. Since the ways by land have been interrupted, they board overloaded vessels and face a dangerous and often deadly voyage across the Mediterranean.


LITTLE POTATO

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Wes Hurley, Nathan M. Miller
Runtime: 14 min

An autobiographical short about a boy growing up gay in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom, and their adventurous escape to America.


SEARCHING FOR WIVES

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Zuki Tobgye
Runtime: 12 min

Patha, like many foreign workers in Singapore, makes the trip to a professional photo studio to have his portrait taken. It’s his golden ticket to securing a bride back home. But time is not on his side as his family races to find him a wife before his 32nd birthday. Though his marriage is arranged, there’s still some thrill to this chase.

https://www.facebook.com/searchingforwives

SPRING CHICKEN

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Tamir Elterman
Runtime: 10 min

Anny Junek, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, loves dressing up for the Jewish holiday of Purim. In fact, she’s the three-time champion of her Israeli retirement home's annual costume contest (as a bride, a Smurf, a doctor, and a handyman). She basks in the element of surprise and never reveals her costume before the contest. After losing her parents in Auschwitz and surviving Bergen-Belsen, Anny moved from Austria to Mexico where she raised her family. Now a great-grandmother in Israel, Anny and her family have hatched a plan for a fourth win.

Spring Chicken is a short documentary which follows Anny as she celebrates life's small moments and finds beauty in the most unexpected places.

http://springchickenfilm.com

SWEET PIE

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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Directed by: Pierce Cravens
Runtime: 10 min

Sweet Pie, also known as Paul Winer, revives his career as the baron of bare-assed boogie-woogie and blues at the Public Theater in NYC.

SWEET PIE, is a documentary in the vein of Searching for Sugarman, where a performer's career is resurrected and re-inspired. Sweet Pie, also known as Paul Winer of Quartzsite, Arizona, proclaimed as the “baron of bare-assed boogie-woogie and blues,” brings his show back to The Public Theater in New York City for the first time in 40 years. His story is one of freedom, music, and family and the personal triumph that can come out of loss and grief. In a political environment where our 1st amendment right may be curtailed, Sweet Pie will continue to exercise his constitutional right to perform and live life the way he does. He states, “freedom is sacrificed with lack of use.”


YOU WILL BE PERSECUTED

Category: Short Films, Documentary
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Venue: Two River Theater
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· WORLD PREMIERE ·
Directed by: Gerda Liebman
Runtime: 10 min

In today's world of terrorism, extremist killings and brutal wars, one group of about 8000 Pakistanis is fleeing religious persecution in their homeland. Their circumstances gets little media attention. They are only one of several people groups fleeing their home country by mass migration. Pakistani Christians have fled to Thailand and have been waiting for months and years to receive official refugee status from the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), located in Bangkok. Meanwhile they are in the country illegally, they are not allowed to work and when captured, sent to IDC, the overcrowded immigration detention center. Their plight is documented in this film.