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NEWDRAFT READING: 16TH APRIL
'BOYS IN THE TREES'
|Boys In The Trees|
Don't Miss the chance to attend this reading. Winner - OutFest's Best Unproduced Screenplay 2011 and NewDraft 2011.
"When you're a kid, you want to explore and see what's hiding in the shadows, even if it scares the shit out of you. But when you grow up, you lose that. Scary things aren't fun anymore. Just scary. So they shut them out."
On Halloween 1997, teen skater, Corey encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend and now nemesis. He begrudgingly agrees to walk Jonah home after an accident leaves Jonah concussed. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them. As they walk through their memories and ghosts of the past, they are forced to confront a tragic truth about the changing nature of friendships.
Come and support the reading on 16th April at Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Center. FREE ADMISSION.
When: 8pm - 9.30pm, Monday 16th April
Where: Elinor Bunin Munroe Center, 144 W.65th St, New York, NY 10023.
NEWFEST CO-HOSTS ANY DAY NOW
at Tribeca Film Fest
Screens April 26th, 27th and 28th
NewFest is proud to co-host the World Premiere of Any Day Now starring Alan Cumming directed by Travis Fine, written by Travis Fine and George Arthur Bloom. Director and cast will be in attendance to some screenings.
In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in TFF alum Travis Fine's (The Space Between) touching and occasionally incendiary drama.
Tickets are on sale now to AmEx cardholders and they go on sale for everyone else next Monday, 4/16.
When: 9:30pm, Thursday 26 April (SVA); 6pm, Friday 27 April (AMC Loews Village 7); 6pm, Saturday 28 April (Chelsea Clearview)
In addition, look out for the other LGBT-themed films at Tribeca this year:
· Jack and Diane, directed and written by Bradley Rust Gray. (USA) - World Premiere. Tomboy Jack and bubbly Diane fall head over heels in love one hot summer in New York City. When Diane reveals she must leave the city for school in Europe, their budding love is tested. Weaving horror elements into a distinctive and fresh yet timeless and universal first-love story, TFF alum Bradley Rust Gray (The Exploding Girl) brings his unique vision to this idiosyncratic story of the joys and terrors of first love. A Magnolia Pictures release.
· Yossi (Ha-Sippur Shel Yossi), directed by Eytan Fox, written by Itay Segal. (Israel) - World Premiere. Returning to the role that won him TFF's Best Actor award in Eytan Fox's Yossi & Jagger in 2003, Ohad Knoller is extraordinary as Yossi, a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. A chance encounter with a group of soldiers ignites Yossi's desire to live an open, fulfilling life. Written and directed with uncommon honesty and compassion by Fox, this is a deeply moving film about the power of second chances. In Hebrew with subtitles. http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/yossi-film42701.html#.T4TAofu0zEY
· Keep the Lights On, directed by Ira Sachs, written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias. (USA) - New York Premiere, Narrative. For Erik and Paul, what begins as a meaningless late-night hookup evolves into a serious, committed relationship. Acclaimed director Ira Sachs offers an honest, unflinching portrait of a relationship that is by equal measure loving and destructive. Uncompromising in its depiction of drug addiction and the sacrifices we make for the ones we love, Sachs' film is a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful look at the way love changes over time.
GOING DOWN IN LA-LA LAND:
NewFest co-sponsors Cinema Village Screening, Sat 4/21
NewFest 2011 Hit Opens in NYC 4/20
Young, handsome and ambitious, Adam arrives from New York with dreams of making it big in L.A. He moves in with his zany best friend Candy who, between auditions, spends her time at the gym, shopping, or looking for a wealthy man.
Adam gets off to a rocky start, complete with parking tickets and an insufferable job answering phones. A new job in production looks promising, but soon Adam finds himself dealing with down-and-out directors, washed up starlets, and meth addicts, as he starts to lose himself in a seamy underworld of gay porn and prostitution.
The 7:30pm screening on Saturday 21st will include Q&A with cast and crew.
** AfterParty at G Lounge with Open Bar from 10pm - 11pm sponsored by:**
When: 7:30pm, Saturday 21st April
Where: Cinema Village, 22 East 12th St, NY NY
Tickets and Further Info:
AfterParty: G Lounge, 225 W.19th St, NY NY
NEWFEST @ ASBURY PARK:
|Wish Me Away|
Selected Highlights from NewFest 2011 play
Asbury Park's Annual Mini-Festival
NewFest is proud to announce our 2nd annual weekend of selected screenings from last year's Fest. This year's line up includes:
Saturday 21st April
Going Down in La La Land
Casper Andreas 2011
One Night Stand,
Elisabeth Sperling, Trish Dalton, Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton 9pm Post Screening Reception @ Trinity and The Pope
Sunday, April 22
Eldar Rapaport 2011
Wish Me Away
Bobbie Birleffi, Beverly Kopf 2010
When: Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 April
Where: The Show Room, 708 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. www.theshowroomap.com
More info: click here or call 732-502-0472 for tickets
NEWFEST 2012 - more details to be announced shortly
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