Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
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Sat, Dec 7, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 New York Film Festival
Projections Shorts Program 1: Signs of Life
Co-presented by Acropolis Cinema, Film at Lincoln Center and MUBI, with additional support and funding provided by the Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities.

The New York Film Festival’s annual Projections section presents a diverse selection of film and video works from some of the most adventurous moving-image artists in contemporary cinema. With its aim to “expand upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be,” Projections is at the forefront of bringing exciting and innovative filmmaking to U.S. audiences. Join us for a two-part program of highlights from the 2019 Projections shorts lineup, including new works by Beatrice Gibson, Tomonari Nishikawa, Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold, Ben Russell and Zachary Epcar.
Films include:

Los Angeles Premiere! “The Prince of Homburg” (2019, USA/U.K., 23 min. Dir. Patrick Staff) Patrick Staff’s vibrant, color-coded short cleverly uses text from Heinrich von Kleist’s 19th-century play of the same name to explore themes of persecution and punishment, and to meditate upon contemporary issues of gender, queer resistance and the carceral state.

Los Angeles Premiere! “Tyrant Star” (2019, USA/Vietnam, 16 min. Dir. Diane Severin Nguyen) The star-crossed melancholy of two separated lovers is memorialized in a cathartic rendition of a beloved pop tune, intertwining the sensual and the toxic within an urban periphery of Vietnam. "Tyrant Star" is a musical tale of postwar emancipation and trauma.

Los Angeles Premiere! “Billy” (2019, USA, 8 min. Dir. Zachary Epcar) Zachary Epcar’s oblique psychodrama follows Billy and Allison through an evening of ominous disturbances. As flames dance, flashlights flicker and domestic objects scatter in all directions, the couple’s home becomes a theater of contemporary anxiety.

Los Angeles Premiere! “Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters / Deux soeurs qui n’est sont pas soeurs” (2018, U.K., 23 min. Dir. Beatrice Gibson) In Beatrice Gibson’s dream-logic thriller, based on a 1929 play by Gertrude Stein, two amateur sleuths - played by filmmakers Ana Vaz and Basma Alsharif - investigate a crime that may not have happened. Pushing narrative beyond its limits to the point of abstraction, Gibson offers a bewitching reflection on identity, motherhood and storytelling itself.

70 minutes. | Screening format: digital
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sat, Dec 7, 2019 • 5:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Sat, Dec 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian