When: Tuesday, April 19, 7-9pm
Where: Edith Stone Room, Albany Library, 1249 Marin Ave. Albany
We are honored and excited to be able to present this free showing of award winners and favorites from this year’s Albany Film Fest. This group of films is one of the best and most varied yet, including independent films from hyperlocal (Albany!), local (San Francisco), national (L.A., Ferguson, MO), and global (Spain, Germany, UK. Singapore) filmmakers.
Films not rated – may not be suitable for young children.
The Art of Modern Dancing • Benjamin Ragasa • (3:00) (Albany)• A dance on the Albany Bulb. BEST MY OWN PRIVATE ALBANY
I Hate the Color Red • Jazmin Jamias • (19:00) • A comedy about siblings who struggle to keep their family video store in business as “red boxes” and “red envelopes” threaten its existence. FINALIST, BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Winter’s Journey • Susanne Boing • Narrative Short (20:00) (Germany, subtitles) Walter is waiting at the last station of his journey through life. His family and friends all know what is best for him. But in the end they have to understand that his ending belongs only to him. TIE FOR AUDIENCE FAVORITE
Shadows • Isaac Kerlow • (11:30) (Singapore) • A band of intruders decide to destroy the centuries-old rain forest in a single day. BEST SHORT ANIMATION
Talk to Me • Josh Knoller • (20:00) (Los Angeles) A father struggling to connect with his son learns a shocking truth when he answers his son’s cell phone. BEST YOUTH 13-17
Ferguson 365 • Christopher Phillips • (15:00) (Missouri) • This film, by a local Ferguson resident, provides context for the divided suburb’s eruption into social unrest in response to the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown Jr. BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT, BEST IN SHOW
The Weigh In • The Perez Brothers • (1:21) (Oakland) Knocking out homophobia! BEST TINY MOVIE
Cowboys • Bernabé Rico • Narrative Short • (20:00) • (Spain/UK, subtitles) • Martin is divorced, finished as an actor, and his son hasn’t talked to him for more than a year. But one fine day he’ll get a working offer his agent will not let him pass: to be companion of a five-year-old boy in a costume contest at the Amusement Park. BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, TIE FOR AUDIENCE FAVORITEA co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, the Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library. The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 510-745-1400 or TDD 888-663-0660.
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