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The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts

 
 
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 101min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
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+  Post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers
 
 
 
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The Bureau of Creative Works curates this program of nine short films by a diverse network of emerging NYC-based filmmakers, from narrative and animation to documentary, hybrid, experimental, and dance. The shorts featured in the program have been presented at various international festivals including Sundance, Berlinale, and AFI Docs.

Post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers

 
She’s Revolutionary

Dir. B. Monét
Documentary, 4min

 

A portrait of Tarana Burke, civil rights activist and creator of the #metoo movement.

 
Rebuilding in Miniature

Dir. Veena Rao
Documentary, 8min

 

An Iraqi refugee bides his time in immigration limbo by creating obsessively detailed dioramas.

 
 
 
The Joyous Farmer

Dir. Hiran Balasuriya
Narrative, 15min

 

After an encounter with a government official, Ratnapala is prescribed an experimental drug to enhance his work ethic.

 
 
Superior

Dir. Erin Vassilopoulos
Narrative, 13min

 

A stranger passing through town sparks a teenage girl's desire to distinguish herself from her identical twin sister.

 
 
 
Lucia, Before and After

Dir. Anu Valia
Narrative, 13min

 

After traveling 200 miles, a young woman (Sarah Goldberg) waits out Texas’s state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.

 
 
Yanvalou

Dir. Angeline Gragasin
Narrative, 5min

 

An awkward computer programmer learns to dance to impress his next-door neighbor.

 
 
 
Nobody Loves Me

Dir. Farihah Zaman, Jeff Reichert
Documentary, 13min

 

High in the Andes, a frog with an unusual appearance is threatened with extinction.

 
 
Agua Viva

Dir. Alexa Lim Haas
Animation, 8min

 

A Chinese manicurist in Miami attempts to describe feelings she doesn't have the words for.

 
 
 
Home Exercises

Dir. Sarah Friedland
Experimental, 22min

 

A short dance film and hybrid doc investigating the gestural habits and choreographies of aging individuals at home.

 
 
 
 
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