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Happers Comet
Film Happer’s Comet + The Last Days of August Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Jun 29, 2022
  • 7PM
Running Time: 75min

From prairie towns in Nebraska to the quiet nightlife of suburban Long Island, these visually stunning films capture the quiet essence of humanity.

MEMBERS: and Patrons $15

Happer's Comet

Dir. Tyler Taormina | 2022, 62min
New York Premiere


Filmed on the weekends across four months during 2020, Tyler Taormina cast his own Long Island family and neighbors in the delicate cinematic meditation on late-night life, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Taormina takes the audience through the nightly routines of suburban residents as they clean their offices, meet their lovers, apply make-up before going out, and rollerblade around town. Dreamlike, gentle, and strangely ominous, this sensory series of vignettes “is a hypnotic ode to the night owl” (The Film Stage).

A Factory 25 release

The Last Days of August

Dirs. Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and Robert Machoian | 2022, 13min


Two of the most distinctive filmmakers working today, longtime collaborators Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and Robert Machoian use a photo book aesthetic to explore prairie towns in Nebraska that have been devastated by the internet boom. While meditating on the longing for permanence, The Last Days of August asks: do miracles really happen?