LIMAN VIDEO RENTALS presents
THE FIRST GUERRILLA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
August 10-12, 2001 @ The Tribeca Film Center – 375 Greenwich
Street, TriBeCa, NYC.
FILM GUIDE & PROGRAM SCHEDULE
(All project ‘formats’ listed reflect only the originating format, which may not necessarily be the same as the screening format)
<<< FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2001 – 8:00 P.M.
PROGRAM 1: (Special B&W Showcase) – Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
8:00 p.m. VIDEO 1: GET ADDICTED – Dir: Joshua Gabriel. (Exp/7mins) – BW/Super 16mm
New York artist/musician/filmmaker Joshua Gabriel’s visual
collage set to music showcases his drawings and gritty images from the
streets of New York, giving insight into the external environment, which
informs and inspires his work.
8:10 p.m. RADIOMAN – Dir: Uri Makovski (Exp/18mins) – BW/16mm
Professor Runge, a brilliant scientist, has discovered a way to
communicate with an ethereal parallel dimension where anything that was
ever broadcast still exists in a sort of ‘radioether’ world. But when he tries to convince
society of his discovery, he is ridiculed and rejected, thus compelled to
embark on a dangerous mission to the radioworld, which unfortunately, may
be a one-way trip.
8:30 p.m. OUROBOROUS – Dir: Robert Karol. (Short/9mins) – BW/16mm
This hauntingly surreal visionary tale follows a day in the life of depressed young man, as he is drawn to a mysterious book he finds on the street, which pulls him into a nightmarish world.
8:40 p.m. THE LONELY – Dirs: Bruno Derlin & Mark Doyle. (Short/17mins) – BW/16mm/PixelVision
Trilogy of Gothic-style romance tales set in modern day about a man whose search for love and companionship takes him through a dream world where ‘creatures of the night’ reign. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and LeFanu’s “Carmilla.”
9:15 p.m. BLACK DAYS – Dirs: Ari Margolis & James Morley III. (Feature/80mins) – BW/Super 16mm
The classic story of “angst ridden artist meets psychotic misanthrope” takes a grisly, yet esoteric turn in this darkly comedic exploration of the film noir genre.
<<< SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2001 >>>
10: 30 a.m. SHOOT FIRST, ANSWER QUESTIONS LATER LIVE! – Panel Discussion (Free Admission)
Guerrilla Filmmaker Magazine’s quarterly column is presented “live” with a roster of professional industry insiders giving their views and answering your questions regarding film, digital technology, and beyond…
PROGRAM 2: Saturday, August 11, 2001 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. WHAT A GIRL WANTS – Dirs: Matthew Buzzell/Elizabeth Massie/Jacob Bricca. (Doc/30mins) – C/Multiple Formats
In the Spring of 2000, eleven girls and two classrooms of students were interviewed about the impact of media culture on their lives. These are their thoughts.
1:35 p.m. IN THE ETHER – Dir: William Miller. (Exp/5mins) – BW/16mm & 35mm.
Lost in the horizons of our imagination are the elements of our
daily existence that trap us ‘in the ether,’ a state of walking
slumber. Through our journey
of self-discovery we reconnect our conscious with our subconscious awaking
into a brighter reality.
1:40 p.m. GUNS R US – Dir: Andrew Calder. (Short subject doc/6mins) – C/DV
Hate. Violence. Guns… or Apple Pie? Armed school children! I have a dream. “I am violently opposed to… oh, I
dunno… killing.” A random
shooting on the opinions of Americans.
2:00 p.m. LETHAL FORCE – Dir: Alvin Ecarma. (Feature/70mins) – C/16mm & Video.
After his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped, a gangster is
forced to betray his best friend – a deadly killer, in this action-packed
send-up of action/adventure/kung-fu movies.
PROGRAM 3: Saturday, August 11, 2001 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. MIDSUMMER – Dir: James Kerwin. (Work in progress/18mins) – C/35mm
In this edgy adaptation of a classic Shakespearean tale, a young
man must come to terms with his feelings for his best friend – a
beautiful, but manipulative girl who finds herself torn between him and
4:10 p.m. SKID ROW 2000 – Dir: Pascal Franchot. (Short subject doc/7mins) – C/DV
A journey through downtown Los Angeles on Election Day, this is
a glimpse of an American subculture that is very easy to forget about, but
is certainly not going away.
4:20 p.m. UNDONE – Dir: Kandeyce Jordan. (Short/15mins) – C/35mm
A woman’s curiosity is pushed too far and she ends up in a heap
of Los Angeles nightlife trash… literally, where she’s discovered by three
kidnappers mired in their own failure.
4:35 p.m. THE CREATION – Dir: Deb Lucke. (Short/12mins) – C/35mm
A sidewalk artist draws God from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
on the streets of New York.
He gets in a fight trying to protect his art and God comes to life
to save his creator and complete the drawing.
5:00 p.m. REWIND AMERICA – Dir: Mark McLaughlin. (Doc/47mins) – C/DV
From the shocking to the bizarre, America’s homegrown museums are
filled with oddball artifacts, lovingly displayed and ready to enlighten
and amuse. This is a tour
through strange museums and a study of the outlandish curators who run
PROGRAM 4: Saturday, August 11, 2001 – 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. WHITE FACE – Dir: Brian McDonald. (Short/14mins) – C/DV
This mockumentary explores the problems clowns might have if
they were a real race of people living in America, as it follows the lives
of three Clown-Americans and their families, each from a different strata
6:45 p.m. STUFFED – Dir: Sara Mast. (Short subject doc/6mins) – C/DV
A glimpse at the grisly art of taxidermist Simon Romero, a
modern day Lazarus who gives new “life” to the dead.
6:55 p.m. SUPERTALK – Dir: Adam Reist. (Short) – C/DV
Superheroes calling Dr. Flora’s self-help radio show for advice are
treated to harsh doses of her version of “tough love.” Her blithely ignorant counseling
soon has them all almost undone, with many of their identities and fears
7:30 p.m. COWBOY – Dir: Jane Gaffney. (Work in progress/Feature/running time t.b.a.) – C/Super 16mm.
Two women become friends through unconventional circumstances. They struggle to forget past
disappointments and search for perfection against the chaotic backdrop of
New York City.
PROGRAM 5: Saturday, August 11, 2001 – 9:45 p.m.
9:45 p.m. AN UNPREDICTABLE THING – Dir: Rhonda Keyser. (Short/6mins) – C/DV
Written as a monologue by Tom Noonan for director Keyser months
before she was attacked in the subway, this is a chilling piece of memory,
struggle, and triumph, about a woman who confesses her loss of control of
everything, to a room full of silent professionals.
9:55 p.m. IN THE POCKET – Dir: Kurt Mercer. (Short/9mins) – C/Super 16mm
Saturday night, standing room only, cocktails aflow …the crowd
waits. Integrity and friendship weigh against common sense and the
cold-hearted dollar as the front man and his trumpet player clash over
compromising their music to satisfy an agreement with the club's
10:05 p.m. THE B-REEL – TRAILER – Dir: Christopher Frieri. (Exp/3mins) – BW/16mm
Out-takes from the feature film, “Golliwog’s Cake-Walk,”
featuring New York’s East Village beauties and original music by Plato Van
10:15 p.m. TRUE RIGHTS: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT – Dir: Meg Thayer. (Feature/90mins) – C/35mm
This raucous social satire probes directly into the public's
fascination with Shock TV and reality programming. The film follows the rise of two
true-story vultures - a Phen Phen-popping Valley matron and an alleged
Juliard actor with a behavioral disorder - as they sweep Los Angeles
looking for the next great Shock TV story.
(This special screening is preceded by the 1½ minute trailer listed
VIRTUE – Dir: David Katz. (Feature Trailer/1.5mins) – C/35mm
A young writer tries to escape his criminal past and learns the
hard way that, virtue, once lost is seldom recovered.
<< SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2001 >>>
11:00 a.m. ACTING INDEPENDENT LIVE! – Panel Discussion (Free Admission)
Guerrilla Filmmaker Magazine’s column on indie acting comes to
life with a panel of special guest directors who act and actors who
PROGRAM 6: Sunday, August 12, 2001 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. THE LOVERS – Dir: Francesca Rizzo. (Short/9mins) – C/DV
Two barflies looking for companionship find themselves in a drunken stupor, watching old reruns of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” at a local, neighborhood bar.
1:10 p.m. MEEMO – Dir: Joe La Penna. (Short/11mins) – C/35mm
A touching portrait of two people and the friendship and love
they’ve shared for more than fifty years, as it is juxtaposed over images
of their dour final days.
1:25 p.m. WARPLAY – Dir: Bryan Lefler. (Short/12mins) – C/DV
Fascinated with media, a young boy learns too late that
imaginary play turned violent can blur the lines of reality.
1:40 p.m. THE WHITE ROSE – Dir: Nathan Nazario. (Short/12mins) – C/DV
A homeless man encounters a “special” friend who sends him on a
magical journey. Inspired by
a poem by Cuban icon Jose Marti.
2:00 p.m. LOOP DREAMS: THE MAKING OF A LOW-BUDGET MOVIE – Dir: Harvey Hubbell V. (Doc/72mins) – C/DV
Director Hubbell candidly chronicles the making of the low
budget feature film, “BlackMale,” while performing his duties of first
assistant director, with some very funny results.
PROGRAM 7: Sunday, August 12, 2001 – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. ROOSEVELT ISLAND: LAND WITHOUT DOGS – Dir: Jeff Picket. (Short Doc/16mins) – C/DV
The island’s unique history is examined, focusing on its
steadfast anti-dog sentiment.
4:30 p.m. SAVING SHEBA – Dir: Eli Kabillio. (Doc/44mins) – C/BetaSP
While working on a documentary intended to unveil truths behind
‘alternative’ medicinal practices, Eli learns that his longtime canine
friend, Sheba, has cancer.
Determined to help her battle the disease, he embarks on a journey
of research that not only prolongs the dog’s life, but opens his eyes to
aspects of himself that give him some welcome new perspectives.
5:30 p.m. CICADAS – Dir: Kat Candler. (Feature/92mins) – C/DV
A young girl, coming-of-age while assuming responsibility for her
parents, brothers, and even classmates, finds herself growing more and
more distant from everyone, except for the one boy she knows she should
stay away from. Finding
strength in loss, love from tragedy, and trust after betrayal, she emerges
stronger and feeling more liberated than ever before.
PROGRAM 8: Sunday, August 12, 2001 – 8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. BENNY MARDONES: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING – Dir: Will Keenan & Greg Ross. (Doc/25mins) – C/Mult.
Benny Mardones, a one-hit wonder from the ‘80s pop music scene
loses it all when he literally turns the tables on his record label
executive who banishes him from the music industry, but definitely not
from Syracuse, NY, where Mardones becomes a superstar of legendary
8:25 p.m. CRAZY LIKE THE TAZ – Dir: Scott Barlow. (Short/10mins) – C/DV
Dale Phillips has more than a passing interest in the cartoon
character, the Tazmanian Devil.
The fact is, he is obsessed with ‘The Taz,’ and without realizing
it, his obsession replaces reality and totally occupies his
8:35 p.m. THIS THING RIGHT HERE – Dir: Bruno Derlin. (Work in progress/Doc/15mins) – C/DV
A mock-doc following the elusive Money Casciolini & The Other
Guy, sibling talent scouts, who claim to have worked with some of the
biggest names in the entertainment industry. They put their reputations on the
line when they decide to make a ‘special’ holiday CD themselves, with
often hilarious results.
9:15 p.m. PASSING STONES – Dir: Roger Majkowski. (Feature/91mins) – BW/DV
The story of man, God, and family and how the three should never
meet. A thirty year-old paper
boy embarks with his two brothers on a journey to track down a message
from God sent in the form of a suicide note.
ALL PANELS AND THE L.V.R. DEMONSTRATION ARE FREE AND OPEN TO
LVR DEMONSTRATION - SATURDAY & SUNDAY AUG 11-12 @ SHAMBALLA, 407-409 GREENWICH ST 12PM TO 2:OOPM The demonstration will be with the Sony HDCAM 1080i/24P camera which will included a powerpoint presentation. The demonstration will be done in conjunction with Sony Broadcast.