The Brodsky Organization has partnered with the Harlem Int’l Film Festival to offer its residents a handpicked selection of award-winning films from the 2015 Festival starting with the short film TOM IN AMERICA, which took home a 2015 Best Short Film Award and stars Academy Award Nominated actors Burt Young and Sally Kirkland followed by SUBWAYS, winner of the 2015 Harlem Spotlight Award.
The first partnership of its kind for the Festival, which last year celebrated its 10th anniversary, each screening event will present residents with the opportunity to view award-winning cinema by local filmmakers followed by an exclusive Q&A with cast and crew members. The first screening is sold out.
Wednesday, June 8th
Enclave at the Cathedral
400 West 113th Street NY, NY
Tom in America
Flavio Alves (Brazil & US, 17 min) 2014
For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael’s long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along.
Starring Academy Award Nominated actors Burt Young and Sally Kirkland.
Dane Joseph (US, 81 min) 2015
From the producer of the hit comedy web series DRAMA QUEENZ comes SUBWAYS, a dark comedy about a disgruntled casting assistant named Caleb who is coping with the taboo feelings towards his half-brother and the tragic loss of a young friend to whom he made a special promise.
Unable to properly handle his feelings, he lashes out angrily towards the poor actors and colleagues who come in his path and heatedly hurls himself into his dreams of becoming a professional writer. But when a violent encounter with a coworker leaves him forever scarred, he plummets into a depression that only humor, truth, and fulfilling his promise to his departed friend can lift him out of.
Shot in Harlem with a cast of over 100 local actors and a soundtrack by award-winning LGBTQ indie artists, SUBWAYS is a poetic portrayal of the beautiful, ugly, messy complicated amalgam that is life.