Special Free Screenings for Columbia Students (with valid ID and must RSVP on Hi CONTACT page)
Co-sponsored by Columbia University School of the Arts
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
511 DODGE HALL
(Inside campus off 116th Street and Broadway)
New York, NY 10027
Hi Noon – 12 PM
I SELL LOVE
Kevin Chu (Hong Kong, 104 min) World Premiere
Undergraduate Tiffany (Rose Chan) undertakes compensated dating regarding it as a purely personal choice that has nothing to do with ethics, but after meeting Rex (Pakho Chau), a young guy full of integrity and passion, she realizes there is a price for her decision.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly3vcq2K0ZE
AS IT USED TO BE
Clément Gonzalez (South Africa, 8 min)
In a near future, all the teachers give their classes through a webcam. But one history teacher will see his routine change when a student prefers to attend in person…
VIOLENCE DONE WELL
Maida Hals (Norway, 4 min) Music Video
Captured in a world of reflections, a dancer is pushed to the limits. Music video for Norwegian artist Eline Thorp.
SHORTS SEGMENT III
Booker Mattison (US, 18 min) East Coast Premiere
A man who can’t get over the death of his father takes drastic measures.
LA LOTERIA/THE LOTTERY
Shahir Daud (US, 8 min)
While waiting to board his plane so that he can immigrate to America, Augusto Ramirez recalls the three biggest regrets in his life.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJlkwLqcUF8
Gabri Christa (Netherlands, Antilles, 23 min)
10 year old Luna finds a dog, but her grandmother doesn’t let her keep it, so she decides to take matters in her own hand. Together with her cousin Sol she skips school and sets out to house the dog in the small slave huts on the other end of the island, but things don’t go as planned and they might not make it home before night fall.
Watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/74281818
Jon Goldman (US, 15 min)
Randall spends his days imagining the vibrant inner lives of various vendors at the multicultural urban market where he works; none more so than Angela, an angel with her own pastry shop. But Randall’s inattention to his work has lead to a string of thefts and soon threatens to cost him his job. A chance encounter with a beautiful starlet and her lapdog provides Randall not only an opportunity to break the ice with Angela, but a chance to prove his worth to everyone at the market – including himself.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twicvzl7ne4
NOT 4 SALE
Roger Melvin (US, 12 min)
It is the 1950s during the height of McCarthy’s Red Scare and Sidney Poitier is forced to disavow his friends on the ‘Hollywood Blacklist’ or pay the price. Starring Isaiah Washington, Terri J. Vaughn, Marcus Chong and Kim Estes.
Watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/98596250
REQUIEM FOR A ROBOT
Christoph Rainer (Austria/US, 6 min)
Rob, a worn out robot with a corrupt memory, drowns the sorrows of his existence in alcohol and asks himself the essential question: what did he do wrong? He needs to remember…
THE DEVIL GOES DOWN
Nicholas Julius (US, 10 min)
A young man is challenged to a game of basketball by the Devil. The stakes? What is in the Devil’s bag against the young man’s soul?
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15PvZBAalig
Q&A with the filmmakers follows
Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza (US, 106 min) Harlem Spotlight
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OizNbCyDf2o
Francesca Murdoch (US, 17 min) Youth
Sarah Hale may be the only person who truly cares about her classmate James Winters, but when his family problems become unbearable, will Sarah’s love be enough to save him?
Q&A with the filmmakers follows
Bhawin Suchak, Ira McKinley (US, 62 min)
The Throwaways tells the story of activist filmmaker and ex-felon, Ira McKinley, documenting his struggle to bring positive changes to his community in inner-city Albany, NY. Weaving McKinley’s personal narrative of survival with stories of emerging social movements, the film takes an intimate look at the complex challenges facing African-American men today. As he strives to get his voice heard, McKinley confronts the unavoidable stories of his past, battling against the stigma of being an ex-felon while trying to shine a light on police violence and mass incarceration in America. Ultimately THE THROWAWAYS is more that just an illumination of marginalized people at their weakest moments; it is a call to action, a story of directly engaging in the struggle for justice.
Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/QipuC-72-LU