Red Hook Film Festival 2011


The 2011, Red Hook International Film And Video Festival screenings
takes place on October 15th & 16th at
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition's Screening Room,
499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York

Click here for Directions and Travel options to the Festival


Saturday, October 15th, 2011, 1:00pm

Red Hook Block:
Stories From The Streets

Tommy Kane in Red Hook
Directed by Danny Gregory
Documentary, 6min, 2011
A lyrical portrait of an artist capturing a street scene of an iconic neighborhood fixture: Sunny's Bar, the oldest bar in Red Hook.

Red Hook High
Directed by Trac Minh Vu
Fiction, 22min, 2008
It's the first day of classes at Red Hook High. The students and teachers make their way to school through the gritty streets of the neighborhood. This year things are going to be different.

Racing to Red Hook
Directed by Jessica Scott
Documentary, 22min, 2011
Under cover of darkness, fixed gear bicyclists battle to win the Red Hook Criterium, an unsanctioned bike race that charges through the streets of Red Hook once a year.

Saturday, October 15th, 2011, 2:30pm

Red Hook Block:
Family and Tradition

by Meerkat Media and The Puppet Kitchen
Fiction, 6min, 2010
The tale of an aging puppet seeking its lost love, from Red Hook Film Fest alumni Meerkat Media ("Brooklyn Boondoggle" - RHFF 2010).

Directed by Iva Radivojevic
Documentary, 7min, 2010
A group of Pakistani Americans have found a home away from home in Brooklyn, while still holding on to the threads of their roots. Kite battling is a sport that requires skill, practice, technique, dedication and focus. Every Sunday, the kite flyers gather at Dyker Park to battle.

Making Jam With Grandma
Produced by
Documentary, 6 min, 2010
Red Hook Film Fest alumni Kathy Kensinger ("Last Day At The Nuthouse" - RHFF 2010) returns with a documentary about four generations of women picking blackberries, making jam, and passing on family traditions.

Lehigh Valley 79
Directed by Flonia Telegrafi
Documentary, 6 min, 2010
A portrait of Red Hook's own David Sharps, who has raised his family on the Lehigh Valley #79, otherwise known as the the Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge. In 1986, David Sharps bought the #79 for $1. Bringing it back to its original condition has become his life's work.

Spirit Ship
Directed by Kristin Brenneman Eno
Narrative, 16 min, 2010
Red Hook is transformed into a haunting children's adventure in this beautifully realized short film from Red Hook Film Festival alumni Kristin Brenneman Eno ("A Day at the Red Hook Community Farm" - RHFF 2008).

Saturday, October 15th, 2011, 4:00pm:

Art On The Waterfront

Long After We're Gone
Directed by Nerina Penzhorn
Experimental, 4 min, 2011
A soundscape of field recordings from in and around the Gowanus Canal is combined with poetic visuals to create a unique journey along this superfunded waterway.

At Water's Edge
Created by Jennifer Stock
Experimental, 5min, 2010
At Water's Edge compiles footage and sounds from the liminal points on Red Hook's waterfront, capturing and abstracting the water/horizon line into an illusionistic assemblage of rock, light, water, air, and detritus on the shore.

Math Movie
Directed by Lisa Kletjian
Experimental, 5 min, 2011
A structural abstract piece on the mechanicalization of nature: waves crashing in digital, binary code xeroxed onto seascapes.

Urban Soil Horizon
Directed by Ellie Irons
Experimental, 5 min, 2010
Documenting the existence of dirt in a world of concrete and asphalt, Urban Soil Horizon contrasts the age old cycles of erosion and accretion with the rhythms of a contemporary, human-driven ecosystem.

Urban Watershed
Directed by Ellie Irons
Experimental, 5 min, 2010
Urban Watershed focuses on the way water moves across the surfaces of the city and into storm drains and groundwater systems, carrying nutrients and contaminants as it goes.

George Trakas at the Waters Edge: Newtown Creek
Produced by Urban Omnibus
Documentary, 7 min, 2009
George Trakas is the creator of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk, a park on the banks of the Newtown Creek which sits in the shadow of a wastewater treatment plant.

by The Urban Homesteading Project (Laura Chipley & Francisca Caporali)
Experimental, 9 min, 2010
Forest was a mobile installation in which Christmas trees, salvaged from the garbage in the post-holiday season, were arranged to mimic natural forests in industrial zones located along the Newtown Creek in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Long Island City, Queens.

Directed by Cassim Shepard
for Urban Omnibus and The Architectural League of New York
Documentary, 12 min, 2010
Archipelago observes a day in the life of five New York waterfront neighborhoods: Hunts Point, Jamaica, Mariners Harbor, Downtown Brooklyn, and Chelsea. The sights of the city mingle with unique soundtracks to create a poetic portrait of the metropolis.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011, 2:30pm:

Underneath New York City

The Hidden Sister
Directed by Zina Browm
Experimental, 5 min, 2010
Red Hook Film Festival alumni Zina Brown ("Karsh Kale - GK2" - RHFF 2009) returns with his latest vision from the dark, including fire eating, ice dancing, aerial acrobatics and belly dancers.

Directed by Allison Prete
Produced for the New York Transit Museum
Documentary, 6 min, 2010
A short portrait of filmmaker Bill Brand's mysterious zoetrope installation on the Q line, directed by Red Hook Film Fest alumni Allison Prete ("Lavender Lake" - RHFF 2009).

Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of Arts for Transit
Directed by Allison Prete
Produced for the New York Transit Museum
Documentary, 17 min, 2010
The history and mission of Arts For Transit are traced through the years in this engaging portrait of artists creating mosaics, music, scultpture and stained glass underneath the city streets. The mysteries of several major subway installations are revealed by Red Hook Film Fest alumni Allison Prete ("Lavender Lake" - RHFF 2009).

Directed by Andrew Wonder
Documentary, 28 min, 2010
Urban Explorer Steve Duncan takes a journey deep underneath Manhattan, visiting the waterway under Canal Street, the Freedom Tunnel, and the long-abandoned (yet still ornate) City Hall Station. Oh, and he also climbs the Williamsburg Bridge.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011, 4:00pm:

Taking it to the Streets

Ode to Mama
Produced by Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo for Housing is a Human Right
Documentary, 2011, 5 min
Mary Lee Ward is an 82-year-old great-grandmother who has lived in her home in Brooklyn for 44 years. On August 19, she faced eviction by city marshals, but her neighbors refused to let her go. Red Hook Film Festival alumni Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo ("Where We Gonna Go?" - RHFF 2010) return with another powerful story about housing issues in Brooklyn.

Directed by Matthew Silver
Narrative, 2010, 7 min
The Doomsayer battles the Corn Mutants of the Wasteland on the streets of Bushwick, but has a change of heart when he sees the Angel, awakening his inner child and the Watermelon Friends! Red Hook Film Festival alumni Matthew Silver ("The Shadow Monster" - RHFF 2010) returns with another tale from the crazy streets of Brooklyn. Love is now. The End is coming.

Matthew 24:14
Collaboratively created by Laura Hadden, Tennessee Watson, Iva Radivojevic, and Alex Mallis.
Documentary, 2010, 6 min
An portrait of a New York doomsday believer as he prepares for a possible apocalypse.

Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution
Directed by Iva Radivojevic and Martyna Starosta
Documentary, 8 min, 2011
The idea to occupy the financial district in New York City was inspired by recent uprisings in Spain, Greece, Egypt, and Tunisia. This short film captures the 5th and 6th days of the Wall Street occupation.

To Be Seen
Directed by Alice Arnold
Documentary, 27min, 2006
To Be Seen is an exploration of street art in New York City, and interviews some of the top street artists and curators, including Swoon, Faile, and The Wooster Collective. The film examines street art as a means of public expression and of social and political protest. Street art is another form of media one that is not a commodity, that has no price tag, and is free for all who pass by.



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