A pair of special programs feature short films culled from Filmmaker’s annual “25 New Faces” series, which spotlights emerging independent film talents.
2009. USA. Directed by Lena Dunham. Before Girls and Tiny Furniture there was Creative Nonfiction, a funny and formally ambitious metafictional account about writing and non-romance at a liberal arts school. Dunham, a 2009 New Face, stars. 59 min.
2012. USA. Directed by Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva. The singularity, viral video, and K-pop collide in Miami artist and filmmakers Mayer and Leyva’s mind-expanding short. 13 min.
2004. USA. Directed by Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden. The short that led to the film Half-Nelson, Gowanus, Brooklyn is a jewel of a film detailing a young girl’s concerned investigation into her teacher’s secret life. 19 min.
The Black Balloon
2008. USA. Directed by Benny Safdie, Joshua Safdie. A lost black balloon purposefully bobs and weaves throughout New York City in this warm look at the idiosyncracies of New York life. 22 min.
Program 113 min.
In the Film exhibition Carte Blanche: Scott Macaulay and 20 Years of Filmmaker Magazine
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