Thursday, August 10, 5:30pm

Religion & Politics


Talk Radio


Lou spent so many years listening to talk radio that he was left wondering whether there was actually any reason to live.

Director: Jay Kanzler
Executive Producer: Jay Kanzler
Cinematographer: Chris Benson
Editor: Patrick Lawrence
Composer: James Desautels
Screenwriter: Jay Kanzler
Cast: Howard Rance, McGraw Milhaven




A portrait of a guy who is following his passion, collecting stamps.

Director: Yuki Ogura
Cinematographer: Yuki Ogura
Editor: Yuki Ogura


Goodnight Moon


Musician Jeremy Bacon is devastated when he receives a letter informing him that his wife will not be permitted to return home due to travel restrictions affecting her country of birth. He attempts to lose himself in music in order to cope, turning his piano into a shrine to her, but he is ultimately moved by his despair to visit the U.S. Custom House, performing a symbolic act of protest against inhumane immigration policies. There, he encounters looming classical sculptures depicting mankind's historical diaspora from Africa, Asia, Europe and finally the Americas.

Producer: Victorious De Costa
Executive Producer: Jeremy Bacon, Victorious De Costa
Composer: Jeremy Bacon
Cast: Jeremy Bacon




A fixer, political or otherwise, finally lets his son in on what he does for a living... and maybe even brings him along for the ride.

Director: Zach Halfter
Executive Producer: Zach Halfter
Cinematographer: Zach Halfter
Editor: Zach Halfter
Screenwriter: Stephen Pavlics
Cast: David Stephens, Oise Ohiwerei, Timothy Cox




Spoken-word poet Henry Gonzalez discusses gentrification and his South Bronx childhood.

Director: Isabel Vazquez
Executive Producer: Isabel Vazquez
Cinematographer: Isabel Vazquez
Editor: Isabel Vazquez




This short film is our attempt at explaining the world's most controversial and violently burning issue - RELIGION

Director: Santosh Davakhar
Executive Producer: Swati Bhat
Cinematographer: Vishal Sangwai
Editor: Ashish Mhatre, Apurva Sahai
Composer: Rajat Dholakia
Screenwriter: Santosh Davakhar


Los Mormones


A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in the South Bronx, who struggle to convert Hispanic immigrants.

Director: Benjamin Bergmann




Let it flow.

Director: Roberto Cano
Executive Producer: Carmen Escalante
Screenwriter: Roberto Cano, Carmen Escalante


Now or Later


Now or Later is a tale of a Shabbos Goy. Elise, a young Hasidic woman and Mike, a young black man start an unlikely relationship, after one day Elise's mom Ruth, drags him into her home to help with forbidden tasks on Shabbat.

Director: Mara Kassin
Cinematographer: Ron Egozi
Editor: Ashley Roby
Screenwriter: Mara Kassin
Cast: Mara Kassin, Matthew Murumba, Elena McGhee


Blind Faith


Imagine meeting Jesus. What would you say to him? Would you recognize him? That’s the conundrum facing a man like Henry Mickels. On a road trip towards upstate New York Henry comes to meet a stranger claiming to be Jesus Christ. What began as a lonely trip has now become a quest that will test Henry’s faith. In this humorous short film we find out just what it takes to turn a skeptic into a believer.

Director: Taishon S Black
Producer: Miles Adgate
Screenwriter: Taishon S Black
Cast: Nathaniel Ryan, Denis Ooi, Joe Rose, Zuri Poinsette, Stephanie Black


And The Earth Will Be Lost to the Flames


The end is nigh. But until then, there’s work to do.

Director: Adam Bertocci
Producer: Adam Bertocci
Screenwriter: Adam Bertocci
Cast: Lindsey Carter