El Lado Frio De La Almohada
The Hero Pose
TU SERAS UN HOMME
FLIC NIC in the STREET: July 19 and July 26, 2014
venue: Travers Park - AKA 78th Street Plaza
where: 78th Street and 34th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 directions
when: July 19 and July 26 at dusk
The Queens World Film Festival returns to the 78th Street Play Street in Jackson Heights for 2 evenings of wonderful films including shorts AND features; animation AND live action; international AND local. Bring a chair, blanket, a picnic and a beverage or just pull up a piece of curb and enjoy films from around the world and around the corner.
July 19 - Film Program - Time Travel and Other Unexpected Feelings
Recursion (United States, 22 min., Dir.: Sam Buntrock) Recursion is a modern-day time-travel adventure that tells the story of Sherwin, possibly the most unlikely best-man there ever was. Winner QWFF 2014 Founders' Choice)
Day 6011 (Belgium, 15 min., Dir.: Raf Wathion) After being alone on guard for more than 6000 days, this robotic soldier encounters his first contact. Things don't go as planned
The Rehearsal (United States, 13 min., Dir.: Sammy James, Jr.) Desperate to get his music to the masses, high-strung bandleader Dom demands relentless rehearsing! Between practice and perfect, lies a minefield of egos, ineptitude, and attitude problems.
SHIFT (United States, 6 min., Dir.: Cuban-born, Juan Carlos Zaldívar) SHIFT follows a character who is born from a tree, whose face is stolen by a dog. After wandering the landscape, looking for home, his vision returns in an unsuspecting turn of events
Unfold (Ireland, 15 min. Dir.: Steven Daly) Mark is trying to hide his problems from the world around him. His everyday goal is to blend in with society and appear 'normal', while also trying to find himself again and tap into a creativity he once had. Winner QWFF 2014 Best Cinematography Short!
El Lado Frio De La Almohada (The Cold Side of the Pillow) (Spain, 11 min. Dir.: Herminio Cardiel) A couple who just met share a pillow that night. They will discover that the pillow has a side colder than it seems...
Noite Perdida (A Wasted Night) (Brazil, 17 min. Dir.: Filippo Capuzzi Lapietra)
Two friends reunite after a frustrated night with two girls. Both of them lie about the outcome of their dates, these lies are the trigger for a flashback that reveals what really happened that night.
July 26 - Film Program - Three family friendly films about fathers and their children
Thanks (United States, 12 min. Dir.: Tom Patterson ) A lost girl approaches a shopkeeper. Hilarity ensues.
The Hero Pose (United States, 13 min. Dir.: Mischa Jakupcak) Mia, an eight year old girl and her father are trying to sell a car.
TU SERAS UN HOMME (You'll Be a Man) (France, 88 minutes, Benoit Cohen) Theo takes the job of babysitting little Leo, whose negligent parents have left him socially awkward. They strike a deal to leave each other alone, not knowing how much they need each other. Winner: QWFF 2014 Best Feature!
ABOUT THE JACKSON HEIGHTS GREEN ALLIANCE AND THE 78TH STREET PLAZA
The Jackson Heights Green Alliance (JHGA) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that advocates for increased open space in Jackson Heights. Founded in 2007 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of park space in the neighborhood, the JHGA has since launched several initiatives, including the 78th Street Play Street which is now the 78th Street Public Plaza and the Grow-A-Park campaign, which resulted in the Garden School Field becoming a public park.