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2007 FILMS

Feature Films:

Imaginary Heroes – Directed by Dan Harris - Feature Narrative TRT: 1h 51m

The Travis family faηade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

Vito After – Directed by Maria Pusateri - Feature Documentary TRT: 50m

Vito Friscia is a tough Brooklyn homicide detective who survived the rescue efforts of 9/11 to spend months sifting through toxic rubble, searching for remnants of those who perished. Vito After is about mourning, coping, living with the WTC cough and overcoming denial.

Luboml: My Heart Remembers – Directed by Eileen Douglas & Ron Steinman - Feature Documentary TRT: 55m

An emotionally moving documentary in remembrance of the beauty and vitality of life in a small town in Poland before the Nazis' genocidal murder of its Jewish citizens.

Everything is Illuminated – Directed by Liev Schreiber- Feature Narrative TRT: 1h 46m

The story of a young Jewish-American man who sets out to the Ukraine to find the woman who may have saved his grandfather from the Nazis and the Holocaust.

Shallow End of the Ocean – Directed by Evan Buxbaum - Short Narrative TRT: 25m

A man, when faced with a decision that will change the direction of his life, escapes to the beach, but continues to be haunted by the unending annoyances of the answering machine.

Nimrod Nation: Episode 1 – Short Narrative TRT: 23m

The first of an 8-part documentary series providing a portrait of a small town obsessed with their high school basketball team.

Partners in Crime – Directed by Dan Rafeld - Short Narrative TRT: 10m

Two unlikely partners in crime set out to raid a mansion, but when desire exceeds duty, chaos ensues.

Short Films:
Best short films selected from BeFilm The Underground Film Festival

Available Men – Directed by David Dean Bottnell - Short Narrative TRT: 15m

A Hollywood agent, dispatched to sign a "hot" new writer, and a sensitive gay man waiting for a blind date, mistake each other for the person they were expecting to meet.

One Rat Short – Directed by Alex Weil - Short Narrative TRT: 5m

The mesmerizing ballet of a discarded food wrapper leads a New York subway rat into an adventure of love and loss.

The Rip Off – Directed by Kun Chang - Short Narrative TRT: 10m

A typical morning in an electronics store becomes unpredictable when a woman catches her young son stealing – and it doesn't stop there.

Sniffer – Directed by Bobby Deers - Short Narrative 10m

In a world where everyone has the ability to fly, a man chooses not to be held down by the weights of society.

Anniversary Present – Directed by Doug Karr - Short Narrative TRT: 8m

In this black comedy, generosity leads to spiteful reprisals as a metal-crushing, fire-spewing crescendo shows that mayhem can be an integral element in the high stakes of true love. If he only stopped to think….

Mirage – Directed by Youngwoong Jang - Short Narrative TRT: 9m

In order to sustain his life, a sweet little bio-mechanical robot must fill his glass chest with water. What would you do for life-sustaining water?

Viola Fondente – Directed by Fabio Simonelli - Short Narrative TRT: 13m

Viola, an overweight, beautiful woman in her mid-30s serves up a lesson to her flirtatious ex-husband by doing what she knows best - cooking, serving, and eating sweets.

West Bank Story – Directed by Ari Sandel - Short Narrative TRT: 21m

The West Side meets the West Bank in this musical short where David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with a beautiful Palestinian cashier, Fatima, despite the animosity between their families' dueling restaurants in the West Bank.

Red Wagon KidsFilmFest presented by
Parents Magazine
Featuring selections from Brooklyn International Film Festival's KidsFilmFest:

(intended for audiences of all ages)

Rachel's Fortune
In order to buy a new 'Sassy Holly' doll, Rachel collects money through honest and dishonest ways, but she soon learns that the money can be used for a more selfless cause.
Directed by Ramon Hamilton

The Little Gorilla
A boy must find the courage to climb a tall and scary jungle gym looming in the shadows of Manhattan's skyscrapers while his older brother taunts him with doubt.
Directed by Harry Kellerman

A kid finds shoes hanging on a power line, and is told by his brother that they contain treasure.
Directed by Eli Alaimo

Sugar Rush
While exercising, Bluey fights the temptation of an evil candy vending machine.
Directed by Guillermo Careaga

Moe and Les
One evening Moe and Les, Siamese twin monsters, receive an invite to a party. Moe, however, is not invited. They try a series of disguises, but will they make it past the door?
Directed by Lindsay Vancler Galien

A true story about Alison, who was Raised around the world by her outdoor photographer/travel guide parents. Her life was a chaotic whirlwind of adventure, but it was not until they set out on an expedition to Mt. Everest's base camp that seven-year-old Alison was able to experience what she had dreamed of her entire life.
Written/Directed by Alison Teal Blehert-Koehn

Karma Cafe
A coffee shop cashier instills confidence in a lonely, young man seeking love. Are they the words of "The Wise" or simply acts of coincidence?
Written/Directed by Eben Kostbar

Voodoo Bayou
After being brought to life by an electrically charged mosquito, a voodoo doll must escape the clutches of his evil master, the Witch Doctor.
Directed by Javier Gutierrez

Hip Hip Hurray!
A little boy describes his ideal birthday party.
Directed by Dana Dorian

Presented by Suffolk County Film Commission First Exposure Series:
(intended for audiences age 16 years and older)

All the Live Long Day
A time-lapsed adventure exploring unfair work practices for women in the 1930's, through the daily life of a working class hero, who's only counterpart is a machine.
Director: Gloria Dios

We Fly High
An animated short about a group of people who go skydiving. What goes up, must come down, and as the ground gets closer, tensions mount.
Director: Rachel

Relatively Brought to Life
One of M.C. Escher's famous gravity-defying paintings is brought to life by superimposing video of people walking over its twisted staircases.
Director: Hector Guerrero

Video Killed the Radio Star
A music video remake of the popular 1980's single "Video Killed the Radio Star," which depicts animated figures overtaking the a rock star's world.

The Run In
Two small-time tic-tac-toers train to square off for a battle royale of X's and O's.
Directors: Jesse Andrus and Tom Guarnieri