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Millennium Film Workshop

Film Diary NYC 2.0: HARDER TO FLOAT

Festival selections of experimental non-fiction films that capture the personal history and daily experiences of the filmmaker and the world they encounter. A showcase highlighting the most heartfelt but most overlooked cinema: diary films, home movies, and personal documentary.

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Film Diary NYC 2.0: HARDER TO FLOAT
Film Diary NYC 2.0: HARDER TO FLOAT

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Millennium Film Workshop, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA

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About the event

THURS 11/17

@ MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP

167 Wilson Ave Brooklyn, NY

6PM

I BET IT'S HARDER TO FLOAT

TRT: 80 min

Films:

16 One

Dir. Holden Treadway 2022

USA 2 min

A found 16mm home movie taken from its source and buried outside of my own home for 31 days. Control of the project was relinquished to the environment, which in turn warped the film into an abstract artifact. 16 One constructs a space for the past and present to commune.​

untitled (letter to Aida)

Dir. Hunter Blu 2020

USA 3 min

Following the fallout of protest, a highly alienating election, and emotional relapse, untitled (letter to Aida) centers itself on attempting to reason and make sense with the consequences of an uncontrollably cruel year. The piece introduces my practice to the viewer with an amalgamation of all the mediums I work in and between. Burning cop cars, archival imagery, spray paint in alley ways, and small knotless box braids. untitled (letter to Aida) reaches out to the inner parts of myself in hopes of finding faith to navigate the world through by writing a love letter to my late Grandma.

Oliver Sees Indigo

Dir. Ryan Clancy 2021

USA 14 min

An attempt to regain attachment following a period of heroin addiction, near-death experiences, and oxytocin deficiency. The camera shifts between moments of fragile devotion as it searches for a higher power in threads of shared suffering. Oliver, is heaven only for the high?

SYSTEM ERROR

Dir. Alejandro Hinestroza 2020

USA 4 min

But the System Failed Me First

In the Ashes of Memory

Dir. Rin Jung 2022

USA 16 min

The filmmaker - who is also a tattoo artist - prescribes tattoo designs based on stories told of "missing history," while explaining why tattoos matter in the individual’s relationship with their trauma and body.

I watch you watch me, (I watch you want me)

Dir. Lily Sarosi 2020

USA 27 min

I watch you watch me, (I watch you want me) is a 27 minute long experimental diary account of the filmmaker’s experience of being r*ped and the impact it has on her life. This film is an exploration of how trauma transforms over time, the power of denial and repression, and the importance of community support.

The Sparrow is Free

Dir. Niki Kohandel 2021

UK / Iran 14 min

In an empty house, a young woman hears a voice. The tales it evokes lead her to recreate scenes from her grandmother’s past life.

Tickets

  • Full Festival Pass

    Festival pass: $35 ($190 value) Pass includes: ⁃ Admission for one person to all 18 Film Diary NYC screenings at Millennium Film Workshop (11/13 - 11/18) ⁃ Admission for one person to Closing Night at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema (11/19) ⁃ Admission for one person to Film Diary NYC 2.0 closing reception at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema (post-screening 11/19) ⁃ 3 entries for raffle drawing with prizes from our sponsor, PhotoDom (drawing will take place 11/19 at closing reception)

    $35.00
  • Standard Admission

    Valid for a single program.

    $10.00

Total

$0.00

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