Giveaways and Q&As at Northside Film This Weekend

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06/17/2011 1:00 PM |

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Tonight, at indieScreen, Northside Film continues at 6pm with a program of eclectic local shorts presented by Animation Block Party; many of the filmmakers will be in attendance to discuss their work with you.

And then, at 8pm, The L will present Nothing Yet, an indie-pop comedy directed by a couple of recent NYU grads. I’ve previously interviewed the filmmakers and am looking forward to continuing the conversation; there will be more of them, and cast members, at this Q&A, attractive and well-dressed young people all, so I’m expecting it will be an excellent opportunity to watch me try to act all “cool.” And everyone will receive a copy of the film’s soundtrack, featuring Julian Lynch, Real Estate and more (see the interview for the whole track list).

And the movie’s only 78 minutes long, so you’ll have plenty of time to head over to UnionDocs to catch the second of two screenings of the legendary DIY film Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, with the filmmakers—who spent their entire adolescence shooting a scene-for-scene home video remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark—also on hand to answer some questions.

There’s more Q&As and giveaways the rest of the weekend:

On Sunday, at 4pm, the fine folks at the LGBT film organization NewFest will be conducting a Q&A with David Oscar Harvey after a screening of his film Red Red Red, about “the criminalization of HIV in the state of Iowa.”

At 6pm that night, I’ll be moderating a talk with Etienne Sauret, whose film Dirty Pictures—an encore presentation of BAMcinemaFest 2010—profiles “The Godfather of Psychedelics,” Dr. Alexander Shulgin, the rogue chemist who discovered the effects of MDMA (and many, many other interesting compounds).

And at 8pm, after their screening of digital-culture doc PressPausePlay, FilmBuff will be giving out DVDs of their recent releases—The Wild Hunt, Collapse, Nice Guy Johnny and more.

DIY filmmakers will be also be UnionDocs all weekend.

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