This year, we're once again copresenting a series of special presentations at Williamsburg's indieScreen, with our partners IFC, BAM, Rooftop Films, Animation Block Party, NewFest, FilmBuff, indieWIRE and IFP. We're also pleased to present a half-dozen features and many shorts at the first annual DIY Film Festival, at UnionDocs. Our complete schedule, with showtimes, synopses, links, and ticketing, can now be found here.
Highlights of the lineup at indieScreen include:
-IFC Films's forthcoming Tabloid, influential documentarian Errol Morris's investigation of "The Case of the Manacled Mormon," the tabloid phenomenon of 1977, in which former Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney was accused of kidnapping "the love of her life."
-The Myth of the American Sleepover, David Robert Mitchell's forthcoming sweet debut, about young people driving and biking around in search of something on the last night of summer, presented by indieWIRE.
-Dirty Pictures, a documentary portrait of Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, the chemist who discovered the effects of MDMA (aka Ecstasy) and over 200 other mind-altering drugs, an encore presentation of BAMcinemaFest 2010 featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Etienne Sauret.
-PressPausePlay, from FilmBuff, a documentary about creative possibility, and mediocrity, in the digital age, with thoughts from Moby, Robyn and more.
-Nothing Yet, The L's presentation, a scrappy comedy about a lo-fi garage pop band on tour with their ex-drummer, directed by recent NYU graduates and featuring music by Julian Lynch, Real Estate and more.
At UnionDocs, the makers of the ultimate DIY film, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Remake, will be on hand for two Friday night screenings. The films in the program—including Bad Fever, from this year's SXSW, and Incredibly Small, featuring supporting work from indie stalwarts Alex Karpovsky, Amy Seimetz and Bob Byington—will vie for a July screening at Rooftop Films, support for their next film courtesy DCTV, as well as passes to IFP's Independent Film Week in September, which just announced a new home at Lincoln Center.