Closing Night (Block One)

Dixon Place

161A Chrystie St(Map)
November 12, 2021 6:00 pm

Performance venue showcasing alternative theater, dance, music & literature with a bar & lounge

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Bowery Film Festival is proud to screen the following selections:

  • Lairs

    Directed by Emma Penaz Eisner

    Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple's love.

  • Vizədənt

    Directed by Alexis Karl & Adam Torkel

    The Vizədənt navigates between the past and the present in a dystopian landscape, seeking meaning and hope in the solitude of a broken world. The film questions what it means to be human if one is all alone.

  • Narcissus

    Directed by Grace Gao

    Under the familial pressure and countless rejections in her career, an Asian American actress blames everything on her appearance and blindly takes action to better herself.

  • Ornamentation Is A Gift

    Directed by Ray Smiling
    Ornamentation Is A Gift

    When a girl is bullied she turns to her mom for advice, but years after the incident a tarot reading leads her to wonder if she’s learned the right lessons.

  • Cherry Cola in the Autumn

    Directed by Haley Wetherington
    Cherry Cola in the Autumn

    Two boundary-pushing young women with selfishly misguided, but debatably good intentions, murder their best friend’s abusive boyfriend.


    Directed by Alison Barton & Bonnie Dennison

    When fame-obsessed Beth believes she’s manifested her one shot at shedding her Panda Express uniform and leaving Shamokin, PA, she’ll stop at nothing to seize what she believes is her true destiny.

  • Gestura

    Directed by Drake Woodall

    A performing artist faces her fears on stage.

  • Bait & Tackle

    Directed by Lily Newton
    Bait & Tackle

    While on a beach vacation that becomes overwhelmed by her male-dominated family, bright-eyed Kimmy seeks out Melanie, the mysterious woman dressed as a mermaid in the hotel parking lot. Drawn to and accepted by this mermaid mother-figure, Kimmy is sucked into Melanie’s fantastical facade. But when Kimmy begins to see that the world isn't all cute fish and mermaids, she must decide whether to continue turning a blind eye to the harsher realities of the world, or embrace her inner shark.

  • Laura Wants (A Husband) Healthcare

    Directed by Amy DePaola

    In a parallel time period where the government monitors genetic matching, a chronically ill but not visibly ill woman downloads a dating app to her monitoring device in an attempt to find a partner and secure health insurance. But when the app turns out to be a micro managing tool of the system's plan, she revolts, resulting in a lack of access to her own health status.

  • Influx

    Directed by Daniel Uribe

    Influx is a poetic short film that sinks into the themes of domestic violence, alcoholism, and love. Inspired by Leslie Morgan Steiner's TED talk: ‘Why domestic violence victims don’t leave’. And by the countless stories of mothers trapped in abusive relationships and the power of love for their children.

  • Gifted

    Directed by Kaisan Rei

    GIFTED is the story of, Nia, a hyper-empath, who wants nothing more than to be free from the pain that fills her days, but when her brother’s life is in danger, she must face the pain to save him.

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Award Winners

Bowery Best Short Doc Best Episodic Summer 2018 Bowery Best Experimental Film Bowery Best Animation Bowery Best Documentary Best Feature Film Bowery Film Festival Best Animation Spring 2019 Bowery Film Festival Best Episodic Spring 2019 Best Music Video Summer 2018 Bowery Film Festival Best Documentary Spring 2019 Bowery Best Short Film Best Short Film Summer 2018 Best Short Film Best Documentary Laurels Bowery Best Music Video Bowery Film Festival Best Music Video Spring 2019 Best Experimental Fall 2019 Best Short Film Fall 2019 Bowery Film Festival Laurels Music Video Best Animation Bowery Film Festival Episodic Laurels Best Animation Bowery Film Festival Best Short Film Fall 2018 Best Music Video Fall 2019 Best Short Film Best Experimental Film Bowery Film Festival Best Music Video Fall 2018 Best Documentary Fall 2019 Best Music Video Bowery Film Festival Best Episodic Fall 2018 Best Episodic Fall 2019 Bowery Film Festival Best Feature Film Spring 2019 Best Documentary Best Feature Film Bowery Film Festival Best Experimental Film Spring 2019 Best Original Series Bowery Film Festival Laurels Best Feature Film Best Feature Film Fall 2019 Best Experimental Film Bowery Film Festival Laurels Bowery Film Festival Best Short Film Spring 2019 Best Episodic or TV Pilot