Dixon Place (Block One)

Dixon Place

161A Chrystie St(Map)
November 11, 2021 6:00 pm Get Tickets

Bowery Film Festival is proud to screen the following selections:

  • For While

    Directed by Jess Irish
    For While

    Inspired by Emma Lazarus’s famed poem welcoming immigrants to the United States, this experimental video short captures small moments of humanity within the quotidian carriage of the NYC subway. Titled in reference to a computational “for” loop, the video poem speaks to the holding pattern we occupy and take passage through—equal in our anonymity, hurriedness and small sufferings. Amid this current era of nationalist scapegoating, we persist in the quiet ethos of multiplicity. We (us) are greater than US in the lived experience of equality and freedom.

  • Quarantween

    Directed by Daniel James McCabe

    The only trick-or-treater to brave the streets during the pandemic.

  • Environmental Racism | PSA By Nathan Goswick

    Directed by Nathan Goswick
    Environmental Racism

    In this film, I connect the idea of eco-racism to military weapons to show more clearly how the environment can be used against minorities.

  • The College FKA Calhoun at Yale

    Directed by Robert Menefee
    The College FKA Calhoun at Yale

    Calhoun Residential College at Yale University was named for John C Calhoun, a leading proponent of slavery. On June 13, 2016, Corey Menafee, an African American kitchen worker at Calhoun Dining Hall, smashed a racist stained glass window depicting slaves in a cotton field. Mr Menafee’s act led to New Haven community protests which started out small, but over time grew to marches of hundreds of people. After more than thirty demonstrations, over eight months, on Feb.11, 2017, Yale University renamed Calhoun College. The name is now Grace Hopper College. The university held a name change celebration, but the New Haven activists were not invited or acknowledged.

  • Writing on the Wall

    Directed by Miya Lee
    Writing On The Wall

    “Writing on the Wall” documents the transforming streets of Soho, New York City during the Black Lives Matter protests in June and July 2020. After the neighborhood's high-end stores boarded up their windows and doors, two artist-led activist groups quickly saw an opportunity: Using the stores' plywood boards as blank canvases, they spent weeks painting murals in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The film is organized by the musical performance of Sean Bennett, A.K.A. “Yozart,” playing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 on the corner of Spring Street and West Broadway.

  • Giannis and Identity

    Directed by Johnny Sweet
    Giannis and Identity

    A short film that explores the background of NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, through his rough childhood days in a racist environment in Athens, Greece.

  • Girls Are Strong Here

    Directed by Scott Burkhardt
    Girls Are Strong Here

    A Syrian auto mechanic's faith in his new country is put to the test when Callie, an American teenager, and her mother are stranded at his service station overnight.


    Directed by Nicolai Sagasser

    What if we could live forever? Eternal life sounds marvellous but what if we think further? In this film we follow a young man who is confronted with these exact questions. He is part of a mysterious ritual which triggers deeply rooted emotions about life, death and the meaning of it all. "With this film I tried to make people think about philosophical questions that always fascinated me. But I don't like answering these questions for anyone. I can't. These types of questions everyone has to answer for themselves. The challenge was to ask these questions in a way they have never been asked before. In a beautiful way." Nicolai Sagasser (Director)

  • Hungry Ghosts

    Directed by Mark Borkowski
    Hungry Ghosts

    Frank Duffy searches for his missing wife who has relapsed on heroin and disappeared. As Frank's obsession drives him closer to the edge, he is forced to confront his own demons or die with hers. Set in the drug infested badlands of Philadelphia, "Hungry Ghosts" shines a light on the city's opioid crisis while exploring a family torn apart by addiction.

  • Hudson Falls

    Directed by Elias Plagianos
    Hudson Falls

    The secrets of a small upstate town that revolve around an eccentric scientist (William Sadler) begin to unravel when a private eye from the city (Richard Kind) takes on a seemingly mundane job in an effort to rekindle a relationship with his ex wife (Jessica Hecht).

  • Message From The Future

    Directed by Dano Johnson

    A time traveler tries to save the future -- things don't work out.

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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