Bowery Film Festival is proud to screen the following selections:
STALAG III-CDirected by Jason Rogan
In the final days of World War II, US paratrooper Joe Boyd leads a daring escape from a nazi POW camp, only to face a more horrifying evil beyond the prison walls. Co-produced by Funny How Films and Red Studio, STALAG III-C was filmed entirely in Minsk, Belarus.
A Head ShorterDirected by Sasha Sivan Bortnik
A Head Shorter is an animated documentary that begins in the spring of 1944 when Naftali and his entire family are forced to leave their home in Kimyat, a village in the Carpatho-Ukraine region, and sent to Auschwitz. Naftali recounts his harrowing journey as a 12 year old boy in the Holocaust and how he survived multiple concentration camps.
This Must Be The PlaceDirected by Merlin Camozzi
When she seeks to join a group of low-end urban witches, Bonnie must decide how far she's willing to go in order to learn their craft, and find a home.
A Poem in BambooDirected by Chun Yao Chang & Xufei Wu
In the 1920s, a young bridegroom is visiting his aunt, who lives alone in the distant mountains. The rural setting is beautiful, and his aunt seems kind if subdued. Still, there is that locked room in the attic seems like waiting for him to find out the answer.
The VoicemailDirected by Kyle Solomon
A missed call. A tired heart. Another earth-shattering day of being Black in America. “THE VOICEMAIL” explores the everyday traumas experienced by Black people in America, told from the perspective of a son who takes heed of his mother’s warning. Part of a film scoring series by writer, director, and composer Kyle Solomon.
Forged In FlintDirected by Bradley Tangonan
Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Flint have decided to start building the future they want to see. And it’s working.
DragonflyDirected by Nicholas Marchetti
Faced with rejection after rejection, an aspiring actress makes a living performing for the anonymous eyes of webcam watchers.
American UglyDirected by John Matthew Gillen
A couple argues about whether or not it is still okay to watch American Beauty after finding out about Kevin Spacey's history of sexual assault.
Trial By FireDirected by Alex Astrella
California, December 2017: During the devastating Thomas Wildfire, inmate firefighters relish the opportunity to emerge from their restraints, finding serenity and a sense of purpose through the work that they devote their lives to.
After School SessionDirected by Nicholas Duranleau & Jordan Walsh
Three stoned teenagers begin to question 'the universe,' unaware that the answers may be closer than they appear.
Ex DisposerDirected by Daniel Ferrer
EX DISPOSER follows Andy, the destructively neurotic former drummer for New Jersey hardcore outfit Disposer, who discovers his old band is returning home after a cross-country tour. Nostalgic for his days behind the kit, Andy attempts to reunite with his bandmates, but first, he must confront the bad blood that was shed during his split from the group.
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