On Wednesday, Jan. 8th, NewFilmmmakers & AltFest Series presents two Short Film Programs, a Web Series Program & the new feature VHS MASSACRE TOO!
NewFilmmakers is a unique Screening Series now in its twenty-second year that gives new filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films in New York, Los Angeles, and Online.
9:00 PM ALTFEST FEATURE FILM PRESENTATION
Thomas Seymour VHS MASSACRE TOO (2019, 77 minutes, digital)
The last stand of the American exploitation film. In a post video store era, media consolidation has led to the censorship and near death of the independent and exploitation film industry. Joe Bob Briggs (Last Drive-in), Debbie Rochon (CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER PART IV), Lloyd Kaufman (THE TOXIC AVENGER) and James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd) take us on an adventure that leads from the last Blockbuster video store in Bend Oregon to Troma Entertainment in New York, all in an effort to examine how history keeps repeating itself from the video store era to the modern streaming. This film is a followup to the 5 time award winning VHS Massacre documentary, winner of three Telly Awards, a Gold Remi from World-fest Houston and Best Documentary at Miami Sci-Fi!
6:00 PM ALTFEST FIRST SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Melanie Notinger DRESS CODE (2019, 10 minutes, digital)
Cameron Mackenzie THE CONSTANT EVENING (2019, 15 minutes, digital)
Cynthia Silver THE SHALLOW END (2019, 11 minutes, digital)
7:00 PM ALTFEST SECOND SHORT PROGRAM
Jordan Cody Brandon 1 BLOCK (2019, 6 minutes, digital)
Elia Sahlman BUT MOM! IT IS THE END OF THE WORLD (2019.9 minutes, digital)
Nick Pearl LARS LAME & THE FUZZBOX SHOW (2019, 14 minutes, digital)
Byron Turk & Zachary Fletcher DELUSIONS OF MORONS (2019. 25 minutes, digital)
8:15 PM ALTFEST THIRD SHORT FILM PROGRAM
Aditya Mayya LAST CHRISTMAS (2019, 9 minutes, digital)
Serena Ryen CASHED (2019, 15 minutes, digital)
Lily Ren RED ROSE, WHITE ROSE (2019, 15 minutes)
NewFilmmakers screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower East Side at 32 Avenue & 2nd Street. Tickets are $7 and are good for the whole night and go on sale at 5:30PM the night of performance at the Anthology Box Office. NewFilmmakers LA screens at the AT&T Center, 1139 S Hill Street, and has become a leading showcase for new films in Hollywood. Many features screened at NewFilmmakers are now available on NewFilmmakers Online.
The NewFilmmakers Series began in 1998 and has screened over 1000 feature and 3,500 short films. In 2000 we brought the Havana Film Festival to New York and 2002 we started NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. Many well-known shorts and features including Blair Witch and Too Much Sleep have had their initial screenings at NewFilmmakers.
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Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave & 2nd St.
New York, NY