Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 1pm
Yuliya Vinokur, Brooklyn NY, USA. Animation, 2:49
Chris Cassidy, Brooklyn NY, USA, Documentary Short, 6:39
When technology and nature collide Bob Leporati uses the ancient art of falconry to clear the runways of JFK Airport.
Robert Cassidy, Wantagh NY, USA. Documentary Short, 8:05
From Bums to Cyclones:
Mermaids of New York: The Brooklyn Babydoll
Ilise "The Lady Aye" Carter & Mica Scalin, New York NY, USA. Documentary Short, 8:07
Pamela Sparacino is 'World Famous in Brooklyn.' As pinup model 'The Brooklyn Babydoll' her fame and notoriety actually extends way beyond New York's most populous borough, but her true passion lies squarely on the shores of Coney Island, where she's an enthusiastic participant in the annual Mermaid Parade.
Marcos Meconi, Brooklyn NY, USA. Experimental (subtitled) - 15:30
Carlos Catani likes alliterated names, taking long train rides and standing on street corners, but he does not feel comfortable at the beach because the sun burns his skin. He is also married to a woman named Margarita Morteo Muñoz. What do you think about his life? Can you help him get over his introspective stage?
Virgins of New York
A woman filmmaker, who lost her virginity at a late age, goes on a pursuit to find other women who have abstained from sex. In the pursuit she finds an interesting subject, Deb, a modern dancer who does not believe in the idea of marriage. She follows Deb for seven years documenting her life as a virgin.
Erin FitzGerald, Vallejo CA, USA. Documentary Short, 25:20
Carny Girl is the story of four generations of carnival women, fom the old school carnival of runaways and girlie shows, to the modern "amusement park on wheels" with rules and regulations most carnies never could have imagined. Using archival footage and personal interviews, Carny Girl illuminates a world where deception and showmanship are a way of life; where carnival families stick to their own kind and, like families everywhere, ultimately want more for their children than they had for themselves.
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