Date: May 21, 2017 10:30am
The 2nd Annual NYC Short Documentary Film Festival (NYCSDFF) will be held on May 21, 2017 at the Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, USA. Documentary film is a genre that is based in truth and told with style. Every second of every day, an infinite multitude of stories are playing out in every nook and cranny of the world - the goal of documentary film is take this sprawling mass of real life and weave it into cinematic art. The purposes of documentary are multifold - to educate, to entertain, to bring attention to important issues or to simply highlight the understated wonders of everyday life. Join us for the 2nd Annual NYC Short Documentary Film Festival and become part of a new tradition!
Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler's Animated Conversation - 9:05 - What if your life was a cartoon? Performer Bryan Zanisnik and cartoonist Eric Winkler meet at a Brooklyn, New York cafe where Zanisnik shares outlandish stories of his life as an artist that Winkler turns into comics.
The Original Richard McMahan - 20:45 - The multi-talented outsider artist Richard McMahan is on a quest to painstakingly re-create thousands of famous and not-so-famous paintings and artifacts-- in miniature. From well-loved Picasso and Frida Kahlo paintings to more obscure intricate Maori canoes.
Deighties - 8:00 - Having lost his wife 18months earlier, octogenarian Phil decides that he no longer wishes to be alone anymore and to embark on a quest to find new love.
Pain in the Machine - 11:56 - Pain in The Machine is a short documentary that considers whether robots should feel pain.
Resilience - 14:14 - This documentary takes you out of the box and shows you a 4th dimension in truly comprehending the meaning of Resilience. Yasmine Zahran eradicates all stereotypes and breaks through in this emotional journey.
Princess Jack - 6:56 - Princess Jack is a short documentary about an 11 year old boy with high functioning autism, whose world is filled with fairytales and make believe. The story follows Jack as he sews his first princess ballgown, tailored for a debut at the Royal Ball.
The Real Work - 5:10 - The video essay interrogates the concept of "hard work" through interviews and a social experiment in which 15 people dig holes in a field during a tempestuous Vermont day.
Length: 90 minutes minutes
There will be a $1.00 handling fee applied to each ticket.