2021 BRIDGEPORT ART TRAIL
CURATOR'S CHOICE SCREENING
We are excited to be working with City Lights Gallery and the Bridgeport Art Trail this November, sharing indie short films and music videos by Connecticut locals that fit the theme of "It's Complicated" and/or "Rediscovery & Reinvention"!
Join us at the NEST Arts Factory with the filmmakers who will be discussing their work after the screening. Doors at 2:30 PM. Screening starts at 3:00 PM.
Tickets are free but please register HERE!
Billion Dollar Baby directed by Max Sutter (5:16)
A privileged athlete takes matters into his own hands (and deep pockets) to make it to the Olympic Games.
Codetta directed by Adaya Fiterman (11:52)
Michael is a young musician who plays guitar for Nina, a well-known musician that recently got divorced. He’s also Nina’s life partner, and functions as a father to her daughter Lia, for the last year. Now Michael and Nina’s relationship is coming to an end, while they still play together.
Everyday Feels Like Sunday directed by Santy Mejia (5:00) During Quarantine, I was so sad, bored, and had no motivation to do anything, except to ride my skateboard through the empty streets that I grew up in. This film documents my experiences as a high school student during lock down in a small town, outside of New York, with no where to go.
Keluarga directed by Kerey Viswanathan (4:46)
"Keluarga" means "family" in the Indonesian language. This song was written to bridge the distances between us. It is dedicated to all the children of diaspora, for all the families stretched across miles - but bound together through love.
Red directed by Alyssa Hughes (2:59)“Red” explores how the choices we make as bystanders in the face violence play a role in the fate of victims to domestic violence, violence in our communities and most relevantly depicted, police violence against unarmed black and brown people.
Likewise, this poetic visual personifies Amerikkka through use of dance to embody the idiom, “dancing with the devil.” As the video persists, a smooth movement of beings which seemed at first so harmless turns into a fatal brawl, with no one engaging. The dance itself mirrors the deception of what this country claims to offer us, when in turn, the mass majority of its extensions are violence.
The Art of Longing and Belonging directed by Stephen Emerick (5:16)
Two best friends learn to let go with a little tea and a lot of love.
Under the Influence directed by Hailei Call (18:40)
Under the Influence is a quirky, quick-witted dramedy that tells the story of six connected New York millennials on the day social media collapses. The pilot is anchored by Chloe Kendrick, who has just quit her full-time job to become a social media influencer.