Nitehawk is happy to welcome the Northside Film Festival back onto our screens for several marquee screenings. We’ve put together a quick guide to what we’ll be showing, who’s going to be there, and how drunk you an get at after parties.

Monday, June 17

A Teacher (2012) | Tickets


Director: Hannah Fidell

Starring: Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger, Julie Dell Phillips, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek

When is it Playing: Monday, June 17 at 7:30 PM

Format: Digital

Who’s Going to Be There: Writer/Director Hannah Fidell and lead actress Lindsay Burdge

How Drunk Can You Get: Very. It’s the New York premiere of A Teacher, so we’re celebrating with an after party in the cafe following the screening from 9pm to 1am.

What’s the Deal with This Movie Anyway?: In this story written and directed by Hannah Fidell, a young teacher (Lindsey Burdge) toys with the ultimate taboo when she becomes romantically involved with one of her students (Will Brittain). What first starts as a heart-racing fling morphs into full-on nasty obsession mode, illustrating that maybe, just maybe, it’s a bad idea for high school teachers to get into it with their hot, hot peers.

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968) | Tickets

simbioDirector: William Greaves

Starring: Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon, Robert L. Rosen

When is it Playing: Monday, June 17 at 9:45pm

Format: 35mm

Who’s Going to Be There: No one.

Really? No one?: Well, we will also be screening the Brooklyn Film Collective short Leal before the film.

How Drunk Can You Get: Not very.

What’s The Deal With This Movie Anyway?: In 1968, filmmaker William Greaves got together some cameras, a cast, and a crew then got some more cameras and a documentary crew and headed out to Central Park to make a movie. No one really seems too sure what they’re filming or why, and that’s kind of the gist of the documentary. A first hand look at the mess at the heart of film making.

Tuesday, June 18

Go Down Death (2013) | Tickets

GoDownDeath.193x294Director: Aaron Schimberg

Starring: Doug Barron, Rayvin Disla, Lucy Kaminsky, Sammy Mena, Bryant Pappas, Simone Xi

When is it Playing: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00pm

Format: DCP

Who’s Going to Be There: Director Aaron Schimberg

How Drunk Can You Get: Bring your drinking pants, because there’s a party in the cafe after the screening

What’s The Deal With This Movie Anyway?: A slice of American Gothic was filmed in an abandoned Greenpoint warehouse where Schimberg and his crew painstakingly created several small, spooky stories that involve a child gravedigger, soldiers marching through an endless forest and, apparently, a down-home poetry class for children. All kinds of weirdness going on in this one.

All The Light In The Sky (2012) | Tickets


Director: Joe Swanberg

Starring: Jane Adams, Sophia Takal, Kent Osborne

When is it Playing: Tuesday, June 18 at 9:45pm

Format: Digital

Who’s Going to Be There: Actress Sophia Takal

How Drunk Can You Get: As drunk as you can get in 88 minutes.

What’s The Deal With This Movie Anyway?: Jane Adams stars as an aging actress living out her increasingly empty schedule at her Malibu home, which teeters on stilts above the beach below. When her young niece comes to visit (Sophia Takal), the two begin sharing their deepest thoughts and fears and uncertainties through a series of conversations that continue deep into the night.