3rd Street Blackout

Director: Jeremy Redleaf, Negin Farsad Run Time: 87 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2015

Starring: Ed Weeks, Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Redleaf, John Hodgman, Jordan Carlos, Katie Hartman, Miles J. Harvey, Negin Farsad, Phyllis Somerville, Sasheer Zamata

Nitehawk Cinema’s LOCAL COLOR and Tribeca Film Festival’s series on New York filmmakers presents a special screening of 3RD STREET BLACKOUT. Q&A after the screening with directors Negin Farsad and Jeremy Redleaf!

Mina and Rudy are that couple: adorable but not obnoxious. Intellectual but not condescending. Busy but still have time to post on Instagram. Yet, sometimes it seems this technology-obsessed duo can’t take their eyes off their screens.

3rd Street Blackout is a dark comedy – literally – that follows Mina and Rudy in the days after Hurricane Sandy left large parts of New York City without power. In this analogue world, their flaws are exposed, their commitment challenged and their mettle tested. How much would you pay to deliver a message during a blackout?

From the filmmakers, “We may lovingly satirize TED, web development and our over-dependency on technology, but we’re starting a conversation about intimacy in the world of hyper-connectivity and community-building in a world where we’ve all but forgotten our neighbors.” Rest assured, you’ve never laughed this hard in dim-lighting.

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