Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2019: MUSIC DRIVEN

Run Time: 76 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2019

Encore show added Friday nite!

The 2019 Nitehawk Shorts Festival MUSIC DRIVEN program offers a series of music videos and short form documentaries that highlight music as a diverse expression of self at any age.

Programmed by Liz Zimiles, John Woods, and Kris King.

Q&A WITH FILMMAKERS
PROGRAM

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ALIMZHAN ALAN SABIR / CANADA / 2019 / DANCE, EXPERIMENTAL / 3 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
An analysis of the dualistic nature of the ego mind and its role in shaping one’s identity and self perspective.

MITSKI – A PEARL
SAAD MOOSAJEE, ART CAMP, & DANAE GOSSET  / U.S.A. / 2019 / ANIMATION, MUSIC VIDEO / 2 1/2 MIN
An emotional rollercoaster ride that takes you past the edge of the world and into a landscape of heartbreak, intricately realized through a breakthrough combination of 3D animation and hand-painted frames.

BILL’S RECORDS
CHUCK PRZYBYL / U.S.A / 2017 / DOCUMENTARY / 10 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
73 year old Bill Wisener, record store proprietor of 42 years, has a massive collection of hundreds of thousands of records. He’s an inspired person who reflects on dealing with loneliness and a life lived in a record store.

NO AVOCADOS IN THE GHETTO
JOHN CONNOR HAMMOND / U.S.A. / 2019 / MUSIC VIDEO / 4 MIN
A satirical and musical take on the issue of food deserts. Song by Dekunle.

GIRLS JUST WANNA
STEPHANIA DULOWSKI / U.S.A. / 2019 / MUSIC VIDEO / 16MM & 8MM TO DIGITAL / 4 MIN
A gentle ode to the young women who shape New York with their own unapologetic vibrancies. After all, girls just want to have fun.

END OF TUNNEL
SAM SULAM / U.S.A. / 2019 / DOCUMENTARY / 16MM TO DIGITAL / 5 1/2 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
Henny Mack ruminates on his past failures and how he uses positive feedback as a freestyle rap MC to propel him away from the negativity in his neighborhood.

WHACK WORLD
THIBAUT DUVERNEIX / CANADA / 2019 / MUSIC VIDEO / 15 MIN
Official video of a 15-minute visual album for Tierra Whack, WHACK WORLD, consisting of 15 scenes combining grotesque and absurd situations, which convey the quirky imagination of the rapper.

SKIN I’M IN
CODY BUESING / U.S.A. / 2019 / MUSIC VIDEO, EXPERIMENTAL / 3 MIN / NEW YORK PREMIERE
An original music video for the Brooklyn-based band Ghost Funk Orchestra.

SALVATORE GANACCI: HORSE
VEDRAN RUPIC / SWEDEN / 2019 / MUSIC VIDEO / 3 MIN
This bizarre music video is a revenge tale lead by Gannacci’s Swedish beats and a smattering of taxidermy animals.

DEATH METAL GRANDMA
LEAH GALANT / U.S.A. / 2018 / DOCUMENTARY / 13 MIN
97 year-old Holocaust Survivor Inge Ginsberg decides to break out as a death metal singer.

ROLLER SKATES
MICAH BUZAN / U.S.A. / 2017 / MUSIC VIDEO / 4 MIN
Music Video from Nick Hakim’s debut album “Green Twins,” animation by Micah Buzan.

JESUS CHRIST IS VERY NICE (MARTHA STEWART IS SEVENTY SEVEN)
MAURICE (DEVAN JOSEPH & JASON GAINES) / U.S.A. / 2019 / MUSIC VIDEO / 2 MIN / WORLD PREMIERE
A paranormal video that touches on Martha Stewart’s age and Jesus Christ’s demeanor.

LOVELY
CAROLINE WILLIAMS / U.S.A. / 2019 / MUSIC VIDEO / 4 MIN
In glimpses of her daily routine, a young mother’s frequent consultation of a smartphone appears to influence her decision to enhance her appearance despite the beauty already present on her face and in her life.

CLOSE 2 ME – LADY JAMES MONROE
LAURA MOSS / U.S.A. / 2019 / MUSIC VIDEO / 16MM TO DIGITAL / 3 MIN / WORLD PREMIERE
Halloween night, New York City. A woman becomes haunted by a face in the crowd that she starts to imagine everywhere.

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