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Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2022: MUSIC DRIVEN

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2022: MUSIC DRIVEN

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Run Time: 102 min.

This companion program to our Music Driven monthly series gives us the opportunity to spotlight music videos from all eras as well as short documentaries. The 2022 selection is easily of the the most diverse musically from ambient to hardcore punk, yet fits together in a very cohesive way. The new golden age of the music video continues and we’re happy to be able to share it with you all on the big screen.

FOU DE BASSAN
Yann Gonzalez / France / 2021 / 4 min
Dead city. Foggy night. A saxophone is playing. Lust is lurking.

TRACES
Lee Milby / U.S. / 2021 / 4 min
Through a magical mirror-portal, artist Cate Hamilton traverses a pastel pink Alice-in-Wonderland inspired fantasy world.

NUEVO RICO
Kristian Mercado / Puerto Rico, U.S. / 2020 / 16 min
A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, but they soon discover that their newfound fame comes at a deep price.

WALK RIGHT
William Breen / U.S. / 2021 / 3 min
An office worker stuck in the doldrums learns to hang up the phone and let loose.

FRIENDZONE LA
Angel Kristi Williams / U.S. / 2021 / 3 min
Best friends explore a day in LA but he’s quietly in love with her.

SEE YOU AGAIN
Hector Prats / U.S. / 2021 / 5 min
In a time when the barrier between digital and physical is diluted, two humans fight to keep a meaningful connection across worlds.

TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION
Brendan Yates / U.S. / 2021 / 11 min
Critically acclaimed hardcore band Turnstile presents a short film based on their 2021 EP “TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION.”

FEAR ON SNL
Jeff Krulik / U.S. / 2021 / 10 min
On Halloween night 1981, a punk rock legend is born. Bill was there.

TOSHIBA GUTS “NO, MONEY DOWN!” [World Premiere]
Jim Lopezzo / U.S. / 2020 / 3 min
“No, Money Down!” is a music video interweaving playful textures and existential themes.

MERCY
Nalani Williams / U.S. / 2021 / 4 min
Layering stop-motion and hand-drawn animation, this experimental piece created for the song “Mercy” by musician Domino Kirke, illuminates—through ethereal landscapes and painterly figures—the grief and loss of miscarriage as metaphor for the shared universal cycle of hope and despair.

SILVER FEMME
Nico Reano / U.S. / 2020 / 4 min
Silver Femme is a digital ode to the moon; a poetic film that envisions a future and space where trans people are safe.

DAVID BOWIE IS – AN EVENING WITH MICK ROCK AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Dave Horowitz / U.S. / 2019 / 12 min
Mick Rock was a legendary photographer who dedicated his life to capturing some of Rock & Roll’s most important artists. As a director, he was responsible for many of David Bowie’s early Ziggy Stardust videos, including the classic, “Life on Mars?”. In this short-film, taped at Brooklyn Museum in 2018, Mick reflects on his craft and the untold stories behind his notable videos for David Bowie.

LOT LIZARD 93
Lizzie Armanto / U.S. / 4 min
Music video for “Lot Lizard 93” by punk band Surfbort.

PRESENT TENSE
Alex Ross Perry / U.S. / 2022 / 12 min
A music video trilogy for Yumi Zouma’s new album.