MIDNIGHT MISCHIEF - Running time: 56 minutes + Q&A with filmmakers Saturday, July 14/15, 2018 at Midnight - Sanger Hall
Jimmy (Parts 1 + 2): Jimmy and Smile
Directed by Brian Hose, written by Brian Hose and Joe Vilardi, Brooklyn, 8 minutes
Jimmy (Part 1): Jimmy, a high schooler struggling with his sexual identity and depression, is teased and tormented by his friends when he is discovered with the boy he likes.
Smile (Part 2): Jimmy begins taking drugs, and a mysterious figure appears who seduces him into the darkness.
Mary Todd Lincoln or Why I Couldn’t Finish the Video In Time
Written and directed by Katy McCarthy, Brooklyn, 7 minutes
Through simulation, language, and costume, Mary Todd Lincoln or Why I Couldn’t Finish the Video in Time slips between the fictional and the real. On the left channel, you see the artist in her studio, researching Mrs Lincoln for an exhibition proposal. On the right you see the artist playing Mrs. Lincoln in a campy period set. The video discusses the historicization of women and illness through a surreal confluence of past and present.
Directed by Gokce Erenmemisoglu, written by Solen Yucel, Brooklyn, 2 minutes
Limbo is a short film that is a part of a project by the director. It involves both photography and film. The project tries to make critic of modern humanity and relationships, how senseless we have become by using toy body parts and plastic dolls.
Written and directed by Ruben Zaccaroni, Queens, 12 minutes
David and Goliath meet again in a 50's themed diner somewhere in America. A surreal noir
movie about crime and punishment.
Written and directed by Jason Artiga, Queens, 16 minutes
In Halloween 1987 a young woman is brought to a police station as a prime suspect in the murder of her foster parents, she tells detective a malevolent spirit named Robby did it. And Robby is coming.
Written and directed by Matthew Kohn, Queens, 7 minutes
When Nita enlists Brooke to find the man she thinks tried to steal her daughter's bike, she has a transforming experience.
Written and directed by Ian Hurdle, Luke Williams, and Justin Gilman, Queens, 4 minutes
An honest man is faced with unholy temptation. Will he resist the calling, or plummet into a realm of eternal punishment?