Lost in America

Directed by Ian Kennedy, USA, 2010, 47 min, color, DV

Sunday 9/23 @ 1:45pm – 186 Huron St.

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A poetic urban western, Lost In America is a unique portrait of eccentric poet and singer Philip Norris who struggles to survive in the quickly changing neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Lost in America is the WINNER of the Documentary Shorts competition.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A. 

Rip Smops: The Sound No One Wants To Hear

Rip SmopsDirected by Jenny Miller, Sam Phillips & Arielle Edelman, USA, 2011, 21 min, color, HD

Sunday 9/23 @ 1:45pm – 186 Huron

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A documentary portrait of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and DJ Rip Smops who has been making music for over 30 years and is ready for his big break.  

Part of Greenpoint Film Festival’s Documentary Shorts Program.
A Q&A will follow the Documentary Shorts screening.  

WIMOWEH: The Jay Siegel Story

Directed by Sean Gallagher, USA, 2012, 10min, color, HD

Sunday 9/23 @ 1:45pm – 186 Huron

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Known more by this voice than his name, Jay Siegel and his group, The Tokens, topped the charts 50 years ago with his distinct falsetto on the classic mega-hit, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Now at the age of 72, Jay resides in Rockland County, NY, where he has turned his garage into a make-shift museum of his career. He loves the work he does and he’s still touring today and yes, he can still sing in the same key as he did when he was just a teenager.   

The Documentary Shorts program will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.