Greenpoint Film Festival Returns To Brooklyn

The Patch
Mary 2,, 2017

The sixth annual Greenpoint Film Festival will kick off Thursday at the Wythe Hotel screening room and run through the weekend.

GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN — A four-day movie binge-watch is coming to Brooklyn this weekend with the sixth annual Greenpoint Film Festival.

The festival will screen documentaries, experimental shorts, a narrative film with stories that cross the globe, but there will also be a Greenpoint bent. The film Waterways of Hope takes a closer look at the cleanup of Newtown Creek and Greenpoint 2017 focuses on development of the neighborhood’s waterfront.

Three documentaries will be screened that focus on the hearing child of two deaf parents in Poland, the lives of two impoverished transgendered women in New York City, and the legacy of a controversial Irish revolutionary.

There will also be screenings of six experimental films and one narrative film about an American woman who travels to Rio de Janeiro and falls in love with a favelas drug dealer.

 

The films were selected from hundreds of submissions by a panel of six judges from the Greenpoint Film Festival, a project from the local nonprofit organization, Woven Spaces, Inc.

The Wythe Hotel Screening Room at 80 Wythe Avenue will be hosting the movie shorts and full-length films from Thursday, May 4 until Sunday, May 7.

Tickets run at $10 for one film, $18 for one day or $56 for a festival pass and are available on the festival’s website.

Stills via Greenpoint Film Festival: New York City Sketchbook by Willy Harland, Two Worlds, by Maciej Adamek, Once Hamoun by Mohammad Ehsani, The Fatesby Wagner Depintor, I Am Her by Sasha Pezenik, and Waterways of Hope by Robert DiMaio.

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