John Wilson in person.
by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt. 2018. 92 min.
by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Raymond Abrashkin. 1953. 80 min.
Presented by Matt Lilly + more surprises!
by Ramona Diaz. 2017. 94 min.
What does it mean to be a human, to be a man? The Ecstatic Male program presents a series of documentary portraits of men who are a true ones of the kind.
by Haskell Wexler. 1969. 111 min.
by Laura Nesci Carroll. 2018. 22 min.
by Albert Lamorisse. 1956. 34 min, and by Josh & Benny Safdie. 2012. 21 min.
by Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou. 1996. 80 min.
Justin Denis, Sophie Ellsberg, Zachary Heinzerling and Heather Kramer will be present for a discussion following screening.
Michella Brendahl and Natasha Giliberti will be present for a discussion following screening.
Filmmaker in person.
by Ben Chace & Sam Fleischner. 2009. 76 min.
Special music performance and film premiere.
These shorts capture modes, moments, and motions of transition in NYC.
by Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy. Post-screening Q&A with film composer, Brian McOmber.
by Albert Lamorisse. 1978. 71 min.
Matt Lily presents another rare VHS skate film from his secret, internet-free, vault.
by ▱ Agnes Varda. 1983. 26 min.
by Tania Hernández Velasco. 2018. 62 min.
Organized by Dessane Lopez Cassell.
by Naoko Yamada. 2016. 130 min.
Nathan Kensinger and Ben Mendelsohn in person.
Portraits of/from Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann — legendary amplifiers of the female voice in the NYC avant-garde scene.
Flesh and costumes. Light and line. Conflict and cultivation. This program of contemporary and retrospective independent animation ponders: what makes an image, what forms an identity?
by Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia. 2019. 93 min.
by Ian Soroka. 2018. 98 min.
by Luke Lorentzen. 2019. 90 min.
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by Eugene Kotlyarenko. 2021. 81 min.
by Andrew Neel. 2007. 81 min.
by Robert Sarnoff. 2005. 40 min.
Shorts program for day 1 of Benny's Club 2021 Series
2nd Shorts program for Benny's Club 2021 series
by Dash Shaw. 2021. 95 min.
Special puppet performance and feature.
by Dickie Jobson. 1982. 102 min.
by James Marsh. 2008. 94 min.
Argentinian punk jams from a Rockaway local. Free with movie ticket.
Shorts program by Jason Evans (This Long Century).
Post-screening discussion with stars Sam Suchmann & Mattie Zufelt and filmmakers Jesse Suchmann & Robert Carnevale.
Programmed by Emily Packer.
Psychedelic rock from Rockaway superstars. Free with movie ticket.
We’re closing the Benny's Club series out with a program that investigates how surfing changed in the 20 years between the mid-90s and mid-2010s, using the vision of one filmmaker, Andrew Kidman, as our experiment’s control.
by Sarah Lasley. 2020. 6 min. and by Cheryl Dunye. 1996. 90 min.
Live DJ set by Andrew VanWyngarden. Free with movie ticket.
Prolific LES indie-folk rocker and comic book artist. Free with movie ticket.
A screening of short animations about searching for meaning in everyday life. How can we read routine? What can we uncover in our words? How can we peel back quotidien moments to create understanding? Programmed by Becky James.
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun.
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Shaka King.
Legendary DJ Edan mixing tunes and live visuals. Free with movie ticket.
This program of short films travels through social algorithms of the everyday. Objects become flexible, recontextualized as indifferently omniscient narrators guide us through striking patterns of possession, appropriation, exploitation and assigned meaning.
by Sky Hopinka. 2020. 80 min.
by Ted Kotcheff. 1989. 98 min.
by Courtney Stephens. 2017-21. 62 min.
Special performance from a local Rockaway electronic sound artist. Free with movie ticket.
by Lisa Rovner. 2020. 84 min.
special screening of recent short films by Rockaway filmmakers.
by Francis Ford Coppola. 1992. 128 min.
by Sean Durkin with a post-screening discussion with Rockaway's own Oona Roche.
Join Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC), Rockaway Film Festival, and Rockaway Bay Coastal Association for a special Earth Day FREE screening and beach cleanup.
by Marnie Ellen Hertzler. 2020. 73 min.
Join us on Memorial Day for a special double bill and barbecue presented by Light Industry. Tickets include food and are free for Light Industry's Patreon members.
Curated by Sam Gurry, Animation Brüt is a night of experimental animation, presenting 12 films by creators outside the traditional paradigm, seeking to break down boundaries from the inside.
Join us in celebrating Juneteenth with a special screening of Haile Gerima's newly restored masterpiece Sankofa. Preceded by Natalija Joi’s short Black Joi, a rumination on 'home.'
Do Not Research presents a screening of video works that explore niche internet subcultures and the strange experience of being online today.
Co-presented by Spectacle, Anthology Film Archives + the German Film Office
by Robert Zemeckis. 1988. 104 min.
by Henry Selick. 1996. 79 min.
by Jordan Tetewsky + Joshua Pikovsky. 2022. 76 min.
co-presented by Beach Sessions Dance Series
by Hayao Miyazaki. 2008. 101 min. Preceded by SECRET GOLDFISH by Bi Gan. 2016. 1 min. Live music performance by Laraaji.
A series of shadow puppet tales; digital, but no less made by hand. A collection of hand drawn narrative shorts to warm your palms. Guest programmed by Ted Wiggin with a live shadow puppet performance by Olivia Vaughn Hern.
From the cosmos to the beach, swimming pools to tidal marshes, above and below the waterline, this bicoastal program plunges deep into this marine interzone through films and videos that adapt our eyes and ears to new aquatic environments. Guest programmed by Leo Goldsmith with a sunset live music performance by C. Lavender.
by Jacquelyn Mills. 2022. 103 min. Preceded by IN THE CONSERVATORY by Caryn Cline. 2010. 5 min.
by Albert Falzon. 1972. 79 min. Preceded by AS WE PROCEED by Matt Webster. 2020. 23 min. Live music performance by Anand Wilder (of Yeasayer).
A collection of short, contemporary documentaries examining the human condition through water, our attempts to clean up our mess and find ways to live harmoniously in the ever-changing environment.
by Paul Thomas Anderson. 2002. 95 min.
by Jerry Schatzberg. 1970. 105 min. Live performance by Sleepy Doug Shaw.
Representing the many modes of narrative filmmaking, this lineup of new work from New York filmmakers moves from laughs to chills and arrives near the supernatural.
by Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer. 2022. 94 min. Live bagpipes by Rockaway local John F. McManus.
by Sean Duggan. 2021. 61 min. Preceded by BERNADETTE by Duncan Campbell. 2008. 37 min.
A map of whispered mythologies and intracoastal histories. These hybrid films shapeshift between fictional performances and documentary traditions, reawakening memories lost at sea. Invoking colonial phantoms, they examine notions of territory and possession. Live music performance by Bass Trio with Michael Isvara Montgomery, Ari Folman-Cohen & Ran Livneh.
A look into the polarizing attributes of Water as a conduit in the Black experience. Guest programmed by Melissa Lyde, co-presented by Alfreda's Cinema.
by Sam de Jong. 2022. 78 min. Preceded by MY ONLY IDOL IS REALITY by Martine Syms. 2007. 7 min.
by Pipilotti Rist. 2009. 84 min. Preceded by INTUITION PROPOSITION by Lindsay Packer. 2022. 4 min. Live dance performance by Sigrid Lauren.