2019

Friday
,
Oct 19
,
2018
7:00 pm
DIAMANTINO

by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt. 2018. 92 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 20
,
2018
10:00 am
THE LITTLE FUGITIVE

by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Raymond Abrashkin. 1953. 80 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 20
,
2018
1:00 pm
Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 20
,
2018
3:00 pm
MOTHERLAND

by Ramona Diaz. 2017. 94 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 20
,
2018
5:00 pm
ECSTATIC MALE

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.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 20
,
2018
7:00 pm
MEDIUM COOL

by Haskell Wexler. 1969. 111 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 20
,
2018
9:00 pm
PATSY, THE FILM

by Laura Nesci Carroll. 2018. 22 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 21
,
2018
10:00 am
THE RED BALLOON + THE BLACK BALLOON

by Albert Lamorisse. 1956. 34 min, and by Josh & Benny Safdie. 2012. 21 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 21
,
2018
11:00 am
MICROCOSMOS

by Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou. 1996. 80 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 21
,
2018
1:00 pm
SHORTS PROGRAM 1: NEW NARRATIVES

Justin Denis, Sophie Ellsberg, Zachary Heinzerling and Heather Kramer will be present for a discussion following screening.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 21
,
2018
3:00 pm
SHORTS PROGRAM 2: NEW NARRATIVES

Michella Brendahl and Natasha Giliberti will be present for a discussion following screening.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 21
,
2018
4:30 pm
VINCENT MOON PRESENTS

Filmmaker in person.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 21
,
2018
7:00 pm
WAH DO DEM

by Ben Chace & Sam Fleischner. 2009. 76 min.

Part of
Thursday
,
Oct 17
,
2019
7:00 pm
SNOWBLINK CONCERT + CHASSÉ

Special music performance and film premiere.

Part of
Thursday
,
Oct 17
,
2019
8:00 pm
SHORTS 1: TRANSIT╱IONAL NEW YORK

These shorts capture modes, moments, and motions of transition in NYC.

Part of
Friday
,
Oct 18
,
2019
7:30 pm
BLOW THE MAN DOWN

by Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy. Post-screening Q&A with film composer, Brian McOmber.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 19
,
2019
11:00 am
LOVER’S WIND (BAADEH SABAH)

by Albert Lamorisse. 1978. 71 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 19
,
2019
1:00 pm
SHORTS 2: REGULAR OLD GOOFY SHREDDIN’ (TAKE TWO!)

Matt Lily presents another rare VHS skate film from his secret, internet-free, vault.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 19
,
2019
3:00 pm
ONE MINUTE FOR ONE IMAGE

by ▱ Agnes Varda. 1983. 26 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 19
,
2019
3:30 pm
TITIXE

by Tania Hernández Velasco. 2018. 62 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 19
,
2019
5:30 pm
SHORTS 3: TALK TO ME HOW

Organized by Dessane Lopez Cassell.

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 19
,
2019
7:30 pm
JEZEBEL

by Numa Perrier. 2019. 88 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 20
,
2019
11:00 am
A SILENT VOICE

by Naoko Yamada. 2016. 130 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 20
,
2019
1:30 pm
EMBODYING URBAN COASTAL KNOWLEDGE

Nathan Kensinger and Ben Mendelsohn in person.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 20
,
2019
4:30 pm
SHORTS 4: FEMALE BODIES & BRIDGES

Portraits of/from Barbara Hammer and Carolee Schneemann — legendary amplifiers of the female voice in the NYC avant-garde scene.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 20
,
2019
6:00 pm
SHORTS 5: ANIMATED FICTIONS

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?

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 20
,
2019
8:00 pm
INITIALS S.G.

by Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia. 2019. 93 min.

Part of
Monday
,
Oct 21
,
2019
6:00 pm
GREETINGS FROM FREE FORESTS

by Ian Soroka. 2018. 98 min.

Part of
Monday
,
Oct 21
,
2019
8:00 pm
MIDNIGHT FAMILY

by Luke Lorentzen. 2019. 90 min.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Oct 21
,
2020
7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY STREAM

Full streaming schedule for day 1 of Rockaway Film Festival #3

Part of
Thursday
,
Oct 22
,
2020
6:00 pm
THURSDAY STREAM

Full streaming schedule for day 2 of Rockaway Film Festival #3

Part of
Friday
,
Oct 23
,
2020
7:00 pm
FRIDAY STREAM

Full streaming schedule for day 3 of Rockaway Film Festival #3

Part of
Saturday
,
Oct 24
,
2020
10:00 am
SATURDAY STREAM

Full streaming schedule for day 4 of Rockaway Film Festival #3

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 25
,
2020
1:30 pm
SUNDAY STREAM

Full streaming schedule for day 5 of Rockaway Film Festival #3

Part of
Wednesday
,
May 19
,
2021
7:30 pm
WE ARE

by Eugene Kotlyarenko. 2021. 81 min.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Jun 2
,
2021
7:30 pm
ALICE NEEL

by Andrew Neel. 2007. 81 min.

Part of
Thursday
,
Jun 10
,
2021
5:30 pm
BELLY

by Hype Williams. 1998. 96 min.

Part of
Friday
,
Jun 11
,
2021
5:30 pm
JOHNNY MNEMONIC

by Robert Longo. 1995. 96 min.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Jun 30
,
2021
7:30 pm
DISPATCH

by Robert Sarnoff. 2005. 40 min.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Aug 11
,
2021
7:30 pm
SONIC SOUVENIRS + INTO THE SEA

2nd Shorts program for Benny's Club 2021 series

Part of
Thursday
,
Aug 19
,
2021
8:30 pm
CRYPTOZOO

by Dash Shaw. 2021. 95 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Aug 28
,
2021
6:30 pm
THE OSPREY OF HOPE + BABE: PIG IN THE BIG CITY

Special puppet performance and feature.

Part of
Saturday
,
Sep 4
,
2021
7:30 pm
COUNTRYMAN

by Dickie Jobson. 1982. 102 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Sep 11
,
2021
7:30 pm
MAN ON WIRE

by James Marsh. 2008. 94 min.

Part of
Monday
,
Sep 13
,
2021
5:30 pm
Tall Juan

Argentinian punk jams from a Rockaway local. Free with movie ticket.

Part of
Monday
,
Sep 13
,
2021
7:00 pm
Above the Waves

Shorts program by Jason Evans (This Long Century).

Part of
Monday
,
Sep 13
,
2021
9:00 pm
Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie

Post-screening discussion with stars Sam Suchmann & Mattie Zufelt and filmmakers Jesse Suchmann & Robert Carnevale.

Part of
Tuesday
,
Sep 14
,
2021
7:00 pm
COASTAL KNOWLEDGE

Programmed by Emily Packer.

Part of
Tuesday
,
Sep 14
,
2021
9:00 pm
CROSS EYED

by Amit Desai. 2021. 100 min.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
,
2021
5:30 pm
LIVE MUSIC: BLAC RABBIT

Psychedelic rock from Rockaway superstars. Free with movie ticket.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
,
2021
7:00 pm
SPIRIT OF AKASHA SESSIONS + LITMUS

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.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
,
2021
9:00 pm
HOW I CHOOSE TO SPEND THE REMAINDER OF MY BIRTHING YEARS + THE WATERMELON WOMAN

by Sarah Lasley. 2020. 6 min. and by Cheryl Dunye. 1996. 90 min.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
,
2021
11:00 pm
AFTER PARTY

Live DJ set by Andrew VanWyngarden. Free with movie ticket.

Part of
Thursday
,
Sep 16
,
2021
5:30 pm
LIVE MUSIC: JEFFREY LEWIS

Prolific LES indie-folk rocker and comic book artist. Free with movie ticket.

Part of
Thursday
,
Sep 16
,
2021
7:00 pm
ANIMATION PROGRAM

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.

Part of
Thursday
,
Sep 16
,
2021
9:00 pm
UNTITLED (GHOST FILM) + WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR

Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun.

Part of
Friday
,
Sep 17
,
2021
7:00 pm
EL PLANETA

by Amalia Ulman. 2021. 82 min.

Part of
Friday
,
Sep 17
,
2021
9:00 pm
MULIGNANS + JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Shaka King.

Part of
Friday
,
Sep 17
,
2021
11:00 pm
AFTER PARTY

Legendary DJ Edan mixing tunes and live visuals. Free with movie ticket.

Part of
Saturday
,
Sep 18
,
2021
7:00 pm
ALGORITHM

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.

Part of
Saturday
,
Sep 18
,
2021
9:00 pm
Part of
Sunday
,
Sep 19
,
2021
1:00 pm
THE POINT

by Fred Wolf. 1971. 74 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Sep 19
,
2021
5:00 pm
WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S

by Ted Kotcheff. 1989. 98 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Sep 19
,
2021
7:00 pm
TERRA FEMME

by Courtney Stephens. 2017-21. 62 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Sep 19
,
2021
8:30 pm
LIVE MUSIC: EROSIKA

Special performance from a local Rockaway electronic sound artist. Free with movie ticket.

Part of
Sunday
,
Sep 19
,
2021
9:00 pm
SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

by Lisa Rovner. 2020. 84 min.

Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 31
,
2021
7:00 pm
Local Filmmakers’ Night

special screening of recent short films by Rockaway filmmakers.

*postponed due to weather
Part of
Sunday
,
Oct 31
,
2021
8:00 pm
Bram Stoker's Dracula

by Francis Ford Coppola. 1992. 128 min.

*postponed to due to weather
Part of
Friday
,
Nov 5
,
2021
7:30 pm
The Nest

by Sean Durkin with a post-screening discussion with Rockaway's own Oona Roche.

Part of
Saturday
,
Apr 23
,
2022
5:00 pm
THE HOTTEST AUGUST + BEACH CLEANUP

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.

Part of
Saturday
,
May 28
,
2022
8:00 pm
CRESTONE

by Marnie Ellen Hertzler. 2020. 73 min.

Part of
Monday
,
May 30
,
2022
8:00 pm
Light Industry x Rockaway Film Festival

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.

Part of
Friday
,
Jun 17
,
2022
8:30 pm
ANIMATION BRÜT

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.

Part of
Saturday
,
Jun 18
,
2022
8:30 pm
Alfreda's Cinema + Rockaway Film Festival Present: SANKOFA

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.'

Part of
Saturday
,
Jul 9
,
2022
8:30 pm
DO NOT RESEARCH in Rockaway

Do Not Research presents a screening of video works that explore niche internet subcultures and the strange experience of being online today.

Part of
Sunday
,
Jul 10
,
2022
8:30 pm
A TRIBUTE TO DORE O.

Co-presented by Spectacle, Anthology Film Archives + the German Film Office

Part of
Saturday
,
Jul 16
,
2022
8:30 pm
SPACE JAM

by Joe Pytka. 1996. 88 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Jul 23
,
2022
8:30 pm
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT

by Robert Zemeckis. 1988. 104 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Jul 30
,
2022
8:30 pm
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

by Henry Selick. 1996. 79 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Aug 13
,
2022
8:00 pm
HANNAH HA HA

by Jordan Tetewsky + Joshua Pikovsky. 2022. 76 min.

Part of
Friday
,
Aug 19
,
2022
7:30 pm
EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

co-presented by Beach Sessions Dance Series

Part of
Saturday
,
Sep 17
,
2022
6:30 pm
PONYO

by Hayao Miyazaki. 2008. 101 min. Preceded by SECRET GOLDFISH by Bi Gan. 2016. 1 min. Live music performance by Laraaji.

Part of
Saturday
,
Sep 17
,
2022
9:00 pm
STORYTIME

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.

Part of
Sunday
,
Sep 18
,
2022
6:30 pm
LIQUID LIMITS

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.

Part of
Sunday
,
Sep 18
,
2022
9:00 pm
GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE

by Jacquelyn Mills. 2022. 103 min. Preceded by IN THE CONSERVATORY by Caryn Cline. 2010. 5 min.

Part of
Monday
,
Sep 19
,
2022
6:30 pm
MORNING OF THE EARTH

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).

Part of
Monday
,
Sep 19
,
2022
9:30 pm
COASTAL KNOWLEDGE: ELEMENTAL UTILITY

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.

Part of
Tuesday
,
Sep 20
,
2022
6:30 pm
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

by Paul Thomas Anderson. 2002. 95 min.

Part of
Tuesday
,
Sep 20
,
2022
9:00 pm
WINCHESTER TRILOGY

by Jeremy Blake.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Sep 21
,
2022
6:30 pm
PUZZLE OF A DOWNFALL CHILD

by Jerry Schatzberg. 1970. 105 min.‍ Live performance by Sleepy Doug Shaw.

Part of
Wednesday
,
Sep 21
,
2022
9:00 pm
NEW YORK SHORTS

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.

Part of
Thursday
,
Sep 22
,
2022
6:30 pm
GOD’S CREATURES

by Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer. 2022. 94 min. ‍Live bagpipes by Rockaway local John F. McManus.

Part of
Thursday
,
Sep 22
,
2022
9:00 pm
KEEP IT A SECRET

by Sean Duggan. 2021. 61 min.‍ Preceded by BERNADETTE by Duncan Campbell. 2008. 37 min.

Part of
Friday
,
Sep 23
,
2022
6:30 pm
COASTAL KNOWLEDGE: HARBOR OF MYTH

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.

Part of
Friday
,
Sep 23
,
2022
9:30 pm
WATERPROOF

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.

Part of
Saturday
,
Sep 24
,
2022
7:00 pm
MET MES

by Sam de Jong. 2022. 78 min. Preceded by MY ONLY IDOL IS REALITY by Martine Syms. 2007. 7 min.

Part of
Saturday
,
Sep 24
,
2022
9:00 pm
PEPPERMINTA

by Pipilotti Rist. 2009. 84 min. Preceded by INTUITION PROPOSITION by Lindsay Packer. 2022. 4 min. Live dance performance by Sigrid Lauren.

Part of
Sunday
,
Sep 25
,
2022
6:30 pm
KIAROSTAMI FOR KIDS

Five rarely seen shorts by the Iranian master, guest programmed by Jason Evans (This Long Century/Ecstatic Static). Live music performance by Lace Card.

Part of

Rockaway Film Festival #1

October 18 - 21st, 2018

Rockaway Film Festival #2

October 17-21st, 2019

Rockaway Film Festival #3

October 21st - 25th, 2020

Borough to Borough

June 10th-11th, 2021

Under the Lip: Dispatches from Beyond the Whitewash

July 7th, August 11th and September 15th, 2021

End of Summer Film Series

August 28th, September 4th and September 11th, 2021

O'Donohue Park Sunset Series

Saturdays at Sunset from August 28th - September 11th, 2021

Rockaway Film Festival #4

September 13th–19th, 2021

FAR ROCKAWAY SUMMER SERIES

SATURDAY July 16, 23, 30, 2022

Rockaway Film Festival #5

September 17–25th, 2022