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Past

Series

September 17–25th, 2022
Rockaway Film Festival #5
SATURDAY July 16, 23, 30, 2022
FAR ROCKAWAY SUMMER SERIES
Co-presented by Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, NYC Parks + Dred Surfer

INdividual Events

Sunday
,
Nov 13
,
2022
7:00 pm
LOCAL FILMMAKERS’ NIGHT

Join us for this special screening of recent short films by Rockaway talents.

Sunday
,
Sep 25
,
2022
8:30 pm
STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS

by Sam Fleischner. 2013. 107 min.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

by Jeremy Blake.

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

by Paul Thomas Anderson. 2002. 95 min.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

co-presented by Beach Sessions Dance Series

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

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

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

by Henry Selick. 1996. 79 min.

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

by Robert Zemeckis. 1988. 104 min.

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

by Joe Pytka. 1996. 88 min.

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

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

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.

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.'

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.

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.

Saturday
,
May 28
,
2022
8:00 pm
CRESTONE

by Marnie Ellen Hertzler. 2020. 73 min.

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.