2 LIZARDS: EPISODE 7 by Orian Barki and Meriem Bennani. 2020. 5 min.
This animated Instagram series surreally yet authentically represents the anxiety and isolation felt by New Yorkers during Covid-19. In Episode 7, the 2 Lizards participate in NYC protests. A news broadcast shows protestors talking about systemic racism, police violence and impeding white guilt.
SPECIAL FEATURES by James N. Kienitz Wilkins. 2014. 12 min.
Consisting of three contrived interviews all recounting the same dream-like event involving the mysterious Andre, SPECIAL FEATURES teeters at the intersection of technology and truth in media.
Introduction by James N. Kienitz Wilkins.
SPIN by Brian Springer. 1995. 58 min.
Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities’ contempt for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the tightly-spun fabric of television—a system that silences public debate and enforces the exclusion of anyone outside the pack of journalists, politicians, spin doctors, and televangelists who manufacture the news. Spin moves through the L.A. riots and the floating TV talk-show called the 1992 U.S. presidential election.
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MAN OF THE PEOPLE by Amir George. 2019. 17 min.
MAN OF THE PEOPLE is a political thriller surrounding the legacy of Chicago mayor Harold Washingston. A complex unfolding of his two campaign runs leading to his sudden and mysterious death during his second term.
Remote discussion with Amir George and Nadia Hallgren.
BECOMING by Nadia Hallgren. 2020. 89 min.
With the upcoming election looming, relish in the positivity and perseverance of Michelle Obama. Rockaway resident Nadia Hallgren travels across the world with the former First Lady as she tours her new memoir, BECOMING, spreading a message of hope.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.