MY ONLY IDOL IS REALITY by Martine Syms. 2007. 7 min.
An abstracted trip into MTV’s The Real World.
MET MES by Sam de Jong. 2022. 78 min.
In a supersaturated, pastel-tinted world, a TV show host sets out to make "a warm, endearing portrait of society" on her 90s VHS camcorder and ends up framing an innocent kid for armed robbery. Met Mes is a synthetic satire that points to broken police systems, performative morality, and the consequences of not being believed. North American premiere.
Post-screening Q&A with director Sam de Jong.
Thanks to Lucrecia Roa and Video Data Bank.
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.