Rockaway Film Festival #4

September 13th–19th, 2021

Arverne Cinema

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24-HOUR WEEKEND AT BERNIES

Concerning the passage of time and mortality. On Loop throughout the week.

EPHEMERAL LOOP

Silent shorts curated by Non Films will be playing next door in Rockaway Brewing Co. all week.

Monday
,
Sep 13
5:30 pm
Free
Tall Juan
Argentinian punk jams from a Rockaway local. Free with movie ticket.
Monday
,
Sep 13
7:00 pm
Free
Above the Waves
Shorts program by Jason Evans (This Long Century).
Monday
,
Sep 13
9:00 pm
Free
Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie
Post-screening discussion with stars Sam Suchmann & Mattie Zufelt and filmmakers Jesse Suchmann & Robert Carnevale.
Tuesday
,
Sep 14
7:00 pm
Free
COASTAL KNOWLEDGE
Programmed by Emily Packer.
Tuesday
,
Sep 14
9:00 pm
Free
CROSS EYED
by Amit Desai. 2021. 100 min.
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
5:30 pm
Free
LIVE MUSIC: BLAC RABBIT
Psychedelic rock from Rockaway superstars. Free with movie ticket.
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
7:00 pm
Free
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.
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
9:00 pm
Free
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.
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
11:00 pm
Free
AFTER PARTY
Live DJ set by Andrew VanWyngarden. Free with movie ticket.
Thursday
,
Sep 16
5:30 pm
Free
LIVE MUSIC: JEFFREY LEWIS
Prolific LES indie-folk rocker and comic book artist. Free with movie ticket.
Thursday
,
Sep 16
7:00 pm
Free
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.
Thursday
,
Sep 16
9:00 pm
Free
UNTITLED (GHOST FILM) + WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun.
Friday
,
Sep 17
7:00 pm
Free
EL PLANETA
by Amalia Ulman. 2021. 82 min.
Friday
,
Sep 17
9:00 pm
Free
MULIGNANS + JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Shaka King.
Friday
,
Sep 17
11:00 pm
Free
AFTER PARTY
Legendary DJ Edan mixing tunes and live visuals. Free with movie ticket.
Saturday
,
Sep 18
7:00 pm
Free
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.
Saturday
,
Sep 18
9:00 pm
Free
Sunday
,
Sep 19
1:00 pm
Free
THE POINT
by Fred Wolf. 1971. 74 min.
Sunday
,
Sep 19
5:00 pm
Free
WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S
by Ted Kotcheff. 1989. 98 min.
Sunday
,
Sep 19
7:00 pm
Free
TERRA FEMME
by Courtney Stephens. 2017-21. 62 min.
Sunday
,
Sep 19
8:30 pm
Free
LIVE MUSIC: EROSIKA
Special performance from a local Rockaway electronic sound artist. Free with movie ticket.
Sunday
,
Sep 19
9:00 pm
Free
SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS
by Lisa Rovner. 2020. 84 min.

Our Sponsors

Blundstone
Rockaway Brewing Co.
Istic Illic Pictures
NYC Ferry
The Rockaway Times
The Rockaway Hotel
Super Burrito
Queens Council On The Arts
Flushing Town Hall
Far Rockaway Arverne Nonprofit Coalition
Citizens Committee for New York City
BjornQorn
 Local Office Landscape and Urban Design
 Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy