On June 22, ArteEast, in collaboration with Rooftop Films, is pleased to present an outdoor summer film screening of short films by Monira Al Qadiri and Nora Štrbová accompanying a feature film presentation by Jane Schoenbrun.
Venue: The New York Hall of Science
Address: 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11358
8:00 PM: Doors Open
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: Q&A with filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun
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The Craft, Monira Al Qadiri, 2018, Kuwait,16mins
Al Qadiri turns to memories of her childhood in Kuwait to tell an unlikely story. Were her diplomat parents conspiring with aliens who flew around in a spaceship that looked like an American diner? A sense of paranoia seeps through cleverly edited VHS home movies superimposed drawings of the aliens. Al Qadiri’s questioning of reality leads us to question geopolitics, diplomacy, war, and peace.
S p a c e s, Nora Štrbová, Czech Republic, 2020, 8 min
Simon Štrba is a 23-year-old whose short-term memory has been completely destroyed. He thinks events that took place a year ago happened yesterday. He looks at his empty plate, having forgotten that he just finished eating. This poignant and cleverly crafted animated film is based on the personal story of the brother of the filmmaker Nora Štrbová. His memory centers were damaged by a brain tumor, and now he lives exclusively in the here and now.
We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, Jane Schoenbrun, 2021, US, 86 min
“I want to go to the World’s Fair. I want to go to the World’s Fair. I want to go to the World’s Fair.” Say it three times into your computer camera. Prick your finger, draw some blood and smear it on the screen. Now press play on the video. They say that once you’ve seen it, the changes begin…
In a small town, a shy and isolated teenage girl (Anna Cobb in a stunning feature debut) becomes immersed in an online role-playing game. Courtesy of Utopia Distribution.
Image Credit: “The Craft” by Monira AL Qadiri