2016 NYNL SUMMIT LINEUP

 

2016 NEW YORK NO LIMITS SUMMIT
FILM LINEUP

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016: 7:30PM @ THE WILD PROJECT

EIGHT OF SPADES

Written & Directed by Melisande Bliss
Narrative; US
17 minutes

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Cassie, an aspiring actress, encounters Edmund, a mysterious Shakespeare- quoting stranger claiming to be a Hollywood producer. When he tells her she looks just right for a part in his film, Cassie is intrigued, and finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into his bizarre world, as the lines between fact and fiction begin to blur…

THE POET

Directed by ROBBIE TANN
Narrative; US
23 minutes

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A novel, a poet and an expiring lease unearth the potentially heart breaking questions lying at the core of a young couple’s marriage.

FIREWORKERS

Written & Directed by Christina Bennett Lind
Narrative; US
91 minutes

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A friend’s untimely death sends six 30-somethings on a journey to confront her incomplete bucket list, finding that closure can’t come until you crack open.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016: 8:00PM @ THE WILD PROJECT

AMORES GATOS

Directed by JuanMa Calderon
Narrative; Peru
71 minutes
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A wannabe-poet jack-of-all-trades dilettante earns his living as a cat-sitter in NYC. On a raucous night on the job he manages to lose the same cat three times only to realize, when the owners unexpectedly return, that their cat has been replaced by another.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016: 9:15PM @ THE WILD PROJECT
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AFFECTION

Written & Directed by Chiahao Chou
Narrative; US
19 minutes

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A young couple tries to salvage their relationship after the grief of a miscarriage spawns tension between them.

CHOCOLATE CAKE

Written & Directed by Benjamin Shweky
Narrative; US
10 minutes

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A nostalgic tale about a boy who doesn’t quite fit in. Instead, he finds all the company he needs in his mother’s delicious chocolate cake. One night he has a horrible dream and awakens with a craving for the cake.

FURK

Written & Directed by Devin Muckley
Narrative; US
12 minutes

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A mentally ill orphan tries to fit into his new family.

PATROLLING SANDY HOOK

Directed by Caroline Clark & Kelly Quinn
Documentary; US
19 minutes
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The mass murder of twenty children and six adults inside an elementary school is still hard for many to believe…and some choose not to.

WHAT’S EATING DAD?

Written & Directed by Michael Goldburg
Narrative; US
11 minutes

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When Chloe meets her boyfriend’s parents for the first time, what’s really for dinner is something she never imagined !

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016: 5:30PM @ THE WILD PROJECT

BOSSMAN

Directed by Theresa Varga
Narrative; UK
10 minutes

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A spaced out but wildly imaginative stoner goes on a quest to the seek the truth about "Bossman" a local chicken shop owner and his secret chicken shop plans that seem out of this world.

EMMA INSPIRED

Directed by Nicole Machon
Narrative; US
12 minutes

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Emma is a recent college grad, unsure of her next move in life. Her friends and family are constantly parading around their accomplishments, and her love life is uneventful at best. She has a job, but it’s cleaning up vomit at a skating rink. She’s a little behind, but she’s gonna figure it out eventually.

MEMORY BOX

Directed by Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell
Narrative; US
11 minutes

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A young mother working in a memory re-creation facility is pushed by a client to break the rules.

SETH

Written & Directed by Zach Lasry
Narrative; US
14 minutes

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Manic man-child Seth lives in his own demented world where time is of the essence, his only friends are his stuffed animals, and the words of Michael Jordan inspire him to take all the shots he can.

SPLIT COSTS

Written & Directed by Jeffrey Blake Palmer
Narrative; US
24 minutes

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Two young women from disparate backgrounds share a ride to western Massachusetts in this award-winning story of unexpected friends navigating life’s bumpy roads and moving forward with hope.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016: 7:15PM @ THE WILD PROJECT

THE PAIN

Directed by Ali Asgari
Narrative; IRAN
15 minutes

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A young man suffers from severe toothache. On his visit to dentist, the doctor refuses to help him and the querrel ends up in a tragedy.

MY FIRST KISS AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED

Written & Directed by Luigi Campi
Narrative; US
81 minutes

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Sam is a silent young woman living in a group home. She shuns human contact and retreats in a world of her own – until her caregiver Lydia suddenly goes missing. As Sam sets out to find Lydia, a shocking turn of events forces her to confront reality, uncovering a tale of violence that shatters her fragile world.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016: 9:15PM @ THE WILD PROJECT

HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE

Directed by Josh Fox
Documentary; US
127 minutes
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Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?


About NYNL

New York No Limits Film Series is a ongoing collection of screenings that presents the best films from around the world in the most unique and dynamic arts city in the world. NYNL provides filmmakers the opportunity and support to explore innovative, taboo and diverse subjects. The goal of NYNL is multi layered and broad; to create a film program of the most genre diverse, multi cultural and visionary independent films from around the world.
 
NYNL film series seeks to program films that reflect the essence of the filmmaker’s vision, daring in nature and imbued with stories that cross the line of commercial intent.

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