2012 New York No Limits Summit Films

Feature Films

CHAT NOIR LUCY
Directed by Toru Kamei
NARRATIVE: Ken, a superstitious failure of a father becomes a fortune teller after losing his job. Despite his fear of black cats, Ken decides to adopt two black kittens, resulting in major changes in his life.
SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 8:45 AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
DIRTY HANDS: THE ART & CRIMES OF DAVID CHOE
Directed by Harry Kim
DOCUMENTARY: A young artist with a large appetite for vandalism and crime gets locked up in solitary confinement and leaves feeling renewed with overzealous hopes to find redemption from resisting his demons and living through his art. He fails at religious devotion and instead rediscovers that his newfound success as an upgraded version of his former lifestyle.
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SCREENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT 7:15PM AT THE WHITE BOX

PARAISO FOR SALE
Directed by Anayansi Prado
DOCUMENTARY: The pristine archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama attracts retirees and developers from the U.S. with its crystal-clear waters and its island culture. PARAISO FOR SALE documents the effects the fast-growing migration is having on the local community. PARAISO FOR SALE explores issues of modern day colonialism, residential tourism, global gentrification and reverse migration, by revealing that immigration between Latin America and the US is not just a one-way street.
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SCREENS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH AT 8:00 PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
ROADMAP TO APARTHEID
Directed by Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson
DOCUMENTARY: A detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.
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SCREENS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 3:30PM AT THE WHITE BOX
TAG UND NACHT(DAY AND NIGHT)
Directed by Sabine Derflinger
NARRATIVE: Why not work for an escort service and make a lot of money? She’s already had plenty of bad sex, but was never paid for it. Lea employs this iron-clad argument to win over her best friend, Hanna. They then plunge into an adventure between day and night.
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SCREENS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 9:15 PM AT THE WHITE BOX
   

Short Films

003064.XZ
Written & Directed by Joey Angerone
A man is convinced that he is not from Earth.
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SCREENS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT THE WHITE BOX AT 7:15PM
AN ACCIDENTAL MONK
Directed by Ehsan Ghoreishi
A young cab driver, isolated by long hours behind the wheel, strays away from the reality of the metal shelter he calls home to confront the outside world of his passengers.
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SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 7PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
THE BIRTHDAY BOYS
Written & Directed by Rafael DeLeon Jr.
On her deceased boyfriend’s birthday, a young girl in a desperate situation turns to a friend for help, unaware of the deadly consequences lying ahead.
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SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 7PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
THE CRIMSON ROOM
Directed by Martin Sharpe
A young couple make an impulsive stop down a lane-way that leads them on a dark and terrifying journey.
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SCREENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT 9:30PM AT THE WHITE BOX
DOROTHY
Directed by Eros Romero
Two captured clowns fight for their lives as they try to impress a blood thirsty little girl and her doll.
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SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 7PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
ELKO
Directed by Alexander Yan
An internet-obsessed boy in rural Nevada takes advantage of a stranger's online request that somebody murder her.
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SCREENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT 9:30 PM AT THE WHITE BOX
FIGURE #1
Directed by Chus F. Sarrion
Rebecca Poulsen, was born filled with disgust to human contact. Isolated in her home surrounded by her bizarre artistic creations, her biggest dream is to exhibit her sculptures at The Gallery. Given the continued refusal of the curator, she decides to innovate building a humanoid doll that will radically change her life.
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SCREENS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH AT 9:15 PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
THE GAY WHO WASN'T GAY ENOUGH
Directed by Linzi Knight
A recruitment video for Toronto's gay rugby team – filmed as a mockumentary – inspired by true stories from the players themselves, and their journeys to find a place within the LGBTQ community.
SCREENS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 7:30 PM AT THE WHITE BOX
GROUNDED
Directed by Kevin Margo and Barrett Meeker
One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer.
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SCREENS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH AT 9:15 PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
HATCH
Directed by Christoph Kuschnig
A newborn's destiny hangs in the balance, as grownups come to terms with what they cannot have.
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SCREENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT 9:30 PM AT THE WHITE BOX
HIGH MAINTENANCE
Directed by Shawn Wines
An ordinary guy trying to get his wife pregant, Hank's desperate attempts to impregnate his wife lead him down a path filled with guns, hookers, and karaoke, until he's faced with a crisis so out of control, that his marriage, his life, and his embarrassingly-low sperm count hang in the balance.
SCREENS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 7:30 PM AT THE WHITE BOX
HIP PRIEST
Directed by Gregg de Domenico
Priest, is a honest and enigmatic man, living by a personal code of compassion and enlightenment. Follow Priest for a day in his life in Brooklyn, where he glides along with a street handshake and dreams to hold tight.
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SCREENS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH AT 9:15 PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
I AM JOHN WAYNE
Directed by Christina Choe
A young black cowboy struggles with the death of his best friend.
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SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 7PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
LOST HOPE
Directed by Jane Wells
Lost Hope chronicles the tragic reality of abuse and sex trafficking of Native American girls in Northern Minnesota. Lost Hope examines the social and generational issues around sex trafficking and the overall vulnerability of Native American women.
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SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 7PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
MR L
Directed by Henri Van der Mandele
Armed with a bottle of whiskey and some painkillers, Mr L returns home as his wife is anxiously waiting for him to perform a shocking procedure to end her sadness and anxiety.
SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 7PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
THE NAPKIN
Directed by Aaron Himelstein
As Robin is hosting his best friend’s bachelor party, the weekend proves to be far more difficult than expected as his reclusive and neurotic nature begins to surface.
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SCREENS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 7PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
SKUNKED
Directed by Chris Portal, Merri Lisa Trigilio, & Laura Wagner
In the small Texas town of Marfa, the annual shuffleboard competition is a friendly game, but for Jacob, it has come to signify something much deeper. The documentary goes inside the competition with Jacob, showing how a game of delicate precision has had a strong impact on his life.
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SCREENS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH AT 9:15 PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
THE STRANGE ONES
Directed by Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein
A man and a boy, traveling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is what it seems to be.
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SCREENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT 9:30 PM AT THE WHITE BOX

THUGS, THE MUSICAL
Directed by Liam Sullivan
A mockumentary about a struggling, delusional and very 'non-urban' black actor, his doomed musical production, and the misfit group of actors he's assembled as his cast.
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SCREENS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 7:30 PM AT THE WHITE BOX
TREPPENWITZ
Directed by Ivan Orkeny
A miniature staircase model paralyzed by its future & enchained by its past, resents everything about its existence including the fact that it was carved by a craftsman rather than having sprung from the womb of a Matryoshka doll. Nor was it conceived as the creation ladder of Llull's 14th century 8-step ascension theory.
SCREENS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 7:30 PM AT THE WHITE BOX
UPROOTED
Directed by Brett Wilson
“It grows on you…if you let it”. Join an ordinary guy named Buddy and an ordinary Girl named Cynthia as their lives become entangled through their botanic journey.
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SCREENS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT THE WHITE BOX AT 7:15PM
U-TURN
Directed by Ewa Sklodowski
Maria dreams about a happy family with her married lover. She is pregnant and he loves her. When one night her dream is gone, she is not going to accept it.
SCREENS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 7:30 PM AT THE WHITE BOX
WHEN YOU FIND ME
Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard
Two sisters' childhood bond is tested by a tragedy they are too young to understand. Alternating between past and present, WHEN YOU FIND ME is an emotional fable of two people coping with loss in very different ways, and what it takes to find peace within yourself and reconciliation with the ones you love.
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SCREENS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH AT 9:15 PM AT BROOKLYN FIREPROOF
#WHILEWEWATCH
Directed by Kevin Breslin
The gripping portrait of the #whilewewatch discovers the Occupy Wall Street media team who had no fear of a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police, or a lagging main stream media to tell their story.
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SCREENS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT THE WHITE BOX AT 9:30 PM
 

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