This year’s lineup for the 2016 Rural Route Film Festival is centered around stories of brave youth and their animal friends. Screenings for the 12th edition of the festival will take place July 29 to 31, 2016, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
Opening night will include an Opening Night Screening Party at Brooklyn Grange’s flagship rooftop farm featuring a ukulele performance by local guru, Sakai, plus a mix of narrative, animated, documentary and experimental shorts from Maine, the Netherlands, Tennessee, the Georgian/Armenian border, Iowa, Iceland and beyond.
The line-up includes a mix of new movies and all-time classics, plus top notch shorts from around the globe. Features include Yared Zeleke’s Ethiopian-set LAMB, which debuted at Cannes last year; plus New York premieres of German director Veit Helmer’s Little Rascals-inspired FIDDLESTICKS, and Moein Karimoddini’s documentary, ATLAN, about a young Iranian Turkmen horse trainer. Rounding out the line-up are family favorites, THE BLACK STALLION and WHITE MANE.