The 2017 Greenpoint Film Festival will run from May 4th through May 7th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with four days of films and curated programs at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room, at 80 Wythe Ave.
The festival kicks off on May 4th with Greenpoint 2017 by Coleen Fitzgibbons, which chronicles the toxic remediation of Brooklyn’s waterfront areas, along with Waterways of Hope by Robert DiMaio, which focuses on the individuals involved in environmental projects along Newtown Creek in NYC. On view Friday is winning Narrative Feature, The Fates , and I am Her , the winning Documentary Short.
From Willy Hartland’s Animation, NYC Sketchbook, to Afshin Hashemi’s Soft Voice, the festival presents a diversity of work on Saturday that confronts the viewers, while often being incredibly introspective, funny, and emotional. This includes the exciting story of Rebel Rossa by his great-grandson, Williams Cole, and a modern day Polish documentary about a young girl and everyday life with her deaf parents.
On Sunday, a series of local and international environmental shorts will be projected, as well as a curated program of Artists on Artists, encouraging a dialogue about the many ways that art contributes to the community. This aligns with the Greenpoint Film Festival’s ongoing mission to show the imperative ties between art and the public.
2017 Greenpoint Film Festival Lineup
Two Worlds, Maciej Adamek, Best Documentary Feature
I Am Her, Sasha Pezenik, Best Documentary Short
Rebel Rossa, Williams Cole
The Fates, Wagner Depintor, Best Narrative Feature
Soft Voice, Afshin Hashemi, Best Experimental Feature
Good Morning, Michael Marantz, Official Selection
There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Man, Emma Penaz Eisner, Official Selection
Red Blue and Purple, Janek Ambros, Official Selection
Panic Attack!, Eileen O’Meara, Official Selection
New York City Sketchbook, Willy Hartland, Best Animation
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM I
Greenpoint 2017, Coleen Fitzgibbon
Waterways Of Hope, Robert Dimaio
Artists on Artists
Jonathan Silver: Infidel in the Studio, Coleen Fitzgibbon
Gummer Moyers Swoon, Robert Dimaio
Artists Short Shorts, curated by Lili White
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM II:
Madagascar’s Scars, Camille Wainer, Official Selection
Save Our Snowmen, Shawn Z, Official Selection
Once Hamoun, Mohammad Ehsani, Official Selection
Bushwick Inlet Park, Coleen Fitzgibbon