FEATURE FILM SCREENING
Frank and Cindy by G.J. Echternkamp
A no-holds-barred documentary by G.J. Echternkamp in which he follows his seriously dysfunctional parents through the course of their relationship.
SHORT FILM PROGRAMS
Short films are often labors of love, difficult to make and dependent on support from friends, family, and fellow artists. At the end of the day, there are very few options to have this work seen by a larger audience. At the Wassaic Project, we are proud to provide a non-traditional space for talented, emerging filmmakers to show their short films and engage with their audiences. We seek out shorts that are challenging, innovative and, above all, entertaining. I hope you’ll join us at the auction ring for the festival, but if you can’t, please check out their work at the links below. And keep an eye out for these names in the future. Past Wassaic Alums have included Academy Award Winners, Berlin and Cannes Film Festival participants, and two short films that are being developed into features at the 2011 Sundance Labs. I’d like to thank our dedicated 2011 Film Advisory Committee: Rowan Riley, Amy Basil, and Alex MacCallum.
-Director of Film Programming, Liliana Greenfield-Sanders
The Strange Ones by Chris Radcliff and 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.
The Substitute by Talya Lavie
Zohara serves as a clerk in a distant military base and hates every minute of it. When she finally gets her opportunity to leave, her hopes fall short as the new girl who arrives to replace her appears to be suicidal.
Watch the trailer
The Poodle Trainer by Vance Malone
Suu and Uchikawa by Nathanael Carton
An elderly Japanese man and his young Burmese partner find their union at threat when the immigration services discover that she resides in Japan illegally.
Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2011
Little Horses by Levi Abrino
Written by Levi Abrino & Luke Matheny
Little Horses is a bittersweet comedy about a divorced small town postal worker, Dave, who tries to win his family back by getting his son a pony for his 8th birthday.
Ten Years from Now by Jordan Schiele
Patrol by John Patton Ford
Desperate to reconnect with his young son after taking on a new job as a nightshift guard at a shopping mall, Norm goes along with young Justin’s mistaken assumption that his dad is now a policeman.
Curated by Joshua Frankel
The films in this program explore the concept of collage in motion-pictures through juxtapositions, both stark and subtle, of media, aesthetic and authorship.
The media incorporated into the films in the program include handmade marks, handmade objects, found objects, photographs, stylized computer generated imagery and live action footage. The act of collage reminds the viewer that motion-picture is an object crafted by an artist or team of artists. These films feature the fingerprints of their creators prominently.
They are also a lot of fun.
PSST (exquisite corpse style directing curated by Bran Dougherty-Johnson including Ryan Dunn, Paul Cayrol, Masayoshi Nakamura, Ryan Rothermel and Thai Tran, Jon Saunders, Cary Janks and Caroline Attia)
Katja Schweiker and Thomas Frenzel
Xaver Xylophon and Laura Junger
Images above are work by: Matt Smithson, Katja Schweiker/Thomas Frenzel and Hayley Morris
Special thanks to our 2011 Film Advisory Committee
Director of film programming: Liliana Greenfield-SandersShort Film Program guest curators: Rowan Riley, Amy Basil Animation guest curator: Joshua Frankel
Guest producer: Alex MacCallum