Film

2016 Summer Festival Film Program

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

6:30 – 7:30 pmShort Films Program I @ LUTHER BARN, AUCTION RING
9 – 11 pm, Donald Cried @ LUTHER BARN, AUCTION RING

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

1 – 3 pm, Donald Cried @ LUTHER BARN,  AUCTION RING
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Short Films Program I @ LUTHER BARN, AUCTION RING
11 pm – 1 amSURPRISE FILM SCREENING @ LUTHER BARN, AUCTION RING

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

12 – 1 pm, Short Films Program II: Kids + Family @ LUTHER BARN, AUCTION RING
1 – 3 pm, Million Dollar Duck @ LUTHER BARN, AUCTION RING

 

Feature Film

Donald Cried

DONALD CRIED / US (Directed by Kris Avedisian, Produced by Kyle Martin) — Fifteen years after Peter Latang left working class Warwick, Rhode Island to reinvent himself as a slick, Wallstreet mover and shaker, he’s forced to return home to bury his Grandmother. When he loses his wallet on the trip, the only one he can think of to help him is his next door neighbor and former childhood friend Donald Treebeck. Donald hasn’t changed a bit, and what starts as a simple favor turns into a long van ride into their past

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Documentary Feature

The Million Dollar Duck

THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK / US (Directed by Brian Golden Davis, Produced by Mark Jonathan Harris) — The Million Dollar Duck is a documentary that focuses on the strange and wonderful world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried art competition run by the U.S. Government. This film explores the eccentric Nature of the contestants who enter each year for a chance at wildlife art stardom, while also reflecting upon the history and challenges facing the continued existence of this successful conservation program.

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Late Night Saturday “Surprise Screening”

Saturday, August 6th, 11Pm @ Luther Barn, Auction Ring

Surprise film screening to be announced at the festival! Be there!

 


Short Films

Short Films Program I: Documentary and Narrative

Seth, Zachery Lasry

Concerning the BodyguardKasra Farahani

HoundGeorgia Kriss

The DogistE.J. McLeavey-Fisher

Pineapple CalamariKasia Nalewajka

Affections, Bridey Elliott

Short Films Program II: Kids + Family

SausageRobert Grieves

So You’ve Grown AttachedKate Tsang

An Object at RestSeth Boyden

Lost PropertyÅsa Lucander

Trash CatKelsey Goldych

ChintiNatalia Mirzoyan

 


The main priorities of our Wassaic Summer Festival Film Program are:

  • to promote a free exchange of ideas between filmmakers, local audiences and emerging artists of every discipline
  • to provide our local and growing community with unfettered access to exceptional independent films
  • to inspire emerging talent to push their new work to greater heights

WASSAIC ALUMNI FILMS & FILMMAKERS:

We’re enormously proud of every single filmmaker who has screened with us over the past nine years.

Here’s a partial list of some feature films we’ve screened:

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (Marielle Heller, 2015), KRISHA (Trey Edward Shults, 2015), IT FOLLOWS (David Robert Mitchell, 2014),  APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (Desiree Akhavan, 2014), Fort Tilden (Sarah Violet Bliss + Charles Rogers, 2014), SHORT TERM 12 (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2013)

Alumni Page


PAST WASSAIC FESTIVAL FILM LINEUPS:

2015201420132012, and 2011 Film Programs

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Wassaic Project Festival 2013

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Cattle Auction Ring Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Cattle Auction Ring Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

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2013 Guest Speaker Martin Starr

2013 Guest Speaker Martin Starr

In the Luther Barn Auction Ring

In the Luther Barn Auction Ring

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