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Thursday, January 15, 2014

INTERNATIONAL SCI-FI

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Instituto Cervantes, New York, N.Y.
211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

Free Admission

VOICE OVER

Dir. Martin Rosete
( 11minutes, Spain)
I will not tell you whose voice over leads us through three extremes situations that are actually the same? Will you survive?

EXIT

Dir. Michel Goosens
(16 min, Spain, Netherlands)
A woman awakes in an unfamiliar space with a man sitting beside her bed. He explains her that she has passed away and will now have to let go of her earthly identity to move on. EXIT is a surrealistic drama exploring our attachments to life, tendencies to externalize emotions during times of stress and our understanding of reality.

SIMILO

Dir. Zacharias & MacGregor
(22 min, Spain)
It's 2065. The entire planet is hit by the effects of climate change. One of the few places that remain habitable is Antartica where big corporations have built private cities. Hebe and Ciro get back together again. She is looking for love. He is looking for his own identity.

 

NO MIRES AHÍ 

Dir. Daniel Romero
(14minutes, Spain)
Marta goes back to her mothers house to stay a few days with her little sister. The girls weird behavior and the latent memory of a sad event will lead Marta to suspect that the house is being haunted by an uncanny presence.

SUJETO DARWIN

Dir. Fernandez Sanchez 
(21 minutes, Spain)
After regaining consciousness a man wakes up in a stinking mass grave full of corpses just about to become “arisen”.

Renacimiento

Dir. Antonio Souto Fraquas
(4 minutes, Spain) 
Ramon faces a tragedy in his relationship. An audio record from a dead man will give him some clues of what really happened.

On/Off

Dir. Thiery Lorenzi
(13 min. France)
Obsessed by a mysterious voice message, astronaut Meredith will face its paradoxical condition in order to stay connected to his humanity.

SEULE 

Dir. Didier Philippe 
(13min. France)
Claire, a young woman, lives alone in a large apartment. Her fear of the outside world stops her from going out and letting people in. One day, she discovers evidence revealing that a man lives in her home. The presence of that man becomes more and more apparent and eventually threatening.

The Martian-American

Dir. Lee Citron
(21 minutes, US/Mexico)
A lonely Martian travels to Los Angeles to start a new life and make new friends, but when faced with adversity, culture shock, and self doubt, he struggles to find the courage to stay. This film explores the immigration issue from a sci-fi angle.

Albino

Dir. Federico Telerman 
(14minutes, Argentina)
In a society where Albino people are persecuted because of the characteristics of their blood, a group of rebels will rise in arms.

 

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2015

FEATURE FILM

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

TRIBECA CINEMAS

THEATRE ONE

 

Nightmare Code 

(89 min) 

Directed by Mark Netter

Nightmare Code is an independent sci-fi thriller about computerized behavior recognition, behavior modification and 24/7 surveillance. It takes place in a troubled start-up where a young programmer with a troubled past of his own is brought in to finish the company's product on a tight deadline, in the wake of the murderous rampage and suicide of the previous programmer. The deeper he probes into the code, the more his own behavior changes as the code takes on a life of it's own. Utilizing surveillance camera, PC cam, videochat and eyeglasscam, for more than half the movie the viewer watches four images at once, but often out-of sync as if someone - perhaps the software program itself - is telling the story.

Q&A after the with Director Mark Netter after the movie.

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FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2015

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

TRIBECA CINEMAS

THEATRE ONE 

Nightmare Code 

(89 min) 

Directed by Mark Netter

Nightmare Code is an independent sci-fi thriller about computerized behavior recognition, behavior modification and 24/7 surveillance. It takes place in a troubled start-up where a young programmer with a troubled past of his own is brought in to finish the company's product on a tight deadline, in the wake of the murderous rampage and suicide of the previous programmer. The deeper he probes into the code, the more his own behavior changes as the code takes on a life of it's own. Utilizing surveillance camera, PC cam, videochat and eyeglasscam, for more than half the movie the viewer watches four images at once, but often out-of sync as if someone - perhaps the software program itself - is telling the story.

Q&A after the with Director Mark Netter after the movie.

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Friday, January 16, 2014

INTERNATIONAL SCI-FI SHORTS

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

TRIBECA CINEMAS

THEATRE TWO

DESAFFECTION
Dir. Thomas Charles
(17 min, France)
Specialists team of doctors places in quarantine a patient affected by a disease supposed to have disappeared: Love. Facing the threat, they proceed to a serial of tests on the patient to elaborate a vaccine.
 

TURN-ON

Dir. Mat Owen
 (14 min, U.K.)
Valencia, an android repair man is woken by a phone call in the middle of the night and is forced to travel out to an emergency break down job. He arrives at a night club and is led down to the basement where he is confronted by a brothel hidden in the basement. The madame meets him and leads him to a malfunctioning female android that has been rewired as a prostitute, and she tells him to fix her as quickly as possible to avoid a large repair cost. Through the course of fixing the android however, Valencia's personal feelings begin to encroach on his diligent work ethic and he develops a bond and moral obligation towards the broken female android.

 

 

DEAR LUCAS

Dir. Winnie Cheung
(19 min, U.S.)
A directionless young man finds the love of his life, and suddenly his whole world seems to make sense. But a message from his future self warns him to stay away to avoid a lifetime of pain and misery-- will the love he's found be worth it?
 
 

 

A Girl, A Cat, A Bomb

Dir. Laura Maxfield
 (11 min, U.S.)
A young Brooklyn woman wakes up one morning to discover a nuclear bomb going off over Manhattan.
 
 

ROOM 731

Dir. YOUNGMIN KIM
 (18m, U.S.) 
In this supernatural mystery, an amnesiac girl wakes up in what appears to be an abandoned jail, where she is haunted by spirits who want to torture her. Wei (YOO JUNG KIM), a fifteen-year-old Chinese girl, has no memory of where she is or who she is. Upon waking in a barred room, she encounters Dr. Ken (TIM KANG) and a ghostly young woman (NIKKI SOOHOO) who both seem to want to help her. Soon, Wei realizes she was a victim of the infamous Unit 731, the Japanese torture camp of World War 2, but where is she now … and why?
 
 

 

 

VIMANA
Dir. Faroukh Virani
(17 min, U.S. /INDIA) 
VIMANA is a film about three Indian astronauts who are a product of India's ambitious new deep-space program. Set in the near future, the astronauts are on a one-way trip to a distant planet, Gliese. Unfortunately, the ship's captain, Rishi, passes away after an adverse reaction to the hyper-sleep. Now it's up to the two remaining astronauts, Pankaj and Naaz, to come together and land the vessel in his memoir.

 

THE DISAPPEARED

Dir. Aldo Romero
(12 min, U.S.)
A private investigator encounters the enigmatic apparitions of people reported missing while investigating a case of corporate espionage involving alien technology.

 

 

 

KEPLER X-47

Dir. Erin Li
(11 min, U.S.)
A woman volunteers to live in a human zoo exhibit on an alien planet but soon realizes that life is not what she expected. She attempts to rebel against the status quo, but will she succumb to her own need for security and remain a caged animal?

 

THE ATOM BOMB
Dir. Vanessa Gould, Artist, Jascha Hoffman 
(5 min, U.S.)
After helping to usher in the nuclear era, a female physicist flees to China to live out her days on a Maoist farm, in this sweeping and lyrical music video edited from archival footage.

FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2015

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

TRIBECA CINEMAS

THEATER ONE

Painting the Way to the Moon

(54min, US)

Directed by Jacob Akira Okada

Painting the Way to the Moon is a feature documentary about Princeton mathematician and artist Dr. Ed Belbruno, who pioneered space travel while at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in the 1980’s. What makes Ed’s story so unusual is that his eureka moment in science came to him while he was painting. In fact, all of Ed’s space related work is intertwined with his work in art. Ed’s ground-breaking theory — that spaceships and satellites could use the mathematics of chaos theory rather than rocket fuel to get into orbit around the Moon — was rejected by his NASA peers for being too weird. His insistence that his theory could work ultimately got Ed fired from NASA. Right before Ed left JPL, he was given the chance to prove his theory and redeem himself when the Japanese government asked him to help rescue a malfunctioning satellite called Hiten. Twenty-five years after being fired, NASA and JPL use Ed’s method of space travel to send experiments into space. This film is about how art and science share a common process and explores how creative thinking is not only for artists.

Jacob Akira Okada (Producer, Director, Camera) Jacob co-produced and shot the Emmy nominated documentary OFF AND RUNNING (dir. Nicole Opper), which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast nationally on PBS.

Q&A with Ed Belbruno and Jacob Okada to follow screening.

FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2015

9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

TRIBECA CINEMAS

THEATER TWO

21 Days

(89 min.)

Directed by Kathleen Behun

Three filmmakers embark on a paranormal challenge by barricading themselves in a house so haunted, no one has been able to live in more than 21 days, in order to film the supernatural phenomena which presumably occur. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that lies in wait. 

Q&A with Director Kathleen Behun after the movie.

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