Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Admission To All Screenings & Workshops Is Free

(But if you want guaranteed seating and a chance to party with the filmmakers, pick up a Fast Pass or Fast Pass Deluxe HERE.)


11:00 AM – Screening Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea presents

The AeroPress Movie (Radek Nožička, 2018) – 60min – Connecticut premiere

The AeroPress Movie is a documentary revealing the story of AeroPress – from its inventor’s workshop in California to the stages of the AeroPress Championships around the world. It explores what makes people so excited about this odd looking yet iconic coffee maker.

Following the screening, Barry Levine, owner of Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea, will do an AeroPress coffee presentation and taste-test.



Filmmaking Workshop

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Screening Room B-04, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven  (basement of the Humanities Center)

Fair Use in Documentary Filmmaking

Filmmakers Joe Tropea (Sickies Making Films) and Gorman Bechard (Color Me Obsessed, a film about The Replacements; Who is Lydia Loveless; Pizza, A Love Story) will discuss Fair Use, and walking the fine line of being able to use copyrighted material in your film…for free…sort of. You will learn what “illustrating a point” means, and how that music you so love needs to be removed from your film immediately!

Penny Pastamouth and Joe Tropea (left), Springsteen and Gorman Bechard (right)


1:30 PM – Screening Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript  Library presents

Living with Lincoln (Peter Kunhardt & Brian Oakes, 2018) – 67min

LIVING WITH LINCOLN is at once a look back at a towering American president – who was the most-photographed man of the 19th century – and a memoir of a single American family––the Kunhardts. Showing the importance of preserving the past, the film underscores the fact that even the most revered public figures, and the people who safeguard their legacies, are ultimately and essentially human.

Michael Morand leads a discussion with Beinecke curators and filmmakers Peter, George and Teddy Kunhardt, following the screening.



1:30 PM – Community Program Room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven

SHORTS BLOCK #2

We will be screening the following six short documentary films: Artifact; Hebo; Woke up Breathing; Single Dads Documentary; Luna Llena; and The Island Man

For detailed descriptions click here.

Q&A with a number of the films’ directors and/or subjects follows screening, moderated by Dan Fitzmaurice of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.



Filmmaking Workshop

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Screening Room B-04, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven  (basement of the Humanities Center)

The Art of the Rock Doc

Filmmakers Scott Crawford (Boy Howdy: the Creem Magazine Story; Salad Days) and Gorman Bechard (Color Me Obsessed, a film about The Replacements; Who is Lydia Loveless; Every Everything: the music, life & times of Grant Hart; What it Takes: film en douze tableaux) will discuss the fine art of making a rock and roll documentary.  These filmmakers have navigated the sometimes impossible ropes, from the management of egos, the scramble for old footage from the days before cellphone videos. to the rights to use music, to the criticism from unhappy fans who feel they could have made a better film, all to honor the glory of the music they love.

Scott Crawford and Bunny (left), Springsteen and Gorman Bechard (right)


3:30 PM – Community Program Room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven

SHORTS BLOCK #3

We will be screening the following five short documentary films: The King’s Keeper; The Dog Healers; 12 seconds of gunfire: The true story of a school shooting; Off Stage: Ticker Tape; and Some Million Miles

For detailed descriptions click here.

Q&A with a number of the films’ directors and/or subjects follows screening.



4:00 PM – Screening Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Zulu Summer (Joseph Litzinger, 2019) – 79min – East Coast premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film

After receiving a suspicious e-mail from an African prince, a radio DJ in small-town Montana forges an international alliance that will change the lives of people continents apart.



Admission To All Screenings & Workshops Is Free

(But if you want guaranteed seating and a chance to party with the filmmakers, pick up a Fast Pass or Fast Pass Deluxe HERE.)


5:30 PM – Room 108, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Pizza A Love Story Reception

Sponsored by Mama K’s Cookie Jar, the New England Brewing Company, and Foxon Park Soda.

NOTE: this is an invitation only event: only filmmakers, invited guests, and Fast Pass/Fast Pass Deluxe holders will allowed access to the reception.



6:30 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

New England Brewing Company presents

Pizza, A Love Story (Gorman Bechard, 2019) – 85min – New Haven premiere

NOTE: This screening is SOLD OUT. There will be a limited number of seats available once all ticket and fast pass holders are seated.  Fast Passes are still available here.

Pizza wasn’t invented in New Haven. It was perfected there. This is the story of the genius, dedication, & love behind Pepe’s, Sally’s, and Modern, the three restaurants serving what many feel to be the finest pizza in the world.

Q&A with director Gorman Bechard and producers Dean Falcone and Colin M. Caplan follows screening, moderated by WTNH’s Stephanie Simone



7:00 PM – Screening Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

The Other Border (Justin Zimmerman, 2019) – 8min – Connecticut premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

High school student Gerardo Hernandez – raised in the United States since six months of age – was one of over 100 undocumented workers arrested by ICE in Ohio on June 5th, 2018. Gerardo spent almost 2 months in prison before being released… and is now scheduled to be deported in early 2020. THE OTHER BORDER is his American story, told through intimate interviews with Gerardo and his sister, Karime, and shot exclusively on 8mm and 16mm film.

MANRY AT SEA ~ In the Wake of a Dream (Steve Wystrach, 2018) – 93min – Connecticut Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film

In 1965, newspaper editor Robert Manry was a happily married family man in Cleveland, Ohio. His colleagues at the Plain Dealer were shocked to learn he had set sail on a solo voyage across the Atlantic in his 13½-foot sloop, Tinkerbelle. By the time his 78-day odyssey ended, Manry had become the target of a wild cat and mouse news media chase, was welcomed by a cheering throng of 50,000 Britons and had become a hero to his countrymen ~ and to dreamers everywhere…

Director and sailor Steve Wystrach’s exhaustive research and inventive storytelling complement Manry’s intimate documentation of Tinkerbelle’s voyage, in an adventurous search for this unlikely American hero.

Winner of “Best Documentary” at the following film festivals: American Documentary Film Festival, Best Feature Film atBig Water Film Festival, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Kansas City Film Festival, Prague Film Awards, and Spotlight Documentary Film Festival.

Q&A with The Other Border director Justin Zimmerman, executive producer Kimberly Zimmerman, and subjects Gerardo Hernandez and Karime Hernandez, follow the screening, moderated by filmmaker Lindsay Thompson.



Admission To All Screenings & Workshops Is Free

(But if you want guaranteed seating and a chance to party with the filmmakers, pick up a Fast Pass or Fast Pass Deluxe HERE.)


9:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

New England Brewing Company presents

Pizza, A Love Story (Gorman Bechard, 2019) – 85min – New Haven premiere

NOTE: This screening is SOLD OUT. There will be a limited number of seats available once all ticket and fast pass holders are seated. Fast Passes are still available here.

Pizza wasn’t invented in New Haven. It was perfected there. This is the story of the genius, dedication, & love behind Pepe’s, Sally’s, and Modern, the three restaurants serving what many feel to be the finest pizza in the world..

Q&A with director Gorman Bechard and producers Dean Falcone and Colin M. Caplan follows screening, moderated by Roadfood’s Jane Stern



9:00 PM – Screening Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Beers of Joy (David Swift and Scott Owen, 2019) – 118min – Connecticut Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film

Beers of Joy is a fascinating, entertaining, and savory journey into our world’s favorite magical elixir. 

Feast upon stunning visuals of medieval monasteries, historic German villages, and breweries from across the world that serve as the backdrop for four people immersing themselves in their passion for beer. An internationally acclaimed brewer and a celebrated chef take separate journeys of discovery through Europe and early America, while two Advanced Cicerones attempt to pass the prestigious Master Cicerone exam (beer’s equivalent to wine’s Master Sommelier), one of the most difficult tests in the world. 

Historians, scientists, clergy, brewers, and—most importantly—the every man and woman add flavor to this love letter to beer and prove once and for all… life is best celebrated over a beer!

Q&A with Producer Jonathan Hack and co-Director David Swift follows screening, moderated by Rob Leonard and Marty Juliano of New England Brewing Company