Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Admission To All Screenings 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.)


The NHdocs Videotheque

Philip Marrett room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street

Screenings at 12:00 and 2:30 PM

Full schedule HERE.

 



Admission To All Screenings Is Free

 



3:00 PM – Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven – ROOM 208

Works in Progress Screening

Films to be announced on May 22nd



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

Best Video presents

The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy (Steve Hamm, 2018) – 60min – World Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film

THE VILLAGE: LIFE IN NEW HAVEN’S LITTLE ITALY, tells the story of the Wooster Square neighborhood, which for many years was a tight-knit Italian-American enclave. Using oral history interviews, photos from family albums, and historic films and photographs, the film explores the power of ethnic identity and reaffirms the importance of immigration to American society. Today, few descendants of the immigrants still live in Wooster Square, but vestiges of their community remain–in the church, the ethnic societies and their festas, and the pizza joints and pastry shops. Most vividly, the village lives on in the fond memories of the people who grew up there.

Q&A with director Steve Hamm and editor Scott Amore follows screening



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

Out of My Head (Susanna Styron, 2017) – 77min – Connecticut Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film

Filmmaker Susanna Styron sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan Didion. We learn that, rather than a terrible headache, migraine is a complex, deeply stigmatized neurological disease afflicting nearly a billion people worldwide. This kaleidoscopic journey, told through interviews, cinema verité, art and animation, explores the history, impact and raw emotion evoked by this unpredictable and confounding condition.

Website: www.outofmyheadfilm.com

A conversation between the film’s director and Dr. Deena Kuruvilla, a professor of Neurology and specialist in Headache and Facial pain at Yale’s School of Medicine. follows screening



Admission To All Screenings 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.)


8:30 PM – Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven

Sickies Making Films (Joe Tropea, 2018) – 85min – New England Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Feature Film

A love letter to the movies, SICKIES MAKING FILMS looks at our urge to censor films and asks why? We find reasons both absurd and surprisingly understandable. Using the Maryland Board of Censors (1916-1981) as a lens, as well as archival materials, classic film segments, and interviews with filmmakers and exhibitors who were subjected to censorship, this documentary examines the recurring problem of censorship in America.

Website: www.sickiesmakingfilms.com

Q&A with director follows screening



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

SHORTS BLOCK #3

The following five short films will be screened: Charcoal, Diego, The Secret Life of Muslims, Election Day 2016, The Last Utopia.  More information HERE.



Admission To All Screenings Is Free