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The 5th Annual Greenpoint Film Festival

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The 5th annual Greenpoint Film Festival, March 17-20, features a full slate of independent work by filmmakers from around the neighborhood and around the world.  Among the selections include documentary, narrative, environmental, experimental, and social justice themes.  Two curatorial initiatives intersect art and activism on issues of importance to local communities.

Thursday, March 17.  Can Video Bring Us Our (Missing) Park? focuses on a promised park in Bushwick, which NYC has yet to build.  Panel discussion with the filmmakers follow.

Friday, March 18.  The Cycle filmed in Brooklyn about police killings and Roman Citizen questioning the price of revenge, are winners in the Narrative category.  Actors from both films will be present at the Q&A.

Saturday, March 19.  Becoming Bulletproof about a group of differently-abled and abled folks who play leading roles in a rip-roaring costumed drama Western filmed at the Zeno Mountain Farm in VT.

The Exchange, about 5 students from the south side of Chicago whose travel experience changes their lives and perspectives and The Twelve-Foot-Tall Rabbits of Rokeby Farm tells the story of how hurricane Sandy impacted the NYC’s West Village Halloween Parade.   Along with these winning documentaries, Characters of Times Square, a student film, will also be screened. Q&A with filmmakers and actors follow.

Sunday, March 20. Czech Film Avant-Garde traces the history of the avant-garde movement in Czechoslovakia. In the evening, additional experimental and environmental entries including the curated East River and Greentpoint 2016, focusing on local environmental issues will be shown..

The Greenpoint Film Festival will be at the screening room of the Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue on the Williamburg/Greenpoint border.

Admission is $10 for individual programs, daily and full festival passes are available online.

For information and tickets, visit www.greenpointfilmfestival.org

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