Solar One (East River just south of 23rd St. under FDR Drive, Manhattan)
$12, advance purchase suggested
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music by Tezeo
9:00PM Films Begin
11:00PM After-party onsite courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
Spooky folk tales, harrowing home movies, and daring documentaries about people (and creatures) caught in complex webs.
THE LAST NORWEGIAN TROLL (Pjotr Sapegin | Norway | 12 min.)
In the old days, Norway used to be a safe haven for Trolls, but not anymore. An adorable, melancholy animation about three young goats and a fading tradition.
THE NIGHT OF THE MOON HAS MANY HOURS (Mauricio Arango | 15 min.)
Based on stories from Colombia’s civil unrest, a man rafts into dark waters, hoping desperately to discover the truth about his neighbors and loved ones.
ELKO (Alexander Yan | 14 min.)
“I am 23 and I want to die.” Frighteningly enough, there’s always someone out there ready to help.
BODY MEMORY (Ülo Pikkov | 9 min.)
A traumatic animation that presents a parable in which our bodies remember the sorrow and pain of our predecessors.
LACK OF EVIDENCE (Hayoun Kwon | 9 min.)
An ingeniously animated attempt to prove the tragic story of a father in Nigeria who believes that his twins are cursed and therefore kills one of his sons ceremonially.
KILLING THE CHICKENS TO SCARE THE MONKEYS (Jens Assur | 24 min.)
The Chinese government has policy of executing dissidents to deter others. This powerful narrative plays out the absurdity of that strategy in reverse.