COME CELEBRATE THE 8TH ANNUAL WORKERS UNITE FILM FESTIVAL @PARK CHURCH CO-OP/GREENPOINT, WITH COOL SHORT FILMS, MULTI-MEDIA MUSIC, WITH TOP AREA BANDS AND GREAT REFRESHMENTS TOO!
COLOR COLLAGE - WITH TALENTED SHANE CONERTY, THE FANTASTIC SAINT MELA, AND SPECIAL GUESTS - SAY SHE SHE! POWERFUL MUSIC FOR A POWERFUL NIGHT!
ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE COOLEST SHORT FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL TO START, THEN MUSIC & FILM CLIPS ALL NIGHT:
AGAINST THE WIND - When the cab you drive decides it's time for you to retire - watch out! - Jamie is the world's greatest Uber driver, but his sense of self is challenged the week that self-driving cars are introduced as replacements. He must compete with the superior robots to save his job. (2018, USA)
'FINAL CUTZ' SEGMENTS - Great Clips from our favorite Anti-Corporate, Pro-Art Zombie Comedy Masterpiece. When the Santa Fe University of Art and Design joined the alarming trend of art college closures, the students and faculty banded together to create a collective cinematic GFY to their corporate owners. The subversive “zom-com” social satire FINAL CUTZ finds the Marxist Chairman Bob rallying a beautifully diverse student body to save their Film School from both imminent closure and a zombie invasion! (2019, USA)
LAMBETH LIGHTS - When an out of work street person falls in love with the blind flower girl, in a modern day homage to Charlie Chaplin's 'City Lights,' things take an interesting turn. Shot in the streets where Chaplin grew up. Starring BAFTA-listed Harry Macqueen ('Hinterland'), Imogen Morris and Bill Fellows ('Lady Macbeth'). (2017, U.K.)
DIVISION AVE - A few days before Passover, Fernanda, a young Mexican woman, is hired by a Brooklyn cleaning agency to work in the local Jewish Hasidic community. Despite a prolonged wait for her payment, Fernanda continues to faithfully show up for work each day at Nechama’s house. An unexpected connection between the two leads to a fight for justice against the cleaning agency at fault, bridging the gaps between their very different worlds. The story behind Division Ave is inspired by true events happening to this day on the corner of Division & Marcy Ave in Brooklyn, NY. (2018, USA)
TICK TOCK - After a corporate merger, Justine Jason is tasked with the systematic re-sizing of the newly formed company, but when she fires company veteran Mitchell Lamb he does the unthinkable and the outcome pushes her over a psychological tipping point. (2018, USA)
L’EAU EST LA VIE: THE FIGHT AT STANDING ROCK CONTINUES IN THE BAYOUS OF LOUISIANA - The fight for water and life continues! Energy Transfer Partners—the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock—is trying to extend that pipeline through the largest US wetland swamp in Louisiana, the Atchafalaya Basin. (2018, USA)
RICE - Otherworldly documentation of rice milling process by agricultural workers in India who create geometry from an inanimate food staple. MESMERIZING, WORK AS ART (2017, India)
LISTEN TO MY SONG - Esteban escaped poverty in the ghetto when he was thirteen, by running away from home and joining the FARC guerrilla movement in Colombia. With the peace process underway Esteban’s life changes when he performs at a Peace Concert and is spotted by a famous Colombian music producer. (2018, Colombia)