“25 NEW FACES” SCREENING SERIES TO TOUR U.S. IN SEPTEMBER

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in Filmmaking
on Aug 31, 2012

A few weeks ago on the newsletter, I pondered the evolution of the “25 New Faces,” and posited the idea that it’s more than just a list that is published annually. I wrote that the list takes on a life of its own, that “it does not stop after the Filmmaker Summer issue hits newsstands. When Scott and I spend nights and weekends watching screeners and reading scripts through all of April, May and June, we’re looking for exciting creative voices that we think are the future of independent film. Once the list is done, that excitement has not dissipated; it prevails. As do many of the friendships with filmmakers we establish along the way.”

At the time, I said that there was a “25 New Faces” project that I was working on which would be revealed soon. Today, I’m very happy to announce that over the course of the next month or so there will be a string of special “25 New Faces” screenings, showcasing the work of this year’s selected filmmakers, at venues around the country. I’d like to extend a big thank you to the folks at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville; the IFC Center in New York City; the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia, MO; and the NW Film Center in Portland, OR, for their hard work and for partnering with us on this series.

Here are a list of the 2012 Filmmaker magazine “25 New Faces of Independent Film” screenings:

 

September 11, 2012
Ragtag Cinema, Columbia, MO
“25 New Faces” shorts program
(notes on) biology (Ornana)
Belly (Julia Pott)
Hey Jane (A.G. Rojas)
Searching for Yellow (Ian Clark)
Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke (Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva)
Fishing Without Nets (Cutter Hodierne)
+ Skype Q&A with Julia Pott
[Tickets]

 

September 19, 2012
The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Terence Nance)
+ Belly (Julia Pott)
[Tickets]

 

September 19, 2012
IFC Center, New York, NY
“25 New Faces” shorts program
The Gathering Squall (Hannah Fidell)
Doubles with Slight Pepper (Ian Harnarine)
Belly (Julia Pott)
3 episodes of The Slope (Desiree Akhavan and Ingrid Jungermann)
Extract from yet-to-premiere documentary by one of 2012’s “25 New Faces”
+ Panel discussion with all filmmakers, plus Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, a 2009 “25 New Faces” alum
[Tickets]

 

September 26, 2012
The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
Wildness (Wu Tsang)
+ Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke (Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva)
[Tickets]

 

September 27, 2012
NW Film Center, Portland, OR
“25 New Faces” shorts program
Searching for Yellow (Ian Clark)
A Chjana
(Jonas Carpignano)
Fishing Without Nets (Cutter Hodierne)
Hey Jane (A.G. Rojas)
Fig (Ryan Coogler)
Doubles with Slight Pepper (Ian Harnarine)
The Gathering Squall (Hannah Fidell)
+ Q&A with Ian Clark
[Tickets]

 

October 3, 2012
The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
Oma & Bella (Alexa Karolinski)
+ Aquadettes (Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari)
[Tickets]

 

October 9, 2012
The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
In the Family (Patrick Wang)
[Tickets]