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February 2013

WHY WE LAUGH

February 9, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maysles Cinema,
343 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10027 United States
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Filmwax’s DOCULARIOUS! series continues with Robert Townsend’s Sundance Film Festival hit, “Why We Laugh“. The screening will be preceded by the funny stylings of comedian Marc Theobald. SYNOPSIS: An off-screen narration, four dozen talking heads, and clips of performances tell a chronological story about Black comedy: who has made us laugh since 1901, what is the nature of their humor, and what social and political contexts inform it. We look at minstrels, Stepin Fetchit, “Amos ‘n Andy,” “Beulah,” Redd Foxx,…

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NORTHEAST

February 22, 2013 - February 28, 2013
reRun Theater,
147 Front Street, Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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Filmwax, Tribeca Film & reRun present Gregory Kohn’s “Northeast” for a one week theatrical engagement. SYNOPSIS Will (David Call), an unemployed and aimless playboy living in Brooklyn, has spent his 20s skating on easy charm from one casual, distant affair to the next. Noticing his friends’ happiness as they gradually settle into steady jobs and committed relationships, Will decides to trade apathy for effort in order to find someone with whom he can start the next chapter of his life. Shot…

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Brooklyn Reconstructed: ZIPPER

February 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Society of Ethical Culture,
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, 11215

Brooklyn Reconstructed ends on a high note with Amy Nicholson’s new hit documentary, “Zipper“. Small-time ride operator Eddie Miranda proudly runs a carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island’s gritty amusement district. Eddie and his ride are driven away when the City of New York and an opportunistic real estate mogul lock horns over the future of the “People’s Playground.” A film about greed, politics, land use and public policy, and the battle over an American…

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March 2013

Brooklyn Reconstructed: MY BROOKLYN

March 18, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Brooklyn Society of Ethical Culture,
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, 11215
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“My Brooklyn” is a documentary about Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves to Brooklyn in 1988, lured by cheap rents and bohemian culture. By Michael Bloomberg’s election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighborhoods she has come to call home. She watches as an explosion of luxury housing and chain store development…

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April 2013

NELL & THE BELL (a.k.a. THE NEVER BELL) Fundraiser

April 4, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
South 4th Bar,
90 S 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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“Ever since she killed her family, Nell has not been a happy girl…” So opens the dark-fantastical tale of Nell and her bell. Nell & The Bell is a short film which tells the story of what happens when Nell mischievous imagination hijacks her reason Written and Directed by Emily Lobsenz Puppet design by Jessica Scott Cinematography Marcus Lehmann Original story by Jason Ross Associate Producer Isis-Maya Nissman Come out to our favorite Brooklyn watering hole to support the Nell…

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IFP, Slamdance & FIlmwax present STRANGER THINGS

April 5, 2013 - April 11, 2013
reRun Theater,
147 Front Street, Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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“Stranger Things” – the debut feature by Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal – will have its theatrical debut in New York City, April 5-11 at reRun Theater, presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and the Slamdance Film Festival. Weekday screenings at 7:30pm & 9:45pm Saturday April 6 early morning “Wake Up Dumbo” screening Sunday April 7 evening screening at 7:30pm

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May 2013

KUMARÉ

May 11, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maysles Cinema,
343 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10027 United States
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Filmwax’s series Docularious! is back with Vikram Gandhi’s staggeringly unbelievable documentary, “Kumaré“, his film about when he impersonated a fake guru and built a following of real people. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at SXSW 2011.

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WALK AWAY RENÉE DVD Release Party

May 22, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Nitehawk Cinema,
136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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You are cordially invited to join friends of Filmwax, Sundance Selects and filmmaker Jonathan Caouette for a night of music, friends, spirits, and celebration of the DVD release of the “Walk Away Renée”. But even more importantly, we want to celebrate Jonathan’s much belated 40th Birthday! Cocktails, DVD Giveaway, Family and Friends, and Jonathan’s very special music playlist! Please bring the gift of music as a present! (Mix Cd, flash drive, ETC) Come to one of Brooklyn’s favorite institutions where…

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June 2013

A TEACHER Screening & After Party

June 17, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nitehawk Cinema,
136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, “A Teacher” explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings…

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August 2013

Never Not Working: Short Films on Labor from True/False

August 28, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
DCTV,
87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013 United States
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Closing out the summer right before Labor Day, DCTV & Filmwax are doing it with a bang, bringing the great True/False Film Festival from Columbia, MO to New York, NY. Culled from a decade’s worth of their programming, these award-winning short films depict stories of labor as an inevitable part of our lives, whether enjoyable and fulfilling, difficult and necessary, and/or both. Kicking off this free event, we’ll be carried away by Mountain Animation’s acoustic renderings. Following the screening, we’ll…

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September 2013

DRIVERS WANTED co-presented by Queens World Film Festival

September 17, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
55 Stan Taxi Company,
45-16 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101 United States
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Please join us for a screening of Joshua Z. Weinstein’s “Drivers Wanted” at a Queens taxi garage parking lot! Presented by Filmwax and the Queens World Film Festival. This is a one-time-only-free-event of DRIVERS WANTED to celebrate its forthcoming digital distribution. The film will be screened outdoors at the parking lot of 55 Stan, the taxi garage where the documentary was shot. Special guests including Spider —New York’s oldest cab driver— and other NYC taxi celebrities. Doors 8:00pm, Film starts at 8:20pm…

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October 2013

STRONGMAN DVD/Digital Release Party

October 23, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
THEATER 80,
80 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003 United States
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Zachary Levy’s documentary “Strongman” will finally be available on digital platforms & DVD beginning October 15th. Filmwax invites you to this very special screening at the legendary Theatre80 on St. Marks Place next Wednesday, 10/23, 7PM. Both Stan and Barbara from the film as well as filmmaker Zachary Levy will all be in attendance. Stan’s band, Ajammination, will make their world premiere after the screening! DVDs & Stan-related paraphanalia will be available at the Theatre & Stan can sign it for you! Drinks…

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April 2014

Filmwax Radio Live: Rooftop Films Edition (2014)

April 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Videology,
308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Join Filmwax Radio for their first ever LIVE podcast event presented by Rooftop Films. Filmwax Radio host Adam Schartoff‘s indie-focused interview series will come to you live from Videology! To kick of the afternoon, Rooftop Films’ Dan Nuxoll will discuss highlights of the 2014 Summer Series lineup, followed by a series of interviews with up-and-coming filmmakers such as Onur Tukel (Summer of Blood), Gillian Robespierre(Obvious Child) and Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior). Meet the filmmakers and find out what you’ll see (and what NOT to miss) at Rooftop Films this year. Filmwax…

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June 2014

Filmwax Radio Live: Northside Festival Edition (2014)

June 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nitehawk Cinema,
136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Join Adam Schartoff, host of the popular indie film chat show, Filmwax Radio for a live podcast with some of Northisde Film Festivals’s talented filmmakers. Guests include filmmaking team behind the recent SxSW hit Fort Tilden, Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers and the director of Homemakers, Colin Healey. More guests to be announced.

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April 2015
Free

Filmwax Radio Live: Montclair Film Festival Edition

April 24, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Videology,
308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Filmwax Radio Live: Montclair Film Festival Edition will take place on Friday, April 24th, 6:45 PM at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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