Even as the first snowfall of the year floats down onto New York Wednesday afternoon, parts of the city still have a long way to go to recover from Hurricane Sandy. If you missed Oscilloscope’s fundraising screenings at Brooklyn Bowl Monday night but love independent film and still have a hankering to help out with relief efforts, here are two more upcoming events for you to check out.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, IFP and Filmmaker Magazine are holding a kickoff party to celebrate their new partnership with the reRun Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn, which involves the magazine’s editorial staff curating theatrical screenings of work from self-distributed filmmakers. That night, the organizers will be distributing pre-paid envelopes to send to the NY Red Cross for suggested $10 donations for storm relief. In addition, IFP and reRun will donate 100% of the proceeds from the evening’s “Girl Walk // All Day” ticket sales to the local chapter of Red Cross.
Also, Cinémonde Soiree #28, which will feature a sneak preview of Thierry Binisti’s “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea,” a screening of Florence Buchanan’s new short “Right There” and desserts made by gourmet chocolate chef Lisa Mecray Rogers, will take place Nov. 15 at the Roger Smith Hotel (47th & Lexington). Organizers plan to contribute $5 from every ticket to the Red Cross.
We encourage Indiewire readers to let us know about other indie-film storm relief tie-ins.