It’s time to choose April’s Project of the Month. The project
that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a
consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film
Voting will be open until Friday, May 2nd at 5pm EST.
Elevator Pitch: Think
Lena Dunham meets Jerry Seinfeld meets awkward family life that keeps
evolving. Our film showcases a lot of unique voices that are often not
represented in our media such as mental illness, LGBTQA rights, women’s
rights and alternative family structures. It follows the story of a
female comedian who is struggling with her identity and her long
distanced relationship while she attends college and is a coming of age
tale that will hopefully leave you feeling either inspired or really
uncomfortable…we hope both.
Elevator Pitch: Have you ever been in a relationship where you’re comfortable, and
nothing’s WRONG, per se, but you wake up one day and think, “what the
fuck am I doing with this person who I know I don’t want to be with
forever?” but then drag ass getting out of it because, maybe it’s better
than being alone after all? The Big Spoon is a modern (un)romantic
comedy about that; think classic Woody Allen sensibilities mixed with
Broad City-esque shenanigans and you’ve got our movie.
Elevator Pitch: Peter and John is written and directed by veteran filmmaker Jay Craven and stars Jacqueline Bisset and Christian Coulson. In the wake of the Civil War and the collapse of the whaling industry,
Nantucket is in ruins. The Roland family is tested when one son receives
a mysterious inheritance. Meanwhile, a strange woman arrives on the
island, bringing with her a secret that threatens to destroy Peter’s
reputation. An ambitious collaboration between Marlboro College and Kingdom County
Productions, Peter and John provides film students the opportunity to
work in important roles alongside experienced professionals.
“The armed militants sent death threats to local musicians; many were
forced into exile. Live music venues were shut down, and militants set
fire to guitars and drumkits.” New York Times. And just like that, the very birth place of modern rhythm and blues
suddenly became silent. Manny Ansar, director of the world-famous Music
Festival in the Desert, narrowly escaped Timbuktu. Nearly one million
Malians remain displaced. So Manny decided to lead a procession of
traveling musicians from refugee camps back to their homes in Timbuktu,
for a concert that will mark the beginning of a new era in Mali.