MEMORY Presents "Program No. 2", an exclusive collection of short films by award winning and emerging filmmakers. This roughly 90 minute one night only event consists of a mix of never before seen short films as well as festival favorites from New York Film Festival, SXSW, AFI Docs, and more. This is the 2nd edition of this now annual event put together by filmmaker driven studio MEMORY.
A must see for independent film lovers, this year’s program features new films from exciting next-generation filmmakers Janicza Bravo, Sam Kuhn, Zia Anger, Matthew Lessner, Elizabeth Lo, David Raboy, Sam Kristofski, and Romain Gavras and star Alison Pill, Lola Kirke, Rosanna Arquette, Kelly Rohrbach, Caley Jones, Mac DeMarco, and more.
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"Program No. 2" includes the following films:
WOMAN IN DEEP - Directed by Janicza Bravo (Exclusive)
Janicza Bravo has just recently wrapped principal photography on her debut feature“Lemon” starring Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, and Michael Cera. Her previous short “Gregory Goes Boom” also starring Cera won the Special Jury Award at Sundance in 2014. This is her latest short film which premiered at SXSW 2016 and stars Canadian actress Alison Pill.
Produced by: Killer Films & Harbers Studios • Site: janicza.com/bravo
MÖBIUS - Directed by Sam Kuhn (Premiere)
Sam Kuhn’s debut documentary “Finding Truelove” world premiered at Hot Docs in2012. His latest short film, shot in Toronto on 35mm film by acclaimed Director of Photography Evan Prosofsky, is a mix of thriller, horror, romance and dance, all in an odd high-school setting.
Produced by: Lion Attack Pictures • Site: samkuhn.us
MY LAST FILM - Directed by Zia Anger (Exclusive)
Zia Anger’s short films have played at prestigious festivals around the world including Locarno, New Directors / New Films, AFI, and New York Film Festival. She was also recognized as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine in 2015. Her latest short film stars Lola Kirke, Kelly Rohrbach, Mac DeMarco and Rosanna Arquette. Site: ziaanger.com
ANTICIPATION OF THE UNEXPECTED - Directed by Matthew Lessner (Premiere)
Matthew Lessner’ s first feature film, The Woods (2011) premiered in the New Frontier section of the Sundance Film Festival and was shortlisted for Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards. His award-winning short films (2005’s Darling Darling starring Michael Cera, 2007’s By Modern Measure, 2014’s Chapel Perilous) have collectively screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, where Chapel Perilous won the Audience Award. Lessner’s latest project is an ongoing series of short absurdist interludes played at random along each stop of the tour. Site: montelomax.com
BEACH WEEK - Directed by David Raboy (Presented by Le CiNéMa Club)
David Raboy graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for film, where he made his thesis film, The Giant, a selection of the Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand, and Jeonju film festivals. His latest short, Beach Week, also premiered at Clermont- Ferrand and went on to win Best Fiction at the 24th Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival. Raboy is currently in development on his debut feature based on The Giant.
Produced by: Bogie • Site: david-raboy.com
BISONHEAD- Elizabeth Lo (Exclusive)
Elizabeth Lo is a documentary director whose work has been broadcast nationally and showcased at festivals and venues around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, New York Times Op-Docs, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, BAMCinemafest, and PBS’ POV. Elizabeth was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine in 2015. Her latest documentary short follows a family of Ponderai Native Americans as they embark on a controversial journey through Yellowstone to exercise their treaty Hunting Rights. Site: elizabeth-lo.com
ZIERI COSMOS - Directed by Sam Kristofski (Premiere)
The New Zealand filmmakers latest is the beginning of an episodic story drenched in nostalgia. Shot on 16mm film, the first episode involves a search for UFO’s and stars musician Connan Mockason. Program No 2 will be the unveiling of the debut episode.
GOSH • JAMIE XX - Romain Gavras
Romain Gavras has created seminal pieces for some of the world’s most important musical artist such as Justice, M.I.A, Kanye West & Jay-Z to name a few. His debut feature “Our Day Will Come” starring Vincent Cassel premiered at TIFF in 2010. In his latest Gavras creates an unforgettable visual companion to the the hit “Gosh” from Jamie XX 2016 Grammy Nominated Album “In Color”.
Produced by: Inconoclast + Apple Music • Site: https://vimeo.com/gavras