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3rd Annual Alphabet City Short Film Festival is Saturday at the 6BC Botanical Garden

3rd Annual Alphabet City Short Film Festival is Saturday at the 6BC Botanical Garden
The 6BC Botanical Garden, located on Sixth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C, is playing host to the 3rd Annual Alphabet City Short Film Festival Saturday evening.Here’s info via Facebook:Join us for a rare screening of diverse shorts by local filmmakers. Curated by 6BC member and filmmaker Kris Enos. • “I Aint Lazy, I’m Just Dreamin” 2015, 7 minutesA concept music video that harkens back (…or forward?) to a time of hobo prophets, mulligan stew, orange ladies, bowery boys, bawdy vaudeville acts, and the fuzz. A burlesque club musician en route to work imagines magical dreams … or is he living them? Featuring cameos by several Downtown NYC filmmakers and performers.Director: Bill Poznanski• “SunnySide Up” 2003, 26 minutes A comedy from NYC… Where do babies come from? Marie doesn’t want to know, but she’s going to find out.Director: Charles Krezell • “Downfall” 1989, 6 minutesAn experimental documentary, shot between 1988-1989. The East Village May Day protests, interspersed with New York City Marathon footage. The demolition and beginnings of gentrification in Alphabet City — a neighborhood under siege.Director: Kris Enos• “Willow Weep For Me” 2017, 8 minutesAfter 41 years of Cher, a willow tree beloved by her community and strongly identified with La Plaza, she’s dismantled for the neighborhood safety. Her life is celebrated with a wake in the garden, officiated by community members.Director: Alvah Holmes• Mahagonny Songspiel Animation Reel” 2018, 5 minutesHand-painted animation inspired by Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht’s early operatic work. The city of Mahagonny offers prosperity, but its citizens prove to be its undoing.Director: Klay-James Enos• “Penelope & Kennedy” 2017, 19 minutesTwo women face the challenges of their unique relationship.Director: Anthony LauraThe films start at 8 p.m.

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