Friday, April 18, 2008

Film: THE NEW YORKIST (short film)

Directed by Dana O'Keefe, THE NEW YORKIST is about a troubled artist paralyzed by the disparity between the possibilities he imagines for himself and the reality he instead inhabits. One morning, he resolves to undertake an enterprise of monumental importance, for which he will be enshrined in the annals of history. This abstract notion quickly evolves into grandiose delusion as Alex constructs an elaborate fantasy involving The Gulag Archipelago, an infestation of ants, and a doomed plan to invade Kyrgyzstan.

An epic short that speaks to a generation disenfranchised by our own historical irrelevance.

THE NEW YORKIST will premiere in competition at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in the "Off the Beaten Path" shorts section. The film first screens on Thursday, April 24th at 5pm at the AMC VIllage VII, Theater 2. Other screenings are:

Sunday, April 27th at 10:45pm, AMC Village VII, Theater 1
Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm, AMC Village VII, Theater 2
Friday, May 2nd at 2:30pm, AMC Village VII, Theater 5
Sunday, May 4th at 2pm, Village East Cinema 2

Tickets and the full screening schedule are available via the festival website:
Tribeca Film Festival

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