Lower East Side Film Festival: The Winners, The Parties and 2 Contenders

Expectations were high for this festival, now in its sixth year, which is why increased attention is being paid by the public and distributors. It doesn’t hurt that Ethan Hawke is one of the judges this year. Running from June 9th through the 16th, it showcased 5 features, 16 short films, and a special midnight…

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Queens World Film Fest: A Short Narrative Contender

You might have seen Bruce Smolanoff many times, onscreen that is. He’s been a busy and respected actor for quite a while, appearing in Mortal Thoughts and Kiss Me, Guido, among others, and often too on that long-standing meal ticket for New York thespians, Law and Order. But he’s been directing too, and his second…

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