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Binghamton Babylon International Film Festival
October 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10.00
Join us at the Art Mission and Theater for the second annual Binghamton Babylon International Film Festival (BBIFF) Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017!
Celebrating Binghamton, New York’s central role in the development of avant-garde film in the late 1960s and 1970s, this three-day festival will feature the newest and most compelling films from across the world!
Film Festival Selections will be screened in four blocks beginning at 2PM. There will be a discussion with the filmmakers at the end of each block. Admission to each block is $10. Selections will include short films by local, national and international filmmakers including Emmy-Award Winning Actress Heather Tom. The Victor and Esther Rozen Foundation Award for Best in Festival will be presented at 7PM.
BBIFF SELCTION SCREENINGS
Too Many Zoots / Ethan Scarduzio (5:05) — (music video)
An original music video featuring the popular subway buskers, “Too Many Zoots”, directed by Binghamton University Alum Ethan Scarduzio.
Night Diver: Japanese Dream Pools / Brian Callaghan (2:17) — (music video)
In anticipation of his debut album, NIGHT DIVER, musician, filmmaker, and Binghamton native, Brian Callaghan, premieres his first music video at the Binghamton Babylon.
Bigfoot’s Love Slave / Heather Tom (4:02) — (music video)
A field researcher gets more than she bargained for when she encounters something wild in the woods. A raunchy music video parody from Santino DeAngelo and Michael Einfeld’s Vegas-aimed Burlesque comedy, “PORN AWARDS: The Musical”.
Misere / Liam Walsh — (narrative)
Haunted by his grim past, an old priest must confront the supernatural powers of his brother. 6-time Rod Serling Film Fest winner Liam Walsh premieres his first film at the Binghamton Babylon. Written by regional playwright and local favorite, Sean Walsh.
Nocturnal / Alfonso Gueverra (15:11) — (documentary)
This documentary is based on reflections made by photographer and professor, Joe Ziolkoski, on the eve of a retrospective solo exhibition in 2016. These are a collection of figurative vintage silver gelatin photographic prints dealing with loss and change during the beginning of the AIDS crisis in the LGBT Community of the 1980’s & 1990’s.
Prysia’s Garden / Miso Suchy (10:46) — (documentary)
A quiet rumination on exile, photography and transplanting roots, this short tells the story of two women: an aging refugee, and a photographer/daughter of refugees.
Goodnight Mom / Sara Luu (7:50) — (narrative)
A daughter explores her troubled relationship with her late mom through abstract memories.
Golden Time / Atefeh Rahmani (23:18) — (narrative)
In present day Iran, a couple with dubious political intentions abduct a child.
Karma / Scott Danzig (10:32) — (narrative)
Just before a talented marketing agent delivers the most important presentation of her career, her daughter calls, armed with a magical book, to talk about a cat she feels has been slighted.
Must Love Coffee / Tyler Downey (3:50) — (narrative)
Using coffee as a representation of the everyday, this film reflects the normalcy of love in all its forms. Whether or not you drink it, all must love coffee.
How to Spice Up Your Marriage / Bassem Eldaker (6:56) — (narrative)
A desperate man searches the internet for an idea that will hopefully save his boring marriage.
Serenity / Heather Tom (7:04) — (narrative)
After successful showings at Cannes, Hollywood Shorts, and LA Shorts, 5-time Emmy Winner Heather Tom brings her acclaimed meditation on substance abuse and redemption to the Binghamton Babylon.
Gym Class Stories / Brian McCann (21:52) — (narrative)
Binghamton University Alum, Brian McCann, debuts at the Binghamton Babylon with his second short, GYM CLASS STORIES, which follows the life and legacy of a popular high school athlete turned gym teacher.
The Victor and Esther Rozen Foundation Award for Best in Festival will be presented.
Tickets on sale now at the theater and online at http://artmission.org/bbff/
More information about Binghamton Babylon at http://binghamtonbabylon.com/