Good Enough Movie Virtual Premiere Event
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:00-8:30PM
Join us for an innovative new concept to premiering indie films — a #VirtualPremiere! GOOD ENOUGH is a coming of age, comedic drama that asks the question, does your past dictate your future? When Lorna Flynn, a New York City based flight attendant, discovers her estranged father passes, she wants to know more but is frustrated at what little there is to find. When she learns that her Dad had a brother she never knew about, she sets off on a journey to find this long, lost uncle believing he may hold the key to understanding more about her father and, thus, herself.
Documentary Screening: Infância Falada – Histories of Transformation Based on Dialogue
Monday, October 16, 2017, 6-8PM
The documentary film Infância Falada – Histories of Transformation Based on Dialogue (meaning something like “Talked Childhood”), directed by Hermílio Santos and Kamila Almeida, resulted from the research project “Childhood and violence: Everyday life of small children in Favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Recife and São Paulo”, coordinated by Professor Hermílio Santos (PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil). Both the research and film received the financial support of the Netherlands-based Bernard van Leer Foundation.
The goal of this research is to provide more precise data regarding violence suffered by children in impoverished communities in Brazil. These results are currently being used in projects by local governments and social organizations to improve the living conditions of small children. Based on the results of the research, the film presents positive experiences in five social contexts in Brazil using different languages to foster and disseminate dialogue among and between children as an alternative to the violence they often experience. The final message is an optimistic one of resistance and dialogue conducted by children and young people. After the screening, the co-director Hermílio Santos will available to answer questions from the audience.
Transgenic Cinema: Collaborating with Scientists
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6-8PM
In collaboration with Imagine Science Films, come hear five filmmakers speak about their diverse collaborations with scientists. How are scientist-filmmaker collaborations initiated? In what ways do scientists and filmmakers look at the world similarly – or differently? How does one approach foreign disciplines? Get some insights as to the many forms that these partnerships may ultimately take. At the same time, we’ll be learning about upcoming projects from our special guests. Featuring filmmakers: Shawn Snyder, Emily Driscoll, Markos Kay, and Eliza McNitt.
The Adobe Stock Opportunity
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00-8PM
Join the content team from Adobe Stock at NYU’s Production Lab! Earn money doing what you love: Learn how to contribute your photos and videos to Adobe Stock. Mat Hayward, Contributor Relations Specialist, Stock and Entertainment Photographer, will share what modern stock content looks like and how to turn your talent into cash.
Mat’s talk is followed by a panel discussion with some of Adobe Stock’s most prolific contributors. You will learn what motivates them, how they decide what to shoot, and other tips and tricks for working in the media industry. Pizza and drinks will be served at 6 pm.