The Bushwick Film Festival is here with a mix of feature films, panel discussions, and film shorts built around themes like “Funny People,” “This Woman’s Work,” and “The Coming of Age Mixtape.”
The festival begins tonight (10/12) with the world premiere of In Case of Emergency at House of Yes, and there’s a big blast-off party at Lot 45 on Friday.
Both the premiere and opening party are technically sold-out, but you can enjoy the premiere from outside by watching actors promenade on the red carpet around 6:30pm, and tomorrow’s party has no admission charge so maybe just act like an auteur director to enter.
Here’s a clip from Pretty Far From Okay, playing Saturday (10/14) at 10:30pm.
The movie is a take on young people’s angst. The movie might be German, but the movie’s lobby poster features the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance, as viewed from the north. Because hey, you want young, you want angst, think North Brooklyn.
For aspiring screenwriters or filmmakers, there are a number of panels that tell you how to make money at it, so you don’t have to keep making entire meals out of $3/lb cheese from that tiny East Village store off the L train.
Here’s a panel with Hollywood insiders, and one on branded storytelling.
And in light of the news this week about ongoing sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, the importance of this panel on Women in Film is never more clear.
On a less serious note, here are all the official events where you can drink for free or cheap during the festival.