What we're about

We'll explore some of the more interesting corners of the film world. Indies, documentaries, foreign language, classics, new releases. Nothing's excluded!

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Upcoming events (2)

An Afternoon of Selected Short Films #2 (Via Zoom, $11-$16, See Details)

Pay on Ticketleap or Paypal:

https://gsh.ticketleap.com/shortfilms2/

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BG248BD954V2L

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Stuck at home during the pandemic lockdown, I watched a huge number of short films online. Most ranged from mediocre to truly awful. However, there were some good ones, and even the occasional "gem". At this event we will view and discuss 4-6 of my favorites, including:

- a Black director's serious comedy (not sure how else to categorize it) about the fear of police violence against minorities

- an upsetting work about two boys playing outside, oblivious to the dangerousness of their surroundings

- an inspiring tale of a homeless teen's encounter with a man who has multiple disabilities

- and more!

DISCLAIMER: Although most of the titles we will see have won major awards, including Oscar nominations, some are uplifting while others deal with controversial topics or have bleak storylines that you may find extremely depressing. Viewer discretion is advised.

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IMPORTANT:

- After paying online, please check your credit or debit card account to make sure that the transaction went through.

- RSVP without payment does NOT reserve your spot or lock in the price.

- Around 2pm on October 23, (one day before), the price will go from $11 to $16 if the event has not sold out. Purchasing your spot as early as possible is recommended.

- Join my private VIP mailing list for special offers and earlier/more reliable notice of the events that interest you. Sign up here:
https://tinyurl.com/2vww2shn

- Sales end at noon on the day of the screenings.

- Zoom link will be emailed 1 to 2 hours before start time.

- Sorry, refunds and exchanges are not available unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. If you bought a ticket but can't make it, please note that links to the featured videos will be sent to all ticket buyers (both attendees and no-shows) the next day.

- The screenings and discussion will last about two and a half hours.

- This event was created specifically for members of my meetup groups and private email lists, their guests, and special invitees.

Please note that the total RSVP count includes people coming from other Meetup and non-Meetup groups. It is manually updated every 12 - 48 hours and is NOT an arbitrary number. However, also remember that "no-shows" can never be accurately predicted.

See you online!

Milton

Tropfest NY Short Films - Unlikely Again, Unfortunately

Actual date is TBA.

Not a meetup, just FYI. http://tropfest.com/ny/

Last year's promo video:

Check out some previous Tropfest films!

Kitchen Sink Drama (http://www.youtube.com/embed/MPpXjNeDZvY)

One in a Million (http://www.youtube.com/embed/1xJ1PRjdOwM)

Made For Two (http://www.youtube.com/embed/JOy71MQcLoU)

The Unusual Suspects (http://www.youtube.com/embed/C8t40UbEoV0)

Bomb (http://www.youtube.com/embed/8iuNO8ot4H0)

At First Fright (http://www.youtube.com/embed/YAA7hcdQuSk)

Lost Connection (http://www.youtube.com/embed/LVxrXKbWeW4)

They Say (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ddz3Rab_kYY)

Scab (http://www.youtube.com/embed/KQWeE3DDxxA)

Carmichael & Shane (http://www.youtube.com/embed/mVfBU3KziV4)

The Arsonists Riddle (http://www.youtube.com/embed/bLa13bUOWTU)

The Referees (http://www.youtube.com/embed/6JC7_wyliiY)

The Pencil (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Hcd8gly5vhE)

Great Day (http://www.youtube.com/embed/7t3ST-gb2Iw)

Silencer (http://www.youtube.com/embed/ypFrqGIc218)

Punctured (http://www.youtube.com/embed/8d5mm05FFOs)

Gusto (http://www.youtube.com/embed/hTbZnzzwVj4)

Unwanted Friend (http://www.youtube.com/embed/n_nHTYYd7sI)

Rice (http://www.youtube.com/embed/wC-pya55dMI)

Better Than Sinatra (http://www.youtube.com/embed/gt5MdhcECbw)

My Constellation (http://www.youtube.com/embed/cgk0W_U4XVE)

Duetto (http://www.youtube.com/embed/6J5DXaY3Du8)

Chiuso (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ve-nj745cjQ)

Forbidden (http://www.youtube.com/embed/rIc1RfFVhX8)

The Matchbox Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/embed/DrdnQLFxDB8)

One Last Goodbye (http://www.youtube.com/embed/YHcpsDDME2o)

We've All Been There (http://www.youtube.com/embed/QpkjGqYJxos)

Min Min (http://www.youtube.com/embed/1cdYwPouWw8)

Wilfred (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Z2bYHOvnfRY)

Dusk (http://www.youtube.com/embed/gsVs1Hb69_Y)

Search (http://www.youtube.com/embed/FYvsauZnswo)

Too Far (http://www.youtube.com/embed/SvzEOW4yzik)

Who Am I? (http://www.youtube.com/embed/WCeU1oBv2cQ)

Time (http://www.youtube.com/embed/FBly6LdzW_g)

Song for a Comb (http://www.youtube.com/embed/83wkNlcb9jw)

Fingerprints (http://www.youtube.com/embed/bqoCVwosrVo)

Mankind is No Island (http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZrDxe9gK8Gk)

The Stakeout (http://www.youtube.com/embed/ViXgs73Q6_U)

All Shook Up (http://www.youtube.com/embed/vKL-Eeg50jM)

Cappuccino Tango (http://www.youtube.com/embed/DTR9Uxgc2_U)

Transition (http://www.youtube.com/embed/d8GmgaEdFMg)

Marry Me (http://www.youtube.com/embed/XFdbZHMBxfg)

Dunya (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q0xVGeLfR3Y)

Tragic Love (http://www.youtube.com/embed/vsSPobEI_Bk)

Garbage Man (http://www.youtube.com/embed/408_iB5aU90)

How Many More Doctors Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? (http://www.youtube.com/embed/gSw4CLV14sQ)

Effective Towel Flicking - Introductory Techniques (http://www.youtube.com/embed/rwzRSn5ql0M)

Lamb (http://www.youtube.com/embed/WCFh14goWVM)

Cargo (http://www.youtube.com/embed/gryenlQKTbE)

Benny Unseen Hero (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y8F0s5Va_qs)

Focus (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Jb_usB3VLNg)

Australian Summer (http://www.youtube.com/embed/qrOrK83_TH0)

The Extra (http://www.youtube.com/embed/fZiyFSaFqlk)

The Money (http://www.youtube.com/embed/disj0pQdcuI)

Extra Time (http://www.youtube.com/embed/sK-b6fKASXU)

It's Tony Time (http://www.youtube.com/embed/J2oSDiU4bzE)

The Signature (http://www.youtube.com/embed/JiRZbF4bx9M)

How Far Can You Wear Your Underpants from the Beach? (http://www.youtube.com/embed/mlMMzlHwwXg)

Mouse Race (http://www.youtube.com/embed/2BmJ9QSwALA)

Notes from a Scarsmith (http://www.youtube.com/embed/UPaPqRtpiIo)

Jack and Lily (http://www.youtube.com/embed/3M2ohmOxZ-k)

NYE (http://www.youtube.com/embed/OcrWwMtYEK4)

Remote (http://www.youtube.com/embed/9O4UrqZVRn8)

No Signal (http://www.youtube.com/embed/PaHVt027TdY)

A Star (http://www.youtube.com/embed/G_x0Xog7yqQ)

Edge of Reality (http://www.youtube.com/embed/HPDfxSgdFB0)

Monobrow (http://www.youtube.com/embed/P14bWf52op8)

The Lighter (http://www.youtube.com/embed/D2Qp9uklj0U)

Rock Hard (http://www.youtube.com/embed/fL8AkUyVEQA)

Valentines Day (http://www.youtube.com/embed/8uSV3NZB9ZE)

By Night (http://www.youtube.com/embed/sOBO9h2VgJg)

Ca$h Cow (http://www.youtube.com/embed/xvwRX4Vcy64)

Be My Brother (http://www.youtube.com/embed/8d-7IFN4DKA)

The Hustle (http://www.youtube.com/embed/PKUpVSRzdfI)

Two (http://www.youtube.com/embed/21QbEQp1q5s)

At First Sight (http://www.youtube.com/embed/TiiFJH-Bvzo)

The Smile (http://www.youtube.com/embed/E_AhaqrEh1w)

Flight (http://www.youtube.com/embed/14EUiO7-8po)

Feather of Freedom (http://www.youtube.com/embed/wm0tdTsJzO4)

One Thing (http://www.youtube.com/embed/t88kEgY59U0)

Bite of Bread (http://www.youtube.com/embed/DDWyETfYwc4)

The Mistake (http://www.youtube.com/embed/2ZI4MWGeW6U)

Lullaby (http://www.youtube.com/embed/NAIvJ_hsW4I)

Tickler (http://www.youtube.com/embed/XK0An837a90)

Carnivore Reflux (http://www.youtube.com/embed/1Q4OKb8Fkjc)

Two, Six (http://www.youtube.com/embed/C2yWtMFFCbk)

Fences (http://www.youtube.com/embed/WVdL1EuYDrQ)

White Lines (http://www.youtube.com/embed/YTjVXHvbXi0)

RGB (http://www.youtube.com/embed/-4N8bvDAb-M)

How God Works (http://www.youtube.com/embed/fguX0L6tv_I)

Always the Sun (http://www.youtube.com/embed/OH_ykS2JmHE)

Left Unspoken (http://www.youtube.com/embed/q_xy7am7cRI)

A Family Legacy (http://www.youtube.com/embed/9ypuSIDi0Zo)

Abjad (http://www.youtube.com/embed/giQbbEWjd4k)

Uncle Jonny (http://www.youtube.com/embed/zcrHKIH89OI)

Bargain (http://www.youtube.com/embed/MvLpRECpK18)

The News (http://www.youtube.com/embed/F-Tq3xOZYx4)

Too Sunny, Too Cold (http://www.youtube.com/embed/EF9ib5pPJVQ)

Medusa (http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWfHJiRiCW4)

The Switch (http://www.youtube.com/embed/sqf4DFvMpEQ)

Black & White (http://www.youtube.com/embed/EUc_g0P6y30)

Lemon and Lime (http://www.youtube.com/embed/niXVdjlpM7g)

The Story of Bubble Boy (http://www.youtube.com/embed/kmsu1N9c4L8)

Smoking Will Kill You (http://www.youtube.com/embed/on4PH2QAWTo)

Boo (http://www.youtube.com/embed/1r62vBY9jvM)

A Man Walks into a Bar (http://www.youtube.com/embed/FNvNgB8DLhI)

Snookered (http://www.youtube.com/embed/e6yjQ8dkrW0)

I'm Free to be Me (http://www.youtube.com/embed/K5s7y83ZhW4)

Let It Rain (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q_URTqOgEUI)

How Many Doctors Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb? (http://www.youtube.com/embed/w02qWq_EkEM)

The Delivery (http://www.youtube.com/embed/aCJyRMIKBd4)

Buried (http://www.youtube.com/embed/kLJMUac0Mc)

Luck and What's Beyond (http://www.youtube.com/embed/8cNRATavje4)

The Break-up Tour (http://www.youtube.com/embed/mpwKq-2NR8s)

Lemonade Stand (http://www.youtube.com/embed/9JL82j-l6hM)

A Tortured Mind (http://www.youtube.com/embed/z9gJ5s9w43A)

Blue (http://www.youtube.com/embed/PL-sSEot2O0)

Again (http://www.youtube.com/embed/qlb4rex4Oio)

John 'Rocky' Robinson - Roll With The Punches (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Fu72rb1uTOY)

Sorry Baby (http://www.youtube.com/embed/lYQPtZJSE4I)

Taser (http://www.youtube.com/embed/UmYymScsV8M)

Photo Booth (http://www.youtube.com/embed/pyjKas7tUoM)

The Code (http://www.youtube.com/embed/03Q6uQl8tpo)

Ascencion (http://www.youtube.com/embed/stt_uBci5D4)

For Sale (http://www.youtube.com/embed/BIXgVERE-7o)

Wet Dreams (http://www.youtube.com/embed/DDURH16gP5w)

You're So Dead (http://www.youtube.com/embed/zhAOIoZLrdQ)

Flock of Stars (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Dg7Zo19I0k4)

Old Man (http://www.youtube.com/embed/e7DcrVIdaSk)

Rattus Pistofficus (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Rv7hlYEUhdA)

Lucky (http://www.youtube.com/embed/8wjcmAshkzI)

Scene 16 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/EQqRlhdSais)

Bamboozled (http://www.youtube.com/embed/0ErcDhI5WJU)

Dream What You Want (http://www.youtube.com/embed/OgIyC_Xl1us)

Not What I Expected (http://www.youtube.com/embed/AUv_YItIrOg)

Charades (http://www.youtube.com/embed/GBh4m9u4Vr4)

Smokers are People Too (http://www.youtube.com/embed/Fq0BykzT0Ng)

Off The Meter (http://www.youtube.com/embed/pRvU7I8B4uU)

Nostalgia (http://www.youtube.com/embed/tCd-j7ro2rI)

The Strange Detective (http://www.youtube.com/embed/E3P_vewt9wk)

Congee (http://www.youtube.com/embed/J2WmWUklrUU)

Chicken (http://www.youtube.com/embed/l8vkcxq5kik)

Laek (http://www.youtube.com/embed/b6o8PlVj7jM)

Moth in Twilight (http://www.youtube.com/embed/UigET06wK2A)

The Last Flight (http://www.youtube.com/embed/1mCr5AQz4bg)

Surprice (http://www.youtube.com/embed/1pKpy4ms_Io)

Rice Border Love (http://www.youtube.com/embed/8x8k9Q-E0tQ)

We Need to Break Up (http://www.youtube.com/embed/0fG1CEMKaj8)

Grateful Moment (http://www.youtube.com/embed/--tPK0vtu48)

Darkness Comes (http://www.youtube.com/embed/qRduXa_cZoo)

Faerie (http://www.youtube.com/embed/LRh7lr6MElc)

Late Night Shopper (http://www.youtube.com/embed/j7et4kfvzhc)

Little Old Lady (http://www.youtube.com/embed/A7GvIqhisOY)

Bad Language (http://www.youtube.com/embed/N6F1GWVHvck)

Josh (http://www.youtube.com/embed/iH2rxsChawg)

Photos (84)