Film & Event Schedule

See the entire weekend’s schedule of films and special events at a glance.

A Rose From My Garden

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program In 2017, mysterious stone figures began to appear, along the banks of the Hudson River in Upper Manhattan. Director: Deborah Peretz 2018, 19 min.  

Hula Girl

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program At 94 years of age, Joan Anderson has waited 60 years to set the record straight on the history of the hula hoop. Director: Amy Hill and Chris Riess 2018, 10 min.

Mother’s Day

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program Over 850,000 children in California have a parent in prison. Once a year, a charity buses children to remote prisons to visit their mothers. Director: Elizabeth Lo, R.J. Lozada 2018, 8 min.  

Catskills

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program The Catskills was a bustling community in the 1950s; 86-year-old dancer Jackie Horner reflects on the region that has defined her life. Director: Ben Kitnick 2018, 7 min.  

I Heart NY

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program A short film about Milton Glaser, the creator of the famous I Heart NY symbol and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time. Director: Andre Andreev 2018, 5 min.

Brooklyn Breeze

Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program This 2D animated musical short film is a visual journey through different parts of Brooklyn, some of the iconic spots and others not often seen by the visitors. Director: Alex Budovsky 2018, 4 min.

2018 FESTIVAL

September 14 – 16
Tusten Theatre
Narrowsburg, NY

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VIEW 2018 FILMS

The 2018 Big Eddy Film Festival focused on nonfiction storytelling by showcasing several new exciting documentaries directed by talented filmmakers bringing a range of new visions to the genre.

The Art & Times of Frosty Myers

OPENING NIGHT – SOLD OUT!

ENCORE SCREENING ADDED
Sunday, September 16
9:00 am

This new documentary traces the career of the American sculptor whose works include the NYC landmark artwork “The Wall” (aka the Gateway to SoHo) and his radical furniture that blurs the line between art and design.

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New Nonfiction Shorts

SHORTS PROGRAM

Saturday, September 15
11:00 am

These six short documentaries focus on the impact places have on the lives of people.

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306 Hollywood

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Saturday, September 15
1:00 pm

When siblings Elan and Jonathan Bogarín lose their grandma, they uncover an extraordinary universe in the seemingly ordinary home they inherit.

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Composing for Nonfiction Film

PANEL DISCUSSION

Saturday, September 15
3:30 pm

Join us for this panel discussion about the art of composing music scores for documentary films, featuring composers and musicians from several of this year’s Big Eddy Film Festival selections.

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Meet the Filmmakers Cocktail Party

Saturday, September 15
4:30 pm

Join us on Saturday, September 15 at 4:30 pm for a cocktail party celebrating the filmmakers of this year’s festival. Rub elbows with the directors, actors, composers, writers, and other creative people behind the documentaries, shorts, and features screening throughout the weekend.

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Eve

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Saturday, September 15
6:00 pm

EVE exposes a 74 year old woman’s journey through grief, sexual passion and renewal

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Keep the Change

Saturday, September 15
6:00 pm

This New York romantic comedy stars actors with autism and offers a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen.

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Minding the Gap

Saturday, September 15
9:00 pm

Three young men bond across racial lines to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. Ten years later, while facing adult responsibilities, unsettling revelations force them to reckon with their fathers, their mothers, and each other.

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Preserving Artists’ Legacies

PANEL DISCUSSION & BRUNCH

Sunday, September 16
10:00 am

Join us for this Sunday brunch and panel discussion about preserving the legacies of artists through documentary film.

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Icehouse Arts Kid Flix

YOUTH VIDEO PROGRAM

Sunday, September 16
11:00 am

Looking ahead to the next generation of filmmakers, the Big Eddy Film Festival presents short videos by local youth created in recent filmmaking workshops and video camps. Free for kids.

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Dark Money

CLOSING DAY SELECTION

Sunday, September 16
1:00 pm

This new political documentary examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

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VIP Champagne Closing Reception

VIP CLOSING RECEPTION

Sunday, September 16
4:00 pm

Big Eddy Film Festival All-Access passholders are invited to join us for this closing reception at Frosty and Debra Myers’ sculpture garden.

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