Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Director: Daniel Carbone
2013, 80 min.
Hide Your Smiling Faces vividly depicts the young lives of two brothers as they abruptly come of age through the experience of a friend’s mysterious death. The event ripples under the surface of their town, unsettling the brothers and their friends in a way that they can’t fully understand. Once familiar interactions begin to take on a macabre tone in light of the tragic accident, leading Eric, 14, and Tommy, 9, to retreat into their wild surroundings. As the two brothers vocally face the questions they have about mortality, they simultaneously hold their own silent debates within their minds that build into seemingly insurmountable moral peaks. Hide Your Smiling Faces is a true, headlong glimpse into the raw spirit of youth, as well as the calluses that one often develops as a result of an unfiltered past.
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Daniel Patrick Carbone is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, currently residing in Brooklyn, NYC. In 2008, he received the Warner Bros. Film Award and multiple NYU First Run Film Festival awards for his short, Feral, which went on to screen at film festivals internationally. In 2012, he was selected for the IFP Narrative Labs, Emerging Visions program, and the New York Film Festival’s Artists Academy for his debut feature film, Hide Your Smiling Faces. The film took the top prize at the US-in-Progress section of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland and will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2013. He is currently in post-production on Phantom Cowboys, a feature-length documentary and Cinereach grantee, which he co-directed and shot. Also a Director of Photography, Daniel shot the independent feature film A Little Closer for director Matthew Petock in 2009, and director Rick Alverson’s Rabbit in 2011. As DP, his work has been showcased at the Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, among many others.
Director: Jordana Spiro
2013, 13 min.
A young taxidermist and loner (Albert Flood) is entranced by a girl (Sarah Clark) in his small Catskills town. Just as their friendship begins to bud, he attempts to touch her heart and, in the process, changes everything. Shot in Callicoon, NY with local youth.
Jordana Spiro is currently pursuing her MFA for Directing/Screenwriting at Columbia University under their Merit Scholarship. She was selected to participate in the 5th Annual Berlinale Talent Campus and her first short film was screened in Poland’s International CamerImage Film Festival (2011). As an actress, Spiro has starred in several films and television shows. She studied drama at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.