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New York’s Only Super 8mm Film Festival, Flicker NYC, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Films From Around the World to Screen at Brooklyn’s Southpaw on April 17

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 – Super 8mm was released in the 1960s as a home movie film stock, but in the following decades, filmmakers and artists embraced “the little cartridge that couldâ€? for its utterly unique lo-fi imagery. New York’s only festival of all Super 8mm films, Flicker NYC (

), returns for its 10th anniversary show on April 17 at one of Brooklyn’s premiere concert and event venues, Southpaw (125 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217,

). The evening will bring the very best in international Super 8mm short films from Finland, Colombia, the UK, Spain, South Korea, France and Canada, as well as from down the block in Brooklyn. Plus thrilling Super 8 raffle prizes, the Flicker Film Grant award, and after party! Entry to the event is $10. Doors open at 7:00pm. Screening starts promptly at 7:30pm.

“A dedicated screening series for Super 8 filmmaking in New York is an important part of our film-rich community,” said Flicker NYC Founder and Programmer David Teague. “Across the past ten years and twenty plus shows, Flicker NYC’s best films have run the gamut from Super 8 experiments by renowned independent filmmakers to the very first films of high school students. In recent years, there’s been a huge boom in Super 8 filmmaking across the globe, but these films have gone mostly unseen here the US. With our 10th anniversary show focused on international shorts, New York audiences will be in for a rare treat.â€?

Highlights of Flicker NYC’s 10th anniversary include a moving documentary about the inner lives of hockey players called “The Penalty Box” by Oskar Forsten and Arthur Franck (Finland), the new music video “Thieves” for She & Him duo Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward directed by Norwood Cheek (USA), and the surrealist folktale “Bautista’s Fable” by Rafa Martinez (Colombia).

The full line-up also includes: “Garbusha� – Blandine Huk & Frederic Cousseau (France), “Collide-o-scope� – Naren Wilks (UK), “At the End of Her Rope� – Joe Barton (USA), “Super 8mm Fighter� – Stefano Nicoli (Spain), “I Close My Eyes and Walk Away� – Michele Castagnetti (USA), “The Conversation with Dr. Mouse� – Sook Hyun Kim (South Korea), “The Last Trip� – Malcolm Finlay (UK), “Back to London� – Cecil Ravel (France), “III� – Jacques Collin (France), “Robot� – Matthew Keene (UK) and “3 Experiments on Super 8� – Nancy Baric & Nicolas Renaud (Canada).

Flicker NYC held its very first show in June 2001 at the Knitting Factory with inspiration from Norwood Cheek, founder of the Chapel Hill and LA Flickers. Angie Grass and Lance Bangs in Athens, Georgia developed the original Flicker concept. After sixteen shows at the Knitting Factory, Flicker NYC moved to the Brooklyn Lyceum in 2006. Now in its 10th year, Flicker NYC moves to Southpaw.

Flicker NYC Founder and Programmer David Teague has directed many Super 8 films of his own, including the Super 8 feature Love Suicides based on a classic Japanese bunraku play, which has played underground and Super 8 festivals worldwide. Teague recently directed the award-winning documentary, “Intifada NYC.� He edited Cynthia Wade’s “Freeheld,� which won the 2008 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject and the Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He also edited Jennifer Redfearn’s documentary “Sun Come Up,� which was nominated for a 2010 Academy Award®.

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