Sat, Mar 24 - 11:00 A*
*Post-screening film discussion with Christopher Keyes, musical composer of THE TABLES and Campbell Dalglish, director of ROAD KILL.
This is a special double feature event of THE TABLES and ROADKILL. This screening includes a film discussion with Campbell Dalglish, director of ROADKILL and Christopher Keyes, musical composer of THE TABLES. This screening is free to the public, but a suggested donation of $9, $7, or $6 is encouraged. All proceeds go towards student scholarships for our film classes.
Roadkill (NR) Campbell Dalglish’s ROADKILL was made in 2015, and since then it has gained a strong, award-winning momentum at film festivals worldwide. In the film, Julie Fain Lawrence and actor Fernando Londono play a couple who cannot conceive a child. Every year for their anniversary they make a wish on the beach under the rose moon. He recites a poem and throws it into the water. Being that the rose moon is when horseshoe crab mating peaks, the couple always hopes that they will be blessed in their ritual and be able to have children. On their seventh anniversary however, their yearly ceremony becomes interlaced with a tragic incident that traps them in a dramatic situation. How the couple resolves this, and comes to terms within their own marriage, is what unfolds. Running Time 21 Minutes.
The Tables (NR) For THE TABLES director Jon Bunning spent 5 years getting to know his subjects and creating the film. It’s hard to walk through Bryant Park in Manhattan without noticing the ping-pong tables that attract people of various cultures, backgrounds, and skill levels. For Bunning, these tables formed their own unique culture, which he chose to document for the film. At the tables, everyone can come together, a Wall Street Investment Banker can play against a bodega owner and for a moment they are on a level playing field. Every night, against all weather, an eclectic group of dedicated players comes out to use the space. In 15 minutes Bunning weaves together an intricate and heartfelt story that has already picked up several awards on the festival circuit. Running Time 15 Minutes.
Ticket information: Suggested donations will allow The Plaza to offer scholarships to its film and animation students. Seating is limited.
Suggested Donations: General Admission: $9 * Students: $7 * Members: $6