Asbury Shorts USA, New York’s longest running short film exhibition, returns to the historic Rosendale Theatre to present their nationally recognized 37th Short Film Concert on Friday, June 29th. The first film blasts on to the screen at 7:30pm. Ulster County Tourism and The Rosendale Theatre are co-presenting this eclectic international showcase of award-winning short films. The Asbury Short Film Concert is recommended for ages 16 and way above.
Asbury Shorts combines award-winning films from past years with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class short films on a real cinema screen as opposed to You Tube or smart phones. Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking and Young Adult) calls Asbury Shorts: “The best short film show I’ve ever seen.” The highly entertaining evening features the best in comedy, drama and animation.
Asbury Shorts is celebrating the work of women directors in this year’s presentation. Highlights include: “The Suitor,” a dark comedy from director Kate Riedl of Australia, a surreal tale of a young courtship in the wilds of the Australian Outback. “The Drive” is the poignant story of Evie, a loving daughter who struggles with role reversals as she drives her aging parents to an assisted living facility. Corinne Kassor directed this heart warming short. Director Amy Nicholson’s documentary “Pickle” examines the complicated relationships humans have with their pets in a film of unexpected warmth and mirth.
Asbury Short Film Concerts have been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, Summer Stage in Central Park, Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, The Osprey Art Center in Nova Scotia, Canada, Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K., The Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany to name just a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed these amazing films. This will be Asbury Shorts eighth consecutive year screening globally honored films at The Rosendale Theatre.
The Rosendale Theatre Collective is dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale Theatre and enhancing the cultural life and economic vitality of Rosendale and Ulster County through film, the performing arts and educational programming. The Collective works together with other arts organizations to sustain diverse cultural activities and exchanges for a wide audience.
The Rosendale Theatre is located at 408 Main Street, Rosendale, New York. General admission tickets cost $12 and $10 for Rosendale Theatre members. For directions and more information please call: 845.658.8989.