The extremely popular Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running short film exhibition, returns to the historic Rosendale Theatre on Saturday, June 6th with their nationally renowned: 34th Short Film Concert. The show begins at 7:30pm. The Rosendale Theatre and Ulster County Tourism are co-presenting this special showcase of award-winning short films.
An Asbury Short Film Concert combines award-winning shorts from the past with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class short films on the big screen… in a real theatre… rather than on You Tube, smart phones or computers. 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 fast-paced, highly entertaining evening features the best in live action comedy, drama and outstanding animation. Highlights of the June 14th show include:
The Girl and the Gondola – British director Abbé Robinson’s poignant and charming story of a young Venetian girl dreaming of becoming a gondolier like her father while battling 900 years of tradition. This short was recently awarded the Best International Short Film at The Garden State Film Festival and Best Short Film at The Martha’s Vineyard Short Film Festival.
Oh Crappy Day – A short comedy from DagType Films of North Carolina. On a blind date with a charming young woman, a man struggles to keep his OCD on the down low. Director Jon Lance Bacon and producer Steven P. Neilson were recently awarded the REMI Award for short films at WorldFest Houston as well as The Lou Costello for Best Comedy Short at The 13th Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City.
Globe Trot — From acclaimed independent filmmaker Mitchell Rose. Mr. Rose teamed with choreographer Bebe Miller to create this incredible international crowd-sourced dance film. Recently awarded the Best Editing honor at The San Francisco Dance Film Festival, the film previously won First Prize at WorldFest in Houston, Texas as well as “Audience Award” at The ShortWaves Film Festival in Poland and “Best Experimental Film” at The Crossroads Film Festival.
The Asbury Short Film Concert has been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, Summer Stage in Central Park, The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K., Summer Stage in Central Park and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany to name just a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed the world’s best short films.
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. With the emphasis on supporting local and regional artists, the Collective works together with other arts organizations to sustain diverse cultural activities and exchanges for a wide audience.
To become a member, make a donation or learn more about events and programs coming to the Rosendale Theatre please visit their website: or call 845.658.8989.
The Rosendale Theatre is located at 408 Main Street, Rosendale, New York. General admission tickets cost $12 and $10 for Rosendale Theatre members.
Tickets can be purchased at: Brownpapertickets.com/event/1438355.