The Asbury Shorts USA, New York’s longest running short film exhibition, returns to the historic Rosendale Theatre in Rosendale, New York on Friday June 7, 2019 to present their nationally recognized “38th Short Film Concert.” The first film screens at 7:30pm.
Ulster County Tourism & The Rosendale Theatre are co-presenting this special international showcase of award-winning short films from the past and present. The 38th Asbury Short Film Concert is recommended for ages 16 and way way above.
Asbury Shorts presents award-winning films from past years mixed 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, 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 highly entertaining evening features the best in short film comedy, drama and animation.
Highlights of the June 7th showcase include: “Food City, Feast of the Five Boroughs,” the multi festival honored documentary from filmmakers Lars Fuchs and Matthew Fleischman. Matt and Lars challenge themselves to serve a 4-course meal for 8 people using only ingredients that are farmed, fished, or foraged within New York City. The film follows them as they discover the rich diversity of food the city produces.
Also, “The Caption” the story of a frustrated cartoon caption writer whose submissions are constantly rejected over many years by a famous New York magazine straining his health and marriage. Nick Miller and Jonny Zwick of Los Angeles are the co-directors of this smart comedy. There wiil be 10 globally honored shorts in total in the two act program.
The Asbury Short Film Concert has been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Summer Stage in Central Park, NYC; The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan; The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, CA; The Osprey Arts Center in Nova Scotia, Canada; Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K.; The Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida; The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, New Jersey and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, listing just a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed these amazing films…including 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. 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.
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 Brown Paper tickets: https://bpt.me/4238214. For directions and more information please call: 845.658.8989.
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