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Dating Shorts (10/21)

October 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

| $16

Meeting people is hard. These filmmakers put all the awkwardness, ugliness, and occasional actual romance of modern dating on full display with seven selections of meet-cutes gone awry, dating app fiascos, firsts, lasts, and other sorts of memorable evenings.
Total running time: 80 minutes
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow

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Head
Dir: Stacey Maltin, US, 2016, 5 mins
Stacey Maltin’s first film is a sprawling internal monologue from a spoiled young man in pursuit of pleasure.

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A Lack of Dating in Brooklyn
Dir: Drew Van Steenbergen, US, 2015, 17 mins
Languishing in an unfulfilling quasi-relationship, Sam begins to have a horrifying realization: her romantic discontent is due to her own laziness and not, as she had previously assumed, the fault of every other human being.

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This is You and Me
Dir: April Maxey, US, 2016, 15 mins
Filmmaker April Maxey unravels a chance encounter at a bar into a jarringly intense, occasionally surreal all-nighter.

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Happy
Dir: Laura Dudgeon, Australia, 2015, 12 mins
Afraid of another impending year of sexual inexperience, Happy heads out on her birthday with a freshly-downloaded dating app in hand in Laura Dudgeon’s raw, quietly intimate short.

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Ryans
Dir: Natalie Heltzel & Rain Valdez, US, 2016, 14 mins
A trans activist finds a pretty glaring reason to not be excited about the blind date her friend has set her up on.

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Girl Night Stand
Dir: Jenna Laurenzo, US, 2015, 10 mins
A surprising one night stand leads to some self-reflection in Jenna Laurenzo’s comedy.

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The Next Stop
Dir: Andy Biscontini, US, 2015, 17 mins
A forty-something Brooklyn man thought he was close to attaining the monogamous dream. When it all comes crashing down, he turns to a sex app with surprising results.

Details

Date:
October 21, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm
Event Category:
Buy Tickets:
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10119436

Venue

Cinépolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Website:
http://cinepolisusa.com/chelsea.aspx