In addition to the classic entertainment, the Northside Festival, run by the L Magazine, will also include panels to discuss everything from ideas to implementation. And the Brooklyn Flea is partnering with Northside to bring more food to the festival. All Northside Festival badge holders will receive an “Eat Free at the Flea!” ticket.
The film series will be held at indieScreen and will be curated by some of the most respected voices in indie filmmaking today: IFC, Rooftop Films, indieWIRE, Animation Block Party, Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), BAM, NewFest and FilmBuff.
The new Do-It-Yourself Film Festival, a competitive showcase for shorts and features, will feature upstart movie makers at UnionDocs, where they will be screened before a mash-up jury of DIY pioneers, Brooklyn celebrities and established directors.
Here is a guide to some of the films and panels:
Thursday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Rooftop Films Presents: This Point in Time (short films)
A collection of New York shorts about people and places, time and forgetting, plus a special presentation of Welcome To Pine Point, an interactive video scrapbook about a town that disappeared.
The Films include Broad Channel (Sarah J. Christman, 13:40), Train (Darius Clarke Munroe, 07:04), The Voyagers (Penny Lane, 16:30), Block (Chadd Harbold, 11:48)
Door Man (Andrew Goldman and Andrew Blackwell, 5:00), Love Lockdown (Nadia Hallgren, 19:00) and Welcome to Pine Point (Paul Shoebridge, 14:00)
Q&A with all filmmakers follows screening.
Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Sundance Selects Presents: Tabloid (Errol Morris, 87 min) In 1977, former Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney was accused of kidnapping a Mormon man and allegedly forcing him to have sex against his will in what the tabloids deemed the "Case of the Manacled Mormon." Here, iconic filmmaker Errol Morris tells her side of the story.
Sunday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Presents: Dirty Pictures (…tienne Sauret, 90 min) A documentary about Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, the rogue chemist who discovered the effects of MDMA (aka Ecstasy) and over 200 other mind-altering drugs. Shulgin's alchemy has earned him the title "The Godfather of Psychedelics," and a reputation as one of the great chemists of the 20th century.
Thursday June 16 from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where Ideas Come From: How To Come Up With an Idea and Actually Execute
Moderator Sarah Kessler, from online news source Mashable, speaks with a panel made up of Emily Hickey (Hashable), Charles Smith (Ex. Fm) and Steve Martocci (Group Me), about what makes an idea a good one, and more importantly, what it takes to properly execute it.
Sunday June 19 from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Building a Creative Community
An esteemed panel consisting of Kyle Bragger (Forst), Austin Chang (Frid.ge) and Dawn Barber (NY Tech Meetup) will discuss the importance of, and the best way to go about developing, a supportive group of local, like-minded individuals. The conversation will be moderated by Mediagazer's Megan McCarthy.
<i>All panels will be held at the Brooklyn Brewery, located at 79 North 11th Street between Berry and Wythe.</i>
For more information on the Northside Festival and to buy a badge, visit their website.