2018-06-01 21:03:18[UPDATES]

NEW BRIDGE - AMERICAN INDEPENDENT FILM SELECTION

 

Screening List:

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (4K)
NANCY
THE UNICORN
NIGHT COMES ON
THE LAST MOVIE STAR
REMEMORY
A VIGILANTE 
 
 
THE FLORIDA PROJECT (4K)
 
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Directed by: Sean Baker
Written by: Sean Baker / Chris Bergoch
Starring: Brooklynn Prince / Christopher Rivera / Aiden Malik / Josie Olivo / Valeria Cotto 
 
Plot: 
Six-year-old Moonee lives with her young mother Halley in the Magic Castle, a motel in Kissimmee, Florida near Walt Disney World. She spends most of her summer days unsupervised with her motelresident friends Scooty, Dicky and later Jancey, engaging in mischief, mooching from tourists, stealing, and other misbehavior. Halley, struggling to pay rent, begins offering her services online as a prostitute, closing Moonee in the bathroom when she has a client. Bobby, the manager of Magic Castle, notices the activity and applies restrictions on unregistered guests in her motel room. When Ashley, Scooty's mother, mocks her for her prostitution, Halley beats her in front of Scooty. The next day, Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) arrive to investigate Halley. They are waiting to take Moonee into foster care pending investigation. Moonee runs away to find Jancey, and together they run away to the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World.
 
 
NANCY
 
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Directed by: Christina Choe
Written by: Christina Choe
Starring: Andrea Riseborough / J. Smith-Cameron / Steve Buscemi
 
Plot: 
Nancy is a 35-year-old temp living with her mom and a cat in a modest home in a modest town. She is also an aspiring writer whose submissions are consistently rejected by the likes of the Atlantic and the Paris Review. To make up for these failures and the invisibility she feels, Nancy spins elaborate lies and hoaxes under pseudonyms on the internet. When she encounters a couple whose 5-year-old daughter went missing 30 years ago, fact and fiction begin to blur in Nancy’s mind, and she becomes increasingly convinced these strangers are her real parents.
 
 
THE UNICORN
 
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Directed by: Robert Schwartzman
Written by: Will Elliott / Kirk C. Johnson / Nicholas Rutherford
Starring: Lauren Lapkus / Nicholas Rutherford / Lucy Hale / Beck Bennett

Plot: 
When an engaged couple, Caleb and Malory, is forced to visit Palm Springs for a weekend to celebrate Malory’s parents' 25th wedding vow renewal, the estranged couple discover the apparent secret to their happy marriage - the involvement of a third party or a "unicorn" in the bedroom. They feel disgusted with this discovery and yet simultaneously intrigued about the situation saving their own relationship. Determined to properly celebrate their own "re-engagement", they set out on a wild night in search of a threesome of their own, opening to anything and anyone. But this fun and innocent new experience takes an intense turn, exposing deeper relationship problems and threatening their future together.
 
 
NIGHT COMES ON
 
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Directed by: Jordana Spiro
Written by: Jordana Spiro / Angelica Nwandu
Starring: Dominique Fishback / John Jelks / Max Casella / James McDaniel
 
Plot:
Eighteen-year-old Angel leaves her stint in juvenile detention with nothing but a few bucks and a dead cellphone. After serving time for unlawful possession of a weapon, she’s thrown back onto the streets and into a world riddled with the demons of her past. Her little sister, Abby, is stuck in foster care while her dad, responsible for the murder of their mother, roams free in some undisclosed suburb. But Angel, strong-willed and resourceful, has a quick-fix plan: find Abby, get a gun, hunt down her father, and hit the reset button on her and her sister’s life.
 
 
THE LAST MOVIE STAR
 
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Directed by: Adam Rifkin
Written by: Adam Rifkin
Starring: Burt Reynolds / Chevy Chase / Macy Whitener / Ariel Winter

Plot:
An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.
 
  
REMEMORY
 
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Directed by: Mark Palansky
Written by: Mike Vukadinovich / Mark Palansky
Starring: Peter Dinklage / Matt Ellis / Jordana Largy / Martin Donovan
 
Plot:
Sam Bloom and his brother are driving in the night when their car collides with another, causing his brother’s death. After a year, scientific pioneer Gordon Dunn, who creates a technology that allows one to extract memories and watch them on an external device. Then Dunn mysteriously dies and Bloom sets about trying to solve the murder using this memory machine. As the investigation continues, Bloom learns that Dunn’s device has a technical fault which causes side-effects leading to recurring hallucinations on its users including him. He also finds out that Dunn and his wife Carolyn were separated after they lost their only daughter in an accident. Meanwhile, Bloom re-watches his “accident memory” and finds out that the Dunns were in the other car and that their daughter was killed in the collision. Bloom hands over his memory to Carolyn as a sort of confession and apology, but she doesn’t watch it and instead throws it into the sea.
 
  
A VIGILANTE
 
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Directed by: Sarah Daggar-Nickson
Written by: Sarah Daggar-Nickson
Starring: Olivia Wilde / Morgan Spector / Kyle Catlett
 
Plot:
A once abused woman, Sadie, ingeniously and ruthlessly helps victims of domestic violence to get rid of their abusers while hunting down the husband, she must kill to truly be free. A VIGILANTE is a thriller inspired by the strength and bravery of real domestic abuse survivors and the incredible obstacles to safety they face.

 

 

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