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Lumenhouse | 47 Beaver Street | Brooklyn | NY 11206
August 24, 2008

Bushwick Filmfestival poster 2008



Brooklyn, NY, August 4, 2008 — The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) is back and it's bringing bands, visual art, alternative performances, BBQ's, booze, and oh yeah AWESOME FILMS!!!!

The 2008 Bushwick Film Festival boasts a truly eclectic lineup of films from the U.S and abroad and proudly features a number of local filmmakers and "made in Bushwick" productions. The BFF searched for films that highlight the individual, their everyday struggles, and their subtle everyday revelations. All of our films have stylish direction, innovative cinematography, and original editing techniques to accomplish these thematic ideas.

This year the festival takes place August 22 - 24 at Goodbye Blue Monday, The Market Hotel, and Lumenhouse. Over the course of three days we will bring independent filmmakers and audiences together to form a collective consciousness inspired by edgy and original works.

In 2007 a group of DIY girls joined forces and established the BFF with the intent to help artistically develop the Bushwick community; celebrate art, music, and film; and encourage people to create. This year, the 2008 BFF has evolved and has been fortunate enough to collaborate with local venues and artists and those willing to work towards making ideas happen. We curated an art exhibition at Papa B Studios entitled I'm Still Here, worked closely with Junto gallery to host a rooftop music and performance art event, and have been successful in propagating the Bushwick art community.

The three day film festival kicks off Friday, August 22 at Bushwick's own twilight zone wonderland Goodbye Blue Monday. We will feature the super 8mm experimental feature film, Buster, directed by Lovisa Inserra and live performances by indie bands KWJ Trio, Nail Us, Omiga, and Brandon Phillipson.

On Saturday, August 23 we will reconvene at the Market Hotel. This former 70s Dominican speakeasy has become a new staple art and music venue in Bushwick. In addition to a number of shorts directed by Untucked films, participants of the 2007 Tribecca Trump Fest and, the BFF will be presenting an array of music videos and silent films.

Our closing night will take place Sunday, August 24 at Lumenhouse, a new gallery that hosts a variety of events including the Brooklyn International Film Festival (BIFF) and Bushwick Open Studios. We are proud to welcome back films directed by students of New Children/ New York, an establishment that teaches Bushwick youth about using the camera as a tool to bring awareness to major issues.  Our feature film, A Map for Saturday, tracks the emotional journey of extreme long-term travelers who wondered," What would it be like to travel the world?" Then did it.

Films will be screened at these distinct Bushwick art spaces:

August 22 | Good-Bye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11221

August 23 | The Market Hotel
1142 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY 11221

August 24 | Lumenhouse
47 Beaver Street, Brooklyn NY 11221

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