New American Dreams
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Uptown Cinema 1
Awards Ceremony immediately follows the screening
ADULT: $13 | YOUTH: $12 | GROUP: $11
This is the new America. Take a seat or take a knee. 10 films highlighting 10 powerful voices. You are welcome here and at NFFTY, your voice is heard. Brought to you by the next generation of Americans.
Varun Chopra - 24
Wreck It Raj explores a preteen's zany perspective of growing up awkward and ethnically different in suburban America. An inspired aftermath of a true incident where a young sikh boy recorded himself being heckled by racist bullies in a school bus and went viral.
Majestic Tillman - 24
Cameron's world comes crashing down, his past mistakes have come back and now he must face the consequences of his actions. The happy life he had once hoped for with his little sister has disappeared and he must now cope with the harsh reality of the life that's ahead.
Marcus Aubin - 21, Hannah Bonecutter - 26, Vikram Bhaduri - 21, Brandon Hoeg - 21
Minstrel vs. Puppet is an artistic experimental piece that illustrates the internal conflict many women, particularly women of color, experience surrounding the topics of brains and beauty.
Yousef Assabahi - 23, Samuel Rubin - 23
Set in Los Angeles, Saleem and Hamada - two Yemeni immigrants, close friends, and roommates - struggle to contain themselves after an American drone hits Saleem's house in Yemen. While Saleem works in a grocery store, Hamada - a former drug dealer - is an FBI informant.
Julia Elihu - 19, Gabriel Gaurano - 17, Ashton Tu - 17, Thomas Wade - 17
An eleven year old girl named Yasamin has just moved from Iran to Los Angeles amidst the Iranian Hostage Crisis; however, her navigation of the trials and tribulations of assimilation are learned through the help of her family.
Closing Night: New American Dreams