Washington Park has seen a lot: The Battle of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and come July, for the third year in a row, the longest running short film exhibition.
Asbury Shorts New York will hold their “Short Film Concert,” a program of award-winning international films, on July 10 outside of the in Washington Park on Fifth Avenue.
So, bring your friends, family, beach chairs and blankets and get ready for live music by 8:15 p.m. on the field. Make sure to get settled in, eat some popcorn, enjoy concessions by and watch the films, which will start around 8:45 p.m. (start time depends on sunset).
This year, Asbury Shorts will bring Brooklyn ten short films. There are three standouts that you got to catch:
“The Lost Thing,” is a 2011 Oscar Winner for Best Animated Short Film from Australian directors Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan. The 15-minute film, based on the picture book by Tan, is about a boy who stumbles upon a bizarre creature on a beach. He tries to find out where the lost thing belongs, but no one will help him, let alone cares.
“Bye Bye Now” is an Irish documentary by Aideen O’Sullivan and Ross Whitaker. This piece chronicles the slow extinction of the phone box (most houses in Ireland did not have phones in their houses until the 1980s) during the rise of modern technology.
Another great one is “Friends & Strangers” which was directed by Ed Caban and was produced through Bob Giraldi’s “Live Action Short Film” graduate thesis program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2011. The 15-minute picture depicts a young woman, who is possibly a prostitute, charm a lonely, old man in a bar. She soon joins him for a dinner with his estranged family.
Film geeks, Slopers or neighbors who just want to see films outside, come out for the event! There is a $5 suggested donation.