April 04 2017

Binge Watch: A Film Screening + Q&A Series

New York-Film
On Saturday, April 8th, The Standard, High Line hosts Binge Watch, a day of film screenings and Q&As curated by Lyz Olko and Crystal Moselle. The four films—The Fits, Heaven Knows What, Nerve, and Tangerineall were created by friends of Olko and Moselle, so the Q&As with each films' creators following each screening are not-to-miss. 

$7 gets you into all four films (you can come and go as you please), and all ticket sales go to Ghetto Film School. Get your tickets here

Get to know the films: 
TANGERINE

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles. This 2015 film was shot entirely on iPhone 5s. 
Directed by Sean Baker

Q&A featuring:
Producers Darren Dean and Shih-Ching Tsou
Actors Karren Karagulian and Mickey O Hagan
Moderated by Charlie Dibe, Richie Shazam, and Austin Peters
THE FITS

The Fits (2015) is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni—a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted.
Q&A with director Anna Rose Holmer following screening
HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT

Heaven Knows What (2014) is an intense, gritty drama starring Arielle Holmes, and is based on Arielle Holmes' unpublished memoir of her life as a homeless heroin addict living on the streets of New York City. She was spotted panhandling by director Josh Safdie, who developed her story into the film. Holmes' boyfriend, a character in the film played by Caleb Landry Jones, died of an overdose in Central Park in April 2015, and this film is dedicated to him. 

Q&A with director Josh Safdie following screening

NERVE

A high school senior (Emma Roberts) finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare with Ian (Dave Franco), where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers" in this 2016 film. 

Q&A with directors Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman following screening