Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 9:30 PM
This August, BxFW collects standout multimedia and animation short films by international directors:
- THE LAST MANGROVE SEED. Director: Rayhan Ahmad. 2021. Malaysia. 8:45 min. The futuristic animation Anak Bakau Terakhir tells the story of 3 indigenous Seletar children, namely Bagong, Tiara and Deli, sneaking into the Pirate Ship to recapture the last mangrove seed and save the wisdom of seafarers’ lives.
- THE MACHINATOR. Director: Pablo Latorre. 2016. Antigua and Barbuda. 10:00 min. It is a love story of John, a young inventor of tin robots, and Anna, a beautiful girl selling paper cranes in place of Arthur, his father. Arthur opposes the relationship and tries to prevent it. John overcomes all obstacles and get to his love.
- iRONY. Director: Radheya Jegatheva. 2017. Australia. 8 min. A film that explores the relationship between man and technology… told from the perspective of a phone.
- THE CLIFF HOUSE. Director: Jin Yao Wong. 2017. Malaysia. 8:16 min. A story about an old man with his struggles and determination to build a tower in order to reach his goal.
- THE MAN WHO MADE THE NIGHT LIGHT. Director: Ryan Potter. 2017. United Kingdom. 11:40 min. A short live action/animation hybrid about the life of a street lamplighter, and the struggling animator who is telling the story.
- THE BIRD & THE WHALE. Director: Carol Freeman. 2018. Ireland. 7:03 min. The Bird and the Whale is a story about a young whale struggling to find his voice. After straying too far from his family to explore a shipwreck, he discovers it’s sole survivor, a caged songbird. Together they struggle to survive lost at sea.
- HEDGEHOG. Director: Edward Bulmer. 2018. United Kingdom. 11:10 min. Gareth has a debilitating sense of self-doubt… which follows him around in the form of a hedgehog.
- DAK TOKA TAINO. Director: Alba Enid Garcia Rivas. 2018. Puerto Rico. 13 min. Marabelí, a young Taína, visits her grandma, Abuela Yaya, after Hurricane María, fearing for her survival. But Abuela Yaya comforts and reminds her of their resilient Taíno ancestors.
Program presented in English and Spanish with subtitles.
9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez.
WAYS TO WATCH:
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Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW) screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity. This year, BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing our monthly screenings online and to public access television!