Queens World Film Festival

March 18th | 3:15PM

Zukor Theatre | 34-12 36th St, Astoria, NY 11106

NYC Independent Film Festival

May 3rd | 6:00PM

Producers Club (Theater G) | 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Gallatin Alumni Short Film Showcase at NYU

April 21st | 6:30PM

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre | 1 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003

WORLD PREMIERE

Black Bear Film Festival

October 16th | 12PM

Pike County Public Library | 119 E. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337

Dean Street Presents: Artists and Beers

November 2nd | 7:00PM

Dean Street | 755 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

(Closest subways: Atlantic Terminal-Barclays Center Station | On Atlantic Ave and Flatbush Ave)

Richmond International Film Festival

March 2nd | 8:45PM

Byrd Theatre | 2908 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

NYC PREMIERE

Big Apple Film Festival

November 1st | 6:00-7:30PM Program #1

Village East Cinemas | 181-189 2nd Ave @ 12th St, New York, NY, 10003

Congratulations, Jenny Kirlin!​

Garden State Film Festival

April 1st | 12:15PM

Resorts Starlight Room | 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Chain Film Festival

August 9th | 6:00PM

Wythe Hotel Screening Room | 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

High Falls Film Festival

November 12th | 2:30PM

The Little Theatre #5 | 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604


CELEBRATING WOMEN IN FILM

Founded in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival celebrates the artistry and innovation of women in film — behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines. Our focus on women in film is inspired by our city’s legacy as the birthplace of film and the women’s rights movement.

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THE WORLD OF FILM & TV CASTING | 12PM – 1PM 


Barbara McNamara, President of Barbara McNamara Casting, talks about the ins and outs of casting a show, including what she looks for in actors when filling specific roles both for “background” and principal parts.  Barbara cast background and principle players for a variety of television and film projects, including HBO’S Sex and the City, NBC’s 30 Rock, The Devil Wears Prada, We Made This Movie, The Making of the Mob, and NASCAR The Rise of American Speed.  To kick-off this wide-ranging discussion, we present the short film, The Seven Men of Hanukkah, a romantic comedy that involves acting and casting calls, is about a man who has recently experienced a major loss and then embarks on the most peculiar audition he’s ever had.  The lead characters are the kind of people who usually play the best friend, and in this case, they are pushed to center stage. Writer Sharon Cooper and director Daryl Lathon will join in the “casting call” conversation after the screening.

Lighthouse International Film Festival

June 10th | 5:30PM

LBI Museum | 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Interview with WE ARE MOVING STARS


Why did you make your film?


There were several reasons we made this film. The Seven Men of Hanukkah is a short. Several years ago, I wrote a romantic comedy feature while at NYU called The Golden Age of Kali, which is about a closeted, Hindu lesbian New Yorker who is trying to keep her Jewish girlfriend away from her family and vice versa. The Seven Men of Hanukkah is definitely not about that; The Seven Men of Hanukkah is a romantic comedy about a man who’s recently experienced a major loss and he’s about to go on the most peculiar audition he’s ever had. Even though the content is clearly different, the short film could serve as a kind of calling card for my work as a writer and that was one of the reasons I wanted to work on it.   (Click link for full interview)