“Saturday Night Subway Ride” has been selected for the Subway Series! The film will be screened at the closing night screening at Anthology Film Archives on Thursday, April 25, at 7pm!
In addition to the screening, the film will be busked underground! Yes! Cinebeasts will set up portable DVD players and digital picture frames (with over ear headphones) on subway platforms, offering straphangers short-form cinema while they wait for the train. Just like saw ladies, pan flute bands, or other familiar entertainers - but with short films instead of music!
Filmwax is proud to present Jack Feldstein’s curated series of short films, The Subway Poetry Film series. Having recently debuted at the Queens World Film Festival, these films by New York filmmakers —most of whom are expected to be present— are interpretations of 6 poems on the subject of the New York subway.
Feldstein’s neon animated films were the focus of an earlier Filmwax event and we are thrilled to have Jack and his coterie of filmmakers back for this unique event.
Philip Dacey’s ”Subway Services” by Jack Feldstein
Cheryl Dumesnil’s ”Q to the 6 train” by Gabriel Rodriguez
Cornelius Eady’s ”Dead Man Rides Subway” by Don Cato
“In Queens My Ambitious Soul I Bare” (based on George Guida’s ”Manhattan-Bound F”) by Richard Shpuntoff
Claude MacKay’s ”Subway Wind” by Heather Spilkin
George Wallace’s ”Men & Women on the Subway Line / Saturday Night Subway Ride” by Peter Haas
You’re invited to the premiere of THE SUBWAY FILM SERIES. A FREE screening… as part of the Queens World Film Festival Sunday, March 4th, 4pm
Renaissance School 35-59 81st Street Jackson Heights
Here’s more information about the Subway Film Series
The Subway Film Series is a project conceived in 2011 by New York City poet George Wallace and Jack Feldstein, a transplanted neon animation filmmaker from Australia, now living in Jackson Heights, after Wallace saw Feldstein’s `How To Be Romantic In New York’ at the Bowery Poetry Club. Their subsequent collaboration on Walt Whitman`s `Manahatta,’ which was shown at the Angelika… for two weeks, led to the duo deciding to pair some of New York’s freshest filmmaking talent with poems from Token Entry: Poems of the NYC Subway (Ed. Gerry LaFemina, Smalls Books, NY, 2012).
Filmmakers in the series include Heather Spilkin (Claude MacKay/Subway Wind), Richard Shpuntoff (George Guida/Manhattan Bound F), Don Cato (Cornelius Eady/Dead Man Rides Subway), Jack Feldstein (Philip Dacey/Subway Services), Peter Haas (George Wallace/Men & Women on the Subway Line) and Gabriel Rodriguez (Cheryl Dumesnil/Q to the 6 train). Rodriguez’ film debuted Sept 7th, 2011 at New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives.
A series of events is planned through 2012 to show the films in conjunction with presentation from the anthology. The world premiere for The Subway Film Series is a free screening at the QWFF 2012, March 4th, 4pm in Jackson Heights.
Three of the 6 filmmakers in this series are from Queens…and some of their films are set in Queens and Jackson Heights.
These filmmakers are Gabe Rodriguez (Woodside) Richard Shpuntoff (Elmhurst) and Jack Feldstein (Jackson Heights)
More information about the Queens World Film Festival 2012…based in Jackson Heights is here…