Saturday Night Subway Rideis A haunting short film, part of an anthology of cinematic odes to the NYC subway.
Featuring the Voice Talent of
Directed & Animation By
Peter J. Haas
About the Subway Film Series
This is the premiere of a series of 6 short films that’s a confluence of New York poets and filmmakers on the always fascinating subject of a quintessential gritty icon…the New York subway.
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, 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.
This project has been an exciting opportunity to collaborate with a number of wonderful and talented folks.
I look forward to seeing you all at this exciting premiere!