Now you can go to the movies — and the movies can come to you.
The 2022 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (June 1-12) is showing over 70 new indie films in-person in venues across the Borough... and around the world, with three virtual premieres and virtual encore screenings!
The 2022 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (June 1-12) is bringing people back to the movies… and bringing movies home to the people. Over 70 new films can be seen in-person across Brooklyn, and AoBFF is also offering its entire season online with virtual encores and special streaming premieres. This new hybrid format gives audiences the most flexibility to #supportindiefilm.
Cofounder Anthony DeVito said,"Producing our 2020 festival online during lockdown was tough, but there were unexpected upsides. We connected with audiences all over the world and three of our feature premieres got distribution. For us, nothing beats watching films in a theater, but we didn't want to give to give up the accessibility of streaming. So this year we're doing both!"
And, for the first time ever, AoBFF will screen virtual premieres of features from the UK, San Francisco and Taiwan complete with filmmaker Q&As just like our live events. "The way forward is to give audiences as many options to watch as possible. Now you can go to the movies and the movies can come to you," said DeVito.
2022 AoBFF Promo Trailer:
Festival Highlights Include:
Silent River (East Coast Premiere)
Chris Chan Lee's uncanny David Lynch-ian new feature opens AoBFF '22 at Brooklyn's historic Cobble Hill Cinemas on June 1.
TRAILER & TICKETS
Dark Takes From Channel X (NYC premiere) -- plus more Horror!
Welcome to the dark side with this award-winning new horror anthology featuring curses, creatures and stalkers. And that's only the beginning of our horror and thriller films!
EXPLORE THE DARK SIDE
Short Docs and Comedies in Bay Ridge!
'True Stories' Block and Cracked Comedy Shorts come to 11209 on June 10.
BAY RIDGE NIGHT
The Blood Of A Poet 90th Anniversary Screening — with new, original score composed and performed LIVE by Brian Bonz!
A unique multimedia event: Our 90th Anniversary Screening of Cocteau's avant-garde silent classic THE BLOOD OF A POET with an all-new live score commissioned by The Art of Brooklyn. One night only and the beautiful new venue The Atlantic BKLN!
VIRTUAL PREMIERES & ENCORES:
(San Francisco) Barry is a low-level crook who takes what he wants when he wants. Watch as this criminal buffoon's selfish actions impact the lives of a group of people over St. Patrick's Day weekend in San Francisco. A love letter to crime films and classic film noir.
(United Kingdom) In the wake of analogue film’s great vanishing from the commercial film industry, a celluloid ghost materialises inside the ruins of a mysterious phantom cinema, beginning a phantasmagoric drift through death, rebirth, and the bardo like spaces in between. Blending animation, documentary, archive material and supernatural horror, Ghost Amber is a meditation on the inescapable nature of impermanence.
(Taiwan) Drug dealer Guo-hao hopes to make enough money so that he and his girlfriend can leave their life of crime behind. One day, he is contacted by Michael, a drug broker, with an offer to buy a batch of rare cocaine. On the day of the exchange, however, Michael is found dead, and the drugs are already gone. The owner of the cocaine threatens to kill Guo-hao if he fails to come up with the drugs or money. At the same time, Uncle Ma dispatches his henchmen to recover the loan. In the middle of the night, Guo-hao receives a phone call from a mysterious man claiming to be in possession of the lost cocaine, telling Guo-hao he has a new deal for him.
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