What We’re Watching This Week! Six Films To Check Out At The NYC Independent Film Festival

By   |   May 1, 2017   |   Entertainment

We’re taking a break from our TV “What We’re Watching This Week” coverage to bring you something completely different – the 8th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival kicks off today!

The NYC Indie Film Festival brings the best independent films from all around the world to New York City for one glorious week of cinema. NYCIFF really focused on showing how great films can be made even on a modest budget (something we Divas master on the daily!).

If you’re in our New York City home base this week, here are five films from across the globe that are worth checking out  You can see the NYCIFF week’s schedule and purchase tickets at nycindieff.com 

A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone (USA)
Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an artist, an educator, and a great-grandmother. When a deeply personal tragedy ignites a national outcry, everything that Edy has worked for comes into question.

Burning Hope (France/Tunisia)
Chronicling an unlikely friendship between two young women and a teenager in post-revolution Tunisia, Africa, as they navigate between hopes and disillusionment.

Day Six  (Mexico)
A young actress is trapped between two lovers: her husband Joaquin, and the love she feels for his best friend Pablo.When she falls ill, she takes a trip with one of them, which will change all their lives forever.

Streetwrite (USA) A musical short about the freedom of speech, and dedicated to the senseless death of Kalief Browder. Starring up-and-coming actor Jason York.

Hellhole (Pakistan)
This short silent film is based on the life of one conservancy workers — better known as gutter cleaners — and the forgotten humanity of such a life.

Saturday Night Special (USA)
A headstrong young man named Wesley, in a fit of anger, hits the dangerous streets of his town, all in a search for some food for his baby sister.

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