Your Day Is My Night and Other Voices

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 7:00pm
Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

The L Magazine will be bringing 8 days of music, art, film (and beer) for the fifth year in a row to Brooklyn with its Northside Festival. And for the fourth year in a row, Northside Film is a big part of it, bringing you some of the best Brooklyn premieres, documentaries, narratives and repertory picks at independent venues throughout North Brooklyn, including Nitehawk, UnionDocs, and (new this year) the Wythe Hotel and Videology.

As one of the festival's curatorial partners, we couldn't be more honored and elated to be presenting these two new not-to-be-missed experimental documentary films that recently had their World Premieres at the prestigious MoMA Documentary Fortnight 2013 at one screening back to back.

The Films

Other Voices
Sarah Enid Hagey | 23 min | 2012
A short film about the enigmatic life of plants and the people who love them.

Your Day Is My Night
Lynne Sachs | 64 min | 2013
Immigrant residents of a “shift-bed” apartment in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese in the United States through conversations, autobiographical monologues, and theatrical movement pieces. Shot in the kitchens, bedrooms, wedding halls, cafés, and mahjong parlors of Chinatown, this provocative hybrid documentary addresses issues of privacy, intimacy, and urban life.

Post-Screening Q&A

Lynne Sachs is a renowned experimental filmmaker who makes films, videos, installations and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Supported by fellowships from the Rockefeller and Jerome Foundations and the New York State Council on the Arts, Lynne’s films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and in a five film survey at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival.

Sarah Enid Hagey is an artist and filmmaker living and working in Brooklyn, NY. After studying experimental film under George Kuchar, Ernie Gehr, and Craig Baldwin, Sarah’s work creates a strange marriage between fiction and nonfiction, science and mythology, and has spanned topics ranging from female agency in the horror film genre, classic cinema parody, urban legend, and social anxiety. She received the San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award for Best Emerging Filmmaker and was recently awarded a student grant from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Her work has screened at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Pacific Film Archive, Artists Television Access, Silver Lake Film Festival, Rooftop Films, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Moderated by DCTV's Dara Messinger.


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The Northside Festival is New York City’s largest and most accessible discovery festival. From June 13-20, 2013, hundreds of bands, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, innovators, and over 80,000 fans will converge on Brooklyn over eight days to witness an incredible showcase of what’s next in music, film, entrepreneurship and art.

Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV is also the soon-to-be home of the first US documentary-only cinema.

DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.