See shorts about Brooklyn at the Greenpoint Film Festival (video)

The three-year-old fest returns to North Brooklyn for four days' worth of screenings at venues around the neighborhood.

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Greenpoint Film Festival

Greenpoint Film Festival

The annual New York Film Festival gets underway on September 27, but if you're looking for something that's more hyperlocal, consider checking out the Greenpoint Film Festival. The upstart event, now in its third year, returns to Brooklyn from September 19 through 23. Though it has maintained its traditional focus on the environment—this year’s schedule includes a group of shorts about waterways—the schedule also features a diverse roster of narrative films, documentaries, experimental shorts and animated flicks.


A few highlights of next week’s program: a documentary short about the iconic Coignet Stone Company Building in Gowanus ("At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd"); an animation about a nuclear-weapons engineer who finds love ("The Pyrotechnician’s Daughter"); and “The Sleepy Man,” a short featuring the great John Hawkes as well as a (very) sleepy man.


And the best part: It's cheap! Screenings are only $10 a pop, and take place at venues around the North Brooklyn neighborhood, including The Gutter. Get more information and the full schedule on the festival's website



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