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The complete lineup of the Lower East Side Film Festival’s screenings and parties

Rebecca Fontana

The Lower East Side Film Festival is more than just your average film festival. Running from June 8 to 15, its events also include things like an ice cream social. The full schedule was just released, and we highly recommend getting your tickets now. Yes, the festival has also movie screenings, but they’re not your average movie screenings. For example, on June 12 you have to identify as a feminist to get a $16 ticket. The seventh annual festival will also have opening and closing night parties, stand-up from some of NYC’s best comedians and screenings of Christmas movies, because why not.

Need even more incentive to check it out? Most of the events are held at the iconic Landmark Sunshine Cinema, so it's your chance to visit one last time before it unfortunately shuts down next year.

Check out the full lineup below:

Thursday, June 8

Opening Night Film, 8pm, Sunshine Cinema: Avenues

Opening Night Party Presented by Vimeo, 10pm, DROM

Friday, June 9

The Filmmaker Reception, 7pm, MEET on Bowery

25th Anniversary Screening of Home Alone 2 + Christmas Party, 11:59pm, Sunshine Cinema

Saturday, June 10

Showtime Presents: Comedy Shorts, 7pm, Sunshine Cinema: Accomplice, Perfect Roast Potatoes, Bombing, Shy Guys

Showtime Presents: I’m Dying Up Here, 8pm, Sunshine Cinema: Episodes 1 & 2

Showtime Presents - The LESFF LIVE Stand Up Special, 10pm, Subculture: Performers include Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Sergio Chicon, Jena Friedman (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Matteo Lane (Late Night With Seth Meyers, MTV’s Girl Code). Hosted by Kerry Coddett (The Nightly Show)

Sunday, June 11:

Feature Film (Documentary), 6pm, Sunshine Cinema: Kosher Love

Monday, June 12:

Ladies’ Night Shorts Showcase (where Feminists pay $16, and Non-Feminists pay $8,632 to adjust for the median annual earnings difference between men and women), 7pm, Sunshine Cinema: Fry Day, JessZilla, Smile, Kiss Me, Reflections

Ladies’ Night Feature Film, 8pm, Sunshine Cinema: What Children Do

‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ Shorts Showcase, 9pm, Sunshine Cinema: Tav Falco: Make Me Know You’re Mine, Kojo: A Short Documentary, Soy Yo, Sunday Saxon, Mixtape Marauders 

Tuesday, June 13:

‘Writing The Documentary Screenplay Panel’ with The Writers Guild of America East, 6pm, Sunshine Cinema: Panelists include David Riker (Dirty Wars), Sarah Burns (The Central Park Five), Jeremy Chilnick (Rats, Greatest Movie Ever Sold),  Nelson George (Hip-Hop Evolution, A Ballerina's Tale) and Moderated by: Michael Winship (President of WGAE)

NY Filmmaker Shorts, 7pm, Sunshine Cinema: Food City: Feast Of Five Boroughs, I Choose You, White Face, Kojo: A Short Documentary

Feature Film (Documentary), 8pm, Sunshine Cinema: NANA

“Queer Shorts: Best of NewFest," with NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film & Media Arts Organization, 9pm Sunshine Cinema

Wednesday, June 14:

‘Mind F*CK’ Shorts, 7pm, Sunshine Cinema: Fluffernutter, Staycation, Pizza Face, There Are Too Many of These Crows, Sunday Saxon, Everything’s Gonna Be OK, Birdhouse

Feature Film, 8pm, Sunshine Cinema: Sweet Parents

‘Under Pressure’ Shorts, 9pm, Sunshine Cinema: The Accomplice, Fry Day, Story 304, Mariner, Jailbreak, It’s Been Like A Year

Thursday, June 15: Closing Night

Closing Night Feature Film (Documentary), 6:30pm, Sunshine Cinema: Poop Talk

Closing Night Feature Film (Documentary), 8:30pm, Sunshine Cinema: Mermaids

Closing Night Party, 9:00pm: Libation


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