NAFF 2011 | Year 2



New Art Film Festival – Year 2 – Complete Schedule
@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
April 8, 2011, 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

Presented by C-U Confidential
in association with the Boneyard Arts Festival

Co-sponsored by The Art Theater


NAFF 2011

5 p.m. show

PORTRAITS: 20-25 (experimental collage)
2010, 30 min., Directed by Abbi Rajasekhar, Chicago, IL
This kaleidoscope of images and sound bites characterizes the current generation of young adults.

2011, 25 min., Directed by Catrina Choate-Heretoiu, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A young man and woman get to know each other through glances, silence, space, time, and most importantly, dance.

DIVERSION (drama/thriller)
2011, 14 min., Directed by Chris Folkens, Produced by Sam Carmichael, Chicago, IL
A big city businessman finds himself at the wrong end of a blackmail attempt.

HANJAN (drama)
2011, 23 min., Directed by Timothy Ro, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A handsome but reserved customer of a neighborhood bistro strikes a server’s fancy.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1972 (retro sci-fi adventure)
2011, 13 min., Directed by Chris Lukeman, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A clutzy adventurer travels through time and fights a robot.



7 p.m. show

2010, 3 min., Directed by Thomas Nicol, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Little Timmy thinks there is a monster in his closet. But wait, there’s more!

WOODEN HOUSES (music video)
2010, 6 min., Directed by Don Ferguson, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Animated music video for song “Wooden Houses” from the Elsinore album, “Yes Yes Yes.”

PRESS START 2 CONTINUE (feature sci-fi comedy)
2011, 81 minutes, Directed by Ed Glaser, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Evil sorcerer Count Vile has returned and is now playing with corporate power in hopes of enslaving the world!


Jenny Nelson and Al Morrison in PRESS START 2 CONTINUE

9 p.m. show

AMBER ROSE (feature drama)
2010, 88 minutes, Directed by Mike Trippiedi, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A single working mother and her pre-teen daughter befriend new neighbors and friends who share a dark past.


Steven Keen and Amy Stoch in AMBER ROSE

11 p.m. show

ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1972 :: Reprise (retro sci-fi adventure)
2011, 13 min., Directed by Chris Lukeman, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A clutzy adventurer travels through time and fights a robot.

Director: 2010, 7 min., Directed by Dylan Damian, Carbondale, IL
A bored office worker reads a book to improve his self-esteem.

THE WINDOW INTO TIME (science fiction)
2011, 16 min., Directed by Thomas Nicol, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A harried scientist and his assistant unwisely attempt to decode ancient texts in the classic H.P. Lovecraft tradition.

IN VINO VERITAS (dark comedy)
2010, 17 min., Directed by Joe Taylor, Fairmount/Oakwood, IL
A wine connoisseur from the city visits a rural winery and learns a little too much about the proprietor’s process.

ONE ROACH FOR SEAMUS (surrealist/underground)
1990/2010, 27 min., Directed by Karl Bauer, Champaign-Urbana, IL
A young man awakens to find a surreal card game taking place in his bedroom.


Jonathan Harden and Maggie Gottlieb in ONCE UPON A TIME IN 1972

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