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May 2011

MISS GULAG

May 21, 2011 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Fifth Estate, 506 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, 11215
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Director Maria Ibrahimova joins producers Raphaela Neihausen & Irina Vodar for screening & DVD release party. Through the prism of a beauty pageant staged by female inmates of a Siberian prison camp emerges a complex narrative of the lives of the 1st generation of women to come of age in Post-Soviet Russia.

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THE WINDMILL MOVIE

May 15, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fifth Estate, 506 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, 11215
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FIlmmaker Alexander Olch will be in attendance for a post-screening Q & A of "The Windmill Movie". Writing in his teacher’s voice, working with with Wallace Shawn, Bob Balaban, and Richard’s wife Susan Meiselas – Olch steps into his mentor’s shoes and his past – to make a film that was impossible to make.

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BACKSEAT

May 8, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fifth Estate, 506 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, 11215
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Director Bruce Van Dusen will introduce his 2005 indie comedy & participate in a post screening Q & A. In "Backseat", a 'coming of age late' story about prolonged adolescence, 2 old friends flee NYC on a road trip to Montreal to escape their problems and meet the great Donald Sutherland.

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April 2011

THE KIDS GROW UP

April 24, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fifth Estate, 506 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, 11215
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Director Doug Block will be present for a post screening Q & A of his recent film. "The Kids Grow Up" chronicles Lucy’s emotionally-fraught last year at home before leaving for college; a poignant look at parenting and what it means to let go.

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LMAO: A Night of Funny Shorts

April 10, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Fifth Estate, 506 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Screening of various funny shorts with filmmakers in attendance. Screenings include Kyle Bell's "The Mouse That Soared"; Mike Cerda’s "Craving"; Elliot Fu’s "Tiptoe", Danielle Katvan’s "Laundry", Kasia Kowalczyk’s "The Bread Squeezer"; and Kaz Phillips’ "megafauna".

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March 2011

RENO FINDS HER MOM

March 27, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Fifth Estate, 506 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, 11215
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"Reno Finds Her Mom" follows oddball comedian and political screamer Reno through her real life search to find the birth mother who abandoned her as an infant. Reno will be in attendance to introduce the seminal HBO specials as well as for a post-screening Q & A.

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ONE NIGHT STAND

March 13, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fifth Estate, 506 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, 11215
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Filmmakers Trish Dalton & Elisabeth Sperling introduce a rough cut of their entertaining documentary. "One Night Stand" is an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and television writers, actors and directors produce four original short musicals... all within 24 hours. Thinks A Chorus Line meets Project Runway — a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the anxiety, the camaraderie, and the ultimate thrill of expression. Artists sign on…

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February 2011

BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN

February 13, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fifth Estate, 506 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Brooklyn filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley present a rough cut of their controversial new documentary, BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN.

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