Curated by Independent Film Producer and Chair of the Producers Guild of America on the East Coast, William Horberg, FilmYard offers a diverse program of first-run and independent films, documentaries and overlooked gems, and invites filmmakers and musicians to accompany the films for lively post-screening Q and A sessions and live performances.
JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY
Dec 1st, 2017 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Celebrated fashion photographer Bert Stern captures the performances, people, and setting during one Saturday of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. For his one and only film, Stern teamed up with jazz aficionado Aram Avakian to create a breezy and colorful document of not only some of the greatest mid-century jazz performers but also of a certain slice of American life in the ‘50s. Jazz on a Summer’s Day features fantastic performances from an unbelievably talented and diverse lineup, including Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, and Mahalia Jackson. Interspersed throughout are Stern’s photographic observations of the scene’s people, yachts, streets, and beaches.
AN EVENING WITH JARED MOOSSY
Nov 4th, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
We will be screening his acclaimed HBO documentary Witness: Libya, along with his short films Lucky Man and Chester, PA, followed by an In-Person conversation. An exhibit of some of his photography will be in the FilmYard gallery space.
Moossy has witnessed the fragility of human existence in his own skin. He was critically injured by a drunk driver in a motorcycle accident on September 3rd, 2015. His road to recovery, under his wife’s unconditional support, has been as difficult as it has been inspiring.
KEEP THE CHANGE
Oct 14th, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Two autistic adults strike up an unlikely and transformative relationship in Rachel Israel’s charming romantic comedy.
David, an upper-class charmer, leads a very comfortable life until he is mandated to attend a support group for adults with disabilities. There, he is forced to come to terms with his own high-functioning autism, despite his resentment towards being singled out as different, or anything other than what he interprets as ‘normal.’
Rachel Israel received her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Columbia University. She is an adjunct professor at RISD and has directed short films that have screened worldwide. Israel’s feature debut, Keep the Change, has received support from the Sundance Institute, Rooftop Film Festival, and the Princess Grace Foundation. ArtYard is honored to have her with us for a conversation about the film.
Sept 9th, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR. T
Sept 3rd, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
OUTDOOR SUMMER SCREENING
August 11th, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
May 20th, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
May 6th, 2017 7:00 PM
As an advocate for gender equality, Naeem has advised human rights delegations at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, addressed gender/conflict at international summits, presented at the Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights and Center for Civil and Human Rights, guest lectured at universities, and recently addressed the historic United Nations Beijing+20 March for Gender Equality with Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations.
CITY OF HOPE
April 21th, 2017 Starts 7:00 PM
Sayles is the Oscar-nominated writer and director of Return of the Secaucus 7, The Brother From Another Planet, Eight Men Out, Lone Star and many other classics.
I CALLED HIM MORGAN
April 7th – Screening starts @ 7:00 PM
Followed by jazz quintet consisting of Karl Berger, vibes, Ingrid Sertso, vocals, Graham Haynes, trumpet, Warren Smith, drums and Ken Filiano, bass.
Music starts @ 9:00 PM
On a snowy night in February 1972, legendary jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans.
Founder and director of the prestigious Creative Music Foundation, Inc., dba The Creative Music Studio, Karl Berger is a six-time winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll as a jazz soloist and recipient of numerous Composition Awards. Professor of Composition, Artist-in-Residence at universities, schools, and festivals worldwide, Karl is a Ph.D. in Music Esthetics.
FIRE AT SEA
Hassan Hakmoun and Adam Rudolph in Concert
March 18th – Screening Starts 7:00 PM
Concert starts 9:00 PM
2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS
Feb 25, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Short Films, Live Action:Ennemis Intérieurs, La Femme et le TGV, Silent Nights, Sing, and Timecode.