From Our Editors
The fourth incarnation of the Festival unites the latest brainchildren from local filmmakers such as Jason Cusato with indie movies from all over the globe for daily matinees from July 21 to July 25 at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. More than 75 films from every genre will be screened and followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker. Unlike a normal movie-going experience, your VIP pass will finally enable you to prod the director for the juiciest details, such as the lead character's motivation behind shaving his pompadour before taking his date out on the town. You'll also gain admission to all of the numerous after-parties, allowing you to mingle with the city's most creative minds in surrounding Upper West Side restaurants, nightclubs, bars, taxis, and sewers. Watch the trailers and catch up on past films to get a sense of where you'd like to gravitate, but don't be surprised if something completely unexpected drives you to delighted distraction over the course of the five days.