Film festivals highlight grand artistic achievements, from enthralling documentaries about paint drying to tearjerkers about runaway pollen. Set your emotions free with today's Groupon: for $100, you get a full-festival pass to the Brooklyn Film Festival, held from June 3 through June 12 at indieScreen and Brooklyn Heights Cinema in Brooklyn (a $200 value).
The 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival unites filmmakers and filmwatchers for 10 days of cinematic parties and screenings, including more than 100 premieres. Full-festival pass holders receive admission to all fetes and most events, preferred entrance to all showings up to 15 minutes before each picture-show begins, and control of neighboring filmgoers’ ejector seats. Independent movies from across the globe will light up formerly empty screens at venues throughout Brooklyn, namely indieScreen and Brooklyn Heights Cinema, under the theme of "Plot," which focuses on the cultural and political actions of people, nations, and scheming pieces of land.
Films in five categories—features, documentaries, animation, shorts, and experimental—can duke it out for awards including the Grand Chameleon Award, an audience-choice prize, and Cutest Couple. Attend the Opening Night After Party for complimentary drinks, then discuss how to properly light a light bulb during filmmaker question-and-answer sessions.