Secrets of the Intoxicated Life Divulged in Greenpoint



Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 8 pm - 11 pm

Brooklyn, NY – May 20, 2017 – The Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave. Brooklyn), a converted diner turned artist collective in Greenpoint, will host In Vino Veritas: Secrets of the Intoxicated Life, a short film festival exploring how getting wasted can elevate the spirit, enhance our creativity, make us wiser, deliver us onto freedom or otherwise improve the human condition.  Many formats – documentary, experimental, animation, and narrative film – will be represented in the program, which is currently accepting submissions on withoutabox and filmfreeway. In addition to Wengrofsky’s film on the World/Inferno Friendship society, the program already includes a music video by Dutch musician Truus De Groot and an excerpt from a tableaux vivant by acclaimed photographer Sarah Small. In addition to cinematic pleasure, a paltry ten dollars will grant unlimited whiskey or vodka drinks (while supplies last) – to put everyone in the mood between films. Accepted films will be 5 to 10 minutes in duration. New York City native Jeffrey Wengrofsky will host the festival. “With so many of my friends embracing sobriety, I thought I’d brush against the grain with an event that staggers over to the positive things associated with altered consciousness – spiritual exploration, creativity, liberation of the ego, and the fun of relinquishing self-control.” This is the fourth film program in Wengrofsky’s Secrets series.  The Secrets series debuted at the Sunview in June 20i4 with Secrets of the Deep: Dreams on Film, a program with five participating directors and continued in June 2015 with Secrets of the Insect World, a program at the Gene Frankel Theatre (NYC) featuring nine directors (and is heading to The Lookout in Washington, DC in February). Secrets of the Heart followed in 2016. The Secrets series is dedicated to the notion that there are some forms of knowledge best encountered indirectly through the camera’s all seeing eye. Event Info: The Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave. Greenpoint, Bk) will host In Vino Veritas: Secrets of the Intoxicated Life on Saturday, May 20th, from 8pm til 11pm. Ten dollars and a 21+ ID at the door will get you ten films and unlimited whiskey and vodka (while supplies last). Curator/Host: Writer, director, and actor Jeffrey Wengrofsky is the fourth generation of his family to make a home in NYC’s Lower East Side.  His films have been screened at DOC NYC, Boston LGBT Film Festival, Berkeley Video and Film Festival, Brownfish Film Festival (Cinema Village), Beacon Independent Film Festival, Microscope Gallery, Churner & Churner (NYC), and elsewhere.  In 2015, he had a residency at the UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art (Brooklyn) to work on The Song of Hiawatha, his first feature-length film. In 2016, Wengrofsky had a three-part residency at the Howl! Happening, an art space dedicated to the artistic legacy of the Lower East Side. On August 11, 2017, Wengrofsky will have a solo screening of his films at the Framestore Premiere Theatre in London. For more information: www.humansyndicate.com and www.humanfeaturesfilm.com Calls for submissions to Secrets of the Intoxicated Life:https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=14608https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SecretsoftheIntoxicatedLife

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