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Outdoor Shorts - Short film Festival
Guest Curator Christopher Fox, Susanna Styon & Krisi Zea
July 26 & 27 at 7:30
Adults: $17
Senior/Student/Military/Member: $15
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*Saturday Night Pre-Show Cocktail Reception
6:30 Saturday, July 27th in Brick Alley
Tickets: $35
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Join us for a series of curated short films by regional filmmakers on two evenings over a single weekend (same films screened both nights). The films will be projected on screens and unique surfaces in locations throughout the historic mill complex. Music will guide the audience between screening locations.

In the event of rain, films will be screened indoors.

Film Lineup:

The Driver is Red
Run Time: 14:36
Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent  Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

DIRECTOR BIO Randall Christopher is an award-winning filmmaker and artist best known for his cartoon project Kleeman and Mike and the experimental YouTube animation series “Skate Sketch.” His newest film, The Driver Is Red, was selected for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was hailed as “an artistic triumph” by The Independent. In addition to his animated film projects, Christopher has been a college professor of art in his hometown of San Diego since 2005.

The Orphan
Run Time: 15:14
Jonathan has been adopted, but it doesn't take long until he is returned because he is "different" from the other kids.  Inspired by true events.

DIRECTOR BIO Screenwriter and director Carolina Markowicz from  São Paulo. “69-Luz Square”, won best short at Rio and was screened at MoMa. “Tatuapé Mahal Tower” premiered at TIFF in 14, where she was considered one of "5 filmmakers to watch". “Postergados” won Best Screenplay at Gramado FF. "The Orphan" premiered at Cannes 18 and won the Queer Palm.

Rockaway Sunset
Run Time: 15:00
When a feisty woman is diagnosed with a terminal illness, she resolves to reach a family milestone only to be sidetracked by a chance meeting with a stranger who nearly kills her.

DIRECTOR BIO CAROLE MONTGOMERY  Comedian, Writer, Director, Producer, MOM
Carole has had a long and varied career. In addition to her over two dozen television appearances, Carole has headlined clubs & colleges across the USA and starred in 2 different Las Vegas production shows. Carole is also Executive Producer and Creator of the SHO time original show Women of a  Certain Age.

Do We Belong
Run Time:  14:00
An Indian immigrant in Kansas is shot and killed in a senseless hate crime, leaving his wife to grapple with the question of whether America is truly her home.

DIRECTOR BIO Sofian Khan is the founder of Capital K Pictures — a New York-based production company focusing on documentary work, where he works as a director, producer and cinematographer.  His shorts have appeared on Field of Vision, The Fader, Al Jazeera, PBS, Fusion, The Atlantic and Huffington Post. Currently he’s completing his third documentary feature, with the support of  ITVS, while producing and developing new narrative and nonfiction projects.

Black Hat
Run Time: 14:50
A seemingly pious Hasidic man living a secret double life misplaces his black hat one night causing his two separate lives to collide in a way he never imagined.

DIRECTOR BIO Sarah Smith is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and television producer. She is the co-creator and director of the web series Tender Touches, which won 1st place at the 2018 AT&T create-a-thon. In 2015 she debuted her award winning short film D.Aisan which went on to screen at over 35 festivals across the globe including: Palm Springs ShortFest, Iris Prize (shortlisted 30K prize), Rhode Island International Film Festival (Director’s Choice), DC Independent Film Festival (Best Short) amongst many others. Sarah was also awarded the 2017 AT&T Underrepresented Filmmaker Award for D.Aisan, presented by Patty Jenkins. Sarah has written for The Young & the Restless, where she and her team won a WGA award for outstanding scripted daytime drama in 2013. In addition to her writing and producing work, Sarah has edited numerous music videos, short films, and the two feature films Saint Janet  and Armless  (an official selection to the NEXT category of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival). Sarah is a graduate of  New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

*SATURDAY NIGHT PRE-SHOW VIP Cocktail Party- Join us on Saturday night before the sun sets for drinks and hors d'oeuvres in Brick Alley! Gather with friends for intimate pre-show festivities before following the music onto your first screening location. Admission to the Film Festival is included in the VIP Cocktail Party ticket price. Appetizers generously sponsored by Hudson’s Mill Tavern.

Christopher Fox: In addition to co-curating GARNER’s Outdoor Short Film Festival, Chris is the program director of the Peekskill Film Festival. Also a  filmmaker/director who began his film career in audio 20 years ago. Working in the industry as a sound mixer, he has evolved into a Director, producing independent films and content with his company Stupid Ears Productions. He has won various awards for his work along with several nominations.

Susanna Styron is a screenwriter, director and documentary film-maker.  Her award-winning narrative short, HOUSE OF TEETH, screened at GARNER Arts Center’s Outdoor Shorts Film Festival in 2018.  She wrote and directed the acclaimed feature film, SHADRACH, starring Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell. Susanna has multiple television credits, including writing and directing for Sidney Lumet’s series 100 CENTRE STREET, and several TV movies for Hallmark Hall of Fame and Lifetime. Her most recent feature documentary, OUT OF MY HEAD, premiered at the Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight 2018 and won Best International Documentary at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival in Australia.  She teaches Writing for Television at Columbia University and at Princeton.

Kristi Zea has been in the contemporary film scene for over three decades and is acclaimed for her work as a Production Designer, Costume Designer and Producer of major feature films of the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.

She production designed Martin Scorsese’s films New York Stories (1989), Goodfellas (Academy Award Winner 1990),  and The Departed  (Academy Award Winner 2006); Jonathan Demme’s films Married to the Mob (1988), Beloved (1998), Silence of the Lambs (Academy Award Winner 1991) Philadelphia  (Academy Award Winner 1993),  Manchurian Candidate (2004) and Barry Levinson’s Sleepers (1996).

Later Zea production designed Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon (2002); and Roger Michelle’s Changing Lanes (2002); as well as Neil Jordan’s The Brave One (2007); Nancy Meyer’s The Intern (2015); the NBC series American Odyssey (2015), and independent film The Comedian (2016) starring Robert DeNiro.

Additional credits include costume designer for Alan Parker’s Fame (1980), Shoot the Moon (1982), and Birdy (1984) as well as James L. Brooks’Terms of Endearment (1983) and Larry Kasdan’s Silverado  (1985).

Zea Assoc. Produced James L. Brooks’ Broadcast News (1987) and produced As Good As It Gets (1997) which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.  She also produced and designed the independent film The Joneses (2009) starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny.

Zea’s most recent credits include: NBC’s series New Amsterdam (2018) which she designed and recently directed one episode. Zea also directed HBO’s Critic’s Choice nominated Notes from the Field  starring Anna Deavere Smith (2018).

Zea produced and directed the documentary Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, and is currently streaming on American Masters.


This event is sponsored, in part, by Rockland County Tourism and RBC Wealth Management, GARNER Historic District and Industrial Arts Brewing Company.


Pitch Thursdays at Industrial Arts Brewing Company
Thursday, August 22nd
Music Starts around 6:30
Featuring Adam Falcon
$5 Suggested Donation; 100% goes to the performers

As a sideman Adam Falcon has worked and shared the stage with some of the brightest names in music. These artist include Roberta Flack, Sophie B. Hawkins, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Palmer, Peter Gabriel, and Nona Hendryx.

Stepping out on his own, he's opened for James Cotton Blues Band, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, The Wailers, Ruthie Foster, Jim Lauderdale and Tower of Power.

Writing songs for George Benson and having songs on national television got Falcon noticed by The Song Writers Hall of Fame, which honored him with the Abe Olman Scholarship Award for Songwriting.

For his composition, Woke Up Cryin', Falcon became an International Songwriters Competition, semi-finalist and also landed him a nomination for an Independent Music Award.