Aug
5
8:00 PM20:00

Encore Screening • ROCKAWAY

Due to popular demand, a second screening has been scheduled. Enjoy!

UPDATE: THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT.

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ROCKAWAY

Inspired by true events, a man recounts the Summer of '94 when he and his brother plotted revenge against their abusive father.

USA | 85 min. | Dir. John J. Budion

Sunday, August 5th | 8pm | Madison Theater at Molloy College

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Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

CLOSING NIGHT • ROCKAWAY • New York Premiere

Narrative Feature / NY Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

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ROCKAWAY

Inspired by true events, a man recounts the Summer of '94 when he and his brother plotted revenge against their abusive father.

USA | 85 min. | Dir. John J. Budion

Saturday, August 4th | 8pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 11

UPDATE: THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT.

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Aug
4
5:30 PM17:30

SECRET INGREDIENTS • Presented By Peapod by Stop & Shop • Long Island Premiere

Feature Documentary / Long Island Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

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SECRET INGREDIENTS

While the debate rages on about GMOs and pesticides, this film shares compelling stories of people who regain their health and transform their lives after identifying the secret ingredientsin their food, and making a bold commitment to avoid them.

USA | 80 min. | Dir. Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith

Saturday, August 4th | 5:30pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 10

Presented By

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Aug
4
4:30 PM16:30

BAD REPUTATION • Presented By Y-Cats Craft Service • Long Island Premiere

Feature Documentary / Long Island Premiere

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BAD REPUTATION

A look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.

USA | 92 min. | Dir. Kevin Kerslake

Saturday, August 4th | 4:30pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 11

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Aug
4
3:30 PM15:30

SHE IS THE OCEAN • US Premiere

Feature Documentary / US Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

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SHE IS THE OCEAN

An in-depth exploration into the lives of nine astonishing women from all four corners of the globe. These inspiring women share one love – the deep love for the Ocean. 

Russia/USA | 102 min. | Dir. Inna Blokhina

Saturday, August 4th | 3:30pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 10

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Aug
4
2:15 PM14:15

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

 
 

EARTHRISE

The Apollo 8 astronauts recount their memories of capturing the first image of Earth from space in 1968 and evokes the awe of seeing Earth framed against the blackness of space.

USA | 29 min. | Dir. Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

 

EMPIRE ON MAIN STREET

A tireless entrepreneur jump-starts the transformation of a neglected vacation town, until her ambition pushes her to the brink.

USA | 13 min. | Dir. Jessica Congdon

 

FISK: UNTITLED PORTRAIT

Canadian artist William Fisk risks it all for representation by a world-renowned New York art dealer.

Canada | 19 min. | Alejandro Álvarez Cadilla

 

MY GRANDFATHER’S MEMORY BOOK

A personal reflection about an unusual sketchbook that captures a lifetime of memories, connecting three generations through drawings, writings and dialogue.

USA | 5 min. | Dir. Colin Levy

 

ONCE AROUND IS NEVER ENOUGH: THE STORY OF THE HERSCHELL CARROUSEL FACTORY MUSEUM

This documentary chronicles the ups, downs, and round-and-rounds of preserving the history of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.

USA | 26 min. | Dir. Jenn Dlugos & Tim Labonte

 

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Aug
4
1:45 PM13:45

DRAMATIC SHORTS • Long Beach Library

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FREE SCREENING. NO TICKETS ARE NECESSARY.

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A THOUSAND WORDS

 

Christine, forced to live in a new and unwelcome reality, hopes a special set of polaroids will provide her with a tangible keepsake. As she looks back on the little moments captured in the photos, she doesn't quite find what she's looking for but instead finds just what she needs.

USA | 15 min. | Dir. Mara Bush

 

BLESS ME FATHER

 

In a small Irish town where secrets are rare, a local man goes to church to confess his.

Ireland | 16 min. | Dir. Paul M. Horan

 

DON’T BE A HERO

 

A middle-aged woman battles loneliness and boredom by robbing banks on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life. Inspired by a true story.

USA | 15 min. | Dir. Pete Lee

 

HEAD ABOVE WATER

 

A devoted husband is forced to confront his doubts about his ability to remain the caretaker of his wife suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

USA | 10 min. | Dir. Eric Shahinian

 

HUNTER GATHERER

 

When Rose goes to reconcile with her drug-addicted brother, she instead finds the nephew she never knew existed.

USA | 14 min. | Dir. Ashley Grace

 

ROARING TIDES

 

ROARING TIDES is a twisted love-story that dives into the deeper understanding of what we all go through as humans and couples in this lifetime.

USA | 11 min. | Dir. Aly Mang

 

THE SINGER

 

After meeting a boy on the subway, a young aspiring singer goes on a musical journey of self discovery. 

USA | 15 min. | Dir. Steven Swancoat

 

THE TALK

 

When is it too soon to tell a child the truth? 

USA | 16 min. | Dir. Marlon Perrier & Keisha Richards Lafleur  

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FREE SCREENING. NO TICKETS ARE NECESSARY.

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Aug
4
1:30 PM13:30

COMEDY SHORTS

 
 

Saturday, August 4th / 1:30 PM / Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 10

 

A BRICK STORY

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One brick layers answer in ridding extra bricks.

USA | 2 min. | David Wittkower

 

BnB

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A couple spends the night at a mysterious airbnb fearing for their lives or worse... getting a bad review.

USA | 13 min. | Dir. Hunter Stiebel

 

THE DRYAD TREE

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A wife, her husband, and his tree - the other woman has taken root.

USA | 18 min. | Dir. Peter Davidson

 

FYSH

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FYSH is the story of an old man at the edge of life who has forgotten the feeling of joy and lost the ability to be happy. Through a bizarre occurrence he is forced on a journey to rediscover what it is to live.

Australia | 13 min. | Dir. Billie Pleffer

 

HAIR WOLF

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In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

USA | 12 min. | Dir. Mariama Diallo

 

THE LOVE

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A man's perception of falling in love with a total stranger is challenged when observed from that stranger's perspective.

USA | 5 min. | Dir. Kyle & Bethany McCarthy

 

THE REPLACEMENT

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On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President.

USA | 16 min. | Dir. Sean Miller

 

SWIPED RIGHT

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When two strangers swipe right, they meet through the cosmic forces of the internet.

USA | 22 min. | Dir. Dana Marisa Schoenfeld

 

THE WAITING ROOM

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A woman waiting for her husband to arrive in heaven, is surprised when he shows up with his second wife.

USA | 12 min. | Dir. Debra Markowitz

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Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

FACE OF A NATION • Long Beach Library

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FREE SCREENING. NO TICKETS NECESSARY

FACE OF A NATION

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An idealistic American architect struggles to keep her dream alive as she journeys to discover why America abandoned World’s Fairs.

USA | 57 min. | Dir. Mina Chow

Saturday, August 4th | 12pm | Long Beach Public Library

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FREE SCREENING. NO TICKETS NECESSARY

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Aug
4
11:30 AM11:30

CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE

Feature Documentary / NY Premiere/ Filmmaker Q&A

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CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE

A biography of the forgotten architect, artist, matte painter and visionary Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986), whose futuristic paintings helped inspire America's space program.

USA | 96 min. | Dir. Douglass M. Stewart, Jr.

Saturday, August 4th | 11:30am | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 11

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Aug
3
2:30 PM14:30

SLIM AARONS • Presented By Empire State Financial • Long Island Premiere

Feature Documentary / Long Island Premiere

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SLIM AARONS

Slim Aarons spent his life documenting jet setters, movie stars and beautiful people doing beautiful things during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. In “The High Life,” the story behind some of his most fabulous photographs are revealed among white sand beaches, longing palms and relaxed, gorgeous faces.

USA | 108 min. | Dir. Fritz Mitchell 

Friday, August 3rd | 2:30pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 10

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Aug
3
2:15 PM14:15

THE PUSH • New York Premiere

Feature Documentary / NY Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

 
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THE PUSH

THE PUSH focuses on Grant Korgan, an adventure athlete and former nanoscientist who attempts to become the first spinal-cord injured athlete in history to ski the final degree of latitude to the bottom of the world ~ to Antarctica's geographic South Pole, using only his arms to propel himself.

USA | 89 min. | Dirs. Grant Korgan & Brian Niles

Friday, August 3rd | 2:15pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 11

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Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

DRAMATIC SHORTS

 
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Friday, August 3rd / 12pm / Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 10

 

A THOUSAND WORDS

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Christine, forced to live in a new and unwelcome reality, hopes a special set of polaroids will provide her with a tangible keepsake. As she looks back on the little moments captured in the photos, she doesn't quite find what she's looking for but instead finds just what she needs.

USA | 15 min. | Dir. Mara Bush

 

BLESS ME FATHER

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In a small Irish town where secrets are rare, a local man goes to church to confess his.

Ireland | 16 min. | Dir. Paul M. Horan

 

DON’T BE A HERO

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A middle-aged woman battles loneliness and boredom by robbing banks on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life. Inspired by a true story.

USA | 15 min. | Dir. Pete Lee

 

HEAD ABOVE WATER

A devoted husband is forced to confront his doubts about his ability to remain the caretaker of his wife suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

USA | 10 min. | Dir. Eric Shahinian

 

HUNTER GATHERER

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When Rose goes to reconcile with her drug-addicted brother, she instead finds the nephew she never knew existed.

USA | 14 min. | Dir. Ashley Grace

 

ROARING TIDES

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ROARING TIDES is a twisted love-story that dives into the deeper understanding of what we all go through as humans and couples in this lifetime.

USA | 11 min. | Dir. Aly Mang

 

THE SINGER

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After meeting a boy on the subway, a young aspiring singer goes on a musical journey of self discovery. 

USA | 15 min. | Dir. Steven Swancoat

 

THE TALK

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When is it too soon to tell a child the truth? 

USA | 16 min. | Dir. Marlon Perrier & Keisha Richards Lafleur  

 

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Aug
2
8:15 PM20:15

PAPILLON • Long Island Premiere

Narrative Feature / Long Island Premiere/ Filmmaker Q&A

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PAPILLON

Based on the incredible true story, PAPILLON follows Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a Parisian safecracker who is framed and imprisoned on Devil’s Island. He forms an alliance with a convicted counterfeiter who agrees to finance his escape. 

USA | 136 min. | Dir. Michael Noer

Thursday, August 2nd | 8:15pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 11

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Aug
2
8:15 PM20:15

STATUS PENDING • East Coast Premiere

Narrative Feature / East Coast Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

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STATUS PENDING

A commitment-phobic millennial couple must make their real lives as exciting as their friend’s digital lives – on a day they must break up, or finally settle down.

New Zealand | 86 min. | Dir. Ben Zolno

Thursday, August 2nd | 8:15pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 10

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Aug
2
3:30 PM15:30

FOREIGN SHORTS

 
 

Thursday, August 2nd / 3:30pm / Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 11

 

BOHEMIA

In the rural Catalonia of the 1920s, Fermí's life changes with the arrival of Anna Mir, a painter who awakens in the adolescent a passion for art and painting, while he introduces Anna, to the only world he knows: that of vineyards and wine.

17 min. | Dir. Anna Petrus

 

HIATUS

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In his classroom a philosophy teacher opens the discussion on the place of religion in society. Out of his course he faces the realities of the street.

14 min. | Dir. Kevin Haefelin

 

PEACED TOGETHER

In 2017, Amer brought together his former music students from Syria with his current students in the Netherlands to play together at the Peace Palace for the International Day of Peace.

30 min. | Dir. Dakota Lupo

 

THE WAY HOME

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Michele is a sardinian kid, fatherless, exuberant and rebel. One morning he skips school and reaches a coastal town, apparently deserted. He wanders through the streets of the city, has an accident, gets scared and goes back home. He asks his mother for help, but she ignores him. He runs away, and roams lonely and abandoned, as a stray dog, through ruins and wild paths, pushing himself further and further away from the sea. Exhausted, he descends a gorge carved in red rock, at the end of which he commits a violence that will change him forever.

26 min. | Dir. Frederico Olivetti

 

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Aug
2
2:00 PM14:00

ANIMATION SHORTS

 
 

Thursday, August 2nd / 2pm / Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 10

Filmmaker Q&A

 

A DRAWING

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A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother, through a deep desire he wills himself to try to see her again.

US | 6 min. | Dir. Brad Condie

 

THE ANGLER

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The Angler tells a story about a man who was hurt in the past relationship, lives in the past but eventually opens his eyes with the love and care from others.

South Korea | 14 min. | Dir. Jang Seung-wook

 

THE DRIVER IS RED

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Argentina, 1960: a true crime story of how secret agent Zvi Aharoni hunts down one of the highest-ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

USA | 15 min. | Dir. Randall Christopher

 

FANMAN’S BASEMENT

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A stop-motion animated short film about a pop-culture fanatic calling himself 'The Fanman' who starts a Youtube channel out of his mother's basement. Wearing the iconic mask of a certain caped-crusader and vowing an oath of anonymity, he chases internet fame by trying wholeheartedly to make a viral video.

USA | 7 min. | Dir. Drew Lewis

 

LOST PROPERTY OFFICE

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Ed is the sole custodian of the Lost Property Office. In many ways he's as lost as the items he is tasked to look after. Alone and days away from losing his beloved job, Ed decides he’s not leaving without taking his life with him.

Australia | 2 min. | Dir. Daniel Agdag

 

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

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The story of a girl who gets into a car accident and is rescued by the unlikeliest of heroes - her dashboard bobblehead.

USA | 5 min. | Dir. Kathy McNeal

 

TWEET-TWEET

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Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited, we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly!

Russia | 11 min. | Dir. Zhanna Bekmambetova  

 

TWO BALLOONS

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Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

USA | 9 min. | Dir. Mark C. Smith

 

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PLAYED AT MY HIGH SCHOOL

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An animated short about the Velvet Underground's first gig in 1965 in front of a crowd of shocked kids at a suburban New Jersey High School.

USA | 8 min. | Dirs. Anthony Jannelli & Robert Pietri

 

 

 

 

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Aug
2
2:00 PM14:00

FACE OF A NATION

Feature Documentary / Long Beach Premiere/ Filmmaker Q&A

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FACE OF A NATION

An idealistic American architect struggles to keep her dream alive as she journeys to discover why America abandoned World’s Fairs.

USA | 57 min. | Dir. Mina Chow

Thursday, August 2nd | 2pm | Regal Lynbrook 13, Theatre 11

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FESTIVAL PASS | THE ALL-ACCESS EXPERIENCE
Aug
5
to Aug 8

FESTIVAL PASS | THE ALL-ACCESS EXPERIENCE

Our four-day pass is the best way to experience all Festival Premieres, Screenings, Parties & Events.

FESTIVAL PASS

The Festival Pass offers ALL-ACCESS. Festival Pass holders also gain access to the key special events and parties listed below:

  • Admission to OPENING NIGHT
  • Admission to CHEF'S & SHORTS: A 6-COURSE GASTRONOMY PAIRING OF FOOD, WINE & FILM
  • Admission to CASINO NIGHT IN LONG BEACH benefitting Cohen's Children's Medical Center
  • Admission to TASTE ON THE BEACH
  • Preferred Access to ALL FESTIVAL SCREENINGS including new Studio and Independent Films & Studio Sneak Previews
  • Preferred Access to INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSIONS
  • Access to FILMMAKERS LOUNGE
  • Admission to the FILMMAKER AWARDS / CLOSING NIGHT AFTER-PARTY, VIP RECEPTIONS & MORE!

 

PRE-SALE PRICING (Until June 30)  $299 BUY NOW | LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE

(Beginning July 1)  $399

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Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

TASTE ON THE BEACH

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TASTE ON THE BEACH, gets underway with ticket holders arriving at  6PM and walking into the unique atmosphere of enjoying a wide variety of Food, Wine and Craft Beer tastings on one of the most pristine and beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Live musical performances provide the soundtrack throughout the evening.

TASTE ON THE BEACH ends at 9PM as everyone will be invited* into a custom built movie theatre on the beach, Beach Theatre, for the SHORTS ON THE BEACH Film Series.

SHORTS ON THE BEACH exhibits short films from around the world, featuring the best from both the studio and independent level.

*Reserved seating in Beach Theatre for Taste On The Beach ticket holders will be extremely limited, and on a first come, first served basis.

80 WEST PARK AVENUE  LONG BEACH, NEW YORK



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SHORTS ON THE BEACH • CONCERT ON THE BEACH
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

SHORTS ON THE BEACH • CONCERT ON THE BEACH

SHORTS ON THE BEACH

OUR ANNUAL FREE EVENT - Exhibiting studio and independent films. Watch the best shorts from around the world in our BEACH THEATRE in Long Beach. Live Musical Performances from 5PM until 9PM when the Shorts On The Beach Film Series begins.

Tickets are necessary to access the Beach Theatre - Secure Yours For FREE

PLEASE NOTE: BRING BEACH CHAIRS/BLANKETS

Raindate: Saturday, August 5 - 8:30PM

SHORTS ON THE BEACH Film Program


THE ACCOMPLICE

7:24 min. | Dir. Jon Hoeg; Dir. John F. Beach

A LITTLE GREY

5:16 min. | Dir. Steve Smith; Dir. Simon Hewitt

A SOCIAL LIFE

8:08 min. | Dir. Kerith Lemon

THE BOY BY THE SEA

7 min. | Dir. Vasily Chuprina

CHARLIE’S GIFT

14:03 min. | Dir. LaTeace Towns-Cuellar; Dir. Fred Cuellar

HAVEN

15:29 min. | Dir. Nate Hochstetler; Dir. Gabriella Pinel; Dir. Ariana Victor

JIM’S SOLUTION

4:09 min. | Dir. Stefan Beaumont

LIFE & SAND

11:19 min. | Dir. Sam Mendes

MA’AGALIM

3:31 min. | Dir. Uri Lotan

THE ORCHESTRA

15 min. | Dir. Mikey Hill

TIPHANY

5 min. | Dir. Justin Ferrato

THE WAIT AFTER THE STORM

USA | 9 min. | Dir. Ruben Collado 

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

CHUCK

Narrative Feature

A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.

USA | 98 min. | Dir. Phillipe Falardeau

Friday, August 4th / 4 PM / Long Beach Public Library

***THIS SCREENING IS FREE - NO TICKETS ARE NECESSARY***

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

AFTER AUSCHWITZ

Feature Documentary / Long Island Premiere /

After Auschwitz is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking but always inspiring.

USA | 82 min. | Dir. Jon Kean

Friday, August 4th / 4 PM / Bridgeworks

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Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

THE CREST

Feature Documentary / Long Island Premiere / Filmmaker Q&A

THE CREST

Two Irish American cousins meet for the first time in Ireland on a quest to explore their shared heritage, learn what has been passed down to them from those who came before, and surf the waters of their ancestors.

USA | 82 min | Dir. Mark Christopher Covino

Friday, August 4th / 2 PM / Bridgeworks Screening Room

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