Category: 2012 Films

For Ellen

In the midst of a divorce, an aspiring rock star (Paul Dano) explores whether he is able to form a connection with his estranged daughter—or is the party life really all he needs? Co-starring John Heder and Jena Malone.

Director: So Yong Kim.

An Animated Life – Animated Short Films

These animated short films provide a unique glimpse into life’s more challenging situations.

Chocolate Milk (Eliza Kinkz)
it’s such a beautiful day (Don Hertzfeldt)
Little Boat (Nelson Boles)
The Hunter (Marieka Walsh)
The Yellow Balloon (Ben Thompson & Rob Castillo)
Playing Ghost (Bianca Ansems)

Ordinary Miracles

The Photo League was, for 15 years, the center of the documentary movement in American photography. Combining interviews with a dozen surviving League members, 350 unforgettable images, a pitch-perfect musical score, and narration by Campbell Scott, this documentary paints a unique portrait of life in New York City from 1936 to 1951.

Director: Nina Rosenblum and Daniel Allentuck

Portrait Pieces

Documentary profiles of unassuming individuals who make the world around them a more interesting place to live.

Every Tuesday: A Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists (Rachel Loube)
Finding Ramona (Eddie Adams Workshop)
Fanuzzi’s Gold (Georgia Gruzen)
Harlem’s Heaven Hats (Candace Barbot)
CatCam (Seth Keal).

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Developed at the Sundance Filmmaker’s Lab, Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature documents the relationship between a Brooklyn artist and a lovely young woman as it teeters between platonic and romantic.

Director: Terence Nance

Low & Clear

Fly-fishing is a metaphor for life in this picturesque documentary chronicling a winter fly fishing trip that serves as catalyst for two old friends who have grown apart.

Directors: Kahlil Hudson, Tyler Hughen

Fat Kid Rules the World

An overweight teen comes of age in this funny and touching story of teen lust, heavy metal, and sticking up for your friends. Based on the novel by Sullivan County-based author K.L. Going and brought to the big screen by actor-turned-director Matthew Lillard.

Director: Matthew Lillard

Media Camp Kid Flix

Looking ahead to the next generation of filmmakers, the Big Eddy Film Festival presents short videos by local youth created in recent independent media courses in the Upper Delaware River Valley.

Last Call at the Oasis

Water. It’s the Earth’s most valuable resource. Documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu capably tackles the global water crisis—including hydrofracking—and considers plausible solutions to fix it.

Director: Jessica Yu