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Chelsea Film Festival To Spotlight Local Talent This Week

By Gwynne Hogan | October 14, 2015 4:04pm
 Alexandra Liveris's short film
Alexandra Liveris's short film "The Church at Ground Zero" tracks the parish of the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed on 9/11 as it rebuilds and aims to become an shrine for the deceased.
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CHELSEA — While some directors screening their works at this week's Chelsea Film Festival 2015 will hail from as far as India and Israel, others traveled only a few subway stops.

The shorts and feature films of four New York City-based directors will be spotlighted during the four day film festival that runs from Thursday to Sunday hosted by School of Visual Arts Theatre on 23rd Street and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Here are the films:


Created by the Brooklyn-based film maker Amy Leland, this short explores the relationship of a young New York City couple as they grapple with a personal tragedy on the way to the Brooklyn Bridge.

"Echoes" is playing at 3:15 p.m. on Friday at the Katie Murphy Amphitheater. 

The Church at Ground Zero

NYC-based director Alexandra Liveris tracks the parish of the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed on 9/11 as it rebuilds and aims to become an shrine for the deceased. 

"The Church at Ground Zero" is playing at 12:00 p.m. on Friday at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. 

Around Every Corner

Based in New York City and inspired it's raw, gritty and rich character, Joe Gawlis stars and directs in the feature film "Around Every Corner," that tracks a drug addict at rock bottom as he struggles to reconnect with his family. 

"Around Every Corner" plays on Sunday at the SVA Theater at 7:00 p.m.

Mother of Sorrows

Kristin Verbitsky's short film "Mother of Sorrows" follows a picture-perfect suburban couple who's lives begin a strange spiral when the wife mysteriously falls ill. 

"Mother of Sorrows" is Verbitsky's first film. She grew up in the city and now lives in Soho.

It's screening Friday at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at 3:15 p.m.

Panels, Passes, and More Info

During the festival, three free panels will be open to the public held at the Apple Store discussing women in Hollywood, how to bring social issues into film and how to make a film on a budget. 

Full festival passes run at $170 and individual screenings cost $15. Visit the festival's website for more information about tickets and the schedule.

SVA Theatre at 333 W. 23rd Street, Fashion Institute of Technology's Katie Murphy Amphitheatre and The David Dubinsky Student Center both located at 227 W. 27th St.