What better way to celebrate President's Day than by watching some of the most exhilarating short films of the 21st Century? In my many years of reading historical documentation about our country's most celebrated leaders, I noticed an overriding thread that tied all of their deepest passions together: they all loved short films. In honor of our forefathers, please join me for tonight's special program at Joe Pacheco's Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series.
It's so nice to be able to introduce and present work that I had absolutely nothing to do with to a roomful of interested eyes and ears. I stand behind all of this work and feel confident that you will too. And if my sloppily enthusiastic introduction isn't enough to get you excited, filmmakers Matthew Lessner (By Modern Measure) and Josh Safdie (We're Going to the Zoo) will also be in attendance to answer any questions you might have (and drink any beers that you might want to buy them).
But more importantly, this marks the first time the legendary I'll Scratch Yours will be witnessed by a bunch of unsuspecting victims, which makes the night worth the price of admission on its own. But wait, there is no price of admission, so you actually have no excuses whatsoever.
In honor of today's holiday, I figured it wouldn't hurt to embed yet another of this century's most stellar short works, Brad Neely's George Washington.
Happy President's Day!