The New York International Fringe Festival returns in October of 2018 with both a FringeNYC and FringeBYOV segment.
FringeBYOV (“Bring Your Own Venue”) is a new “open access” segment in the outer boroughs, and encompasses both existing Indie Venues with their own programming. One of the FringeQNS Indie Venues running this 2018 will be at The Secret Theatre.
The show-list for this FringeBYOV 2018 includes:
Crime of the Hour – A true crime-themed improv show. The host reports the facts of a crime which improvisers use as inspiration to create original scenes. Every show covers a different crime to satisfy your bloodlust!
If It Isn’t You – Sophie’s first love was the piano, then it was Charlie. A temporal exploration of a college relationship, an honest confrontation with the “boy meets girl” trope that examines how perfect beginnings sometimes have disastrous ends.
Joe Charnitski: An Actual Patriot – Joe Charnitski (2-time winner of The Moth StorySlam competition) has given two eulogies in his life. Both were for men named Joe Charnitski. These are their stories.
For kids of all ages, animation historian, Tommy Jose Stathes treats us to a reel of spooky cartoons from the 1920-30s. A master of vintage animation, Stathes conjures the magic of early cinema – fun and not-too-scary – projected on 16mm film. The screening starts at 5 but there’s mask-making, flip books and refreshments before the show starting at 3:30pm. So, come to make a mask to wear to the screening. Light refreshments served. Come for the full program or just the films.
Admission: $4 and $10 per family. Children under 3 admitted free.
Come in at 3:30pm for arts & refreshments before the 5pm screening.
(Seth Fein, dir. 81 mins) sees the interborough and international histories of imperialism and immigration that orbit the Unisphere in Queens since the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. The spit-screen documentary travels between present and past, original and archival footage, to contemplate how the imperial legacies of Robert Moses’s so-called public works and Washington’s Third World foreign policies hover over Queens today to those who come from across the globe to live in Queens. It has exhibited in England and the United States and won the Founders Choice Award for Documentary at the Queens World Film Festival in 2017.
Seth Fein is a Brooklyn-born audiovisual historian and filmmaker who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, where he operates Seven Local Film. He has taught at Yale, Columbia, and Barnard and currently teaches Screen Studies in Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.