New York Festival – – Wednesday October 7th

If you like to obtain seats in advance for the private screening and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at romance@festivalforromance.com

Here is the full program of films.

PAIN IS THE AGENT OF CHANGE, 13min., USA, Drama

Directed by Tristien Marcellous Winfree

After months following his brothers death. Julian questions his upbringings on how to process pain in life. “What if being strong isn’t an option?”

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IN MEMORIAM, 9min., Greece, Drama/Sci-FI

Directed by Dimitrios Karas

Ariadne, a member of an anti-government covert resistance group, is captured and interrogated by an intelligence agent. As Ariadne refuses to reveal information about her group, the agent threatens to erase her memories about her identity and personal life.

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FROM HEAVEN IS CALI, 12min., Columbia Documentary/Drama

Directed by Christaan Felber

In the Southwest of Colombia, there is a city where salsa dancing exists in a form that is unique in its boldness and energy, yet pure in its tradition and style. Cali, known as the world’s salsa dancing capital, and its people (referred to as Caleños) own this iconic dancing style. The city has been the muse of many salsa musicians, making it the subject of illustrative songs that tell the story of the “salsa Caleña” style as a symbol of an entire culture. Salsa Caleña is not only danced but consumed with a burst of energy, joy, and sentimentality that brightens the streets of Cali whenever there’s salsa music playing. From professional salsa dancers and musicians to nightclub owners and costume designers, “From Heaven is Cali” (whose title is taken from the famous salsa/Cali anthem “Cali Pachenguero” by Grupo Niche), explores the relationships between this unique art-form and the people whose lives are inter­woven into a culture that has become synonymous with the city of Cali.

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8 DAVES A WEEK, 20min., USA, Drama/Comedy

Directed by Philip Zimmerman

Dave wakes up on April 1st 2019 over and over again. Every time the day repeats, a new version of himself, a new Dave, is generated. Soon, there are numerous Daves running amok, despairing at their mysterious metaphysical trap.

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UNLOCKED, 16min., Canada, Drama/Experimental

Directed by Isorine Marc, Charmaine Kachibaia

“Unlocked: A Flow of Colourful Connections in Lockdown” is a short film/art video that captures the personal journey of eleven women from The Esplanade neighbourhood, downtown Toronto, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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THE DECISIVE MOMENT, 21min., France, Romance

Directed by Eduardo Rufeisen

The Decisive Moment follows the life of two young photographers living in Paris, Henri and Yvette. They meet in an art school and become fascinated with each other in very different styles.

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I’M PRESS, 9mim., USA, Romance/Comedy

Directed by Emmanual Fordjour

Presly Jones, a beautiful yet insecure environmentalist goes on her first date in a very long time. With the help of her best friends, Presly gets two ear fulls of advice during the date and soon realizes the extra assistance may be more problematic than depending on herself alone.

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OUR FATHER, 15min., USA, Drama/Romance

Directed by Jamie Duneier

Based on the director’s Jewish mother’s romantic relationship with a priest, OUR FATHER is a modern story of forbidden love. After her husband asks for a divorce, Darlene seeks solace from someone who can’t give her what she needs most.

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