From a media release:
United Film Festival New York
Opens May 11 - 17, 2012
• Check out the full schedule, including the short films here
New York, New York. - United Film Festival is pleased to be returning for it’s 5th year in New York with an exciting lineup of features, documenyaries, classics and shorts films. We’ll be returning to the Cobble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn with a program featuring insightful filmmaker Q&As and New York premieres of films ;including More Than Me, which follows comedian Jim Breuer as he takes his 84 year old father on tour with him, and Holy ;Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians, along with screenings of critically celebrated films Supporting Characters, The Pill and many more.
Fresh from its world premiere at HotDocs, we’re pleased to present the New York premiere of GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. This is just one of many screenings which will feature insightful filmmaker Q&As. Our festival willclose with an action packed double feature of the classic films First Blood and Predator.
Short Film Highlights:
New York Showcase
New York Showcase follows eleven college seniors as they prepare to perform at the New York Showcase. Whoever lands an agent will enter the professional world through the front door, the rest must keep fighting.
Sneakers & Soul
After inheriting a pair of blue sneakers and a mysterious key to a New York City apartment, a young work-obsessed lawyer finds himself following in his late father's adventurous footsteps - walking from South Jersey to New York with his best friend.
Meet Tonier Cain in person at the screening!
This documentary follows the amazing recovery of Tonier 'Neen' Cain from a lifetime of abuse and drug addiction to a career as a nationally-known speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma and the hope of recovery.
The festival kicks off on May 11th and runs through May 17th, with weekday screenings beginning at 5:15pm and weekend screenings beginning at noon.
• Tickets $10 and can be purchased in advance from www.theunitedfest.com/newyork