The Filmwax Film Series

In the Filmwax block of the Northside Festival, we'll be screening Andrew Ellis' short documentary, "Figure Father", which was recently the March 2012 runner-up in Hammer to Nail's shorts contest. This will be followed by David Soll's feature documentary, PUPPET, a hit at DOC NYC 2010. Filmmakers & special guests will be in attendance.

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Filmwax at Northside Festival: PUPPET

Filmwax at Northside Festival: PUPPET

PUPPET is a feature-length documentary that interweaves a broad look at the fraught history of American puppetry (its marginalization as children’s theater and its sudden explosion as high art) with an intimate thread following Dan Hurlin, a downtown artist who is creating a complex puppet work about Mike Disfarmer – an eccentric, Depression-era photographer. Dan has just recovered from a scorching New York Times review, which forced his last show out of theaters prematurely. Now he faces a wider backlash against puppetry, suggesting an eerie parallel between himself and his new puppet-subject – an outsider artist whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever.

"Figure Father", directed, shot, and edited by Andrew Eills, is a documentary short about Pedro Sodo who served years in the prison system in the US and found himself rehabilitated through the lives of a few individuals he met on the inside. Pedro has an incredible story and he now travels to high schools to give motivational speeches to tell kids not to make the same mistakes he did.


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Filmwax at Northside Festival: PUPPET

Thursday, June 21, 2012, 8:00 pm–10:00 pm
In the Filmwax block of the Northside Festival, we'll be screening Andrew Ellis' short documentary, "Figure Father", which was recently the March 2012 runner-up in Hammer to Nail's shorts contest. This will be followed by David Soll's feature documentary, PUPPET, a hit at DOC NYC 2010. Filmmakers & special guests will be in attendance.
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