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The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

Address 506 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Directions R or F train to 4th Avenue/9th Street


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Battle For Brooklyn

Sunday, February 13, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Brooklyn filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley present their controversial new documentary, BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN. The film is an intensely intimate look at the very public and passionate fight waged by owners and residents over the controversial Atlantic Yards project.
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One Night Stand

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Filmmakers Trish Dalton & Elisabeth Sperling introduce a rough cut of their entertaining documentary. ONE NIGHT STAND is an intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage.
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Reno Finds Her Mom

Sunday, March 27, 2011, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
RENO FINDS HER MOM follows oddball comedian and political screamer Reno through her real life search to find the birth mother who abandoned her as an infant. Reno will be in attendance to introduce the seminal HBO specials as well as for a post-screening Q & A.
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LMAO: A Night of Funny Shorts

Sunday, April 10, 2011, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
A night of shorts with contributions by Kyle Bell, Danielle Katvan, Kaz Phillips & others.
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The Kids Grow Up

Sunday, April 24, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Director Doug Block will be present for a post screening Q & A of his recent film. THE KIDS GROW UP chronicles Lucy’s emotionally-fraught last year at home before leaving for college; a poignant look at parenting and what it means to let go.
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Backseat

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Director Bruce Van Dusen will introduce his 2005 indie comedy & participate in a post screening Q & A. In BACKSEAT, a 'coming of age late' story about prolonged adolescence, 2 old friends flee NYC on a road trip to Montreal to escape their problems and meet the great Donald Sutherland.
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The Windmill Movie

Sunday, May 15, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
FIlmmaker Alexander Olch will be in attendance for a post-screening Q & A. Writing in his teacher’s voice, working with with Wallace Shawn, Bob Balaban, and Richard’s wife Susan Meiselas – Olch steps into his mentor’s shoes and his past – to make a film that was impossible to make.
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Miss Gulag

Saturday, May 21, 2011, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Director Maria Ibrahimova joins producers Raphaela Neihausen & Irina Vodar for screening & DVD release party. Through the prism of a beauty pageant staged by female inmates of a Siberian prison camp emerges a complex narrative of the lives of the 1st generation of women to come of age in Post-Soviet Russia.
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Excuse Me, Mr. Speaker

Sunday, May 22, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Director Justin Sullivan & Paul Newell to be present for post-screening Q & A. Progressive Paul Newell draws a plan to make his first run for public office: to challenge the most powerful politician in New York State, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
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From Texas to Tehran [rough cut]

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Filmmaker Till Schauder presents a rough cut of his new documentary, FROM TEXAS TO TEHRAN (working title). Till and other key members from the film will be available for a post-screening feedback session.
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Still Bill

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack follow Withers and offer a unique and rare look inside the world of this fascinating man. Both will be available for a post-screening Q & A.
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An Evening of Neon Animation

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Jack Feldstein is an award-winning scriptwriter and neon animation filmmaker. Jack's trademark style is the neonizing of a combination of live action video recording and public domain material, particularly cartoons.
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Ten Stories Tall

Sunday, July 10, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Director David Garrett will be in attendance for a Q & A. When best friend Anna Hollister dies, Grace Parker confesses to their lifelong affair. The revelation strikes at the core of the friendship of the two families. Starring Ally Sheedy, Josh Hamilton, & Jim Gaffigan.
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The Naturalized

Sunday, July 17, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Produced and directed by Aaron Lubarsky & Executive produced by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, THE NATURALIZED weaves together the lives of people from different countries who share a quest for citizenship by choice, not birthright. FIlmmaker in attendance for Q&A. A short, Almaz, will precede the feature.
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My Effortless Brilliance

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Musician/Actor/Filmmaker Sean Nelson (THE FREEBIE, TREATMENT) in person to introduce the 2008 Lynn Shelton comedy. The film will be preceded with a short film directed by Ben Kasulke.
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Cropsey

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
CROPSEY filmmakers Joshua Zeman & Barbara Brancaccio will be present to introduce their stunning documentary. CROPSEY will be preceded by the short film "Dead Hands", directed by Sarah Daggar-Nickson.
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Skid Row

Friday, September 16, 2011, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
In the feature documentary SKID ROW, Pras Michel - one third of the successful hip-hop band The Fugees - lives on the streets of Skid Row for nine straight days and nights as a homeless person. The entire time he and his crew are undercover, using surveillance cameras. Pras and Producer Rob Wisdom will be part of a post-screening Q&A.
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Emily Kunstler will introduce the documentary she made with sister Sarah about their Dad, activist/lawyer, Bill Kunstler. DVDs for sale. End of the filmwax summer season. No admission.
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FILMWAX FALL SEASON OPENER: Strongman

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
In anticipation of its theatrical run at The Brooklyn Heights Cinema starting Friday, September 23rd, filmwax is proud to screen Zachary Levy's STRONGMAN as its Fall 2011 opener. Levy will be available for a post-screening Q&A.
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A Lot Like You

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro will be present to introduce her documentary, A LOT LIKE YOU. Eli reaches back through her childhood to her parent's own coming together, to tell this most loving and personal story about identity and
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Septien [DVD release party]

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Party down red-neck style with various cast & crew of SEPTIEN, plus other sundry local filmmakers & unsavory types. Michael Tully’s SEPTIEN follows Cornelius Rawlings who returns to his family’s farm eighteen years after disappearing without a trace. We'll be serving Rawlings PBRs and showing Onur Tukel's making-of documentary LAND OF BAD IDEAS. DVDs will be available for purchase.
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Super, Girls!

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
The first in a series of screenings in partnership with dGenerate Films, we are proud to screen Jian Yi's outrageously funny SUPER, GIRLS! (Chao Ji Nu Sheng) which follows 10 female teenagers on their quest to become instant superstars on China’s biggest television show. Guest speaker, founder of The NY Asian Film Festival, Grady Hendrix.
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Little Moth

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
The 2nd of a 2 films in partnership with dGenerate Films, we are proud to screen Peng Tao's LITTLE MOTH (Xue Chan). When an impoverished country couple adopts a crippled young girl and puts her to work begging on city streets, a battle soon ensues over her fate. Special Guest: writer & filmmaker, Maya Rudolph.
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Putty Hill/Hamilton DVD Release Party & Screening

Friday, November 4, 2011, 8:00 pm–11:30 pm
Join Director Matthew Porterfield & Filmwax for a DVD release party of PUTTY HILL & HAMILTON. DVDs of Cinema Guild's new 2-disc package of these 2 indie classics will be available for purchase. But come on out for the party! We'll be screening HAMILTON.
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House Devil, Street Angel — Rough Cut Screening & Fundraiser

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Join Filmwax's Adam Schartoff for a rough cut screening and Kickstarter Fundraiser for Fivel Rothberg's HOUSE DEVIL, STREET ANGEL: A PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY.
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Following Sean

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Filmwax's Adam Schartoff welcomes FIlmmaker Ralph Arlyck for a screening of his seminal film, FOLLOWING SEAN. Arlyck returns to the SF 30 years later to find out what ever happened to the precocious young boy who lived upstairs and whom he filmed all those years ago.
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Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy)

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
In 2007 The Sadowskys of Long Island adopted 8-yr old Fang Sui Yong from China. From the very first moment Sui Yong meets her new mother, we get a real sense of the emotional confusion Sui Yong experiences, as adoption workers translate their 1st words of communication. Join Filmwax's Adam Schartoff & filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal for this unforgettable documentary.
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Gabi On The Roof In July

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Join the cast of GABI ON THE ROOF IN JULY for this special screening for one of the best indie films to come out of New York in ages.
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Glitch in the Grid

Friday, January 13, 2012, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Join Filmwax's Adam Schartoff and filmmaking brothers Eric & Jeff Leiser for the Brooklyn premiere of their film, GLITCH IN THE GRID. Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
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