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Tonight's Movie: DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST, written and directed by Sydney Freeland.

8:30pm. My Apartment.
Sydney Freeland (Credit: Toby Ellentuck)

Sydney Freeland is a Navajo filmmaker. She wrote and directed the short film 'Hoverboard' and the film DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST (2014), which garnered numerous acclaims after premiering at Sundance. Freeland wrote and directed DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST as a means to combat the negative stereotype of her home community. Freeland, who is herself a transgender woman, also directed a digital series about queer and trans women called ‘Her Story.’ The series was nominated for the newly-created Emmy Award category of Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama. Her second film, DEIDRA AND LANEY ROB A TRAIN debuted at Sundance and was released on Netflix in 2017.

Watch the trailer to DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST here!
BADASS SHORT FORM FILMMAKER OF THE WEEK:
Morgan Gruer
Morgan is an award-winning multidisciplinary Director, Animator and Artist who splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. Her clients include: Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, The Decemberists, Robinson, Céline Dion, and the list goes on. Recently she directed 'Won't Hurt' for The Venus Project with an all female crew. The Venus Project is a female dominant collaboration, spearheaded by BROODs' frontwoman, Georgia Nott.

Check out 'Won't Hurt' HERE & click HERE to see her website and other work!
Myrsini Aristidou (Flagging Credit: McCray Sutherlin) 
Myrsini was born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus and received her MFA at NYU. Her short film 'Semele' won multiple awards including the Special Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Berlinale Generation Kplus (2016). Her latest short, 'Aria,' premiered at Sundance this year. Her other works include the award winning short film 'Not Now' (2013) and 'Ma' (2014), a short documentary. Myrsini is also the co-founder of S’agapo Children’s Foundation, which aids in the education of children internationally. She is currently developing her first feature film.

Watch her short 'Semele' HERE - Password: blue

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