Tag: Long Island International Film Expo
It’ll be Christmas in July when a locally made comedic short called “Home Invasion for the Holidays” screens this week at the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIIFE) in Bellmore.
The 20th annual Long Island International Film Expo, the oldest film festival on the Island, returns Wednesday for a nine-day run of independent cinema and events through July 20 at Bellmore Movies.
Set in 1973, when the mean streets were ruled by the local mob, when computers didn’t make money laundering so difficult, and the landscape on 8th Street in Brooklyn wasn’t polluted with high-rise buildings with million-dollar apartments, 'The Brooklyn Banker' is a gritty, powerful, evocative feature film with standout performances, masterful direction, and a twist audiences won't soon forget.
With Long Island serving as the set of TV shows and movies so much that the region was dubbed “Hollywood East,” it’s fitting that LI has a slew of annual film festivals. From the Hamptons to the Gold Coast, cinemaphiles can go film fest hopping across the Island throughout the summer and into the fall. Some have already concluded so far this year, such as the LI LGBT film fest that wrapped up last month. And the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington regularly hosts mini-film fests of its own. Here are six upcoming annual film festivals on Long Island
This close proximity to the film industry brought Markowitz on a head-on collision course with her dream of a creative life.