Greenpoint Film Festival returns with slate of indie flicks Aug. 2-6

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The festival features dozens of independent films from all genres.
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The Greenpoint Film Festival is back for its twelfth year with a new and exciting lineup of independent films that are set to debut at a harrowing time for the film industry.

The festival will be hosting a star-studded, five-day festival between August 2-6 at the Boiler — for concerned parties, an air conditioned and indoor venue — at 191 N. 14 Street in Williamsburg. 

Opening night on Aug. 2 will showcase a poignant film entitled “The Hamlet Project,” produced by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Roslowski which embodies the night’s theme, “Echoes of Ukraine.”

However, “The Hamlet Project” is just one of 10 feature-length films and 38 shorts which will be on display which the festival’s organizers pride themselves on “worlds away” from the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes.

Also at the festival will be several national and internationally recognized films and filmmakers including Saim Sadiq whose film debut “Joyland” was the first Pakistani film at Cannes Film Festival. It was there that Joyland won two distinguished awards, the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and the Queer Palm.

For those who require a pre-show snack, have no fear! The Boiler will have food and beverages available to film-goers and attendees made by the beloved catering services of Wilson Rivas Crafts.

“We are thrilled to be returning indoors for this year’s edition of the film festival,” said Greenpoint Film Festival Creative Director Ricardo Vilar. “We’re having fun when we say we are “steaming” our films this year since we’ll be in The Boiler but our lineup definitely has a lot of heat with award winners, thought provoking subjects, exciting new talent, and more. For more than a decade, we have celebrated cinema here in North Brooklyn, and this year’s edition looks to be one of our strongest yet.” 

To purchase passes and tickets and to find more information on the Greenpoint Film Festival, please visit greenpointfilmfestival.org.