Movies to see at the Bushwick Film Festival

Movies to see at the Bushwick Film Festival
Andrew Wonder

This year’s 12th Annual Bushwick Film Festival, starting on Oct. 2 and running through Oct. 6, will screen 95 short films, documentaries, and features during its run. It will also feature several panels, a karaoke session, a screenplay reading, and a music event — but you are here for the movies. We have picked out four films — in addition to the Brookyn-centric doc “Brewmaster” — you shouldn’t miss.

Coincidentally, all these flicks take place at the bar and movie theater Syndicated (40 Bogart St. at Thames Street in Williamsburg, www.syndicatedbk.com).

“The Infamous Future”

This documentary follows civic leader David Banks, who launched the city’s first all-boys school, the Eagle Academy, to fight criminal trends in black neighborhoods by giving a good education to young black and brown boys. The film has a cameo by our very own Borough President Eric Adams.

Oct. 3 at 4 pm. Free.

“Not in My Neighborhood”

This documentary portrays the challenges of gentrification and displacement in New York City, as well as Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa.

Oct. 3 at 5:45 pm. Free.


A freewheeling comedian and an uptight entrepreneur find themselves on a three-day road trip from New York to New Orleans to sell an old van. They strike up a romance along the way, but then discover each other’s dark secrets.

Oct. 4 at 8:20 pm. $12.


In this feature, a homeless woman survives on her own terms in the tunnels beneath New York City and faces the life-threatening challenge of a blizzard.

Oct. 5 at 4:15 pm. $12.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kdugg[email protected]glocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.