Brooklyn filmmaker Adam Newport-Berra, who has shot music videos for the likes of the Dirty Projectors as well as the feature First Winter, climbs into the director’s chair with a mumblecore-esque Kickstarter-backed film about a brother (or is he?) who throws a wrench into her sister’s relationship during a Thanksgiving dinner. Williamsburg’s own Reggie Watts has a role.
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Between Onur Tukel’s Summer of Blood and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, artsy vampire films are officially a thing. Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut black-and-white feature, about a lonely, skateboarding vampire in hijab who haunts a fictional Iranian town, caused a stir when it played at Sundance.
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Staying in town this Memorial Day weekend? Count yourself lucky. Being stuck in the city is way better than being stuck in traffic, or — worse yet — in a Hamptons club, waiting for your friend to stop talking to that bro in the pink shirt so she can give you a ride back to the timeshare. Here’s over a dozen things you can do this weekend, starting with the next best thing to a cat cafe. Have a groovy weekend — we’ll be back here Tuesday.