7 Premieres & 7 Parties Set for Week-long Gen Art Festival
Gen Art, the yearly New York film festival that attracts a good-looking get in-the-know crowd to its packaged week of nightly premieres followed by a party at different NYC hot-spots has unveiled details on its 17th edition taking place August 8 - 14. Missed Connections starring Jon Abrahams and Mickey Sumner will open the festival, while the world premiere of The Kitchen starring Laura Prepon and Dreama Walker will close out the fest. Details follow on Gen Art's seven feature premieres:
The 14 selected films also include performances from actors such as Bryan Greenberg, Kathy Bates, Christopher Lloyd, Toby Hemingway, Kurt Fuller and Jake Hoffman, with directorial debuts from Ryan Eggold (90210) and Jaime King (Sin City).
“Our festival this year features intriguing performances from prominent actors as well as some exceptional work from talent making their debuts on both sides of the lens,” commented Marc Lotenberg, CEO of GenArt in a statement. “We look forward to this event every year and are glad to be back to give these talented filmmakers a chance to have their New York city premieres.”
17th Gen Art feature film lineup with descriptions courtesy of the event (all features will be preceded by a short, details can be found at the festival's website.
Director: Martin Snyder
(Comedy) In a city of 19 million people, love at first sight happens every instant. But if you fail to act in the moment, how can you find each other again? 'MISSED CONNECTIONS' is a dynamic, new independent comedy about the lengths New Yorkers will go to find love.
Cast: Jon Abrahams, Mickey Sumner, Malcolm Barrett, Waris Ahluwalia
Director: Jorg Ihle
(Thriller) When a young programmer creates a spy app and accidentally hacks into all the smart phones across NYC, he gets way more than he ever expected and soon becomes entangled in a web of romance, crime and murder. Cast: John Shephard, Gina Busch
The Magic Life
Director: Nelson Cheng
(Documentary) “The Magic Life” is a new documentary following three aspiring magicians as they try to pull off the biggest trick of their lives by turning their passion into a profession.
Leave Me Like You Found Me
Director: Adele Romanski
(Drama) After a year of heartbreak and loneliness, Erin and Cal have forgotten enough of each other's flaws to get back together. Cracks start to show and each is left wondering whether the other has changed enough to make it work this time. Cast: Megan Boone, Patrick Kack-Brice
The Silent Thief
Director: Jennifer Clary
(Thriller) “The Silent Thief” is a fast paced examination of tenuous familial bonds, the human to belong and the thin line between sanity and insanity. Brennan Marley is an outcast drifter who descends upon a family in crisis and attempts to remedy their problems with an odd solution: he will take their biological son’s place in the family unit.
Cast: Toby Hemingway, Cody Longo, Frances Fisher, Kurt Fuller
A Zellner Brother Film
(Drama) Annie is a rebellious ten-year-old girl. She lives on the outskirts of town with her father Marvin, who, when not herding goats, mostly sleeps the day away. Virtually devoid of parental guidance, Annie is left to fend for herself and do as she pleases until her routine is broken one day while playing in the woods; she hears an old woman calling from deep within an abandoned well, asking for help. Cast: Sydney Aguirre, David Wingo, Nathan & David Zellner
Director: Ishai Setton
(Comedy) Jennifer (Laura Prepon) is turning 30 and her best friend Stan (Matt Bush) is throwing her a party. But she’s in no mood to celebrate. She just left her job as well as her cheating boyfriend, Paul (Bryan Greenberg). Her sardonic little sister Penny (Dreama Walker) has shown up with a life-changing decision to make and she’s definitely sure she’s too old to be living with her creepy roommate still.
Cast: Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, Dreama Walker (World Premiere)