Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Chain Theatre presents the seventh annual Chain NYC Film Festival August 8-18, 2019

Chain Theatre (Kirk Gostkowski, Artistic Director) presents its seventh annual Chain NYC Film Festival, running August 8-­‐18, 2019 at the Chain Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC, 10018. Tickets are $10 in advance for each screening block ($12 at the door) and can be purchased online through

“The leaders of the Chain are among the great unsung heroes of cultural New York.” – Richard Price, Academy Award-­‐nominated screenwriter

Chain NYC Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to encouraging the development of quality independent cinema in this fast-­‐evolving digital age by bringing filmmakers and audiences together to connect with each other and experience new cinematic works.

With a rotating schedule of both feature films and shorts ranging from narrative to documentary and even web series, this annual summer festival will screen more than 130 selections over the course of 10 days.

 Highlights of the 2019 Chain NYC Film Festival include the documentary The Billion Dollar Power Station featuring interviews with music icons Bryan Adams, Steven Tyler, Berry Gordy, and Paul Schaffer, as well as the narrative features The Last Witness (starring Alex Pettyfer and Michael Gambon) and Windows on the World (starring Ryan Guzman).

 For 2019, the festival expands to two screening rooms, providing audiences the opportunity to enjoy even more new works, including New York and World Premieres, by both established and up-­‐and-­‐coming filmmakers. Each screening block is followed by a moderated talkback with the writers, directors, and other associated artists. Awards will be given out in a number of categories including a NY Filmmaker Award, dedicated to filmmakers living in one of the five boroughs. In addition to screenings and talkbacks, the Festival will include a special benefit performance of SAY WHAT AGAIN: Pulp Fiction; by the movie parody group The Usual Rejects (@usualrejects) on Saturday, August 10th at 7:30. Tickets for this performance are $15 (2 Free Beers and Raffle ticket included) and can be purchased at Blue Point Brewing Company ( is a proud sponsor of this benefit performance.

Seventh Annual Chain NYC Film Festival August 8-­‐18, 2019 (screening times vary)
Chain Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th fl.,
NYC 10018 Tickets: $10 per screening block, $12 at the Door
SUBWAY: A/C/E/ or 1/2/3 to 34th Street/Penn Station

About the Chain NYC Film Festival
Chain NYC Film Festival has screened over 800 films in the past 6 years. Past festival participants such as Lady in Apartment No. 6 have gone on to win Academy Awards. “Personal stories. Original ideas. New work.” The Chain NYC Film Festival is a multi-­‐ disciplinary event that serves the NYC community by bringing quality independent film from around the world. Content accepted is work that comes from a personal experience, a new outlook or idea in the world of film, and has been produced within the past 2 years. Each film festival, Chain invites an award-­‐winning giant in the film industry to come and speak about their work. Past guests include Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, Behind the Candelabra) and Richard Price (The Color of Money, The Wire). @chainfilmfest

About the Chain Theatre (Producer) Founded in 2009, the Chain is a small but robust arts organization with a focus on film and theatrical programming. The mission of the Chain is to provide opportunities to New York audiences to experience challenging subject matter and universal themes in a safe, affordable, and accessible location through the mediums of theatre and film. Chain has worked with literary giants such as Tony Award-­‐ winning David Rabe (Hurlyburly, Sticks and Bones, Streamers) and the Broadway playwright and Emmy-­‐nominated writer Keith Huff (A Steady Rain, Mad Men, House of Cards). Throughout the company’s history we have received numerous nominations and awards for Best Revivals, Best Directing, and Best Cast by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards. Chain Theatre’s programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is provided by New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer, Speaker of the House Corey Johnson, FilmFreeway, Museum of the Moving Image, Copyright Slap, and Blue Point Brewing.

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