2016 MARCH EDITION

Since I Laid Eyes

Join us for the 2016 March Edition featuring works with Golden-Globe Winner Gina Rodriguez, Selenis Leyva (Orange Is The New Black), and the multi-talented Danny Hoch (The Knick, We Own The Night, Whiteboyz). In addition we also have a slate of powerful short documentaries dealing with the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the contested Kurdistan Region in Iraq and the ISIS Threat.

Lineup (not exact order)
Get Some – directed by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez
https://youtu.be/FvqHmSTpKl8
A comedy web series about a Nuyorican couple from the Bronx who refuse to accept the honeymoon is over. They go out of their way to keep it hot and spicy. Sam aspires to be a celebrity chef and is fired up about moving up from his current position as a line-cook. Viv feels stuck as a substitute teacher in NYC’s public schools and is still searching for her calling.

Since I Laid Eyes – directed by Adel Morales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMQrtSkkqcU
Two former lovers, Charlie and Ilene, reconnect over drinks after breaking up six years ago. They explore the reasons that their secret relationship failed, while trying to decide whether or not to rekindle their dysfunctional romance.

People of Nowhere – directed by Lior Sperandeo
I have heard and read different opinions about the wave of Syrian refugees who try to make their way in to the EU. Then I went to Lesvos. 7 days on the Greek Island gave me a healthier, human perspective on the situation.

United We Win – directed by Henrik Friis
https://vimeo.com/153857557
Four university students travel 2,300 miles from London to the frontlines of Iraq to see what the international community is doing in the fight against ISIS. They come across several of challenges while attempting to identify possible solutions to combat religious extremism and terrorism.

Canoe (Tami: Odam) – directed by Vivek Elangovan
The next 10 minutes will take you through a journey of current Syrian refugee crises, our biases and our prejudices. The movie is a call to all fellow humans to open our hearts, put things in perspective and more importantly to act.

What Goes Around – directed by Dallas Alexis
A new twist on the everyday common theme of bullying. It’s not often the tables get turned on the bully. “What Goes Around” tells the story of the instant effects of bullying and the karma that comes along with it.

Ronan Chronicles – directed by Linette Lucas
http://scripteasetv.com/
An author thinks he is writing original content, a journalist believes she is exposing truth. Every story you read, write or experience is a retelling of an event somewhere out there in the universe. Ronan Chronicles will show you anything is possible, because everything has already happened.

The Promise – directed by Alex Leu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbGMN-WvFQw#t=69
A sci-fi swashbuckler based on a real life martial art practiced in Spain by a secret society created after the fall of the Knights Templar.

The Sweet Life – directed by Mark Cabaroy
The story of two kids who steal money from a local mobster. He sends his henchman out to find them and get the money back.

Clearance – directed by Joud Kashgari
https://vimeo.com/151690385
During a routine inspection at the airport, federal marshal Jason Hadley faces off in a battle of wits against Habibullah Khan, a secretive traveler from Pakistan. With international pressure on her, Interpol agent Nicole Caldera strikes a balance between the two.

Wide Awake and Extremely Bored – directed by Benjamin Murray
https://vimeo.com/157868950
A clueless group of young adults navigate the trials and tribulations of life, love and everything in between in 90’s New York City.

SWIM GOOD, MY THANKS TO MR. OCEAN – dir. LBito Rose
After an insensitive breakup with her boyfriend, Melia spirals down a rabbit hole of pain, frustration, and confusion. Forced to find her own answers, her own closure, and eventually Swim Good.

2016 Katra Film Series – March 12th – 5p-10:30p
217 Bowery btw. Rivington and Prince St.
New York, NY 10001
$15 advance online ticket sales
$20 cash door only
(All tickets include Screenings, Q&A, after party)

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries