Thursday, March 13, 2014

WORLD’S BEST SHORT FILMS TO “REEL” IN AUDIENCE @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE

Asbury Shorts New York: The Short Film ConcertAsbury Shorts, New York City's longest running short film exhibition and travel show, will present their national touring showcase:

THE 32nd ASBURY SHORT FILM CONCERT

WHEN: Thursday, March 20. Doors open at 7:30 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance,  3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $12, $7 Creative Alliance members  
For tickets and information on all Creative Alliance events go to
creativealliance.org or call 410.276.1651. 

The shorts "concert" combines classic short films with current festival honorees providing a rare opportunity for audiences to see elite, international entries in a theatrical presentation rather than on a computer, smart phone, or iPad. Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman ("JUNO," "Up in the Air," "Thank You for Smoking" and "Young Adult") calls Asbury Shorts, "The best short film show I've ever seen." The fast-paced, highly entertaining evening features the best in live action comedy, drama and outstanding animation. Highlights of the
March 20th showcase include:

ASAD
The remarkable coming of age story of a young Somali boy, living precariously day-to-day in his war torn country, who has to choose between becoming a pirate or a fisherman. ASAD was nominated for a 2013 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and is a five-time international film festival winner.

Death, Taxes & Apple Juice
The winner of the "Audience Choice Award" at The 2012 Los Angeles Shorts Festival. Director Tamar Halpern's delightful and charming story of a young woman suffering through a life crisis. She vents all her problems to her tax preparer. They are both 9-years-old.

Retire for the Evening
Written and directed by Ed Hellman. This unique short was an official selection in the 2013 New Filmmakers Los Angeles competition and a Finalist in the School of Visual Arts Live Action Short Film Program competition. The tale of a determined sock puppet valiantly trying to continue the act after his partner's death.

The First Time
a short written and directed by Baltimore area filmmaker Carl Stevens. It was featured in the 29 Days Later Film Project hosted by Creative Alliance in 2013

Since 2000 the Asbury Shorts Concert has been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, The Bijou in Bridgeport, Ct., Visions in Washington, D.C., Summer Stage in Central Park, Director's Guild Theater in Manhattan, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K. and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany, to name just a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed this amazing program. 

The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. They provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.

The Creative Alliance reopened The Patterson as a multi-purpose arts center on May 16, 2003. The facility includes two galleries for contemporary art, a 200-seat flexible theater, a classroom, media lab, live/work studios for 8 artists and the Marquee Lounge, where neighbors and audience members can meet for drinks and dinner before and after shows.