EKAJ (USA) – Directed by Cati Gonzalez – 1ST TIME FILMMAKER
A gritty and truthful portrait of a young man searching for purpose and love.
EKAJ is a love story between two drifters, a naive teenager and a hustler. Ekaj meets Mecca who takes him under his care. Mecca has AIDS and multiple problems of his own. He is high all day but still manages to be the only voice of reason in Ekaj’s hopeless world. They cruise the city together looking for money and places to stay. Although Ekaj makes some money as a prostitute, he finds himself discarded, and lacking what it takes to survive in the city. Their mutual loneliness leads to genuine friendship.
FLATBUSH LUCK (USA) – Directed by Casper Andreas
*Special featured screening with director Casper Andreas and actor Juahn Cabrera.
Two hunky cousins from Flatbush, former Wall Street hotshot Jimmy and his buttoned-up cousin Max work for the phone company. One day they stumble across insider trading tips and start tapping a phone line to get even more. But when stock tips turn to murder plots, the hapless men are unable to go to the police and soon find themselves in over their heads and flat out of luck. An impending wedding and sexual confusion round out the plot in this romantic comedy crime caper.
Q&A with Director Casper Andreas and Actor Juahn Cabrera