Strand x Nitehawk present: LIT ON FILM

Thursday August 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Event Admission

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be located at Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11249.

From the stacks of Strand to the screen at Nitehawk, we invite you to join us for a night of literary adaptations. These stories have lived on shelves at Strand Book Store for 91 years, and we’re excited to see them come to life in 12 original short films.

Enjoy the films and hang around for the award ceremony and conversation hour. Thanks to our judges, all those who submitted, Nitehawk Cinema and book lovers everywhere who made our first ever film festival possible! Below is the programming:

REMBRANDT’S ETCHINGDirected by Thomas Grascoeur | 2018 | 3 min

After losing his eyesight, a collector decides to give his daughter visiting the family home his most precious possession.

A BELIEVERDirected by Kenta Crisà | 2017 | 1 min

A gallery, a painting, two men, or maybe only one.

RAMBLEDirected by Andreas Ramm | 2015 | 6 min 30 sec

Based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Osterspaziergang”, Ramble takes us on a romantic journey through nature. But sometimes we crave paradise so much that we lose track of reality. The light of the sun is not always beautiful, it can also blind us.

BEARD ENVYDirected by John Tomkins | 2018 | 5 min 30 sec

Join Dan A Beard on his very surreal journey in search to find the perfect Beard in the film adaption of poem by Robert Garnham from his book “Nice”.

REALITY HAMLETDirected by Film Workshop for Children & Adolescents by David Valverde | 2018 | 4 min

Reality Hamlet is an experimental version of Shakespeare’s play where fiction and reality are mixed, with humor, by the students of David Valverde’s Film Workshop for Children and Adolescents.

THRESHOLDDirected by Michelle Cheripka | 2018 | 4 min

Focusing on the oft-unspoken dialogue between father and son, Michelle Cheripka’s Threshold explores the evolution of relationships, as well as the retrospection that comes with age.

WAIT IN VAINDirected by Indigo Bates | 2018 | 3 min 14 sec

A woman waits for a phone call from her lover, as she becomes increasingly manic alone in the house. Based on “A Telephone Call” by Dorothy Parker.

THE ART OF BOOK REVIEWING Directed by Temenuga Trifonova | 2017 | 10 min

A book reviewer discovers a new genre of literary criticism — ‘fictional criticism.’.

BROOKLYN LEARDirected by Devin Burnam | 2018 | 8 min

Shakespeare’s timeless tale of treachery, insanity, and desperation plays out once more in the red hot Williamsburg hipster housing market.

SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC: THOMAS MOREDirected by Sally McLean | 2016 | 7 min

Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Thomas More”, played by Christopher Kirby, as he tries to convince a group of parliamentary peers the errors of their ways. Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard.

BARTLEBYDirected by Laura Naylor and Kristen Kee | 2017 | 10 min

An unassuming Wall Street lawyer finds himself beset by a new employee, Bartleby, who refuses to work—in an ongoing act of passive refusal, he simply “prefers not to.” A quiet, dogged battle of wills ensues in this stop-motion reimagining of a Melville classic.

PILGRIMSDirected by Jonathan Guggenheim | 2016 | 9 min

Set in the punk scene of Greenville, SC, 16-year-old Terry Webber struggles to navigate a new reality following a tragedy involving his girlfriend. Adapted from NY Times Bestselling author, Brad Land’s novel “Pilgrims Upon The Earth”.