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Bally-Master DVD Signing NYC

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Bally-Master director Gary Beeber will be at the Anthology Film Archives on Jan. 2 signing copies of his just released DVD edition of the film. This is part of the New Filmmakers New Years Festival at Anthology that will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Go see Gary, buy his amazing documentary and then stay to check out a whole night of great films.

The DVD was just released the other week, so I’ve been writing about the film a lot this month. My original review of it is here. It’s truly one of the most fun films I’ve seen this year. And there’s another great reason to go buy it on this particular night: Part of the proceeds will be going to the Food Bank of New York City. Great film, great cause … there’s no reason not to attend.

Now, about the rest of the Festival: Friday night’s events will be hosted by Tigger, the first ever Mr. Exotic World and a star of Beeber’s upcoming film Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque. Also, if you want to see why Tigger definitely earns that title, scroll down to the video embedded below.

As for the films screening on Friday, New Filmmakers is taking over both of Anthology’s screening rooms and will be showing films about living in the city, the war and from their New Asian Filmmakers series. Below is a list of all the films on Friday night. But for full descriptions of the films, plus what’s screening on Saturday and Sunday during the rest of festival, please visit this official New Filmmakers page.

Courthouse Theater
6:00 p.m.:
Save Coney Island, dir. Peter LiPera
Passion, dir. Erin Harper

7:00 p.m.:
Scenes Missing, dir. Melissa Whitely
Sky People, dir. Shanti Thakur
Previous Tenants, dir. Regina Robbins
Painting Abby Long, dir. Bajir Cannon

9:00 p.m.:
The Queue, dir. Jonathan Miles
Pretty to Think So, dirs. Francis Hsueh & Steven Hahn (feature film)

Deren Theater
6:00 p.m.:
Forgotten New York, The Collect Pond, dir. Dan Kowalski
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, dir. Vanessa McDonnell
Imminent Domain, dir. Danilo Randjic-Coleman

7:00 p.m.:
Leave No Soldier, dir. Donna Bassin

8:15 p.m.:
Love Pills, dir. Seojin Lee
If No War?, dir. Tanya Sleiman
Going Home, dir. Theresa Wu
600, dir. James Feng
Ransom, dir. Chienwei Chen

9:15 p.m.:
Under the Magnolia, dir. Makiko Ito

Finally, below is Tigger earning his Mr. Exotic World title: