Program at Cobble Hill Cinemas


After premiering at the 55th New York Film Festival, Program will be screening with Imagine Science Films at Cobble Hill Cinemas. Tickets are available at Imagine Science and you can scroll down to watch the teaser trailer.

WED, OCT 18 @ 9:00PM
Cobble Hill Cinemas
265 Court St, Brooklyn, 11231
TICKETS 

NYWIFT Presents: Tomorrow Ever After

The NYWIFT Member Screening Series will present Tomorrow Ever After by Ela Thier.
Actor/Producer Nabil Viñas and cast member Memo will be present for a Q&A.

Tomorrow Ever After, 95min, 2016

Shaina lives 600 years in the future. War, greed, prejudice, poverty, pollution, violence, loneliness, depression – these are things that she’s read about in history books. When an accident in a physics experiment sends her on a time-travel journey to our times, she assumes that everyone around her is honest, generous and caring, as she recruits the help that she needs to get back home

Watch the trailer

Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave
Tues, Oct 24 7PM


Reviews and Awards:

Her writing and direction are resourceful and assured, and her performance is as delightful as it is imbued with political commentary …In its sweet but pointed way, saying a good deal with relatively little, and in unpredictable ways, the film is also a critique of art as corporate product, especially in the realm of sci-fi franchise extravaganzas.
— THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

One of the most entertaining, provocative, and original sci-films of the year.

— NYC MOVIE GURU

Ela Thier brings a fresh perspective …Thier plays the kooky interloper with the same open and unguarded childlike naiveté as Robin Williams’ beloved alien Mork …Ultimately, “Tomorrow Ever After,” contains a hopeful message that somehow, the world just might end up a better place.
— LOS ANGELES TIMES

Built around Thier’s dignity and gentle humor… she emanates charismatic warmth and seems genuinely engaged with the film’s theme of compassion in an era of despair.

— THE VILLAGE VOICE

Thier’s sensibility offers such a welcome break… inviting audiences to see our modern-day world through fresh eyes. 
— VARIETY

Played with touching insight and natural beauty …provided me with a newfound hopefulness and a new sense of wonder for my fellow humans.

— HUFFINGTON POST

WINNER – Best American Indie, Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – Best Feature Film, Moondance Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – Audience Choice, Moondance Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – Best Director, Flickers Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – Best Leading Actor, Escape Velocity Sci-fi Film Festival
NOMINATIONS – Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Score, Madrid Int’l Film Festival
SELECTED – Movie of the Week, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

The 55th New York Film Festival!

We’re going to Lincoln Center!

Beyond thrilled to announce that the new short film Program will make it’s world premiere right here at home in the 55th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL! It’s quite literally a dream come true for all involved. We can’t wait to watch our movie at Lincoln Center with some of the most talented filmmakers in the world.

Sat, Sept 30 at 9:00pm
Mon, Oct 2 at 9:00pm
→ TICKETS

P R O G R A M
In the Digital Age, finding real love is more challenging—and glitchier—than ever.

written and directed by GABRIEL DE URIOSTE
starring KAREN EILBACHER and NABIL VIÑAS
cinematography by TIM WU
produced by TIM WU, FORREST MCCLAIN and GABRIEL DE URIOSTE
production design by ANNA PASZ
VFX by BARAK MOSHE
score by DAN NEGOVAN

 

JCC Film Presents: Tomorrow Ever After

JCC FILM will present Tomorrow Ever After by Ela Thier.
Cast and Crew will be present for a Q&A.

Tomorrow Ever After, 95min, 2016

Shaina lives 600 years in the future. War, greed, prejudice, poverty, pollution, violence, loneliness, depression – these are things that she’s read about in history books. When an accident in a physics experiment sends her on a time-travel journey to our times, she assumes that everyone around her is honest, generous and caring, as she recruits the help that she needs to get back home

Watch the trailer

JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
Tues, Oct 3 7PM


Reviews and Awards:

Her writing and direction are resourceful and assured, and her performance is as delightful as it is imbued with political commentary …In its sweet but pointed way, saying a good deal with relatively little, and in unpredictable ways, the film is also a critique of art as corporate product, especially in the realm of sci-fi franchise extravaganzas.
— THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

One of the most entertaining, provocative, and original sci-films of the year.

— NYC MOVIE GURU

Ela Thier brings a fresh perspective …Thier plays the kooky interloper with the same open and unguarded childlike naiveté as Robin Williams’ beloved alien Mork …Ultimately, “Tomorrow Ever After,” contains a hopeful message that somehow, the world just might end up a better place.
— LOS ANGELES TIMES

Built around Thier’s dignity and gentle humor… she emanates charismatic warmth and seems genuinely engaged with the film’s theme of compassion in an era of despair.

— THE VILLAGE VOICE

Thier’s sensibility offers such a welcome break… inviting audiences to see our modern-day world through fresh eyes. 
— VARIETY

Played with touching insight and natural beauty …provided me with a newfound hopefulness and a new sense of wonder for my fellow humans.

— HUFFINGTON POST

WINNER – Best American Indie, Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – Best Feature Film, Moondance Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – Audience Choice, Moondance Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – Best Director, Flickers Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival
WINNER – Best Leading Actor, Escape Velocity Sci-fi Film Festival
NOMINATIONS – Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Score, Madrid Int’l Film Festival
SELECTED – Movie of the Week, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

The Film Bloggers Love Us!

“electric acting…feels more like you’re a fly on the wall during a real incident, not a fictional film. The anger and sadness of JIM (Nabil Viñas) comes through loud and clear. Never an overly soft performance, or on the other end of the scale, completely over the top…

The two play off one and other like they truly have a history and something to lose. As far as the general state of acting goes within independent productions, ‘The Cat’s Cradle’ managed to hold itself high above so many others.”
— REEL ROMP

 

 

 

 

“perfectly cast. They dance around one another just as you’d expect a married couple to do…it’s the acting that awesomely pushes it through”
— INDYRED

“feels deeply personal, and is performed by her and Nabil Viñas as if it’s real life…the performances by Sorensen and Viñas throughout the film are strong”
— SONIC CINEMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Both Sorenson and Viñas (who I must say closely resembles fellow actor Jeremy Piven) have solid chemistry together and their dialogue flows organically…each of the performances command your attention”
— Adam The Movie God

“Nabil Viñas, who plays your partner in the film, is really wonderful…feels like you guys have been partners for years.”
— Al Nigrin, NJ PATCH

Finale for bareNaked Reading Series


Barefoot Theatre Company presented a sneak peek at the upcoming 18th anniversary season on Monday.  The final bareNaked Reading Series presented by Hi-ARTS featured a staged reading of the rarely produced, political drama, Not About Nightingales by Tennessee Williams. The event also featured fine art by J. Eric Cook, Ad Tumulum Arts. And Live Music from Renee Goust (pictured below).

 

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES 
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Francisco Solorzano

FEATURING Caitlin FitzGerald, Maria Paz Alegre, David Anzuelo, Reuben Barsky, Jeremy Brena, Peter Collier, Kathryn Danielle, Charles Everett, Gabriel Furman, Czarina Mada, Roderick Boyd Nash, Stacey Raymond, Bobby Daniel Rodriguez, Gilberto Ron, Nino Shengelaia, Francisco Solorzano, Eric Svendsen, Nabil Viñas, Christopher Whalen and more!!!

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
The play itself focuses on a group of inmates who go on a hunger strike in attempt to better their situation. Williams gained inspiration for the play after reading newspaper accounts of inmates who suffocated in a steam room in a Pennsylvania prison.

BAREFOOT THEATRE COMPANY
 is a multicultural collective of actors, writers, directors and filmmakers specializing in the development and incubation of new work and the cultivation of new attention for lesser-known works by long-established authors, with a vital, thought-provoking eye toward themes of diversity and inclusion.
 

The Cat’s Cradle NOW STREAMING!

THE CAT’S CRADLE premiered at the Twin Cities Film Festival in Minnesota
on October 24, 2014. It went on to screen at 29 festivals in 21 states and 3 countries,
earning awards and nominations all along the way. Today it finally becomes
available to stream online here!   PLAY NOW

AWARDS:
EXCEPTIONAL DUO/ENSEMBLE ACTING – Sanford International Film Festival (ME)
BEST SHORT FILM – New Jersey International Film Festival (NJ)
BEST ROMANTIC DRAMA – The Indie Gathering International Film Festival (OH)
BEST ACTOR [Nabil Viñas] – Atlas Awards (MA)
SILVER WHISKERS AWARD [June Best of Fest] – IndieWorks (NY)
BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE [Tawny Sorensen & Nabil Viñas] – IndieWorks (NY)

NOMINATIONS:
BEST SHORT FILM – Emerge Film Festival (ME)
BEST DIRECTOR [David Spaltro] – Emerge Film Festival (ME)
BEST ACTRESS [Tawny Sorensen] – Hill Country Film Festival (TX)
BEST SHORT FILM – Long Island International Film Expo (NY)
GOLDEN WHISKERS AWARD – IndieFest (NY)

Nabil Viñas, David Spaltro, Tawny Sorensen and Craig Nobbs

THE CAT’S CRADLE (2014)
A night of intimacy for Jim and Amy, a young couple looking to conceive, turns into a night of confessions and mutual betrayal that changes their relationship forever.

Starring: Nabil Viñas and Tawny Sorensen
Director: David Spaltro
Writer: Tawny Sorensen
Producer: Craig Nobbs
Executive Producers: Debbie Lynn Elias and Kevin Malone
Associate Producer: Julie Yap and Tawny Sorensen
Director Of Photography: Gus Sacks
Lead AC: Rachel Fedorkova
Gaffer: Jack Studeny Finlay
Supervising Sound Editor: Mielle Ezra
Sound Mixer: Jeff Gaumer
Original Music: Mielle Ezra, Adrian Bagner, Radi Pina
Editor: David Spaltro
Key PA: Teena Omar
Set Photographer: Brian Hotaling

MAJOR PRESS for Tomorrow Ever After!

a fresh perspective …Thier plays the kooky interloper with the same
open and unguarded childlike naiveté as Robin Williams’ beloved alien Mork
…Ultimately, “Tomorrow Ever After,” contains a hopeful message that
somehow, the world just might end up a better place.

— KATE WALSH, LA TIMES

 

Her writing and direction are resourceful and assured,
and her performance is as delightful as it is imbued with political commentary
…In its sweet but pointed way, saying a good deal with relatively little,
and in unpredictable ways,
the film is also a critique of art as corporate product,
especially in the realm of sci-fi franchise extravaganzas.

— SHERI LINDEN

 

Played with touching insight and natural beauty
…provided me with a newfound hopefulness and a new
sense of wonder for my fellow humans.

— E. NINA ROTHE

Built around Thier’s dignity and gentle humor…
she emanates charismatic warmth and seems genuinely engaged with
the film’s theme of compassion in an era of despair.

— CHRIS PACKHAM

 

Thier’s sensibility offers such a welcome break…
inviting audiences to see our modern-day world through fresh eyes.

— PETER DeBRUGE

 

It is a rare film that insinuates itself so gently into your consciousness,
and then opens up like a stealth bomb inside your mind and heart.
I felt very different after watching Tomorrow Ever After.
— DOROTHY WOODEND

The human condition in all of its glory and mess comes into sharp focus.
— PAM GRADY

written and performed with a tenderness rarely seen in mainstream films.
As sweet and hopeful as it is, there is power in it
and a call to change our cold, lonely ways.

— ANNE BRODIE

Original and charming, Tomorrow Ever After achieves what few films manage to:
Giving viewers a truly fresh perspective on their current circumstances.

— BETSY BOSDECH

Thier’s DIY film delivers its sanguine and timely message like
a well aimed punch to the funny bone.
— JENNIFER MERIN

YUP, STILL MORE!

 

witty and outrageously funny screenplay by Ela Thier
…[she] gives a spirited performance that’s a joy to watch in every scene.
She has terrific comedic timing and panache …one of the most entertaining,
provocative and original sci-fi films of the year.

NYC MOVIE GURU
unquestionably one of the most personal and singular films I’ve seen this year.
Her voice is an original and welcome addition to independent American cinema.

FOLLOWING FILMS
This smart, entertaining indie …mixes comedy and
science fiction to tell a story that resonates deeply in these unsettled times…
Tomorrow Ever After offers a charmingly unique take. Its sharp yet
whimsical tone is clearly the work of a singular mindset

ART FOR PROGRESS
simultaneously funny and tear-jerking
THE ADVOCATE
nothing short of extraordinary
WRATH-BEARING TREE
laugh-out-loud funny and gut wrenching
THE SOCIALIST WORKER

HUFFPOST calls Nabil “Charismatically Handsome”

Milton [Nabil Viñas] and Imani [Ebbe Bassey] holds hands in Tomorrow Ever After

Check Nabil out with the sweet mention in The Huffington Post : )

“When she encounters Milton (played by the charismatically handsome Nabil Viñas) her positivity cannot even grasp that he’s trying to mug her.”
— E. Nina Rothe, THE HUFFINGTON POST

READ THE FULL REVIEW

Artist Social 2.0

Nabil leads a listening exercise at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.

This Sunday The Seven Collective gathered folks at MOCADA to build on
creative resistance and self preservation. Check out a description of the event below
and enjoy a wonderful gallery of photographs by journalist Joy Notoma.

ARTIST SOCIAL 2.0
Embrace Disruption & Self-Care as Acts of Virtue
State violence on black bodies, violence against women and transgender people, xenophobia, destruction of the environment, and on and on. You’re compelled to stand up against injustice but also feel overwhelmed, hurt or hopeless.

The Seven Collective invites you to discuss how we can disrupt the status quo and take care of ourselves in the process. We’ll have a panel of professionals from the world of performing arts, education, mental health, and finance. The panel will be followed by interactive activities that everyone in attendance can use as next steps toward disruption and self-care.

PANELISTS
Rene Bosolet Jr. — Rebellious Creative and Bronx Native
Jordan Dann — Coach, Educator and Experience Architect
Rajeeyah Finnie-Myers — Culture Worker
Lisa Green — Movement Specialist and Holistic Health Practitioner
Terry Mitchell — Wealth Advisor, Educator and Activist
Jill Sigman — Interdisciplinary Artist and Cultural Change Agent
Kamau Ware — Artist Historian, Black Gotham Experience

MODERATORS
David King & Nabil Viñas — The Seven Collective

CONTRIBUTORS
Caryn Davidson — Artist and Activist
Viktoria I.V. King — Cyne 59’s “We Are Human” Campaign

PANELIST & MODERATOR BIOS | INSPIRATION & THANKS | MOCADA, BROOKLYN, NY

#ARTISTSOCIAL2017
Providing a forum for critical dialogue, community, awareness and active follow-up.