The German Consulate General Recommends:
The German Films and Co-Productions showing at the festival are “A Good Day to Jump”, “Dons of Disco” and “Reggae Boyz”:
A GOOD DAY TO JUMP
Dir: Paul Black, Finn Schoenholtz, Germany, 10 min., 2018, Narrative Short
A teenage boy in Berlin is checking heights around the city to jump and die. A girl is following him and takes him to a great height.
6:30 pm | Tuesday June 4 | Windmill Studios
3:00 pm | Saturday June 8 | NY Media Center
DONS OF DISCO
Dir: Jonathan Sutak, Germany, United States, 86 min, 2018, Documentary Feature
A 1980s lip-syncing scandal escalates into a bitter war between an American singer and an Italian male model. Who is the 'true' artist behind Den Harrow: the face, or the voice?
3:00 pm | Saturday June 8 | Wythe Hotel*
6:00 pm | Sunday June 9 | Wythe Hotel
*In lieu of a ticket raffle, the festival is offering discounted tickets at $12.00 (normally $15.00) to anyone who mentions “German Consulate General New York” when they purchase tickets for the Saturday June 8 at 3:00 pm screening.
Dir: Till Schauder, Jamaica, 72 min, 2018, Documentary Feature
Plagued with poverty and violence, Jamaica tries to inspire its populace by qualifying their national soccer team – the “Reggae Boyz” – for the World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, Winnie Schäfer, a colorful German coach, teams up with reggae musicians and a Rastafarian factory worker to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch.
5:00 pm | Saturday June 1 | Wythe Hotel
10:30 pm | Tuesday June 4 | Windmill Studios
About the BFF: This year’s festival is comprised of 133 features and shorts from over 30 countries spread over all continents, except Antarctica. The lineup includes 37 world premieres, 15 USA bows, 29 east coast debuts and 34 first-time screenings in NY. In addition to the 13 narrative features and 10 documentary features highlighted in this release, the festival will present 39 short narrative films, 23 short documentaries, 28 animated films and 20 experimental projects.
Over the course of the 10-day festival, BFF presents film programs at Wythe Hotel, nearby returning venue Windmill Studios in Greenpoint and five additional screening venues throughout Brooklyn.
For tickets, details and schedule visit: BFF