New York Film Festival Downtown

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New York Film Festival Downtown
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First program, October 1984
Location New York City, United States

New York Film Festival Downtown was a New York based film festival founded by Tessa Hughes-Freeland and Ela Troyano in 1984.[1]

Known for its independent and "positively avante-garde" programming,[2] the festival came to prominence in the East Village art scene. The New York Film Festival Downtown ran for five years, ending in 1988.

1984[edit]

  • Judgment Day (Directed by: Manuel Delanda)
  • Between Two Fires (Directed by: Bradley Eros)
  • Blind Love (Directed by: Aline Mare)
  • Bargain Slide Show (Directed by: David Schmiddlapp)
  • Confidential (Directed by: Joseph Nechvatal)
  • Bored (Directed by: Karen Luna)
  • Chant Chant Amour Amour (Directed by: Haoui Montaug)
  • Sur Reel Selections (Directed by: Sur Rodney Sur)
  • Soul City (Directed by: M. Henry Jones)
  • Go go girl (Directed by: M. Henry Jones)
  • Someplace in Nowhere (Directed by: Joe Coleman)
  • Home Move of Warhol Shooting Unreleased Movie (Directed by: Taylor Mead)
  • Blue Pleasure (Directed by: FrAnco Marinai)
  • David Crocker as Venus (Directed by: Ela Troyano)
  • Pompeii: New York Pt. 1: Pier Caresses (Directed by: Ivan Galietti)
  • Slides (Directed by: Christof Kohlhofer)
  • Electric Pencil Performance #13 (Directed by: Dragan Ilic)
  • Show of Force - Blood Boy (Directed by: Richard Kern & Brian Moran)
  • No Guilt (Directed by: Nick Zedd)
  • Contortionist (Directed by: Greer Lankton)
  • Bandits (Directed by: Joey Ahlbum)
  • Invasion of the Amazons (Continued Erosion) (Directed by: Penelope Wehrli)
  • Joker (Directed by: Tessa Hughes-Freeland)
  • August 13th 1961 (Directed by: Kiki Smith)
  • City Maze (Directed by: Jane Dickson)
  • The Specialist (Directed by: Scott B.)
  • The Deadly Art of Survival (Directed by: Charlie Ahearn)
  • Not Quite Love (Directed by: David Schmiddlapp)
  • The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (Directed by: Nan Goldin)
  • Exotic Landlordism of Crab Lagoon (Directed by: Jack Smith)
  • Dagmar Poisoned the Pizza (Directed by: Anthony Chase)
  • Teddy Foot Beach Grov. (Directed by: Nile Southern & Phoebe Legere)
  • Priapic Violations (Directed by: Uzi Parnes with Carmelita Tropicana)
  • Poppo at 8BC (Directed by: Tessa Hughes-Freeland)
  • Portrait of Glenn Branca, Symphony #4 (Directed by: Arlene Schloss)
  • Kate Mannheim and Jack Smith (Directed by: Dan Ochiva)
  • A Walled City Documentary (Directed by: David West)
  • Mares (Directed by: Alex Steyermark)
  • Excerpts from Bubble People (Directed by: Ela Troyano)
  • This Object (Directed by: Jacob Burckhardt)

1985[edit]

Festival directors Ela Troyano and Tessa Hughes-Freeland at 8BC for the 1985 New York Film Festival Downtown.
  • Slide Performance (Directed by: Stephen Holman & Torture Chorus)
  • The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (Directed by: Nan Goldin)
  • Pyrotechnics (Directed by: Erotic Psyche)
  • The Outsiders (Directed by: Dan Ochiva)
  • Fall In A Faint (Directed by: Sokhi Wagner)
  • Last Nights (Directed by: Sandy Tate & Gretchen Bender)
  • Spectre Woman - On the Road (Directed by: Ellen Fisher, Mary Schultz, Tone Blevins & John Van Wagner)
  • Work At Nine (Directed by: Julius Klein)
  • Frankie Teardrop (Directed by: Edit Deak & Walter Robinson)
  • Spills & Thrills (Directed by: Sur Rodney Sur)
  • The Agent (Directed by: Mary Bellis)
  • A La Vueltecita (Directed by: Ileana Maria Montalvo)
  • The Day Koch gets Electrocuted (Directed by: David Schmidlapp)
  • Dead On My Arm (Directed by: Cassandra Stark)
  • Worm Movie (Directed by: Lung Leg)
  • Slight Show (Directed by: Christof Kohlhofer)
  • Simonland (Directed by: Tommy Turner)
  • Live Ammo (Directed by: Terry Stacey)
  • Chett Grant: A Portrait of the Man (Directed by: DirectArt Ltd Productions)
  • Thrust In Me (Directed by: Nick Zedd & Richard Kern)
  • Submit To Me or From Sex to Death (Directed by: Richard Kern)
  • Manhattan Love Suicides (Directed by: Richard Kern)
  • Tender HB1 (Directed by: Dragan Ilic)
  • It Don't Pay To Be An Honest Citizen (Directed by: Jacob Burckhardt)
  • Pompeii New York, Part 1 (Directed by: Ivan Galietti)
  • Asparagus (Directed by: Suzan Pitt)
  • Excerpts From Apple, Heart , Daisy Film (Directed by: M. Henry Jones & Susan Tremblay)
  • Ism Ism (Directed by: Manuel De Landa)
  • Cyanide Time (Directed by: David West)
  • White Rabbit (Directed by: Andy Somma)
  • MasterRay (Directed by: Ruby Ray)
  • Loisada Lusts (Directed by: Uzi Parnes & Ela Troyano)
  • Stars & Stripes (Directed by: Uzi Parnes & Ela Troyano)
  • Revenge of the Dearest (Directed by: Anthony Chase)
  • Rhonda Goes To Hollywood (Directed by: Tessa Hughes-Freeland)
  • Mime 2 Mind (Directed by: Arleen Schloss)
  • Voyage To The Wall (Directed by: Johan Donner & Ulf Nilsson)
  • Rome '78 (Directed by: James Nares)

1986[edit]

  • A Presentation of 3D slides (Directed by: M. Henry Jones)
  • Parade (Directed by: Joey Ahlbum)
  • C'est la Guerre (Directed by: Karen Mandelbaum)
  • Alive With Pleasure (Directed by: Anthony Chase & the Avenue A Ladies' Auxiliary)
  • Demeter & Persephone (Directed by: Leslie Lowe)
  • Witness Chamber (Directed by: Ruby Ray)
  • 8D (Directed by: Nile Southern)
  • White Rabbit (Directed by: Andy Soma)
  • Monsieur Albet's Kaleidoscope EROTICON (Directed by: Stephen Holman)
  • Corrective Measures: Politically Speaking (Directed by: Peter Cramer)
  • Titere (Directed by: Ileana Montalvo)
  • Bath House (Directed by: Ira Abromowitz)
  • I Ride a Pony Named Flame (Directed by: Peggy Ahwesh)
  • Performance (Directed by: Julius Klein)
  • A Suicide (Directed by: Richard Klemann)
  • Vampire Terror Party (Directed by: David Wicked)
  • Memorias De La Revolucion (Performance) (Directed by: Carmelita Tropicana)
  • The Black Monster (Directed by: Lung Leg)
  • Bad Blood for the Vampyr (Directed by: Lis-san Tibodo)
  • Coney Island (Directed by: Max Henry)
  • Parental Guidance Suggested (Performance) (Directed by: Amy Turner & Tommy Turner)
  • You Killed Me First (Directed by: Richard Kern)
  • Submit To Me (Directed by: Richard Kern)
  • Go To Hell (Directed by: Nick Zedd)
  • Kiss Me Goodbye (Directed by: Nick Zedd)
  • Human Waste (Directed by: Mark Zero)
  • The Deal (Directed by: Mad Max)
  • Pus (Directed by: John Spencer)
  • a place to beware (Directed by: David Schmidlapp)
  • Mild Seven: Cowboy Stories (Directed by: Kembra Pfahler)
  • Good Luvin' Guitar Man (Directed by: Direct Art Ltd.)
  • Heterosexual Love (Directed by: Direct Art Ltd.)
  • The Wages of Sin (Directed by: David Rutsala)
  • Devil's In The Dish (Directed by: Jo Andres)
  • The Girls Can't Help It (Directed by: Uzi Parnes)
  • Police Sexuality (Directed by: Manuel De Landa)
  • Black Cat Tea (Directed by: Marzy Quazar)
  • Pure War (part two of Amor Amore) (Directed by: Erotic Psyche)
  • Where Evil Dwells (Directed by: Tommy Turner & David Wojnarowicz)
  • Rat Trap (Directed by: Tessa Hughes-Freeland & Tommy Turner)
  • Wrecked on Cannibal Island (Directed by: Cassandra Stark)
  • Dumb Blond (Directed by: Ela Troyano)
  • Stone Age Lament (Directed by: Tony Caplan)
  • Tattoo Suite (Directed by: R.S. Wolkstein)
  • Fantasmagoria (Directed by: Richard Bruce Byron)

1987[edit]

  • Elusive Butterfly (Directed by: Andy Soma)
  • Dancenoise with Anthony Chase (Directed by: Dancenoise & Anthony Chase)
  • Catwalk (Directed by: Sue Graef)
  • Memento Mori (Directed by: Michael Brynntrup)
  • Pending (Directed by: Alyson Mead)
  • Rush (Directed by: Mary Patierno & Mo Angelus)
  • Butter Film (Directed by: Kiki Smith)
  • Un Pas Deux (Directed by: Cassandra Stark & Haldor Enard)
  • You'll Get Yours (Directed by: Jonathan Quinn)
  • Electramorphic (Directed by: Erotic Psyche)
  • Whipoorwill, Whip-or-will, Whip-poor-will (Directed by: Carl George)
  • The Escape (Directed by: Philly)
  • Siegfried (Directed by: Jack Waters)
  • Untitled (Directed by: Cheryl Dyer)
  • The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda (Directed by: Ira Cohen)
  • Shadows (Directed by: Brad Taylor)
  • Moxie (Directed by: Adrienne Altenhaus)
  • Pay To Live (Directed by: Richard Klemann)
  • Police State (Directed by: Nick Zedd)
  • Bloodlust (Directed by: Michael Gabriele & Ghislaine Chantel Jourden)
  • Astroturf (Directed by: Jourdan Schwartze & David Markey)
  • Fingered (Directed by: Richard Kern)
  • Death Valley '69 (Directed by: Richard Kern)
  • Film/Performance (Directed by: Julius Klein)
  • Marilyn (Directed by: Nile Southern)
  • The Doorman (Directed by: Dee D. Bache)
  • Berlin New York (Directed by: Penelope Wehrli)
  • Getting Over Getting Over (Directed by: David Schmidlapp)
  • Coney Island (Directed by: Peter Cramer)
  • Fifth, Park and Madison (Directed by: Dragan Ilic)
  • A presentation of 3D slides (Directed by: M.Henry Jones, Joey Ahlbum & Robert Munn)
  • Nocturnes (Directed by: Leslie Lowe & Jack Waters)
  • Film Performance (Directed by: Ellen Fisher)
  • Perils (Directed by: Abigail Child)
  • Bali 1930's (Directed by: Suzanne Pillsbury)
  • A-B-City (Directed by: Dieter Hormel & Brigitte Buhler)
  • Der Elvis (Directed by: Jon Moritsugu)
  • Maneaters (Directed by: Uzi Parnes)
  • Fire in my Belly (Directed by: David Wojnarowicz)
  • Or Beautiful People (Directed by: David Wojnarowicz)
  • Hollow Be Thy Name (working title) (Directed by: Tommy Turner)
  • Craftmatic Dreamin (Directed by: Kembra Pfahler)
  • Going Jane (Directed by: Tessa Hughes-Freeland)
  • Blonde Voodoo (Directed by: Ela Troyano)

1988[edit]

  • Flag (Directed by: Jonathan Quinn)
  • Go-Go Girls (Directed by: M.Henry Jones & Joey Ahlbum)
  • Pachanga En Dos Medios (Directed by: Marian Soto)
  • The Circle Game (Directed by: Andy Soma)
  • Hollow Be Thy Name (Directed by: Tommy Turner)
  • Son of Craftmatic Dreamin' 1988 Sequel (Directed by: Kembra Pfahler)
  • Untitled (Directed by: Anthony Chase)
  • Spectre Woman Chronicles- Involuntary Possession (Directed by: Spectre Woman)
  • Trash/Mull (Directed by: Lisa Laquer)
  • Candela (Directed by: Carmelita Tropicana, Uzi Parnes & Ela Troyano)
  • Betaville (Directed by: Alyce Wittenstein)
  • Café Notre Y Sur (Directed by: Maria Victoria Maldonado)
  • Family Jewels (Directed by: Leslie Lowe & Jack Waters)
  • The Golden Bowl or Repression (Directed by: Chris Krauss)
  • Wishes (Directed by: Alessandra Bergero)
  • Welcome To The Jungle (Directed by: Mark Zero)
  • Which Turn? (Directed by: Sandy Tait)
  • Bloodbath (Directed by: Ghislaine Jourden)
  • Submit To Me Now (Directed by: Richard Kern)
  • Film from performance piece Lucid Possession (Directed by: Jo Andres)
  • Maneaters 3 - Squalid Salad (Directed by: Uzi Parnes)
  • Sleazy Rider (Directed by: Jon Moritsugu)
  • Exploding Limo Show (Directed by: Nile Southern)
  • Untitled (Directed by: Steve Gallagher)
  • What I did this Summer (Directed by: John Whitehead)
  • Plastered (Directed by: Lorraine Llamas)
  • Frannie (Directed by: Adrienne Altenhaus)
  • Mayhem (Directed by: Abigail Childs)
  • 900 Pounds (Directed by: Alan Abrams)
  • Apartment Eight (Directed by: Matthew Harrison)
  • Politics of Deed (Directed by: Cheryl Dyer)
  • Perry (Directed by: Cheryl Dyer)

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Hoberman,"Festival Kiss-Off", The Village Voice, October 23, 1984
  2. ^ Thomasin Lansing, "Film in Limbo", East Village Eye, December/January 1984/5