In Which Steff Prepares for a Brief Respite

It’s been a whirlwind week, again. After the hurricane, NYC was immediately hit by a [beautiful] snowstorm. I feel as though time is speeding up and that just yesterday the sun was blazing with the full heat of summer. I love when it snows in Brooklyn; really, I feel like I live on Sesame Street.

Even though we skipped autumn and went straight to winter, this snow made me so happy.

I’ve spent a lot of time this week working for DOCNYC (New York’s Documentary Film Festival)as a freelance videographer.

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I went to screenings for some amazing films:

  • ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE: A profile of world music superstar Enzo Avitabile. This film caught me off-guard. Its charm crept up on me and won me over. Moreover, I was fascinated by the world-famous musicians (and their unusual instruments) that Enzo collaborates with throughout.
  • Shepard & Dark: A look into the 40-year correspondence and friendship of playwright Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark. I loved this picture. I think that it was really interesting to get such insight into the very intimate entangled lives of these two friends. In addition to the letters, director Treva Wurmfeld was given access to Dark’s intricate archive of photographs and home-movies. Overall, while this film is bittersweet, it is definitely my favorite of the ones that I watched.
  • New York Doll: Thirty years after the legendary rock group the New York Dolls split, bass player Arthur “Killer” Kane struggles with his post-fame life and prepares for an epic reunion gig.

Here is one of the videos that I created for the festival, it’s the panel for ‘New York Doll’: