Independent Film Night

  • The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA, 18940 United States

Come out for our fifth Independent Film Night: an evening of short independent movies created by local filmmakers! 

Admission is free (donations gratefully accepted at the door).

Filmmakers will attend to introduce their work and take questions prior to screening their films. Some content is inappropriate for children. 

  • To My Mother Land: Blending family photographs and home videos, this experimental personal essay film explores the complexities of immigration and integration to life in the United States, the difficulties of returning to the Peruvian motherland, and struggling with a forgotten, decaying language, culture, and ancestry. Directed by Kristal Sotomayor, a comparative literature student at Bryn Mawr College.
  • Dinner: When Dylan goes out for the night, she’s expecting a normal date, but her night doesn’t go as planned. Instead of going to dinner, she may soon become dinner. Directed by Aleksandra Svetlichnaya, of Upper Holland.
  • Skipping Hearts: While spending a day with his crush, Peter fights his jitters to keep a secret. Directed by Megan Mancini, of Green Brook, N.J.
  • Grief: College freshman Wes Donovan is confronted with the suicide of his high school love and must face what her actions mean for his future. Directed by Nick Lallo, a senior TV/film major at DeSales University.
  • Beta Persei: Beta Persei follows Gene Withersby, a delusional planetarium owner headed into a downward spiral. Increasingly haunted by vivid memories of his mother, he further blends reality, myth and dream. Directed by Katherine Elisabeth Clark, of Philadelphia, an MFA graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the co-founder of PopUp Anthology, a Trenton-based organization dedicated to local independent filmmakers.
  • Sketched: Sketched charts the rocky terrain of Jack, who should have so much going for himself but remains troubled. Directed by Aidan Cater-Guynez and written by Tyreese Liverpool-Drayton, of Philadelphia.
  • Not Yet: A man takes his sick wife to the park to cheer her up. After watching events transpire around them, they learn to appreciate the time they have left with each other. Directed by Chad Hamilton, of Philadelphia.
  • Kill The Engine: Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start. Directed by Derek Frey, of Tim Burton Productions.
  • The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates: Based on a true story, the film tells a story from the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980 from the perspective of Haleh, an eight-year-old who just wants to enjoy her ice skates. Directed by Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Lindsey Martin.