June 22, 2018 By Tara Law
The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema has unveiled the lineup of films for its second annual festival.
A total of 110 short and long films will be screened at the festival, based at Regal Entertainment Group’s UA Midway Stadium 9 at 108-22 Queens Blvd., from August 3 to August 12.
The films were selected by a jury panel from among 350 submission from 23 different countries.
This year’s film lineup features a wide variety of films including web series, animation, shorts, experimental movies and even music videos.
The festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 with a screening of the 94 minute film “The Song of Sway Lake.”
The movie tells the story of a music collector who asks his friend, a “rowdy Russian drifter,” to help him steal a record from his own family’s estate.
The film lineup also includes “Darcy,” a 96 minute movie by directors Heidi Philipsen and Jon Russell Cring.
The movie tells the story of a 15-year-old girl whose family runs a seedy hotel where many occupants are were formerly incarcerated 96 minutes
The festival will also show “Murder Made Easy,” director Dave Palamaro’s homage to classic murder mysteries. In the movie, an elaborate dinner party takes a dark turn when the guests realize that their lives are under threat to protect a secret.
In “One Bedroom,” a 83 minute film by director Darien Sills-Evans, a 30-something couple must spend one last afternoon together as one of them moves out of their Brooklyn apartment.
Chilean director Lucio A. Roja’s 107 minute film, “Trauma,” tackles the violent legacy of dictator Augusto Pinochet. In the film, a leisurely trip to the countryside becomes a nightmare when a group of women encounter a torture survivor with pent-up rage.
To view the complete list of films and the event lineup, visit this link.
The public can also get a taste of what the festival has to offer a few weeks early at “A Midsummers Night Feast” on July 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Queens Museum.
Attendees van visit 30 food vendors from Queens and across the city, who will serve small dishes and cocktails for $5 and $10.
Guests will also have a chance to view select trailers for movies in the festival, purchase tickets and walk a red carpet.
Tickets to most screenings are $15, although tickets to opening, closing and mid-week premieres cost $25. Premiere tickets include admission to open bar after parties.