The term “indie” has been appropriated to describe many things. Everything from music, t-shirts and even coffee shops, the term has long been watered down from its original definition, which is essentially financing your own art and doing innovative things on your own terms. In celebration of that mantra, the Zero Film Festival is the only festival of its kind to feature all indie filmmakers. In its third year, this week long event features not only great upcoming cinema but also music, art installations, and best of all: free drinks.
Tonight marks the end of the festival and they’re going out big with the screening of Jonathan Caouette’s “All Flowers in Time” featuring Chloe Sevigny with weird possessed eyes. If you’ve ever seen his previous work, Tarnation, you can expect the same trippy and disorienting treatment he gave his previous film. While Tarnation is largely biographical, All Flowers In Time seems to lean towards the supernatural. For a sneak peak, check out the trailer HERE. Other highlights include a performance by School of Seven Bells and a DJ Set by Bear in Heaven at Bushwick’s Nut Roaster Studios. It takes a lot for me to be enticed by something, but the name “Nutroaster” pretty much seals the deal for me. Plus the last time I was there, there was a giant warehouse filled with Christmas Trees and roaring fire video projection, so yeah they tend to host pretty awesome shit. $12 gets you in the door, and get there early for a free happy hour provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
Closing Night of the Zero Film Festival
Nut Roaster Studios
120 Ingraham St at Porter Ave [Bushwick]
$12 in advance, $15 at the door