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NYWIFT Member Screening Series: In Montauk, June 25
The ghost of Johnny Cash and long-buried fears and dreams are two themes that run through this month's selections for the NYWIFT Member Screening Series.

In Montauk, a feature film written and directed by NYWIFT member Kim Cummings will be screened. It will be followed by a short film that Kim also directed, That's What She Told Me. The short is a collaboration with Kate Greer.

Following the screenings, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers. Then join us at a nearby venue for mingling, a cash bar and complimentary appetizers.

NYWIFT's Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (at 2nd St.), from 7-9pm.


Synopsis:
In Montauk (2012, 68 minutes):
Julie Wagner has everything today’s young woman thinks she wants. When a prickly but brilliant composer-musician knocks on her door with an odd request, Julie ushers in a series of events that will bring her in contact with her buried hopes and fears, and force her to make choices she couldn’t have fathomed.

The Ghost of Johnny Cash & Carly North
The Ghost of Johnny Cash & Carly North
That's What She Told Me
(2011, 17 minutes):
Struggling New York artist Carly North has an existential crisis when she accidentally summons the ghost of Johnny Cash. This propels her into a mind-bending road trip throughout the wilds of upstate New York to find the father she never met.

About the Filmmakers: 

Kim Cummings is a writer/director whose first feature, In Montauk, has picked up seven awards, including Best Director at the Toronto Indie Film Fest and the Audience Award for Best Drama at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Cummings also directed Kate Greer’s charming short, That’s What She Told Me, which is currently on the festival circuit. Cummings’ first short film, Weeki Wachee Girls, played in over 70 festivals around the world and picked up three Best Of awards. She has received grants from Queens Council on the Arts and the Long Island Film/TV Foundation. 

Kate Greer's first foray into filmmaking is That's What She Told Me. She also has a full-length feature in development with the William Morris Agency. And she's one half of Nick of Time Films, a co-venture with her writing partner, Rebecka Ray, who is also an actress. They are currently working on a number of projects, including a web series about working women and what they do on their lunch hours and a new sciĀ­-fi feature film based on our weight-obsessed society with big brother watching. Greer is mainly known as an actor and voiceover talent.

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.`

Additional co-sponsorship by Tyrone Jackson, Internet Media and Entertainment, Inc.