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“4 Years, 3 Days, and 2 Decades Later” in NYC

Pardon my tardiness, but there’s still time to catch some of the Romanian Cultural Institute’s fourth annual film festival in NYC (December 4th-6th). This year the clever title is “4 Years, 3 Days, and 2 Decades Later,” and it features a compact, but presumably sturdy, lineup. Pretty much anything that’s come out of Romania in recent years has run the gamut from awesome to ridiculously awesome, so chances are you’re in for a treat no matter what plunge you decide to take.

In addition to a special screening of the soon-to-be-released Police, Adjective Sunday night at 7pm—followed by a Q&A with acting maestro Vlad Ivanov!—there’s a surprise showing of another well received festival entry from this past year at 4 o’clock (mum’s the word, but you brainiacs should be able to figure it out). That’s all well and good, but I’m more intrigued to see the short film program in order to confirm and deny if every single aspiring filmmaker in Romania is born with master filmmaker blood in their veins.

All screenings are at Tribeca Cinemas. Go here for details, then go see some good movies.

— Michael Tully

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Michael Tully is an award-winning writer/director whose films have garnered widespread critical acclaim, his projects having premiered at some of the most renowned film festivals across the globe. He is also the former (and founding) editor of this site. In 2006, Michael's first feature, COCAINE ANGEL, chronicling a tragic week in the life of a young drug addict, world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film immediately solidified the director as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” a reputation that was reinforced a year later when his follow-up feature, SILVER JEW, a documentary capturing the late David Berman's rare musical performances in Tel Aviv, world-premiered at SXSW and landed distribution with cult indie-music label Drag City. In 2011, Michael wrote, directed, and starred in his third feature, SEPTIEN, which debuted at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by IFC Films' Sundance Selects banner. A few years later, in 2014, Michael returned to Sundance with the world premiere of his fourth feature, PING PONG SUMMER, an ‘80s set coming-of-age tale that was quickly picked up for theatrical distribution by Gravitas Ventures. In 2018, Michael wrote and directed the dread-inducing genre film DON'T LEAVE HOME, which has been described as "Get Out with Catholic guilt in the Irish countryside" (IndieWire). The film premiered at SXSW and was subsequently acquired by Cranked Up Films and Shudder.

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