Indie Theatre Film Fest

The five-day NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival, featuring five features and 35 shorts, opens tomorrow, March 10, at 7 pm ET with a free Q&A with Qui Nguyen, co-writer of the new Disney film, Raya and the Last Dragon.

The festival’s feature films are:

Butcher Holler Here We Come

This psychological thriller takes place following a cave collapse in 1972 West Virginia as five coal miners struggle to survive amid a dwindling supply of oxygen, food and water.

The Last Cyclist

In this allegorical absurdist comedy – adapted from a play originally written in Czechoslovakia’s Terezín Ghetto during the Holocaust — escapees from an insane asylum target bicyclists as the scapegoat for all of society’s problems, and set out to systematically eliminate them.

The Magic Hour

Performers in this dance/theatre work “fling themselves through a scary/happy/sad dreamscape in search of how to be, how to make an impact, and how to fade away.”

Rival Queens

An operatic biopic about Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I.


Musical meets dystopia in a war-torn near-future where “the Neo-Roman Empire has risen from the cannibalized corpse of our old United States.” The film folllows the intersecting stories of those in power and those who seek to gain it.

Films are available from noon ET on Wednesday, March 10 until 11:45 pm on Sunday, March 14. Tickets cost $12 each, or $35 for an all-festival pass.

You can learn about all festival films, including the 35 shorts, and get tickets – including free reservations for the opening Q&A – at

(Top photo: ‘The Magic Hour,’ courtesy NYCITFF. Photo Credit: Craig Wallace Dale)

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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