Physical (non-virtual) screenings in Long Island & Moscow

UPDATE – 10/18

New York Long Island Film Festival nominates

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for 6 awards

Best Thriller Short

Best Score Short

Best Cinematography Short

Best Sound Short

Best Editing Short

Best Effects Short

Already announced – Special Achievement Award:

Danny Ashkenasi (The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre)

Original Post:

For most of September and into October my musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been screening virtually in festivals located in Orlando, Rio de Janeiro, Wisconsin and New York State, festivals that presented their programs on-line because of the realities of Covid.

More festivals screening Tell-Tale on-line are coming our way, but today I want to talk about two festivals presenting Tell-Tale that are managing to go the traditional brick and mortar screening route: NYLIFF – the New York Long Island Film Festival (October 23-24) and DROP- the Russian Horror Film Festival (October 21-25).

New York State continues to be the state with probably the strictest Covid safety protocols in the Union, but NYLIFF has been determined to hold an in-person festival and not go virtual. It found a location where this can be accomplished October 23 & 24:

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge

1421883 South Broadway

Lindenhurst, New York  11757

“Seats will be placed 6 feet apart. Masks or face coverings will be required, but not while eating or drinking. Hand sanitizer will be made available.  High-touch areas will be wiped down and sanitized at intervals throughout the event.”

So the festival explains. This also means seats will be limited. Ticket prices are $10.00 per day or $15.00 if you purchase for both days.

I will be there for both days, including giving a Q&A after the Friday, October 23 6:30pm screening of “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre”:

Lindenhurst is a short drive from New York City, so I’ll probably not be the only Brooklynite going there for the festival. I doubt however any of us will be making our way to Moscow for the Russian International Horror Film Festival, screening “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” the same weekend as NYLIFF.

That festival was originally scheduled for March 23-29, and Ed and I had our visas ready and tickets booked to fly over there, but less than two weeks before departure the pandemic intervened and the festival was postponed to October. Yet with things still being as they are and travel for us (as in US citizens) still heavily restricted, Ed and I will not be seeing Moscow together this year after all.

Instead, Lindenhurst, Long Island! Woo hoo!

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 40 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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