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72 Hours ; A Brooklyn Love Story? : NMBFF 2019

72 Hours ; A Brooklyn Love Story? : NMBFF 2019


  • Dates: July 24, 2019
  • Location: Newark Museum
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free

78 min | 2016 | Drama

Host: Newark Museum Explorer
Guests: Reel Works Teen Filmmaking

Caesar Winslow, age 18, is the charismatic leader, and unlike his friends, he has a chance to leave Brooklyn and attend a prestigious university. He is torn by his desire to experience a new life and fear of leaving the only world he’s ever known, he has 72 hours.

An original feature length comedy created by Reel Works Teens and professional mentors. It started as a documentary by student filmmaker Bilal Ndongo in the 2013 spring Reel Works Lab program and was chosen for development into a fiction project.

Twelve talented teen filmmakers worked with improv director Jenna Weinberg to expand the stories in the original documentary into new characters based on their own lives. Filmmaker/director Raafi Rivero joined the team to develop the character and story sketches into a fluid script.

Girls on the Reel: A collaboration between the Newark Museum and Women in Media-Newark guided ten high school girls from Newark with an opportunity to take three 4-hour stop-motion animation workshops in the Museum’s MakerSPACE. They produced a 60-second video inspired by the Museum’s collections.

Made possible by: Bank of America