7:30 pm  |  $12/$10 members
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2545143

Asbury Shorts, New York’s longest running short film exhibition, returns  with their special touring 35th Anniversary Short Film Concert. The first film blasts on to the screen at 7:30pm. The Rosendale Theatre and Ulster County Tourism are co-presenting this special showcase of award-winning short films from the past and present.

An Asbury Short Film Concert combines award-winning films from past years with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class short films on a real cinema screen as opposed to You Tube, smart phones or computers. Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking and Young Adult) calls Asbury Shorts: “The best short film show I’ve ever seen.” The fast-paced, highly entertaining evening features the best in comedy, drama and outstanding animation. Highlights of the June 11th showcase include:

Rust…A short documentary following an artist in Nova Scotia, Canada who creates pieces from found metal in and around his property. He lets the metal rust utilizing nature as his “co artist.” Director Ben Proudfoot from Halifax won “Best Short Film” at the Shelburne International Film Expo this past September in Canada.

Love at First Sight…Two people in their ‘70’s discover it’s never too late for love at first sight.  The short stars film and theater actors John Hurt and Phylida Law. Nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Short Film.

Fait d’Hiver…A former Academy Award Nominee for Best Live Action Short Film.  Belgium director Dirk Belian’s dark comedy about an astonishing misunderstanding.
The Asbury Short Film Concert has been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, Summer Stage in Central Park, The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K., The Vero Beach Museum of Art, Summer Stage in Central Park and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany to name just a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed these amazing films…including The Rosendale Theatre.

The Rosendale Theatre Collective is dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale Theatre and enhancing the cultural life and economic vitality of Rosendale and Ulster County through film, the performing arts and educational programming. With the emphasis on supporting local and regional artists, the Collective works together with other arts organizations to sustain diverse cultural activities and exchanges for a wide audience.