Summer in the City
Director: Mojo Lorwin
United States, 2019, 10 min
Shooting Format:Arri Alexa
Genres:Absurdist/Surreal/Whimsical, Apocalyptic, Black Comedy
WINNER: Best Brooklyn Project
Cast:Alexandra Zelman-Doring, Jessica Weinstein
Crew:Writer: Mojo Lorwin. Producer: Grace Kim. Director of Photography: Robert Cauble
A dream logic, black comic exploration of climate change and its effects on the human psyche. Convinced that civilization is on the brink of collapse, two women set out on a journey through New York City parks in search of a river that will take them to a far away island. But does the river exist?
About the director
Mojo is a filmmaker, writer and teacher born and raised in Brooklyn. He is interested in films that bridge the gap between experimental narrative techniques and subversive politics. In creating Summer in the City he has drawn on his past experiences as a political organizer and climate change activist, as well as his love for surreal and absurdist films of the 1960s and 70s.