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Summer in the City

NY Premiere

Director: Mojo Lorwin

United States, 2019, 10 min

Shooting Format:Arri Alexa

Festival Year:2020

Category:Narrative Short

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.

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