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Brooklyn's Northside Festival Offers Some of the Best in Indie Filmmaking

Brooklyn's annual Northside Festival, now in its sixth year as a sort of smaller-scale, borough-born, summer-set South by Southwest parallel, features the very best in indie music, innovation, and filmmaking. However, the concerts (from the likes of Sleigh Bells, Best Coast, and Run the Jewels) and talks (with speakers from Gawker, This American Life, and HBO's Vice) don't commence until this Thursday, June 11th.

In the meantime, Northside's small but substantial screening series is already in the middle of its three-day run which concludes tomorrow, June 10th. If you're bummed about missing the one-night only showing of Kyle Patrick Alvarez's buzzy Sundance stunner The Stanford Prison Experiment, there are still plenty of other movies screening tonight and tomorrow at Nitehawk Cinema, Union Docs, Videology, and the Wythe Screening Room.

Among the appealing batch of both short and feature works from across the globe, Mia Hansen-Løve's dreamy, loosely-biographical EDM drama Eden shines brightest, but there's also Harvey Mitkas's hipster mystery Devil Town, Adam Csaszi's Berlianale-winning LGBT romance Land of Storms, and Christopher Jason Bell's Syrian-American character study The Winds that Scatter to get excited about, among a number of other eclectic titles and short film blocks that should be tough to resist.

See the full screening schedule here.