Asbury Shorts, New York City's longest running short film exhibition, is returning to the Madison Theatre on the campus of Molloy College in Rockville Centre with its acclaimed touring program "The New York Short Film Concert" on March 1.
The NY Short Film Concert is a two-hour showcase of elite, award-winning shorts films selected from the world's top film festivals presented in a non-competitive theatrical setting. Special guest host is Donna Drake, long-time Long Island media personality and host of the WLNY CBS TV show "Live it Up with Donna Drake!"
Ellen Kaye and the Moscow 57 Band will open the show with a live half-hour jazz performance.
Asbury Shorts was founded on Long Island in 1980 by a group of film students attending The New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. Nearly 32 years later, they have screened hundreds of internationally-honored selections in their "concerts" across the U.S. and Europe.
Fast-paced, and often hilarious, an Asbury concert provides a rare opportunity for the public to see award winning shorts from the past and present, on a big screen, as opposed to an iPad, smartphone or computer.
Highlights of the March 1 show at The Madison Theatre include: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," the 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Short Film; "ASAD," from the much heralded TV commercial director Bryan Buckley and "Best of Show" honoree at the Tribeca, Los Angeles and New Orleans film festivals; and "Time Freak," the 2012 Oscar nominee for Best Live Action Short Film.
In all, there will be a mix of 12 comedic, dramatic and animated shorts in the line up. For more information about Asbury Shorts New York please see: www.asburyshortsnyc.com.
The show will begin with a live music set at 7:30 p.m. The films commence at 8 p.m. General admission tickets cost $10.
The Madison Theatre is located at 1000 Hempstead Ave. in Rockville Centre. Show information and tickets can be obtained by going to www.madisontheatreny.org or calling 516- 678-5000.