YELLING FIRE IN AN EMPTY THEATER Presented by Justin Zuckerman
Director: Justin Zuckerman Run Time: 72 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Austin Cassel, Isadora Leiva, Kelly Cooper, Michael Patrick Nicholson, Ryan Martin Brown
Presented by filmmaker Justin Zuckerman with Q&A
SYNOPSIS: Made for less than the rent of the Brooklyn apartment that it was filmed in, the MiniDV curio YELLING FIRE IN AN EMPTY THEATER is an affectionate tribute to the young masses who continue to flock to the greatest city on Earth. Fresh off the plane, a recent college grad (Isadora Leiva) moves in with an eccentric couple (Kelly Cooper and Michael Patrick Nicholson) and soon becomes entangled in their strange and crumbling relationship. Shot over the course of a few days, and featuring a cast of some of Brooklyn’s brightest up-and-comers, this debut film acts as a loving ode to youthful naivety and skyscraper-sized expectations.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER: Justin Zuckerman is a filmmaker based in Washington, DC. His directorial debut, Yelling Fire in an Empty Theater, premiered in competition at the Slamdance Film Festival. The film was made on a shoestring budget and shot on a pair of old MiniDV camcorders. Praised by critics and audiences, the film won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at the Tallahassee Film Festival. Justin recently produced the feature film Free Time, directed by Ryan Martin Brown.