A celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural.

SHIFF WARNER LIBRARY VENUE EVENT SCHEDULE 10/11-10/13

121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Admissions are $10 per event, (unless otherwise noted as “Free to the public”) and can be purchased at the venue door or at this site.

(SHIFF VIP PLATINUM and GOLD PASS holders) – ALL Warner Library Events are free to you and your seating is reserved)

FRIDAY 10/11
1pm – FEATURE SCREENING
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (Director: Andrea Sadler, 71 min)

Master storyteller and actor, Jonathan Kruk, selected as the Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley, enchants in this filmed version of his lauded telling of Washington Irving’s THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. Q&A after the screening with Jonathan Kruk and Director Andrea Sadler.  $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

3pm – FEATURE SCREENING
ANOTHER YESTERDAY (Director: Steven Heil, 98 min)

A Japanese-American high school student spars with his father while forging a close bond with two social outcasts — one of whom is bullied because he is gay, while the other claims she is being followed by a spirit. $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

5:30pm – SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY SHORT SCREENING
AKUY EENDA MAAWEHLAANG: THE PLACE WHERE THE PEOPLE GATHER (Director: Brooklyn Demme, 28 min)

Director Brooklyn Demme finished this powerful documentary short he began with his late father, (Jonathan Demme), chronicling the fight of the indigenous Ramapough tribe to retain their sacred prayergrounds, a struggle they claim is at the heart of their existence. Q&A after the screening with members of the Ramapough tribe, moderated by Tim Greiving (NPR, L.A. Times)  Screening outside of competition.

This event is Free to the public, but a $5-$30 donation is encouraged at the door, 100% of which will go to help the Ramapough Tribe Legal Fund

7:00pm – LIVE PERFORMANCE
HORACE WHITLEY AND THE UNIMAGINABLE HORROR (David Neilsen, 65 min)

Actor, author and storyteller David Neilsen performs a wild, Lovecraftian inspired and infused, original one-man play that melds horror and upper-class farce in irresistibly spooky, fun fashion. An ancient evil tomb, horrific creatures… Uruguayan scotch… It’s all here in this live tale of an adventurer’s exploits. $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

SATURDAY 10/12

10am –  FREE SCREENING presented with The Warner Library
RETURN TO OZ with composer DAVID SHIRE
(director: Walter Murch, 1985, 118 min)

The Warner Library and Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival present a free screening of the 1985 Walt Disney fantasy adventure RETURN TO OZ, the inventive and exciting follow up tale to the legendary classic THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Walter Murch and starring Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson and Piper Laurie, RETURN TO OZ has built a following of devoted fans that continues to grow and grow. After the screening, there will be a special Q&A with the film’s renowned composer, David Shire (THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1,2,3, ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, SHORT CIRCUIT) moderated by Tim Greiving (NPR, The Los Angeles Times).  Free to the public.

12:30pm – PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING (50 min)
AD NAUSEAM 2 / AD ASTRA with Michael Gingold

Horror journalist/editor Michael Gingold (FANGORIA, RUE MORGUE) unleashed AD NAUSEAM: NEWSPRINT NIGHTMARES FROM THE 1980s, a collection of horror-film newspaper ads that became a best seller. Now he’s back with AD NAUSEAM II and AD ASTRA: 20 YEARS OF NEWSPAPER ADS FOR SCI-FI & FANTASY FILMS, two deeper dives into his archive, featuring hundreds of ads for movies big and small, classic and notorious. Join Gingold for a multimedia presentation covering both books; he’ll also be selling and signing copies at the event!  Free to the public.

2:00pm – SHORT FILMS SCREENINGS & Q&As (75 min)
Tarrytown House Estate presents SHIFF SHORTS BLOCK 1

THE WEIGHING OF THE HEART (Director Rosemarie E. Benson, 6 min)
For thousands of years Anubis, ancient Egyptian Guardian of the Underworld, has performed the Weighing of the Heart. This time, the Scales of Justice can not decide if the heart is good or bad.

SNAGGLETOOTH  (Director: Colin Bishopp,  9 min)
An unusual girl needs to get her teeth fixed at midnight.

ADIMA (Director: Harinarayan Rajeev, 5 min)
A Journey of three men into a dark and obscure forest, with a past concealed in mystical secrets.

MORTICIAN MAGICIAN (Director: Kevin Lopez, 4 min, 30 sec)
An endearing African-American funeral director raises spirits through magic, earning him an unexpected award.

DING… YOU’RE DEAD (Director: Jay Salahi, 5 min)
A house sitter is unknowingly stalked by a possessed flesh eating Microwave.

BROKEN VINES (Director: Julissa Scopino, 14 min, 26 sec)
When a bully bargains friendship in exchange for a dangerous initiation, a lonely girl agrees to partake in order to feel like she belongs after the loss of her mother.

INKED (Director: Kyra Gardner, 7 min, 15 sec)
Lilly and Cece are life-long best friends. However when matching tattoos and some mysterious ink jeopardize their friendship they have to face the good, bad, and the undead to save themselves.

THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN (Director: Kevin McTurk, 16 min)
The latest in acclaimed puppeteer Kevin McTurk’s SPIRIT CABINET series follows a ronin samurai (Jason Scott Lee) on a supernatural quest for vengeance with only a severed head (James Hong) as his guide.

SHIFF SHORTS BLOCK 1: $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

4:00pm – FREE PANEL DISCUSSION
PITCHING YOUR SERIES TO TV! with Cy Voris (45 min)
Free to the public

Local writer, Chris K. Jones speaks with Cy Voris, (screenwriter of KUNG FU PANDA, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT & showrunner of SLEEPER CELL, KNIGHTFALL) about how best to get your TV series idea into pitchable shape!  Moderated by Steve Mitchell (CHOPPING MALL, KING COHEN). Free to the public.

5:15pm  – FEATURE SCREENING
DRIVEN (Director: Glenn Payne, 90 min)
Emerson Graham’s nights as a cab driver are filled with annoyances and inconveniences, but until tonight, never attacks and disappearances. After picking up a mysterious passenger her evening goes from working a job to performing a quest as they must race against the clock to defeat a force of evil.  $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

SUNDAY 10/13

11am-12:45pm – FREE SCREENING presented with The Warner Library
35th ANNIVERSARY:  THE NEVERENDING STORY (Director, Wolfgang Petersen, 107 min)

The Warner Library and SHIFF present a free 35th Anniversary screening of the beloved 1984 fantasy feature film, THE NEVERENDING STORY directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach and Gerald McRaney. This durable family film classic, about a troubled boy who literally finds himself questing through the living pages of a fantasy/adventure book, has entertained audiences for over three decades – and recently got a fun shout-out in the latest season of Stranger Things via its infectious title song!  Free to the public.

1:30pm – PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION
HORROR ON THE HUDSON: WESTCHESTER COUNTY IN HORROR CINEMA
with Michael Gingold and Chris Poggiali  (60 min)

From GANJA AND HESS to FATAL ATTRACTION to BLACK SWAN and beyond, Fangoria‘s Michael Gingold and Temple of Schlock‘s Chris Poggiali take you on a multimedia tour of 50 years of fright flicks filmed in our county! With special in-person guests, including Jeff Lieberman (SQURIM, SATAN’S LITTLE HELPER) and more!
$10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

3pm – SHORT FILMS SCREENINGS & Q&As (75 min)
Tarrytown House Estate presents SHIFF SHORTS BLOCK 2

THE BANSHEE (Director: Donncha Gilmore, 8 min)
On an island off the West Coast of Ireland, the locals are fearful that the Banshee has returned to their shores, to claim one of them once more.

THE HEADLESS HIPSTER (Director: Chris Remerowski, 9 min)
A modern re-telling of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

PUZZLE (Director: Vincenzo Aiello, 4 min, 25 sec)
A young woman finds a strange piece of puzzle in her apartment.

TALE OF THE KITE (Director: Michael Fallavollita, 30 min)
A young test pilot finds himself in a mysterious desert region out of contact with his airbase and with little hope of survival. But childhood memories of his grandfather may provide the key to his ultimate destiny. Screening outside of competition

THE SPIRIT SEAM (Director: Ashley Gert, 15 min)
The Spirit Seam is a short animated film about a little girl, Pollywog, and her Pap-Paw. Located in an Appalachain coal-mining town in the 1950s, the film takes the audience through the daily life of both characters.

SHIFF SHORTS BLOCK 2: $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

5:30pm – FEATURE SCREENING
EXIT 0 (Director, E.B. Hughes, 96 min)

A young couple go on a weekend getaway, to help fix their struggling relationship. Things soon go bad, when he discovers a videotape of a murder that occurred in the very same hotel room. From the director of TURNABOUT. $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

A celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural.

SHIFF WARNER LIBRARY VENUE EVENT SCHEDULE 10/11-10/13

121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Admissions are $10 per event, (unless otherwise noted as “Free to the public”) and can be purchased at the venue door or at this site.

(SHIFF VIP PLATINUM and GOLD PASS holders) – ALL Warner Library Events are free to you and your seating is reserved)

FRIDAY 10/11
1pm – FEATURE SCREENING
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (Director: Andrea Sadler, 71 min)

Master storyteller and actor, Jonathan Kruk, selected as the Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley, enchants in this filmed version of his lauded telling of Washington Irving’s THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. Q&A after the screening with Jonathan Kruk and Director Andrea Sadler.  $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

3pm – FEATURE SCREENING
ANOTHER YESTERDAY (Director: Steven Heil, 98 min)

A Japanese-American high school student spars with his father while forging a close bond with two social outcasts — one of whom is bullied because he is gay, while the other claims she is being followed by a spirit. $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

5:30pm – SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY SHORT SCREENING
AKUY EENDA MAAWEHLAANG: THE PLACE WHERE THE PEOPLE GATHER (Director: Brooklyn Demme, 28 min)

Director Brooklyn Demme finished this powerful documentary short he began with his late father, (Jonathan Demme), chronicling the fight of the indigenous Ramapough tribe to retain their sacred prayergrounds, a struggle they claim is at the heart of their existence. Q&A after the screening with members of the Ramapough tribe, moderated by Tim Greiving (NPR, L.A. Times)  Screening outside of competition.

This event is Free to the public, but a $5-$30 donation is encouraged at the door, 100% of which will go to help the Ramapough Tribe Legal Fund

7:00pm – LIVE PERFORMANCE
HORACE WHITLEY AND THE UNIMAGINABLE HORROR (David Neilsen, 65 min)

Actor, author and storyteller David Neilsen performs a wild, Lovecraftian inspired and infused, original one-man play that melds horror and upper-class farce in irresistibly spooky, fun fashion. An ancient evil tomb, horrific creatures… Uruguayan scotch… It’s all here in this live tale of an adventurer’s exploits. $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

SATURDAY 10/12

10am –  FREE SCREENING presented with The Warner Library
RETURN TO OZ with composer DAVID SHIRE
(director: Walter Murch, 1985, 118 min)

The Warner Library and Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival present a free screening of the 1985 Walt Disney fantasy adventure RETURN TO OZ, the inventive and exciting follow up tale to the legendary classic THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Walter Murch and starring Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson and Piper Laurie, RETURN TO OZ has built a following of devoted fans that continues to grow and grow. After the screening, there will be a special Q&A with the film’s renowned composer, David Shire (THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1,2,3, ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, SHORT CIRCUIT) moderated by Tim Greiving (NPR, The Los Angeles Times).  Free to the public.

12:30pm – PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING (50 min)
AD NAUSEAM 2 / AD ASTRA with Michael Gingold

Horror journalist/editor Michael Gingold (FANGORIA, RUE MORGUE) unleashed AD NAUSEAM: NEWSPRINT NIGHTMARES FROM THE 1980s, a collection of horror-film newspaper ads that became a best seller. Now he’s back with AD NAUSEAM II and AD ASTRA: 20 YEARS OF NEWSPAPER ADS FOR SCI-FI & FANTASY FILMS, two deeper dives into his archive, featuring hundreds of ads for movies big and small, classic and notorious. Join Gingold for a multimedia presentation covering both books; he’ll also be selling and signing copies at the event!  Free to the public.

2:00pm – SHORT FILMS SCREENINGS & Q&As (75 min)
Tarrytown House Estate presents SHIFF SHORTS BLOCK 1

THE WEIGHING OF THE HEART (Director Rosemarie E. Benson, 6 min)
For thousands of years Anubis, ancient Egyptian Guardian of the Underworld, has performed the Weighing of the Heart. This time, the Scales of Justice can not decide if the heart is good or bad.

SNAGGLETOOTH  (Director: Colin Bishopp,  9 min)
An unusual girl needs to get her teeth fixed at midnight.

ADIMA (Director: Harinarayan Rajeev, 5 min)
A Journey of three men into a dark and obscure forest, with a past concealed in mystical secrets.

MORTICIAN MAGICIAN (Director: Kevin Lopez, 4 min, 30 sec)
An endearing African-American funeral director raises spirits through magic, earning him an unexpected award.

DING… YOU’RE DEAD (Director: Jay Salahi, 5 min)
A house sitter is unknowingly stalked by a possessed flesh eating Microwave.

BROKEN VINES (Director: Julissa Scopino, 14 min, 26 sec)
When a bully bargains friendship in exchange for a dangerous initiation, a lonely girl agrees to partake in order to feel like she belongs after the loss of her mother.

INKED (Director: Kyra Gardner, 7 min, 15 sec)
Lilly and Cece are life-long best friends. However when matching tattoos and some mysterious ink jeopardize their friendship they have to face the good, bad, and the undead to save themselves.

THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN (Director: Kevin McTurk, 16 min)
The latest in acclaimed puppeteer Kevin McTurk’s SPIRIT CABINET series follows a ronin samurai (Jason Scott Lee) on a supernatural quest for vengeance with only a severed head (James Hong) as his guide.

SHIFF SHORTS BLOCK 1: $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

4:00pm – FREE PANEL DISCUSSION
PITCHING YOUR SERIES TO TV! with Cy Voris (45 min)
Free to the public

Local writer, Chris K. Jones speaks with Cy Voris, (screenwriter of KUNG FU PANDA, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT & showrunner of SLEEPER CELL, KNIGHTFALL) about how best to get your TV series idea into pitchable shape!  Moderated by Steve Mitchell (CHOPPING MALL, KING COHEN). Free to the public.

5:15pm  – FEATURE SCREENING
DRIVEN (Director: Glenn Payne, 90 min)
Emerson Graham’s nights as a cab driver are filled with annoyances and inconveniences, but until tonight, never attacks and disappearances. After picking up a mysterious passenger her evening goes from working a job to performing a quest as they must race against the clock to defeat a force of evil.  $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

SUNDAY 10/13

11am-12:45pm – FREE SCREENING presented with The Warner Library
35th ANNIVERSARY:  THE NEVERENDING STORY (Director, Wolfgang Petersen, 107 min)

The Warner Library and SHIFF present a free 35th Anniversary screening of the beloved 1984 fantasy feature film, THE NEVERENDING STORY directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach and Gerald McRaney. This durable family film classic, about a troubled boy who literally finds himself questing through the living pages of a fantasy/adventure book, has entertained audiences for over three decades – and recently got a fun shout-out in the latest season of Stranger Things via its infectious title song!  Free to the public.

1:30pm – PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION
HORROR ON THE HUDSON: WESTCHESTER COUNTY IN HORROR CINEMA
with Michael Gingold and Chris Poggiali  (60 min)

From GANJA AND HESS to FATAL ATTRACTION to BLACK SWAN and beyond, Fangoria‘s Michael Gingold and Temple of Schlock‘s Chris Poggiali take you on a multimedia tour of 50 years of fright flicks filmed in our county! With special in-person guests, including Jeff Lieberman (SQURIM, SATAN’S LITTLE HELPER) and more!
$10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

3pm – SHORT FILMS SCREENINGS & Q&As (75 min)
Tarrytown House Estate presents SHIFF SHORTS BLOCK 2

THE BANSHEE (Director: Donncha Gilmore, 8 min)
On an island off the West Coast of Ireland, the locals are fearful that the Banshee has returned to their shores, to claim one of them once more.

THE HEADLESS HIPSTER (Director: Chris Remerowski, 9 min)
A modern re-telling of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

PUZZLE (Director: Vincenzo Aiello, 4 min, 25 sec)
A young woman finds a strange piece of puzzle in her apartment.

TALE OF THE KITE (Director: Michael Fallavollita, 30 min)
A young test pilot finds himself in a mysterious desert region out of contact with his airbase and with little hope of survival. But childhood memories of his grandfather may provide the key to his ultimate destiny. Screening outside of competition

THE SPIRIT SEAM (Director: Ashley Gert, 15 min)
The Spirit Seam is a short animated film about a little girl, Pollywog, and her Pap-Paw. Located in an Appalachain coal-mining town in the 1950s, the film takes the audience through the daily life of both characters.

SHIFF SHORTS BLOCK 2: $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets

5:30pm – FEATURE SCREENING
EXIT 0 (Director, E.B. Hughes, 96 min)

A young couple go on a weekend getaway, to help fix their struggling relationship. Things soon go bad, when he discovers a videotape of a murder that occurred in the very same hotel room. From the director of TURNABOUT. $10 at the door, or Buy Tickets