December 7, 2015 · Scruffy City Hall · Socialize 7:00 p.m. · Screen 8:00 p.m.
A heartbroken Christmas-tree salesman returns to New York City hoping to put his past behind him. Living in a trailer and working the night shift, he begins to spiral downwards until the saving of a mysterious woman and some colorful customers rescue him from self-destruction.
“Shot on grainy Super 16…the film itself feels like a throwback to the kind of New York character study someone like Jerry Schatzberg (Panic in Needle Park) or Hal Ashby (The Landlord) might have dreamt up back in the ’70s” — Peter DeBruge, Variety
“Charles Poekel displays an assured directorial hand and maintains a modest, appealing, even droll sensibility throughout.” — Clayton Dillard, Slant
About the Filmmaker
Director Q&A via Skype
Charles Poekel has shot and helped produce numerous theatrical documentaries including Hey Bartender (SxSW ’13), Making the Boys (Berlinale ’10), Fake It So Real (Sarasota ‘11) and the Gotham Award nominated Kati With an I (‘10), as well as several music videos and short films. Christmas, Again is his debut feature.