An evening of short films and live music entitled “Shadowplay” will premier alfresco on the patio of New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, located at 53 Washington Square South, on Friday, April 22, at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; for further information call 212.998.3650 or visit

The film/live performance project has been created by the award-winning Spanish filmmaker Andrés Sanz collaborating with music composer Michael Arenella. The evening features a silent film show with original scores performed by Arenella’s orchestra.

The films include:

  • Bedford (16 mins.; b/w) — Upon leaving New York, Harry Bedford is horrified to discover his shadow is missing. Winner of 18 top awards at international film festivals.
  • Emily (6 mins.; b/w) — A chronicle of a man’s desire for a woman who is constantly changing. Winner of best film at the New York Expo of Short Film & Video.
  • The McEwan Instant (1 min.; color) — An animated film exploring the speed and fragility of an instant.
  • Simple Life of Elaine Murphy (7 mins.; b/w) — A cinematic poem which begins with two seals swimming in an aquarium.
  • Life on Mars (13 mins.; color) — Three people meet their twins by accident in the streets of New York.
  • The Spanish Desert (14 mins.; color) — A dark Spanish fairy tale mixing the surreal of early Buñuel and the 1960’s American underground.

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