Before the sight-and-sound marathon known as the New York Film Festival begins, cinephiles can warm up their senses at the second annual Bushwick Film Festival. While it lacks household-name cachet, the weekend event is also free of the big-name festival's noblesse oblige; instead, the organizers celebrate the arty area's loft-like communal spirit with alternative performances, barbecues, brews, music, and an all-embracing program of films. The festivities are bookended by Lovisa Inserra's Buster, a Super 8 film about a man who embodies the titular put-down, and A Map for Saturday, a documentary about the worldwide wanderings of long-term travelers
From 22 to 24 August at Various Location in Bushwick, Brooklyn