The 2nd annual Red Hook International Film Festival took place in October 2008. It was hosted by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) screening room and had free short films, free popcorn, and free Steve's Key Lime Pie. The complete schedule and awards for the festival can be seen here.
As the Festival Director, I made sure to include several great films about industrial New York, including "North Brother" - an exploration of abandoned North Brother Island in the East River, "City of Water" - a great film about the future of New York's waterways, and "Cave Flower" - a love story filmed inside The Batcave on the Gowanus Canal. The festival concluded with several films about old-school New York businesses, including an excerpt from "Counter/Culture" by talented photographers James and Karla Murray, and "Twilight Becomes Night" - a portrait of NYC's dying mom & pop businesses.