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NYU Film Series

7 Episodes

The exploratory, provocative and experimental films of James Franco and his fellow graduate and undergraduate students, made during his time studying at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Includes short films anthologized in the feature film The Color of Time.

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  • NYU Film Series | The Feast of Stephen

    Episode 1 4m 27s

    A gay teen boy watches other boys play basketball, and fantasizes about being intimate with them. However, his attention attracts bulllies and he is viciously attacked, and he fantasizes the attack goes differently.

    Directed by James Franco.

  • NYU Film Series | Clerk's Tale

    Episode 2 14m

    Based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece,The Clerk's Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store.

    Directed by James Franco.
    Starring John Kelly and Charles Dance.

  • NYU Film Series | Goat Boy
    Episode 3 9m 6s

    NYU Film Series | Goat Boy

    Episode 3 9m 6s

    An expressionistic, disorienting and soundless short film created from clips taken from James Franco's NYU student film “Herbert White” (based on Frank Bidart's poem). The focus of the scenes in this film (cut by Franco from the original film) are on the backstory for the homical title character ...

  • NYU Film Series | Herbert White

    Episode 4 14m

    James Franco's NYU Student Short film about a psychopath from his own point of view.

    Directed by James Franco.

  • NYU Films Series | Jeffrey
    Episode 5 10m

    NYU Films Series | Jeffrey

    Episode 5 10m

    Jeffrey follows a night in the life of serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer.

    The film was produced by James Franco and Vince Jolivette, in collaboration with The GIrl's School in New York City.
    Screened at the Portland Women's Film Festival

    Directed by Nina Ljeti
    Cinematography by John Strong
    ...

  • NYU Films Series | Neglect
    Episode 6 9m 48s

    NYU Films Series | Neglect

    Episode 6 9m 48s

    A short film adaptation of C. K. William's poem "Neglect," which was included in the anthology feature film The Color of Time.

    Starring James Franco and Bruce Campbell
    Shot on location in Detroit, Michigan

    Written and Directed by: Gabrielle Demeestere
    Based on the poem "Neglect" by C. K. ...

  • NYU Films Series | Tar
    Episode 7 3m 43s

    NYU Films Series | Tar

    Episode 7 3m 43s

    A short film adaptation of C. K. William's poem "Tar," which was included in the anthology feature film The Color of Time.

    Starring James Franco and Bruce Campbell
    Shot on location in Detroit, Michigan
    Written and Directed by: Pamela Romanowsky
    Based on the poem "Tar" by C. K. Williams
    Pro...