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"Mackenzie Brown," a Film by Student Aleks Gezentsvey, to be Screened at NewFilmmakers Series, Jan. 30

Date Released: 12/14/2007

Mackenzie Brown, an award-winning film directed by Purchase College student Aleks Gezentsvey, will be screened at the NewFilmmakers series on January 30. The film, which recently received an Elaine Rubinoff Award, will be shown at 8 PM at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York City. For more information, call 212-505-5110 or visit

Mackenzie Brown is a noir-documentary that follows the filmmaker’s investigation of a notebook lost by a little girl. Experts, including a detective, a child psychologist, a graphologist, the editor and co-creator of Found magazine, a toy store owner, a tarot card reader and many more, examine the clues left inside the notebook in order to help track the mysterious girl.

Mackenzie Brown is being screened for an evening of films entitled “NewFilmmakers looks at the dark side of life.”

Ms. Gezentsvey was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and immigrated to the United States when she was 16. She is a senior film major in the School of the Arts, Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film at Purchase. She was the producer of Neptunus Rex, a film created by Purchase film students, which won Best Student Film at the 2007 New Hampshire Film Festival this fall.

Newfilmmakers gives independent filmmakers the chance to show their work directly to the public with screenings every Wednesday at Anthology.