Screening of “Whistle” by Neil Mitchell

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Neil Mitchell’s new film, Whistle, is the story of a gruff, unpopular gym teacher who is discovered to have a musical past.  He played the whistle on a number of disco hits in the ’70s.  Whistle is a comedic documentary-style send-up of musician profiles, capturing a community learning about one of its unsung heroes.

WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)

Neil Mitchell is a Staten Island-based filmmaker. His short Bumper won Best Film at the Staten Island Filmmaker’s Showcase (2017) and screened at the Kew Gardens Festival of Film (2017). His short film American Car screened as part of the Dam Short Film Festival in Nevada (2015). Additional shorts Fambly Jamb’ree and While I’ve Got You. Learn more at

Whistle was made possible in part by a grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.