The LONGEST post in the history of the blog....but what could I POSSIBLY have cut out?
(Thanks to John Anthony for posting all of these images and this info to Facebook...)
OK, so blog posts are supposed to be relatively short, but when I went looking for some info about this semester's Thesis screenings, I discovered this set of film posters produced by the filmmakers. How could I NOT post them....they're as extraordinary as the works they represent.
Here's the announcement (once again, courtesy of John Anthony):
Come enjoy, experience, and revel in the marvel of the films of students in Cathy Crane's Thesis Cinema Production class. A two-night event!
Join us outside Park auditorium for drinks and refreshments at 7:00p.m. on Saturday, December 13. Films will begin screening at 7:30p.m., ending around 11:00p.m. This will be followed on Sunday, December 14 with another screening starting again at 6:00p.m. Upon the conclusion of the screening of the short films around 9:00p.m., Naomi Stockwell's feature film "BAD FAITH" will show.
The program is as follows:
SATURDAY - DECEMBER 13
THE LAST TREE IN LOS ANGELES
By Corey Trench
It is summertime in LA. You make your way through the crowds on Hollywood Boulevard and become overwhelmed by a cacophony of music, automobiles, and humanity. You look toward the hills for escape. What could be up there? 8 minutes Standard Definition
Directed by Michelle McCullar
Two high school girls question their sexuality. The film delves into the reaction they encounter when the school, their friends, and family find out.
MARKET STREET SQUARE
Directed by Jake Alinikof
An engagement, an affair, lunacy, and crime. See what can happen in Market Street Square.
By John Anthony
A student filmmaker takes up the interesting challenge of making a student film about the making of a student film. As filming intensifies, his world begins to spin out of control.
DON'T STOP DANCING!
Directed by Zach Lapidus
Strictly Ballroom meets Night of the Living Dead.
By Kristin Sabbi
What does it mean in the 21st century to be American Indian? How do you know if someone is Indian or not? Who decides what constitutes an Indian? What about mixed-bloods? This film attempts to answer and expand upon those questions as well as a few others.
THE EVE OF BATTLE
Directed by Scott Leverett
A medieval fantasy in which a chief lord seeks to unite the surrounding kingdoms against a common enemy on the Eve of a decisive battle.
Directed by James Chapman, Produced by Christina O'Rourke, sound by John Lyga
HAMMER OF THE GODS
Directed by Matt Merenda, Makeup and Matte Paintings by Liz McLelland
Intrepid lumberjack Sullivan West squares off against Pagans and Nazis in search of the Hammer of Thor.
35mm w/ selected scenes in IMAX
SUNDAY - DECEMBER 14
THE PHONE MACHINE
Directed by Sean Elligers
A mother and her two sons struggle to maintain a family tradition.
SON OF RICHARD
By Edward Bursch
James, who is humiliated and frustrated with his upper-class lifestyle, pursues the pride and satisfaction of labor by preparing for a job offered by his working-class friend, Paul.
Directed by Kevin Kirner
I can't quite remember what it was all about.
Directed by Michael Vasios
A mundane evening for two men suddenly becomes part of a murderous trap for a mysterious acquaintance. Based on Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Killers."
THE SCENIC ROUTE
Directed by Christi Betz, Produced by Danielle Harrison
A cross-country road trip puts a long-standing friendship to the test when things go wrong and tempers rise.
Directed by Brock Cerny
When it comes to women, Max isn't exactly a Don Juan. That is, until he encounters a mysterious watch...
MY HISTORY OF DISBELIEF
By Michael Kmet
A personal documentary that explores a secular upbringing, atheist beliefs, and other things through home video footage, interviews with friends and family, and new digital video.
15 minutes (estimate)
NO COUNTRY FOR MERRY MEN
Directed by Andrew Pinkerton, edited by Joe Duffy
1200 A.D. Hammered by Prince John's taxes to the point of desperation, the people of England turn to a strange man they don't fully understand. Now, Nottingham's hosting the greatest showdown of the 13th century, and the world's most legendary outlaw will stop at nothing to save his country.
AN EVENT IN YEAR SIX
Directed by Jack Joshi-Powell
Control. Write. Watch.
RETAILERS OF DECEIT
Directed by Jeremiah Peck
A group running an illegal pyramid scheme is forced to take drastic measures when a whistleblower threatens to expose them all.
15 MINUTE INTERMISSION
Approx. 100 min