LOCAL MUSIC VIDEO SCREENING
Friday, September 13, 7:00 PM
WHAT IS A GROUP?
Saturday, September 14, 3:00 PM
Musician Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Chain & The Gang) channels his unique perspective, vision and style into a new medium with his first film. The 30-minute sci-fi short, WHAT IS A GROUP?, is a treatise on the music industry as explored by two aliens making an anthropological survey of the planet Earth. The film utilizes archival images and a fantastic soundtrack in a way that only Mr. Svenonius can. The Filmslang screening is only the 2nd public showing of this new work.
Saturday, September 14, 7:00 PM
Farish Theater—Free (Donations Welcome)
Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, the Sundance Film Festival award-winning narrative feature, COMPUTER CHESS, transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. Join us for the Kentucky Premiere of this funny and unique film.
24 FRAME TALKS & MEETUP
Sunday, September 15, 3:00 PM
Find out what’s going on in Lexington filmmaking right now and meet active filmmakers and filmadvocates in the community. In the style of Pecha Kucha or Ignite talks, each presenter will have 6 minutes to show 24 slides about what they do. Before, during, and after the talks, there will be plenty of time for mixing. Come, listen, meet your people.
SHORT FILM NIGHT
Monday, September 16, 9:00 PM
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar—$5.00
The following films will be featured at this short film night, which is a follow-up to the successful, standing-room-only January event organized by filmmaker Justin Hannah.
- SECOND CHANCES, a film by Jeremy Midkiff and Jonathan Moore. Second Chances is another chapter in the continuing saga of Ova Reynolds and Rob Bronson (last seen in the hilarious “Age/Sex/Location”). In this film, Ova Reynolds and his mom, Irene, hire a life coach to try and work through some of their relationship problems.
- HAND COVERS BRUISE, a film by Antonio Pantoja and Clay Cook. In this stylish thriller, a victim of violence does whatever necessary to save her sister. What is she willing to sacrifice to save her sibling? Hand Covers Bruise won Best Actor (Sara Nelle Murphy) and 2nd Place Best Film at the 2013 Floyd Film Festival. SOL MELODIAM, a video for All The Little Pieces, directed by Justin Hannah Sol Melodiam (Latin for “sun melody”) is a musical meditation on life, loss, aging, and the beauty to be found in nature and life’s simplest moments. Sol Melodiam is a song by All the Little Pieces, an eclectic Lexington band fronted by a 12‐year‐old musical prodigy. The accompanying video was produced and directed by Justin Hannah, award‐winning director of “Consignment.” This is the world premiere of Sol Melodiam.
- WEST OF ROME, a film by Thom Southerland. An unemployed 35 year‐old man is obsessively drawn to an elderly woman in this poetic drama by Lexington filmmaker Thom Southerland.
- MONKEY MOCHA FANTASTIQUE, a film by William Wallace II. It’s a new spin on “guy loses girl,” and a tribute to good coffee. Our hero, Dave, loses his girl to the rival barista, Stephan. He challenges Stephan to a head to head latte art competition to get her back. Monkey
- Mocha Fantastique won Best Production Design at the 2013 Floyd Film Festival.
- NEARLY DEAD, a film by Jon Maynard Four mischievous nursing home dwellers hatch a plan to retrieve a television, but in the process discover a horrible truth ‐‐ the world has been overrun by zombies. They now have a new mission: to protect the elder occupants of Shady Grove Nursing Home. Winner of Best Comedy at the 2013 World Independent Film Festival.
More information about the Short Film Night at Natasha’s can be found here.
ADJUST YOUR TRACKING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE VHS COLLECTOR
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 PM
This feature-length documentary is a passion project made by true lovers of the format hoping to capture why VHS holds such a special place in so many different people’s hearts. The film features interviews with VHS collectors, video store owners, filmmakers and distributors.