Gallery Shorts Block 4

Posted January 29, 2010 in
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Head In the Sand

Director: David Baldwin

This is an example of a great concept pulled off on a slim budget. The story focuses on a soldier on duty in Afghanistan and his flashbacks to memories about war as he understood them through comic books interspersed with real life action sequences. Not enough movies are made about the current conflict, and having a former National Guard member making a film inspired by real footage is part of an important educational process. The effects are pretty decent and the acting solid.

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Sandhill Boys

Director: Laura Klein

This film didn’t really come across clearly until the Q&A. Sometimes one might think this discredits a film, but it can be valuable feedback for filmmakers. These folks are artists though, and unlike most Slamdance filmmakers, didn’t really care to wow audiences with something as pedestrian as a plot. The acting was fabulous, the sets amazing and the editing/cinematography dead on. Rest assured, this film has a niche, and it was well made, regardless. I, admittedly, didn’t have a quad shot-Starbucks-latte in hand during the screening and that may have hampered my understanding of the piece.

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Screening Times:

Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 4:00 pm - Technicolor Gallery

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 11:00 am - Technicolor Gallery