When an early review of The Oregonian referred to the movie as "the strangest one I've ever seen," director Calvin Reeder probably took it as a compliment. After all, if you've dreamed up a plotline — in Calvin's case, Girl Gets In Car Accident, Wanders Wood Alone — that exists only insofar as it facilitates the happening of incredibly, incredibly weird $%@!, "strange" is probably the bare minimum of what you were going for. What's weird is what's in, though, as demonstrated by the films warmly received premiere at Sundance 2011, its subsequent signing to awesome indie distributor Cinemad, and the immediacy with which I became embarrassingly, completely-and-totally obsessed with it. My fixation hinges on two points. Firstly, the trailer. (Just watch, if you're into this kinda stuff, you'll be into this, trust me.) Secondly, Calvin went ahead and made a really, really fun project. Let's break it down:Read more
After a successful five year run through the early Aughts, the Rural Route Film Fest is back and better than ever! Screening films at Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image and (former KSR project creators!) Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, this year's festival will be held in conjunction with (...another set of awesome former project creators...) Rooftop Films.
"Featuring international films from Uganda, Tibet and Pakistan; green/farming films from rural AND urban spots across the country, and a plethora of short films that will make you laugh, make you think, make you cry, and maybe even make you get out there and do something," Rural Route Film Fest highlights films by and about rural people and places and the ever-expanding sustainable farming movement, and we're quite pleased to say that festival line-up includes (TWO MORE!) KSR projects, Truck Farm and Henley.
For more festival info and tix visit: http://ruralroutefilms.com/
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This week's new project round-up raises a lot of important questions, like: "Why wouldn't you want to name a board game Oh My God! There's An Ax In My Head?" and "Where does a cross-dressing weasel get his clothes?" We would say more, but why spoil the fun? Read on, and be sure to stop by our Discover Projects page for more unbelievable silliness couched inside of really, really amazing projects. There is a lot of it, which we're pretty into.Read more