Tuesday Movie Links

Procrastinating on making syllabi for a bit to point to a few movie links:

  • My friend Chris Hansen, whose previous directing credits include The Proper Care and Feeding of an American Messiah and Clean Freak, is providing a first look at his latest film, Endings, on Vimeo.  The clip is rough–Chris still has to do some sound and color work–but it will provide you with a sense of what to expect.  Mike, at Bad Lit, has a full synopsis of the film, which focuses on three people who, for different reasons, may be facing their last day on earth.  Also check out the official site for a blog featuring some of the Baylor University students involved in the production of the film.
  • As a former literature major and professor in an English department, I’m somewhat intrigued by the mechanics of adaptation.  Like many adaptation scholars, I’m not necessarily interested in faithful adaptations but generally enjoy films that take existing textual material in interesting directions.  In that vein, I was fascinated by the new vampire-Holy Grail-Shakespeare comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead, which will be playing at Slamdance in early February mid-January.  Barring something incredibly unexpected, I likely won’t be able to attend, but the film’s trailers look like a lot of fun.
  • Finally, Sujewa has announced the world premiere of his documentary, Indie Film Blogger Road Trip, on February 17, at 8 PM, at the Anthology Film Archives.  Because I’m in the film–my world premiere!–I abstained from reviewing it, but I did write about the uncanny experience of seeing myself as a documentary subject a few weeks ago.

2 Comments »

  1. ozone george Said,

    January 7, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

    isn’t slamdance in january ?

  2. Chuck Said,

    January 7, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

    You’re right. That was a typo. Fixing now.

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