Archive for May 17th, 2010

Betty and Bass Ackwards premiere at SIFF this weekend

May 17, 2010

“Betty” (the short) and “Bass Ackwards” (the feature) play Friday, May 21 at 9:45pm and Sunday, May 23 at 3:45pm at the Harvard Exit at SIFF.

Yes, in Bass Ackwards, a man drives a ’76 Volkswagen van across America. No, the film isn’t mired with the tired mechanics of a typical “road movie.” This utterly original, lyrical, and visually exciting adventure has such a light touch that it quietly sneaks up and tugs you into an overpowering appreciation of being human.

And, no, Betty is not crazy, and the film is not really about being crazy. Betty is a story about letting go, and finding the pieces worth holding onto…with a little help along the way.

Catch actress Davie-Blue in both films! And, relish in the gorgeous cinematography of Sean Porter!

~ Heather Ayres

Backstage Dizzle

May 17, 2010

Little Dizzle opened at NYC’s Tribeca Cinemas last week.  And here’s the evidence:

The cast meeting the paparazzi.

Director David Russo gesticulating.

Actors Tygh Runyan, Marshall Allman and producer Peggy Case.

Images courtesy of Alan Pruzan.

Lady Vengeance Defense Follow-up

May 17, 2010

This from Robin Held who’d love to hear from those of you who attended her Curator Defense yesterday.

Thanks NWFF, and those who came in from the sun, for the opportunity to share Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. What did you think?

All of Matt Smith’s Children

May 17, 2010

Can’t get enough of our gala auctioneer Matt Smith?  Then, check out his new one-man show at the Hugo House:

All My Children

written and performed by Matt Smith
directed by Bret Fetzer
May 28-June 12, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.

All My Children poster

What happens when a man’s biological clock starts ticking? Max Poth, the fictional alter-ego of writer/performer Matt Smith, takes what-might-have-been to extreme lengths: he tracks down the now-grown children of long-ago girlfriends—and claims to have fathered them all. What starts as a strange lark soon takes on a life of its own.  Wry and shocking, “All My Children” is Matt Smith’s first solo show in six years.

Come see the latest performance from the creator of “My Last Year with the Nuns” and “My Boat to Bainbridge.”

Tickets are $20, $15 for Hugo House members and $10 for students and are on sale now through Doors open at 7 p.m. Drinks will be available at Café Hugo prior to and following the performance.