I watched this all unfold...
Last year, three filmmakers decided they would challenge themselves by attempting to make an entire feature film in two weeks! I was actually invited to participate, but my sanity prevailed.
I tried to follow along, as they made their films but in the midst of trying to juggle the chores of the APFS, and work, I sort of lost track of it all.
I ran into one of the filmmakers, Lucas McNelly
(Who I was already following) one day while trundling around on TWITTER and I asked him if I could see his "two week film," BLANC DE BLANC. He immediately sent me a private tweet with a download of the entire movie.
I sat and watched the entire movie at my computer (which I never do) but it was magnetic. I was stunned by the beauty of the filmmaking and the substance of the story. BLANC DE BLANC was very much an art film that somehow toed the line between being esoteric, yet accessible.
It can best be described as a "mysterious romance," but BLANC DE BLANC transcends genre labels and elbows it's way into a rarefied class of Indie Film that is pleasantly thought provoking and meticulously hand made for a smart audience by a brilliantly talented director.
With BLANC DE BLANC, there is FUN to be had and riddles to be solved -- and remember, this feature was made in two weeks
and SHOT in only 4.5 days!
Best of all, the madman who pulled it off, director Lucas McNelly will be coming to Annapolis from Pittsburgh to participate in an post-screening Q & A.
You can check out the BLANC DE BLANC trailer
at the ANNAPOLIS PRETENTIOUS FILM SOCIETY Blogsite
I also want to mention that we have a new sponsor that is supporting our independent film screening series.
I would like to welcome the O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
to the Annapolis Pretentious Film Society group of local Annapolis sponsors! They are located at 174 West Street and have HAPPY HOUR at the hotel's John Barry Restaurant and Bar
every day from 4pm to 7pm with $4 appetizers!
They are right across the street from our new latest venue, The Latin Quarter
, serving Mexican+++! The Latin Quarter is located at 169 West Street next to another sponsor Lemongrass
. Call 410-280-0176 for reservations for the screening. (Seating is limited.)
The APFS is proud to have so many artist friendly businesses working with us to help create a strong independent film community.
We are going to have a lot of fun this Wednesday night! I know this is short notice, but the February snow pushed a lot schedules around. But I figured if Lucas could make a feature film in two weeks, I could put a screening together in about the same time.
I hope to see you there.