WANT TO WIN TICKETS TO NEXT WEEKEND SCREENINGS?
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Call it brand extension, call it community outreach, call it just plain smart, non-profits are getting their acts together and taking them on the road: Consider the Guggenheim in Bilbao or the Singapore campus of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Sundance is now taking their cue with Next Weekend, a mini-festival in venues around in LA August 8-11.
I don’t know how “Sundance” it will be without all the industry-types in their North Face parkas, but it should be a fun long weekend of “screenings, panels, parties and filmmaker workshops.” Check out the line-up HERE. Don’t miss “American Movie” in association with Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on the 8th!
For the past four years, the “Next” section of Sundance has been the place to find more experimental and edgy work, and Next Weekend will stay true to its roots. For instance, “Cutie and the Boxer” is a painful little gem of a doc about artist Ushio Shinohara and his talented but long-suffering wife Noriko; “A Teacher” is a rather disconcerting film about an attractive, young high school teacher’s affair with one of her students that devolves from obscene to obsession.
The Sundance Shorts Lab will be part this new event this year; it’s a wonderful full-day seminar that goes deep into the art of the short. It’s perfect for folks who’ve been thinking about making their first short, or people like who just appreciate the craft of filmmaking. It’s at the amazing Sundance Cinemas in West Hollywood.
With 81 festivals and counting (see “Film Festival Capitol of the World“) and the home to such amazing places as the Cinefamily, I’m not 100% sure we need Next Weekend. But if we’re going to have a festival carpetbagger, it might as well be Sundance.
So…we’ll see you around Next Weekend next weekend!
I have a few pairs of tickets to the following screenings. Tell me about your favorite “edgy” movie in the comments section below and I’ll pick winners by 6PM tonight (Monday 8/5). Don’t forget to leave your e-mail address so I can let you know you’ve won!
Sorry…all tickets have been given away. Thanks for all your great responses.