PhillyCAM is proud to host a screening of NY-based filmmaker Gina Telaroli’s latest feature Here’s to the Future! on Friday November 13th at 6:30pm. The film premiered at BAMCinematek’s Migrating Forms Festival and offers an intimate, playful, and spontaneous look into the collaboration at the heart of the cinematic process.
A team of filmmakers, writers, musicians, artists, critics, and friends are gathered in an apartment by a female director (played by Telaroli) where they take turns performing a scene from Michael Curtiz’s Depression-era drama The Cabin in the Cotton over and over again. When they aren’t performing, the team members capture what happens behind the scenes and in between takes using cameras of all shapes and sizes. The end result may sound more adventurous than a casual viewer might care for, but, as film critic Glenn Kenny assures us, “because it gets so close to the people who are part of it, the movie never feels hermetic or theoretical. It’s both as unconventional and accessible as filmmaking gets, in a funny way.”
The screening is happening at PhillyCAM Studios, located at 699 Ranstead Street which is on 7th Street between Chestnut and Market Streets, 1 block from the Liberty Bell. Doors will open at 6:30, allowing time for you to mingle among fellow artists, filmmakers, actors, film fans, and curious bystanders, before the movie starts to roll at 7:00. Stick around afterwards as we’re joined by director Gina Telaroli for a Q&A via Skype. And you never know there could be surprise guests popping up during the Q&A! Head over to our Facebook event page. We’ll be adding trailers, reviews, and other work by Ms. Telaroli as we get closer to the 13th.
Telaroli will be releasing Here’s to the Future! in tandem of Kurt Walker’s Hit 2 Pass (Universities Award for Best International Competition Feature Film, Doclisboa) online for free for a two-week period, with a series of public screenings happening in cities like Vancouver, Toronto, New York City, and, of course, Philadlephia. More information on the films and their release can be found at http://h2phttf.tumblr.com.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, Nov. 13th. Doors at 6:30p, screening at 7:00p, Q&A following
PhillyCAM Studios: 699 Ranstead St, on 7th between Chestnut & Market Sts
$5 Parking in the Independence Lot at the corner of 7th and Ranstead.