Second Sunday Film Series
Sunday, October 14, 2012
An ongoing film series, the Second Sunday Film Series at The ArtsCenter highlighs local narrative and experimental films.
Once a month the series shows a new line-up of locally made films followed by Q & A's with the film makers.
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October's line up:
Lenny and Josh (19 minutes) by Arthur Earnest
The Weaver (7 minutes) by Kieran Moreira
Dear Stranger (16 minutes) by Ajit Anthony Prem
Where There’s Smoke (10 minutes) by Anita Mills and Todd Tinkham
Lenny and Josh
Film by Arthur Earnest (Written by Brian Harvell)
Larry Evans & Myron Casey, co-producers
There’s something wrong with the friendship between Lenny and Josh. Lenny depends on Josh for everything. But when Lenny defies Josh and begins dating a woman from his office, sparks of jealousy and resentment surface. As Lenny’s fragile ego is battered between his feelings for his new girlfriend and his loyalty to Josh, a twisted psychological revelation comes to light.
Arthur Earnest is a filmmaker living in Raleigh, North Carolina. He likes cheeseburgers and donuts. Lenny and Josh is his fourth film as director.
Larry Evans, Brian Harvell and Myron Casey formed Carbon Footprint Productions in 2010. They strive to present compelling stories and characters that always make you think. From theological debates to psychological thrillers to outright horror, they aim to bring you something thought provoking and a little bizarre. Other films include Two Simple Men (2010) and Night Interrupted (2011) Lenny & Josh is their third film.
Film by Kieran Moreira
A silent observer collects and catalogs the sounds of his city using old cassette tapes. However, the nature in which he reconstruct the tapes is much more wondrous.
Keiran Moreira is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s film studies program. Currently he works full time as an editor and camera assist for a Raleigh-based production company.
Film by Ajit Anthony Prem
On a mundane commute, Rosie and an exotic man make an instant connection of the heart. Before they get a chance to connect, their commute pulls them away. However, the relationship continues to bloom in Rosie's mind. Slowly and steadily, this fantasy relationship behaves like any other -- with conflicts, jealousies, attraction, anger and issues of trust. Even when a good and real relationship emerges, Rosie struggles to give up her fantasy. Will Rosie meet the man from her fantasies? Will the real life relationship survive? Is the exotic stranger waiting for her?
Ajit Anthony Prem is an award winning filmmaker who currently lives in North Carolina. He was born in India and his formative years were in NYC. He is a graduate of St. Francis College where he won the President's grant for his short film. He has worked extensively as a documentary editor. His editing credits include "Two Bells/ Two Worlds" featuring Susan Sarandon, "Race or Reason" that premiered at the Margaret Mead Festival. His short films have won several awards. "Banana Bus" won the Best Short film prize at the All American Film Festival and "Walkthru" won Best Cinematography at Kent Film Festival. He is the "resident filmmaker" at Figure 8 Films, a television production company that creates content for Discovery, TLC, DIY and several other networks. He is finishing up his feature length screenplay which he hopes to make into a film in the next year.
Where There’s Smoke
Film by Anita Mills and Todd Tinkham
A whiff of spilled gasoline brings the adult Amelia to thoughts of her little-understood grandfather, 'Tex,” and memories of a trip to their favorite fishing lake. When they stop at the lakeside service station to get gas, Amelia's teenaged interest in boys is apparent, but a conversation with a gas pump boy results in the unexpected—more importantly, the first occasion she can remember when her grandfather called her by her given name.
A native of West Texas, Anita Mills is a studio artist and teacher. During her twelve years on the faculty of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, she taught all levels of design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and the theory of art. Currently Anita is an itinerant art teacher and full-time studio artist. Throughout her career as an artist, she has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions—both competitive and invitational, in regional and national venues. Additionally, in the early 90s, Anita wrote some ten short stories. Since that time, she has come to realize that her short stories are actually more akin to “short film treatments,” which rely on her love of odd characters and her ear for poignant dialog. Among her short stories is “Tex,” which was adapted for the script of “Where There’s Smoke”—her first adventure in filmmaking. Anita lives in Hillsborough, NC, with her partner, the poet and publisher, Andrea Selch and their two children.
Todd Tinkham is a prolific local filmmaker whose work has been exhibited at more than 200 festivals including Slamdance and the Rhode Island Film Festival. Todd’s work will be the focus of the next Second Sunday screening in December.
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