TVFilm Series features films by Penny Lane (MFA 2005), Annmarie Lanesey (MFA 2004) and Eleanor Goldsmith (RPI)

TVFilm Series features films by Penny Lane (MFA 2005), Annmarie Lanesey (MFA 2004) and Eleanor Goldsmith (RPI)

Date posted: 2008-06-05 15:40:00

The TVFilm series starts on WMHT (Capital Region PBS) next week.  The six week series will spotlight independent filmmakers from the area including SITTIN' ON A MILLION and our friend Eleanor Goldsmith (of RPI fame) and Micheal Chaimedes (of Time and Space Limited fame)!!  The first episode will air Thursday, June 12 at 10:00 p.m. New episodes will air every Thursday after that, with repeats on Saturdays at midnight.  A full list of filmmakers and film synopses is included below.  

Also, there will be a special  screening of all the films at the WMHT studio this Saturday, June 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The screening is free and open to the public, so bring along your buddies.  If you can't make it to the June 14 screening of SITTIN' at The Sanctuary for Independent Media <http://www.mediasanctuary.org> , this would be a cool time to check it out instead.

WMHT STUDIO, 4 Global View, Troy, NY  (map <%20http://tinyurl.com/4otknx> ) <http://tinyurl.com/4otknx>

FILMS:
 
Gather – Matt Frieburhaus – 5:50-animated short
A representational figure transforms as it gathers from a specific being or object in a scene.  Eventually, the figure is a composite from multiple aspects of its lifespan becoming less natural and more technological in the process.
 
Silver Lining – Ben Alpi – 6:00
Joseph is on his way to work and, as usual, is assailed by bad news and bad attitudes.  Luckily, this morning is destined to surprise him.  A contemporary drama, Silver Lining is a short film dealing with current events and the wondrous wisdom of children.
 
History of AdirondackFire Towers – Michael Camoin - 7:00
Documentary – work in progress.
 
The Cookies Fortune – Christian Nachtrieb - 15:00
A documentary on the myth behind the fortune cookie; and some insight as to where the mysterious treat actually originated.
 
Seven Days of Samsara  – Travis Breitenbach – 4:30
A middle-aged man awakens and goes about his morning routine – washing his face, brushing his teeth, making and eating his breakfast – totally unaware that his house is on fire.
 
Johnny – John Yost - 20:00
While driving across country, a man searches his memories for an answer to the differences between rage and love.  Like with all emotions, there exists a fine line that we must all learn how to find and control.
 
Boxed In – Joy E. Reed – 9:19
In this family comedy, Kate is in the middle of moving out of her tiny apartment when her technically challenged mother calls for computer help.  When mom ends up interrogating Kate about her life, Kate reveals a secret that shocks Mom to her foundations.  Her mother furiously hangs up the phone, leaving Kate momentarily stunned.  When the phone rings again, Kate is caught off-guard by the voice on the other end.
 
Breaking Up – Jeff Burns – 6:06
Thinking that her friend can't hear her over a bad cell phone connection, a young woman confesses something to him that may end their friendship.
 
Letting Go – Dan Masucci – 3:35
A father struggles with his son's growing independence in this heartfelt short film about a boy who decides to put away his security blanket.
 
The Unopened Door – Elizabeth Hupcey – 5:17-animated short
The Unopened Door is a story about a princess who must make a choice between power and responsibility.  With the help of her tutor and the secret that lies behind a mysterious door, she learns what it takes to be queen.
 
Sittin' on a Million – Penny Lane & Annmarie Lanesey – 22:00
Mame Faye did not exist.  At least that's what the history books would have you believe.  Prostitutes and madams, no matter how popular and successful, are not part of legitimate history.  But the citizens of Troy, New York insist that Mame Faye did exist.  Everyone past the age of retirement has a story – funny, sordid, unbelievable – about Troy's most famous madam.  Filmmakers Penny Lane and Annmarie Lanesey present these stories in all their contradictory glory, alongside vintage erotica, reenactments, and street performances.
 
Distractions – Kevin Craig West and Michalina Almindo – 6:16
As technology expands, so goes ones focus.  When tragedy strikes, how does one react?  Whether good or bad, karma rules.
 
Only 16 – Michael Chameides – 3:00
Only 16, a collaboration between filmmaker Michael Chameides and several Hudson teenagers, offers a collective critique of the criminalization of youth.
 
Corpus – Marty Hardin – 5:24
Corpus Is the Latin word for body.  In his latest project, filmmaker Marty Hardin takes a look, from an artist perspective, at old and new technology and how it is used to explore the human form.
 
Confessions of a Conflicted Filmmaker – Eleanor Goldsmith – 10:23
In this short Ms. Goldsmith has attempted to create a form of documentary, called Machinima documentary.  Machinima documentary combines the techniques and language of traditional filmmaking with the interactive and per formative aspects of social software (Second Life) in order to examine some of the ethical challenges in this new hybrid non-fiction/fiction genre.

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