Thursday, July 17, 2014

See the Northside DIY Film Winners at Videology (FREE!)

Posted By on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:03 PM

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Did you miss the Northside Film DIY Competition’s two winning films the first time around? Well, you’re in luck, because tomorrow (Friday, July 18th) at 7:30 PM, you can check out a free screening of both!

Watch the Feature Winner, i hate myself : ) directed by Joanna Arnow, and the Short Winner, Eleanor Ambos Interiors directed by Andrew Ellis, at Videology (308 Bedford Ave) tomorrow night to experience why these films were selected as the best of the bunch of amazing up-and-coming filmmakers who submitted their work.

In i hate myself : ) nebbishy filmmaker Joanna Arnow documents her yearlong relationship with racially charged poet provocateur James Kepple. What starts out as an uncomfortably intimate portrait of a dysfunctional relationship and protracted mid-twenties adolescence, quickly turns into a complex commentary on societal repression, sexuality and self-confrontation through art.

Eleanor Ambos Interiors is close-up look at the whimsical life of 86-year-old interior designer Eleanor Ambos. Since her arrival to the U.S. at age 20, Eleanor’s strong will and keen eye have transformed her design business into a multi-million dollar empire. Yet at home, this eccentric tycoon’s lifestyle is astonishingly simple. Furnishing the homes of diplomats, remodeling dilapidated properties, and maintaining her own warehouses full of antique furniture, she gives little thought to retirement. But as Eleanor loses her eyesight to macular degeneration, she is forced to reckon with a crumbling structure that even she can’t restore.

The screening starts at 7:30, is free and open to the public, and will feature a Q&A with the filmmakers afterwards.

Don’t miss out on these films the second time around – get yourself to Videology tomorrow at 7:30. We’ll see you there!

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