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A Line or Two: 48-Hour Films at the Crooked Pint

You've probably heard of the slightly mad enterprise called the 48-Hour Film Project. It's an international contest in which filmmakers in cities around the world get two days make a movie, start to finish. Locally, the ultraquick-filmmaker aspirants gathered on the evening of June 8 at the Riverview Theater to, as it were, toe the starting line; finished films had to be submitted by 7:30 PM on June 10. Two days later, they were screened at the Riverview.
If, like me, you didn't make it to that screening (the breathlessness of the enterprise was a little much for someone who needs most of the day to write a thousand words), you're in luck. From July 17 to 19, the whole batch will be re-shown at the ultra-cool Washington Avenue drinkery called the Crooked Pint Ale House. Sip a Surly, a Bell's Two-Hearted IPA, or a Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale as you check out what can be done cinematically with simple means and no sleep.
You'll get a chance to see the prizewinners—"Put a Ring on It" by Two Jacket Productions for Best Editing, Best Actor Mike Lenczewski in "First Date," Terrordome Productions' "The Midwesterner" for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design winner "Video Chat"—and, on the 18th, the formidable "Coming Out," which took Best Film as well as Best Directing (Kristin and Justin Schaack). Sixty-six movies in total over three evenings, kicking off at 7 PM. See you there.
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