Winners of this year’s Indy Arts Award for Film team up with the Playwrights Roundtable for a Special Sunday of Short Films at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro on Sunday, October 18, at 3 p.m.
The program is a collaboration that creates a link between the theatre and film communities by showcasing the amazing range of talent in the Triangle area. The two creative communities will join forces to premiere original works, and even show sneak previews of works in progress.
Take 5 features films by five artists: Roundtable Playwrights Dave Rabinowitz and Mark Cornell as well as Filmmakers Nic Beery, Todd Tinkham, and Kelley Katzenmeyer.
The audience may well note the high level of collaboration among filmmakers in “Take Five.” Todd Tinkham, for example, is listed in the credits for five of the eight films. As Director of the Playwrights Roundtable, Paul Newell says, “It’s no exaggeration to call it a film ‘community.’ Not only do these filmmakers want each other to succeed, they teach and learn from each other on a regular basis.” Nic Beery, who moved to the Triangle from Washington DC four years ago, agrees: “I can’t think of a better place to make films!”
A little about the works being shown:
Dave Rabinowitz’ film Patrick (Winner for “Best Narrative” at the Carolina Film Festival) was shot in both North Carolina and New York. This story of transforming the small and serendipitous into the extraordinary fulfills the playwright’s/filmmaker’s goal of “exploring the magic in the lives of ordinary people.”
Prolific writer Mark Cornell—this fall, 5 of Cornell’s productions will play in theatres across the country—has 3 films in Take 5: The Camera, Sweet Dream for Masie, and A House in Los Osos. A surprisingly eerie ghost story based on the Cornell family photos, The Camera is characteristic of his style. “I have always been drawn to dark tales. As a little boy, I often pretended to be a werewolf like Lon Chaney Jr., and scale the couch to scare my mother.”
Nic Beery, co-founder of the Carrboro Film Festival, co-winner of the Independent Weekly’s Indy Arts Award, and curator of the Century Center Cinema, will be showing a sneak preview of his latest film, Ben Pickle. “I am drawn to stories that ask the audience to see the world differently. So in Ben Pickle, my goal was to break as many rules as I could,” says Beery. “It’s a cross between The Wonder Years, Scrubs and The Wizard of Oz, believe it or not.”
Todd Tinkham, another co-winner of the Indy Arts Award, will show his short film, Mary and Jennifer as well as 12 minutes of Southland of the Heart, the feature-length film that grew out of Mary and Jennifer.
To be Remembered, by Kelley Katzenmeyer is the story of a mysterious girl who is condemned to be forgotten. By all accounts, To be Remembered is a surprisingly accomplished piece of work despite Katzenmeyer’s youth–a student at NC School of the Arts, she’s only 17.
WHEN: Sunday October 18, 3:00pm
WHERE: The ArtsCenter 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510 www.artscenterlive.org 919-929-2787
TICKETS: $5 Suggested Donation