My San Francisco Bay Area readers might want to know that Mr. Gary on the Feedback Show, an experimental short I made with director Lise Swenson, will be screening as part of the SF Women's Film Festival!
It's screening in a program of experimental shorts along with a live video perfomance by Kerry Laitala at Oddball Film and Video, which is a pretty unique and wonderful space for film. It should be a tremendous evening. I'll be doing the Q&A, and I'd love to meet any scriptwrangler readers.
Here's the info:
Experimental Shorts Program
Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 PM
275 Capp St, between 17th and 18th streets
You need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a ticket at the door. More info here.
Mr. Gary is one of the quirkiest, most visually arresting and challenging pieces I've ever worked on. Here's the basic storyline.
Flora, an elderly shut in, maintains careful control over the universe of her apartment, a glorious and phantasmagoric manifestation of her inner world. Flora shares this claustrophobic environment with her closest friends, the television and the radios, which seem to feed her most intimate thoughts and fears back to her -- sometimes affectionately, sometimes mischievously.
On this night, Flora repeats her bathing ritual and dons her best dress. Little does she know the center of her universe, the radio personality Mr. Gary of Mr. Gary on the Feedback Show, will be hosting a special call in edition which is to be broadcast live on TV. As forces from inside and outside her environment conspire to stop her from joining Mr. Gary, she finds the courage to pick up the telephone and re-establish order by creating her own transcendent feedback loop.