Now that the worst of the weather is behind us we thought it was time to revive the Sunday Movie Night at the space in our new phone-box room. A night to sit down, relax and watch some kick ass open source movies with some popcorn. Yes, we will have popcorn. Hurray!!!
We have two really good movies to start off the first session. Drop down to 091labs on Sunday at 9pm, it is open to the public (free as in beer). See you all there.
Four Eyed Monsters
Four Eyed Monsters is a 2005 film directed, starred and written by Susan Buice and Arin Crumley. It debuted on the festival circuit in January 2005 at the Slamdance Film Festival where it was well received. The filmmakers hoped to obtain a conventional deal for theatrical distribution on the basis of its success at Slamdance, but nothing was forthcoming.
Arin Crumley has never had a girlfriend, so he goes to the place where he finds everything else; the internet. Stuck in a rut, Susan Buice waits tables hoping to become inspired by life. They decide to meet up with the pretense to only communicate through hand-written notes. They fall in love with this experiment and continue to relate solely through videos, emails, drawings and physical intimacy for the next 4 months. As their lives merge they’re taken on a roller coaster that could have only ever existed in this modern era of digitallove.
Sintel is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.
This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world.