Opening Reception for the Flyover Film Festival
featuring One Big Holiday
Thursday, June 7 > doors @ 6:30pm, screening @ 8pm > Speed Art Museum
Q&A with filmmakers and VJ to follow
Filmmakers Follies – Shorts Program I
Matthew Rivera and Evan Sennett, 2012, 16mm transferred to SDV , 8
Homaging the work of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, The Executive is a silent slap stickfilm made using vintage technology to replicate the look of a 1920s silent film. The story is of an apple thief. While evading the local cops, he finds himself wearing the costume and persona of a wealthy executive. However, as our tale continues our protagonist soon finds that the sweet life is not so sweet.
John M. Wilson, Chris Maggio, 2012, Video, 24
After the star of a long-running variety show passes away, his son is obligated to reunite a weathered cast of television performers and host the final episode. Retired illusionists, singing cowboys and Peruvian daredevils adorn the stage as the new host protects his father’s legacy from a bungling stepdad.
Tony Balko, 2010, SDV, 8:30
Revisiting the footage of John Bonham’s classic performance and twisting a solo into a duet, Moby Dick brings together sincere fandom with a futile attempt to collaborate.
One Big Holiday
HDV, 2011, 29
Part of it plays like a concert movie: local-band-turned-national-success My Morning Jacket returns to Louisville to do a big arena show for adoring fans. Another part of it plays like a portrait of the city: beginning with horses and baseball bats and ending with lesser-known details about “weird” Louisville, it opens a window onto a colorful personality that Derby-only visitors are unlikely to see. Each of these parts would be good on its own, but their fusion provides the film’s biggest payoff. Connecting My Morning Jacket to the Louisville Youth Orchestra and independent music store ear X-tacy, the film hints that national trends could make successes like the band’s disappear along with funding for arts education and support for local businesses. My Morning Jacket didn’t just start out in Louisville, it comes from the city, and “One Big Holiday” ultimately asks what being from a place actually means. – Andrew Cooper
Credits: Director – Michael Feld
Executive Producer – Christopher Guetig
Featuring Jim James, Patrick Hallahan, Tom Blankenship, Carl Broemel, and Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket. Also featuring the Louisville Youth Orchestra, John Timmons, Jerry Abramson, and Wax Fang