Monday, December 08, 2008

575 Castro St. to World Premiere at Sundance 2009

The press release just went out from the Sundance Film Festival today announcing all the short films for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. My new short film, 575 Castro St. will have it's festival World Premiere there (in front of the exciting new documentary, Shouting Fire: Stories From The Edge of Free Speech). Playdate info is below in case you're attending.

And here's the other great thing:

575 Castro St. is now available for viewing on the Focus Features MILK website (which is what it was originally commissioned for). But it's so hard to find you should go watch it here.

And then come read more about the film on the 575 Castro St. official blog.

575 Castro St. (2008) | HD | color | 7 minutes | USA
575 Castro St. reveals the play of light and shadow upon the walls of the Castro Camera Store set for Gus Van Sant’s film Milk. These mundane shots are almost bereft of movement and sound. So quiet, so still. All the better to showcase the range of emotions evoked by Harvey Milk’s words on the soundtrack. The audio track is an edited down version of the 13-minute audio-cassette that Harvey Milk recorded in his camera shop on the evening of Friday, November 18, 1977 (a few weeks after his election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors which made him one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States). Labeled simply: “In-Case” the tape was to be played, “in the event of my death by assassination.” The sensibility of 575 Castro St. hearkens back to the dozens of Super 8 gay short films of the ‘70s that passed through Harvey Milk’s hands to be processed and developed.

Sundance Film Festival Public Screenings:

Showing in front of the Documentary Competition film, Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech:

Mon. Jan 19 9:00 PM Temple Theatre, Park City
Tue. Jan 20 2:30 PM Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City
Thu. Jan 22 6:45 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
Fri. Jan 23 8:30 AM Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City
Sat. Jan 24 12:00 PM Temple Theatre, Park City

Find details about tickets and everything else on the Sundance website right now!

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