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Cell phone films and a few other things of note

Posted at 4:12 PM on January 30, 2006 by Euan Kerr (1 Comments)

There was a thought-provoking piece about a cell phone film contest on Morning Edition this morning. Apparently some folks out east have invited people to submit 30 second films made on their handsets for consideration. I have to admit it makes me wonder once again about the human desire to do something just because they can. Yes, there is no doubt a challenge to creating movies on your phone. But in what way does it really improve humanity? If you want to make a movie, why not get a camera and do the job properly?


The Screen Actor Guild handed out its Awards last night, and the Oscar fever begins to mount. The Academy announces nominations tomorrow morning, and Maven fans will want to know that Ms Curtis will grace the Midday airwaves tomorrow at noon central time to give her thoughts on the lists.

On another front: there are a couple of special screenings in the Twin Cities this week. On Tuesday January 31st there is a special fundraiser screening of the new William Hurt movie "The Blue Butterfly." It's about a boy with brain cancer who decides to dedicate his life to finding one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world the Blue Morpho, which lives in the Amazonian rainforest. The screening will feature a discussion with the real life inspiration for the film, David Marenger who is now 24. Tickets are available online at

The other screening is the Minnesota premier of "Factotum" which was shot around the Twin Cities last year. The Walker will launch it's Lily Taylor Retrospective with the film on Friday. Taylor herself appears on Saturday in a Regis Dialogue with B. Ruby Rich on Saturday night. Details at

Comments (1)

"...the Walker will launch it's Lily Taylor retrospective..."
Give me a break. Drop the apostrophe in it's!
English majors of the world unite!

Posted by Phebe Hanson | February 2, 2006 5:38 PM

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