Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Sunday, 01 July 2012 18:37

Local talent shines in the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, Part 2

blogs.umsl.edu blogs.umsl.edu
Written by Diane Carson
Rate this item
(0 votes)

About this Media...

  • Director: Several directors
  • Dates: July 7-12, 2012

The 12th annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase continues through Thursday, July 12th with an array of choices at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre. Showcasing local talent, all the selections have St. Louis area writers, directors, editors and/or producers or the works have strong local ties. Compilations of short films appear in programs labeled: documentaries, thrillers, experimental, comedy and relationships.

Each of these programs brings together from seven to twelve works, some made by newcomers with some by talent well known in St. Louis and, in a few cases, internationally as well. Though not available for preview the shorts and other feature-length fiction and nonfiction works promise there’s plenty here; namely, a wide range of topics and themes.

Showing the last evening, Thursday, at 7 p.m. and available for preview, writer/director Jack Snyder’s feature Fatal Call, is billed as a “work-in-progress,” but it is already wonderful. Beautifully shot by Christopher Benson, it moves from one superb composition to another, with intelligent but never distracting camera placement and fluid movement. Skillfully edited by Snyder himself, multiple and overlapping flashbacks stitch together the intriguing, tense story of Mitch (Jason London) on the run from the first scene to the last. Beginning with attention grabbing credits, the twists and turns keep this masterful production hurrying forward without sacrificing character development.

It’s great fun to see St. Louis businesses, parks, and other locations in these films and to recognize so many talented actors and filmmakers working right here. Many of the Showcase events include a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers. Descriptions are provided on line. The last day of the Showcase, Thursday, July 12th, concludes with a closing-night awards party at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room for attendees 21 and over. The best Showcase films will be honored with awards from the St. Louis Film Critics Association. For more complete information including descriptions of the works, the screening schedule, and tickets, you may visit CinemaStLouis.org to get all the necessary details.
 

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr
KDHX Blog

Local Artist Spotlight


Tok Releases Gold Dollar Hen House Volume 3

Tue April 8
Tok is a Festus based rock band who has been rocking St. Louis for 20 years. They are due to release their third installment of their Gold Dollar Hen House collection on February 28, 2014 at Schlafly's…

KDHX Recommends

April
Friday
18

The Minus Five

KDHX welcomes The Minus Five to Off Broadway on April 18th.   For more info, offbroadwaystl.com.


April
Saturday
19

Get Down To Business: Getting Booked Locally and Beyond

Ever wondered how to get that talent buyer to open your emails?  KDHX is here to help.   Join St. Louis promoters Steve Pohlman of Off Broadway, Brian McCormac of The Old Rock House, and Mike Cracciolo of The...


April
Tuesday
22

Tuesdays at KDHX Sessions: Worm-A-Rama

Tuesdays at KDHX Sessions presents Earth Day Worm-A-Rama with Jean Ponzi on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm at The Stage. This visual-musical celebration of living on earth will feature musical guest, Augusta Bottoms Consort, tuneful...


Online Users

4 users and 7944 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook