Films fly high in Racine tonight
Grab your favorite drink, parka, mitts and even a seat and head to Racine to watch local film this Friday.
Fly Over Country Film Night, hosted by the Racine Arts Council, is the first in a series that will highlight the work of innovative filmmakers of this region. The schedule includes work by Firestarter Films, Ashley Altadonna and Faythe Levine.
Firestarter Films will present the world premiere of the film, Last Chance, which was filmed this past weekend for the 48 Hour Film Project International Shootout. Firestarter will also present three short films: Dave Hinterberg’s Processor; Ward Three — a Collaborative Cinema Project; and The Christian Fury by the Buckley Brothers. Firestarter founders, Shawn Monaghan and Phil Koch, will be present to talk about these forthcoming films and their outlook for the coming year.
Finally, Handmade Nation, the newly released film by Milwaukeean Faythe Levine will be screened. Her film and accompanying book document the merger of commerce, creativity and community. And both have sparked renewed interest in the do-it-yourself craft movement. Levine, darling of the local film and craft arts scene, is currently on tour screening her film all over the globe.
This film event is billed as BYOEverything, which means that you should feel free to bring your favorite drinks and even a chair. You can expect a laid-back atmosphere to watch some films, enjoy free popcorn, quench your thirst with your favorite malted beverage, and then ask questions of the filmmakers. Located midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, this event is expected to attract regional talent and to facilitate networking.
Part of a new series created and hosted by the RAC, expect subsequent Film Nights to expand and include a mashup of film with live music.
Fly Over Country Film Night is Friday, Dec. 11, at the Racine Art Council Artspace, located in downtown Racine at 316 Sixth St., from 6-9 p.m., The event is BYOEverything with free popcorn. Suggested donation is $4. For more information, click here.