Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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First New Student Film Festival

Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 8:00 pm


First New Student Film Festival

A series of short films created by current and former regional students.

Featureing films by Paul Christo, Cory Allen and Bryan Caprari.

About the Event

About 30 people gathered at the old Firehouse on Route 52 last evening for this event produced by CHS graduate and SUNY Purchase student Leah Rogers, to view a series of short films created by current and former regional students.

The evening opened up a few minutes after 8PM with a 30 minute film on local skateboarders by Paul Christo to a driving soundtrack which included everything from The Dead Kennedy's to Louis Armstrong. Paul follows several of his friends as they jump, flip and defy physical injury(!) at a variety of locations in the area. Let me tell you, when it comes too flipping over a stair rail it pays to be young.

The next film up was a 3 minute short by Cory Allen of Putnam Valley titled, "$4.89". His film, created in 24 hours for Apple Computer's 2007 Insomnia Film Festival, revived a bad dream where everything - including your wallet - was for sale. One question to answer: what was your girlfriend doing sleeping with $10 cigars?

Following Cory's film were two shorts by Bryan Caprari, both made for his film classes at SUNY Oneonta. One has to do with an insane assassin, a nerf dart and a speeding car and the other, an alternate reality we all often contemplate.

After each film the directors stood before the audience and explained their process and took questions - which amounted to lively and interesting discussions. I now know what a "Dutch Angle" is. Do you? You would if you were there!

This is the first event of this type and discussion afterwards promised there would be additional films shown at Arts on The Lake. We hope to see you there.