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Friday, June 5, 2009

SuperFly Filmmaking at SIFF

Posted by on Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 12:05 PM

I've written about fly filmmaking before, and my feeling is that it's really more for filmmakers than audiences. It's an exercise—an interesting one, but not one I necessarily want to [pay to] watch. But SIFF (in partnership with Longhouse Media), smartly turns that process into something meaningful with SuperFly Filmmaking, in which mentors from the film community (Sherman Alexie, Reel Grrls) travel to an area Native American reservation and, over the course of 36 hours, help 50-60 students (60% of whom are Native or indigenous) to storyboard, shoot, and edit their films. This year's student filmmakers will all work from the same script, written by Princess Lucaj (you can download and read it, if you're interested, at the Longhouse Media website).

It's a great program, and a relief—to me—to see fly filmmaking turned into something more constructive than a kooky novelty. This year's SuperFly is taking place as we speak at Squaxin Island Reservation. The films screen tomorrow, 4 pm, at the FutureWave Shorts presentation at the Egyptian.


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michael strangeways 1
We need to start some betting pool/drinking game involving mentions of Sherman Alexie on Slog/The Stranger...but it could lead to acute alcoholism.
Posted by michael strangeways on June 5, 2009 at 1:44 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 2
@1 Imagine if we took a drink of beer for every time gay, homo, queer, or any word that refers to a penis (cock, dick, erection, etc)...

I'd lose my job.


Or, how about a shot of whiskey for a Chaz post that refers to a woman's body or a part of it despite it attempting to be about something else. 2 shots if the post is only about a woman's beauty.

I'll see you in the morgue.

/Chaz needs to get laid more.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on June 5, 2009 at 2:17 PM · Report this

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