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“DOG” Heats Up January Slam

"DOG" Heats Up January Slam

It may have been below freezing outside on Sunday morning (yes, in Orlando!), but the first FilmSlam of 2010 brought the heat to Enzian’s monthly Florida indie filmmaking showcase. A nice crowd of 100 or so braved the cold to come out and show their support for a diverse and exciting program of eight short works from Orlando, Longwood, Oviedo, Winter Park, and Gainesville. Taking 1st place in the Audience ballots and winning an automatic bye into the 2010 Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase in December was Carl Knickerbocker’s A DOG GOES FROM HERE TO THERE. The local “Suburban Primitive” artist and filmmaker has seemingly brought a children’s book to life, with its nonsense rhymes, puppets, painted sets, and jazzy score whimsically exploring transportation–well done!

Kudos also go out to 2nd Place winner Charles Sutter’s MARRIED TO THE BAND, about a 30-year-old rocker contemplating adulthood, and 3rd Place winner Stephen Wise for SLASHER: A DAY IN THE LIFE, about what a masked serial killer does in his “off” time.

While FilmSlam traditionally falls on the 2nd Sunday of every month, next month’s event will actually take place a week later than usual on February 21. This is due to the special Enzian 25th Anniversary kick-off event and Valentine’s Day Brunch featuring a screening of CASABLANCA, so be sure to circle your calendars for both.

–Matthew

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