Tuesday, May 04, 2004

We like short shorts

No news for ages on Cheap Rate Gravity, then two big items come along at once. After the Dresden successes (no wins! or even special mentions!), there's going to be a showing at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television's Fantastic Films Weekend, on Sunday 23rd May at 5pm. They're showing my little short, along with lots of other ones that sound much, much cooler. There are 8 shorts in the programme, they're all being shown in the one section, and you can see them all for a fiver, which is pretty good. If you know the NMPFT, the screenings are on at the Pictureville Cinema part, and you can get tickets and more details here. The whole weekend features all 3 Lord of the Rings movies, a Douglas Adams documentary (and episode 1 of the tv Hitch Hiker's show), some classic Hammer Horror, some Asian Extreme movies, some IMAX stuff, and the shorts. Films and the shorts collection are a fiver, double bills are £7.90, IMAX is £5.95, a Lord of the Rings triple bill is £13.50 (bargain!), or you can do the whole weekend for £45. Students, pensioners, unemployed, disabled and kids get in cheaper, too. There's bound to be something there for everyone, and I hope to go to the shorts thing myself.

I love these weekend events, there's always a good atmosphere. I remember going to a science fiction one in Oxford, saw a preview of 28 Days Later, then Mad Max 2, Time Bandits, The Thing, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Kaufman version), over the whole night. Staggered out in the morning, got a train home. Fantastic. The NMPFT thing is a day thing, so you won't lose any sleep...

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