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Re: film festival report...



Maybe SF are tired of being politically correct?

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, james covey wrote:

> the atlantic film festival is in full swing in halifax right now...
> 
> last night at the atlantic focus screening of the film festival,
> they had to turn away more people than they let in, i think.
> 
> cool:
> 
> one of the films screened was "the worst date of my life" by
> andrew murdoch, starring five foot nine's shannon cunningham
> (she who starred in the jale video "ali") with a "cameo"
> appearance by mr. colin mackenzie as "whistling guy in elevator."
> :-)
> 
> not cool:
> 
> in order to get to see helen bredin's brilliant 4-minute short
> "take the cake," which features, among others, paul from piggy
> and sandy plotnikoff of "secret band" fame (and stars ckdu-fm's
> own lisa morse, yay), we had to sit through a long (26 minutes!),
> *tedious*, *sexist*, *offensive*, *boring*, *repulsive*, "short"
> called "the ensigns" made by some delayed-adolescent males from
> new brunswick who have clearly been deeply infected with the
> tarantino disease that is threatening to destroy indie film as
> we knew it.
> 
> anyway, the only reason i am mentioning this piece of shit is
> that it featured not one, but *two* songs by the super friendz,
> *with permission*.  very unfortunate.  wonder if they're doing
> their own checking as to who's using their music these days.
> bad choice, whoever it was that made it.
> 
> obviously one doesn't usually know what will befall a piece
> of music when it's released for use by a filmmaker.  you
> gotta trust people sometimes i guess.  it was misplaced
> trust in this case.
> 
> james
> 
> james r. covey <jrcovey\!/cochran.com> http://www.cochran.com/staff/jrcovey/
>         PO box 34082, scotia square RPO, halifax NS b3j 3s1 canada
> "I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on,
>     I go into another room and read a good book." -- Groucho Marx
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