Recently, Audrey and I attended the Best of The Boston 48-Hour Film Project 2015 screening and awards at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, MA. It was a really great experience and we wanted to share it with you. For those of you who don't know what the 48-Hour Film Project is, you can visit their website here. It's a really cool project and worth checking out.
The only way I can describe the Kendall Square Cinema is an alternative movie theater. In addition to standard new releases, it shows many films that you won't see at other theaters, including independent films, restored classics, and foreign films. It also hosts many local premieres, benefit screenings, and film festivals. But that's not the only way it's different. Your first clue that you are not in a standard movie theater is the menu: filled with all the theater classics like popcorn, candy, soda and water, it also goes further. Much further. It includes not only refreshments, but dinner items, and specialized food like vegan cookies and edamame. Very cool!
A couple of my favorites were DIEnamics, Holiday For Hire, Note-worthy, Human Family Unit, Rhyme And Punishment, Los Locos Dientes, DynoCorp, and Take Two. Of course they had rough spots; most films do. But I would watch any of these films again. Not to belittle the other eight films in any way. Their accomplishments are still tremendous and I think it's safe to say that every single film screened had at least two strong points. These are just my personal favorites.
Some of the films are available to watch on online (though sadly not the winners or Take Two.) For your convenience, I've included the links to the those titles that I could find (see below). Which is your favorite? What were you most impressed by in these films? Have you had any experiences with the 48-Hour Film Project? Comment below. We'd love to hear your thoughts!
Human Family Unit
Holiday for Hire
Los Locos Dientes
Rhyme and Punishment