Did you manage to pop to The Barn Cinema, Dartington to catch SHOOT, the Totnes Film Festival as part of the Totnes Festival? If not, you’ve got another bite of the cherry tonight (Wednesday, September 8) as the movies decamp to The Barrel House in Totnes. And it’s worth getting to, there’s a stonking list to top South West made movies in the line up. Here’s what you saw/missed/will be seeing (delete where applicable).
The films are in the running for the first prize of being screened in front of a main feature film in The Barn in its November/December programme. Votes will be counted at both screenings at The Barn Cinema and at The Barrel House.
Here’s the line up:
Uncomfortable 16 m dir. David Salas
It must be a terrible thing to be left alone.
Woof Woof 2m 40 dir. Chanya Pepper
An interesting way of showing the relationship between a mother and child: A little girl wants to play mother, with her stuffed toy as the baby and her dog as the mother. But the mother just can’t get it right.
Rain 4m dir. Alexa St John Palmer
Rain is a modern film noir set in a wet, industrial future. This scene is of a conversation had by the protagonist and their femme fatale that takes place in a dark, urban train carriage. In this future it is constantly raining and the protagonist uses this as a metaphor for the realisation of his fate.
Index 8m 20 dir. Simon Davis
Stefan is depressed with life, he sits in a cafe and reads an interesting article suggesting how immortality may be possible. From nowhere, Lisa appears. She seems to know more about Stefan than her thinks. Filmed at the Blue Walnut Cafe, Torquay, and Slapton Sands. First Eye Productions is a film-making group funded by the Lottery and DCF.
La Legende~Dali 13m 50 dir. Tom Austin
A surreal comedy docu-drama looking at the life and work of Salvador Dali. Set in a boxing gym, it tells in a theatrical way how his odd family (including his dead brother) helped shape the young man into becoming arguably the 20th century’s greatest painter.
Ramble! 14m 57 dir. Steven Sowden
From the stable of Trenby Shalt, South Devon’s newest and cleanest video production house, come this short documentary about a group of people who walk the landscapes of the county in search of peace, light and meaning.
The Letters 5m 54 dir. Ben Boyd-Taylor
The Letters is about an assassin looking back to a few weeks earlier, as his hard exterior has softened by his growing love for nine women, whose love letters to his previous victim he receives, and the challenges this causes him.