5:04 – I’m at the theater and things are kind of quiet at the moment. Chairs, tables, etc. are still being set up and the red carpet is ready to go, but empty right now. That will change in just an hour or two.
I’ll be seeing two films tonight. The first is called The Nothing, a film about five people who wake up in a barn with no idea how they got there. The film was shot in Leipers Fork, TN, so the film should have a local flavor.
I’ll also be seeing Submarine, one of the opening night features. I’ve read that it is very funny, so I’m looking forward to seeing in.
This will be a light day for me. Just two films. Most days will include four or five films, so I’m easing myself into the program. More later after I’ve seen a film or two.
7:30 – I only have a minute. The first film of the evening, The Nothing, just ended and they are already letting people in to see Submarine.
The Nothing has a very inventive plot. It was written by Josh Childs and Derek R. Stogner. Childs also directed the film. In a nutshell, the main character wakes up in a barn along with four other men, none of whom know why they are there or how they got there. They have no memory of what they were doing just before they appeared in the barn. I don’t want to give away the ending, but it is very creative.
The film was made in association with Grace Chapel in Liepers Fork, TN. In fact, the barn where the film was shot sits right behind the church. Because the film was shot near Nashville, the audience at tonight’s showing was full of cast and crew (they applauded for each person during the opening credits.)
There were a few things about the film that I didn’t like. They mostly had to do with the film’s production quality. However, I learned after the showing that the version of the film we saw tonight was not the final version. It is still going through post production, so many of the things that bothered me will most likely be fixed.
9:45 – I just finished watching Submarine, a film that takes place in Wales. It was very funny. I love the British sense of humor.
Before the film, we were entertained by the Music City Soul. They are a dance troupe from Nashville that did a break dance demonstration. I can’t claim to be an expert on break dancing, but they seemed really good to me.
Then it was time for the film. Submarine is the story of Oliver, a 15-year old boy with girl and parent problems. He is trying to lose his virginity while simultaneously trying to prevent his mother from reuniting with an old love. Oliver’s dual goals are handled with great humor. The dialogue is tight, witty, and fast paced. Submarine is a very funny, entertaining film
Five more films tomorrow. Be sure to check back then.