The inaugural screenings of IMAGE’s Rapid “I” Movement were last night and so far the results have been impressive.
Although there was some pre-screening gripes about using Mad Libs dialogue from classic films like “Casablanca” and “High Noon” from some of the teams, the requirement seemed to work for the most part. Unlike the 48 Hour Project the required elements didn’t stick out like a series of bad Diana Ross Wigs. After the third go around seeing a character named Patty Pat Pat shoehorned into short after short the 48 elements get painful, fast.
For the first year the RiM shorts were actually pretty good. In fact, shockingly good considering it was the first year. For the most part the comedies were thankfully light. Compared to the first year of 48 in Atlanta I’d say this was overall a stronger set of films. Time will only tell what what the next few years will bring. However, I think this is going to be strong and fun addition to the Atlanta Film Festival.
For those who missed the screenings, the C and D screenings are tonight and if you miss those as well you’ll get a chance to do some online voting in a few days. Altough, if you really want to show your support you’ll get off your arse, TIVO “Lost”–last night Gabe was kind enough to give Snajay’s number for American Idol–and make it out to the Plaza Theater.
And don’t forget the Atlanta Film Festival is next month. If you haven’t picked up your guide you can pick one up at one of OZ Magazine distribution sites. Doesn’t it look purty?