Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Reel Spokane, a Redneck Christmas and Chris Rock


It's the Tuesday we've all been waiting for -- FAVES is presenting Reel Spokane: A Homegrown Film Event at the Magic Lantern Theatre!

FAVES is replacing our monthly educational panel with speed skating families, frankfurter mysteries, zombies and other strange and amazing things from the minds of local filmmakers.

So, support our local film community and catch some great shorts from local filmmakers, amateur to professional. All films were primarily produced in the Inland Northwest and entirely awesome.

Admission is free and tasty treats are available from the Magic Lantern or at Isabella's next door.

Here's the line-up:

"Robot Cool Dude" Sean Kavanaugh 5:01
"Castle In The Air" Janice Jarzabek 1:30
"Suburban Waterwalk" Gabriel Brown 3:26
"Allies" Aaron Fink 4:07
"Speed Skate" Chad Christensen 4:55
"Maltese Frankfurter" Aaron Fink 5:47
"Adoption" Chad Christensen 4:59

Intermission 10:00

"Dead Week" Nathan Brand 4:57
"The Magical Hat" Sean Kavanaugh 2:49
"Perfect 10" Lindy & Kris Boustedt 2:32
"Changing Media Landscape" Ira Gardner 4:10
"Every Day is a Long Day" Laurin Furry 1:30
"Mad Blood" Jonah Vigil 5:27

Intermission 10:00

"Lady Luck Case No. 37" Jason McKee 12:00

Reel Spokane runs from 6 to approximately 7:45pm on Tuesday, Dec 15th at the Magic Lantern Theatre at 25 W Main in downtown Spokane.


After Reel Spokane, head over to the Bing Crosby Theater for "Fling at the Bing" -- a party to raise money for Cheney native and Cannes award-winning screenwriter Serena Belsby's pending feature "Nothing Like a Redneck Christmas."

Belsby's plot centers around a Cheney ranch family who gathers together for Christmas and a yuletide funeral. 

And she's all about keeping it local, too.  "We don't have to go outside of Spokane. We have a lot of resources right here," Belsby said in a recent interview with the Spokesman Review.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with proceeds going to the movie's slim $200,000 budget. Entertainment will include music from local Latin band Milonga and singer-songwriter Cris Lucas, with drinks from Dry Fly Distillery and Townshend Cellars and delectables from David's Pizza. There will also be an auction with items contributed from local businesses.

"Fling at the Bing" will start at 7pm on Tuesday, December 15th at the Bing Crosby Theater at 901 W Sprague Ave in downtown Spokane. Visit www.nothinglikearedneckchristmas.com for more information on the project.


The Magic Lantern is showing Chris Rock's "Good Hair," an informative and hilarious exposé of the industry surrounding black hairstyles. Propelled by his daughter's question, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?", Rock travels to barber shops, hair shows and India in a quest to understand "good hair" and its economic and social impacts on the black community. It's a definite must-see.

"Coco Before Chanel", "Paris" and "Boondock Saints II" are also still playing at the Lantern.

"Good Hair" is currently playing at the Magic Lantern Theatre at 25 W Main in downtown Spokane. Tickets are $5. See www.magiclanternspokane.com for show times and details.

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