Readers in the Boston area are cordially invited to attend a free screening of my short documentary, Smile Boston Project, part of a special Boston screening of selected films from the From Here to Awesome film festival. Artist Bren Bataclan, the subject of my documentary, will be in attendance. Here are the vital details:
- 7:00 P.M., Friday, October 3, 2008
- Tower Auditorium, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
- 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston (Directions | PDF Map)
- Easy T access via Green E line (Longwood Stop) or 39 Bus
- For driving and parking directions, see note at the end of this post
- The screening is free and open to the public
A group of us will be going out to one of the local watering holes for a drink after the screening, so check in with Bren Bataclan or I immediately after the screening to find out where we’ll be headed.
Screening Lineup for the Evening will be:
Smile Boston Project (2007, David Tames, 20 min.) In the summer of 2003 Bren Bataclan began leaving paintings of his colorful characters in public places with a note attached that says, “This painting is yours to keep if you promise to smile at random people more often.” The film examines the artists influences, his goals, and the reactions of people who have found, purchased, and critiqued his paintings.
Ring of Blood (2008, Javier Prato, 4 min.)
A mercenary hired by the Asian mafia to steal a diamond ring worth millions of dollars decides to go against them and keep it for himself. Starring Davis Choh as the unruled mercenary and Viktor Murakami as the villain. It’s only a matter of time to see who finally gets that precious ring.
Book of Caleb (2008, Matthew Von Manahan, 108 min.) Twenty-something Caleb Callahan, a crusader without a cause, ventures back to his homeland of suburbia where he reunites with his childhood companions: a mastermind serial prankster and a trusty sidekick. After one of their prank has consequences, Caleb is forced to be the hero, save his friends, and give his life direction.
The best way to get to MassArt is via the T, however, if you need to drive, free parking will be available for screening attendees in the MassArt Ward Street lot on a first-come basis if you enter the lot between 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. on the night of the screening. Here are the details:
- If you’re traveling west on Huntington Avenue: as you pass the main campus on your right, take a left at the light onto Longwood Avenue, crossing over the trolley tracks. Go straight to the stop sign and turn left, then immediately turn right onto Ward Street. MassArt’s parking lot is short distance ahead on the left. This is pretty clear if you take a look at the Google Map.
- If you’re traveling east on Huntington Avenue: take a right at the light onto Longwood Avenue, then a quick left and right and you’re on Ward Street. MassArt’s parking lot is short distance ahead on the left. This is pretty clear if you take a look at the Google Map.