If you’ve walked around Ann Arbor these past few days, you likely encountered free film, video and moving image installations, in the windows of stores, projected onto buildings, etc. The initiative, called 50 Screens, was undertaken by our friends at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, in order to engage with members of the public who might not otherwise find themselves inside one of the venues where films are being screened this week, in conjunction with the festival’s 50th anniversary. Well, as I hadn’t seen anything about the initiative online, and thought that people may want to comment on the campaign’s effectiveness, I asked my friend Chris if he’d mind shooting some video for the site… Here’s what he came up with. I hope that you enjoy it.
Speaking of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, I went to good panel discussion the other day on the festival’s origins, and I hope to write something about it for the site shortly. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to read my scintillating interview with Donald Harrison, the executive director of the AAFF. Or, better yet, you could leave your filthy apartment and actually take part in the festival. There are still quite a few events taking place tonight, and tomorrow.