Just da’ Facts!!!!

Hello screenwriter’s and filmmakers!! First, let me say how excited we all are to have so many truly amazing films at our Second Annual Snake Alley Festival of Film.

Congratulations!!!

Now, for those who are planning to attend… We have a little
info that will make your visit a little easier.

1. Each film and screenplay will get two all access badges. This badge gets you into all Festival events/parties.

2. In addition to t-shirt, every filmmaker and screenwriter will receive a swag bag full of local goodies.

3. Registration is Thursday, June 6th, from 11 to Noon, right
next to the Capitol theater (also known as the filmmakers and screenwriters lounge/AKA… The Annex). It connects to the theater, but provides a sound barrier as to not disturb the screenings. If you cannot make it to Thursday’s registration, someone will always be there to “man the post”.

4. The filmmaker and screenwriter’s brunch takes place on Friday from 10am to noon at The Drake (sponsored by Produce Iowa) Space is limited and we are filling up fast. Please let me know in advance if you would like to participate. It’s a great time to get to know each other, learn about each other’s projects, and support one another’s film.

5. A tour of historic Burlington is being sponsored by Grow
Greater Burlington. A bus will pick you up at the Port of Burlington at 9am. A sign up sheet will be in the Annex. The tour ends at noon and drops you off at the base of Snake Alley, just in time for Cyn-a-pa-looza! (which is a small
festival with wiener dog races, free ice cream, and local
silly business).

6. Wiener dog races are at 1pm. You can bet on your favorite
dog, but we don’t condone gambling. (All bets go to The
Humane Society to support our local shelter.) 😉

7. Films begin at noon every day and run until 10pm, except
Saturday, when our first block begins at 12:30 and our last block ends at 6:30. The 2:30 to 4:30 bloc on saturday is our first family friendly block and free to kids under thirteen.

8. At 6:30 on Saturday, we shut down the street for our red carpet event. It gives us an hour to unwind. Just show your badge and we will supply the music, food, beer and wine.

9. “After” parties are all within 2 blocks of the theater.
Music will be provided, but you gotta bring the atmosphere.

10. We will have a van on call to make sure everyone gets back to their rooms safely.

11. Travel — We have two nearby airports, each about an hour and half away. One is in Iowa (Cedar Rapids) and the other in Illinois (Moline). Flying into either airport is a lot
easier, as far as scheduling, then flying directly into
Burlington. You can catch a puddle jumper out of Chicago or
St. Louis for only $35, but the schedule is limited.

12. Lastly, if you have artwork (already printed) and would
like to send it, please send to:
SNAFF
5233 Ferres Lane,
Burlington Iowa 52601.
This will be very helpful in promoting your film.

If you have any questions or concerns don’t
hesitate to e-mail or call. 319-750-4124
Warm regards and happy travels,
Lonnie Schuyler
Event Director
Snake Alley Festival of Film

On The Road Again!

On the trail to Burlington

This time next week, I’ll be on the way to The 2nd Annual Snake Alley Festival of Film in Burlington, Iowa. I’m looking forward to renewing friendships I made last year at the fest…and beginning some new ones.

There is an exciting line-up of films this year from all over the world, plus an added category for screen writers. (As a copywriter and blogger, I’m particularly interested in this one.)

The line-up is posted in the last blog post where you can decide which (if not all) of the films you plan to see. Remember to stop by the lobby afterward to vote for your favorite. (This is for the coveted “People’s Choice” award.)

We’ll be leaving sunny Florida for Burlington soon. Hopefully the Chamber of Commerce remembers to hit the “good tourist weather” button before we get there. (Actually, this is the perfect time of year to go to Burlington.)

If you haven’t already gotten your tickets, (what’re you waiting for???) here is the info you need:
Online, tickets available 24/7 at http://www.redtrucktickets.com
By phone, call 319-237-1099.
In person, at the Capitol Theater 211 N. 3rd Street.
Ticket Office hours 2-5pm Monday-Saturday and 2 hours before each event start time.

TINA SALAMONE
Executive Director
Burlington Capitol Theater
211 N. 3rd Street
Burlington, Iowa
319-237-1099
http://www.burlingtoncapitoltheater.org

On a side note, I want to congratulate Tina Salamone for putting up with my son (Lonnie Schuyler) during the run-up to the fest. (I can guarantee that this was no mean feat.) ;>)

My daughter-in-law asked me if Lonnie told us to bring our swim suits. Is he planning on drowning me so I can’t embarrass him?

A List! A list! We Finally Have A List!

Yes, folks! It’s true! The powers that be have FINALLY come up with the list for the films and when they are showing. Now, if they could only get rid of last year’s schedule on the home page. But…let’s be happy for small miracles.
Here…ta-da…ladies and gentlemen, is the list:

Thursday, June 6th
Block 1

BUMSICLE – Director: Lee Goldberg (23 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) A
homeless woman is found frozen to death in a park, unlocking
troubling memories for a weary cop and a powerful Chief of
Police.

RAGMAN – Director: Dale Ward (18 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) A ragman
from another time and place visits a modern city, offering to
trade his new rags for the old ones of the people he meets.

THE HANGING OF THE HODGES – Director: Russ Fry (21 MINUTES, DOCUMENTARY, USA) The
Hanging of the Hodges documents the recently rediscovered
route they took from the jail to the gallows.

DEAD KANSAS – Director: Aaron K Carter ( 17 MINUTES, HORROR, USA) In a
post-apocalyptic land consumed by ‘Rottens’, a simple farmer
and his teenage daughter struggle to live. Meanwhile, an
unruly gang make a plan to kidnap and sell the daughter for
their own selfish profit.

AN HONEST LIFE – Director: Adam Orton (13 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) Allison,
girlfriend to small-time thug Marty, tries to save him from
prison by helping bring down his criminal operation.

Thursday-Block 2

PROMETEO – Director: Laia R San Jaun, Joseph M Gifreu, Ignacio F
Rodo (6 MINUTES, DRAMA, SPAIN) A sexy late night swim with a
couple of lovers turns dark. Underwater adaptation of
Prometheus’ Greek myth.

A PRAIRIE WIND – Director: Brent Clouser (29 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) A short
film depicting love, loss and the beauty of prairie culture.

BREAKAWAY – Director: Ivan Bukta (18 MINUTES, STUDENT, USA) To feel
safe and let love into her life, a damaged young woman must
overcome the terror inflicted by her abusive father.

8 GUNS OVER A DEAD GIRL – Director: Phillip Mayall ( 28 MINUTES, ACTION/DRAMA, USA)
There comes a time when a boy becomes a man and Max Glaester
can tell you exactly which day that was for him.

ACROSS THE TRACKS – Director: Shawn Kessler ( 9 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) A short
film addressing homeless prejudices in America.

Thursday-Block 3

BUFFALO MUST DIE – Director: Jesse Veverka (10 MINUTES, DOCUMENTARY, USA) A
direct cinema documentary short about the ritualistic slaughter of water buffalo at traditional funerals in Tana Toraja, Indonesia.

REVENGE FLAME OF HAYABUSA -Director: Petong Sakulchal (10 MINUTE, ACTION, USA) A Yakuza seeks revenge on the people who killed his boss and crew.

EXIT THE DEAD – Director: Petong Sakulchal (6 MINUTES, HORROR, USA) A
Zombie virus IS spreading across the country. An office employee is stuck in a security booth, but what he doesn’t know is… he is not alone.

ONE BEDROOM – Director: Christiane Hitzemann (12 MINUTES, STUDENT,
USA)A down-on-his-luck musician has one chance to save his
marriage when he finds out his wife is pregnant – on the
bumpy New York City real estate market.

MANFRED IN THE WAITING ROOM – Director: Joel Breitman (9 MINUTES, COMEDY, CANADA) In a doctor’s waiting room a frantic Manfred is thrown into a
truly bizarre power struggle with a mysterious sociopath.

TO BE ALONE – Director: Mike Ray (4 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) To be alone?
That is the question many of us ask ourselves. Many of us
think we can live life alone and not ever find that someone
or distance ourselves from our family and friends but can we
really? And still be happy?

FROM URANUS – Director: Stephen Folker (19 MINUTES, COMEDY, USA) After
losing his wife to a tragic accident, Leroy Benson seeks
comfort From Uranus.

WITCHBANE: HUNTERS – Director: Phoenix Williams (25 MINUTES, SCI-FI, USA) A
group of modern day witch hunters track down those corrupted
by their power as they search for their newest recruit.

Thursday-Block 4

HOPPER – THURSDAY – Director: Alex Bruel Flagstad (19 MINUTES, ANIMATION,
DENMARK) The Hopper is not your average clay-animation story. 16 year old Dexter lives with his grandmother in West Baltimore, Maryland. One night Dexter and his friend Kevin rob local drug dealers, but things do not work out as planned and violence spins out of control.
ERINNERUNGEN AN DEN SOMMER – Director: Friedrich tiedtke (10 MINUTES, DRAMA, GERMANY) A woman remembers her first love experience.

DANS LE JARDINDU NIL – Director: Sophie Kluge (9 MINUTES, DRAMA, GERMANY) How a day goes by. The phone rings and rings. A romantic weekend in Paris didn’t work out as planned. She listens but in reality she would have loved to call someone herself. She actually would have had the time for it today.

ANOTHER FUCKING SOLO – Director: Katharina Marie Schubert (33 MINUTES, DRAMEDY, GERMANY) ANOTHER FUCKING SOLO is a film about the big City Berlin, about really growing up, the benefit of alcohol, the search for meaning and about bad jokes.

LITTLE BUDDIES – Director: Ray Chao (14 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) Everybody
needs a buddy. Especially when you’re 14 years old, and you lose your best buddy – your dad. A late night conversation with his Uncle Marcus helps a young man come to grips with the death of his father, and helps him learn a little bit more about his father. Together, they realize that no matter how old you are, every little buddy needs a big buddy.

Thursday-Block 5

NAKED – Director: Sean Roberson (6 MINUTES, COMEDY, USA) NAKED is
a musical film about a young woman who finds herself being
extraordinary, even in the most ordinary of circumstances.

THE PREDATOR’S RETURN – Director: Jerald Fine – (14 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) What if
the newest resident of your nursing home was the same Nazi officer that murdered your entire family 60 years earlier?

ANIMATION HOTLINE – Director: Dustin Grella (6 MINUTES, DOCUMENTARY, USA)
Animation Hotline is a series of micro-animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content.

THE PURITANS – Director: Sean Roberson (24 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) THE
PURITANS’ evolved from the examination of how far one can go in an attempt to isolate himself from the ‘world,’ for misguided religious or moral creeds.

20ZWOELF – Director: Christain Stahl (4 MINUTES, ANIMATION, GERMANY)
Freedom of the press is regularly put to the test. The short film ’20zwoelf’ is pushing this issue to the extreme: a Germany without a free press – unthinkable?

MUSIK LIEGT IN DER LUFT – Director: Tim Bosse (20 MINUTES, COMEDY, GERMANY) A man will go through any length to win the girl of his dreams.

MISSFALL – Director: Martin Monk (5 MINUTES, DRAMA, GERMANY)
Lilli and Ana are best friends, and more. They are a couple. Erotic curiosity quickly developed into a serious relationship. They share everything, until the day Ana finds out that she is pregnant. In an instant, the lives of the two young women change drastically.

PRO KOPF – THURSDAY – Director: Sascha Zimmermann (14 MINUTES, DRAMEDY,
GERMANY) Pro Kopf (English title: The Maid) is a dark comic tale of love and murder.

And we’re off to the After Party

Friday, June 7th

Block 1

ANY MOMENT NOW – Director: Gary Glenn (23 MINUTES, DRAMEDY, AUSTRALIA) Two
organized crime types meet in a country restaurant… to come up with a strategy to save their lives. A great little story, with lots of twists and turns… and a fantastic ending!

POSEY -Director: Billy DaMota (22 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) The film seeks to examine the seeming hopelessness of the disease and the fear from both the victim and their families, while at the same time finding hope and humor.

ONE YEARS CROP -Director: Richard Sands (42 MINUTES, DOCUMENTARY, USA)
Back on the farm upon the death of his father, Robert Biggs, prodigal son of the soil, faces the demons that drove him away, while blessing the angels calling him home. Having long been an actor, musician, composer and writer, Robert struggles to
reconcile the story of where he came from, with the stories he now writes for the stage. Haunting, big-sky visuals of the windswept Illinois prairie support a narrative story
unfolding in four patient seasons. Shadows play with light in this homespun American tale of a wandering spirit and the land that he loves.

Friday-Block 2

THE TELL TALE HEART – Director: Lorenzo Artami (8 MINUTES, HORROR, USA) A
haunting retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ places our main character in modern-day New York City.

TREIBJAGD – Director: Christiane Hitzmann (13 MINUTES, STUDENT,
GERMANY) On a driven hunt a young huntress aims to shoot her first stag – and deeply hits her dad’s hunter-heart.

INTERSECTION – Director: Dorothea Paschalidou (7 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) A
single, middle-class father’s relationship with his teenage son is edgy and unstable because both of them lead secret lives.
FORSAKEN – Director: Josh Jones (3 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) The heart-
stricken thoughts of a lost soul.

DREIEINHALB – Director: Elisa Unger (20 MINUTES, DRAMEDY, GERMANY) The
house Martin inherited in Transylvania turns out to be a worthless old shack. His bad luck continues when A hitchhiker suddenly occupies his back seat. With her chaotic, bubbly personality and her ever smiling face she puts him through a
number of unwelcome adventures.

NACHTWACHTER – Director: Eike Frederik Schulz (30 MINUTES, DRAMA,
GERMANY) An 18 year old graffiti writer wants to get out of the small town and study art, but he decides to paint one last mural before he goes. The result could change his life forever.

VOR DIR – FRIDAY – Director: Janin Halisch (15 MINUTES, DRAMA, GERMANY)
Jaschek is driving. Nada is sitting next to him. No one talks till he puts in a cassette. Nada’s voice comes on. She talks about the night they met. Her voice takes us on a journey remembering what they saw in each other. Through Jaschek’s eyes we will become part of their inaccessible story.

JEANETMILA – Director: Elke Fredrick Schulz (5 MINUTES, DRAMA,
GERMANY) Jeanetmila is about a young couple. About friendship, relationships, generations. About questions we don´t ask, conflicts, we avoid, issues we don´t want to have. It´s about giving IT a try. Somehow

JUST A FAVOR – Director: Linda Brieda (5 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) Isabella,
a 14-year-old, is bullied in school. A classmate offers his help in return of a favor. Before she knows it she is caught in a net of hideous secrets.

Friday-Block 3

ROSE, MARY AND TIME – Director: Hardeep Giani (38 MINUTE, DRAMA, UNITED
KINGDOM) The film is a story of second chances. Barney is married – unhappily. He lost the love of his life around six years ago – she was murdered. Through the magic contained within a clock he inherited, and with the help of an old Indian shop keeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save her… but life isn’t always as easy as that.

THE TELEGRAM MAN – Director: James Francis Khehtie (14 MINUTES, DRAMA,
AUSTRALIA) THE TELEGRAM MAN explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.

TOZERET BAIT – Director: Lior Sagi (18 MINUTES, STUDENT, ISRAEL) A
mother from a kibbutz convinced that her son, who was arrested on suspicion of rape of a minor, is innocent.
IT’S CONSUMING ME – Director: Kai Stanicke (3 MINUTES, DRAMA, GERMANY) I
can’t move on, I wish I could. But I’m caught in the thought of what could have been, losing my grip on reality.

Friday-Block 4

BLACK IRISH – Director: Anika Poltier – (13 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) Black
Irish is the story of a young man who can’t afford to take care of his family. In order to get a much needed promotion he must hide his true identity.

STAND UP OR SHUT UP – Director: David Silverman (9 MINUTES, COMEDY, USA) A
quiet IT guy struggles to find his voice in a stand-up comedy class, and risks losing everything else.

MARS II – DAY- Director: Paul Vernon (13 MINUTES, SCI-FI, UNITED
KINGDOM) A science fiction short film about four scientists taking part in a simulation of the journey to Mars. When complications occur within the simulator, it becomes apparent all may not be what it seems; the crew are forced into making
choices from conflicting facts and beliefs.

SAHASHI CHORI – Director: Erin Galey (20 MINUTES, STUDENT, SINGAPORE)
BHUMIKA, a 13-year-old Nepali girl, travels with her family friend KRISHNA from her Himalayan home to her first job in the city.

DEJAD UN MENSAJE DESPUES DE LA SENAL – Director: Andrea Monzani (11 MINUTES, DRAMA, SPAIN) Like a photograph, even an answering machine can make you relive
the past.

ARARAT – Director: Engin Kundag (27 MINUTES, DRAMA, TURKEY) Noah
has not seen or been in touch with his father for ten years. When his father dies he makes the 4,000 kilometer journey from Germany to bury him at the foot of Mount Ararat.

FELIX – Director: Anselm Belser (1 MINUTE, COMEDY, GERMANY) Every action has a reaction.

Friday-Block 5

THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM – Director: Jerome Sable (10 MINUTES, HORROR, MUSICAL, COMEDY, USA, SPECIAL SCREENING) When a ghost story around the
campfire awakens an evil monster, it’s up to nerdy Danny Zigwitz to be the hero and save his fellow campers from a bloody massacre.

REVELATION – Director: Joseph Morgan (9 MINUTES, HORROR, USA) A woman
trapped in a violent post-apocalyptic nightmare questions her reality.

ELEGY FOR A REVOLUTIONARY -Director: Paul Van Zyl (20 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) Two friends oppose the apartheid-era government in South Africa.
Their choice to use violence tears their relationship apart.

TENDER – Director: Elric Kane (15 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) A blind date for Kyle armed with once in a lifetime rock concert tickets leads into dangerous territory with blond bombshell Amanda. Believing that they can role play being in a two years serious relationship takes both Kyle & Amanda into unseen emotional waters as trust, sex, and telling the truth are all tested in one evening.

ANKOMMEN – Director: Christian Wittmoser (30 MINUTES, DRAMA,
GERMANY) ‘Ankommen’ is a German short film about the search for recognition, fulfillment and love. When his girlfriend leaves him, Niklas goes on their planned holiday to Majorca by himself. When he meets Lilly and Dennis, a couple with
their own problems, a pseudo-love-triangle ensues and things go from bad to worse…

PHIL’S BUTTS – Director: Gabe Munitz-Alessio (14 MINUTES, DRAMEDY, USA)
A couch potato wrestles with identity, self-worth, and the samurai code and finds it in himself to do the right thing when the eternal struggle between the oppressor and the
oppressed comes to his doorstep.

And…To Another The After Party

Saturday, June 8th

Block 1

BEING FRANK – Director: Randy White (10 MINUTES, COMEDY, CANADA) The
misadventures of Jerry the mailman who finds that filling in for the vacationing Frank comes with having to deal with all manner of special needs from the regulars on his route.

NEXT TO YOU – ARTIST – Blue Kid (4 MINUTES, MUSIC VIDEO, USA)

THE PERFECT KISS – Director: Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro (2 MINUTES, HORROR,
BRAZIL) Short. Fast. Red.

ACID PAULI; EQUATION OF TIME – Director: Ugur Yildrim (4 MINUTES, MUSIC VIDEO, GERMANY)

ADA – HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Director: Ugur Yildrim (7 MINUTES, MUSIC VIDEO, GERMANY)

CARROUSEL – Director: Sophie Kluge (24 MINUTES, DRAMA, GERMANY)
Carrousel is about missed opportunities, false longings and at the same time it is a declaration of love to Berlin and Paris.

HEART SAYS EXPLODE – Director: Adrian Scholz, Johannes Fritsche (19 MINUTES,
DRAMA, GERMANY) The young musician Finn is stumbling between the longing for conventional fulfillment and the discomfort of understanding, that it is hard to get along in a niche without any bourgeois conventions. How can he find an alternative draft for his life, that will not lead him in a stuck up, middle class life?

BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT – Director: Ali Asgari (15 MINUTES, DRAMA, IRAN) It’s 3 AM, a
boy and a girl are wandering in the city. They are looking for a hospital to cure the girl, but it is much harder than they thought.

Saturday-Block 2

OVNI – Director: Guillaume Niquet (6 MINUTES, COMEDY, FRANCE)
Marianne sinks slowly into paranoia, driven insane by all the visual and auditive signs around her.

THUMB – Director: Sarah Gurfield (6 MINUTES, COMEDY, USA) After
losing a playful ‘thumb war’ to his date, our hero puts his losing digit through a grueling (and hilarious) ROCKY-esque training regimen in an obsessive quest to reclaim the
title…and his manhood.

PEACE, LOVE AND ZOMBIES – Director: Ben Hlavaty (7 MINUTES, STUDENT, USA)
A inside look at the daily lives of the undead.

FOLKTALE – Director: Collin Souter (10 MINUTES, COMEDY, USA) On the
American frontier, in a time of severe drought, a brother and sister have a plan that will save the farmers from their worst season ever.

THE ROSE OF TURAIDA – Director: Ryan Grobins ( 6 MINUTES, ANIMATION, AUSTRALIA) Based on a true story set in 17th century Latvia, The Rose of
Turaida tells of the tragedy of a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honour.

ME, MY WIFE AND OUR COW – Director: Azadeh Moezzi ( 7 MINUTES, ANIMATION, IRAN) A patient old woman, an old man in love, and their cow.

THE INCIDENT OF THE GIANT AMMONIA-BREATHING SPACE CRABS –
Director: James Edmunds (14 MINUTES, SCI-FI, USA) All human life is under threat with the arrival of the Giant Ammonia-Breathing Space Crabs! Our weapons seem to be useless against these hyper-sized crustaceans. Can mankind be saved?

FAR – Director: Brian Crewe (23 MINUTES, SCI-FI, USA) David
goes on a date with Hannah, a young woman, who isn’t quite what she seems.

BRING ME A DREAM – Director: Mikeal Burgin (9 MINUTES, HORROR, USA) When
Lynn disobeys her parents by not going to bed on time, Mr. Sandman decides that it’s time to pay Lynn a little visit, and a valuable lesson will be learned.

Saturday- Block 3

TOO LATE NOW – Director: Kelly Silverman (10 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA) A down-
and-out drunk is seduced by a beautiful young prostitute who wants much more from him than his money.

IMAGINE – Director: Jonathan Steven Green (30 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA)
A physiological drama about John Morris, a paramedic, who lives under a cloud of guilt after being unable to save his daughters life.

DIVISION AZUL – Director: Sergi Marti (13 MINUTE, COMEDY, SPAIN)
Leningrad, Summer 1943. German attempts to conquer the strategic location of Leningrad have failed miserably. Hitler, desperate, plays his last available card: Mission
Spark. But to carry out the mission he will need his best men. He will need the Spanish soldiers of the BLUE DIVISION.

RESISTANCE – Director: Blake Borcich (9 MINUTES, STUDENT, AUSTRALIA)
Two frightened women seek shelter underground. A wounded
intruder also seeks safety below. But where is the danger least – outside or within?

ANDERSARTIG – Director: Dennis Stein-Schomburg (5 MINUTES, ANIMATION,
GERMANY) One child is different than the others. Because of her dreamily and sportive nature she doesn’t match the generally accepted behavior of the other kids. Being
different makes her more and more lonely. But in the end her loneliness saves her from being killed by the bomb that hit the orphanage.

DOMICILE – Director: Maéva Ranaïvojaona (15 MINUTES, HORROR, FRENCH)
Behind closed doors, a man faces shady events, somewhere between fantasy and mental psychosis.

PAPER PEOPLE – Director: Andrew Kightlinger (16 MINUTES, DRAMA, USA)
Akin to ‘Crash’, the lives of a suicidal U.S. Marine, a single mother and her precocious daughter collide with incendiary results.

QUIET PLEASE – AWARD CEREMONY SPECIAL SCREENING
Director: Ronnie Crammer (2 MINUTES, DOCUMENTARY, USA)
Filmmaker Ronnie Cramer recently submitted to a one-hour, on-
camera interview for a documentary about independent
directors. QUIET PLEASE is a film documentary of the (almost)
two minutes of silence that occurred between Cramer’s
responses.

Prayers For Oklahoma

Tornado damage in Moore,Oklahoma

All of us involved in putting on The Snake Alley Festival of Film are praying for the folks in Moore, Oklahoma who were hit with a devastating tornado on Monday.

Film makers, like most artists, are keenly aware of the fragility of life and how quickly it can change. They use their lenses to depict joy and sorrow, happiness and despair, and the triumph of the human spirit over tragedy.

We know that the people of Moore, Oklahoma will triumph over this tragedy as they have over others. But our hearts still go out to them in their hour of need. We mourn with those who have lost loved ones to this terrible storm.

Please…keep them in your thoughts and prayers, share in their grief, and donate what you can to the charity of your choice. A Google search will tell you which charities are serving the people of Moore.

The indomitable will of the human heart will triumph—even over this tragedy.

“Don’t Print That!”

Capitol Theater 1941

This week’s post was to have a listing of all of the entries in The Snake Alley Festival of Film in a readable format.

I was sent the list. It was immediately followed by an email saying, “DON’T PRINT THAT YET!” Evidently there were some mistakes. So, here I sit, waiting…and waiting…and waiting…

The photo at the top is the Capitol Theater in 1941. It was posted on Facebook by Russ Fry. (Thanks, Russ!)

Judging by the crowds in front of the theater, something major was going on. (Remember, in 1941 we were in the midst of World War II and the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. All the movies of the day were preceded by newsreels of war footage taken by war correspondents. TV wasn’t available yet.)

Also happening in 1941, Cheerios was introduced as a breakfast cereal and Chanel No.5 made its debut. The first commercial television broadcast license was issued and Channel 3, KYW-TV in Philadelphia went on the air.

The movie “Citizen Kane” directed by and starring Orson Welles premiered in NYC.
And, last but not least, the Oscar statuette was copyrighted in Hollywood.

The Snake Alley Festival of Film opens in a few weeks, so be sure to join us next week, when we MIGHT have a list of the films that are entered.

Tickets are now available! Finally! Get ‘em while they’re hot! Prices start at $7.00 for one block of films, $20.00 for a day pass, and $45.00 for the entire fest. And…you get to go to the after parties. So how do you get these much-sought-after tickets?

Well, you could wait until you get there and hope you don’t get shut out. Or…you can buy them on line at http://www.redtrucktickets.com , or call Tina Salamone at 319-237-1099. (She’s the lady who runs things at the Capitol Theater) http://www.burlingtoncapitoltheater.org

What!?! You Don’t “Like” Us?

Official Selection

Do you see that Logo right above this post? When your entry is selected to be in The Snake Alley Festival of Film, you get to use that logo. All of the entrants will be using it. They’ll put it on their websites, their marketing materials, and on their posters. Heck! They might even have it tattooed on their posteriors! (But we don’t encourage that sort of thing.)

So, you may ask, what’s that got to do with “liking” us? Well, Sunshine, if you go to The Snake Alley Festival of Film’s Facebook page and “Like” us or “Like” our page, you’ll start getting previews of all the cool flicks that will be shown this year. Those are the “official selections,” hence the logo.

Surely you remember the “un-punctuated” list of official selections.
See—if you get all of the previews by “Liking” The Snake Alley Festival of Film’s Facebook page—you’ll know where the punctuation is supposed to go.

Plus, you’ll get glimpses into some amazing talent. It’s like an appetizer before the feast.

The Facebook page where you can “Like” us is here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Snake-Alley-Festival-of-Film/252499188099817?fref=ts

If you want to join the group, go here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/161901397214186/?fref=ts

This just in on May 7th!!! Tickets are now available! Finally! Get ’em while they’re hot! Prices start at $7.00 for one block of films, $20.00 for a day pass, and $45.00 for the entire fest. And…you get to go to the after parties. So how do you get these much-sought-after tickets?
Well, you could wait until you get there and hope you don’t get shut out. Or…you can buy them on line at http://www.redtrucktickets.com , or call Tina Salamone at 319-237-1099. (She’s the big mahoff at the theater.) http://www.burlingtoncapitoltheater.org