The program screened four films, which managed to span a spectrum of genres, from non-fiction filmmaking to romantic comedy, thriller, and quirky character piece. I always get a kick out of seeing what these young filmmakers come up with, especially under the stress of those all-nighters and last-minute scrambles to finish their work by the assigned due date (it’s been awhile since I was in college, but I still remember how these things work). My favorite of the bunch was “Always Another Plan,” a sweetly funny story in which a young woman enlists the advice of a helpful barista as she works up the nerve to ask a bookish fellow patron out on a date.
That was the only screening during Fringe, but you can keep an eye on the program at fishermediacomm.wordpress.com.
- PHOTO BY JOSH SAUNDERS
- Anderson Allen in "Twelve Dollar$" at MuCCC during the Fringe.
The production boasts sharp, simple direction by Gary DeWitt Marshall, and captivating performances from Allen and Mindstorm. The two actors are pitch-perfect, sharing a blistering chemistry and conveying a well-worn history together. Lasting just 30 minutes, I was ready to see the narrative develop further; the highest compliment I can pay the production is that I just wished it was longer.
You can find more about "Twelve Dollar$" at facebook.com/darkbluemondazeshowcasetheaterseries.