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Hard-boiled—Noir Films Through the Years: "Memento"

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"Film noir" is dark and brooding, filled with flawed heroes, sultry women and smoky alleys. Join this journey through the tantalizing streets of noir through the ages, revisiting some classics as well as new works, all culminating in the premier of the new feature film An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, written and filmed by August WestportMAKES filmmakers Connor and Carson Einarsen. There will be a short introduction to each movie by Connor Einarsen.

Memento put director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) on the map. This film is an intricate weave of misdirection and unique story structure. Taking the classic element of misaligning story from noir films of old, Nolan broaches a new type of tale by telling the story forward and backward at the same time. That sound confusing? Come check out this modern classic and get a taste for it’s very original brand of cinematics. (2000, 1h 53m)

9/13: Double Indemnity (1944, 1h 50m)

9/20: Chinatown (1974, 2h 10m)

9/27: Usual Suspects (1995, 1h 46m)

10/4: Memento (2000, 1h 53m)

10/11: Brick (2005, 1h 55m)

10/18:
 

 

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Hard-boiled—Noir Films Through the Years: "Usual Suspects"

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'Film noir' is dark and brooding, filled with flawed heroes, sultry women and smoky alleys. Join this journey through the tantalizing streets of noir through the ages, revisiting some classics as well as new works, all culminating in the premier of the new feature film An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, written and filmed by August WestportMAKES filmmakers Connor and Carson Einarsen. There will be a short introduction to each movie by Connor Einarsen.

Usual Suspects is a film that will keep you wondering ‘what the heck is going on’ throughout, only to come together in a most brilliant fashion. For any lover of puzzles and clever story-work, this film is right for you. Featuring the Oscar-winning performance from Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint, a down and out small time crook who got caught up in the worst of situations. Follow his confusing tale as he tries to recount the previous months to a hardened cop (Chazz Palminteri) in the wake of a drug deal gone wrong. Directed by Bryan Singer. (1995; 1h 46m)

9/13: Double Indemnity (1944, 1h 50m)

9/20: Chinatown (1974, 2h 10m)

9/27: Usual Suspects (1995, 1h 46m)

10/4: Memento (2000, 1h 53m)

10/11: Brick (2005, 1h 55m)

10/18: An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, Connor and Carson Einarsen's movie premier (2016)
 

 

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Hard-boiled—Noir Films Through the Years: "Chinatown"

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"Film noir" is dark and brooding, filled with flawed heroes, sultry women and smoky alleys. Join this journey through the tantalizing streets of noir through the ages, revisiting some classics as well as new works, all culminating in the premier of the new feature film An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, written and filmed by August WestportMAKES filmmakers Connor and Carson Einarsen. There will be a short introduction to each movie by Connor Einarsen.

Chinatown is often referred to as the greatest screenplay ever written. This American classic established Neo-Noir as a new genre. Join Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) as he tries to unravel a more and more mysterious plot in 1938 L.A. with the beguiling Ms. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway). For any film lover this is a cornerstone in cinematic history. Directed by Roman Polanski. (1974, 2h 10m)

9/13: Double Indemnity (1944, 1h 50m)

9/20: Chinatown (1974, 2h 10m)

9/27: Usual Suspects (1995, 1h 46m)

10/4: Memento (2000, 1h 53m)

10/11: Brick (2005, 1h 55m)

 

 

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Hard-boiled—Noir Films Through the Years: "Double Indemnity"

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'Film noir' is dark and brooding, filled with flawed heroes, sultry women and smoky alleys. Join this journey through the tantalizing streets of noir through the ages, revisiting some classics as well as new works, all culminating in the premier of the new feature film An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, written and filmed by August WestportMAKES filmmakers Connor and Carson Einarsen. There will be a short introduction to each movie by Connor Einarsen.

Double Indemnity is the film that many consider to be the epitome of ‘Film Noir’. At the peak of the movement this film utilizes femmes fatale, morally ambiguous characters, striking lighting and of course the classic venetian blinds. While watching this film you will see many stylistic elements that got their start with this film but have perforated off into hundreds of films since. The story tells the tale of an insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) who falls for a mysterious woman (Barbara Stanwyck) who is bent on killing her husband and collecting the claim. Directed by Billy Wilder. (1944, 1h 50m)

9/13: Double Indemnity (1944, 1h 50m)

9/20: Chinatown (1974, 2h 10m)

9/27: Usual Suspects (1995, 1h 46m)

10/4: Memento (2000, 1h 53m)

10/11: Brick (2005, 1h 55m)

10/18: An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, Connor and Carson Einarsen's movie premier (2016)
 

 

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WestportMAKES a Movie: Auditions for August Filming

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In August, local filmmakers and Staples high school grads Connor and Carson Einarsen will shoot their independent movie, An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, with local actors and crew members. They will offer classes on script-to-screen filmmaking on a zero budget as well as film appreciation.

Open auditions (high school age or older) are on Saturday, June 18 from 9 am-1 pm AND Saturday, July 9 from 2-5 pm in the McManus Room. Furthur information and times for auditions will be announced. For furthur information, contact Connor and Carson Einarsen at inconsistentstory [at] gmail [dot] com.

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WestportMAKES a Movie: Auditions for August Filming

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In August, local filmmakers and Staples high school grads Connor and Carson Einarsen will shoot their independent movie, An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, with local actors and crew members. They will offer classes on script-to-screen filmmaking on a zero budget as well as film appreciation.

Open auditions (high school age or older) are on Saturday, June 18 from 9 am-1 pm AND Saturday, July 9 from 2-5 pm in the McManus Room. Furthur information and times for auditions will be announced. For furthur information, contact Connor and Carson Einarsen at inconsistentstory [at] gmail [dot] com.

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WestportMAKES a Movie: Auditions for August Filming

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In August, local filmmakers and Staples high school grads Connor and Carson Einarsen will shoot their independent movie, An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, with local actors and crew members. They will offer classes on script-to-screen filmmaking on a zero budget as well as film appreciation.

Open auditions start on Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12 from 3-5 pm in the McManus Room. Further information and times for auditions will be announced. For further information, contact Connor and Carson Einarsen at inconsistentstory [at] gmail [dot] com.

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August WestportMAKES a Movie!

June 1, 2016

In August, local filmmakers and Staples high school grads Connor and Carson Einarsen will shoot their independent movie, An Inconsistent Story in Stealing, with local actors and crew members. They will offer classes on script-to-screen filmmaking on a zero budget as well as film appreciation.Information and times for auditions will be announced.

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"Sense the Wind" Documentary: Screening and Discussion with Producer/Director

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View a pre-release screening of Sense the Wind: Blind Sailors Race Across Open Water, an hour-long documentary which follows the journey of four blind sailors as they train and compete in national and international regattas. A discussion with local filmmaker Christine Knowlton will follow.

Sense the Wind is a journey led by four sailor —Nancy, Inky, Philip and Matt—as they train and compete at the Blind Nationals and press toward Japan’s Blind Sailing World Championships. It follows the evolution of these individuals over several years as they advance as sailors, through life’s turns—medical challenges, marriage, retirement and the vicissitudes of their sport, still new and evolving. Over time they help shape the future of blind sailing.

Six years in the making, Sense the Wind, is currently being previewed in outreach and at film festivals around the globe. The film was recently was given a Humanitarian Award by The Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York.

Filmmaker Christine Knowlton has created videos for nonprofit organizations, including the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships and the Robie Pierce One-Design Regattas. Her award winning first short, Going Blank: Alzheimer’s Stories, premiered at the Westchester Film Festival and played international festivals. Sense The Wind is her first feature documentary. Christine has also collaborated on experimental multimedia videos with international contemporary composers and produced multimedia events featuring dance, spoken word and video screened with live music performances.

In broadcast production, Christine worked on the HBO hit Bored to Death. She was a selected filmmaker for the Celebrating Women Filmmakers Education Outreach at the Jacob Burns Film Center and taught video at the SUNY/WCC Summer Digital Labs. She is a member of New York Film and Television and active on the Archives Committee preserving stories of women.
 

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Sizzling Summer Film Series: Charlie Wilson’s War

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Charlie Wilson’s Warsizzling series

Enjoy a cool drink, an introduction and a film in this series of five films running on Thursdays, from July 28-August 25, 2-4 pm.

Charlie Wilson’s War was directed by Mike Nichols and was written by Aaron Sorkin of “West Wing” fame. Tom Hanks stars as a U.S. Representative from Texas who manages to start a war for all the wrong reasons. It’s a brilliant satire of national politics. With Julia Roberts and Seymour Philip Hoffman, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (2007, 100 mins.)

Films in the Sizzling Summer Film Series:

July 21: Shane

July 28: Norma Rae

August 4: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

August 11: All That Jazz

August 18: Charlie Wilson’s War

 

 

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