Monday, December 3, 2012

Notes from our December 1st Screening

After being rained-out by Superstorm Sandy, the Iron Mule bounced-back better than ever with a strong lineup from some of our favorite filmmakers.

The evening kicked-off with a presentation on paint toxicity that was as informative as it was funny by Kriota Willberg. Then we screened the Iron Mule classic, WHITE BLOOD CELL SAVES CHRISTMAS by Dano Johnson & Tate English. This holiday favorite features a giant white blood cell that takes over for Santa when he's too sick to deliver gifts to all the good girls & boys.

Next we showed THE LOST TRIBES OF NEW YORK CITY by Andy & Carolyn London featuring some great interviews with some of the often overlooked residents of NYC,  like phone booths and manholes...

Then we took a trip to Norway for a good old fashion mother-son suicide pact, subtle hilarity ensues, DIN TUR by Vegard Dahle. Keeping with the theme we then watched the campaign spoof, POLITICAL SUICIDE by Kevin Maher & Bill Scurry.

Next we showed some hilarious, single-take videos featuring heavy metal and cut-out puppets from musician/ filmmaker, Watt White (I WANT TO BE A FASHION BLOGGER and THE BATTLE AT IKEA).

Then we showed a film about a cranky, old couple who, after falling and not being able to get up, are forced to spend a night together on their front yard, TWO OLD NUTS by Spencer Lenzie.
From Iron Mule's vaults we brought back Ryan Arey & David Valentine's FLORIDA?, and their latest, FLORIDA? 2, featuring a cute, green puppet, his dead father and their harrowing journey across the sea.

We ended the night with the WANNA BE A STAR? film, INVINCIBLE ANTICHRIST VICTORY by Jay Stern and featuring audience member/ actor, Joanna Parson.

We will return to 92Y TriBeca on Saturday January 5th for the next installment of the Iron Mule. See you there!