My friend, filmmaker Brent Coughenour, is headed out west with his current film project titled I Pity the Fool. And no, it's not a documentary about Mr. T. The film, shot in Super 8, captures beautiful scenes of decay in Detroit and weaves through it a narrative of sorts, involving the discovery of some mysterious letters and photos in an abandoned trailer park, and a possible murder. If you live on the west coast I encourage you to take the opportunity to see it but if you're looking for a typical Hollywood film this is not it. Watch closely and you might even spot this writer.
The film will be screened tonight, Tuesday, August 7, at 8pm at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.), along with Jack Cronin's Invisible City as part of Vanishing Ruins: Visions of Detroit.
Future screenings include:
Friday, August 10th, at 8pm at the Ink People Center for the Arts, 411 12th Street in Eureka, CA.
Friday, August 17th, at 8pm at Artists' Television Access (ATA), 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 824-3890.
Sunday, August 19th, at 8pm at Echo Park Film Center, 1226 N. Alvarado St., LA, CA (213) 484-8846. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, August 20th, at 6pm at Unurban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA.
Also check out two interesting interviews with Brent at the SIFFBlog and at Hot Splice.
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