— STRIP THE ARTIFICE. REVEAL NAKED CINEMA —
Directed by Tom Scholte
Created in collaboration with students from the Department of Theatre and Film.
Watch the trailer for Naked Cinema: Love, Approximately. Made by our talented theatre and film students, MFA candidates and Grads:
Mon/Tue. 7:30. The Norm at the old SUB at UBC. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, students from the Department of Theatre and Film come together to create something especially audacious: a new feature film stripped of all cinematic artifice. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s Dogme 95 Manifesto, the Naked Cinemaseries puts story and character front and centre. Narrative is organically shaped based on actor-generated characters and post-production maintains the film’s natural state. Spearheaded by the award-winning Professor Tom Scholte, Naked Cinema II gives both its creators and audiences the chance to experience a raw filmmaking method.
Laughter and pathos abound in this warm-hearted portrait of millennials navigating the bumpy roads and rainy back-alleys of life and love in Vancouver.
An angsty, frustrated artist hijacks an earnest dance piece and tries to bend it to his overwrought vision. A people-pleasing former dancer struggles to redefine her womanhood after some troubling medical news. A man-eating, ass-kicking barista races to stay one step ahead of her turbulent past. A fragile choreographer tries to keep an even-keel and rebuild her career while her boozing sister sucks all the air out of her living space. An exotic dancer with dreams of performance art glory tries to balance her burgeoning confidence and her ambivalent feelings toward her married boyfriend. A recent Iranian immigrant bobs and weaves her way through the strange landscape of her adopted home. And a free-loading, accidental guru meanders through the lives of all of them dropping pearls of wisdom while trying to secure her next place to crash. And, of course, its all about love…approximately.
Story and Screenplay by: Graduating BFA acting class of 2016: Mariam Barry, Meegin Pye, Kelsey Ranshaw, Selene Rose, Joylyn Secunda, Parmiss Sehat, Elizabeth Willow, Francis Winter and MFA Directing Candidate Keltie Forsyth
AND UBC Film students: Stefanie Bartlett, Noah Cohen, Kenton Klassen, Tess Paul
Performed by: Mariam Barry, Meegin Pye, Kelsey Ranshaw, Selene Rose, Joylyn Secunda, Parmiss Sehat, Elizabeth Willow, Francis Winter
Recorded by: Stefanie Bartlett, Noah Cohen, Kenton Klassen, Tess Paul
Edited by: Stefanie Bartlett, Kenton Klassen, Tess Paul
Frederic Wood Theatre Box Office
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday
In Person: 6354 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Join us for opening night reception, food and cash bar!
February 1 & 2, 2016 7:30pm
Norm Theatre 6138 Student Union Boulevard V6T 1Z1