Well, Spring has sprung and it is time for the 360/365 Film Festival again! Each year, McKay’s Photography sponsors this amazing festival, so I will be busy tonight through Sunday covering the movies, Q&As, awards and parties! Stop on by and check it out! This is one of the best things about living in Rochester.
Tonight, McKay’s Photography is sponsoring Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, in Little Theater 1 at 7:00 PM.
“They play ska, rock, punk and funk – they are Fishbone! Defying easy labels, the members of this legendary band met in high school in Los Angeles and set out in 1979 to do their, decidedly, own thing. Along the way, they managed to influence musicians from Gwen Stefani of No Doubt to Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are all featured in the film. To the amazement of everyone interviewed Fishbone never managed to make it big.”
Other highlights of this year’s festival are:
The 360 | 365 George Eastman House Film Festival announces Oscar®-nominated and Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor is the 2011 recipient of its Susan B. Anthony Award. The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 in the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House, followed by a screening of her 2010 film The Tempest, which she directed and also wrote the adapted screenplay. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now.
6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 28
Buddy Squires, whom many call “the visual poet,” is best known for photographing the films of Ken Burns and is a founding member of Florentine Films. He has earned several Oscar® nominations and Emmy® awards for cinematography, as well as for producing and directing, plus several additional leading cinematography honors. A program featuring Squires’ work will be screened followed the award presentation. The festival’s film roster includes a screening of Strangers No More (2010), the current Oscar® winner for Best Short Documentary, for which Squires served as cinematographer.
Movies I’m excited to see:
The Troll Hunter, The Lie, Rollout Cowboy, Second Story man, Adult shorts programs, The Tempest, Tracker, Windfall and Wrecked.
This is a new award established by the festival, to honor a filmmaker or film supporter based in the Rochester area whose passion and dedication embodies Rochester’s proud film legacy. Screenwriter Brock Yates, who resides in Wyoming in Wyoming County, has been chosen as the inaugural recipient. His film scripts include Smokey and the Bandit II and The Cannonball Run. This award was given during a sponsor’s reception in advance of the festival.