Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Countdown to Bronx International Film Festival (and FREE tickets!) [Updated - tickets gone]

First, the important stuff: to receive free tickets to the festival please email (boogiedowner[at]gmail[dot]com) the answer to the following Bronx film trivia question.

What famous Bronxite directed the film "Pretty Woman?" answer: Gary Marshall, winner - Cherry....

First correct answer gets a pair of tickets. Everyone else, the tickets are $5 a day...

The old BD will be doing a little countdown to the Bronx International Film Festival which starts Thursday June 17th and runs to Saturday June 19th. Each day leading up to the festival we'll post a clip and a little synopsis to whet your appetite. For more info see the festival's website.

And if you, dear readers, would like to go to the festival for free, you should try to bone up on your Bronx film trivia; there will be chance to win a pair of tickets to the festival tomorrow! Make sure to check back tomorrow for the details.

So here's today's sample clip:

Film: A Joke, Director: Andy Brown

A JOKE - TRAILER from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

Synopsis

Bryce and Nadia have been dating for about 3 months when Bryce decides to bring her to his favorite sledding hill. After a little persuasion, Nadia agrees to ride with him down the steepest slope on the hill. As they are barreling down the hill, Bryce leans in and whispers 'I Love You' into Nadia's ear. When they reach the bottom of the slope, Nadia is not sure if she heard Bryce's whisper or not. And Bryce is not giving her any clues. They continue to go sledding together for the rest of the winter. Each time they descend the slope Bryce chooses the most treacherous moment to lean in and whisper into Nadia's ear. Come springtime, they must part ways because Bryce is leaving to study abroad. Years later Bryce returns to sledding hill and reveals why he had only spoken those words to her while speeding down the slope.

~ErLu

3 comments:

BoogieD said...

Garry Marshall!!!! Do I win, do I win?

Boogiedowner said...

So sorry Boogie,
we already have a winner...

BoogieD said...

well, I guess I can afford 5 bucks