The 10th annual Red Wasp Film Festival will be Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Stage Center Theater (201-B W. 26th St.) in downtown Bryan, TX. Doors open at 6 pm both evenings, and the show starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door: $25/both nights, $15/one night; with student ID, $15/both nights, $10/one night.
On Saturday, October 26, Brazos Progressives and Brazos Writers welcome Ben Wiggins of AccessFilms to Red Wasp 2012 for a screenwriting workshop. The screenwriting workshop will start at 1 pm on Saturday at StageCenter. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Doors open at 12:30 pm.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Films Begin at 6:30 p.m.
1. Sex on Wheels (18:33): By Amanda Feder.
Sex on Wheels documents the role that cycling plays in one woman’s quest for love in the big city. Amanda, who has never learned to ride a bike, is convinced that balancing on two wheels will lead to romance. This film is a lighthearted look at bike culture among hip, urban twenty-somethings.
2. 254 (4:05): By Will O’Loughlen.
254 is about the ultimate Texas roadtrip: one that lasts fifteen years, stops in all 254 counties, and covers the better part of 260,000 plus square miles.
3. Enchiridion (82:00): By Mark Beal, Katie Elrod, Israel Koite, and Julio Olivera.
A surrealist film with a vampire theme set in the 1960s.
4. Tuesday Night Make-Out (14:00): By Richard Paro, Cyra K. Polizzi, Breahan Eve Pautsch, and Katie Jones.
An experiment in highly collaborative filmmaking, made with four directors, three writers, two editors, a small crew, and a large cast. The film follows Vi and Catherine as they hurry through an afternoon of odd encounters and public transportation, hoping for an evening home together.
5. Not Like the Commercials (11:06): By W. Cagle, K. Dupuys, and G. Williams.
A couple’s relationship is tested as they weigh the positives and negatives of a life-altering situation.
6. Turkey Day (90:00): By James Christopher, Twitchy Dolphin Flix.
Greg prides himself on a family that follows tradition and stays close together: family, turkey, and football. But as daughter Andi runs home with a newly minted ex-husband in tow, he fears his Thanksgiving will be ruined. As his eldest daughter Kelly fights with her baby’s daddy, his youngest daughter Charlie avoids her boyfriend’s every advance, and his son Ned is just . . . Ned, Greg faces one sad fact of life–Thanksgiving is a disaster.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
1:00-4:00 p.m.: Screenwriting Workshop Presented by Ben Wiggins, AccessFilms.
Films Begin at 6:30 p.m.
1. The New Adventures of Baby Jesus (31:15): By Julio Olivera.
A six-episode collection of the web show The New Adventures of Baby Jesus, which explores the lives of Peter and Jesus if they were roommates in the modern world.
2. Willowbrook (17:00): By Ross Cohen.
In 1964, a young pediatrician begins his residency at Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, only to discover that the institution is conducting Army-funded experiments on developmentally disabled children. Based on true events.
3. Skinner’s Cabin (15:15): By Ray and Migdalia Etheridge.
When Skinner sees something he wants, he tracks it down, he catches it, and he eats it. . . sometimes he tracks ANIMALS, too!
4. Glitter Dust: Finding Art in Dubai (63:00): By Katy Chang and JR Osborn.
This documentary follows Dubai’s cultural capital. Three artists come to terms with truth and artificiality. Delightful hand-drawn animations interplay with live footage; art and life aretruly intertwined. In turns funny and poignant, this documentary explores the artists behind the flash of Dubai.
5. Ulteriors (5:25): By Piyush Shroff.
DJ and Michael learn that their friend Jack’s girlfriend is very rich with a lot of cash on hand. As the three devise a plan to rob Jack’s girlfriend, it turns out someone has ulterior motives. . . .
6. The Silent Thief (104:00): ByJennifer Clary.
The Silent Thief is a psychological thriller that examines familial bonds, the human need to belong and the thin line between sanity and insanity. Brennan Marley is an outcast drifter who threatens to destroy a family’s unity by displacing their biological son, Mike Henderson, while he is away at college. Hungry for acceptance and exceptionally cunning, Brennan becomes a boarder at the Henderson family’s beach home under false pretenses. Claiming that he is an orphan from England, Brennan uses his manipulative prowess to ingratiate himself with each member of the Henderson family before Mike returns home from college for Christmas vacation. As Brennan’s tactics become increasingly pernicious, psyches are driven to the breaking point, long buried family secrets are revealed and violence ensues.