ZekeFilm is proud to be sponsoring two film screenings at the Imaginopolis venue at the AudioFeed Festival! Come meet ZF site contributors Jim Tudor, Sharon Autenrieth, Erik Yates, and others!
Jim Tudor will be introducing and leading discussion on Walt Disney’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES, and Sergio Leone’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, both classics in their own very different regards.
Sharon Autenrieth will be leading a book club all three days of the festival, from 1pm to 2pm, devoted to George MacDonald’s “The Princess and the Goblin”.
Imaginopolis access is free to anyone with admission to the AudioFeed Music Festival. Come pick up a ZekeFilm button or magnet, and say hi!
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES
Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 8 PM
Directed by David Hand
Starring the voice talents of Adriana Caselotti, Roy Atwell, and Lucille La Verne
1937; 83 minutes, Rated G, animated, in color.
Long before she was a key component in the youth marketing juggernaut that is “Disney Princesses” (if you have young girls, you know about this!), Snow White was just a lowly girl of fairytale lore who longed for a better life, away from the purity of the vain queen. Walt Disney’s debut animated feature stands not only as a timeless family classic, but also a cultural game changer.
One of the biggest filmmaking gambles of all time, and one of the great artistic accomplishments of the 20th century, “Snow White” delivers a vibrancy and haunting quality that has inspired many, and jumpstarted the then-unheard-of notion of feature-length animation. Unforgettable songs and breathtaking animation color this monumental classic tale of naïve good and unrelenting evil. Please join us as we consider “Snow White” in a mythic, social, and historical context. Bring the whole family!!!”
Hosted by Jim Tudor of ZekeFilm
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 8 PM
Starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale
1968; 165 minutes, Rated PG-13 for western violence and brief sensuality, in color.
“You want ‘epic’? I’ll show you EPIC!” One can just imagine Spaghetti Western director extraordinaire Sergio Leone making such a pronouncement in regard to his career masterpiece Once Upon a Time in the West. Leone didn’t make many movies, but when he did, he made them like he meant it. Hot on the heels of his massively popular so-called “Man With No Name Trilogy”, which made Clint Eastwood a star and culminated with the large-scale actioner The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, the filmmaker saw fit to further up his own cinematic ante – to unseen, operatic heights.
With Once Upon a Time in the West, Leone and his recruited co-creators (including his co-storywriters Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento, both of whom who would later become icons in their eventual filmmaking sectors) set out to do no less than summarize, recreate, and reforge, and perhaps distort every classic trope of that greatest of cinematic genres, the American Western. With beautifully composed visuals and a searingly brilliant musical score by the legendary Ennio Morricone, Once Upon a Time in the West is the great expansionist myth recast for a post-John Wayne world. Starring Charles Bronson as a harmonica-playing man of few words, Henry Fonda as a ruthless killer, and Claudia Cardinale as the true hero of the piece, Once Upon a Time in the West is one of those rare movies that demands to be experienced on the big screen. It is a meticulous and lovingly crafted Western epic for the ages.
Hosted by Jim Tudor of ZekeFilm
And there will be music…