FilmThreat.com’s Chris Gore raves about Helicopter and says: “A short displaying serious drama can often come off as laughable. A lot of shorts these days focus on comedy, satire or parody — an easy road to take for a first short film. Often those short films that intend to express any kind of real emotion come off as schmaltzy or humorous based on the inexperience of the filmmaker. “Helicopter” is a short that will tear audiences to shreds emotionally when they realize the true seriousness of the subject matter. It’s the kind of film that one needs to recover from.”
Don’t miss this amazing short film! Helicopter screens this Wednesday evening for FREE on the huge beautiful Dolby-Digital screen at the DGA. Filmmaker Ari Gold will be there, as will the film’s composer (Ethan Gold) and DP (Andrij Parekh) for the NYU winning films series (Helicopter won Best Film and Best Director in the graduate division). Here are the screening details: ^ Wednesday, June 6, 7pm at the DGA theater, 7920 Sunset Blvd.
Other Upcoming Screenings: ^ Saugatuck, MICHIGAN ^ Waterfront Film Festival this week.
Orlando, FLORIDA ^ Florida Film Festival ^ Sunday, June 10th at 3:00 pm at Enzian Theater ^ Thursday, June 14th at 4:30 pm at Annie Russell Theatre; part of Shorts Program #1 (Tripping the Life Fantastic)
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA: ^ “Message to Man” St. Petersburg Film Festival, June 21
For more info about Helicopter and his other films, visit Ari Gold’s official web site.
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Posted on June 5, 2001 in News by

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