7-inch cimema

Really enjoyed 7-inch cinema on Sunday night. It had an inspiring lets-just-do-it vibe with it’s focus on the Straight8 competition. First they showed a bunch of 3 minute masterpieces from previous years. All had to be shot on a single roll of Super-8 film developed by the organisers, so the first time the contestants saw their entries was at the screening at the Cannes film festival. Some contained impressive special effects; one was of a bloke drinking eight beers (in three minutes, of course). After these shorts, we were treated to a mash-up of Logan’s Run with all sorts of other random footage performed live using three super-8 projectors. I love these kinds of nights because you never know what to expect. Well, I don’t because I never read the program.