I began “Filmmakers Dialogue” when I was a student at SVA because I wanted to learn how to make films from my favorite filmmakers. One of the first participants was Robert Wise, who not only edited CITIZEN KANE but went one to direct such popular films as WEST SIDE STORY and the SOUND OF MUSIC. The series, now in its third decade, is still going strong and remains a great resource for those students interested in making movies.I would like to invite you to attend our screening of BEAST on Tuesday, May 1st, 6:15 PM, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. BEAST is a psychological thriller from first-time director Michael Pearce, who will introduce the film and talk about making the transition to features from short films and commercials. The movie, which opens in U.S. theaters on May 11th, is receiving rave reviews from abroad, and Michael’s insights into the process should be of interest to all aspiring filmmakers. I hope you can attend, and you can bring up to three friends as long as they arrive with you and you present your SVA ID card at the door.
BEAST synopsis: Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid. Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.