Kaboom!Press: "The Baxters" and "Animation Brunch"/James J.A. Mercer

July 26, 2013
8 PM
$5

Kaboom!Press branched out from book production to spearhead the production of "Movies Made In A Month" in the 2000s. This project aimed to create narrative films using a studio model with actors, director, and script. "The Baxters" is a supernatural thriller about a house and family under attack. Robust performances (including Tyson Reeder as a skateboarder fightng for survival), dubious costuming, extensive use of greenscreen, 16mm-film subtitles, and hilarious dialogue--- all these are elements which make "The Baxters" an amazing and bizarre cinematic experience.

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"Animation Brunch" is an anthology of short and wild collaborative animations by Kaboom!Press, Pretzelworld, Mike Diana, Ron Rege Jr., Kyle Lapidus, Patrick Hambrecht and others. Like Movies Made in A Month, Animation Brunch was edited and produced as a DVD by Kaboom!Press in the early 2000s.

 

James J.A. Mercer is an artist, animator and electronic musician based in Brooklyn, who creates science-fiction movies with Photoshop. DIY dream epics, as narratively engrossing as an episode of Aeon Flux, but with a visual overload sensibility perhaps akin to Forcefield or James Whitney, Mercer's films are completely unique in any universe.

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Screening Program:

STARGATE-SG47719, James J.A. Mercer.

Morris, James J.A. Mercer.

Animation Brunch, Kaboom!Press/Pretzelworld.

The Baxters, M.M.I.A.M./Kaboom!Press/Pretzelworld.

---With introductory theremin performance by Inju Rockmore.