Filmmakers Nicholas Robbins and Taylor Maxwell of Silver Lake watched earlier this year as a section of Griffith Park Boulevard in front of their favorite cafe was closed off and transformed into Sunset Triangle Plaza, a traffic-free street painted with a field of polka dots. On Wednesday night, July 11, Robbins and Maxwell will turn the plaza of polka dots into an outdoor movie house designed to interest the public in short and independent productions. The Silver Lake Picture Show will feature a crowd-pleasing Hollywood film – the free series kicks off with” Who Framed Roger Rabbit” – that will be preceded by a short indie film, said Robbins. The idea is to expose an audience that might shy away from a short or non-mainstream movies.
“Short films have often become the calling card of filmmakers looking for opportunities to make feature films,” Robbins said in an email. “However, the thousands of hours and dollars, and the creativity and soul put into these short films are often never seen by the public, outside of film festivals. The Silver Lake Picture Show has only reached the tip of the iceberg in this regard.”
Robbins said the title of the short film will be revealed on the night of the event, which will be held every other Wednesday night through early October. “We have every intention to have every short filmmaker attend our event and introduce our short feature.” Robbins said.
The movies begin at sundown. Admission is free but guests are asked to bring their own seating. Here’s the summer line up:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
A Better Life
Earth Girls Are Easy
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