Yes, it’s been a while . . .
but some of you might recall my repeated mentions of Hilary Goldberg‘s short film “In The Spotlight,” starring the wicked way Richter literary genius Michelle Tea, screen-writer/producer/actress extraordinaire Guinevere Turner and me, in the role of a creepy literary charlatan known as Bell Wartock. [ The smarmy, nefarious style fiend — due in no small part to the brilliance and boundless abilities of costume designer Adele Mildred — may very well have inspired a tribute and a smidgen of merch in the nascent days of his creation. I mean : Bell Wartock is, after all, "the voice of a new generation." ]
Director Hilary Goldberg between takes, with Michelle Tea [ as Olive Clutch ] and Clint Catalyst
Well, after great critical acclaim and a tour of film festivals around the world — including Inside Out Toronto, Frameline, Outfest, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride, Women Make Waves Taiwan, Seattle Queer, American Cinematheque Third Annual Focus on Female Directors, Reel Women International, Frederick Film Festival, Reel Pride Michigan, and The Dark Arts Festival in Salt Lake City — this meta-fictive neo-noir is finally available to watch in the comfort of your own home…for a scant 99 cents.
Still on the proverbial fence? I know; I know — it’s almost an entire dollar, maing! As you mull the idea over, feel free to peek “beneath the cut” and view the film’s official trailer, stills, and…oh yeah! Details about that give-away I mentioned!
The site freebie, however, is an autographed 8 x 10 from a promo shoot lensed by the almighty Dirk Mai. Yes, that means gorgeous Miss Guinevere will be donating inkage for the cause; yes, the inscription will be made out to whatever name you choose — and yes, I’ll toss some Meanixed postcards into the package [ along with who-knows-what else ...I'm a capricious Aries eager to exit HTML hell at the moment, alright? ]
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment between now and August 24. Hooray for numerology [ 8-24-2012 ] ; massive cheers for independent film ; hallelujah for the ice cream cone I’m heading out to get. As in : like, immediately.