Brown Motion Pictures: Fall premiere

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Brown Motion Pictures (BMP) hosted its fall premiere last night at the Avon Cinema. The event debuted the four student-led films that BMP produced this semester to a packed house. BMP members, Brown students, and people from the Providence community were all stylishly dressed as they checked their name off the ticket list and made their way to their seats. The smell of popcorn filled the lobby, where attendees were getting their pictures taken by event photographers.

The first film screened was Parkour! directed and written by Jenn Maley ‘16.

This hilarious mockumentary about the making of a parkour film will have you as out of breath as doing actual parkour. Brian Semel ‘16 is brilliant as Michael (an ode to Michael Scott, perhaps?)

See it for: If you have been missing The Office or Parks and Recreation, then this is a film you won’t want to miss! Also, bagels (you’ll get the reference when you see it).

The second film was Man In Suit directed by Errol Danehy ‘18 and written by Aubrie Redwine ‘18.

A more action-based comedy, Man In Suit takes a look at art imitating life and vice versa when an unlikely hero (Ben Silver ‘17) finds his own internal power via comic book.

See it for: Really cool film noir style flashbacks and music. Also shots of The Underground as a speakeasy-esque bar that will totally shock you.

The film was followed by circles directed by Marcus Sudac ‘17 and written by Kent Smith ‘16.

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Brown Motion Pictures: Spring Premiere

During the fifteen or so minutes before the curtains (yes, real curtains) opened Sunday night, swankily dressed student actors, directors, producers, and crew members chatted as the last remaining people trickled into the Avon, struggling to find an open seat. By the time the show was over, it was that clear Brown Motion Pictures had brought the house down, each film receiving thunderous applause.

If you were unlucky enough to miss the Spring Premiere, don’t fret. The films will be available online on the BMP website at some point, and when they are, you should see all of them.

On the Run – Directed by Bill Marcy ‘17 and written by Jordan Stein ‘1610830564_815328271887435_8042661582750981086_oOn the Run is a comedic lens into to the life of a workaholic clean-freak Max Greenwater (Brendan George ‘18), who commits a petty crime that he believes has got him in way over his head.

See it for: Despite the use of the timeworn germaphobe trope, this film is able to stand out via George’s hilariously frantic body language and outbursts, a series of hysterical three second cut scenes, and a fantastic jazzy soundtrack. 

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