This Film Festival is Looking for a Person to Spend 7 Days Alone Watching Movies in a Remote Lighthouse

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDoes locking yourself up somewhere all alone for a week and just watching movies sound like your idea of bliss? Then have we got a film festival for you.Gothenburg Film FestivalThe Gothenburg Film Festival is conducting a “pandemic cinema experiment” in the form of a contest. One candidate chosen from applicants around the globe will be treated to a week’s stay at the site of the historic Pater Noster Lighthhouse located on the craggy island of Hamneskär off the west coast of Sweden.While there, the winning cinephile will get free room and board along with unlimited access to this year’s festival roster of films. “They are totally isolated. They are not allowed to bring anyone, of course, but also no phone and not even a book,” artistic director Jonas Holmberg, told CBC’s As It Happens. “…It will be only this person and the sea, the waves, the sky and the 60 different premieres that we are screening at the festival.” “They will talk about how life is on the island and how these special conditions have affected the relationship to the films that they have seen,” Holmberg says.CHECK OUT: 91-Year-Old Lands Her Dream Job as a Designer in Silicon ValleyThe immersive solo movie experience takes place from January 30 through February 6. The winner will live in the lighthouse keeper’s home but all movies will be air in a purpose-built, one-person cinema inside the lighthouse. Interested film lovers should apply at the festival website ASAP.We’re not sure if popcorn is included.SHARE This Opportunity With Friends Who’d Love This ExperienceAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Inspired by the pandemic, Holmberg says the experiment aims to examine how social distancing has transformed the movie-watching experience. The most obvious change is the shift from in-person to online and at-home movie viewership.While traditionally, going to the movies has been something of a communal experience shared with other members of an audience, the trend now is to view films either alone or in small groups. Where once people went to the movies for company, more and more, the films themselves are what provide communal connection.According to the festival website, “Göteborg Film Festival 2021 will be anything but conventional. No crowds, no parties, no sold-out cinemas. This year’s festival focus, Social Distances, explores the new world that has emerged in the wake of the pandemic. What does film mean to us when we are isolated from everything else? To investigate, we are opening a brand-new cinema. In the middle of the ocean.“No phone, no family, no friends. Just you, the sea and the festival’s film program with 60 film premieres. For seven days.”READ: Real-Life Willy Wonka Gives Away Candy Factory In Giant Treasure HuntRequisites for the winner, according to Holmberg, are number one: the person must be a true film fan; number two: he or she must either enjoy or tolerate solitude well; number three: since they’ll be expected to document the experience with a video diary, it’s crucial for them to be an adept communicator.last_img read more

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Tony-Winning Comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Recoups on Broadway

first_imgLooks like Broadway audiences love a good laugh. Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen, has recouped its full $2.75 million investment in just 17 weeks.Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run through August 25 at the Golden Theatre. View Comments Inspired by the works of Chekhov, the play takes the playwright’s classic characters and plotlines and transports them to modern-day Pennsylvania. Vanya (Pierce) and his adopted sister Sonia (Nielsen) have lived their entire lives in their family’s farmhouse. Their sister Masha (Weaver) has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia feeling trapped and regretful. Meanwhile, their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra (Grant) keeps warning them about terrible things in the future, which include a sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike (Magnussen). Kristine Nielsen Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike In addition to Weaver, Pierce and Nielsen, Vanya features Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen and Liesel Allen-Yeager. Tony winner Julie White joins the production on July 30, replacing Weaver in the role of Masha. Billy Magnussen Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2013 Related Shows Star Files David Hyde Pierce Shalita Grant Sigourney Weaver View All (5) Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike received six 2013 Tony nominations, taking home the coveted Best Play Award. last_img read more

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Almo Pro A/V E4 Experience Stops in Atlanta October 15th

first_imgAlmo Pro A/V will make its final 2019 E4 Experience stop in Atlanta on October 15th. E4 Atlanta features high quality courses worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs), including a special session focused on the “next-generation workplace.” Other highlights include Almo’s new Zoom Room Bundles, an Almo Sound Options Audio Pavilion and an autograph signing with former Atlanta Hawk, Spud Webb.“More than 600 resellers, integrators and end users registered for the New York Metro E4 Experience,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “We issued hundreds of CTS RUs and certifications for Digital Signage and SDVoE trainings led by our team of all-star educators. Our attendees engaged in valuable conversations with more than 40 vendors showing the latest technology and integrated systems. We are taking this momentum to Atlanta next week where we will conclude our most successful year of E4 Experiences in terms of attendance and accreditation.”Craigmyle said that next week Kay Sargent, director at HOK Workplace is presenting the session, “The Next Generation Workplace,” which examines space planning and the impact the Generation Z’s will have, emerging differences in lifestyle/culture/workstyles and their effects on the next generation workplace.Other E4 Atlanta courses include:SDVoE AV-Over-IP Design Certification (1 CTS RU)Digital Signage Certification- Foundations of Digital Signage (1 CTS RU)KEYNOTE: An Unbiased Explanation of AV-Over-IP (1.5 CTS RUs)Designing for the User Experience (1 CTS RU)Exhibit Hall Production Tours (2); AV-Over-IP In Action (1 CTS RU)AV in an IT World (1 CTS RU)Introduction to Windows Collaboration Displays (1 CTS RU)Universal Serial Bus (USB) Deep Dive Technology Exploration for AV Design and Integration (1 CTS RU)Installation Issues for Converged AV/IT Systems (1 CTS RU)Top 10 (+4) Things Gary Kayye Saw at InfoComm 2019 (1 CTS RU)See related  SpinetiX and Almo Pro A/V Announce Distribution Partnership for US MarketLast month, Almo announced new Zoom Room hardware bundles, all of which will be stocked and ready for shipping in the U.S. and Latin America. Designed to transform any area into a modern, easy-to-use power collaboration space, the bundles make it easy for integrators to get all of the necessary components in a single box, with a single SKU from a single supplier. The Zoom Room bundles will be shown next week at the Atlanta E4 Experience, as will a live demo room called the Sound Options Experience. Sound Options is Almo’s dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. New additions to the pavilion include ClearOne, Yamaha Unified Communications and MXL. Also featured is Ecler Audio, which is exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Almo.E4 Atlanta is on October 15 at The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia and runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time and are free, including parking, for Almo Pro A/V resellers, integrators and their end users. For more information, go here.last_img read more

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WMC girls basketball team advances to Div. 3 district finals, eliminates North Muskegon

first_img Kelcea Waller brings the ball up for WMC. Photo/Randy Riksen DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Mail (2) × Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Other DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Taylor Folkema goes up for a shot over North Muskeogn’s No. 13 Natalie Pannucci and No. 15 Jasmine Duncan. Photo/Randy Riksen Bestseller Ads by Amazon Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Fox Sports Go DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Other (17612) DEAL OF THE DAY Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant ENDS IN Jasmine Duncan looks up to the basket as WMC’s Libby Mast defends. Photo/Randy Riksen Report a problem This item is… (117) ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Jaala Duncan dribbles against pressure from WMC’s Peyton Allen. Photo/Randy iyksen Bestseller NBC Sports Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller (7802) Not relevant ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Twelve Other Not relevant × Report a problem This item is… Sam Beerman tires to go up for a shot for North Muskegon. Photo/Randy Riksen Bestseller Natalie Pannucci goes up for a layup as WMC’s No. 23 Kala Johnson tries to block the shot. Photo/Randy Riksen × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (34271) $15.29$17.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (657) $0.00 Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive (31628) Other Report a problem This item is…center_img ENDS IN FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY $37.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Other Shares Not relevant Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN × ENDS IN (822) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) 0 Share Esther Hartley looks to make a pass in transition for WMC. Photo/Randy Riksen Jaala Duncan spots up from the outside for North Muskegon. Photo/Randy Riksen Displayed poorly Other 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … × × LocalSportsJournal.comThe Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team advanced to the Division 3 district finals after defeating North Muskegon 58-36 on Wednesday.The Warriors started fast, outscoring the Norseman 15-8 in the first quarter. The second quarter was a stalemate with both teams scoring 10 points, pushing the score to 25-18 at halftime in favor of WMC.WMC jumped on the Norse after the break outscoring them 14-6 in the third quarter, making the score 39-24 after three quarters. Taylor Folkema’s double-double of 23 points and 10 steals paced the Warriors, while Kyla Wiersema also finished with a double-double, scoring 13 points and collecting 10 rebounds.The Norse were led by Chandler Falkowski with 10 points, while Jaala Duncan finished with eight.North Muskegon finished the season 6-15 overall record.The Warriors improved to 16-6, and advanced to host Saugatuck in the district finals on Friday. Taylor Folkema drives baseline for WMC. Photo/Randy Riksen Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… $9.99 Not relevant The League $14.99$18.00 $0.00 Displayed poorly MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Report a problem This item is… $49.95 Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Other Displayed poorly Bestseller Displayed poorly Bestseller Share Displayed poorly Not relevant Bestseller Shop Now Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

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