Sunday, February 20, 2011

6X6 Loves You For Sentimental Reasons

What is it about sentimentality that is so Hallmark-card, big-eyed-child-painting, Lifetime-movie? Why is it that culture snobs don't embrace the swoony, swampy, simpering tissue box of real feelings, with real highlighting by Thomas Kinkaid? One man stands prepared to tenderly take the topic to the table: Matthew Buzzell. A self-proclaimed Sentimentalist, Buzzell is a former Athenian and filmmaker, musician, and educator who has returned to the realm to remind us that feelings are good for your brain. Submit by February 21; come see March 2 at Ciné Lab from 7-8 pm. It's fast, free, and sentimental!

More about the Curator:
Buzzell holds a BFA in Drama from The North Carolina School of the Arts and an MFA in Directing from The American Film Institute. A number of his films have been broadcast nationally on PBS television and have screened at film festivals the world over. He has worked with Sacha Baron Cohen, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Daniel Johnston, Jimmy Scott, Bad Religion, Luna, and Billy Preston. His most recent project is a documentary celebrating the collaborations of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, a creative marriage of prodigious output and longevity. Buzzell is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Communications and Professional Writing at Augusta State University. See more about Matthew Buzzell on IMDb.

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