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Thursday To-Do: Best of the Little Rock 48-Hour Film Project

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The Best of the Little Rock 48-Hour Film Project is Thursday at Argenta Community Theater.
  • The Best of the Little Rock 48-Hour Film Project is Thursday at Argenta Community Theater.

BEST OF THE LITTLE ROCK 48-HOUR FILM PROJECT
7 p.m. Argenta Community Theater. $10.

Well, another 48-Hour Film Project has come and gone, the teams of exhausted filmmakers have finished their mad-dash scurryings about and their last-minute tasks, the films have been edited and screened and last week, audiences voted on the top 10 films. Actually, make that the top 11. There was a tie this year.

As per the ancient protocols of the 48HFP, the teams of filmmakers — 27 of them this year — agreed to write, film, edit and score a movie of between four and seven minutes in length over the period of 2,880 nonstop, action-packed minutes. On the first night of the project, the teams are given a character (this year it was Tammy or Tommy Shuttles, singer), a prop (a melon — cue Gallagher-style hijinks) and a line of dialogue ("What do we have here?") that must be used in the film to ensure that no one gets a head start.

Full disclosure — this year, as in many years past, the Arkansas Times has a filmmaking team up in the mix. Our own tireless scribe David Koon somehow found time to write "Left."

In addition to that film, the others vying for the top spot are "La Petite Mort," "Snipe Hunters," "Faith," "God & Jesus Living in a City Apartment," "Reboot," "Love is in the Hair," "Fire Engine Red," "A Touch of Death," "Chime" and "Hey Kid."

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