As we mentioned before, we had fun at Pittsfield’s Third Thursday last week, but the best part of the day was finally making it to the Leslie Ferrin Gallery, which we had heard so much about but never visited.
The current exhibit showcases Pittsfield artist Joe Goodwin’s glowing abstract acrylic paintings and Lucy Feller’s evocative “Wish You Were Near” postcard series, but the bright and spacious gallery has room for both solo exhibitions and separate sections for ceramics works, ceramic teapots, and individual works.
Theodore Collatos is an award-winning filmmaker from the Berkshires whose “Dog Show” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in 2009. Starring Carolina Monnerat, the short film was shot in Rio de Janiero.
Now, filmmakers Collatos and Monnerat are releasing a DVD of Berkshires-made film, “The Chosen One,” which judging from the trailer (and trust us, you want to see the trailer) is a satirical horror film in the vein of Ingmar Bergman meets Guy Maddin.
To celebrate, the filmmakers are hosting a DVD release party at Mission Bar & Tapas in Pittsfield, Mass. on Monday, September 28, promising a night of music, art, wine and film. It’s a pay-what-you-will celebration, although a $20 suggested donation includes a free drink, an exhibition of Collatos’ photography and experimental films accompanied by live music.
The event will also serve as a benefit for Collatos’ upcoming film project which is slated to be filmed in Pittsfield. “I want to do a film about what people my age are experiencing now – the fallout of the Bush years and life in small town America,” Collatos explains. The story follows a man recently released from prison and his struggles follow his dream of being a comedian.
WHAT: “The Chosen One” DVD release party and benefit
WHERE: Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North Street, Pittsfield
WHEN: Monday, September 28, 7pm
Suggested donation: $20
“The Chosen One” can be purchased online at Best Buy, Target, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
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