On_Line the Movie
Online the Movie opened Friday night and I have 25 free passes for bloggers to hand out for its SF showing.
The Indie, produced by some friends of mine, made the rounds of film festivals like Sundance, won some awards and made it to commercial release.
Its the first movie about social culture online and the complicated tension of on and off-line relationships. Since it is a movie, social interaction centers around very visual webcam activity. And Im told that the main character runs a site much like a video weblog. I haven't seen it yet, so I shouldn't say anything more.
Here's a more official review:
Set in Manhattan's cybersex industry, On Line at first appears to be about people getting off without ever touching, but it's much more. Built around revealing and often funny streaming video sessions with net-izens like ''man-on-man'' host Al Fleming (John Fleck), Internet fantasy girl Jordan Nash (Vanessa Ferlito), self-destructive artist Moira Ingalls (Isabel Gillies) and Ohio innocent Ed Simone (Eric Millegan), On Line uses a mix of new technology and romantic narrative to tell a classic New York story.
Great excuse to have a little blogging get together: this Tuesday at the 7:40 showing at 1285 Sutter St. I am giving the passes away on a first-come first-served basis. Email me if you want one and let me know if you can make it Tuesday. Happy to mail a few to those who can't make it that night. Looking for suggestions for a place to go after the movie.