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Trailer Premiere: Gina Telaroli’s “Here’s to the Future!”

A new film from the director of “Traveling Light”.

We're very excited to bring you the trailer for the much-anticipated new feature by Gina Telaroli, Here's to the Future!, which is premiering at Migrating Forms this December at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn.

One a late-summer Sunday in 2011, a female director  (Telaroli herself) gathers a team of filmmakers, writers, musicians, artists, critics and friends in an apartment to recreate a scene from Michael Curtiz's Depression-era drama The Cabin in the Cotton. Over plates of pasta and glasses of red wine, a round robin of non-professional actors take turns performing the same scene, again and again, in different permutations. With a freedom influenced by pre-Code Hollywood, cameras, phones, and laptops are scattered around the set at almost every possible angle, documenting the action - both in front of and behind the camera - as it unfolds, from rehearsals to equipment adjustments to the banter between takes. An intimate, playful, and spontaneous look into the collaborative cinematic process emerges, a snapshot of the filmmaker's perennial struggle to capture fleeting moments before the day (and light) slip away.

Telaroli's previous feature was Traveling Light (2011), about which Ricky D'Ambrose interviewed the filmmaker, critic and programmer last summer.

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