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.