This evening will feature two shorts produced by Plante and a documentry made by him.
We will be presenting the following works:
Program runtime 70 minutes
Weird Carolers by Brent Green. 2009, 4 minutes, digital projection.
A short, hand-animated film about Beethoven and his process. Commissioned as part of Plante’s LunchFilm series.
A Ship Runs Aground by Jason Byrne. 2009, 10 minutes, digital projection.
A scene from SCRAP VESSEL where a ocean liner is beached on purpose. This feature doc was produced by Mike Plante.
Be Like An Ant by Mike Plante. 2012, 57 minutes, digital projection.
Post-Vietnam, Paul bought a trailer for his family to live in. Many bad winters (upstate, near Troy) made the mobile home unlivable, so he took matters into his own hands and started to build a house – around the trailer. He never made any blueprints. 30 years, 4 floors and 100 windows later, the house is almost done. A home movie documentary,Be Like An Ant spends some time in the house.
Mike Plante has worked for film festivals since 1993, including Sundance (2001-present) and CineVegas (2002-2009). In 1998 he created the film zine Cinemad in print, which continues today as a blog and a film distribution company. All along he has made short films and video portraits of people and places.