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Sunday, February 27, 2005

This is not a test

As part of the celebrations surrounding autovaud.com's exciting new redesign--and just in time for the Oscars!--we've launched an entirely new section on our ever-growing website. That would be Screen Test, a virtual clubhouse, treehouse, or possibly even playpen for Automatic Vaudeville. You'll find lots to love at ST--confidential studio memos, incisive articles and unprovoked attacks, bold experiments in nouveau film writing, and "greatest hits" from our various publications, like the "real" Screen Test we distribute at our screenings. Make it a daily stop on your virtual constitutional!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

A veritable explosion of joy

Well, well, well... Things certainly are changin' here at autovaud.com. Very big things are in the works! You may have noticed the totally new format of our news page--or indeed, of the whole site! Yes, we've redesigned and we're pleased as punch about it. (If you want to check out our old news page, for nostalgia's sake, click here. Expect many exciting updates and additions in the near future!

Oh yeah, and we went to this whole film festival thing! SFIndie 2005 was a wonderful experience for all involved; we got to show The Recommendations to a whole new audience, and we saw some great independent films as well. We also had the pleasure of meeting many of the people behind them, and they are uniformly wonderful and talented people. Highlights included High Life, a terrific ensemble film from Brooklyn, directed by Lila Yomtoob, who keeps a very entertaining blog that you should check out. Made in Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective also blew our domes. Make sure you see both of these movies when they come to a festival near you, as they surely will!

We were not on hand to witness our screening at the World of Comedy International Film Festival, but our marvellous actors were, and word is that our audience was a delight. So thanks all that attended!

More exciting stuff to come soon! A wild-and-woolly party/screening in April! A New York show! More movies! More magic! More Automatic Vaudeville!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Star Treatment

Murray White wrote a nice piece about us in the Toronto Star. Check it out here! Also we did a humourous little piece for the SF Indiefest blog which you can read here.

Monday, February 07, 2005

San Francisco Follies

Your update today finds the Automatic Vaudeville team deep in the Mission district of San Francisco, as we take part in the lovely & delightful San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Thanks to everyone who came out to our first screening of The Recommendations, and for those who missed it, let us remind you that the film will also be showing at the Women's Building Auditorium on Saturday, February 12, at 4:30PM.

We're also showing the flick at the World of Comedy Festival in Toronto next week, on Thursday, February 10 at the Innis Town Hall theatre. Check out what the Globe and Mail had to say about us in this review. If that link has expired, let us shamelessly quote writer Scott Colbourne here:
...We're actually looking forward to the Thursday-evening offering: Automatic Vaudeville Studios, a fancy name for three slightly unhinged young filmmakers operating out of Montreal, will unveil The Recommendations, a one-hour film about two would-be novelists, an act of plagiarism and a savage beating. No one is quite sure what the AVS boys are up to -- they could be saving forgotten film styles, mocking them, or both -- but their idiosyncratic creations are worth a night out, especially in mirthless February.

Also the Toronto Sun called us "hot!"