It’s festival time again! The Desert Dust Cinema, our short film festival in the former ghosttown Lobo/Texas, will happen during Labor Day weekend – that’s Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 02 2018. As usual, we will have more information on the schedule online during summer on the festival’s website.
The screenings will again take place outside in the evening at the former Lobo gas station. Live music will also be happening, at no entry fee. If you haven’t been around, have a look at the documentation on the website and join us for this long weekend in September 2018!
While the new musicvideo is slowly making progress, here’s the newest results coming from our screenprint facility: an everlasting calendar, thirteen 3 color pages full of Arizona’s strange and wild creatures. If you’re in Tucson, visit Tiny Town Surplus on 408 N 4th Avenue to get a copy.
A short update: as several circumstances got in the way, work on the new clip came to a standstill during the last couple of weeks. After all, today the final cut of the sequences was finished, and chances are good that the video will see the light of day at some point during this summer.
The audio track “The White Crow” is the opening song of Eric Schlappi’s upcoming album “Kurald Emerlahn”, to be released by Baby Tooth/Tucson. For everyone living in Arizona: the official album release party will take place at the Bar Passe Tucson (417 N. Forth Ave) on July 13 2017.
Last weekend our back porch and part of the cacti garden were changed to a greenscreen setup for the next inhouse production – a musicvideo for Tucson’s electronic music maestro Eric Schlappi, starring Sarah Smith.
Again a combination of filmed footage and CGI, this video will be our most mysterious one… No title yet. More updates on this exciting project hopefully soon!
The fourth Desert Dust Cinema in Lobo/Texas had 34 international short films screened in two programs on two nights. For the first time since many years, the area of the kidneyshaped pool near the former motel was part of our illuminated festival ground.
After the screenings we had performances by Oortstorm, Jalin Malin, Gary Bear, Elegant Rabies, Eric Schlappi, Igloo Martian, Good Times Great Oldies, Ben Scheffler & XNOR and DJ Kate. Again, a big ‘thank you’ to all participating filmmakers, musicians and all our friends, neighbors and new guests – hope to meet you again next time.