FILMMAKING FROM THE HOODS
In the print magazine this issue Rupert Chiarella writes a short piece about Turn Here.com, a new website that streams short films created specifically about neighborhoods all over the United States. I figured some interesting filmmakers might be tempted to contribute to the site, but the site’s layout makes it hard to identify the directors behind the various clips. So, I was glad to get an email today from Chris Kenneally, a veteran NYC post supervisor (he post-suped Patrict Stettner’s Sundance pic The Night Listener) and also a director/producer (with co-director Danielle Franco he directed the doc Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating). If you go to the Turn Here site and click on “New York” and then “Hell’s Kitchen” you get Kenneally’s film about Mark Nilsen. Go to “Lower East Side” and you get Franco’s tour of the nabe with their former subject, Crazy Legs Conti.