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Lily Baldwin Premieres A Juice Box Afternoon, First Episode in New Short Film Series

Filmmaker and dancer Lily Baldwin premieres here at Filmmaker the first episode in her new series of short films, The Paperback Movie Project. Each short “is an interpretation of a novel and explores the fluid relationship between a reader and the book’s characters.” The debuting piece is titled “A Juice Box Afternoon,” and it tells “the story of Anne Morrow Lindbergh through her own writing as she comes of age, meets Charles Lindbergh, and experiences flight in more ways than one.”

Following her breakthrough at SXSW 2012 with the dreamscape thriller Sea Meadow,Baldwin’s next short, Sleepover LA, will world premiere at this year’s SXSW on March 9. Baldwin’s narrative films are visceral and feature her own raw and stylized choreography. This excellent new piece does exactly what the filmmakers intended, somehow evoking not only the passive experience of reading but the imaginative flights literature unleashes in us. Baldwin is currently developing two new features: Lip, about five linked strangers who make mistakes that aren’t accidents; and Glass, a true story of a woman and her stalker.

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