While You Were In: Clownation!
"Clownation," a short film written and directed by Ryan McGuire, right, and shot and edited by Rachel Ferro, left premiered at Silky Jones Saturday, January 22, 2011. Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer / FreeAirPhoto
WITH A CAST of more than 50 actors, all sporting a red nose (not from the cold!), the short film “Clownation” had its Ithaca premiere at the bar Silky Jones. The film played on a continual loop beginning around 8:00 p.m., and audience members, many of whom were either in the movie, or at least were connected by a degree or two, laughed, cheered and felt like a community. That was all part of the filmmaker’s intentions, director of photography and editor Rachel Ferro reported later. A community of clowns. Photos by Ed Dittenhoefer.
A still from "Clownation," which screened on a loop Saturday at Silky Jones. Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer / FreeAirPhoto
Audience members and bartenders alike were handed clown noses, which most wore during the film and throughout the night. Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer
James Pellegrino and Keir Neuringer, generally serious, look a bit less so with clown noses. Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer
A bar full of clowns. Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer / FreeAirPhoto
A creative use of clown noses at the film premiere of "Clownation," where audience members literally clowned around. Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer / FreeAirPhoto
To view “Clownation,” please visit here. For more information on the film, please visit www.creatorofart.com.