FOR PRESS: Boston Indie Filmmaker, Video Artists Hit PTown To Host Surreal Films @ Art House Theatre

This, along with photos, bio and fact sheet for D.L. went out… Check it out and share it if you can! I wrote it, with the help of D.L.’s film descriptions. Thanks. -MPO.

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Boston Indie Filmmaker, Video Artists Hit PTown To Host
Retrospective, Surreal Film Showcase at The Art House Theatre

(Boston, MA, 10/1/09) – Indie filmmaker D.L. Polonsky and video artist
Mike Phelan O’Toole, after a series of acclaimed screenings at
Brookline, MA’s famous Coolidge Corner Theatre, and off the heels of a
tour stop in Providence, RI, announce the arrival of “D.L. Polonsky’s
Non-Violent Anarchy Film Festival” to Provincetown, MA. This Polonsky
“career retrospective” showcase will be a two hour movie screening of
eclectic low budget films, animation, nontraditional music videos and
esoteric video art, taking place at Provincetown’s famed Art House
Theatre, at 214 Commercial St, on October 24th at 8:00PM. The show
will be emceed by O’Toole, noted for his caustic wit in spokenword
performance, and the colorful pun-spouting Polonsky himself. A lively
question and answer session will follow the films. The event is
sponsored in part by prolific Boston video artist and cable access
show producer Lawrence Hollie. Admission is $5.00.

Polonsky’s innovative work dates back to when he was a young boy,
crafting strange and provocative films with his brother, Gabriel. The
event will exhibit a selection of modern work, such as “To Mock a
Killing Bird,” a slapstick anti-war comedy about a
draft-dodger, set from 1972-74, and “Grill, Interrupted,” which
chronicles the surreal development of a comedy cooking show, as well
as older, rare gems, such as “The Flyer.” This is a short film that
mixes live action with D.L.’s own animation, as the images of a flyer
an unsuspecting man posts begin to come to life. The festival caps off
with “The Big Wall,” a longer-form film made in the early 90’s. After
an artist is hired to draw charicatures at a same-sex wedding, one of
the men getting married is killed by gay-bashers. The movie is laced
with socio-political commentary on gay people being accepted in
mainstream society, and other social issues. In addition, the lineup
includes a promo for the film Polonsky is currently crafting, “12:54,
Half a Dozen of the Other.” This film stars Lawrence Hollie, Andy
MacBain, and event co-host Mike Phelan O’Toole. It is a comedy-drama
about a lumber salesman who finds buried coins during the current
recession.

For more information on the film lineup for “D.L. Polonsky’s
Non-Violent Anarchy Film Festival,” and to arrange interviews, please
contact Mike Phelan O’Toole. Photos and a fact sheet are available

As an Editor’s Pick, Shaula Clark, of The Boston Phoenix, proclaims
Polonsky’s “Nonviolent Anarchy” fest to include “The kind of films
that could revolutionize cinema, nonviolently or otherwise.”
Additionally, for those wanting to pin down D.L.’s style, The
Brookline Tab’s Alex Stevens winkingly suggests to “Think David Lynch,
without all the mainstream storytelling.” As a locally renowned,
openly gay artist, living in Allston, MA, D.L. has been profiled in
Boston’s version of the Bay Windows newspaper on more than one
occasion.

The showcase comes out of a desire from the trio to expand their potential
audience, and reward quality creative efforts that may be overlooked
by more pretentious “festival” outlets, “It’s a very D.I.Y, punk
approach. We want to show people that these different works can be
innovative and entertaining, and that the personalities behind them
are just as interesting,” says O’Toole. “We saw it was important to
expand outside the Boston area, and we’re really excited to meet a new
audience. D.L.’s flicks are so wild. He deserves to see his work up on
the big screen, live, and so do underground film fans everywhere, even
though he is too modest to want to have a press release put out to let
people know about this show.”

In addition to his video work, Polonsky has made a name for himself in
the Allston area as the anti-Shepard Fairy, plastering his artwork up
wherever it will stick, while simultaneously having had political
portraits published in several major newspapers and magazines.
Additionally, he has had a children’s book published that he
wrote/illustrated titled “The Letter Bandits.”

Hollie and O’Toole have been advocates of collaborative media, and
purveyors of unique video art, as producers/ hosts of the cable access
show “Random Acts,” for seven years, in addition to having co-founded
the multi-artist alternative film showcase series “Experimentally
ILL,” which has been warmly received by Boston press and audiences alike.
They are recipients of separate “Most Innovative” awards from The
Alliance For Community Media for their creative productions.

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