IOW: Cooks plate SPINNING tale

Our wheels are turning at the Secret MICRO-FILM Headquarters as we move full speed ahead in planning the next New Art Film Festival, yet local filmmakers continue to introduce new works themselves at a wondrous rate! Current case in point is the short film SPINNING by student outfit Kiss the Cook Productions, which will receive its debut this evening, Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m., in Illini Room B of the Illini Union at the corner of Neil and Wright streets on the University of Illinois campus. In this drama, a young woman named Kate (Tori Wesselmann) moves in with Laura (Janelle O’Dea) after which stressful circumstances beget conflicts with Laura and her boyfriend Vincent (James Reed). Kate finds her only solace in hooping the time away with no apparent solutions in sight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and producers will be selling DVDs of the film in lieu of admission at the door. Therefore, it’s time to support your budding Hollywood mavens, dearest readers! Please take the teaser below for a spin:

Directed by UI underclassman Steven Pratten and written by Hayden Waugh, SPINNING is the latest from Mahomet-based Kiss the Cook. Their prior effort, the hour-long murder mystery THE MAHOMET JOURNAL, played the Art Theater Co-op last June while their next endeavor, a short entitled ADD THE MAYO, is currently in the works.

~ Jason Pankoke

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