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There will be some things that will never die, thankfully. We will not enter the medium debate here (read: vinyl versus CD, etc.), but we will say this: Ever since Eastman Kodak introduced Super 8 mm film into the home movie market in 1965, the format has continued to justify itself as an invaluable tool for filmmakers, amateurs, artists, and TV producers. There’s something organic and intimate that simply can’t be duplicated by advanced technologies. It’s artsy without being heady and simple enough to use that it is welcoming and inviting — so it should be no surprise that the format enjoys a large niche of enthusiasts who’ve bonded over it for years. Established in 2006, the 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soirée is an annual event celebrating the beloved format. The event culls from local artists, filmmakers, and aficionados to create works in one take — they are not allowed previewing or editing — so that “no matter what imperfections, happy accidents, or planned technical attributes occur, what’s shot in-camera is what’s shown.” All participants get one shot with their one reel, and the final product will be unveiled in a collective screening. This year’s festival will show 21 new creations with their respective soundtracks prerecorded or performed live on Friday at 6 p.m. at Jump the Shark (formerly the Bubble), 810 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Entry is a paltry $5. Call 954-667-4126.
Fri., Dec. 5, 6 p.m., 2014
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