Blog

Announcing #Comments film USA tour

i Jul 6th Comments Off by

comments

Seattle Premiere, Saturday July 16 2016
Northwest Film Forum, 8:30 pm

What the heck is #Comments?

A film short kicking off a new genre: “Sketch Commenty.”

Ever been frustrated by online comment sections? This short film is for you.

#Comments, a 35-minute video, is part of a series of verbatim comments from online articles acted out as characters by musicians Eleni Vlachos and Rob Beloved of the band Beloved Binge.  The first in the series includes three articles on vegan mayo, two of which chronicle a lawsuit by corporate giant Unilever (Hellman’s) against tiny startup Hampton Creek (Just Mayo).

Eleni started the series to address the inhumanity of our online behavior in a humorous way, and named this new genre “sketch commenty.”  She wondered:  By laughing at ourselves, can we change the conversation?

At each show, two bands join the party: Audiences are invited to sit, drink, listen, and watch.

Seattle premiere: 8:30 pm Saturday, July 16, 8:30 pm – 12:00 am

Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

9:00 pm: Black Giraffe: www.facebook.com/blackgiraffemusic
9:45 pm: #Comments film (trailer): https://youtu.be/P4cgpIVLrM0
10:20 pm: Q&A with filmmaker & actors
10:30 pm: Ichi Bichi: https://www.facebook.com/Ichibichiband/

$8 goes to performing acts and space.
Event page: http://www.nwfilmforum.org/live/page/calendar/4006
Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/141049829638336/

This film premiered in Durham, NC on April 23, 2016 to a sold-out crowd who laughed during the entire performance. One man said, “I almost peed my pants.”

The new “Sketch commenty” series hit the road in June — both screening this film and making a new one recording characters from shows across the US featuring reader comments from articles about “fake” meat. Watch for the wigs!

Trailer:   https://youtu.be/P4cgpIVLrM0 
Theme song https://soundcloud.com/beloved-binge/comments-theme-song  
Press: Independent Weekly  Creative Loafing 

commentslive

Photos from the sold-out premiere, by Edward Wando

Learn more: www.youbigtalker.com/comments

comments2

Food Is Power

i May 7th Comments Off by

The Food Empowerment Project is a great place to learn more about how your food choices can indeed change the world – check it out…

http://www.foodispower.org/

 

Link of the Week

i Apr 2nd Comments Off by

 

Vegetarianism in the US Infographic

Link of the Week

i Mar 11th Comments Off by

 

Humane Spot

Link of the Week

i Mar 5th Comments Off by

American Anti Vivisection Society

Link of the Week

i Feb 25th Comments Off by

Living Humane

Link of the Week

i Feb 17th Comments Off by

 

In Defense of Animals

Link of the Week

i Feb 12th No Comments by

 

Don’t Fear the Vegan

Link of the Week

i Feb 3rd Comments Off by

 

Save Washington Pets

Link of the Week

i Jan 20th Comments Off by

Not In Our Name