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Short film from United States, 14 minutes
Screens Friday, February 27, 2015
Screening Block 3: 8pm-11:15pm
When a woman meets her boyfriend for a romantic night out, a martini triggers childhood memories that threaten her ability to trust and love. Based on true events and a poem; narrated by Julianne Moore.
About the Director
Happy Hour is Gretl Claggett’s first film, based on a poem from her award-winning book Monsoon Solo. She recently wrote and directed Sony’s first-ever 4K 360° cinematic music video, which premiered at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and will be featured this spring at SXSW. A former actress, Gretl holds MFAs in poetry, creative nonfiction and acting, respectively from Sarah Lawrence College, Goucher College and WIU. She’s now working on a novel and a featurette called The Storm Chaser.
2013 Int’l Festival of Cinematic Arts (IFFCA) – Award for Excellence in Cinematography: Short Form
2014 Williamsburg Indie Film Festival – Award of Distinction for the film’s powerful impact on the audience
2014 Maverick Movie Award – Finalist for Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Actress