Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Contest: Win Passes to Good for Nothing


Courtesy of the Shinsedai Cinema Festival, we have three double passes to giveaway for the July 15th screening of Good for Nothing, written and directed by Sho Miyake. Socrates Excelsa, a short film, will also be screened so you will get two films for the price of one! Here is a synopsis of what Good for Nothing is all about:

A trio of young men coming up to their high school graduation find themselves walking a fine line between juvenile delinquency and adult respectability in the wintery landscape of Sapporo, Hokkaido . They try to choose the latter by getting jobs with a company that installs security systems in private homes. The problem is that the son of their new boss is an ex-con more used to breaking into houses than safe-guarding them. Will this trio find their way or will bad decisions and their consequences derail their attempts at a bright future?

28-year-old filmmaker Sho Miyake makes his feature directorial debut with a film that is both miniature and epic at the same time. Miyake, attempting to make a “film without a frame” contrasts the day-to-day lives of his protagonists with majestic black-&-white cinematography that recalls the work of Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr and Gus Van Sant’s experimental Tarr-inspired trilogy, Gerry, Elephant and Last Days. Good for Nothing heralds the arrival of an exciting new filmmaking talent.

To enter, all you have to do is email your name, address, and the name of the director of Good for Nothing, to bigthoughtssmallmind@hotmail.com with 'Good for Nothing' as the subject. Winners will be notified via email.

Entries close at 11pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

Please note: This contest is only valid to Toronto residents and those planning to be in Toronto between July 12 to July 15.

Advance tickets for the festival go on sale June 21st. All screenings will take place at The Revue Cinema downtown. Please check out the Shinsedai Cinema Festival website for more information.

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