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BRICxHome: Spent Hens, A Made at Home Film, Presented by Black Box Filmmaking

A free screening of Spent Hens, a collaborative film produced at home through BRIC Media Education's Black Box Filmmaking Intensive.


Tue, Sep 29, 2020




Virtual Event
647 Black Lives Matter Plaza
Wherever You Are, NY 11111
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The 2020 Black Box Filmmaking Intensive was interrupted by the New York City COVID-19 lockdown, but in the experimental spirit of the program, the class adapted their first production to their new circumstances, producing a version of playwright Rebecca Miller's Spent Hens using tools including laptops, video conferencing, cellphones, and portable audio recorders. All managed by the class working closely with the cast of the film.

In our BRICxHome version of Spent Hens, Beth (Sarah Schoofs) reaches out to her friend Dana (Tara Cioletti) over video chat to discuss Dana's recent cancer diagnosis only to discover Dana has "liberated" a hen from a local farm.

About BRIC's Black Box FIlmmaking Intensive
BRIC's Black Box Filmmaking program is a unique way for members of the Brooklyn community to learn the basics of the narrative filmmaking process. Approaching filmmaking with the streamlined aesthetic of black box theatre, the program focuses students on process and storytelling as they learn the fundamentals of production from all sides. The hands on approach trains students in filmmaking technique and provides technical training for camera and audio gear as well as fostering an environment for innovation and teamwork.

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