A Covid-19 Love Story: Marc & Mary from the CoFF film fest.
Make no mistake: This pandemic and subsequent quarantine have messed us up more than we'd like to admit. One of humankind's greatest attributes is our ability to adapt—but there's something definitely lost when we change without stopping to think about how and the reasons why we've changed.
And that's where the entertaining, funny, and sweet Confinement (online) Film Festival (CoFF) comes in—returning this Saturday at 6 pm after last weekend's spectacular debut!
Here's how it all started: We asked local amateur filmmakers, artists, and creative people to send us short homemade movies that demonstrate how we are living, surviving (and occasionally thriving) under quarantine and social distancing orders... and oh boy! DID YOU DELIVER! We received a poop-ton of fantastic, funny, poignant, and mind-bending submissions, and narrowed it down to the 25 best of the bunch to bring you the CoFF film fest.
Here's what we didn't expect: We knew you would be creative and fun... no surprise there. But your submissions were also thoughtful, poignant, and when put together in one evening of entertainment, it opens a window into our collective experience. CoFF features personal journeys from around the world, and while many of these short, five-minute films made us laugh our asses off, and occasionally say, "Yep... that's me!", there was also an unmistakable feeling of community—that others are experiencing this same strange, sometimes heartbreaking reality, and we aren't alone.
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