Open Projector Night, Spring 2019

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You supply the film, we supply the popcorn. We’ll screen any film under 10 minutes for our raucous, irreverent audience and comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers. Sign-ups are first come, first served, between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Bring a sense of humor and be prepared for cheers and jeers—not for the thin skinned!

Accepted media formats:
DVD (Standard and Blu-Ray)
16mm film
Super 8 film
Digital files on flash drives (max file size = 5gb*)
No film necessary - spectators welcome!

*Please note we are unable to download files from streaming or file-sharing sources such as YouTube or Dropbox.


Green Dream by Eve Axness

An elegant man recalls a dream he had about his carpet. This short film was made with a small crew and a lot of heart. Eve Axness is a visual artist and production designer based in Los Angeles. She sometimes feels deeply about inanimate objects.

The Buttcheek Boys by Bryan Paris and Stavros Stavropoulos

Billy and Bobby Buttcheek are twin detectives with a knack for solving crimes and an aversion to wearing pants. But when an aging star approaches them with a problem can they crack the case? This animated caper is currently on the international film festival circuit. The Buttcheek Boys started out on a bar napkin and quickly evolved into a bi-coastal passion project by writers, directors and animators Bryan Paris and Stavros Stavropoulos. They hope to develop it into a series.

Hoe Trip by Skarlett Redd

On a vacation so perfect it’s literally photoshopped, Skarlett and Jewlz find trouble in paradise, lots of wieners, and a four-to-the-floor house beat. Hoe Trip is a musical odyssey inspired by the viral Twitter thread #TheZolaStory and a personal vacation gone unexpectedly sideways. It’s campy, it’s sexy, and it’s actually a feminist anthem about body autonomy and sex positivity. Skarlett Redd can be found clowning around across YouTube from advertisements, to BuzzFeed Original content, and most notably, the hit web series ‘Gal Pals,’ an LGBTQ series with over 50k subscribers. When she’s not acting, she can be found producing electronic beats in her bedroom and comedic music videos on a green screen.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

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Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.