“We are bringing together six up-and-coming filmmakers who will write and direct five short films based on the human senses,” Andrew Gernhard, producer at Synthetic Cinema International, said. “Taste will be filmed at the Matrix.”
As for extras, Gernhard is looking for people “dressed in business attire between the ages of 18 and 70. It will be for two days of the shoot.”
Entertainment has often served as a great diversion when times get rough, and this past week of storm aftermath has clearly been a struggle for many. Many performances and events will go on as planned, but there has been some cancellation and postponements.
The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., also has announced numerous schedule changes. Its website reports that all events through and including Wednesday, Nov. 7, have been postponed. Some new dates have already been determined, though most remain “to be announced.”
As for area clubs, probably the best advice I can give you is to call ahead. Some seem to be going ahead with plans, while others appear to still be having technical difficulties.
Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts has most of its weekend program intact, however the Young Artists Series set for Sunday has been postponed. The Westport Arts Center is still in the process of determining this weekend’s lineup, but its Nov. 2 “Big Night” event has been canceled.
Area organizations also are going ahead with performances. The Square One Theatre Company will put on “Deadly Murder” beginning Nov. 2, which marks the opening of their season. The Westport Country Playhouse will be staging the last weekend of “A Raisin in the Sun.” And, the playhouse’s lobby will be open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to serve as a charging station, though there is no wi-fi.
Obviously, some people are solely focused this weekend on getting back to normal, and a day or night out might not be in the cards. However, for those looking for a bit of distraction, there is plenty to do and see on this first weekend of November.