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BRIDGEPORT RESIDENT’S INNOVATIVE FILM TO
BE SHOWN OCT 11 AT HCC
BRIDGEPORT – Dear Beautiful,an
experimental animated film by Bridgeport filmmaker-painter
Roland Becerra, will be shown October 11 at Housatonic Community College.
focuses on Paul and Lauren, a New Haven couple whose relationship is
in trouble. Exotic flowers start springing up, spawning an epidemic
that threatens to destroy the city.
Lauren becomes infected. As the city is engulfed with infected people,
a media frenzy, National Guard troops, protesters, and a panicked populace,
Paul struggles to save both their lives.
The film and accompanying reception is just one of numerous activities
planned at the college Oct. 11 in connection with the Oct. 12 inauguration
of new President Anita T. Gliniecki.
“The process I used in making the film combines both flash animation
and stop-motion animation techniques,” Becerra said. “Backgrounds
are hand painted and characters are drawn with ink.”
“Everything is then photographed and brought into the computer,” Becerra
added. “Photographs of figures are also taken, then individually
cut out and digitally altered in Photoshop to match the paintings and
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place
at 7 p.m. in the Burt Chernow Galleries at the college.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm., Thursdays
to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon to 4 p.m.