The recipe calls for equal parts Seattle music scene, area film scene and MTV, whipped with the enthusiasm of Shoreline Community College’s film and video program.
The result is a special preview screening of “$5 Cover – Seattle,” the MTV project by Lynn Shelton, an internationally acclaimed director from Seattle. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the Shoreline Community College Campus Theater. Donations of $10 will be accepted at the door.
“We’re very lucky and excited to host this screening,” said Ruth Gregory, faculty member in the Digital Filmmaking and Performance Arts program. “Lynn wrote, directed, and acted in “Humpday,” which won a special jury award at the Sundance Film Festival.”
Following Sundance, MTV approached Shelton about doing the $5 Cover project, this time in Seattle. The first season was about the music scene in Memphis, which was shown in 2009. “’$5 Cover – Seattle’ is due out in June online,” said Gregory, adding that project was conceived as a “webisode” series, short episodes intended to be seen online. For the Shoreline screening, all 12 segments are edited together and shown as a feature film. “And we get to screen it first!” she said.
In addition the screening, Shelton will be on hand that night to introduce her work, then conduct a question-and-answer session with the audience at the end. “This is just terrific of Lynn to give her project and her time like this,” Gregory said. The event is hosted by Shoreline’s Sisterhood of Women in the Film Industry (SWIFI) group. KEXP radio is also supporting the event. Proceeds from the evening will go toward film scholarships overseen by the Shoreline Community College Foundation.