There are many radiant jewels in the Henry Miller Memorial Library crown. (I’m looking at the crown right now. It rules!) But none more pretty than the Big Sur International Short Film Series. Every year we receive hundreds of short film submissions from film-makers from all over the country – over 50 this year alone from countries you never heard of.
And every year, our staff chooses the best, which are rolled out across the summer. Hordes of cool people flood the library to watch the movies under the stars and the redwoods. They bring blankets – it gets cold – and eat popcorn dusted with brewer’s yeast (tastes like cheese.)
As I write this, the summer film series is behind us. And what a series it was. Every week, the staff at the HMML worked non-stop to bring compelling cinema to residents of Big Sur and beyond.
But what goes on behind the scenes? How are films selected? Who are the staff and interns? And what’s with the deal with their boss, Magnus Toren?
Check out the explosive movie, hosted by Dan Bern, to find out!