Film

50 Hour Slam

When: Sat., May 6, 7 p.m. 2017

The process of filmmaking is already rife with obstacles: You have to work around budgetary limitations, appease producers and embrace the happy accidents that happen on set. But the 50 Hour Slam, now in its seventh year, presents a whole new set of hoops for local writers and directors to jump through, assigning participants with criteria they must follow while making their shorts. Oh, and they’ve only got two days to finish their work. Of 36 completed shorts, the 15 films deemed the best by a panel of artists, writers and critics (full disclosure; I was one of those judges) will be screened at the Bing this weekend. You’ll see a little bit of everything — comedy, drama, fantasy, maybe some animation — and you’ll be supporting the work of Spokane filmmakers.

Sat, May 6 at 7 pm • $10/$12 at the door • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • 50hourslam.com • 227-7638

Price: $10-$12