MUFF x Death Proof
We've been wanting to celebrate the incredible work of editor Sally Menke for some time now. If you don't know her, gasp—get out of here. Wait, just kidding, come back. Sally Menke was Quentin Tarantino's long-time editor and she worked on all of his films up until her death in 2010.
We had a few films to choose from but obviously we settled on Death Proof because it's not often you can celebrate a bad ass editor and bad ass women beating up Kurt Russell. We also wanted to shine a light on actress/stunt performer Zoë Bell. Tarantino wrote a starring role for her after working with her on Kill Bill and yes, she did do all of the stunts in the movie. Bless her.
Before the film, we had our l'il lobby party featuring a pop-up shop, photobooth, and rad MUFFMix. Actually, you should go right now and save this MUFFMix volume as it is maybe one of the best. Go now. Do it.
Sloth totes, luscious bath salts, pins, patches, prints...seriously, you could get all of your birthday/holiday/and don't forget yourself present needs covered between these four shops. An we highly encourage you to shop local and support female artisans!
We had a lot of fun making our photobooth quote bubbles this month (for obvious reasons...cough swear words, cough) and we're pretty sure everyone had just as much fun posing with them.
After the lobby fun, we all settled in for a brief, rambling introduction, raffle prizes, and our mini MUFF short film selection. We had incredible raffle prizes from A big thank you to our MUFF Friends & sponsors of this event: The Beguiling, The Candy Bar, Condom Shack, Iron Lion Training Inc., Lady No Brow, Sooper Slooth, and Aida Collection. We were especially jazzed about the training coupons we had from Iron Lion Training because we all wish we were fit enough to beat on Kurt Russell, let's be honest.
This month's mini MUFF was a little different. Normally we match our short to our feature but since it was June, we wanted to select a short that celebrated Pride Month. We were so thrilled to get to screen the incredible Sarah Rotella's You Say Good Morning At Midnight. The short is entirely silent and the story is told via text message. It's absolutely stunning. Director Sarah Rotella was in attendance with her writer, Adriana DiLonardo and star Justine Nelson. Sarah mentioned that she had a super exciting announcement coming up to look out for and it was this: her next feature film Nobody Famous. Keep up to date with the film here and Sarah here!
As always, we had so much fun sharing another great film with y'all and highlighting more incredible women working in the film industry. Join us next month for our HER-Story screening of The Prison In Twelve Landscapes. HER-Story producers Jenn and Sydney have put together an incredible evening, complete with a post-film panel discussion. See you there!