Get Real Film Festival brings its trendy realism to Oak Street

Tonight's lineup kicks off at 7:30 with the slick and well-researched "Blogumentary" (*** out of four stars). Local filmmaker Chuck Olsen calls 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys "the original blogger" and traces the roots of today's political blogging to pamphleteers Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams.

"Our very democracy was founded upon personal political writing intended to inform and motivate," he notes, until the rise of mass media turned the active public into a passive audience. What seems like the flowering of a new means of communication, he argues, is actually a return to our roots. (Director present.)

Hey, and that was just my shitty rough cut!

November 4, 2004 at 10:42 PM in Blogumentary | Permalink


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Wooo! Go, Chuck, go!

huh-huh. you said "Pepys." We have four volumes of his diary, if you ever need for some readin' materials.

Posted by: Jonathan at Nov 5, 2004 9:38:56 AM

I'll be there in my blog cap and all.

are you cutting until the final hour?
don't forget to leave a few hours to export the quicktime and burn to dvd. ;)

Posted by: brian at Nov 5, 2004 10:04:42 AM

I will learn from my DV-CINEMA debacle, I promise. Yeah, still workin' on it right now. BUT the projection booth has a backup tape in hand, sans credits. Whew!

Posted by: Chuck at Nov 5, 2004 10:58:30 AM


Congratulations! You know, Starfire keeps saying you are going to become famous.

Posted by: Ca-chee at Nov 5, 2004 12:12:49 PM

Yay, I've found a little man sitter for the evening. I am so there!

Posted by: Sharyn at Nov 5, 2004 2:48:14 PM

Spacie and parents will be there. Read your interview in the City Pages. Way to be articulate and all! Wish I talked so good.

Posted by: That's mom the HIPPLE at Nov 5, 2004 4:23:30 PM

Here's the audio from MPR.

The Cult of Chuck grows...

Posted by: Mike at Nov 5, 2004 4:34:27 PM

I done seen it and it was good.
...now when does the dvd come out!

Posted by: lil' B at Nov 5, 2004 10:37:39 PM

Five of us TC bloggers went to see you movie tonight.

I was inspired. I'm probably not going to get any sleep tonight... too much work to do on my blog.

Having been an Oak aficionado for some years I have to say that you rocked the house! Congrats on an awesome documentary and a great showing.

Posted by: click at Nov 6, 2004 1:52:02 AM

Thanks for comin' out you guys!
If I had more time I wanted all the bloggers to standup. Just curious.
Brian: DVDs, as soon as you help me mix them pancakes dawg.

Posted by: Chuck at Nov 6, 2004 2:05:29 AM

Speaking as a member of Click's Five (I like the sound of that), we were all lamenting that we hadn't gone to CafePress or something and had T-Shirts made with our blog logos on the front and URLs on the back!

Posted by: GSeven at Nov 9, 2004 11:29:35 AM