Sunday, April 22, 2012

4PLAY: Dreams about sex...

The act of watching a film and the act of dreaming have often been compared.  That is why understanding the "language of dreams" can be most helpful in unlocking and exploring meaning beyond surface in cinema.  We believe cinema is an active dream state, and as such, we hope you'll check out this fun and insightful article by August J. Cwik, Psy.D., associated with the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and contributor this article in Huffington Post's series on interpreting dreams.  

From the article: "Cwik cautions that dreams are an individual process and have to do with the conscious attitude of the dreamer. 'In Freudian theory,' he says, 'dreams allow the disguised fulfillment of a repressed wish, often sexual, which must not be gratified directly.' On the other hand, Cwik explains, 'Jung saw dreams as natural products that seek to communicate with us, not disguise. If the meaning seems strange and incomprehensible, it is because they speak the old, forgotten language of metaphor and symbol.'"  We see ourselves more operating in the land of Jungian symbolic expression, but as always, as artists, most of our symbolism is unintentional and therefore an expression of our unconscious, whether that be from the film's individual screenwriters, the director's inflection or the group as a whole's expression. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

4PLAY: Chloe on art ...

4PLAY blog readers might know about Chloe, the muse behind FOURPLAY: SAN FRANCISCO, the first short in our anthology shot four years ago.  Chloe is a professional cross-dressing sex-worker, and she is also an amazingly insightful, articulate and generous critic and commentator.  She recently contributed to the art journal THE DESTROYER and you can read more of her thoughts regarding sex-work here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

4PLAY: Tag line ideas?

Seen a FOURPLAY short?  Then you might be the genius to help us come up with a tag line for the feature!  

Our current tagline is "Four Tales Of Sexual Intimacy," and it's fine, but a bit of a mouthful.  Have a better suggestion?  Then please submit via our Facebook page as a post or comment and if we use your idea we'll send you a DVD festival screener of the feature as your reward.  Thanks for helping us brainstorm!  

- Kyle

Sunday, April 15, 2012

4PLAY: Feature premiere soon + Chloe on the radio!

Much news coming soon including the launch of the FOURPLAY feature film fest tour starting this summer 2012!  

We'll be touring to many cities throughout the world and we can't wait to meet our audience and begin a conversation about sexual intimacy that we've always dreamed the film can generate from its inception four years ago!  

To tide you over, here's a link to a recent great radio interview with Chloe, screenwriter Carlos TreviƱo's inspiration for the cross-dressing sex-worker Aliya in FOURPLAY: SAN FRANCISCO.   Interview proper starts around 6 minutes.  Intelligent, articulate, passionate words of wisdom as always from Chloe!