BUTTER (Young Guns Edition)

ADC film series BUTTER: A Night of Pop Culture and Popcorn was a very special edition on Thursday night. Not the 80s sitcomkind of very special, the Young Guns kind: all the shorts were created by past and present Young Guns winners, which made for an awesome variety of animation, documentary, music video, and more.

BUTTER curator Brad Hasse, aka Bradonio, drew the crowd in with a throwback short from Mike Mills (YG1), who went on to direct independent films like Thumbsucker and Beginners.

As everyone enjoyed some popcorn and leaned back in their Fatboy ® bean bags, they were served up a captivating sampling of narrative and experimental work. There was something for everyone: from heartwarming tales of unidentified creatures, to mesmerizing motion graphics, to simple portraits of our fellow man. We laughed, we cried, we forgot to blink.

“Make It Better” Sebas and Clim (YG11)

“Phantom Limb” Alex Grigg (YG11)

“What’s The Last Photo On Your Phone?” Ivan Cash (YGX)

“Metamorphosis” Joshua Harvey (YG11)

“NRDC” Dan Matutina (YG11)

“Belly” Julia Pott (YGX)

“Unnamed Soundsculpture” Cedric Kiefer (YG11)

“Demon Days” Ryan Hopkinson (YG11)

“Ident for the Vilcek Foundation” Justin Meredith (YG6)

“Thursday” Matthias Hoegg (YG11)

The Raveonettes’ “Black and White” Lauren Indovina (YG11)

Lauren Indovina (YG11) stuck around for a Q&A session, generously discussing what went on behind-the-scenes of this darkly cool video. As her sources of inspiration, she credited the flow of ideas and “healthy competition” that comes from being connected to the wider creative community and admitted: “everyone has their awkward teenage interest. Mine was Indonesian shadow puppetry.”

Guests hung out afterwards to chat about the films, take advantage of the open bar, and get a last look at the Young Guns 11 Exhibition in the ADC gallery. It was a great night to celebrate great filmmaking, in all its crazy forms. Interested in screening a film or getting involved with BUTTER? Contact ADC Producer Ashley George, ashley@adcglobal.org, for more information.