One of the sweetest surprises to pop out of last November’s Starz Denver Film Festival was Davey B. Gravey’s Tiny Cinema, a repurposed cargo trailer that would innocently hide outside of festival events, enticing film lovers to enter its quaint and cozy confines. Inside the space you’d find four theater seats, red curtains masking a small screen, and an 8mm projection setup powered by Gravey himself (nee David B. Weaver), a handsome young man who selects two short silent films and provides musical accompaniment.
He'd also show the 8mm silent film, Low Noon, that he recently shot to highlight the charms of the 8mm format and its ability to cast a magic spell on visitors to his Colorado-grown cart, whether it’s here or anywhere in the world his tires may take him.
Weaver is about to take the Tiny Cinema on an ambitious mini-tour of America; he'll ultimately meet up with a film crew in West Virginia, where he'll complete a second original silent feature. To pull in funds and new fans, last week Weaver launched a nifty Kickstarter campaign, with the goal of raising $14,000 by March 23 to help complete the trip and make sure the film and its wild vision come to life.
Weaver’s tour will begin Thursday, March 5, at the True/False Film festival in Columbia, Missouri, and continue to Austin for SXSW and then the East Coast. He'll stop at the farm where his grandmother was raised to film a silent, intergalactic tale of an alien with a glowing booty who just wants to show the world how to groove!
Rewards for donating are as adorable as the Tiny Cinema itself, with screen-printed T-shirts, stickers and access to early viewings of the finished new film and more, including a visit from the Tiny Cinema anywhere you want it to park and delight your friends and family.
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Visit Davey B.Gravey’s Tiny Cinema at graveystinycinema.com, where you can donate to the Kickstarter through March 23, get updates on the Cinema’s whereabouts, score some merch and just learn more about this marvelous project.