by Ken Korman
It takes nerve to enter the Super 8 One-Reel Contest at Timecode:NOLA's FF2 indie film festival. Entrants accept a free rental of a Super 8 film camera — which was first introduced to market in 1965 — loaded with a single three-minute black-and-white film cartridge. They plan and shoot their movies in sequence, then return the camera and cartridge to FF2 for processing. That's it — no editing allowed. Filmmakers and audience see the resulting films for the first time together at a public screening which takes place tonight, September 20, at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jack's in the French Quarter. Tickets are $8 and are available online here and at the door. Local comedian Chris Trew will host the event, and a live piano player will improvise soundtracks for these otherwise silent films.