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"EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 2" : An Indie Showcase of Alternative Film (UPDATE)

Updates! Press is okay.

(Previously we received coverage for the first “Experimentally Ill” –
featured (interview/event preview) in Metro Boston’s entertainment
section, pg. 13 of the 7/10/08 edition – “License to ILL” by Sarah Shanfield. http://www.metrobostonnews.com/us/article/2008/07/10/02/3327-66/index.xml?print=1
)

A bigger, two page article, with, me, Mike Phelan O’Toole on the front page of The Needham Times paper in their “Week of 9/3 ” edition is out now, available online at
http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/news/x1001331782/Needham-resident-promotes-creativity-through-cable-access-show

“EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 2” : An Indie Showcase of Alternative Film

A little piece of insanity returns to the historic Coolidge Corner
Theatre at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA, as spoken word
performer, Vh1 hopeful, actor and video artist Mike Phelan O’Toole and
cable access
legend and WBCN radio personality Quincy Brisco (of the Toucher and
Rich Show) host a brand new entertaining, eclectic D.I.Y. filmic
tapestry!

If funky animation, quirky cult flicks, comedy and non-pretentious art
movies sound cool to you, sit back and relax in the Coolidge’s
incredible Video Screening Room from 7-9PM on Thursday, the eleventh
of September, 2008! This venue welcomes us back for another big live
event, featuring visually stunning, odd and entertaining underground
films, video shorts, music videos, and live action tomfoolery with a
crew of unique personalites like no other. Admission is two dollars to
help allow future shows. The first “Experimentally Ill” was very
popular, so plan to arrive early.

Peep out moving images never before screened at the Coolidge! Marvel
as special guest speakers provide A’s for your Q’s after the
screening!

And what flicks and which guests are in store for you this time ’round? Read on:

*Collaborations from Mike Phelan O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie’s “Random
Acts” community television show

*A spoken word audio performance by Mike Phelan O’Toole, coupled with
videography of model Jennifer Mitchell. Videography by Lawrence Hollie.

*The best, most colorfully insane of Quincy Brisco’s “Quincy’s Perspective”

*Orrin Zucker and Jerry Zucker’s EMMY-winning “It’s Jerry Time!”
animations (of the ongoing web series “It’s Jerry Time!”)

*Local artist/writer/filmmaker D.L. Polonsky’s surreal comedy “Urban
Fairy,” edited by Mike Phelan O’Toole, and starring special guest for
the evening, Richard Berman.

*Sketch comedy shorts and the docu/mocumentary “Burning Ambition of A
Solutionist – A Love Story” by comedy team “The Peanut Butter
Solutionists” (Trevor Martin and Conor Sullivan)

*The world premiere of a far-out visual collage, “Indie-visuality” by
D.L. Polonsky

*James Bernardinelli’s cult sensation series “Perfect Jimmy Gone
Wild,” featuring avant-garde sketch comedy and surreal, hilarious
animation

*Mike Clement’s latest wacky puppetry, laced with biting social commentary!

*Jesse Kreitzer’s “Pearlswig” documentary about Boston’s forty year
veteran, #1 celebrity autograph hound and paparazzi – Jerome
Pearlswig.

*Lauren Rossi’s psychedelic visual journey “Outer Layers,” and
experimental documentary/reality-based pieces.

*DJ Benny Appell’s commentary and comedy “The Price Is Wrong” music video

*Dom Portalla’s short films “Jimmy’s Birthday,” “Double Date,” and more.

*The inspiring insanity of “Monsterface TeeVee” by muli-media rock and
sock extravaganza band Uncle Monsterface

*A comedy horror film “The Leaves” by Andrew Eldridge

*A horror thriller – the award-winning “Denoucement”

*The debut of the video created by Lawrence Hollie and Mike Phelan
O’Toole for rising Boston and Ireland rock band MidAtlantic (formerly
The Bleedin Bleedins)’s song “Shine”

And more to be announced!
Line-up subject to change.

e-mail mikeovideo@gmail.com for more info or press interviews.

Visit MikePhelanOToole.com , Youtube.com/Captureman,
Youtube.com/randomacts73, MySpace.com/MikeOToole, and
MikeOCast.blogspot.com for news as it breaks!
Visit http://coolidge.org for venue info and directions.

"EXPERIMENTALLY ILL" : An Indie Showcase of Alternative Film (FREE) on 7/10

Here is the latest, updated press description:

7/10: “EXPERIMENTALLY ILL” : An Indie Showcase of Alternative Film (FREE)
(209 Harvard Street at 7:00PM)

A little piece of insanity comes to the historic Coolidge Corner
Theatre at 209 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA, as VH1 hopeful and
multimedia maven/spoken word artist Mike Phelan O’Toole, cable access legend and WBCN
radio personality Quincy Brisco, and uber-producer and editor extraordinaire Lawrence Hollie host an eclectic, artistic, entertaining, and flat-out hilarious filmic tapestry!

If funky animation, quirky cult flicks, comedy and non-pretentious art
movies sound cool to you, sit back and relax in the Coolidge’s
incredible Video Screening Room from 7-9PM on Thursday, July 10th,
2008! This new venue houses our biggest live event, featuring visually
stunning, odd and entertaining underground films, video shorts, and
live action tomfoolery with a crew of unique personalites like no
other. Admission is FREE!!!

Peep out moving images never before screened at the Coolidge! Marvel
as special guest speakers provide A’s for your Q’s after the
screenings!

And what flicks and which guests are in store for you? Read on:

*Collaborations from Mike Phelan O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie’s “Random
Acts” community television show

*Quincy Brisco’s film noir piece “Watching The Detective”

*D.L. Polonsky’s Luddite comedy “Midlife Cowboy”, the world premiere
of D.L. Polonsky’s new crime drama “A Disease Called Man”

*Tom Laskowski’s cool, social commentary thriller “A Patriot Act.”

*James Bernardinelli’s crude and hilarious ‘Kingdom Rebels” cartoons

and more!

e-mail mikeovideo@gmail.com for more info or press.

Visit http://www.MikePhelanOToole.com , http://www.Youtube.com/Captureman, http://www.MySpace.com/MikeOToole, and
http://www.MikeOCast.blogspot.com for news as it breaks! Visit http://www.Coolidge.org for venue info and directions.

Updates: Quincy back on ’BCN 5/28 and Our Next Live Event 7/10

Hey all. My apologies for not writing, or keeping you updated for awhile… Something big was on the horizon and I had to focus on it, but alas it was swallowed up by the monster that is show biz. Maybe I’ll get to writing of it later on, but until then, we continue in our multi-media assault and quest for legitimacy among the giants. Even though, in attempting to cement my spot I have to lay it all on the line myself and that ground work is what truly matters, I am fortunate to have a great team of talented friends behind me to collaborate with when I can focus on independant things. A lot is in the works, and the gears are always turning… Contending in the bigger picture is the challenge, yet I am up for it, because the alternative is never trying, and that is the true loss. Anyway, here are some red letter days on our end.

On Wednesday, May 28th, my friend entertainer Quincy Brisco makes his triumphant return, and third appearance, on The Toucher and Rich Show on WBCN 104.1 FM Boston. He will have his own segment at 4:30PM EST, which myself and uber-producer Lawrence Hollie are helping him organize. If you are not in the Massachusetts area, visit http://www.WBCN.com and listen to the live stream. Big thanks go to Quincy’s family, WBCN management and the Toucher and Rich staff for the opportunity.

Attempting to live the dream.

Here is an early write-up for our NEW live event (stay tuned to MikeOCast.blogspot.com for updates on this and more)

“EXPERIMENTALLY ILL” : An Indie Showcase of Alternative Film For The Ages

A little piece of insanity comes to the historic Coolidge Corner Theatre at 209 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA, as VH1 hopeful and multimedia maven Mike Phelan O’Toole, cable access legend and WBCN radio personality Quincy Brisco, and uber-producer and editor extraordinaire Lawrence Hollie host an eclectic, artistic, entertaining, and flat-out hilarious filmic tapestry!

If funky animation, quirky cult flicks, comedy and non-pretentious art movies sound cool to you, sit back and relax in the Coolidge’s incredible Video Screening Room from 7-9PM on Thursday, July 10th, 2008! This new venue houses our biggest live event, featuring visually stunning, odd and entertaining underground films, video shorts, and live action tomfoolery with a crew of unique personalites like no other.

Peep out moving images never before screened at the Coolidge! Marvel as special guest speakers provide A’s for your Q’s after the screenings!

And what flicks and which guests are in store for you? Read on:

*Collaborations from Mike Phelan O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie’s “Random Acts” community television show

*Lawrence Hollie’s epic “Captain Zap in The Lost Dimension of Kerr”

*Quincy Brisco’s film noir piece “Watching The Detective”

*D.L. Polonsky’s film “A Day And A Half”

And more to be announced! If you would like to submit something, or have an act, e-mail mikeovideo@gmail.com

Visit MikePhelanOToole.com , YouTube.com/Captureman, MySpace.com/MikeOToole, and MikeOCast.blogspot.com for news as it breaks! Visit http://coolidge.org for more info and directions.

Until later,
your friend Mike-O
Mike Phelan O’Toole

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