Four Eyed Monster is an indie film. It's about love and art and what magical things can happen when the two are seamlessly intertwined. Paid for mostly by the credit cards of Arin Crumley and Susan Buice, the two filmmakers whose unique courtship/relationship is at the heart of this film, Four Eyed Monster is a true DIY, lay it all on the line, kind of project.
The film will be screened every Thursday in September in six major markets across the country and I suggest checking it out. But if you don't want to take my word for it, I'll include the synopsis and some links to a video podcast the two filmmakers created, both of which should definitely pique your interest. First, however, here's the screening info:
CITIES/THEATERS (every Thursday in Sept. - 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28)
New York, NY @ IFC Center
Los Angeles, CA @ Laemmle Grand 4-Plex
Boston, MA @ Somerville Theater
Chicago, IL @ Gene Siskel Film Center
San Francisco, CA @ Variety Preview Room
Seattle, WA @ Grand Illusion Cinema
Arin and Susan both live in New York. Arin works from home with his wedding videography business documenting other people's love. Susan is a waitress at an all-night trendy diner where she spends her Saturday nights serving chocolate martinis to women on diets wishing she'd get her artistic career in order. Both live lonely lives in one of the most populous cities in the world until they find each other online and begin their alternative courtship. Wanting to avoid a mundane date they decide to only communicate through artistic mediums and have no verbal communication while they work through the start up phase of their relationship. Communicating via note pads, emails and video cameras the question begins to arise, is their relationship just an artistic experiment or will they give into being a normal couple and become a living breathing "four eyed monster?"
Click here for more video podcasts (there are eight total).