By Dee McKinsey—
MUNCIE, IN – Amateur filmmakers and Muncie native Thomas Peek and Kyle Putra are back again this Oct. 29 with films appropriate for the Halloween season. The films will be previewed at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 East Main. The program begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.
The first film is Rise of Experiment 53 which is an hour long return to the original presentation of last year’s Experiment 53. In this iteration, the main character is hunting for his lost girlfriend and encounters a not too pleasant family, according to Peek.
The second film, The Grim Finding of Claudius, features a stalker who kidnaps a woman. The ending, Putra says, is unexpected.
Since both movies are of the horror/thriller genre, Peek says, they are for mature audiences.
The presentations are FREE, but Peek is collecting donations for the Muncie Animal Shelter. Food, cat litter, blankets and towels are desired contributions.
Putra is Peek’s film partner and together they are “Night Art Productions.” Putra made The Grim Findings of Claudius and Peek made the Rise of Experiment 53.
Chicago podcasters Johnny and Logan will begin the evening with a lively exchange with the audience. There will be an intermission between the one-hour films.
Peek says there will be Halloween-theme decorations at the film screenings.
Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Thousands of area residents attend events, wedding and civic events, in addition to taking classes in art, dance and music. Cornerstone is home to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, The Masterworks Chorale, and The Bridge Church. For additional information go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-9503.