Local website blog4reel.com announced the winners of its inaugural most filmable web journal competition June 5. Local artist and UTSA grad Tom Trevino took home top honors for his blog “chocolate mojo” (chocolatemojo.blogspot.com), beating out second-place winner Alex Pollack’s “Writing the Ship” (alexpollack.com), which chronicles his experiences as an English teacher in South Korea, and Connecticut resident Tina Roberts’s tina-cious.com. Considering Roberts, a self-described `sic` “35-year-old, former Mormon, turn teenaged mom, turn lesbian,” only took home third place, you have to assume that either Trevino and Pollack are way more interesting than their descriptions made them sound or the judges graded pretty heavily on grammar. As the grand-prize winner, Trevino will recieve $2,000 and help from the site’s administrators — filmmakers Kimberly Suta and Catherine Nored — adapting his blog into a film.
If you’d like to skip the cinéma vérité in favor of celebrity-voiced zebras getting kicked in the balls, Slab Cinema (slabcinema.com) has you covered. They’ll be hosting a free screening of animated Dreamworks comedy Madagascar at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11 at HemisFair Park (200 S. Alamo.)
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