Animated Musical ‘Empty Box Of Wine’ Selected For 2016 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry has announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has been selected for the 2016 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in the band, Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”
The organic result of Perry’s successful commercial career in film and audio engineering, combined with his band Jour Majesty’s many recent successes, “Empty Box of Wine” sparks a captivating conversation about the fleeting infatuations that compose the days, months and years of our lives.
This lushly animated film follows the romantic complications of two musicians as their troubles unfold against the rain-slicked streets of San Francisco. Inspired by a chance meeting in a hotel lobby that stirred up one of Perry’s favorite lines from Hemingway’s classic “A Moveable Feast” — “She was very pretty with a face fresh as a newly minted coin if they minted coins in smooth flesh with rain-freshened skin, and her hair black as a crow’s wing and cut sharply and diagonally across her cheek.”
The film captures the spirit of San Francisco as seen through Perry’s eyes that day: wet, ephemeral and very much alive.
Famed UK music journalist Alex Faulkner has compared Jour Majesty’s music to the “rootsy Americana” of The Band as well as more modern artists, such as Ryan Adams.
The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival will run July 21-23, 2016; screenings will be held at the Roxie Theater located at 3125 16th St. SF, CA. More information is available online at http://www.emptyboxofwine.com/ and http://www.frozenfilmfestival.com/.
About the Filmmaker: Michael C. Perry is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and musician; currently he is the lead singer of chart-topping indie folk band Jour Majesty. A graduate of the USC School of Cinema, Perry has enjoyed a successful career in both commercial film and audio engineering.