Museum of Human Achievement
"...Amy Grappell's video installation Quadrangle is part of the latest exhibition in the annual "New American Talent" series at Arthouse. It's a short and jewellike work of cinema, 20 minutes' worth of fine camerawork in which two separate interviews are arranged, with embellishments of still photography, into a dynamic diptych that often displays both interviews simultaneously, their timing set to provide complementary silences and dialogue...."
"...There’s a lot to like here, including the nonissue of Ben’s deafness (characters often sign as they speak) and the consistent pleasure of the family dynamic. Writer/director Thomas Bezucha (Big Eden)’s likable film runs the gamut of emotions – hitting tenderness, rage, remorse, and everything in between – but it’s something of a speed trial: There are just too many damn characters, with the best ones taking a backseat to the dullish love quadrangle...."
"...Based on Jay Ward's subversive and iconic characters from the early Sixties The Bullwinkle Show, this live-action version centers around the upright Royal Canadian Mountie's unrequited love for childhood sweetheart Nell Fenwick (Parker) and his clashes with arch-nemesis Snidely Whiplash (Molina), who also loves the pure Nell (who, in turn, also loves Dudley's horse, Horse). A more twisted love quadrangle you're unlikely to find outside of some of the more bizarre Internet adult sites, though there's absolutely nada in Wilson's film that could be even remotely construed as “adult humor.” For that matter, there's not even anything in Wilson's film that could be considered “humor.” It's that bad..."
"...The Sundance Jury prizes for short films were announced on Tuesday at a special ceremony where Austin filmmaker Amy Grappell received an honorable mention based on outstanding achievement and merit for her short "Quadrangle."..."
"...Austin-based filmmaker and 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival honoree Amy Grappell is getting some play on HBO2. Her award-winning short "Quadrangle" gives an up close and personal account of her parents' marriage in the 1970s, when they began partner-swapping with another couple in their small Long Island community..."
"...Winner: "Quadrangle" (D: Amy Grappell)..."
"...Lana Turner). Local gal Amy Grappell examines more than one side of family drama (as it turns out, her own) with deftly split screen in the disquieting yet tender "Quadrangle." Jessica Edwards' "Seltzer Works," about the last hand-filled carbonated water bottler in New York, works its placid pace to defy "how it's made" made-for-TV roteness..."
"...Documentary Shorts Winner: “Quadrangle” (D: Amy Grappell) Runner-up: “White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug” (D: Travis Senger)..."
"...Bryan Poyser's Lovers of Hate was selected to screen in one of 16 slots in the festival's dramatic competition. Amy Grappell's short film "Quadrangle" took home an honorable mention..."
"...In the short doc category, Amy Grappell will screen "Quadrangle," which is described as "an unconventional look at two 'conventional' couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 1970s, hoping to pioneer an alternative to divorce and the way people would live in the future." (Go here for the Chronicle's August interview with Grappell.) And Austinite Elizabeth Mims produced "Thompson" (directed by her CAL Arts classmate Jason Tippet), which is described thusly: "Since second grade, Matt and Ryan have shared the bond of speech impediments, weapons, and things that go fast. But as their last days of high school speed by, the two friends find that their go-carts, dirt bikes, and RC cars can't outrun adulthood."..."
"...You'll find Amy Grappell's video installation Quadrangle presenting a look into part of what the sexual revolution of the Sixties wrought among her parents and their closest friends. (More about this piece can be gleaned from "Amy Grappell's 'Quadrangle,'" p.31.)..."
"...I spent the weekend in Santa Cruz, Calif., maybe for the last time. Adam graduated from college -- on time and with honors(!), both circumstances I'd have considered wildly unlikely a few years back, when on a gray, drizzly, cold morning I left him with a handshake and a hug, on the chaotic quadrangle of UCSC...."
"...and shouted an assortment of trendy radical slogans over the microphone. This impressed my stoned friends on the quadrangle at the University of Missouri out in front of the chancellor's house....."
"...Their pairing sets off sparks in true Hollywood fashion, and the tension between the two characters shapes one of the film's subplots. Gates and Sloan journey into the Oxbow Quadrangle, a section of the Montana mountains well known for its sheer cliffs and dense wilderness and rumored to be the base of a secret military-type society within the Cheyenne Indian tribe known as the Dogmen..."
"...Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, joins colleagues, mayors, policy experts, and Charley Wilkison, executive director of CLEAT, for a discussion on the future of immigration in Texas cities. Texas Union, Quadrangle Room...."
"...Gerlinger Hall, within the Women's Memorial Quadrangle at the University of Oregon, was the filming location where Otter came to pick up his (deceased) alleged date and fiancée, Fawn Liebowitz, in the movie Animal House...."
"...DYNASTY HANDBAG: LIVE HEART FAILURES Eternal Quadrangle puts NYC performance art diva DH in the middle of a dating game of four contestants "vying for a spot in her vast cosmic emptiness." Whoa. How shall she choose to fill her void? Sat., April 20..."
"...By that point ringmaster Zorn had already thrown everything but Guns n' Roses at Montreal. As a small, lone poster in the city's downtown jazz quadrangle exclaimed among the mad festival bustle, Zornumental!..."
"...Vogue Evolution is performing this evening in the Quadrangle Room at the Texas Union at the Evolution Ball, 7-10pm. This event is free, open to the public, and hosted by Queer People of Color and Allies...."
"...Bricks will be recycled from demolished structures, while the gym may be left standing, with its nostalgic, Forties-era Quonset-hut motif replicated elsewhere. Sustainable features will include solar panels and self-sanitizing "dog grass." Mature trees will dot an inner courtyard and outer quadrangle; animals will enjoy climate-controlled indoors and trellis-laced porches outside..."