“Assumption of Risk,” our feature-length corporate thriller, and “See Through: The Work of Oil Painter Anna Fox Ryan,” our documentary short, screened this month at the historic Ambler Theater just outside Philadelphia, followed by a Q&A with the films’ cast and crew.
The theater’s rich past juxtaposed with the films’ fresh edge to make for an enjoyable evening.
The Ambler Theater with its “exuberant Spanish Colonial style architecture” opened in 1928 by Warner Bros. The theater saw the heyday of Hollywood filmmaking and also dealt with heavy competition from television and multiplexes. Around 1970 the theater stopped playing 35 mm films and began its life as a Christian cinema until 1997.
In 2001 the theater was passed through several hands until it landed in those of a nonprofit. Two million dollars have since been invested into its renovations and the theater has opened its doors to independent, art and foreign films.
“Assumption of Risk” pioneers a new age in theater where the stage is a home computer screen. In August, “Assumption of Risk” premiered on Vimeo’s new video-on-demand platform. Here it remains available for rental.
Profits from the showing of our two films at Ambler Theater was donated to the American Red Cross.