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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Masterminds Finalist Jose Montesinos

Posted By on Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:17 AM

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This Thursday SF Weekly will be hosting Artopia, an art show at Project One featuring the 10 finalists in our annual Masterminds contest. That night, we'll award $2,500 grants to three lucky artists. In the meantime, we'll be previewing the works of the works of the finalists here on All Shook Down.

This is exactly what DIY filmmaking should be: crude, odd, and rough, but easy to watch and funny. Jose Montesinos seems to have Robert Rodriguez' innate sense of nuts-and-bolts composition and sound, John Waters' egalitarian potty humor, and Russ Meyer's love of butt-kickin' babes. Sharp editing means the pacing is right, and sharp editing is hard work.

Montesino's Hell's Kittens, the boner-joke-spitting little sister of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, is currently our favorite piece, but his other work -- a kung fu soap opera, for one -- shows that he is reliably good at making movies.

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