Well, it wasn't really the projector but the computer that was feeding the film/the file to the projector. The first time the film stopped (lost image, audio could still be heard) it came back on a couple of minutes later. The second time we waited for about 5 mins & nothing happened. So I went to the projection booth to see what was going on. The projectionist & a young theater employee were dealing w/ an unfamiliar projection system (the flick was being played back from a hard drive) & they had no idea how exactly to fix it. I got on the keyboard after the computer was shut down & restarted, then once the project was loaded back up I figured out how to get the flick back up to the point where we lost the image & all was good. The Avalon hooked me up w/ some popcorn for my services :) Then like 20 mins later, right after we learnd that Susan's character was accepted to the art colony (I think) we lost the image again. I went back up to the projection booth (no one was there) & touched the mouse pad (the computer had fallen asleep - screen power save type thing I think) & after that the image came back on. Then the flick played & ended w/ out any problems. There were 50 -90 or so people at the screening.
Only 2 walked out (as far as I could tell) because of the technical difficulties. People clapped after the screening.
Glad I was there. I am sure someone else would have figured out how to fix the image projection problem if I wasn't there. But I was there & I am glad I tried to fix the problem & succeeded. The Avalon 2 theater I was in is pretty good.
Four Eyed Monsters is a good movie. It's a feature that plays like a short. Very well shot & edited, w/ excellent sound & effects. The acting is good. At times it felt like a romantic drama but w/ out the emotions. At other times it was very funny, & a little sad. The young filmmakers should definitely stick w/ filmmaking. I am sure they will make interesting stuff in the future.
The flick is definitely worth checking out, I think specially for young (early 20's) creative types.