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Hamptons International Film Festival World Premiere of MisFire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery

Hamptons International Film Festival World Premiere of MisFire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE

MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY

Fine Art Magazine
October 8, 2013


Jamie Ellin Forbes


Fine Art Magazine caught up in a recent phone interview with Whitney Ransick, director and co producer of Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery.  Ransick offered a fascinating history, a glimpse in to his unbiased, detailed documentary reportage. The filmmaker describes the inception of The Shooting Galley and how all involved rode the wave within the indie film industry to notoriety, which finally ends in the fiscal collapse of the production house.  A fate other Indie film houses share Ransick states in general over time.  It is the unabashed truth, innovative energy, and stellar changes in movie making for all moviegoers that makes the MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY a must see film.

Whitney Ransick interviewing Jason Kliot (Open City)

Whitney Ransick interviewing Jason Kliot (Open City)

Premiering at the Hampton’s International Film Festival Saturday Oct. 12, East Hampton NY, the feature length documentary, The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery, Ransick dialogues with passion and purpose, the voice of The Shooting Gallery community.  He documents the cohesive evolution of this iconic facility, originally more of a communal experiment experience, as it is transformed into a multi million-dollar factory over time. Ransick notes the extensive projects developed at The Shooting Gallery along the way.  It was astounding to understand the breadth and depth of The Shooting Gallery, a chiseled profile as an indie leader, fueled initially by collective creativity, as Ransick relays the story.

Mr. Ransick, with co producers Gil Gilbert and Bob Gosse in Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery worked in tandem to weave a complex montage. The Film’s extensively edited insights touch universally on the creative tech revolution of the 1990’s through 2001.

Listen to Fine Art Magazine’s Jamie Ellin Forbes as she interviews Whitney Ransick, director and co producer of Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery

Audio Production: Editor Joan Himmelstien SUNY Purchase ‘2011

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Director | Whitney Ransick
Producer | Whitney Ransick, Gil Gilbert, Bob Gosse
Synopsis | MISFIRE: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery, is a documentary about the independent film company that rose to the top of the 90s film scene before financial risk-taking caused its spectacular crash. A universal story of young men with dreams who achieve too much success, it is the “Enron of independent films”.
SCREENING AT HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 12 | 2:15PM | UA East Hampton Theater 3

ROWDY TALK AT HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 13 | 10:00AM | Rowdy Hall

In noted interviews, published articles, and photographs with Bob Gosse, Edie Falco, Ed Burns, and Ransick among others, “Misfire,” describes with great passion this indie film house meteoric rise up and eventual implosion.

The Shooting Gallery revolutionized the start up of the “indie film” movement.  The production tenure arc roughly ran from, Sex, Lies and Video Tape 1989, (James Spader & Andie MacDowell)

Producer/DP: Gil Gilbert, Director: Whitney Ransick,  and Producer: Bob Gosse.

Producer/DP: Gil Gilbert, Director: Whitney Ransick, and Producer: Bob Gosse.

Director/Producer :Whitney Ransick, DP : Derek Weisehahn

Director/Producer :Whitney Ransick, DP : Derek Weisehahn

and later galvanizing success with Sling Blade, 1996 (Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, and John Ritter).

Film manufacturing ends in 2001. Within the burgeoning indie film industry The Shooting Gallery acted as an evolutionary catalyst, salted with improvisation and creative initiative.  Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery lends a voice to this iconic indie film house that revolutionized the times. Film aficionados, and all those who just want to be in the know, catch it when you can. 

-Jamie Ellin Forbes

Inaugural Hamptons Design & Trade Show Debuted Sunday August 11, 2013

Inaugural Hamptons Design & Trade Show Debuted Sunday August 11, 2013

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Shane Muhs, Jody Alvino, Jessica Alvino & Richard Alvino

Shane Muhs, Jody Alvino, Jessica Alvino & Richard Alvino

Inaugural Hamptons Design & Trade Show Debuted

Unique Mix of Contemporary Art & Design Filled with Ideas for Hamptons Homeowners Delights Attendees  & Inspires DIY-ERS through August 18

The inaugural Hamptons Design & Trade Show House which benefits The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation  bowed on Sunday August 11.  The show house which features the work of over 20 designers, artists and local businesses is the product of a unique and talented group of designers and artists from New York City to Montauk presented by ISC Design Concepts led by designer Scott Benjamin Tucker, The Hamptons Design & Trade Host Committee and Storm Motors. The Hamptons Design & Trade Show House is located at 470 Montauk Highway, west of Hill Station Road,  Southampton, New York 11968.

2013 Mary O. Fritchie Art Show in Westhampton

2013 Mary O. Fritchie Art Show in Westhampton

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Isack Kousnsky

Isack Kousnsky

Charles Wildbank

Charles Wildbank

Frank Latorre

Frank Latorre

Art Southampton Review

Art Southampton Review

Collective Imagination: The Dysfunction of Human Experience

Collective Imagination: The Dysfunction of Human Experience

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**Collective Imagination: The Dysfunction of Human Experience**
Saturday July 13th, 2013
4 North Main Gallery
4 North Main St., Southampton, NY, 11968

Featuring the works of:
NINO B.
Mary J. Malone
CAST INK&AIR&OILS
Gregory Llewellyn
Kris Busching
*Hosted by Jason Grodski

Parrish Mid Summer Party: Dancing Fun was had by all

Parrish Mid Summer Party: Dancing Fun was had by all

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Saturday, July 13th 2013, Fine Art Magazine joined the 2013 Midsummer Party—the first to be held at the new Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. We saw some of the most noted faces in the art world; enjoyed a spectacular, not-to-be-missed Hamptons event in a truly remarkable setting. The dinner party broke, as the gala ended and the after dancing began. Festive attire adorned by all, the height of summer fashion was seen coming and going. This is as promised an event not to be missed. Please enjoy our pics as much as we enjoyed seeing the festivities.

Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY