The Beckoning of Lovely (10/10/10) – Review

On October 10th, 2010 I attended “The Beckoning of Lovely”:

The Beckoning of Lovely is an expanding film project involving hundreds of strangers from around the world. Amy Krouse Rosenthal initiated the project last fall by filming a spontaneous public gathering on 8/08/08 at “The Bean” in Millennium Park. The event was a beautiful testament to the power of community, cooperation, and hope amongst strangers in the name of all things lovely. The project has since evolved into the making of a full-length feature film.

What exactly the event would entail remained vague, but my girlfriend wanted to go, and it sounded like it could be cool. I watched the 08/08/08 video, and it seemed like it could be something akin to the mp3 experiment (except with more art, and no mp3). Here’s the 08/08/08 video:
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“Lion’s Den” Photo Gallery

Here are most of the photos I took at the film shoot for “Lion’s Den.” I was trying to get “action shots” of everyone there, so a lot of these aren’t the greatest, but I figured the people in them still might want them. Some are a bit blurry, badly framed, and taken in low light, but I removed the really bad and redundant ones. Here is the flash gallery:

I recommend clicking the “full screen” button at the top right, and turn on autoplay if you’d like. You can also use your arrow keys to cycle through the photos. If you want to download these photos, you can browse the raw directory here:

The flash gallery lists the file names if you just want a few. Otherwise, you can use an FTP client, or a Firefox add-on like DownThemAll! to download them easily.