Sunday, March 11, 2012

Speakeasy Dollhouse Update

As many of you know, when we finished Of Dolls & Murder we embarked on another dollhouse murder film project - documenting Cynthia von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse. Cynthia, like us, was so inspired by Frances Glessner Lee that she set out - rather artistically - to solve the murder mystery surrounding her grandfather's death. We had the wonderful opportunity to film Cynthia in her studio with her own dollhouse crime scenes. And we interviewed Cynthia in her cinematic home. (Really, her home is just begging to be filmed!)

Also, we filmed an evening at Cynthia's ongoing immersive play. It was like nothing we've ever experience. The cast, audience, venue, and musicians were nothing short of amazing. You simply must experience it for yourself. Ticket info here.

Since the shoot with Cynthia, we've been pretty busy getting Of Dolls & Murder to new audiences, but lately we've had some time to edit the Speakeasy footage and it's getting pretty exciting. Look for more updates soon! Meanwhile, follow Speakeasy Dollhouse and Of Dolls & Murder on facebook.

And don't forget, Of Dolls & Murder will be screening on March 25th in Chicago at the childhood home of Frances Glessner Lee - The Glessner Museum. You must have reservations. More info here.