Swede Fest Palm Beach is back! And for the third year in a row, Mod 27 house team, Cheese and Crackers has the honor of emceeing the event. The Swede Fest features laughably bad, 3 minute remakes of Hollywood hits made by amateur filmmakers throughout Palm Beach County.
I know what your thinkingâ€¦ Whatâ€™s a Swede? Well, in the 2008 comedy â€œBe Kind Rewindâ€ Jack Black and Mos Def remake Hollywood movies with zero budget. Their resulting products, hilarious one-take scenes, were called â€œSwedesâ€ â€“ as in the Swedish version of the movie. â€œBe Kind Rewindâ€ inspired a cult following spawning a national craze of â€œSwedeingâ€ movies by amateurs. Which resulted in our very own Palm Beach County Swede Fest, in 2012, to show case these â€œbad movies made by good peopleâ€. 2016 marks the 5th year for Swede Fest Palm Beach which is sponsored by Palm Beach Film Society, Thalo.com, Brewhouse Gallery and The Alchemy Group. Tickets $12 in advance ($15 at the door) and are available on the Kelsey Theaterâ€™s website.
In addition to appreciating these fine “works of art”, the audience votes on the best/worst film made. So, filmmakers could win Swede bragging rights and prizes. Mod 27 has joined in this fun and donated one of the prizes – a set of our West Palm Beach drop-in improv classes. Perhaps the filmmakers can use these classes to hone their skills for next year?