Cut! Print! NEXT!

It’s a game, but it’s a cinematic challenge, as well: New York City Midnight Moviemaking Madness, held last October, challenges competing teams to “write, cast, shoot, score, and edit an entire movie” in 24 hours. With deadlines like that, you might think that nothing of real artistic quality could emerge from all the scrambling, and, as a matter of fact, you’d be right.