SHORTS PROGRAM 3
Program Running Time: 110 min.
[ahr-tuh-zen] (2010/USA/Dir. Ric Serena) (12 Min.)
Native born Los Angeles artist Dave Lefner chooses the rarely used medium of reduction lino-cuts to express his love for the city of angels and it's ever changing urban landscape.
Niche: Art groups, documentary groups, graffiti groups, lino-cuts groups, any fan pages of the artist
Awkward Goodnight (2012/Canada/Dir. Mike Fly) (2 Min.)
Sometimes that perfect Hollywood kiss just doesn’t happen.
Niche: Comedy groups, short film festivals
Dissent (2012/France/Italy/Mexico/USA/Dir. Helmut Dosantos) (35 Min.)
An old father, still a tyrant despite his age, his son, devoured by his Oedipus complex, and the son’s betrothed who dreams about her future husband's attempt to break free from the yoke of his father and assert his own will populate this multi-national short.
Niche: Shorts festivals, international film festivals
Gasp (2011/USA/Dir. Thomai Hatsios) (17 Min.)
GASP is a film about the death of a dream and the price one pays for not fulfilling it.
Niche: Shorts festivals
Impounded (2012/USA/Dir. Adam Watson) (19 Min.)
Desperate to retrieve their stolen car, a father and son embark on an urban odyssey, finding compassion, cruelty and poetry along the way.
Niche: Hispanic groups, fans of Bicycle Thieves (very similar plots at times), Los Angeles city groups
Slapstick Porno (2011/USA/Dir. Field Garthwaite) (7.5 Min)
Slapstick Porno, a silent slapstick comedy, tells the story of a man who finds himself caught in the middle of a porno film; but every time the action is about to start, he misses his cue.
Niche: Silent film fans, comedy groups, porn fans?
Tracer Gun (2012/USA/Dir. Paul Grellong) (17 Min.)
A little mistake turns into a living nightmare when Abby apologizes for a drunken kiss by giving the right gift to the wrong man.
Niche: Shorts festivals, Always Sunny In Philadelphia fans (the two leads here are both recurring characters on the show as the waitress and one of the McPoyle brothers respectively)
*Exact screening order of short films in this program will be random. Please plan to view all the films in this program.