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LOS ANGELES SESSION#3

THU, DECEMBER 8, 2022

7pm-9pm

This screening session features 12 short films (see below). All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.

ADDRESS

Marilyn Monroe Theatre

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

7936 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90046

 

FREE TICKETS

Reservations are optional. Reserve your ticket here​. More free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema 15 minutes before the screening begins. Thanks to our sponsors, we also offer a free drink after the screening!

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CABIN BAN (NORWAY) BY FINN WALTHER

Synopsis: To battle the Covid-19 outbreak the Norwegian government bans people from traveling to their countryside cabins. This gives a burglar the perfect opportunity. Running time: 00:01:09.

 

Selections/awards: South London FF (Winner Covid-19-inspired Short), Night of Comedy Shorts (Best Comedy), Boston Short FF, Verona IFF.

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木ノ内 周 (SHU) (USA) BY MIKE SCHWARTZ

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Synopsis: An experimental dance film in three chapters - featuring Shu Kinouchi. Documenting the journey of a dancer whom is questioning whether or not they are truly an artist. Running time: 00:03:37.

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BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE (SWEDEN) BY GUSTAV HUGO OLSSON

Synopsis: A man at a restaurant tells his girlfriend a weird story about that he once in his life have had exactly the same feeling as now. That time the whole world started to shake. The girlfriend gets uncomfortable about his behaviour and the story that really doesn't make much sense. They continue their conversation and the table starts to rattle... Running time: 00:06:51.

 

Selections/awards: Ceylon IFF, Amsterdam Independent FF, Boston Short FF, Verona IFF, and more.

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BEFORE WE COLLIDE (UK) BY GUY GOOCH, GREGOR PETRIKOVIC

Trailer

Synopsis: Before We Collide is a short film shot on a Nishika N8000 analog lenticular camera consisting of over 800 photographs pieced together. In a haunting encounter, the film captures our fragmented perception of time during the pandemic while exploring the dynamics of mutual support. The film does not give the impression that it is made for me, you, or anyone for that matter. It simply exists as an artifact that can be witnessed, like found footage of a ghostly apparition. Running time: 00:01:10.

 

Selections/awards: Super Shorts London FF, Brussels Independent FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF, Boston Short FF, and more.

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UPSODOWN (AUSTRALIA) BY NATHAN CEDDIA

 

Synopsis: An omniscient narrator leads us through various surreal worlds exploring the disconnect between humanity and nature. We are reminded that all living things are connected and collectively shared, on this planet - our home. Through the power of sharing, we can promote hope and reconnect. All it takes is a bit of reflection. Running time: 00:10:00.

 

Selections/awards: Sydney World FF (Best Australian Film), Venice Film Week, Amsterdam Independent FF, Toronto Arthouse FF, Super Shorts NY, and more.

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SHE'S LIKE HEROIN (USA) BY ISABELLE JOLIE PAQUETTE

Synopsis: "She's like Heroin", a Music Video created by Isabelle Paquette, a Los Angeles Based Film maker. Addy Idol also a LA based artist wrote "She's like Heroin" for his girlfriend Sarah. Addy's music genre is folk with dark themes. This music video was shot in Malibu during March of this year. Running time: 00:02:58.

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Poise (Portugal) by Luís Soares

TrailerSynopsis: A sad and restrained man lying on the bed in his empty room. Hesitates, ponder hypotheses in a cycle without deciding, stuck. In exhaustion all anguish equals. Another man is sitting at the window: he looks at him and to the street. Characters in broken situations. The key positions, the suspended sequences, are shown. The man almost decides - and they almost return, inside and out, to them and to the city, time and movement. Infinite dawn. Running time: 00:07:00Selections/awards: Slamdance FF, Indielisboa, Brussels Independent FF, Curta Cinema Brazil, Animac (Winner Audience Award), and more.

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HEAT WAVE HALLUCINATION (USA) BY JIL GUYON

Synopsis: Heat Wave Hallucination is a kaleidoscopic self-portrait that transports the viewer into a psychedelic world of vibrant color and dramatic, hypnotic sound. Running time: 00:01:29.

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SCARS (CANADA) BY ALEX ANNA

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Synopsis: Alex Anna’s body is a canvas : her scars come to life to tell a new story of self-harming. Live action and animation intertwine in this short and poetic documentary, both intimate and universal. Running time: 00:10:00.

 

Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF, Toronto Arthouse FF (Best Documentary Short Film), Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, and more.

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REBIRTH (SWEDEN) BY NILS AGDLER

Synopsis: The conception of The New Man emerged in the 1970s, and has since then reappeared from time to time, with varying ideals about how he should look, feel and act. There are often major inherent conflicts within the same ideal, which can cause great confusion for the man at the individual level. What it is like to be a white, middle-aged man in the western society today, what does the hegemonic masculinity look like and are there other ideals to follow? How does the white man react when his privileges diminish or disappear, when he no longer belongs to a chosen ”we” but is mixed up with "the others"? It is easy to see destructive parts of men's actions around the world, but what is actually a good masculinity? Are male role models important or are human role models enough? And will men in the near future become redundant when women will be able to reproduce themselves without the help of a man? In Rebirth, Nils Agdler visualizes ideas of a coming new man, the unprotected and vulnerable man, the new-born man and the man as nature. Running time: 00:03:40.

 

Selections/awards: International Short FF Oberhausen, Berlin Flash FF, and more.

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IDOL (AUSTRALIA) BY ALEX WU

Synopsis: A young Chinese celebrity is called into an emergency meeting after a fan of his commits suicide. Running time: 00:18:30.

 

Selections/awards: Brooklyn FF (Spirit Award in Short Narrative, Outstanding Achievement in Performance (Best Male Actor), Sydney FF (Dendy Award for Best Australian Live-Action Short Film), Adelaide FF, Flickerfest International Short FF, and more.

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RIP 9-5 (USA) BY BEN ALDERMAN

Trailer

Synopsis: A Y2K apocalypse takes place inside of computers as a result of binary code and monopoly capitalism. Running time: 00:02:12.

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE (ITALY) BY ANTONELLO SCHIOPPA

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Synopsis: A woman's lifeless body is lying on a room's floor. A shocked man is staring at it. Beyond the closed door, someone is quietly trying to get in: he's a 9 years old child. These three are a family. Or what's left. Running time: 00:19:50.

 

Selections/awards: Sulmona Int Short FF (Best Abruzzo Short Film), Visioni Italiane 2020 - Cineteca di Bologna, Varese IFF, Asti FF (Best Short - Young Jury Award), Falvaterra FF (Best Actor), and more.

  

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